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If you’ve ever seen a live elephant in a zoo or even if you’ve been lucky enough to witness one thriving in their natural habitat, you would have experienced their majesty. 

Elephants showing up in dreams is a rare and beautiful occurrence that should be noted!

If you’ve recently had a dream about an elephant or if this animal was significant in your dreams, your subconscious mind could be trying to share an important message with you!

In this article, we will be exploring the different ways that elephants have shown up in dreams and the deeper meaning behind these mystical astral messages. 

What Spiritual Lessons Can Elephants Teach You?

Animals are one of the greatest gifts from the divine to learn from.

If you want to learn about some of the most influential lessons that life has to offer, all you have to do is study nature and the animals that inhabit it. 


Well, the main difference between most animals and humans is the power of our minds.

While humans are constantly data collecting, using our minds as this powerful computer that helps us make decisions in our lives and exercise free will, animals are very streamlined.

They are programmed to do what they are naturally meant to do from birth. 

This means that when a bird is born, their objective is to learn how to soar above the hills and trees, gather, and hunt if they are called to.

They don’t mix their objectives or goals with other animals’ natural abilities because they are streamlined to do those specific things in their life.

It’s actually very beautiful to sit back and witness as they abide by their divine mission in this lifetime.

Naturally, they fall into the divine energy exchange with the environment around them, contributing to the cycles of nature. 

However, humans may experience much more confusion in their lifetime because we don’t have these “natural blinders” that animals have.

We may spend a lot of time watching others, admiring someone else’s path, or jumping from thing to thing.

That’s not to say that people do not have the capacity to be multifaceted and gather from all of their experiences along the way, but these experiences can create a lot of confusion for people when they are trying to choose or create a path. 

When animals show up in your life, like elephants, they can teach you lessons about certain aspects of life.

With elephants, they have a majestic energy to them that exudes wisdom, peace, and strength.

Elephants aren’t predators and they can teach you about the natural feminine energy that we all possess within us.

If an elephant has presented itself to you through your dream, this could be a sign from the Universe to explore these qualities within you. 


As mentioned above, elephants are often a symbol of strength.

They have a natural power about them.

Elephants are one of the largest land animals, making their presence known no matter where they are — but they don’t go out of their way to command that power.

It just naturally is.

Seeing an elephant in your dream could be a sign that it’s time to stand peacefully in your power and command the respect that you deserve. 

Large Problems Presenting Themselves 

As previously mentioned, elephants have a very large presence.

There’s a saying that goes, “let’s address the elephant in the room,” meaning that there’s a big issue that’s felt but needs to be discussed.

Having an elephant show up for you in your dream could mean that you’re feeling very overpowering energy from a negative situation that needs to be addressed in your waking life.

This could be interpreted as a large  obstacle that’s blocking your manifestations from coming to life. 

Family and Maternal Instincts 

Little do many people know, elephants are well known in the animal kingdom to highly value family dynamics.

They are very nurturing to their own, especially if they are the matriarch of their family unit.

In fact, in elephant families, the female is the head of the family dynamic. 

The Most Common Dreams About Elephants 

There are many people that experience different visions when they sleep.

This is the subconscious mind revealing to you different aspects of yourself that need healing, but you might not have had the time and space to necessarily feel safe enough to explore them in your waking life. 

If you’ve recently had dreams about elephants, there could be hidden messages about what needs to be addressed in your waking life.

These dreams are meant to show you different emotions and fragments of yourself that need attention. 

Dreaming of Running Away From an Elephant 

If you’ve had a dream where you were being chased by an elephant, this could be a sign from your emotional body that there are big emotional blockages happening within you. 

It’s very rare that elephants chase after things, so this isn’t a dream that is typically literally interpreted.

This is a more figurative vision for running from something that is a big problem from your perspective.

To be running from an elephant in your dream shows that you could have fears that seem to be overpowering you (or you feel that they are about to). 

Again, the saying, “let’s address the elephant in the room,” may ring true here.

It’s time to face those energy blockages or issues that you’re running from in your waking life.

This dream is a sign that you’re ready to take your power back from these situations. 

Dreaming That You Are Riding an Elephant 

If one of your recent dreams involved you riding an elephant, this could mean that you feel much more in control of your life.

As mentioned above, elephants are associated with strength and power.

You may be feeling “on top of the world” in a sense. 

This may be a sign from your higher self that you’re about to step into much more fame and recognition as well.

You may be someone who has a lot of wisdom to share, which is symbolized through the elephant in the astral realm.

It may be a time to get excited because you may soon be recognized for these qualities about yourself. 

Dreaming of a Baby Elephant 

While many dreams of elephants may show them in their full grown power, you could have recently had a dream of a smaller elephant.

This could even represent you as a child in your dream. 

Have you ever heard of the fact that elephants have one of the strongest memories?

Well, it’s because it’s true!

Elephants have been proven to show abilities to remember many things from their adolescent phase.

If you’ve recently had a dream about a baby elephant or seemingly knew that the elephant in your dream was a representation of you, this could be a sign that you’re focused on the past.

It could even be a sign that it’s time to explore inner child healing. 

Taking Your Dream Interpretation to the Next Level 

There are many people who have active dreams, but just don’t know what to do with the information that’s been shared with them during their slumber.

As explained above, the dream realm is the subconscious mind’s playground, revealing so many things that are happening within you below the surface.

They are definitely something you should pay attention to! 

To get better at interpreting your dreams, it’s helpful to keep a dream journal by your bedside.

As you begin to dream more often, take note of your dreams!

Jot down as many details as you can recall as those are revealing subconscious messages to you over time.

You may even begin to notice patterns in your dreams that can help you along your healing journey. 

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