Synonyms: bees

Preanalysis assumptions: This is one of the symbols that has caused me much trouble throughout these many years of slowly computerizing her symbols and guessprobing at their possible meanings. To be sure, it is one that seemed at first very obvious: bee versus flower would make it a penis symbol. But this assumption very often proved a poor key for opening the sense capsules in which it appears; it obviously is too simple. The mistake, it gradually became clear to me, was that I convinced myself too easily that “flower” was a vagina symbol exclusively. “Flower” is very often a male cresting symbol, and this fact necessarily makes of “bee” just as often a female symbol. What this symbol might be became increasingly apparent when I learned how in her sexual experience orgasm was most often tied in with male ejaculation as the female aftermath. Her fairly graphic descriptions of the objectives, hindrances and methods of achieving the ones, and overcoming the others, then helped to arrive at concepts which make the female nature of the “bee” symbol understandable: Vaginal activity becomes “beelike” most distinctly male “stem” has raised its “shouting flower” and vaginally aroused orgasmic intent (the bee) lands on the flowers (glans) pushes aside the sepals and petals (contraceptive, semen inside it) to penetrate to the stigma (glans). Orgasmic contraction and convulsion would then be equivalent to the bee’s sipping of honey. Obviously this happening has an almost exact counterpart in the lesbian act, where the lover is bee, clitoris the flower, even though orgasm is probably experienced then by the “flower”. Thus we have two female significances of the symbol “bee”. That it has male significance also, must be assumed. It can symbolize the male mounting and penetration episode, and it can mean male ejaculation at moment of deepest penetration of the vagina, for which one of the many significances of the ā€˛flower" symbol must stand. It remains now to be seen whether the analysis will support the correctness of these assumptions, and/or whether it will reveal other significances of the symbol. I take “bumblebee” as a variant of “bee” and quite surely one that is used only in a male application. “Butterfly” may be a synonymous symbol for the “bee” concept which may have only female meaning, one of them quite probably a lesbian one. “Fly” may also to some extent be related, and so may be the “beetle”, and most certainly the “moth”. Further I should say that “bee” has appeared to me often as standing for semen in ejaculation also.