Keywords: Strong family ties. Can use energies of renewal. Spiritual idealist. Keen instincts. Wish fulfilled.
Oracle: A wish will soon come true! Don’t try force or push too hard, doing so will only make it take longer. Allow your efforts to unfold and manifest with divine timing.
An ancient Norse belief says that the ladybug first came to earth by lightning and was connected to the goddess of love and beauty. The ladybug was associated with the Norse Goddess Freya, also a virgin mother. In German, the name “Marienkafer” , and in Scandinavia, the name “Nyckelpiga”, both relate back to “Goddess”.
In shamanism, Ladybug is associated with spirituality and religious devotion. Its life is short and it teaches to let go of worries and fears, to trust the great spirit and enjoy life. It is thought to be connected with the powers of renewal and regeneration. The Ladybug’s appearance brings joy and changes and is a message to have faith in the greater powers.
European folklore said that if one landed on your clothing you would soon get married, and if it landed on your skin or hair you will have good luck. It was also thought to be a fairy’s pet and one could make three wishes when it was seen.
More recently, Ladybugs became associated with the Virgin Mary, the red being symbolic of her mantle or robes, and the seven black dots symbolizing the 7 Joys / 7 Sorrows. A popular legend recalls that during the middle ages when invasive insects were destroying food crops, the farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary and were blessed with thousands of ladybirds who quickly ate the pests and saved the harvest. From then on, the ladybird was known as ‘Our Lady’s Beetle’, which evolved through ladybeetle, ladybug and finally to the presently known ladybird. This religious connection is also found in the ladybirds’ names around the world.