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Did You Dream About Wings? Here's What It Means

So you dreamed about wings? This is a meaningful dream topic that can have multiple fascinating interpretations.

Read on for 3 different points-of-view from our dream guides on what it means to dream about wings.

Which analysis works the best for you?

What does wings mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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

Dreaming of having wings points to things like a desire for freedom, independence, and a higher perspective on life. Of course, dream interpretations are seldom that simple.

It can also represent spiritual transcendence. Seeing someone or something else with wings can symbolize guidance or protection. It may also indicate that you admire someone's freedom or spiritual strength. In both cases, wings in dreams are generally positive symbols, reflecting personal growth, ambition, and the ability to overcome obstacles.

Wings can be a difficult dream concept to interpret. To say confidently, it would be necessary to really dig deep into the dreamer's life and current life scenario.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of possessing wings could be an expression of the subconscious yearning to break free from the constraints of the ego, a manifestation of the Jungian concept of individuation.

This can be a complex dream concept. It may also reflect the latent wish to transcend the mundane, embodying the Freudian notion of wish fulfillment. Observing another entity with wings, by contrast, may suggest a projection of these desires onto an external figure, a classic defense mechanism. Alternatively, it could symbolize the presence of a guiding or protective force, echoing the archetypal image of the guardian angel. In Both of these dreams, wings serve as potent symbols of aspiration and liberation, underlining the inherent human desire for transcendence and autonomy.

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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 having wings is a spiritual sign of your soul's yearning for liberation and ascension. It's a divine message that you're ready to transcend earthly limitations and soar towards your higher purpose. Seeing someone or something else with wings, by contrast, is a celestial indication of divine intervention or guidance in your life. It's a sacred symbol of protection and inspiration, suggesting that you're being watched over by higher powers. In Both of these dreams, wings are spiritual metaphors for freedom, transcendence, and divine guidance, reflecting your soul's innate desire to rise above the mundane and connect with the divine.

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So which interpretation of the dream makes the most sense for you?

Which interpretation of wings best matches your unique situation?

Only you can know for sure. It's worth noting that our dreaming mind can be a multifaceted landscape. Each and every image in a dream can symbolize many different things — or result from multiple forces in our conscious life.

Have a slightly different explanation for dreams about wings of your own? Please consider adding your own interpretation to the comment section down below.

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