The pheasant was brought to Europe during the Middle Ages, where over a period of time it became wild. It is a symbol for the power of nature and beauty (similar to the astrological sign of Leo), but also of the inability to make decisions. It has been considered a reluctant and decidedly stupid bird.
Do you have trouble making decisions, thinking that all possibilities will always be available? Are you afraid to follow your own desires and needs and, for that reason, are you dismissing many possibilities right from the beginning? What if you took a chance and followed your feelings? In China, the pheasant is a symbol of wealth. It was the emblem of the Emperor Yii. In Japan, the pheasant is the female symbol of mother-love and protection.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A pheasant signifies motherhood. It points to life- giving gifts from your relationship to your mother. Hunting a pheasant in a dream may represent killing off your attachment to your mother. (See Birds.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: The pheasant is a positive symbol and means good luck and happiness—you just don’t know it yet. Eating a pheasant: your health is good and stable. Catching or shooting a pheasant means luck in love.... Dreamers Dictionary
A pheasant in your dream is a warning to be careful with money now, because you may soon have a drain on your resources. But if you ate or cooked the pheasant, you will have good money luck.... My Dream Interpretation