The Spiritual Meaning Of Rats In Dreams
Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings
I dreamed of a rat last month and can you believe that last week I have found this little terror in my garden shed!
This has led to everything in the shed being gnawed, and of course the awful black droppings which the rat as blessed me with. Yes, I bought traps but they have failed to catch him. The rat is of course unwelcome. Often, our dreams will take a situation and greatly dramatize it, sometimes though through our dreams we will see something “unwelcome.” Dreams can also reflect our inner anxieties. And, 12% of dreams are precognitive (that is they come true) so you may find a rat somewhere in your home or garden!
Biblical history and folklore includes a wide range of spiritual dream meanings when one sees the symbol of the rat. In dreams, rats biblically could mean that judgment is coming. The rat in the bible is thought of as “the lier.” Something to not be trusted. But is this the true spiritual interpretation of the rat?
Dreaming of a rat can indicate that you are hiding or scampering away from a problem. Think about it! The rat travels in the dark. He knows about the traps and ends up escaping!
In the bible there is not that much I could find on the rat only that you should not eat them, I guess because they are dirty. The first area I found was Leviticu 11:29 where it says that eating a rat is forbidden. In Samuel 6 there is also a reference to pagans eating rats. In Samuel, god uses the rats to bring judgment on the philistines. Biblically the rat is a representation of Satan. I had a look at Genesis 3:1 where it states “the rat was more crafty than any of the wild animals..” Yes, it means someone is crafty. The rat is the bringer of desires, plagues, and the rat distracts us from what we need in life. But, here is a question. Spiritually is the rat within us? I started to think given the bi Are we the rat when we dream about him. “As long as we remember that this “terrorist” has more reason to fear us than vice versa” (John 4:4)
If there is one thing that freaks us all out and that is a rat. Rats can become really big, in fact, it is not uncommon for them to be as large as a kitten. I have written extensively about rats in dreams but decided that we needed a dedicated area that outlines the spiritual meaning of rats in dreams, both biblically and how rats are perceived as symbols across the world. Rats, per say, are often perceived as dirty, horrid creatures that live in the sewer and spread diseases, but you might be surprised to learn they are not as bad as people say! Rats spiritually are interpreted differently in various cultures and religions. Some cultures consider rats in dreams are a symbol of positive things, while other people interpret rats as a symbol of negativity. When it comes to dreams, these fury friends have both positive and negative meaning depending on the context and other details of the dream. I will try to summarize the spiritual meaning of rats in general.
What is the spiritual meaning of a rat – is it guilt?
The holy spirit convicts us sometimes of sin which is in our spirit and not the soul. The rat indicates that we may feel guilty, and we can define guilt as violating something inside. I have met many criminals in my years and this has been met with little sense of guilt. Psalm 7:11 states “God is a righteous judge, a God who expresses his wrath every day (NIV.) spiritually, God is our judge and the rat spiritually can represent our sings of the past, present and future. If a rat occurred in your dream spiritually, you’re probably being reminded to explore new things in life that you haven’t yet explored. Maybe it’s time you challenge yourself with going on the adventure you always wanted to try. Or start a new hobby. Or change your job and work something you will enjoy.
A rat as a dream symbol represents a symbol of change and new beginnings. You probably need to make a major change in order to improve as a person. Alternatively, a rat entering your life might indicate a reminder. Perhaps you need to let go of the past and focus on today. It’s time for cleaning your mind and soul from all negativity. A rat in Scottish folklore can represent a spiritual sign of draining your energy and add extra negativity to your life. Seeing a rat crossing your path during a dream can indicate that you need to give love a second chance.
Hiding away: To dream of rats means running away from problems in some dream books. As you know, rats live hidden underground. Meaning, they signify problems on the surface that show no symptoms. If you see a rat in your dream, and you’re running away from a certain issue in waking life, your dream is advising you to face what’s secretly bothering you and move on with life.
What’s the Biblical meaning of rats in dreams?
Biblically the rat is not mentioned that much as I already said. We assume it is a symbol of negativity, lack of material goods, and of course this follows a lack of money. I’m not sure that one needs to take the biblical interpretation too seriously. I am a true believer of remaining positive. To see a rat in your dream means that you owe something to someone in your life. It also symbolizes slavery and financial loss, according to verses in Samuel. Also, it's believed that the symbolism rats were programed by Satan to put people in debt and commit sin. It explains why people have millions now and can lose everything in a second.
To see a rat in a dream can cause discomfort. It’s not a nice experience and it’s seen as a bad omen. The Biblical meaning of rats in dreams from my 1930s dream books is that rats come in a man’s dream in order to change his/her destiny. Meaning, the person will probably turn into a slave of money and fight poverty. As you know, every animal has a message to deliver in dreams.
Rats as a symbol represent sickness, debt, hardship, dirt, sin, and the Devil. It is in their nature to ruin people’s food through contamination and eating.
They also enter people’s homes (or sheds) to seek something. Although they live with us, they still pollute our food and spread diseases. But there’s a difference between a physical and a spiritual rat. The first one’s after food, while the second one causes suffering.
The rat represents a symbol of sorrow, disease, and sickness because of the dirty places it lives and the bacteria it carries. To see one in your dream means that you will survive a difficult time or even a breakdown. It’s all part of Satan’s plan (according to biblical transcripts). But you’ll pull through.
If a rat steals your money in a dream, it means that your happiness and blessings will be stolen from you in waking life. A spiritual rat may cause you to borrow money and stay in debt for the rest of your life. It can bring you down to a zero level. However, don’t forget that you’re in charge of your life. If you fight your demons, you can win.
To conclude, the meaning of rats in dreams is associated with poverty and misfortune. One dream of rats can keep you stay stuck in one place for the rest of your life if you’re not strong enough to fight back your demons. As you can see, rats have a mission. And that’s to torment people and prevent them from accomplishing their destiny. But never forget who’s really in charge of your life. And that’s yourself.
The spiritual meaning of a rat in the Chinese Zodiac
The rat is a symbolism in Chinese Zodiac terms reflection of the dark hours. When we all sleep in the rats start to work. They are imaginative they suddenly started jumping to action that symbolizes up that symbolize all kinds of new tasks and surprises which are in store. The rat is the leader of the Chinese zodiac, but the rat spiritually means big things are going to come. In the Chinese culture, the rat is connected to wariness, nocturnal brightness and being quick thinking. The rat is also a symbol of midnight.
The rats spiritually represent creation. The rats is an innovator and can put many ideas into practice. Rats, can be easily distracted and this could also be a spiritual side if you dream of a rat then you need to focus more on one goal. In terms of work, rats put their working hours first. The right is memorable teacher and enjoys traveling enjoys seeking places. The characteristics of the Chinese Zodiac rat can be applied if this symbolism occurs dream.
The rat is a sign that you compete with everyone, all the time. Even when it comes to love and relationships, you always try to be the better one, or the one who gives more in a relationship. The rat person in the Chinese zodiac likes to compete with colleagues, partner, family, friends. And if someone appears on your way, you don’t think twice before stepping over the person in order to get what you want. You like to hang out with people but you secretly want to be left alone because you believe that loneliness suits a person like you.
What is the spiritual meaning of seeing a rat in a dream?
It is very common for people to dream of seeing rats. Spiritually speaking, each dream we hold indicates a different emotion from our daily lives. The great thing about dreams is that spiritually can provide us with some insight into our subconscious mind. Understanding the spiritual dream can be rather complex depending on the various elements that you see. If the rat was biting or chewing during the dream this can relate to a problem or situation in real life. Spiritually it could indicate you are feeling broken down and that you need to focus more in life.
What does it mean if a rat is your animal totem?
If you have a rat as your animal totem and spiritual guide then it is not uncommon to dream of the rat. It means that you’re a happy person who’s easy to talk to. You’re trustworthy and people find you amusing and fun to have around. When it comes to your job, you’re highly cooperative because you’re a team player. But working alone bring out the best of you. Seeing a rat as a spirit guide indicates that you have a complete control over your emotions and your life. One of your biggest flaws is one’s competitive spirit. If you have a rat as an animal totem, you’re a survivor. You never give up on the things or people you love. However, a rat can teach you how to show appreciation and that you should be grateful for everything.
What is the spiritual advice of seeing a rat in a dream?
I want to try to provide some advice on how to handle the rat in your dream. If a rat visits you as a symbol, it means that you’re hiding your true self for too long. Often, I have seen the rat be connected to one’s true personality. It is important, when the rat is seen to stop pretending to be something you’re not. Think about this! Rat’s live in filthy places and people consider them to be dirty and ugly. But they couldn’t care less. Instead of caring about people’s opinion, rats live their life – HOW they want. They know how to take care of themselves and how to enjoy life on their own.
What is the spiritual meaning of dreaming about a white rat?
To see a white rat represents a symbol of abundance, adaptability, and inner strength. You’re a strong person with a pure heart. And if someone doesn’t accept you for who you are, then that someone doesn’t deserve your time and attention. If you saw many white rats in a dream, it means that you lack socialization, this could be because you are SO busy all the time.
Mr Spiritual rat indicates change
Perhaps you didn’t know, but rats bring change and new opportunities. Meaning, to see a rat in your dream foretells leaving your comfort zone. You should explore the world instead of just complaining – I know we all complain at times. In order to make life better, you need to do things that not everyone has the courage to do. The dream is encouraging you to listen to your gut and live extraordinarily.
Spiritually you may be in chaos
Dreaming of rats might also signify spiritual chaos. If you feel like your life’s a mess right now, a rat will visit your dream in order to help you out. Although rats live in dirty places, they can still teach you how to get out of a complicated situation and solve complex issues. Alternatively, dreaming of rats might signify all the fake friends you have.
What is the spiritual meaning of rats from old dream books?
Rats in the 1930’s dream books often indicate that the dreamer may be reflecting on the dark side of their personality. They’re portraying negative behavior and social problems. I have read many books and these all indicate that the rat is trying to tell us what we need to change. The main question is, are you willing to change and become a better person for yourself and your surroundings?
Rats in dreams also represent a person’s low self-esteem. Perhaps you’re not realizing your own worth. However, you must know that if you don’t appreciate yourself enough, people won’t either. In order to love yourself, you have to accept yourself for who you really are. It will boost ones self-esteem and turn you into a better person. If you feel like you need to change to become a better person, do so. Never change for people who don’t appreciate you enough.
Dreaming of seeing loads of rats meaning?
If you saw a large amount of rats in your dream, it means that you’re feeling overwhelmed. It might be family, your home or work. You’re probably under a lot of stress recently and you feel like you need a change. In my research, seeing rats everywhere (in dreams of meditation) is like life is suffocating you and you can’t do anything about it. Remember, that you are in charge of your life. When you’re feeling ready for a change, go for it, no matter what other people have to say about it. But first, relax and let go of everything that’s making you feel anxious and depressed.
What’s the Islamic meaning of rats in dreams?
If you see a rat in your home in a dream, it means that you’ll move from one to another land. And if you’re the one owning the home, it means that you will sell it in the future. If you see a lot of rats in your home in a dream, it foretells a robbery. Thieves will try to steal something of great value to you. Make sure to store it someplace safe. To eat rats in your dream means backstabbing people who trust you and earning your cash and fortune illegally. The general Islamic interpretation of rats in dreams says that they’re a symbol of problems in new children in the family, damage, insolence, ruined marriage. To catch a rat in your dream means suffering from public rejection and humiliation.
As you can notice, rats in dreams are interpreted differently in different cultures and religions. Christians believe they’re evil and bring misfortune, sorrow, and despair. And the Islamic interpretation is pretty much alike. But dream experts find these animals as a symbol of survival, self-confidence, and adventure. Meaning, you can learn a few lessons from a rat if you take it as your animal totem. I hope you like my interpretation of rats written after doing my research. I also hope you find it helpful for your dream.
By Flo Saul
Dec 9, 2018