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Did You Dream About a Chicken? Here's What It Means

A image like a chicken can be a perplexing one to really explain for sure. Because dreams are abstractions of our subconscious mind, and they often include specific references to our daily lives, no single explanation can ever match everyone's dream.

Below are three interesting perspectives on a dream about a chicken, written from three different viewpoints.

Which interpretation makes the most sense for your dream?

What does a chicken mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about a chicken often symbolizes cowardice or lack of courage in facing difficult situations in your life. But as you know, a dream seldom has such a simple interpretation.

It can also represent gossip or chatter if the chicken is clucking. On the other hand, dreaming about eating a chicken can signify your need for nourishment, both physically and emotionally.

It can also represent your desire to gain knowledge and absorb the qualities of the chicken such as being grounded and practical. Both dreams suggest a need to face your fears and take in the energy needed to overcome them.

A chicken can be a somewhat complex and fascinating dream experience to analyze. To really say without any doubts, it would be necessary to get more information about the dreamer's past and current environment.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of a chicken, in Freudian terms, may symbolize a repressed fear or anxiety, a manifestation of the ego's struggle to maintain control.

Taking that analysis a bit deeper... It could also represent an aspect of the self that is being neglected or overlooked. Dreaming of eating a chicken, however, might be an expression of the id's primal hunger and desire for sustenance. It could also symbolize the process of internalizing certain qualities or aspects of the self. The act of consumption in a dream often signifies a desire for integration and assimilation. Both dreams, therefore, could be seen as a call to confront and integrate repressed fears or neglected aspects of the self.

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming about a chicken can be a spiritual sign of your connection to the earth and the cycle of life, as chickens are often associated with fertility and motherhood. It may also symbolize your need to cultivate patience, as the chicken's process of laying eggs is a slow and steady one. Dreaming about eating a chicken, on the other hand, can be a spiritual message about the need for sustenance and nourishment, not just physically but also spiritually. It may suggest that you are seeking to incorporate the qualities of the chicken - patience, fertility, and groundedness - into your own life. Both dreams can be seen as spiritual prompts to connect more deeply with the earth and the cycles of life, and to nourish your soul with patience and groundedness.

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Which analysis of the dream works the best for you?

Which interpretation above for a chicken best matches your unique situation?

Only you can know for sure. Keep in mind that our dreaming mind can be a complex and multifaceted thing to understand. Any image in a dream can represent many different things — or result from multiple forces in our waking life.

Do you have a better dream analysis for dreams about a chicken that you want to share? Contribute your personal ideas to the comment section down below.

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