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December 6th, 2006, 05:05 PM
I've been seeing ladybugs all around me as of late. I am curious as to what Wiccan aspects the ladybug has.The ones I've been seeing usually have 13 spots which is great as 13 is my lucky number. :)

December 6th, 2006, 05:34 PM
Specifically Wiccan aspects? None that I can think of.

Here are some sites with totem info and symbolism though:
(Even if you're not looking into the totem aspect the sites usually have symbolim and lore that's helpful)

Ladybug Lore! (http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0oGkj9TNHdFIAkAW3BXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE2bzJpZm1wBGNvbG8DdwRsA1dTMQRwb3MDMwRzZWMDc3IEdnRpZANGODQ3X zcy/SIG=11h79fn5r/EXP=1165526483/**http%3a//expage.com/ladybuglore)
Ladybugs - magickal symbolism (http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0oGkj9TNHdFIAkAb3BXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE2YnNjYTlsBGNvbG8DdwRsA1dTMQRwb3MDOARzZWMDc3IEdnRpZANGODQ3X zcy/SIG=12nvb932s/EXP=1165526483/**http%3a//www.tween-the-shadows.com/magick/symbols_magick/ladybugs.php)
Ladybug (http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0oGkjF_NHdFeXIAQHJXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE2bG83Z2xjBGNvbG8DdwRsA1dTMQRwb3MDNgRzZWMDc3IEdnRpZANGODQ3X zcy/SIG=12b4urb8j/EXP=1165526527/**http%3a//www.dierinbeeld.nl/animal_files/insects/ladybug/)
Ladybug Lore (http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0oGkkrkNXdFEgEBM35XNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE3YnFtbWtxBGNvbG8DdwRsA1dTMQRwb3MDMTgEc2VjA3NyBHZ0aWQDRjg0N 183Mg--/SIG=12fnj0q5e/EXP=1165526884/**http%3a//www.geocities.com/Athens/Atrium/5924/ladybuglore.htm)
Ladybird (Beetle) Medicine (http://morningstar.netfirms.com/ladybird.html)(medicine in a totem sense)
The Insectlorepedia – insectlore.com (http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0oGkmqgNXdFmIABvV9XNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE2bnBtb3FhBGNvbG8DdwRsA1dTMQRwb3MDMQRzZWMDc3IEdnRpZANGODQ3X zcy/SIG=12cgaepvu/EXP=1165526816/**http%3a//www.insectlore.com/xlorepedia_stuff/ladybird.html)
Ladybug Legends & Lore! (http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0oGkmqgNXdFmIABxV9XNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE2bzJpZm1wBGNvbG8DdwRsA1dTMQRwb3MDMwRzZWMDc3IEdnRpZANGODQ3X zcy/SIG=11u9tppat/EXP=1165526816/**http%3a//www.celticbug.com/Legends/Lore.html)
Ladybug Lore (http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0oGkmqgNXdFmIAB3V9XNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE2ZmZqZHI1BGNvbG8DdwRsA1dTMQRwb3MDOQRzZWMDc3IEdnRpZANGODQ3X zcy/SIG=12aqi44b0/EXP=1165526816/**http%3a//www.ladybug-fly-away-home.com/ladybug-lore.html)Also if you live in the Southern Hemisphere that'd make sense that you're seeing them:

Most Coccinellids mate in the spring or summer, and the female lays a cluster of eggs (numbering from a few to a few hundred, depending on species) as near as possible to an aphid colony. In most species these eggs hatch into a larval state within a week. This state lasts 10-15 days, and they then go into a pupal stage before becoming an adult coccinellid. The entire life cycle of the Coccinellid is only 4-7 weeks.
Ladybug, Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladybird)

Also 13-spotted is a sub-species:

The thirteen-spotted lady beetle, Hippodamia tredecimpunctata is a type of lady beetle. Adult lady beetles have domed backs, mainly oval, often shiny with short legs and antennae. They have two wing covers. They are usually red to orange in color. This species has thirteen dark or black spots. The larvae are slightly flattened and covered with miniature spines. Very small eggs are laid in groups of 10-50 on undersides of leaves.
Thirteen-spotted lady beetle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirteen-spotted_lady_beetle), Hippodamia tredecimpunctata

And if you're in the Northern Hemisphere:
(seeing a lot of them might just be that you found their hinding places)

Asian lady beetles (LadyBugs) congregate in large numbers during the late fall rather than disperse to over winter individually under bark or in leaf litter, as do most lady beetles.
Asian lady beetles (LadyBugs) prefer to cluster on the sides of homes and other buildings, eventually working their way into the building through small cracks or crevices, or natural breaks in the window panes, door jams or foundations as the temperatures decrease. They are seeking a suitable place to spend the winter (over winter)
Once inside the building, ladybugs hibernate, until the first warm days of late winter or early spring, when they seem to come to life again and begin crawling about.
Ladybugs (http://www.doyourownpestcontrol.com/LADYBUG.htm)

December 6th, 2006, 05:40 PM
::Forum Guide Mode::

Moving this to Myths and Folklore (http://www.mysticwicks.com/forumdisplay.php?f=298). I think it fits there. Most of the links given have lore and symbolism which fall under the forums domain.
:) If that's a problem let me know.