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12 Types of Butterflies and their Meanings (Spiritual)

12 Types of Butterflies and their Meanings (Spiritual)

In this article, we will be talking about 12 types of butterflies and their spiritual meanings in the spiritual world. If you see any of these butterflies, reading this article will fuel your understanding of their spiritual essence and connection to your life.

This is why you should read this article till the end – especially if a butterfly is your spirit animal.

Spiritually, butterflies are powerful spiritual creatures that can reveal several divine mysteries to us.

By looking at their body patterns, beautiful colors, and manner of flying, it is easy to feel a connection with the spiritual realm. You need to be aware of this reality to enjoy the spiritual benefit that comes with a butterfly. 

Can the universe speak to you through a butterfly if you have a phobia of it? Yes, the universe can speak to you through a butterfly.

You need to understand that butterflies in the spiritual world are omens of the supernatural. Furthermore, they have a deep spiritual heritage. As fragile as a butterfly is, you can get several spiritual messages from it. 

The Spiritual Meaning of Seeing Butterflies


Whenever you see a butterfly, it has a common spiritual meaning of change and transformation.

The reason for this is because of the several growth processes a butterfly will have to pass through before becoming the beauty you see. Some of these processes are rigorous and painstaking.

However, the result is beauty and wonder.

In the same way, you need to embrace the need for change and transformation. You need to also understand that life is meant to challenge you to change whenever you are static on a spot. 

Furthermore, your growth process might be slower than others. This is why you have to learn to be content with everything in your life.

Just like the butterfly, you must understand that you are unique. You must be at peace with the fact that your life is not tied to anybody’s transformation.

Therefore, focus on your timeline, and just like the butterfly, you are going to become a beauty and wonder.

Spiritually, a butterfly also speaks about letting things go.

A butterfly is not built to carry weight.

That is, the butterfly was made to let go of weighty things and food. If you see a butterfly, it is encouraging you to also let go of every hurt you have suffered in the past.

Just like the butterfly, you can’t hold grudges.

Why do I keep seeing butterflies consistently?

I keep seeing butterflies

The first reason for seeing butterflies consistently is that a spiritual message is coming from the butterfly.

It can be a normal phenomenon to see a butterfly once.

However, when you keep seeing butterflies around you consistently, this is saying something supernatural. It is revealing that the universe has a message for you.

Another reason for seeing butterflies consistently is that you are not paying attention to the butterfly. Whenever your attention is on other things, the butterfly will continue to come into your life to get your attention.

The reason for this is tied to the message it wants to deliver.

If you keep seeing the same butterfly consistently, it is a sign that the spirit of your deceased loved one has come to visit you.

Spirits can come in the form of a butterfly visiting their loved one.

Therefore, if you ever see the same butterfly flying around you in real life, and appearing to you in the dream, it is obvious that your deceased loved one has come from the spiritual world to check up on you.

12 Different types of butterflies and their meanings

Different types of butterflies and their spiritual meanings

In biology, there are over 17,500 species of butterflies in the world. However, this article is focused on 12 different types of butterflies.

12 is a number of spirituality. This is why we have narrowed down 12 special types of butterflies to watch out for. Whenever you see any of these butterflies, there is a special message for you, and they are as follows:

Monarch Butterflies:

Monarch Butterfly
Monarch Butterfly

From the word “monarch”, one thing is known, and it is kingship. Now, the spiritual meaning of monarch butterflies is not in the making of a king, but in the quality of leadership.

That is, the monarch butterfly is not saying that you are going to be a king.

It is only encouraging you to learn how to be a leader. One of the strong messages from a monarch butterfly is how to develop a strong conviction in what you believe. If you always see a monarch butterfly, it is saying that you are meant to be a leader.

Therefore, embrace this message and prepare yourself for the task that lies ahead.

Red-spotted Butterflies:

Red-spotted Butterfly
Red-spotted Butterfly

This is a common butterfly in the eastern part of Wisconsin, and it is especially known for its clarity of purpose.

It is believed that people have walked into destiny with clearer visions after an encounter with the red-spotted butterfly spirit.

Therefore, if you need to know about your destiny, ask for the guidance of the red-spotted butterfly. This species of butterfly has the power for rediscovering purpose and attaining destiny.

In addition to this, it can lead to self-awareness and self-discovery.

Viceroy Butterflies:

Viceroy Butterfly
Viceroy Butterfly

This species of butterfly is majorly found in North America. It looks similar to the monarch butterfly.

Therefore, it shares the same energy as a monarch butterfly. However, it differs a bit in the message it brings.

The viceroy butterfly will encourage you to lead yourself before you lead other people.

Unlike the monarch butterfly that prepares you for people-leadership, the viceroy butterfly will prepare you for self-leadership. Whenever you dream about the viceroy butterfly, it is a sign of leadership.

However, it focuses on leading yourself rather than other people

Furthermore, viceroy butterflies are also known to make people confident. The bright color of a viceroy butterfly will also help you to realize that life is meant to be enjoyed and not endured.

Summer Azure Butterflies:

Summer Azure Butterfly
Summer Azure Butterfly

This beautiful light blue butterfly speaks about the tenderness of the heart. The color of the summer azure butterfly reveals that your heart is tender.

Now, as good as this might sound, there is a twist that can come with such a message.

Whenever you see 4 summer azure butterflies in a cage, it is saying that people are beginning to take advantage of your tender heart. It is saying that you need to become firm in your heart.

Another way that the universe will communicate with you is by sending both the summer azure butterfly and monarch butterfly.

Once you see both butterflies, they are telling you to become firm.

Orange Sulphur Butterflies:

Orange Sulphur Butterfly
Orange Sulphur Butterfly

The orange sulphur butterfly has 2 dots on its wings, which looks like eyes.

In the spiritual world, it is called the “4th eye”.

Whenever you dream of an orange sulphur butterfly, it is saying that your spiritual eyes need to be opened.

Why should your spiritual eyes be opened? It is because of what lies around you.

If your eyes are opened in the spirit, you can see different spiritual signs, and predict spiritual events before they unfold. The orange sulphur butterfly loves attention. Therefore, you will always see it in your dreams if you love to command people’s attention.

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies:

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
Canadian Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

This butterfly is believed to be optimistic. Spiritually, anyone that sees a Canadian tiger swallowtail butterfly will suddenly begin to see the good things about life.

If you have been living a sad and negative life, the Canadian tiger swallowtail butterfly will show up to change the narrative.

With its positive energy, you will never believe that your life is over. Rather you will always see a chance to start afresh and make the most of your life. 

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterflies:

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly
Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly

The pipevine swallowtail butterfly has 2 deep colors that blend. Without enough attention, it might be impossible to tell this difference.

Spiritually, this talks about a cordial relationship between friends or lovers.

If you ever see a pipevine swallowtail butterfly, it is revealing that your relationship is intact. Furthermore, it signifies the unity of purpose.

Another spiritual meaning of a pipevine swallowtail butterfly speaks about embracing yourself. This species of butterfly is saying that you don’t need to be like other people to be accepted.

American Copper Butterflies:

American Copper Butterfly
American Copper Butterfly

This butterfly speaks a lot about a creative mind. Whenever you need creativity, read about the American copper butterfly, or meditate about the American copper butterfly.

Its simplicity with a blend of beauty is enough proof of creativity.

It tells you that you can achieve the things you want in an elegant and non-complex way.

It also says that the things you want to achieve don’t have to be much.

Learn to narrow down your expectations to keep you focused on a single goal. The American copper butterfly is also a sign of inner peace and stability.

Red Admiral Butterflies:

Red Admiral Butterfly
Red Admiral Butterfly

If you are losing your grit and passion to succeed, the red admiral butterfly is the best messenger to you.

You will have several dreams of this creature to fuel your passion once again. We lose our passion for success because of different reasons.

However, with the energy from red admiral butterflies, you will find it easy to discover your passion and become motivated to succeed at all costs.

Sleepy Orange Butterflies:

Sleepy Orange Butterfly
Sleepy Orange Butterfly

This butterfly has an orange color with black borders.

Spiritually, the black borders signify that evil powers are trying to get into your soul.

Africans believe that a sleepy orange butterfly is not a good sign. They believe that it is a spiritual sign that you are under attack.

If you see yourself killing many sleepy orange butterflies, it means that you have successfully overcome your inner fears. You have killed and destroyed everything that is holding you down, and the time has come to take a quantum leap.

Checkered White Butterflies:

Checkered White Butterfly
Checkered White Butterfly

This is a sign of thankfulness. Whenever you dream of 4 checkered white butterflies, it is a sign of the presence of your guardian angel.

But why are they 4? Does this mean that your guardian angels are 4? No, it does not mean that. The 4 number in spirituality talk about angels as well.

Therefore, the number 4 and the energy from the checkered white butterfly create an atmosphere for the angelic to operate.

Black Swallowtail Butterflies:

Black Swallowtail Butterfly
Black Swallowtail Butterfly

This is saying that you are enjoying good luck in silence. Funny right? How can you enjoy good luck in silence? It is very simple. You enjoy good luck in silence whenever good things happen to you, and you tell no one.

Another spiritual meaning of black swallowtail butterflies is secrecy; that is, keeping your secrets to yourself.

I Keep Seeing Butterflies Everyday: It’s a good message?

The hidden message from butterflies

Yes, it is a good message to see butterflies everyday. There is nothing to be skeptical or wary about.

Although, don’t expect the butterfly to hang around forever.

Therefore, harness all the positive energy of this pure creature for your benefit.

If the spiritual world continually gives you butterflies as a gift, it could mean that they are impressed with you and are showering you with their benedictions.

Are Butterflies good luck?

Butterflies and good luck

Yes, butterflies are good luck. Why are they good luck?

  • Butterflies give good luck energy to people.
  • With a butterfly, you will become creative.
  • In the spiritual world, seeing butterflies means that God is happy with you, and this can lead to numerous blessings.
  • A butterfly can bring protection against enemies.
  • By seeing a butterfly in a dream, you can be victorious over spiritual forces.

There are several spiritual reasons behind the energy of butterflies. Seeing a butterfly brings good luck.

Final Words

Before you get carried away by the beauty of butterflies, take time to observe:

  • Its species: Once you get this, check with the information in this article to know what the universe is saying.
  • The time of appearance: This will also help you to know what the butterfly brings from the spiritual world.
  • How it affects you.

These 3 things will help you to understand the various messages of a butterfly to you. 

So, what did you think about the different types of butterflies and their spiritual meanings? Please, feel free to leave your comments below!

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3 thoughts on “12 Types of Butterflies and their Meanings (Spiritual)”

  1. Please send me more information and if you can do me a free reading to contact my mom who past away would be great thanks

  2. My sister committed suicide September 2021 & many family and friends see butterflies and say they can feel my sister, but I haven’t seen or dreamed of a single butterfly. I see dragonflies daily, what does that signifying? Do dragonflies have a special meaning?
    Thank you for any answers to my question.

  3. Hello..I just recently lost my husband and in fact I have had encounters of butterflies right after my husband was buried at his grave yard in our village and after returning back to my place of work with my 2 children. It’s a new experience for me to experience with those lovely creatures. Most of my encounters is with the same type of spicies, Lyssa Zampa, brown butterfly. I have more than 5 encounters, it literally sits at the door entrance and once came right into our house. I told my kids it’s daddy coming and visiting us. I have the photos of my encounters. 😊❤

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