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By CinnamonMoon

*Ted Andrews/Animal-Wise
Keynote: Wish fulfilled

The ladybug is a small beetle that fascinates most people. A great deal of folklore exists about it.
sometimes referred to as the ladybird beetle, it is always considered lucky to have one light upon
us, and the killing of them was considered unlucky. some traditions make wishes upon them,
resting them upon the open palm. When they flew off, the wish was released to be fulfilled.
Many believed that the ladybug would fly to one's true love. The appearance of the ladybug
heralds a time of luck and protection in which our wishes begin to be fulfilled.

Ladybugs aid in pollination. They also control aphids, which attack plants and crops. A single
ladybug can eat 50 to 100 aphids a day. Their presence signals a time of shielding and protection
from many of our own aggravations and pests.

The adult lives from nine months to a year and a half, and this always indicates a time of luck
within our lives of about equal length. The adults congregate in the fall to hibernate. In the
spring, they emerge and lay eggs, and a female can lay as many as 800 eggs, reflecting the
abundance of luck and beneficial flow being activated within our life, with the fall and spring
being the most abundant times for such.

Ladybug's appearance signals new happiness, often with material gains. A renewed sense of
well-being occurs, and higher goals and new heights can be more easily attained over the
following months. Worries will begin to dissipate.

Often the female ladybug has seven spots, but regardless of whether it is a male or female, the
number of spots should be counted if possible since the spots often indicate the number of gifts
and wishes that will be fulfilled in the future. Whether a wish for love, job, or the fulfillment of a
dream, the ladybug signals a time in which there will be opportunity to pursue and capture or
dreams in our lives.

A significant aspect of the ladybug is the red and black coloring, although there are other color
variations, including yellow and black. This coloring serves as a warning to predators. If
attacked, it squirts a chemical from its knees, which is distasteful to those that would try and eat
them. This characteristic might indicate that someone or something is preventing the fulfillment
of a wish at this time. We may need to give a strong, clear warning.

There are different kinds of ladybugs, and one kind beats its wings faster than a hummingbird.
The ladybug can indicate that we are trying to push too hard and too fast in fulfilling our wishes
and dreams. We still have to work for them, but we also must allow our efforts to unfold and
manifest in the time that is best for us. The ladybug can warn us not to push too hard, that the
wish will not be fulfilled at this particular time.

Are we not protecting our endeavors, our dreams?
Are we allowing others to dissuade us from our pursuits and loves?
Are we trying to do more than we are capable of at this time?
Are we limiting our wishes and dreams?
Are we trying to force our dreams into manifestation rather than allowing them to unfold in the
manner best for us?

Ladybird or ladybug is the common name for any one of a group of small beetles. They are
rounded on the back and flat below. Their wing covers usually are marked with spots. As to
colors, they generally are red or yellow with black spots, or black with white, red, or yellow
spots. Many ladybirds hibernate, a common one sometimes coming forth in a warm room in
midwinter. The beetles are long-lived and very prolific, of much benefit to agriculturist and


The ladybug is a member of the beetle family. They are found in nearly all climates and latitudes.
They are hemispheric in shape, have short legs and are usually bright colored with black, yellow
or reddish markings. Most reproduce sexually and females lay eggs.

Their life cycle requires about four weeks, so several generations are produced each summer.
This ties the ladybug to the energies of renewal and regeneration. Those with this totem are
usually family oriented with strong morals and social values.

The name lady bug originated in the middle ages when this beetle was dedicated to the Virgin
Mary and called the "beetle of our lady." This links the ladybug to spiritual idealism and
religious devotion. Past lives associated with religion or the church are common for those with
this medicine and some form of daily meditation or prayer are recommended.

This tiny little beetle packs a powerful message. Because the life cycle of the adult ladybug is
short it teaches us how to release our worry and enjoy our life to the fullest. When it appears in
our life it is telling us to "let go and let God." An adult ladybug can consume several thousand
aphids and other scale insects within a few months. Since these can be harmful to crop
production farmers and growers have long considered the ladybug a good omen. Because of its
diet the ladybug often has parasites and those with this medicine need to take care of their
digestive system.

The ladybug is one of the few beetles that are well liked by humans. Unlike other beetles, the
ladybug stirs a feeling of joy within us. Its small size denotes a delicate and loving nature. It
emanates the energy of harmlessness and can show us how to stop harming ourselves.

The shell on its back serves to protect it from predators. Its wings fold against the body
protecting its soft underside. Ladybugs have keen instincts and feel vibrations through their legs.
This enables them to sense the energy of whatever they touch and is another form of protection.
In spite of its size it appears to be fearless. A messenger of promise, the ladybug reconnects us
with the joy of living. Fear does not live within joy. The need to release our fears and return to
love is one of the messages it carries.

Ladybug teaches us how to restore our faith and trust in great spirit. It initiates change where it
is needed the most. When ladybug appears it is asking us to get out of our own way and allow
great spirit to enter.

From: www.societyoftheonealllight.com/ladybug.htm

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