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Reading the Meanings of Cloud Images

Joanne has been writing about spirituality, dreams and psychic phenomenon online for over nine years.

Read on to learn how to read the meanings of cloud images.

Read on to learn how to read the meanings of cloud images.

Clouds sometimes take on shapes and forms of all matter of things, some obscure and others quite clear. The images you see in the clouds can foretell what’s to come. They can also give an indication of your current state of mind.

Different Images We See in Clouds

  • Angels: Seeing angels in the clouds indicates that spiritual insights and guidance are in the offing. Pay extra attention to your intuition and insights.
  • Baby: Seeing a baby, infant or toddler may be implying that a new family member is on the way.

    As babies are a symbol of ‘new beginnings’, seeing their image in a cloud can indicate a new phase or fresh start in your life. It may also indicate the undertaking of a new, important project.
  • Ballerina: Seeing a ballerina or ballerina in the clouds may be an indication that more fun and frivolity is about to enter your life. Get set to enjoy yourself!
  • Buildings: Buildings, particularly houses, represent our inner-selves, and can give us an indication of how we feel about ourselves.

    High-rise buildings seen in clouds may be implying a new job prospect or career change or promotion.
  • Cats: Cats are highly spiritual creatures and represent our higher wisdom. Seeing cats in clouds indicates that your intuition is particularly heightened at this time, so pay attention and heed the advice of your inner-voice.
  • Child/children: Seeing a child or children in clouds implies that a happy, fun time is ahead for you. It can also indicate a happy disposition and a joy of the simple things in life.
  • Circles: Seeing circles in clouds suggests an engagement or marriage in the offing.

    Seeing circles can also imply the completion of a cycle or important project. eg. ‘coming full circle’.
  • Crocodile: Seeing a crocodile in the clouds may be warning you of deceptions and/or danger in the near future.

    Crocodiles may also be warning you of a deceitful person or situation, and you are to remain aware of dishonest and/or manipulative people. It also suggests that you seek the truth yourself rather than rely upon the word of others.
  • Dancers: Seeing a dancer or dancers in the clouds implies happy, fun times to come.

    If there is more than one dancer it may suggest a gathering and/or celebration.
  • Deer: Seeing a deer in the clouds may be indicating that you need to stand up for yourself more.
  • Dog: Seeing a dog or dogs in clouds suggests the company of loyal friends and faithful companions.
  • Dove: Seeing doves in clouds may be foretelling of ‘love’ and positive relationships. Doves represent love, purity and honesty, and are a message of an impeding engagement or marriage.
  • Dragon: Dragons are the ultimate power symbol. Seeing a dragon in the clouds may indicate that you are in a position of power and will soon find success.
  • Duck: Seeing a duck in clouds may have differing meanings depending upon circumstances.

    Seeing ducks may be suggesting a journey or travel over water in the near future. Seeing ducks in clouds may also be suggesting that important decisions need to be made in regards to your emotions and relationships.
  • Eagle: Seeing an eagle or eagles in clouds suggests personal power and the opportunity to fulfil your goals. Success is in the offing.
  • Feathers: Seeing feathers in clouds suggests that its time to have faith and trust in yourself and your own abilities. It is time to tackle and overcome personal obstacles.
  • Horse: Horses are an indication of steadfastness and freedom. Seeing a horse or horses in clouds suggests that you stick to your dreams and follow your heart in order to bring your wishes to fruition.
  • Leopard: Seeing a leopard in the clouds implies that you have the tenacity, wisdom and courage to overcome all obstacles in your life.
  • People: Seeing on person in the clouds may indicate ‘you’ the individual. It implies a growing independence.

    Seeing two people suggests a happy union, an engagement or marriage proposal. Three or more people seen in the clouds tells of social gatherings and celebrations.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.


L Wisteria on September 17, 2020:

Clouds in form of Gorilla... what’s it spiritual meaning ????

Loulou on May 17, 2020:

I had a second trimester miscarriage. I was looking out of car window a week after and seen some Kind hands and Strong arms cradling a baby. I’m not a superstitious person as i strongly believe in science but as soon as i seen it i had an over whelming feeling of relief that the baby was looked after. It was very strange, and felt like the message was from a male for some reason.

I havnt told anyone in person or partner because they would think i lost the plot.

Dipti Mehta Shah on December 13, 2019:

cloud in the form of dolphin spiritual meaning

Lizzy authority on December 13, 2019:

I saw pictures in clouds

I saw a pregnant woman .a lion..a horse.elephant..shep.a small girl a bag waking .. that small girl was praying ..does it mean I'm a prophetess

Burns on November 25, 2019:

I saw me flying in the clouds and the sun was so bright

Lesa hadley on November 01, 2019:

What does seeing wing horses and a x in the clouds mean

kya on October 23, 2019:

when i go into my rook in the middle of the night and ill look up at the stars and ill talk to the stars about my past and now and all i cam see is a cloud came out lf know where and turn into a wolf by shaoe sshifting into a dragom wjat fkes tbis mean?

Virginia Anahara on October 23, 2019:

I was came home from agency that will past our papers to get visa approve in embassy when i got home at 9 or 10 pm i go outside of out home and i seen a cloud moving like hide and seek to me what is the meaning of that

Sandra on July 06, 2019:

I was sitting in my living room watching t.v. and all of a sudden a small white cloud passed right in front of me what does this mean please anyone

Rhonda on June 06, 2019:

What does it mean when you see a perfe t whale in the clouds??

Jake. on June 04, 2019:

I saw a lion head very big size, what does that mean? Strength, dominating, powerful?

Sam on June 02, 2019:

My mum passed away 3 years ago was sunbathing I see bright light with my mums face it was like she was trying to tell me something

Jazzy on May 30, 2019:

I saw a airplane and need to know if my dad is coming home from hawiie

Annie Jones on May 28, 2019:

I saw a images of a dog or puppy in the clouds in front of my house, what does this mean.

Connie on May 15, 2019:

What does it mean when you see bears in clouds eat jumping fish out of the water

Annie on May 13, 2019:

What does the image of a puppy or dog in the clouds really mean?

Wife34 on May 11, 2019:

I saw cherubs and angels in the clouds today..and a new born baby! Also rhe number 2

JOY on April 21, 2019:

I saw a white heart shaped clouds like throwing towards me while I was in the calm and clear ocean

Robert Passetti on April 11, 2019:

Hmmmm I saw a cross in the sky after I left a baseball game..... wonder what that means........ I may never know.........

JJ Bread on March 13, 2019:

I have taken 2 photos on 2 separate occasions of sunsets and both have skulls in the cloud formation curious to know what this could mean?

jasmine oertel on February 17, 2019:

I saw a skull in the clouds.

Anita on January 19, 2019:

I saw a man between clouds than a second man appear than a third on each side each man holding their hands in the front . What does that represent.

Dushy on December 04, 2018:

I just found this web site and I love it! I woke up this morning and saw a big penguin shape in the clouds. I like penguins. Any ideas on what it could mean? Thanks from Canada

mia on November 22, 2018:

hi can someone please tell me what is going on because for one day I saw lots of angels and it was really weird because in the clouds and sky you can see these faces it was like they were people that passed away and then the day after that day I didn't see the angels anymore I could tell they were angels though because you could see wings in the sky and clouds

Stephanie on November 18, 2018:

I just recently had a dream with 3 Angels flying in the clouds and before seeing the Angels, I yelled out MICHAEL because I was in danger and needed help.

Eloisa on September 13, 2018:

Ive seen in 2 different occasions an elephant

What does it mean?

Flora on September 09, 2018:

I saw a butterfly shaped cloud as I drove home from shopping one Sunday afternoon. What does it mean?

Yuki on September 08, 2018:

I saw a skull cloud in the sky tonight(8th September, 2018) 9:13pm

What does it means??

Msfreedom (LIVE) on September 05, 2018:

My boyfriend an myself saw a cross in the sky the first day we met up after a 3 month breakup,not to mention at our old highschool where we met

Timothy Nugent on August 28, 2018:

What about "E T's" and there ships in the clouds and govt aircraft in same visual display ?(off the record)just curious to your opinion.

Izzy on August 25, 2018:

I saw a summoning circle in the clouds what dose that mean?

Caryn on July 31, 2018:

A few nights ago I had made a plan with my friends daughter to camp out upon a garden trampoline.We got prepared with pillows, duvets and extra blankets just incase it got colder in the night.As my friends daughter slept I could'nt because Iam a scardycat lol.Iwas looking at the stars, to my amazement it was like they were all like a giant dot 2dot ..It only took afew seconds when I thought and felt it was a beautiful rainbow clear as anything ,all I felt was love.My thoughts are of Divine Love and she showed herself to me, I am so greatful also blessed to have seen this essence of beauty, Celestial Angel light.I no-longer had fear I was feeling loved x

Silver Topaz on July 31, 2018:

As I was dressing this morning I saw a reindeer shaped cloud facing an angel cloud both were very clear, but unfortunately before I could take a photo they had dispersed. Does anyone know the meaning of the two together.

emily on July 27, 2018:

the clouds spelled out the word midnight and wildnight what does that mean?

zaly on July 26, 2018:

What a shape of 2

ashwini on July 11, 2018:

what is means by cloud picture

Emil on June 30, 2018:

Umm I see dragons EVERY time.... I’m probably obsessed with em but don’t know...

Itachi on June 30, 2018:

I saw a skull

Itzy on June 29, 2018:

I saw a castle and stair ways going up what that mean

Mark on June 23, 2018:

What about a Turtle? I seen a Turtle in the sky.

tavia on June 23, 2018:

Wat if u saw two eyes in the clouds

Online person on June 10, 2018:

I seen a face that changed expresions.

James on June 04, 2018:

I saw 4 hearts and 3 angles

Person on the internet on May 27, 2018:

What does a hand mean and a x

Me on May 15, 2018:

I saw a heart in the sky. What could this mean??

RebelSoljah on May 01, 2018:

I saw a angel in the clouds what does it mean I told people about it and they told me I was dream which I wasn't

EmpressT on April 11, 2018:

What does it mean to see a Big fish with a baby fish in its belly in the clouds

imugio on March 24, 2018:

weird shit. i didnt make this account to bullshit anyone. this shit happened.

I saw a drug dealer's name in the clouds before a storm. it was more clear than i can write my own name. Ying. capital Y... i with a fucking dot... g that went below the rest. I told 3 people. i told him, his white baby mama, (im white also), and 3rd who knows both of them. I didn't fuck w this guy. He had owed me ~$70 for the better part of a year, and he's about 45 minutes away. He got popped less than 2 months later with the kind of shit people go away for 10+ years for....... i told him and 2 other ppl i saw his name b4 a storm.

I went on an adventure to go see the full eclipse. I live in wisconsin, no license, no car..... caught a ride w someone off CL that was looking for a co-pilot to drive with. neat. saw the thing 10 hours there, .... was driving back.... bout a half hour south of neenah, where i had a spot, we came over a hill and I saw a fucking hand pointed right at us. every knuckle. thumb kicked out to the side. it was a right hand. driver saw it too after i freaked out. pointed right at us.

fuckin weird

idk where to go from here. idk if it's a gift or if i should stay the fuck out of these woowoo shit. hmu if u can help

note, i was not on any weird and/or hard drugs when i saw this shit. i was sober, and had slept on both occasions

Annette on February 06, 2018:

What does it mean saw a cross and angel in the sky the same day

Sharon on February 01, 2018:

What does it mean when you see letters such as X, V, A in the clouds.

Chloe on December 19, 2017:

what does it mean if i saw a witch

Milene on November 07, 2017:

what does it mean when you see a wolf in the clouds..

Tammy tiamzon on October 29, 2017:

What does it mean just last night I saw a dragon in the clouds what does it actually mean

wendy on October 27, 2017:

ive just seen a wolf cloud, is it good or bad

Carolyn on October 25, 2017:

I have seen three times now picture of a man lying down with hands folded over chest. Looks like a dead guy. Its the detail in the face that gets me. The side of the body right to the feet.

Once would be cool but three times ....??

ben on September 26, 2017:

what does it mean when you see a horse carriage?

Dustin on September 10, 2017:

Ive seen clouds that look like dragons and as you are driving down the road they morph into a different kind of dragon. Sometimes they will morph from the entire body of the dragon into a giant side profile of the dragons head. The further I drive and the more the angle of my view changes, the clouds keep morphing into all different shapes and sizes of dragons. It may sound crazy but once right before a storm it looked as if this dragon was slowly reaching down out of the sky with one of its claws at me. When it almost looked like it was at the tree tops in my yard, I walked at an extremely fast pace to the house and didnt look back. Ive also seen what looked like what could be considered scenes from Greek mythology with all of the gods of Olympus. One really clear night last summer there was a near full moon, but then these small puffy clouds started forming to the west of the moon going east. As they traveled across my view of the moon they were morphing into all these different versions of a human skull. I watched them do that for 25-30 mins and then the clouds just dissapated. I know its not my imagination because on several occasions ive pointed the dragons out to my wife and daughters and they see them too. They are always way too detailed to be considered ''dragonlike''.

carmen on September 08, 2017:

What does it mean when i hear voices to i saw many words in the sky such as sing, hand, angle,and my name, i saw an eagle and a few people as well, I've seen the duck and much more. the voices i heard were talking to me one said i have a magic power what power and what does it mean how do i use it i'm scared, confused, don't know what to think, and no i'm not insane or hallucinated. please help me.

Alicia on September 08, 2017:

I saw a couple of them today. I saw a Snail cloud and a pig cloud. What could they mean?

Nessa on August 25, 2017:

I saw the image of the clouds can you tell us what does it mean?

Andrew on August 24, 2017:

I seen a cloud shaped like a claw but darken while other clouds around are mainly white and not the shape what does it mean? is it a good or bad omen?

Tasha on August 18, 2017:

Me and my fiancé saw a cloud yesterday on the way to the doctor that was shaped like a princess. Had a crown on and a long dress. On the way back from the doctor we seen the same exact cloud. Within a matter of seconds both times the clouds vanashed. What does this mean

Sarah on August 13, 2017:

What does it mean when you see this. I Spotted two clouds that look like dolphins with a heart in the middle of them

Darryl on August 06, 2017:

Over the past few months I've been seeing A LOT of skulls in the clouds. Sometimes multiple skulls, not only human skulls but animals and Humanoid looking types. After reading this I do see dragons and a lot of reptiles. Feathers and dogs too. Always thought it was because I like feathers and LOVE dogs and all types of animals though. Much of these skulls though are at night time usually around the moon. What's your take on it?? Just curious, but I know WAR is coming to our lands again soon so I assume that's what these skulls mean, either that or some type of disaster is gonna happen against the people of the world....

Lesly on August 06, 2017:

I have a lot of dreams and things in the clouds. I saw two babies who were holding light between them then a saw a monsters face then i saw a goat with red eyes. I saw symbols and i sometimes hear voices when i look at the clouds.

Vett on July 24, 2017:

I saw a cloud that looked like a man facing me and saluting, but I could see his rib cage. What is this? I also took a picture of my house and saw the head of what looked like a horse as a shadow in my front window... Help! I need clarity...

Dave on July 20, 2017:

what does it mean when you see a cloud shaped like a bunny/rabbit when someone close to you in your family has passed away recently?

EarthAngle on June 25, 2017:

I had alot of times seen myself in the clouds and it looked like I was yelling at the god and I had seen more than two people shaped in the clouds and I had seen alot of times a dragon cloud but yesterday I had seen a cloud shaped into a Cross and I want to know what it means

magic is truth and comes from god. on June 08, 2017:

Before 1-2 days i saw 1 dragon fighting against two-headed dragon and the First one was burning fire. then i saw face similar to those of hawaii tribes totems with big eyes and nose(you Know those wooden masks) talking something. the thing is that everything came from one cloud and i saw it polymorphing from one thing to another. as i use magic and Energy as healing and protecting spells i think it had something to do with spiritual beings. i Know that most best magic came from christianity(btw i am Christian) and solomon i think those 3 dragons(2headed counts as 2) were actually three beasts that we Know from bible as rulers of hell. maybe that means that one of those three rulers turned into good one. i am talking shit for some of you but i think there are people that Know what i am talking about.

Amber on June 01, 2017:

I wish I could post pictures here... saw a chicken cloud, unicorn cloud, and shark fin cloud all in the same day. I have pictures of each.

Joanne on May 22, 2017:

I've just seen a cloud exactly like a ship like titanic looking absolute perfect to see what's the meaning of that x

L on May 20, 2017:

I had a dream March 7,2017 between the hours of 4am and 7am..I was standing outsidestaring at the sky. The sky was a beautiful light blue hue, it had circular bright white clouds in the sky, when the cloud above changed shape....I saw a man in a tux smiling holdings hands with a woman in a white dress smiling holding hands with a little girl about 2 and she was smiling......theylooked at me smiling then I woke was a beautiful image....thoughts on meaning

Starla Dawn Spangler on May 20, 2017:

Does a cloud with horns have any significience?

cazzam on May 14, 2017:

Hi I was driving towards the hospital tonight to see my father and right in front of me were two very large clouds. They were very clear and detailed but were comical and made me laugh. One looked like Dumbo the elephant and it was being chased by a flying pig. I don't know if there is a meaning behind it or am I going mad.

Luna B on May 07, 2017:

Just wondering, what does it mean when you see clouds in the shape of a skull near the moon, twice that night. Then, see a dead fish on shore?

asking for a friend

Debra on April 29, 2017:

Hi. I started talking to a man i met on a dating site. He lived out of town but we face timed. And i saw what looked like him a side profile face so obvious in the cloud in the nite sky. What does that mean. Well he totally changed over nite like became this other person And broke it off

Elizabeth on April 29, 2017:

I don't understand what does it means a new family member is on it's way. I have seen a cloud baby shape.

Brett on April 20, 2017:

I keep seeing clouds or the space between that looks like a hammer.

Ania on April 16, 2017:

Hi the other day I seen a face in the sky I also took the pic of it but can't figure it what could be looks like an alien or just like a sad face

Brandon Villarreal on April 02, 2017:

What does a heart cloud stand for?

maggie on March 03, 2017:

This morning I sat outside looking up at sky southwest and seen the letter "x" in sky at 7:30 a. M. Pacific time

.. What does that "x". Mean?

Belinda on February 07, 2017:

Wanting to know what it means to see a snail cloud

people person on February 05, 2017:

i saw a heart shaped cloud as i was texting someone i like

Leslie on January 31, 2017:

What does it means to see your name in a cloud

Hawamoore on January 31, 2017:

I have a dream! in my dream, I saw a young baby in the clouds rapped with a blanket and this baby was smiling at me and after that the baby vanished.

Hawa Moore on January 31, 2017:

In my dream, I saw a very young baby in the sky rapped with a blanket. The baby was smiling at me and then right after the baby vanished!

ConfusedOne on December 22, 2016:

I saw an eye with an X in the middle. Does that mean anything?

Allie on October 20, 2016:

So, I have a long experience to explain. God answered my prayer a week later when I asked him to spend more quality time with my father. A week after that prayer, my father arrived to my home and STAYED THE NIGHT in MY ROOM on MY COUCH!!! I began thanking God for answering my prayer, and I started to cry. Then, yesterday I asked God to show me himself, or to show me an angel, anything. I didnt believe that He would ACTUALLY show me anything, but he did. It started with a cloud, that looked like his hands holding the earth. I saw one of his large eyes, staring at me in my backyard, his eye was so detailed and just gorgeous to watch!!!! I looked down at the ground and cried because i knew it was true. A few seconds, later, I asked him to show me again. I wanted to see an angel!! After i asked him this question, I looked up into the sky, and I SAW MY NAME SPELT IN THE CLOUDS!!!!! I looked to the left side of the sky, and I swear to God, I saw God's hand, cupping something... cupping... someone.. THen, the figure in his hand started to take form. It began to have huge lovely wings, shining light, and very detailed.! I couldnt believe my eyes!!1 Right then and there, I knew it was God telling me to say this, "This is representing God's love for me, his hand holding me, and im supposed to be represented as the angel in his hand!" Oh my gosh, I was so happy and still am blessed and praying to see more angels now than ever!

lerato on October 14, 2016:

Two weeks back I was stering at the clouds I saw something like small pieces of papers shining and moving side by side they looked like someone throu them up there, at first i thout i was dreaming and it wasn't a dusty day, I know God wants to tell me something but I have no idea what he wants to tell me, i always look up but I haven't seen it again, please I want to know what it means

Rhianna on October 05, 2016:

I keep seeing skull clouds. The other day I saw an entire skeleton and skulls CLEAR AS DAY.

Then I see the picture online of hurricane Mathiew in the shape of....a SKULL!



What does it mean???

lerato on October 03, 2016:

I recieved the holy spirit after I had angelic dream on 27-12-15 since then, i always feel power in my hands i can heal any sicknesssickness. Five months ago i was speaking with my mother on the phone about the bible verses and i saw a big dark cloud moving towards me and it was so close to me and I was very scured and it changed in to a dragon, I rushed in to the house and i saw it changing shape moving to the right side and I felt this sensation as if the cloud was staring at me, it stood there for sometimes and the disapeared

Sam on September 24, 2016:

I saw a heart shaped cloud sometime back. What does is signify? It was a perfect heart!

Brittany Amethyst Silverton on September 14, 2016:

I saw a cloud tonight (9-14-16) that was a scorpion...with a skull within gave a bit of the chills...if it helps the moon was not yet full...idk if that has an effect on the meaning or not...

tim on August 14, 2016:

Why do I see my name or initials in the clouds ?

Lexie on July 28, 2016:

Yesterday when coming back home from picking up my stuff from my ex fiance I seen a heart shaped cloud while I was listening to dove camrons song if only. What does that mean?

Pamula on July 01, 2016:

I want more! (please!). More definitions, asap please.

Sue Roe on June 26, 2016:

I keep seeing witch shaped cloudson brooms over the last few years what does it mean

Nina on May 12, 2016:

Dreamt of a baby's skeleton in the clouds.

elizabeth on February 22, 2016:

i've seen several shapes in the clouds a face that i thought was gods face then an eagle, hands laid out and what looked like a dragon with with wings what are the meanings?

michael on October 03, 2015:

I saw a gaurdian angel appears to be chasing what looks like a skull head with a knife there's also another manlike figure angel and what appears to be a man's face I got a pic of it how do I upload this pic and what's the meaning of this what I witnessed