What does it mean when...?

This is not a “dream dictionary” in the traditional sense, because you are your own best expert! Use the section below as a way to jog your own associations to symbols, objects or situations in your dreams.

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What does it mean when you dream about CROWS?

As with all dream symbols, what you think and feel about crows is all that matters, but here are some ideas and associations to get you going. In ancient Greece, the white crow (turned black by Apollo in a fit of rage) guides messengers as well as souls through their last journey. They go through the darkness without moving away from the road. In Tibet, they stood guard over the first Dalai Lama, protecting the new baby from harm and were present at the birth of the current Dalai Lama.

Dreams love a good pun and will draw on common expressions and idioms in our culture. To "eat crow" is to suffer "humiliation by admitting wrongness or having been proved wrong after taking a strong position". Have you been eating crow in your waking life or in your dreams? Presumably crow isn't tasty, though they are one of the most intelligent of birds and animals, making and using tools and having a variety of calls, numbering in the hundreds!

Did the expression "holy crow" come up in your dream? In Shinto they are considered to be the messengers of various gods. In Alchemy, they are "nigredo", the black feathers representing the first stage of the alchemical process of turning lead to gold. To the Aboriginal peoples of North America, Crow is known for their adaptability and they are harbingers of change. They remind us of magic and creativity. Their black feathers represent the Void, the unformed nothingness from which creativity and dreams spring. In this timeless place, Crow stands guard over past, present and future, where all time is happening at once. Crow asks us to walk our talk and may be calling you to speak your truth. On the other hand, they may simply be annoying, loud birds in your tree that wake you every morning!

See what your own connection to Crow is and then see how Crow is manifesting in your waking world.

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