Throughout the world, the dragonfly is a symbol of self realization and deep inner change. Dragonflies are often seen dancing across the water which is representative of their ability to look beyond the physical and dive into the deeper meanings of this lifetime. In many cultures, dragonflies symbolize victory, happiness, and harmony.
Dragonflies can move their bodies in all six directions with demonstrated elegance, grace, and a great deal of inner power. As adults, Dragonflies only live from one to six months and all the while, they fly free and spread their strength and joy to all those around them. This fact exemplifies the concept of living in the moment and taking in all the beauty that this life has to offer you for the time you have been given.
Their beautiful iridescent wings symbolize the end of ones self-imposed and self-created illusions and a movement toward a clarity surrounding the reality of this life. Iridescence is also believed to have magical properties that are symbolic of self discovery and the unmasking of your true and authentic self.