Dream meaning of swan

To dream of seeing white swans floating upon placid waters, foretells prosperous outlooks and delightful experiences.

To see a black swan, denotes illicit pleasure, if near clear water.

A dead swan, foretells satiety and discontentment.

To see them flying, pleasant anticipations will be realized soon.

The Hidden Meanings of Your Dreams:

Physical Physical
You are focusing on qualities like grace, beauty, elegance, dignity, fluid movement, stateliness, and balance. The swan’s long phallic neck links to male sexuality. You want to be prosperous, with greater prestige and wealth. You’re singing your “swan song,” preparing to let go of something important, or leave a period of your life behind.
Emotional Emotional
You are looking at your own inner beauty, ease of being yourself, and presence under pressure. Someone is being mean to you under the guise of beauty.
Spiritual Spiritual
You’re focusing on intuition, transformation, ugly duckling to swan, and knowledge of the future.

A symbol of great complexity. The dedication of the swan to Apollo, as the god of music, arose out of the mythic belief that it would sing sweetly when on the point of death. The red swan is a symbol of the sun. But almost all meanings are concerned with the white swan, sacred to Venus, which is why Bachelard suggests that in poetry and literature it is an image of naked woman, of chaste nudity and immaculate whiteness.

But Bachelard finds an even deeper significance: hermaphroditism, since in its movement and certainly in its long phallic neck it is masculine yet in its rounded, silky body it is feminine. In sum, then, the swan always points to the complete satisfaction of a desire, the swansong being a particular allusion to desire which brings about its own death.

This ambivalent significance of the swan was also well known to the alchemists, who compared it with ‘philosophical Mercury’, the mystic Centre and the union of opposites, an interpretation entirely in accord with its archetypal implications.

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3 Definitions
  1. The swan is a traditional symbol of beauty, grace, and dignity. It can also symbolize a farewell appearance or final act, as in “swan song.”

  2. The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke April 7, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    For some anthropologists, it represents the naked woman due to its elegance, its rounded and silky body, and its immaculate whiteness. Therefore, the swan usually refers to the fulfillment of a wish.

    Dreaming of swans also invites reflection on the harmony and serenity of yourself.
    Because of its long neck, swans in a dream may have sexual connotations. In Greek mythology, Zeus seduced Leda, the Spartan king’s wife, by transforming into a swan.

  3. The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett April 12, 2022 at 10:46 am

    The omen here depends on the details of the action and color. Black swans portend business problems in the offing; white swans predict happiness in love or domestic affairs if they were floating, and business or financial success if they were flying or walking. To see swans gliding in a small pond predicts great wealth through your own diligent efforts.

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