Dreams that feature saints, angels, icons, bodhisattvas, immortals, avatars or any other perfect being that possesses a high level of spiritual development that lifts them above the imperfect human race all embody higher religious aspirations and positive qualities to which you can aspire. The same applies to symbols of transcendence and illumination that can appear in your dreams, such as halos, auras of light and angelic wings. Bear in mind that, depending on the other details of your dream, saints can also indicate martyrdom and extreme self- sacrifice, so you need to consider whether or not you are being exploited by someone in waking life.
Saints and angels are also traditionally considered to be divine messengers between the Supreme Being and humanity, so if you dream of them, what message are they trying to impart to you? Do you need to adopt a more moral stance in your waking life? Perhaps there is a moral issue you should not ignore; or is your unconscious telling you that you have righteousness on your side?
Your dream may be urging you to develop your spirituality.
If the meaning of your dream still remains unclear, try to meditate on it for a while since you may find that it leads you to new insights.
Angels are associated with dead children, so may play a comforting role at times of bereavement. In spiritual terms, angels also symbolize pure beings and freedom from earthly matters. Dark angels are said to be those who have not totally rejected the ego and earthly passions, and if images of them appear in your dream, you may be being warned about some kind of spiritual transgression.
If you dream of the Virgin Mary, this may be a symbol of the feminine ideal; the Virgin mother of Christ represents purity, compassion and motherly love.... saint / angel / perfect being dream meaning
At first glance, it would seem that the angel and the virgin represent the Christian faith, but both actually predate it. The virgin was known as Isis to the Egyptians, Myrrha to the Greeks and Juno to the Romans. In each incarnation she may be seen standing on the crescent moon with stars circling her head. The virgin, in whatever guise she reaches your dreams, is considered a symbol of good fortune. Pay attention to what she is holding in her hands.
If she carries a ray of sunlight, this represents spiritual progress.
If she carries a chalice of dew, this may be seen as encouragement to reform your ways, and if she is playing a lyre, this suggests a period of calmness and introspection.
Angels are another form of celestial messenger sent to guard over us. To imagine one appearing is, as with the virgin, a symbol of spiritual protection and inspiration.
If angels give you advice in a dream, what they tell you should always be taken very seriously. Nowadays, with a greater acceptance of the appearance of angelic figures, they are once again accepted as messengers of enlightenment.
If you are religious, visions of an angel in your dream may be taken as validation of belief, but if you are not religious, you can take solace in the thought that you have a spiritual protector watching over you. Another interpretation suggests that dreaming of an angel suggests you are searching for this unconditional love and support in waking life, and the dream is urging you to find these qualities within yourself.
See also Goddess entry in RELIGION.... angel / virgin dream meaning