Yellow Butterfly Meaning

The symbolism of Yellow colored butterflies and Yellow Butterfly mythology, legends, superstitions and associated folklore from around the world.


A yellow butterfly symbol

To some Native American tribes, the yellow butterfly brings guidance and is a sign of hope.

A flying yellow butterfly also symbolizes a sunny and bright summer is ahead.

A yellow butterfly represents joy and creativity. It reminds us to have fun. A yellow butterfly flying around you brings happiness and prosperity. Seeing one also means that something fun and exciting is on its way.

Yellow butterflies represent new life in many cultures.

According to ancient cultures in the past eras, when a sailor encountered a yellow butterfly, it meant he would die on his voyage. It could also just be a warning to be extra cautious.

Some cultures once believed that yellow butterflies represented re-birth, and that they were the souls of children who died young. Many also believed it to be the soul of mothers who died during childbirth.

Some Irish lore says that yellow butterflies are indicators of departed souls who are resting peacefully in the after life.

For the Chinese, a yellow butterfly denotes love. It represents the the passion inside the hearts of two lovers.

Yellow butterflies also represent a long life span and good health, fortune and honest prosperity.

Gold takes on the color yellow, and golden or yellow colored butterflies represents riches and wealth,

A yellow or gold butterfly also symbolizes a 'new life', a transformation, or a re-birth.

If the first butterfly that one sees at the beginning of the year, or at the beginning of a season, then soon they will hear news of the birth of a baby.

In England, it is believed that if that first butterfly that one sees in spring is yellow, then sickness is in store for the entire family--or to take caution to prevent sickness.

Another similar myth says that if the first butterfly you see in the spring is yellow, you will come down with a fever.

If the first butterfly of the year that one sees is yellow, it warns of a possible illness.

In Scotland and Ireland the appearance of a golden yellow butterfly represents something good. it is believed that a golden butterfly near a deceased persons resting place is ensuring that the soul is in a good place, such as heaven.

In Scotland and Ireland, a yellow or golden butterfly considered a very fortunate thing for a golden butterfly to be seen near a dying person; it was an omen of eternal happiness for the dying person.

Some say that if you see a yellow butterfly, you will soon find happiness. If a yellow butterfly lands on you, it means a big, positive change is coming soon.

An encounter with a yellow butterfly can also mean that soon your mood will transform in a big way, and you may become more positive and have a more defined sense of self.

In general, a yellow butterfly can symbolize change or transformation; also, like most butterfly symbology, they represent renewal and rebirth.

It can represent lightness of being, and playfulness.

Some say a yellow butterfly will bring weather that will turn the leaves yellow in a single week.

A yellow butterfly flying in one’s face can indicate that there will be sufficient frost within ten days.

The yellow butterfly may have been an early Christian symbol that represented the soul.