What does it mean when you see a dragonfly? It means many things because of what the dragon fly symbolizes.

The dragonfly is an ancient creature that’s gone through many changes in the past 300  million years making them the perfect symbol for transformation and change.  This winged insect is one of the oldest species on earth.

The modern dragonfly goes through many transformations throughout its life. There’s a reason why you often see dragonflies near lakes or ponds – they start their life in water. Female dragonflies deposit their eggs on the surface of the water. Once hatched the young dragonfly lives of aquatic invertebrates. Then after molting up to 15 times, the dragonfly nymph is ready for adulthood and crawls out of the water to shed its last immature skin.

Dragonflies are incredible flying machines. They can move each of their four wings independently, can flap them up and down and forward and back. This flying machine can fly very quickly, vey high, forwards and backwards, change flight directions at full speed and hover like a helicopter.

What does it mean when you see a dragonfly?

A dragonfly represents change and transformation and is a gentle reminder for you to shed more light and joy in your life. When you see a dragonfly, it means:

It’s the right time to make changes.

A transformation to improvement is happening.

You are deeply connected to nature.

Remember to live life to the fullest

And a reminder to lighten your mind, heart and thoughts.

We love our collection of dragonfly symbols that will remind you of positive change and growth! And if you check in our butterfly garden, you might see a live dragonfly or two!