Upright Meanings: originality, foolishness, adventure, youth, pleasure, spontaneity, lack of commitment, travel, idealism, opportunity, innocence, beginnings possibilities, freedom, carelessness, thoughtlessness
The Butterfly is generally a positive card indicating new beginnings. If it appears in your readings it could mean that you are on the verge of an exciting, unexpected new adventure. Your new adventure will bring you along a path which may require you to make a leap of faith but you will grow as a result of this new experience. This new adventure could be a literal new adventure, like travelling to a place you’ve never been before. The change this card can bring will usually be a welcome one. While The Butterfly is generally a positive card, its appearance in a reading can also indicate that you need to take the time to look before you leap.
Reversed Meanings: hesitation, bad choice, indecision, apathy, distraction, carelessness, injustice, irrationality, stupidity, negligence, lack of fun, recklessness
The Butterfly reversed signifies a new beginning. However, when reversed this major card indicates that the beginning is something you may be reluctant to jump into. This new beginning is still coming either way! The Butterfly card reversed can be an indication of living in the moment but also can be a sign that in your excitement you are behaving somewhat recklessly towards others. It can signify being irrational, lack of fun and lack of faith or hope.