A messenger, Eccl. 10:20
A messenger, and the type and color determine the type of message; research accordingly
Songbirds are a universal symbol for happy news, especially if they are brightly colored and/or singing.
If they are flying, then your life is going to definitely take a turn for the better. Dead or injured birds, however, indicate either a halt to or a need to revise some of your plans for the future.
Birds of prey represent a warning: Someone is trying to take unfair advantage of you. See “Eagle”, “Falcon”, “Hawk”.
Birds’ eggs in a nest indicate a new life full of hope - or this could possibly be a pun meaning money coming. In other words, you’ll soon acquire a “nest egg.” An empty nest hints at a change of residence.
To dream of a chirping and/or flying bird symbolizes passion, pleasure, and steadiness. You have a positive attitude towards your situation. Emotionally, burdens will be removed and you will find peace and solace.
To dream of dead or dying birds is an indication that you may be facing misfortune or anguish. Minor troubles will consistently plague your thoughts.
To see bird eggs in your dream represents possible prosperity and wealth.
To see birds hatching in your dream indicates that you will achieve a goal.
To see a bird nest in your dream indicates individualism, solace, and protection. You have to have a safety net in case you fail. It may also indicate a potentially successful venture or wealth.
Birds are usually considered a very good omen for the dreamer to receive and this is doubly true if the birds are brightly colored, singing, and flying about. Dead ,or dying, birds foretell a period of coming disappointments and worries, while dreaming of the beak of a bird means you will soon change your place of residence. Birds eggs in a nest signifies money, but to see them broken then you will experience a loss of money.
If you see birds hatching, then your success will be delayed; an empty nest warns against becoming involved in other peoples arguments.
Birds, in general, mean success. Flying birds indicate a coming journey.
To have a bird land on your hand, arm, or head means an unexpected love is coming into your life.
To kill a bird, or find a dead bird, is an ill omen. Gypsies in different parts of England have different ideas about dreams concerning specific birds. Following are a few of those ideas:
Blackbird: A need for caution. Examine all business matters carefully.
Canary: Death of a friend.
A sudden departure.
A flying canary means temporary sickness.
Crow: You will be disappointed in an expectation and will have to make do with what you have.
Dove: Fidelity in love; happiness at home.
A flock of doves means an abundance of love and happiness. Two doves together mean reconciliation.
Eagle: A soaring eagle indicates great business success.
Falcon / Hawk: A soaring falcon or hawk, as with an eagle, means business success.
A swooping falcon or hawk means success in a legal matter.
To carry the bird on your arm and / or release it means to branch out, embracing new associates in your business or personal life.
Lark: A short vacation, with fun and relaxation.
Nightingale: To hear or see a nightingale is the forerunner of joyful news, great success in business, joy in love.
To hear a nightingale sing is to be assured of happiness.
Owl: You must give great thought to a coming problem, rather than making a snap decision.
If the owl flies away, you will find the problem is not as big as it seems.
To hear an owl hoot is to be warned of coming problems.
Parrot: Beware of slander. Don’t listen to gossip.
Peacock: To dream of a peacock is a sign of popularity, but beware of pride and vanity If it is a peacock which suddenly spreads its tail, beware of ostentation.
To hear a peacock scream means there is an approaching storm that will do you some damage. This could be a domestic or business “storm.”
Pigeon: To dream of a flying pigeon, according to Gypsies in Yorkshire, is to expect news in the form of a letter.
If you don’t see the pigeon land, it could be good or bad news.
If you see the bird land, then it is definitely good news.
Raven: A favorite bird of the Gypsies. Many dream books call this a bird of ill omen, but Romanis say that to dream of it signifies a family reunion with much happiness and joy to come.
If it is flying, the reunion will be unexpected; if at rest, it will be something you organize.
Swallow: Flying swallows mean happiness and good fortune. Nesting swallows mean close friendship.
Swan: You will have a happy and contented family life.
If there are young signets with the swan(s), then you will have children.
Vulture: Represents a bitter enemy.
To kill a vulture is to triumph over your enemy To see one devouring its prey is a warning about a lawsuit.
(Fowl; Man; Woman) An unknown bird in a dream represents the angel of death. Ifone sees a bird diving to the ground to pick a pebble, a paper, or a worm, then ifhe soars away from a house that hosts a sick person in a dream, it means that the sick person will shortly die from his illness.
If one sees a bird diving toward him in a dream, it means a journey.
If one sees him standing over his head, or over his shoulders, or sitting in his lap in a dream, it denotes one’s work or profession. Ifthe bird is white in the dream, it means that one’s work is clean, Ifhis color is tanned in the dream, it means that one’s work is tainted.
If a male bird sits in the lap ofa pregnant woman in a dream, it means that she will beget a boy.
If a female bird sits in her lap in a dream, it means that she will beget a girl. Large or predatory birds in a dream represent kings, presidents, leaders, tyrants, men of knowledge or merchants. Water birds, sea gulls, etcetera, represent honorable people who rose in rank in two spheres, the sphere of water and that of the air. They also could mean ajourney.
If they quack in the dream, they represent lamentingor crying. Singingbirds in a dream represent musicians and singers.
To see a flock of birds in a dream means money and power and particularly for someone who tends them or cares for them. Seeing birds flying over one’s head means gaining authority and power.
If one sees birds flying inside his house or shop in a dream, it means angels.
If a bird flies into one’s hand in a dream, it means glad tidings.
A bird in a dream also means work.
An unknown bird in a dream means a warning, an advice or an admonition.
If one’s bird looks beautiful in a dream, it denotes the quality of his work.
If one sees himself in a dream carrying an ugly looking bird, it also denotes the quality of his actions or that a messenger may bring him good news.
An unknown bird means profits.
To see black colored birds in a dream denote bad deeds, while white colored birds represent good deeds. Colored birds in a dream represent mixed actions. Seeing a bird in a dream also could mean honor, power, authority ornament or profits.
A bird in a dream also represents a fun and a most entertaining companion.
A bird in a dream also represents a boy.
If one slaughters a bird in his dream, it means that he will beget a child who will live in sickness during his childhood and that his father will fear for his death. It is said that a bird in a dream also represents a rich and a tricky leader who constantly fights for his earnings and to insure his success or superiority. Abird in a dream also represents a beautiful woman.
The singing of birds in a dream means hearing good words or receiving a valuable knowledge.
A flock of birds in a dream represents easy earned wealth.
A bird in a dream also represents a boy. Capturing a bird in a dream means having control over a powerful person. Killing a bird in a dream means fulfilling one’s goal. Plucking the feathers, cleaning and eating a bird in a dream means earnings, prosperity, or a woman. Slaughtering a bird in a dream means raping one’s servant. Holding a bird in one’s hand or having it inside a cage in a dream means a sickness that will befall one’s son. Ifthe bird flies away from one’s hand or from its cage in a dream, then it means one’s death.
A flock of birds in a dream also represents gatherings of love, unity, family reunions and celebrations. However, the gathering of birds in a dream also could mean banding to commit wrong or the dispersal of one’s family or friends, or it could mean business losses. (Also see Blackbird; Bustard; Nest; Osprey; Roller)
See Raven, Owl, Dove. Spiritual content.
An attempt to get a better perspective. This symbol also has an erotic meaning. In addition, it may imply that you want to be different, as in the myth of Icarus.
A flock of birds has a special meaning, since they seem to represent the intelligence of nature in their movement, an intelligence that is completely different from humans’. They express group will, in contrast to the will of the individual. In the ancient Welsh epic poem Mabinogion, the goddess Rhiannon is described as a flock of birds, since she symbolizes female wisdom in nature. However, a flock of birds, like a colony of insects, may also appear dangerous, as in Hitchcock’s film The Birds.
Birds represent physical and emotional freedom. They can also represent religious feelings. Some more meanings: Dreams of black birds represent the “dark side” of the dreamer’s personality.
To dream of bird poop is a lucky omen, foretelling good fortune.
To see bird eggs in your dream symbolizes money.
To see birds hatching in your dream means you will be successful in your goals, but not for a while.
To see a bird nest in your dream represents independence and the need for allies.
To dream of dead or dying birds foretells a period of coming disappointments. You will find yourself worrying over problems that are constantly on your mind.
To dream of aggresive 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.
To dream of a cooked bird, suggests that you’re feeling guilty about something. You fear that someone will “find you out”, or believe they already have. Also see “Aviary” and “Birdcage”, “Birdhouse” and “Birdseed”, below.
Dreams of birds represent imagination, intuition, angels, creativity, and a desire for freedom. Perhaps you are in the midst of leaving the nest toward a more expansive reality.
If the bird is injured or caged this represents that your freedom feels thwarted. Your dream may be suggesting that you open up your cage, spread your wings and venture out beyond your -imposed restraints.
Birds signify transcendence from one state of being to another; spiritual growth.