Dreams involving 'Fly' involve:
  • more flying events
  • more elements related to air
  • more animals
  • more transportation or vehicles
  • more perceptions of achromatic colors like white, gray, and black
  • more perceptions of all color
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What is the meaning of 'Fly' in dreams?


Dreaming that you’re flying might be exhilarating or scary.  If you’ve had a dream of flying, you might be wondering what the dream means.  However you feel about your flying, discovering the meaning of your flying dream is ultimately up to you.  No one else can tell you what your dream of flying means. Consider what it might feel like to fly up and away from your need to look without to find meaning of your inner experiences.

Flying dreams symbolize freedom

Flying dreams are associated with a sense of freedom.  You’re free from the constraints of gravity and are at a distance from your ordinary terrestrial life.  If you’ve dreamed of flying, then you may be relating with a sense of freedom in your life. Consider how you might be flying in your life.  If you feel stuck or grounded, then imagine what it might feel like to fly free.

Falling dreams signify inevitability

Dreaming that you’re falling from flight evokes a sense of inevitability.  When you’re falling, you cannot help hitting the ground because it’s the law of gravity.  Dreams that you’re flying like a bird or like Superman are the opposite and evoke a sense of freedom.

If your dreams involve a sense of free flying or the inevitability of falling, you are invited to consider your personal power in your life.  Where are you experiencing a similar sense of freedom in your life? What about the feeling of inevitability? Are you happy with that balance?  How would it feel to be free of the inevitability of your patterns and problems? How would it feel to fly free from falling back into your old ways of life?

Dreaming that you’re flying like Superman inspire personal freedom and power

Dreaming that you’re flying like Superman best exemplifies the sense of freedom and power associated with flying dreams.  You’re free to be who you are and you’re not limited by the everyday world. You can simply fly up and around any obstacle in your life.  If you’ve dreamed about flying like Superman, then you’re invited to relate with freedom or power in your life.  

Consider where you feel free in your life, where you feel like flying, and where you might feel stuck or grounded.  Do you like how free you feel? Do you feel as if you’re soaring over your problems and do you feel empowered in your path or if you feel like you’re avoiding something?  Where in your life could you bring a sense of freedom? What would it feel like to know you have the power to fly up and create distance between you and your everyday life?

Lucid dreaming is associated with flying dreams

Flying dreams are associated with lucid dreaming.  One of the most popular motivations for learning to dream is to be able to experience flying.  The notion is that once you become lucid in your dreams, which means that you become aware of the fact you’re dreaming, you become able to control your dreams.  You could fly like a bird, a plane, or even Superman.

Your dream of flying might be inviting you to start a practice of lucid dreaming.  If you’re having a good time flying in your dreams, then you may want to develop the power to have these dreams anytime you want.  To start lucid dreaming, you first need to set up a habit of dream recall, then set intentions to become aware that you’re dreaming.  Would you like the ability to consciously relate to your own experience and to control it through awareness?

Dreams that you can almost fly may be inviting you to practice deeper awareness, focus, and will.  You might know you can fly like Superman or a bird, jump in the air, and hover instead of flying up and up.  You might try to fly and in some way fail. If your dream of flying symbolizes something like the awareness and control of lucid dreaming, then your attempt and challenge flying might symbolize your attention, focus, or will.  

What would it feel like to have enough focus to be able to fly up and up in your dream without being brought back into the illusion of the dream?  What would it feel like to wake up to the deeper truths of your life to fly over the problems and illusions of your everyday earthly lives?

Flying in dreams as a spiritual journey

Many dreaming cultures understand dreams to be when the soul leaves the physical body and journeys throughout the physical and spiritual world.  Whatever your beliefs about spirituality, the symbol of flying reference the vast tradition of spiritual experience.  

The world of waking experience happens in only one plane of existence.  The soul in dreams has access to several realms. You may find yourself flying in this world, over streets that you know. When you dream of flying, you may be experiencing flight in this world through your spiritual senses.  

Spiritual flight in dreams is not metaphor, it is very real, and so you might gain knowledge of this physical world through your non-bodily senses.  What would it feel like to discover a new sight in your dreams that you later encounter in your waking experience?

Just as your non-physical senses can perceive this physical world, they can perceive many levels or planes of experience.  In your dreams of flying, you may pass through angelic realms or other dimensions. The universe is infinitely more incredible than we can imagine.  When we pay attention to our dreams, we might gain experience of the multidimensionality of human experience.

If you’re having dreams of spiritual flight, then you may be in a process of spiritual development.  This may be scary or confusing at first, it’s okay. It might be restful, exciting, or some other extreme emotion, it’s okay.  Know that by experiencing your dreams of spiritual flight and by your courage in your spiritual development, you are serving your relations and bringing benefit to those around you and your world.  

Your dreams may be inviting you to focus on and support your spiritual development.  Consider how you work with your spirituality and how you relate to it. You might not think about spirituality or you might not believe in it, it’s okay.  Your dreams are messages from your higher self, the earth, and the source of creativity in your life. The messages of dreams are sent for your insight, healing, or transformation.  If you’re dreaming of flying, you may be invited to open to spiritual development.

Dreams about plane flight

Dreaming of flight using vehicles is associated with travel and moving in addition to freedom.  How you feel related to the flight might give you a clue to the meaning of your dream. If you’re happy about flying, then moving soon in some way might be a good idea.  If you’re unhappy with flying in a plane in a dream, then moving soon might in some way be a bad idea. If you’ve already moved, then the dream might be inviting you to feel your true feelings about the move.

Dreaming of flying then falling to death

Flying and falling are similar experiences.  In flying, you’re soaring through the air. It’s the same with falling, but you’re out of control.  If you dream you’re falling and know you’re going to hit the ground, you’re invited to consider your own mortality and the risk of death in your life.  Like all dreams, the omen may point to literal and figurative expressions of the image. It may point to the risk of physical death, but it may also point to an experience that feels like death.

Like all dream omens, the image of falling to your death is neither good nor bad.  An omen of death is also an omen of rebirth. To the ego, its own death is the most abhorrent idea, but in experience you emerge into deeper joy and service through death of the ego.  Consider where in your life there’s risk of death.

Can plane crash dreams or other falling dreams predict the future?

There may be some catastrophe in your dream of flight.  It might have been scary and you may be wondering if your dream of a plane crash can predict the future.  Just like all dreams, plane crash dreams might predict a literal plane crash, but might predict a metaphoric plane crash.  The best way to tell if your plane dream predicts the future is to listen to your intuition.

If you feel like your plane crash dream predicts the future, then listen to your intuition and take reasonable actions based on the guidance of your dream.  If your heart is warning you about a plane flight, then you might want to reschedule the flight if that’s reasonable to do.  

If you’re unclear, you can always as your dreams for more clarity or information.  Simply repeat your intention to have a dream that will provide you clarity and guidance.  You can repeat your intention throughout the day, before you go to bed, and whenever you experience awareness in your dreams.  Then record your feelings and experience when you awake. Take action or gain insight from your feelings or dreams with faith that your experience brings you more clarity.


Flying dreams often represent a sense of freedom in your life.  Flight is also associated with lucid dreaming and spiritual journeys.  Plane flight is often connected to travel and a sense of moving in your life.

What does dreaming of flying mean to you?  Have a flying dream you’d like interpreted?  Comment below with your own interpretation, dreams, questions, or thoughts.



To dream of seeing a flight of cranes tending northward, indicates gloomy prospects for business. To a woman, it is significant of disappointment; but to see them flying southward, prognosticates a joyful meeting of absent friends, and that lovers will remain faithful. To see them fly to the ground, events of unusual moment are at hand.

Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted by Gustavus Hindman Miller


To dream of flying high through a space, denotes marital calamities. To fly low, almost to the ground, indicates sickness and uneasy states from which the dreamer will recover. To fly over muddy water, warns you to keep close with your private affairs, as enemies are watching to enthrall you. To fly over broken places, signifies ill luck and gloomy surroundings. If you notice green trees and vegetation below you in flying, you will suffer temporary embarrassment, but will have a flood of prosperity upon you. To dream of seeing the sun while flying, signifies useless worries, as your affairs will succeed despite your fears of evil. To dream of flying through the firmament passing the moon and other planets; foretells famine, wars, and troubles of all kinds. To dream that you fly with black wings, portends bitter disappointments. To fall while flying, signifies your downfall. If you wake while falling, you will succeed in reinstating yourself. For a young man to dream that he is flying with white wings above green foliage, foretells advancement in business, and he will also be successful in love. If he dreams this often it is a sign of increasing prosperity and the fulfilment of desires. If the trees appear barren or dead, there will be obstacles to combat in obtaining desires. He will get along, but his work will bring small results. For a woman to dream of flying from one city to another, and alighting on church spires, foretells she will have much to contend against in the way of false persuasions and declarations of love. She will be threatened with a disastrous season of ill health, and the death of some one near to her may follow. For a young woman to dream that she is shot at while flying, denotes enemies will endeavor to restrain her advancement into higher spheres of usefulness and prosperity.

Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted by Gustavus Hindman Miller


To see larks flying, denotes high aims and purposes through the attainment of which you will throw off selfishness and cultivate kindly graces of mind. To hear them singing as they fly, you will be very happy in a new change of abode, and business will flourish. To see them fall to the earth and singing as they fall, despairing gloom will overtake you in pleasure's bewildering delights. A wounded or dead lark, portends sadness or death. To kill a lark, portends injury to innocence through wantonness. If they fly around and light on you, Fortune will turn her promising countenance towards you. To catch them in traps, you will win honor and love easily. To see them eating, denotes a plentiful harvest.

Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted by Gustavus Hindman Miller


To dream of birds is much better for the rich than the poor; to dream of little birds, the contrary; to dream that you hear birds chirp is a good sign; to see birds fighting, signifies adversity; to see birds fly over your head, signifies prejudice by enemies.

The Golden Wheel Dream-book and Fortune-teller by Felix Fontaine