What Do Ladybugs Symbolize? - They’re Famous Good Luck Charms

Last updated by Susan Taylor

This pretty little red insect with its black spots is known for blessing people with good luck. Whenever we see a ladybug crawling over our hands, we can certainly expect a bout of good fortune in our lives, along with a spiritual message too. Discover this striking insect’s symbolic meaning and message.

When it comes to the insect family, ladybugs have the gift of attracting humans because they are harmless, benevolent, and even useful. This is surely the reason why their symbolism is so strong, so present, and why these creatures are considered as lucky charms.


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What is the spiritual meaning of ladybugs?

Ladybugs famously symbolize the following elements;

  • Good luck
  • Lucky charm
  • Problem-solving
  • Love
  • Fertility
  • Change and metamorphosis
  • Divine intervention

Whenever you see a ladybug, you can be sure that happiness will eventually make an appearance in your life. If things currently seem dark to you, light will eventually shine through and positive changes will occur. After all, the ladybug is one of the most famous lucky charms, just like four-leaf clovers or lucky bamboo. In a difficult situation, for example, the ladybug will bring a smile to your face and give you the strength to take action to create your own luck. Finally, if one of these enchanting insects lands on you, it is a powerful sign of blessing and good fortune.

🤩 It's a pretty rare phenomenon, so if by chance a ladybug lands on you, perhaps you'll be lucky enough to have one of your dreams come true by having it fly away from the tip of your index finger. Be careful, though, you should never keep a ladybug to yourself or try to lock it up!

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A symbol of positive change

Going from being a larva to a pretty, light creature, the transformation and the metamorphosis of the ladybug, reminds us that sometimes we need to be patient. It also reinforces the idea that change takes time and that, as the saying goes, "good things come to those who wait."

🐞 Therefore, the message of the ladybug landing on you, is the following; know how to keep an open mind, trust yourself, and look at change as an event to experience with ease, simplicity, and lightness.

The ladybug: A spiritual meaning and a spirit animal

The ladybug is also known as the God beast. This nickname indicates the spiritual nature of the insect. Indeed, the ladybug flies so high that we tend to think that it is a bridge between the afterlife and the earthly world, making it an excellent source of inspiration for a spiritual awakening.

The ladybug can also choose to become your spirit animal. It will show you the path to follow while giving you confidence in your abilities, your talents, and your creativity. As a good luck charm, if the ladybug is your totem animal then it is also your protector, and will invite you to accomplish great things.

A symbol of love and fertility

This meaning is less talked about, but the ladybug is also a symbol of love. It is said to bring together soulmates, those who are meant to love each other, and is also a sign of impending marriage if it crosses a couple's path. The insect is also associated with fertility, motherhood, and even childbirth. If you're wondering when you're going to get pregnant or want more luck and strength during your pregnancy or delivery, turn to the ladybug!

What does it mean if you find a dead ladybug?

The ladybug can appear in your life, alive or dead, and sometimes you may even only see it in a dream. It is important to keep in mind, however, that all the positive aspects of the ladybug do not disappear because it is dead. In fact, even if you find a dead one, it remains a symbol of good luck, but it could also mean that you are facing an existential crisis, therefore, nothing seems more distant than the prospect of a positive change. If you find a lifeless ladybird, sit back, reflect, meditate and find a way to attract your luck. The same principle applies to your dreams. Dreaming of one foresees happiness, a positive change or simply good vibes!

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Article presented by Susan Taylor

Editor in Chief and Astrologist for MyAstroMag - I’ve always been completely fascinated by the world of Astrology and horoscopes. Writing for you and forecasting my exclusive predictions are my main passions.

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