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

Did you dream about a pigeon? It's a meaningful dream symbol that carries a few fascinating interpretations.

Keep reaading for 3 different points-of-view from our dream guides on what it means to dream about a pigeon.

Which of these explanations makes the most sense for your dream?

What does a pigeon 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 pigeon symbolizes freedom and perspective. But the specific meaning of a pigeon in a dream obviously depends on your present circumstances.

It suggests you are viewing a situation from a higher vantage point and can see the bigger picture. This bird is also associated with peace, suggesting a resolution to conflict in your waking life. On the other hand, feeding a pigeon in a dream signifies your kindness and generosity. It indicates that you are someone who nurtures and cares for others. However, it can also mean you're feeling taken for granted, as pigeons are often seen as common and unappreciated. Both dreams encourage self-reflection on your relationships and personal growth.

A pigeon is a somewhat very deep dream symbol to to give you a single interpretation of. To really know without any doubts, I'd have to get a deeper understanding of the dreamer's life 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 pigeon, in Freudian terms, may represent the ego's attempt to navigate the complex urban landscape of the unconscious.

Dream concepts like a pigeon can be multilayered, however. Pigeons, often seen in cityscapes, symbolize adaptability and survival amidst chaos. This could reflect your unconscious mind's effort to adapt to emotional turmoil or unresolved issues. Conversely, feeding a pigeon could be interpreted as a manifestation of your id's altruistic impulses, a desire to nurture and provide. Yet, it may also hint at a sense of being exploited, as pigeons are often seen as opportunistic creatures. Both scenarios invite introspection on your emotional resilience and the balance between selflessness and self-preservation.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 pigeon signifies spiritual ascension and divine guidance. It suggests you are being guided by higher powers towards a path of peace and enlightenment. This bird, often associated with divine messengers, indicates a spiritual communication or revelation. Feeding a pigeon, on the other hand, symbolizes your spiritual generosity. It represents your willingness to share your spiritual wealth and wisdom with others. However, it may also indicate a feeling of spiritual exploitation, as pigeons are often seen as common and undervalued. Both dreams call for a deep spiritual introspection on your divine purpose and spiritual growth.

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Which dream explanation works the best for you?

Which of the above ways of explaining a pigeon best matches your dream?

Only you can say for sure. Keep in mind that our subconscious mind can be a complex and multifaceted landscape. Any dream concept can represent a wide range of things — or result from multiple forces in our waking life.

Got a unique explanation for dreams about a pigeon that you want to share? We'd be thrilled to hear and discuss your personal thoughts in the comment section down below.

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