When a ladybug lands on you, be sure to celebrate the good times and embrace the good fortune coming your way. Ladybugs fill us with infectious joy, and it is only in our best interest to share this joy with the special people in your life.
A Ladybug Landing On You Brings Good Luck!
Ladybugs are popular creatures within almost every culture, but particularly through Europe. In fact, the Turkish name for a ladybug actually translates to ‘good luck bug’. In Croatia the ladybug is the official logo of the lottery!
The actual explanation for why ladybugs are considered lucky is unknown, however many believe this relates to a few factors. One is that the ladybug, unlike many insects such as mosquitoes and fleas, is harmless to humans. The other has more religious origins, with Christians throughout history praying to the Virgin Mary after having a ladybug land on them. They would ask Mary to protect their crops and land, and saw a ladybug as the vehicle in which she would answer.
It’s a little known fact that the ladybug would actually help the farmers by devouring thousands of aphids a day.
Ladybugs, like butterflies, are a popular symbol in Feng Shui. This however seems to be a western creation, with the ladybug not native to China. Feng Shui traditionalists believe this has happened as a byproduct of the concept gaining traction in North America, where the ladybug has long been a symbol of fortune.
Although it has become popular to include a ladybug symbol as part of your interior decorations, remember to use it sparingly! Too much clutter will damage the chi energy of your home.
Ladybugs and Love
The striking red polkadot pattern of the ladybug makes it symbolic of love. Asian literature throughout the years has noted that a ladybug encounter spreads the message of love. When a ladybug lands on you, it will fly to your true love and whipser in their ear. A blossoming romance may be close by!
Have you had a recent encounter with an insect? We’ve got guides covering every symbolic meaning from moths to ladybugs!