2. Commitment, dedication.
3. If walking among a crowd, one feels admired. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are being chased in your dream it is important to think about who or what was chasing you, and then ask yourself whether there is anyone or anything in your life that reminds you of your pursuer.... The Element Encyclopedia
A wealthy and happy partner is near if a woman has dreams of this nature. Moulting and songless birds, denotes merciless and inhuman treatment of the outcast and fallen by people of wealth.
To see a wounded bird, is fateful of deep sorrow caused by erring offspring.
To see flying birds, is a sign of prosperity to the dreamer. All disagreeable environments will vanish before the wave of prospective good.
To catch birds, is not at all bad.
To hear them speak, is owning one’s inability to perform tasks that demand great clearness of perception.
To kill than with a gun, is disaster from dearth of harvest. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Prosperity (in ﬂight).
3. Elevation of status, economic or social (taking ﬂight).
4. Domestic security, happiness (nesting).
5. Transcending adversity, especially emotional or spiritual. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The dream of Uta, mother of Kremhild, who married Attila, the Hun, and sent for her kinsmen to avenge Siegfried’s death, is symbolic. “Stay here, good heroes,” she warns her children; “last night I dreamed an evil dream, that all the birds in the land were dead.” The treachery of the Huns justified the evil omen. In Christian symbolism a bird represents the soul; the bird of Paradise especially bears this significance.... The Fabric of Dream
The life cycle of a bird has so many similarities with important human stages of maturity we frequently use it to represent oneself, as in the example. Pauline uses the bird to depict her own urge to be independent of her mother’s influence, opinions, likes, dislikes and decisions. Later in the dream her mother hands Pauline the ribbon to hold, suggesting an offer of independence. As soon as she lets go of the ribbon, a huge black bird attacks the ribboned one.
The ribbons are a reference to Pauline’s own girlhood. When she lets go of her girlhood, moving towards independent womanhood, she feels threatened by the internalised negative side of her mother, such as her possessiveness—the black bird. Internalised means all the standards, self controls she learned from her life with her mother, which she now carries within her even if absent from her mother.
General: Imagination; intuition, the mind; thoughts, our spiritual longings; expanded awareness—in this form, perhaps a large bird which can fly high. Because wider—or spiritual—awareness means looking beyond the usual boundaries of what we see, this may be painful. Hatching from the egg; our birth and infancy.
The nest: home; family environment; security, even the womb. Leaving the nest: gaining independence. Making a nest: home building; parental urges. Flying: rising above something; independence; freedom; self expression.
Freud said the bird represents the male phallus, and flying means the sexual act. Many languages use the word bird’ to mean woman. In Italy it alludes to penis.
The bird is also used to denote the sense of death and survival. Bluebird: especially represents the spint or soul after death. Baby bird: our own childhood, as in the following example.
The old lady is once more reference to the mother, to whom the bird is first connected before moving on to the difficulty of independence. Example: An old lady made room for me to sit at the end of one of the three seats of a bus. As we drove away a very large chicken-size baby bird flew in. It had short stubby wings and yellow down, but flew expenly. I believe it first landed on the lady and chirped squeakily. But in its squeaks it actually spoke, saying it had lost its mother. It sounded as if it were crying (Andrew). Idioms: charm the birds from the trees; a bird told me; bird has flown; bird in the hand, bird of ill omen; free as a bird, odd bird. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2- Psychologically man often needs to project human qualities onto objects outside himself, and because birds’ conduct is entirely instinctive, they can be used in dreams to understand man’s behaviour.
3- Birds have come to represent the Soul both its dark and its enlightened side.
A caged bird can indicate restraint or entrapment.
A bird flying freely represents aspirations and desires and possibly the spirit soaring towards the Divine.
A display of plumage indicates the dreamer’s facade the way the individual sees him- or herself.
A flock of birds containing both winged and plucked birds indicates confusion over bodilv or material considerations as opposed to Spiritual aspirations. Birds can sometimes denote the feminine, free side of the being.
The golden-winged bird has the same significance as fire and therefore indicates spiritual aspirations.
A high-flying bird Spiritual awareness or that part in us which seeks knowledge. In a man’s dream, a bird can represent the Anima (see Introduction). In a woman’s dream, it suggests the Self, in the sense of the Spiritual Self (see Introduction).
White/Black birds The two aspects of the Anima or Self (see Introduction) may be represented as two opposites.
The black bird signifies the dark, neglected or shadowy side, the white the open, clear, free side.
A pet bird Personal circumstances and emotions can have a profound effect on our self- management, and remembered happiness can be experienced in dreams about pet birds. Chicken The imagination is being used to serve a practical function. There is potential for growth, though this may also come about through belonging to a group.
The chicken can also represent stupidity and cowardice. Cock The cock is the symbol of a new day and of vigilance or watchfulness. It represents the masculine principle and thus the need to be more upfront and courageous.
Crow Dreaming of a crow can have two meanings. Traditionally the crow warns of death but may also represent wisdom and deviousness.
Cuckoo The meaning of the cuckoo is ambivalent, since it can represent deviousness or unrequited love. As the herald of spring it indicates a change from old, stale energy to newness and freshness.
Dove The Anima (see Introduction).
The bringer of calm after the storm, the Soul, the peaceful side of man’s nature appears in dreams as the dove.
Duck In a dream this can often denote some kind of superficiality or childishness.
Eagle Because the eagle is known to be a bird of prey; in dreams it signifies domination and supremacy. It can equally also mean perccptiveness and awareness as well as farsightedness and objectivity.
If the dreamer identifies with the eagle, his own wish to dominate is becoming apparent though there may be some difficulty in reconciling other parts of the dreamer’s nature.
If the dreamer feels threatened, somebody else may be threatening the status quo.
Falcon The falcon shares the symbolism of the eagle. As a bird of prey, it typifies freedom and hope for those who are being restricted in any way. It can represent victory over lust. Goose/Geese The goose is said to represent watchfulness and love. Like the swan it can represent the dawn or new life.
A flock of geese is often taken to represent the powers of intuition and to give warning of disaster. Wild goose The wild goose can represent the soul and often dcpicts the Pagan side of our nature. Geese, in common with cats, are considered to be witches’ familiars. Hen The hen denotes providence, maternal care and procreation. When a hen crows in a dream it is taken to represent feminine domination.
Ibis The ibis, sometimes taken to be the stork, is the symbol of perseverance and of aspiration. Jackdaw - see Magpie. Kingfisher To dream of a king- lishcr is to dream of dignity and calmness.
Lark A lark is traditionally supposed to represent the transcendence of the mundane. Magpie/Jackdaw Because of the belief that magpies and jackdaws are thieves, to dream of one may indicate that an associate is attempting to take away something that the dreamer values. Also the magpie can signify good news. Ostrich The ostrich denotes that one is attempting to run away from responsibility. Owl The owl is sacrcd to Athena, goddess of strategy and wisdom, therefore in a dream the owl can describe those qualities. Because it is also associated with the night-time, it can sometimes represent death.
Peacock To see a peacock in a dream indicates a growth of understanding from the plain and unadorned to the beauty of the fully plumed bird. Like the phoenix, it represents rebirth and resurrection.
Pelican There are two meanings to the symbolism of the pelican. One is sacrifice and devotion and the other is careful and maternal love.
Penguin The penguin is thought to represent adaptability but also possibly stupidity. Pheasant To dream of pheasants generally foretells prosperity and good fortune to come. Phoenix The phoenix is a universal symbol of rebirth, resurrection and immortality (dying in order to live). Quail The quail represents amorousness, sometimes courage and often good luck. In its negative form it can also represent witchcraft and sorcery.
Raven The raven can be a symbol of sin, but if it is seen to be talking it often represents prophecy. Its meaning can be ambivalent since it can represent evil, but also wisdom. Seagull flic seagull is a symbol of freedom and power. Sparrow “flic sparrow represents business and industrv.
The stork is a symbol of new life and new beginnings.
The swallow seen in a dream represents hope and the coming of Spring. Swan The swan is the soul of man and is often taken to be the divine bird. It can sometimes denote a peaceful death. Turkey The turkey is traditionally a food for celebrations and festivals.
To dream of it can therefore denote that there may be good times ahead. Vulture/Buzzard The vulture is a scavenger and therefore has an association with the feminine aspect in its destructive persona. Woodpecker The woodpcckcr is a guardian of both kings and trees in mythology.
It is also reputed to have magical powers.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A type of flying dream, especially if you have sprouted wings.
If the bird is carrying something to you, or away from you, what it bears is significant to meaning.
For example, a bird carrying an olive branch would traditionally symbolize forgiveness and peace.
If the birds are scavengers preying on something (see Buzzard, Carcass), this indicates that you, or someone you know, have taken unfair advantage of a situation. Alternatively, if the birds are picking relentlessly, this may reveal inner trauma over teasing from those in your peer group.
According to Edgar Cayce, transcendental joy and beauty, especially if a bluebird. Parakeets equate to relationships on the same level. However, if the bird is confined, this is another type of cage dream that can reveal an inability to freely verbalize your thoughts, or a relationship in which you feel confined.
Love birds in a cage reveal a love that isn’t totally mature or trusting, so it resorts to manipulation to keep the two parties together.
A bird singing sweetly reveals pleasure, honor, and success. Alternatively, it can indicate someone who always has something nice to say.
Birds chattering represent matters of communication, especially gossip or secrets (e.g., “a little bird told me”).... The Language of Dreams
Colorful plumage cm any bird of which you dream means that your life partner will have wealth and you will be happy.
It is indicative of a successful ending to a love affair.... The Complete Dream Book
It is a good sign if the Birds show beautiful plumage.
If the Birds are singing it is always fortunate. ... Mystic Dream Book
Dreaming of them in particular scenarios has the following meanings: a caged bird can indicate restraint or entrapment.
A bird flying freely represents aspirations and desires and possibly the spirit soaring towards the divine.
A display of plumage indicates our facade – the way we see ourselves and how we present ourselves to the outside world.
A flock of birds containing both winged and plucked birds indicates confusion over bodily or material considerations, as opposed to spiritual aspirations. Birds can sometimes denote the feminine, free side of the being.
The golden-winged bird has the same significance as fire and, therefore, indicates spiritual aspirations.
A high-flying bird indicates spiritual awareness or that part in us that seeks knowledge.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the birds are flying, prosperity for the dreamer.
If you kill a bird, unprofitable months ahead.
A wounded bird indicates sadness caused by some member of the family. Singing birds, sadness. Talking birds, a warning to be careful about gossip.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
Dreaming of birds suggests you need to look beyond your current situation and find a different way of approaching the problem. You can also expect to get help from those in a higher position than you.
• Dream birds are also messengers and symbols of freedom and high flying ambition. Expect messages and news of an unexpected or surprising nature.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
Dead or injured birds are an indication of coming worries unless they are birds of prey, in which case the worries will be short-lived.
Birds’ eggs in a nest signify money, broken birds’ eggs forecast disappointment, birds hatching in a nest indicate delayed profits.
An empty nest is a warning not to be drawn into family arguments.
To be aware in your dream of the beak of a bird is a forecast of a change of residence, whether for better or worse depends on the other details of the dream.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The dream itself advises you to focus on the goals you set, because you may be taking on too many things at once.
If the bird is caged, you must ask yourself if this is how you feel in real life. Perhaps the bird is the dreamer himself and it reflects their desire for freedom and independence. According to the Freudian school, he who dreams of birds is the victim of unsatisfied erotic desires. Jung, however, links it to the soul. The bird represents thoughts and ideas that fly freely. (See BIRD and WINGS)
To see birds in a dream is a harbinger of prosperity and health; if you heard them singing it is the most favorable omen. To catch one promises happiness; but caging them is a harbinger of misfortune. Talking birds denote success and good business.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A dream with a bird or birds in it may be asking you what you would see if you could see farther than your limited viewpoint allows and where you would go if you weren’t hindered by perceived obstacles in front of you.
The type of bird will have additional meaning for you.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
As creatures that fly aloft with no attachment to the ground, they can represent freedom, either physical or psychological. Because they navigate in an unseen—and thus seemingly spiritual—medium, birds can have a variety of different religious meanings, as messengers of the divine (e.g., the Holy Spirit), as symbols of the soul, as heralds of spiritual aspiration (the desire to “soar aloft”), and so on. Blackbirds were traditionally thought of as omens of death, although they can also represent the shadow side of the self. Various other meanings are associated with particular kinds of birds (e.g., vultures). Also, birds in dreams sometimes allude to such metaphors as “bird-brained.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
For this reason, they are a universal symbol of transformation and the progress towards wholeness and harmony. Their association with the element of air— itself associated with aspirations and ideals—means they have also become a symbol of high-flying ambition and the quest for enlightenment. In Greek mythology, birds are often messengers of the gods, so in psychological terms they show that the unconscious is offering you wisdom and insight. Birds can take a bird’s-eye view of the world and are therefore associated with the ability to take an objective overview of a situation.
Birds can also symbolize relationships with other people. For example, thieving birds, such as magpies, may suggest a threat to a relationship and the possibility of an affair; territorial birds, such as blackbirds, might suggest jealousy. Baby birds of all species can symbolize relationships with children or dependents. Freud believed that birds were sexual symbols that represent the penis, whereas Jung believed that birds in dreams were messengers from the unconscious, offering insight and wisdom. Some people call women ‘birds’, and birds in dreams can sometimes denote the feminine principle or the anima in a man’s dream.
Birds in dreams therefore represent freedom, transformation, insight, objectivity, relationships, intuition and the ability to see the bigger picture.
If you see a bird alight, appear or take flight in your dream, ask yourself if you are wishing you could escape from pressures and responsibilities. Do you want to be free from a situation and alight at pastures new? Do you want freedom from a particular relationship or an outstanding debt? Or is it an attitude or situation you want to rise above? Do you long to travel or take flight? Alternatively was your unconscious referring to a ‘flight of fancy’, something you were hoping and wishing for in waking life? Or do you need to see the bigger picture and leave the details behind? And finally, because your unconscious conjures up bird images to reflect certain attitudes or situations in life, you also need to consider the symbolism associated with the following bird situations and different types of birds. At all times, the condition or health of the bird is important.
If the bird is suffering in any way, this will suggest a certain degree of frustration.
If the bird is flying or is in good condition, feelings of freedom and liberation may be indicated.
For centuries it was considered a good omen to dream of birds, but bear in mind that there are also many negative superstitions about birds. Here are some well-known ones that might influence your dream interpretation and your feelings towards a particular bird, or birds in general: albatross, sign of bad luck; black crow, sign of misfortune; buzzard, beware of gossip; cock, if it crows good news; dove, peace; eagle, success in business; goose, improvement in fortune; hawk, a bright future; magpie, a change of plan; owl, disappointment; stork, family problems; and turkey, bad luck, unless you are eating or killing it.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. A feeling of great effort with little in the way of rewards. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are spreading birdseed on the ground indicates that financial ventures will reap little rewards.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A dream about spreading birdseed on the ground symbolizes small gains in school projects, work, or your finances.... My Dream Interpretation
For the young to dream of possessing a beautiful canary, denotes high class honors and a successful passage through the literary world, or a happy termination of love’s young dream.
To dream one is given you, indicates a welcome legacy.
To give away a canary, denotes that you will suffer disappointment in your dearest wishes.
To dream that one dies, denotes the unfaithfulness of dear friends. Advancing, fluttering, and singing canaries, in luxurious apartments, denotes feasting and a life of exquisite refinement, wealth, and satisfying friendships.
If the light is weird or unnaturally bright, it augurs that you are entertaining illusive hopes. Your over-confidence is your worst enemy.
A young woman after this dream should beware, lest flattering promises react upon her in disappointment. Fairy-like scenes in a dream are peculiarly misleading and treacherous to women. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: A downpour announces unexpected good luck in a quandary that you could not have resolved with your head alone. That makes a cloudburst represent good luck—even if you get wet in the process.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream that you have muddled your words, this suggests a vain struggle to attract the attention of someone in your dream. The inability to say the right words when you meet them may symbolize feelings of inadequacy in real life or a deep sense of frustration that the important people in your life, or the people you respect and admire, do not appreciate or even notice you. One of the most distressing scenarios in a dream is when you try to talk or cry out but have no voice.
If you have such a dream, try to work out who is not hearing you in waking life; do you need to listen more and give your voice a rest?
Tripping up in public, forgetting your words when giving a speech, treading on someone’s toes in a dance, or spilling food and drink over a VIP can all betray a deep sense of social inadequacy, even with regard to people close to you. Perhaps your ineptitude masks an element of defiance, expressing your feelings of frustration with the stifling rules and norms of social convention.
If someone you know appears in a dream but you find yourself unable to recognize them, this suggests feelings of frustration or ambivalence towards that person in waking life. A similar sense is conveyed if you are looking on as a spy whilst a friend or lover commits a crime, or an illicit or compromising act.... The Element Encyclopedia
The person who actually lived in this part of the house was the owner’s mother. She treated me badly but no one knew as she was artful in her abuse. She pulled me along by my hair, locked me in a cupboard, and once locked me in the orchard—four high walls and a hidden door’ (Rita). Something below us: as in Rita’s dream, where there is fear, it can depict past trauma which is not being faced (literally run away from); something we have left behind or we feel ‘above*.
Descent, going down stairs or in a lift: getting more down to eanh or practical; a return to difficulties after living in our fantasies or escapism, depression; sexual restraint; a return from meta conception (see aura). Descending into cave, cellar, hole: awareness of unconscious content, experience of womb existence. Example: Then I was climbing down a steep hill. Arriving at the foot I found rippling sparkling water. I stopped and looked around and found everything incredibly beautiful—the green fields and the pebbles in the water, the soft fresh air, then I looked up and the sky was a glorious picture, the sun so warm and the clouds fluffy and soft and pretty. I felt at peace and so happy, and thanked God with all my heart for giving us so much beauty’ (Mrs RE). Going down a hill: can mean loss of status, ageing, failure or death, but is also, as shown in the example, a positive sense of life after death. Idioms: feel down; down and out, down in the dumps; down to earth. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The up-down continuum relates directly to the strongest force we deal with: gravity. When anything in a dream is moving in a downward direction, you are either exploring what is below the surface or being stopped in your forward movement by something that is forcing you down. Consider how this downward direction is being presented to you and then remember to explore what wisdom is available for you in the lower depths.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If there is someone in your life with Down syndrome, the dream may be interpreted more literally.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If the birds are fighting, this suggests disagreements about viewpoints, or differing opinions, in waking life.
If a bird is attacking you, it may represent an attack on your ideas and opinions, such as being criticized by a parent; another interpretation is it symbolizes a fear of others, or of going beyond your boundaries.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Need to continue or strive for new situation or places. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are lying down outdoors, something that is causing you suffering is nothing more than a passing concern, not as serious as you originally thought.
If you are sharing your bed with a person of the same sex, in addition to the aforementioned uncertainty, this reflects a concern about what others might think of you. Conversely, if it is a person of the opposite sex, chances are the problems will be solved soon.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
2. To relinquish responsibility for one’s actions and responsibilities.
3. Inability to approach a situation or relationship rationally, with clarity of judgment. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Dreams can also be alluding to the meaning of familiar idioms, such as “shoot your mouth off,” “shoot yourself in the foot,” “shoot someone down,” “shoot the messenger,” etc.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
2. One is shooting for a particular goal in one’s life.
3. If the dreamer is being shot at, then he/she feels like a victim in waking life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Hunter)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A frequent dream symbol to have at the end of a depressive phase, because now, after being liberated, you can search for a new beginning. Such dreams always set in motion something symbolic and by no means refer to the real danger of death.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To hunt and shoot with a bow and arrow means you will be taking a big chance, but the risk could pay off very well. See also Arrow and Gun.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Shooting means that you suddenly have to choose someone or something. Maybe you are struggling with two voices inside yourself and they are shouting at each other.
If you are doing the shooting: if you share your worries and sorrows with someone else—you will be at peace again.... Dreamers Dictionary
To Shoot and miss shows some success over your difficulties.... Mystic Dream Book
If you get shot, you will be annoyed by a nasty person.
If you hear the sound of shooting in your dream, this means that selfishness will be the cause of unhappiness between you and someone you love. Also see “Gun”.... My Dream Interpretation
A shooting may symbolize the sexual act from a male (ejaculative, penetrative) point of view.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
The extent to which the arrow penetrates decides the extent to which his words will have effect.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the arrows do not have arrowheads in the dream, then they mean disappointment.
If one shoots arrows and finds himself also at the receiving end in a dream, it means that he will attain his goal of meeting his Lord. However, ifhe remains in this world, it means that he will rise in station and receive honor. Ifone sees two rows of people shooting arrows at each other in his dream, it means that the successful ones would be right and the losers would be at fault. Shooting arrows at people in a dream then means backbiting people, slandering them, or it could mean vain talking.
If one constantly fails his aim in his dream, it means that he has an evil speaking tongue. Hitting one’s target in a dream means attaining one’s goals, or speaking the truth regarding someone he knows. Wearing a white garment and standing on top of a mountain and shooting arrows toward the East and the West in a dream means attaining a vast control over people and lands, if one qualifies. One’s arrows in a dream also represent his message or writings.
(Also see Arrows; Hunting; Shelling)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Changes will be occurring in one’s life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A shooting star is also an indication of a baby’s arrival or transformation.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
1- To be shot in a dream suggests an injury to one’s feelings. In a woman’s dream it can svmbolisc the sexual act - as much becausc her feelings are involved as for the masculine imagery. It could also indicate that we may feel that we are becoming victims or targets for other people’s anger.
2- If the dreamer is shooting something he may be having to deal with his own fears. He could be guarding against meeting parts of his personality he does not like.
To be on a shooting range suggests needing to produce accuracy in our lives.
3- To be conscious of a shot or shooting in a spiritual sense is to be aware of a necessary directed explosion of energy. This may be the only way in which we can achieve a desired end.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If we are noticeably aggressive we would have to be aware of our own motives and perhaps be a little more objective in taking action. Consult the entries for explode / explosion, gun, victim, war and weapon for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The type of weapon being used may have significance. When in a dream we are shooting someone we need to come to terms with aggressive or destructive tendencies which cannot be dealt with satisfactorily in waking life. Being in an environment where shooting is permitted, such as a shooting range or a war zone, indicates that certain safeguards should be put in place before planning on making any sort of assertive move.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Vision: Seeing stars in the sky: you will receive good news. Seeing one star right in front of you: listen to the voice within you—it is the guide of your fate. You have a good chance of succeeding but be careful, you have enemies! A star-filled sky is a promise of good fortune, if you don’t set your goals too high. Seeing a shooting star: your most ardent wishes will be granted. Stars hidden behind clouds: a possible accident.
The dream is a sign that you have lost your inner compass and are on the wrong path. See Heaven.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about stars means you have set high goals for yourself and are searching for greater spiritual awareness.
If you are “reaching for the stars,” your actions will have negative consequences.
A falling star: your hopes and dreams will come true.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the action is done involuntarily it means that you are in a situation of deterioration that is difficult to solve.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The sexual impulses can also be characterized in this way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile