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Elephant Dreams – Elephants are magical creatures that can represent power and influence over those around you. They are symbolic of our deepest desires that stem from natural instincts of fear, sexual drive and survival.
Dreaming about an elephant can indicate positive qualities such as hard work, patience, strength, wisdom and trust. If you are riding an elephant it can indicate that you are heading in a positive direction in your life. It can also represent the strong bonds that you have with people who are close to you.
If you dream about feeding an elephant it can symbolize nurturing your positive attributes and growing.
To see an elephant that is tied up and in chains may indicate that someone is holding you back and keeping you from reaching your true potential. It can also indicate that you may need to consider taking another path if you want to achieve the goals you have set out.
To dream about an elephant’s trunk can have Freudian interpretation of a sexual object and be symbolic of your sexual desires and needs. You may want to satisfy your needs that are not being fulfilled in your daily life.
A stampeding elephant can represent aspects of yourself that are out of control. These aspects can be any part of us that are destructive to ourselves and the people around us. You may want to try and control these aspects to achieve more in your life.
Alternate Elephant Dream Interpretations
Elephants are patient, social creatures who live in communal herds. They share the parenting of the young among them all and bond with each other in caring. Dreaming of elephant can symbolize your health and wellbeing. Positive dreams of elephant may mean you understand the value of good health and follow these principles. Negative dreams can mean ill health, and you ignore healthy principles although you know them to be right. Alternatively, it can indicate holding on to the past and elephant gently nudges you to let go. What do you struggle with? What haunts you? What is it that you cannot let go?
Riding an elephant is a sign of overcoming fear and challenges by confronting them head on. It is a time you feel your empowerment and have self-confidence now the obstacles are no longer there. When feeling overwhelmed by your life, a herd of elephants may come stampeding through your dreams to make you take notice of how you feel.
An elephant’s trunk featured in your dream, may be a sign of sexual passion and your passion for what you believe. It can also mean you need to reach out to someone for help you at this time. What are you passionate about? Does someone pursue you with passion? What holds you back?
Elephant can also represent your memory and ego. Do you have trouble with your memory? Or, is it flawless and you remember every detail? Do you forgive easily? Do you need forgiving? Elephant’s wisdom shows you the potential in the current situation. It is time to stop, look, and listen before committing yourself to action.
When Elephant crosses your path
When elephant crosses your path it can remind that if you do not look after your own health, you cannot help look after others. Elephant reminds that putting your health needs first is not being selfish. Sometimes simply taking time out to care for yourself is caring about your commitment to others.
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