Metamorphosis and Magical Powers are symbolized by the chrysalis. That which is intrinsically ugly and therefore apparently spiritually unacceptable goes through a process of inactivity to become something new. Change is taking place within us, but on a very subtle level which is not immediately recognizable. There are two ways in which a chrysalis can be interpreted within a dream. Firstly, as potential for action, which has not yet been realised, and secondly protection in a situation that must wait until the time is right. As a period of gestation, the chrysalis may appear in womens dreams to alert her to the possibility of pregnancy. You might also like to consult the entry for Butterfly.