Spirit Animal Totems


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New adventures await you as the way is now clear. You are being gently nudged through this door.

If Deer has crossed your path;

It is often a sign not to be too hard on yourself. Still the voice of the self critic and treat yourself with gentleness and understanding, be yourself and continue along your path. Seek out your inner treasures and use them generously to help those around you. Trust that kindness and graciousness will be well received.

We are also reminded that we cannot push towards change in others, rather we gently nudge them in the right direction with love and understanding. Lead by doing and showing the way.

Deer is a messenger of serenity, can see between shadows and hear what isn’t being said.

Deer teaches us to maintain our innocence and gentleness so we can share our open-heartedness with others.

If Deer is your Animal Totem;

You have the knowledge of how to use the power of gentleness to touch the hearts and minds of the wounded beings in your life. You have a propensity to see new innocence and freshness in life everywhere and you constantly feel the lure of new adventures. Often you have a link to the arts, especially poetry and music.

You are also a keen observer, able to see well in low light. You are also a very compassionate, gentle and loving person.

If Deer has come to your Dream;

It symbolizes grace, compassion, gentleness, meekness and natural beauty. It has feminine qualities and may point to the feminine aspect within yourself. It also represents independence, alertness, and virility. Consider the symbol to be a pun for someone who is “dear” to you. Alternatively, the dream represents vulnerability and naivety. As a result, others may take advantage of you and your gullibility.

If the deer is black, then it means that you are not acknowledging or are rejecting the feminine qualities in you. You may not be in tune with your feminine side.

To dream that you hunt or kill a dear suggests that you are trying to suppress those feminine qualities.

To see a male deer or buck in your dream represents alertness, virility, masculine sexuality and assertiveness. If the two bucks are fighting, then it signifies male aggression. You are trying to dominate or take control over some area of your life. Alternatively, the dream may be a pun on a dollar.

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81 Responses to Deer

  • I wanted to know what seeing a large black buck means. I looked out my door this afternoon and running across the road was a large black buck. I couldn’t go looking where it went because I was watching my granddaughter. Just wondering what this meant. Thank you.

  • So, I’ve had some odd occurrences with the deer that live in the wooded-river area where I regularly go hiking. The last two times that I have been out, I have seen female deer. Not unusual, because I have often seen their tracks by the river. But, each of these last two times, they have not immediately run from me, like they usually do. Instead, one of them (when I came across a small herd of 5-6 of them) stands it’s ground, stares at me and stomps it’s foot at the ground. The first time, with the small herd, that deer actually followed me a little ways to make sure I was leaving it’s area. This last time, tonight, the lone deer I encountered made some sort of sound that almost sounded like the cawing of a bird and stomped it’s foot before deciding to run off. And then, not 10 minutes or so after this, I got stung by a yellow jacket (for the first time in my life! I’d never even been stung by a bee before!) five (5!!) times when I was exploring a fallen tree! Damn those hurt!

    I know that it is mating season for deers, so I imagine that is a factor in their behavior. But, my time in nature has always been very peaceful with any animals that I come across, so to have this happen twice in a row, combined with the yellow jacket’s assault, almost feels like I’m being kicked out, or driven away from, nature. Which kind of breaks my heart a bit, because nature is a sacred place to me, and I always treat it as such.

    Am I reading too much into all of this? Any thoughts?

  • For about a month now, almost every night going home, I spot a three legged doe on my path. The others run and jump but this doe does not move. Once I had to drive around her as she would not move from the middle of the street. I fear its a bad omen since it is an injured animal, but one with out a willingness to run.

    • The deer could need your help are there no wildlife shelters you can contact?

      • I love your suggestion! It’s the first thing I would do.
        IT guy, it’s a situation to practice, a chance to be gentle, to have compassion and care.
        Hurray for deer :smile:

  • This morning on my home from town, I saw a buck. I followed it and it was standing with 2 other bucks on a hill, all spaced apart. They stood and watched me. I had my dog in the car and she barked so the deer came closer to me. I have never seen 3 bucks standing together on a hill? What kind of omen is that? It’s like the father, the son and the holy ghost! Strange.

  • I have been seeing a lot of deer in my path lately when I go bike riding, it could be a coincidence but maybe they are trying to tell me something? I saw a few does (a doe today actually) and a month ago I saw a young buck run across a field. I feel like I see a deer almost every time I go out? Like I said it could be coincidence but the frequency of sightings is odd I guess.

    • Check this out: I walk my dog every evening up a wooded hill. I’ve seen a young buck maybe ten times in recent months. He comes toward me and my dog–every time. Mostly he moves slowly, eyes fixed on us. Occasionally he’s moved in quicker steps. He’s only now growing antlers, and last night he had a fawn with him! If this sounds like I’m dreaming it, I’m not. It’s exactly as I describe. Has anybody had a similar experience?

      • I knew a guy who people used to call the Deer Whisperer. He worked at a resort in South Carolina and there were several wild deer that would come up to him and sometimes walk around the grounds with him. He would sometimes feed them apples, so that might have something to do with it… But they wouldn’t show themselves to anyone else. It was sorta cool!

  • Today, I found 2 hind legs from a baby-deer on the property. What does it mean or what is the spiritual significance of it?

  • Hello everyone, anyone that can help with this dream would be greatly appreciated…

    The only thing I remember about the dream is being awoken (while sleep) to the sound of frogs ribitting. At first I couldn’t find it, then I realized it was coming from my wife’s old black purse. I picked it up and there was a dead frog under it, another one was dying and there was one or more still alive in her purse. As she came in the room and I asked for an explanation, I looked out the window and saw a deer falling off of our neighbor’s house like it slipped on ice and snow.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • I have had two white-tailed deer cross my path in close proximity recently. One, in the cemetery where my late wife is interred, and once in the conservation area where we had a memorial park bench installed. These are the only two occasions where I have ever been close enough to white-tailed deer to get good close-up photos.

  • The coolest thing occurred this morning while my mighty yorkie, Tigger, and I were out for our walk. After entering a path that runs through a small forested area behind our local elementary school, I heard a brief rustle of leaves and moving branches twice: first on one side, then on another. I looked as I kept going but didn’t notice anything in particular until I happened upon some squirrels bustling about over head. I thought they must have been jumping from tree to tree and made the sounds I had heard and, so, put it from mind, mystery solved. Just a bit later Tigger was tending to his business when I caught something out of the corner of eye. I turned, and it was a doe, maybe around 2 years old or so, if I had to guess. It came toward us (Tigger didn’t notice, being blind and all from cataracts) and then halted looking between us and the forest. I said “Hi,” and thought it would take off as has happened to me before several times when I’ve encountered deer, but no, it actually began to follow me!I resumed my walk and it did too! It skirted the edges of the path and the forest and, when I would pick up my pace, so would she!She trotted along just behind us, zig-zagging in and out of the forest and path edge, its hooves going clippity-clap along the pavement. I’ve never seen anything like it. It followed us the whole length of the path. I said goodbye to it before I emerged from the forest and entered the back part of the school yard and the playground, thinking it would return to the forest for sure, but, no, it walked right out on the playground, and, just then, as kids and their teachers started to come out for recess, the deer didn’t run off, but skirted the edge, between sand boxes and forest cover, kids excitedly pointing to her and calling out as they ran toward her. As I rounded a bend in the path, she actually cut corners through the forest and met me out the other side! Anyway, this went on the whole rest of the pathway, which follows the borders of the forest and marks the back perimeter of the schoolyard (probably a good 400 meters long) and continued through a fence opening and out into a residential street, where she walked, pranced, and played about coming close and then dashing up into a yard, before coming back again. It was an absolute blast! I wish I would’ve had a carrot to see if I could’ve fed her.
    I don’t know, we have deer scattered about around this little town and, so, they are used to human presence, but they almost always run off pretty quickly when you come upon them. I wondered if maybe someone had been laying out carrots or something (I hope no one has been baiting them, since there is no hunting allowed within the city limits).
    As I reflect on the encounter, I can’t help but sense that there is some kind of deeper, symbolic/archetypal/spiritual meaning attached to this. I’m glad I found this website, some of the interpretations provided above resonate with me, especially as today, while I was working with some oracle/wisdom cards, I received one that indicated that I would be presented an opportunity to “work more closely with the animal kingdom and to find your own magickal familiar.” Which, I suppose could also indicate an animal totem. I do love nature, but the meaning from this website that most resonates is from the totem entry above: ” Often you have a link to the arts, especially poetry and music.” After a long hiatus I have taken up my music again in a very intense and earnest way. I have been practicing my tail off very intensely for the last week, auditioning for and, now, getting ready (thankfully) for a gig coming up in a couple of weekends.
    Anyway, just wanted to share this with you all, it really blew my mind–in a good way :>)

    • What an amazing story! Definitely one to cherish, and I agree, it seems to have a deeper meaning and connection. What a beautiful experience. I’ve never been on this site but you took the time to share something so wonderful and rare…I had to acknowledge your post and thank you for some pleasant thoughts. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • in my dream today, a part of it kept sortof flashing, like you know how a normal dream will play with no inturruptions like a movie? it just kinda flashed in my head, only really strongly showing the images a few times…
    i was in my house, but unlike how it usually is, no lights were on, it was lateish at night and some blinds were open, letting a lot of moonlight n to light up the place.
    someone was on a cloth, cross-legged, selling a butchered deer, smiling a lot> ๐Ÿ˜€ they didn’t really look ”happy” though, as you can guess. just kinda..murderous.
    the deer was a doe, and it was just butchered up into big pieces. i remember them trying to hand me a piece, still smiling.
    a bit later, they said something like “i sell you deer lips”, showing the chopped off head, mouth open and such, then showing the ”lips” (or mouth, iunno..) cut off from the head..
    these were the things that i saw more clearly, though it was kinda slightly mentally playing through most of the dreams (since this was going on in multiple dreams i’d had at the same time).
    back in my head, i could imagine the forest the deer was in, though i didn’t imagine it up-front at all really..
    it was like how when you think of an image, it won’t pop up as if you were physically seeing it like a movie. only at the handing me a piece part and the deer lips part did i see it like a movie (in this case, a clip, since they were veeery short.)
    it’s so weird, all my dreams from yesterdey and now have taken place in my moonlit house, i don’t really get it…for help with interpritation, i rarely get to get that kind of lighting. my parents turn the lights on, even when it’s not really dark, which really irritates me, and only when my parents are going to sleep/asleep can i turn all the lights off and open the blinds in our living room. i reaaally enjoy this lighting because i love the moon and it’s light is beautiful ๐Ÿ˜€
    i feel i should also mentuon the moonlight was coming mainly from the door to our deck, outside, since that’s where i usually let the moonlight in.
    i also felt like i was being controlled at the times of these dreams, if that has anything to do with it..
    so, uh…
    help? :sad:

    • Dear Kyanite,

      A dream like this is a warning or a lesson. For something to come or something that has. I have had dreams in ways like this but strength can stop them. More in dreams can the earth tell you something as in vision or in strangeness. To understand this dream you must dig deep inside or you must wait till the time is right. As to what you said for the deer and the man or woman only you are able to find the answer. The task will be hard but don’t give up because as long as you do your best with everything you do will you grow and learn. For now keep it in mind and walk through life till the time is right. You will know when it is and you will also understand. It was wonderful to help you in some way.

      From , Anna

      • Thank you! sorry for late reply, i didn’t get an email when you replied xD;
        this is very helpful, thank you, love! ^^

  • : )

  • so mistic and cool must find more

  • so weird yet in tresting ๐Ÿ’ก

  • You saw a deer while out in its habitat that’s natural and deer will not eat you lol don’t be scared

  • I often dream of a black doe dieing bleed and the blood makind a little rivlet as it joins a stream that is filled with fish and the blood kills them as it touchs them I see a wolf drink from the bloody water and it colapes dead to the ground and its spirit steps up and walks to the deer and sits by its side dropping its head before howling then as it starts to howl I wake up what does this mean

  • Once I and my boyfriend and been on a trek. While climbing suddenly a deer ran across us. It was afraid of us and thus ran into another bush. We too were afraid and returned back. After I came home ,one of my friend said its good for couples to spot a deer. Is it true ? Please tell me .. I’m extremely curious to know more about it.

  • Been working on a gruesome murder within my family that occurred over 100 years ago. I’m researching so publish a book in the still unsolved ax murder of three family members (father, mother, nine-year-old son). I’ve been working on this for more than 15 years, and very recently reopened the research with another family member. Yesterday morning I asked spirit to give me a sign as to who might have committed this crime. The day went well interviewing other family members, and there was enough daylight to visit the location of the murders. On the way my cousin and I stopped at the cemetery, since we had time, to see the graves. The cemetery is enclosed in three-feet high chain link fence, and the family plot containing the victims is enclosed with a three or so feet high iron fence. Noticed a few animal bones in the cemetery, and just outside the iron fence of the victims plot was a deer leg. The bone was clean, except for some hair on the tibia and hoof still intact. Inside the iron fence, on the grave of the nine-year-old’s grave were more bones, they appeared to be the remaining bones of the young deer that died. Strange, these bones were in an oval shape, as if the deer died while in fetal position, on the boy’s grave. Bones appear to be pretty clean – no flesh. Thinking possibly the deer died within the last couple of weeks which, coincidentally, could have been about the time of the anniversary of the murders.

    This morning I figured the deer bones were a sign from spirit, thought I didn’t understand it. So I prayed for an interpretation to solve the mystery. Later today I interviewed more cousins, and learned some new information about the murders that was very specific.

    Interpretations on the deer bones on the grave (that’s within two fences)?

  • I had a dream that I have rescued a spotted deer fawn from some where, it has hurt its spine area. I am with a friend when I find the injured fawn. I take it in my arms and am rushing to the nearest veterinarian, with the deer still in my arms I can feel him gasping for breath but it was too late by the time we reached the hospital, the deer had died. what does it mean?

  • So I’m trying to interpret my dream.

    I had a dream that I seen a deer drowning completly under water in a small pond so I jumped on top of the log beside it and threw it on land by its antlers. After the first one I seen/rescued 10 or more. I look up after I’m done and turns out they were all dead to begin with. What does this mean?

    • First interesting thing is that this took place on the water…clearly your emotional life. You on the log means you have been able to find a bit of stability in your emotional life, certainly enough to stand on and also rescue deer and hurl them to the shore. The male deer, are they men or relationships in your life? Perhaps. Whether they are men in emotional relationships you’ve had or perhaps even bosses or work situations, it seems clear that those situations are well over and that although you now have the ability to pull yourself emotionally together, those situations have been lessons that are gone but leave you stronger to this point.. Perhaps it now a good time to trust your intuition more before you make any commitments to anyone or any situation.

  • My best friend once saw a white deer emerge from the forest. They watched the deer and the deer was serene and unafraid. Later, after my friend moved houses, a white deer crossed their path once again.
    My friend definitely has the spirit and characteristics of a deer, and I feel this white deer is their spirit guardian. I’m unsure of the significance of the color, though. Can anyone help me understand why the deer is specifically a white deer?

  • 4 deer not one crossed in front of my car yesterday. I was asking for guidance from my guardian angels. Any thoughts on the meaning would be appreciated.
    Thank you.

  • Hi Everyone:

    What a super cool group! I was just wondering if anyone can answer my question. I’m kind of iffy on my interpretations and meanings as I have A LOT of ego to get rid of haha. I did a meditation to connect with my spirit guide/angels. Within this meditation, I was told that my spirit guides would appear. One of them was a deer. Does anyone have the symbolism of what this means for the deer in comparison to just having a dream about a deer? Is a spirit guide/spirit animal the same? Thank you so much for your guys’ input :) xo

    • From my spiritual teaching I have learned we have a spirit teacher and a spirit guide. We have know both of those people in some past life and they have liberated from this world and come back to be with us. Your spirit teacher may have other students and your guide is just connected
      to you. The animal spirit is an additional guide but does not hold the same connection but certainly can teach if we are open to it.
      Can you really divide the line between a meditation and your dream time? They both bring you to the same place and energies and dreams especially if you can find yourself in your dream you can begin to take control of your life. As we all should do a bit more of this, a gentle
      approach to all our situations in life is a good rule. Keeping a balance between your every day life and your inner self. There is no reason that
      things like intuition be neglected from your work because it brings ideas and working with others an enriching experience.

  • I was wondering if anyone has ever encountered and communicated with a deer. I walked through the woods once and saw so very many of them. There was one young doe in particular that seemed to be urging me to follow her. She seemed ok with me following their group, however, the others weren’t as sure. Once I got to a certain spot I felt the need to stop following them, that one has something to tell me. I guess the young doe was taking me to meet this one, but then this one told me to go back. She told me to leave. I turned to walk away and as I walked away the group followed me. Stopped when I stopped. Walked when I walked.. I wasn’t sure if they wanted me to stay or go but for sure they were communicating with me. Then.. I sensed from I guess the more nature one, that at that time I was not welcome. That I needed to leave and if I ever come back, come in peace. I think this was accurate because I have been going thru some things in my life lately and I’ve been harboring rage.. Does anyone have anything to share in regards to my experience?

    • You’ve had a fairly amazing experience in my opinion. The fact you were able to get as far as you did with the deer says so much about you.
      Clearly the deer is your totem and I am guessing you are quite a unique spirit in your human form. It seems very clear that there are many
      messages for you to receive from the deer world and i would suggest you are in a good place when you approach them again. I would be
      thrilled to hear about your next encounter. I will make a guess that they will find you the next time and tell you to come with them.
      Love and Peace

  • This morning I had a dream that I was standing at the door looking out the window,
    On the other side of the road is a hill with a home and a clearing just below it, as I stood there watching I saw a herd of white deer including fawn running down this hill into the clearing, cross the road…. Run up our hill, at this point my grandson and I are out on porch watching in amazement… Some of them run up behind our home but several come running up the ramp and onto the porch, these also include elk, they aren’t trying to harm us rather nudging us as if wanting fed… The front door is open and there are so many trying to get on the porch that they start flowing into the house…
    What could this mean?
    I was told my spirit name is little fawn. Please help me understand
    Thank you

  • Woke up at 3am to go to work (cleaning job), i usually go an hour later but I slept early the previous night and couldn’t get back to bed.

    Stepped outside to go to work and saw 5 Adult Deer across the street, maybe 20 feet away, they were headed in a southerly direction nearby the elementary school

    I live in the city, my house is right infront of a elementary school so it was an interesting site to see.

    The issues i’ve been having in my life include being very hard on myself for not making decisions that would get me a girlfriend, been constantly stressing over it. I’d like to think seeing the Deer was that message of its okay, don’t be so hard on yourself.

  • This mourning I was in the car and my dad was driving and while we were talking I suddenly saw a buck run out in front of us, I nearly had a heart attack because I thought we were going to hit it but it just barely passed in front of us. I was so relieved we didn’t hit it but my dad just looked at me funny and asked what happened. I was completely bewildered by this and shouted “We almost hit a deer!” He asked me if I was on drugs and that he didn’t see any deer and went even further to explain it was impossible for us not to hit a deer if one did run in front of us. We were going 45 mph and we were only two car lengths away from the car ahead of us so it would be impossible for the deer to cross both lanes, dash in between the two cars, and make it safely to the other side. I feel like I’m going crazy but I swear I saw a deer!

  • After a sacred psychedelic trip, I found myself as a deer. In my human form, I had a really hard time walking because I felt like I had skinny little stilts for legs and kept tripping and nearly falling. Finally though, I learned how to use my “deer legs” and ran across a giant meadow near my home. It was the most amazing feeling to be nearly flying across the meadow and hopping over everything. This was my first symbolism from a deer and it was very powerful.

  • My friend’s husband passed in February this year and a few days before his passing a deer came up to their window and looked in. The deer looked in the direction to where her husband was sitting. There was over two feet of snow and bushes outside the window where the deer was. The morning he passed a few deer were in their driveway and haven’t been back since. Is this a spirit way the deer came to guide him?

  • Is my spirit animal a deer? I have dreamt of a deer when I was 9 or 10 I remember it so clearly everything I did it repeated and it kept following me but before I woke up i heard it talk I forgot what it said though, im 17 now and I tried to find my spirit animal through meditation and there was a deer. But I kind of keep second guessing myself so is this my spirit animal or no

  • Hello,
    This is for my Wife, she is a vivid dreamer, meaning that she remembers her dreams and some times she can tell me about them hours after she has woken up. this dream is one of those.
    What she said was that Two White Baby (fawn) deer came up to her and some one else, (she thinks is me or her best friend, Can’t remember) they were nice and allowing them to touch and play with them, here first thought was where is the mom cause Mother animal(deer in this case) don’t like anyone touching there offspring, the beginning of the dream the mom was no where in site but late the Mother deer came and started charging at the other person not her! She then stepped in front of the Mother and told her to stop that we were friendly.

    I’m looking around the internet to find out what deer means but also I want to know what Baby (fawns) deer mean they are WHITE and I don’t know what the Mother deer color was,
    If any could email me please I’m curious about this dream. Thank you

  • What does it mean when a white buck follows you in a dream? I’ve had two dreams both with white bucks, in one I see him in the road and I stop to see if he’s ok then he’s in the back seat of my car. In the other he’s in a parking lot nuzzling my hand for carrots, which I feed to him, then he follows me to the door of a building.
    Not sure what it represents and I was wondering.

  • When I was a kid, my dad used to call me his “little doe”. Now I feel a special thing with this animal, I’m practically sure it’s my spirit animal. Coรฏncidence?

  • On may 17,2015 my fiancee passed away on June 20, 2015 i was on my way home around 4am to my amaze i seen 5 to 8 bucks in my neighbor’s yard i stopped made eye contact with them we locked eyes for a few mins they stood there looking at me i left and circled the block came back around they all took off for yhe woods. Mind you that was my old address on June 1, 2015 i moved around the corner into a new place which is about 3 mins from my old address on friday June 26 was my deceased fiancee birthday again around 4am i was pulling in to park in my space there stood 5 deers this has happen within a week of me seeing deers in 2 different places before i could park they took off running. I read on hello grief .org that if someone has passed that it is a sign that they are still with me……Is this true or is there any other meaning? I have never had any connections with a deer someone please reply!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Hi Elaine

      Believe it. I have been working with a guy in spirit for a number of years and they definitely show us animals to let us know they are around. Whenever anyone passes into spirit they just lose their bodies, their soul lives on and they’re still there and around you. It’s not like haunting and nothing to be scared of, because they just share the same space we do. We’re just having to live as humans to learn stuff. I am sorry for your loss, and do keep believing because the more you do, the more magic you’ll be shown and this will help you smile again. Much love to you.

      Months ago a psychic told me when a deer lands on my lap to take it in and care for it. When we were driving back from the vet with our cat we saw a deer on the side of hte road which had its legs broken. So we picked it up and put it in the back of the car, sat on my husband’s lap to take it to the vet. Unfortunately it was beyond repair but at least we gave it love and healing before he passed. In the process, he whacked his antler on my husband’s head and he’s now got an antler shaped faint scar – the scar itself is shaped like an antler, so I think he can safely say the deer is his totem! x

    • Sorry Florida56, I meant this for you, not Elaine! blimey can’t get this right on here!

  • I was curious if the bones of a deer have a different meaning than of the entirety of the deer, most specifically the teeth. Recently, I had been visiting a friend, who had many deer bones, and while handling the jaw, a tooth that did not previously seem even slightly loose, fell from it. I began to wear it around my neck as a protective charm, and only two days later I was given two deer knee bones as a gift, as the person who had them had no use for them. I gave them to my familiar, who is my wolf/pit bull/shepherd mix. He broke them both in half and buried them in my yard, all of the places corresponding with the compass points. I had never felt any prior connection to the deer, so does this have any particular meaning that anyone can understand?

  • I’m trying to find my totem through meditation. Upon my first meditation, I am very confused. I was walking through a forest and came across a fox that wanted nothing to do with me and fled in the other direction, I went into a clearing and there was a hawk flying overhead in circles watching me, I walked into a denser part of the forests and a see two deer, a buck and a doe, mating. Again, my first time meditating and I am very confused. ???

    • Upon reviewing my dream, and looking up pictures of vultures, i’d have to say the so-called hawk of my dream was actually a vulture. I have had a few funny experiences with vultures–one playing tag with me when I was a child and when three playfully attacked my kite, so I’m starting to believe that a vulture may be my totem. But I am still curious about the fox and the two mating deer though.

  • Last night I saw a dream which made me sad and I couldn’t get off thinking about what does it mean.I was standing behind a tree and suddenly a brown deer appeared( having a green plants and looking at me)It smiled at me which made me follow that deer…sky was clear…I kept following the deer…….What was dream about ?

  • I had a dream last night about a dear trying desperately to get into the location I was. I woke up thinking how weird it was, and then forgot about it. An hour later I was driving along and saw a dead deer on the side of the road and suddenly remembered the dream. Which is why I’m here now. :)

  • Okay so I had this really weird and confusing dream last night that kind of freaked me out. In my dream I was walking around a huge hole (almost like a fire pit except deeper) and inside there was a white and light brown deer hanging upside down, dead. Then I started running around the hole trying to get to it and another one appeared dead like the last. Then I kept running around and around and another deer appeared dead like the last two. I saw one more dear appear that was close to death but not dead yet so I stopped running and some how got to it and saved it. But then it transformed into a human so I’m really confused. I feel like this dream has some sort of important significance but I don’t know what it’s trying to tell me. This is the first time I’ve ever seen a deer in my dreams.

    If you have any insight on this please HELP me understand what my dream means. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

    • Idea: your partners in life are always weak?

      • I just woke up from the strangest dream. I was playing in the snow with one of my puppies then realized it was a beautiful baby deer. We began sliding down a steep road and I hugged it to me to protect it, when I looked up a huge full grown deer was watching. He came running towards us and I thought he would hurt me, but he didn’t, somehow he was making sure we made it down OK. I heard voices and noticed a group of men laughing getting ready to shoot him, I began screaming and telling to not do it, I had his child, he wasn’t hurting me. The huge deer git so close to me I was able to touch him and pet him! Finally the guys understand he wasn’t gonna hurt me and they stop trying to shoot him. I felt like I saved his life and the baby’s too. My dream continued on to get weird without the deer, but I can still feel his fur in my hands even after being awake. Any thoughts on this? Literally, never dreamt about deer before.

  • I had a very interesting experience last night. To preface, I’ve never had this experience before and I love about a block from the woods but back to a busy road so not sure why this buck was near my window. I heard something outside my bedroom window last night. It was banging on our house and then I heard grunting. My husband went outside to see what it was and it was a huge buck outside my window. My husband ran back in, we opened my blinds and he was staring at me. We tried playing music and shining a light to get him to move (initially I was worried about him trying to get in my window). He didn’t flinch so I said I was calling the police. He left right after I said that and was gone the entire time the police officer was her. Roughly 5 minutes after the officer left, he came right back to my window. I could sense him and he was very calm. We feel asleep and I woke up throighout the night and knew he was right there. When I woke the next morning, I heard his antlers on my screen and he was resting his head on my window ledge. My husband tried to play the siren again to get him to leave but he wouldn’t. My husband left the room, I got down at eye level with him, locked eyes, and spoke softly to him. I told him I apprecaited him staying by me last night but he had to go back to the woods to stay safe. I didn’t want him to get hurt. He left right after that conversation and has been gone the rest of the day. What can I make of this? My husband and I have two beautiful fighters but have been praying for a son, could this be a sign?

    • So sorry for all the grammar/spelling mistakes on that post! I couldn’t read everything on my phone and it kept guessing words wrong.

    • Hi Sarah, it has been some months now since your experience with the deer at your window.. has anything come to pass that you could link to the visit? I am very intrigued -Jammie

  • I have always had a deep connection with deer. Ever since I was a child I have come into contact with deer on at least a monthly basis. They constaly appear to me whenever I am alone, the interaction is always gentle and quiet. The most recent encounter was when I was unloading my car from a trip and a single doe appeared not 10ft away. We looked at each other for a good fifteen minutes before she melted back into the forest. Any advice about these encounters?

  • since the fall of 2014… I have had a doe & two fawns in my yard it is now Feb. 2015. And they are there every evening! Meanings anyone? The Deer is my spirit animal….

  • 8 years ago i became pregnant. I was given an immediate sense that the child in me was a boy. He was weak. I knew he would struggle in life. He would need special schooling and he would be inclined to the arts. I named him within a week of knowing Ivan Azriel. At 13 weeks my child died inside of me. The hospital sent me home to pass my baby. 7 hours later i passed my child. I fell asleep and was told to by a voice to find a tin of sweet william and burry my child in the woods. I am a gardner but i know plants by scientific names. I found a tin in my mother in laws kitchen the next morning designed with various dianthus flowers. I looked up sweet william and sure enough it was the same. And a sign of gallantry or bravery. My husband and me buried our son in sweet william deep in the woods. Most strange was that when we finished covering his grave with dirt we looked up to see a deer 12 feet away had been watching us. We stood and thanked the deer and he left.

  • I had a dream the other night about deer. I was standing in an open field and there was a forest line not too far away. A distance away from me was a huge herd of deer running off and leaping into the forest. There was one deer that stood there just staring at me while the rest of the herd kept leaping on. There was this golden sparkly energy around the deer and a voice said, and this is not the exact words I’m just paraphrasing because I can’t remember exactly what was said, “You can take as much energy from the deer as you want they have unlimited energy source.” And that’s when I woke up. What does my dream mean? Is the deer my animal spirit guide? What else was my dream telling me?

  • last night I had a dream that I was sitting in the deer stand and there was a doe and then another walked out. I was watching them and I look across the field and see 2 more does just jumping and what not. It was very peaceful

  • For the past 5 or so years, I have always seen a deer on the side of the road on my way home, especially late at night. It is always on the same road (close to my home) and on the same spot in the road. One night it stood in front of my car and stared at me, not moving, no matter how close I got to it. Tonight I had two cross my path, and again had to stop for them too. This has been happening too often for me to look past it and nudge it off as a coincidence. They always have antlers too.

  • hi i saw a spike buck that was pure black, can’t help wondering if it was some sort of omen

  • This morning as I was opening my window shade, I locked eyes with a large buck in my tiny backyard space. It was breath taking to say the least. I was hoping it was a sign of some significance. Any thoughts?

  • Last night a deer came to me in my dreams and gently rubbed its nose in my face. ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Today I was on my way to a induction for a job and I saw 3 deer walking together up a grassy hill in the near distance. I have sometimes seen deer before but never as many as 3 there. I didn’t see any significance until we reached the venue and besides the venue name the road or drive way was called Deer park. Surely thats a good sign right? :-)

  • I just saw two good sized bucks with large antlers walking across the street in front of me and then pausing before going through a hedge in someones front yard. A beautiful and peaceful sight.
    Just wondering what you think the reference would be.

  • I had a dream where tigers where jumping the fences of my backyard. I was amazed at the site but noticed a young tiger was unable to make the jump and was left behind. I went outside, regardless of the fear I felt and thought the baby tiger to jump not knowing it’s mother was watching. After so, I went inside unharmed. A few minutes later I hear another noise but to my surprise, this time it was a young fawn. There was a baby deer outside my sliding glass door. I let it in, knowing there was tigers outside. Only, this time when I was ready to take it outside, there was a tiger there. I’m not sure if it was the mother or young tiger but it did not leave. No matter how much time passed it seemed to want the deer. Knowing the baby deer’s fate, I kept it safe inside till I awoke. This dream is not like any other, I woke up and still feel like there is significance behind it yet, I unsure of what it might be. Can you help explain? I

    • Hi..I the tigers represent two strong females..the backyard..things you do not want to acknowledge or face…the fawn..represents innocence.. The fence… A barrier. Difficulty in yourself. It is either something which bars your progress or expression, or is used as a protection from things outside yourself, or from things getting at you. If you are sitting on the fence, it shows you attempting to avoid decision or action.

      In many dreams a fence or wall also suggests social barriers, the attitudes and feelings people express to keep others at a distance, to keep a separation between those of different social, religious or economic class. This sort of fence may also depict tension or conflict, as was expressed by the Berlin wall between two opposing powers.

      The fence often depicts our sense of social barriers, class barriers, or the attitudes we use to segregate the sexes, races or classes in work, opportunity or relationship. It can represent the need for privacy; territorial feelings; the social rules we use to give each other respect, or the de-fences we erect to ward off what we fear as danger of hurt.

      Also our boundaries or fears in relationship or society which might prevent us daring to express ourselves or be creative. The door..A boundary; the difference between one feeling state and another, such as depression and feeling motivated. A barrier to change or growth or the passing from inside oneself to exterior life. The feelings or attitudes, such as aloofness, we use to shut others out of our life to remain independent or private and being open or inviting. A sense of leaving an environment or relationship โ€“ or escape. A door can be an entering into a new work or relationship situation; entrance to a new life style, or a new phase of oneโ€™s life. Or conversely, an exit from one situation into another…..I hope this helps I took two of the symbols fromt ony crisps website.. to save time

  • This morning before dawn as I began my morning ritual of walking a sacred circle outside a deer snorted in the dark and bounded off to the north. Any thoughts on this?

  • I had never heard of spirit animals and didn’t know anything about them when I met this guy and I had this strong impression of a deer: he somehow just reminded me of a majestic, peaceful deer, and I had never really associated people with animals before him. I got to know him a little bit and he was very kind, soft spoken and the most empathetic person I had ever seen, ever: he felt people’s problems more than they did, really a lot of sympathy for others. Reading this, he has exactly all of these traits. He even plays an instrument and sings well. I only much later found out the deer was his favorite animal and he kept a very pretty (artistic, not necessarily realistic) painting of one in his room.

    • This is how all human beings should be, what a beautiful sounding gentle-deer-man. My main spirit is an illuminated white doe. I have owl and horse next. Have you had any journeys or experiences whereby you identify with any animals? xxx

  • Last fall, I was at my house when I heard the sounds of clattering sticks and heavy breathing. I looked out the window and saw 2 eight point bucks with antlers intertwined, pushing against each other and shaking their heads. The 2 bucks seemed equally matched as one pushed the other back for a bit, and then the other would dig in and push the first around. Their hooves and antlers churned up the ground as they struggled. Sometimes they rested for a minute or so to catch their breath, then it started again. At one point their antlers locked and they struggled to separate themselves – they seemed to be working together at this point. After they separated, they paused and came back together again each trying to gain advantage over the other. After about 10-15 minutes of this, they separated and left. I was both amazed and grateful for the experience, but have often wondered since then why I was invited to witness this event. It doesn’t seem that it occurred by accident.

    • Hello Kathy: This significant event in your life is also representative of the internal struggle you have constantly with your own will power. Only when you come to full unconditional love and acceptance for yourself will this internal struggle cease and leave you.

  • Im interested in the message specifically of Fawn. any info is appreciated!

    • Hello Carla: A Fawn is the โ€œLight.โ€ They are the manifestation of spiritual inspiration in action. To see a Fawn is to know that new spiritual truths will soon be revealed to you. They are faithful, graceful, upright and affectionate and represent the nurturing support of the Universe. In the shadow form they seek favor through subservience, flattery and pandering. They refuse to own their power.

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