Phoenix Symbolism

Accordingly to ancient legend, the Phoenix is a mythical immortal bird that engulfs in flames only to be reborn from its ashes.

The Phoenix is a powerful image that connected with immortality, resurrection and life after death, hope, grace and protection. In ancient Egyptian mythology they associate this alternating feminine energy with the SUN god; Ra represented with a human body and the head of a hawk ruled all parts of the created world.

This stored bird has become so iconic in our culture, yet nobody seems to have any idea about it’s true power. Maybe you have seen a Phoenix tattoo on a hipster one day and wondered if these weirdos are onto something you don’t know about. Or perhaps you are one of the lucky few who had a very symbolic dream of the Phoenix and what the real answer behind this iconic image.

Phoenix Dream Meaning

So what is the meaning behind the phoenix when it appears in our dreams?

Well it turns out that the meaning of the phoenix in your dream is closely linked to how it is described in mythological & folklore text. But we cannot look at this symbol in a literal sense, but more metaphorically that is mirroring undergoing a major transformation in your life.

If the Phoenix only emerges every 500 – 600 years, it seems to only emerge in your life as a one time event that will lead you towards a rebirth. It’s close connection with FIRE, a symbol that is known to destruct or transform, allows a complete renewal of the Self. Similar element in alchemy the fire is represented by an upward TRIANGLE – the Christian symbol of the resurrection.

To properly understand the true meaning of the Phoenix in your dream, one needs to metaphorically deconstruct the image similar to the way the Bible uses parables. Furthermore, the unconscous has a tendency by sending us messages in Geometric Shapes along with archetypal images pointing you in the right direction. The phoenix in your dream is also commonly known to attach itself to specific colors or animals.

Spiritual Meaning Of The Phoenix

Spiritually speaking the Phoenix is a very powerful bird that represents change and transformation in ones life. It likes to make its appearance during a specific time in one’s life when they are undergoing a spiritual transformation or conscious shift. The phoenix is a unconscious feminine energy comprise mainly of fire rising upwards implies its relation to the awakening of the KUNDALINI –  the term for “a spiritual energy or life force located at the base of the spine”.

Reaching up to intertwined with the masculine energy SUN suggests the process of healing of the Self.  The sun geometrically comprised of CIRCLE (with or without rays), CROSSES, and SPIRALS brings you one step closer to the source. In ancient Chinese mythology, an immortal bird whose rare appearance is said to be connected with the Yin and Yang or foretelling balance and harmony in ones live.

Spiritual Meaning Of Phoenix 

  • masculine and feminine connection
  • animus and anima
  • spiritual rebirth
  • death of the old aspects of your personality
  • connection with the higher Self or God’s
  • undergoing a massive change in life

Phoenix Dream Symbols & Renewal

Specific colors of the phoenix in our dreams tend to show up time and time again. But why?

It seems that these colors might in fact be connected to our seven CHAKRAS, in Sanskrit means “wheel” and refers to energy points in your body. The phoenix will rise in your dream by activating or opening these chakras within. For example a blue phoenix in your dream will point towards the throat chakra or the removal of communicate with other people that was once blocked. The green phoenix in your dream governs your heart chakra suggesting you have opened or will undergo a powerful transformation. Click chakra for more information.

Dreaming of a phoenix and a wolf is a very powerful image of the starting phase of this inner transformation. The WOLF is an iconic image of the masculine; tracing back to the origins of the SUN, the wolf has found what it is longing for. The wolf itself belongs to the wild or unconscous part of the dreamer, the phoenix is feminine energy that has is now insynth with this energy.

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BostonovA
BostonovA
3 months ago

I had a dream I was running from cops and I ran into a hoard of the undead. Among the undead was a large zombie with 2 brass colored phoenixes on each shoulder of the zombie, that were made out of fire. They both saw me spread their wings and cawed at me and then I woke up. While the Phoenixes and I were acknowledging each other I heard a voice in my head say “Don’t make eye contact with them

Elsenseo
Elsenseo
6 months ago

Hi, I had dream that I was among a team that protects the universe, and whenever a rookie finishes a mission he/she becomes an animal and I became a phoenix (without flames) and anytime I fly, I see lights in the city lighted in a circular form, sometimes I see this circular shape formed by the stars. I can also transform human when l land.

Sabrina
Sabrina
6 months ago

I had a dream that I had a Phoenix tattoo on my arm It was blue. Then it started glowing blue like a light. Then it turned red. And was glowing red. ❤ Then it came to life and flew away. It landed on my ex husbands arm and left a red Phoenix tatoo. My arm was a blue tattoo again. Then the red Phoenix came back and landed back on my tattoo and then was glowing red and blue. There was a wolf poster on the wall as well. Then I woke up. What could it mean?

Bianca
Bianca
9 months ago

I had a dream I entered a corridor where there were different types of colored phoenix, some were flying high some we’re flying in circles others perched on the railing some sitting some soaring, there was a long staircase that lead to a door, a red phoenix perched on the bottom of the staircase lead me to the wall on the side of the staircase and sat at the top of these vines that lead to the door so I climbed the vines and once I got to the top I opened the door to find a person looking out… Read more »

Prossy
Prossy
9 months ago

I have a question, if dreaming of the phoenix is suppose to be a extremly rare one time event in our lives how i had a 2nd dream 6 year later from my first dream about it?

Prossy
Prossy
Reply to  The Dreamer
9 months ago

The first dream was back in 2015 when i had my near death experience, it first showed itself as a black phoenix, then golden then finally the mix of the 2, i decoded that dream years ago, it was telling me the hate i was holding onto was killing me and i needed to let it go and also telling me to keep a healthy balance in my life and that being 100% light can also be as damaging as hate. After i saved myself i achieved my spiritual awakening. But this second dream that happened a few nights ago… Read more »

Prossy
Prossy
Reply to  The Dreamer
9 months ago

unfortunately my 2nd dream was only a brief one, i dozed off at my computer without realising then suddenly i was riding on the pheonix’s back, i saw it was blue this time with hints of black and purple within it’s flames then i woke up with a racing heart beat. Naturally i was reminded of the first time i saw it years ago and try to sought the meaning of why it’s blue this time. My NDE on the other hand, i saw so much but unfortunally due to the nature of it it caused me to have short… Read more »

Prossy
Prossy
Reply to  The Dreamer
9 months ago

Yea i knew it will take time before it’s meaning becomes clear to me, all i got so far is the blue has something to do with the throat chakra Interesting. I am familiar with this as well. It moves very fast that you can barley see the images. I have didn’t know you can slow it down which is quite intriguing. Yep yep, before i always thought it was nonsense brought on by shock, now that i experienced it i know now it’s a natural part of the human body, it felt like projectors coming from my eyes creating… Read more »

Shai
Shai
Reply to  The Dreamer
8 months ago

Hey , can you help me with my dream . I had a dream that I was sitting in the balcony of my house with my cousin and I was watching how large bright rocket was flying out with such strong speed and when it reached the sky it suddenly became a Phoenix with long fiery wings splashing the fire ,it was huge . So I looked at my brother and asked him what’s my answer (I don’t know why I asked it ) he answered you’ll find your answer in the Noah’s oak. And I woke up . I… Read more »

Shai
Shai
Reply to  The Dreamer
8 months ago

Yes ,sorry ,Noah’s ark that’s what I meant .