Dream symbol Cowboy


shooting, burning hot desert sand, glowing sun on horizon, gunslingers, robbery, sheriff, bandits, riding towards sunset

Cowboys, Indians, wild gunfights, stagecoach robberies and the sun beating down on sweaty gunslingers in a duel - all this makes a good western.

When you hear the term "cowboy", images of Winnetou and his blood brother Old Shatterhand, or from "Play Me the Song of Death" as well as from the good old "Bonanza" may immediately pop up in your mind. Popular classics of the western world, whereby the role of the cowboy was decisively influenced in the 30s, especially by actors like John Wayne.

On screen, cowboys are tough guys who aren't afraid to pull the trigger. Casually carrying their gun in a holster, they are sometimes among the good guys, sometimes among the bad guys. In any case, there must also be a sheriff who tries to keep the peace among themselves, which means that the cowboys don't shoot each other's brains out, or even that the Indians don't dig up their hatchet.

Actually, the term "cowboy" comes from the American and translates to "cow boy," which means the profession of a cattle herder.

In the 19th century, work as a cowboy was among the most depriving and difficult. Weeks of living under the stars and sitting in the saddle while driving cattle through the country demanded a lot from the cowboys. This also included maintaining ranches, marking cattle, battles with rustlers, and possible gunfights with Indians.

General dream interpretation

The cowboy conveys to us the image of adventure and freedom, and so it stands in the dream interpretation as a dream symbol for exactly such. Those who dream of being a cowboy may wish to be free and independent in real life, and this includes characteristics such as courage, masculinity and strength, which further complete the dream image of the cowboy.

A woman to whom a cowboy appears in her dreams could possibly long for such socially "masculine" qualities inside her, or at least a man at your side should be able to exhibit these protective sides. The man of her dreams should be strong and protective by her side. If a man dreams of being a cowboy, this expresses for the general dream interpretation however on the contrary, immaturity and strengthened self confirmation need.

Psychological dream interpretation

Also the psychological view points in this dream image of the cowboy a SEEKING for a life in this freedom, as one imagines it with a cowboy. Perhaps the dreamer sees himself at the moment in a certain treadmill of life, in which rules and duties are predominant as routine and he would like to throw everything away and break out of this captivity. There one dreams of an exciting free life as a cowboy riding a horse in the prairie, towards the sunset.

For psychological dream interpretation, the dream symbol "cowboy" as a wish of the dreamer also stands for more adventure in his life. Often a routine creeps into our lives, where the salt in the soup is missing. It can become visible not only in relationships, but in the ordinary everyday life at work or even in partnerships.

Thus, romance is also of importance to the dreamer in this context. Perhaps his relationship life in waking life is too monotonous, dull and boring and lacks a certain zing in it.

By his appearance of the cowboy in the dream world, the person in question also symbolizes COURAGE and CHANGE and indicates to act more determined and willing to take risks and to fight for something.

Spiritual dream interpretation

In spiritual dream interpretation, the symbol of the cowboy symbolizes justice and freedom.


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