Caterpillars symbolize transformation. When caterpillar totem presents itself know that a transformative change will occur. The transformation from caterpillar to a butterfly is nothing short of magical. If it is the butterfly, and not the caterpillar that shows itself then the transformation has already taken place and you have already experienced an awakening or enlightenment. Butterflies as totems represent light, color, and joy. Notice the coloring of the caterpillar or butterfly totem that shows itself to you and study the significance of these colors for additional messages.
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