Rhinoceros Symbolism

You are reminded to stay grounded in the pursuit of spiritual growth. Take things one step at a time.

If Rhinoceros has come across your path:

Rhinoceros is letting you know that you need to look more closely at everything around you because things are not what they seem. Are you seeing lack instead of abundance? This animal is here to remind you to appreciate the expansive bounty that surrounds you. Stop and give thanks to the infinite miracles occurring in every moment of your life. Use your spiritual eyes, not your physical eyes to see the truth and maintain a close connection with “Mother Earth” as you expand your inner knowledge to a whole new level.

If Rhinoceros is your Animal Totem:

You are for the most part a solitary and wise person choosing to spend a great deal of time alone. You enjoy the comfort of your own company and are comfortable with yourself. You have a very close relationship with the ancient wisdom of your soul and have a lot to share about what is real and how to live. For the most part you are a self made success and an achievement seeking powerhouse in your chosen field. Being a workaholic is a natural part of who you are.

If Rhinoceros has come into your Dream:

To see a rhinoceros in your dream suggests that you need to forge ahead toward your goals. Do not take “no” for an answer or let any obstacles sidetrack you from your destination. Alternatively if the Rhino is being aggressive or charging make sure that you are not getting carried away with your own ideas and intentions. Steamrollering your way through things is a very self defeating behavior. Discern what is real and what is not.

Additional Associations for Rhinoceros:


  • I dreamt of a white rhinoceros who came to me for help. For some reason he had left/escaped Chester Zoo and I knew I had to save him and take him to London Zoo. He let me ride him but the problem was how to get him there. I was finding the journey was not easy and so my worries were placed further for the rhinos health and safety and well-being. I then found out he was injured before I wake there were people around us a dog came to us to help and started licking Jambos wounds.

  • Hello.. i dreamed of myself being turned into a rhino as a punishment by someone and can only turn back into human form when there is sunshine, which is only a couple of hours per day in the context of the dream. I still remember the feeling of sadness when i was in rhino form.. i wasnt aggressive, and more of contemplating.. i havent heard people talking abt seeing themselves turning into a rhino in their dream before so i m just wondering what your opinion is about this. Thank you for listening 🙂 K

    • Amazing dream. It recalled me of Saint Barbara. In order to stop her, her father locked her up in a tower but while she was there incarcerated she read a lot and become illuminated. Maybe there is something in your life you see as a prison or a curse and is a blessing in disguise? And if you love your human form so much, what are you going to do with it? What did you miss the most about your human form on the dream? And also.
      ..is there anyone on your woke life that “punishes” you? Because that’s not reasonable or healthy. But you can rise above it and become even more amazing that’s what I see in your dream!

  • I had a dream last night I was in a field with large trees. I was playing on the tree limbs while a rhino was watching me below. I interacted with it a bit but never touched it, it seemed like it was playing with me. I don’t think there is a connection but browsing the net I came across a story that the last white male rhino died today and I’ve never had a dream of one before so I found it odd.

    • The exact same thing happened to me. I forgot I even dreamt about the Rhino last night until I saw a post about the last white one dying. I was in a field with it and looking each other in the eyes. I didn’t feel fear but a kind of sadness and knowledge of how powerful the creature was.

      As I’ve never dreamed of a Rhino before I looked it up and came across your post. You having the same experience as me is even more strange.

    • I too had a rhino in my dream too last night. And then also saw the story about the last rhino that died today 😮

  • My dream was about me taking matters into my own hands, taking revenge on people who took me for granted the people there looked mutated (doing normal things) and some possessed (standing in front of walls or into nothing, speaking but without actions) nobody had eyes either. But the animals did.
    After I did that I was running away from that place and there where sickly horses running in distrust. Then I noticed a rhino charging almost hitting me, ( I think they where attacking the rhino). but i managed to dodge it. I keep on running away then i black out then awaken running even faster than I could. And higher-up. ( I wasn’t sure if I some how got on top of the rhino or not). But glancing back from where I was fleeing I noticed the rhino was gone but the horses where still there ,but in calm grazing. With the destruction I left in flames. In this dream I was able to speak and decide my own actions.

  • Interpretation thoughts? I had a dream where I was standing next to this girl that said, “If they wanted you they would invite you.” I looked up and there was a stuffed Rhino head on the wall. All I could think was, “hey I want that Rhino if they don’t.” Then I woke up…🤔😕

  • i dreamt a rhino was trapped within a tight circular border made of rocks and it was trying to break out by smashing onto it several times. it could barely take a few steps back and hit again, i was just standing on high ground staring at it smash from afar

  • My partner keeps dreaming he is a rhino and that he is running over people. It’s happened three nights in a row.

  • I was just dreaming about rhino floating around the sky, fly one on one with this type of angel. (He has wings and somehow riding a horse haha). It was beautiful because even in my dream I realize that this is a sign my spirit guide trying to show me. Very beautiful and serene feeling, there’s no fear vibrating from them also. 🙂

  • An elephant is on free run in a residential locality immediately followed by rhinoceros in dream. A silky brown shining German Shepherd big dog jumps of a chariot. Inculding me people run helter skelter. This is my dream..can anyone interpret?

  • I had a heard of rhinoceros in my dream including myself as one of them 2 nights in a row. I am taking it as a sign from a higher power. We were all playing in our somewhat natural habitat. I felt very much so at peace with these dreams. I have been studying totem animals and, I asked a little while ago for my spirit animal to present themselves and I think this was my sign.

  • I saw the rhino in the night sky shaped by gleaming stars in my dream. Not sure what it means but even in my dream I knew it was significant.

  • Thanks, love the info.
    Did a Ceremony in a lineage Im studying called Journey to the Underworld to find my Power Animal. There are 17 in my class, and the teacher has been doing this for 2 decades. My Power animal was the Rhino and so was the guy next to me. The teacher has never had a Rhino as someones Power Animal, and we both did and were next to each other.

  • The other night I had a dream that has stayed with me. I was in the kitchen at my grandmother’s house (who passed away several years ago) and a black bear came to the back carport and started tearing things up and seemed to be making his way toward the house and me. My boss’ German Shepherd jumped in and saved us by fighting the black bear. It really looked like he was going to be mangled, but at the end, he was well and fine. Then, I was in a field. There was a rhinoceros who appeared to be angry and I thought he would charge. I was trying to find a hiding place (in the open field). Before the rhino could charge, it turned into an elephant, who also seemed angry and I thought would charge, but then the elephant turned into 2 elephants that were passive. I still haven’t completely deciphered it. Good info on this site though – thanks!

  • This is so weird! Someone brought these cards into work and I didn’t even know why the staff were picking a card. Once I read the one I chose outloud it all clicked. Maybe this is the universes way of saying I am what I am.

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