Black and Blue Butterfly Spiritual Meaning

What’s the spiritual meaning of seeing a black and blue butterfly?

Black and blue butterflies are stunning, the dark black contrasting with a neon blue is beautiful. They sure are eye-catching. That’s probably why the butterfly first caught your eye, and that spark of interest might have triggered some curiosity—is there a spiritual meaning, message, or omen associated with seeing a black and blue butterfly?

In this article we piece together the spiritual and metaphysical meaning of seeing a black and blue butterfly. In order to do this we have to start with understanding each element in isolation. So, we begin with the meaning of all butterflies, no matter their color. After that, we take a quick look at the very meaningful color blue, and the equally meaningful color of black. After that, we’re ready to get into the meaning of black and blue butterflies specifically.

Butterfly General Spiritual Meaning

Let’s start by talking about the general spiritual meaning of butterflies. Butterflies are stunning creations, little fluttering wonders of the natural world. It’s perfectly understandable that they have come to be surrounded in meaning.

You might think a butterfly’s beauty is its most symbolic and meaningful element. However, the most important thing about a butterfly—spiritually speaking that is—is the fact that it makes a total transformation. That is, it begins life as a humble caterpillar; it starts life as a little egg, laahreid on a leaf, and then after hatching it sticks to that particular plant like glue, before eventually transforming into a flighty little beauty with the freedom of the skies.

black and blue butterfly spiritual meaning

So is superficial beauty the next most important symbolic element of a butterfly? No, not really. Again we’re going back to that darn transformation. That’s because butterflies are very profound symbols of freedom. What makes them such great emblems for freedom, is because they gain their freedom via diligence and struggle—that is, they can only gain their freedom after hard work and survival as caterpillars.

Last, but not least, we finally get to color. Don’t be misled by what we’ve discussed so far, color is still very important to a butterfly’s symbolism—that’s because colors are a coded way of communicating. Every color has meaning associated with it, and reading colors is like reading a code—there’s definitely a message in the colorful patterns painted across a butterfly’s wings.

Meaning of the Color Blue

Oh, blue is a dandy color, it sure is. It’s always a pleasure to tell this little secret about the color blue: it’s the world’s favorite color, by quite some way. Whenever people are surveyed, the world over, blue comes out as people’s favorite color. So, perhaps it’s entirely understandable that we’ve added so much spiritual and symbolic meaning to the color blue.

First and foremost, the color blue represents the total freedom of the skies and the seas. This is because both the sky and the sea are blue. The sky is where we’d like to fly like birds. Whereas, the sea is where our ancestors sailed the ocean blue in search of lands anew—what wild adventures they must have had, while there were still corners of the earth to discover. The color blue, encapsulates that spirit of freedom—which, you might remember from earlier, is also what a butterfly represents.

color blue spiritual meaning

Blue is also a good color to represent intellect, i.e. the human mind and everything it’s capable of. There are two elements of the human mind that the color blue really represents. Blue represents, firstly, intuition, and then also creativity. This means blue is a good color for the artists of the world—when they’re creating, often they have to “follow their gut” when it comes to artistic decisions. So, blue is for you, if you’re an artist.

And we can’t talk about the color blue, without mentioning the phrase, “true blue”. We associated the color blue with absolute loyalty. There are different types of loyalty out there, romantic loyalty for example. However, blue stands for the loyalty of one friend to another.

Meaning of the Color Black

If you’d seen a butterfly that was only blue, then you’d be all set at this point. However, you saw a black and blue butterfly, so that means we need to learn the meaning of the color black also.

Sure, blue was a pretty symbolic color, but here comes black—a color with more symbolism and meaning than we could ever unravel in a single article. Black represents everything from simplicity, order, strength, wholeness, protection and calm, to mourning, depression, loss, and domination.

color black spiritual meaning

Let’s get the more negative stuff out of the way first. Black is a color of mourning, it’s used to represent the black, dark, and extremely sad emotions of those who’ve recently lost a loved one. In addition to this, black is also a color associated with sadness, depression, and all manner of melancholy feelings. If a character in a movie is profoundly sad, then the movie makers will often dress the actor in black and other dark colors.

But hold up, don’t get too bummed out! Black is by no means a totally negative color. On the contrary, it’s a good color to encounter. In Japan, it is believed that black animals are guardians that absorb bad spirits and protect you from them. Therefore, a Japanese koi pond will often have at least one black koi in there, to act as a protector over all the other expensive fish in the pond.

Combined Meaning – Black and Blue Butterfly

So, a black and blue butterfly has a very specific meaning that comes from its color and its spiritual meaning as a butterfly.

For example, a black and blue butterfly comes to you as a protection omen. A black and blue butterfly could be said to possess the ability to absorb bad spirits and protect you from harm. This protection is especially relevant when it comes to any attacks on your intuition and your creativity—i.e. the properties we associate with the color blue.

black and blue butterfly spiritual meaning

But, that isn’t all, the black and blue butterfly represents a couple of other big things—it represents a certain sort of transformation, and it also stands for a particular type of freedom.

Black and Blue Butterfly Transformation

First of all, let’s look at the transformation meaning associated with blue and black butterflies. Sure, all butterflies represent transformation, but a black and blue butterfly represents a certain sort of transformation. Specifically, they represent transforming from a weaker position into a more powerful position. This more powerful position is achieved through creativity and intuition—focus on the power of the mind to achieve your goals.

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Let’s talk about how to apply this omen to practical situations in your life. A black and blue butterfly’s spiritual meaning implies that you will, or should, find ways to use your intuition and creativity to transform. And that transformation should result in a more effective, i.e. powerful, version of yourself. So, this could be about that one nagging feeling you’ve always had about something you should do—maybe it’s time to apply for a better paying job, or go and get that qualification you need to get the promotion at your current job?

Black and Blue Butterfly Freedom Meaning

The freedom omen conveyed by a black and blue butterfly is an interesting one! It stems from the previous section, transformation. The black and blue butterfly visits you with a message of power and protection through intuition and creativity. We’ve already established that, though. But what’s really pleasant about the black and blue butterfly’s message is that it tells you what the outcome will be: you’ll gain new and profound freedom.

So, there it is! Take the universe’s advice and seek transformation via your intuition and creativity and you will gain the freedom you seek in your life!

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