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Caterpillar

Are you seeing Caterpillars crawling across your thoughts?

If you see a Caterpillar coming into your thoughts, then it means that you are thinking of some change in the near future which may be good for you.

  

The symbolism of the caterpillar can mean any of the following:

 

  • Transition.
  • Change.
  • Transformation.
  • Awakening.
  • Enlightenment.
  • Metamorphosis.
  • Growth.
  • Maturity.
  • Patience.
  • Lowly.
  • Unformed.
  • Magic.
  • Progress.
  • Development.
  • Achievement.

 

The Caterpillar has to wait for some time before it can build the cocoon. Till the time it does so it is exposed to the dangers presented by natural predators. To defend itself against predators, the Caterpillar appears like a part of the surroundings like twigs, branches and thorns.

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Some Caterpillars have stiff long hairs on its body which have detachable tips. These tips cause irritation when they enter the mucous membrane. This keeps most of the birds away except the cuckoo which can eat all types of caterpillars even if they totally covered by these hairs.

The Caterpillar uses its body color as a camouflage to merge with the color of the leaf on which it feeds. This symbolism stands for the fact that you have talents that can be used for the defense of your emotions from external attacks.

There are other types of caterpillars which produce toxins which are vey poisonous even to humans. This symbolizes that you have hidden weapons that can be used for emotional self-defense and tells you to use them whenever necessary.

The variety of defensive mechanisms used by the Caterpillar prevents the predators from taking a second chance after experiencing the first encounter.  The symbolism of the Caterpillar is that it teaches you to use whatever emotional defensive mechanisms you have to keep away your detractors.

The Caterpillar is basically a herbivorous and it eats leaves, fruits and crops. It is a voracious eater, especially leaves of the tree on which it lives. The symbolism reminds you that you have not yet achieved the beautiful form you would have in the future, and asks you to have patience as it will come naturally.

Caterpillar moves forward using either its multiple pairs of legs or by a looping action where only the legs at the extreme ends are used for locomotion. The crawling movement of the Caterpillar in your thoughts symbolizes that there are hypocritical and deceitful people crawling around you from whom you should keep your distance.  

The crawling movement of the Caterpillar in your thoughts can give you a sense of uneasiness. This happens when you get a premonition that a financial loss may occur in your business very soon. It may also portend that you may face difficulties related to the love you have for another person.

 

The symbol of a Caterpillar can enter your thoughts when…

 

  • You want change.
  • You want growth.
  • You lack patience.
  • You are at a loss.
  • You want progress.

 

You can call upon the Caterpillar symbol to help when…

 

  • You want to progress fast with your life but you are feeling bogged down.
  • You want a change in your life but feeling impatient as it is taking too large a time.
  • You are feeling insecure because of too many detractors around you.
  • You are not able to handle all the situations with the talents you have.
  • You want to take decisions which you do not want to change because of the influence or interference from another person.

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