Dragonfly Totem & Symbolism – The Spirit of Transformation

Animal Totem is a special Animal Spirit that has chosen you to guide, and protect, for your whole life. It also represents your best, and worst qualities, who you are at your core. You can find who your Animal Totem is through meditation with the intent to know, and meet, your Animal Totem. You can also consult a psychic on this matter.

However, if you have meditated on it, but still have doubts, and you don’t want to consult a psychic, this article will shine light upon the qualities of the Dragonfly Animal Totem. If you feel it resonates with you, and you share a lot of qualities with the Dragonfly, there is a high possibility that Dragonfly is your Animal Totem.

If Dragonfly is your Animal Totem, it reveals your inner world, and your stamina. It guides, and protects you, but at the same time it reminds you the importance of connecting with other realms, being passionate, and keeping a joyful, high vibration. Dragonfly Totem is the symbol of transformation; thus, you can help people by aiding in their own transformation to higher human beings, and help them connect with their soul mission. By doing so, you are fulfilling your life purpose.

Other character traits of the Dragonfly Totem are:

  • Adaptability
  • Passionate
  • Joyful
  • Transformation, rebirth
  • Connecting with animals’ realm
  • Lightness of being

In general, if you were born under the Zodiac Sign of Scorpio, Dragonfly would be your spirit animal. Dragonfly is associated with the water element.

How to know if Dragonfly is your Animal Totem?

Your Animal Totem represents qualities, abilities, characteristics, that you currently have, or that you are in the process of developing. Therefore, you can realize that Dragonfly is your Animal Totem because:

  • You resonate with almost all qualities of the Dragonfly like being brave, and handling challenges well, being a good friend, guiding, and healing others.
  • You see Dragonflies all the time, like photos, documentaries, videos, but not on your choice.
  • You just love Dragonflies very much, they inspire you, and you can’t explain why.

If you are still confused, you can confirm if Dragonfly is your Animal Totem through:

  • Meditation.

You will have to start your meditation with the intention that you will meet your Animal Totem. It may happen that during your meditation, you see the animal, or you smell something, or you hear something. If none of this happens, do not get discouraged, sometimes it takes a couple of tries.

  • Your dreams, as well as by pure synchronicities.

For example, you may start seeing more Dragonflies pictures. You may also feel curiosity peak up for Dragonflies out of the blue. You should follow your intuition.

  • If you feel you have not received any answer, or you can’t figure out your Animal Totem, you can always ask a psychic.
  • Online quizzes that tell you which is your Animal Totem. Online quizzes will depict your character, and personality traits, therefore they are accurate at some degree.

Dragonfly Animal Totem Symbolism

Various traditions, and religions, believe that each Animal Totem has the qualities of the animal it represents. This means that it feeds the same way (although in an energetic way), it moves the same way, it fights the same, and it behaves the same, as a Dragonfly would do in the physical world. Therefore, the best way to know what qualities your Animal Totem has, or why it is present beside you, it is to look at how the animal behaves in this physical plane.

However, these traditions also believe that your Animal Totem can foretell your destiny, or share insight into your life mission.

Spirit Animal

As a Spirit Animal, Dragonfly represents your ability to change, and transform yourself, and your conscious. It encourages you to dive deeper in your own feelings, and speak your truth. It reveals your true colors, helping you break free from illusions, and the matrix of the physical plane you live in.

Native American Traditions

Native Americans saw Dragonflies as a symbol of rebirth, and renewal. They used to decorate their objects with decorative Dragonflies, or they would depict them by two parallel lines, that crossed by another line. They would call upon the spirit of Dragonfly, when they need to ensure good rain, or more water in drier areas. Dragonflies were sacred for the Native Americans, and it was forbidden to kill one.

Eastern Traditions

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According to the Chinese Zodiac, you would have a Dragonfly Animal Totem, if you were born under the Zodiac Sign of Scorpio, during the Year of the Horse.

The Eastern Traditions believe that Dragonflies are a sign of prosperity, harmony, and good luck. They used to carve symbols of Dragonflies to keep with them as a good luck charm. It also represents power, victory, vitality, and speed. In China, people like to make totems, or amulets with Dragonflies symbols.

Celtic Mythology

The Celtic Traditions respect, and honor Dragonflies as magical beings. They see them as mesmerizing creatures, when the light falls on their wings, and creates all kind of colors, and shades. They also see Dragonfly as the symbol of transformation, from a lower to higher conscious. They believe it is good luck if a Dragonfly crosses your path, as it indicates that you are going to live life at its fullness, and fulfill your soul purpose.

Christian Religion

Christian Religions see Dragonflies as the symbol of their own religion. They believe that Dragonflies are born underwater, dwells in the dark for a part of their life, and later emerge from the deepest darkest, to rise up to the light.

In the water, Dragonflies lack knowledge, and awareness, but once they come into the light, they transform into beautiful creatures. They believe that humans behave just like the Dragonfly, when they emerge from their own darkness, and find light in God.

What your Animal Totem indicates about:

Source: Dante Gabriel Rossetti quote

Your personality

Dragonfly Animal Totem indicates that you are someone who loves to invest on themselves, and grow spiritually, and professionally. Your inner spiritual world is important for you, because you know that all growth sparks from within yourself, and all beings are connected to a divine purpose. You thrive in environments that allow you to expand your knowledge, and your consciousness.

You like to help people discover their own life purpose. You also love to help them heal, and learn from a bad experience, in order to grow. You know that bad experiences, heartache, or difficult times, are a blessing, and not a curse. Sure, you may take your time to heal, and understand the lesson, but you are not someone to live in the past, or to want to erase some events. You strive to share the same perspective with others as well.

You love, and appreciate, all things in life. You are able to see beauty even in the ugliest places, and this is what makes you unique, and what fulfills you. You may want to become a life coach, in order to share your knowledge, and awareness, with as many people as possible.

Your life at the current moment 

An Animal Totem is the Spirit Animal that accompanies you since the day you were born, until the end. Therefore, if Dragonfly is your Animal Totem, it doesn’t indicate much about life at your current moment, unless it starts showing up in your dreams.

The Spirit Animal that guides you through certain events in your life, is usually an Animal Guide that chooses to walk with you for a limited period of time, until you learn your lesson, or you overcome the problem. It may also choose you, to help you amplify certain qualities that you need for the next phase in your life.

If Dragonfly is the Spiritual Animal that chooses to accompany you, it is reminding you to find the passion within. You have to learn how to entertain yourself, and find the motivation you need within yourself. You should wait for someone else to ignite your fire, or to motivate, or to push you towards your dreams. When Dragonfly appears, is a strong indicator that you have to live life in your own terms. It represents the right moment to start working on your dreams, or on that project that you keep postponing.

What does dreaming about your Animal Totem mean?

If you have a dream where a Dragonfly is present,it represents your need for freedom, and following your heart’s desires. At the same time, it reminds you that in order to follow your dreams, you need to make a real plan, and follow through.

It may also indicate that in order to attain what you are going after; you need to become the person that can have that. You have to become what you truly desire, in order to attract it. For example, if you want to create another side hustle, or to become a healthier person, you need to make a conscious decision to change, and adapt the habits that are holding you back.

It reminds you, that you have to live your own life, as you want to, and follow through with your own dreams. Do not bend over to someone’s else will, or opinion, because in the end, you are the one who is going to walk down that path.  

How do you handle your life based on your Animal Totem?


If you have the Dragonfly Animal Totem, you are passionate, and you like to invest in your relationships. You strive for a deeper connection with your partner, and where there is love, your needs are being met. You want to have an emotional commitment, which is the most important foundation for you in a relationship. All else can be navigated, if you both have love, and respect for each other.

You like to grow into your relationship, and transform yourself, and your partner, to better beings. You love to create a higher vibration for each, and for the relationship itself. You may not like to build connections just for the sake of it, or for the fun of it. You like to wait for the person that will ignite your fire, and you only invest yourself when you feel a soul connection with the other.

The perfect partner for you would be someone who is able to commit to you, and meet you at the same depth. You like someone who is going to grow with you, both investing on each-other, and both sharing the same values.


Dragonfly Totem indicates that you can only grow in work environments that allow you to put your creative skills into good use. If you find yourself at a job that doesn’t appreciate you, or it doesn’t allow you room for growth, you become stagnant, and even depressed in just a couple of months in. You need to be passionate about what you are doing, and to wake up with excitement every day.

If you absolutely need a job, and you are willing to take whatever opportunity fits best for you, you will still find a way ‘out of the misery’ by creating a side hustle, or any hobbies that will enable you to grow professionally, and as a person.

Your ability to adapt, transform, and be passionate about your work, is the greatest asset for you to build your own business. You like to leave a legacy behind, therefore, no matter how hard you may have it, you are always doing something on the side, until you can build whatever you are striving for. You may even be willing to sacrifice a lot of your time, and energy, for a while, so you can live the rest of your life like you want to.

You would do best in creative careers that fulfill your soul. Your ideal profession would be in the artistic realm, like acting, singing, painting, or a profession that would allow you to build something yourself, like technology related professions, or innovative fields.

Regarding finances, Dragonfly Totem is good indicator that you will be able to build financial wealth. Even though you may have it hard at the start, you are able to adapt quickly, and make the most of your financial situation. Eventually you start to invest your money, save some, and spend the rest on what is needed, or what you desire. This is the mindset, and the skill, that will allow you to build the wealth that you want.

Relationship with yourself

Dragonfly Animal Totem reveals your inner struggles, as well as your true self, which you may hide from others. Usually, people with Dragonfly Totem have a harder path to walk, than others. This is because your soul mission, and karma, is in the experiences that you have, rather than what you achieve. Sometimes this causes you to feel bad, or doubt your self-worth, and at your lowest point you may even compare yourself with other people on the same profession, or same age as you, who have achieved more than you have at the given moment.

The Dragonfly Totem is the symbol of transformation, and real transformation can only happen, when you overcome obstacles. As the saying goes, quiet waters never made skillful sailors.

If you change your mindset, and perspective, on this situation, you will be able to enjoy your life, and the experiences it brings. Some people have it harder than others to manifest the things that they want, but this is only because you are meant to grow more into these experiences, than others. With greater blessings, and power, come greater responsibilities.

How to honour or connect with your Animal Totem?

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If you want to connect with your Dragonfly Animal Totem, you can take a page from the book of the Native American Traditions. You don’t have to wear the skin of the Dragonfly on you, but you can keep nice Dragonfly sculptures at your work desk. You can have a beautiful artwork of the Dragonfly printed at your blouse, or a paint of the Dragonfly on your wall. You can also buy jewelry that has a Dragonfly signature in it, like the head, or footprints.

You can use these objects to focus on during your meditation, in order to connect with Dragonfly Animal Totem. During your meditation, you may want to call upon your Dragonfly Animal Totem, and ask to be blessed with the qualities that you need at the moment.

Try to feel the specific quality amplifying in you. Act as being a Dragonfly is your second nature. This is also how you honor your Spirit Guide, Dragonfly Totem.

If you feel that you can’t visualize the Dragonfly well, which is important for your meditation process to work, you can think about the qualities you want to embody, and try to feel those qualities growing in you. You have to embrace the Dragonfly energy in all aspects of it: physically, energetically, spiritually, and emotionally. It may also help to watch a movie with Dragonflies.


You may find that during the course of your life, other Spirit Animals will choose to walk with you for a while, to guide you in different areas of your life. It is possible, that while you have Dragonfly Animal Totem, you can also be guided by other Spirit Animals. However, you will notice that your core values, the same qualities you share with the Dragonfly, won’t change.

You will still be nurturing, protective, communicative, and an intuitive healer. Different Spirit Animals help you see other paths, that only those can help, and guide through. They also help you develop other qualities, because the purpose is for you to grow.

For example, if you will be accompanied by Black Panther Totem, which is there to help you develop your inner strength, your wisdom, and help you navigate the dark side of life. Dragonfly Totem will always be there, even if you won’t always have other Spirit Animals.

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