Symbolism of Birch Tree and Cardinal a Sign of Good Things
There is symbolism in just about everything you can dream up. What part of that -- and how it applies to your life situation -- is what you need to figure out?
Dear Dream Retriever: A little background on my current life situation might help you to interpret this dream for me. I just started a new job and I love it. I am single, and my life seems to be going in the direction I have been planning.
In my dream, I am sitting on my front porch and I am looking at the yard. There are no trees in my front yard in real life. I look to the right of me and notice this tall, beautiful birch tree. I walk toward the tree and I look up and I am focusing on how tall and straight it is (for what that is worth). I then lean on the tree and a cardinal appears on the ground in front of me. This is strange as it just appear and doesn’t fly in or anything. I am looking at the bird and it flies up to the tree branch. -- Cicely
Dear Cicely: The symbolism attached to dreaming of a birch tree and a cardinal is exactly what the dream is referring to: You describe your life as being good, and you feel as though you are on the right path. This is true and you are right. The dream is confirming this for you.
The birch tree can represent several things, but in your case, you are focused on the height and how straight it is, so for you it symbolizes honesty and virtues that you represent. You lean on the tree in your dream, meaning this is you and your way of thinking. It is honorable. A cardinal appears (by the way, it’s not strange that it didn’t fly in -- it is what it represents), and it is on the ground and then flies up to a branch of the birch tree. This is a symbol of power and wealth, as well as renewed energy and focus. It is on the ground to remind you to stand your ground and stay focused, and then it flies up to the birch, telling you what to stay focused on. That is the tree, which represents your virtues, strength, honesty, love and hope.
Your dream is telling you that everything in your life is the way it is because of the person you are. This is a beautiful dream.
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