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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What is the Symbolic Meaning of Moths?

Have you ever had a moth act a little bit unusual around you? Perhaps they are drawn to you, or constantly appear when your mood changes? What is the symbolic meaning?

 

Moth symbolism relates to various spiritual meanings that experts believe are relevant when you encounter moths repeatedly (e.g 3-4 times in a week) or when they are particularly friendly around you. We’ll tackle the various explanations of moth symbolism, and what messages they are trying to convey.

 

Moths mean intuition

As we found in what moths commonly symbolise, their behaviors have proved difficult for scientists to explain in reason. As a result, moths have a close symbolic connection with intuition.

 

If you’re constantly having encounters with moths, you may need to sit back and review a life decision from a new perspective. Are you thinking too much about the destinations before undertaking the journey? The constant presence of moths should lead you to think with gut other than second-guessing yourself. Taking emotional attachment out of decisions and be neutral often assists here too.

 

Moths in Dreams

A constant message or symbol in your dreams could mean that you are receiving guidance from your guide in the spiritual domain. There can be several meanings when it comes to seeing moths in dreams, with this largely depending on the context of the situation, the type of moth and your interaction with it.

 

To make sense of these dreams we recommend having a read of our in-depth guide to moths in dreams.

 

Don’t be Materialistic

Many concepts of moth symbolism have grown out of their nocturnal behavior and attraction to the light. Cultures have often connected this back to the idea that a moth’s focus on light relate to effectiveness, humility and efficiency. They cite that a moth encounter may be telling us to shy away from confrontation and keep focused on the end goal, or the bigger picture.

 

This can also be tied back to abstaining from obsessing over material goods. There’s no need to be materialistic for a moth, they have one focus and this isn’t hindered by possessions. All you need is a light to guide you!

 

Moths bring you security and reaffirm the importance of trusting your intuition, regardless of what others think.

Mood Swings and Moths

The energy of the moon affects people in differing ways. If you constantly find yourself having changes in mood that happen almost sporadically, you share something in common with moths: you’re sensitive to lunar energy!

 

Does your body and emotions react to the phases of the moon? This is commonly experienced in the presence of a full moon, which can often cause a depressed mood that is difficult to rationalise.

 

Moths fall into the same boat, with their sensitivity and attraction to the moon being their sole purpose in life. This plays back into intuition – the sign of a moth should force you to stop and think from a more instinctual perspective.

 

Sensitivity

 

Moths are incredibly sensitive creatures. They are known for having incredibly acute hearing, with their wings allowing them to hear higher frequencies and even sense vibrations surrounding them.

 

This is symbolic with two main spiritual meanings with humans: the unspoken and sensitivity. It’s a sign that we should be considering not only what is being spoken but that which is unspoken, and what underlying messages may be present in our conversations and relationships. Body language is a key sign here, so it is recommended to closely observe how those around us are acting.

 

Are you sensitive to others, or perhaps present a severe lack of sensitivity? This also comes back to rethinking a situation through intuition. As you can see, the spiritual meanings of moths are intertwined and follow very similar concepts.

 

Spiritual Warning

 

Moths and their connection to blind faith have been observed in previous posts, and the presence of moth should serve as a warning to be vigilant. Don’t fall into a decision without considering things from a range of perspectives, and use intuition when things get complicated.

 

Moths reminds us to always prepare yourself for any situation, and keep on your toes.

 

Visitors

 

The spiritual meaning of moths varies between cultures, and last year’s swarms of giant moths in Malaysia had many citizens curious of what they symbolised.

 

The common consensus was that a moth inside your home was a sign that someone was visiting, touching back on old myths that moths represented departed loved ones. There are numerous recollections on this on the Experience Collective that fuel this spiritual meaning

 

Do you know of other moth symbolic meanings? Comment below and we’ll look into them!r