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Ladybugs - What Do They Mean When You See Them

After my mother died, each of my two sisters and I saw a multitude of ladybugs in our houses around the same time.  Since it was in the middle of winter, that was quite an odd and unusual coincidence.  We all felt that the ladybug must hold a message for us.  Below is the information which I gathered and share with my sisters.

The ladybug is a member of the beetle family. They are found in nearly all climates. They are hemispheric in shape, have short legs and are usually bright colored with black, yellow or reddish markings. The females lay eggs.

Their life cycle requires about four weeks, so several generations are produced each summer.  This cycle ties the ladybug to the energies of renewal and regeneration. Those who may have this totem are usually family oriented with strong morals and social values.

The name lady bug finds its origins in the middle ages when this beetle was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and called the "beetle of our lady."  This name links the ladybug to spiritual ideals and religious devotion. It also holds a link to mothers. 

Past lives associated with religion or the church are common for those with this animal totem and some form of daily meditation or prayer is recommended.

This tiny little beetle brings with it a powerful message. Because the life cycle of the adult ladybug is short it teaches us how to release worries and enjoy our lives to the fullest.  When it appears in our life it is telling us to "let go and let God."

An adult ladybug can consume several thousand aphids and other scale insects within a few months. Since aphids & other insects can be harmful to crop production, farmers and growers have long considered the ladybug a good omen. Because of its diet, the ladybug often has parasites and people with this animal totem need to take care of their digestive system.

The ladybug is also one of the few beetles that are well liked by humans. Unlike other beetles, the ladybug brings a feeling of joy to us. Its small size signifies a delicate and loving nature. It portrays the energy of harmlessness and can show us how to stop self harm.

The shell on its back protects it from predators. Its wings fold against the body serving to protect its soft underside. Ladybugs have sharp instincts and feel vibrations through their legs. This allows them to sense energy of whatever they touch and is another form of protection. In spite of the ladybug's size, it appears to be fearless. 

Seen often as a messenger of promise, the ladybug reconnects us with the joy of living. Fear and joy can not co-exist. We need to release our fears and return to love  - this is one of the messages that the ladybug brings to us.

Ladybug teaches us how to restore our trust and faith in the great spirit.   When the ladybug appears, it is telling us to get out of our own way and allow the great spirit to enter into our lives.

weareonespirit weareonespirit 51-55, F 146 Responses Feb 1, 2008

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My grandmother's doctor said she had two weeks to live its my dads mother and i dont live with my dad but it seems weird everytime iget onto the shower the ladybug appears ive asked my mom and sister have they seen it and they said no keeping in mind that me and my sis don't have the same dad and i was devastated when I found out. Hmmm let go and let god

My mother passed away on March 25. We spent her last hours praying with her and by her side telling her we love her and hearing her response that she, "loved us more" until she took her last breath. She left us in peace and so much love. My mom was one to pray for signs and growing up I found myself doing the same. I prayed for a sign to let us know that she was ok and that she was in Good Hands and that we would be ok also. I asked if she really knew how much we loved her and that when I talk to her if she can hear me. About a week ago I found this beige colored lady bug with black spots inside of my car. The first thing I wondered was how did it get here...I normally talk to my mom when I am alone in my car to and from work. I started noticing when I would talk to my mom...this ladybug would decide to come out from wherever it was hiding in my car and show itself. Today I asked my mom if she was ok and if we would be ok and that she would want me to rely on our faith for strength and guidance. I have to say that the little ladybug flew out onto my dashboard to be seen as clear as day. Just the noted symbolism for what a ladybug is very comforting. I take my little ladybug in my car to be sent from above!

My oldest son has returned home to meet our creator he was 25 and his birthday is coming up next week. We laid him to rest 4/12/14; so its been difficult to live..but tonite at 10:30pm while working my other job a light beige with black dots lady bug crawled on the board right in front of me..so reading this has made my heart lighter..thank you

Ok so I've just moved into a new home with my 19 month old daughter after me an her father have decided to have a trial seperation. Woke up this morning our second morning to find not one or two but eleven ladybugs around my window in the living room. Not gonna lie was a lil freaked out to see so many but not as freaked out as if it was spiders or any other bug. I thought I'd look it up as I've never seen that many in one go. Can anyone tell me if it means anything? X

I like to believe that ladybugs are a sign of "luck" or "favor" and even a "comforting sign from above". I have been out of work for five months and have been preparing myself for the next level in my career through prayer, bible study and other research....truly walking by faith. Well, yesterday I had my third and final interview with a potential employer. We've had two telephone interviews and yesterday we met face-to-face for the final interview. Just as the interviewer and I had sat down to begin the interview, two ladybugs appeared on the desk in front of us. We chuckled at the oddness of the ladybugs in the office...but I knew in an instant that it was my "sign" that God was in control of my interview and I felt an immediate peace.

My father was admitted into the ICU on the 13th of this month and I noticed several lady bugs in his room..after the 4th day I asked some of the nurses to check the other rooms to see if there were any in other rooms..there were not. I looked up the significance on the 17th and he passed on the 18th. They were such a positive energy in a not so positive time..

Today as I was working on a huge sign for this annual art show lady bugs kept falling on me from the ceiling lights and piling up around me and the borders of this sign. I have been extremely stressed and haven't been praying every day ans thanking god on a daily basis I've been so stressed. This has definitely a wake up sign, and a good foreshadowing of what's to come soon for me. Thank you.

And it's in the dead of winter and freezing ..!

Ladybugs are what I am seeing since my son passed away last May. I found one in my bedroom 2 weeks ago and it was 20 degrees outside. Several times one flew on my shirt when I had a crack in my window on my vehicle. It's definitely my sign from above.

Praise God I've had about 100 ladybugs in my hallway all winter long and none have died they continue to grow. I can sense the greatness that come from them they are our protecters thank u Jesus. ;)

My cat Cleo took his well deserved rest this past week. After 18 great years I couldn't ask for more. I walked past his water dish and scooped a ladybug out. I googled the meaning of a ladybug in my cats water and it lead me here.

The weather got colder and my bedroom became infested with ladybugs. I don't believe in God and don't feel this is a sign, too many of them

No worries... None of us did until we invited Him into our lives. Just try Him for forty days and see if your life improves tremendously! What do you have to loose? Just 40 days... Try Him and see what happens. I don't believe you will be disappointed. Have a great day friend! [Romans 10:9]

Thank you for the information it is truly a blessing.

I have had no one pass away yet my home has been loaded with ladybugs for weeks now. I have been on an emotional roller coaster lately

Thanks. I saw a ladybug this winter morning and was wondering what it meant. Sounds accurate. Let go and let go. I was preparing to fight.

My husband passed away unexpectedly and suddenly last December. He has been sending us ladybugs ever since!

I had a dream with a ladybug and it was weird because my dad was really sick and his day was just coming close so the dream was about a ladybug. that I was looking for a parking and next to the passenger seat there was a ladybug and was telling me to stop going in circles so I told the ladybug to shut up and the ladybug did so I finely found a parking and I was telling the ladybug I found a parking so when I go to garb my bag and look inside the ladybug trend weight so a couple days my dad passed on 9-28-2013 RIP DAD the ladybug was giving me a messaged to let go AND I DID and my dad is free of pain and in piece and a lady buy has a way in my heart I will never for get that special ladybug

Wow as I was at the bus stop one pitched on my chest and wouldn't fly off. Now I know why.

I have now seen two ladybugs in my home- one last night, one tonight. So good to know they are good luck!

today is my mothers birthday out of nowhere hundreds of ladybugs are crawling all over my downstairs screens. Can't believe it! is there a message here?

My cat snowwhite has disappeared since 4 days now. You may find this ridiculous, but she was like a sister to me. Today I come home from school and find plenty of ladybugs. I have searched for her and cried and I have made prayers to know whether shes okay or not. I guess this is a message.

Wow very inspiring. I was just laying here in my bed with weight of the world on my shoulders. All of a sudden I look down and this ladybug is crawling on my arm. Let go and let God is really sitting with me. I've been over stressed about everything and its nice to know that God has ways of sending us messages

Two days after my brother past away, I was sitting in the dining room when I saw something from the corner of my eye looking at me. It was a white ladybug. Before that night I never knew they existed. I'm happy to know its significance.

This was a very helpful and enlightening article. It really did fill me with hope. I have family issue and money problems that seem like they will never end. But recently my bedroom is filled with ladybugs. I am 3 stories up and live in a cement jungle so I really can't imagine where they are coming from. In the morning when I wake up, they are on the bed framing my silhouette. Reading the article makes me fill optimist that there will be a positive outcome to this situation and that I need not worry or be mad about the current situation.

To noonehereeurope You really wish you had an American passport don't you?! You are a HYPOCRITE and a LOSER. Stay on your own country's websites thanks. Don't be a HATER.

<p>It's all just an America heresy!! You don't even have any history so go look into someone else's culture and learn with silence.</p>

OMG!! I never knew this about ladybugs. The day of my 16 year old sons funeral i saw a whole bunch of ladybugs. I thought to myself that it must be a sign. Sure enough it was. Everytime i see.a ladybug i tell my family that my son visited me that day. I thought this was something i conjured up in my own head. It is apparently true.

Let go and Let God

When I was pregnant with my son we had just moved into our own apartment in october. My family had moved out of state to be with my grandfather who was dying from cancer. When we moved in I found a lady bug. Over then next several months we had lady bugs appear on holidays and whenever we needed a little cheering up. When i went into labor in January this was no exception. when my bf brought in my bags from the car a lady bag had hitched a ride to my son's birth. When we brought home our son a ladybug had been waiting on his bassinet for his arrival. This whole time I was pregnant my grandfather had been battlign cancer and it was winning. We took a trip in February so he could meet his great grandson. my mom saw somewhere that ladybugs can be a sign of rebirth. I feel strongly that these ladybugs were a sign for my grandfather and my son. We lost my grandfather While we were visiting him that month. his last wish had been to meet his great grandson and so he did. Winter came and we didnt see any ladybugs, but just last weekend we took our son to the zoo and while we were on the shuttle bus back to our car a ladybug came out of no where and landed on the window next to us. I feel this was a sign from my grandpa that he was watching over his grandbaby and I. I have never felt like I had anything like a gardian angel till these ladybugs showed up. Everytime I see one now I am very overjoyed.

My daughter was born a stillborn April 3 2013 and her nickname is Ladybug. We see them all the time now and I cry tears of joy and sometimes sorrow but I know that its just her spirit making her presence known and letting us know that everything will be okay.

My daughter was stillborn on March 25, 2008 and Ladybug were the theme we had set up in her nursery. Since she passed away, I have ladybugs land on me constantly, my husband does too at work as he works outside alot. They are a symbol of joy for us and we take it as a sign from her that she is thinking of us. We were blessed with another precious little girl 18 months later and then 2 years after that had our son. Both of the kids have ladybugs land on them all the time. Truly a sign from our angels. God bless you SereneAngel4313, i'm truly sorry for your loss and sorry another Mommy has to endure this nightmare.
Hugs and prayers to you.

Wow. My mom past away in December and I have been seeing lady bugs everywhere. Tonight there was one on the ceiling of my bathroom and its been raining today so I put it in a little cup with some salad and leave until tomorrow to release it lol. And reading this seriously gives me understanding why I have been seeing them. Losing my mother definitely made me lose my self spiritually and emotionally. I guess this gives me a boost to let go and move on.