Butterflies represent hope, courtship, wedlock, love and reincarnation as per the many theories known around the world. But there’s more to be known about the specific meanings and symbolism associated with yellow butterflies.
Stretching from the Greek mythology to the Korean, the Irish, The American, to the African, and even to the Russian legacy, yellow butterflies are considered to be of great significance by one and all. According to a native American tribe, a flying yellow butterfly symbolized a sunny and bright summer, true to its own color, yellow. The commonly found butterflies which exhibit that bright yellow hue are known as the yellow butterflies. It resembles the color of the yellow buttermilk which takes a similar yellow color during churning.
Many say, that this resembles so much the cloudy yellow color of butter or buttermilk, that it was thus christened ‘butterfly’. Let us now find out the meaning of butterflies in multiple spheres.
‘The Yellow Butterfly’ Symbolism
Meaning of Yellow butterflies when seen in DREAMS
There are two ways to interpret the meaning of yellow butterflies when seen in dreams. If the dream is a happy one, it means that the person is in for some fun and frolic. It is the time to make merry. Happiness and prosperity are just round the corner.
On the contrary, if the dream with the butterfly is a sad one, then it denotes the various hurdles that the individual would be subjected to. It shows his desperation to achieve his goals, but with no plausible breakthrough. It is also an indicator of maladies and treachery.
Meaning of Yellow butterfly in DEATH
Yellow butterflies represent new life in many cultures, since they themselves undergo stages of metamorphosis and transformation for survival and sustenance. According to ancient cultures in the past eras, when a sailor encountered a yellow butterfly, it meant he would die on his voyage.
For others, a yellow butterfly depicted the re-birth of the children who died young. Many also believed it to be the soul of mothers who died during childbirth. The Irish believe it to be an indicator of departed souls resting in peace.
Meaning of Yellow butterfly in CHINESE culture
For the Chinese, yellow butterfly denotes love. It represents the never-ending love that spurs in the hearts of lovers. It shows the vast energy that can be obtained from the beloved. It also stands for a long life span. It denotes wealth and fortune.
The BIBLE and the Yellow butterfly
Gold takes on the color yellow. Hence the yellow butterfly represents riches and wealth, it stands for prosperity. It also symbolizes ‘new life’, a transformation, re-birth.
This article spoke about the symbolic interpretation of yellow butterflies. But in totality, butterflies are so exquisitely beautiful in all their hues, that it delights us when we see them hovering happily in the garden or flying alongside us as we cross that pavement. Whether we see them around in reality or in our dreams, they succeed in instilling in us that feeling of hope and bliss.