The meaning of Pelican in dream | Dream interpretation
(see Birds, Featheis, Wings)
Rising above circumstances, or staying afloat when a sea of emotion threatens to overcome you. Despite their large, awkward size, pelicans are actually very buoyant.
Wise frugality, even during periods of apparent abundance. Pelicans do not immediately eat their catch, but save it in their bills.
Folkloric: Self-sacrifice for something you love, or a greater good.
The red streak on the pelican’s chest supposedly occurred when it opened itself to feed its starving young.
To see a pelican in your dream represents devotion, sacrifice and compassion for others.
Pelicans in a dream are a symbol of prosperity through sensible frugality.
See also Birds,
Symbolizes authority, responsibility, and sacrifice for others; it is said that when a pelican can’t find food for its young, it nourishes them with its own blood. Because of these connotations, it’s related to paternal love. It indicates a feeling of generosity toward people close to you, but could also be a symbol of an excess of responsibilities that burden you. In this case, the dream is interpreted as the need for a well-deserved break.
To dream of a pelican, denotes a mingling of disappointments with successes.
To catch one, you will be able to overcome disappointing influences.
To kill one, denotes that you will cruelly set aside the rights of others.
To see them flying, you are threatened with changes, which will impress you with ideas of uncertainty as to good.
Dreams of a pelican denote that your eyes are be bigger than your stomach. Perhaps you’ve been overly ambitious and overzealous, taking on more than you can chew. Sleeping while standing up denotes that you are attempting to be aware while you sleep. See Bird.
1. Empathy, consideration shown toward others, nurturance.
2. Mixed outcomes, commingling disappointment and success.
To dream of a pelican symbolizes cultivation and compassion towards other people.
There are two meanings to the symbolism of the pelican. One is sacrifice and devotion and the other is careful and maternal love.
Distress, affliction, Ps. 102.6