Flying dream meanings


freedom, happiness, independence.


What makes me feel happy, independent and free?

General Meanings:

Sexuality and flying
According to traditional explanation of the dream, the flying is connected to sexuality of the dreamer. Men have more dreams that are related to flight than women do.

Freedom and flying
The dream about flight represent the desire for freedom, which is more common if males than females.

Ideas and flying
Flight also might indicate the certain ideas you have in your life and the fact that they are raised above anything else in your life. You wish to fulfill them as soon as it is possible, because it is only one thing you can think of at the moment. Alternatively, the dream may be a warning to be aware, more grounded to the things and ideas you are surrounded by. Make sure you do not make any unthinkable and rash decisions, because the plans and the goals you’ve set are too high.

Psychological Meanings:

Sigmund Freud and explanation of flying
On the psychological level, according to Freud dreams about flying are related to sexual desires and wishes. There are some ideas in the dreamer’s mind that were not expressed clearly in reality. Those ideas are related to sexuality and wishes that were not fulfilled, therefore the dreamer has such dreams. To fly means to be free both physically and mentally, it is very common to the feeling of orgasm, when the man at the moment of pleasure feels above his existence.

Flying as the symbol in ancient times
In ancient times the act of flying was interpreted and explained as the symbol of love, passion and relationships. In many mythological ideas the flying was found on the paintings, because the ones that were in love were flying, because when people are in love they think in a different way listening more of the heart than of mind.

Flying as the symbol of present days
To have a flight with the plane, parachute or in any other way that is made for people is very common in these days. For example to have a flight with the plane is part of the communication with the other parts of the world. Consider, how much of it figures in your life, maybe that is the main reason you are having dreams about flight. The flight may indicate your actual fear of flying, because some people have the phobia of flight, therefore you are afraid not only in reality, but in your dreams either.

Freedom from your thoughts
The dream about flying may indicate your ability to separate unnecessary thoughts when it is needed. The flight shows the dreamer’s mind at different states, for example it is easy for him to fall asleep, without thinking about ideas and problems he had in a day time. Such person keeps flying in a dream, which is a very positive feature, because he gets proper sleep and rest while dreaming of flying.

Spiritual Meanings:

On the spiritual aspect, the dream about flying indicates the spiritual freedom the dreamer has or wishes to have.

Traditional Meanings:

European (Judeo-Christian)

  • Success if flying very high – to fly highly in the sky even without wings, denotes to happiness and free spirit you have;
  • Ambitious plans if flying high above other people – to dream that you were flying very high above other people shows that you have very high expectations towards other people. Maybe you think of yourself a bit too good and make others to appear worse;
  • Goodness if fly with white wings – to dream that you are flying with white wings, signifies your innocence, purity and good behavior. You are or willing to be the one who does not do any harm to other people;
  • Frustration if dream of having black wings – if the dreamer had wings that were black, such dream is interpreted as the bad omen, because the color of the wings denotes to grief, sadness and disappointments;
  • Fatigue if flying very low – to dream that you were flying very close to the ground, signifies to sickness, diseases and tiredness. However, the flight as the act, proves that you will get away from those unpleasant features suffering only very mild of uncomfortable state;
  • Misfortune in marriage if flying through the universe – if the dreamer flew through the universe, then such dream denotes to difficulties that are related to marital life;
  • Desire for freedom if flying over the land – to dream that you are flying over the land, shows your longing for freedom and independence;
  • Affairs towards you if flying over dirty water – to dream that you are flying over dirty and muddy water, shows the enemies you have. Beware of them, otherwise they will harm you and those you love;
  • Bad luck if flying over destroyed area – to dream of flying over the area that is wiped out, shows the misfortune. However, if you saw some life such as trees and water in the destroyed area, then such dream that you will overcome all of the obstacles;
  • Difficulties if flying and seeing other planets – to dream that you’ve passed the planets such as Moon, Jupiter and other ones, means that there is a possibility of all different kind of disasters – war, hunger, poverty;
  • Frustration if stopped flying unexpectedly – to dream that you were flying, but stopped for no reason, means that you will face unfavorable circumstances while dealing with your life;
  • Fulfillment of wishes if flying with the balloon – to dream that you were flying with the balloon, promises realization of your dreams and wishes;
  • Falseness in love if woman flies and then lands from one tower to another – such dream is a warning to be aware of the man she is in relationship at the moment. Alternatively, the dream may also indicate inability to choose the right decision in her life;
  • Unfaithfulness if been shot during the flight – to dream that you were flying and somebody shot you, represents the lie you will suffer from the one you love;
  • Success in all aspects of the life if felt happy while flying – to dream that you were flying and felt enormous happiness, shows that anything you will do in life will become prosperous;
  • Physical health problems if felt bad while flying – to dream that you were flying, but felt terrified of that fact denotes to the problems you have with the beat of your heart.

Hindu (Hinduism)

  • Luck if flying from one point to another – for a dreamer to fly from one direction to another, shows the successful affairs. There is a possibility that the dreamer will take a journey of the life, where things will go smoothly, exactly as he wished them to be. Alternatively, the dream may indicate the dreamer’s inability to choose something between two things;
  • The end of something if flying steeply – to fly on a steeply way, signifies the conclusion of something. The dream may imply both bad and good omen, which foretells that sometimes things that get to an end is a good sign, because the end of something is the beginning of something new.
  • Freedom if flying with wings – to dream that you were flying with wings, shows the desire to be free. Such dream indicates the wish of getting rid the problems you have.

Arabian (Islamic)

  • Dignity and high reputation if flying with wings – to dream that you were flying with wings, just like birds do, denotes to respect you will receive from others. Such dream also shows the authorities you will become to others, the leader who brings others to the right direction;
  • Will face other leaders if flying high in the sky with other ones – if the dreamer saw himself flying along with others, such dream indicates the encounter he will have with other leaders;
  • Power and new places to be ruled if the emperor dreams of flying – for the emperor to dream of the flying, indicates the power he will gain. Some of the other lands might be taken into the emperor’s consideration. The lands he saw in the dream will be taken in his power and leadership;
  • Happiness if flying through the air – to dream of flying through the air indicates hopeful future, pleasure and happiness;
  • Satisfaction if flying with wings – to dream of seeing yourself flying with wings, indicates the happiness at all aspects of the future. The dreamer is becoming closer to his target, however all of the power must be used if he wants to reach the final and wanted destination;
  • Danger if lose the wings while flying – to dream that you are flying with wings, but lose them, indicates to the danger and frustration you will suffer. Carefulness must be approached fully at this time of the life;
  • Pleasant days if dream of a long flight – the dream about the long distance that you took while flying, indicates happy continuous days of your life;
  • Recovery from illness if going up to the sky while flying – to fly up to the sky brings a good meaning of the dream, because those that are sick or ill will be cured soon;
  • Unfavorable accident if crashed down while flying – to dream of flying, but later going down disastrously, denotes to unexpected problems you will suffer;
  • Misfortune if can not fly – to dream that you are unable to fly, even if you have the wings, but can not use them, signifies failures you will suffer.

Artemidorus Meanings:

Flying with wings
According to Artemidorus, flying with wings as the bird is the good omen for everyone with no exception. Slaves who were having dream of seeing themselves flying will be set free or the dream shows the extraordinary desire to become liberated and do not be imprisoned.
Those who are making money and life with their hands, will earn a lot of money is dream of flying with rings. The men will become wealthy and influential towards others.
Flying without wings
According to Artemidorus the wings are the toll to be free and independent from others, therefore the flight without wings has unfavorable meaning, which signifies unpleasantness. The fly around roofs of the houses denotes to confusion of the soul.
The inability to move your wings is also the sign of hardships, however the trying as the fact in dreams shows the desire to do tasks on yourself.
Flying together with birds
To be the only human-being among birds, shows the meaning of the dream which represents the unknown people or foreigners the dreamer will be surrounded by. The man will have to join those foreigners if there is a desire to become one of them.
For evildoers it’s a very bad omen, which proves that the price will be paid for things that were done. The dream promises the revenge and punishment from those ‘’other birds’’ you were flying with.

Medicine Wheel Meanings:


fast , focused , transcendent , spiritual , ethereal , formlessness.


The flying is associated with the ability to relocate yourself from one place to another faster than walking or running. The dream about flying can be interpreted and explained in a correct way only when there are known both internal and external features. Usually if the dreamer sees himself flying, he relates himself with the bird and ability to fly just like the birds do.

General Meaning

The main meaning of the dream, shows the dreamer’s desire to experience the ability to get separated from the body.


To be like a bird that has ability to fly.

Transcendent Meaning

It is the journey of the spiritual way to set yourself free to the limitless area. Flying is the separation from your body and ability to reach the highest point of the existence. It is also the power to move from one direction to another with your thoughts.

Contexts’ Meanings:

* Please, see meaning of sky, travel, jump, bird.

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  1. Hello, Please help me interpret my dream.
    I dreamed I was writing music with a student which turned into a music video also, and the flying over beautiful land, and clear oceans seeing fish, flying with the male model Tyson Beckford. Very strange indeed. flying like we were skydiving as a double however horizontal across the land laughing, talking. Also came across people playing a game similar to Harry Potters, trying to through a ball though rings. I joined in on the game as flying past then carried on. Such a great dream flying over and through mountains with this man behind me.

  2. I fly at least 4 to 5 times a week since I last moved into a new place. I always had these dreams but they are occurring more often. Not sure if it has to do with where I live. But I do live in part of a catholic church. Actually st Patrick’s cathedral.