They are known for being able to graze and walk around and do nothing to their little heart’s content. They pretty much just hang out in fields all day eating grass until we finally kill them to manufacture their meat or until we milk them and then let them back to graze in their field. They are peaceful and this has a strong connotation in dream interpretation. Cows are also most famous for being mothers even if we don’t actually allow them to mother their own children like we should. Finally, cows are known for being a source of meat and sustenance in that sense as well which could have important significance in dream interpretation.
When you have a dream that you are riding a cow, this is a symbol of your dominion over nature. Perhaps you have just done something which caused you to feel pretty accomplished at being able to master the ways of nature. Anything that a boy-scout troop might do would be a perfect description of why you would be feeling this way, but you don’t actually have to be a boy scout in order for you to have this type of dream. Maybe you’ve just had a successful camping trip or something to that effect. This would make sense too.
To dream that you are milking a cow would suggest that you are hungry or thirsty for something more in life. You don’t have to be actually hungry or thirsty for food or water or any other kind of drink to have a dream like this, but for the true significance to be revealed you have to know that you want something more out of life. You lust for something that is out there that you cannot have or that you have not had yet. Maybe you’d like to be rich and famous or maybe your ambitions are more tapered towards where you are in life already. Maybe you’d just prefer to spend more time outdoors and this is why you are dreaming of a cow.
If you dream that you are a cow then this is probably happening because you’ve done something recently which showed that you really know how to exercise extreme patience. Cows are some of the most patient and peaceful creatures in the world and it is easy to see why they are considered sacred by that certain religious community. As stated earlier, they essentially just graze and have fun until it is time for them to go out and get a little bit more done and then they will do a little bit more in the way of grazing and mooing. They can take a cattle prod with ease. They’ll moo loudly at first, but will eventually just let it slide once they’ve forgotten about it. Maybe you have been prodded metaphorically by someone and you have shown that you can handle their prods without being too distraught. Good job.
The cow is a stalwart and strong creature. As much as it may seem like cows complain and as much space as they take up, they can really handle a lot of abuse and a lot of restrictions without going too crazy. If you have a dream in which you are raising cows it probably means that you are in a leadership role in the real world and that the key to making your constituents happy is just giving them a little bit more freedom.