The positive side of relationship with your mother, religious concepts; sometimes feelings about death; a need for a parent figure to guide or instruct in decision making. Idioms: guardian angel; like an angel; on the side of the angels; fools rush in where angels fear to tread. See religion and dreams.
Sent by god to comfort, bring a message, protect, guide, warn of impending danger, etc.
Pay attention to the other symbols in the dream.
A dream of an angel almost always implies that the dream contains an important message that could have a major impact on your life.
There are many different kinds of angels. Dreaming of a strong, commanding, six-winged seraph is a powerful sign that any difficulties occurring in your life will be overcome by your own strength and determination.
A smaller, gentler cherub is a bringer of God’s knowledge and wisdom, so dreaming of a cherub (not to be confused with a putto) hints at insights and revelations that are basically spiritual in nature but can be used to enrich your earthly life as well. Putti, which are the winged babies commonly and incorrectly referred to as cherubs, imply happy times ahead. Dreaming of one of the archangels - Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, and Uriel - means that you are or soon will be doing God’s work, and the usual type of angel pictured on Christmas cards implies divine protection.
A very positive symbol implying success, happiness, and rewarding friendships ahead.
Nowadays, with a greater acknowledgement of the appearance of angelic figures, they are once again accepted as messengers of the gods – heavenly powers and enlightenment. Traditionally perceived as beings of light, their appearance in dreams indicates that we are seeking a spirituality and purity of being that goes beyond the mundane. In almost all religious belief angels stand as intermediaries between us and the divine. Archangels are a higher order of angels, each with their own responsibilities, and are more likely to appear if you are undertaking esoteric studies.
Psychological / emotional perspective: From a psychological perspective the angel is the personification of the relationship with mother or mother figure and needs to be looked at as a separate entity to both her and the dreamer, i.E. As though it were a living, breathing being.
Material aspects: Dreaming of angels indicates we are searching for a parental figure who gives unconditional love and support, or that we need to develop these qualities ourselves. We may be trying to introduce religious concepts into our lives.
Gives gender - specific: Angels’ appearance in dreams – for both men and women – suggest that we need to look at concepts that are particularly spiritual in origin. Both angels and archangels are traditionally identifiable by their attributes.
Symbol: The angel is a temporary personification of divine revelation.
Vision: In the dream of a woman, the angel represents a strong desire for harmony, emotional connection, and guidance. Seeing an angel: good luck and shows your strength of character. I lelp “from above” or escape is in sight. Seeing oneself as the angel: you will receive love and friendship. Being surrounded by angels: you will find inner peace and satisfaction.
Depth Psychology: A dream about angels always means that you are reexamining your present attitudes.
The angel, as a messenger, can lead you to new insights and be helpful in finding a new way.
Coming news that may or may not be good. It may well be that what, at first glance, appears to be good news is, on closer examination, bad news—and vice versa.
See Flying. Messenger from God. In a broader sense, angels are messengers from the higher self who is guiding the dreamer. Or a woman or man we love is being placed on a pedestal.
According to Jung: Animus-figures often represent still unfinished, not yet understood, but surprisingly new intellectual gifts, power of reasoning, or character ideals.
During the night of November 10, 1619, Rene Descartes had three consecutive dreams during which the angel of truth appeared to him. On the basis of this revelation, the 23-year-old Descartes developed his philosophy. Lightning.
Opposite: clear counterimage of Devil.
Folklore: Luck in love (you are given the gift of an angel); desire for harmony and purity.
1. A sense that someone should watch over one.
2. Seeking a power to help one that is higher than human.
3. Longing to be a better person for someone else.
An angel in flight, unexpected blessings. In a painting, news of a betrothal or marriage. Frequently the face of the angel is that of the dreamer’s mother, thus representing goodness and protection from harm.
Dreams of an angel represent that assistance is yours for the asking. You are tapping into your own healing abilities, your higher guidance and the realization that you are loved, adored, and always being guided. You are seeing things from an elevated, mature and wise vantage point. See Miracle and Prophetic Dreams.
also see Religions Imagery
1- Dreaming of angels indicates we are searching for a parental figure which gives unconditional love and support, or that we need to develop these qualities ourselves. We may be trying to introduce religious concepts into our lives.
2- The relationship with the mother or mother figure needs to be looked at as a separate entity to both her and the dreamer.
The angel is the personification of that relationship.
3- Nowadays with a greater acceptance of the appearance of angelic figures they are once again accepted as messengers of the Gods heavenly powers and enlightenment.
Messengers of the unconscious, revealing matters and pattern to the consciousness. Pay attention to the message. Guardian angel, conscience, an answer to or messages about prayers. Great joys spiritual protection. **Angels: In the past fifteen years there have been a renewed appreciation and interest in angels. They represent goodness, protection, and the heavenly realm. As a dream symbol they may attempt to focus the dreamer’s attention on his own divine qualities and the supportive and loving aspects of life. Some say that dreaming about angels is a symbol of good luck, while others believe that you will see an angel in your dream around the time when there is a birth or death in your family, or in your close circle of friends. Angels are mystical and spiritual symbols; traditionally they have been the messengers of God.
The interpretation of your dream angel depends on your own views. Generally, the message coming up from your unconscious may be of important magnitude, so record your dream and think about all of its details and implications
To dream you see an angel or angels is very good, and to dream that you yourself are one is much better. But to speak with or call upon them is of evil signification» Yet if in secret they seem to declare something unknown, and which you do not understand or know, it denotes your becoming acquainted with persons of the first quality. And to dream that you see an angel fly over you or your house, signifies joy, consolation, benediction, and good news, and shows increase of honor and authority.
A purely Christian symbol of protection, divine grace, etc.
To the dreamer it augurs peace and happiness unspeakable.
(see Authority Figures, Icons)
A personal guide or guardian who either safeguards you in times of need or conveys important messages, most likely of a spiritual nature.
Divine blessings and protection, especially if one covers you with its wings. In Christianity, angels are servants and messengers for God, often attending and defending believers in their ministerial tasks.
What is the angel’s attitude toward you? If disapproving, this is a sign that you feel negligent toward important teachings from your youth or faith. This caused guilt and inner conflict over notions of “right” and “wrong.”
Recognition of bravery or honor. In Germany, winged Valkyries took great heroes to Valhalla, their version of heaven. In Persian tradition, similar beings called “houris” took faithful, courageous warriors to an erotic paradise for eternity.
Cosmic patterns and energy. In the 6th century, a monk named Cosmas Indicopleustes said that angels pushed and pulled heavenly bodies on their course. Other religious people claimed that the stars themselves were angels in disguise.
Cherubic angels: A type of Cupid, the Roman god of love, whose arrow smites humans with eros and passion.