If your dreams are about severe seizures (particularly when specific organs are involved), consider seeing a psychologist.
ASTROLOGY: Cosmic connectedness, ancient and profound wisdom, or superstition, relinquishing responsibility for oneself. Search for one’s own star.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To understand your dream consider all of its details and think about whether you are the attacker or the attackee.
If you are being attacked, then maybe you are feeling somewhat vulnerable in some area of your daily life.
If you are doing the attacking, it may be that you are releasing some of your frustrations and anger while expressing negative feelings in such ways that you are unable to do in daily life. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To understand your dream consider all of its details and think about whether you are the attacker or the attacked.
If you are being attacked, then maybe you are feeling somewhat vulnerable in some area of your daily life.
If you are doing the attacking, it may be that you are releasing some of your frustrations and anger while expressing negative feelings in such ways that you are unable to do in daily life.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The word attack is also used in many ways, so might refer to an ‘attack’ of an illness, or ‘heart attack’. Can express the difference between feeling threatened by a work/relationship/sex problem, or feeling challenged by it in a way to stimulate creativity or research. Someone else being attacked: anger or aggression towards another. See fight; war. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If we are being attacked by animals we are turning our own aggression and/or sexuality inwards; we have fear of our own natural urges.
2- If the dreamer is the attacker he needs to defend himself by positive self-expression he is making attempts to destroy some urge or feeling in himself or others.
3- There is a Spiritual or psychic threat.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Character traits, cravings, or needs that you haven’t been aware of until now appear suddenly and violently from nowhere, making you anxious and afraid.... Dreamers Dictionary
The message of this dream may also be preparing you to protect yourself from negative projections coming your way, or to find a healthy outlet for your stress. See Victim, Perpetrator and Anger.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If we are being attacked by animals we are turning our own aggression and / or sexuality inwards; we have fear of our own natural urges.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that you are being attacked by someone suggests that you are feeling stressed, vulnerable and helpless, or facing difficult changes, in real life.
A dream of being attacked by an animal is a warning to be careful with those around you. Someone means you no good.
If you dream that you kill an attacking animal, your life will be saved by a stranger.... My Dream Interpretation
The same kind of dream can mean feeling threatened by one’s own repressed aggressiveness, anger, or sexuality, especially if one is being attacked by an animal.
If one is the attacker, it can reflect everything from selfassertiveness to the desire to attack something or someone in one’s environment. “Attack” can also be used as a metaphor, as in attacks of hunger, illness, conscience, guilt, etc.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If you do find yourself punching, kicking or fighting with someone in your dream, try to think about what triggered the violent attack. It is possible that your dreaming mind conjured up the image of an attack as a safety valve through which you can release your frustration. Another interpretation suggests that dreams in which you inflict violence on someone or something may be prompted by a sense of helplessness or resentment in waking life.
Perhaps there is someone whose authority you find powerless to resist? If this is the case, your dream may be compensatory by allowing you to exact revenge against the person or object of your resentment. It is also possible that your unconscious was encouraging you to stand up for yourself.
Alternatively, dreams which feature violence can symbolize your hidden desire for power and control in waking life. When interpreting this dream, try to identify whether the target of the violence represented an aspect of yourself, particularly if the victim was a stranger. Or could your unconscious have conjured an archetypal image of the stranger to bear the brunt of your anger?... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are the attacker in the dream, who or what are you attacking? Attack is almost always a form of defense, so may also suggest defensiveness about some issue in, or aspect of, your life.
There is also a positive side to attack, as new ideas and positive changes can threaten our old way of life and habitual way of thinking about things.
If you are attacked by an animal in your dream, this suggests anxiety about aggression in yourself or other people.
If you are attacked by a shadowy or frightening figure, this may depict feelings of fear and pain associated with the past. How you deal with the attack is important.
If you run from it, the trauma is not being dealt with in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. If attacked by an animal, see “animal(s).” 3. If successful in repelling any attack, one sees he/she is capable of handling a crisis in life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If the attacker in your dream is an animal, watch out for that type of an animal, but also notice how some people act like animals.
If you dream that you have attacked someone, that is also a warning that your ill mood or temper fits may cause you to harm another and bring chaos down on your head.
If you are attacked by someone you know you may have to withstand an attack on your character and defend your honor, so to speak.
If you are attacked by an animal be very careful of walking the dark streets or putting your self in the places where you could possibly be attacked by a mugger, etc..
If you dream that you repel your attacker then you will meet with success in your current endeavor, and if you kill an attacking animal then will your life be saved by a stranger.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
The crab’s appearance may announce that a nurturing and caring individual has come your way or signify a need to make your home a more comfortable place. Finally, Cancer, the Crab, may be a warning sign that you are becoming a mother hen.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
2. Try to move a little faster. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The crab can also, because of the way it moves, denote deviousness.
2- By word association the crab can represent sickness, or something eating away at us.
3- The Astrological sign of Cancer and the Great Mother (see Introduction) are represented by the crab.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Scuttling about, carrying half truths with you wherever you go.
The hard shell of the crab equates to armor that you may use for protection.
Metaphorically, a crabby or grabby personality manifesting itself.
A life in limbo. Among Buddhists, a crab is used to represent the time between death and the next incarnation. Perhaps you feel like everything is on “hold” right now.
If so, just be patient.
A fresh beginning is around the corner.... The Language of Dreams
The crab apple is small and sour and therefore has this same connotation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The crab can also, because of the way it moves, denote deviousness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If a crab pinches you in a dream, your partner in a love relationship is being “clingy.”... My Dream Interpretation
It is the astrological sign of Cancer, armored but with a tender heart, romantic and in love with the past (in fact, he walks backwards). Its presence in dreams portends disputes and separations, especially if it is red; black indicates delays in business.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A crab’s habitat is connected to the tides, which relates these creatures to the interaction of the conscious and unconscious minds as well as the cycles of the moon. Their medicine can be hard to connect to because of their pinchers, which keep them out of our grasp. When the crab appears in your dream, powerful information is being offered from the depths of the unconscious, and that wisdom is best understood from a place of stillness and receptivity.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The way the crab is moving is important. You are not pursuing your goal in a straightforward line, but coming at it from the side. See Scorpion, Fish.
ASTROLOGY: A symbol of the emotions.
Folklore: The crab is considered a messenger that brings bad luck, illness, and death.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: Looking at one or more crabs: your plans are delayed (one step forward—three steps back) and it will take time to get back on track.
If you or others are eating crabs: your financial situation will improve. Having cancer: somebody wants to destroy your livelihood—expose this as quickly as possible!
Depth Psychology: This animal is a sign that some of your personality traits are in conflict with your values and/or the environment. Seeing a crab in your dreams often means you are too accommodating.
If you dream that you have cancer, it is important to know where the cancer is located (the head, neck, chest, stomach, etc.).... Dreamers Dictionary
The claws could be symbolic of a clinging and hurtful person, or a side of your own personality. There may be too much dependence, clinging and forcefulness in your life.
The crab may also symbolize your inability to effectively move forward and address your own difficulties.
(Remember the crab often moves sideways or backwards.) Some folklore interpretations say that the crab is an omen of poor health. However, there is a more positive interpretation for the crab in your dream. In some areas of metaphysics, the crab is a representative of the sea and the sky. It represents physical nourishment which can be obtained from the sea and also intellectual nourishment. As with all water dwelling animals, the crab could also represent something in the unconscious and the emotions. See also: Animals, Cancer ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you are bitten or pinched by a crab in your dream, it is possible that some part of your current situation is resistant to change; this might be because of yourself, or because of another. The armored body of the crab suggests the need to protect yourself against something or someone, and the pincer-like claws show a willingness to attack or tackle whatever obstacles lie in their path.
If a crab appears in your dream, could it be a reflection of a crabby or bad-tempered aspect of your personality; an aspect that resists the attempts of others to penetrate the rough outer shell you have developed in waking life to protect your soft emotional center?
If your dreaming mind saw a crab or lobster without its shell, this is a symbol of your feelings of emotional vulnerability.
If the crab scuttled sideways in your dream, this may mirror a tendency to be evasive when others try to get too close to you or it may also reflect your inability to think logically or in a straight line. Additionally, with their habit of burrowing under the sand, the crab may represent anything that is sapping your energy. Bear in mind, too, that the crab is the symbol for someone born under the astrological sign of Cancer, so your dream crab may be referring to them.
If a shrimp appears in your dream, this may represent rivalry or resentment towards someone, as ’shrimp’ is often a disparaging nickname. But when coupled with the mother image of the sea, the shrimp may represent the reawakening of dormant sibling or childhood rivalries.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. Possible separation in intimate relationship.
3. Feelings of insecurity, desire to feel accepted and loved. ... New American Dream Dictionary
The heart is the symbolic center of love. When love is compromised for too long, the heart may rebel and attack. In this context, when we use the word love, we aren’t necessarily referring to feelings of romantic attachment. Love is the primary principle on which life is based; anything that opposes love, such as anger, resentment, envy, or pride, is a quality that can have an impact on the heart. Often the causes of a heart attack go unnoticed for a long time before the actual event occurs. In this way, such a dream image may indicate that the underlying cause of your unconscious discontent may have been lingering below the surface for a long while before this time.
If you are the one having a heart attack in your dream, then look to where in your life issues around love may be hurting you on a deep level.
If someone else in your dream is the victim, then use that person as a character aspect of the part of your personality that is suffering due to a matter of love or the lack thereof.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If the animal is watching you, your unconscious is reminding you not to forget or neglect the instincts that it represents.
If the animal is attacking you, this could indicate that you are in the grip of a rage that you fear you may unleash. Your dream is urging you express or deal with your anger in a controlled way.
If an animal is chasing you in a dream, this may suggest that in real life you are in flight from some area of your personality that wants to be expressed.
If you are trying to find refuge from animals—either by building a defense or running away—this indicates a struggle with instincts that threaten your safety in waking life. In some cases dreams of being threatened or attacked by animals may be telling you that you are repressing your instincts—perhaps being too civilized— and you should try and loosen up more. Being bitten by an animal could indicate aggression from someone close to you or that our own aggressive instincts are not under control. Any threat from a sinister animal suggests fears and doubts you may have about your ability to manage your emotions. See also SURREALISM AND FANTASY.
If you hear animals making sounds in your dream, you need to consider what these sounds mean to you in waking life and then to make a symbolic link. For example, if you hear an animal barking, wailing or whining for attention, these sounds could be calling your attention to the qualities that that particular animal represents to you.
If you hear ominous growling, roaring or cackling, it could reflect pent-up anger either within yourself or another person.
If you hear braying, it could indicate a need to overcome basic animal instincts.
If you hear bleating, you may be taking on new cares and responsibilities that could be positive or negative depending on your attitude towards them. See also SENSES.... The Element Encyclopedia