Deer Dream Interpretation (Spirit Animal)


Deer – Dreaming of deer represents the presence of true nobility in your life either in the form of noble actions or noble intentions. You should be aware of these actions and reciprocate them wherever possible because they will invariably benefit you. The deer specifically indicates that the nobility in your life is very difficult to see. Someone may be benefiting you without your knowledge.

deer dreamThis is a time to be grateful for the people that are working hard in the background for your sake. This is a time to give small gifts and tokens of your affection to those around you.

Seeing a deer in your dream can indicate a number of things depending on the context of the dream. In most cases, deer represent being vulnerable to the people around you. This could be related to your relationships with loved ones or it could be related to your working environment.

If you are the one pursuing the deer in the dream than it can indicate your success in overcoming fears that have plagued your life. You may have been trying to make changes in your life that are finally coming to fruition.

If you dream that you are killing a deer it can indicate your desire for dominance and control over people around you. It can also indicate that someone may be out to hurt you in your waking life. The context of the dream in relation to your waking life is important to determine the meaning.

If you see a stag in your dream it can suggest male sexuality, courage, virility and life healing energies. To see a stag in a dream can also represent a masculine figure that you admire and want to become more like in your waking life.

If you dream about a deer or reindeer herd then it can indicate your need to find your own place in this world. Maybe you have been tired of doing the same thing over and over and are in need of positive life changes.

Other Meanings

Dreaming of deer can be a reminder to be true to yourself. Are you neglecting things that bring you joy? Are you being pulled in all directions by family and friends? Do you always say yes to keep peace from love, but really want to spend time on the things that matter to your future? Are you being naïve about something? Or, are you showing loyalty to friends and family through their tough times?  Consider balancing time out for yourself with spending time helping others to stay on track with what matters to you.

Deer could also bring reminders of being more prepared. Maybe others take your innocence and use it to turn you into a victim. Be alert to challenges that may be on their way.

When Deer crosses your path

Deer is graceful, swift moving animal and this can be her message to you when she crosses your path. She teaches lessons about the ultimate sacrifice in being hunted for her meat. What do you need to sacrifice or no longer need in your life?

Questions to Ask Yourself

What was your interactions with the deer in your dream?

Did you have an influence over the deer or were you simply watching it from a distance?

How do you think the deer can relate to an aspect of your waking life?

Note* If you have had a dream related to this dream symbol or would like to add something that is related to this topic please leave comment below. Comments are a great way to interact with others who are dreaming about similar topics.


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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. I dreamt that a deer was in my bedroom sleeping on my dresser. I also feel no fear and the deer was very comfortable with me.??

  2. I dreamt about a juvenile and a baby deer.

    It was middle in the day when I decided to take a walk with my dog. When I got outside, there were two deers behind a tree eating together. Suddenly the juvenile deer saw me and ran away in haste, the baby one was too slow and couldn’t make it. Instead it began to run around in panic and I tried to calm it by reaching out my hand, pretending I’m having food. It actually worked and it began to walk slowly towards me and started to smell my hand, just as a curious little puppy. I felt like I wanted to protect and tame it, so I placed it in our veranda and it started to panic again, and this time it bit me on the leg. After some seconds I calmed it again. After som minutes, many children from the neighborhood could see that we had a baby deer on our veranda. The deer became excited and wanted to play with the kids, so it spoted a hole it could escape from the veranda and went out to play with the kids. I thought then ”Maybe it’s better if it’s free, it could find back to its home”. As I was turning around to get inside the house, I saw that the deer entered that hole in our veranda and followed me, wanting me close to it.

    Anyone has a clue? Seems like I tamed a baby deer, what does that mean? And if you think that my dream is somehow connected to my children, it’s not, because I don’t have any children yet and I’m a 20 years old guy. I’m also a Christian.

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