general, the animals in your dreams represent your more primal instincts that
are repressed in your waking life.
To see an
alligator in your dream symbolizes treachery, deceit, and hidden instincts. It
may be a signal for you to take on a new perspective on a situation. It may also
represent your ability to move between the physical, material world of waking
life and the emotional, repressed world of the unconscious. Alternatively,
the alligator represents healing powers and qualities. An alligator also
suggests that you are thick-skinned or insensitive.
To dream that you
are running away from the alligator, indicates that you are
unwilling to confront some painful and disturbing aspect of your unconscious.
There is some potentially destructive emotion that you are refusing to
owning up to.
that you are raped by an alligator, indicates that you feel violated or taken
advantage of in some way. The alligator is symbolic of someone who is ruthless,
insensitive and treacherous. This person has a strong hold on you despite your
efforts to break free from the unhealthy relationship.
biblical interpretations, an alligator suggests that leviathan is king over the
children of pride. (Psa 74:14, Job 41:1,Isa 27:1) TOP
Meaning In Action: "Alligator
In Ostrich Suit"
see animals in your dream represent your own physical characteristic, primitive
desires, and sexual nature, depending on the qualities of the particular animal.
Animals symbolize the untamed and uncivilized aspects of yourself. Thus, to
dream that you are fighting with an animal signifies a hidden part of yourself
that you are trying to reject and push back into your subconscious. Refer to the
specific animal in your dream.
dream that animals can talk represent superior knowledge. Its message is often
some form of wisdom. Alternatively, a talking animal denotes your
potential to be all that you can be.
dream that you are saving the life of an animal, suggests that you are
successfully acknowledging certain emotions and characteristics represented by
the animal. The dream may also stem from feelings of inadequacy or being
overwhelmed. If you are setting an animal free, then it indicates an expression
and release of your own primal desires.
see lab animals in your dream suggest that an aspect of yourself is being
repressed. You feel that you are not able to fully express your desires and
emotions. Alternatively, it suggests that you need to experiment with your
fears, choices, and beliefs. Try not to limit yourself.
see an anteater in your dream indicates that you need to proceed with caution in
some endeavor. TOP
see an antelope in your dream suggests that your high ambitions will only be
achieved through a great expenditure of energy. You will experience much
success as a result of your dedication. Alternatively, the dream may be telling
you to flee or retreat from some situation.
see an antelope collapse in your dream, means signifies that you are at
fault for a broken-up love affair. TOP
To see an ape in
your dream indicates deception, mischievous, and falsehood. Alternatively, it
may refer that you or someone have gone "ape". You need to calm
down. The ape may also symbolize your wild inner nature, particularly your
sexual nature. TOP
see an armadillo in your dream represents your need to establish certain
boundaries. You may be putting up walls between you and those who want to know
you better. Alternatively, it indicates codependency. You need to be more
assertive and not let others step all over you.
To see an asp in
your dream symbolizes misfortune, loss of honor and respect, and hostility
amongst friends and loved ones. TOP
see an ass in your dream signifies a lack of understanding. It also suggests
that you will come upon many annoyances. The dream may be a metaphor for someone
who is being an ass.
see an ass carrying burdens in your dream signifies that after much patience and
hard work, you will succeed in your professional and personal life.
To see a badger in
your dream signifies your persistence and final victory over your opponents. The
dream may also be a pun on how you are badgering others or vice versa. Perhaps
someone, especially someone of power is bothering you and giving you a difficult
see a bat in your dream symbolizes uncleanness, demons, and annoyances.
Alternatively, bats represent rebirth and unrealized potential. You need to let
go of old habits. Your current path is not compatible with your new growth and
new goals. It may also mean some unknown situation and how you are blindly
entering into a situation or deal. You need to evaluate the facts more
carefully. The dream may also been a pun on feeling "batty" or feeling
dream of a white bat, signifies death of a family member. To dream of a
black bat, signifies personal disaster.
see a vampire bat in your dream represents that a person in your life may be
draining your of self-confidence and/or your resources.
to Chinese folklore, if you see five bats in your dream, then it symbolizes good
health, longevity, pace, wealth, and happiness. TOP
see a bear in your dream symbolizes independence, the cycle of life, death and
renewal, and resurrection. You are undergoing a period of introspection
and thinking. The dream may also be a pun on "bare". Perhaps you need
to bare your soul and let everything out into the open.
dream that you are being pursued or attacked by a bear, denotes aggression,
overwhelming obstacles and competition. You may find yourself in a threatening
see a polar bear in your dream signifies a reawakening. Alternatively, the polar
bear symbolizes your frigid and cold emotions. TOP
To see a beaver in
your dream symbolizes energy, ambition and productivity. It is time to put your
ideas into action. Hard work is necessary to achieve your own goals.
To see a boar in
your dream indicates that you need to look inside to find the answers and
secrets about yourself and the people around you. The dream may also be a pun on
" a bore" or something or someone that is "boring".
see a buffalo in your dream symbolizes survival, strength, and power. The
dream may also warn that you are deviating from your life path and goals.
Alternatively, the dream represents your heritage and your roots. In particular,
if you see a white buffalo in your dream, then it means that your desires or
wishes will be fulfilled.
see an injured or killed buffalo, forewarns that you need to carefully think
through any new ventures and projects that you are undertaking.
see a herd of buffalo in your dream signifies tranquility and plentitude.
see a bull in your dream symbolizes stubbornness, strong will, strength, and
power. The dream may be telling you that it is time to take a stand and be more
assertive. Alternatively, the bull indicates a rich, prosperous, and
abundant life. Consider also the metaphor, "being bull-headed". You
need to learn to compromise in a situation. Or it could be a pun on something
that is "bull", as in crap or worthless.
are also symbolic of repressed sexual energies, fertility and virility. To see
an untamed, raging bull represents that your passions may be out of control. The
bull may also represent a person in your life who is born under the Taurus sign.
dream that you are bathing in bull's blood, represents immortality and eternal
To see a calf in
your dream symbolizes immaturity and inexperience. You need to develop certain
To see a camel in
your dream denotes that you need to be more conservative; you are carrying too
many responsibilities, burdens and problems on your shoulders. Consider the
common phrase, "the straw that broke the camel's back". You tend
to hold on and cling on to your emotions instead of expressing and releasing
them. Learn to forgive and forget. Alternatively, the camel represents your
see a cat in your dream symbolizes an independent spirit, feminine sexuality,
creativity, and power. It also represents misfortune and bad luck. The dream
symbol has different significance depending on whether you are a cat lover or
not. The cat could indicate that someone is being deceitful or treacherous
toward you. If the cat is aggressive, then it suggests that you are having
problems with the feminine aspect of yourself. If you are afraid of the cat
in your dream, then it suggests that you are fearful of the feminine. The dream
may be a metaphor for
"cattiness" or someone who is "catty" and malicious. If you
see a cat with no tail, then it signifies a loss of independence and lack of
dream that you cannot find your cat highlights your independent spirit. You need
to allow yourself to be free and not let anyone or anything hold you back.
dream that a cat is biting you symbolizes the devouring female. Perhaps you are
taking and taking without giving. You may be expressing some fear or frustration
especially when something is not going as planned. To dream that you are saving
the life of a cat implies that you are reclaiming your independence and power.
dream that a cat is scratching you suggests that you are feeling threatened.
see a black cat in your dream indicates that you are experiencing some fear in
using your psychic abilities and believing in your intuition. You may
erroneously associate the black cat with evil, destruction, and bad luck. In
particular, if the black cat is biting, clawing or attacking you, then the dream
means that you must acknowledge what your intuition is trying to tell you. You
can no longer ignore it. Do not be afraid to face the situation. If you see a
white cat, then it denotes difficult times.
dream that a cat killed a spider suggests that you are expressing your
femininity in a seductive and cunning manner rather than in an overtly and
almost destructive way.
see or hear a cat being killed implies that you are lacking autonomy and
independence in some area of your life. Alternatively, the dream means that you
are refusing to recognize your feminine power.
Meaning In Action: ""Black
Cat" or Injured
see cattle in your dream indicates that you need to proceed with caution in
some situation or relationship.
see a herd of cattle in your dream represents a lack of individuality. You
generally go with the flow of things. Alternatively, it symbolizes prosperity.
see a stampede of cattle in your dream suggests that something in your life is
out of control. TOP
see a chipmunk in your dream suggests that you are holding on to the past and
need to learn to let go. TOP
see a cow in your dream symbolizes your passive and docile nature. You obey
others without question. Alternatively, a cow represents maternal instincts or
the desire to be cared for. For some cultures, the cow represents divine
qualities of fertility, nourishment and motherhood.
see the skeleton of a cow, suggests that your mother or motherly figure in your
waking life is displaying a lack of emotions. She is being unresponsive to your
see a herd of cows, indicates your need to belong.
dream that you are milking a cow, represents your willingness and drive to work
hard. In the end, you will benefit from your hard work.
see a coyote in your dream denotes deception and weakness.
dream that you are attacked by coyotes indicates that you are struggling with
your own selfish needs. TOP
To see a crab in
your dream signifies you perseverance and tenacity. On an extreme note, you
maybe be too clingy and dependant. You are hanging on to a hopeless endeavor or
relationship. Crabs are also symbolic of your irritable personality, as in the
pun, being "crabby". TOP
see a crocodile in your dream symbolizes freedom, hidden strength and power. It
also forewarns of hidden danger. Someone near you is giving you bad advice and
is trying to sway you into poor decisions. Because crocodiles can live in water
and on land, they also represent your conscious and unconscious and the
emotional and rational. Perhaps something is coming to the surface and you are
on the verge of some new awareness.
the crocodile may be an aspect of yourself and your aggressive and
"snappy" attitude. Or it may reveal that are being insincere,
displaying false emotions and shedding "crocodile tears".
dream that you are chased or bitten by a crocodile, denotes disappointments in
love and in business.
Meaning In Action: "Crocodile
see a deer in your dream symbolizes grace, compassion, gentleness, meekness and
natural beauty. It has feminine qualities and may point to the feminine aspect
within yourself. It also represents independence, alertness, and virility.
Consider the symbol to be a pun for someone who is "dear" to you.
Alternatively, the dream represents vulnerability and naivet�. As a
result, others may take advantage of you and your gullibility.
the deer is black, then it means that you are not acknowledging or are rejecting
the feminine qualities in you. You may not be in tune with your feminine side.
dream that you kill a dear, suggests that you are trying to suppress those
feminine qualities. TOP
see a dinosaur in your dream symbolizes an outdated attitude. You may need to
discard your old ways of thinking and habits.
dream that you are being chased by a dinosaur, indicates your fears of no longer
being needed or useful. Alternatively, being chased by a dinosaur, may reflect
old issues that are still coming back to haunt you.
see a dog in your dream symbolizes intuition, loyalty, generosity, protection,
and fidelity. The dream suggests that your strong values and good intentions
will enable you to go forward in the world and bring you success. The
dream dog may also represent someone in your life who exhibits these qualities.
Alternatively, to see a dog in your dream indicates a skill that you may have
ignored or forgotten. If the dog is vicious and/or growling, then it indicates
some inner conflict within yourself. It may also indicate betrayal and
untrustworthiness. If the dog is dead or dying, then it means a loss of a
good friend or a deterioration of your instincts.
dream that a dog bites you on the leg suggests that you have lost your ability
to balance aspects of your life. You may be hesitant in approaching a new
situation or have no desire to move forward with your goals. Alternatively,
it symbolizes disloyalty.
see a happily barking dog in your dream symbolizes pleasures and social
activity. You are being accepted into some circle. If the dog is barking
ferociously, then it represents your habit of making demands on people and
controlling situations around you. Are you "barking" too many orders?
Alternatively, it could also indicate unfriendly companions.
see a dog chasing its tail or running around in circles in your dream implies
that you are not handling a situation in an effective way. You are spending too
much time on fruitless labor.
dream that you are buying a dog indicates your tendency to buy your friends or
buy compliments and favors. Alternatively, it suggest a need for you to find
companionship. If you are being guided by a dog, then it suggests that you are
having difficulties in navigating out of a situation or problem.
dream that you give or send your dog away indicates that the decisions and
choices you are making now may be misinterpreted as disloyalty. You have to do
what is right for you and not worry about what others think of the decision.
Alternatively, it signifies rejection of friendship.
dream that you are dressing up your dog signifies your
attempts to cover up your own character flaws and habits.
see a black colored dog in your dream symbolizes the shadow aspect of a friend.
The dark side of someone close to you is being revealed and you are able to see
through to their true intentions.
dream that a dog is eating a snake implies that a close friend is trying to
prevent you from making a bad decision.
see a dog with two heads in your dream means that you are hyper vigilant about
your surroundings. On the other hand, the dream may also mean you need to be
more aware of what is around you.
consider the notions associated with the word dog, such as loyalty ("man's
best friend") and to be "treated like a dog".
see a dolphin in your dream symbolizes spiritual guidance, intellect, mental
attributes and emotional trust. The dream is usually an inspirational one,
encouraging you to utilize your mind to its capacity and move upward in life. Alternatively,
it suggests that a line of communication has been established between the
conscious and unconscious aspects of yourself. Dolphins represent your
willingness and ability to explore and navigate through your emotions.
dream that you are riding a dolphin, represents your optimism and social
dream that a dolphin is dying, indicates feeling of despair. You are feeling
a donkey in your dream represents your stubbornness and unyielding personality.
You are unwilling to cooperate with others. The donkey also symbolizes menial
work. You may be feeling overburdened or stressed. If the donkey is dead, then
it denotes that your party hearty attitude will lead to unrestrained immorality.
Alternatively, the donkey is representative of the United States democratic
party. Consider your personal associations and feelings about the the democrats.
dream that you fall off or are thrown from a donkey, signifies separation and
disharmony in love.
dream that you are kicked by a donkey, suggests that you are afraid of being
caught in some illicit activity. There is a cloud of suspicion over you.
dream that you are leading a donkey by a halter, signifies your leadership
abilities. You have the gift of convincing people to see things your way.
To see a
dragon in your dream signifies that you let yourself get carried away by your
passion. This kind of behavior may lead you into the hands of enemies. You
need to exercise some self-control.
In the eastern
cultures, dragons are seen as spiritual creatures symbolizing good luck and
To dream that you
are a dragon and breathing fire, suggests that you are using your anger to get
your own way. TOP
To see a
dromedary in your dream signifies unexpected gains and honor. You are a
giving person and always there to lend a helping hand.
To see an eel in
your dream indicates that you have issues with commitment. It also means that
you have problems holding on to things. Consider the phrase "slippery
as an eel" to mean someone who escapes responsibility or culpability.
Alternatively, the eel may be a phallic symbol and thus have erotic
see an elephant in your dream indicates that you need to be more patient or more
understanding of others. Or perhaps there is a memory that you are holding on to
for too long. You need to let go of the past. The elephant is also a symbol of
power, strength, faithfulness and intellect. Alternatively, the elephant's
introverted personality may be a reflection of your own personality. In
particular, if you see a white elephant, then it symbolizes royalty.
dream that you are riding an elephant, indicates that you are in control of your
unconscious and aspects that you were once afraid of.
dream that you are afraid of the elephant, suggests that there is an enormous
problem that you are afraid to confront.
dream that you are an elephant, suggests that you need to make your opinions and
views known. You need to be more vocal and voice your ideas. Express yourself.
Alternatively, dreaming that you are an elephant may be reflective of your
conservative views. The elephant is the symbol of the United States Republican
party. Perhaps you are sharing the same views as the Republican party. TOP
To see a fawn in
your dream symbolizes true friends and faithfulness in love.
see fish swimming in your dream signifies insights from your unconscious mind.
Thus to catch a fish, represents insights which have been brought to the
surface. Alternatively, a fish swimming in your dream may symbolize
conception. Some women dream of swimming fish when they get pregnant. The fish
is also an ancient symbol of Christianity and Christian beliefs. Consider the
common phrases "like a cold fish", "fish out of water" or
something that is "fishy" about a situation. It may also imply a
slippery or elusive situation. Perhaps your dream could be telling you that
"there are plenty of other fish in the sea", with regards to some
dream that you are eating fish, symbolizes your beliefs, spirituality, luck,
energy and nourishment. It is food for the soul.
dream of cooking fish, indicates that you are incorporating your new
realizations with your spiritual feelings and knowledge.
dream that you are cleaning fish, suggests that you are altering your
emotional expression in a way that will be presentable to others. You are
censoring yourself and not expressing how you completely feel.
see fish bones in your dream refers to old insights, thoughts or views that have
already been brought to light. You have processed these ideas and gained
knowledge from it. TOP
see a foal in your dream signifies new undertakings and emergence of fresh
see a fox in your dream represents insight, cleverness, cunningness and
resourcefulness. Perhaps the dream is telling you that you need to exhibit more
of these qualities in your waking life. Or that you need to conceal your
thoughts and be more discrete about some situation. The fox may also symbolize
someone in your waking life who is sly and sneaky. Alternatively, seeing a fox
in your dream indicates a period of isolation or loneliness. You need to take
this time to ponder some issue or reflect upon your life. The dream could be a
metaphor for someone who is a "fox", as in a foxy lady.
see a frog in your dream represents a potential for change or the unexpected.
The frog may be a prince in disguise and thus, signify transformation, renewal
or rebirth. Alternatively, the frog symbolizes uncleanness or fertility.
see frogs leaping in your dream indicate your lack of commitment. You have
a tendency to jump from one thing to another. Alternatively, it may suggest that
you are taking major steps toward some goal. It parallels your progress.
dream that you are catching a frog, signifies your carelessness concerning your
hear the sounds of a frog in your dream indicates that you have not accomplished
what you wanted.
eat a frog in your dream represents some unsavory or unpleasant task that you
need to perform. If you swallow a whole frog in your dream, then there is
something that you need to do or say, that is literally difficult to swallow.
Consider the phrase "a frog in your throat" to suggest that you are
unable to speak. You have lost your voice. TOP
To see a giraffe
in your dream suggests that you need to consider the overall picture. Take a
broader view on your life and where it is headed. The dream may serve to
indicate how you are "sticking your neck out" for someone.
To dream that you
are riding a giraffe, represents your desire to stand up amongst the crowd. You
want attention, but aren't getting it. TOP
To see a goat in
your dream represents your lack of judgment and your gullibility. Alternatively,
goats are symbolic of sexuality, sexual desire, and lechery. Also consider
the associations with the goat as in "scapegoat" or "getting
someone's goat". Do you feel that you have been blamed for someone else's
To dream that a
billy goat butts you, forewarns of deceit, underhandedness, and lies.
To see a goldfish
in your dream signifies, wealth, success, and pleasant adventures.
Alternatively, goldfish represents some important emotional matter or valuable
To see a gorilla
in your dream suggests that you may be too "over the top" in your
behavior. Perhaps you are compensating for your rigidity and stiffness in your
waking life. Alternatively, the gorilla symbolizes your primitive impulses, wild
nature and repressed sexual energy. TOP
To see a greyhound
in your dream symbolizes fortune, pleasant surprises, and friendships.
To see a hare
in your dream represents swiftness, transformation or self-sacrifice. What are
you giving up or sacrificing in your waking life? It may also symbolize your
rash behavior or cleverness. TOP
To see a
hippopotamus in your dream symbolizes your aggressive nature and your hidden
strengths. You have more influence and power than you realize. Alternatively,
it indicates that you are being territorial. Perhaps someone is overstepping
To see a group of
hippopotamuses in your dream suggests that you need to escape from the daily
grind and relax. TOP
To see a horse in
your dream symbolizes strength, power, endurance, virility and sexual prowess.
It also represents a strong, physical energy. You need to tame the wild
forces within. The dream may also be a pun that you are "horsing
around". Alternatively, to see a horse in your dream indicates that you need
to be less arrogant and "get off your high horse". If the horse has
two heads (one on each end), then it implies that you are being pulled into two
different directions. Perhaps your strength or power is being divided. Or you
are confused about some sexual matter.
To see a black or
dark horse in your dream signifies mystery, wildness, and the unknown. You are
taking a chance or a gamble at some unknown situation. It may even refer to
occult forces. If the horse is white, then it signifies purity, prosperity
and good fortunes. To dream that you are being chased by a white horse, may be a
pun on chaste. Perhaps you are having difficulties dealing with issues of
intimacy and sexuality.
To see a dead
horse in your dream indicates that something in your life that initially offered
you strength is now gone. This may refer to a relationship or situation.
Consider the phrase "beating a dead horse" to indicate that you may
have maximized the usefulness of a certain circumstance.
To see a herd of
wild horses in your dream signifies a sense of freedom and lack of
responsibilities and duties. Perhaps it may also indicate your uncontrolled
emotions. If you are riding a wild horse, then it represents unrestrained sexual
To dream that you
are riding a horse suggests that you are in a high position or position of
power. Alternatively, it indicates that you will achieve success through
underhanded means. You lack integrity. If you are riding a horse that is out of
control, then it means that you are being carried away by your passions.
To see an armored
or medieval horse in your dream, refers to your fierceness, aggression, power
and/or rigidity. You may too confrontational. Alternatively, you may be trying
to protect yourself from unconscious material or sexual desires that is
dream that you are bathing a horse represents a renewal of strength and vigor.
You are experiencing a burst of energy in some aspect of your life.
To see a hyena in
your dream indicates greed or uncleanness. It also suggests that you are
overwhelmed with responsibilities. You feel that someone is relying on you too
much. Alternatively, a hyena represents someone in your waking life who has a
sense of humor or someone who is laughing at you. TOP