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Bird's Nest

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To dream of a birdcage represents a loss of freedom. You may feel trapped or unable to fully express yourself. You may desire to do things that you don't believe you can ever do.


To dream of a birdhouse represents the intention to support freedom or independence. Enjoying seeing other people be free. It may also reflect your support of others overcoming or transcending their problems. Giving others the opportunity or free time to develop themselves. Enjoying others thriving. Possibly a symbol for support from family.

To dream of an empty or unused birdhouse may represent feelings about being encouraged to do whatever you want.

Negatively, a birdhouse may represent freedom being given to you by others because they get to use you. Freedom under insensitive or dangerous conditions. Terrible or abusive parents that let you do whatever you want as long as they don't have to show you they love you.


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 dream of baby birds represents the potential for transcendence and liberation. Plans or preparation for overcoming something. Being very careful as you work towards goals that give you freedom.

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 positive.

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 role. It 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.

To dream of cutting a birds wings may reflect a wish to stifle someone or prevent something in your life from succeeding. A wish to stop transcendence from occurring. Keeping someone as a loser who can't win. Jealousy of someone better than you succeeding. Controlling someone by reducing their ability to be independent or successful.

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.

Example 5: A man dreamed of being scared to feed a bird. In waking life he was fearing supporting his wife while they were separated because she began dating another man. He feared that continuing to support her choice to live independently from him would help her to move on from him for good and leave him no chance to be with her again.

Example 6: A man dreamed of seeing blue colored birds which he wanted to take home with him. In waking life he was considering 2 ideas to help him fix serious financial problems that were holding his business back. The two blue birds may have reflected how he had two very good ideas to overcome his financial problems.

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Refer to the themes section for birds for a more in depth look at bird symbolism.


To dream of a birdbath represents a mindset that is supportive or encouraging of overcoming negativity all the time. Feeling good being noticed by others overcoming negativity or problems all the time. Experiencing a lot of cleansing or a powerful positive change. Experiencing a lot of progress.

Alternatively, a birdbath may reflect your preoccupation with helping others feel good overcoming their problems.


To dream of feeding birds with birdseed represents hope, inspiration, and motivation. You may be nourishing your higher, spiritual qualities.

Alternatively, birdseed many reflect insufficient rewards for your efforts.

Dodo Birds

To dream of a dodo bird represents you or someone else that arrogantly thinks they are better than other people while doing something stupid. Telling others you are too good for them when you are conscious of yourself acting ridiculous. Outright gall. Impudent assurance and insolence.

Example: A man dreamed of a dodo bird. In waking life he was witnessing his arrogant father trying to sell a home for way too much money in the face of numerous experienced real estate agents that told him that the price he was asking was way too high.

Yellow Bird

To dream of a yellow bird represents freedom or transcendence from problems that you are noticing. Awareness of yourself or someone else having no restrictions. Feeling good noticing nothing keeping you down.

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To dream of a cage represents some area of your life that is restricted, confined, or restrained. You may feel that someone is keeping a short leash on you or that you are lacking the freedom to act independently. Unable to achieve your goals. You may have repressed desires.

Alternatively, a cage may represent your inhibitions or powerlessness in some area of your life.

To dream that you are putting an animal into a cage represents restriction or restrain on some aspect of yourself based on the symbolism of that animal. See our themes section for animal symbolism.

To see a bird in a cage suggests that you are feeling limited in your expression or freedom. You may be experiencing limitations to your spirituality or creativity.

To dream that you are in a cage underwater represents feelings of being overwhelmed by uncertainty while also being restrained. Feeling that a situation is terrible while also feeling that you can't do anything to free yourself from it. If you drown in a cage it may reflect feelings of loss or failure while being completely unable to stop it in anyway whatsoever. Feeling that your "hands are tied" during one of the worst moments of your life.

Example: A man dreamed of being in a cage. In waking life he was terminally ill and desperate to die. Doctors wouldn't let him die.

Example 2: A man dreamed of seeing crocodiles inside a cage that he feared would get loose. In waking life he was in the process of trying to help get a dangerous criminal put in jail. He feared the criminal would get out and hurt him.


To dream of a feather symbolizes inspiration or your potential. Beliefs that uplift you, make you desire freedom, or interest you in wanting to do something amazing. You may be amazed at what someone else has achieved or want to follow in their footsteps. Knowing you can do something if you want to. Feelings of having freedom at all times.

Negatively, a feather in a dream may reflect your anxiety about freely expressing yourself or being yourself. Jealousy of others having an easier experience or more freedom than you.

Consider the color and type of bird for additional symbolism. Blue feathers would represent positive inspiration. Red feathers represent negative inspiration or realizing your potential to be deceptive or angry.

Example: A young woman dreamed of a feather. In waking life she was insecure about expressing her beliefs on facebook to friends and family.

Refer to the themes section for color for a more in depth look at color symbolism.


To dream of wings represents feelings of new found freedom. Success without limitations. Freedom to do something you want to do all the time. Feeling that nothing is holding you back. Alternatively, wings may reflect transcendence or your attempt to escape from a difficult situation. The ability to rise above and heal.

Negatively, wings may reflect problems that are beyond your control.

To dream of having angel wings represents behavior that is perfectly suited to others needs. Being the perfect solution to someone else's problems. Carrying or helping others when they need you the most. Being a good Samaritan and asking for nothing in return. You or someone else that "saves the day" by being wonderful. Sweet or "angelic" gestures. Protecting others or feeling protected.

To dream of the wings of birds represents transcendence or rising above problems. Consider the type of bird for additional meaning.

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