What Does It Mean When You Dream About An Elephant?
A long-lived, calm and noble animal, the elephant is one of the most prized and respected members of the animal kingdom. This handsome giant has always been associated with great qualities and concepts, such as wisdom, peace and harmony.
In many cultures around the world, elephants hold a special place. Even those societies that are not in contact with elephants, living far from the African savannah or the Asian jungles, have a great love and appreciation for these impressive animals.
In various belief systems and religious concepts, elephants are believed to be linked to the spiritual, divine realm and deities.
In different traditions, elephants are attributed special spiritual powers and energy. This animal is commonly associated with gods, great spiritual leaders, and in general, all important figures that have something to do with spirituality, power, and wisdom.
Elephants are generally a positive symbol. Elephants are commonly used to ask for good luck, to provide well-being in every possible way, including, among other concepts, good physical health, serenity, longevity and material stability.
By all means, the elephant is one of the most positive symbols on Earth.
In societies that do not have close contact with these impressively calm giants, elephants have long been considered fascinating and exotic creatures. Still, we are all fascinated by its grandiose appearance and tranquil nature.
Today, we know a lot about the behavior of elephants; among the most important things we know about them is the fact that animals express certain behaviors that are very close to us humans.
For example, elephants are believed to mourn their dead, they care a lot for their family members just like people do. This makes the elephant symbolism even more positive and appreciated.
An elephant represents an embodiment of the idea of happiness, joy, abundance, well-being and wealth.
The Hindu god Ganesh is represented in the form of a man with the head of an elephant. Ganesh is a positive deity, one that is believed to bring wealth and prosperity in life. In addition to being associated with so much respected and loved deity, elephants are a common motif in Hindu tradition.
Elephant figures are thought to bring wealth and bring luck and fortune to people’s homes.
In many of the eastern cultures, elephants have a special place and are always associated with positive energy. Elephant motifs are now present all over the world.
These beautiful animals represent qualities and values they would like to have. It is good to note that most of the symbolic meanings of elephants are actually related to the Asian elephant which is calmer in nature than its larger African relative.
The African elephant is a bigger, wilder, stronger animal and therefore associated with power, leadership and perseverance.
Dreams about elephants
What does it mean to dream of an elephant? This stunning animal is not such a common dream motif, but it inspires great ideas once it appears in your dreams.
An elephant in a dream represents longevity, good luck, abundance, wealth, wisdom and patience.
Elephants are commonly associated with ideas of wisdom, knowledge and remembrance. It is common to say that a person “remembers like an elephant”, which means that one does not easily forget things.
Also, an elephant in a dream represents glory, dominance, loyalty, honor, power, strength and intelligence. In general, it is believed that it is good to have dreams related to elephants.
Of course, the interpretation of a particular dream depends on other details about the dream.
In general, these dreams are positive. Try to remember, like an elephant, all the details of your dream related to elephants. Now let’s try to represent and understand some of the most common variations of such dreams.
Dreams about seeing an elephant
Dreams about seeing an elephant are positive dreams that can be interpreted as signs of luck in the future to see an elephant in a dream means that you will be lucky in your near future especially in a material sense.
This dream also means that you will be healthy, vital and full of strength. On the other hand, dreams of seeing an elephant can be reminders of patience. You have to slow down and think carefully about your future plans.
No need to rush, an elephant reminds you. To achieve your goals, you must be calm, observant, and wise.
Seeing an elephant in a dream can also be a reflection of your own character. It turns out that intelligent and introverted personalities have dreams of seeing an elephant.
In the dream, this peaceful giant represents your own personality; the ability to be comfortable with your own self, to have great awareness of your own thoughts.
An elephant in a dream represents an introverted profile, in its most positive form, that is, a dreamer knows what he wants in life, has a good sense of himself and has very good self-esteem.
Dreams about a white elephant
Dreams about a white elephant are extremely rare and therefore of incredibly powerful energy. A white elephant represents something highly valuable, precious and real.
This dream means that you will have great opportunities in life, related to high social positions. This dream indicates that you are likely to deal with people of great charisma and influence and you will place yourself among these people.
This means that your efforts and hard work will be greatly rewarded.
A white elephant represents fortune, well being and vitality. This dream means that you are feeling or are going to feel very healthy, vital, strong and courageous.
Dreams about feeding an elephant
If you dream of feeding an elephant, it means that most likely you would get some money in the near future. Dreams about friendly animals are always lucky.
If you feed an elephant in your dream, it probably means that you will soon get involved with new business opportunities, new collaborations and projects that will surely bring you an offer of additional money.
In general, dreams about feeding an animal are closely related to the area of professional life and are always considered good omens in matters of finances.
Dreams about riding an elephant
Dreams about riding an elephant are another variant of the extremely positive dreams related to animals. This dream indicates that you are the one in control of their life. It means that you are a person who is able to control your emotions, actions and behaviors.
We often feel as if we are losing control; dreaming of riding an elephant reminds us that we are true masters of our own destiny. If you have some projects going on in your waking life, this dream means that these will be successful.
Even if you have difficult times working on them, they are sure to bear fruit. Riding an elephant in your dream means that you have a lot of energy and motivation in life.
This dream means that you are determined not to let anyone control or manipulate you, even if you are not yet aware of your own strength and power.
Dreams about being chased by an elephant
Dreams of being chased by an elephant can seem scary as this animal is very big and strong. If you are running away from an elephant and you feel extremely scared, this dream indicates that there are things from your past that haunt you.
You try to avoid facing them and you try to run away from unresolved problems.
This dream should encourage you to stand your ground and finally face these things. These dreams are probably related to something you yourself said or did and you feel guilty about it, but you find it hard to admit it to yourself and apologize.
On the other hand, dreams about being chased by such a big animal could reflect your feeling of being tired and exhausted by burdens and responsibilities in life.
You’ve taken too much. You’ve probably turned to one area of life, most likely your work, so you’ve forgotten how to relax and enjoy your free time. You have lost all interest in the things you love and you feel tired.
Dreams about an elephant chasing you means that your responsibilities and duties are haunting you all the time because you cannot handle all of them at the same time. Relax and try to solve them.
Dreams about an elephant in the zoo
If you dream of a captive elephant, it means that something unfair will happen to you in the near future.
You will be unfairly accused of something you didn’t do. You constantly try to prove you’re not wrong, but others just don’t listen.
This dream means that you are being manipulated or that you are not allowed to speak your mind out loud.
You are feeling very frustrated and caged. This dream means that you should be patient and wait for the right moment to act.
Dreams about elephant tusk
Elephant tusk in dreams represents lust and male sexuality and power. Dreams in which elephant tusk appears could be reflections of your own (sexual) desire for someone.
If you have such dreams, it means that you are obsessed with someone else, most likely the one who seems unreachable or reserved.
The dream about the elephant tusk is a channel for your mind to somehow release that frustration you have of not being able to really have that person, both in a physical and an emotional sense.
On the other hand, this dream could simply reflect your sexual desire for your partner.
Dreams about ivory
Dreams about objects made of ivory are lucky dreams. Just as in reality ivory is considered rare and precious, a very valuable material, items made from it in dreams represent luxury, wealth and abundance.
Ivory is always associated with a life of class, style and elegance.
If you dream of ivory, it is a positive sign. In addition to being associated with material success, money and wealth, ivory also symbolizes perfection, sophistication and care.
This dream reflects your sense of aesthetics, your ability to see beauty in life. However, it may also reflect your greed and obsession with money and luxury.