The name “ladybug” is actually an American name for members of the insect family Coccinellidae. Ladybugs also known as ladybird beetles or lady beetles. There are over 5,000 species of these typically red beetles often with black spots found around the world.
Ladybugs are Good Luck for Farmers
The meaning of ladybug spirit animal is closely associated first and foremost with good luck, but where does this idea come from? Ladybugs are well known amongst farmers and gardeners for their preference for dining on aphid and scale crop pests. Legends of ladybirds saving an entire crop from pest decimation abound. These stories were passed down through the centuries, resulting in a general association with good luck. Now simply seeing a ladybug is considered good luck for anyone, and the ritual of sending wishes off on a ladybug’s wings is commonplace.
Beetles of Our Lady the Virgin Mary
Originally, it is said that in the Middle Ages farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary for help to save their crops from a plague of harmful pests. A swarm of ladybugs came, ate up the pests and saved the day. Thus, they became known as the “Beetle of Our Lady” or Lady Beetles. The most common species of lady beetle in England is the 7-Spot Ladybird Beetle. Many came to link the seven spots to the seven joys and sorrows of Mother Mary and the red of the ladybug with her red cloak.
Ladybug is a messenger of the divine feminine and goddess energy. So often we prize action, logic and strategy, but ladybug spirit animal brings us closer to our intuition and our ability to open up to receive the gifts of the cosmos. Ladybug spirit animal opens up her wings, lifts off and carries us into the heart of the mother. Her red and black protective outer skeleton (known as an exoskeleton) opens to uncover her transparent wings showing how the goddess bestows protection over all of our freedoms, including the freedom to wish and dream.
Like butterflies, ladybugs undergo what is called a “complete transformation”. Dragonflies, on the other hand, only undergo “incomplete transformation“. This means that ladybugs have a pupae stage during which they completely transform from one form (a crawling larvae) to a drastically different form (a winged beetle). With butterflies the pupae stage happens in a cocoon. Ladybugs undergo this stage in the open attached to a leaf. Ladybug spirit animal shows that the last, big step of your transformation will result in a quantum leap from one way of being to a brand new one. You will have a gap or quiet, inactive time when this shift is happening in you, but others will be able to see it taking place.
When you see what you know to be a ladybug you are actually only seeing one aspect of the beetle’s lifecycle, the culmination of all growth. We forget oftentimes that the beetle is the finished product and we expect as much from ourselves and our dreams. We grow impatient to reach the end without delay.
The ladybug spiritual meaning speaks of going through a number of transitions in the beginning because the crawling larvae (informally called “alligators”) have to molt four times before reaching the pupae stage. The larvae between molts are called “instars”. The larvae are little stars to farmers because they are voracious eaters of aphids and scale pests. This reminds us that even though we may not be complete, we are well underway in our development and we can be of great service along the way.
Does the Number of Spots on a Ladybug Mean Anything?
You may remember hearing as a child that the number of spots on a ladybug indicated the age, in years, of the beetle. At a young age, I realized quickly that insects don’t live that long, but I still wanted the number of spots to mean something. Science tells us that the number of spots usually tells us what species of ladybug we have in hand, which is useful albeit sort of bland.
Looking at the spiritual meaning of ladybug, we can discern more by counting dots. By using numerology, we can understand the meaning of the spots and how this speaks to a process of transformation we may be going through in our lives right now. The spots may tell how many stages there are to our process or by looking up the numerological significance of the number of spots we may learn more about the theme of our transformation.
Here is a VERY quick list to give a sample of the meaning of the numbers one through seven carry: 1 – union; 2 – duality; 3 – transcending opposites; 4 – cardinal directions, elements; 5 – center; 6 – love, perfection; 7 – completion, center, eternal life. I encourage you to do your own research to learn more about the specific number of spots the ladybug you saw had. You can always ask in the comments below and I’ll let you know about your particular ladybug.
Innocence and Childhood
Children’s songs and stories abound about the ladybug and children’s toys, clothing lines, and room decor continually incorporate the image of the ladybug. I recall being squeamish about picking up any insects as a child, except for ladybugs. Ladybugs could crawl on my hands and arms for days as far as I was concerned. There is an intangible connection between ladybugs and kids. Ladybugs are easy to find and accessible, giving children their first intimate chance to relate hands-on with a wild and truly free being.
Ladybug spirit animal can be the spark of a child-like wonder in the natural world, waking the nature child within us all. She reminds us to go outside and crouch down to come eye to eye with the flowers. So much of the weight of the world can be forgotten in a moment of childlike communion with the natural world. This is how the healing energy of ladybug spirit animal works.
About Author, Stacey L. L. Couch
Stacey Couch, Certified Shamanic Practitioner, works as a publicist and journalist for Mother Nature and is the author of Gracious Wild: A Shamanic Journey with Hawks. She empowers people with the ability to explore life’s big questions by calling on nature, story and synchronicity as a source for guidance and healing. With over ten years of experience in the field of shamanism and thirteen years experience working with wildlife and rescue animals, Stacey has a unique blend of rational and mystical perspective that makes the world of shamanism easily accessible to others. She values mindfulness, wonder, and compassion in her daily spiritual practice. Learn More about Stacey.
About Author, Stacey L. L. Couch
Stacey L. L. Couch is a Spiritual Director who teaches about archetypes and symbolism. Her speciality is working with soul pioneers - those of you who are making it up as you go along the spiritual path. She works with beginner and life-long spiritual seekers. Through working with Stacey, lost seekers find their way home and professional spiritual guides receive mentorship. Stacey empowers people with the ability to explore their purpose and calling. Wisdom found in story, mysticism, and nature provide guidance and healing in her work. She is the author of Gracious Wild: A Shamanic Journey with Hawks. She values mindfulness, wonder, and compassion in her daily spiritual practice. Learn More about Stacey.
Cool article. Found a bunch of lady bugs and got to wondering what the significant should be. I am definetly in a place of finding freedom, fun, and releasing my worries. I am in transformation and it’s happening in the open in front of others. Jesus has been doing so much healing in my heart and your article affirms that in my true self. You rock!
That’s awesome news Ashley! Thanks for sharing! Blessings to you, Stacey
Hi Stacey my dad passed in Nov he and I where very close. I’m daddy’s little girl for sure. Ever since he passed I have been see black and yellow lady bugs everywhere. He loved the steelers and we did his memorial in the color black n yellow for the steelers theme. Ever since I have been seeing black and yellow lady bugs. I had an iPad delivered to my door and all day I was worried someone would take it. I bought the package in my house n the first time I saw a black and yellow lady bug was on the package of my iPad. Now when I leave work for the day it’s one sitting outside at the door to leave. Every day. Does this mean anything
Hello Quasha, It sounds like you already are starting to see significance in these encounters with the yellow and black ladybugs. I wonder if you are asking me what it means to confirm what you are already thinking? You know your dad and your relationship with him better than anyone. In fact, you’re the only person alive now that truly knows how special what you two had/have. In your heart of hearts, how would you say your love for him and relationship with him are transforming now? I so encourage you to spend some time reflecting on what aspects of ladybug spirit animal resonate with you and then see how that helps you as you grieve and open into a new way of knowing your dad’s spirit. Many Blessings to you as you move through this loss, Stacey
I had a 2x stabbed lady bug fly in my lap and go to what I assume was sleep as it tucked it’s head in and lied dormant for about 5 mins I wouldn’t dare move it does it mean anything
Yesterday visiting my grandaughter in the hospital there was a ladybug on my finger. I left and came back one was on my back. While I was in the Hosptial on the 5th floor one was on my chest.
Hello Pamela, I hope your granddaughter is doing okay. It sounds like the energy of the divine feminine is reaching out to support you and lend you courage. Many Blessings, Stacey
There is a link with the Goddess Freya and the name Mary. During the christianization of the pagan world. Mary was the replacement name for Mary. There are many links between the two and the lady bird also confirms this. Freya was the goddess of love and fertility and many world call on her. https://manticore.press/2016/05/21/freyas-hens/ this is just one link confirming that Freyas name was replaced by Mary.
hi ive had a ladybug on me all day shes slept on me during my classes and wont leave my side shes currently in my bracelet, she has 12 spots on her? im 21
Hello AJ, Sounds like a lovely companion to travel with throughout the day. I am not a numerologist, but I do know that the number 12 is found in astrology – twelve houses and twelve signs. Does the number 12 mean anything to you? Did anything memorable happen to you at age 12? Do you know anyone who’s 12 years old? Also, read through this article and see which elements resonate most with you and what you’re going through in life right now. That will help you discover more of the meaning as well. Many Blessings, Stacey
Yesterday , while getting into my car I saw a ladybug 🐞 on my window . This ladybug had 19 spots on it . I have two favorite numbers which is 19 & 11 . I would love some feedback on what this could possibly symbolize .
Recently, on a particularly bad day during a particularly bad period in my life, I found a ladybug inside atop a restroom garbage can and brought her outside to the bushes. Still going through very rough times. Could use some serious good luck right about NOW! She had 7 spots.
Hello Rose Bud, I am sorry to hear that life is hard for you right now. Often on the journey of transformation, we come through one patch of hardship thinking we’re through only to find another quick on its heels. There are ups and downs as we shift from our smaller selves into our bigger selves. Ladybug spirit animal reminds us that this is a process of major change, which requires some amount of struggle to break out of the old mold and into the new. Know there is an end even if it’s not yet in sight. In time, you’ll have wings to fly. Blessings, Stacey
My house has been taken over by lady bugs! They are everywhere! On walls, ceilings, in my kitchen, on my porch, just everywhere! We’ve been living here for 2 yrs and this is the 1st time that we’ve had a lady bug infestation. Not sure if it means anything though.
Wow LaNita! That’s a lot of ladybugs! You must live somewhere warm for that to be happening this time of year. I would recommend taking a look at the associations with ladybug – transformation, innocence and childhood, protection and the divine feminine – to see if they have any meaning for you. You may want to see if you can apply these to what else is going on in your life right now. When animals show up in a big way in our lives like this, the message often comes in layers over a long period of time. Be sure to sit with the mystery and be content to get small snippets of wisdom at a time. It will all come together. Good luck braving the bugs! Many Blessings, Stacey
Hello! My house has been infested with ladybugs for at least a month. I’ve lived here for 6 years and have never seen more than a couple each year. I just counted the spots on one and she had 19 maybe 20 spots. I did notice they all have a lot of spots. We are going through a lot. My husband/best friend has been battling epilepsy having grand mal seizures every wk to at least 1 every month for a year. We are using natural remedies to try to obtain control and are constantly searching for answers. Also I was raised in a very religious high control dooms day cult in which I’ve been slowly trying to escape from. I use to have an amazing natural intuition as a child which was suppressed by my religious upbringing. I’ve always had a very natural draw to somewhat of a universal earthy spirituality. However I was trained anything spiritual is evil. I’m trying to overcome my fear and find my spiritual side again that I lost as a little girl. I’m not sure what these lady bugs mean for us, but any insight would be very much appreciated. 🙂
Hello Samantha, Wow! What courage! I commend your bravery as you overcome your fear and embrace your gifts. The challenge of that is a lot on its own and then you are looking after your husband’s health too. Bless you. Remember the grace of innocence that the ladybug brings. Remember the hopefulness of good luck. Complete transformation can be an arduous process, as you’re discovering, and it doesn’t happen overnight. Trust in the process. Pray to Our Lady. Love your inner child. The courage that is welling up within you to meet these challenges is a miraculous thing. Just as there are many ladybugs and they have many spots, there is no one meaning with the ladybugs for you. They are woven into the tapestry of everything that is unfolding. Many Blessings to You and Your Husband on the Path, Stacey
I forgot to mention when I mean infested, I mean INFESTED. Just laying in bed my husband counted 19 on our bedroom wall lol. Thanks again!
What is the significance of an orange ladybird with no spots please and thank you. ♡
Hello Lori, Good question! The meaning of the color orange is related to vibrancy, cheeriness, warmth, and fire. It can also tell us to “pay attention”. If you know chakras, you’ll know that this color is related to the 2nd chakra which manages our relationship to power and wealth (not just money but our gifts and talents). The second chakra also manages our generosity. The lack of spots may speak of a sense of a lack of resources. Are you holding back because you aren’t sure there’s enough? See where you have the opportunity to open up to a new level of generosity of spirit in your life. Many Blessings to you, Stacey
Earlier today I broke up with my boyfriend. Now I am sitting here and see a ladybug in my room. I have never seen any ladybugs in this house! It is orange with no spots. Could this be significant to the breakup?
Hello Cara, The blank ladybug could be indicative of a clean slate. When something ends and we are looking at a new beginning, we often have to take on a beginner’s mind. A child has a beginner’s mind and comes from a place of innocence. See what qualities of innocence and transformation you can cultivate in yourself and your life right now. Best of luck to you as you move through this transition. Don’t let the hurt you might feel close off your heart. Many Blessings, Stacey
Hi Stacey, I’m currently going through a really rough time dealing with anxiety and depression. I teach kids with special needs. Yesterday, I was having one of my rough days again. Everything seems to be going wrong with everything I was doing. I was feeling very overwhelmed and anxious in general. Then while I was teaching my student, he had asked for a break and gotten up from the couch. Suddenly there is a ladybug on the spot he was just sitting on. He had gotten up before this and I’ve never saw the ladybug until then. My student loves ladybugs. I told him about it and he ended up putting the ladybug in his bug container (his mom suggested it). Now I didn’t do anything to stop him from putting the ladybug in his bug container because everything was happening so fast. I felt a spiritual connection and was just surprised that this ladybug appeared out of no where. I now feel bad for not discouraging my student from putting it in his bug container. He seemed very gentle with the ladybug and actually came back to tell me “the ladybug is eating”. My student has special needs and conversational and speech skills are hard for him at times, so it was interesting he’d make that comment to me by himself. He loves ladybugs and I’m sure finding that ladybug made his day. I wonder what are your thoughts on my story? I’d love to hear a response from you as I’m going through a very difficult time in my life. Any spiritual guidance would be much appreciated! I almost forgotten to add, I stumbled across your site randomly after having a long hard cry. I tried to communicate to my spirit guide and went on my phone and somehow led me here. Thank you so much for your article!
Hello Amy, You are so welcome for this article. Thank you for sharing your story. For such an innocent, beautiful little bug, the ladybug does sure seem to come during rough times for many people as we are already seeing in the comments to this post – especially yours. I find it curious that your encounter with ladybug included a sense of regret about not setting it free. Are there regrets you are holding on to that are now time to set free? In our society there are many strange, subjective lines in regards to keeping a living animal. We all see things differently and what to some people may be just a bug to others is a life form that has its own free will and deserves to stay wild. It is hard to determine where we allow the ones we care for to roam free and learn for themselves and where it is our responsibility to guide every step they take. How much of your energy is trapped in being over-responsible for how these children do? It may be time for a complete transformation so that your spirit can fly free of the fetters of worry about things (and people) you cannot control. Ask yourself how you can let go right now and allow yourself to grow and change beyond your identity as the teacher/caretaker. Many blessings to you my dear, Stacey
Hello Stacey, many thanks for reading my comment/question and replying it in advance! Today, as I was on my way home from a 10 straight hour job, a ladybug landed on my left inner canthus and I gently flicked it off, it landed on my lower part shirt and I gently flicked it off again and it flew away. It was red with black dots, such a weird and first time experience for me. Is there any special symbolism or meaning behind it?
Hello Johannes, I am guessing when you say your canthus that you are talking about the corner of your eye? This may mean that the power of the ladybug spirit animal is just coming into view for you. This reminds me of the fact that the ladybugs go through multiple stages of transformation before they are complete. The same is true of spiritual transformations. We catch glimpses of our new selves and/or glimpses through the veil before we get the entire picture. You may also be catching glimpses of your child-like nature that spark wonder. Either way, it sounds like some beautiful energy is cresting the horizon and into your life. Enjoy the journey!
Hello again, you are correct! I thought it was something more like my future wife would come into my life or I would strike a fortune, don’t we all wish that? So it is nothing more than a spiritual transformation or growth?
This is the third time seing a ladybug is that good luck I was cleaning the porch I seen it it that good luck
Hello Joanne, There are so many associations with the number three: third time’s the charm, three strikes and you’re out, etc. We have to remember that seeing visits from animals as either good or bad, black or white, can flatten our experience and keep us trapped in fate. When we are able to take in the whole of the animal’s meaning (in this case innocence, the divine feminine, and transformation) we broaden our options and open up doors we may not have noticed before. By looking at all the aspects of ladybug spiritual meaning, you have the chance to move into your destiny. Allow yourself some time to sit with the meaning and have it weave together in new and interesting ways with other events in your life. You might be surprised at the power this little bug can carry. Many Blessings, Stacey
Great article! This is the most information I have found on the Internet. I started looking because for about a year, ladybugs tend to find me wherever I go, even inside my home. They are drawn to me somehow.
Hello Toyia, Isn’t it amazing how the messages can get so persistent and come for such an extended period of time? Clearly there is a larger force at work here :o). Blessings to You, Stacey
I have come across 3 ladybugs in the last week 2 had spots, nor sure how many. The third one today didn’t have any spots at all. Can you give me some insight on the meaning of this?
Hi Michele, One fun way to play with what you’ve seen is to think of the turn of phrase “being on the spot” or meaning being right on and knowing what to do. It may be worth taking a look at when you feel pressure to be spot on and perfect and how you feel when you draw a blank and have no answers. Have fun with it and see what comes up! Many Blessings, Stacey
Today while I was sitting at my desk in school, there was a black ladybug with two red dots crawling on jacket on my left arm. I’m not gonna lie I kind of freaked out because I have never seen one this color, but I just took my pencil and gently pushed it off of me and then it crawled away. I’m so confused, What do you think this means?
Hi Stacey, thanks for this interesting article; I’ll try to be brief; any insight from you is most welcome, thanks in advance. I have been care giver for my Mom who has Alzheimer’s for five years now (she is 89, i am 57) and recently I tried (yet again) to get my siblings to help me, but they all refuse…today was particularly stressful and when I took my dogs out to the backyard, there were about six or seven beige lady bugs hovering close to me, I reached out my arm and they landed one by one, stayed a while, then left, one by one…I have always loved lady bugs and had rarely seen any but lately one had visited me about a day ago, but nothing like today, this was a treat! I always feel joy when seeing a single lady but, so this was multiplied many times..what do you think?
Hello Alicia, I think this is most definitely a wonderful treat! Maybe the ladybugs are showing you that you have all the support close at hand and all lined up that you need? The support is just coming from the other side rather than this world. Blessings to you as you do the precious work of caring for your mother. Sincerely, Stacey
I seen an actual ladybug this week with 16 spots and the following day I unexpectedly came across 3 photographs of ladybugs. I know in my heart it was speaking to me, it gave me a positive vibe. What does all this mean for me?
Hello Rocky, I recommend doing a review of your current circumstances and see what pops out as the main thing or things you are questioning right now. Then re-read this article and see how the ideas of innocence and/or transformation may fit in for you personally. Many Blessings, Stacey
In the last years, when being the target of overt power abuses, some animal speices has annonced their arrival and stayed with me for a while: Hare, great tit, sea gull, spider and magpie, in the named order.
Today a lady bug made an entrence into my life. She landed on my leg when I was out walking, and I greeted here. When I came back to my place she was still on my leg and followed me inside. I helped here to one of my flowers, so I wouldn’t hurt her by mistake, and thanked her for visiting me this day. I felt very blessed????
Hello Lena, What a lovely tale of communion with the ladybug. Thank you for listening to the stories of the animals. Many Blessings to You, Stacey
Thank you for the wonderful information that you have provided. I was always fascinated by ladybirds at a young age. I have undergone a complete spiritual transformation recently, resulting in finding my purpose. Life is filled with synchronicities and downloads these days. Such joy and wonder! I have not been concerned with ‘how’ my purpose will be achieved, it will happen as and when by design. This morning i found a ladybird in my kitchen- a kind that I have never seen before. It was orange with white spots. After being guided to your page, I counted the spots. 9 on each side. Even as I write this, I am reminded of the fact that my soul and destiny number is 9. Can you shed some of your wisdom on this?
Be blessed for the work that you do!
Hello Sana, That is wonderful to hear that you are able to let go and let a divine plan unfold before you. What a gift and an exciting time. My expertise is not in numerology, so I can’t give you a lot of specifics on the number nine from that perspective. My best advise is to look around online and see what resonates with you. What I can say is that there are 9 baguas in Feng Shui and that the 9th house in astrology encompasses the aspects of connection to the divine and our spiritual beliefs. The ninth house also relates to travel, philosophy and higher learning. The color white symbolizes purity as well as the sacred or holy. The color orange is about power, the second chakra, vitality, and vibrancy. This could mean for you right now that the sacred is breaking through and becoming a source of power for you. This is a fun mystery to spend some time with and see how it unfolds. I hope to hear from you as you discover more. Many Blessings, Stacey
Thank you for that very helpful response Stacey. Love and blessings to you too. Will be in touch!
Hi stacey, i had a dream today that a lady bug landed on my hand and i swatted it off beforei realized it was a ladybug, but when i did. I noticed she had 4 spots. What does that mean?
Hello Katherine, Our hands are symbolic of how we create, manipulate and interact with the world. A ladybug there shows that you do so working with the qualities of ladybug (innocence or transformation for example). The number four has many associations, among them are: balance, stability, strength, symmetry, and order. See if any of those resonate with you and play with different combinations of meaning to find which answers bring the most insight. An example for you is the question: Are you transforming your life to create something stable? Good luck and have fun with it! Many Blessings, Stacey
Hi I had a yellow lady bird land on my chest in the middle of winter and later my 33 year old sister was sadly found dead , was this a message from her or a warning from her I can’t get it out of my head my heart is breaking
Hello Angela, I’m so very sorry to hear of your heartbreak. Within this vulnerable time is your opportunity to touch your own inner knowing. I’m sure your sister loved you, loves you still, and my question for you is, “Would she want you to be afraid?” Visits from animals aren’t about predicting a bad future, they can be instead seen as a way of working with the energy of what is moving. These visits can be a way of nature cooperating with the events in our lives to conspire to shower us with blessings, to let us know that there is something beyond this world. Be brave enough to look beyond what you can see with the five senses, and be willing to show your brilliant, shinning and hurting heart to the Divine. Many Blessings to You, Stacey
Hey Stacy , today I was getting in my car and black ladybugs with red spots (i think 2-3spots). Can you tell me what that means. Is that a bad sign
Hello Sharon, In my work, I see visits from animal messengers as information for us to work with. I encourage my readers, clients and students to move out of worry about seeing bad omens and open up to divine guidance courageously. With this reversal of color, it may indicate a reversal in your own life. Are you being asked to transform or change when you think it is the other person that should change? Or are you asking the other person to change when it should be you? Another reversal may be around childhood or innocence. Is now a time to nurture and come back into your inner child? Ask yourself, your soul, what turned out the opposite of what you expected and how can you find the gifts in that? Hopefully these inquiries help. Many Blessings, Stacey
Hi stacy, I rea enjoyed your article- thank you. A lady beetle appeared in my fourth floor flat the day I was having a job interview which I felt good about. She was actually black with six red dots. I Didn’t get the job and was pretty bummed out.
It’s a week later now and she’s appeared in my bedroom. I Feel reassured by her and know this is a long transition. I’m Really drawn to the tarot at present, feel drawn to nature and doing reiki and my dreaming.
Thought I’d share and happy to hear your comments or insights if you feel to. Thanks again, meg
Hello Meg, You are most welcome. You may want to check my reply above to Sharon about the black ladybug she also saw with red spots. I think you’ll find the information I wrote for her helpful. I appreciate how you are moving into acceptance of what is rather than resistance of things not going how you’d hoped. It sounds like you are most definitely finding the gifts. The number six relates to perfection because the numbers that divide into it add up to the number itself (1,2,3). Also, God created the earth in six days. This signals a sense of coming to completion and of everything being in perfect order, but you have come to that already yourself and don’t need me to tell you :o). Many Blessings, Stacey
Thank you Stacey. That helped and I’ll look at the video below. I too am finding some not so nice bugs around the house and wondering what they’re doing here. Also dreamt of snakes the other night, and felt apprehensive but also excited by them – they were poking their heads out of a rockery; you could almost miss seeing them. Again, your work is lovely. Happy Spring Equinox! (or Autumnal Equinox if you’re in the northern hemisphere) All good wishes M
You probably already found it, but in case not, here’s the link to my article about snake spirit animal: https://www.wildgratitude.com/spirit-animal-snake-symbolism/
It’s lovely watching how your conversation with your readers about their ladybug experiences is unfolding here – thanks for keeping the thread going.
A couple of days ago i was walking up the street to my new part time job and a yellow lady bug with black dots appeared on my left inner wrist. I felt really happy when I saw, like she was a lovely symbol / spirit that things were turning upwards, maybe one cycle ending and another beginning? She was quite small and just flitted in and out. Thank you. Meg
Hello Meg, Yellow is often associated with innocence and childhood as well as dawn and springtime. All of these aspects relate to new beginnings. Your intuition fits in very well with conventional wisdom. Well done feeling into the meaning of the visit for yourself. Many Blessings, Stacey
My names Maisie…
I seem to be going through some sort of awakening now, at a time where i really miss a ex boyfriend, going through a court case and I feel super heavy and tired all the time. Last few days, been falling asleep straight after work and feeling abit shaky and rough, emotional.
Started getting alot of flys, big black beetles, spiders, even a maggot! My house is clean, but I have just noticed a lot of flys on my lampshade, but most of all, a black lady bird with 4 red spots…
Ive been noticing alot of butterflys recently, but I feel really weighed down atm and seeing bugs isnt helping as Im scared of them, they make me feel weird and I imagine them crawling on me which freaks me out.
Any tips on how to attract animals I like, such as lady bugs and not creepy crawlies? Im 20, live by myself so cant call anyone to remove spiders or things peacefully so I just sit there really scared and have trouble sleeping becase of it, dont want to remove the dead flys that the spiders have caught in thier webs either…
I love all animals and respect them in nature but really dont like them all suddenly in my place where I want to relax… Thankyou xxxxxxx
Hello Maisie, I strongly recommend that you watch this video of mine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1od71xWavk&list=PLSn4p-l7AkLSf2wfdEn-L2-AeU_RyvOSl&index=2 about what to do if you do not like an animal. I think this will help you or at least give you something new to ponder. Remember that the bugs, beetles and spiders are nature’s clean-up crew. Without them we wouldn’t have rich soil and healthy plants. There may be a message here not about keeping your house clean, as I’m sure it is, but in cleaning up your interior. What negative or harmful thoughts or emotions can you clear out of your being? Water is great for cleansing the soul and the mind, especially when you take a shower or bath with the intention of washing away all within your spirit that no longer serves. Try practicing being just as diligent with sweeping and dusting up your heart and mind as you are with your home and see what shift that brings. Many Blessings, Stacey
Best article on ladybugs. Yesterday I was visited by a ladybug inside my apartment, and today there were dozens of flying insects, almost a swarming, on my patio where I was sitting, all of a sudden. I went inside for a while, but when I came outside again they were still flying around. I took a comfort seat a d began to write (journal). Yes these were definitely ladybugs, but a few bees and other occasional flying insects. None were harmful or aggressive. I’ve never seen so many ladybugs in my life. I love them. One at a time several landed on me and a couple actually crawled on the page I was writing, and then flew off. I have recently moved to this new country and am in the process of beginning a whole new life that I dreamt about for 20years. It’s a lot harder emotionally than I ever anticipated, but the nature here is just as beautiful as in my home country. Though now I am making this country home. Some of the ladybugs were red with black spots, and some were pale orange with no spots, I’m guessing they are the younger ones. I feel really struck with this big visit today. Can you shed light or insight on what is going on. Thank you for your insight and wisdom. With love and respect, Grace.
Hello Grace, What beautiful gift to receive the company of the ladybugs in that way. It sounds to me like they came to comfort you in a time of need and offer you much needed company and delight. So often we think the animals have giant, life altering messages for us, but the biggest things can come in small, gentle encounters. You’ve already altered your life with this move. Now being able to tap into the love and kindness of those ladybugs is a revelation. When all seems in upheaval and chaos around you, to tap into the sweet delight in the company of those ladybugs is a truly revolutionary thing. The ability to be calm and reassured may be the gift the ladybug spirit animal is bringing you. Many Blessings to You, Stacey
recently I have been working really hard on myself, trying to transform my life in a better way. Two weeks ago I opened my heart to someone I believed I could trust and this person apparently wasn’t trustworthy as they are ignoring me. My gut feeling still tells me the opposite of what is happening and that all will work out only I find it hard to believe… So you can imagine that I am quite confused about this. So last night I was praying to our Lady and the angels asking them for relief and support and help, when suddenly a Ladybug landed next to me in bed. I was surprised as it was in the middle of the night and I haven’t had any ladybugs in my house in ages.
I just don’t know what it means….
Hello Tanja, It is always challenging when our intuition leads us into a situation that doesn’t appear how we expect it should. Regardless of how this other person responds to you over time, the course of action shown by our Lady is to always maintain an open heart. My suggestion would be to not pray to know why this person is not acting trustworthy, but to pray to know how you can remain open and loving regardless of who is in your life. Unconditional love is just that, free of conditions. The moment you need someone to act a certain way to be loving towards them is the moment you close your heart. I can understand the need to guard your heart and I am not saying to be reckless with your heart. I am saying that there is a way to be loving AND stay safe in the arms of our Lady. If I were you, that is what I would pray to be shown. Many Blessings to You, Stacey
This is crazy!!! I just emailed you Stacy and then read this. Whatever this woman is going through, it seems to be the same with me because your response resonates 100%. Synchronicity.
Hi Nancy! Thank you for that feedback. That’s exciting to hear that this message resonates! This means that we’ve hit upon an archetypal/universal aspect of ladybug medicine here. These kind of synchronicities are quite miraculous to witness. What a lucky thing. Many Blessings, Stacey
I tend to be someone who disregards ‘signs’ as simple coincidences. I grew up in a strict christian household and found solace in the spiritual, but couldn’t resolve my longstanding questions about the legitimacy of religion. Additionally, I found I tended to not stay grounded when I would delve into that side of myself (the spiritual), and I wouldn’t move forward and achieve goals. It caused me to remain stagnant for quite a few years after graduating from college, leaning too much on my intuition and right brain, effectively causing inaction and paralysis. I often had a feeling of being stuck, so to speak. I couldn’t decide on a direction or what to do. I ended up finding balance after a death in the family 5 years ago, which shook me awake in a variety of ways, and moved forward to better discover my passions and general purpose.
I just completed a master’s degree, and have been applying for jobs. I found myself, oddly, praying for direction and seeking guidance, as I don’t really know what I’m praying to, as I’m an atheist. After a recent interview for a job that I greatly want, I was taking a walk at work, and a black ladybird beetle landed on me. She had two red spots that were quite distinct. I immediately felt peaceful, that it was a good luck omen that things were falling in place. This is an odd response for me, as I don’t traditionally feel comfort with insects, but deep fear (huge fear of wasps, for example).
I just completed my final round of interviews for the aforementioned position exactly 4 weeks ago yesterday. It is a brand new position for the firm in question, so I had to formally apply on their job site within that time frame, and haven’t expected a response on if I did or did not get the job just yet. Also, for reference, I got extremely ill over the past month, with pneumonia, and have felt it was stress related, as I am very unhappy in my current job.
Yesterday, as I got into my car for my lunch break, the exact same type of lady beetle was in or on my car window I believe, so as I rolled the window down, it flew in my face and landed on my window sill. Then, the strangest thing happened. I burst into tears, happy tears. I felt like I wasn’t alone, which was such an odd feeling. I even ended up taking a picture of the lady beetle, as it stayed on my car window until a stop light, then flew off.
In previous posts, you mentioned black lady beetles with red spots as a bad omen or an omen of reversal, so can you explain why I felt so much comfort in this? Also, I felt like it was a good sign about my job situation, in that, even if I don’t get this position, I distinctly felt like this simple bug was letting me know the following (I couldn’t get the thought out of my head… so odd): “You are exactly where you should be.”
Thank you in advance for your time, and humblest apologies for the long-winded response. Simply curious about your thoughts.
Hello Maria, I am so sorry if my previous posts gave the impression that black lady beetles are a bad omen. As far as I’m concerned every animal messenger just is, no good or bad to it. It’s simply information for us to work with and to use how we feel drawn to. It is us that puts a good or bad spin on the messages. Within every animal message is the opportunity to experience the type of transformation you experienced in the company of your lady beetle companion. That is the true essence of working with animal spirit guides. I am so grateful for your sharing of this mystical experience compliments of an insect. Really all creatures great and small have the power to touch us in these ways. You don’t have to believe in anything. Just having a simple, clear, open heart can be the biggest asset to transformation of all. Many Blessings to You on the Path, Stacey
I saw an off white,(or pale) ladybug with no spots on the blinds in my room at night.
Hello Brandon, The color white is symbolic of purity. This could be purity of thought or purity of action. The fact that it was white with no spots really seems to deepen this meaning. White also relates to spirituality. I suggest looking at the aspects of ladybug from the divine feminine to transformation to childhood and see which one you resonate with most. Then consider how you can come into a more pure relationship with that aspect of your being. If, for example, it is childhood, how can you release the bad memories and come into a more honest relationship with your own inner child? Many Blessings, Stacey
Hi, thank you for the post
The ladybird that showed up in my room was beige an had 8 spots. Do you know its meaning?
Hello Phoenix, Although I can give you a general idea of the meaning of the color beige (comfort, neutrality) and the number eight (infinity, rebirth, regeneration), I think you’ll get a much deeper interpretation by sitting with what resonates with you. Was there an aspect of my article about ladybug spirit animal that stood out to you? What part of your life does it relate to? How might you work with the energy of ladybug to help you through a challenging situation you’re facing or, on the other hand, to help you relish a joy in your life? These articles are meant as ways to go deeper into your soul through the companionship of the spirit animal to find wisdom within. Safe Travels, Stacey
I am having relationship issues and I was praying and thinking and a yellow lady bug flew on me in the dark on my leg then my back. It has 18 black dots 9 on each side. I always loved lady bugs I always felt connected to them and would always let them go this time I accidentally killed it because I didn’t know what it was and I felt so bad afterwards but I still feel like it was a positive sign. Especially when I be down they show up like I feel it’s some type of guide, may sound crazy!!
Hello Courtnie, That doesn’t sound crazy at all. Honoring the presence of the ladybugs in your life is a beautiful spiritual practice. The companionship of spirit animals has carried me through many rough times in my own life. I understand where you are coming from. Thank you for sharing your story and your connection. Many Blessings, Stacey
Hello, I actually have a little bit of a story about ladybugs from back in middle school. It was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for catching ladybugs in the bright green grass and clovers everywhere. This particular day, no one could find anything, a few people found one or two ladybugs, seeing as searching for them was a favorite past time of many students. Everyone thought it was strange. Even i was searching for them. It wasn’t realized until later that…. HUNDREDS OF LADYBUGS HAD DECIDED THAT THEY WANTED TO MAKE MY HAIR THEIR HOME. We discovered it in my class period right after recess, i sat in the back, and ladybugs started flying around the room, no one knew where they were coming from, until i reached my hand up to scratch my head only to find about 20 crawling on my skin. it took three hours to pick hundreds of them out of my hair…
Wow Mari, What a beautiful image. You tell the story so well and it brought me right into the childlike energy of ladybug spirit animal in a lovely way. Thank you for bringing this magical moment to everyone who visits this page. Many Blessings to You, Stacey
Hi there’s been ladybugs everywhere lately but only one stood out to me all black two red dots. What’s the possible meaning of this I’ve been in horrible pain nurse says I might have endometriosis im kinda worried as im only 21
Hello Rosalie, I am sorry to hear of the pain you are experiencing. When you were reading through this article on ladybug did you notice the part about the divine feminine? I recommend reading back through that part and considering your own connection to the goddess. Pain in the reproductive system can cause resentment of our own femininity which ultimately leaves us fighting our own nature. Allow the gentle heart of the divine mother to support you through this worrisome time. Consider what you might be able to do to heal your own feminine nature. Many Blessings, Stacey
Blessings be upon you…
And unto you…
Hello Stacey. My husband passed away on December 11, 2016. I found the first orange ladybug on our living room curtain a couple of days afterwards. Thinking of it as a nuisance, I used a napkin and threw it outside. The next day, another orange one with no dots appeared on one of the end tables in the living room. I accidentally crushed this one trying to pick it up. Tonight, December 31, 2016, another orange one with no dots appeared in my bedroom, flying in front of me in a circular motion, then settling on the light fixture of the ceiling fan. I didn’t disturb it, and it’s been there for hours. Could it be a messenger from my husband?
Hello Flora, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. The newness of it must still be pretty shocking I would guess. It is quite possible that the ladybugs are being sent by your husband. These kind of phenomenon are relatively common. Although I can’t give you any scientific proof to say for certain that there is a connection, I can tell you that as long as a sense of comfort and support comes from this line of inquiry that it is worth pursuing. The initial thought of “could this be him?” opens up an avenue of wonder that has great potential to aid your grieving and eventual healing. Many Blessings, Stacey
Thank you, Stacey. The ladybug stayed throughout the night, and the whole while I prepared to go to church this morning. It was gone when I got home. I did feel comforted in believing that my Lonnie’s spirit wanted to be with me to bring in the new year, and saw me go to church…as we would have done together.
i see a lady bugs in my dreams. they are crawling up to the tree, while I was touching them one by one.
plenty of lady bugs.some are red colors with dots and some are white colors with dots also.
some I took it and playing in my hands
can you please tell me the meaning of it.
thank you very much!
May God Blessed us,
Hello Sheila, Trees can symbolize many things including family trees and ancestry as well as your ability to be both rooted in the earth and connected to the heavens. Hands are symbolic of how we manipulate and create, how we connect with the world. As you sit and reflect on the meaning of this dream what associations resonate with you and what new ones can you come up with? What challenges in your life are you currently trying to solve? How does the medicine of ladybug spirit animal that is about transformation, the divine feminine, innocence and play relate to what you are looking to connect with in your life? By spending some time with your own inner wisdom I’m sure you’ll find some lovely insight. Many Blessings, Stacey
On my daughters first dress up at her school I dressed her as a ladybug. 5 months ago she passed away (19 months)and ever since I’ve seen lady bugs, especially on those really hard days then one will pass. 2 weeks ago I just couldn’t cope anymore… was in such bad space as I got home from work there were 5 ladybugs in my window and they stayed until the Saterday. It is not really comforting at this stage as I do not want to see her in signs I want her with me,I want to hold her and touch her, hug her kiss her and love her :o(. But I know she is with mommy. I miss her so very much :o(
Lisa, I am so sorry to hear of your unbearable and unimaginable loss. Your response to the appearances of the ladybugs is completely understandable. For now, the opening into your grief and anger they are provoking may be an opportunity for movement in you… as to where this will take you or how it will continue to change you, only you can say. My deepest respect goes out to you in this unbelievably trying time. I am sending prayers your way. Many Blessings, Stacey
I just awoke from a dream where there hundreds of ladybugs. In this dream, I walked towards an outdoor shed and just inside there were the ladybugs crawling on the floor and the walls. I remember sensing fear and one of the ladybugs had a scorpion tail and was attacking with it. I swatted that scorpion tailed ladybug out of the way and woke up. Any opinion you may provide for my Higher Self and I to dwell upon would be appreciated. More to you.
Hello Lourdes, What an interesting chimera, the ladybug-scorpion cross. Scorpions are shadowy creatures that work effectively with secrets as well as death, transformation and rebirth. The poisonous sting of a scorpion’s tail is symbolic of the traumas/wounds we incur in life and have to heal from. These kind of healings require releasing that which is no longer serving us (death of parts of the ego) and moving into a more empowered state. It may be that you are trying to overwhelm yourself or others with an innocent, optimistic attitude, the proverbial rose colored glasses, but that you are afraid you’re being naive and going astray by not acknowledging the shadow, unhappy aspects of life. Either way, I’d encourage you to spend so time reflecting on if you have a balanced perspective of hopefulness that empowers the light as well as a shrewd discernment that respects the dark. Many Blessings, Stacey
What an interesting post. Quite regularly, a lady bug appears on my yoga mat when I’m doing yoga. This has been going on all winter it seems. I’ve been on a conscious path of growth that seems quite difficult,, and I can’t seem to get where I want to be but continue doing everything I know to do. I wonder what the lady bugs are trying to tell me. I’m aware that they remind us to open up to joy and love. I wonder what else. Today’s lady bug has around 12 black dots on it.
Thanks for any insight anyone can provide.
I should probably add that the “spots” on its back seemed more like stripes.
Hello Robyn, There may be a call here to open up more to the divine feminine within yourself and/or within your yoga practice. More sitting and listening and less doing and making happen. It is amazing how often we can get looped into the masculine art of “doing” with nearly anything, even an eastern tradition such as yoga that is ultimately meant as a way towards non-doing. The number 12 has many sacred meanings including the 12 sacraments, 12 houses of the astrological wheel and so on. Many Blessings, Stacey
recently there has been just one single ladybird/bug with 18 spots, 9 on each side attached to an object that a new man in my life has left recently in my room.
I first noticed its presence a couple of days ago when he came and stayed round mine.
What is your personal opinion on the significance – if any?
Or are we simply trying to find meaning in life by attributing and over analyzing small intricate details of life to make us feel like we understand the world and can in some way by thinking we understand it have some control? pondering thoughts…
Thanks ever so much,
All interesting thoughts Jess. Yes, sometimes we strive for understanding to have control, but the magic is that no one meaning ever seems to satisfy our hearts and souls. This means that we are set adrift into the wonder of what is unfolding before us and allowed to find many messages, countless insights. You can start by finding more than one take-away from this article on ladybug spirit animal that resonates with you and the way you feel about your new man. Does he help you feel more childlike or can you bring that nature into his life? Good luck and many blessings, Stacey
Hi Stacey, I’m so glad I stumbled onto your article. I’m hoping you can help interpret a dream I had last night…I was lying in bed and there was a lump about an inch below my bellybutton, I squeezed it and a live ladybird came out of a small hole. This carried on until hundreds of ladybirds were on me my bed and the floor. Eventually some pus like ear wax came out then a lump which I thought ‘this is the lodestone’ which I wanted to put in a match box to show my class (I’m training to be an integrated non local healer with a shamanic practitioner). I was freaking out a bit in the dream and wished I’d got the hoover out before I started! I later dreamt about some wooden stairs collapsing below me and having to hang on so I didn’t drop, don’t know if that bears any relevence. I read that insects are from the underworld (dragonfly is one of my spirit animals) and should stay there (im comfortable with the underworld & journeying). I am going through quite an awakening at the moment & feel very connected to nature. Also feeling the responsibility & privilege of being allowed to learn about & practice non local healing.
Thanks so much for helping in this way, its very appreciated.
Hello Anna, It definitely sounds like your dream world is reflecting your waking world experience of awakening. The breaking out of insights from your being sounds like the ladybugs bursting forth in your dream. The aspect of transformation that ladybugs symbolize also seems very relevant. You may want to go back into that section of this article and pay close attention to how that applies to your evolution. Either way, what an exciting time! Best of luck with your training. Many Blessings, Stacey
Hi, I’m pregnant and was getting out of bed to go to the toilet when I noticed there was a lady bird underneath our duvet. The window and door were both shut . It had lots of spots around 6/7 maybe even 8. I was quite startled so didn’t get the chance to count . Xx
Hello Becky, The child-like energy of ladybug and the energy of innocence she represents could very well relate. Does that part of my article speak to you? With a new baby on the way, you’ll likely soon get a chance to get in touch with your own inner child. Many Blessings, Stacey
Been connected with ladybugs for years. Always seeing them giving me signs. I would go as far as saying they’re my spirit animal. I would always see red with a bunch of black dots. However, today one fell on my sleeve and hung out for a bit before flying off. Yet, it was almost completely black with two red dots.
I have searched for a meaning and haven’t found anything. Please help!!
Thank you (:
Hello Nadine, I believe you that the ladybug is your spirit animal. Multiple, meaningful encounters over a number of years is a sure sign. It sounds like the time has come for an inversion. The way you’ve seen or related to ladybugs up to this point is very well due for a shift, maybe even a complete turning inside out! We develop stories over time as to what our spirit animals mean or what they are meant to do for us, but those stories inevitably must change over time to broaden, open out into something greater and more awe inspiring than what we’d ever imagined. My guess is this change in perspective isn’t limited to your relationship with ladybug spirit animal and is also happening in other areas of your life. Many Blessings, Stacey
I recently was at a funeral mass for my soul mate. As I stood in the church feeling so alone and complete confusion since he was taken so suddenly, a lady bug seemed to fall from the ceiling onto my hand. It stayed on my left hand the entire time even crawling into my sleeve. I felt peaceful having this ladybug with me and I hope it was him trying to make me feel ok. Any thought on this or am I just reaching?
Hello Mary, I am so incredibly sorry to hear of your loss. I do not think you are just reaching at all. The connection of two souls is beyond reason. Another way of saying it is that it is miraculous. The fact that the ladybug brought you a sense of solace confirms this miraculous connection between you and your soul mate. How else would a tiny little bug be able to bring such grace? It makes no sense and all the sense in the world. Many Blessings, Stacey
I have been going through alot and a black lady bug flew to our table couldnt find the meaning to it on here would you know ?
Hello Araceli, The color black can represent many things among them potential, emptiness, expansiveness, the unconscious, the depths, and the void. The color itself does not bode ill or well tidings. It simply is. The ladybug spirit animal could simply be affirming the place where you are right now and showing how the spirits empathize with where you are right now. Many Blessings, Stacey
My father passed away on 29th December 2016.
My dad was a joker and loved a drink with his friends and winding his friends up.
Since his passing I have been torturing myself mentally wondering if he’s free of pain, with his family etc etc…
Yesterday I spoke to my dad in my head and asked him for a sign to let me know he is ok and with his family.
This afternoon I was laid in front of the fireplace in my living room watching the football thinking about my dad.
Sunday afternoons are particularly difficult for me as we both love football and I spoke to my dad every Sunday.
A ladybird then landed in front of me and just sat there. I put my hand out and it crawled on. I took it to the window but it would not leave me. I went back into the front room and it sat on my hand for around 20 minutes. I thought this was strange as I haven’t seen a ladybug in years.
The ladybug had 2 spots on it.
I said to myself dad, if this is you I’m ok.
I cried but felt a sense of peace at the same time.
I went back to the window again and placed the ladybug of the window ledge and said it’s ok to go and it flew away.
I don’t know if this means anything or entirely what I believe in but this has definitely given me a sense of peace.
Do you think this could be a sign from my dad?
Absolutely Hayley. The fact that you spoke to your dad and the ladybug appeared so soon afterwards bringing that great sense of peace is more than mere coincidence. Our prayers to our loved ones are often answered in small, personal and profound ways. I’m so grateful that you were able to open up to the answer and receive the gift he sent you. Many Blessings, Stacey
I saw a gray ladybug on my door today, I think it had about 20 spots… I don’t usually see ladybugs in my house, only a few times. Do you know what could be its meaning?
Thank you 🙂
Hello Liz, One meaning of the color gray is to be shrouded in mystery. Are there ways that you are covering up your femininity? Do you believe you too are a divine woman? Both questions worth considering. Another way of looking at this is to evaluate your commitment to caring for your own inner child or your own divinity. Many Blessings, Stacey
I see a lot of ladybugs, usually at my house. They started appearing to me after I got divorced and now that i am living in another state. They appear to me every two to 3 months. I´ve seen them at my house, outside my car and even at the park while I was running – two of them laid on my arms and face..what does it mean? is it something spiritual or could I have a nest on me?..:)
Hello Suzana, When we encounter the same animal over and over there are likely many aspects of the symbolism worth looking at. I recommend taking in the whole picture of ladybug including what I’ve covered in this article as well as other things you find. Instead of looking for a single answer that resonates explore many that do and be willing to look at the gifted parts of yourself you have yet to own. Many Blessings, Stacey
Yesterday I saw a fairly large Ladybug on my house. It had just emerged from the pupa and the case was still attached to the wall just behind it. She (always think of them as “she.”) was the same color as my house; a beautiful yellow. Not bright, but more of a pastel yellow. She had no spots at all. I am so glad to read your article here, as I am 58 and definitely stepping forward into a time of transition which has been a bit overwhelming. I have not had any luck identifying this specific type. Is there a web address that you know of that might help with this?
Hello GinkgoWild, Thank you for sharing your story and your insight. I am not exactly sure what resources you are in search of help with. If you’d like to post another comment and give me more specifics, I can see what I can offer as assistance. I work with a number of people at major life transitions (retirement, empty nest, etc.) and find that Spiritual Direction and/or Shamanic Healing can be a great way to find help navigating into and through the mystery. Either way, I’m glad to connect and interested to see what else may come from us talking. Many Blessings, Stacey
Evening Stacie i was reading all these wonderful stories on Ladybugs i have had over the years ladybugs land on me and seen them in both stages.. but this is the first time i have found one n my home i was sitting at my computer when a White with black spots landed on me than the screen.. at first i thought it was a fly but i looked closer and it was a ladybug.. my room is closed up cause of the heat outside so i don’t know how this beautiful lady got in. I am going though some things in my life at this time.. I have an elderly lady living with me and my Husband at this time she owns the Motel we are taking care of.. I usually am an upbeat person but lately i have been feeling overwhelmed. but as soon as i touched her again i feel all is going to be well.. I picked her up she flew to the computer so i caught her and let her go in my pansys. two of her spots looked like a heart and a moon. if i could i would give u a pic of her. Is there any other meaning to this thank you and blessed be
Hello Sharon, Often animals come to deliver messages without words, but rather in feelings just like your ladybug friend gave you a sense of faith. It is important to remember that the visits have many layers of meaning including emotional and spiritual as well as the mental meanings of innocence, luck, and transformation. Of course a heart relates to love and the symbol of the moon can correlate with your emotional nature and the feminine. Combining all of these together I see a nurturing presence you the ladybug spirit animal that points to a need to tend the vulnerability you’re feeling with love. Many Blessings, Stacey
Hi been walking through ancient woodlands before now looking for the orange ladybird because came to me in synchronicity earlier this year on my birthday when I was out visiting a sacred spring. Yesterday summer solstice i saw an orange ladybird in my room in the new place i am living which is next to a healthy or ancient woods, it has 16 white spots. Its crawling above my head around my room. I do feel I am going through a transformation to get in to my real purpose more fully. I want to celebrate myself and native species in dance and song. I think ive been afraid to celebrate my full vitalic energy so thats why its taken me so long to get going.
What a wonderful opening up and embrace of the cycles and wonder of nature both around you and inside you. I wish you all the best on your journey. Many Blessings, Stacey
Just saw a Ladybug in my wall tonight. I got a piece of paper and took it outside since I didn’t want to kill anything that can bring me luck. It had 19 spots from what I could count and was orange. I’ve been in need of luck lately, especially in the love life department. I noticed that 19 is also the tarot card of the Sun which has been popping up a lot in readings lately! Definitely no coincidence, I think 🙂
Wonderful Kat! Thank you for sharing! I love when synchronicities show up and help us feel hopeful about the future. Many Blessings, Stacey
I can’t tell you how much this article means to me. I have been going through this transitional period of my life the past couple years but was starting to question whether I was on the right path. I have been feeling frustrated and asking the universe for guidance. Three nights ago I found a ladybug in my bed when I pulled the covers back which I thought was so strange. Like, how did it even get there??? I took it outside into my back yard. Then yesterday I found a ladybug crawling on the inside of my bathtub. I took that one outside into my backyard as well. Then this morning, my son called me outside and said he found a bug he didn’t know what it was. I came out and took a picture because I didn’t know what it was either. I told him we could look it up later. Completely unrelated I started looking up information about spirit animals versus totem animals today and came across this article about ladybug spirit animals and found the picture of the ladybug larvae – which was the bug I took a picture of this morning! Wow. I mean, wow!! I guess the universe really is speaking to me.
Wow! What a wonderful unfolding Chelsea! I so appreciate your willingness to listen. It seems once we realize how much the universe does speak we hear the messages everywhere. This is a rich time and a special gift for you. Soak it in and enjoy! Many Blessings, Stacey
Hi Stacey !
I was wondering what is the meaning of a yellow ladybug with a lot of beautiful black spots ? On my first day back to work from my vacations, a beautiful yellow ladybug flew out of nowhere and is now spending time around my office, just casually flying around and relaxing. I have no windows around my office, not sure where she came from … I was just wondering if there was anything meaningful to it … I’m currently going through a rough patch in my marriage, and seeing this little ladybug today gave me a smile for a reason.
Thanks for your reply !
Hello Jess, The color yellow symbolizes a number of things. You’ll need to consider which attributes relate to the reason the ladybug made you smile. All of it ties together. Yellow can mean innocence, creativity (think 2nd chakra), and cowardice and courage. See if you can sit with the different elements of this article, the qualities of the color yellow and what is going on with your marriage and see which threads weave their way through. What inner truth is shining through for you? Many Blessings, Stacey
Hi. A dear friend of mine just lost her husband to cancer. When he was undergoing treatment, I saw some glass ladybugs in a store and I knew they were for her and sent them to her for luck. She then told me that she had a ladybug tattooed on her foot. I did not know that. On the night he passed, a ladybug landed on her. Then in the morning, it was on the wall. Before she took it outside, she noticed that the dots on the very top of the back were actually tiny hearts. She knew it was a message for her. She took a picture of it — it is amazing. I would attach it if I could. I did not know that ladybugs could be someone’s spirit animal. But clearly they are for this woman. Pretty cool.
Wonderful Stephanie! Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful synchronicities. This is a great example of how a ladybug can be a spirit animal for someone. All creatures, great and small, have the potential to be of immense service to us in times of need. Many Blessings, Stacey
Hi, two ladybugs in my room two different nights.
Hello Vanea, Sounds like they showed up a couple of times to get your attention! That can happen. The nighttime is the time of the unconscious and of what’s hidden. What aspects of ladybug medicine are you hiding within yourself? Many Blessings, Stacey
Hi Stacey. I recently lost a friend who I had a deep spiritual connection to. since then I have felt her presence around me at different times and when I went to order her flowers for jwr funeral,there was a coach infront of me with her name on! Today I saw a ladybird on my wall while chatting with a neighbour. About an hour later I noticed it was still there. I got it on my little girls hand, then I held it and it stayed there for about 20 minutes. I couldn’t get it to come off! She loved ladybirds. Is this a sign from her she’s still around?
Hello Emma, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear friend. I often hear stories of visits from the favorite animals of loved ones who’ve crossed over to the other side, and I can’t help but believe that it is our friends sending us a message. Ultimately, there is no way to prove what happens in the invisible/spirit world that seems to pass over into this one, so it is a matter of belief in the end. If you believe that this visit of the ladybird was arranged by your friend, I see no reason to doubt you and every reason to trust what you saw and felt to be true. Many Blessings, Stacey
Hello yesterday I was having a very bad day at work. Nothing was going right. I went for a walk outside. I was about to cry and then a lady bug landed on me. Any thoughts on this?
Hello Amanda, Sometimes it is simply that the animals and the natural world feel our sadness and comes in an instant to help comfort us in a moment of need. The blessed mother does this, she comes for her children when their broken hearts call out in pain, and ladybug spirit animal acts as an ambassador on her behalf. Many Blessings, Stacey
Hi Stacey, I rarely remember my dreams. What I can remember about ladybugs in my dream last night are two short moments of finding one red ladybug on me, then later one translucent white ladybug on me. What I thought about was transformation and divine feminine. The white bug seemed to be forming her shell.
For the past seven years I have been in the dark. A terribly traumatic event occurred in 2010 that sent me into a deep and painful depression. I could not work, I had a severe case of agoraphobia, I was isolated and alone. Three years ago I started working on my internal world. I screamed out the pain and anguish of the past while a trusted professional helped me with safety issues.
Lately, my needs and wishes are centered around the immediate future. I am not sure if I can be in this world around others to work but I want to try again. I am not sure about and have not developed any lasting spiritual connections but my intuition is whispering it’s time to learn. And the last, and best, is there is a directional inner pull towards learning to be a part of life not tortured by the past.
Thank you for this article. I will check out more of you website and would appreciate your comments and/or suggestions.
Hello Barbara, What a beautiful dream and interpretation. Clearly you have garnered much wisdom throughout your recovery and healing. The translucency of the second ladybug reminds me of fragility and a delicate nature. This is not weakness, but strength and preciousness in my estimation. It reminds me of a prayer I often visit, “Sustain me with only your wisdom and your love so that all whom I meet on the journey home will see thru me to you.” Many traditions speak of being a “transparent messenger”, and the color white points to purity. This may all be a message about the state of your own soul after much hard labor and terrible suffering. Going out into the world and being seen again can be frightening, but shifting your focus away from worrying about other people to being a channel for grace can be an incredibly helpful way to find strength. Many Blessings, Stacey
I have recently left an abusive marriage. I had an idea out of the blue that I would like to get a ladybug tattoo. I wondered if there was any symbology behind the ladybug. I found your page – and it all fits! The transformation from who I had become in my marriage (scared, weak, guilt-ridden) to who I really am (adventurous, strong and positive) is ongoing and I think my ladybug friend will help me on this journey – I’m going to go for it! Any recommendations as to where I should place the tattoo?
Hello Louisa, It sounds like your intuition is guiding you to exactly where you need to be. That is so reassuring to know is it not? As far as locations go, you may want to do some research on symbolism of parts of the body where you are interested in placing it. For example, shoulders can be about what we are shouldering or carrying, or they can symbolize wings. Learning about the chakras may also help you decide where the medicine will best serve you. Many Blessings, Stacey
For the past few days, I’ve been seeing ladybugs with 18 spots, 9 on each wing. One landed on my cheek today. I’ve been trying to find the significance of it but haven’t really found much as of yet. I’ve seen a total of five of them so far.
Might you be able to enlighten me?
Hello Kat, I am not a numerologist by any stretch, so can only help in a small way. First thing is for you to spend some time considering what these numbers – 5, 9, 18 – mean to you. What was your life like at those ages? Do you have any family members/friends that are those ages that you’ve been thinking about lately, spending time with, and/or working through conflict with? The message from ladybug may relate to them. The only association I see immediately is that the age 18 is the age of adulthood/independence. Many Blessings, Stacey
Hi, I had a twice stabbed lady bug (2 spots) chilling on my shoulder today. I was looking for more information on that. Thank you.
Hello Jean Michelle, The number two can symbolize among many things, a pair or companionship. It sounds like that is exactly what the ladybug offered you! Many Blessings, Stacey
Hi Stacey, I’ve just had an encounter with a dark grey ladybug with black markings on it. I’m not sure what this means but I’m going through a patch in my life where I am caught at a crossroad deciding what I want in life. Not sure if that has anything to do with it, but the ladybug was sitting on my window ledge trying to climb up the window so I just helped it get to the top. I’m not really sure what the colour means but am hoping you can help, Thank you ! – Ruby
Hello Ruby, Crossroads are definitely gray areas in life. We wouldn’t be there trying to decide if the decision was easy. The standing and waiting and thinking can be very fruitful if you also are listening… listening is a feminine power, one of receptivity. Be open to the option that the answer/solution may come to you. Praying to the divine feminine may be of use right now. Many Blessings, Stacey
I just moved to Virginia from Florida and I was so excited to see a few lady bugs in my home. We had to move here for several reasons, one was for my husbands health issues and hopefully you can understand why I was happy that these wonderful lady bugs were in the home. A good friend of mine told me all the great things about them, just as you wrote in your article. I then was told from another friend of mine that the orange ones, the asian Lady beetle (harmonia axyridis) is an exception. She said they carry bacteria and are not lucky. I do believe that they are better in the garden and have better use there, but I still feel that they also, like the red ones are or should be considered as the same. Does it really matter what color they are. To Me, they still symbolize luck and all the wonderful things one should expect. I still feel that they are bringing us goodness, and we are looking forward to a great 2018.
Curious to know how you feel.
Hello Maria, I think that sometimes we can over-analyze and dissect the meaning of animal encounters too closely, and thus we can negate the power of the messages they bring. In the end, it doesn’t really matter what shade of orange or red they are, but the spirit in which we accept their presence and guidance. It sounds like you have found deep insight and meaning that speaks to you. That is the most valuable gift you can receive. Many Blessings, Stacey
So my grandma past away at 25th of december. Christmas. She died peacefully i her bed.
A week later. I went there with my cousin. Her bed was cleaned and only a matras. And on the matras we spotted a ladybug. Not at the end of the bed but at the exact spot where she took her last breath
Hello Laura, I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your grandma on Christmas no less. That is tough. What a consolation and lovely message to have found that ladybug in that place. It sounds like your grandma is smiling down on you. Many Blessings, Stacey
I found an orange ladybug in my h*OM*e today with no spots. Your post is pretty insightful.
Within the last few years, I went through a considerable amount of “hard” things. Quite recently my shattered life fell back into place in a way I don’t think I could have dreamt up. I am very blessed. ✨
Also, my best friend just passed away. Which has been a very difficult path, but he has repeatedly shown he’s still here. His favorite colour is orange.
Do you know of any symbolism that could relate to me?
Love & Light!
Also, I’ve quite recently had a spiritual rebirth. If that changes/adds anything.
One last add on: Tonite is a new moon/solar eclipse.
I’ve had a repeating lady bug connection since adolesence. In 4 different homes (2 in Texas, 1 in Massachusetts and 1 in California) I’ve had all out infestation. Always above my bed. Always. When I do see them now it’s typically in a place where I spend a lot of time. The window by kitchen sink or near my bed. Places not common for a beetle yet quite visible to me. Have you heard of anything similar are there common characteristics of people who are tied to this spirit animal? I’m new to things of spirit. Any guidance would be so helpful.
I have read everywhere that ladybugs are a sign of good luck, but my interactions with ladybugs make me feel otherwise. Today, on my way back to home from the office (I am a summer intern there), I saw a big ladybird on the road, but it was upside down and in a state of pain.
Also, 2-3 months ago, I was standing in my balcony in the evening when I happened to feel something under my feet. It was a ladybug and I pressed it with my feet by mistake. It also secreted a yellow liquid on my feet. However, the moment I saw her broken wings I brought a cotton dipped with water and some sprouts for the ladybug after googling “how to help a hurt ladybug”. She did land on the cotton soaked with water and the sprouts also seemed to have been bit around corners. I tried in my capacity to help the ladybug but she seemed to have her wing broken. Later that evening, she flew away.
I had a ladybug beside me today in my home it had seven spot on it … when I put out my hand it started to crawl upward it was so beautiful…..
Hellooo! Great article! I’m seeing every day for a month now, each day I find 3 ladybirds in the pool outside. Of course I pick them up. They fly afterwards they get dry. Love to see them. Does it have any particular meaning? Thank you!
To day I see a ladybug black with ten orange or yellow dots on it. Could please explain to me the meaning of this ladybug with ten dots.
By chance do you know the meaning of seeing a dead ladybug? My daughter and I came across one dangling on a single web right outside her front door and this is the first time seeing a dead ladybug since I encounter them when they are alive and a few months ago a few came inside the house I am residing in from the front door. I was visiting my daughter in another state when we both encountered this dead ladybug. Then just last night I came across a dead Sparrow during my nightly walk with my husband in an area that I enjoy. These two dead bird and ladybug are a week from each other. Any clear understanding would greatly help. Thank you!
I saw a ladybug last night in my bathroom sink which seemed like a sign because it wasn’t a normal place, and I have been going through some significant life and health challenges. It was kind of dark in there, but there were 4 significant spots in a symmetrical fashion on her back but then 4-5 very faint ones scattered along the rim of her back. What does it all mean?! 😉
Today I was talking on the phone with my mom about my ex-boyfriend from a year ago. I was crying as I was telling her that he no longer cared for me and it saddened me because I still loved him ,but I knew I had to let go of him, it was just so hard. I decided to sit down on a bench, and as I sit down I notic ed a ladybug on my side. Any clues as to what this might mean??
I dreamt that a psychic could not give me an accurate reading as she said that nothing was conclusive but for the white lady bug.
That was all.
Any thoughts as to what the mention of a white lady bug in a dream would mean?
So beautiful 😍
Sitting in my room I heard some sounds on my desk, something tossing into the papers and what to see !A red Ladybug ! It has two spots. What does it mean?
What is the symbolic meaning of seeing a dead ladybug? It had 7 spots. This is the second time I have noticed a dead one and was wondering if the meaning of ladybugs is still the same if it’s not alive? Thank you!
Hi stacy. …was watching my kids swimming and suddenly a saw a black spotted white ladybug. .with 10 spots on my finger and I placed her on the table and I kept watching it wondering …about it
A ladybug bug landed on the internet cable
just inches from me
I didn’t think fast enough to count its spots
only it knows how it found its way into my air conditioned room
maybe it wanted to cool off
maybe it wanted to warn me about something or someone
or just to hint for me to have a happy day
I think it knew everything about me
Before I could even whisper hi
it took off flying to the ceiling light
I asked it to come down
and let me count its spots
it’s not like it was going to take longer
than counting the spots of a Dalmatian dog
either way I was thankful for the visit
I saw a ladybug today with no spots. Significance? ❤️
I found a beautiful ladybug with 15 spots at a moment that felt transformational.
Hi Stacy !
I have seen a yellow lady bug twice in 1 year.cant be sure it’s the same one but 1st time something bit me in my t shirt and when I checked I found a lady bird there.next time after 10 month I saw a yellow ladybug in my kitchen ,I was so happy .I took it on my hand and thanked it for coming to see me.i counted it had 9 dots.Last night I saw a dream in which a saw a big ladybug sitting on floor .I was so happy to see her in my dream.it had a sky blue color.i could not see spots on it /or I don’t remember but I felt like it had 9 dots on it.dots or not,the sky blue surprises me.i was so happy in my dream to see her.please let me know what does it mean.
Hi Stacy! The ladybug that landed on my shoulder was all black with two symmetrical red dots! I found your page because of it. It’s been a day full of pleasant things. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!
I’ve been working on manifestion, affirmations and visualization of what I want my future, success, and life to be. Today is the first day of new job, and also my own clients. At the sunrise, which I go to daily, I wrote my thoughts in a positive affirmation way into my journal. I had a large sense of calming direction and confidence. When I was getting out of my car at home I freaked seeing something on me, saw it was a ladybug, and immediately became calm, apologized and smiled.
The ladybug stayed on my window for a bit and I took a photo, and counted 18 spots. I made a wish a bit after the moment seeing as I forgot to take not during. I was wondering what 18 spots could mean, or if I should add them and reflect on what 9 could mean?