Despite Eminem’s assertions, nothing rhymes with orange (except maybe sporange – that’s part of a fern). This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. After all, nothing rhymes with purple either! But both purple and orange are powerful colors in the spiritual world. Especially when you pair them with butterflies. So what are the spiritual meanings of orange butterfly all around?
Spiritual Meanings of Orange Butterfly
1. Lean Into the Beauty of Life
Orange butterflies are often linked to yellow butterflies. But while both possess the colors of the sun, yellow butterflies speak to the life-giving resources of that bright noon-time orb. But orange is closer to the colors you see at sunset or sunrise, so the message is one of warmth.
Dusk and dawn are easily the most gorgeous parts of any day. But they last a few moments before they surrender to that early morning madness, taunting twilight, or nervous night. Orange butterflies remind us to stay in the present moment and enjoy its happy glimpses.
2. Accept the Joy of Healing
An interesting thing happens when you visit a counselor, therapist, or analyst. And it can sometimes happen when you visit a doctor too. It’s called resistance, and it happens when your illness (whether it’s physical or mental) has become the biggest part of your identity. It informs how you see yourself, and how you view the world. It’s how you’ve learned to cope.
Maybe you see yourself as a control freak – which you like, even though the anxiety is giving you ulcers. Or you see yourself as stoic because you never complain about your chronic pain. So a part of you doesn’t want to get better. The orange butterfly says ‘Accept this space of healing. It’s nice here!’ Yes, you’re letting go of something, but you’re getting a greater deal.
3. Look for Passion in your Union
When a typical couple first gets together, their love is generally red and riveting. They can’t get enough of each other and their infatuation feels like a drug. A lot of that is lust, and if they play it right, the sexual tension (and/or action) can help to deepen their mutual bonds.
Other couples start as friends, enjoying the sunny yellow of their shared experience before they recognize their erotic attraction. Both these couples need to eventually grow into the warm orange glow of companionate love. Orange butterflies let them know what to work on.
4. You’re Working with Fallen Angels
You might think a fallen angel is evil or demonic. But that’s only if they want to stay in the dark. Some of these angels accept their error and are working to get back into the heavenly good books, so they’ll offer you guidance when they can. And they often take butterfly form.
You probably already know that butterflies are seen as angels on earth. And that black ones are often negative omens. So a black and orange butterfly combines the joy of higher realms with the darkness of this descended being. Accept this angel’s assistance, they mean well.
5. Focus on Idealism and Bliss
We’re faced with thousands of choices every day. And a lot of them pit our hearts against our heads. You may be facing one of these decisions when you spot an orange butterfly. It could flit past, or you might see it on a perfume billboard, book cover, or it might even land on you.
The message is to choose the option that promises bliss. Your ideals and values may seem old-fashioned and naïve, but your angels are saying that’s what you should go with. Pick what makes you happy, what would make your grandma proud (since your folks may be practical!)
6. Avoid Distractions and Stay on Task
In some ways, a butterfly is the ultimate distraction. You’ll stop whatever you’re doing to watch its dizzying acrobatics. But the message here is about the stillness and focus of those orange butterflies as they feed off nectar or salt. It seems like their whole being is on task.
You may also note orange is the color of fire, and that flames never divert unless you stop them. They burn right through any barriers. Seeing an orange butterfly is a signal from your angels that you must focus on your given goal and don’t let anything or anyone detract you.
7. Get Set for New Opportunities
A lot of people see orange as an energizing color. It stimulates us and riles up enthusiasm. It’s why some view it as a catalyst. In the spirit world, an orange butterfly represents change and opportunity. Something fresh is coming into your life – a partner, job, project, or task.
This chance needs all your energy and effort to make it work, so you should approach it with eagerness and passion. Ask your angels to clarify your circumstances so you know which ducks you should align. Prepare your mind, body, and spirit to maximize your advantage.
8. Celebrate Your Achievements
Millennials are forever harping on about adulting. And while other generations mock this concept, it’s an important symbol of self-actualization. It’s a pat on the back for achieving things that may seem obvious to our elders but are a crucial identity marker for this crowd.
In a way, orange butterflies are nature’s version of a #Adulting post (#Gratitude #Blessed). Your angels may show you one during an important milestone. They’re reminding you to pause, congratulate yourself, and thank your higher self before finding a new target or goal.
9. Hints from Your Higher Muse
Orange is an unusual color that symbolizes imagination and soul fire. So if you’re an artsy type – a painter, sketch artist, writer, musician, or even a stand-up, the butterflies represent your muse. You might see them when you’re feeling stuck, blank, or have a creative block.
The butterfly is a sign from your heavenly helpers that you shouldn’t quit yet, they’re still working with you. The butterfly can offer a specific idea. It may be a cover photo on a book or LP that inspires your next move. Or it lands on the tool you need at that exact moment.
10. You’re in Need of Cleansing
You might have seen images of butterflies sitting on the eyes of a turtle and seeming to drink its tears. Scientifically, those pretty bugs are after salt, which gives them extra energy when they’re flying. Male butterflies particularly seek sodium to power acrobatic mating dances.
And metaphorically, you might feel the butterfly is comforting the turtle by absorbing its tears. But if you see this symbol on TV, in a book, on YouTube, or even at a reptile park, t means something in you needs to be cleansed, disinfected, or protected with spiritual salt.
11. Generate Some Good Karma
It’s common to see butterflies at the start of summer or spring. But spotting an orange and brown one too early in the season can be a warning from your angels. And if you don’t pay attention, bad luck might follow you for the rest of the year! The butterfly suggests action.
You need to actively improve your internal energy by doing things that attract good karma. That will cancel out the bad juju from past seasons and leave you with a fresh slate of good luck and positive frequencies. Ask your angels where they want you to focus those vibes.
12. Guests are Coming – Order Pizza!
While all butterflies can bring messages from departed loved ones, orange butterflies are especially warm and nostalgic. The butterfly itself is a visitor, but if you keep seeing one around, it means you’ll soon receive guests associated with the loved one who passed away.
This guest (or guests) will relive the good times and pleasure from your past. So you may soon be hosting childhood friends, neighbors, or colleagues of the deceased, or maybe even a reunion of high school acquaintances and/or extended family. Make sure there’s food!
13. Expect Good Fortune and Clean Cash
Here’s another gift from the blessed brown and orange butterfly – money! If you spot a live one flitting inside your house or office, it means you’re about to receive an influx of cash. This could be a raise at work, a lottery winning, or a profitable turn in your stock portfolio.
You might even visit a flea market or rifle through the attic and discover a piece of junk that ends up being quite valuable. So be nice to that orange indoor butterfly. Offer sugar water or mushy fruit and let it rest before giving it an escape route when it’s ready. But don’t chase it!
14. Trust Your Gut and Listen to your Angels
As a spiritual person, you know the value of trusting your gut instincts. But science proves this too. Your gut has viscerofugal neurons that send signals to your brain or spine when something around you feels off. But modern life can often cloud your instincts and reflexes.
So your angels might send you an orange butterfly to remind you to rely more on your higher self. Ask them for guidance on how to clear up your mental mist so you can tune in to your soul. Your spirit guides want to restore and sharpen your intuition through that butterfly.
15. Move Away From the Edge!
In today’s world, depression and anxiety are almost pandemics. Suicide rates are frighteningly high, and the stigma against mental health matters is quite strong. But what does this have to do with orange butterflies? Two things. One, orange is the color of joy and motivation.
These are the first things you lose when you’re intensely depressed or anxious. Two, orange is the color of your root chakra aka sacral chakra, which controls your sexuality and your survival instinct. Orange butterflies whisper that your angels are near, don’t give in to the darkness!
16. Pay Attention to the Kids (or Pets)
Apart from controlling your libido and your desire to live, your sacral chakra or svadhisthana is the pleasure center of your body. It represents your inner child and your ability to enjoy and excite. This could be why seeing an orange butterfly makes you eager, giddy, and playful.
You suddenly want to run after the butterfly-like you did when you were little. And that could be part of the message. You might see the butterfly on a book or in the garden when you’ve been overworking. Your angels are inviting you to take a break and go play with your kids.
17. Check Your Chakras for Blockage
Your sacral chakra can be blocked, circulating on low frequencies, or surfing on higher vibrations. And an orange butterfly symbol can refer to all three states, so when you see one, you may need to ask your angels to help you assess the status of your body’s energy centers.
In all these cases, the butterfly invites you to open yourself. You might be afraid of intimacy and are pushing away someone that just wants to love you. Or you could over-emphasize your libido as a way to avoid getting emotionally closer. Ask your angels to help you ease up.
18. Calm Your Root – It’s Too Hyper
An underactive root chakra might make you withdraw from people and avoid emotional connections. But seeing orange butterfly symbols could also mean your sacral chakra is overactivated. You might think it’s all fun and games while you’re enjoying all that hedonism.
And this might seem normal if you’re a rebellious teen, college kid, hitting forty, or newly divorced. But while this imbalance seems exciting and rational (think teen angst and midlife crises), it’s not serving your higher self. Take some steps to slow that svadhisthana overdrive!
19. Closure and Compassion
We’ve mentioned that butterflies sometimes carry the souls of our loved ones. They might hang around for a while if they’re not ready to cross over, so you might see them flitting around the places associated with the deceased – their house, car, or favorite pizza place. These souls have left their bodies, but they’re saying goodbye to the things they love on earth.
But you might see more of these orange butterflies after your loved one has been gone for a while. Mourners sometimes feel guilty any time they laugh or experience pleasure. And they’re mortified when they’re attracted to someone new. Your loved one might send orange butterflies to say it’s okay to move on and find love. They sent you this lover, they approve!!
When was the last time you saw orange butterflies? Tell us about it in the comments section!