If you dream of giraffe images, you probably might laugh it off.
You might be thinking that you just watched some sort of nature documentary on giraffes, and for whatever reason, you dreamt about these majestic long-necked animals.
Simple, open, and shut case.
No further thoughts are necessary.
This is the “dream analysis” that goes through the minds of people who have a dream of giraffe images.
They don’t think much of it.
They just assume that they mentally focused on giraffes for curiosity and not much else.
The truth is a dream of giraffe images is quite deep, rich, and says a lot about your waking life.
If your dream’s main focus is on this animal, it’s a good idea to sit up and pay attention.
The General Meaning of Giraffe Dream Images
When you dream of giraffe images, generally speaking, your subconscious is letting you know that for the most part, you are happy.
Believe it or not, a lot of people have a problem with this message.
In fact, too many of us don’t want to even wrap our heads around the idea that we are happy.
We’re so focused on the next big thing.
Maybe it’s a promotion.
Maybe it’s a business opportunity.
Maybe it’s somebody who is better than the person we currently have a relationship with.
Maybe it’s a better-looking body.
Maybe it’s a more prestigious job.
Whatever it may be, we’re always looking ahead for something bigger, better, and newer.
And if for whatever reason, you get the message from the Universe and from your internal Universe that you are actually happy where you are now, this throws you off.
In fact, a lot of people react to even the suggestion that they are happy right here right now in their lives at this time as a joke.
They’re always thinking to themselves:
“Yes, but I can be happier!”
Please understand that if you dream of giraffe images, your mind is saying that even though you are going through a lot of struggles you are frustrated with your current daily existence, there’s a lot to celebrate.
There’s a lot to be happy for.
There’s a lot to appreciate.
For a lot of people who are frustrated with their journey to success, this is precisely the kind of message they need to hear.
If only they would listen!
Another general meaning of giraffe dream images involves patience.
For you to be patient with any kind of effort, you have to have a big-picture view.
Just like a giraffe is able to see the landscape up ahead from a perspective very few other animals have, you also have to look at the big picture.
Unfortunately, we focus on what’s immediately in front of us.
If it doesn’t lead to a big payoff or some sort of immediate pleasure, we feel disappointed.
It doesn’t mean that we stop and give up.
Instead, we place a tremendous amount of value on things working out immediately.
As you probably already know, a lot of the things that are worthwhile in life are worth sacrificing for.
You have to run the race.
You have to endure for a long period of time.
And you have to forego your pleasure until you get that reward at the end of the road.
Who knows when that will be?
And this is where a “big picture” perspective is needed.
Your subconscious is showing you these giraffe dream images to invite you to share that giraffe’s point of view.
You need to look above and beyond the day-to-day drama, hassles, struggles, and frustrations of life because it looks like just a thick forest up ahead with all sorts of duties, responsibilities, obligations, toxic people, and arrangements.
There’s so many toes that you have to watch or else you might step on them.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day minute details that you run the risk of just slashing ahead, pushing with everything you’ve got, and then running out of steam.
You’re just so focused on what’s in front of you.
You can’t tell the forest from the trees.
This leads me to the third general meaning of giraffe dreams.
They indicate an immense sense of exhaustion.
I’m not just talking about being physically tired here.
I’m talking about your soul being tired because when you fail to adopt the right perspective, eventually you will run out of steam.
Passion can only last for so long.
Before you know it, you just give up.
Now, this doesn’t mean that you stop.
But this does mean that you just go through the motions.
And in many cases, a lot of people find themselves achieving the “great victory of their lives.”
But they are tired and husked of who they used to be when they get there.
All that sacrifice and all that planning finally paid off and you’re not even there to enjoy it.
You just say to yourself:
“Okay, I did it!
This is the worst form of defeat you could ever suffer because you’re no longer there.
You missed the point.
It is not the destination.
It is the journey.
It is who you become when you plow inch by inch through the great forest of life.
But your soul is tired.
You keep saying to yourself:
“Been there, done that.
This brings me to the fourth meaning of a dream of giraffe images: growth.
Success may not be guaranteed to all people, but growth is.
But here’s the trick: You have to claim it.
Otherwise, you can’t even recognize that it happened.
Did you know that if you find yourself on your knees at rock bottom with all your dreams shattered in front of you, you can still claim the victory of growth?
Things may not have panned out the way you had hoped but you grew as a person because you claimed the lesson behind the bitter experiences that you just had.
This, believe it or not, is a form of success.
And if you understand this, you would have the raw ingredients that you need to reach greater heights the next time.
Or, better yet, see the victory that you have managed to achieve.
Ultimately, this is what overcoming adversity and negative situations is all about.
It’s never about somebody handing you the best that life has to offer on a silver platter.
It usually doesn’t work that way.
Keep this in mind if you have been seeing giraffes in your dream night after night or every other night.
Your subconscious is straining to let you know that there is another perspective.
It’s high up there.
But you’re way down here.
All you can see are the foothills and the bottom of massive trees that crowd out the sun.
But when you soar above enough, you get a better perspective.
You feel less tired, and you attain the patience that you need to finally claim victory.
What Does Riding a Giraffe in Your Dream Mean?
There’s a part of you that is unusual.
In fact a lot of the time, you feel rather apologetic for this part of you.
You think it’s weird.
But this is exactly your blessing.
This is the “special ingredient” that you bring to the table.
This is what makes you unique and worth knowing.
Stop denying it!
Believe it or not, people admire you for being different because your perspective is welcome.
It may not make sense to a lot of people because it’s so different, but it is welcome nonetheless.
Unfortunately, you tend to spend a lot of your time trying to convince people that you’re just like them.
This is really too bad because you’re not impressing anybody when you do that.
You have to stick by what makes you weird, unusual, abnormal, or “special” because there’s no shortage of people trying to be carbon copies of everybody else.
They’re a dime-a-dozen.
They won’t be missed.
How can they?
They’re the same as everybody else.
You can’t tell them apart.
But you are different.
So if you see yourself riding a giraffe in your dream repeatedly through the span of many dreams, this indicates that your subconscious is telling you to take the wraps off what makes you special, unique, and eccentric.
This is the key to your personal success because you will be able to realize that you’re actually happy.
And if you’re able to do that, you will have the patience that you need to get through what you’re going through, which is your personal road to your destiny.
Everybody has this road, and it’s very depressing for a lot of people because they don’t want to realize that they’re supposed to leave a destiny.
What Does a Dream of a Giraffe Kneeling in Front of You Mean?
This is a sign that indicates that you have to stop jumping to conclusions about situations in your life.
There’s a part of you that is very impatient, but the problem is you have to let things unfold.
It seems that you are the type of person who would like to press the fast forward button on life.
Don’t do it!
You may be thinking to yourself:
“Well, I’ve seen several parts of this pattern before, and I can see what’s coming next so why don’t I just speed things up?”
You’re going to lose a lot of the savor, the wait, the smells, the sounds, the ironies, and whatever else that makes each moment unique from the moment that preceded it and the ones that will follow it.
In short, you’re cheating yourself out of life.
You have to practice patience because patience is the foundation of life.
It is the virtue that enables you to savor as it plays out in front of you.
What Does It Mean to See a Baby Giraffe?
If you have children, chances are, they will be successful.
Let them know that they are special the way they are.
They bring something different to the table.
Let them celebrate their difference and this is nothing new to you.
If you’ve been having giraffe dreams of whatever form, there is something unique about your perspective and your children can pick up on this.
If you don’t have children and you see baby giraffe dreams, this can indicate that someone close to you is going to achieve a breakthrough in a certain area of their life.
Maybe they would have kids.
Maybe they would get their dream job.
Maybe they would be very successful in their new business venture.
Whatever the case may be, there is some sense of newness, and you can’t help but share their joy because you see that they deserve it.
They’ve been set aside.
They’ve been called different or weird, abnormal, strange, and they have it coming.
They have this good fortune coming, and you can’t help but feel happy for them.
What Does It Mean to See a Dead Giraffe in Your Dream?
It depends on the position of the giraffe.
If you see it just flat on the ground, this is your tiredness speaking to you.
Can you imagine being a giraffe but not having had the sense to hold your neck up high?
You’re trying to be just like every animal so you look at the world from ground level.
Here you are with an amazingly long neck that would have given you the perspective you needed to see what others cannot see.
But you spent your life trying to be like everybody else.
This is what that dead, prostrate giraffe image means.
On the other hand, if you see a giraffe buried standing up or is somehow upright, this can indicate that you have grown in all areas of your life, and there’s nothing left to apologize for, explain, and be embarrassed about.
You are who you are.
When people look at your life, they cannot help but say:
“It was what it was.”
If you’re looking for a great compliment, I can’t think of anything better because it may seem like an insult, or it might appear even dismissive.
But that phrase actually conveys a tremendous amount of respect.
It was what it was.
In other words, there’s no need to bend it, lie for it, distort it, or pretend that it’s something else.
There’s no need for apologies for greatness.
When you see the giraffe in your dreams dead but upright, feel proud.
You are worth respecting.
You stood up.
You decided to look from the treetops.
You did not give in to the pressure from the crowd and tried to see the world exactly the way you’re supposed to see it.
You have to understand that we live in a world where people are often trained to think like ants.
They’re not supposed to rock the boat.
You’re supposed to go to school, get your degree, get a job, get a house, have kids, get another house when your family gets bigger, and then go up the ladder of income and net worth.
People tip their hat at you and say:
“Oh, you’re too respectable.
I wish I have your life.
You have nice cars in your garage.
You go on nice vacations.”
And then you get older, you sell the house and move into something smaller.
And before you know it, you die.
When you see an upright giraffe in your dream dead to the world, it shows that you’ve seen something different and you have decided to live differently.
What Does It Mean to Dream About a Giraffe Running in Your Dream?
It depends on how the giraffe is running.
Is it running with its neck upright?
If so, you are trying to avoid problems.
But the way to deal with things is to make use of your special perspective.
This is crucial.
On the other hand, if you see a giraffe running with its head bowed low, your subconscious is telling you that you are trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.
You can’t solve the problem without extra perspective.
You definitely can’t solve the challenge in front of you by approaching it the exact same way as everybody else.
This is why most people are frustrated.
When a recession hits the United States, people complain.
It’s as if they haven’t lived through a recession before.
It’s as if they assume that the party or the gravy train will continue forever so people can’t be bothered.
Why should we adjust our attitude?
Why should we adapt?
This is the problem with running with your head low.
Raise your neck.
Make use of that perspective that the Universe has given you.
What Does It Mean to Dream of a Giraffe Feeding You?
This is an interesting combination of symbols.
Generally speaking, this indicates that you are going to get help from an unlikely source.
The help is also going to take an unlikely form.
I remember a friend of mine who gained a lot of weight.
His metabolism slowed down as he got older, and he just got heavier and heavier with every passing year.
One day, he came across his ex-girlfriend’s mother.
And her first reaction was:
“Bob, you’ve gotten really fat!
You look like a pig!”
Of course, she meant it as a joke or at least tried to play it off as one.
But from my friend Bob’s perspective, it’s as if somebody shut his head with a diamond bullet.
All his wife’s words of encouragement failed him.
His friend’s well-scripted and well-tailored hints at “better lifestyles” didn’t resonate with him.
And he tried one diet book after another.
It’s not for lack of trying, believe me.
Bob only got heavier and heavier.
But in this one chance meeting with the woman that could’ve been his mother-in-law, he finally listened and said:
“I am fat and I need to do something about it.”
I’m happy to report that after a few months, Bob lost over 20 kilos.
That’s close to 50 lbs!
My point here is that you are going to get help from other people.
The question is, are you willing to get helped?
Are you willing to look beyond the form of help?
Because it doesn’t really matter whether his ex-girlfriend’s mother intended to insult him with what she said.
What mattered was how Bob processed that information.
The same goes with people helping you.
Please understand that if you want to change your life right here right now, people are helping you.
Just disabuse yourself of the idea that it should take a certain form: that people should pat you on the back, stroke your ego, and tell you:
“Hey, you can do it, buddy.”
Sometimes the best help takes the form of something crude, cutting, and possibly even acidic, saying:
“Get off your fat ass, you f*cking pig!”
Maybe that’s what you need.
Whatever the case may be, if it works, go with it.
What Does It Mean to Dream of a Giraffe Sleeping?
If the main focus of your dream is a giraffe sleeping, your subconscious is telling you:
“Here you are struggling against this forest, and you’re trying to make a difference.
The problem is you’re not going through it the right way.
You’re looking at the situation from the exact same perspective as everybody else.
No wonder you’re getting the same results as those around you.”
Your inner giraffe is sleeping.
Tap into that.
There’s a part of you that’s weird.
Accept it and be empowered by it because it’s not what makes us generic that makes us special.
No, it’s what makes us different that gives us an edge.
What Does It Mean to Dream Of Seeing a Giraffe Tattoo on Somebody Else?
You have probably met somebody who may have put you off at first.
Maybe it’s a co-worker.
Maybe it’s somebody new at church.
Maybe it’s a person that is relatively new to your circle of friends.
In truth, this person is somebody who can really get close to you.
This person might even become your new best friend.
They’re quirky just as you are.
You need great people who are different.
You also need people who would tell you: “No!”
This is important to keep in mind.
What Does It Mean to Dream About Getting a Giraffe Tattoo?
If you see yourself getting a giraffe tattoo, this indicates that you are finally tired of being tired.
It seems that you have realized that you’ve been butting your head against the wall when in reality you have access to this other perspective.
Maybe you’ve been fearing it for so long because it seems so weird or unusual.
But now you are more open to it, and this has given you a sense of peace and calm.
Keep making those steps.
It’s not gonna happen overnight.
But keep taking those steps and keep accepting the untamed, unexplainable, and flat-out weird part of yourself.
Now keep in mind that this is not about being weird for the sake of being weird.
It’s about recognizing and understanding a perspective that is different from everybody else but is also clear and filled with wisdom.
What Does It Mean to See a Hurt Giraffe in Your Dream?
If you see a giraffe that got physically hurt or injured, this indicates that a part of you is still trying to conform.
Remember the first time that other kids made fun of you because you did something that was different or weird?
You probably forgot it, but your inner child remembers.
Your subconscious froze that instance in mental cement and you’ve been having a tough time moving on ever since.
All of us have had this happen in some form or other.
Your subconscious showing you a hurt giraffe is trying to reconnect your current waking mind with your inner child that is frozen and focused at that time of your life.
This is a great way to practice self-therapy.
We’re all walking bundles of past trauma, and some trauma is more debilitating than others.
It’s time to move on.
It’s time to move forward.
But for you to do that, you have to recognize past trauma.
Try not to read too much of your present frustration into the past.
Instead, understand that this happened, and you have this gift.
It’s okay to be different.
It’s okay to be new.
It’s okay to stumble.
And then from there, move on.
What Does It Mean to See a Giraffe Attacking Lions and Winning?
This is wish fulfillment.
You’re seeing that a lot of people are crippled by their fears.
This resonates with you.
And in your mind, you’re seeing the underdog, the one who isn’t supposed to win, achieve victory.
They didn’t do it by trying to be like everybody else.
They did it by being themselves.
This is how they overcome the lions.
But in your life, the lions really represent the tiredness of life.
Here you are working your way towards your own personal destiny, but you’re facing one setback after another because you’re trying to play the game the same way as everybody else.
When you claim the giraffe energy and principle in your life, you will overcome because you will straighten your neck and see above the drama.
What Does It Mean to Be Attacked by a Giraffe in Your Dream?
There’s a part of you that tries to fit in by giving unusual people or people with weird ideas a hard time.
It’s as if you’re trying to tell the crowd:
“Hey, I’m just like you.
I’m not weird.
I’m not special.
I’m no different.
Look at me beat up on these people.
I’m doing what you’re doing.”
You’re not doing anybody any favors.
If anything, you’re just drawing more attention to the fact that you need to get in touch with what makes you different.
Maybe this type of thinking has benefited you when you were younger, but it’s definitely not helping now that you’re an adult.
Time to move on!
Time to grow up!
What Does It Mean to Dream Of Caring for a Giraffe?
This is a great sign.
Caring or petting giraffes in your dream symbolize the fact that you’re accepting the unusual message that you are actually happy.
Unlike most people who just focus on what’s missing or what could be better or “improved on,” you focus on what you have.
And you have finally realized that this is worth celebrating.
This is worth pausing your struggle for your destiny so you can recognize and celebrate it.
This is how you succeed because you are telling yourself:
“Things are working out.
We’re not even going to focus on how much I have left to do or far I have to go.
Things are working out and I am happy.
This doesn’t mean I’m complacent.
This doesn’t mean I’m going to take it easy from now on.
But I am happy.”
What Does It Mean to See Giraffes Fighting Each Other in Your Dream?
This indicates that people in your circle who come from different perspectives believe that for them to be right, they have to cancel other people out.
This comes from deep and profound insecurity.
For you to be right means you believe in things that make sense as far as your life goes.
But this doesn’t necessarily mean that other people have to follow suit.
There is such a thing as live and let live.
You’re seeing this in your dream because you are in danger of adopting the same mindset.
Don’t do it!
You are special for who you are, but this also means you have to allow other people to be special in their own way as well.
Dream interpretation and symbology have fascinated me ever since I read Freud’s classic, “The Interpretation of Dreams.” Ever since, I have explored Christian, Jewish, Hindu, and Buddhist as well as Jungian psychological ideas about the meaning of dreams. Thanks for joining me in my exploration of the amazing intersection between our conscious waking world and the rich expanse of our subconscious-the home of our intuition, instincts, and hidden potential.