It’s okay if you laugh a little. Yes, I am writing about the ant. I recently read on a website that “everything occurring in our external lives is a result, symptom, or reflection of our internal life. And so, we can effectively look at our life situations as a metaphor or parable.
What led me to find the meaning of the ant is that these industrious little creatures for some time now have been finding their way in my home. Lots of them. No matter how hard I try to do things to deter them from coming…they just keep coming. And the ants seemed to be coming from no-where. I mean there is no line of ants leading back to a door or a window with a crack. A friend suggested that they are coming in through the walls or underground. Possible yes, but more and more I began feeling there was something more to it because I could keep other creatures/bugs away, so why not the ants.
A day after I was release (okay…I released myself) from the hospital where surrounding that visit I had gotten repeated number symbolism of 411 and 432 (6 or information and 9) I was again battling ants. I decided to look up the symbolism and meaning surrounding them and what I found matches up with what has been going on in my life and things I am working on. I thought I would share with you in case you have experienced this too and like me you thought an ant was just an ant…maybe it was, but just possibly maybe it was not. hmmmm.
Insects are progressive, and proactive, always adapting to the environment, and never letting little things like natural disasters get in their way of progress. When we get discouraged, we could all learn a thing or two from insect animal totem meanings. It’s their unsinkable nature that reminds us to keep moving forward for progress.
Those critters that make us squeamish and shiver as though something is crawling on us such as ants, spider, mice, snakes, etc represent the side of things that are not obvious on the surface, the underlying things, and the perspective that we don’t have and have to dig to uncover.
If the Ant(s) are in your house…
There are two symbols here to translate. The ant and the house, at the least. Since the house stands for the self then that means it has to do with you and not another person. So it is about you. The house speaks of security, structure, foundation, safety, protection and contentment. So even if these are the only two symbols I have to translate I would wonder if you are taking on to much yourself and maybe need to start asking others for help, even if you have the “I can do it all myself” mentality, because possibly taking on too much is weakening the foundation that is your life. I would also wonder if possibly you are having some problem with a group you work within such as co-workers or family. I have also seen the ants suddenly come a day after making a decision to break ties with someone where for some reason it wasn’t a good idea at that time. Maybe you are thinking about splitting from a business partner or you are not getting enough help from a business partner. Ants symbolize diligence, so is there something you are not putting enough of yourself into, such as some project that needs more of your attention. Ants also symbolize conformity. Are you just going along with the group instead of making your own way based on what you are guided to do? Are you being a follower and maybe too much of a follower? Emotionally speaking have you been feeling small and insignificant? Ask yourself all these questions before reading more and see what might come to the surface that makes you say “Oh yeah, that’s it!”
If the Ants are in your bedroom…
The bedroom represents something more close and personal to you and possibly something more private. So if it is the bedroom then look a little closer to home. Look at those things that are personal that you don’t usually share with others. It could be something so personal that you feel it would be embarrassing to share it or could be something you keep hidden like a dislike for someone or a bias. Is there some truth about yourself that maybe no one else would know? Just think of all those close, personal and maybe even intimate things. Are you feeling insecure with some intimate relationship? Are you not letting others get close to you and possibly keeping someone at a distance that is trying to get to know you better or help you like that new boyfriend or girlfriend?
If you are getting bit by the ant(s)…
I feel for you if this is what you are going through. When messages and guidance comes by way of something like this you may be glad for the help but a little annoyed by the help. Getting bit by ants as a part of something you are being told is like a cure being worse than the illness.
Is there something small irritating you lately? Maybe it is not something huge but something that in the skeem of things is a small issue but irritating none the less. Maybe you are getting bit many times and it is not just a one time thing but every day for a while. Possibly there are many little annoyances in your life that you need to begin dealing with and resolving. Maybe at one time you just let them go because individually they small like no big deal, but now there are many. Start looking at the things in your life or things and people you are dealing with on a regular basis and determine if there is something you need to take care of. Possibly there is nothing to take care of other then the fact that you are letting yourself be bothered by certain things. Maybe you are getting more upset about these little things than you should. Take on a new attitude and work on not letting the small things in life bother you. If what bothers you is having to conform, go along, or listen to that nagging Mother, Father, Brother or Sister, put an end to allowing them to do this to you. Refuse to discuss certain things with certain people and take control.
If the Ant(s) are crawling on you…
This is a more in your face drastic measure for them to be seen and noticed. I would say what it is about must be important for you to see. The next thing to consider is what part of you are they crawling on. Is it always your legs, or arms, or does there seem to be no pattern to where they are crawling on you and so nothing more with that to interpret? Arms signify support and legs speak of our path and the direction we are taking.
Possible Dream Meaning -
Carrying your own weight; strength; industrious. Also can symbolize annoyance, little things that bug you. Hard work, strict discipline, team work and conformity. Also conformity to society, a need to cooperate, a cult representing overwhelming obedience to a group. Possibly also something that bugs you or pesters you. It is very important to ask the question of what does the ant make you think of since the meaning can differ so widely from person to person. Compare the meanings to what is currently going on in your life, problem, what has been bothering you or what you have recently ask for help with.
In summary, if you think the ants in your life are trying to tell you something then the questions to ask yourself are:
Do you need more of a team effort going on in your life?
Do you not ask for help enough?
Are you over burden at this time in your life with a lot to do or a huge project to work on?
Do you usually not ask for help, although many may come to you for help?
What small irritations are in your life that get under your skin?
Are you being too much of a follower or is there something you want to do and you can’t decide whether to go along with the masses or be your unique and wonderful self 100%?
Is there some things or a project you are not giving enough of your attention to? Are you not making enough of an effort with something?
Whatever your answer, it is time to fix these things if you have the ant(s) appearing in your life.