I am going to tell you a story that I hope you never experience, a story about cockroaches. So, you’ve just signed a lease to a brand new apartment, it’s your dream apartment. Everything is perfect about the location, the price, the neighbors, it’s all exactly what you want. You’ve been manifesting this wonderful place to call home. Everything is going according to plan. But, shortly after receiving the keys, you open the door to find roaches everywhere. Or maybe even just one. Oh no! How could this happen? What does it mean? What is the spiritual meaning of cockroaches?
Well, as with most symbols, the spiritual meaning of cockroaches depends on the context in which you find them. Cockroaches can show up when we feel unclean or need to face the shadow aspects in certain areas in our life. For example, in the story of finding roaches in your dream apartment, you might feel unworthy of living in that particular place. However, while cockroaches definitely aren’t everyone’s favorite insect to see – believe it or not, cockroaches are generally considered to be a good omen!
So, sit back and get ready to learn about the good things headed your way when you see a cockroach. In the meanwhile, if you have a serious problem, feel free to call an exterminator. Some things are worth the peace of mind!
Positive Omens Of Cockroaches
Despite their association with dirty environments, cockroaches are actually considered to be very good luck. Simply because of their resilience and ability to lay eggs. When cockroaches take over a place, they are famously difficult to remove at time. They are extremely adaptable and plentiful. There is a longstanding belief that they would even survive a nuclear blast! Because of this, they are associated with abundance, fertility, prosperity, longevity, and conquering all odds. In many cultures it’s believed to be a sign of incoming money whenever one crosses your path.
It is also important to remember they are circular in shape, representing the cycle of nature, transformation, and rebirth. Whenever you see a cockroach, spirit is asking you to pay attention to areas of change in your life. What might you need to let go of in order to progress forward? All of your actions are helping to usher in a new beginning or chapter of your life.
It’s also surprising that cockroaches can represent togetherness and harmony. Since cockroaches often live in large numbers together, it makes sense that they would be associated with social skills. You might want to pay more attention to communicating and cooperating with others in order to achieve your goals. What can you do to work better with those around you?
Negative Omens Of Cockroaches
One of the most obvious associations with the cockroach is filth. Seeing cockroaches might mean you feel dirty or unclean in some spiritual sense. You are being asked to look at why you might feel this way. Do you have a low self-value? Are you tolerating toxic behaviors from people in your life? Do you have negative beliefs in your life?
Another memorable feature of the German cockroach is that they quickly scuttle and scatter when a light is switched on. On a spiritual level, this might mean that you are running from something you need to face. You might have a fear that even if you confront your problems, they might persist or evade you much like the cockroach retreats and hides in tiny corners. But, remember the cockroach is versatile and resilient. You have the ability to overcome your problems. What parts of your life might benefit from you facing your fears? What might you need to accept to move forward in life? Are you keeping things hidden in the dark?
Is It Bad Luck To Kill A Cockroach?
Despite the almost natural reaction to squash a cockroach, there are some surprising superstitions about killing them. Some cultures actually believe it is very bad luck to kill a cockroach. In the past in parts of rural Russia, people actually encouraged them to freely roam and multiply in their homes. It was believed they brought in abundance and good fortune. So, killing one would be very undesired.
On the other hand, in some cultures they believe it is very bad luck to not kill a cockroach. Killing one can represent inviting in a new opportunity, especially in matters of abundance and fertility. It is sometimes believed a new job opportunity will follow after killing one. It is also believed if you do not confront your problems, they will overtake you. So, it’s best to squash a cockroach at first sight before an infestation takes hold and overwhelms you.
However, as with most superstitions, it’s all a matter of belief. Listen to your intuition when it comes to anything, even killing a cockroach. Sometimes a bug is just a bug that wandered in. But, the most important thing is to pay attention to how you felt when it happened. Did you feel as if you were protecting your space from an invader or unwelcome guests? Did you feel the roach represented abundance before? Or, was it simply something you barely remembered doing until reading this article? Only take meaning from what you felt at the time.
Spiritual Meaning Of Roach Infestations In Your House
So, now we know the positive and negative spiritual meanings of a single cockroach. But, what about an infestation? That certainly changes things! What’s the spiritual meaning of cockroaches infesting in your home?
Anytime we are faced with an overwhelming amount of anything, we are being asked to pay close attention. While not particularly pleasant, a roach infestation spiritually actually means that you will overcome whatever obstacles are in your way. You are going through a period of transformation and will be successful in the outcome. Keep moving forward. You are resilient, determined, and able to take on any challenge in your way! (Including getting rid of the infestation if that is your choice!) Make sure to keep adapting, just like the cockroach does and you will be successful as well.
It’s also important to note that seeing a roach infestation in your home could be a warning about upcoming changes relating to your actual housing and shelter. It may be a message that you can expect new abundant housing opportunities, or that some transformation may happen around your home. While it’s impossible to say how it relates to every unique situation, make sure to keep an eye out for new positive changes! After all, roaches are generally a sign of good luck from a spiritual perspective.
Spiritual Meaning Of Roaches In Your Car
I actually had a friend ask me about this one – what does it mean when there’s a cockroach infestation in your vehicle? In this case, my friend had moved some furniture that happened to be infested with roaches. And, guess what? The roaches very quickly took up residence in the truck during the ride. And, trust me, there’s nothing more startling than having a roach crawl on you while enjoying a car ride at night. Yikes! So, what’s the spiritual meaning of cockroaches in your car?
From a spiritual standpoint, your vehicle represents how you travel along your journey of life and where you’re going. The car represents success, freedom, and taking control, especially in areas of your career. So, when creatures like cockroaches infest your car, it’s a message to possibly expect positive changes in your finances or employment situation. After all, the cockroach represents abundance, transitions, and resilience. For example, in the case of my friend, shortly after the truck infestation, they relocated for a new lucrative job opportunity.
And, don’t worry too much during the transition period. Roach infestations are usually easy to control in cars. While cockroaches have an amazing survival instinct and perseverance, they generally don’t do well in very cold temperatures or without a food source. So, try to let your car get cold, and maybe lay off hauling around suspicious furniture in the meanwhile.
Spiritual Meaning Of A Flying Cockroach
In the spirit of full disclosure, I’m originally from the southern United States. And, one of the joys of southern life, apart from wonderful weather and sweet tea, are rather large cockroaches. Or, sometimes we refer to them as palmetto bugs or the red cockroach. And, you know the best thing about these creatures? When you try to remove them from your home, they’ll randomly fly and scare you nearly to death. If you weren’t aware that cockroaches fly, many species absolutely do. But, a lot of people don’t know this which is why it’s often a shock when a giant American cockroach or palmetto bug takes flight in their home. So, what’s the spiritual meaning of cockroaches flying?
The spiritual significance of a cockroach flying represents that your dreams and manifestations are soon taking flight! That’s right, whatever you are hoping to bring into your life, especially concerning abundance, are soon on the way to you. Whenever any bugs fly around you, like dragonflies or butterflies, it’s a message that the divine or the spiritual realm is communicating with you. And, that good things are on the way to you, even if it’s a cockroach!
Also, the reason most people aren’t aware that cockroaches fly is because it is very energetically taxing for them. It takes a lot of effort to fly due to their body weight. So, they only fly when absolutely necessary. Therefore, we can take the spiritual message that it may be more challenging than we expect to achieve our dreams. It may take a lot of effort to get your dreams off the ground. But, with the perseverance of the cockroach, you will certainly achieve them!
Spiritual Meaning Of Finding Cockroaches In Your Food
Ever find a cockroach happily snacking away on your food? Never a pleasant sight to see, even if cockroaches have an association with good luck and abundance. So, what’s the spiritual meaning of cockroaches in your food?
In the spiritual realm, food represents your physical resources and energetic reserves. And, cockroaches can symbolize change in areas of prosperity and abundance. So, seeing cockroaches in your food is a spiritual message to pay more attention to how you manage your resources. Are you being wasteful and leaving food out to spoil? Or, are you planning for the future and carefully managing your resources? You may want to spend some time thinking about how you relate to managing your resources such as food and money.
On the other hand, seeing a roach in your food could be a message to take a closer look at your eating habits. Are you eating too much junk and not enough healthy options? After all, do you think a cockroach would be more attracted to sugary cookie or a healthy kale salad? Roaches can represent abundance, but also the feeling of uncleanliness. Make sure you’re feeding your body what it requires in order to achieve your goals, both spiritually and physically. As always, listen to your own intuition and take only the messages that resonate. If it’s not for you, it may simply be someone else who needs to hear it.
What Does It Mean When You Step On A Cockroach?
If you’re wondering what it spiritually means when you step on a cockroach, look no further. Maybe you read that it’s bad luck to kill a cockroach and are wondering if you’re going to be cursed for the next seven years or something. Well, probably not unless you believe that to be the case. But, ultimately the meaning behind stepping on a cockroach really depends on how it happens.
For example, if you’re just walking along the sidewalk and just so happen to randomly step on a cockroach, it’s actually probably a good omen. Since cockroaches represent good luck and this encounter may have been the only way you would have noticed this omen. After all, it’s much more memorable to notice stepping on a cockroach than having one simply walk in front of you on the street. Since there was no deliberate action on your part in this scenario, abundance and good luck are most likely still on the way to you.
On the other hand, let’s say a cockroach has been been irritating you for quite some time. Or, you just find them to be really gross! And, eventually you snap and stomp on it. No judgement, I’ve definitely been there. Sometimes you have to take a stand and claim your home and space back.
So, are you cursed? Probably not. However, you may want to spend some time looking at how you react to your environment. After all, cockroaches aren’t inherently irritating or gross, your perceptions of them are. It’s a vitally important spiritual message to understand to be more mindful at all times when it comes to your actions. While you can’t control what happens to you, or a cockroach, you can control how you react to it.
Cockroaches And Curses?
By this point we’ve covered the spiritual meaning of cockroaches pretty thoroughly. Still, no article on cockroaches would be complete without at least covering beliefs concerning cockroaches, mysticism, and magic. In fact, there are tales of people having cockroaches coming from their mouths because of voodoo spells and curses and all sorts of stories. So, is there any validity to this? Is it possible that a roach infestation that you just can’t seem to get rid of is a sign of a curse or evil spell casting?
Well, it’s possible. Cockroaches do have an association with pestilence and all things unseen in the dark. But, it’s unlikely. In the majority of cases, there’s a logical explanation for infestations that need to be fully explored first. So, get that exterminator or landlord out! Still, if you truly feel aversion to cockroaches and normal efforts to get rid of them haven’t work, try contacting a trusted spiritual advisor in your community on possible methods to help get it under control. And, ask your spirit guides and the divine for help as well.
However, for those who practice witchcraft, roaches appearing after casting a spell especially could mean that some unforeseen resistance stands between you and your desire. You may want to do the work again, or fully explore any shadow aspects that needs to be done before attempting it again. What do you need to bring to light? Are you hiding anything, even from yourself?
Dream Meaning Of Cockroaches
Have you had a dream about cockroaches? It’s actually a very common dream to have believe it or not! Since each dream is as unique as the dreamer, it is impossible to cover every meaning. However, there are some themes that cockroach dreams asks us to pay attention to when we experience one.
First, it is important to pay attention to how you felt during the dream. If you are afraid of cockroaches, it will have a different meaning than if you have no negative associations. But generally, cockroaches represent abundance, wealth, fertility, determination, and strength. It is important to pay attention to what is happening along with the cockroach though.
For example, dreaming of dead cockroaches might mean that you will face struggles in your professional life. Dreaming of a group of roaches can mean that you should pay more attention to those around you, family and friends. Dreaming of eating a cockroach might represent facing up to issues you’ve ignored in the past and illumination, while dreaming of cockroaches in your food can represent negative things to come and possible jealousy. It is important to pay attention to every detail to fully understand the message.
But, overall, cockroaches in dreams represent positive change. They ask us to face up to what we might be ignoring, and overcome all obstacles in our way. Remember, you can endure any transformation when you keep an open mind and embrace the nature and wisdom of the cockroach!