Beetle Insect Animal Totem Symbolism
Most people would never think of a beetle as representing any sort of spiritual power. After all, they’re merely little insects with hard shells and seemingly no character. Some people might even be startled and scream in the presence of beetles, especially those of the not-so-little variety.
However, beetles spirit guides have quite a symbolic life in the natural world and neglecting to give them that recognition would be doing them an injustice. In fact, beetles’ existences are not limited to scurrying away when a human accidentally encounters them in the garden. They are found almost everywhere in the world and, with over 350,000 types, beetles have one of the highest numbers of species of any animal.
The most basic symbolism that beetles offer us come in the form of their physical make-up. They’re comprised of three main parts (head, abdomen, thorax), which directly correlates to the natural law of threes: you will receive three times the energy that you put out into the environment.
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Essentially, the beetle animal totem suggests that you reap what you sow, threefold. When you consider this, it seems awfully important for you to ensure that this energy is positive, productive, and favorable to others. What are you putting out into the world?
If it is helpful and valuable in an honest sense, the rule of three suggests that help and prosperity will be returned to you. If you are honest and just, you will be rewarded. What goes around comes around, in a nutshell.
Beetle Associated Traits
Karma, Spirituality, Awareness, Interaction, Time Management, Creativity
Symbolic Meaning Of Beetles
Beetles, like many insects, have antennae that they use for sensory perception. Obviously, humans do not have antennae, but this doesn’t mean that they are not symbolic for us. Beetles use their antennae to carefully sense their way around their environment and thus serve as a reminder for us to do the same.
While the antennae are mostly used for smell, they also play an important role in mating rituals and defensive tactics, which are important in human social interaction, as well. They serve as a prompt for humans to expand our own perceptions beyond the basic five senses. To accomplish this, we must exercise constant concentration and awareness throughout our lives.
The rainbow of colors that beetles come in are perhaps the most symbolic and spiritual aspect of them. Color, in general, acts as the ultimate medium for symbolism and connection to nature, and considering it alone can have profound meanings and insight.
If you come across a beetle, whether in your dreams or in real life, the first thing that you should take note of is its color. Each color has a meaning that will give you something to examine and be thankful for in your life. For example, red is the color of energy, love, and passion, while green indicates prosperity in health and wealth.
Because of the vast array of types of this insect and their roles in nature, beetles have an extensive list of symbolic meanings: time management, underestimated strength, structure, creativity, adaptation, the importance of community and teamwork, resourcefulness, living in a purely and eco-conscious way…the list goes on.
Beetles as a general species also commonly symbolize different forms of healthy, natural, and proactive change, such as transformation, changes, regeneration, and rebirth. In this way, they are considered to be very wise creatures, meaning you can trust in the processes that they guide you toward.
As with most insects, beetles as spirit guides are proactive and recognize the necessity of adapting to one’s environment. They are meant to teach you to utilize your strong internal abilities to accept coming changes in your life while practicing discernment when necessary. Basically, beetles are there to give you the correct perspective.
The beetle symbolism inspires you to be an independent thinker with an honest communication system with yourself. They also have a protective quality about them, particularly for those who struggle with honest, straight-forward communication and socialization. They are said to assist you in effectively communicating with yourself and others by illuminating difficult problems and situations in the correct light.
The beetle animal totem serve as a reminder that now is the time to examine your daily habits. There is no time like the present, after all. If you are struggling to identify where you are in your life or what you should be doing, you can turn to the beetle for guidance.
To put it simply, we can form our own meditation through taking cues from the bodies and behavior of beetles. With their guidance, your spirit is enabled to experience the regeneration it needs to prosper and grow.