Insect Meaning: Crane Fly Symbolism
My cousin asked about the symbolic insect meaning of the crane fly (also called mosquito hawks or daddy long legs), and here are a few other observations I shared with him:
Crane flies are creatures of both air and water. Air in esotericsymbolism deals with thought, and water symbolism speaks to us about emotion.
As with most insects, (it would seem to the scientific eye) these little guys mostly have one purpose. To procreate. This can be a symbolic message to use our time wisely, and be mindful as well as passionate about what we create for ourselves and others in the life-span we have.
Maybe this insect meaning carries a motto that says something like…
“This life is what you’ve got right now, so give it the best shot you’ve got.”
Legs speak to me of foundations (four pillars of stability) and core beliefs. If we do as the insect intuitively suggests, and consider our softer emotions in relation to our hard-core thoughts, we may detect a “loose leg” in our prime, stabilizing belief systems. We may want to “sacrifice” one of these “legs” if that belief no longer serves us.
Other Symbolic Insect Meanings for the Crane Fly
Mosquito hawks and crane flies are, on the whole, innocuous – they take life casually, flitting from food source to food source. None of these sources being human or animal. Rather, they conusume nectars. This reminds me of resourcefulness, and going light on consuming resources of the earth – not invading or harming other creatures in order to gain life for self – being gentle with our consumption, and taking only what is required.
“I never kill insects. If I see ants or spiders in the room, I pick them up and take them outside.
Karma is everything.”
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