Something ending with dignity, grace, and beauty
As the soul of man, the swan is often taken to be the divine bird. It can sometimes denote a peaceful death or ending as in ‘swansong’ – at one time swans were believed to sing only at the point of death.
To dream of a swan foretells of good fortune, status, and prosperity. Swans are symbolic of elegance, splendor, and majesty.
Symbol: The swan is a symbol of light. There is a folk belief that a swan will sing when we die.
Vision: Seeing a swan: a happy and harmonious marriage. Hearing the cry of a swan: often announces the death of someone. Feeding swans: you will find someone who will be a faithful friend for life.
Depth Psychology: The swan often indicates that others don’t understand you or don’t reciprocate your feelings (particularly if you see a single swan).
Swans are a symbol for family. They mate for life and raise their young together. Intellectual interests, idealism.
A symbol of beauty.
According to Celtic tradition, swans and geese were considered messengers from another world and for that reason were not used as food.
The black swan is a messenger of bad luck or death.
The swan in dreams represents beauty and goodness and suggests the dreamer is satisfied in their personal life.
The exception is if you see someone you know walking away with a swan, or turning into a swan - meaning the dreamer is anxious in real life about being abandoned by this person.
A good omen, but it only affects your business affairs.
2. Though one may be at a disadvantage now, things can change dramatically for the better.
White swans predict new pleasures and prosperity.
A black swan warns the dreamer against any involvement pertaining to vice or immorality.
Dreams of a swan symbolize elegance, grace and beauty.
The soft down of the swan represents all things sensual.
The swan represents the perfect joining of masculine and feminine energy within you. See Goddess Aphrodite.
To dream of seeing white swans floating upon placid waters, foretells prosperous outlooks and delightful experiences.
To see a black swan, denotes illicit pleasure, if near clear water.
A dead swan, foretells satiety and discontentment To see them flying, pleasant anticipations will be realized soon.
Messenger of beauty; comfort; satisfaction.
A white swan denotes wealth and happiness; a black one, grief (Raphael). A sacred bird of the ancients, though a medisrral symbol of hypocrisy as the swan has white feathers and black meat. In the Norse legends, however, they were held as sacred and are thus held in Eastern Europe of to-day.
(see Birds, Feathers, Wings)
A recognition of finality and ending (e.g., “singing one’s swan song”).
Among Hindus, this bird is interchangeable with the goose, representing creative origination and the breath of life.
The Celts regarded the swan as a solar bird that was beneficent and a shape-shifter. In a dream, this can relate to your ability to adapt to a new situation gracefully.
Native American: An emblem of trust and forgiveness.
Swans are also representative of love interests, being sacred to Aphrodite, Venus, and Zeus, the latter of whom changed himself into a swan to pursue the affection of Leda.
Dreaming of two swans together portends very devoted relationships. Swans mate for life.
Because of the story of the Ugly Duckling, swans also represent positive transformations in self-image. It can also reflect spending time with the wrong groups of people who engender lower self-esteem.