Ladybug Spirit Guide, Symbolism, Luck and Folklore
The ladybug has long been known as a sign of good luck. They’re such good luck, in fact, that people buy and release hundreds of ladybugs in their garden every year. Have you ever made a wish on a ladybug? I’ll bet it came true! The ladybug spirit guide comes to those who need a special message from the Divine. Learn about the ladybug spirit ladybug spirit guide, her symbolism and lore below.
The Ladybug Represents:
- Good Luck
- Letting go of toxic people & situations
- Romantic Love
- Mother Mary
- Freya, Norse Goddess
If the ladybug spirit animal has come into your life, you are a lucky person. The ladybug brings messages from the gods, particularly the gods of love. Maybe you’ve seen a ladybug in your house or on your windowsill. This is the ladybug spirit guide telling you of new opportunities in the near future, and it may even be new love. If you see two ladybugs, this is a sign and message that you have found your true love.
Ladybug Says Be Kind, But Don’t Take People’s Crap!
Ladybugs are quiet, gentle creatures that bring messages of silence and gentleness. Coincidentally, these bugs are anything but gentle towards other bugs. Therefore the ladybug spirit guide’s message is to practice kindness but don’t take other people’s crap! When it’s time to remove the negativity from your life, let the toxic people and things go. They don’t serve your highest good. Moreover, ladybug is an insect that rids your garden of pests. She eats aphids and other destructive pests, allowing your garden to go on flourishing as it should. Take her advice and clear away the toxic pests in your life to allow yourself room to grow.
When the Ladybug Spirit Guide Appears…
The ladybug spirit guide shows up in nature, or potentially on the TV, radio, internet, or on random street signs, clothing patterns, almost anywhere! If you’ve noticed ladybugs in your life recently, the ladybug spirit guide is trying to get your attention and teach something important. Think about the message the ladybug spirit animal brings. Write about your experiences. If you don’t know what the message is, it will come in time. Keep an open mind and let the ladybug bring you luck and good fortune!
Ladybug Symbolism, Lore and Legends
Do you know how the Ladybug got it’s name? It’s not because they’re so lady-like. According to folklore, during the Middle Ages, a serf’s crops were eaten by ravenous insects. His entire year’s harvest was threatened, which meant he’d have nothing to sell or eat. He prayed to Mother Mary. Suddenly, a cloud of black and red beetles appeared and ate the other pests. The serf called the black and red beetles “our Lady’s bugs”, leading to the bug being called ladybugs. This legend could very well be true – for hundreds of years and in modern times, farmers and gardeners frequently release ladybugs to kill off other pests like aphids. They’re beneficial bugs to have in your garden!
Good Luck and the Ladybug and Other Superstitions
If a ladybug lands on you, it is good luck. It is bad luck to kill a ladybug. Superstitions around the ladybug include telling it your wishes and watching it fly to the heavens. An old saying goes “Ladybug, ladybug, fly away home. Your house is on fire, your children are gone.” When I dug into the origins of this saying, I found it likely began in England in centuries past. After the fields of hops were harvested, they were burnt which meant the ladybugs left over would also be burned. So sad!
Some people count the spots on a ladybug. Old superstition said if there were less than seven spots, there would be a good harvest. Some people say ladybugs bite. I let them crawl all over me as a child and never had that experience. From my research, I believe the Asian species of ladybugs bite more often. However, it is believed ladybugs will bite when provoked. So be nice to your ladybugs!
Wishes and Healing
Ladybugs are called ladybirds in some places. And ancient Scandinavian pagans believed they were sacred to Freya, Goddess of Love and that they came to earth in a crash of lightning. Ladybugs are great to talk to. Tell it your secrets and the ladybug will carry it away. In the old days, if a ladybug landed on a sick person, it was believed the ladybug would absorb the illness and take it away from the ill person when it flew off. In particular, ladybugs were associated with relieving abdominal problems.
Ladybug Spirit Guide: A Beacon for Lovers & Spiritual Messages
Ladybugs, because of their association with ancient goddesses of love, are also thought to be a good omen for couples. If a ladybug spirit animal visits you and your loved one, you are bound to have a healthy romance, according to a Chinese legend. Some say the spots represent the amount of months it will take for your lost love to return.
I’ve frequently used a ladybug’s spots as a form of divination. If a ladybug lands on you, take time to count it’s spots. The number of spots will have a message for you that day. For example, I’d been having a rough time financially when a ladybug landed on me. I counted 33 spots. I reduced it down to 6 (3+3=6). Then I researched the number 6 in numerology…what do you know? The number 6 represents finances and brings good luck. My luck was changing!
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