Transmutation, Dance of Joy - The butterfly is the symbol of change, joy and color. It is the symbol of the soul. They remind us that life is a dance, not to take things quite so seriously. Butterflies bring color and joy to your life. Look at them and remember what joy is in your life. They teach us that growth and transformation does not have to traumatic; it can occur gently, sweetly, joyfully. Make note of the most important issues in your life, and see what needs to be changed.