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

Did you dream about a hen? This is a rich and colorful dream topic that has multiple fascinating interpretations.

Read on for 3 different points-of-view from our dream gurus on what it means to dream about a hen.

Which interpretation works the best for you?

What does a hen 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 hen symbolizes fertility, motherhood, or the feminine aspect of your personality. The exact meaning of a hen vary quite a bit, however.

It may suggest that you or someone close to you is nurturing a new idea or project. If you're feeding a hen, it indicates your role in nourishing these ideas or relationships. Chasing a hen, however, could signify that you're pursuing a situation or relationship that may not be as fruitful as you think. These dreams encourage you to evaluate your nurturing instincts and the pursuits you're investing energy in.

A hen is a very difficult dream concept to really clarify with certainty. To really know for sure, I'd need to get an understanding of the dreamer's past and current circumstances.

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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 hen, in Freudian terms, may represent the maternal archetype, embodying nurturing and protective instincts.

With that being said, a hen can be more complicated than that. Feeding a hen could symbolize your unconscious efforts to foster personal growth or nourish latent potentials. Conversely, chasing a hen may reflect a futile pursuit or an unresolved Oedipal complex, where you are seeking approval or validation from a maternal figure. It's essential to introspect on these symbols, as they may reveal your inner dynamics and unconscious desires. Remember, dreams are the royal road to the unconscious, as Freud would say, and understanding them can provide profound insights into your psyche.

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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 hen signifies the divine feminine energy within you, symbolizing nurturing, creation, and wisdom. It's a spiritual call to embrace your inner strength and intuition. Feeding a hen in your dream is a spiritual message to nourish your soul, perhaps through meditation, prayer, or acts of kindness. It's a divine reminder to feed your spiritual self. On the other hand, chasing a hen suggests a spiritual pursuit, possibly an elusive spiritual truth or wisdom you're seeking. It's a call to slow down, be patient, and allow the wisdom to reveal itself in divine timing. These dreams are spiritual messages encouraging you to embrace your inner wisdom and nourish your soul.

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So whose analysis of the dream makes the most sense for you?

Which of the preceding perspectives on a hen best matches your unique situation?

Only you can say for certain. Bear in mind that our higher mind can be a complex and multifaceted thing. Just about any concept from a dream can reflect a wide range of things — or result from many different realities from our daily life.

Do you have a different interpretation for a dream about a hen that you'd like to share? Contribute your personal interpretation to the comments at the bottom of this page.

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