Crow in dream signifies the presence of bad news, misfortune or even an imminent death of someone close. This dark bird in dreams also represents intellect and how we use it to win in life.
The negatively loaded description of a crow in dream has been passed down for decades. Negative interpretations include loss of life or money, destruction, and presence of conflict.
The positive interpretations of crow in dreams are few, and they mostly signify positive life change, intellectual victory or rebirth.
Other than being symbols of death and bad news, even in real life crows are also regarded as intellectual birds. They are also protective birds who often attack humans if their young ones are harmed. Hence, they have a fear inducing image.
Lastly, a dream can not be analysed in just one time. Read this article to understand the examples of dreams about crows and their detailed explanations.
Crow Dream Meaning – General Interpretation
Crow in dream does actually have both negative and positive associations. Negative associations are for crows in dreams suggesting death of a loved one, destruction and loss.
Positive associations are for crows in dreams representing life changes. For example- The death of an abusive relationship, transitioning into a new life or even the end of conflict and difficulties.
Crows in dreams are considered to be omens; trying to warn you about an upcoming event or urging you to introspect and make positive life changes.
The most appropriate way to analyze any dream is to understand the context behind it and how it makes you feel. Keeping in mind your current life events, read on to understand why you are dreaming about crows and their meaning.
Culturally, many people look at crows as a symbol of death. Hence, dreams about crows circling over a house, crows over your own house, dead crows or a crow flying around mainly are interpreted as a bad omen representing death.
If you have loved ones who are ill, or you fear losing someone to death, you may have these types of dreams.
Additionally, death is also a positive sign in itself. Dreams of a single crow flying high or dreams of a crow when you are expecting a huge life change are positively interpreted as a symbol of change.
When you are dreaming of a single crow or a flock of them freely flying, it suggests intelligence. It is usually a warning sign from your subconscious to trust yourself and your own intuition a little more.
It is also a symbol of you observing the intellect of others. These are people you want to hide behind for protection or people you have an easy influence on you.
42 Scenarios of Crows in Dreams & Their Meanings
This section explores different types of dreams about crows and how to interpret them based on our current emotional and real life situations.
1. Black crow in dream
Among all crows in dreams, black is most common. In real life too, black crows are the most commonly seen type of crows.
SImply put- black crows represent misfortune or bad news. Like the color, it means darkness, disintegration of light, being surrounded by problems or difficulties.
2. Dreams of crow over your house
This dream is an omen of bad news lurking over you. If you are anticipating bad news, for example health reports that are concerning, you may experience dreams about a crow flying over your house.
Crows being a known signal of death in dreams, this could also mean the death or fear of death of someone who lives in that house.
3. Dream of crow in house
Dreams about crows inside your home actually hold a deep symbolic meaning. Homes are a symbol of our soul and inner self, as it is where we find most comfort.
Dreams of a crow in your house could mean you have to look deep within yourself; to find a dark, repressed or very private part of you. More often than not, this is a subconscious reminder to undergo a deep personal change to find peace.
4. Crow circling over someone/thing in dreams
This dream has a simple meaning- you are making a final decision or know the final step you want to take in that relationship/aspect of life.
5. Meaning of crow sitting on your shoulder in dreams
This dream is a good reminder that crows are a symbol of intellect in dreams. Dreams of a crow sitting on your shoulder means an employee or someone you have hired has pleased you with their intelligence.
It is a good sign because it may influence your own future decisions.
6. Crow standing next to you in dream meaning
Interestingly, this dream is neither a bad sign nor a good sign. It is more of a reminder that you are not making a decision or being firm.
7. Crow biting hand dream
This dream has multiple interpretations.
One of them is a sign of pent up anger and a feeling of frustration. You may also have dreams about a crow biting your hand if you are under a lot of pressure, and can see yourself achieve big things, but somehow something is holding you back.
8. Flock of crows in dream meaning
Dreams about crows flying around is considered a bad omen. It means that you may be receiving bad news, like the death of someone you know. Crows flying in your dream could be a symbolic representation of being invited to a funeral.
9. Dreams about crows flying upward
Dreams about crows flying up are a picture-perfect representation of moving up and away from problems. If you have resolved a present conflict, much like the crow in your dream – you are flying away from it.
10. Dreams about crows flying downward
Similarly, if a crow is flying downwards in your dream- you are heading towards conflict or misfortune.
11. Crows chasing you in dreams meaning
This is generally taken as a negative sign. If you are currently involved in a crime or an act that deserves punishment; the crow in your dream is an indication of fear. The fear could be about having to pay the price for the wrongdoing, or simply put- karma.
12. Crow attack dream meaning
A dream where crows are attacking you has financial real-life symbolism. It could indicate a monetary loss you may incur, or may lose money to a wrong investment. It could also mean you’re afraid that a partner or someone you trust with your finances may be plotting against you.
13. Dreams about a wounded crow
A wounded crow in your dream is a sign of trouble. The trouble coming your way could be in a relationship, or family. Most often, dreamers see a wounded crow when they are having a fight or huge difference of opinion with their partner.
14. Dream about a single crow
A singular crow in your dream could mean you are in a state of disagreement with someone/others. It could also reflect a narrow-minded outlook or way of thinking.
If you have an opinion far different from everyone else, you may even have the belief that you are correct; this really limits your vision. A single crow in your dream could be a guiding signal to open up your mind.
15. Dream about a group of crows
A group of crows in your dream can mean that you are trying to hide behind a group of people. You could also dream about a group of crows if you tend to be easily influenced by others.
It suggests that you believe they are smarter than you and you tend to follow/hide behind them. This could be a cue to believe in your own intellect, trust your intuition and not ignore your needs
16. Dreams about chasing a crow
Interestingly, if you are the one chasing the crow in your dream, then it may mean that you are pursuing a wrongful act. This may even be considered negative, because the dreamer is consciously choosing to do something he/she shouldn’t be doing.
17. Killing a crow in your dream meaning
This dream where you kill a crow is a representation of your personal victory. If you have enemies or rivals that you are fighting against (literally or internally), a dream about killing a crow means you were able to win in your fight against your mighty enemies.
This could be a signal to believe that you can do it; you can win.
18. Catching a crow in dream meaning
This dream has a positive meaning; especially for your gut feeling. Catching a crow in your dream means trusting your intuition and being able to avoid a dangerous situation because of it.
19. Dreams about eating a crow
This may look like a vicious image; however, eating a crow in your dream is a positive sign. Financially speaking, this dream is a good omen for an increase in your wealth. It could even mean more income through a job promotion or new position.
20. Crow dying in dreams meaning
On the other hand, if your dream is about a crow dying, it means you have a task which is not being done right. You may either not be following your instincts or you may not be giving the task your full 100% efforts.
The sight of a dying crow could mean you are aware that you need to do better.
21. Seeing dead crow in dream meaning
Dreaming of a dead crow can possibly be interpreted as a positive or good sign as well. Dead crows symbolize death; however, it can also be the death of something that was causing you pain. Dead crow in your dream represents hardships or difficulties coming to an end.
Big life changes also mean the death of something old. Context is key.
22. Dreams about saving a crow
Your dream about saving a crow is a manifestation of your own strength/power/intellect to bring about a realization or win. If you are looking inwards; this is a sign of you facing your fears yourself, so that you can be a better version of yourself.
23. Dreams about crows making a screeching sound
Crows making screeching sounds in your dream is considered to be a bad sign- representing the news of someone’s death. The particular sound is as if the crow is crying in your dream; this means the announcement of death.
24. Crows stealing in dream meaning
Dreams about crows stealing something also do not have a positive meaning. This dream suggests an accident, which has negative consequences.
Accidents can be happy in real life- like running into an old friend or accidentally finding some money. However, dreams about crows stealing are a representation of a bad accident. You will likely be upset about it. You can consider it as a sign to be alert and cautious.
25. Dreaming of one or several crows
Dreaming of a crow or multiple crows is also a symbolic picture of your relationship. If you are in a relationship with someone which is mainly based on physical attractiveness; you may dream of a crow/crows.
26. Dreaming of crows nests
We have seen what a dream about a crow inside our house means. Dreams about a crow’s house, i.e. their nests- are a negative sign. This dream suggests helping someone who is not worthy of your help.
You may even be forced to help, for example an abusive relationship or a partner that has mistreated you. They clearly don’t deserve your kindness or help.
Dreams of crows nests also sometimes represent relationship issues, for example casual relationships where partners are not ready to sincerely commit.
27. Dreams about scaring away a crow
This dream has a direct interpretation – you have discovered someone trying to steal something that is yours.
This dream is a warning sign to be on guard and not let anyone take away what is yours.
28. Dreams about destroying a crows nest
This dream does not have a directly negative or positive interpretation – it is more of an indication to quit the project you are handling currently. Dreams about destroying crows nests are a suggestion that the outcome of the project will be unsuccessful.
It could also mean you have caused an accident or created problems for someone close, without meaning to.
29. Feeding a crow in your dream meaning
This is a particularly nice dream about crows, because of its promising meaning. Dreams about feeding a crow mean that you are opening up to new prospects and ideas.
Crows have a mystical, often dark image. Thus, feeding a crow in your dream can mean you are mentally opening up to something unknown. You are accepting the mystery and offering a part of yourself towards that search/exploration.
30. Blind crow in dreams meaning
Your dreams about a blind crow have a similar meaning- you are blindly following something. This means you may be ignoring warning signs or proper data, and relying only on an inner sense.
In practical real life decisions, this can have bad consequences. This dream about a blind crow acts as a reminder to always check on direct data and facts.
31. Dreams about a bleeding crow
Dreamers who see a bleeding crow in their dreams are showing an emotional side of them.If you are letting others emotionally exhaust you, you may see a bleeding crow in your dreams.
When you feel hopeless and exhausted, your dreams of a bleeding crow reflect your need for someone to fill that void and provide you comfort.
32. Speaking crow in dream meaning
Dreams about a speaking crow are a good omen; they mean that you are about to inherit fortune. Another interpretation is that a project you may have worked on is about to result in monetary benefits.
33. Dreams about a crow in hand
Dreams about a crow in hand are related to the crows’ intellectual symbolism. If you have personal or professional issues, you may have doubts of whether you can handle the problem. Such a dream of a crow in hand is a representation of that fear.
34. Dreams of a crow in the nest
Crows in dreams are generally seen attacking, being attacked or dead/dying. However, if the crow in your dream is in it’s nest- the meaning is rebirth. Either a baby or a new idea/aspect of life may be born in your home.
Any form of life/idea taking birth in your home is a good omen.
35. Pet crow in dream
Having a pet crow in dreams means overcoming difficulties. You may need the support of others or your own intellect, but you will eventually learn and conquer the problems that are present; or upcoming in your life.
Dreams about crows based on their body parts/objects
36. Crow eggs in dream meaning
Crow eggs in your dream represent following your intuition – mainly to accept a new opportunity. The crow egg is also interpreted as you winning because of someone else’s loss. Another person’s misfortune could be your victory/profit.
37. Crow feet in dream
Sometimes dreamers see the feet of crows in dreams. The significance of the feet is the presence of difficulties or upcoming hardships in your future. This interpretation however extends to resolving the problems as well.
All you need to do is lift your inner spirits to find a solution to the problem or hardship.
38. Crow wings in dream meaning
This dream represents a type of helplessness you will feel because of someone threatening you or blackmailing you.
Wings generally are a symbol of flying high, but wings of crows in dreams mean limitation of your ability due to such external forces.
39. Crow feather in dream meaning
Dreaming of crow feathers has an emotional understanding. If you have received stressful news and experience a shift in your feelings, you may have dreams about crow feathers.
It means your heart and mind has been affected by the news in some way and you feel that change internally.
40. Crow head in dream
Crows in dreams are associated with darkness; even in the darkness inside of us. If you have an unhealthy relationship with bad news, for example, you like hearing about something bad happening to other people, you may see a crow’s head in your dream.
Here, the focus of the dream is the crow’s head. It represents an unhealthy pattern within you.
41. Tree full of crows in dream
Dreams about a tree full of crows is interpreted as an invitation to a gathering with friends/family. If you love being in the company of others, this is a very good sign for you.
Lastly, let’s talk about friendly crows. Crows in dreams are often associated with negative meanings; but some crows in dreams are friendly,
42. Friendly crow in dream meaning
Dreams where crows are friendly and act as your companions are a spiritual indication of you accepting all parts of yourself- both light and dark.
Friendly crows also indicate you are trusting your intellect, using it in decision making and are confident about who you are and your core values.
It is also an omen of good news probably coming your way.
Biblical Meaning of Crows in Dreams
The bible mentions the symbolism behind dreams about ravens, not crows, however they belong to the same family and hence are often confused for the same.
Other than black birds in general representing sins and darkness, dreams about crows (ravens) are considered a bad omen.
These dreams often bring the announcement of death or bad health/illness. It is a symbol of fear, temptation to do something bad, bad news, death, and fears of upcoming troubles or pain.
Importantly, if the same feeling persists even in your waking life, and even after praying, a biblical understanding could point to an evil attempt to cause you deep pain, accidents or death.
Spiritual meaning of dreams about crows
Spiritually, crows are symbols of life-death, change and transformation. All these ideas are connected to each other. We have to figure out what our inner self is trying to tell us through the crow.
Sometimes it is telling us to trust ourselves, sometimes it is telling us to do better. Mostly it is telling us a life transformation (either good or bad) is coming. It is warning us to accept the change, both negative and positive.
Crows are also a symbol for darkness. Their physical appearance along with their behavior traits give them a dark background in the spiritual world. However, accepting the darkness within us is also an important part of life.
This self acceptance leads to higher wisdom, being at peace with yourself and utilising our entire mind and body to make better decisions for ourselves.
Spiritual and Life Tips
- Trust your intuition
- Accept your inner darkness
- Prepare for bad news
- Trust your own intellect
- Move forward
- Stop ignoring warning signs
- Not be influenced by others
- Transform and rise when needed
What you should ask yourself
Since dream analysis is not easy, after reading through the above examples- ask yourself these questions.
1. How often do I get the same/similar dream?
2. What is the crow in my dream doing?
3. What is my action towards the crow in my dream?
4. Are there any similarities between the dream and my real life?
5. How do I feel after I wake up?
6. What is the general theme of my dreams?
Should I be worried about seeing a crow in my dream?
Dreams about crows are particularly known as bad omens. However, after reading so many examples, it is clear that dreams about crows can also be positive signs.
Dreams about crows are bad omens when the interpretation shows
- Someone is dying or dead
- Someone is involved in an accident
- Crows act as an announcement of death
- You are suffering through a loss
Dreams about crows are good omens when
- Crow in dream is making you realise your inner strength
- You succeed in killing a crow (i.e. your rival)
- When you have a positive life transformation (crow flying upwards)
- When there is a rebirth in your house (crow in a nest)
A crow in a dream represents aspects of life like death, big changes and the role of intellect.
The various examples show negative and positive signs of crows in dreams. The spiritual understanding shows inner darkness and accepting it; a biblical interpretation shows the warning signs.
The most important aspect to remember is current life context, fears, pain points and the feelings that are present in your waking life. What you do after you understand the meaning of the crow in your dream is what matters most!
Rashi Modi is a mental health counsellor by training (with a Masters in Psychology) and a reader by choice. She is a hopeful social entrepreneur, with experience in the social sector, multiple NGOs, and a philanthropic mindset. She likes to write about things that continue to fascinate her, even after eight years of studying psychology - our beautifully complex mind and all the relationships we find ourselves navigating every single day. She is sure that reading a good blog along with a nice cup of coffee is an act of self care; one that she wholeheartedly supports.