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Rats and other vermin in your dream (apart from mice) show that you have a personality trait that should not be trusted.

You need to think about the lies you are telling, and stop being weak and gullible. You need to make sure you are tolerant, and understand what is happening in your life. This dream also shows how much you can annoy others. The rat can also signify that friends close to you are your secret enemies.


In your dream you may have…

  • You see a rat.
  • Rats attacking you.
  • Lots of rats.
  • White rats.

Positive changes are afoot if...

  • Be careful with the people around you.
  • Stay alert.

Detailed dream interpretation...

Dreaming about rats is a sign that you have enemies. White rats are the omen that you are going to win over your enemies. Rats in general symbolize small troubles ahead. If you dream about a big rat, it means you will party with your friends. Lots of rats in your dream are the omen of a disgusting sexuality. Seeing rats running in your dream means uncertainties. This dream signals that you are surrounded by enemies.

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Rats symbolize cancer. To dream that you catch a rat in a trap, it means you will get lucky. To dream of rats that scour it indicates that you have to take care of your health. This dream can scare you very much, and it predicts hostility from one or more persons.

If an animal appears often in our dreams, that is definitely the rat. The rat is an underground rodent, coming out at night, and familiar with the drain pipes and holes. The rat is never felt by those who dream of something positive. In the Western tradition, the rat is a carrier of plague, its bites are dangerous, and it damages the crops. In the dream interpretation, the symbolism of rodents will be especially retained: it portends a big concern, a state of turmoil, and a tribulation that grinds you.

To see a rat in your dream, it signifies feelings of doubt, greed, guilt, unworthiness and envy. You keep something to yourself that eats you inside, or you might have done something that ​​you are not proud of. Alternatively, rats in a dream denote repulsion, decay, dirt and even death. Also, the dream may be a pun on someone who is a rat. Do you feel betrayed? In particular, seeing a black rat in a dream represents deceit and covert activities. To see a white rat in your dream signifies that you will get help from an unexpected source. To dream that a rat bites your leg is similar to the rat race that you experience in your waking life.

A dream about a rat suggests that you might be deceived and maybe even harmed by a neighbor. The same dream can foretell quarrels with your love partner. If in your dream you catch a rat, this means you will ridicule the meanness of other people, and you will defeat your enemies. If you kill a rat in your dream, this means you will win any race or contest in your life. Dreaming about a rat can omen guilt, greed, and doubt.


A dark colored rat in your dream means illness and betrayal. If the rat in your dream is in a cage, this suggests that you will have to deal with some annoyances. If you catch a rat in a trap, this refers to getting rid of worries and tension in your life. If the rat in your dream is light in color, this means someone up there loves you and protects you. Usually the rat is a negative symbol that can undermine you.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of rat...

Disgusted. Terrified. Surprised. Anxious. Worried. Strange. Insecure. Furious. Tired. Lazy. Confused. Upset. Overwhelmed. Offended. Insecure. Upset. Angry. Scared.

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