Deer – Dream Meaning and Symbolism

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Deer are gentle animals that are often pictured as tender and sublime creatures. In every cartoon, they are shown as elegant and beautiful beings that symbolize purity and insouciance.

The spiritual meaning of a deer is both purity and strength. Their purity lies in their elegance and pride, but strength in their big horns.

They are strong and can be dangerous when upset. Dreaming of this animal is a symbol of being emotional yet rational. You let everyone see your feelings, but you know how to defend yourself.

Seeing a deer in your dream is indicating that you know your worth and strength lie in honesty and love. You are not afraid of getting in a relationship or getting your heart broken because you love yourself first.

Self-love is the most important trait you have and you know that it is something no one can take away from you. You believe in yourself even when people tend to put you down.

Deer are often found alone in the forest meaning that they are proud and fearless animals that don’t need a whole pack to function.

The same is with people. Some people need a lot of support and tenderness from others, while some people tend to be alone and do everything by themselves.

Seeing a deer in your dream is a subconscious sign that you are the kind of a person who only relies on their instinct and skills and you don’t need anyone in order to accomplish something.

There are some common meanings about the usual dreams of deer and this is the right place to find out what your subconscious mind is telling you.

The most common dreams about deer 

Dreaming of seeing a deer 

If you had a dream of a deer standing by its own, it means that you are currently in a time of life where only you can be there for yourself.

Even though it is sometimes really hard to do everything alone, it is not a bad thing. That way you become stronger and more independent.

The symbolism behind this dream is that you enjoy your company and you accept yourself the way you are. You work on your mental health and you are always trying to be better for yourself.

You should do what makes you happy and you don’t need others to be with you in order to fully experience something.

Dreaming of seeing deers 


If you saw more than one deer in your dream, it means that you have a true friend who is always there for you when you need a piece of advice.

It is good to be aware that there are people who really care about you and are on the same wavelength as you. True friendships are gems of our lives and should be appreciated.

The symbol of deers in the dream means that you really trust your friends or family. If a deer can be spontaneous and eat without being cautious, it means that the deer has someone who protects him and guard him.

Dreaming of an angry deer 

If you saw an angry deer in your dream it means that your subconscious mind is telling you something about your temperament.

An angry deer is a symbol of being upset and distracted. You need to calm down and get back to your true self no matter how hard some things can be.

A deer is not a violent animal, and if you dream about it being violent, it means that something has negatively affected you and you feel interrupted and attacked by someone.

It can be that someone is trying to fight with you constantly and you can’t take it anymore.

Dreaming of a deer chasing you 

This dream is indicating that you have run away from your problems. You don’t want to face the problems you have with other people and that is haunting you.

You worry about what would others think of you and that is affecting you negatively. Try to do things for yourself not for others and their caprice.

Seeing a deer chasing you means that you might be avoiding someone who wants to help you and make you feel better. You refuse their help and that is wrong.

Dreaming of a dead deer 

This is a really heartbreaking dream and is symbolizing something bad that happened to you. You suffered from something that affected your whole life and you can’t get over it.

Also, this may be that you are losing faith in yourself. You are starting to think that you are incapable of doing something and you are planning to give up.

Maybe you are too tired of a constant battle with life and you want some peace and rest. If you feel that way, you should try to make a change and finish with negative people and situations.

Dreaming of a deer with a broken limb

This dream is indicating that you are being emotionally tortured by something or someone in your life.

You feel stressed out because someone is pulling you down and is doing everything to make you feel bad.

Also, this dream is a symbol of a broken spirit and losing hope in life. Maybe something bad will happen to you or someone you love and it will be very hard to cope with that stress.

Dreaming of seeing a fawn with a deer 

If you saw a mom and a child deers it may be that you miss your family and you want to see them.

A fawn is a symbol of pure sensitivity and positivity. It is a good sign and it suggests that soon you will feel very happy and that you can expect a rush of positive energy.

This dream is a symbol of pure love. You feel love and you know that it is the most beautiful thing in the world.

If you are a woman, it can be that you wish to have a child and you want to accomplish yourself as a mother. You want to give all the love to your infant and that is the moment of life you wait for.

Dreaming of a deer without its horns 

This dream kind of carries a sad note and is a symbol of feeling hopeless.

Maybe someone cut your wings and told you that you are not enough or something worse. You may be betrayed in a short period of time and it will hurt you because you don’t expect that.

Also, it can be that you don’t believe in yourself and that you are not strong anymore. A deer without its horns lose its ability to fight and defend and is an easy target.

It can be that people sense that you are weak and want to take advantage of you. Show them how strong you are and don’t let anybody put you down.

Dreaming of hunting/shooting a deer 

This dream is all about you. You are making wrong decisions that will affect someone else and will hurt someone.

You need to be careful with your words and decisions because you might hurt someone really badly emotionally. That is not how grown people solve their problems.

On the other hand, this dream can be a symbol of rushing to success and your will to become an accomplished person.

Although you have big dreams and goals, it could be that you will try to get to the top by putting someone down. You should be careful and keep your conscience calm.

Dreaming of killing a deer 

The message behind this dream is that you want to start controlling your life and stop others from controlling you and hurting you.

You are tired of being laughed at and you want to change. You should first embrace everything you are and then start making changes in order to be better.

Don’t act hastily and don’t let your emotion of anger lead you. Keep your head clear and think straight because that is the only way to make a good decision.

Dreaming of a stuffed deer 

You have probably seen stuffed deer on the wall of the room in your dream. But, of course, dreams are often weird so you could have seen it anywhere.

No matter the location where you saw a stuffed deer, the meaning stays the same.

This dream is telling you that you hide your true self from others and you don’t want to show your feelings to anyone. Maybe you are scared of getting into a relationship and that is the reason you hardly ever have a partner.

You don’t trust people and you won’t let them come close to you. That is why you may feel lonely from time to time.

The symbol of stuffed deer is fear of showing your true colors. Behind that, you probably don’t believe in yourself and you think that you are not worthy.

On the other hand, you were hurt by someone and know you refuse to ever again trust someone. That is not the way. You should work on yourself and try to open up.

Dreaming of seeing a deer’s horns

If you only saw horns, but not a deer, it means that you are struggling with something. Horns are a symbol of fight and defense, so it is possible that you are trying to defend yourself from negative things.

So, if you are defending, it means that someone is trying to attack you. Of course, it doesn’t mean that someone will or is attacking you physically, but emotionally.

Try to distance yourself from sources of negative energy and negative people. If something is bothering you, don’t be afraid to say it, and don’t wait for an attack to happen.

Also, horns symbolize strength and stability. Seeing horns in a dream is like a reminder to you that you can do everything and that you are strong.

Dreaming of a Santa’s deer 

If you had this dream near Christmas, then no wonder you saw Santa’s deer. But, some explanations consider dreaming about deers in regular periods.

Firstly, a Santa’s deer are known to be his own guidance. They guide him to the children who deserve a Christmas gift.

That said, it is possible that you have done something incredible and now you want other people to give you credits.

Also, it could be that you were thinking of your childhood and past times that included family gatherings on Christmas day, meaning that you miss your family and close friends.

This dream doesn’t carry any specific meaning when it comes to what will happen. This dream is purely emotional and nostalgic and is probably connected to your past.

Maybe you feel detached from your family and you wish everything could go back to normal.