I saw a praying mantis the other day on the side of my garage wall. What does a praying mantis symbolize or what is praying mantis symbolism? I thought to myself this has to be a good sign, a symbol of good fortune I assume. A praying mantis isn’t something you see every day. So I researched it and found that if a praying mantis appears before you, it is a good thing.
It has been said that the African Bushmen worshipped the praying mantis as the oldest symbol of God. It was said to be a manifestation of God here on earth. That is pretty interesting if I say so myself. It is also said that a praying mantis symbolizes meditation and contemplation. So I took a picture of it.
On the natural side, I appreciate the mantis for its patience and cunning when hunting as it lies still waiting for prey to come closer. I don’t appreciate its mating ritual. The female usually kills the male after mating. I have watched many documentaries on the praying mantis and I appreciate the benefit of having one keep insect pests at bay. Praying mantis come in many shapes, color and sizes and knowing the praying mantis symbolism is key.
Here is some information on understanding symbols. http://wp.me/P1wP0W-dx which talks about understanding symbols, patterns and energy. One of the ways I use symbols and timing is through travel. I have two wellness retreats coming up. See here: Authentic Hawaiian Coffee Farm and here Travel by Numbers . For in-depth intuitive wellness interpretations also visit http://www.wellnesssoup.com/intuitive-wellness-coaching/. Last but not least, take a look at http://www.theprayingmantis.org/. Cheers.