Nope…not this type of VW Beetle, it was the following two items that prompted dievca’s musings:
Read enough about the dung beetle, and a picture of its character emerges: patient, optimistic, uncomplaining. ~Elif Batuman
Beetle symbolism and meaning
Beetles express different characteristics, traits and qualities that are important in the world of symbols. There are many different species, but, in symbolical sense, we usually conceptualize them as an entity.
However, some examples are worth of mention for symbolical interpretation.
Progress and hard work – Beetles are associated with progress, dedication to goals, hard work and consistency. Take an example of sacred scarab and its methodical ball rolling. All sorts of beetles are diligent workers, which as a characteristic worth of praise.
They are linked to concept of progress and success. Beetles work hard to meet their goals and there is not much that could stop them or lead astray.
Being devoted and diligent workers, beetles are seen as lucky charms and even used as amulets. They bring good luck and progression, as spirit animals. Because of their fine, strong armor, beetles are resistant and unstoppable in their work.
Persistence and stability – Beetles are persistent and stable. They express complete dedication to their work, which is a trait that could be easily applied to humans. This is one of the reasons why beetles are powerful symbolical creatures.
They represent the everlasting life and constant progress. They symbolize a life path of slow and gradual development, on both minor and greater plan.
Beetles represent things that last and keep its form for long periods. They are associated with change, as well, but those changes that are inevitable.
The ancient Greek, Panta Rhei; everything is moving and constantly changing, which is a solid way to progress. Beetles embody the concept of natural changes, of balance and constant movement.
Creativity and colorfulness – Beetles also represent creativity. They come in different shapes, sizes and colors and are always doing something. Their beautifully painted wings are simply amazing. Beetles are associated with energy of creation, imagination and visualization.
Symbolism of beetles’ colors is also interesting. Each color represents something different (e.g. green for freshness and health, blue for tranquility, red for passion and so on). Therefore, seeing or imagining a beetle of a particular color could be inspiring and even prophetic, in a way.
Solidarity and cooperation – Beetles are good team workers. Most of them live in colonies and work together to create success. They are team oriented and cooperative, which is something worth of looking up to. Beetles represent collaboration, mutual understanding, community and unity.
Intuition and instincts – All beetle insects have special antennas that help them get a perspective of their surroundings. Beetles’ antennas symbolize intuition and instinct. The ability to sense what sort of energies or vibrations are coming your way is of an essential importance.
Beetles as spirit animals
As totem animals, beetles are good teachers. They would help you achieve gradual success and go through different stages of your life with no rush or panic.
They would teach you to properly channel your own energy, so that you can reach your goals without any regret. Beetles teach us to stay on the ground and listen to our inner voice and our ratio. They value imagination and creativity, but will not let you go astray. Beetle totem keeps you on track.
Beetle people are:
- Strong-willed and determined
- Dedicated and persistent
- Cooperative and understanding
- Creative and practical
Beetle people nurture their intuition and their totem helps them polish it to perfection. They are well aware of their environment and situation and know how to deal with it.
People whose totem animal is beetle tend not to overreact to unusual or unexpected phenomena; they are tranquil, sometimes reserved and smart. They would rather stay quiet until they thoroughly think about the matter or situation they find themselves in.
Those people are highly imaginative and creative, but methodical and practical. It means these people are able to practically apply their ideas. They have a lot of imagination and good strategies to implement useful ideas. They are not dreamers, but extremely creative doers.
Beetle people have many talents; their totem will gladly help them discover all of their skills and nurture their affinities.
If beetle is your spirit animal, you are most likely a cooperative person. Beetle people work great in big teams, but are always eager to propose their own ideas.
However, they are understanding and tolerant, so they do not get easily disappointed if some of their proposals are not accepted. These people are not particularly sensitive or emphatic, but they have a good sense for other peoples’ feelings. They would not intentionally hurt anybody, but they know how to defend themselves from insults.
Well, Fashion has gotten into the spirit of Beetles several times, for both Men and Women. dievca has her two pieces, maybe you would like to channel your inner Beetlemania, too!
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