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

Did you dream about a giraffe? It's a complex dream symbol that carries a few possible interpretations.

Read on for three different explanations from our dream guides on what it means to dream about a giraffe.

Which of these interpretations best matches your dream vision?


What does a giraffe mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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

Dreaming of a giraffe symbolizes a higher perspective or insight. The meaning isn't likely to be quite so simple, however.

It's a reminder to consider the overall view or long-term outlook in a situation. Interacting with a giraffe in a dream signifies that you are trying to reach out to others or extend your own boundaries. It could also mean you're attempting to communicate with people who may seem different or distant. In both cases, the giraffe is a symbol of striving for greater understanding and broadening your horizons.

A giraffe can often be a deep and multifaceted dream object to analyze. To really say for certain, I'd want to get an understanding of the dreamer's life and current situation.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of a giraffe, in Freudian terms, may be a representation of the id's desire for uniqueness or to stand out from the crowd, given the giraffe's distinct and towering stature.

Some additional thoughts: It could also symbolize a latent wish for superiority or dominance, as the giraffe is often the tallest animal in its environment. Interacting with a giraffe, by contrast, might suggest an unconscious attempt to reconcile with these desires, or to negotiate with one's own feelings of difference or alienation. It could also indicate a struggle to communicate or connect with those perceived as superior or more powerful. In Both of these dreams, the giraffe serves as a potent symbol of individuality and power dynamics.0

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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 of a giraffe signifies an awakening of your spiritual self. Its towering height symbolizes your aspiration to elevate your consciousness and reach the divine. It's a call to rise above the mundane and seek higher truths. Interacting with a giraffe in your dream signifies your spiritual journey of self-discovery and enlightenment. It's a divine message encouraging you to extend your spiritual boundaries and connect with higher realms. The giraffe, with its long neck and high vantage point, symbolizes your spiritual guide, leading you towards a broader perspective and deeper understanding of your life's purpose. In Both of these dreams, the giraffe is a spiritual symbol of transcendence and divine connection.

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So whose dream interpretation is best for you?

Which interpretation of a giraffe applies to your your dream experience?

Only you can say for certain. Remember that our subconscious mind can be a multifaceted thing. Each and every image in a dream can reflect a wide range of meanings — or result from many different themes from our conscious lives.

Got a unique dream interpretation for a dream about a giraffe that you'd like to share? We'd be thrilled to hear and discuss your personal interpretation in the comment area below.

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