Doves are well known to be a symbol of innocence, love, and/or peace.
From Ancient Greek times, and perhaps even before that, they have been associated with good omens — but that’s not the only spiritual message you can take from these glorious birds.
I think we should take a closer look at the spiritual meanings and messages you can take from two doves, single doves, doves flying away, and other dove-based scenarios.
Is It Normal Seeing a Pair of Doves?
Yes, it is 100% normal to see a pair of doves.
These birds mate for life, keeping with the same partner from the very first time they mate until they moment they die.
A dove will only choose a second (or subsequent) mate if their original one sadly passes over.
The meaning of doves in a spiritual sense often applies to a pair rather than one on its own.
A single bird tends to convey a less positive message than a pair.
Spiritual Meaning of Seeing Two Doves
Before talking about the meaning of seeing two doves together, it is important to know the type of dove you saw.
A white dove has a different meaning than a gray dove.
So I decided to talk about the individual meaning of each of them.
Two turtle doves meaning:
Some might say that two heads are better than one.
Two people are stronger than one and can come up with more potential solutions to problems than one.
There’s strength in numbers, and some believe that two turtle doves together means double the power of the message.
If one dove means joy, two doves together means double the joy.
Other people believe that double the dove means double the love.
Associated with the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, it might be the case that you’re about to experience a ground-shaking love that changes you in all the best ways.
Two white doves meaning:
If you’re lucky enough to see two white doves together, flying around, all loved-up and building a nest and a family, you should take it as a very good sign.
Symbolically, this is meant to mean good things for your home and family in the future.
The doves are building a happy home in the same way that you are building a happy home — but it must be said that a ‘happy home‘ can mean different things for different people.
Not every wants to, or is built for the mom-and-pop-and-two-kids kind of life.
Two mourning doves meaning:
When one half of a dove partnership is no more, the remaining dove will find a new mate.
That, in itself, is a message of hope.
There is light after the darkness, and love after the sadness.
If you see two mourning doves coming together, either in a dream or in real life, you could be receiving a good sign.
If they fly away together and you are left with a feeling of peace or happiness, it could be a sign that you are letting go of bad thoughts or feelings that once held you down.
Just as the dove flies free, so will you.
Two grey doves meaning:
Doves are often considered to be messengers, either from the Gods, from the universe, or from the afterlife, whatever that might mean for you.
Usually, seeing two gray doves, whether in dreams or in real life, means opportunities.
Soon you will have a great opportunity in your life!
That opportunity could be related to your job, your relationship, or anything else.
You can be very happy with this news!!! I say this because you will have a good opportunity very soon.
What does it mean when two doves visit you?
When you receive a visit from two doves, it means that there is a spiritual message for you to receive.
Do not worry!!! I know, you’re probably already thinking about negative messages…
But that’s not the case!
This spiritual message is usually something positive.
Doves usually mean that there is good news on the way.
However, I will delve deeper into this subject later on. So just look down all the spiritual meanings.
9 Spiritual meanings of a pair of doves
Overall, most people see doves as a good omen; a sign of positive things to come. In some cultures, for example, seeing a dove during spring is meant to be a sign that something you’ve been waiting for is going to come your way really soon.
Bearing in mind that doves can convey a variety of messages, let’s look at 9 of the most important ones.
1) Two Doves Flying Away
If you see two doves flying away, or you have a dream that involves two doves flying away from you, high up in the air, it might be a sign of good times.
The birds are breaking free from everything that controls or binds them, and you might be about to do the same.
Life can sometimes feel incredibly restricting.
If it doesn’t feel like you’ve been free to do things your way, keep holding on.
The doves could be a sign that things are going to change. You, too, are going to break free and enjoy life as free as the birds.
Read the spiritual meaning of cardinal birds.
2) Two Doves Meaning: In a Relationship
Seeing two doves together, or dreaming of such a thing, when you’re in a relationship should be seen as a very positive sign.
- Could you have finally met the one you’ve been looking for?
- The one you’re going to marry and live happily ever after with?
- Is your current partner your potential soulmate?
The universe seems to think that might just be the case.
Doves mate for life and are incredibly monogamous creatures.
They find ‘the one‘ and then stick with them, knowing that life is greener where you water it.
Your patch of green can be much greener than every other patch of green around you; it all boils down to how you nurture and take care of it.
3) Two Doves Meaning: Single
If you’re currently uncoupled and wish to be, keep your eyes open.
Those two doves might be a sign that your next great love is on the way.
Blink and you might miss them.
You know what they say, though: look for love and it won’t show up. Perhaps the universe (or beyond) is sending you a powerful message: stop looking so hard for love because it will eventually find you.
If it’s meant to be yours, it will find a way to get to you… just like the two doves spiritual message.
Read the burning dove spiritual meaning and messages.
4) Two Doves Meaning: Pregnant
- Are you pregnant?
- Trying to get pregnant?
- Thinking about having a conversation with a significant other about starting a family?
The universe might be sending you a message with those two beautiful doves.
Light is at the end of the tunnel. Doves are great parents and role models, and you will be, too.
In some cultures, seeing a single dove while you’re pregnant is a sign that you are having a boy, but this isn’t believed in all places around the world.
5) A Death on the Cards?
Sadly, a dove isn’t always a good sign, especially if a single dove appears in your dream and then flies away.
This can be symbolic of a death in your future, and of someone that means a lot to you.
This bird is seen as a messenger from heaven, and sometimes that’s not always a good thing.
As much as doves can bring you much longed for messages from the afterlife, they can also be a sign that someone you love is going to the place they have just come from – the afterlife.
Also read the blue jay bird spiritual meaning and messages.
6) A Period of Peace and Tranquility
The dove is symbolic of peace and tranquility, so seeing one (or more than one) could be seen as a message from the universe.
That message reads, quite simply, that tranquility is in your future.
Has life been a little hectic for you lately? It sounds as though things are about to quieten down.
Have you been arguing with a partner a lot? One way or another, it will all get resolved.
You will find peace.
You just need to hold out for a little while longer.
7) Seeking Unity?
If you’ve been not united with someone for a while, seeing a pair of doves in your dream, or in real life, might be a foretelling of the future.
Perhaps, just perhaps, you will resolve your differences and find a common path between you?
It’s impossible to expect us all to have the same thoughts and opinions all the time.
Life would be very boring if that were the case. Plus, what would we complain about?
Although the doves might be a sign that unity is coming, it’s still down to you to figure out how to make it happen.
Someone needs to take the first step, after all. Is it time to apologize? Put a misunderstanding right? Reacquaint yourself with old friends?
Did you see a red bird in your house? Read here the spiritual meaning of this event.
8) Close Alignment and Harmony
When two doves come together, something binds them together.
They are aligned, as one, in unity.
Perhaps this is a sign for you to take away with you? Perhaps you need to or are about to go through a period of alignment.
Alignment can refer to a wide variety of things, including:
- Relationships with partners;
- Family relations;
Have you noticed that things seem to be a little out of sync lately? Are things not coming together as well as they usually would? Perhaps you’ve fallen out with someone and wish to make things right? Or you’ve lost your way spiritually?
The doves are bringing you a good sign: those problems will soon be resolved.
9) Stop Neglecting Your Spiritual Self
If the doves in your life or dreams are constant and repetitive, it might be the case that you’re not picking up on whatever messages someone or something is trying to send you.
It might be a sign or message from a loved one that has passed over, because the dove is linked to being a messenger for the afterlife.
- Perhaps, just perhaps, the thing you’re ignoring is your spiritual self?
- Doves are very spiritually-linked animals, so perhaps they’re just reminding you to get back in tune with your spiritual side?
Think about it. What happens when someone knocks on your door, and you don’t answer? They knock a second time, and they might even knock a third.
That’s what’s happening here: the doves keep coming to you, to deliver the message.
It’s time to stop neglecting your spiritual self, because you are missing important spiritual messages and signs.
Is seeing 2 doves a Sign from Heaven?
Yes, in many places around the world, from ancient times right up until the modern day, doves are seen as a sign from heaven.
White feathers, for example, are supposed to be a sign that a passed over loved one is near, sending you a little message to say, they love you.
Doves flying high in the sky can be a sign that you’re going to lose someone close to you.
The bird is, technically, taking that person and flying them far away, into heaven.
Is receiving a visit from two turtle doves a good omen?
Although there are a few less than positive connotations, doves are usually seen as a positive sign, depicting joy, innocence, purity, and love.
If you hear one or more doves cooing, for example, a far-away love will return to you.
This could mean:
- Your first love;
- An ex-boyfriend;
- A partner who’s been away for work;
- An old hobby you loved, revisited;
- Returning to a previous job/career that you loved.
Doves are magical and usually bring us very positive messages!
So when you see a dove, you can thank God! This dove comes to bring you messages of faith, hope and good luck!!!
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Julia is a world-renowned spiritual teacher from Sweden, who quit her job at Google to pursue her dream of becoming a digital nomad. I help spiritual seekers step into their purpose and power. Passionate about astrology, meditation, nomad life and the law of attraction.