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Did You Dream About an Ibis? Here's What It Means

A dream concept like an ibis can be a perplexing one to give a single meaning for. Because our dreams are like abstractions of our subconscious mind, and they may include symbolic references to our waking-life, no single explanation fits every dream about an ibis or any other symbol.

Below are 3 interesting interpretations of dreams about an ibis, taken from very different viewpoints.

Which meaning best explains your dream?


What does an ibis 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 seeing an ibis often hints at wisdom, knowledge, and learning. But as you know, a dream seldom has such a simple interpretation.

It's a nod to the ancient Egyptians who revered the ibis as a symbol of the god Thoth, the deity of wisdom and writing. If you're interacting with an ibis in your dream, it could suggest that you're seeking or are in the process of gaining deeper knowledge or understanding in your waking life. It might also indicate a need for patience and reflection.

An ibis is a very difficult dream experience to really interpret with certainty. To really know for certain, I'd need to get to know the dreamer's life and current mindset.

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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 observing an ibis may signify an unconscious recognition of the self's capacity for introspection and intellectual exploration, a Freudian echo of the ego's desire for self-understanding.

But an ibis can say quite a few things — The ibis, a symbol of the Egyptian god Thoth, represents the psyche's yearning for wisdom. Alternatively, interacting with an ibis in a dream may suggest a more active engagement with the process of self-discovery. It could symbolize the id's instinctual drive to understand the world around us, or the superego's moral quest for enlightenment. In both instances, the ibis serves as a dream symbol of the individual's pursuit of knowledge and self-understanding.

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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 an ibis, a bird revered in ancient Egyptian culture as a symbol of wisdom and knowledge, can be a spiritual sign of your soul's quest for enlightenment. Seeing an ibis in your dream may indicate that your spirit is seeking wisdom and understanding, echoing the spiritual journey of the soul towards enlightenment. Interacting with an ibis, by contrast, suggests a more active spiritual engagement. It may symbolize your soul's active pursuit of divine wisdom and understanding, or it could represent your spiritual self's quest for inner peace and balance. In Both of these dreams, the ibis serves as a spiritual symbol of your soul's journey towards wisdom, understanding, and spiritual enlightenment.

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Which dream analysis makes the most sense for you?

Which of the above interpretations for an ibis fits with your unique situation?

Only you can say for certain. Bear in mind that our subconscious mind can be a complex puzzle. Any object or image from a dream can represent a long list of things — or symbolize many different forces in our conscious life.

Got a unique explanation for a dream about an ibis you can add? Add your personal interpretation in the comment area below.

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