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What does it mean to dream of birds?

Another night, another dream. Last night I was attacked by swooping cockatoos. These are gorgeous, crested Australian birds that have white plumage and a festive yellow crest. Everybody loves them. The problem was, in my dream, they were black…and giving me a very hard time too!

It is common to dream of birds.

From Dream Symbols: “Birds in your dream symbolize your goals, aspirations and hopes. To dream of chirping and/or flying birds represent joy, harmony, ecstasy, balance, and love. It denotes a sunny outlook in life. You are experiencing spiritual freedom and psychological liberation. It is almost as if a weight has been lifted off your shoulders.”

Not so much for me. My birds were black and on the attack. What might this mean?

Attacking birds:

To dream of aggressive birds (if they were attacking you, or killing people, in your dream) is a warning to be careful with those around you. Take notice on who you know in your waking life that could remind you of a bird, or who has a name that sounds like a bird’s name – this is the person to watch out for. (source)

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. (source)

To dream of birds on the attack means that you are being pulled into too many directions. You are experiencing conflict with your spirituality. If the birds are trying to break into houses, then it implies that you are not following your desired path in life. Others are meddling in your life and interfering with your life path. (source)

The colours of your birds in the dream.

If the bird is white in the dream, it means that one’s work is clean, if his color is tanned in the dream, it means that one’s work is tainted. (source)

Birds represent physical and emotional freedom. They can also represent religious feelings. (source)

Experiencing conflict with my spirituality

I think this is what my dream means. My actions in life are often counter to my spiritual goals and pursuits. It’s hard knowing the right things to do, and finding yourself constantly hamstrung and not being able to do it.


2 thoughts on “What does it mean to dream of birds?

  1. Well, you’re in luck Alyce, I have to be a dream interpreter. (Yup. And have been for years- what I get doesn’t come from books!)

    In dreams, black is representative of humility. It could also mean “death”. All death isn’t bad, however. Consider the death of a bad attitude or the death of a sickly cancer. Those are good deaths that would bring about the birth of something new, or change and growth. In this case, you were attacked. This is a warning. Always be thankful for your “warning dreams”! They’re there for a reason. If it were one bird, I’d tell you to watch out for your BFF or sibling/family member, etc. One person in general. But there were a flock of them. These are more representative of coworkers or a group of people that symbolize a general idea or “collective body”. The birds are other peoples’ “words” in this case. In short, keep your eyes open and stay up on your toes for those who may speak evil of you, or coworkers or family members even (although probably distant) -for a collective bunch of words hurled at you. I love dreams like this because they always help me stay one step ahead in life. There it is, do what you want with it. ;0)

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