Before and After Butterfly Ballet –This is a postman butterfly. If a butterfly crosses your path, it means good luck. In the Japanese culture butterflies are thought to be representative of young maidens and marital bliss. In ancient Greek the word for butterfly is "Psyche", which translated means "soul". Butterflies also symbolize: Resurrection, Transition, Celebration, Lightness, Time, Soul. Symmetry is another manifestation of the balance of Yin and Yang, of the unimpeded flow of ch'i.