The meaning of cow in dream | Dream Interpretation
(1) The cow mav represent your mother. Please note: this does not mean your mother (or mother-in-law) is either fat or stupid! Rather, the cow is an obvious symbol of motherhood, since it produces an abundant supply of milk from its prominent udders.
(2) The cow is also a symbol of fertilitv, signalling a possible new development in your life, new personal growth.
(3) The cow may be an anima figure, representing a man’s feminine psychic components (for anıma see Brother / Sister, sections (4)-(6)).
(4) A cow may represent a primitive awareness; intuitive knowledge that comes, not from making a detached, objective examination of things, but from an inner oneness with natural things and processes.
(5) Cows (and cattle generally) may symbolize dignity, strength, passive endurance.
(6) Is the cow chewing the cud? Well, are you ruminating over something? Perhaps your unconscious is telling you not to. What’s the point of turning something over and over? Once you have the necessary information, only a decision will change things - change your life - for the better.
On the other hand, your unconscious may be telling you that you need to think things over, and not to be in too much of a hurry. Perhaps you need to take time off from frantic - compulsive - activity to meditate on the meaning of your life with a view to re-orientating yourself, giving yourself new values and more positive goals.
Similar to the bull, but representing the female side of one’s nature, especially the easy self-giving of oneself and body to others, or a baby, one’s mother or the mother role. Idioms: sacred cow; milch cow; till the cows come home.
As the nurturing aspect of the feminine, the cow may come to offer you some mothering.
The arrival of cows in a dream may predict prosperity. In its negative connotation, “as big as a cow,” a cow may represent obesity.
Oppressive, wealthy women who live in leisurely ease, Amos 4:1
The cow is rich with mythological symbolism in many cultures. However, at the heart of a modern interpretation, the power of the cow connects to basic sustenance and nurturance. Between the milk these animals provide as a food staple and the meat that is consumed by billions of people on the planet, the cow relates to having such basic needs met. Through the image of milk, the cow relates to fertility and the power of the feminine principle. In a dream, a cow is offering access to having basic needs met as part of its medicine.
Symbol of prosperity or famine, according to whether cow is fat or lean
In ancient societies, a person’s wealth was defined by the number of cattle he or she owned. Cows have also long been a symbol for love, nurturing, kindness, and generosity.
Dreaming of a live, happy cow, especially one with a calf, is almost always a positive symbol, and other symbols in the dream will shed more light on exactly what’s going on.
A dead, sick, or ailing cow, however, indicates that future plans may be in jeopardy, and action needs to be taken. See “Bull”, “Calf”.
see Dream Dictionary: Animals
The eternal feminine, especially the mother or mother figure, is often depicted by the cow. This is partly because it provides milk and nourishment.
The appearance of a cow in a dream may indicate passive, docile, or fertile aspects. It may also indicate nourishment and fulfillment if the cows are waiting to be milked. To dream of contentedly grazing cows usually signifies prosperity and happiness.
Symbol: In the Mediterranean region, the cow symbolizes the goddess of love and fertility.
Vision: Looking at one or more cows is a sign of personal good luck, unless the cows are malnourished, in which ease it means bad luck.
A cow barn means a recovery from an illness soon. Watching while someone else is milking a cow: you suspect that somebody is taking advantage of you. Being chased by a cow: through sheer stupidity one of your friends is becoming a danger to you.
Depth Psychology: The cow is a symbol of femininity, longing, and motherhood. In a woman’s dream, it can indicate sexual desire that can be found only in the safety of a sound relationship.
A sign of home and comfort. You will want for little.
If you are milking the cow, then you will have to work hard most of your life but will be well rewarded for it.
Milking cow is a sign of riches.
To be pursued by a cow indicates an overtaking enemy.
It symbolises the current year or a woman.
A cow in a dream represents longevity.
A black or a yellow cow represents happiness, prosperity and a good harvest.
A white spot on a cow’s face means firmness if seen in a dream at the early part of the year.
The piebald cow or a cow blotched with white and black in a dream means the same, though the latter also represents firmness when seen in the middle of the year.
A fat cow in a dream represents longevity and prosperity.
A fat cow in a dream also may represent a pious woman.
An emaciated cow in a dream represents drought. Drinking cow’s milk or eating its meat or fat in a dream means prosperity and earning lawful income for that year.
If the cow has horns, it represents a rebellious woman.
If a dairy cow allows the person to draw her milk in a dream, it means conferring benefits. Otherwise, if it refuses to allow the person to milk her in the dream, it means dissonance and discord.
If a servant sees himself milking his master’s cow in a dream, it means that he will marry his wife after the master dies, and that he will become extremely rich.
If a cow enters one’s house and thrusts against him, or butts against him in the dream, it means losses and mistrust in one’s own family.
If one sees himself hitting a cow with a wooden stick or biting a cow in a dream, the cow then represents his sins.
If a cow scratches someone in a dream, it means an illness.
If one is attacked by a cow or a steer in a dream, it means that a great punishment will befall him, or it could mean that he may be killed during that same year. Ifone sees himself riding a black cow, or if a cow enters his house, where he ties her to a pole in his dream, it means money, good business and dispelling of his anxiety, sadness, loneliness or distress.
A slaughtered cow in a dream represents a calamity.
If a shipment of yellow cows arrives at the port of a city in a dream, it means a plague or the spreading of unknown diseases.
If a herd of ugly looking cows enters a city with smoke emanatingfrom their noses, and if the people hate their look in the dream, it means a raid, an enemy, or that unwanted solders will control that town.
If one sees himself riding a cow in a dream, it means that he will inherit a woman.
If one is offered a cow hide as a gift in a dream, it means that he will receive money from someone in authority. On the other hand, if one is stripped of a cow’s hide he owns in a dream, it represents a fine that he will have to pay.
To see the calfofthe Children ofIsrael in a dream means dissension, temptation or a murder. It also may mean a miraculous event, or that a heavenly sign will take place in that locality.
If the person is disobedient to his mother, he will repent and turn to be good to her.
If a cow butts against him in a dream, it means that God is displeased with him.
(Also see Counting cows)
A symbol for mother. It appears only very rarely in mens dreams, and only when there is a strong connection to the mother. It has also been a prophetic symbol—of a lean or productive year. Remember Pharaoh’s dream about the seven lean and the seven abundant years, as interpreted by Joseph? In India the cow is seen as the earth itself, and in Egypt the cow represents heaven (Hathor).
Cows in dreams represent wealth, happiness and femininity.
1. If a single cow, maternal instinct.
2. Herd of cows signiﬁes paying too much attention to others.
Dreams of a cow symbolize sacredness and maternal qualities. Since cows produce milk, which converts to many of the dairy products that sustain us, it is associated with providence, nourishing, food, and life itself. See Milk and Cattle.
In our dreams, this simple domestic animal can represent a variety of very important and deeply-felt issues. In some cultures the cow is a sacred symbol, representing divine qualities of fertility, nourishment and motherhood. Consider the details in your dream and make attempts to identify the individual, (it could be yourself), to whom the symbolism applies. Additional characteristics to consider when interpreting a dream with cows as one of the primary symbols are passivity, docility and general contentment with life.
The cow is mostly a positive dream symbol, and superstition-based dream interpretation say that grazing cows are symbols of prosperity, contentment and happiness. See also: Animals
Although it is infrequent that it appears in dreams, the cow is related to maternity, goodness, patience, and fertility. So, fat cows signify richness, whereas skinny cows signify the benefits that you will await. It could equally denote a tolerant attitude. Maybe the dream is warning you that you should slow down and reflect more on your decisions. Cows, on the other hand, are also associated with dignity, strength, and passive resistance. For a man it symbolizes his feminine side; for a woman, it could be a reflection of her maternal instincts.
For the hindus, cows are sacred and represent the protection and care of their gods. Krisna, for example, was the one who taught the shepherds that they should not worship the divinities that they could not see with their own eyes, but rather the cows. In them resides God.
It Is good Luck to dream of one or more cows.
The prediction is of peaceful and profitable pursuits.
An omen of good luck and prosperity if the ani- mal was contented, grazing, chewing its cud, good look- ing, and/or being milked; however, if it was skinny, ugly, or it chased or at- tacked you, it represents threats to your most cher- ished plans, and the fore- cast of the outcome de- pends on the degree of the animal’s disagreeable ap- pearance and/or the out- come of the action.
If you escaped, you will overcome all obstacles; but if you were trapped or injured, you must be prepared for a period of hard work without much joy.
See also Calf.
Often used as a sacred symbol, represents nurturing and feeding; sustenance through love. Motherhood.
Similar to the bull in many ways but suggesting the female aspect of a person’s nature, in particular a willingness to put the needs of others before one’s own. Cows can symbolize motherliness, receptiveness, nurturing and the feminine energy that can lead or direct the masculine energy in oneself. They may also indicate being taken advantage of by someone in some way.
A dream of plenty in proportion to the number seen (Artemidorus); a symbol of the earth as mother of all things.