-Travel in a foreign land, success there is denoted by a dream of this little creature flittering from flower to flower (Artemidorus).
A fortunate dream denoting happiness and fidelity at home (Artemidorus). Originally an erotic symbol as the bird of Aphrodite, it became at a later date the bird of holiness, symbolizing the sacrificial offerings of the Hebrews. In the great Upanishads the human spirit is represented as a dove.
A dream denoting wickedness on the part of the dreamer (Gypsy) ; the symbolism here is probably derived from the well-known destructiveness of these birds among the fish and smaller varieties of their own species. To the Egyptians it was a symbol of the dawn and of regeneration, while to the Japanese it denotes longevity. […]
Without birds a dream of a cage denotes trouble; with birds, contentment, happiness; with the door open and the bird flown, the dream signifies desertion by the lover or husband; to see a bird escape augurs an elopement (Artemi- dorus) ; the symbolism patent.
Both in dream lore and in symbolism these birds indicate slander, suspicion and trouble.
To dream of finding a nest with eggs indicates profit; an empty nest augurs disappointment (Artemi- dorus) ; here the symbolism is that of nature itself.
Freudians regard this as an erotic dream. Oneiro- critics give it a varied meaning according to the nature of the birds. Many small birds signify lawsuits; to catch birds with lime denotes unfair triumph over enemies; singing birds foretell joy and delight; to the poor a dream of birds implies many friends; to the rich […]
Of birds, assured success (Gypsy).
A white swan denotes wealth and happiness; a black one, grief (Raphael). A sacred bird of the ancients, though a medisrral symbol of hypocrisy as the swan has white feathers and black meat. In the Norse legends, however, they were held as sacred and are thus held in Eastern Europe of to-day.
To dream of shooting a bird augurs accomplishment of purpose; to shoot and miss is ominous; to shoot a bird of prey forecasts triumph over enemies (Raphael).