Dream meaning of peacock

To see a peacock in your dream is a sign of pride and vanity. In some traditions, however, it is a sign of the soul and because the peacock can shed its feathers and grow new beautiful ones, for Christians it is a symbol of resurrection or new life.

If you see a peacock strutting

This may be a message from your subconscious that you need to become a little more humble in waking life.

If you hear a peacock squawking

This typically indicates that you are trying too hard to impress other people.

If you see a peacock fanning its feathers

This indicates that you will be presented with a new and exciting opportunity.

The Hidden Meanings of Your Dreams:

Physical Physical
You want to express yourself more dramatically, without reservation. You are looking for greater prestige, confidence, pride, or the ability to celebrate.
Emotional Emotional
You are covering over feelings of being plain or shy with color, showiness, vanity, bragging, or an attitude of superiority.
Spiritual Spiritual
Peacocks are connected to the phoenix and represent the soul. You see with the many eyes contained in the peacock’s plumes, or you are shedding your plumage, identity, and growing it anew. You are transforming from plain to magnificent.
On Roman coins, the peacock designates the apotheosis of princesses, just as the eagle does of victors.

The peacock’s tail, in particular, appears in the eighty-fourth emblem of the Ars Symbolica of Bosch as a symbol for the blending together of all colours and for the idea of totality. This explains why, in Christian art, it appears as a symbol of immortality and of the incorruptible soul.

The common motif of the two peacocks symmetrically disposed on either side of the Cosmic Tree or hom—a feature which came to Islam from Persia and subsequently reached Spain and the West—denotes the psychic duality of man (related to the myth of the Gemini) drawing its life-force from the principle of unity. In the mystic horology, the peacock corresponds to dusk.

In Hindu mythology, the patterns on its wings, resembling innumerable eyes, are taken to represent the starry firmament.

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4 Definitions
  1. A beautiful bird of exquisite color and grace that seems to strut with pride and even with arrogance, the peacock may indicate that the dreamer is as “proud as a peacock” about some accomplishment and would like to “show off.”

  2. The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke April 7, 2022 at 3:00 am

    Represents vanity and the fragility of appearances.

  3. The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett April 11, 2022 at 12:19 pm

    A dream of these strutting birds is an omen of contrary containing a warning of possible loss of status or failure due to vanity and/or overconfidence; try a little underconfidence; it sometimes works wonders.

  4. Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox April 15, 2022 at 12:11 pm

    The male peacock is famous for his beautiful plumage, which has earned him a reputation for being proud. In this way, the symbolic meaning associated with this stunning bird connects with this sensation of being proud of your accomplishments. In a dream, this could be a call to step into such feelings about yourself or a warning that you are being too prideful. Allow the dream context and the feelings within the dream to illuminate which direction to go in.

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