Elephants are revered across many cultures and the presence of an elephant in your dream is often a good sign.
These gentle and noble animals have several meanings attached to them and, as always, when interpreting your dream it is important to pay attention to your dream surroundings to determine what it is trying to tell you.
Dreaming of Seeing An Elephant
Seeing an elephant in your dream is a very powerful symbol of hope, wisdom, and relationships. You may also be seeing an elephant as a sign of fertility.
When you see an elephant just standing there, it can mean that your wisdom is evolving. If there is a difficult or hopeless situation in your life, the elephant is a sign that there is hope on the horizon. So don’t despair.
Another common meaning to an elephant appearing in your dream is to jog your memory about something. Elephants have long been associated with good memory recall, and an elephant appearing in your dream could be pointing your attention to an important detail in your life that you need, but have forgotten. Pay attention to the symbols around the animal in your dream and this will assist in helping you interpret the meaning of their position.
Have you had this dream more than once? Check out the meaning of recurring dreams.
Dreaming About Seeing A Baby Elephant
If you dream of seeing a baby elephant, it indicates there is a challenging situation you are going to face in the future.
However, the baby elephant shows that you will have the inner wisdom and strength to overcome any obstacles you will face.
Dreaming About Being Chased By An Elephant
This dream can be a bit frightening – who would want to be chased by an elephant or herds of them?
This often points to control of some sort. Someone in your life may be controlling you and not allowing you to be your true authentic self. It could be an indication that it is time to take back control of your own life.
Dreaming About Being Attacked Or Bitten By An Elephant
This usually indicates a shock is coming. A severed friendship or relationship could occur. It could be something to do with work or career.
However, because the animal is an elephant, it indicates that you have the strength and wisdom to overcome these challenges.
This type of dream can also indicate it is time to focus on yourself. Some spiritual nurturing is required.
Dreaming About An Elephant With Its Back To You
If you dream of an elephant but can only see its back and not its face, it could indicate there is a problem in your waking like that you are not addressing or refusing to acknowledge.
This is where the elephant becomes ‘the elephant in the room’ where something is not being given the attention it should be. Do not let this dream stress you out, instead focus on using this elephant symbol as a motivator to put out past behind us.
Learn more about Dream Interpretation here.