The Firefly/Lighting Bug
When Firefly enters your life, be ready for a little light-hearted magic coming your way. If you are walking an esoteric path already, your studies are about to show signs of accomplishment. You have laid the groundwork necessary to move forward. From a Tarot perspective, this is like pulling the Star card.The Firefly spirit animal guide speaks to us of the rhythm of life and nature. If you haven’t been paying close attention to cycles, this is a nudge and a wake-up call. Honor the seasons in nature and the figurative ones in your own life. By so doing, you will begin recognizing patterns that provide a roadmap as you move forward.Firefly is here for inspiration and illumination. Creativity abounds. As you “light up” your attributes with Firefly as a guide, whole new horizons of possibilities begin appearing. Trust in that vision.Another reason Firefly might make itself known is when you have over-extended yourself. Don’t use your energy resources without careful consideration. You cannot do everything all at once, even if you might wish it were so. One moment, one thought, one well-considered action at a time is the Firefly’s advice.Finally, if you are a person who feels woefully plain and ordinary, Firefly disagrees. There is a fire in your soul – the seed of a star. Focus on that and let your light shine outward, fulfilling hopes and dreams.
NATIVE AMERICAN FIREFLY SYMBOLIC MEANINGS
Native Americans used Fireflies as a decoration for various rituals, representing knowledge. Firefly is a figure in Native folklore. For example, among the Apache Fox tries to steal fire from the Firefly tribe. Upon escaping Fox gives an ember to Hawk who scattered it around the world, including the Apache people. Because of Fox’s actions, his punishment was to never benefit from fire through eternity.
Dreaming of Firefly symbolizes tiny matters that you let “bug” you. Alternatively, it may be a sudden flash of insight or mystical energy delivered by the fairy realm. Some believe that dreaming of Firefly presages a blessing and improved fortune.
FAR EASTERN FIREFLY SYMBOLIC MEANINGS
The symbolism and meaning of Fireflies in Japan are intricately intertwined in the local culture. There are firefly festivals that focus attention on restoration and conservation projects. Throughout Japan, fireflies represent departed souls, often of heroes. The Vietnamese consider them similarly, while in China they are the souls of scholars who study the night.The term for Firefly in Japan is Hotaru. These creatures symbolize passion and love, particularly in poems. There is also a song called the Light of the Firefly that plays during graduations and various ceremonial closings.In China the time during which a person was a student is called “the era of Firefly and snow.” At one time stories claimed that fireflies sprang from burning grass.