Swan dream meanings


Marriage, purity, youth, love, romance.


Where the relationship i am in is going to?

General Meanings:

In General swan is related to symbolism that is related to marriage. The dream might show the desire to get married or be special to someone in your life.
The swan that is dying or singing signifies the feelings that are not alive anymore towards some particular person. Maybe the dreamer is not in love anymore with the one he has chosen.
In ancient times the swan that was dreamed by the person who is sick promises the recovery.

Psychological Meanings:

To dream of the swan, the meaning of such dream can be explained depending on the color of the swan.
White swan symbolizes the ability to feel deep feelings and emotions. The white color also shows the purity and innocence, also shows good relationships between the dreamer and the environment he is in. The white color also denotes to idealism and desire for perfection.
Black swan have the meaning of death and misfortune. Sometimes it might indicate the mask people wear to protect themselves. Because in these days people have less and less privacy, sometimes they wish to be unknown and unseen, therefore the color black is the color of disappearance.
The swan as the symbol in dreams very often is the figure of the marriage and the wedding. Many women has a desire to be the white swan, which is very graceful and feminine at least once in their lifetime. Consider, that even some of the aspects in the wedding celebrations have many symbolism of the swan such as the cake, decorations or even the wedding dress.

Spiritual Meanings:

On the spiritual level the swan is the symbol of enlightenment.

Traditional Meanings:

European (Judeo-Christian)

  • Luck if see the swan in a pond – to dream of the swan that is swimming in the pond promises fortune in love, new relationships, richness, long life, healthy lifestyle and it is also very good sign for those who are making new deals in professional life;
  • The dreams will come true if see flying swan – if the dreamer saw the swan that is flying, then such dream promises your desires and wishes will be fulfilled;
  • Bright future if see white swan – such dream promises the future you always wished for. At this time of your life anything you will do will succeed;
  • Will find the right man if feeding the swans – for women to see themselves feeding the swans, indicates someone in their life that will lead through both easy and hard days;
  • Disagreements if see the black swan – the color of the swan supposed to be white, therefore if the dreamer saw the swan that is black, shows difficulties and dissension he will suffer;
  • Abomination if see the swan that is dead – to dream of the swan that is dead, signifies your frustration towards particular person or situation;
  • Death of someone if the swan is screaming – to hear the squeal of the swan denotes to bad message such as death;
  • Pain-free death if swan is singing – according to many legends it is known that when swan is singing the song, it is a sign of someone‚Äôs death. However, the singing denotes to easy and peaceful death.

Hindu (Hinduism)

  • Happy marriage and big family if see the swan – as in many cultures the swan is the symbol of the family and new life, therefore in Hindu it also shows happiness in marriage;
  • Unpleasant experience if hear singing swan – such dream indicates frustration you will suffer;
  • Will meet the right person if see two swans – if the dreamer saw two swans, such dream indicates the happiness that will be brought by someone special;
  • The present is not as good as was the past if see dying swan – consider to change things for the future if you wish to have a life you did before.

Arabian (Islamic)

  • Will deal with dominant person if see the swan – for a dreamer to see the swan indicates the leader or the domineering person you will have to deal;
  • The desires are unreal if see the swan that is swimming – such dream shows the goals you made for yourself which are unreachable;
  • The truth will come to light if see the swan in the countryside – if the dreamer saw the swan that is walking on the land, such dream indicates the relief the dreamer will get when things will be cleared out;
  • Death if hear the swan singing – to hear the swan singing indicates easy and pain-free death;
  • Painful death if see black swan – to dream of the swan that is not white, but black denotes to uneasy death of someone you know;
  • Will be involved in community if see the family of swans – to see the family of swans, promises many friends or the growth of your own family.

Artemidorus Meanings:

According to Artemidorus the swan as the symbol brings the music and harmony in life. The swan also represents the openness, because of the color of the swan – white, which shows the purity and innocence. Those that are sick and their death is upcoming understand the swan as the symbol of reincarnation through the song they are singing. The desire to hear the sound of swan singing shows the peace these patients are within themselves and the destiny they have. According to Plato the song of the swan if the song of the joy.

Medicine Wheel Meanings:


friendship, love, relationships, beauty, grace, wealth, richness.


The swan is the bird that has long neck and short legs. These birds snow white color feathers, which makes them look pure, clean and elegant. Swans are very good swimmers and also great flyers, that happen to be known of many people as the symbol of life and productivity. In some legends it was said that that the swans have ability to transform human-beings into another world. There are also some people that believe transformation of swans from one dimension to another.
The beauty and grace of swans overwhelms many of us as it causes the mystery how something as beautiful as swan is can exist.
Many tales and legends were created because of the inspiration of swans. In one of the fairy-tales the ugly duck turns into beautiful swan and in another legend the swan sings beautiful song, just before it dies.

General Meaning

In general meanings the dreams that are related to swans suggest to surround yourself with beauty, novelty and renewal.


Pride and arrogance.

Transcendent Meaning

In dreams the swan is the carrier between two different aspects – creation and reality. The bird helps to improve the qualities that lies within you.

Contexts’ Meanings:

* Please, see meaning of bird.

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  1. I had a vivid dream last night that a giant white swan was in a pond but was in distress and was struggling to get its head out of the water but it kept going under, finally I got the swan to the shore and was able to pull it from the water. I let it lay on me for comfort and I sang to it and when I felt him relax against me and go still I knew he was going to be ok. It was such a sweet feeling of relief. That swan really knew I saved him.

  2. Last night I had a dream I was staring out the car window and I see a gorgeous big white swan fluttering so gracefully upwards to the sky

    Lately things have been so stressful
    And I start school tommorrow

    Maybe this is a good sign

    Things are getting better :’)

  3. Had a dream last night of glorious, shiny, black swan. It flew with such grace that I thought it was a hawk (I actually think it was a hawk, at some point–but transformed as it grew closer). It landed in a vacant, paved lot, and gaped it’s mouth open. I knew it was having respiratory problems so I gathered friends to help me heal it, but as I got close I watched it’s life leave it’s body. I didn’t have time to grieve because, at once, POOF it disappeared, leaving evidence of it’s existence in the form of a silhouette. I remember being glad that I had witnesses…Interesting, to say the least!

  4. Amazing dream…
    I met four white gorgeous swans..how I saw them coming to me I dropped to my knees and cried .. it was very happy crying, happy to see them..then I was like snuggling with them..
    I have happy feeling from this dream

  5. I had a dream I need help with. I saw 2 swans, together, one white the other black. They both seem to have their heads entwined as though they were embracing each other, sitting on hay, or nest, which appeared to be sitting in a old wooden rocking chair. But the t.v. channel was on cartoons and I heard someone in the dream say, we all have to change our faces or fb profile pic to this picture. Or cartoons. But when I look, I saw a guy I once knew, and all the pictures up were of swans or daffy duck, ducks also… Idk what to think

  6. Wow. I had a dream early this morning of a bid white bird dying and was not sure if it was a swan or not, but felt compelled to look up dying swan and this is really interesting. I had just basically given up yesterday on a man I was interested in, that he would ever make a move. I really feel validated that I need to totally leave all hope for him and move on based on your information. Thanks.