This herding bird with an antenna crown signifies group movement, such as a team moving forward together with a project.
The quail represents amorousness, sometimes courage and often good luck. In its negative form it can also represent witchcraft and sorcery.
To dream of a live quail, which may be considered to be a good omen, represents wealth.
To see a dead quail connotes stingy luck, especially in betting or gambling.
To shoot a quail in your dream links to negative emotions you may be harboring towards your best friend.
To eat quail in your dream symbolizes increasing abundance in your personal life.
If you see live quail in your dream you will meet with good fortune but if they are dead you will have a round of bad luck in all gaming adventures.
If you shoot quail in your dream you may have an argument with your best friend.
If you are dining on the meat of quail then you are in danger of over extravagance in your spending.
(A mountain short-winged and a stout-bodied bird; Mountain quail; Partridge; Woman) In a dream, a mountain quail represents a thief, a confidant, or a pimp who secretly conducts his business of soliciting clients for his prostitutes. However, a quail in a dream also represents a blessed food, an answer to one’s prayers, repelling a calamity, or overcoming an adversity. In dream interpretation, a quail also could represent a double-faced person.
If a hobbyist finds himself seeking to hear the cry of a quail in a dream, it means profits from suspicious sources, or earnings made from reciting poems, singing, gambling, or it could mean squandering money. In this sense, seeing a quail in a dream could represent a crime which is punishable by death or life imprisonment.
A dream of eating quail predicts an improvement in your living conditions.
To dream of hunting this bird foretells a happy surprise. Otherwise, to see quail in your dream means you should save your money for a rainy day.
To see quails in your dream, is a very favorable omen, if they are alive; if dead, you will undergo serious ill luck.
To shoot quail, foretells that ill feelings will be shown by you to your best friends.
To eat them, signifies extravagance in your personal living.
A dream denoting bad news, misfortune (Artemidorus). The word quail has become synonymous for prostitute, owing to the salacious character attributed to the bird (Brewer).
(see Birds, Feathers, Flying, Wings)
In the Middle Ages, quails were characterized as having amorous personalities, and were given the symbolism of erotic energy.
Courage and victory in battle. In Rome, these were fighting birds.
In a cage, the quail came to represent the embodied soul that seeks freedom.
Transmuting any poisons that threaten your physical, mental, or spiritual health. Aristotle believed that quails could safely eat toxins like hemlock that normally killed humans.
The ancient Hebrews received quails as a miraculous feast (Ex. 16:11-12).
Among Hindus, the quail symbolizes spring and the returning sun. Similarly in Russia, this was an emblem of the dawn, a time of hope and new beginnings (see Time).