Dream meaning of elephant

Elephants are animals recognized for their size and strength which are noted as symbols of wisdom, memory, and sometimes as a symbol of greatness, but especially, they are a clear symbol of dignity.

This serves as a slight hint as to what the meaning of dreaming of elephants is. A large portion of elephant dreams reveal a rather encouraging meaning and reflect success in working life.

It is likely that dreaming about elephants can be somewhat overwhelming, but its meaning should not worry you. If you dreamt of elephants it is an indication of good omen for your life.

Good luck is knocking at your door. If you dream of an elephant at your front door, it is a sign that you will feel the protection of your family’s energy in your home. Also, depending on the context and situation of the dream, elephants are animals that portend good luck.

You should keep in mind that this dream does not hold any meaning if you recently watched a documentary about this animal species or saw a movie that featured elephants.

To see an elephant in your dream indicates that you need to be more patient or more understanding of others. Or perhaps there is a memory that you are holding on to for too long. You need to let go of the past. The elephant is also a symbol of power, strength, faithfulness and intellect. Alternatively, the elephant’s introverted personality may be a reflection of your own personality.

What does it mean to dream of elephants?

What does it mean to dream of elephants?

Dreaming of elephants is one of the dream experiences with animals that portend the best futures. They indicate that good luck will soon come into your life.

The meaning of this type of dream indicates that your energies will be protected and, in addition, you will be successful in your work.

To see elephants in dreams is an indication of new and better job opportunities, possible salary increases, greater prestige and the possibility of starting much bigger and more interesting projects.

The only context in which you can have a negative meaning is if you have a dream with a dead elephant.

We had already mentioned that the elephant is a symbol of wisdom and strength, which makes dreaming of elephants symbolize your ability to make decisions, how bold you are to take the initiative and your strong ambition to achieve each of your goals.

From the moment you have dreams with elephants you should know that the door to success has opened for you.

However, keep in mind that there are dreams with elephants that lead you to reflection.

If during the dream experience you see yourself hunting an elephant, all good omens go up in smoke.

To dream of hunting an elephant reveals all the lost opportunities, all those that are about to slip through your fingers because you are clinging to the facts of the past and not trying to learn from your mistakes.

Dreams with white elephants

To dream of white elephants is a symbol of purity. It indicates that you are a generous person with a noble soul and a penchant for philanthropy. There are also other colors, blue elephants for example, are a sign that you are a person focused on his work, you should take everything more calmly. A golden elephant reveals that you are an ambitious person.

Dreaming of elephants in the water

If you have dreamed of elephants in the water it indicates that you have just begun to experience a sense of freedom after having lived through a season of stress and instability quite abruptly. If the elephant swims in the water, this symbolizes the happiness, tranquility and freedom you feel by being able to take a break.

Dreams with baby elephants

If you have dreamed of baby elephants is a sign of your anxiety to have a child, you want to procreate with your current partner. There is a possibility that if the dreamer is a woman who is already pregnant, then it is a sign from the subconscious regarding this change in your body.

Dreaming of elephants running

If your dream is with elephants running it is a good omen, your life will be long, full of health and prosperity. In particular, you will have a life full of intense emotions. If the elephant is running and you ride on its back, then your economy will grow as the size of this animal.

Dreaming of dead elephants

This is one of the few dreams with elephants with a negative meaning. If you had this dream, it indicates that you do not know how to grow in various areas of your life, especially in the workplace. It may also be a sign that you are incompetent in a specific area which prevents you from reaching the best resources to make your business grow and be successful.

Read also the interpretation of dreaming about dead people

Angry Elephant

In case you dream of angry elephants, it is a sign that you will experience a very big displeasure from a person important to you. It is probably a family problem. Pay attention to your surroundings and take the appropriate precautions.

Dreaming of elephants in the sea

If elephants are in the sea, like elephants in the water, it is a sign of freedom after suffering a stressful and overwhelming season. In addition, you have reached that level of comfort and relaxation you were looking for.

Dreaming of big elephants

Dreaming of big elephants

Dreams with big elephants reveal how somehow your efforts are rewarded and if you can get on the elephant’s back, then you will have the joy of enjoying your successes from the top while receiving the admiration of others for your work.

Dreams with small elephants

Dreams with small elephants are an indication that you find yourself thinking about an idea that is probably not beneficial in the short term, but that you should definitely insist on it in order to achieve success through this idea.


Physical Physical
You are focusing on laying solid groundwork for prosperity and success through developing a steadfast character, excellent memory and intelligence, gentleness, family values, loyalty, honor, dignity, and the power to perform daunting tasks.
Emotional Emotional
You feel introverted and in need of greater kindness and sensitivity. If the elephant is wild or untamed, you are looking at rogue or uncontrollable forces and plundering emotions affecting your life.
Spiritual Spiritual
You are developing your heart to a high degree, merging intelligence with compassion. You are understanding how lucky you are.
Elephant-symbolism is somewhat complex for it embraces certain secondary implications of a mythic character. In the broadest and universal sense, it is a symbol of strength and of the power of the libido.

Indian tradition has it that elephants are the caryatids of the universe. In processions, they are the bearers of kings and queens.

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5 Definitions
  1. Elephants symbolize mammoth size and memories.
    In a dream the elephant may symbolize a daunting task or an effort to remember something considered important.

  2. The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke April 5, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    In the broadest and most universal sense, the elephant is a symbol of strength and power. In the Middle Ages, this animal was the emblem of wisdom, temperance, eternity, and even piety. Anyway, if you dream of an elephant it is likely that the oneiric scenes are positive.

    According to Jung, the elephant represents the Self.
    If it behaves defensively it denotes the introverted part of yourself.

    Hindu people have an elephant-headed god called Ganesha: a divine strength that removes obstacles. Similarly, the western oneiric interpretation has always believed in the elephant as a sign of good luck.

  3. The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett April 9, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    These big animals if in a normal friendly mood are an omen of great good luck. Performing they signify helpful friends and/or associates. Working, they indicate assured success in all your undertakings. If you fed it, watered it, rode, or sat on it, you may expect a sudden rise of status or other improvement through a sheer lucky break or the discovery or return of something you thought irretrievable. Even the adverse aspect of this beast, which is if it frightened or attacked you, isn’t really dreary, as it signifies annoying but temporary obstacles to your progress.

  4. Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox April 13, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    The elephant’s sheer size and strength are at the root of the symbolic meaning associated with it.

    The Hindu god Ganesh has an elephant head and is thought to bring luck by being the remover of obstacles. He will also bring an obstacle if that is in your highest interest.

    When the elephant appears in a dream, you are being given the medicine of patience, strength, and the capacity to move through anything. Also to be considered is the notion that elephants “never forget.”

    Your dream of an elephant may be asking you to remember something about your authentic self.

  5. Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson April 17, 2022 at 5:26 pm

    This lumbering and highly intelligent giant mammal symbolizes rationality, a long memory, or a force too great for you to control.

    To dream an elephant charges toward you symbolizes your anxiety about an imminent event you couldn’t stop if you wanted to. You feel like closing your eyes and hoping for the best.
    To dream of riding an elephant symbolizes your ability to see a complicated situation with serene good sense. People ought to ask you what to do because you’ve got special insight right now.
    To watch elephants from a distance in their natural habitat suggests you are going through an introspective time right now. You have been looking back over your life and surveying your many memories and experiences to understand what they mean and how they have influenced the person you are today. This is an important time to spend some time alone rummaging through your trunk of life.

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