Hi! I’m wondering if you knew anything about animal/insect symbolism. I’ve noticed that beetles have been making an appearance in my life lately. A Green June Beetle, to be specific, actually flew into my car a few days ago and it took me a couple minutes to safely get it out. Thank you in advance! And I really love your blog!
How interesting…When you think of the beetle my mind automatically goes to the Scarab considering that is one the beetle’s origins.
Scarab is a metaphysical and mythological symbol of Egypt. It is the guide of the cosmic Universe, teaching us about the elements of the creation forces for the scarab is the symbol for eternity.
The Egyptian tradition taught that everything that happens in nature is a microcosm of universal truths, like imprints of the divine reflected in the physical world; therefore, they used the natural phenomena to understand spiritual phenomena.
Egyptians observed how newborn scarabs emerge from the dung, and how the adult beetles spend most of their lives rolling the feces in order to feed their offspring, until mysteriously, the scarab becomes aware of a pair of wings which had always been there, and they courageously fly away to explore life outside the dung.
Death, for the Egyptians, symbolized this moment in which the scarab finally abandons the dung ball to be born in another reality.
The brief life of the scarab, then, reveals a beautiful message – just like the scarab beetle lives among the feces until it discovers its hidden wings. The human soul is also trapped in the physical world (symbolized by the dung ball) until it discovers its ability to fly.. It was an emblem of the Egyptian god Khepera, the god of creation, the Sun, and immortality. The image of the scarabaeus beetle was a common amulet buried with the dead as a source of new life for the heart in the next world.
The scarab is a symbol of transformation, eternity, moving between worlds, cosmic forces, the concept of rebirth and enlightenment.
I also see the beetle as very grounding considering it’s a creature that gets down into the dirt and crawls on the earth. So it could denote stablity, your roots, grounding energy.
Here’s also a passage about specifically June Bugs
June Bug/Beetle – May Bug/Beetle
Although there is naturally a great attraction to spiritual matters, June Bug/Beetle will show how to balance and remain grounded. His wisdom teaches to navigate what is hidden in the sub/unconscious realms. Pay attention to nocturnal activities: dream time, journeys, and moments of waking, along with meditational impressions. Expect emotions to come to the surface as well as being emotionally tested in order to clean and clear the way for new and better things. Mental, spiritual, emotional movement appears in sets of 3. Pay attention to synchronicities. He demonstrates exterior strength and fortitude and the use of a tough outer shell when needed. June Bug/Beetle demonstrates a higher intuition connection and a keen sense of discernment in all areas. He will show how to dig for answers to reveal the truths you need. He shows how to move with a sharp sense of timing. His medicine represents opportunities to recycle, reinvent and repurpose what you have, know, think and act. This self-reinvention may include participating in larger groups to expand knowledge and awareness. A balanced diet includes plenty of fruits, vegetables and grains. May or June is a significant indicator of events. The time period for June Bug/Beetle has various stages. Take notice of circumstances, dreams, wishes and encounters that may happen within the next two to five days. In 3 to 4 weeks lessons will be coming to swift manifestation. Be ready. In the last two to three years, have you been inspired to do something, have unfinished projects or endeavors that have been delayed? He will show how to progress forward as it is time to emerge.
There is a lot of meaning behind beetle symbolism, find what resonates with you the most to find your true answer 🙂