A bird associated with magic, Raven comes to show you the magical potential in life, which can be used to manifest your dreams. It can also demonstrate the karmic lessons associated with using black magic or bad magic as a way of controlling others.
If Raven appears in a dream, he has come as a sorcerer bringing supernatural powers to you. (See Birds.)
Symbolic of a messenger, Gen. 8:7.
A raven can also be a demonic spirit depending on the context of the dream
Messenger of bad news; see “bird”
The raven can be a symbol of sin. However, if it is seen to be talking it often represents prophecy. Its meaning can be ambivalent since it can represent evil, but also wisdom.
Symbol: The raven is smart and cunning, but usually a harbinger of bad luck.
Vision: Seeing a raven: hostility and misfortune are on the way. Sometimes the dream refers to possible theft. Chasing a raven away: you might escape danger—if you keep your eyes and ears open! Watching ravens taking flight: misfortune will be avoided just in time.
Depth Psychology: The raven is the messenger of death; or a symbol of repressed, dark appetites. Is your mood often “very dark”? Are you expecting failure? Are you afraid of death and dving—or the unknown? Are you seeing everything right now “as black as pitch”? See the chapter “Colors in Dreams.”
(Carrion crow; Crow; Hooded crow; Rook) In a dream, a raven represents a high ranking man, a forbearing and a patient person, or a strong and a well feared person. (Also see Crow; Rook)
Seeing this bird means he will be guided on the straight path.
See Bird, Crow. Supposed to mean bad luck, or a messenger of bad luck. At the same time, however, the black bird is a symbol of creativity and femininity. In Germanic mythology, the raven is the bird of death. According to Mohammed, the raven represents the sinner.
To see a raven in your dream symbolizes betrayal, disharmony and misfortune.
This is really a dream of the colour BLACK. Trouble is coming, though you may not deserve it.
Dreams of a raven represent that you are experiencing great transformation.
The raven represents that you have the courage to enter the darkness of the unknown and emerge into your next realm of growth in order to fulfill your intention for incarnating in this dimension. See Bird.
To dream of a raven, denotes reverse in fortune and inharmonious surroundings.
For a young woman, it is implied that her lover will betray her. See Crow.
(See Birds, Crow).
A raven in a dream denotes a future in love affairs as black as the raven itself. It indicates betrayal and deception.
A bad dream, trouble and mischief brewing (Raphael). Conjugal infidelity (Gypsy). A symbol of knowledge (Hartmann) ; the raven was once dedicated to Apollo; modern symbolism, however, regards this bird as an omen of misfortune (Hulme).
(see Birds, Feathers, Wings)
Scandinavian: A spiritual messenger. Heed well this bird’s call, and look to the rest of the dream for more meaning.
During the Middle Ages, hearing the call of a raven during battle portended defeat or death. Are you fighting a lost cause?
Your ability to vocalize ideas and opinions. Note Edgar Allan Poe’s use of the raven’s call, highlighting this trait.
Creativity, especially in regards to using what’s available to you.
A raven will pick up and
employ anything it can as a tool for nest building.