Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

Raccoons, while cute, are not always nice.

To dream of raccoon there is usually an air of deceit or treachery around you that you will want to be aware of – sometimes this is you and other times this is coming into your life. Be cautious when you have a dream of a raccoon.

In this dream you may have

  • Had to clean up after raccoons such as when they get into the trash.
  • Seen a raccoon in the wild.
  • Caught a raccoon.
  • Had a raccoon in your house.
  • Had trash sprawled all over your lawn or rubbish bins tipped over.
  • Been chased or scared of a raccoon.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • You catch a raccoon.
  • You see a raccoon in the wild.

Detailed dream meaning

Raccoons are signs of surviving, seclusion, and intelligence. Many people have the aspect of a raccoon and you can tell these people as they tend to wear masks like the raccoon in real life. They have sneaking and bandit type personalities. This is not a bad trait per say as having the aspect of the raccoon can indicate a self-preservation trait and this can be a person that is good to look towards in time of strife of trouble.

When you have feelings of a raccoon in a dream – like you feel like a raccoon or you are a raccoon this can indicate that you need to take advantage of situations or have a self-preservation attitude. The totem of the raccoon, a spirit raccoon coming to you, or speaking to a raccoon are all indications that your life is in for a bumpy ride but usually also a reminder that you can make it through and that you can come out on top of a difficult situation.

When raccoons are going through your trash in a dream you may want to focus on aspects of your life that you are taking for granted. Especially when your trash is thrown across your lawn or you are feeling like a mess has been made and there is a frustrated or exasperated emotion in your dream, the key to understanding is looking at your own life and realizing that you are taking advantage of someone. The representation of the dream is that you are placing your problems out where the world can see them and in doing so there are likely others that are getting the brunt of your own issues right now. Realize that you have people around to help you but be careful that you are not taking advantage of their gratitude.

Raccoons in general can also symbolize adaptability and curiosity. Seeing a raccoon in the wild and catching a raccoon are both positive traits for a dream and indicate that you are in a great place for creativity and ingenuity. This in a dream is telling you to trust your better judgment, especially if you are being suspicious of someone. Right now the focus is protecting you rather than trying to help out others

This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life

  • Suspicions about someone – usually they are correct.
  • Being self-sufficient.
  • Taking the easy way out.
  • Being creative in making ends meet.
  • Surviving through a tough time (especially financially) in your life.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of a raccoon

Curious. Entertained. Exasperated. Frustrated. Unhappy. Annoyed. Bothered. Interested. Keen. Smart. Cunning. Challenged.

By Flo Saul
Oct 16, 2012