Dragonfly Medicine

dragonfly from french wikipedia

While walking on this clear, sunny morning, my daughter and I got caught between five, swirling dragonflys in our neighbor’s driveway.

“It must be a sign,” I said.  “But I wonder whether it is meant for this family or us.  We may have just walked into it.”

Nevertheless, we looked up dragonfly in the Medicine Cards book.

Dragonfly corresponds with Illusion as in the illusion of this reality.

“Some legends say dragonflys were once Dragons….It is the essence of change, the messages of wisdom and enlightenment, and the communications from the elemental worlds.”

“Dragonfly medicine always beckons you to seek out the parts of your habits you need to change.”

On the contrary, if “you are caught in an illusion that weakens your true feelings or minimizes your abilities, then you may have contracted ‘Dragonfly dive-bombing.'”

The solution? The answer is always the same across the various spiritual practices.

dragonfly eyes

To go deeply within where the strength and the magic reside.


Our Medicine Cards copy is from 1988, but this popular book by Jamie Sands and David Carson was re-published in 1999 and is sold on Amazon.

3 responses to “Dragonfly Medicine

  1. I LOVE dragonflys… a source I find very useful to look up meanings is: Dragonfly (from Animal-Speak book by Ted Andrews)
    Keynote: The Power of Light

    Dragonflies remind us that we are light and can reflect the light in powerful ways if we choose to do so. “Let there be light” is the divine prompting to use the creative imagination as a force within your life. This is a part of what dragonflies and damselflies teach us. Life is never quite the way it appears, but it is always filled with light and color. Dragonfly can help you to see through your illusions and thus allow your own light to shine forth. Dragonfly brings the brightness of transformation and the wonder of colorful new vision.”

    Dragonflies and damselflies inhabit two realms – water and air. The significance of these should be examined. In their early life – as a nymph – they live within the water. As they mature and go through their metamorphosis, they move to the realm of air. It is not unusual to find individuals with dragonfly totems to be very emotional and passionate in the early years, but as they get older, they learn to balance it with greater mental clarity and control. Sometimes it can indicate that the emotions have gotten shut down because of emotional issues in the early life. Remember the dragonfly and damselfly are always found around water. There must be expressions of the emotional and the mental together.

    If a dragonfly has shown up in your life, you may need some fresh air in regard to something emotional. You may need to gain a new perspective or make a change. It may even indicate that you are neglecting your emotions. Are you being too rational about something? Are you not keeping the color of emotions alive?

    • Thank dear Cinda for adding that. Dragonflys are unusual here so I felt it was a meaningful moment.

      And thank you so much for being the first one to like the FACEBOOK page. I just got it set up late last night. I don’t know why these things always take longer than you think. But it’s up and I will keep working on it. Thank you again. Love, Eva

      • It was really nice to see you on Facebook… please like my Sacred Intentions page as well… and I’ll send you a friend request from my Cinda Morey page… luv ya

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