Butterfly Mandala Symbol
The butterfly is the ultimate symbol of transformation, transcendence and personal growth. We often spend years of our lives in the slow, methodical caterpillar stage, crawling slowly to our destinations. When we go through periods of change, we can sometimes be stubborn and resistant to this new, unfamiliar territory. Butterflies signify the ability to welcome this change. If a butterfly catches your attention, he may be trying to tell you that transformation is imminent and reassure you that it will be okay. You are ready to accept the new situation, transform and gracefully glide into transcendence.
Butterflies represent the embodiment of the divine feminine. Taking time out of our busy lives to quietly observe a butterfly as she visits the flowers in the garden gives us the opportunity to learn from her. The butterfly shows us a way of life that is filled with tenderness and grace. She opens our minds and hearts to a gentler energy and way of life.
The butterfly mandala encourages meditation that helps us let go of old wounds and fears in a healthy way. Just as the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly within the cocoon takes time, our transformation can take time. This is especially true when you’ve been holding onto emotional pain from past injustices. Meditation with the butterfly mandala allows you to methodically let go of each wound. This process must be done so you can truly glide through transformation and transcendence.
We must learn from the past and then let it go so that we may embrace change. This allows us to gracefully glide through new experiences like the butterfly.
Butterfly totems represent your readiness to transform and transcend. They signify your power to choose your personal path toward your destiny. Butterfly mandalas symbolize your ability to pursue change and personal growth in your physical, emotional and spiritual way of being.
Mandala designs with peacock butterflies combine the symbolism of the butterfly and peacock. In Buddhism, peacocks represent expansive consciousness, which goes hand in hand with the transcendence and transformation symbolized by the butterfly. A peacock pattern butterfly with peacock “eyes” on the wings is believed to represent watchfulness or the “omniscient essence of the soul.”