For the past month or so, I’ve seen a surprising number of dragonflies hanging out in our yard. While in years past, I’d see two or three darting about, lately I’m seeing groups of six or more. Early in the morning, and late in the afternoon, they throw block parties, and a few dozen will dance wild circles in the sky, chasing mosquitoes.
I decided to take a couple of recent shots and pair them with the symbolism of my winged friends (as written by the always insightful Ted Andrews) and a quote. I’ve also pinned them both on My Witchy Graphics board. Please feel free to share. Bright blessings!
“If a dragonfly has shown up in your life, you may need some fresh air in regard to something emotional. You may need to gain a new perspective or make a change. It may even indicate that you are neglecting your emotions. Are you being too rational about everything? Are you not keeping the color of emotions alive?
Dragonflies are very territorial. They will lay their eggs within their territory near the water. The egg eventually develops into the nymph stage of metamorphosis in this insect, and remains as a nymph for almost two years before it transforms into an adult dragonfly or damselfly. This can reflect a number of possibilities for those with this totem. It can indicate that an approximate two-year period of change is about to reach its culmination. It may reflect that you are coming into a two-year period of transformation. It may even reflect a need to institute changes that may culminate in the colorful transformations you desire within a two-year period. Only by examining your life and activities will you begin to understand its specific role.” ~ Ted Andrews
“The Dragonfly brings dreams to reality and is the messenger of wisdom and enlightenment from other realms.” ~ Author Unknown