Fairy Meaning and Dream Symbol

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What does it mean to dream of a fairy? Today we’ll take a look at the meaning of fairies in our dreams.

What is a Fairy? What Do Fairies Symbolize?

Fairies are defined as small imaginary beings of human form that have magical powers. They are iconic in a number of different stories, myths, folklore and legends.

There are two common types of fairies that appear in dreams – those of the “Disney” nature where you have sweet, innocent, cute little fairies that ring bells and help people.

Of course, not all of them are helpful or even friendly or cute. Many fairies that appear in folklore often cause great mischief and mystery.

Taking note of whether the symbol was a positive or negative one in your dream can help you better understand what it might mean. 

Common Dream Themes: What It Means to Dream of a Fairy

Many times in our dreams we will see recurring themes. These themes can give us a lot of practical insight on what is going on in our lives!

Magic & Mystery

Very little is truly known about these wee creatures we have so many stories about, so of course magic and mystery can be a prominent theme whenever one may appear in our dreams. 

Sometimes these beings can possess special and magical powers. If this seems to be part of your dream, you may want to ask yourself whether your life could use a little magic in it. Conversely, it may appear as a sign to caution you to avoid wishful thinking. Not everything can be easily solved with magic!

Mischief & Playfullness

In many folk legends, it is known that these creatures can be quite the troublemakers! They often pull pranks and create illusions for others.

While a little light-hearted playfulness is good in moderation, sometimes it can go too far. Do you feel as if someone is not being completely honest with you? Do you have a hard time trusting someone in your life? 

Sometimes someone will dream of these creatures because they are in an unhealthy relationship. They may be “wishful” this person is the magical answer to their problems, but in reality the person may not have pure intentions.

Imagination & Creativity

Naturally we do not see fairies in our day to day life very often. Because of this, many people consider them to be simply characters in our imagination. 

While there is no way of course to prove whether or not fairies are actually real or not, it can be a wonderful way to unleash your imagination and tune into your own unique creativity.

Sometimes this dream symbol will appear to remind us that we need to use creative measures to solve a problem. It can also give us insight on whether we should be hopeful for positive outcomes or whether we may need a reality check to stay grounded in our lives. 


Fairy Dream Examples and Their Meanings

If the fairy you dreamed of was cute and sweet and innocent, it most likely represents your inner child and playfulness.

Dreaming of a fairy flying innocently about can mean that you need to get back in touch with your creative self and inner child. It can also symbolize your happiness and joy with your life.

If you dream of a fairy playing pranks on you, it could be there is some situation where you do not fully trust someone. This could symbolize that someone is not being fully honest with you, or you may be lying to yourself.

To dream you are playing pranks on someone, it could mean that you are questioning how you feel about someone. You may feel as if someone is a nuisance or annoyance, or your behavior may be annoying others.

To dream of a fairy house can mean that you are curious about hidden parts of other people you know in your life, or even possibly interested in uncovering and exploring some hidden part of yourself.

If you dream of capturing a fairy, it could mean that you are chasing after ideas that may not be realistic. You may be trying to obtain something that is not achieved easily. It can also mean that you are feeling trapped with current situations in your life.

To Understand Your Dream About Fairies, Ask Yourself These Questions:

What Words Describe the Fairy?

Choose 5 words that describe the fairy in detail. Do any of these words represent characteristics in yourself or someone you know?

What is the Fairy Doing in the Dream?

What actions is the fairy doing in the dream? Is she dancing? Flying? Talking to you? Weaving baskets? Whatever the fairy is doing will help provide some additional clues as to what the dream means.

What Other Symbols Are in the Dream?

The other symbols in the dream will help give you more insight into what the dream means. Take note of the setting of the dream, and the other objects of the dream.

For example, if the being was in the woods surrounded by trees, you may wish to also explore the meaning of trees in a dream

Learning the meaning of these other symbols will help you have a better understanding of the context of the fairy in the dream which will give you a better dream interpretation.


Have you had a dream about a fairy? Any possible dream interpretations we may have missed? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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