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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 156 Responses Feb 1, 2008

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I've recently had a near death experience and have been experiencing some confusing spiritual things. It's been frustrating and a bit depressing knowing I have a purpose but don't understand what it is. I pray every night and ask for guidance. Yesterday when I went to lie down there was a lady bug in my spot! This has been the snowiest winter in history. I needed to find out if it meant anything and I thank you for all this info. I guess I'll know my purpose when the Divine Angel is ready.

There have been 2 people in my family that have passed away within the past month. Both were not immediate family but one I have something they used to own and got it about 2 - 3 weeks ago. Those past few weeks I have had a ladybug in my flat which is so cold most of the time. I have however been amazingly stressed out and worried about all kinds of stuff. . . What does this mean?

Ohh and it is the middle of winter

Wow thanks for sharing that was so inspiring and so right on time for me. I love ladybugs and GOD 🐞

Tonight happens to be the eve of the third anniversary of my mothers passing.
It is also the middle of winter where I live in michigan.
There is a lady bug flying around my living room!!
Maybe there is something to this???

My mom and dad passed away last year within a month of each other. This Christmas, even though I am in the second year of grieving, was extremely difficult. I talk to them and share that this is so hard. I have been crying almost everyday when I'm alone. Tonight when I went to change my sheets, I found a 'ladybug' in my bed but not alive. I knew it had to mean something. This writing piece on the ladybug brought much comfort. I know my mom is telling me she is with me and will help me with my new start without them. To find a ladybug in January - and I think one of the first I have ever seen in my house - is definitely a sign. My mom was a devout Catholic and we believe in the Blessed Mother, whose birthday is tomorrow. Thank you for taking the time to share the above information on the ladybug.

My mother passed away suddenly 2 months ago. The past few weeks I have found a bunch of ladybugs in my house. I know this is her way of telling me she is ok.

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My grandmother passed two weeks ago and at the cemetery burial service there was a ladybug on my seat. A few days later I came home to fine at least 10 lady bugs on the front of my home. This past Thursday was thanksgiving and there was a lady bug inside on the window right next to our table while we were eating. Let go and Let God is exactly the message she would want to send us right now. Thank you for this.

I had several ladybugs around me and still do. i When never have thought that ladybugs was such a good sign of spirit or any type of spiritual activitie.. thank u :)


My relative died just recently. When I was doing Falun Dafa exercises today, a beige ladybug sat on my chest. I felt an urge to open my eyes and saw it. We don't have ladybugs in our region and I've never seen a beige one before. I did a search and found your article. I shared it with my relatives, because it may bring peace to those of them who are mourning. Thank you for sharing. Dharia (Israel)

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 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.