Moth Power Animal Symbol Of Transformation

By Ina Woolcott

Moth’s gifts include the power of the whirlwind, ease of movement in darkness/shadow, transformation/metamorphosis, ability to confuse enemies, ability to find light in darkness, hearing spoken and unspoken messages.

Moths reside in all but polar regions. Their bodies, legs and wings are covered with numerous touch hairs that come off if the moth is touched – they are highly sensitive to touch. They can feel, smell, taste and tell the temperature with their feathery antennae, with the tiny pegs on them acting as receptors. The moth views everything clearly. Moth people usually have strong psychic and healing abilities and must watch out not to pick up others problems and carry them around in their energy fields, or confusion or irritability may occur.

Metamorphosis is part of moths magic – the egg stage is symbolic of the birth of an idea, the larvae stage is the foundation, the chrysalis stage is symbolic of the manifestation, and the growing of wings symbolises taking flight and exploring uncharted territory.

An interesting trait of the moth is hiow they use their wings. A resting moth either wraps its wings around itself, holds them extended to the side or folds the wings up. This implies a basic nurturing property and moth people may find themselves in the role of care giver.

With their acute hearing – their hearing organs are located on their legs, giving them the ability to sense vibrations around them – the moth is able to detect ultra sound. Pay attention to what is being spoken and also the unspoken, underlying messages in what is heard. Observe the body language of those around you and those you come in contact with if this is yoru power animal. Also pay attention to your sensitivity to others, the lacking side of it or the over side of it. Perhaps you are in a situation that needs to be rethought. Are you being honest to yourself and others?

The moth is an optimist and opportunist with countless transformative properties. From them we learn how to expand and perfect our inherent psiychic abilities, and how to let go of negative energies and unwelcome influences, helping us move into our personl power and happiness.

46 thoughts on “Moth Power Animal Symbol Of Transformation”

    1. Thank you, i have been seeing Moths all week, I am going through change and upheaval just now. This explanation of the Moth spirit is very enlightening

    2. Please “edit” your share above, I love and believe everything you’ve shared, but your typos are distracting…just a bit.

  1. Thank you very much for this information. You could say I’m beginning my path in learning how to be a Shaman and the moth has become profound in the same day I reached this decision. On my way home from friends I’ve had two moths remain on my car for most og the trip, one remaining along the door, the other against my window. After about twenty minutes it was clearly there for some reason and decided to open my window. I outstretched my hand and it gladly traveled onto me where it rest for another five minutes before deciding to leave. I don’t entirely understand what happened but now I feel profoundly connected to them.

    1. When an animal touched you or appears in this fashion it is usually a two fold message. To recognize in yourself the similarities both positive and negative, and to accept the aid it is giving you. In this calm your heart, open you mind and seek to have a calm, open yet resilient spirit. It is a moment to listen. Best of wishes on your journey.

      1. I have a question if anyone knows please reply.
        What is the meaning when I was Starting having a discussion with my fiancee a moth came from nowhere flew out from between my legs it flew around me 2x and now we can’t seem to find it .

      2. Interesting reading. Today I was in a interview for a new job. While sit and wait for the person to call me in to the room I decide stand up. When I rise a moth fly out from my jacket a big one. It’s strange how it have stayed with me for so long and in the day light. Usually they come in the night.

    2. That is so cool. I just asked the universe for a sign and then a white moth appeared I looked up symbolism here my brothers name is Nathan! The white moth says it could be the soul of a loved one sending a message!

  2. In January, a little white moth flew into my life. I was washing my sink when I noticed it hiding behind the curtains of the window above my sink. It flew out and landed on my hand.

    Since then, I have considered it a very powerful messenger and animal guide associated with one of medicines.

    When in Peru, I forgot one of my protective medicines in my hotel room. I looked up during the meeting I was attending, and there above me was a giant black moth. I couldn’t help by feel like it was moth’s way of telling me that it was watching out for me, even without my medicine on my physical body.

    I find that moth often comes into my life to warn me about people or places. If I see a moth somewhere, I go in with caution or avoid the place altogether; If I see a moth around someone, I know to steer clear of them. It shows me where the energy is toxic. It shows me where I need to protect myself energetically.

    1. I was just writing about today when a black moth was flying from my jacket when I was waiting for a interview for a new job. It fly from me when I rise and was landing on a wall before I was going in for the interview. What do you think? Was it bad energy from me or the job or is it saying something about development? It was in the daylight.

  3. I’ve been having interesting interactions with animals since I was a very young child. I used to have butterflies visit with me all the time, but now moths are making their way gently toward me. Just yesterday a moth had some how gotten into my apartment. It waited until I was distracted with the back door right open to flutter onto my leg, and then took the opportunity to jet out the open door. Another landed on my cheek today. Both during broad daylight. Is there any clear difference between the symbolism of the butterfly compared to the moth? Thanks.

    1. I would say moths deal with the shadow or more darker aspects of transformation versus the butterfly which is the lighter side. Think about it, moths come out at night and buyterflues areseen during the day.

  4. A moth landed center on my throat to night while I was biking it stung but no harm so far has been done. why did it land on my neck I don’t understand.

  5. I find this very interesting. The other night a moth flew into our room and kept bashing itself off the lamp shade. I found myself questioning why a moth would kill itself in its determination to get to the light. My partner grabbed some kitchen roll to catch and kill the moth, I reached my hands out to the moth and very firmly asked God to give me the moth in order to save its life. The moth climbed onto me and I seen orange light shining from its eyes as we locked our gaze. It stayed on me until I gently blew him off my hand into the air outside. I woke up with a moth directly above my head this morning. I felt safe to know it had been above me as I slept, as bad dreams are a regular occurrence for me.

  6. A large Polyphemus Moth appeared fluttering in my yard this morning after a rain. Later I found it on the trunk of a tree. It has remained there all day not moving more than a couple of imches and remains there at sundown. Is there any significance to this?

  7. Thank you for the article.
    My mother passed away just 2 weeks ago. Every night since then, a single moth has made it’s way into my room and fluttered around my side of the bed. Instinctually, I said out loud, “Mom?”
    I understand that one attribute of the Moth, is that it represents those close to us that have passed. I find comfort in this. My mother is still finding a way to comfort me. Mothers are wonderful.
    I just keep asking… “What would you like to tell me Mom?”
    and see what else I can learn from this relationship to Moth.
    Blessings and Hugs

  8. Its been 7 days thaty husband and I are not talking. He yells at me, told.me painful words. He told me words that no one. An bear. He cuss at me and told me thay I am low lowest pf lowest and lowest than a.cockroach. His assistant spreading rumors that my husband going to file divorce.my husband said he did not tell his assistant like that. But when I asked his assistant he said he told pne of his co-worker jokingly. But he twist thing around.that it was me.thay said it. I.was down graded by mu husband because of that and he said he will take me to court and I will not win and hw will.get his children. I.was hurt really bad and been affected to bad because of the fight. I dont believe in.divorce because I love my children and of course my husband. I been so down. Sitting in.front of mu house crying, feeling the pain and praying everything will be ok. Then this evening. Sitting in.my front door, hoping for mu husband to talk to me, to hug me and say sorry. Suddenly, a big brown moth came and sits on top of the wall where I am sitting down. I want my relationship to be mend. What is the moth meaning to me and my situation. This is the first time it happen to me. I hoping for positive result.

    1. I see this post was written long ago. i know staying with your children and your husband is important to you but you must also care for yourself if your husband is belittling you and you feel small if you can possibly get away for a few days or even a night away to clear your mind someplace you feel safe, you will feel better and be able to help your children better from a more grounded place. No one should have to stay in an abusive situation that is not love. Love is available to you but sometimes we have to take a break. I believe the moth came to u as spiritual support to help u learn to trust yourself about what is really best for you and your family. Sometimes that takes a little time to learn to trust yourself again and to see what toxic things are around u that u may have to let go of!

  9. 6:00am Pacific NW while raining. Walking to the bus headed to work. A Moth simply landed on the tip of my right thumb. So I stopped to notice it . and with a short breath I sent It on his/her? Way. Then immediately started this very research on the such creature.

  10. Feeling a lot of sadness through Me and my gf having major problems as I cry and listen to music a giant moth flew in and startled Me lol xx my gut told me to research the meaning thank you xx

  11. I’m surprised yesterday night when i came home from duty when two moth landed first on my chest then flew & landed on my dresser. At first i didn’t noticed that they are mating until i stared on them. They are in two different colors, one is brown & the other one is white. I’m just curious about what message they want to relay on me as this is the first time i saw a mating moth. Could anyone interpret the exact message these two moth wants to convey on me? Ur ideas & comments are very much welcome. Thank you!

  12. The. Butterfly. Effect. Is. Real. The moth effect is clear, distance is our problem. Stop trying to remember your dreams. Elephants[moths] never forget. Daydream&Nightlive. Much love. Keep in touch.
    -aggreeablemoth

  13. Interesting…I found your article today- exactly 1 year after you posted it. I had a emotional weekend – I was thinking about my marriage …we have some issue …it was early morning and I couldn’t sleep and suddenly the big black moth flew in our bedroom , flew twice around me and then flew above my sleeping husband and started to flew against the wall like angry and I got scared and just hide under my blanket …when I peeked out it was gone …nowhere and I couldn’t find it anywhere. disappeared…thank you so much for your article,I feel better but still do know exactly what that meant …any help?

  14. I was outside with my dog at night and a whole bunch of moths came flying on my deck to the light. I didn’t think nothing of it because I knew light attracts moths. Since reading this article I am amazed what the moths mean in spirit world. There were a lot of moths on the floor of the deck and on my house and flying around the light. I never seen so many. The next night was the same thing… If anybody knows why there was all these moths at my house, please let me know.. Thank you.

  15. A White Moth is currentlt just outside my front door, over my right shoulder….I elt drawn to it, but I only observed, I did not touch it, as to not to disturb….but i know there is meaning here.

    1. Just outside my front door, over my right shoulder, I felt drawn to it, but i did not disturb it, for I know there is meaning here.

  16. Thanks for the information it landed on my shoulder last night , it was awsome, , then hundreds of June bugs began to land all over me I couldn’t hang with them thanks again I believe we have to listen to hear. Thanks again

  17. I recently joined a group to meditate and have my aura cleared. A week after the first meeting, I had a dream that I was covered by brown moths, from my feet up to my neck. My arms were outstretched and they covered them too. I was wearing a layer of moths. Reading your page has given me some insight on what I should be doing – continuing my spiritual transformation. Thank you.

  18. last week a moth appeared in my room. my 4 year old son saw it but was really afraid. It was in my room for 3 days. It was during the problems i was havin with my significant other. I was having dreams of him cheating on me with his exgirlfriend. Then i just kept having these emotional outbreaks. Again this week a big moth appears in my car . i still feel my boyfriend not being honest.

  19. I’ve been having a lot of problems this past week and I’ve seen on huge white moth on the window and it stayed there until I left and when I got home a small white moth flew around me and landed on my right hand and just stayed there for awhile..what does this mean?

  20. Early this morning as I was walking into my room, I saw a white moth flutter over my bed. By the time I was fully in my room, the moth disappeared. This is not the first time I’ve experienced some sort of “energy moth” come to me as a manifested symbol then nowhere to be found, a little joy from the Universe creating miracles just for us. This has also happened to me with spiders which I have a soul connection with.

  21. I did a prayer of sorts for a financial blessing. Minutes later i sat outside on the stairs with my hands folded, a black moth flew directly at me n fluttered in my forearms back n forth for a moment n seemed to disappear.. (?) i read some bad things online about black moths then found this site. Does anyone have a positive outlook for me?

    1. Forgot to mention that after it seemingly disappeared i felt an over powering tingly sensation from head to toe.

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