The meaning of Shepherd in dream | Dream interpretation
Being able to guide and control yourself or others.
If the shepherd is seen with a flock, the flock represents those people whom you guide, or the characteristics within yourself over which you are exerting management.
Gentle love and concern that always maintains a respectful distance.
To dream of being a shepherd is a dream denoting great piety and charity (Gypsy). Christ, it will be remembered, was called the “Good Shepherd.”
If the shepherd is accompanied by sheep or lambs the sign is the same as for sheep.
The shepherd symbolizes the guide of souls, since he directs a flock. When one appears in your dreams, the unconscious is calling your attention to the potential you have as a leader or director.
To see shepherds in your dreams watching their flocks, portends bounteous crops and pleasant relations for the farmer, also much enjoyment and profit for others.
To see them in idleness, foretells sickness and bereavement.
Dreams of a shepherd symbolize leadership and responsibility for your flock, for your energy, for your projects, and/or for the people whom you influence. You are becoming aware of your benevolent power and influence.
1. One wants to be “shepherded,” protected by someone.
2. Someone is leading the dreamer in a good direction.
This is considered a bad omen, if you see no Sheep at the time.
If the flock is there also, then the presence of the Shepherd increases your difficulties, but will not stop your ultimate success.
To dream of a shepherd indicates that a higher force is guiding you toward your goals. You are on the right path. However, if you were a sheep in the dream, this indicates that you lack initiative to break away from the conformist crowd and stand on your own two feet.
(Bucket; Watering) In a dream, a shepherd represents a leader, a teacher or a governor. Ifone sees himselfherding his sheep and not knowinghow far they have spread in the fields in the dream, it means that he reads the Qur’fmic revelations but does not fathom their meaning. Herding camels in a dream means presiding over people from a different land. Herding one’s flock in a dream means serving one’s people with compassion, and caring for their interests. Sheep in a dream also represent righteous men.
A shepherd in a dream also represents a high rank, a position of authority, or justice toward others.
(Also see Righteous people)
Vision: Seeing a shepherd and his flock is a good omen: your prosperity will increase and someone will trust you with an important secret.
A shepherd alone means losses or diminished prosperity.
Depth Psychology: The shepherd is your guide. He has the power to unite the contradictions in your personality.
The dream is a challenge to accept your own conflicting attributes and strengthen your inner equilibrium.
Shepherds may represent the nurturing part of the dreamer’s psyche, taking care of the dreamer and guiding him or her in a safe direction. Shepherds also represent spiritual nurturance and direction, as with a pastor guiding his or her flock.
This is a reference to Christ or a pastor, Ps. 23:1
Being in contact with instinctive or feeling reactions in self; the Self. See farmer within this entry; Christ under archetypes.
(1) A shepherd may symbolize the power of love within us, the power that can control and unify all the parts of the psyche.
(2) It may be an animus figure (see Brother / Sister, sections (4)-(6)).