Goose Symbolism

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If Goose has flown across your path;

You are being reminded that we often take on the quests of our peers and family without stepping back and discerning whether or not this is something that we ourselves would wish to pursue. Make sure that the path you are currently following is your own and look deeply into your heart to ascertain that the choice is yours and not what someone else has wished upon you.

Alternatively the quest you are currently on is about to take an abrupt change of course. Know that this is only a temporary thing and that you will soon be back on your chosen path.

If Goose is your Animal Totem;

You are kind, loyal and brave. Family and friends is a high priority for you. You are a clear communicator and a compassionate member of your community. Your focus is always on the community and family as a whole unit and make your decisions (often with self sacrifice) based on what is best for all. You have an innate belief that there is just one special person in the world for each of us and make a devoted and tentative spouse. You are good at setting your boundaries and aggressive at keeping them in place. Your greatest desire is to manifest the “good life” for your family and community. You know how to tap into the Universal Mind to find the destiny and directions of individuals and then relay the stories they need to activate their process of destiny manifestation.

If Goose has flown into your Dreams;

To see a flock of Geese is often a symbol of your own powers of intuition and instinct. It can also be an omen of misfortune but for the most part represents domesticity and lifelong companionship. The dream is letting you know that you are you never alone.

To see a goose in your dream symbolizes fertility and family devotion. It can also signify the awakening of a new consciousness and spiritual awareness. Alternatively the dream can also suggest that you may be approaching a problem from the wrong direction and have sent yourself on a “wild goose chase”

To see Geese in flight is a precognitive omen or indication that something important is about to happen. Something new is coming in and you should be prepared for it.

Additional Associations for Goose:


  • 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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