Owl In Dream

Dream About Owls - Meaning And Interpretation

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Did you dream about an owl? Owls are fantastic creatures to have in dreams.

Only last week I had a dream about a golden, swooping owl and I have been writing about dreams for twenty years, so it is great I finally got round to this meaning. I’m Flo, welcome and I have made this dream meaning super easy so you can just scroll down to find your dream. Owls are often seen in our dreams when we are dealing with hidden fears. Owls spiritually mean wisdom. The Owl is associated with our innermost “knowledge” and this is a great dream to have.

Owls often have very large eyes and pointed beaks and being nocturnal owls are often associated with the hidden and darkest thoughts of our spiritual being.  As the owl can turn its head around 360 degrees - it can often indicate that there are many things that you need to “see” in life. If an owl appears in your dream then you know you hold inner wisdom.  in most dreams, it’s very difficult to recognize the species of owl.  If however, you did notice that the owl was a barn owl, True Owl, Eagle Owl, Great Horned Owl then I will also cover these specific meanings as well. Owls are great hunters and eat animals such as mice birds and roles and they catch their prey very quickly. From a spiritual perspective,  seeing the Owl catch prey can indicate you are watching and listening something to happen. Think about how an owl suddenly swoops down in order to catch the bird or mouse on the floor. Owls are very powerful omens and thus, seeing them in your dream could mean that they are bringing some important messages to you.  owl dreams are very common and each has a different meaning depending on what else is associated with it. In ancient times, owls were associated with death but dreams about owls can have some positivity in it. 

Owls are seen to be a symbol of death to most Native American tribes. It is an unlucky omen if owls hoot. Some tribes linked ghosts to owls, this is basically due to the bony circles which are found around the eyes of an owl which they believed was fingernails of the ghost. According to these people, owls were carriers of messages from beyond the grave and also delivered supernatural warnings to those who broke tribal taboos. The religions of the Mayan and Aztec of Mexico believed that the owls were companions and messengers of the dead god. There are also tribes who have the myth that the owl is a sign of annoying or lazy behavior. This was due to the fact that they are banished to the night in regards to punishment. 

If we look at owls in terms of their behavior, they are often active during the night. A group of owls is known as a parliament and seeing multiple owls can imply a need to focus your life more. If we look at the daily activities of the owl - they are often seen to be combing, stretching and also sleeping. Spiritually, this means that in the day you are finding it difficult to focus and complete your goals. The owl is obviously beautiful and fluffy but if the owl in the dream becomes alarmed this can indicate that you may counter excitement in waking life.

 

Barn Owl

What is the owl dream symbol? Owls as symbols are connected to your unconsciousness mind, and they are normally associated with carrying inner hidden secrets. They are known for their keen vision and thus could symbolize your inner intuition or wisdom, and your awareness. They could also symbolize your emotions. Generally, an owl in dreams indicates hidden magical messages. If you think about the owl's eyes they can see in the dark. It represents seeing something that you did not see before. I like to think that this dream connects with our own subconscious mind. In extreme circumstances the owl indicates transformation, symbolically the Owl has appeared in many ancient texts. For example, the Owl was a bird of the Greek goddess "Pallas Anthea" who is the goddess of wisdom. She is the goddess of truth and brings justice and skill to any situation. I know I have mentioned this before but an owl in your dream is a sign of deeper wisdom. In some dream books, an Owl symbol in a dream can imply verbal abuse of some kind. This could be seen as unresolved issues. To dream of a barn owl indicates receiving some abusive words and utter profanities. 

What does it mean to dream of a specific owl species? There are 225 owl species in total but the most popular are the heart-shaped face of the owl. There are many owls that are suffering from threats of extinction. Each breed of owl in a dream has a spiritual meaning. You may not remember what type of owl occurred in your dream. There are many owl species, and I will cover those I have found in older dream books. If you see a barn owl it can indicate that you will see some gains in the future. A true owl species in dreams can denote that you could be suffering from insomnia. A common owl can be associated with an overall focus in life on yourself. The size of the owl is equally important. Was it large or small? The plumage direction can also give clues to its meaning. Seeing a vertical pattern indicates a new phase in life. A snowy owl can be a special spiritual omen that is connected to peace, happiness, and celebrations. A great horned owl in my old spirit books can indicate the need to share more in life. The barred owl has a common hocked bill and normally comes in white, yellow, brown or gray. As owls are carnivorous they hunt meat and seeing a brown owl in a deep forest can indicate that you may need to forage to find out what you really want from life.

What does it mean to dream of seeing an owl? Seeing an owl swooping down in your dream is an indicator that, your life is full of awareness and wisdom. It could also be a reflection of your unconscious mind. On the other hand, an owl in your dream could be a symbol of worry and problems which could affect you in the days to come. I’m sorry about the negative meaning this was in most of the older dream books.

What does a black owl in a dream mean? A black barn owl is extremely rare and there is only one in a million of these birds. To see a black barn owl indicates attainment of goals. To see a black-hued owl can represent something dark and beautiful.  Just like snowy owls, black ones are also common in dreams. To see one in your dream state represents your awareness and awakening. The black owls are usually small to medium-sized with no ear-tufts. They have a rounded head and brown to dark brown eyes. The rim and eyebrows of black owls are finely speckled black and whitish. Bill and cere are yellowish-horn to orange-yellow, while the chin remains black. Upperparts are brown to black, while the underparts are covered in white and black. The black owl reaches a length of 14 inches with a wing length of 110 inches. In real life the black owl can be found in South America, Colombia, Paraguay, Venezuela, Ecuador, Amazon, Bolivian, Brazil and northern Argentina. The black owl sees what’s happening inside your soul and it’s trying to support the inner transformation you’re going through.

black owl dream

What does an injured owl meaning your dream? An injured owl in a dream can represent your feelings will be "injured" going forward. To see an owl with broken wings or is unable to fly can denote a difficult time in life. An injured owl flying can imply that you are feeling worried in life. If the owl was frightened in a dream it can indicate that you will receive news. To see an owl hit by a car can means something is to come to an end. If the owl collides with power lines during the dream and it is important to assess a situation in your life.

What does it mean to dream of an owl speaking? To see an owl speaking to you during a dream indicates that you are going to reveal someone’s secret. If the owl was speaking to you this often is associated with "being in the right place, at the right time." Owls are associated with hunting and they are often kept very silent in order to catch their prey. Therefore, to see the owl actually speak to you indicates that you will be successful and think about the words that were said by the Owl. If you spoke back to the Owl in the dream and this can suggest hidden qualities, happiness, silent desires and also strong characteristics. Overall, seeing an Owl speaking in your dream represents your own subconscious mind trying to understand to move forward in life.

What does it mean to dream of an Owl attacking? Defending yourself against an owl can be associated with hidden aggression. Owls generally attack only when they are nesting and consequently an Owl does not attack humans. To see an Owl in your dream is a reflection of your own anger in real life. It could also be related to the anger of someone else that you know. Alternatively, the dream could symbolize enemies who are annoyed about your progress in life. We always encounter people who are jealous I am afraid. Once you experience such a dream, be ready for a lot of anger to be released. After such a dream, you will need to avoid conflicts and discussions with people around you which you think will not be healthy. The Owl represents spiritually a “release” of some kind.

What does it mean to dream of a snowy Owl? A snowy Owl in your dream is an indicator that you are going to have discussions and communications in your life in the coming days. After effort into your work you will realize that anything is possible, you might not end up with the results that you require but you will get what you want. Alternatively, the dream could be a warning to you that, you will need to avoid conflicts in the coming days because you tend to have a lot of enemies.  The snowy owl in a dream is trying to boost your self-confidence by reminding you of your pure, kind spirit, and one-of-a-kind personality. I do like my facts. The snowy owl was considered as the sole member of an endangered genus known as Nyctea scandiaca. But latest research has shown that the snowy owl is very closely related to the horned owl that belongs to the genus called Bubo.

In dreams, the snowy owl is a yellow-eyed bird that’s easily recognizable. It can be between 20 and 28 inches long with a 49 to 59 inches wingspan. The average lifespan of a snowy owl in the wild is 10 years so this can imply that things will go smoothly for some time. It’s one of the largest species in North America, and also the heaviest with an average weight of between 1.6 and 3 kg. In dreams, this owl can be easily recognized due to the pure white color, while the female and some youngsters have dark spots. Owls are a common symbol in dreams. Especially white ones like the snowy owl. To dream of such bird represents your uniqueness and peace in life.

Snowy owl

What does it mean to dream of a dead Owl? A dead Owl in your dream has a negative meaning. It denotes that, there is something negative which is going to happen in your life in the near future. To kill an Owl represents health issues and thus, this dream could imply that someone in your family is going to encounter some minor health issues. Barn owls are usually hit by trains and cars. Some die of flying into overhead wires and drowning in cattle troughs, while others can pass away from consuming a poisoned prey. To dream of a dead owl denotes your crushed spirit. It can imply that you may loose hope. However, there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel. The owl in your dream may denote wisdom, but don’t forget that owls symbolize awareness in general. Seeing a dead Owl can also mean future resurrection.

What does it mean to dream about an Owl attacking you? This dream can mean being at a disadvantage if you dream that an Owl is attacking you. An enemy who has more authority and power than, what you have could be threatening to harm you. In my view, this dream can mean that you may encounter problems at your place of work, this may ruin your plans and wreck your business. If you give in to your fears, a person might succeed. After such a dream, you will need to protect what you have - and make sure that you take charge and that no one else penetrates it. Although owls wouldn’t attack you normally (as I have mentioned previously), there are minimal owl attacks on people over the years. Owls can be quite dangerous, especially the great horned owls if they sense danger. If an owl grabs any part of you, don’t try to fight back. There’s not much you can do to defend yourself. According to past victims, an owl attack hurts a lot. However, there’s a way to prevent an owl attack. An owl might attack a cat if she gets too close to its nest as well. It can attack you for the same reason and without any warning. In dreams, owls are connected to awareness, self-inspection, and bright spirit. To dream of an Owl attack indicates an event or something that will force you to transform in life. After having this dream you will be more aware of everything around. The owl attack also represents something unexpected that will occur at night. Or someone will surprise you in an unpleasant way soon.

What does it mean to dream about Owls killing each other? Seeing two Owls killing each other in your dream, denotes intellectual discourse. The Owl dying, I am afraid, is symbolic of the transformation which is happening inside you and you are currently letting go of some personal attributes and traits which are undesirable. On the other hand, the dream could denote that, you have a strong power of presence and observation of mind which enables you to identify and resolve problems that appear in your life.

What does it mean to dream about someone killing an Owl? Someone killing an Owl in your dream is a sign that you need to protect yourself in real life. It could also mean that you will need to be careful in terms of your health, family, your work, and friends. Alternatively, the dream could mean that you are disillusioned with some unrealistic thoughts. 

What does it mean to dream about flying as an Owl? Seeing yourself flying like an Owl in your dream, it implies that you are wise. You are able to go through ignorance and confusion in your life in order to get straight to the truth of whatever matter you are handling. 

What does it mean to dream about an Owl preying on a mouse? This dream indicates a breach of confidence is evident when you have a dream where an Owl is preying on a mouse. Some guarded secrets seem to be in the hands of those you don’t trust. To see an Owl catch a mouse in a dream can indicate a compromising situation. 

What does it mean to dream about Owls landing on your bed? For an Owl to land on your bed indicates that you feel wise in your own company. A bed as a symbol in a dream symbolizes our comfort zones.  I have already mentioned that this dream is associated with wisdom and greatness. To dream of an Owl sleeping in your bed illustrates that you will be flirting with a certain person in the future. If the Owl lands on your bed during the dream, this is a sign that you need to be wise in love or affection. Seeing multiple Owls landing on your bed is a significant dream and indicates plenty of opportunities to develop your wisdom and common sense. To see your own bed in a dream implies money, happiness, pleasure, and laughter. So overall a positive omen.

What does it mean to dream about an Owl without feathers? Owls loose feathers due to being stressed out. Thus, it is no surprise that a featherless Owl in your dream denotes that, you are under a lot of stress. You could be encountering a  lot of problems in your business or workplace. This dream can mean that you will witness an occurrence which is disturbing and could cause anxiety and agitation in your life. If not handled well, it could affect your personal life and how you deal with others who are close to you.

What does it mean to dream of an Owl staring at you? An Owl staring at you in the dream means that there is someone in your waking life who is not treating you well. It could be a colleague or friend who is abusing you verbally and you are uncomfortable about the situation. 

What does it mean to dream of a silent Owl? A silent Owl in your dream is symbolic of someone’s secret. The dream could be related to your own secrets. If the Owl does not hoot it can indicate a new fresh start.

What does it mean to dream of a flying Owl? It is a good sign if you dream of a flying Owl as it does mean that, you are going to be very successful in the coming days. When it happens, you will be respected and admired in equal measures by those around you. This dream can imply that you will reach your ultimate goals if you believe in your own abilities and work harder. This dream can often be connected to wanting to celebrate because you are going to enjoy a successful and a good period in days to come.

What does it mean to dream of a black Owl? A black Owl is a symbol of loss and illness and thus, if you see it in your dream, you or someone in your family is going to have ill health issues. Alternatively, you in some dream books a black owl can mean that others will cause an issue for you. I am sorry it is not more positive.

What does it mean to dream about a white Owl (barn Owl)? A white feathered Owl in your dream is an indicator that, you are either currently in an intimate relationship or you are going to be involved in one in the coming days. I just love the white barn Owl and seeing this type of Owl can indicate a new peaceful relationship. The relationship is going to be complementary and reciprocal and due to the trust you have with each other, you will find pure joy in each other’s company. Given time, the relationship might end up becoming formal and you engage in conjugal relationships. Alternatively, the dream could mean that you are going to learn a secret which might cause fear and agitation instead of a good feeling of being advantaged for knowing the secret.  The barn owl is the most widely distributed species of owl. It’s often referred as the common barn owl and can be found almost everywhere around the world, except in desert and Polar Regions, most of Indonesia, some Pacific islands, and Asia north of the Himalayas. This owl is a nocturnal bird, however, in some Pacific islands and Britain, the Owl does hunt by day.

These species are specialized in hunting on the ground and feed on small mammals which they usually locate by sound, as they have a highly developed sense of hearing. You might recognize the barn owl by its medium-sized body with long wings and a short tail. The barn owl can grow between 13 to 15 inches in length with a wingspan of some 31 to 37 inches. To dream of a barn owl has an interesting interpretation. The owl in the dream represents your individuality and lack of socialization. You’re a born fighter who trusts no one except for yourself. You never let anyone take care of your stuff but like to take care of everything alone. This dream can imply you are proud and grateful. The barn owl in dreams also reveals your need to socialize more. 

What does it mean to dream about killing an Owl? To kill an Owl in your dream is a sign of struggles between you and some individuals where you will be victorious. This dream implies that you could be under the guardianship of some people, which could make them think that they can control you just because they are your supervisors or authority. Due to your strong independence, you are not going to allow them to abuse their authority over you or let them control you. 

What does it mean to dream about almost killing Owls with your car? Almost killing an Owl with your car in your dream is a sign that, you are trying to avoid some bad confrontation with someone, which could occur in the days to come. Only a few months ago I saw an Owl from the window of my car and this represents that you may be placed in situations of greater responsibilities that will lead to prospective proposals.

What does it mean to dream about trying to kill an Owl? Many people have emailed me after having dreams about an Owl attack. A dream where you try to kill an Owl is a sign that you are trying to act in good faith to get a solution to a certain problem or a situation that is proving to be tough, but whatever means you are using could turn the process into worse. The dream could be a warning that you need to look for alternative measures or actions to handle issues and problems in your life.

What does it mean to dream about an Owl flying around and circling its prey? An Owl flying around and circling its prey in your dream is an indicator of your mental alertness. You are likely to react very fast to avoid your career falling into jeopardy. You have a trained mind which enables you to look for dangers and risks before they become problems.  You eliminate risks in time to avoid problems from happening in your life. 

What does it mean to dream about an Owl preying on a small animal? Dreaming that you are observing an Owl preying on a small animal is an indicator of weakness. You might be controlled by some phobia or weakness which you are finding hard to overcome.

What does it mean to dream about holding an Owl in your hands? Holding an Owl in your hands in your dream is a negative sign that denotes that, accidents or injuries are going to occur in your house in the coming days according to older dream lore. I am not certain in regards to how true this meaning is but try to stay more alert in life if you have this dream. 

What does it mean to dream about Owls turning into humans? What an interesting dream! Owls turning into humans is a sign that you are going to make some powerful friendships in the days to come. Alternatively, it could mean that you are a caring person and are always ready to help others or you are going to receive help from someone whom you helped in the past. 

What is the 1930s dream interpretation? When the Owl appears in a dream it means that you will have good business deals, but you must be careful not to be harmed. Owls in the dream have absolutely nothing to do with the folk symbol of the Owl portending the death of someone or unhappiness. In dreams, the Owl is just a nighttime bird symbolizing the shadows, and hence the human instinct that can often take away your peace. The Owl can even symbolize the peace and spiritual balance you need in a dark world full of enemies. At the same time if you dream that you scare away an Owl and the bird flies away it means that you will have much better living conditions. Owls can be the omen of quarrels with the oldest of the family. In philosophy, the owl is the symbol of wisdom. Traditionally, the owl awakens fear, such as the fear of death. Seen in dreams, the owl portends business growth, but also possible damage. Either way, a loss will necessarily occur if you dream of an owl. The dream about an owl is connected to wisdom, and it indicates new society entourage or a circle of friends through joining a club. As the owl represents the nocturnal world, this dream is often misinterpreted by dream dictionaries. The ancient interpretation is focused on misfortune, and this is a warning that precautions should be taken. To see a dead bird or an owl indicates a narrow escape from illness or an accident.

An Owl refers to wisdom, and selected education. In the meantime, the sound of Owls is a warning, and it refers to hidden fears and danger. The Owl can mean misunderstanding, privations, loss, and that you should beware of your friends. Watching an Owl in your dream suggests a good business, but also danger and loss. If you have an Owl in your house, this is the omen of troubles and deprivation. Hearing an Owls screaming in your dream is the sign of death, troubles and material loss. Seeing an Owl foretells a wise friend is coming your way. In general, seeing an Owl sitting on a tree branch means wisdom. If the Owl is flying away, this is the sign that you will escape danger.

An Owl in your dream can suggest that you will not undertake a difficult task according to dream books. Hearing it sing is the sign of bad luck, disease, bankruptcy, failure, and even death. Looking at an Owl means sorrow and possible attack coming your way at night. If the Owl is up in a tree, this is usually a bad omen. If in your dream you kill an Owl, this is the sign of useless gossips coming your way. If other people kill the Owl, this means prudence. It suggests that you should be more careful of a while, in regard to your health, friends, entourage, and even work.

Hearing an Owl screaming in your dream is the sign of death, troubles and material loss. Seeing an Owl foretells a wise friend is coming your way. In general, seeing an Owl sitting on a tree branch means wisdom. If the Owl is flying away, this is the sign that you will escape danger. An Owl in your dream can suggest that you will not undertake anything. Hearing it sing is the sign of bad luck, disease, bankruptcy, failure, and even death. Looking at an Owl means sorrow and possible attack coming your way at night. If the Owl is up in a tree, this is usually a bad omen. If in your dream you kill an Owl, this is the sign of useless gossips coming your way. If other people kill the Owl, this means prudence. It suggests that you should be more careful for a while, in regard to your health, friends, entourage, and even work.  In your dream, you may have...

  • A single owl = Hard work.
  • You see an owl flying = Freedom.
  • Other people see an owl = Hidden messages.
  • Other people kill an owl = Secrets.
  • A screaming owl = Worrying times.
  • A quite owl = Peace and quite.
  • A beautiful owl = Love.
  • An owl hunting a rodent = Time for rest.
  • You catch an owl = Wisdom.
  • A dead owl = Deception.
  • Lots of owls = Multiple happiness
  • You scare away an owl = Good times
  • The sound of owls = New beginnings
  • You watch an owl = Take care of your health.
  • An owl in your house = Be prudent in life.
  • An owl flying away = Expect a loss.
  • An owl up a tree = Beware of your friends.
  • Killing an owl = Be careful not to get injured.
  • You hunt an owl = You take some precautions.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of Owls: Embarrassed. Astonished. Confident. Happy. Bewildered. Proud. Upset. Surprised. Worried. Confused. Fearful.

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