To dream of an owl can symbolize the idea of aspirations mixed with intelligence or wisdom. The dream can be exploring intuition or a type of wisdom that might be activated in your work. The brown owl can relate to work that is practical, earthy or grounded, while the white owl can suggest healing work or spiritual aspirations. This nocturnal bird can also relate to messages coming from the unconscious. If the owl attacks or threatens you, the message can be about how your outlook or self righteousness is not working for you - or is alienating you from others. This is a common dream character because the owl symbolizes the wisdom of the unconscious or how you are guided by a type of vision within. See also Birds.