What Does It Mean When a Dragonfly Lands on You?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 5, 2020 4:51:29 AM ET

According to dragonfly symbolism, if a dragonfly lands on you, it can be taken as a sign to move past illusions and embrace inspiration and potential. Dragonfly symbolism emphasizes freedom of expression, uniqueness and breaking free.

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Dragonflies symbolize varied things from culture to culture. In Japanese culture, dragonflies are associated with the summer and autumn seasons, and are seen as symbols of happiness, strength and courage. In Romanian folklore, dragonflies are characterized as horses possessed by the devil. And the Navajo Native American tribe interprets dragonflies as a symbol of pure water, as well as activity and swiftness of movement.