Dream meaning of doves

To see  doves in your dream suggests peace, harmony, and innocence, or the longing for these in your waking life. The dove is furthermore a symbol of the Holy Spirit in Christianity, so if this resonates with  you, your unconscious could be urging you to seek fulfillment.

Doves building a nest

Dreaming of doves mating and building their nests, indicates peacefulness of the world and joyous homes where children render obedience, and mercy is extended to all.

White doves

To see white doves, denotes bountiful harvests and the utmost confidence in the loyalty of friends. It may also represent a message from the unconscious to become aware of your potential, and let go of thoughts of hate and revenge.

To dream of seeing a flock of white doves, denotes peaceful, innocent pleasures, and fortunate developments in the future.

Exhausted dove

If the dove seems exhausted, a note of sadness will pervade the reconciliation, or a sad touch may be given the pleasant tidings by mention of an invalid friend; if of business, a slight drop may follow.

Dead dove

To see a dead dove, is ominous of a separation of husband and wife, either through death or infidelity.

Physical Physical
You are seeking greater harmony, love, and commitment in relationships, as well as an end to disagreements.
Emotional Emotional
You need inner peace, a happy domestic and social life, or look forward to the return of an old friend.
Spiritual Spiritual
Doves bring the olive branch of understanding and also represent the Holy Spirit or a connecting link between heaven and humankind. Released from the hands, the dove flies with joy toward the divine. You are seeking communion.
The Slavs believe that, at death, the soul turns into a dove. This bird partakes of the general symbolism of all winged animals, that is, of spirituality and the power of sublimation. It is also symbolic of souls, a motif which is common in Visigothic and Romanesque art.

Christianity, inspired in the Scriptures, depicts the third person of the Trinity—the Holy Ghost—in the shape of a dove, although he is also represented by the image of a tongue of Pentecostal fire.


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The Dream Encyclopedia

Doves participate in the larger meaning of birds, but they also have more particular meanings. 
These meanings range from peace, to the Holy Spirit, to love (especially if two doves appear in the dream).

The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke
The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke

As is well known, the dove is a symbol of peace, as well as tenderness, love, fidelity, and hope. It symbolizes spirituality, platonic love, and the free soul.
Its presence in dreams predicts happiness in romantic relationships.
If you see the dove in flight, you may receive new from a loved one.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett
The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett

White doves signify happy domestic affairs and/or a peaceful solution to any disagreements which may be troubling you. A flock of doves predicts sudden travel or the return of an old friend from a distance. The cooing of doves promises reciprocal love, but the voice of a turtledove heralds some approaching sadness.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox
Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox

The dove is a symbol of peace and love, and if one appears in a dream, you are connecting to these principles through the symbolism of the dove itself as well as through the animal medicine that the dove brings. Doves are also symbolically connected to romantic love.

Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson
Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson

Symbols of peace and pacifism, spiritual messages, and freedom, doves in your dream may be delivering a message to you. You are forgiven, or set free, or deeply loved.

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