3 Spiritual Meanings of Yellow Butterflies

by Ryan Hart

Updated on September 4, 2019

Curious what it means when you see a yellow butterfly?

I was too! So recently I went on a journey to discover the spiritual meaning of butterflies and was surprised by what I learned.

Here’s the deal:

Butterflies carry special messages in response to your thoughts or prayers.

Isn’t that incredible?

Ready to find out what it means when you see a yellow butterfly?

Let’s get started!

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What Does it Mean When You See a Yellow Butterfly?

Butterflies symbolize hope and transformation. But when you see a yellow butterfly, it carries an additional message.

You see, the color yellow represents energy, optimism, and joy. The fact that you saw not just any butterfly, but a yellow butterfly, tells me much about what you are currently going through in life.

Butterflies go through a special transformation called metamorphosis. Over a short period, they change from a caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly.

You may also be going through changes in your life as well. Seeing a yellow butterfly might be a positive sign of what is to come.

Here are 3 possible meanings of seeing a yellow butterfly:

1. You Are About to Receive a Big Announcement

Seeing a big yellow butterfly is often a sign that you are about to receive very good news about your financial or romantic situation. This might be a welcome change for you.

You are happy with how things are going in your life at the moment, but it’s no secret that you enjoy a little variety to keep things interesting.

When you get into a dull routine you start to feel trapped by the limits you’ve created for yourself. After all, you are a creative person and like to express yourself in many different ways.

For some people change can be scary. But you are excited to see what opportunities this next chapter in life will bring.

2. You Will Be Reminded of a Childhood Memory

When you see a yellow butterfly this can be a message about your childhood. After seeing a butterfly it is not uncommon to be reminded of a memory or experience from your youthful days.

For example, you might stumble across a toy or book you kept as a childhood memento. This will remind you of the happy times from your past.

Butterflies may also deliver messages about someone from your past or childhood. If you have been thinking about a person you’ve lost contact with, seeing a small yellow butterfly might mean they are thinking about you as well.

3. You Will Have a Spiritual Experience

Yellow butterflies carry powerful spiritual messages. Beware that you may have a positive spiritual experience soon.

Keep a lookout for signs such as answered prayers, miracles, or help from your guardian angel. Watch closely for messages from God that He is watching over you and hears your prayers.

You are about to go through a period of enlightenment. If you’ve been looking for guidance about your purpose or direction in life, you will receive clarity.

Seeing a black and yellow butterfly is often a sign that you are currently at a crossroad in your life. You have worked hard to get where you are but now are feeling trapped by your success.

God has a special plan for you and is working to guide you in the right direction. You may have a spiritual awakening that answers the big questions you have been struggling with.

Common Types of Yellow Butterflies

Yellow butterflies can be found in all shapes and sizes around the world.

They often have black stripes or designs on their wings and are rarely all yellow.

Depending on where you live, you might see yellow Swallowtail, Sulphur, or Brimstone butterflies.

Names of Yellow Butterflies:

  • Two-tailed Swallowtail (Papilio multicaudata)
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)
  • Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea)
  • Clouded Yellow (Colias croceus)
  • Common Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni)

These butterflies are thought to deliver special spiritual messages about hope and transformation. Butterflies are attracted to nectar-producing flowers such as Milkweed, Marigolds, and Sunflowers.

So if you want to attract more positive messages of hope, consider planting a few more nectar plants in your backyard!

See Also: What Does it Mean When You See a White Butterfly?

Now It's Your Turn

And now I’d like to hear from you.

Have you ever had a yellow butterfly land on you?

What do you think it means when you see yellow butterflies?

Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.