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Dream meanings Bear


It is said that if you dream a big bear, you will get lucky. You ought to try something risky, such as playing the lottery.

If you dream of killing a bear, the fiercest enemy of yours will experience a loss. You will have positive rewards if you dream of chasing a bear, as it means you are strong and courageous. In the Western tradition, the dream of a bear means arguing with friends. In the Eastern tradition, the dream of a bear means gossip: someone is talking about you behind your back.


In your dream you may have...

  • Had a bear as a pet.
  • Had a bear attack you.
  • Seen a brown bear.
  • Gone running from a bear.
  • Chased a bear.
  • Killed a bear.
  • Seen a bear in the distance.
  • Seen a calm peaceful bear.
  • Seen a large bear.
  • Encountered bear skin or a bear skin rug.
  • Seen a grumbling bear.
  • Encountered a polar bear.
  • Encountered a bear with cubs.
  • Seen a teddy bear.

Positive changes are afoot if...

  • The bear in your dream was not aggressive.
  • The bear did not harm anyone.
  • The dream was of a child with a teddy bear.

Detailed dream interpretation...

Witnessing a bear in your dream is a reminder of the spiritual strength, power, and growth of the unconscious mind. This dream symbolizes that sometimes you need to remind yourself of your childhood and the happiness that brought you where you are today. This dream also represents stamina and that you will undertake situations requiring mental and psychological strength.

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The old dream dictionary meaning of a polar bear is a prognostic of deceit, as misfortune will approach you in a seemingly fair aspect. Your bitterest enemies will wear the garb of friendship. Rivals will try to supersede you. To see the skin of a bear means that you will successfully overcome any opposition.

In shamanism the bear is a strong totem animal, which in some cases represents a spirit guide. In fact, based on some meditation practice, this animal can provide comfort, as it is centered to be connected to spiritual well-being. To dream of a polar bear (as long as you have not watched too much TV!) represents that there is a woman surrounding you who has become icy and cold. Handling the situation successfully will require negotiation and compromise. The polar bear signifies a deep emotion that needs to be expressed.

If you dreamed of a teddy bear, then this provides a window to your deep childhood instincts. The context of the dream shows that you will have to be further understood. However, in general this dream indicates that sometimes it is easier to go back to the things that use to make you smile when you were a child. The key influence of this dream and the animal is that your childhood enjoyment has been lost, and it is time to go out into the world and have fun.

Seeing a bear in your dream could refer to a rich and powerful enemy, probably an adversary or rival of yours. It foretells that you could soon be in a fight with your friends. Having a bear in your dream is generally a sign of violence in the real life. If in your dream a bear attacks you, this means precaution is necessary. A brown bear means brutal passions, and enemies full of ferocity. Seeing yourself running away from a bear is a good omen. If in your dream you see someone killing the bear, your enemies will encounter losses, and you will generally win over them. If you yourself kill the bear, you will be able to get rid of those that you do not want in your entourage anymore.


If you see a bear in the distance, it could mean three possibilities: your hand will be forced, your enemies are in your way, or you have many enemies around you. If you want to succeed, you must make big efforts. A calm bear is an omen of slander and gossip. If the bear is big, this also means quarrel, slander, and gossip. In general, dreaming of a bear is a sign that you will be challenged in your business deals. If a young girl dreams of a bear, this is an omen that she will have a conflict with people that are in her way.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of a bear…

Scared. Terrified. Worried. Anxious. Upset. In control. Pushy. Cuddly.

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