The dream of elephants has great significance in spirituality and various cultures around the world where it is even considered a sacred animal.
In a dream, the elephant is a symbol of wisdom, strength, obstacles, happy life as well as stability and good relations with people.
Dreams of elephants can point to challenges and problems that you must not ignore.
These can be challenges that burden you too much or some important decisions that you have to make that can have a huge impact on your life and your future.
The interpretation of a dream will largely depend on what is happening in your life. Here you can read the most common dreams about elephants and their meanings.
Dreaming of feeding an elephant
If you fed an elephant in a dream, that dream means that you will be lucky in life. It is possible that you will soon show up and progress at work.
Dreaming of a dead elephant
If you dreamed of a dead elephant, that dream symbolizes transitions and changes in your life. The dream of a dead elephant can also symbolize the sadness you feel because of the changes in your life.
It may be hard for you to get used to the changes or just like many people, you can’t stand the changes and it’s hard for you to accept them.
This dream tells you that you have to prepare for the changes that are coming, whatever they may be, good or bad. You have to prepare and adapt.
The changes that await you are not necessarily bad. It can happen that it brings you opportunities that you did not have before.
For example, you may move to a larger place for work. If you now live in a small town, moving to a bigger city would give you many more opportunities and that can be a good change.
Dreaming of an elephant chasing you
If you dreamed that an elephant was chasing you and you were running away from it, that dream may seem like a nightmare.
This dream represents something or someone you are running away from or maybe you are expecting too much or someone in your life is putting too much pressure on you.
It puts a lot of pressure on you. You need to set some boundaries so that others can respect you.
Don’t let others use you for their goals or desires. You don’t have to do this, especially if it makes you uncomfortable.
You need to take the time to think about everything and eventually move away from such people in your life. You need to work on your self-confidence and self-esteem, especially if you are sensitive.
If you dreamed that many elephants were chasing you, that dream means that you are under pressure from your surroundings because of something or someone.
Something is bothering you. Maybe the environment has high expectations of you to stick to something or do something that puts pressure on you.
Moving away from such people can be good for you. Try to look at things from several angles and decide what to do next.
Dreaming of an injured elephant
If the elephant was injured in your dream, that dream symbolizes the sadness you feel because of the people around you while you are trying to help them in some way.
This dream means that you care for others and want to make it as easy as possible for them.
That dream means that you would like to do something where you would help other people, such as humanitarian work. If that is really your wish, why not work on it.
If your goal is to help others, take the necessary steps to make it happen. For example, to begin with, join a humanitarian organization near you and see how you can help.
Dreaming of an elephant biting you
If you dreamed that an elephant bit you, that dream means that you will soon receive news that will shock you.
This could mean the end of a relationship with someone you love or an argument with a friend that will lead to you two distancing from each other.
What this dream wants to tell you is that you don’t have to worry about it.
This situation will make you even stronger, so in the end you will be happy that it turned out that way, even though it seemed very difficult to you at the beginning.
Dreaming of a lost or lonely elephant
If you dreamed of an elephant that seemed lost or lonely, for example if it was separated from the herd, that dream means that you have to stay sober in life.
It is possible that you will achieve some of the goals you have and gain enormous wealth. However, be careful. This can cause your loved ones to get away from you.
Dreaming of an aggressive elephant
This dream can make you wake up sweaty and scared. The dream in which you see an aggressive elephant symbolizes the repressed feelings of rejection, fear, dissatisfaction and aggression that you feel.
You may be pushing some feelings or emotions “under the rug” but they are becoming so great that it is impossible to control them.
If this is the case, you should talk to your loved ones about what is bothering you or visit an expert. This will help you get rid of those nagging feelings and finally start living normally.
Dreaming of falling off an elephant
If you dreamed that you fell from an elephant, that dream is a warning that you could face a situation that will cause your frustration.
It can happen that there is a big loss in your business or that a project that you worked on and in which you invested, fails for unexpected reasons.
You need to be more careful when investing money in ideas and projects.
Dreaming of an elephant at the zoo
If you dreamed of an elephant in a zoo, that dream means that you feel like you are stuck in a situation and you have nowhere to go.
Maybe something is bothering you from the past and now it appears and creates a feeling of fear, discomfort and you feel trapped. No matter what happens in the past, you have to move forward.
If you can, solve what is bothering you from the past. If that can’t be solved, then you have to try to forget so that it doesn’t cause you problems.
Dreaming of a herd or many elephants
If you have dreamed of many elephants, or a herd of elephants, that dream means that your close and loved ones love you and provide unconditional support.
This dream means that you can trust close people, however, the dream can also mean that you have separated from society and that you have to work on reconnecting.
Dreaming of a little elephant or an elephant cub
The dream in which you saw a little elephant symbolizes new ideas or opportunities that can bring you great success in your life.
That dream may have something to do with some job or idea you are working on or just planning to work on. If in your dream the little elephant was happy or playing, that dream is a sign of progress and success in life.
On the other hand, if the little elephant in your dream was sad or angry, that dream means that your ideas may not lead to success or you will have to try twice as hard to make something out of it.
This dream can also mean that you have to consider whether to commit to a new relationship.
Maybe a new romantic partner doesn’t suit you because you don’t have common traits or you’re too different, so it would be good to consider whether to get involved in a relationship at all if you’re so different.
Dreaming of an elephant in a circus
If you dreamed of an elephant in a circus performing an act, that dream means that you should invite your friends and go out or see each other.
You may have distanced yourself from each other because of work and daily responsibilities.
This dream tells you that you must maintain contact with close people and not allow yourself to be separated.
Dreaming of riding an elephant
The dream in which you rode an elephant symbolizes your ability and the confidence you have. That dream also symbolizes your power, strength and authority.
You are a strong person and have the strength and ability to cope with all the challenges and problems that come your way.
Now is a great time to start a business, develop an idea you have or start solving problems that bother you.
Dreaming of an elephant in the water
If you dreamed of an elephant that was in the water, no matter if it was bathing, playing or drinking water, that dream symbolizes success in your life.
This means that you will succeed in something you do or you will receive an offer that you will not be able to refuse and that will lead to your life turning 360 degrees and leading to the success you could only dream of.
This dream also symbolizes good and joyful relationships in your society and family. That dream can announce a happy marriage as well as a new birth in the family.
If the elephant in your dream was suffocating in the water and you did not or could not do anything to help it, that dream means that you may have too high expectations of a loved one, business partner, or some other close person.
Maybe you should think about everything and lower your expectations so that you would not be disappointed later.
Dreaming of elephant tusks
If you have dreamed of elephant tusks, that means that you are able to cope with the problems and challenges that bother you and to clearly draw boundaries for other people.
This dream is a symbol of your strength and ability.
If in a dream you saw tusks cut off from an elephant, for example if elephant poachers killed an elephant and cut off the tusks to sell them, that dream symbolizes that you have hurted someone.
Maybe because of an abuse of your position or power.
If you have used your capabilities and powers and thus harmed others, this dream is a warning to think about what you have done and to correct mistakes.
Dreaming of an elephant with only one tusk
If you dreamed of an elephant with only one tusk, that dream means that you are burdened with too many things and you do not know what to do and which way to go in life.
That way of thinking will not get you anywhere. You have to solve things one by one, otherwise you will not do anything and you will just run in one place.
Dreaming of an elephant in your house or apartment
If you dreamed of an elephant in your house or apartment, it is a sign of unexpected bonuses or earnings that you will have in the near future. Peace and happiness will soon reign in your family.
If in a dream you felt fear when you saw an elephant in a house or apartment, that dream means that you are under a lot of pressure created by your life circumstances or other people.
You may be under a lot of pressure and don’t know what to do.
Maybe you have big expenses that you have to solve and you don’t know how to earn extra money or you just don’t have the opportunity to earn it.
It can also happen that you feel huge pressure at your workplace due to the expectations of your superiors, or you are in conflict with colleagues and then you dream such a dream.
You have to think about everything and make some changes, you can’t live that way because over time it could affect your mental and physical health.
Dreaming of an elephant in a cage
If you dreamed of an elephant in a cage, that dream means that you have problems with self-esteem and self-confidence.
You feel trapped by something or someone. A dream can also mean that you feel incompetent in some life situations.
You have to realize that you have enough ability and strength to solve the challenges and problems that are bothering you, you just need find a way to make your abilities come to the fore.
One way to get rid of those feelings that are bothering you is to distance yourself from the people in your life who caused those feelings in you.
This will help you so much that you will be sorry you didn’t do it earlier.
Dreaming of an elephant trunk
If you only dreamed of an elephant trunk, or it was the center of your dream, that dream means that you have to use the creativity you have, as well as that you have to start thinking differently and use the abilities you have.
You are a person who has everything you need to succeed in life, you just need to work harder and use what you know.
Think about everything and the ways you can use it to make something out of your life.
Dreaming of elephant ears
If you have dreamed of elephant ears, that dream means that you have to be careful about what others are doing behind your back.
There is a possibility that someone is gossiping about you without you even being aware of it.
It could be someone close to you, probably not a good friend, but likely someone you know personally and who gossips about you for no good reason.
Dreaming of a cemetery full of elephants
If you dreamed of an elephant graveyard, this bizarre dream means that a huge change awaits you that you will not be able to avoid. What you can do is try not to make mistakes in your life.
This is a change that will greatly affect your life. However, the dream does not tell us whether it is a positive or negative change.
Dreaming of a black elephant
If you saw a black elephant in a dream, that dream symbolizes the huge changes that await you in life, as well as possible challenges that you will not be able to influence and that you will soon have to face.
This dream means that you will soon enter a period filled with problems and challenges, but in the end you will emerge as a winner and that will help you progress later in the future.
Dreaming of a green elephant
The dream in which you saw a green elephant symbolizes family expansion, good social relations and commitment to the community.
Dreaming of a white elephant
If you dreamed of a white elephant, that dream symbolizes enlightenment and progress in your life.
Dreaming of a golden elephant
If you dreamed of a golden elephant, that dream symbolizes happiness, good health, success, as well as financial abundance.
That dream means that you are more capable than the average person and you should use that to your advantage.
You need to think about what you want to do in your life and work to make it happen. If you work hard, you will achieve great success in life.
Dreaming of an elephant – symbolism
Elephants are the largest land animals on our planet. Elephants in dreams symbolize many things, including power, strength and health.
The dream of elephants can come to you when you are in a period when you have a lot of ideas or great inspiration to do or do something.
You can dream of elephants even when you feel happy and successful, but also when you are in a period when you feel burdened by some problems or challenges.
If you have a problem that you cannot avoid or you have bad experiences from the past that bother you, then you can dream of an elephant. An elephant in a dream can be a symbol of the ideas you have or the goals you have set for yourself.
If you think you are not capable of doing something, this dream is a sign that you have to work harder and work on your self-confidence because you have the ability to do whatever you want.
The dream tells you that no goal or idea you have is impossible. With hard work and patience, you will fulfill your goals and desires.
Below you can read various reasons why you could dream such dreams as well as their meanings.
Dreaming of an elephant as a symbol of experiences
Elephants are animals that are known for their excellent memory, scientists claim. They may remember events or places they visited long ago in their lives.
This dream means that you have to learn from the mistakes you have made in the past.
Your subconscious warns you that you could make the same mistake again and there is no need for that to happen because you already have experience.
Learn and remember your mistakes so you don’t repeat them again!
Dreaming of an elephant as a symbol of problems you cannot avoid
If you have been dreaming of an elephant, it may mean that you have to solve a problem or issue that you have been ignoring for some time.
It can be something very uncomfortable, but if you continue to procrastinate or worse, if you consciously ignore it, it will get worse and worse over time and eventually create a huge problem that will be difficult to solve.
These problems or issues that bother you may be related to your workplace, your romantic relationship, or disagreements you have with friends or the environment.
This dream tells you to solve problems immediately and without delay!
Dreaming of an elephant as a symbol of stress and negative emotions
The elephant is mostly a positive sign in dreams, however in some cases it can be a symbol of stress and negative situations. Due to its size, an elephant can cause you to feel fear and anxiety.
A dream in which you are afraid of an elephant and run away from it, or just dream of being chased, symbolizes the problems or challenges that are bothering you in life and from which you are running away.
Instead of running away, you must resolutely face the challenges and problems that plague you. The more you run away and bury the problems “under the rug” the bigger they will get over time.
Maybe you are bothered by some obligations that you have at work or orders that you have to carry out and you do not feel capable of doing so, or you simply do not like it and then you constantly postpone it.
The solution is either to face the fears that plague you and realize that you can do much more than you think, or to let others know that you cannot do everything they ask of you.
If you dreamed that you were chased by many elephants, that dream symbolizes the pressure created by your environment or your family.
If you feel pressured to do something you don’t want to do, you need to let them know you don’t agree with it and express your opinion clearly, at the cost of distancing away from each other.
A dream in which an elephant chases you symbolizes the pressure you feel because of other people’s expectations.
You don’t need to let anyone force you to do things you don’t want to or don’t consider morally or legally correct.
This dream can also mean that you have to start working on projects or ideas that you have neglected due to your laziness. Stop procrastinating and get to work!
Dreaming of an elephant as a symbol of success and happiness
Elephants in dreams often symbolize success and happiness. This dream can mean that happiness awaits you around the corner.
This is especially true if you saw in a dream an elephant drinking water, playing in the water or just being in the water.
This dream can herald financial gain and increase in wealth, love and happiness in your life. If you saved an elephant in a dream, it can mean that you will enjoy helping other people in your life.
If you have a desire to become a doctor, or you are already studying medicine, this dream announces great success in your career.
The same meaning has a dream in which you would like to become a firefighter or study anything that will enable you in your life to help others, especially the endangered.
If you are working on an idea or project and you feel worried because you think it will not work, the dream in which you see an elephant can mean that there is no need to worry because in the end everything will be fine.
However, this does not mean that you need to relax, on the contrary, you need to work even harder and better to meet your goals.
Elephants are a good sign in a dream in most cases, although you may feel scared when you see them.
Such dreams symbolize the challenges and problems in your life that you have to face immediately instead of avoiding them and “pushing them under the rug”.
Elephants in a dream also announce progress and happiness in your life.
They come to you in dreams to let you know that you have the ability and capacity to make something of your life and to progress towards the goals you have set for yourself.
One of the rare dreams with elephants that is negative is the one in which you kill or hunt an elephant.
That dream represents your bad traits and you destroying your own goals by doing reckless things.
The dream of killing an elephant can also symbolize your selfishness and greed. It’s something you have to work on because it will only bring you a curse and bad things in life.