Dream symbol Scarecrow


deterrence, deception, rejection

Scarecrows are meant to mimic a human-like figure with materials of wood, straw, and clothing that flap in the wind to scare off ravenous birds. Often such birds as crows seem to see through this spectacle quite quickly and no longer fear. Thus, one also resorts to other tools such as aluminum cans, which one attaches to the scarecrow, which begin to rattle due to the wind and by this noise the feathered cattle shall be scared away.

What do you think this scarecrow wants to keep us from in the dream? From what point of view is this dream symbol seen according to dream research?

General dream interpretation

According to general dream interpretation, the "scarecrow" as a dream symbol symbolizes to the dreamer that he is inclined to reject specific character traits in himself and other people. The appearance of the scarecrow in the dream can reveal further clues to the specific interpretation. Are there any special features about it that are exceptionally remembered? A scowling face, for example? Did the scarecrow resemble a well-known person from real life? This could provide a context and be looked at more closely.

Every now and then this character in our dreams even has a voice and talks to us. What was the content of what was told? What we hear in our dreams reflects a certain area from our waking life.

Generally speaking, in dream research the scarecrow also embodies deception. It means that in real life you have misjudged a certain person and the veil has been lifted. At the moment of getting acquainted with this person, he/she was found to be very demanding and unpleasant, but at the second glance it turns out that he/she was judged too hastily.

If a scarecrow appears as a dream image in your sleep, you should question your own evaluations and judgments and be a little more value-free and open to new encounters in the future.

Psychological dream interpretation

The view of psychological dream interpretation understands the dream image "scarecrow" as a signal of the subconscious. This may want to draw our attention to people who are not good for us in a very specific area of our life.

The symbol of the scarecrow can also represent a person who wants to force his way into the dreamer's life, which is met with rejection from the person in question. This person's plan seems to be to throw the dreamer into chaos and confusion, thus upsetting the subject's life.

This dream symbol advises to be cautious if there is someone in your social environment who forces himself into your life by unpleasant means. Listening to your intuition would certainly be a good tip, because your gut feeling knows best what is the right decision and action.

Recall the figurative context of the dream, where the scarecrow was seen. Was it standing in one's own garden or in a field? This could also come to light in impossible places, such as one's kitchen, church, or a sauna. All these places contribute decisively to the dream interpretation and can give more individual as well as concrete information about the dreamer.

Spiritual dream interpretation

According to spiritual dream interpretation, the dream symbol of the scarecrow stands for the banishment of negativeenergies, evil powers and dark spirit figures.


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