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 cockeral: a male or the male sexual characteristics; confidence.

The hen: The female,  sometimes shown in male behaviout; 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.

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 its 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 maturity and independence. See Ages of Love

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.

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

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.

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:

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.

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.


-Sandy 2018-03-13 17:55:44

I am having trouble figuring this one out. I had a dream, well nightmare, with 2 gigantic (like monster Phoenix size) birds which I think were hawks. They were swooping down and taking people, off the streets, from cars, etc. They had ear piercing screeches and were just massive. While trying to get home and not be snatched by one of them, a completely covered man (full heavy clingy suit that covered all of him including his head) ran up to my car on the freeway and told me I would not be able to escape. Once home, my daughter did not grasp the threat and my husband blew me off and went out to look for himself. He was not taken but it was just frustrating. Anyway, I realized the person in the suit, along with others, seemed to be controlling the bird’s actions, it appeared as if they were commanding them to cause all of the hysteria and take people. There was too much going on for me to figure it out.

-hope 2018-03-12 9:40:53

I had a dream where I saw my husband kissing another woman and then I saw a small bird dead at the bottom of a cage. These two images replayed over and over.

I have recently discovered my husbands infidelity but we are working together to try and repair the relationship. What does this dream mean?

-Mashier 2018-03-08 13:26:32


    -Tony Crisp 2018-03-12 10:33:49

    Mashier – The Sun is the source of all Life energy, so in dreams can often represent God. The birds are often representing thought or messages from the Creator.

    So it might help if you sit in prayer and imagine seeing the sun and the birds and instead of repeating words of prayer listen to the birds. It might at first not be clear language, but if you listen with a prayerful attitude you will begin a communication.

-Confused 2018-03-07 12:00:29

Hi Tony. This was really interesting, but didn’t help me much with this confusing dream I had last night…

So. I was surrounded by all of these colourful finches. Some were pretty huge and some were TINY. But they were all following me around and lots of them kept trying to get into my mouth. Some of the tiny ones did and it was so disgusting… But they weren’t attacking me or trying to do me any harm. Somebody tried to shoo them away from me but I hid one in my pocket and tried to protect it…

-Maggi 2018-03-04 11:44:16

A rook flew down into my arms . It lay very still As I cradled it . I thought it was dead but I could feel the warmth of its body and it’s weight.

-Jeff nearly 2018-03-04 0:43:25

I dreamt of a bird maybe duck or goose like trying to eat a blue colored crawfish. The crawfish was putting up a fight, then the bird starting trying to eat another bird and was trying to eat the bird and crawfish, the bird got loose so the predator bird caught the escaping bird and devoured it, while the bird was screaming in pain. I had some fascination with this.

    -Tony Crisp 2018-03-04 11:49:54

    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


    Jeff – This is simply an example of how life works, for sometimes people complain to me that cats are such predators. And I have to smile, because cats are very open about their predatory life. But everybody especially humans and dog owners are tremendous predators, except they have all the enormous killing done out of sight and the results neatly packed up. See

    We are all predators, even vegans, for it is now known that plants too have a form of consciousness. According to David Attenborough, “plants can see…count and communicate with one another…react to touch and estimate time.”

    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. A similar thing was discovered with herd animals, the predators aided the health of the herd.

    But we are the greatest predator, having killed out, even to extinction, many birds and animals for food, all of them screaming for life. Many nations are also war machines killing out ‘enemies’ to protect their own way of life – the vulnerable.

    But Life gives itself to itself, for Life is in everything. That is the long view.

      -jeff N 2018-03-05 16:30:22

      yes, i believe there is some spiritual, surviving theme to this dream. I forgot to mention the bird the predator ate was at first a frog that turned into a bird, and the crawfish was in another dream in which I was trying to keep a large amount of fish and aquatic life alive. definitley there, However before i came upon the bird scene I was in the yard with cats and dogs who were living in harmony, so some aspect is in check. I dont know who the predator is. perhaps me, or someone I know. I should have included all this

        -Tony Crisp 2018-03-06 11:14:59

        Jeff – Thanks for enlarging the information. I still cannot quite grasp what the story the dream is telling is about, but you realise that in the womb you went through the whole process of evolution, from tadpole to having gills, until you emerged as an air breathing mammal. So the frog into the bird was part of you. See

          -Jeff N 2018-03-14 23:56:12

          Thanks so much for your input its helping me figure things out. It seems the Bird dream has evolved a little bit. Like so many of my dreams, they are full of images that are very difficult for me to decipher its an on going conversation. Last bird dream was My sister’s parrot, i believe, We were putting it to sleep i believe, or it was very ill. I was crying in the dream and felt maybe I was a little responsible too. I even woke up crying, something significant about these dreams.

-Ariadna K Martinéz 2018-02-11 22:35:58

Hello, dear Tony. I would like to share in a short story about a dream i had just about 1 week or few days ago, about birds. Birds i have in a cage in the house i live in at the moment (will soon be moving).

I can still remember it so clearly and when i’m thinking about the dream, i’m only seeing it like a movie but in pictures slowly moving from picture to picture. I dreamt about my budgerigars i have as pets. Somehow, two of them managed to escape from the cage and found their way out of my window when they flew out, i ran to the window and looked up at the tree where it sat (the others had already flew away somewhere else), the weather and surroundings around me where light and warm from the sun strongly shining that day in the dream. I felt so worried and scared with a feeling of not knowing where they will be going and if they will be well after going into the wild, not having them with me any longer. That dream didn’t feel so good for me but i was constanly wondering what my birds were feeling coming out to the wild. I were scared but couldn’t catch them or do anything about the situation without staying calm. When i woke up, i almost thought that the dream were real so i went to the cage from outside my bedroom and saw all 3 birds still sleeping in the morning. I still felt this feeling i felt in the dream but were glad it didn’t happen for real.
I’m personally really interested in knowing what a dream can mean depending on life experiences that has an impact on the dreams we get at nights and what we are going through. Dreams can mean anything and i believe that even if we do not understand them, there will always be a sign and a meaning that they will show us what it really meant at a time. I have been dreaming about similar dreams as this one but do not remember any except from one single dream and it hitted me strongly. I dreamt about a white flying house. A pegasus. At that time, i felt pure joy and love. I felt free, warm and lighted. But compared to this dream, in the dream about my birds i instead felt afraid and slightly irritated like i didn’t want to loose something that i holded so dearly. I didn’t feel this free and happy. I myself got a direct feeling that this dream could mean that i need to let go of the negative thoughts from the mind and free my inner bird because no bird is meant to be caged even if it is a pet. That is why i have been letting them out once a day to fly around in the room and to be free before putting them back. So, a question i would like to ask is: What could this dream actually mean with me feeling worried, being afraid and trying to caught the birds back instead of being happy and filled with joy? Is there something i may have been missed when analysing my dream?

Now, this wasn’t a “short story” after all since i love to write.

Love and Light from Sweden 🙂 // Ariadna, 16

-Helen 2017-12-29 1:51:44

Hi I dreamt of a bird entering through door of my house and flew in my front room and landed on a photo of me and my brother. Can anyone tell what it means please??

-Teri 2017-12-16 21:40:46

I dreamed of 2 big birds, a mix hawk/eagle and they were colored golden orange, I was so impressed with their beauty as they landed on a wooden sign. I pointed them out to my mom (who actually died 5 years ago) Then they took flight and returned to capture a mouse on the curb 2 times. The same bird did both captures, both very gently, almost as though she was petting the mouse. Any ideas of meaning?It was so vivid And my teenage daughter was also in there and saw the birds atop the sign.

-amy soucy 2017-11-27 6:21:19

I was taking a nap today and in my dream we were in a park and found a bird and were playing with it. Then out of nowhere these scientist came and captured this bird. It turns out this bird was the last of its kind and they were wanting to do experiments on it and have it mate with other birds to keep its bloodline going. Me and a group of people were risking our lives to try to sneak in to save this bird. It was all such a big deal. I gave no idea the type of bird or the color or the age. I just remember the fear I had for it.

    -Amanda Peterson 2017-12-15 15:06:31

    I dreampt last night that there was a cage in a backyard and it had birds in it VERY colorful and pretty and I was looking at them with some of my little siblings and my husbands little siblings….it was starting to get dark and kinda hard to see….I noticed as I was leaning close to the cage that there was a big hawk laying down out of the cage with a small band around his wings. I freaked out and pulled the kids back and my little brother Jake starts touching it, I push his hand away from it and tell him he could get deseases from dead animals…then he grabs it and takes the band off of it, I tell him to hurry put it down, so he does…but the Hawk wakes up and flies up into a tree…then I see a white kitten running and we try to grab it so the hawk doesnt see it but we are not fast enough and the hawk starts to swoop down to kill the kitten….then I woke up

    I read the meanings of hawks and white kittens…but the dream to me meant that bad things are coming and there is nothing I can really do to stop them…but when I read online about the symbolism…it says stuff like “a message is coming”…”you are going to need to be a leader”…”you are conquiring your fears” and even that a white kitten getting killed can be a good thing? So I am confused…

-Christine 2017-11-08 22:55:52

Hi Tony,
I had a dream that several swallows flew in and landed on my head. I remember seeing them flying above me, I knew they were swallows because of their tails, but they were white. They landed on my head and I looked at my reflection in a sliding glass door and could see they were just sitting there. I just remember thinking how cool it was to have these birds land on my head and just stay there with me. I could reach up and touch them and they wouldn’t fly away, they were quite content on top of my head.

-Mikay 2017-11-01 2:44:00

So, I had this dream last night. In my dream the atmosphere is a bit sephia (so I have no clue what time is that in my dream that this happen). Then I’m with a guy whom I think is 3 years younger than I. We were in an open space and seated on a big rock. We were looking at a bird just flying passing by. I don’t know what urged me but I extended my arm (as if asking the bird to land on my arms), and to our surprise it did land. I embraced the bird as if it is something I owned long ago. The bird’s color is somehow reddish brown or vice vers (I dont know the kind). It is a bit big.

    -Tony Crisp 2017-11-03 13:20:27

    Hi – The answers I give arise not out of me thinking up things to say, but from fifty years of exploring dreams in depth. So some of what I write may seem wild. But 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


    Mikay – My understanding is that dreams occur in a very deep part of your ‘mind’, a part that we are almost entirely unaware of. They emerge from a part of this unconscious mind that is much older than humanity, because dreams have been around in creatures for millions of years before we had a developed language. So dreams are a mixture of formless wordlessness and our conscious self with all it language and associations with images. This makes dream images a mixture too, and each image should not be taken to symbolise other than, for instance, an actual desert and babies.

    You sepia colouring suggests this is memories of your long past. We all have deeply buried tendencies we have unconsciously inherited from the long past. So, the seed in your mother’s womb is as and even older than human kind, and you carry that wisdom in you. For we all started from single celled creatures and we unconsciously carry the experience of all the past. Dreams link with this past, but our present body only carries a brain with recent memories and experiences.

    Sitting on a big rock in dreams means you were meeting the challenge of the ancient past, even the eternal as it is met by your waking self. The bird was a living example of meeting something you knew or owned ages ago.

    You met levels of being that developed in you in ages past, and are given to you as a physical and mental heritage. We feel these as instincts, as profoundly strong reactions to situations. It is the part of us that makes the hair stand up at times when we sense something we do not understand consciously. See

    But your dream images are like icons on a computer screen – you have to ‘click’ on your dream images to make them come alive. Thinking about them doesn’t work. You need to open yourself to the magic of them. To make them into the wonderful gateways they are you may have to learn certain skills. To do that you can use or

-Yvonne 2017-10-07 23:00:36

I dreamt there was a green mother parrot and baby parrot in a nest, and me and a few others were looking at them and they were so sweet and charming. Then suddenly a group of unknown men were walking past but one of the men came over to see what we were looking at, he then took the baby parrot and crushed it with his bare hand until it was dead and threw it out of the nest. We were all standing around shocked.

    -Tony Crisp 2017-10-09 11:58:30

    1 – I need to do so much background work on the site and I cannot easily answer dreams and work on the site.

    2 – The site is a wonderful resource, and if you use it you can develop life skills that are incredibly useful.

    3 – I started the site in the late 1980′s. I have worked intensely on creating the site, and the last seven years have worked without a break, but in the last couple of years I took Saturday off each week. I need a break as I am now 80 and need not to work so hard 🙂

    I notice that millions have passed through this site, but most people want to receive and give no effort to use the tools given freely. I also know from experience that you yourself have the answers if you give just a bit of yourself.

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    You CAN gain Insight into your dreams – or you can help others by helping them interpret their dreams. But more than that, you can find a great link with Life itself. Try

    A recent communication from a woman using dreamhawk, says it is possible for everyone if they give a little effort.

    “I tried one of your Intuition technique yesterday when I was feeling particularly stressed and confused about my path and my next steps. I relaxed myself into a sort of meditation and observed whatever images came up. This first and very clear image was of a photo that I took a few summers ago. It was of my feet propped up on a railing of a boat that was on a huge lake. I took it after working non-stop for 2 months at an arts program in Vermont. In my meditative recollection, however, I could see clearly to the other side of the lake and noticed how clear and vibrant the trees looked. My association with this image, both when I took it and what I interpreted, was to relax – that everything is alright. It might also suggest some kind of transition as if I am on my way to the other side. I guess time will tell.”

-Simone 2017-09-29 9:35:08

Hello there 🙂
Thanks for your page. Wow so a few things are ringing the bell after reading some of the indications you have listed. Last night I had a dream that I was out somewhere, not my home but a compfortable familiar environment not sure if it was inside or outside. A big beautiful silky feathered chocolate colour bird looked a bit like a pheonix with the face of a partridge kinda? So friendly big round eyes and a small beak, this bird kept flying down from the sky and into my arms like a dog would run towards you and bound into your arms with affection, then pull its face back and look at me with the it’s big eyes and the same happy feeling would happen, and fly off again. It happened over and over again and the feeling was joy, love and astonishment, but I was really calm and like, oh yeah this happing.. about it lol!? .
I’d love to know what that meant. I don’t really remember colours and don’t have a lot of animal dreams. It was a great dream.

-Ana 2017-08-18 17:45:01

Last night I had a dream w a bird. I was laying on my bed n then I see a huge bird by my window inside my room. So I keep looking at the bird, amaze that there is a bird in my room n then he poops, yes! the bird poops right on the window.The poop was white. But I wasn’t scare or concern, I just kept looking at the bird. I don’t know what kind of bird it was. This was a very weird dream. Can u please explin what it means? Thanks

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