Butterflies are symbols of powerful transformation, purity and beauty. They inspire a lightness of being that is in tune with the emotional or spiritual rather than more earthly matters. In many cultures they are viewed as the departed souls of ancestors; while the chrysalis may be the souls trapped inside the body, the butterfly represents the emergence and freedom of the soul.
Animal totem stones (or spirit stones) can be chosen based on a favourite animal or attraction to a particular symbol. Animal totems can be used to get in touch with specific qualities of the chosen power animal for guidance and inspiration. As life changes, so may your totem animal.
These assorted semi-precious stones and their carved figures have been used as symbols of power and expression for ages.