In this article we analyze the meaning of dreaming about elephants. Elephants are the largest mammal on earth, and they commonly appear in our dreams. As there are many different associations for elephants, dreaming of an elephant in your dreams can mean a number of different things.
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Common symbols when dreaming of elephants
Can : An elephant is often a symbol of power and strength. Elephants are large, beautiful creatures that are often seen as a majestic and powerful animal. Seeing an elephant in your dream can be a reminder to be patient and strong in a difficult situation.
Huge problems: Being scared by an elephant or seeing an elephant blocking your way in a dream, symbolizes that you have a problem or obstacle that you feel is huge in your life.
Family and relationships: Elephants are well known in the animal kingdom for valuing family relationships. Dreaming of an elephant could mean that there is an issue in your family that needs your attention.
Maternal Instincts : In elephant families, the female is in charge, seeing an elephant in your dream can be a sign to pay attention to your feminine qualities, or be a symbol of someone who has a motherly type role in your waking life .
Running from an elephant: To be running from an elephant in your dream shows that you have fears that prevent you from feeling in control of your own life. You can feel that something is more powerful than you.
Riding an Elephant: Riding an elephant shows that you feel powerful and in control, or that you think others should be able to see that you are powerful.
Additional Meanings of Elephant Symbols in Dreams
Sometimes when we see an object or animal in a dream it is because of a popular expression or saying. These kinds of things can literally manifest as an elephant in our dreams. Here are some examples:
An elephant in the room: The expression “let’s not ignore the elephant in the room” means that there is an important issue that is obvious, but many people are hesitant to talk about it. Seeing an elephant can mean that you are not fully acknowledging something, even if it is quite large and apparent.
Memories of the past: Have you ever heard the phrase “An elephant never forgets”? Elephants are known for recognizing and remembering things even after many years have passed. Seeing an elephant in your dreams can often symbolize that you are holding on to memories that you need to let go of.
Conservative views: An elephant is the symbol of the Republican party and as a result it can sometimes be a symbol of conservative views, especially if you are a US citizen interested in political issues.
Elephants as spirit animals
Many people believe that elephants appear to us as a message from the spirit. The elephant is often chosen as a power animal to help someone overcome great obstacles in your life. As a spirit animal, the elephant reminds us to be kind but to stand firm.
Tips for interpreting dreams of elephants
Describe the elephant using 5 words. Do these 5 words sound like you or someone you know? Does the elephant resemble a situation in your life? What’s big in your life right now? Since elephants are quite large, they often symbolize things that are big in our lives. You may have big problems, great success, or something big is happening in your life. What feelings did you have in the dream? Your feelings during sleep will give you more information about your dream. Were you afraid of the elephant or did it make you feel powerful?