Fireflies, often called lightning bugs, are
magical symbols of inspiration and hope. They are the promise of
accomplishment through hope and efforts. They remind us that we have
laid the appropriate groundwork and from it will spring great reward.
Animal Totem Definitions
The firefly can indicate a variety of misjudgements or warn of their
possibility, especially in dealing with those of the opposite sex. The
female of one large predatory species has learned to mimic the female
signals of a smaller species. When the eager males arrive, they are
quickly eaten. It is important to be sure that those around us are not
mimicking what is true rather than what we hope to hear. Or, we may be
focusing upon the wrong path or perhaps we are working with the wrong
people or socializing with a crowd that is not healthy for us. We may
be letting others (through their negative opinions) prevent the success
of our creative endeavors.
The firefly should also get us to take a look at our health habits,
particularly at what we are eating. Adult fireflies eat very little.
They have learned to generate and draw energy from around them for
their purposes. It would be wise to examine what we are eating and how
much because this affects our health and our spiritual creativity.
Remember that fireflies remind us that positive hope is a critical
component to fulfillment and accomplishment.