Bird Birds

This a big entry and is in three parts, the general information first part. The second Bird Situations – and the third Different Birds.

The life cycle of a bird has so many similarities with important human stages of growth we frequently use birds to represent parts of our own deeply felt experience.

In general the bird in your dream can depict imagination, intuition, the mind, freedom from restraints, thoughts or hidden wishes or hopes, or your longings to move beyond limitations or boundaries, or even love or a lover. Because the word is sometimes used to indicate a woman, it can have that meaning – i.e. a ‘bird’.

The meaning depends on the context in which the bird appears in the dream. So in some dreams, especially if the bird is flying high, or you identify and become the bird, it can show an expanded awareness or a greater insight into your life and the meaning of your life. This type of dream usually appears as a large bird that can fly high. This is because wider – or spiritual – awareness is like a higher, overall view of things.

Meeting this enlarged awareness may be painful or frightening as we approach it. The enlargement of what you experience is a form of growth and brings new possibilities, all of which can strip away old ways of life and relationship. This expansion of our viewpoint, the uplift of our emotions or mind, can be a link between the world we experience with our physical senses, and the deep world of our often unconscious passions, intuitions and insights.

But in some dreams birds are messengers – For instance a swallow is a symbol of spring, a rooster can be symbolic of a new day (or a new beginning), doves can be symbolic of love, a relationship or peace, and so forth. Both crows and vultures are symbolic of a “death” or the ending of something.

Bird Situations

A big or huge bird: The power of the collective mind or unconscious. It shows you leaving the limited view of the three dimensional world most of us are trapped in, and enter a world beyond time and space. Imagine you are going to communicate with a part of yourself that has an unlimited amount of information and influence to share with you. What this dimension of yourself gives you will be in direct response to what you ask. So the question, interest or urgent drive in you will be the factor shaping the response.

It may uplift or be felt as threatening; something that can protect or be felt as a threat. If felt as a threat remember that dreams are like computer game, nothing can actually harm you, see Wider awareness – Dream as Computer Game – Personal Unconscious.

Big birds often appear in dreams and the huge bird in the house means contact with a lesser used ability you have, one of being able to have a wider view of who you are and the world you live in. But it is also an invitation to learn to fly with or separate from the bird. You can learn to fly; it is a great way of overcoming fears.

‘During childhood I learned to fly in a long sequence of dreams. Each linked very clearly to the last. I would go to the nearby churchyard and in the beginning I would run along as fast as I could then jump and just manage to extend the jump by a great effort of will. In subsequent practices I managed to gradually extend the jump for many yards; and eventually I could skim along indefinitely. The next stage though was to extend my flight height, and this took enormous effort of will and body. I made active swimming motions and climbed, but only held altitude with great and constant concentration. With further practice still, this clumsy mode of flying was left behind as I learned to use pure motivation, decision or will to lift me into the air and carry me easily and gracefully wherever I wished. At this stage my flying was swift, mobile and without struggle.’ See Flying

Baby bird: It can refer to your children, or to your own childhood memories. Coming out of the shell is a very powerful experience for us as babies. Facing the enormousness of physical experience with all it wonder and dangers is something we have faced. And don’t live with the belief that babies cannot remember such early memories, because it has been shown they do. See Lumpkin – The Baby Who Became Tony

Bird attacking: Fear of ideas, ideals or opinions; verbal or mental (suggestions or suggestive behaviour) attack by others; fear of going beyond ones narrow boundaries. Be daring and face the restrain that holds you back.

Bird descending: A wider view or experience becoming known to you, or becoming available. In practical terms this may be experienced as inspiration or new insights regarding work or creativity, or a bursting of ones previous views or concepts into a wider insight.

Bird in house: Hope that something interesting or new will enter ones life; a wish for new love; a new idea; an intuition or precognition; a new person or event entering your life; or something trapped in you that seeks freedom.

Black or carrion birds: Because such birds often feed on dead animals, they have the association with death or news of death. This may not be connected with someone dying, but perhaps that some project, love or aspect of yourself is being left to die; feelings or fears about death. Or it could be about something you are unaware of but is on the edge of consciousness.

Bluebird: Especially represents the personality or flight of the soul after death. But it can also show the flight of awareness into new or wider experience. The colour gives it a link with the heavens and it is therefore a symbol of your own ability to reach a wider awareness – the spiritual. See Definition of Spirit.

Useful Questions and Hints:

What way am I relating to the bluebird?

Do I feel anything on seeing the bird?

Have I been meditating or doing something uplifting recently?

Dead bird: Threat to ideals or hopes of freedom; feeling life is only material; ones spirit feeling defeated or crushed. Also a loss of sense of beauty or meaning in life; an ideal or hope has died; a flight of imagination or creativity has fallen.

Eggs in a nest: The nest and eggs are saying that you have created inside of you a sort of womb. not for a baby, but for a huge but unexpressed self. You have a huge but latent potential, it is maybe beginning to show in your present life, but will certainly emerge as the eggs are hatched.

Feather: See: feathers.

Fighting birds: Family disputes; arguments about viewpoints.

Flock of birds: Sometimes shows you feeling a deeply intuitive sense of connection with thousands of others, all being moved by life itself flowing through you. Describing his recovery from feelings of being ill at ease within herself, Gloria writes:

As this occurred I had a wonderful sense of being a lovely bird that has been in some way ill all its life. This meant it never flew when the flock took flight. Instead, to deal with its own difficulty it felt feelings of not wanting to fly like the others, of not wanting to be like them and do the meaningless things they do. But with the healing came the realisation I could fly, and I took wing and joined the flock. Now I am a creature of spirit, which I have always been, and I asked the Light to help me learn the ways of ‘flying’ in the spirit.

It can also point to how you add your influence to others socially.

Flying: Rising above something; an escape from a feeling of being trapped, or some fear; independence; freedom; self expression; ones love or thoughts winging its way to someone. The sexual act – possibly because during sex we may feel released and uplifted.

Hatching from the egg: Our birth and infancy; rebirth. Something new and uplifting coming into your life, or coming to life in you.

In cage: Feelings of being restricted or trapped; holding back love or inspiration; safety in restriction. If there are positive feelings around the caged bird, it might suggest the need to withhold love or freedom, but it could suggest feeling trapped in a relationship, especially if there are two birds in the cage.

Leaving nest: Gaining independence; meeting change or leaving a dependent relationship.

Making nest: Home building; parental urges; partnership if with another bird.

Nest: Home; family environment; security; even the womb.

The baby bird: Our own childhood, as in the following example. The old lady in the second example is once more reference to the mother, who the bird is first connected with before moving on to the difficulty of independence.

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 a sense of death and survival.

The example shows Pauline using 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.

Example: ‘I was standing outside the house of my teens, with my mother. She had a very young bird on a long ribbon and the bird was flying very high in the sky. As soon as she lets go the ribbon, a huge black bird attacks the ribboned one.’ Pauline.

The ribbons are a reference to Pauline’s own girlhood. When she lets go of her girlhood, moving toward independent womanhood, she feels threatened by her internal feelings of guilt – i.e. a child feels guilty if it acts differently to what its mother wants. This is the black bird. To become independent we have to find a way of doing what we wish despite this internalised mother. (Internalised means all the standards, self controls she learned from her life with her mother, she now carries within her as her own urges even if absent from her mother.)

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 expertly. I believe it first landed on the lady and chirped squeakily. But in it’s squeaks it actually spoke, saying it had lost it’s mother. It sounded as if it were crying.’ Andrew.

This dream is clearly about Andrew becoming aware that at some time he felt abandoned by his mother, and this part of him needs helping to grow into greater independence.

Wild bird: An untamed freedom of feelings and mind. If it has landed on you it shows how a new and wonderful attitude or ability has opened in you. If you feel love for the bird it is what has brought about the change in you – the love of or ability to free yourself so you can fly – you can let you feelings and creativity become enormously more effective.

White birds: We all have several levels or floors of our awareness. The ground floor is our every day awareness, limited to our brains memories, limited to today and this life. But we were all seeds planted in our mother’s womb, and all seed carry the memory of the past growth in them, and our seed is thelatest that started from the beginning if life on our earth. So at the level if that enormous memory, we have enormous instinctive information gathered over millions of years, but only dreams has access to it unless we have dug deep into our awareness. The white birds represent this wider or huge awareness. But access it you need to explore the image of the bird by using Being the Person or Thing

Different Birds

blackbird or black bird Unconscious urges. At times we may relate to enormous waves of feeling in an anxious way, and this relationship of anxiety may be represented by a black bird. The bird may be shown attacking something or oneself because that is how we relate to the emotions or energies – i.e. we feel attacked by them. The black bird can also link with feelings about death, the negative aspect of mother, or something unconscious that we are becoming aware of.

chicken If being eaten suggests nourishment. Otherwise a female, or the female in a male; being ‘chicken’ or scared.

Example: A large cockerel was amongst them and to my amused pleasure began immediately to chase the hens. They all ran madly away. My father was there now and said the chickens wouldn’t lay with that chicken chasing them. I said it wasn’t a chicken that a cockerel, and they would soon calm down. My mother now came. I said the chickens would stop running eventually because the cockerel was bigger than they. She said, no, it wasn’t the size, but the manner and attitude of his approach. She meant it caused an instinctive responses them.

When I explored the dream I realised that of course. I am a cockerel that is inwardly a chicken. I am chicken because I won’t see my own homosexuality. I am chicken because I have made myself a passive female. My mother says it is not the size, its the – inner – attitude. Of course, my inner attitude, as a chicken, is changing. I have been the size of a cockerel, but with the soul of a chicken – female.

The cock: a male or the male sexual characteristics; confidence.

The hen: Mother; motherhood; being immersed in motherhood concerns and perhaps not having a life beyond that.

Chicks: This is a reference either to your own babyhood and feelings or events associated with it, or to external baby or babies. This may at times point to vulnerable people or assets.

Idioms: chicken feed; chicken hearted; she’s no chicken; cock of the walk; don’t count your chicks/chickens before they are hatched..

crow rook raven Being carrion birds, and so often seen near corpses, they are linked with death or feelings about death; bad news; fear; unconscious feelings. Some people see them as associated with death, mostly because that is how they are used in films. But crows are a group bird and are supportive of their fellows.

It can at times depict the negative aspect of father. The dark intelligence in underhanded people or animals; forces in life that seem to have intelligent direction yet are not outwardly visible.

cormorant Intellectual ideas that have the power to dig deep and bring up unconscious wisdom. Because the cormorant is used to dive and catch fish, it might suggest you are practising some form of introspection or self examination.

crane Inner feelings about wholeness; good luck. The ability to deal harmoniously with the libido or energy within.

cuckoo Wanting to, or feeling your partner is, having sex outside your relationship; pregnant with child from another man than ones partner.

dove Peace; lacking aggressiveness; awareness of one’s potential; religious experience; relatedness. See: religion and dreams.

duck Because a duck can fly and also dive under water it can represent both your ability to raise your awareness, to expand your mind and horizons, and also to look into what is hidden under the surface of life. And its ability to float and swim on the surface of water shows it can survive in the conscious mind.

Idioms can also suggest other meanings such as sitting duck, like a duck takes to water, dead duck and lame duck.

eagle buzzard hawk Sometimes the hunting, providing parent; dominance; a male figure; an uplifting power of feelings or ideas; a protective influence; a threatening influence. Often the ability to develop an integrated vision or perception out of a wide range of experience. This is because the height of the bird and its steady gaze give it unusual perception and wide awareness.

Idioms: Watch like a hawk; eagle eyed.

feather or feathers See: feather.

goose/geese Freedom; your soul; wanderlust; foolishness or group conformity. In some cases you might use the goose as a symbol for life long relationship.

hawk Often a messenger or a far seeing creature. Because it flies high it had an overview of what it surveys. It can therefore signify the spirit or the flight of the soul.

heron A heron is a very still bird and often stands for ages looking into the water. So in your dream it may signify patience and the ability to look deeply into you. As such it may show you things about yourself that are very important.

It catches fish, meaning it brings up things that are usually hidden and are for your personal growth and nourishment. To explore its deeper meaning see Techniques for Exploring your Dreams

owl Because the owl sees in the dark it represents our intuitive sense that ‘sees’ what is happening in the subtle areas of our feeling and experience. This sense ‘feeds’ by watching or acting as an integrating function with the many dark or hidden aspects of our experience and behaviour. Because this part of our mental process is aware of the hidden activities in the depths of our body and mind, it can initiate our conscious self into the mysteries of life and death. If one can imagine having a council of all living things, we would all have in common the drive to reproduce, and there would be huge links of understanding regarding care and rearing of young and perhaps of love for mate. The unconscious seems to have a sense of this synthesis of all life, and the owl, representing it, speaks with this sort of collective wisdom; a wise advisor.

Because the owl as a dream symbol is an actual doorway to the usually hidden side of life, we may sometimes feel fear or danger in regard to it. In some mythologies the owl was connected with death, and might act as a messenger regarding the death of a family member. For instance in Jewish tradition it is unlucky to dream of an owl, but okay to dream of any other bird.

Example: ‘I was standing with my wife at the end of the garden of the house I lived in as a child. We were looking over the fence to the rising meadow beyond. She said, ‘Look at that bird in the tree there.’ On our right, in a small ash tree, an enormous owl perched. It was at least four feet high, the biggest bird I have ever seen. I recognised it in the dream as a greater hooded owl, which was not native to our country. I was so excited I ran into the house to telephone someone – zoo, police, newspapers? – to tell them about the bird. I cannot remember contacting anyone, but felt the bird was there in some way to meet me. Also it was hungry and looking at next door’s bantams. So I wondered what I could give it to eat.’ David P.

This shows the positive side of David’s relationship with his wife. The garden represents the behaviour boundaries which arose from his childhood. But he is growing – the garden – and looking beyond them through his marriage. The amazing bird is the deep feelings he touches because he has a mate like any other natural creature. Out of his mating he becomes aware of drives to build a home – nest – and give himself to his mate. These are natural and are a part of his unconscious or spiritual nature. The bird is a hooded owl which can see in the dark – the unconscious – meaning David is realising things he had never ‘seen’ before. The bird is masked, because David through loving is learning to put his ego aside, which is a necessity for touching the wider dimension of life or the unconscious. The hunger of the bird shows an intimate detail of what David has learned from his wife. She had been working as a waitress and bringing home pieces of chicken for him, saved from her own meal. The spiritual side of David wants to develop this quality of self-giving, which his wife’s love had helped him see.

See aura; spiritual life in dreams. Idioms: Wise old owl; wisdom of the owl; night owl; owlish – looking wise or solemn.

parrot Repeating without judgement what others have said; accepting or copying something without evaluating it. Ability to speak.

peacock Pride; self display; vanity; the desire to be more attractive; sometimes the same as phoenix.

In some cultures the peacock represent the soul or psyche – ones sense of self with all ones individual memories and characteristics. Because the peacock could shed all its beautiful feathers and then grow them again, early Christians saw it as a symbol of resurrection and immortality.

As the peacock is a male bird displaying for the sake of a mate, it can also obviously represent male sexuality in its proud, ostentatious or displaying mode.

Example: There were trees and a grassy patch of ground. A dog was having puppies. But a great flock of small black birds emerged running and skimming over the grass. I heard myself remark, “They are smaller than the others and there are more of them.” Then, from among the trees emerged a large peacock, tail half raised. The dream left me feeling that from small things could emerge something large and beautiful. Mrs E. E.

penguin The penguin hardly ever appears in dreams, or in fact in literature generally, so I have not been able to gather from people’s dreams how they use this symbol. From common associations however, it is likely to represent foolishness; a difficult life situation; coldness in relationships. Because of recent studies of the penguin and the major National Geographic film, the penguin might now depict lasting love and wonderful care and survival skills.

It can also represent something the rare and unusual.

phoenix The ability to find a new impulse, new strength, new growth even in death; the power in oneself to transform the dying, depressed, dark and desperate into new endeavour and growth.

sparrow The ordinary but living parts of you that are special.

stork The soul; symbol of birth or babyhood, and perhaps parenthood; the beauty of the wider awareness of the unconscious.

swallow It promises the ability of a mind that can easily move and shift perspectives and so see different peoples view points, and alo a mind that is intuitive.

swan Grace; beauty; dignity. In mythology often represents the psyche or soul and its connection with a spiritual world; the side of human nature usually hidden because unconscious, often referred to as the spiritual – meaning the consciousness of connection with all life.

The swan in your dream may be linked with an ending of something due to the association with ‘the swan song’ – a final act. It can also suggest amorousness, or the ideal of love in sexuality, and as such may represent virginity or a blend of male and female.

vulture A relative waiting for you to die – or vice versa; people around you trying to live on you – or vice versa; difficult feelings about dependants; an environment of ill will or hopelessness.

white bird Anything white usually depicts thoughts and feeling that are inspirational or uplifting. They are often shown as similar to the white Pegasus, the lower sexual energies lifted into a power of wider awareness.

Wren or very small bird: A vulnerable but exciting intuition – something unusual and valuable entering  your awareness.

Idioms: A bird; Charm the birds from the trees; a bird told me; the bird has flown; bird in the hand; bird of ill omen; free as a bird; odd bird.

Example: My dog looked keenly passed me, excitedly. I began to feel a build-up of excitement and “presence”. This feeling of presence became very intense, so that I knew the woman was now here in spirit. It was unmistakable. At the height of this a tiny bird, like a Wren, flew out of a wall or hedge, and I knew this was the spirit of the woman reborn. I knew that all was well, as she was now spiritually reborn.

Useful Questions and Hints:

Is the bird in my dream expressing any of the important stages of growth such as babyhood, leaving the nest, or making a nest?

What quality or attitude is the bird expressing and how does that relate to me?

What is the rest of the dream indicating about the bird?

Definitely try using Talking As and Processing Dreams.


-Georgia Stojanovic 2017-07-26 0:18:25

Hello Tony, your entry on birds is fascinating but I couldn’t find anything that gels me understand my dream – about plucking a bird with a long tail from a tree and eating it beginning with the tail. The bird did not resist at all. I took a big bite and was very satisfied about. The feeling that eating a live bird was weird may have started in the dream or as soon as I woke up. I was with two people who looked on, not shocked but puzzled by what I did. Could you help please ?…I didn’t take another bite.

-Pamela 2017-07-24 18:04:00

I dreamed I was in the large, walled-in garden in the back of our home (in truth we have a very small patio) – it was extensive + not of a usual shape – had many different areas where fruit trees would grow, flowers in other areas, vegetables in others + “wandering spaces” in others – I’ve never seen a garden like it and just loved it! One day I heard a bird “calling out” and discovered a white goose had been living in an open shed I had in the back part of the garden when I’d had piled up neatly some stacks of clothes that “didn’t matter too much”, like t-shirts. She wasn’t frightened of me at all, and climbed onto my neck and “rode around with me”. She loved me dearly and became a friend and companion. One day I introduced her to my husband, who was also delighted to meet her, as at this point, she had come into our home with me, which was large and bohemian, with our bed on the flower and it seemed flowers were everywhere. My husband was in bed the first time I introduced him to her, and she loved him, too, and would roll over almost like a cat – she was white and very beautiful. And one day, I noticed that she was big enough for me to crawl onto her back (I’m a full-grown woman, about 5’4” tall!) and she didn’t mind at all – it seemed I might be learning how to “fly on the ground first” and later she might “take me up to the sky”. Her name was Mars, and I believe her last name was Magic. One day I heard her cry out in one part of the garden where there was a large fruit tree, and as I went to where she’d cried out, I saw our Catahoula leopard hound dog, Gabriel, walk past me with some brownish, greyish feathers in his mouth – it seemed that perhaps Mars had been teaching him how to hunt and kill birds? And I didn’t mind too much that he’d killed a small bird, even though I love birds, because I wanted him to be able to hunt and kill (embarrassing to admit) and also because Mars didn’t seem to mind, and had possibly taught him how, it seemed “the natural order of things”. However, I didn’t go all the way over to where “the disturbance/killing” had occured, because I saw a dog of similar size lying on its side in that part of the garden, and wasn’t sure if it was dead or not, and it seemed as if that dog “didn’t get the lesson”, or had perhaps been a rival of our dog, Gabriel…and I just “didn’t want to know” or take responsibility at that time for whatever had happened to that unknown dog. And because I felt Mars had “overseen in all”, I felt like “it was okay somehow”. I loved Mars so very much, and hated to wake up! I was just learning how to “ride” her and was enjoying it so much, and must say that it was also a bit sexual, as I wasn’t wearing any panties as I sat on her back. But it didn’t feel “dirty” at all in any way – just exciting and thrilling sense of adventure, as when I was a child – I knew that wonderful things were happening and “the best was yet to come”! The future looked very bright and filled with promise.

    -Tony Crisp 2017-07-27 13:56:38

    Hi – It would help you to understand your dreams, if you would read – and also which has so much information in.

    Nothing can replace your own ability to understand your dream. With a little effort you can do this by practising what is described in – or


    Pamela – Well, you have created an interesting story, using animals that are about your own growing senses of your animal nature and its effect on your amazing potential.

    First of all the garden. “Never seen a garden like it” is actually a statement of what you hold within you. It is about what you have cultivated and grown in yourself. I don’t know what you look like, but I know that you are a beautiful person. You have given a great deal of yourself to grow such a wonderful garden. But you are practical too, shown by the vegetable section

    Hearing a bird call – the inner garden of yourself led you to be aware of, or notice tings, maybe an intuitive ability to see wonder in things around you. To explain what I mean by that – consider this. The room you are in is in darkness. With a little light vague shapes are apparent but no colour. With more light shapes begin to take on meaning as to what they are, and dim shades of colour appear. More still and hidden details in the shapes become obvious and colours begin to blaze out. More still and things hidden in the colours show. The room has not changed. No other doors have opened on fresh dimensions. No other intelligences met. The room changes only in the appreciation and awareness you have of it. The colour was always there, but we see it more and more, and what has always existed and been experienced opens up to us more fully.

    I said to start with that your dream is about your own growing senses of your animal nature and its effect on your amazing potential. To really grasp this please read

    You have fallen in love with what you have found and seen, and the goose, Mars, represents that and when you fly together it suggests your essence as it moves you with the forces of life, and perhaps it has flown with you through many lives.

    Your dog is a life form, and all life forms, everything, evolved from single celled creatures and so we are all made of the same stuff, and everything has levels of sentience and consciousness, even plants have sentience. I have learnt that Life gives itself as food to all life forms. So, your dog, Gabriel, is doing what its work is, to help the creatures keep their line strong. In recent years, a species of wild ducks were dying out. So wardens killed their predators, a species of hawk. To the warden’s surprise, the ducks were dying faster than ever. It was then found that the ducks had a disease, the hawks had been killing the diseased birds, and so helping the survival of the healthy ones. So need to be embarrassed.

    Mars is for you the essence of Life in your dreams, so of course she preserved the natural order of things. See

    Also see because you are on your way. And if you like finding out more see

-Meg 2017-07-21 6:41:25

Hi, I don’t often delve into my dreams but I keep having the same recurring dream. I am terrified of birds to the point of phobia that being said in my dream my younger daughter and I are sitting on the couch and I assume she is stroking our cat sitting on her lap, I almost immediately notice she has a pigeon on her lap this is the bird I am most afraid of and in my panic there is chaos. The same dream again and again I can’t find a meaning. Please help me!

    -Tony Crisp 2017-07-23 9:36:42

    Hi – It would help you to understand your dreams, if you would read – and also which has so much information in.

    Nothing can replace your own ability to understand your dream. With a little effort you can do this by practising what is described in – or


    Meg – It is most likely something that happened when you were young – as in the example.

    Example: A woman wrote to me that she repeatedly dreamt the same dream from childhood. She was walking past railings in the town she lived in as a child. She always woke in dread and perspiration from this dream. At forty she told her sister about it. The response was, ‘Oh, that’s simple. Don’t you remember that when you were about four we were walking past those railings and we were set on by a bunch of boys? Then I said to them, ‘Don’t hurt us our mother’s dead!’ They left us alone, but you should have seen the look on your face.’ After realising the dread was connected with the threatened loss of her mother, the dream never recurred.

    I suggest you trace back to the period of your life where the fear began. It was a time when you were young and so couldn’t deal with your fears. But as an adult you have a lot more information and can deal with the fears and understand them.

    It would help a lot if you imagine yourself as the pigeon and watch what you feel. Remember, it is only your imagination you are dealing with. See

-Debra Dockins 2017-07-05 18:06:40

Hi Tony, bought your little dream book decades ago and have found your book to be very accurate, Would like your input on this dream, I am very close to God and do a lot of Shamanic work and Native American Spirituality, Had a dream a fairly large black and white zebra striped bird landed on the arm of my chair near my right shoulder, I petted the bird and seemed to like it, talked to (birds have always communicated to me) I left to get the bird some food, this was outdoors, A woman at the end who I only heard her voice told me it was my spirit animal. Can not find a description of this bird anywhere to find a name of the bird? Just curious your take on my dream, The dream felt wonderful and a strong connection to this bird, Thanks, Debra

-Kay 2017-05-23 5:07:29

I asked for insight into a certain situation before I went to bed. I dreamt I was looking at a path and at the end of the path was a chicken run quite far in the distance. In front of the chicken run was a dark shadow of a man who was crouching down as if he was ready to begin a race. I couldn’t make out any features as it was just an almost black silhouete. Then the more I tried to focus on the figure it sorted of changed or morphed into a dark coloured pigeon. The transformation looked like a struggle but it was definintely a pigeon at the end of it. I can’t seem to find an answer that fits this dream. Any help is appreciated?

-R 2017-05-17 12:07:51

Last night I dreamt I had a clear container and I placed what I thought were 4 dead birds in it. I kept it in the fridge. The next day I noticed a hungry cat and it’s kitten outside and I placed one of the birds on the ground for them to eat. I went to get the others out and they were no longer dead and the flew from my hands.

Can you tell me what this means?

-Behzad 2017-04-29 2:02:49

Hello …i am from iran and i cant speak english correctly therefor excuse me for bad writing…i dream : i and my families were in country house for picnic and i sandenly recognised that my sandals beacam to dead birds(maybe two dead doves or pigeon). I saw a cat around them a few minuts later ( maybe the birds killed by cat). I was sad from this and i say i come back home soon for sandals

-deborah 2017-04-27 12:35:14

I dreamed a beautiful red plumed bird landed on my forearm and just sat singing to me. I had lots of people around me and we were all happy.

-Eli 2017-04-21 3:24:29

I dreamt I was looking at about an 8-10ft tree with a skinny trunk and bushy large-leafed top. An eagle flew down and plucked something small and white and looked to eat it. The eagle was suddenly as tall as the tree standing on the ground and pulled a nest that was larger than the top of the tree and put it on the ground. The eagle then laid what looked like a large, white, dead and stiff cockatoo on top of the nest. I felt confused and in awe while watching

-Che Ri 2017-04-07 16:21:45

I am interested to know about a dream I gave had about 3 small birds I was carrying for in a cage. I was at my childhood camp with 2 other family members tt was so cold outside and I refused to leave the birds. I stayed making sure it was warm in this camp and the birds were ok.then there was an accident outside and a boy around 10 was injured and I was assessing him and caring for his injuries
Thanks Cheri

-Tami 2017-04-03 17:28:08

Last night I dreamed I was in an older, historic looking church. There was a large, gilded bird cage hanging over the area where the pulpit should be. I was in the cage and could see the small crowd sitting there. I was supposed to address them, but I couldn’t speak. A cover was put over the cage. Only then could I speak.

-Namrata 2017-03-30 5:52:00

My Dream: I am in a big social gathering consisting of my relatives. Its an open air gathering. Medium size birds 2/3 fly towards me, they are unafraid of me. They want to sit on me, especially. They sit on my shoulders, on my head unafraid. The birds have zeroed on me among all the people present, they just want to be with me as they trust me and are unafraid of me.

-Brandi mutz 2017-03-14 18:12:04

I had a dream that a bird flu into my new house I’m moving into it colors were a blue head and a gray bottom what the meaning of this.

-joe 2017-02-24 21:28:14

I have Seen a bird all back apart from a white strip across its tail the size of a crow. But cannot find it inmy bird books or online

-Blue 2017-01-19 16:21:47

I had a dream that I was part of a small community of women who when come into contact with a bird they turn into a human hybrid of that specific type of bird. They change every time they come into contact with a new bird. These woman also stayed in their homes after dark because they were cursed (?i don’t know how else to describe it) in that after sunset if a man asks anything of them they have no choice but do do as they are requested. But one of the woman wanted to leave after dark to visit a man she had encountered previously and was being warned by her sisters that it was not wise. As she was walking out of the community area I woke up. I’m wondering if there is any hidden meaning here.

    -Tony Crisp 2017-01-20 10:45:48

    Hi – I am going to halt from answering your posts – the reason is that in so many of your post I give the same information to. This is because most people do not understand the difference between dreaming and waking life.

    So, most of what I put in answers is my attempt at explain what dreams are really about. It would help you to understand your dreams, if you would read –


    Blue – dreams can do anything, but the stories they tell are not about waking life, but inner life – See

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