Has a blue and black butterfly recently crossed your path? If so, you’re likely wondering what it means, and how its guidance applies to your life. Blue and black butterflies are some of the most misunderstood creatures as far as animal symbolism goes.
That’s why in this post, I’ll unearth the true meaning of the blue and black butterfly, its deeper symbolism as well as the many beautiful, yet hidden messages it carries beneath its wings.
BLUE AND BLACK BUTTERFLY MEANING: SYMBOLISM, SPIRITUAL MEANING & SIGNIFICANCE
The good news is that seeing a blue and black butterfly is only ever a good thing. In fact, it’s one of the most auspicious signs you will ever receive from the animal kingdom.
Why? Because blue is the rarest occurring color in nature. Did you know that not only are blue butterfly species some of the most critically endangered animals in the world, but that the very few animals and plants that appear to be blue don’t actually carry the pigment?
Instead, these wondrous creatures have developed features that enable them to simply bend the physics of light. This in itself carries a deeply transformative spiritual message of metamorphosis, purpose, change, and balance (which I’ll cover later in the post).
The blue and black butterfly is well known for representing wisdom, imagination, freedom, intuition, harmony, inspiration as well as depth, trust, confidence, peace, and calmness.
But, what many don’t realize is that this only scratches the surface as far as what it can reveal to us. It’s a symbol of life-changing transformation, awakening, spiritual rebirth, and endless potential.
The blue and black butterfly harnesses the beautiful and sweeping energy of both the sky and the sea – a true embodiment of the power of mother earth, Gaia, and her capabilities.
5 MAJOR REASONS YOU’RE SEEING A BLUE AND BLACK BUTTERFLY
#1 AT ANY MOMENT, YOU CAN CHOOSE TO MORPH INTO SOMETHING ENTIRELY NEW.
Just like the butterfly that wields light to its advantage, you’re free to become whoever you want, as long as you dare to dream and see beyond the perception of others.
More importantly, you need to see beyond the perception you’ve unknowingly cast over yourself. It’s time to let your inner light shine.
Seeing a blue and black butterfly can represent a need to shed and purge an old image – the outdated ‘self’ if you like. These marvelous creatures appear when we are ready to make quantum leaps in our life.
But these changes aren’t hasty or risk-ridden, instead, they’re calculated and are guided by the immense energy of the heart. What do you feel called to do right now?
#2 YOU’RE BEING REMINDED OF THE BEAUTY OF THE WORLD – YOUR WORLD – AND THE CREATIONS AROUND YOU.
Seeing a blue and black butterfly can symbolize a need to explore the deeper layers of your own soul and psyche without losing sight of the magnificent world around you.
It represents duality, and it’s why you’re seeing a blue and black butterfly as opposed to a pure black or even orange and black butterfly.
The sultry grounded black is balanced out with the serene brilliant blue – it’s a classic yin and yang scenario. All too often we get caught up in the process of ‘fixing ourselves’, delving deeper into our flaws and insecurities only to end up feeling worse for it.
This isn’t the time for judgment, but rather self-compassion. This type of introspection can take the form of shadow work, inner child work, emotional healing, energetic healing etc.
#3 YOU’RE ON A PROFOUND SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
Whenever I think about this beautiful creature, I’m instantly reminded of the book ‘the island at the end of everything’, a tale of finding hope and optimism in the most unlikely of places. This principle applies to pretty much every area of life.
Spiritual journeys are never easy – in fact, they’re what I call ‘the path of the wild heart-based warrior’ because they’re challenging, yet freeing.
They test you in ways you could never imagine, but the reward at the end of the journey is far greater than any momentary suffering you could endure.
Seeing a blue and black butterfly is testament to your strength and courage. No matter what is happening in your life right now, you’re being reminded that there is light amongst the darkness.
#4 A REMINDER OF YOUR DIVINE TALENTS
In many cultures, a blue and black butterfly symbolizes optimism, good luck, and wish fulfillment.
In Ancient Egypt for example, blue was a revolutionary color because it was associated with the River Nile – a symbol of fertility, abundance, miracles, life, and creation.
Cleopatra, the ancient Egyptian queen, was also believed to wear a rare Lapis Lazuli blue pigment on her eyes as a form of spiritual protection cast by gods Horus and Ra.
Whilst in ancient times, black was associated with the unknown, forbidden magic, and mysticism.
Seeing a blue and black butterfly is an hommage to your eternal, ethereal, and magical nature. An ode to your divine talents, skills, and contributions to this world. Are you using them to your advantage?
#5 A MESSAGE FROM A LOVED ONE
I was hesitant to leave this one on my list, but I felt the pull to leave it be. A blue and black butterfly can simply be a little wave from a passed loved one who wishes to let you know they’re still near.
Blue and black in this case represent the breaking of the ‘veil’ – the merging of two dimensions; the spirit with the human one. What ‘was’ merges with ‘what is’.
THE SHADE OF BLUE YOU SEE IS IMPORTANT
From South American wonders to local tropical gems, the shade of blue you see on your blue and black butterfly matters too. Light and dark shades carry inherently different meanings.
SOFTER AND LIGHT BLUE MEANINGS
- Child-like awe (a reminder to preserve our curiosity as we grow older)
- Breathless expansion
- Surface level introspection
DEEPER AND DARKER BLUE MEANINGS
- Soul Urges & Life Paths
- Realistic passion
WHAT DOES THE COLOR BLACK MEAN IN THIS SCENARIO?
You might be wondering why exactly you saw a blue AND black butterfly as opposed to a pure blue or pure black one. It’s a good question and one that needs further exploration.
The main reason you’ll see a blue and black butterfly is because the universe wants to reinforce the message of ‘balance’. It’s the proverbial ‘light amongst the darkness’ scenario. Yin and yang.
There’s likely something in your life that needs grounding, purging, or shedding.
When this message appears, you can be sure it’s something of importance; think a drastic change in lifestyle, a purge of a mindset or thought patterns, the unlearning of faulty taught behaviors.
BUTTERFLIES THAT ARE BLUE AND BLACK
- Lotis Blue (Believed to be extinct in wild since 1994)
- Striped Blue Crow
- Blue Cracker
- Rhetus Periander (Very Rare)
- European Common Blue
- Forest Queen
- Fender’s Blue Butterfly (Believed to be extinct in the wild since 1989)
- Great Eggfly
- Miami Blue Butterfly (Critically Endangered)
- Indian Leaf
- Mexican Bluewing
- Banded Morpho
- Blue Morpho
- Palo Verdes Blue (At Risk of Extinction)
- Pipevine Swallowtail
- Tropical Blue Wave
I hope this article brings you some much-needed peace, clarity, and divine wisdom. Seeing a blue and black butterfly is a truly wonderful (and often rare) experience to be treasured. It is only ever a positive symbol to see!