The butterfly as a tarot symbol

Butterflies, for centuries, have been a universal symbol of change and transformation. This is because butterflies go through a transformation process called metamorphosis, which takes place in stages: from egg and larva to caterpillar to full-fledged butterfly. It is truly an amazing transformation, especially when the worm-like caterpillar transforms into a beautiful butterfly in all its glory.

Human beings go through many transformations, from childhood to puberty and then to old age. Like the butterfly, which has to struggle, human beings also have to go through challenges before they can become their perfect selves. In ancient times, butterflies were known to symbolize the human soul. In fact, the ancient Greek word “psyche” means “soul” or “butterfly.” Those who believe in reincarnation see butterflies as wandering human souls awaiting rebirth or reincarnation.

Butterflies also have mystical symbolism. Even in dreams, it has various interpretations. When a dreamer sees a butterfly in his dream, it usually means that he is about to undergo changes, which are generally positive. It can also mean opportunities that allow the dreamer to take a step forward. The butterfly is also a symbol of fulfilling one’s destiny.

In tarot readings, butterflies are shown on the Queen and King of Swords cards. It usually indicates a change in the thoughts of the querent or someone close to the querent’s life. The other butterfly tarot symbolisms are: rebirth, immortality, freedom, marital bliss, happiness, new hope and the journey of transformation.