Dream meaning » horn

To dream that you hear the sound of a horn, foretells hasty news of a joyful character.

To see a broken horn, denotes death or accident.

To see children playing with horns, denotes congeniality in the home.

For a woman to dream of blowing a horn, foretells that she is more anxious for marriage than her lover.


Physical Physical
You are focusing on aggressive, belligerent, masculine energy. You are sexually aroused or stimulated.


Emotional Emotional
You are looking at how you defend yourself or “horn in” on others.


Spiritual Spiritual
Antlers refer to intellectual powers and access, as through sensitive antennae, to ancient wisdom in higher realms. You are working with mature masculine wisdom.



All primitive traditions prove that the horn is a symbol of strength and power. Hides and battle-helmets were adorned with horns from prehistoric times right up to the Middle Ages. The horn played its part in the decorative art of Asiatic temples; like the bucraneum (representing sacrificial remains), the horn was considered sacred.

The precise meaning of the hornsymbol was understood as far back as Egyptian times. In their system of hieroglyphs, the sign of the horn indicates ‘what is above the head’ and, by extension, ‘to open up a path for oneself’ (in which it is comparable with the ram’s head, Aries and the battering-ram). It is a striking fact that the signs which initiate the cycle of the Zodiac (Aries and Taurus) are both represented by horned animals. The relevant Egyptian hieroglyph also enters into composite words signifying elevation, prestige, glory, etc. The single horn pertains in essence—apart from its employment in the emblem of the cornucopia or as a musical instrument—to the fabulous unicorn and the rhinoceros. The horn of the latter, carved out in the form of a cup, is one of the ‘common emblems’ of China, and stands for prosperity (and therefore for strength). The same belief is found among the Gnostics, who expressly state that the horn symbolizes the ‘principle which bestows maturity and beauty upon all things’. Jung offers the explanation that the horn is a dual symbol: from one point of view it is penetrating in shape, and therefore active and masculine in significance; and from the other, it is shaped like a receptacle, which is feminine in meaning. As a musical instrument, it figures in emblems symbolizing the spiritual call to join the Holy War. This particular meaning is corroborated by the crosses, trefoils, circles and fleurs-de-lis associated with the horn. Horns are the attributes of the Cilician god of agriculture. He holds handfuls of corn, symbolizing fertility.

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The Dream Encyclopedia
The Dream Encyclopedia

Horns in a dream sometimes indicate a “wake-up call” and the need to pay attention to the inner voices of one’s intuition and spiritual guidance.
Also, because of the dreaming mind’s tendency to literalize linguistic metaphors and idioms, dream horns can mean that one is on “the horns of a dilemma.”

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

They symbolize strength, fertility, and patience if they are a bull’s or cow’s. The ram’s horns represent aggressiveness. As it is well known, they are also associated with adultery.

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

The sound of a horn heard in your dream signifies good news; if you blew a horn, you can expect increased social activity. An automobile horn is a warning against taking risks. Regarding animal horns see under separate heading of animal involved.

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

To dream of seeing (or being) an animal with horns symbolizes your need to be assertive in a situation right now. You need to take control.

To dream you have devilish horns suggests you have done something you may feel guilty about, or, as in tarot’s Devil card, you may feel imprisoned in a hellish reality. If the horns are awkward and silly looking, you fear someone is cheating on you or making you look foolish.

To dream someone else has horns means you are suspicious or fearful of someone. You think that person, or someone that person represents, may have an evil streak.

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