Dreams About Animals
Animals Dream Meaning
A dream about animals can be either positive or negative, depending on the details of the dream.
I will try to cover all of the possible “animal” type dreams here. If you observe animals in most cases denotes instinctual or basic behaviors, actions, and emotions. These emotions, instincts, and behaviors are normally repressed deep your personality due to the fact that, they are considered to be unacceptable to those around you. Seeing the animal in a dream is connected to your own inner feelings. Sometimes these can be unnoticed or unacknowledged during the day but resurface when you are asleep in the form of dreams. When you have a dream about animals, they will in a way help you to understand your deepest desires and emotions and of course each animal brings with it a spiritual message. There could be a focus that you are desiring freedom and that is why the dreams are occurring. If you keep dreaming of animals over and over it can imply your connection to nature.
In order to uncover the true meaning of your dream about animals, you will need to remember all the details of the dream. All the details and circumstances which you saw should not be left out. Think about if the animal was wild or tame? Try to remember it’s color, what was it eating, was the animal walking or seated, slow or fast in its movement? Once you get all the areas you could see it is easier to understand the context of the dream.
The environment and where the animal was residing in is also very important. The animals in your dream could be symbolic of your true behavior in real life. I feel that after reading dream psychology literature from Carl Jung and Freud, the animal can be connected to one’s sexual nature, which can also be depicted by the animal which you see in your dream. Having an animal featured in your dream is a representation of your uncivilized self, your true “animal” nature. Consider the animal in your dream to be delivering an important message to you and pay attention to what the animal is saying. If the animal is talking to you, consider it is a message from the spirit world which you should pay close attention to. Here I am going to mention a few popular animals in dreams. More importantly how the animals were displayed in your dream.
What does it mean to dream about animals in your house?
Dreams about animals in your house could indicate that you are needing comfort at the moment. Often, these dreams occur when we are feeling lost in regard to our direction in life. Perhaps that you are tolerating someone’s behavior. In mythology, the dream about animals walking through your house represents that you may be repressing your true feelings for comfort. We all need inner freedom. To see a large animal (such as an elephant or giraffe) in your house can suggest that you have hidden potential and that things have become commonplace.
What does it mean to dream about bears?
When you encounter a dream about bears, in general, or that they are trying to attack you, it is a sign that, in your waking life, there is a problem which you are trying to avoid. After the dream, you may have the chance to tackle the problem. Bears per say, rarely “attack” in real life. So, a grizzly bear featured in a dream can mean that you will be focusing on yourself going forward. If the bear is sleeping, then it means that you need to think before sharing your ideas with other people. If the bear is standing up, it is an indication that, you need to defend your beliefs and opinions. I have written quite a bit on bear dreams so click here for more information.
What does it imply to dream about dogs?
When you have a dream where you notice dogs, then it is a symbol of loyalty. Now the meaning will be different depending on context. If the dog in your dream is barking, then it is an indicator that, in your waking life, there is someone who is talking bad about you. If you are bitten by the dog, then it means that there is something which is making you feel guilty. If the dog in your dream happens to attack you, then it is a warning that you will need to think before engaging in anything.
What does it mean to dream about frogs?
A dream where you see frogs denotes positive energy because a frog is symbolic of love and prosperity. If the frog is jumping then this dream is a sign that, your biggest wish is likely to come true according to old dream lore. Alternatively, the frog in your dream could be symbolic of transformation and spiritual matters. If the frog is in the water, then it is a sign that you are having some emotional problems but it is a situation which you will easily come out of.
What does it denote to dream about snakes?
I have spent so much time on interpreting the dream of snakes, as the world’s most popular dream the snake is connected to how we love and interact with others. Snakes in your dream could be an indicator that, you have hidden fears and knowledge. It could be your conscious trying to bring out your desires and wishes. At the same time, it could be symbolic of your spiritual or emotional transformation. If the snake bites you in your dream, then it means that you should stop trusting those people you are going to meet in the coming days. If you fight with the snake, then it means that you are trying to struggle with your emotions. If the snake talks in your dream, then it is a sign that you have a lot of success and there are new opportunities coming your way.
What does it imply to dream about looking at animals?
When you have a dream where you are looking at animals, it is a sign that, in the near future, you are going to reach out to friends so that you can reconcile. Visiting a zoo in a dream can indicate a new start and you are essentially “looking” at comforts in life.
What does it mean to dream about domestic animals?
Dreaming about domestic animals could imply harmony, loyalty, and love in your life. Seeing your own dog or cat in a dream indicates a new start ahead. I kept dreaming of losing my dog, when she was alive. This dream can indicate that you will overcome anything that is blocking you.
What does it imply to dream about an animal talking to you?
A dream where animals are talking to you could mean that you are in need of comfort. It is trying to remind you that, you need to seek help in case you are stuck in whatever situation.
What does it denote to dream about starving animals?
Witnessing starving animals in your dream could be an indicator that, you are in complicated relationships with those around you. It is also possible that you are having an imbalance between your actual possibilities and your needs. Alternatively, it could be foretelling difficulties in your life in the near future.
What does it imply to dream about saving an animal?
Dreaming about saving an animal implies that, you have acknowledged some of the characteristics of the animal. It could also signify that you have feelings of being overwhelmed or you are inadequate about something. Saving a cat up a tree can simply being focused on saving things in your life.
What does it mean to dream about laboratory animals?
This can be a nightmare type dream. To have a dream about laboratory animals denotes that you are having some aspects of your personality repressed. If you are carrying out investigations on these animals this can be connected to a feeling where you think that you are unable to fully express your true desires and emotions.
What does it mean to dream about unknown animals?
Dreaming of unknown animals is a sign of unusual activities or events which will happen in your life in the near future which will surprise and amaze you.
What does it denote to dream about petting abandoned animals?
A dream about petting abandoned animals (those that do not have a home) could imply that you are likely going to lose your home due to someone’s fraud or your careless attitude.
What does it mean to dream about weird looking animals?
Sometimes animals are presented in different ways in a dream. When you have a dream where you see odd-looking animals, it is an indicator that you are going through an unexpected and unusual problem in your life which will make you worry a lot. If the animal is not what you think it should look like, for example, a purple lion indicates that things may not be clear cut!
What does it imply to dream about petting animals?
When you dream that you are petting animals or showing love it is a great dream. It denotes that, you are going to acquire property or profit, though it will be from a questionable source. To comfort a dying animal can indicate that you may feel someone is watching your next move.
What does it denote to dream about eating animals?
Dreaming about eating animals could mean that, at the moment, in order to be strong, you must accomplish your goals in the future. This dream can mean you are trying to accumulate resources, energy, and knowledge. Eating common animals: such as chicken, pork or beef can indicate that you need to focus on your diet. Serving meat in a dream suggests a feeling of being at ease in life.
What does it mean to dream about small animals?
Dreams about small animals could denote that, you have childish and immature behavior. After the dream, you will need to grow up and start behaving like a mature adult. Mice can indicate a new focus and fish indicates feeling free in life.
What does it denote to dream about ants?
If you have a dream where you see ants, it could be symbolic of some annoying or irritating thing in your life. If the ants are all over your body, it is a sign that, you are having unfinished business which you should pay close attention to. On the positive, ants can be a representation of your hard work.
What does it denote to dream about cats?
When you have a dream where you see cats, then it will all depend on the color of the cat. If it is black, then it is symbolic of your powers, secrets, and fears. If the cat is known to you in waking life this dream implies a new focus on yourself.
What does it mean to dream about elephants?
A dream where you see elephants are an indicator that, you are able to handle whatever problem comes into your life. An elephant is a symbol of stability and power. If you dream that you are riding on an elephant, then it is a sign that, you are likely going to be a leader in your family.
What does it mean to dream about lizards?
This is a strange dream and I have only seen a lizard in my sleep once. When you dream that you are seeing lizards, then it is a sign that, you will need to be careful with your relationship with those around you. If the lizard is running away, it is a sign that, you are having fears of a certain problem in your life. If the lizard in your dream bites you, then you should stop what you are planning because it is destined to fail.
What does it mean to dream about wild animals?
Dreaming about wild animals could imply that, you are being forewarned about some difficulties which you are likely to encounter in the coming days. If the wild animals are grazing or you went on safari it can mean you need to look at how you are displaying friendship to others. It also denotes feeling “free.”
What does it denote to dream about taming an animal?
When you have a dream where you see yourself taming an animal, then it is a sign that, you have the tendency of controlling others. I remember I had a dream once of taming a lion. The “wild” animal maybe your own hidden anger or negative thoughts.
What does it mean to dream about an animal attacking you?
When you have a dream about an animal attacking you, then treat it as a warning. Spiritually, an animal attacking can mean minor conflict. Alternatively, the dream could be a sign that, you are filled with negative emotions which you need to deal with as soon as possible to enable you to move on.
What does it imply to dream about monster animals?
A dream where you see monster animals could mean that you lack self-control in your life, you have excessive needs and have unreal fears. If you were able to defeat the monster, it implies that you will be able to overcome the above obstacles in your life.
What does it mean to dream about helping an animal in pain?
When you have a dream where you see yourself helping an animal which is in pain, then it is a sign that, you are still having some feelings which you have been experiencing lately. There is a possibility that a tragedy happened in your life and you are still in denial about what really happened. Alternatively, the dream could denote that, there is someone close to you who is currently undergoing some pain and you are of some help. The dream could also indicate that you have a compassionate and caring nature.
What does it mean to dream about releasing an animal free?
To dream of setting animals free in ancient folklore is considered a good sign. It is indicative of you are able to finally express your basic desires and instincts freely.
What does it denote to dream about animals with their offspring?
When you have a dream where you see animals with their offspring or babes, then it is a sign that, you are going to encounter a parent or a mother in the coming days, it could also mean you want children (if you are at that age). Alternatively, it could mean that you have a very close relationship with your mother.
What does it mean to dream about animals which scare you?
A dream where you see animals which scare you could be a warning I am afraid. There is a possibility that you are likely going through a somewhat tough stage in your life at the moment. The dream is, I believe trying to encourage you to stop worrying about anything, and have more positive thoughts in relation to solving your problems. Don’t just sit there and be unhappy.
What does it denote to dream about looking at someone with animals?
When you have a dream where you see someone else with animals, it is an indication that, in your real life, you are trying to please someone who gossips about you and doesn’t have any respect for you. If they were hunting or killing animals in a dream this can indicate you are feeling out of your comfort zone.
What does it imply to dream about hiding or running away from animals?
A dream where you see yourself hiding or running away from animals could mean that you are unable to control your instincts or desires, and this is what is causing you problems in your life at the moment. If the dream was a “nightmare” it can imply that you will encounter a new start.
What does it mean to dream about trying to put animals in a cage?
When you dream of trying to put animals in a cage, then it denotes that, you are trying all you can in order to control your behaviors and instincts. Seeing birds in a cage denotes that you wish to feel free. Wild animals in cages denote that you are feeling out of control.
In conclusion, animals in dreams could indicate that you are needing comfort at the moment. Often, these dreams occur when we are feeling that we must focus on “comfort” in order to uncover the direction in life. In mythology, the dream about animals represents that you maybe repressing your true feelings for comfort. Remember, I said above, we all need inner freedom.
By Flo Saul
Jun 30, 2018