Ladybird Advice


What the Ladybug Whispered by Lora Hollings

When I was very young,

I ran after a ladybug to catch it.

“I cannot stay …

I bring you joy for this moment today.

Remember, you may never hold on to me.

I must be set free,”

she whispered.

“As your lovely spirit

is free as the wind

to be whoever you want to be,

there is … but no limit.

Indeed a miracle you are …

with shiny eyes and laughter.

A joyous melody

can be heard

throughout the land,

as nature echoes

with ready refrain

to celebrate a sweet soul.

And with dreams undimmed,

which enable you to fly –

like me.

Oh do not pinion my wings

my little dear,

and I entreat those who come near

your sweet soul

to always let you be free …



not mishaped

by their constraint …

to be who you were intended to be.”

The ladybird beetle is small but it has a bold, easily-recognisable exterior that instantly evokes delight, not fear. It represents innocence, happiness, good fortune, and true love. Flitting joyfully in fields of flowers and protecting food crops, it diligently feeds on aphids, the farmers’ pest. It brings a quiet resolve to rid the pest from plants.

ADVICE: It may be a time for you to receive luck, abundance, and all good things in life. You are blessed. Be careful what you are thinking of and asking for, because you may manifest it now, no matter how small or how bold. Avoid negative thinking and also greed. When you receive this good fortune, be gracious and grateful, not gloating. Spread goodwill.

“I think people should maybe just go out into the garden and watch a ladybug crawl across a flower and relax their mind. That’s about all you need to know about life, I think.” – Harland Williams



Coccinelloidea family

Preys on agricultural pests

Variety of colours and number of spots

Domed body

Bringer of good luck



Photographer: Martina Nicolls

REFERENCES: A combination of the following Oracle cards were used (with a dash of my own lifelong learning).

Archangel Animal Oracle Cards by Diana Cooper

L’Oracle du Peuple Animal by Arnaud Riou 

Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides by Steven Farmer

The Druid Animal Oracle Deck by Philip & Stephanie Carr-Gomm

The Spirit Animal Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid


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