Giraffe Symbolism, Giraffe Meaning, Giraffe Totem, Giraffe Dream, and Messages
Today Giraffe is letting you know that it's time to stick your neck out. Start making new connections, stretch yourself, reach as far as you can. You are up for the challenge.

Giraffe Meaning and Messages

In this case, the Giraffe symbolism is letting you know that it is time to allow your foresight to lead the way. You know what you have been predicting all along. Therefore, you should take action and follow through. Not only that, but the Giraffe meaning is also telling you that your gut instincts and clairvoyance are telling you something. Hence this spirit animal teaches you to listen to your heart and allow your awareness to lead the way.

Alternatively, the Giraffe symbolism may be letting you know that you can ask for help and guidance in all matters. Similar to the Jaguar, if you are confused in any way, focus inward, and follow your heart. Giraffe symbolism reminds you that your soul and your heart are connected. Therefore it will be the most reliable source of the knowledge you are seeking. Thus, if it feels “right,” then you must follow through. In the same fashion, if it feels uncertain or questionable, then look inward to see if it is not just your fear of change stopping you. Accordingly, the Giraffe meaning also says, if it feels wrong, look for another direction. Also, it is not enough to see the future; you must continue to move toward it as well.

Giraffe Totem, Spirit Animal

Most Giraffe totem people have the gift of higher perception and inner awareness. Moreover, they have learned to make their words count and share their knowledge of their surroundings with others. Like the Rat, people with this spirit animal often know the future, can sense what is going to happen and what lies over the horizon. As a result, they should never become complacent and lose sight of the future. Life will become increasingly difficult until they set their sights once more on the path ahead. The Giraffe totem people also have firm ties to family and friends, especially parents and children. Additionally, their gentleness and gracefulness in action are always apparent to others.

Giraffe Dream Interpretation

For the most part,  a Giraffe dream suggests that you need to consider the overall picture. In other words, take a broader view of your life is headed. The vision may also be a metaphor on how you are “sticking your neck out” for someone.

To dream that you are riding one of these creatures represents your desire to stand out from the crowd. You want attention, but aren’t getting it.

Similar to the Boxer dream, to dream that this animal is running, it implies that you are avoiding the truth. However, it can also suggest that you may have seen something that you shouldn’t have.

If this mammal is red in your Giraffe dream, it is a warning that you are following a dangerous path and that your future is at stake. You need to step back and find a new direction so that you are back on purpose. If the animal is green, then there are greener pastures ahead, and things are about to get a little easier for you.

47 thoughts on “Giraffe”

  1. I had a dream about a large green snake going through the body of a giraffe from head to foot and the snake were green and it’s head came out of the foot of the giraffe.and the snake start trying to bit the giraffe the giraffe were it’s normal color

  2. I would like to know why I always unexpectedly see a giraffe in different forms. In photos, billboards, videos, or background print, cups, etc. They have been turning up randomly for over a year now. sometimes, for consecutive days in a row.
    What is it telling me?

    1. EspionageCookie

      Well, I am involved in a lot of business matters, and I do know that companies like to use certain animals in their advertisements with a lot of conscious knowledge of what that animal might symbolize in. It’s not unusual for companies to have some type of animal motif associated with them due to this, though if it’s a giraffe that catches your eye particularly, its traits might be trying to point you to do something to make use of this in a career setting, or to look for career opportunities with a metaphorical, if not also literal, association with giraffes. That, unless it’s a new advertising trend where you are, which means that likely business is evolving these days with the characteristics encouraged with giraffes.

    1. Iguana makes me think of an animal that camouflages….the dog means something camouflaged was sniffed out and not handled “humanely”…makes me think of dog eat dog mentality.

    2. I had a nightmare that it was storming, there was a ton of lightning, but it wasn’t raining, just really windy. It was also night time. There was a fully black eyed giraffe and everything was really static and unmoving. In the nightmare, it was both terrifying and bleak. Very unusual.

  3. Both butterflies and rows follow me. Crows have even flown aheadofmy car, swooped over my head and yell at my front door. I will feed them.

  4. I had a dream where thier was two giraffes and one of them wS trying to eat my one year old niece, one of my sisters was trying to take hold of my niece and i had my hands inside the giraffes mouth trying to hold it open so it wouldn’t bit down. What’s the meaning of that?

  5. Last night I had a dream that I had a pet giraffe and was walking him down the street. He was very gentle and shy. Any interpretations?

  6. Hi, last night I had a very real dream and it went like this. A huge Giraffe was in the highway chasing a man who was trying to stop his car from going into collision. The man was somehow scared, the Giraffe than kept chasing the guy and his car landed on a huge water sink hole, he got behind the sink hole and the car plus water sucked him into the hole and the car rolled on top of him…he died and the Giraffe started to walk in circles around me, this Giraffe made me feel protected, I was glad that the guy was gone and that this Giraffe was maybe protecting me, I felt safe. Than I was watching the news and it was super real, the news were telling viewers this, “a man gets chased by a giraffe while the giraffe seemed to protect another man, the zookeeper has a letter the man who died wrote before he died and you won’t believe what the letter reveals, it is absolutely out of this world, all and more when we get back…!”. I was stunned and didn’t know a letter existed, I woke up feeling happy, curious and like something happened for the better…still stunned

  7. Last night I dreamt I was driving on the freeway and took the wrong exit. And as I exited I saw a giant giraffe walking on the freeway. Can someone tell me what this dream means.

  8. Last night I dreamt that I broke down on the side of the highway and a herd of giraffes were running and chasing me across and the road and I shot one, it was the saddest thing ever 🙁 🙁 🙁

    What does this mean??

  9. wow dreamed of the largest tsunami ever with giant giraffes so tall and gracefully running in the tsunami wave. i felt the whole earth shake. as we all tried to swim n move with this gigantic wave. it was amazingly emotional n beautiful.

    1. Pay attention to nature , it will clean itself and the true residents won’t be harmed ,, also it’s a symbol that there’s a emotional issue that needs your attention .. Take a look into yourself and see what is feeding your emotions right now ..

    2. I dreamed I was sitting in the Leo of a giraffe and 2giraffes were caressing me with their necks and licking was beautiful we were in tall grasses and a breeze was blowing. The night sky was full of stars and I was so happy and full of love

  10. Last night I dreamed about seeing the pregnancy of jiraffe.
    She was in labour pain so I helped her .
    After the delivery of 2 calves she said something to me which I don’t remember.
    Can u Pls tel me the interpretation of my dream.

  11. In my dream, I was walking down the street in the dark and see a giraffe out of the corner of my eye dart across the street into the hills. I find the giraffe kicking a chain link fence around an abandoned lot open. I later find myself inside of a room with someone and hear gunshots. I run outside to see the giraffe has been shot and killed. Very bizarre.

    1. I had a similar dream with. Giraffe in parking lot but the giraffe was amusing me getting my attention it kept jumping over the the stick that blocks the parking Lot and it tripped and then went in a littl room where I pet it

  12. I had a dream that I was on a beach front with my sister. We were having breakfast at a restaurant on the beach and I looked up the sky. It was originally a sunny day but all of a sudden the clouds looked darker, almost like a thunderstorm was blowing in but there was no wind. I said to my sister: “that’s odd, the clouds don’t usually make this pattern over the ocean, something looks different…off?” Then 2 giraffes emerged out of the water and began running inland. I yelled “they are moving to higher ground, RUN!!” And shortly after the ocean began to creep up to the restaurant and then more and more water kept coming. We ran into a hotel and got on a high enough floor to escape the water that began flooding inland.

    Wonder what this might mean?

  13. On the 8th November,2016
    I dream about a giraffe standing over my bed, it was staring at me and i was also looking back at it,and all of a sudden it just fell so i ran to it and i try to help it up,while i was helping it to get back on its feet,it fell again and i countie trying to help it get back up again on its feet,while i was try to help the giraffe get back on its feet the giraffe had head drop,so i went and try to help get his head back up,the giraffe had managed to lift his head back up and his head had just fell back down again and i keep on helping his head back up but it was no use,so the giraffe keeps looking at me and i look at it back,his eyes were big and glassy,the giraffe just look so sad and hopeless??

  14. i dreamed about a giraffe, i show a beautifull giraffe and i wanted to ride on it,so its has to bed down so thats i can ride on but instead it was linking my heard and i was afraid ,so later i get on the giraffe but it did not go far it fell in the thorn tree and i was hurt but later i found my self nursing a the injured giraffe and feeling sorry for it. i would like any one to help me understand this.

  15. I dream of a giraffe attacking me twice. the first time i managed to push my son aside and grab the front legs ready to hit me and the second time i climbed up a tree. But it was still after me.

    1. Hmmm I had a similar dream. I was holding my son and I threw him out of the way. The giraffe only attacked me and had me pinned to the ground. I finally escaped but he was still after me.

    2. Had a dream last night that a Giraffe was chasing me. It was trying to punch me in the head. I say punch because the hands looked like racoon hands. It seemed like I could never get away.

  16. Long story short
    In my dream, a Giraffe was being walkwalked my handlers, when it start to walk up to me and then puts it’s head to my chest as if listening to my heart. I begin to cry and hug it’s neck and head, while kissing it’s forhead.
    The handlers are trying to get the Giraffe back, but instead of going with the handlers it kneels down and puts it’s head in my hands. I collapsed and begin to kiss it’s snout.
    The handlers look mad and say “it’s giving in to you, it will never be the same”
    The Giraffe then gets up and walks off with the handlers.

    1. If this were my dream I would feel the strong message to appreciate the emotions and the desires of my heart. The giraffe in your dream seems to tell you to honor all of your visions through your heart. The handlers seem to represent an old paradigm of managing everything by thinking it through. Yet you collapse into the heartfelt connection with your gifts and experience everything that is yours to experience with great Love. How could we ever accept life without this unifying force that truly brings all of Life into the perspective of the whole being.

  17. Brandie Phillips

    I had a dream that I was exploring a wooded area and came upon an overgrown habitat with beautiful architectural design. I was with my mother and there was a bridge that connected to a circular concrete wall. In the center a giraffe, larger than I have ever seen,was grazing. It stretched up to look at us. It extended it’s neck over the wall and nuzzled against my face then went back to grazing. I woke up and just felt so safe. Any thoughts? 👿 🙁 🙁

  18. I just wanted to say that the giraffe is a very magical and mystical creature. It’s beautiful patterns are unparalleled. It was my favorite animal as a child and honestly.. Hate to say it but I lost touch with it many years back and only recently-as in a week or so- have begun my reconnect. i have such a yearning right now t be surrounded by giraffe. I found myself think ‘I miss the giraffe’ and it’s suddenly appearing every where I go. Everything I look at.. I feel such a deep connection to this spirit that I am saddened that I had shied away from it for so long. I realized as a child this was so dominant in my life-my visions were way more precise and regular and even longer. I’m embarking on a spiritual journey right now that I have been told to handle gracefully.. This all before she waltzed back into my life. Call me crazy but my intuition is telling me that she is the answer. I worry about my personal grace and how I will handle the events so soon to come. Since reconnecting with her I have heard this constant hum in my right ear. It seems to get higher the more I deepen the reconnect and I know it is the right path. I’m not afraid of truth, however, I am afraid of my ability to communicate said truths. Perception is such a powerful thing. Ego needs be removed, let’s enjoy this beautiful creature for what it is. I’m glad to see all of you on here. Fellow giraffe kin. <3 I hope you all find what you are looking for and may you be aided well by our spirit the giraffe.

  19. I had a dream in which i saw a large giraffe that was looking at me above the horizon. There was this poachers with arrows trying to chase it. I had a very long rope around the neck. I pulled her by the rope ad the rope went round half the community i was and i anchored the rope to a support. My son was helping me to hide the giraffe from the poachers. I later saw myself cutting small grasses to feed it. pls any interpretation to this?

  20. I dreamed that there was a smaller giraffe in the room and a friend of mine told me to take note that the giraffe, when it walked in a circle looked like it had a snake head, When it would walk around in a circle as it made itself around, the neck of the giraffe appeared to look like a snake at the same time

  21. Last night a giraffe came to me in my dream, she was following me about a foot behind me. I had to go to my workplace and couldn’t get in but once I did get in I made sure my giraffe was still with me. For most part I only saw her shadow but I felt her behind me. I felt slightly responsible for her, like i was taking carr of her. Making sure she didnt get left behind or stuck outside. And then my ggums(in my mouth) which I have been told could be anxiety. My teeth didn’t fall out and my giraffe was okay. The people in my work place looked at me crooked except the residents( I am a caregiver for elders)
    Can someone help me

  22. i had a dream about a baby giraffe. The thing is in the dream I was human yet everyone was talking to me like this giraffe was my child and I gave birth to it but so body else was watching over it for me. It was laying on my bed and feeling a bit sick so it needed to be watched over. I looked at my boyfriend and smiled and said ” we can finally lay with our baby” I am not pregnant in real life nor do I have any children although 3 months ago I lost a baby at 14 weeks pregnant. Why a baby giraffe though? 😕

  23. In this dream, there are at least three, but I felt there were more, giraffes to the left of the road I was driving on (northerly direction). It was night time with an orange sky, darkened because of no moon, but still aglow with the type of light that can color the sky leaving only silhouettes. The shadows of the giraffes moved slow and lumbering across my visual field off in the distance. As I approached the edge of the town where they were housed I wondered how they remained docile enough to stay there, after all they had greater mobility than humans… As I drove nearer to their compound, it seemed the giraffes were more alert. For some reason I decided to back away returning back down the road I had just driven. I then decided to return to the area of the giraffes. This time the giraffes were even more alert to my presence and in their shadowy way moved closer to the roadway. It was then I became aware of their full ability to walk wherever they wanted and that they were not confined to a ‘pen’ or zoo-like structure. The head of one approached my vehicle, bringing its face within arm’s distance, its long neck bending to get a closer view. I remember having no fear, but an expanding sense of wonderment, opening my heart to the possibilities of contact and allowing for whatever was to come.

    It was then I realized the fact these were not true giraffes, but the shadows of the real ones who were asleep somewhere else. These shadows moved throughout the neighborhood protecting those who may have the giraffe as a dream totem. The shadows were more powerful in appearance than the speckled bodied ones seen in the daylight. There was nothing to be distracted by just the full intention of their energy, a far-sightedenss, interest, and a sense of protection I have not felt in the human realm.

    I have known of my interest in giraffes, their beauty and grace. This is the first time they have appeared in my dreams. Thank you brother and sister giraffes.

  24. I had a dream theater there were 3 giraffes in water and that I saw one walking in grass. I was not scared of them. Also. They looked very large. Like bigger than usual

  25. I had this really intense dream/vision. I was going to a gathering and we were climbing stairs when we finally reached up stairs we had small conversation and then I felt a weird feeling so I stepped out on a balcony and I began to fly and under me was large area of holds with green muddy grass as I started to drop altitude my rightffoot felt for depth on the ground and in this round clear water not muddy at all there was a giraffe head big and so calm but old and I felt like everything paused we looked into each other soul and then I brought myself a lil higher to fully see the giraffe and I hard someone call my name so I turned around went back to the balcony and there was fear so I flew down the stairs and hid behind a large tv. I could hear them looking for me so I finally came out and flew over them out into the open and came back into my body. What does this dream mean?

  26. I had a dream where I found a baby giraffe walking through town. I was able to get a leash on it and bring it to a vets office.

  27. It was a very weird day under the last full moon. Truly, one of the strangest days I can recall in my life. The day kept doing 180’s so fast my head was spinning. I went home and pulled the covers over my head and closed my eyes. Lucid, immediately I saw a clear image of a giraffe happily licking my face. Its face was so close up that at first I thought it was a camel. But as it moved backwards, I saw its spots and neck. I’ve never paid attention to giraffes before. Also, I’ve been prompted to observe the constellation “Camelopardalis”, which represents a giraffe.

  28. I had a dream that I saw some kind of experimental giraffe. It was like the body of a giraffe with the neck of another different giraffe sewn on, and it was very sick. As it stood up, I saw that there was thick smoke near the ceiling, and the giraffe was coughing and it couldn’t breathe. I remember being really worried about it. It suffered some kind of heart attack that made its chest twitch violently, but I kind of felt it too. It was really weird.

  29. I was praying for someone who was sick and i saw an image of a Giraffe.
    That sight has never left me for almost a year now, until i decided to do
    a survey on Giraffe. That is how i got to know your site.
    please help me with its interpretation. thank you. CFI.

  30. At Disney’s Animal Kingdom on springbreak a giraffe followed our tram all the way to the gate. The workers commented that it was very unusual. I did get some fantastic pictures of it. Earlier today I noticed a gift I had gotten from my Mother-in-law a few years ago. It is a pewter giraffe with a shell for a back. The following year she gave me a matching snail. She is the daughter of a healer, although she does not believe in this sort of thing. I have now put both figures on a shelf in my view. I feel like they are trying to tell me something, not sure what. Frogs have been on my mind too, and I was given a handmade santa frog ornament today that I will put next to the giraffe and snail 🙂

  31. I had a dream that i got a pet giraffe and somehow i hurt it by putting metal on its foot and it almost cut off its foot. was weird as i love animals. would ever dream of hurting an animal please tell me what this dream means


    1. Hi Julie: I believe your dream is about acceptance and your willingness to be yourself. Loving who your are can often be difficult under peer pressure. So often our friends have expectations of us and when we don’t live up to that the try to bend us back into the fold. Know that it is safe to be yourself and that it is up to your friends to keep up with your growth (or not).

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