The stork was sacred to Juno, the Roman goddess who protected women, marriage, and family. The popular image of a stork delivering a human baby probably dates from this association. Christians associated the stork with Christ's resurrection, as spring began as soon as the stork returned from its winter migration. In Sweden, the stork was considered sacred because Swedes believed it flew around the cross of Christ, calling out, "Styrka, Styrka!" which means "Strength, strength!" It is a sign of changes in your life if you dream of a stork. These changes can include parenthood, if that is your goal. If the stork is sitting on its nest, it's a sign of family difficulties that will prove worrisome but will be short lived.