I wrote about the symbolic meaning of grasshoppers awhile back, but since then they’ve come back into my awareness, and they’ve provided a few more insights.
The grasshopper is a fabulous messenger of ingenuity, resourcefulness, joy and honor. She speaks to artists, and inspires dance, song, and music.
Further, the grasshopper is considered a good luck symbol in Japanese culture. Further, it’s a good luck charm as well as a symbol of fertility among Chinese symbolic language.
The grasshopper’s coloring is significant. For instance, green grasshoppers indicate fresh starts (new beginnings), as well as the concepts of youth, rejuvination, sentimentality, nature, adventure, growth and health.
As an animal totem, the grasshopper’s camouflage coloring indicates those with this insect totem are flexible, adaptable, and have the ability to blend in – even become invisible when the need arises. Alternatively, the vibrant rainbow of variable colors this insect comes in also indicates those with this totem can shine brightly for any occassion too.
You will see on my grasshopper totem page I’ve written about other attributes and characteristics this amazing creature indicates when one is called to it as their totem.
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