Brief Symbolic Meaning of the Ladybug

Written by avenefica on November 13th, 2007

Symbolic meaning of the Ladybug:

Perhaps best known as an emblem of luck.  When a Ladybug lands on you, it is said your wish will come true.

Asian traditions hold to the belief that if caught and then released, the Ladybug will faithfully fly to your true love and whisper your name in his/her ear. Upon hearing the Ladybug’s message your true love will hurry his/her way to your side.

In Ireland, the Ladybug is said to be a symbol of protection.

Ancient farmers of the land have considered the Ladybug a good omen as she controls aphid populations.

As a love symbol, this insect totem has been the subject of many wive’s tales in which the number of spots on a Ladybug’s back is said to indicate the number of months to pass before the wish for love comes true.

Also see my page on symbolic meaning of ladybug tattoos here.

Or, some thoughts on Ladybug Messages & Wisdom here.

Other links of interest:

Symbolic Insect Meanings (a list)

Symbolic Beetle Meanings


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  1. Sandy says:

    Day before Yesterday it was raining. Im in my bathroom connected to my room in back of house. I see this thing crawling in my bathtub. I put on my glasses get a brown paper bag for a catch and release. I was surprised it was a lady bug. Shocked really. I thanked the lady bug for the blessing and I put it on one of my pieces of art outside my front door protected from the rain. Today an old boyfriend from 25 years ago contacts me on facebook messanger. We will see what the future brings.

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