Black Moths Are a Sign of What?

After reviewing white moth symbolism, we thought it was appropriate to determine how many varies between the different colors of moths.

While white moths exhibited almost ethereal characteristics, the black moth is hampered by negative and morbid connotations.

Here we observe the meaning of black moths versus their more lightly coloured relatives.

Symbol of Death

We’ve often discussed how moths are a bad omen, however it is more closely associated with black moths. In many western cultures the appearance of a black moth in ones house is a symbol of death for its inhabitants. Some sort of superstition!

This is considered reversible however, with the death of the black moth by an inhabitant or other causes seemingly dispelling this ill-wishing.

Moths and the Color Black

Black has various spiritual meanings. As a combination of all other colors it is commonly associated with the unknown, reaffirming the mystery of black moths. As a color that limits our senses and perception, black leaves you unsure of what the future holds.

We also often see black associated with mourning. It has long been the appropriate color to wear at funerals and times of mourning within western cultures.

Passed Loved Ones

We discussed white moths as being carriers of souls in a previous post, however the same seems to apply to black moths. It is often common to see a black moth after losing a loved one, symbolising both mourning but also their presence within us.

This is reaffirmed in Jonathan Malberry’s book ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’, where his appendix mentions that “a big black moth in the house means a deceased one is just visiting reincarnated through that moth”.

What to Do if you See a Black Moth

First off – don’t immediately assume death! There are many explanations for an encounter with a black moth, and each is going to be specific to your own situation.

Think about recent life events: has anything significant happened that you can relate this to? Perhaps the recent passing of a friend or relative? The possibilities are numerous.

Avoid treating the encounter with assuredness on any one meaning. With black being the color of the unknown this moth’s symbolism could relate to something that becomes more obvious at a later stage..
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23 thoughts on “Black Moths Are a Sign of What?”

  1. You say white moths and black moths but I’m curious if u have ever thought of anything about the combination of white and black moths cause this moth is both black and white and we’ve had lots of them lately and I was curious if u have a meaning for them

  2. I have a huge moth in my house right now and its been there for like the whole night. It is black and it has a white line on each wing I don’t know what does it mean.. please guide me

  3. hi Kiara
    Did you work out what the moth meant for you? I have the same thing….a black moth on my wall all night….still there. And a few days ago a black moth fluttered around and briefly landed on my nose!….
    so wondering what it might mean….and what it meant for you…..if anything?

  4. I too was curious about a black moth with only the tips of its wings being white my curiosity comes to me because about an hour before that I’d seen a black bird with one white tail feather

  5. I am aware of the moth it does fit the description above in my experience a positive close friend visiting to positively affirm the mutual appreciation of the friendship shared and a way to assure me that he bear witness to my morning and the love I had for the close friend that passed in sudden and terrible unforeseen circumstances less than 4 weeks ago.. The story of David Watson and reincarnation is looking to be an integral part of a related doctorate being submitted in the esoteric sciences division of a leading educational institution as we speak…
    B.P 2016

  6. I had one in my home, disturbing, never seen or heard of them. This one was solid black and seemed to seek my attention . Came directly toward me as I was making my morning coffee. I ducked and walked to the back door , it followed and exited when I opened the door. Weird thing, I thought, later I called a friend out of town, no answer, she called later and informed me her mother passed away that night, A messege , for sure., I did not understand until now.

  7. I immediately had to look up whether black moths had a significant meaning for i just walked into my bathroom and 4 black moths had seemingly appeared out of nowhere. Very intrigued.

  8. I am not superstitious. I live in the city & has never had moth in my compound or my house until my mum passed away. 1 moth came to my front porch & another in my back washing area. I was startled on seeing both. I still miss my mum after all these years. Lately a moth visited my front porch again & stayed until the next day. I don’t know if there is any spiritual connections but i can’t help but feel my mum’s presence when i see one.

  9. I recently have had several very large black moth encounters in my home. My bedroom is connected to my back yard. I have lived by the beach my whole life and have never seen these moths before until recently so I started looking into this on the Internet and see that the only thing is that this is a bad omen. As soon as the sun goes down they fly by room I have mistaken them for bats or birds. At night I will get woken up with the sound of them hitting the ceiling. When I get rid of one another comes . They always try to go to the bedroom door that leads to the hallway. I have a room mate maybe its for him ? Is this bad if I see them every night ? Is it ok that I shue them away ?

  10. For two nights i have had a black moth in my living-room on the wall. It moves to different spots and it seems to only get my attention. I dont have anyone in my family that has passed away. But when I am alone I do feel a shift in my energy. Its very overwhelming to me when the shift happens. I wish i knew more on this type of study.

  11. When my mother was in labor for 36 hours she and my grandmother looked out the window at the same time and watched a coyote come out of a bush look at the pair of them then transformed into a bald eagle and flew away. Since then I have spoken to a shaman and he said they witnessed the trickster watching over my birth.

  12. I have a black and grey moth in my palor somewhere hiding after it flew around my kitchen light. Since I have to lights I shut one off and it flew to the other light before flying somewhere behind one of my furniture items. Now I can’t find it, I was going to capture it and put it back out the window what should I do.

  13. Everytime i am at home with no where to go for the day i tend to step outside from time to time. As of lately everytime i go outside i see a small black moth fluttering around the house. Today there was two and one looked like it was trying to get into my house while the other looked like the normal black moth i usually see fluttering around except this time it was close enough to touch. I’ve heard they symbolize death but i have a few things i can connect that symbolism with… Just kinda wanted to share that to see if I’m alone

  14. My dog passed 8 days ago. I have been very sad. I prayed for God to show me a sign that she was ok somewhere in the afterlife. My 20 year old grandson also distraught over losing Cynder said to me there has been a large black moth in his room for 3 days. But gone now. Well i look at my ceiling above the couch and low and behold it was above me. Stated above for a while than on the tv and moved to a cat figurine and quietly sad there. I walked it outside. It as so still. I said bye and it stayed until i said go fly away and like that gone. I read on a passing of a loved one the reincarnation of them become a black witches moth. Wow crazy right? If my pup is a spirit in a moth i don’t know… But what a strange thing. No matter what it gave me a peaceful feeling.

  15. When my grandmother was passing, a white moth set itself directly in the middle of my front door and didn’t move for 5 days, after she had passed. I live in the city and see no moths otherwise. When my aunt passed but was brought back against written order, a sphinx moth set itself on my doorframe for two days. It was huge and incredibly beautiful. There have been no moths on my front door ever except for these two instances. I’ve never seen a sphinx moth here before or after either. My grandmother came to me in a dream after that. I was looking into her old house at new people inside. She walked down the sidewalk towards me, it was really her, and gave me a huge hug, letting me know life exists after death and we will be together again. I just adore her.

  16. I had a black moth land on my face. It clung right to me. I had a hard time removing it. A few minutes later I nearly got hit by a car.

  17. A huge black moth flew into my house a coupe days ago and crash landed into me twice then disappeared. My daughter und it dead last night outside her bedroom door. Plz someone what am i dealing with here?

  18. hi everyone a black moth that just turned after I had some for breast cancer come back tonight I held my hand what should I think am I a bad person did I do something so awful

  19. Why are there two black moths in my room? There is one on the wall and one on the floor. Can yo please assist me to what this means? I know an old friend\neighbor that passed away recently.

  20. When I was 9 years old in the summer of 1960 I wasn’t to our front porch and lend on the porch pole. I was facing towards the front door of the house. When sidedly a big black creature flew right in front of me and made two rounds around me then stop on the Conner just off the front door to the house. It stayed there and kind of spread his wings and like move them slowly. But it would not leave. It was then that I was looking at the biggest black moth I had ever seen in my life. It must have been like 15 inches wide with the two wings and about 10 inches long. I would think that it was about 3/4 to an inch thick.
    Iran to the back of the house so that I would not scared it away and I went in my house and told my mother, sister and brother about the big black moth. My mother 46 years years old got a broom and went outside the black door. My sister 15 and brother 13 wran with my mom and I followed behind. When we got to the front porch the black moth was still there moving her wings. My mother walked up to the porch and took a swing with the broom and the giant black moth tool off flying around. It then flew around the house and landed on one side of our house, but this time it stop next to a widow on the side of the house. My mother ran towards it and tool another strike at the gaint black moth. But missed again. She took off and flew around the house and then went and landed in our nightbors house across the street. It stayed there for a few mintues then it flew off and never saw it again.
    This was like June of the summer of 1960. On February 20th 1961 my brother passed away. His birthday was January 11th 1947.
    Later I never forgot that gaint black moth. So one day in school, I went to the library and check out 3 books on Black gaint Moth and butterflies.
    The funny thing is that the biggest gaint black moth live in South America and are only up to something like 8 inches wide.
    This thing or creature was not Of this earth it must have been the devil himself.
    Sometimes I pass by my old mothers house and I see the front porch and I still wonder about that summer hot day in June in Pearsall, Texas.

    By the way my sister died in November of 1991. My mother died in May of 1999.
    So I’m the only one legged to tell this story to all my friends.
    God Bless You All.

  21. I was getting in my car yesterday while leaving the fish market and a black moth flew into my car and i cant find it im very scared

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