Deer Dream Interpretation (Spirit Animal)


Deer Dream Symbol – 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.


About Author

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. My dream wasn’t exactly a positive one. Towards the end of the dream me and this “friend” that I never saw before were hunting in the forest. He wasn’t very talkative, mute actually, he was looking to the right of me, not saying anything. Seemingly out of the blue a standard deer ran past me from behind. I shot the deer multiple times with the M60 of which resulted it falling down on it’s side. At this point everything started turning black and white, I proceeded to grab my P19 and shoot the deer in the chest two times, then the eye socket once. It’s eye was bleeding now, very clearly dripping down it’s face. I looked back at my mysterious friend, he was now directly looking me. He seemed very concerned. I looked back at the deer, it’s eye started opening, it was very fluid, packed with blood, it’s eye was now completely widened. All I could do was stare at it, I haven’t turned around yet. The deer was now beginning to stand, I was mesmorized by what I was seeing. The deer began to float slowly upwards, then spinning. It’s stomach was suddenly a mouth with teeth, the deer was now spinning. About twelve feet from the ground it was spinning, still rising upwards. I looked at my friend who was now very close to me, his eyes were the same as the bloody deer’s eyes, but with no color. After that I woke up gasping, my legs were tightend and I couldn’t move. the blood surging around my ears was so loud. I couldn’t see anything, nothing but the black frizzled stuff you see when you stand up to fast. Slowly everything started to shape back into form in my room. My very loud heart beat was now beggining to silence, the blood in my head started to stop gushing loudly, and the freedom of being able to move again was given. What a wierd dream.

  2. I had a dream a deer came to me and i needed to deliver its baby when i put it on a table and looked 4 huge snakes shot out of ghr belly and covered me in baby mucus and then at the deer 🙁 then i work up

  3. In my dream, I was walking down the hill in the forest and I saw how two wolves or lynx were attacking a deer. I ran towards them and hit them, so they ran away. The deer had bleeding leg. I started taking care of it’s wounds, washed them, carefully put bandages. The deer was trusting me, and standing patiently. I knew that this deer will be safe.

    The next day in real life I was walking in nature and saw a deer that was limping.

  4. i had a dream i was in a field at night, with glowing dragonflies around me. I saw a deer’s glowing eyes in the darkness. This dream felt very symbolic, especially because before i went to bed i had hear random wind chimes and binaural music.

  5. Last night i dreamt being presented a reindeer by fellows i didn’t know, the deer seemed more comfortable as i tried to climb its back, it later helped me itself by its mouth, it started saving me from that frozen forest and as it ran it could jump a cliff like places antil we reached other deer riders, when it brought me to safety it returned to the forest …. The dream was owesome

  6. I had a dream that I was a deer myself but I saw myself as a person but also could see myself from 3rd person as a deer with a herd I saw as humans with humans as well but I could tell which were deers and not. And the dream kind of played out like Bambi but where I had a family taking care of me but they were forced to set me into the wild but it was still in the neighborhood

  7. I dreamt I was standing on steep hill, it was at night or just before sundown when I heard this earthshaking stampede comin up from behind me. It was a herd of deer barreling right towards me. I reached out to a small pine tree n grabbed unto the closest branch n hung on for dear life as the deer trampled the earth beneath me.

  8. My dream was weird but… there were two dear that came charging in to this bar like place after I caught these girls in my bedroom I threw them out and was kicking their ass. The deer were bashing into the ladies. Then they came running at me and I got scared so I jumped onto the counter top and then they started licking me. And I made them a cozy little room and tucked them in and they were obedient. Two males. It was weird. I also want to point out I have been seeing animals in my dreams for about a yr and every single night almost some kind of animal .

  9. I dreamt of a deer coming into the house and grabbing a Red blanket with its mouth and walking out the door. When I went to follow the deer it was dark outside because it was so early. The deer was gone but I saw a car that was left on with music going. I got in the car and drove away.

  10. So I dreamt of glowing deer, it started off with one and it felt like I was that deer, but I was not?
    So that dear went off walking and found another deer so I then felt a strong connection between them and the other began to glow. Both of them set off walking with an intense amount of affection radiating off of them. As they reach a certain other deer , it would begin to glow as well. The strange thing is that nothing was said, it was almost silent, their glow was very hard to describe. It was a blue glow but it was sort of dark and in patches or patterns that were hard to notice due to the intense yet not so intense glow. Truly I’ve woken up very confused by that dream.

  11. I was in the forest. There were deer, sometimes close. I tried to caress them, they ran away. Eventually I see a deer very close in a tunnel, like those for war that I saw in Albania. I chase him, he runs away, sometimes slowly, confident of my slowness. In the end of the tunnel there were two baby deer sleeping. I set to caress one of them, he was OK with it. In a moment I look whether the other baby deer were gone, no they were there. Sometimes thought to take this baby deer for myself.

  12. 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.??

  13. 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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