Birds in dreams
usally represent trancendence and freedom as we overcome issues. Unusual
or rare birds often symbolize very specific behaviors, attitudes,
and thinking patterns we have. Like animals, bird symbolism is usually
based the one characteristic of the bird that stands out most.
Birds in dreams are symbols for transcendence and liberation. Escaping
boundaries and limitations. A symbol for progress towards wholeness
and harmony. They are your goals, aspirations, and hopes. The type
and color of the bird is very important in decoding the meaning
(e.g. black birds or vultures are not positive symbols).
Alternatively, birds can reflect a person's feelings about being
spiritually free or clean.
To see dead or dying birds represent disappointment and failures.
Killing birds may reflect intentionally souring an inspiring idea
or someone else's freedom.
To dream of feeding birds represents encouragement, inspiration,
or supporting the idea of trying to overcome problems. Feeding the
idea of freedom or transcendence. Encouraging yourself or believing
in yourself. Alternatively, consider the type of bird you are feeding.
For example, crows and vultures may reflect more negative thinking
or behavior being encouraged.
To dream of bird eggs represents goals, aspirations, and hopes that
are developing and will take time to be realized. The
opposite is true if the eggs are from a species of bird that isn't
To see a flying bird represents transcendence and liberation. A
weight has been lifted off your shoulders and you are experiencing
a sense of freedom.
To see a caged bird represents a desire for freedom or liberation. You
feel confined and restricted in some area of your life.
To see a blue colored bird in a dream symbolizes positive transcendence
over negativity. It represents the power of positive thinking,
truth, and doing what you know to be right taking a more powerful
is also an indication of purification and resolution to conflicts
in your life.
To dream of a white bird represents a wish to transcend or rise
above a negative situation that is being renewed. Finally deciding
to escape a bad situation after avoiding it being kept down. A white
bird may also reflect a belief that escaping a bad situation is
a good idea.
To dream of a red bird represents freedom or transcendence that
you are aware of being negative or dangerous. Getting your freedom
back through violence, fighting, or with no concern for others feelings.
Possibly a reflection of attaining freedom through dishonest means
or cheating others to help only yourself escape a restrictive situation.
A red bird may a reflect corrupt attitude about getting ahead of
others in business. A red bird may also show up in the dreams of
people experiencing corruption in communist countries that allows
one to get more privileges than other people by serving the state.
People who suffering from Charles Bonnet Syndrome often have hallucinations
of birds sitting on top of people's heads. This may actually be
a waking vision symbolically reflecting the CBS sufferers feelings
about themselves looking stupid enjoying their hallucinations or
visions which they feel stuck with. Transcending boredom indulging
in hallucinations they can't do anything about.
Example: A man
dreamed of seeing a white bird. In waking life he felt his life
was over, but then had a powerful spiritual experience that made
him want to fight his problems and overcome them.
Example 2: A very elderly woman dreamed of enjoying seeing white
birds fly around her windows while being very careful not to let
the birds out the door. In waking life she was enjoying thinking
about what life would like after death and didn't want to bring
the topic up with her family.
Example 3: A young woman dreamed of walking into a kitchen to see
a birdcage with the door wide open and bird choosing to stay inside
the bird cage. In waking life she was having problems adjusting
to American freedom after having come from a communist country.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of seeing a white bird outside her car
leading her as she drove. In waking life she was very spiritually
focused in her decision making.
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To dream of a blackbird represents a lack of motivation or a loss
of interest. You may not be utilizing your full potential
or simply don't want to spend any time focusing on something.
The blackbird species should not be mistaken for a black colored
bird or crow. Black colored birds are more symbolic of
bad luck or unpleasant developments. Crows most likely
point to annoyances in your life.
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To see a blue jay in your dream, represents an aspect of your personality
that draws attention to itself. You or someone else that
is easily noticed. You may feel that people notice everything
you say or do.
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To dream of a bluebird represents an aspect of your personality
that is totally optimistic or
only notices the brighter side of things. An
issue or situation where you don't want to pay attention to anything
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To dream of a canary represents happiness, feeling content, or total
satisfaction with the ways things are. A situation may
be providing you with everything you need.
To dream of a dead canary represents spoiled happiness. You
may have been too comfortable with a situation, or are experiencing
bad luck. A carefree situation may have been ruined. TOP
To dream of a cardinal represents a positive situation that you
can't believe that you are noticing at all. Shock or surprise that
something good is happening. TOP
To dream of a chickadee represents fragility. There may
be something special or unique occuring in your life that requires
careful attention. TOP
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To dream of a crane represents elegance, gracefulness, or gestures
of good will. A crane may also symbolize behavior that
is "intelligently wonderful", caring, patient, or peaceful. TOP
To see dream of a crow represents lingering unpleasantness or annoyances. A
crow may reflect a bothersome person or situation that gets on your
nerves or won't go away.
A crow is a sign that you are experienceing unwanted changes, bad
news, difficult endings, hardship, or situations and people that
won't go away.
that might bring on a dream of a crow may be a difficult divorce,
when a loved one dies, or when are forced to be around a person
or situation that you can't stand.
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To dream of a dove represents peace or resolution of conflict. Doves
may be a sign that you've come to terms with your past, with people
you're fighting with, or that you're moving on. You may also be
experiencing a fresh start or a new beginning. Peaceful resolutions
in waking life. Transcending a crisis. Feelings about life being
beautiful. Hoping for good news. Harmony.
To dream of
seeing doves fly may reflect feelings about how beautiful it is
to see the resolution of a problem. Beauty or peace transcending
trouble. Receiving good news.
Example: A woman
dreamed of seeing doves fluttering around her daughter who was standing
inside a tower. In waking life she was hoping that her daughter
would awaken from a tragic coma she went into.
Example 2; A
man dreamed of seeing a dove fly while it carried a rainbow triangle.
In waking life he was enjoying having a new purpose in life after
losing all he had and preparing to kill himself.
Example 3: A
woman dreamed of seeing a dove fly. In waking life she had just
heard that her brother was getting married. TOP
To dream of a duck represents adaptability or being able to change
methods as needed. It may reflect the capability to do whatever
it takes to solve a problem or keep doing whatever you want.
To see a duck
flying represents total confidence. You can do whatever you want
whenever want. No problem is too big and nothing can stop you. TOP
To dream of an eagle represents your sense of pride and self-determination.
An area of your life that makes you feel powerful, free, accomplished,
or gives you some level of independence.
To see an angry
or evil eagle in a dream represents an attack on your pride or independence.
You don't like to compromise and something in your life may be embarrassing
you or making you feel less powerful, free, or in control.
Example: A Christian
girl dreamed of being attacked by an eagle. In real life her mother
was criticizing her religious beliefs and wanted to her to change
them. The attacking eagle reflected the pride she had for her beliefs
being under attack. TOP
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To dream of a falcon represents aspiration or objectives. You or
someone else is very focused on achieving something. You
know what you want or have goals that you are aiming for.
In a negative context a falcon may symbolize aspirations or goals
that conflict with those of others or cause jealousy. TOP
To dream of a flamingo represents flamboyency, an audacious display,
or colorful showiness. You or someone may be making a
spectacle of themselves or are very interested in being noticed. TOP
To dream of a white goose represents prosperity and success.
To dream of
trying to catch a goose represents your attempt to achieve a goal
that will pay off or give you a sense of security. TOP
To dream of a hawk represents knowing what you want and taking it.
It also reflects swift action and sound judgement. Noticing what
someone else has and insensitivity taking it from them whenever
you want. Never allowing a person or situation to get in your way
if it's too important.
a hawk may symbolize predatory instincts. You or someone else may
be coming on too strong. An "as*hole" that takes what
Example: A man
dreamed of seeing a hawk sitting on a fence with another bird it
had just killed. In waking life he was considering taking serious
action against a friend that has screwed him over. TOP
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To dream of a heron represents careful forethought. Herons may show
up in dreams when you are carefully planning something. Thinking
about everything you need before you do it.
Example: A woman once dreamed of seeing herons on her
front lawn. In real life she was making New Year's resolutions
to give up some of her bad habits. TOP
To dream of a hummingbird represents indecisiveness or "flightiness." You
may have a problem making a final decision, or struggling to make
a choice. It could also be a sign that you have a lot
of options to choose from or want to experience a number alternatives.
Example: A young boy dreamed of a hummingbird flying
in front of him. In real life he discovered that he needed
glasses. The hummingbird reflected his conflicted feelings
about where or not he wanted to wear the glasses.
Example 2: A young man dreamed of hummingbird flying
in his room. In real life they were unable to decide
whether or not to tell someone they had feelings for them.
Example 3: An old woman dreamed of a hummingbird shortly
before her death. In real life she was debating whether
or not to get baptized to please her family before she died. TOP
To dream of a kingfisher represents dignity. You may
be refusing to lower yourself or give in to a situation that will
allow someone to embarrass you. TOP
To dream of a loon represents confusion or awkwardness. It
may also represent feelings of being stranded. TOP
To dream of a magpie represents dishonest opportunism. You
or someone else is carefully observing a situation and waiting for
a moment of weakness to make a move.
A magpie is a sign of dissatisfaction and disagreements. You
may feel insecure about what you say or do. You may also
feel shortchanged in a relationship. Alternatively, a
magpie may represent your own attempt to steal or embarrasses someone
as soon as the opportunity arises. TOP
To dream of a nightingale represents longing, unrequited love, and
pain. It may also reflect a deep expression of sorrow,
grief, or regret. TOP
To dream of
an ostrich represents a situation that you notice never "takes
off" or never happens. Feeling disappointment that something
isn't doing what you'd expect it to do. Feeling that you or someone
else is a loser because something is always talked about, but never
To dream of
an ostrich with it's head in the sand represents embarrassing setbacks
or delays that you don't want to be noticed for. You may feel too
embarrassed to talk to someone because you couldn't keep your word.
Example: A woman
dreamed of an ostrich walking near her. In waking life she was having
a very hard time getting over a guy she liked. The ostrich reflected
her awareness of her desired relationship with the guy never happening
despite numerous encounters. TOP
To dream of an owl symbolizes wisdom, wise choices, or good advice.
Any information or insight you can gain from the owl will probably
involves the answer to solving a problem. TOP
To dream of a parakeet represents an aspect of your personality
that lacks initiative or is happy to not think for itself. You
or someone else may happy to do whatever someone else wants or prefer
others to make decisions for you. TOP
To dream of a parrot represents repeating what you've heard to others. TOP
To dream of a peacock represents showiness, or showing off. You
may be trying to get attention, or want to be noticed. A
peacock is a metaphor for "all eyes on you."
A peacock may be a sign that you have too much pride, confidence,
or vanity in some area of your life. It may also reflect
To dream of a peacock with red eyes represents an excessive or imbalanced
need to gain attention, or show off. TOP
To dream of a penguin represents an aspect of yourself that is noticeably
harmless or powerless. You or someone else may want others
to notice how positive, honest, or harmless they are.
To dream of an angry penguin may symbolize you or someone else that
is frustrated with people who aren't seeing them in a positive light.
A penguin may be a sign that you or someone else wants more acceptance,
acknowledgment, or compassion from others. A penguin
may also reflect a wish to defuse others view of you as a threat. TOP
To dream of pigeons represents blind affection. A strong
desire to care for something or someone that doesn't care about
Example: A young man once dreamed of being attacked by pigeons. In
real life he was having very strong feelings for a girl that didn't
return his affection. TOP
To dream of a quail represents a heightened sense of caution. Positively,
it may reflect you or someone else that is being extra careful. Negatively,
it may symbolize you or someone else that is being too cautious
or sense danger in everything.
To dream of eating quail represents letting go of concerns. You
may becoming a bit more laid-back. TOP
To dream of a raven represents a bad omen or a situation that signals
trouble ahead. It could also reflect a sense of intuition that feels
that something is wrong or dangerous.
A raven may
reflect expected misfortune or unpleasant changes. It may also be
a signal that a phase is coming to an end.
a raven may symbolize a person who benefits from a misfortune or
enjoys recounting tales of woe.
Example: A young man dreamed of seeing a raven with red eyes looking
at him. In waking life he was very nervous about starting college
and having to get a job afterwards. The raven reflected his feeling
that failure was waiting for him after college.
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To dream of a roadrunner represents a exploring one idea after another. Negatively
it may reflect a tendency to never finish anything you started. TOP
To dream of robins represents sacrificing everything to do what
you want. Not allowing any obstacles to get in the way of goals.
Facing your problem head on or risking everything to get what you
To dream of a rooster represents a wake up call. Unexpected
situations, beliefs, or realities that force you to think differently. It
may also point to your own attempt to "wake up" others
to something they weren't expecting.
Alternatively, a rooster may reflect something in your life that's
disturbing your sleep. TOP
To dream of seagulls represents acceptance, grace, and understanding.
Seagulls typically appear in dreams when a person completely open
to confronting problems, keeps a cool head about negative and uncertain
situations, or is totally accepting of the worst in themselves. TOP
To dream of a stork represents an aspect of yourself that is aware
of itself not listening to others. Feelings about yourself or others
intentionally thinking other people don't matter first.
a stork may reflect you or someone else that is acting like a snob.
It may also reflect complete awareness of yourself intentionally
not listening to anyone else's advice.
Example: A young
woman dreamed of a black baby stork. In real life she had gotten
pregnant and didn't want to tell her parents because they had warned
her about the dangers of unprotected sex. The black stork may have
reflected her fear of confronted her parents with the reality that
she didn't listen to them and had sex anyway.
Example 2: A
woman dreamed of seeing wedding bells ringing with a giant stork
standing on top of the building. In waking life her brother notified
her that he was getting married and she was hoping she could avoid
the wedding because she didn't like her brother or the bride to
be. The stork may have reflected her feelings about herself wanting
to appear as though she didn't get the invitation. TOP
To dream of a sparrow represents an area of your life that is underestimated. You
or someone else may feel undervalued, underutilized, or like you
aren't getting the respect you deserve. Alternatively,
a sparrow may reflect a person or situation that you are underestimating. TOP
To dream of a swallow bird represents moving on or new beginnings. TOP
To dream of a swan represents idealism or that which is the most
desirable. Ideal situations, ideal choices, or ideal
Everything working out for the best, happy endings, or a perfect
Example: A teenager dreamed of being attacked by swans. In real
life they were very worried about poor performance at school. The
attacking swans reflected their ideal view of themselves having
perfect grades being threatened by the possibility of getting poor
To dream of a toucan represents a need to be heard. The noticability
of expression. You or someone else is being very vocal about something
they want noticed. There may be beliefs or concerns that you or
someone else feels are important for others to pay attention to.
Example: A young
woman dreamed of being turned into a toucan. In waking life her
boss instructed her to get out into the city and speak to people
to build business contacts. TOP
To dream of a turkey represents an aspect of your personality that
feels foolish. You or someone else may have embarrassed
themselves, feel humiliated, or realizes they were irresponsible.
To dream of being chased by a turkey represents your attempts to
avoid looking foolish or embarrassing yourself.
To dream of eating turkey represents situations that vindicate you
or recapture lost pride. TOP
To dream of a vulture represents benefiting from others failures
or mistakes. TOP
To dream of a woodpecker represents diligence, applying yourself,
or trying your hardest. Giving something your best shot. TOP