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

Have you ever dreamed about an ostrich? It's a memorable dream topic that carries multiple fascinating interpretations.

Keep reaading for 3 different perspectives from our dream guides on what it means to dream about an ostrich.

Which explanation works the best for you?


What does an ostrich 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 an ostrich can signify that you are trying to avoid facing a certain situation in your life, as ostriches are known for burying their heads in the sand when threatened. But the interpretation can be more multifaceted than that.

This dream symbolizes denial or avoidance. If you're interacting with an ostrich in your dream, it might indicate that you are trying to confront these issues, but are feeling overwhelmed or unsure of how to proceed. It's a reminder to take a step back, gather your thoughts, and approach the situation with a clear mind.

An ostrich can be a deep and fascinating dream object to pin down. To know with any kind of confidence, it would be necessary to understand the dreamer's background and current life scenario.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

To have dreamed of an ostrich, in Freudian terms, may symbolize a repressed or unconscious desire to escape from reality, reflecting the myth of the ostrich burying its head to avoid danger.

Dream concepts like an ostrich can be multilayered, however. This could indicate a latent anxiety or fear that you are not addressing. If you've dreamed of interacting with an ostrich, it might suggest an internal struggle to acknowledge these hidden anxieties. The ostrich, as a symbol of flight and evasion, may be a representation of your ego's attempt to negotiate with your unconscious fears. This dream could be a call to confront these fears, rather than evading them, and to integrate these repressed elements into your conscious self-understanding.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"

To have dreamt of an ostrich can be a spiritual message about denial or avoidance, reflecting the ostrich's symbolic act of burying its head in the sand. This dream may be a divine nudge to confront your fears and face reality. If you're interacting with an ostrich, it suggests a spiritual journey where you're grappling with these issues. The ostrich, a creature of the earth and sky, symbolizes the balance between grounding and aspiration. This dream is a spiritual call to ground yourself, yet also reach for your higher aspirations. It's a reminder that you have the strength to face any situation, and the wisdom to know when to retreat and regroup.

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So whose dream analysis matches your dream?

Which interpretation of an ostrich fits with your your dream experience?

Only you can say for certain. Bear in mind that our higher mind can be a complex thing to understand. Just about any object or action in a dream can symbolize a long list of things — or symbolize multiple forces in our waking lives.

Do you have a slightly different dream interpretation for dreams about an ostrich of your own? Add your own thoughts to the comment section at the bottom of this page.

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