Depth Psychology: The elf in a dream often represents your need for love and tenderness.
A goblin or a dwarf is a sign of inferiority feelings. Do you suffer from inhibitions? Are you afraid? Or burdened by guilt? See Nymph.
(Abnormal; Albino; Elf; Leprosy; Whitish) An elf in a dream represents a person of evil nature who creates disunity and enmity between people through backbiting, insinuations, slanders and who advises them against good deeds. In a dream, an elf also represents poverty, sorrows, humiliation, or adversities caused by people who wander between towns and cities as a habit. Ifan elf visits a sick person in a dream, it means death.
Helpful spirits, figures of light. As a complementary symbol, it often points to inner tension and imbalance, as in Electricity (as in power plant). Elves represent emotions and situations in everyday life and are friendly toward human beings. Such dream images also may point to flight into the world of fairy tales and away from reality. In this case, the dreamer is shown something that is foreign to him—lightness, being carefree and selfless. According to Jung, the elf is the guide of the soul.
Folklore: Looks on the elf as having no soul, and the dance of the elf is seen as a sexual temptation.
To see a friendly-looking elf in your dream means you will always be held in high esteem by others. You will be blessed with good physical and mental health. Also, an elf can sometimes represent an aspect of yourself that is not fully developed or has been repressed.
To see a hideous or mean elf in your dream is a signal of distressing times.
To dream that a friend turns into an elf foretells good health and pleasurable social activities.
Indicates that one should not take life so seriously.
Dreams of an elf symbolize that you are connecting with a very magical and playful aspect of yourself. You are realizing that life is a toy shop, you shouldn’t worry so much, and that playing can be very productive.
The large ears on the elves represent attunement to the still small voice within.