Emotional dependence upon parents; home life; not being independent; female sexuality; nest egg. Idioms: foul one’s own nest; hornets’ nest; feather one’s nest; cuckoo in the nest.
Observing a bird building a nest may comment on a need to prepare for a new birth or the delivery of a creative project that is spiritually inspired. It may also predict a literal move or change in environment.
A nest may also simply announce spring.
A person’s home, Prov. 27:8, Job 29:18
A shelter; see “hen”
The spiritual significance of a nest is that of security within our known environment.
Psychological / emotional perspective: It is perhaps interesting to note that just before giving birth many women have what is known as a nesting instinct, the need to clean, tidy and make ready. This will sometimes emerge in dreams before it is recognized in waking life.
Material aspects: The nest symbolizes safety and perhaps home life. We may be emotionally dependent on the people around us and afraid of ‘leaving the nest’.
A nest egg was initially a device to improve a hen’s ability to lay eggs and carries with it the idea in dreams of improving a situation.
To dream about a nest represents security, family and home. What you place inside the nest in your dream represents something you hold very dearly or which you have taken care of and built over a long time.
A nest filled with eggs in a dream may represent your nest egg, the savings you keep for future financial or emotional security.
The nest might also represent your web of social contacts which you have built to protect yourself and your family in times of crisis.
Vision: A woman looking at a Bird’s nest either wants more freedom or does not feel safe. Seeing a nest means a friendship is breaking up—maybe you have been too miserly? Looking at an empty nest: you want a cozy home of your own.
For singles who live with their parents: they will soon move out. Others want a love relationship, but that is not going to happen. Seeing a nest with a bird or bird eggs in it means you can continue to count on your good luck.
Depth Psychology: Seeing a nest with eggs inside: if you have been through a great deal of emotional suffering, you are about to put your troubles behind you. See Egg. But the nest also symbolizes your longing for emotional warmth, family, security, and also refers to the relationship you have with your mother (a warm nest).
The dream also suggests childhood problems. Start building your own nest now (provide for your own emotional safety)! See Chick, House.
(Abode; Dwelling) In a dream, a nest represents the type of bird that dwells in it.
A nest in a dream also represents one’s wife, house, or the boundaries one must not cross. As for a pregnant woman, a nest in a dream means giving birth.
Motherhood, protection, longing for security, family, and home. Also, a projection for every type of positive feeling about life.
A bird’s nest in a dream is a lucky sign, symbolizing a fortunate endeavor, new opportunities and wealth.
1. Domestic security and happiness (bird’s nest).
2. Problems or difﬁculties need space (wasp or hornet nests).
3. Problems or difﬁculties need patience in unraveling (rat’s nest).
A dream about a nest represents feelings and attitudes about home, interdependence and dependence.
An empty nest can represent the fear of abandonment or the desire for autonomy.
A nest also is a symbol of female sexuality. Consider the feeling tone. See Goddess Hestia and Bird.
1- The nest symbolises safety and perhaps home life. We may be emotionally dependent on the people around us and afraid of leaving the nest’.
It is perhaps interesting to note that just before giving birth many women have a nesting instinct. This will sometimes emerge in dreams before it is recognised in waking life.
Security within one’s known environment.
To dream of seeing birds’ nests, denotes that you will be interested in an enterprise which will be prosperous.
For a young woman, this dream foretells change of abode.
To see an empty nest, indicates sorrow through the absence of a friend. Hens’ nests, foretells that you will be interested in domesticities, and children will be cheerful and obedient.
To dream of a nest filled with broken or bad eggs, portends disappointments and failure. See Birds’ Nest.
Bird’s nests are fortunate augury as to home arrangements.
Full of eggs a dream of profit and domestic happiness ; success in love, etc.; broken eggs, or dead birds, distress and desolation (Gypsy).
(see Birds, Trees)
A dream manifestation of the nesting instinct common to pregnant women, or women who wish to conceive.
Building or finding a safe haven for yourself and your loved ones.
A bird sitting on eggs in a nest reflects the figurative hatching of ideas or plans, and knowing that all things come with time and patience.