Dream symbol Birdcage


caged, unfree, self-development, freedom, social norm

Interestingly, budgies, canaries and other congeners like to be kept in bird cages, which do not have much room for play, unlike cats and dogs, which are allowed to move freely in the house and garden.

A bird's cage should be normative according to the size of the bird. We also know the expression "to sit in a golden cage", which illustrates that a person lacks nothing and is showered with abundance, but forfeits his personal freedom in return.

The dream symbol of the birdcage could be important for dream interpretation. It may have a particularly sweet song that the master or mistress of the house likes to hear. Possibly one opens the cage and releases the bird into freedom. It plays a decisive role whether the bird cage in the dream event is empty or not and also what happens with it.

General dream interpretation

A bird in dream analysis symbolizes freedom, which is needed to create space for the development of ideas and creativity. If such a dream appears in the subject's sleep, it announces that the dreamer feels constrained by social norms and laws. Most likely, he feels the urge to break out of it in order to breathe freely and unfold.

Especially if the dreamer sees himself sitting in a cage in the dream image, this could indicate a lack of freedom for imagination and creative creativity. This symbol serves as a warning to the dreamer to escape from this prison by honestly addressing his needs and tailoring them to his personal life situation.

A single bird lingering in the dream birdcage, like a hawk or sparrowhawk, augurs a profitable marriage to a spouse who is very rich. According to folk dream interpretation, a birdcage with many birds in it represents at the dream level that one will be blessed with many children and also augurs prosperity. Apparently unfortunate events will turn into joyful affairs and well-meaning acquaintances and friends will line one's life path, which turns out to be a great blessing.

However, this dream image calls for caution when one sees a black bird in a cage in a dream. Companions who are in the race could be exposed as evildoers.

If a colorful songbird is held in a cage in a dream, this indicates a positive omen. The dreamer will receive a gift that will bring him joy. However, one is warned not to be careless with the bird in the cage, because if it should escape, this expresses to the dreamer that he could suffer a financial loss.

Psychological dream interpretation

According to psychoanalytic dream interpretation, the bird symbolizes the soul. The bird cage reflects the inner bitterness and fears, which is at the root of the dreamer's insecurity and feeling of being worth nothing. The dreamer is most likely mentally overactive which means that he is thinking too many thoughts that are dragging him down. Professional help could be useful in this case.

If the dreamer, as a prisoner in the dream cage, manages to open it from the inside, it is truly a liberation, which the subconscious mind thus reveals. The soul of the person concerned rebels against the restrictions of socially confining conventions and strives to revolutionarily demand its own self-development. There is a deep soul longing, for a greater scope of freedom and independence.

The bird cage also appears in the dream scene as an expression of confinement and which it freely allows of its own accord. If one feels confined by this dream, then the dreamer is advised to acquire more self-assertion.

Spiritual dream interpretation

According to folklore, birds were believed to be associated with the delivery of souls and to possess magical gifts.

According to spiritual dream analysis, the birdcage embodies the shadow side of religions. The freedom of the soul is enclosed by prohibitions and restrictive rules and is thus held back in spiritual development.


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