Saw something in the backyard today that we've never seen here before--a bright green grasshopper stuck to the back of our house. It was so unusual to me, that I told Madi that I would look up it's meaning. Maybe it's just me, but I found some of these to be quite apropos:
A grasshopper's appearance indicates a time in which we will experience great leaps of happiness. It teaches us to trust our inner voice and to act upon it.
The grasshopper’s coloring is significant. For instance, green grasshoppers indicate fresh starts (new beginnings), as well as the concepts of youth, rejuvenation, sentimentality, nature, adventure, growth and health.
Further, it’s a good luck charm as well as a symbol of fertility among Chinese symbolic language. Grasshoppers were thought to be fertility symbols, specifically, omens of the birth of a son. The grasshopper also symbolizes prosperity, wisdom and a leap of faith.
The grasshopper can be an enlightening messenger of ingenuity, resourcefulness, joy and honor. In China, grasshoppers were kept as family pets. It was believed that grasshoppers embodied the personalities of deceased family members.