Goose Symbolism

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Goose Meaning, and Messages

In this case, goose symbolism is reminding you that we often take on the quests of our peers and family.  Therefore, like the lynx, it is important to step back and discern whether or not this is something that you wish to pursue. In other words, goose meaning is telling you to make sure that the path you are on is your own. Goose symbolism also prompts you to look deeply into your heart to ascertain that the choice is yours. Be sure that it is not what someone else has wished upon you.

Alternatively, similar to the fly, goose symbolism is letting you know that the quest you are currently on is about to take an abrupt change of course. However, understand that this is only a temporary thing and that you will soon be back on your chosen path. In other words, goose meaning is telling you that you will soon be back on track.

In some cases, goose meaning can be symbolic of a lack of focus on your goals. Thus you should take some time to evaluate why this is happening. If need be, do some inner work to clear out any fears and self-sabotage that may be present.

Occasionally, to see a pair of geese is a symbol of the imminent arrival of a soul mate. These people can come to you as family, friends or as a lifelong mate.

Goose Totem, Spirit Animal

People with the goose totem are kind, loyal and brave. Moreover, family and friends are a high priority for them. They are also a clear communicator and like the prairie dog, a compassionate member of the community. Their focus is always on the district and family as a whole unit. Often they will make their decisions (often with self-sacrifice) based on what is best for all.

Folks with this spirit animal have an innate belief that there is just one particular person in the world for each of us and make a devoted and tentative spouse. Goose totem people are also good at setting boundaries and aggressive at keeping them in place. Their greatest desire is to manifest the “good life” for your family and community. They know how to tap into the Universal Mind to find the destiny and directions of individuals. They then relay the stories they need, to activate the process of destiny manifestation.

Goose Dream Interpretation

To see a flock of these birds is often a symbol of your powers of intuition and instinct. It can also be an omen of misfortune. However, for the most part, represents domesticity and lifelong companionship. In other words, like the shepherd, the goose dream is letting you know that you are you never alone.

In general, when you have a goose dream, it symbolizes fertility and family devotion. It can also signify the awakening of a new consciousness and spiritual awareness. Alternatively, the vision can also suggest that you may be approaching a problem from the wrong direction. In other words, you have sent yourself off in an irrelevant direction.

Similar to the moose’s calf, when you see Geese in flight, it is a precognitive omen or indication that something important is about to happen. Something new is coming in, and you should prepare for it.

Additional Associations for Goose:


  • I had a very vivid dream about a goose last night. we were on a cabin porch I believe. I believe it was Christmas day, and it started to snow. I was crying because I was so happy to see snow fall, something that I hadn’t seen in 50 years. Then out of the clouds I seen white geese, then one that seemed golden, he flew down and landed right in front of me. I put out my hand to him and he bowed to let me pet him. it was so moving, as I still kept crying. this goose looked at me as if he knew me, right into my soul. I felt blessed , he was so soft.

  • 10 years ago I lost my husband to cancer. For the last two years I have found myself on a rather amazing spiritual awakening and healing journey. After a few rather ‘unsettled’ days, I was sitting in my garden room trying, rather unsuccessfully, to relax and meditate. At the end of my meditation I silently asked the creator to help guide me back onto the path. As I did I heard the sound of geese flying overhead. I stepped out to see a group of five snow geese flying over head. As they got directly above me they stopped and circled for a few minutes then reformed and flew on. I read that one of the meanings of a goose as a spirit animal is to symbolise the ‘one’ as an integral part of ‘the whole’ spiritually. The most amazing thing is I live in the UK!!!!

  • I had a dream of a dead goose in my driveway last night. Another portion of the dream I remember thinking, “I’m only 21… ” only to realize I was actually 31!

    It could be that my alternate course in life (as these squonking birds aren’t my totem animal) could be at an end.

  • For two years now I have been following the path to self healing and truth. But the last couple of days I’ve been returning to my old state of ‘unworthiness’, loneliness and self doubt. I felt I’d lost my way and found it hard to be ‘awake’. Then, this morning I struggled again to find peace in my meditation. I was just about to give up when I heard the noise of flying geese! I stopped and looked up into the sky to see five snow geese passing overhead. (An uncommon sight in this part of the world). They stopped directly above me and just circled for several minutes before resuming their formation and continuing on their flight. WOW! I read the signs to remind me I am never alone! I am one soul among a whole flock. One mind with many making one whole conciousness. I am loved. I am worthy. As are we all!!! I’m back on the path 😊

  • Recently I had a dream where a white snow goose embraced me in a gentle, loving, nurturing way, wrapping it’s wings around my chest and nestling it’s neck over my shoulders and around my neck. I remember feeling very calmed and at peace.
    Any comments would be appreciated. Thank you.

    • I had a very similar dream. The white goose was laying on a grassy hill with me. We were nuzzling each other and it was very comforting. She had come over to me as she was going in the opposite direction of her flock. We had a lot of love for each other. It felt safe and comforting, and right.

    • What beautiful imagery, thank you for sharing Rand! Divine Blessings to all & please always follow your heart; you deserve the best, friend! 🙂 Peace, light, love & gratitude to all.

  • Well for about two weeks I notice two geese following me I been reading up on this totem animal and I naturally have a connection with nature. Well I been implementing the characteristics of this animal etc.each tine u embrace them the signs get stronger in this case the geese get closer to me. I been living at my house for 8 months and never seen any geese today as me and my family step out the house two geese fly over us and land on our house lol so amazing

  • My wife lost her Dad recently . A few days later on the day of his funeral we were on our way to her parents house to see her mom. I was dropping her off so she could drive for her mom.
    We we traveling on a highwy with a gorgeous view with fields on both sides.
    It was then that we saw a lone snow goose flying low towards the highway, we watched it fly over the highway, then turn and fly back over us returning in the direction it came from. It was headed directly to her Dads and my favorite hunting area. We looked at each other and both felt it was a sign from her Dad.
    I have lived here for most of my 54 years of life and have never seen a lone snow goose and only seen a few flocks here in my life.
    It just seems like some sort of sign.

    • My son passed away in Nov. 2016. About three weeks ago (in May 2017) I had picked my son’s daughter up after school and we were on our way back to our house. On the way I always take a shortcut through an area with an undeveloped industrial area. Sitting all alone was a single goose facing the street as we drove by. Amazing ……..

    • Blessings to you wife, Pete, on the anniversary of her father’s crossing.
      Yes, it does seem like a sign – a good sign.
      Peace and love to you…

  • As I was driving alone on a quiet road in the morning, i saw a pair of geese take off flying. They separated as one flew over my car but the other one stayed with me flying along side of me for some time. Then it took off in front and crossed me. I had never seen this before and feel blessed to see this. Could the goose be talking to me? What does it mean?

  • Elaine Finlayson
    Every morning as I am walking three shizsues for a neighbour two Canadian geese leave a bay and fly in the same direction. This morning they left the bay and I could hear them but not see them they came around an old house we we walking by and flew low over the dogs and myself . I found this strange because they came in such an odd direction to get to us. What could this mean?

  • Have been on a 25 year seeking legal justice.
    Tonight a goose flew past my 11th floor hotel room
    Danger protection or direction?

  • I am currently lying in bed with my cat and about 5 minutes ago a goose, a single goose, squawked through my back yard. It sounded like it was waddling quickly and went through my back yard and a little farther and then I didn’t hear it anymore. I would like to know if that was a symbol of something? It’s 230 in the morning, it just seems very strange to me.


      • This same thing has happened to me last few nights around 11 pm. I find it odd that geese would be squawking abd flying so late.

      • For real…. if I had a nickel for every time humans caged a wild creature looking for kindness. They may have come to you for respite, not to be imprisoned!

  • Struggling for meaning: I’ve been dealing with significant life stressors for some time now. Added to previous stressors are death of mother and stepfather (w/in past five months), my own serious health concerns, job loss, and divorce. While visiting my hometown for business purposes today, I was mulling over idea of moving back home… or some place else (yet to be determined). I’d stopped at fast food restaurant and was sitting in line to place order when I heard an incredible amount of geese… so I looked up at the sky and saw hundreds of geese flying overhead. There was so many V’s in the sky that I couldn’t possibly count them all… and they just kept coming! Since I was also thinking about my mother and stepfather at the time (and the fact that I have no other family close by), I feel that I was beginning given a message… but im unsure know how to interpret it’s meaning. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated! ❤

  • I was dreaming that i had to save this white goose at all cost, what does it mean and it was pooping on me, i was keeping it warm,milk was in my dream also, weird , i was really crying and upset…my heart was breaking

    • You represent the little white goose. Love yourself. Stop pooping on yourself or your journey…Take great care of this little part of you… Nurture… Simply Be… Breathe… Play…meditate…pray…Forgive…love…

      Heart was breaking as you know you are a bright light, yet you’re afraid of shining. Break out of your fear and take a journey of LOVE.

  • I had a dream that I was trying to protect a pure white baby goose, I carried it around with me in the palm of my hand (bringing it on my journey to I’m not sure where) but at one point it was dead or very close to death, but I still carried it ………believing I could save it………..what does this mean?

    • Hi Rehannon,

      I had a meditation this morning where I carried goose around! It made my heart feel really warm. Perhaps your heart and heart chakra are undergoing a healing/transformation? I used to collect stuffed geese as a child and have done a lot of research on the goose totem. They have a lot to do with protecting yourself and your truth. If you have access to a pond or lake or body of water nearby I would definitely suggest seeing if you can connect with them IRL. They have amazing healing energy and maybe they will tell you what the dream meant. Good luck!

  • Two Sunday’s in a row, we have had a flock of goose on our property next to our church we just purchased and moved in, we know we’re on course and concerned with the community and families who are and have been victims of violence in Little Rock Arkansas. God is about to do an awesome work.

  • Im sitting outside and i just watched 45 geese fly over my head. I just got a new job so i assume they were reminding me that my path is going to be good for my life and that i am doing the right thing.

  • Have seen geese for 3 days in a row, flying over and standing out as the lightning struck one of the nights, I’m sure it’s telling me I’m heading in the right direction X

    • What does it mean to have a V formation fly of birds? It happened with me today and I am seeking an answer to it.

  • The other day, I dreamt a Canada goose was in my face chasing me around the yard. His/her beak was closed (no agression, just leading me around the yard).

  • Yesterday a wild lone Egyptian goose walked purposefully through our front door into our living room! Scared it would mess on our carpet I gently chased it out the French windows. Today is my birthday. Was animal portent or just a curious event?

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