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Dragonfly Totem

Keeper of Magic


Meanings and Messages: navigator, light being, reflective, transformation, new vision
Dragonfly Totem


Alternate Name: Mosquito Hawk

Meaning of the Dragonfly

The dragonfly has a beautiful, jewel-like coloring. The bright colors take time to develop, reflecting the idea that with maturity our own true colors come forth. Structures in their shells scatter and refract light, making them look iridescent green and blue. This ability to reflect and refract light and color has caused it to be associated with magic and mysticism. Dragonfly's magic is the power of light and all that has ever been associated with it. In Japan, dragonflies represent new light and joy. Dragonflies remind us that we are light and can reflect the light in powerful ways if we choose to do so. Life is never quite the way it appears, but is always filled with light and color.

Source: Wendy Kayte Kaplan

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