The white butterfly meaning can range from both life and death, in this article we are looking into the different symbolic meanings of the white butterfly, and does it mean anything if you encounter one or if one lands on you?

White butterfly meaning.

White butterflies are a striking sight to behold; however they usually have some black mixed into their coloration. People are always assigning meaning to things, events and the things we see, does it mean anything? Does it have any significance? Even the most rational and logical of us will sometimes engage in some of this speculation.

White Butterfly Meaning

Both the butterfly itself and the color white is symbolic for rebirth, this makes a white butterfly especially connected to this rebirth/fresh start meaning. Caterpillars go through a metamorphosis and are reborn as butterflies, it’s obviously where the associations come from, linking it to rebirth, or perhaps a fresh start.

The white association to rebirth and a fresh start mainly comes from Christianity. In Christianity white is also associated with purity, goodness, virtue, and of course heaven. Angles are often depicted as having a shining white light around them. People who have had near death experiences also often talk about witnessing and being pulled towards a white light.

The sun produces white light, and without the sun there would be no life. This is another connection between the color white and birth or life.

This association to rebirth and hope is also common among many different cultures, however there’re a few different unique meanings depending on the culture. Many Native American tribes considered the white butterfly to be a spirit animal, which would lead people down the correct path, and also the carrier of dreams. They also believed that seeing one was a sign that you are ready to face your hidden fears.

The white butterfly meaning in many Far East Asian cultures believed they were the souls of the recently departed, or the carrier of souls.    

White Butterfly.

Meaning of a White Butterfly if you Encounter One?

Transition: Seeing a white butterfly may suggest change in your life, something significant may be on the horizon. Perhaps a new job opportunity may arise, or moving home, or perhaps you’re about the meet someone that will change your life.

If change is currently happening it may mean that the transition phase is coming to an end, and stability and order will soon be coming into your life. It may also indicate a spiritual rebirth, a reinvention of yourself, or a rekindling of your spiritual self, or a belief.

Good Fortune: Encountering a white butterfly can also be a sign of good luck. This mostly comes from the common positive associations of white, such as purity and connections to the divine and heaven. It can also be a sign of hope, to hang in there, to endure the tough times, because better times are coming once you overcome this moment of adversity.

Heavenly Message: Some also believe that seeing a white butterfly could be a sign from heaven. Perhaps a message from god or his angels, a loved one from beyond may be wishing to contact you, to let you know that they are doing well. According to the Bible, if one is flying near or around you, especially if it lands on you, it’s generally considered a very positive event.

Death: Encountering a white butterfly can also be interpreted as a sign of death, after all, if something is to be reborn, it has to die first. Some cultures adopt this meaning more than others, believing that if one lands on you, someone close to you will pass away in the near future.