The meaning of Killing or eating an animal in dream | Dream interpretation


Attempting to kill the animal within (our lower brain functions) can cause tension, depression and illness; giving in entirely is no answer either as our higher brain functions need expression also. One of the challenges of maturing and growing is to meet and relate to our ‘animal instincts’, and if possible find ways to express them positively. To dream of eating an animal suggests that you need to draw upon your own inner wisdom and energy, but it can also suggest a desire for sensual pleasure.

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Killing Or Eating An Animal | Dream Meaning

The keywords of this dream: Killing Eating Animal

ACQUIRING BUT NOT EATING THE FRUITS OF JANNAH

Acquiring the fruits of Jannah but not eating them or not having the ability to eat them means he will acquire deen but he will not profit from it . Sometimes a dream of this nature could also mean that he will acquire the knowledge of Deen which not benefit him in any way.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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AGRICULTURAL ANIMALS

Neither pets nor wild creatures, agricultural animals often represent personal traits that you may have tamed to a certain extent, although there is always the risk that they will escape conscious control and run wild. It’s important to reflect on the context of the dream involving a working or farmyard animal as it may reflect how you feel about the burdens and responsibilities of your daily life... The Element Encyclopedia

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ANIMAL

The animal, compulsive nature of human beings. Instincts, according to Freud and most other dream interpreters, removed from awareness (animus); or awareness removed from instinct (anima) in human beings.

The image of the suppressed or of the shadow, suggesting a chance for integration.

The type of animal in the dream is important. Jung suggested that we find out more about the innate character of the animal we have dreamed about. According to Freud, small animals always symbolize children and siblings, while wild animals are a symbol for sexually excited or exciting people, evil urges, or passions.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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ANIMAL

Dreams of an animal symbolize that you are connecting with your wild side, basic instincts and survival needs. Consider the type of animal. See Zoo.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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ANIMAL

Domestic animals: Comfort, familiarity, security, gentleness. Astrological parallel: Virgo

Wild animals: The lower nature, the unknown, fear, danger. Astrological parallel: Aries... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

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ANIMAL

Instinctive part of self attuned to nature and survival, associated with second and third chakras. Also, the characteristics a specific animal represents to you, such as speed, cunning, power or wisdom. See individual animals.... The Dream Books Symbols

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ANIMAL

Enjoying sex with an animal, such as being caressed by a bear, is the way that your dreams describe your basic sexual urges at their most basic and uncomplicated level. It doesn’t mean you are weird. In such dreams, you are simply dispensing with social conventions and experiencing lust.... The Element Encyclopedia

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ANIMAL

The animal sound will reflect the symbolism of the animal with which it is associated. For example, the crow of a cock is an awakening, alerting us to new challenges; the bark of a dog suggests a loyal companion, the hiss of snake, sexuality and so on. Bear in mind that animals are thought to express the more primitive side of your nature and the raw urges related to sex and aggression— things that polite society often tries to curb. See also ANIMALS; BIRDS.... The Element Encyclopedia

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ANIMAL / REPTILE / INSECT

Animals in dreams are generally associated with behavioral patterns or your natural instincts, the beast within. Being bitten or attacked by an animal may suggest feeling hunted, vulnerable or doubting your own strength. Cats, dogs and horses are the most common dream images. Snakes are the most common dream reptile. They can be symbols of trouble or male sexuality but they can also represent the afterlife or the potential for transcending a difficult situation. Birds are a universal symbol of spirituality. Spiders are the most common dream creepy-crawly, and they can have a wide range of meanings ranging from being industrious or helpful, to provoking irrational or hidden fears and phobias.... The Element Encyclopedia

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ANIMAL BONES

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ANIMAL DREAMS

Humans have been dreaming about animals for ages. It has been speculated that some of the ancient cave paintings of animals may perhaps be dream images from cave dwellers whose lives were mostly spent chasing, hunting, and taming animals. In ancient Egypt, human-figured deities with animal heads suggest dreams images.

A study carried out by Robert L. Van de Castle found a larger number of animal dreams in children than in adults. Dreams of a group of 741 children (383 girls and 358 boys) aged four to six- teen were examined for the presence of animal figures. The frequency for each animal figure at each age level was tabulated for girls and boys. Animal figures were present in 39.4 percent of dreams from the four- and five-year-old children. The percentage steadily dropped for each subsequent age grouping (six- and seven-year-olds, 35.5 percent; eight- and nine-year-olds, 33.6 percent; ten- and eleven-year-olds, 29.8 percent; twelve- and thirteen-year-olds, 21.9 percent; and fourteen- through sixteen-year-olds, 13.7 percent).

Boys had higher animal percentage figures at ages four through six (44 percent, versus 34 per- cent for girls), while girls had higher animal dreams at ages nine through eleven (36 percent, versus 26 percent for boys). Overall, animal figures appeared in 29 percent of the combined girls’ dreams and 29.6 percent of the combined boys’ dreams. There were more than three times as many animal figures in the dreams of children as there were in the dreams of adults. The seven most frequent animal figures for children were dogs (30), horses (28), cats (15), snakes (15), bears (14), lions (13), and monsters (e.g., wolfman) (13).

If the frequencies for all animal figures are considered, it is clear that children dream more frequently of large and threatening wild animals, while college students dream more often of pets and domesticated animals. Bears, lions, tigers, gorillas, elephants, bulls, dinosaurs, dragons, and monsters accounted for twenty-seven percent of the animal figures in children’s dreams but only seven percent of the animal figures in adult dreams. This collection of wild animals appeared more frequently (forty-four times) in boys’ dreams than in girls’ dreams (twenty-seven times). Several theorists have suggested that these large, threatening animals may represent parental figures in the dreams of children.

An interesting gender difference was found in the types of animal figures. Women and girls reported significantly more mammals, while men and boys reported significantly more nonmammals. This may indicate females identify at some level with other forms of life that nurse their young with mammary glands, and this identification is reflected in the type of animals that appear in their dreams.

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ANIMAL FEEDER

One’s needs being met daily, without accumulation... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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ANIMAL SITUATIONS

Example: ‘I am given an animal to look after (usually somebody’s pet) while they are away on holiday. I then completely forget the animal, go away and when I return the animal is either dead or very dried up or has been got at by another animal and is in the throes of dying. When I wake from the dream I feel most dreadful and it is only when I am fully awake and realise it is not true do I feel better’ (Lynda E). Neglect , mutilation or killing our ‘animal’ is a common theme. Lynda’s feelings show how she senses what she is doing to her inner nature, but she dismisses this by convincing herself such feelings are not ‘true’. We have a responsibility to care for our animal drives, to see our sexual, nutritional and body needs are met. Eating the animal: inte­grating our natural wisdom and energy. Hiding from or trapped by^an animal: see wolf in this entry. Animal with its young: parental feelings; one’s basic childhood needs. Baby animal: oneself when young; baby feelings; desire for babies; see example in eating. Talking, shining , holy or wise ani­mals: important intuitive information; a meeting with the gathered wisdom we have unconsciously. This is one of the sources of religious inspiration, and many older cultures rep­resent their origin of great learning or holiness as animals or animal headed beings. See ape in this entry, birds; pets; rep­tiles, lizards and snakes; unconscious. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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ANIMAL WITH A CUB

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ANIMAL(S)

1. If killing, the desire to eliminate a certain aspect of one’s personality as symbolized by the particular animal (e.G., One might kill a lion to eliminate aggressiveness).

2. Aspects of one’s own or another’s personality as reflected in the characteris­tics of a certain animal.

3. Religious or spiritual representations. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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ANIMAL(S)

Depends on your feelings for the particular animal (for typical meaning see the specific type).

A helpful animal normally represents the instinctive self. Look at your feelings and beliefs about this animal.

An animal relates to your own natural and inborn instincts. Good omens of a base nature as long as they are not being violent.

If misbehaving, it is an indication of a party where people are lacking good manners and are demonstrating poor judgment. This is all a reflection of the patterns that need to be repatterened within you. Your belief system is drawing you to these situations and people. Animals represent your primitive, physical and sexual mannerisms and expressions.

A heard: prosperity. Animal instincts (or human nature), sex, aggression. Animals may also be healing agents (e.g.An alligator to a timid person) or entities. Black Dog Animals represent the dreamer’s animal instincts (or human nature), sex, aggression, paternal or maternal instincts, social status, etc.

The choice of animal, its color and location indicate how the instinct is regarded.

For example, a black dog in the bedroom means the dreamer’s attitude to sex is dominated by fear. Animals may also be healing agents (e.g.An alligator to a timid person) or entities **Animals: “Carl Jung said that all wild animals indicate latent effects (feelings and emotions that we do not readily deal with). They are also symbolic of dangers (hurtful and negative things) being “swallowed” by the unconscious.

The interpretation of the animal in your dream depends on your relationship with it in daily life. Animals represent the qualities in our character or specific aspects of our personalities. They could symbolize our more intuitive and instinctive parts, or they could serve as messengers for the unconscious. Please look up each animal individually by name. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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ANIMAL(S)

(see also entries for particular animals; e.g. Bear, Cat)

(1) Parents may appear in dreams in the guise of animals. The animal will then usually be a focus for the dreamer’s ambivalent - love-hate - feelings towards the parent. For example, a spider or a cat may signify the threatening aspect of a mother from whose influence you need to liberate yourself.

Two of Freud’s most famous patients had animal phobias, as did a patient of Sandor Ferenczi (a member of Freud’s inner circle). One dreamed of white wolves in the branches of a walnut tree outside his bedroom window and the other had strong ambivalent feelings (fear and attraction) towards horses; the third was obsessed with poultry. Freud concluded that in all three cases the animals were father surrogates: in each case the person’s feelings for his father had been displaced on to animals.

(2) Animals may represent other people, besides parents. What you associate with the particular animal - slyness or aggressiveness or whatever — may be a characteristic of the particular person; the way you react to the animal in the dream may express your (perhaps unconscious) feelings towards the person.

(3) Animals in dreams may be symbolic of some primitive - ‘animal’, or even ‘beasdy5 - part of your psyche: some instinctive urge, for example. Thus, if in the dream your emotional response to the animal is one of fear, this would seem to indicate a fear of the instinctive urge (which, because of the fear, has been repressed).

If the animal has a threatening appearance, it may be a symbol of the danger that threatens the peace of the psyche when some part of it is neglected and confined to the ‘cellar’ - the depths of the unconscious - and not allowed proper expression at the conscious level. This situation may also be symbolized by the figure of a caged or wounded animal: we sometimes control our instincts too tightly or even maltreat them, and, just as animals are never more fierce or dangerous than when wounded, so it is with our Svounded’ instincts.

A view well worth considering is that we cannot - without detriment to ourselves - dispense with our animal nature, any more than with our ‘higher’ or ‘spiritual’ nature. The way to achieve peace and happiness is to allow both these sides of our nature to develop and find fulfilment in and through each other, in a symbiosis in which body and spirit, instead of going their separate ways, cooperate with mutual respect, each supplying means for the other’s fulfilment.

(4) A threatening or ferocious animal may represent aggression or anger buried in the unconscious.

If you think this may be so in your case (perhaps because you are prone to irrational, disproportionate outbursts of rage), look for the origins of the aggression. It may go back to early childhood: a child’s desire for a parent and its consequent jealousy and resentment towards the other parent may result in feelings of guilt, which in turn give rise to a desire to punish oneself. This aggressiveness directed against oneself (i.e. masochism) may then spill over into aggressiveness or rancour towards other people (i.e. sadism), especially loved ones or people closely related. Typically, an unresolved Oedipus complex (the ambivalent, love-hate feelings of an infant towards a parent) may display itself in later life in a similar ambivalence towards a spouse - an inability to love someone without simultaneously wanting to punish him or her.

Contradictory feelings towards others are a sign of inner conflict, usually a conflict between desire and conscience. And what we call conscience may be a morbid censoring and prohibiting mechanism set in motion by a childhood fear of punishment. This needs to be distinguished from a healthy conscience, which consists of all those moral guidelines we give ourselves by rational reflection. Some compromise between desires and the need to survive and succeed socially is almost inevitable; but a reasonably negotiated compromise is far preferable to the potentially dangerous inner tension that results from submitting to irrational phobias posing as the moral law.

(5) A tamed animal, or the act of taming an animal, may symbolize (the need for) that kind of controlled expression of instinct that is appropriate for living as a part of civilized society or for feeling that you are ‘king of the castle’ - that is, in control of your own actions.

(6) The wolf in the Little Red Riding Hood story exemplifies another piece of animal symbolism. The wolf here represents for a sexually inexperienced woman the terrifying aspect of the male, the fear of sexual contact. In its earliest versions the story possibly served as a warning to young girls against socially premature sexual relations with men. Animals in dreams may certainly have a sexual meaning and the wolf is an obvious example of this, if only because the word Volf is itself commonly applied to men whose sexual lust is unbounded and purely ‘animal’. See also Frog, Wolf.

(7) If in your dream you arc being chased by an animal, the animal probably represents some (repressed) emotion or instinct. As long as you keep such things buried in your unconscious thev will continue to

plague and disturb you. Face up to whatever it is, and enter into receptive and patient dialogue with it.

(8) The killing of an animal may symbolize cither what has been described in (5) above (but now given exaggerated, dramatic expression) or the actual destruction of some essential, because natural, part of your psyche. The second alternative would indicate some fear of your own instinctive nature, some phobic undervaluing of the body, the senses, or sex. You would have to be very honest to work out which of these alternatives - an irrational slaughter (repression) of the natural self (a symbolic castration), or a rational taming of an instinct diat is threatening the balance of the psyche - is applicable in your own case.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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ANIMALS

Represent people, according to color and character; research accordingly... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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ANIMALS

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ANIMALS

Talking animals can be demonic spirits posing as spirit guides. Running on all fours in a dream like an animal may represent a subconscious feeling of being powerful... Christian Dream Symbols

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ANIMALS

Carl Jung said that all wild animals indicate latent affects (feelings and emotions that we do not readily deal with). They are also symbolic of dangers (hurtful and negative things) being “swallowed” by the unconscious.

The interpretation of the animal in your dream depends on your relationship with it in daily life. Animals represent the qualities in our character or specific aspects of our personalities. They could symbolize our more intuitive and instinctive parts, or they could serve as messengers for the unconscious. Please look up each animal individually by name.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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ANIMALS

Freud and others attach sexual significance to dreams of animals; dream interpreters, however, regard the dream of a number of domestic animals as auguring happiness, while wild animals symbolize enemies.... The Fabric of Dream

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ANIMALS

Like any other animal, human beings have devel­oped certain physical and behavioural traits. Some of these traits, such as a newborn baby attempting to suckle the breast, are rooted in millions of years of past experience and can be thought of as instinctive. We can observe such traits in a dog in such behaviour as cocking of the leg in male dogs. We can see some of our own traits in such things as the human desire to elect leaders. Many of these habits are physiological or social. In our dreams we represent these drives or habits in the form of various animals. Our restrained sex drive or ag­gression may be shown in our dream as a dog on a lead.

The power of drives such as the urge to parenthood via sex might be shown as a horse which we are trying to control. More than anything else, though, our dream animal represents our powerful reactions to situations, reactions developed through centuries of human experience in frequently terrible situa­tions. This aspect of ourself is rooted in the older portions of the brain.

The animal in our dreams has commonly been seen only as the sex drive.

A careful examination of animal dreams, though, shows this to be untrue.

The animal represents all our biological needs and responses, which include survival and hunger, reproduction; parental urges; need for exercise and rest; social drives, fear reactions, anger, urge to provide (for young and mate); home/nest building; territory protection, so­cial hierarchy, etc.

If these aspects in an individual are dam­aged or traumatised, we see parents who have lost their natu­ral bonding and caring for their child; individuals who have no sense of social status or responsibility, enabling them to be criminally violent; disturbed and misplaced sexuality. Domi­nating or attempting to kill out the animal in us can cause tension, depression and illness.

The common escape into dry intellectualism is a cause of internal conflict. Complete per­missiveness is no answer either, our higher brain functions need expression too. So one of the challenges of maturing is how to meet and relate to our ‘animals’, and perhaps bring them into expression in a satisfying way. Such drives are fun­damentally a push towards life.

It must be remembered that where sex or sexuality is men­tioned, I am not simply referring to the sex act. I mean sexual­ity in its overall aspect, which includes the urge towards par­enthood, and the love and caring connected with it.

(Brain damage or certain drugs or chemicals can diminish the ‘hu­man’ levels of function and only the animal and lizard levels are expressed.) Below are listed some common ways animals are used in our dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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1- When animals appear in a dream they usually represent an aspect of the personality which cannot be properly understood except on an instinctive level.

Animal with a cub
This will represent motherly qualities and therefore the mother.

Baby animals
The dreamer will be dealing with the child-like side of his or her personality, or possibly children known to him.

The hurt young animal
The dreamer may perceive a difficulty in becoming mature or facing life.

Eating the animal
The dream could be about the ‘demons’ one creates which can only be overcome by assimilating them in a constructive way. Pagan belief thought that one took up certain aspects of the animal that were superior in certain respects to ordinary’ human attitudes.

Godlike, talking awe-inspir- ing or wise animals, or those with human characteristics

Animals have not vet become conscious of, or pitted themselves against, the power from which they came so the wisdom they show is innocent and simple.

It is always important to pay attention to this aspect of animal life in fairy tales and dreams, since we need to be in touch with that part of ourselves.

Helpful animals
The subconscious is producing helpful images from its depths.

The figures of animals arc an easy way for the dreamer to accept that help.

Killing the animal may destroy the energy derived from the instincts. Taming or harnessing the animal shows the efforts made to control the dreamer’s instincts and, if possible, make them productive and useful.

To dream of trying to find some refuge from animals whether by building defences - or perhaps by running away - is indicative of the dreamer’s struggle with his animal instincts, and whether the action being taken is adequate. Such instincts may be threatening or damaging to aspects of the dreamer’s life.

2- When we need some sort of understanding of our own psychological urges, animals will appear which symbolise those qualities. These are:

Bear
The mother (see Family) appears in dreams in many forms, the bear being one of them.

The image may be of the possessive, devouring mother or of the all- caring mother.

If it is recognised in the dream that the bear is masculine the image may then be of an overbearing person, or possibly the father.

Bull
Usually the bull in a dream denotes the negative side of behaviour, such as dcstructivcness, fear or anger (for example a bull in a china shop). However, more positively, the bull is recognised as sexual passion or creative power.

Slaying the bull
Indicates initiation into the world of the mature adult who succeeds in mastering his instincts and can also represent the sign of Taurus in the Zodiac.

Cat
To dream of cats is to link with the feline, sensuous side in human beings, usually in women. Goddesses such as Bast the Egyptian cat goddess arc usually represented as having two sides to their natures, one devious and one helpful, so the cat often denotes the capricious side of the feminine.

The elegant but also the powerful, yet overly self-sufficient aspect of woman, may also be perceived as the cat. Chameleon The dreamer is recognising either in himself or others the ability to adapt and to change according to surrounding circumstances.

Cold-blooded animals or reptiles
The unfeeling, inhuman aspect of the instincts is often portrayed by reptiles and other cold-blooded animals. They are usually recognised as being destructive and alien.

Composite animals
To dream of composite animals could indicate some confusion in sorting out what qualities are needed.

The various qualities of the different animals of which they are made up need to be assimilated and integrated. There are two potentials of development in one figure.

Half-animal, half-man
The dreamer’s animal instincts arc beginning to be recognised and humanised.

Cow
The eternal feminine, especially the mother (see Family) or mother figure (see Archetypes) is often depictcd by the cow. This is partly because it provides milk and nourishment.

Deer/Reindeer
The deer and the reindeer herd have a strict hierarchical structure.

The dreamer recognises his place in the world.

The deer symbolises pride/nobility

Deformed animals
The dreamer realises that some of his impulses are offensive, or revolting.

Dog
Also see individual entry

The dreamer may recognise a faithful and constant companion, a protector or more negatively, somebody the dreamer can’t shake off and who might make trouble.

A dog that the dreamer owned or knew at some period of his life There may be memories asso- ciated with that period of his life, which hold clues to present behaviour.

A huntress with dogs The dreamer is making a connection with one of the feminine archetypes, that of the Amazon (see Archetypes).

A dog guarding gates, being near a cemetery In dreams this indicates the guardian of the threshold, and creatures which must be put to sleep or tamed before there can be an initiation into the underworld Domesticated (tame) animals When we dream of domesticated animals we arc aware of those parts of ourselves with which we have come to terms. There are passions which arc being used in a controlled way although there is the suggestion that those passions were never very formidable. Elephant To see an elephant in a dream is to recognise the qualities of patience, long memory, strength and fidelitv. In the more esoteric sense it signifies radiant and glowing wisdom.

Fox
A fox in a dream tells of hypocrisy, cunning and slyness.

Frog
A period or act of transformation (a frog transforms from a tadpole and moves on to the land). There is something repugnant which is turning into something of value (i.e. a frog into a prince). Also see Snake as all reptiles have the same significance.

Goat
To dream of a goat is to recognise creative energy and masculine vitality. It may also represent the dark side of human nature, promiscuousness and sexuality.

To be riding a goat is to be trying to come to terms with the dreamer’s relationship with the dark side of his nature.

The goat may also represent the Devil or Satan.

It is also the symbol for Capricorn.

Hare
The hare highlights intuition, spiritual insight and intuitive ‘leaps’. Intuition may be debased into madness by fear or ignorance. Because of its association with the moon, the hare can, in its negative aspect, signify the Priestess/Witch aspect of femininity or the Priest/Sorcerer of the masculine (see Archetypes). In its positive imagery however it is the radiant hare (often holding its baby in a cave) and thus the Mother of God.

Hedgehog
The hedgehog can represent evil and bad manners, or literallv our inability to handle a ‘prickly’ situation.

Horse
The horse in a dream represents the energy at the dreamer’s disposal.

A white horse depicts the spiritual awareness of the dreamer; a brown one the more pragmatic and down-to-earth side, while a black horse is the passionate side of the dreamer’s nature.

A pale horse is taken to indicate death, and a winged horse depicts the soul’s ability to transcend the earthly- plane.

If the horse is under strain or dying there is a severe weakening of the dynamic power that carries the dreamer forward. Ibo much pressure may be being experienced in our lives.

If the horse is being harnessed to a cart the dreamer may be concentrating too hard on thoroughly- utilitarian objectives.

In a man’s dream, a mare will denote the Anima, a woman; or the realm of the feminine (see Archetypes).

In a woman’s dream, being kicked by a horse may indicate the Animus or her relationship with a man.

A horse that can get through any door and batter down all obstacles is the collective Shadow (see Introduction) those aspects of the personality which most people attempt to suppress.

The horse as a beast of burden is often the Great Mother (See Introduction). or mother archetype (see Archetypes). In modern dreams the car has largely taken over from the horse as a symbol with many of the same associations (see Car and Journey Sections).

Hyena
The hyena is generally taken in dreams to signify impurity, instability and deviousness.

Jackal
The jackal is associated with the graveyard, and therefore with Death. As a scavenger it is also a cleanser. Esoterically, it is the servant of the transformer, guiding souls from the earth plane into the light.

Jaguar
The jaguar’s main qualities are its speed and balance. It stands for the balance of power between the dark and light forces. Kangaroo This somewhat exotic animal often stands for motherhood. and also strength. Lamb The lamb is the innocent side of man’s nature.

It is said that evil cannot withstand such innocence.

Leopard
The leopard represents cruelty and aggression, and traditionally the deviousness of wrongly used power. Lion The lion stands for majesty, strength and courage. It can also represent the ego and the passions associated with it.

If the dreamer is struggling with the lion there should be a succcssful development as long as the dreamer is not overpowered, or the lion killed.

A man-eating lion shows that an aspect of the personality- has slipped out of alignment, putting both the dreamer and his surroundings at risk.

A lion lying with a lamb There is a union, or compatibility of oppositcs; instinct and spirit going hand in hand. Lizard also see Reptiles The lizard appearing in a dream represents instinctive action or ‘one-track’ thinking.

Lynx
The main quality associated with the lynx is its keen eyesight, thus in a dream it can often portray objectivity. Monkey The monkey characterises the infantile, childish and arrested side of the dreamer’s character.

The qualities of mischief, impudence and inquisi- tiveness all belong to the monkey. While these are often seen as regressive tendencies, that of lively- curiosity maintains a necessary lightness of spirit.

Mare
see Horse

Mole
The mole is often taken to represent the powers of darkness, but can often signify the blind persistence and determination which enables the dreamer to succeed. Monster/Dragon also see Dragon in D Section A fear which is beyond understanding, usually welling up from within rather than from the outside world, is often represented in dreams by monsters and dragons.

The devouring monster The dream may deal with a recognition that ultimately we arc all absorbed back into a greater whole.

If the dreamer gets the better of the monster he will have mastery over his own fear of death, and may be able to harness this forcc for his own use. Cutting out the monster’s heart or other vital organ, or lighting a fire inside it, depicts the struggle against the dark forces of the underworld.

Mouse
Also see Vermin

The mouse’s quality of timidity can often be addressed in the dreamer, if it is recognised that this can arise from turbulence and lack of understanding.

Otter
The otter is uniquely equipped to exist within its chosen element of water and to be able to gain subsistence from its environment, all things the dreamer may- need to develop.

Ox
The ox depicts the ability to be patient, and to make sacrifices for others.

Parts of animals
(the limbs, eyes, mouth, etc.)

These have the same significance as parts of the human body (see Body).

If the four legs are particularly emphasised possibly in contrast with a three-legged animal the whole rounded personality with all four functions of the mind fully developed is being highlighted. Pig or Wild Boar The pig is taken in Western belief to indicate ignorance, stupidity, selfishness, and gluttony.

The dreamer’s better self may be beginning to recognise these unattractive qualities in himself. Without such recognition there can be no transformation or mastcry of them. Pigs and jewels There is a conflict between the lower urges and spiritual values. Perhaps there is a failure to appreciate spiritual values. Big litters of piglets can represent fruitful- ness, although sometimes without result, since the sow can depict the Destructive Mother (see Archetypes). Wild Boar The wild boar depicts the archetypal masculine principal, and therefore the negative Animus in a woman’s dream.

(See Introduction).

The dreamer may be evading an issue that should be challenged and dealt with more daringly.

Prehistoric animals
A trauma from the past, or from childhood, may be causing difficulty. Rabbit Rabbits appearing in a dream can mean one of two things.

The obvious connection with fertility could be important or it could be that the trickster aspect of the personality could be coming to the fore (see Hare).

A white rabbit may show the dreamer the way to the inner spiritual world and, as such, act as a guide.

Ram
The ram is a svmbol of masculine virility and power, and by association has those qualities of the sign of Aries in the Zodiac.

Rat
also see Vermin ‘flic rat signifies the diseased and devious part of the dreamer or of his situation. It can also represent something which is repulsive in some way.

The dreamer may be experiencing disloyalty from a friend or colleague.

Reptiles
To dream of reptiles indicates that we are looking at the more frightening lower aspects of the personality. We may have no control over these, and could therefore be easily devoured by them. We are afraid of Death or the death process, but must go through a process of change in order to be reborn.

Seal
Dreaming of a seal suggests that we are at one with the clement in which we live.

Serpent
Also see Snake

The serpent is a universal symbol which can be male or female or it can be self-created. It can signify death or destruction or conversely life and also rejuvenation.

It is the instinctive nature and is also potential energy. When the power of the instinctive nature is understood and harnessed, the dreamer comes to terms with his or her own sexuality and sensuality and is able to make use of the higher and more spiritual energies which become available. In a man’s dream a snake may appear if he has not understood the feminine or intuitive part of himself, or when he doubts his own masculinitv. In a woman’s dream the snake may manifest if she is afraid of sex, or sometimes of her own ability to seduce others. Because of its connection with the Garden of Eden, the serpent is the symbol of duplicity and trickery; and also of temptation. Sheep The sheep is renowned for its flock instinct, and it is this interpretation which is most usually accepted in dreams.

The helplessness of the sheep when off balance is also another aspect which is recognisable, as is the apparent lack of intelligence.

The god-fearing, ‘good sheep’ and also the passive and ‘sheepish’ may have relevance within the context of the dream.

To dream of sheep and wolves or of sheep and goats is to register the conflict between good and evil.

Sinister Animals Any threat from animals indicates the fears and doubts the dreamer has over his ability to cope with the stirrings of the unconscious. Snake - also see Serpent. Snake dreams occur like serpent dreams - when the dreamer is attempting to come to terms with his or her more instinctive self.

Inevitably, this has to do with the recognition and harnessing of energies which have been suppressed and thwarted. Since the most primeval urge is sexuality, the image of the snake is the most primitive one available.

A snake twined around the body or limb

This indicates some form of bondage, possibly being enslaved to the passions.

A snake, or worm, leaving a corpse by its mouth

This can sometimes represent the sexual act (the little death), but can also signify the dreamer’s control of his or her libido.

A snake in the grass This image denotes disloyalty, trickerv and evil. With its tail in its mouth This image is one of the oldest available to man and signifies completion and the union of the spiritual and physical (see Shapes, Circle). Being swallowed by a snake This shows the need and ability to return to the ultimate, and lose our sense of space and time (see Eating). Because snakes are such a low form of life, while also being in some cases poisonous, they have become associated with death, and all that man fears. Snake twined around a staff or similar (see Caduceiis) The unconscious forces that are released once the dreamer reconciles the opposing sides of himself create healing, rebirth and renewal, and this is universally represented as two snakes entwined round a central staff.

It is a symbolic representation of the basic form of DXA, the ‘building blocks’ of life.

The colours of the snake may give additional insight into the meaning of the dream (see Colours). Squirrel The squirrel represents the hoarding aspcct of our personalities.

Tiger
The tiger signifies royalty, dignity and power and is both a creator and a dcstrover

Toad
To dream of toads is lo connect with whatever the dreamer may consider ugly in life, or in his behaviour. However, implicit in that ugliness is the power of transformation and growth into something beautiful.

For a toad and an eagle to appear is to note the difference between earthly and spiritual values.

Transformation of animals In dreams, the metamorphosis of the dreamer or other people into animals and vice versa shows the potential for change within any situation.

Unicorn
The unicorn is a symbol of purity and traditionally could only be owned and perceived by virgins.

It is a return to, and a resurgence of, an innocence necessary in self-understanding, and it often suggests the control of the ego and selfishness.

Vermin
In dreams vermin may represent the enforced contemplation of something that is unnecessary or that has invaded one’s spacc.

Vertebrates
Animals with backbones often give an understanding of the qualities associated with that animal.

The smaller and lower orders of animal signify the unconscious, the higher orders the emotions.

Whale
The whale, because it is a mammal which lives within water, indicates the power of resurrection and rebirth man’s abilitv to come back from the dead.

Weasel
The weasel traditionally highlights the devious, more criminally oriented side of ourselves.

Werewolf
see Sinister Animals

Wild animals
Usually wild animals stand for danger, dangerous passions, or dangerous people. There is a destructive force arising from the unconscious, threatening the safety of the individual. Such a dream may be a way of understanding anxiety.

Domesticating wild animals The dreamer may- have come to terms with his or her wilder side.

Wolf
Dreaming of wolves may- indicate that we are being threatened by others, whether singly or by the pack.

The dreamer may- have cruel sadistic fantasies without taking responsibility for them.

The She-wolf The hussy; but also the carer for orphans and rejected young.

Wounded animals
The dreamer may be suffering either emotional or spiritual wounds.

Zebra
This animal has the same significance as the horse, but with the additional meaning of balancing the negative and the positive in a very dynamic way.

3- By understanding animals and their symbolism we approach life in a more simplistic and natural way.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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See individual animal names.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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(see by specific creature or habitat, Carcass, Fur, Zoo)

The primitive wildness within and a yearning to return to nature.

A threatening animal reveals hidden aggression or unexpressed anger toward something or someone. Alternatively, this may mean that you personally feel threatened by someone perceived as predatory.

Taming an animal: Bringing (or wishing to bring) yourself under greater control, especially characteristics like a hot temper or overly intense passion (see Whip).

Native Americans believe that the spirits of animals appear in our dreams as teachers and guides. In this case, read that animal’s entry for more insight into its lessons.

Killing an animal: Consider what the creature itself symbolizes.

For example, killing a bird signals a fear that you are somehow stifling personal freedom or vision (see Carcass).

Jung felt that the central self was often represented in dreams as an animal, specifically the elephant, horse, bear, bull, fish, or snake.

Consider the creature’s positive and negative characteristics or integral qualities as they reflect upon the way you behave.

For example, are you being bull-headed or figuratively bearish?... The Language of Dreams

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Animals emerge from the Lower World as powerful archetypes and energies. They may lend their wisdom, attributes, and supernatural powers to the dreamer.

The appearance of any animal in a dream may point out that man and nature are not separate but are intricately connected.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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Symbol: Animals represent, as Archetypes, the depths of our unconscious or our instincts. Animals in dreams are always repressed symbols of our urges—a dream language of the forbidden.

Bear: a symbol of vitality, power, and endurance (particularly in women’s dreams). See Bear.

Fish: a fear of losing love; your partner is “slipping” through your fingers, but when the fish is alive, it is a sign of successful planning. See Fish.

Dog: extremely repressed sexual urges. See Dog.

Insects: repressed anger, emotional stress, family problems. See Flies, Insects.

Cat: a symbol of female eroticism, and sometimes a repressed desire for independence. See Cat.

Cow: female sexual urges—but always combined with patience and calm. See Cow.

Lion: glorified and powerful physical contact between men and women.

Mouse: a symbol of the female; the fear of mice is an expression of the dreamer’s fear of a vet-to-be-acknowledged femininity. See Mouse, Rat.

Horse: aroused, but unrealized physical energies, or controlled vitality. See Horse, Horseback Riding.

Serpent: a phallic symbol; women who dream about serpents suffer from unfulfilled sexuality; a serpent crawling up your legs means sexual desires have been awakened. See Dragon, Serpent.

Small animals often symbolize a small sibling; large animals usually stand for the dreamer’s own character traits and repressed cravings. Animals with human voices: a warning not to let other people hurt or take advantage of you. Dead animals are a sign of changes in your personal situation.

Depth Psychology: Animals are a symbol of primitive character traits, like greed, passion, or anger.

The other symbols in the dream are very important.... Dreamers Dictionary

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To see animals in your dream is indicative of certain aspects of your personality. Depending on what animal you see, it may reflect your outer appearance, your primal needs and wants, or fantasies relating to sex. Animals can represent your wild and uninhibited side. Thus, to dream that you are fighting with an animal implies that there is some aspect of your personality that you dislike or are trying to avoid. Also read about the type of animal that is appearing in your dream.

To dream that animals can talk indicates insight and intellect. Pay attention to the words it utters; the meaning being conveyed may represent your ability to achieve all that you desire.

To dream that you are saving the life of an animal indicates that you are aware of some personality traits that you have in common with the animal. In addition, you may feel as if you are lacking a particular attribute or you are insignificant in the scheme of things.

To see lab animals in your dream represents a personal attribute that you are hiding from yourself and others. You need to gain confidence and face these emotions, even if you feel as if you will be overcome by them. Be more open-minded and willing to try different things.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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Animals most often represent that aspect of ourselves, or parts of our personality, that are present in our ordinary life.

It is generally given that the more primitive the animal then the more primitive or deeper the layer of consciousness that represents.

To dream of being bitten by an animal may be a manifestation of a fear of animals. What the animal is doing in the dream is also very important, if say, a pig is dancing, then maybe that means that the side of you that likes to over indulge is very happy with that. But if the pig were crying then that might indicate an inner urge to curb and over indulge in habit.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

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To see wild Animals in a dream is generally a dream of contrary; but there are a few special Animals such as LION, LEOPARD, TIGER, which carry distinct meanings. Any very unusual creature, such as a crocodile, is a bad sign. Domestic Animals have separate meanings, and the CAT and DOG are not considered good dream omens. Cows and Bulls depend upon their attitude; if they are peaceful, they are a good omen; but if they attack you, then expect difficulties in your business ventures.... Mystic Dream Book

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By understanding animals and their symbolism we approach life in a more simplistic and natural way. In shamanism, one of the most ancient belief systems, animals are an intrinsic part of the shaman’s (wise man or priest) journey into other realms. They are protective as well as being teachers. Godlike, talking, awe-inspiring or wise animals, or those with human characteristics: animal wisdom is simple and uncomplicated and, therefore, is innocent. In dreams and myths we personalize this quality.

It is always important to pay attention to this aspect of animal life in fairy tales and dreams, since we need to be in touch with that part of ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Material aspects: When animals appear in a dream they tend to represent an aspect of the personality that cannot be properly understood except on an instinctive level. Below are some common images that occur in dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Animal dreams can have several different meanings, depending on the specifics of your dream: Wild animals, especially if threatening, mean you feel out of control in a situation.

If you tame a wild animal in a dream, you achieve success through expressing yourself honestly.

If you are attacked by a vicious animal and you manage to kill it, you will triumph over your rivals.

Dreaming of domestic animals (such as pets), if unfamiliar, can mean you feel pressured to be something you’re not.

The same meaning applies to dreaming of wild animal babies (of any type of wild animal).

Dreaming of farm animals suggests that you are ready for growth. It’s time to start exploring your potential. Also see “Cow” and “Chickens” for more specific meanings.

If you dream that you kill a gentle animal (example: you’re driving and you run over a deer), something you are doing in real life goes against your values and you are “killing” a sweet part of yourself. You must change your behavior and stop acting against your instincts or a part of yourself will be lost or damaged. Talking animals in dreams serve as messengers of the unconscious. Pay attention to what they say, for they are trying to help you to trust your instincts and intuiton, and possibly warning you of dangerous or negative emotions that you have absorbed from others. Animals attacking other animals in your dream means you are feeling a deep conflict with someone you are close to. This dream may also suggest that you are scared of showing your true emotions and desires, because you think they are too powerful for others to deal with.

If you dream of being an animal, it could be an expression of your primitive desires, physical characteristics or even your romantic longings. Animals in dreams symbolizes the untamed and uncivilized aspects of yourself. Think about how you felt in the dream, and how you acted, for clues to your dream’s meaning. Also look up the specific type of animal you were, for further analysis.

If you dream of lab animals, you need to experiment with your fears, choices and beliefs. Try not to limit yourself by what others think you are capable of.

If you dream of a dead animal, an aspect of yourself is being repressed. You feel that you are not able to fully express your desires and emotions.

If you dream of experiments being done on animals, you will encounter difficulties in carrying out your goals and plans. However, if you rescued the animals from the experiments, you are successfully facing emotions and characteristics represented by the animal.

If you dream of hybrid animals (half one creature, half another), this symbolizes that you are beginning to incorporate different sides of yourself as you grow and mature into a fully-formed personality. Look up the animals that the hybrid was made of, for additional meaning about these sides of yourself.... My Dream Interpretation

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An uncontrollable animal symbolizes the lust for sex. Docile animals such as pets reveal a state of contentment and pleasant companionship, but the pet itself may be in danger. Wild animals such as the bull, leopard, lion, and so on are considered symbols of desire for sexual fulfillment.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

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To see wild animals in your dream is generally a good omen pertaining to business, but the interpretation depends on their at- tude; if they were calm, your affairs will prosper, but if they attacked you (or each other), you can expect some reverses.

See also Lion, Dog, Cat, Bull, Cow, Horse, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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Animals often represent, in general, the qualities or defects with which they are traditionally associated. So, the dog may represent loyalty; dove, peace; turtle, longevity; tiger, power; etc. However, like in the other entries of this dictionary, you must always take into account the personal circumstances of the dreamer. If, for example, the dreamer has been bitten by a dog, her unconscious would hardly associate the figure of the dog with fidelity. On the other hand, animals refer to our most primal instincts and our basic desires. The dream may be calling attention to some aspect of your nature that you repress or underestimate. In any case, it is advising you to try to be more spontaneous and less rational.

If you dream of eating an animal, it means that you are assimilating natural wisdom.

If you fight against it, it means you are having trouble with your hidden self, rejected by the conscious.

If the animal is guarding a treasure then the material passions are preventing you from spiritual fulfillment.

Its meaning depends on whether it is about domestic or wild animals. While the wild animal is indicative of secret enemies and professional problems, the domestic one announces the return of absent friends and reconciliation. To own, feed, and care for them, especially if they are ruminants, indicates wealth and good businesses. Those endowed with horns predict happiness.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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We think of animals as having intelligence that is basically instinctive. In this way, dreams that feature animals are helping us tap into our own instinctual nature.

The first element of any interpretation of an animal that appears in your dream is to investigate the special trait that the particular animal represents. You will find many such interpretations within these pages, but a little research will yield great results if your dream animal is not listed.

The animal’s behaviors and habits will illustrate the instinct that is being highlighted.

The second facet of your interpretation will come from what the animal is doing in your dream.

The activity it is engaged in will correlate with some type of movement (or obstacle to movement) in your waking life.

The dream may be asking you to stop trying to think your way through a situation and instead turn to your instinctive nature for an answer.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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The symbolism of animals is highly complex, as different creatures have been used to represent a variety of different notions.

A proper interpretation also depends on one’s personal associations with animals. Generically, animals symbolize the physical, instinctual, “animal” self, and wild dream beasts that one cannot specifically identify usually represent this aspect of the self (or “beastlike” people in one’s environment). One should be careful about this generalization, however, because certain other, more specific animals (e.g., birds) can symbolize precisely the opposite (e.g., the higher self or the soul).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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ANIMALS

Animals in dreams represent primitive drives and desires, such as fear, lust and anger that can only be really understood on an instinctual level.

Thus, to dream of a certain animal could suggest an aspect of your personality that is instinctual, hidden or striving for recognition. It could also represent a part of yourself you find hard to control. And because we often assign characteristics or personality traits to animals, dream animals may also symbolize gut feelings we have about others. An attacking lion, for example, may depict how we see someone who is being aggressive toward us.

Animal dreams rouse special interest because they contain images that are familiar to us, but at the same time we recognize something that is unfamiliar and obscure. Traditionally, the characteristics of the dream animal are applied to the world of humans, often seeing the animal as a harbinger of misfortune or good luck; for example, a wolf is often thought to predict thieves or misfortune. According to Freud animals in dreams are not predictive of future events but a classic expression of repressed or unexpressed sexual and aggressive tendencies. Jung, however, argued that animals in dreams should be analyzed individually, depending on the character they portray in the dream and the association the dreamer has to them.

Jung believed that animals are sublime and, in fact, represent the ‘divine’ side of the human psyche. He suggested that animals live much more in contact with a ‘secret’ order in nature itself and—far more than human beings—live in close contact with ‘absolute knowledge’ of the unconscious. In contrast to humankind, the animal is the living being that follows its own inner laws beyond good and evil—and is, in this sense, superior and a source of inspiration and guidance.

Although animals are one of the most common dream symbols, dreams that feature them can be complex and hard to interpret. Perhaps the simplest way is to first think about how you feel about the specific animal in your waking life.

You may, for example, adore cats and think of them as lovely creatures because you have a much-loved pet cat, or you may associate cats with feeling unwell because you are allergic to them. Thinking about how that animal makes you feel within the context of your dream should help you recognize if that feeling is struggling to the fore, or is already expressing itself in daily life.

If, on the other hand, you have no feelings in particular about the animal in your dream, you need to think about the quality you typically associate with it; for example, a fox with cunning and stealth, an elephant with strength and mystery, or a dog with unconditional loyalty and love. Because animals are thought to represent unedited feelings and drives, it’s possible that your unconscious used the symbol of the fox in your dream to alert you to your own or someone else’s cunning. Thinking about that aspect of yourself—again within the context of your dream—should tell you whether you need to nurture and develop it, tame it or be on your guard against it in someone else.

If you still feel puzzled, it may be that the hidden meaning lies in archetypal, traditional, legendary, mythical or magical associations. Dream animals may also embody a pun. For example, if you dream of a badger, are you feeling badgered or aggravated in some way? If you dream of a zebra, could this refer to your black and white view point?

Dream animals, no matter how problematic, offer us an opportunity to contact and explore both the parts of ourselves that we have shut away and the parts that we have yet to discover. In general, researchers believe that animal dreams mean that the subconscious has woken up and has come to life.

Our dreams will be selective and personal in the choice of animal used to portray our life situation, but as you interpret never forget that animal symbols in dreams typically represent a fundamental push toward life and living it with passion. See also BIRDS; REPTILES, FISH AND AMPHIBIANS; PETS.... The Element Encyclopedia

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More than anything else, dream animals represent powerful instinctive reactions to situations, for example, fight or flight, the urge to find a mate and protect our young, the desire to have standing and recognition within a group, and so on.

When instincts need to be understood, expressed or controlled in some way animals can often appear in our dreams to symbolize them. By understanding animals in dreams and the qualities they represent, we can approach life in a more instinctive, simple and natural way.

Bear in mind though that there is a huge difference in meaning between wild animals and domesticated animals in dreams. In general, domesticated animals or pets, such as a dog or rabbit, represent those urges we have more control over and are therefore less threatening to our conscious desire to be in charge. The wild animals we dream of are more threatening to our ego, but they are also more powerful, because if we can develop a working relationship with them they offer incredible potential for growth.... The Element Encyclopedia

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ANIMALS IN PAIN

To dream that you are rescuing, caring for or saving the life of an animal, suggests that you are successfully acknowledging certain emotions and characteristics represented by the animal. A wounded animal can mean a pain you need to come to terms with that has caused an instinctive reaction, such as reactive anger or terrible fear. To find yourself in the waiting room of an animal hospital suggests a desire to avoid a responsibility or commitment you have in your waking life. To see lab animals in your dream, suggests that an aspect of yourself is being repressed. Alternatively, it suggests that you need to experiment with your fears, choices, and beliefs. Try not to limit yourself.... The Element Encyclopedia

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ANIMALS IN WATER

Dreams about animals in water are symbols of our emotions. Water is a symbol of emotion because water, like emotion, constantly moves and flows. How the animal moves within the water reveals our emotional mood. For instance if the water is calm and beautiful then it shows our emotions are good.... The Element Encyclopedia

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ANIMALS WITH FANGS

They all symbolise one’s enemies.

The size and strength of such animals is the deciding factor for the strength and power of such enemies.

And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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ANIMALS WITH THEIR YOUNG OR BABY ANIMALS

Maternal and paternal instinct; your basic childhood need for love and protection or your own experience of being parented. A baby animal can refer to yourself when young and vulnerable; feelings or memories concerning your childhood; desire for babies; vulnerability; fundamental survival instincts such as crying out for protection and comfort and the need for dependence and bonding.

If the young animal is injured or dying, this could suggest problems with maturing or dealing with adult life.... The Element Encyclopedia

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ANIMAL’S TAIL

interpreted upon 4 [sides:] following & companions & wealth, comfort, life.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik

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The childlike side of our personality, or possibly children known to us, can give us information about innocence and naivety.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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BEATING

(Blow; Hit; Lash; Whip) To hit someone with a staff in a dream means bringing back to life something that died away or investigating the cause of a death or clarifying something.

To beat someone with a wooden stick in a dream means failing to fulfill a promise, or it could mean lying to someone. Ifsomeone in authority hits his employee in a dream, it means that he will give him a raise.

If he hits him on his back in the dream, it means that he will pay his debt.

If he hits him on his backside in the dream, it means that he will give him a daughter in marriage. Ifone hits someone head with a stick in a dream, it means that he desires his position or it may denote his jealousy.

If one hits someone between the eyes in a dream, it means that he wants him to get lost. Beating someone in a dream also means to rebuke, revile or insult him, or it could mean to admonish him. Beating someone over his scull in a dream means that the victim in the dream will attain excellence of expression and reach his goals.

If he hits him over the earlobe and if it bleeds in the dream, it means that the assailant will rape and deflower the daughter of the victim. Like that, interpreting the subject of beating must be associated with the meaning of the limb affected in the dream.

(See Body’), Beatings in a dream also connotes supplications.

If one sees himself beating a donkey in a dream, it means that he does not earn his daily bread unless he regularly prays for it.

To beat someone in a dream also means cursing him. Ifhe hits him over the head in the dream, it means speaking ill of him and that one cannot retrieve his words or apologize for them. Beating a family member in a dream means that one’s wife is committing adultery. Beating someone in a dream also means benefiting him, or it could mean business losses. Ifone is beaten in a dream, it means profits and benefits, unless if the one beating him is an angel, or a deceased person, or a member of his family. Beating someone with a leather belt or with a cane in a dream means bad consequences in wakefulness. Hitting the floor in a dream means taking a trip.

If one receives one hundred lashes on his back in a dream, it means that he has committed adultery, or it could mean that he has the intention to do so.

If one receives forty lashes in a dream, it means that he indulges in drinking alcohol or uses intoxicants.lfhe is lashed eighty times in a dream, it means that he slanders married women.lfhe is whipped by a deceased person in the dream, it means that he is pursuing wrong ideas and should reverse his course, for a deceased person dwells in the kingdom of truth and follows only what pleased God Almighty. However, if one sees himself in a dream beating a deceased person, this could be interpreted to denote the strength of his faith, certitude, prayers and charitable nature. It also could mean benefits from a business trip or pursuing a lost interest. Beating in a dream when it causes no pain, bleeding or scratches means receiving a new garment, paying debts, or hearing sarcastic comments. Beating an animal in a dream means either training him, or it could mean ignorance and being unfair toward such an animal.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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1- In dreams the act of beating something or someone represents our need for ‘power over’ by our aggression and brute force.

2- To be beaten either physically or in a game indicates submission on our part to a greater force.

3- Particularly if one is taking a beating, humility, anguish and grief arc symbolised.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Marital happiness is foretold by a man’s dreaming that he is beating his wife. Fathers or mothers who dream of beating their children will be blessed with more offspring.... The Complete Dream Book

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Vision: Getting a beating: someone or something is putting obstacles in your wray; or it is punishment for the wrong you have done? Beating someone else: in spite of the adversities you have to face, you will conclude an important project successfully. You will let nothing and nobody stand in your way. See Brawl, Fight.... Dreamers Dictionary

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If a married man dreams that he is Beating his wife, it is a very fortunate sign and denotes married happiness and a comfortable home. But for lovers, it is considered a bad dream.

It is also fortunate if a man dreams that he is Beating some woman who is not his wife. In the same way, if a father or mother dreams that they are punishing one of their own children, it is a fortunate sign, but not if the child is a stranger.... Mystic Dream Book

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Particularly if you yourself are taking a beating, humility, anguish and grief are symbolized, along with the recognition of a degree of cruelty by others.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Psychological / emotional perspective: To be beaten, either physically or in a game, indicates submission on our part to a greater force.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Material aspects: In dreams the act of beating something or someone represents our need for ‘power over’ whatever is represented. It suggests a need to control.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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BECOMING THE OWNER OF WILD ANIMALS

If a person sees himself as becoming the owner of will animals and these animals are under his full control so that he leads them to wherever he desires, it means he will become the leader of a people.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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BLEATING

To hear young animals bleating in your dreams, foretells that you will have new duties and cares, though not necessarily unpleasant ones.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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BLEATING OF LAMBS

This is a very fortunate dream and indicates both prosperity in business and happiness at home. But the young Lambs must be seen with their dams, or your dream will show a disappointment at the last moment, just when you expect success.... Mystic Dream Book

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CARRION OR CARCASE OF AN ANIMAL

Happiness and long life.... Mystic Dream Book

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CAUGHT OR CAGED ANIMALS

To see wild animals caged suggests that you are in control of your instincts.

If you are in the cage with them, it could suggest a need to break free from constraints.

If you dream of an animal tangled in barbed wire or in a trap, this could suggest an unhappy relationship with yourself or someone else.

If the animal seems calm, it suggests inner strength during adversity but if the animal panics, unhappy memories or unhealthy habits are limiting your potential for development and growth.... The Element Encyclopedia

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CHANGING INTO AN ANIMAL

Also known as zoomorphism, to dream that you are changing into the form of an animal indicates that you are becoming less civilized and restrained, and becoming more free and instinctive. You may be expressing your new-found freedom and independence. Alternatively, taking the form of an animal can also suggest repressed urges that need to be understood and managed. Consider also the qualities of the animal that you turn into and what happens to you in the dream. According to Jung the end of the dream is particularly significant.

Favorable resolutions direct us to the most constructive ways of solving problems, whilst unfavorable dream resolutions contain a warning of negative changes. Dreaming of animal skin could mean you may have found or need to acquire the traits, power and wisdom of the animal concerned.... The Element Encyclopedia

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CHEATING

To dream of cheating on a test or at a game can symbolize the use of underhanded tactics in your life, Gen. 31:7... Christian Dream Symbols

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(relationships) see Adultery ... Christian Dream Symbols

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If you see yourself being cheated in a dream, you can expect a stroke of good luck.

If you’re do the cheating, someone will soon outwit you in your waking life... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

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For a married person to dream that he or she has been cheating in love is a sign of trouble ahead.

To dream that one has overcome a temptation to cheat predicts happiness.

Misfortune in love affairs is predicted by unmarried folk when they dream that they are cheated In card or other games or in business transactions.... The Complete Dream Book

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It is better to dream of being cheated than to cheat Both dreams, however» point to family difficulties.... The Complete Dream Book

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To dream that you have been Cheated, is a fortunate omen; but take care if you yourself Cheat someone else in your dream.... Mystic Dream Book

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Mystic Dream Book

CHEATING

A warning to play it straight. If, in the dream, the dreamer is cheating, he should watch out for someone trying to cheat him.

If the dreamer is being cheated, he can expect a stroke of luck. Astrological parallel: Pluto Tarot parallel: The Wheel of Fortune... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

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Dream Explanations of Astro Center

CHEATING

Are you cheating in your dreams in order to pass an exam or test? If you dreamed of running, did you take a shortcut in the race? What happened? Were you caught, or did you get the gold star? How you feel about all this is important. Often dreams in which we win by cheating are similar to gray areas in waking life. They are actions that express a lack of self-confidence. Why do you think you couldn’t win the prize without cheating? Why do you feel inadequate? Why are you afraid to lose?

In your dreams, winning by cheating may leave you with an empty feeling.

If you get caught cheating in your dream, this can leave you feeling anxious as well, and these feelings are your unconscious reminding you that you don’t feel worthy of the prize. Sometimes, though, cheating dreams can be positive, indicating that you’re beginning to see yourself as a potential winner, but are not yet ready to recognize this inside yourself. The best way to make sense of these sorts of dream is to think about how you feel, and what situation in waking life they may be referring to.... The Element Encyclopedia

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The Element Encyclopedia

CHEATING

To dream that you are cheating on your spouse or partner suggests feelings of guilt and self-betrayal. You may have compromised your beliefs or integrity in some way. Alternatively, your dreaming mind may be conjuring up various scenarios to give you an idea of how different things might be or encouraging you to develop an aspect of yourself represented by the dream lover. To dream that your spouse or partner is cheating on you indicates your fears of being abandoned. You may suffer from a lack of attention in the relationship.

Alternatively, you may feel that you are not measuring up to the expectations of others. To dream that you are cheating at a game suggests that you are not being honest with yourself.... The Element Encyclopedia

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The Element Encyclopedia

CHEATING - IN A RELATIONSHIP

If you dream of cheating on your boyfriend, it means you will be entangled in a situation that is not in your best interest, perhaps even illegal. You may have behaved in a way that compromised your values.

If you dream that your partner was okay with you cheating, you may feel be feeling guilty about something. Alternately, this dream can suggest that you are exploring areas of your sexuality, but still wish to remain with your real-life partner.

To dream that you are cheating with your boyfriend’s friend means you are feeling neglected by your boyfriend.

To dream that your sweetie is cheating on you, means you are scared of being abandoned. You may feel some lack of attention in the relationship.... My Dream Interpretation

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My Dream Interpretation

CHEATING - ON A TEST

To dream that you are cheating on a test, suggests that you are not being honest with yourself.... My Dream Interpretation

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My Dream Interpretation

COLD-BLOODED ANIMALS OR REPTILES

The unfeeling, cold, almost inhuman element in some human instincts is often suggested by cold-blooded animals or reptiles. See also REPTILES, FISH AND AMPHIBIANS.... The Element Encyclopedia

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The Element Encyclopedia

COMPOSITE ANIMALS

To dream of composite animals could indicate some confusion in sorting out what qualities we need to use in waking life.

The qualities of the various animals need to be assimilated and integrated in order to progress; there are two potentials of further development.

If a half-animal, half-human is seen it shows that the dreamer’s basic instincts are beginning to be recognized and humanized.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

COMPOSITE OR DEFORMED ANIMALS

To dream of animals mixed up with each other, for example, half animal-half man, could suggest confusion in finding the best approach to a situation in waking life. Perhaps the qualities of the animals in the dream need to be assimilated and integrated? The dream could also suggest that the dreamer is recognizing his or her potential for development.... The Element Encyclopedia

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The Element Encyclopedia

DEATH / KILLING

If it is the dreamer dying, it never has any connection to a real impending physical death. Rather, it is a reference to the need to change one’s path in life and allow old attitudes to die. Death usually means that radical change is necessary.

Basically, there are eight different levels of this symbol:

1. An indication that a necessary end has come to a certain phase.

It is a transition to something new.

2. The desire to shed something (attitudes, behavior, situation, etc.).

3. A suggestion to come to terms with death and the fear of death, meaning a search for fulfillment and productivity.

4. A limit has been reached and there is an inability to know how to go beyond that limit.

5. A suggestion to take better care of one’s health.

6. Something is dying inside.

7. A close connection with somebody deceased.

8. A desire for peace, solitude, and harmony (“the death of fear”).

According to Jung, dreaming about death means letting go of something that has died; it is a symbol of transformation and a new beginning.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

DEFORMED ANIMALS

The dreamer realizes that some of his impulses are out of kilter.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

DO ANIMALS DREAM?

It seems that they do, although we can’t know for sure. All we can measure is whether or not they have REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, which is more or less associated with dreams. All mammals have REM sleep, and that increases the likelihood that they do dream.

Because REM sleep is recognizable in mammals and birds, but not in snakes and other reptiles, scientists think that most warm- blooded animals dream. Studies have monitored the sleep of goats, sheep, cats, dogs, rats, mice, monkeys and apes, and all had dream periods and symptoms; all except the spiny anteater, which seems to be a dream-free mammal.

Watch a sleeping dog or cat sometime, and you can tell if it is dreaming of running after something. Its eyes twitch, sometimes it moves its paws—something could be happening in its dreams.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DOMESTIC ANIMALS

Domestic animals symbolize fundamental urges and drives in ourselves which we have learnt to meet and direct with reasonable success. They still have to be cared for though or they may rebel against what we ask of them. Buying and selling an animal may indicate the need for the dreamer to be aware of possible tensions with the people close to him.

If the dreamer is selling an animal, this could indicate delays and frustrations; the need for inner calmness to help the dreamer through until he or sees the light at the end of the tunnel. See also PETS.... The Element Encyclopedia

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DOMESTICATED (TAME) ANIMALS

When we dream of domesticated animals we are aware of those parts of ourselves with which we have already come to terms. There are passions which are being used in a controlled way, although there is the suggestion that those passions were never very formidable.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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DREAMING OF MEN, WOMEN AND ANIMALS

To see someone speaking to the observer or giving him something suggests that the observer4 will socialize or deal with him or someone who bears a similar name or resembles him.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

DROPPINGS OF ANIMALS THAT ARE NOT EATEN

It symbolises haraam wealth.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

EAT / EATING

There is a belief that we are reputed to become what we eat, so to feed ourselves spiritually we perhaps should eat the best food possible, putting ourselves as much in touch with nature as possible. This can have a holistic effect on us, putting us more closely in touch with our own spirituality, often through dreams.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

EAT / EATING

Psychological / emotional perspective: Dreaming of eating may denote that we lack some basic nutrient or feedback in our lives.

To not eat or refuse food indicates an avoidance of growth and change. We may be attempting to isolate ourselves from others or be in conflict with ourselves over our body image. Being eaten in a dream signifies we are aware of being attacked by our own – or possibly other people’s – emotions and fears or by our internal drives. Being eaten by a wild animal shows the likelihood of us being consumed by our more basic, animal nature.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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EAT / EATING

Material aspects: To be eating in a dream shows that one is attempting to satisfy one’s needs or hunger. Hunger is a basic drive and we need to realize that only once such a drive is met can we move forward to satisfying our more aesthetic needs.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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EAT / EATING

Pleasurable dreams about eating mean you are happy in a real life relationship.

If you dream about stuffing yourself or feeling sick when eating, you are feeling nervous or guilty about a friendship situation.

To dream of eating alone means you’re feeling sad.

To dream that you are watching others eat, means you feel left out of “the banquet of life” - you need more fulfillment, love and friendship in your waking life. Also see “Eating Disorder”, below.... My Dream Interpretation

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EATING

To dream of eating alone, signifies loss and melancholy spirits.

To eat with others, denotes personal gain, cheerful environments and prosperous undertakings.

If your daughter carries away the platter of meat before you are done eating, it foretells that you will have trouble and vexation from those beneath you or dependent upon you.

The same would apply to a waiter or waitress. See other subjects similar. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

EATING

1. Eating alone equals depression, or being engulfed by a feeling of rejection.

2. One is being “eaten up” by something.

3. The desire to break off a relationship.

4. Overeating indicates anxiety or concern over something.

5. Food equals emotional sustenance. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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New American Dream Dictionary

EATING

(See Food)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

EATING

You enjoy your meal and drink on the terrace of a gorgeous restaurant: you can expect to enjoy your rising social status and increased wealth • You crack seeds: you’ll have a wonderful child • You eat well cooked meat: yo... Chine Dream Interpretation

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Chine Dream Interpretation

EATING

Eating in a dream symbolizes the need for new interests and stimulation. However, if the foods you are eating are specifically those you enjoyed in your childhood, then you have a need for comfort and safe haven at the moment.

If a waiter should clear away the food that you are eating before you are finished, this denotes a business loss that will injure your finances.

If a spouse should do this in the middle of dining at home, you will have many domestic troubles.

If you should be dining with others in elegant surroundings then you will have personal victories.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

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Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

EATING

Satisfying one’s needs or hunger’. This can be any area of need, such as emotional, mental, sexual, depending on dream context. Example: I am putting four of our puppies under the grill and cooking them’ (Maureen). Although Mau­reen hasn’t eaten her puppies yet, her dream illustrates how food is used to represent emotional needs. Maureen is child­less, has a lot of mother love, planned the pregnancy of her bitch, and gets enormous satisfaction from rearing the pup­pies. She is literally hungry for the exchange of love and care she finds in dealing with her puppies.

Occasionally shows information about actual nutritional needs or physical allergies. Also, to eat is to continue involve­ment in the fundamental processes of life, a celebration of interdependence.

To not eat: shows a conflict with the physi­cal reality of one’s body and its needs, an avoidance of growth or change; an attempt to be isolated from others, reality, the whole. Avoiding cenain foods: expression of decision making in dealing with needs; food allergy. Giving food to others: giving of oneself to others, or nunuring some aspect of one­self. Eating objects or repulsive food: meeting objectionable experiences; trying to ‘stomach’ things which make you ‘sick’.

Example: 1 ran into a house and came face to face with a huge stag. I noted the open back door, whereupon he staned eating my leg. I was pushing against his horns and managed to stop him chewing me’ (Jasmine C). Being eaten : the first pan of Jasmine’s dream (not quoted) is obviously sexual. Be­ing eaten therefore suggests she is being consumed by her sexual drive. Being eaten, especially if it is the face, also shows how our identity, or our fragile sense of self, is feeling attacked by emotions or fears, other people, or internal dnves.

The classic story of Jonah illustrates this, and shows how the conscious personality needs to develop a working relationship with the unconscious. Eaten by dogs, maggots: feelings about death. See food. Sec also dog under animals; individuation. Idioms: eaten away; eat din; eat humble pie; eat like a horse; eat one’s hean out, eat one’s words; eat out of one’s hand; eat you out of house and home; what’s eating you?; proof of the pudding is in the eating; dog eat dog. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

EATING

Grounding, taking something in, being touched by sensual pleasures. In the widest sense of the word, it always points to emotional or spiritual food. What do you have to do to nurture your soul?... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Little Giant Encyclopedia

EATING

also see Devour, Food and Nourishment

1- To be eating in a dream shows that one is attempting to satisfy one’s needs or hunger. Hunger is a basic drive and we need to realise that only once such a drive is met can we move forward to satisfying our more aesthetic needs.

2- Dreaming of eating may denote that we lack some basic nutrient or feedback in our lives.

To not eat or refuse food indicates an avoidance of growth and change. We may be attempting to isolate ourselves from others or be in conflict with ourselves over our body image. Being eaten in a dream signifies we are aware of being attacked by our own or possibly other people’s - emotions and fears or by our internal drives.

Being eaten by a wild animal shows the likelihood of us being consumed by our more basic, animal nature.

3- We are reputed to become what we cat, so spiritually we should eat the best food possible.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

EATING

(see Food by type, Beverages, Candy, Fasting, Hunger)

If you have been dieting lately, this is likely a circumstantial dream that needs no further explanation.

The ideas, concepts, or beliefs currently being internalized (e.g., “you are what you eat”).

In esoteric traditions, eating is a way to ground energy and reestablish foundations in the material world. Consider if both feet have been on terra firm a lately.

Metaphorically, is there something for which you hunger in your life, physically, mentally, or spiritually? If so, find the right food to fill that hunger so that strong, healthy growth may begin (or continue).

A representation of your current eating habits. Are you eating well-rounded meals—or too much junk food? Consider what the dream shows you in terms of how you’ve been feeling lately, and make appropriate adjustments in your diet.

Eating a celebratory feast represents sampling a little from many different aspects of life, and enjoying each fully. It may also portend a period of abundance and pleasant surprises soon to follow.

Arriving late for a feast indicates the presence of many pressing personal matters that often detain social interactions.

Reviewing a menu in a dream signifies life’s decisions and how metaphorically “good” they are for you. Consider what types of foods were chosen, and if the choices were costly, for more specific symbolism.

Leaving a table hungry represents being dissatisfied bv the results of an effort, the answer received from a question, or a situation that is less fulfilling than you might wish.... The Language of Dreams

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The Language of Dreams

EATING

Eating in dreams represents may express concerns about receiving nourishment or being nurtured by others. Eating in dreams may also reflect literal eating habits such as eating too fast, being too picky or eating too much.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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Ariadne's Book of Dream

EATING

(See also separate articles of food).

To dream of eating in company with one or more congenial people is, in general, a sign that your lot will be one of contentment.... The Complete Dream Book

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The Complete Dream Book

EATING

It is an unfortunate augury to dream of eating alone.... The Complete Dream Book

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The Complete Dream Book

EATING

Vision + Depth Psychology: Dreaming about eating means that you are sexually unfulfilled or looking to have sex. Eating at a large table: you want more social interaction. Eating a rich meal alone: recklessness and lack of empathy have made you unpopular. Eating very little food: you are remorseful.

If you are hungry, but can’t find anything to eat: a change in your life.

If you are dieting, you will have frequent food and eating-related dreams.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Dreamers Dictionary

EATING

To dream that you are eating alone suggests a sense of sadness, of being down in the dumps. You could be feeling as though you have been neglected or disowned from certain relationships. Eating can often be seen as trying to fill the void you feel from a lack of friendship or loneliness. This could also represent your wish to become more self-sufficient.

To dream that you are eating with others represents balance, closeness, happiness, prosperity, and successful opportunities.

To dream that you are overeating or undereating suggests that you sense your soul may not be complete. Food may indicate love, companionship, sex, or contentment. Food can signify that you wish to indulge in these aspects.

If you are refusing to eat, then you may wish to be more self-reliant.

To dream that someone takes food away before you are done indicates that you may encounter troubles from those that rely on you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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Dream Symbols and Analysis

EATING

If a waiter should clear away the food that you are eating before you are finished this denotes business loss that will injure your finances.

If a spouse should do this in the middle of dining at home you will have many domestic troubles.

If you should be dining with others in elegant surroundings then you will have personal victories.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

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Encyclopedia of Dreams

EATING

An unfortunate omen as a rule, and a sign of family quarrels. But if you see other people Eating in your dream, it shows a valuable friendship.

To eat Cheese is fortunate, however. See FRUIT, and other similar titles.... Mystic Dream Book

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Mystic Dream Book

EATING

When the dreamer eats alone, loss of physical energy may cause inertia. This, in turn, signifies mental depression.

A dream of endless eating indicates many worries and a restless, unsatisfactory way of living.

If the food is removed before the dreamer has finished with it, domestic or occupational complications must be solved.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

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Psycho Dream Interpretation

EATING

The interpretation of this dream differs greatly according to the circum- stances and other factors ihvolved, so you must look up the various foods, fruits, vegetables, meat, etc. How- ever, as a general guide eating with guests is a happy omen, but to eat alone is a warning to guard against a loss of status or valued friends.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

EATING

(1) Eating can be a substitute form of self-gratification and may therefore represent the basic need that has been displaced - for example, sex, love, fulfilment in work.

(2) If something or someone is threatening to eat you, the meaning is probablv that there is something in your unconscious - a complex, phobia, fixation or whatever - which, if not attended to, may take over your whole life.

(3) Perhaps there is something that you need to ‘digest inwardly*; some positive idea or attitude that you need to assimilate into your being.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

EATING

The dreams in which you ingest food have often a purely physiological origin (simply, you are hungry). However, these images can also be representing your “hunger” in intellectual, emotional, and professional matters. So, if you eat something you dislike it means your current situation displeases you in any of the stated elements. You only remain on it, solely and exclusively, because you are unable to propose new alternatives.

If you dream you swallow something you dislike without chewing it first, it indicates you do not want to face an unpleasant issue. In contrast, a food binge warns you against a saturation (physical or mental) so you should enhance communication with others. To Freud, the mouth was a primary erogenous zone. The dreams in which you eat, therefore, are closely related to sexuality. A food binge, in this regard, denotes that you are too lenient in the sexual arena. Starving, however, denotes the denial of your sexual needs.

If the dream’s atmosphere is pleasant it reflects intimacy with others and good relations. Otherwise, it relates to the frigidity and the poor condition of your social contacts.

Usually, it warns against a dispute or economic loss. Eating salt or lard means you will be the subject of a heated argument.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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The Big Dictionary of Dreams

EATING

The symbolism of eating primarily has to do with the taking in of sustenance and nurturance. This can relate to other things besides food, for such is the power of a symbol.

If eating is featured in your dream, take a look at where in your life you are experiencing some issue around how well you are taking care of your own needs.

The context of a dream that features this activity should offer many clues.

The more excessive the eating, the more the dream may be pointing to issues of excess and gluttony. What you are eating should be considered for symbolic interpretation as well. Once you are clear about the meaning you ascribe to the food (or other substance) of your dream, recognize that the act of eating is expressing a desire to take that quality into your own body and integrate it as part of you.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Complete Dictionary of Dreams

EATING

Eating sometimes symbolizes partaking of nonphysical forms of nourishment. It may also represent enjoyment or indulgence. Because the English language uses certain eating metaphors, eating in dreams sometimes indicates anxiety (“What’s eating you?”) or being overwhelmed (being “eaten alive”). (See also Devour, Hunger).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

EATING

Freud associated eating with sexuality insisting, for example, that dreams about fruit were always about women’s breasts or buttocks. But it is true to say that dreams about eating do often have a sexual implication. The ancients believed that, because of their shapes, certain types of fruit and vegetable were aphrodisiacs; these associations linger to this day. Your physical actions in the dream may also be significant; sucking and licking food, for example, probably have a sexual reference. Biting and chewing food can also have a sexual reference, but they may also refer to your ability to absorb new information.

Eating might, in addition, represent a need to be more body conscious or grounded in material reality.

To dream that you are eating alone signifies loss, loneliness and depression. Alternatively, eating alone may reflect your independent nature. Also consider the pun, ‘what’s eating you up?’ in reference to any anxiety that you may be feeling. To dream that you are eating with others denotes prosperous undertakings, personal gain and joyous spirits. To dream that you are overeating suggests that you have an indulgent sexuality or lifestyle, or that you have been expending too much emotion and effort recently; dreams of not eating enough, on the other hand, signify a denial of sexual needs or a lack of fulfillment in your waking life.

Dreaming of eating in uncomfortable or frightening surroundings may represent unhappiness with your relationships. Dreams of desperately seeking food or even becoming food yourself may underline the message that you have voracious appetites in waking life that are not being satisfied. Your hunger may be a symbolic cry for more attention, love, power or status. An alternative explanation is that eating suggests qualities you are assimilating or making part of yourself. This may refer to nourishment of the emotions, senses or the mind. Hunger sharpens the appetite, so ask yourself what it is you are hungry for.

Could it be the comfort of a fulfilling relationship, a stimulating job or is it food for thought, such as intellectual stimulation? What is currently missing from your real life that is important for your emotional well-being? What wets your appetite for life?

The type of food you are eating is important, as is its quality.

If you were eating leftovers in your dream, are you losing out in some way in waking life? If you enjoy a dream dinner with friends, are you feeding off other people’s ideas? If you were attending a banquet or feast, are you feeling comfortable with yourself and your lifestyle right now? Were you being forcefed or was the food taken away? All these details will help you relate the particular type of food or drink to an appetite or desire in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia

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EATING / DRINKING

Bacon: To slice bacon indicates the coming death of a loved one.

To eat bacon means triumph over enemies.

If you are smoking or curing bacon, someone close to you will become ill.

Biscuit / Cookie: There will be great rejoicing.

Boiled or Roast Meat: You will tend to be melancholy and dwell a lot on the past.

Brandy: Indicative of living “high off the hog with little thought for tomorrow and little regard for your friends.

Bread: To smell bread means you will be given an opportunity to make some money.

A loaf of bread handed to you could mean a new child on the way.

To slice bread is to divide up your luck into small amounts.

To eat fresh bread is to enjoy good friendship.

To eat stale bread is to open yourself up to possible sickness.

Butter: You will have good fortune mixed with sadness. Wealth to come, but at a price.

Cabbage: To dream of eating cabbage means you will receive good luck.

To dream of cooking cabbage means you will go into debt.

Cake: Eating cake means good luck. Strangely, if a woman dreams she is eating wedding cake, it means she will have a period of bad luck.

To make and bake a cake means you will bring your own luck.

Capon: You have been deceived in your affections.

Champagne: Symbolizes money.

A bottle of champagne is the chance to make money.

To drink champagne is to receive money.

To toast a newly married couple with champagne is to be assured of success in business.

Cheese: Vexation; frustration, but final success.

Chocolate: Eating or drinking chocolate means that you will soon be going through an illness, though not a serious one.

Coffee: To drink or smell coffee is a sign of long life.

Corn: Corn on the cob indicates coming financial gain. Corn growing in a field means you will have a good and happy marriage. Popcorn means a sudden, unexpected windfall.

Cream: If you are drinking cream, you will receive an unexpected gift.

If you spill cream, you will have to pay an unexpected bill.

Eeels: Malicious enemies.

Egg: A wealth of family love.

Flour: To see flour, either packaged or at the mill, means it is a good time to invest, but don’t put all your money into one thing.

Ham: You will meet a very jolly person.

Honey: You are being falsely sweet to someone and it shows!

Jam / Jelly: To dream of putting up jam preserves means you will develop good friends among your neighbors.

Lettuce: To dream of lettuce is good, according to the Gypsies.

For a woman, it signifies a wonderful time to come with her lover(s).

For a man, it signifies the attention of a number of beautiful women.

Liquor / Liquers: You may do something you will very much regret afterwards.

Macaroni: A symbol of great distress.

Milk / Milking: To dream of drinking milk indicates you will be very lucky in love.

To dream of milking a cow means you will have to work at winning the person you desire, but you will eventually be successful.

Millet: A sign of poverty

Mustard: There will be a number of family quarrels.

Oysters: To dream that you are eating oysters is a very favorable sign, usually signifying a large family.

If you are married, your spouse will be very much in love with you and you will have several children; if you are not married, you soon will be and then will go on to have children.

Pancakes: Seeing, cooking, or eating pancakes means that some of the things you presently think of as curses in your life are going to turn out to be blessings.

Pastry: To be eating pastries means you will miss an important appointment. You could suffer illness at a most inconvenient time.

Rice: As with millet, a sign of poverty.

Salad: Various embarrassments.

Salmon: A sign of deceit.

To eat salmon means you will discover the deceiver.

Salt: You will be recognized for great wisdom.

Sausages: You will be accused of interfering in some one else’s love affair.

Soup: You will return to good health.

Vinegar: You will labor in vain for a while.

Wine: To dream that you are drinking wine is a good omen. It prognosticates health, wealth, long life, and happiness.

If you are in love, you will marry the person you adore.

If you are married, you will draw especially close to your spouse.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

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EATING A GOAT OR ITS LIMB

A Child of his will die in that place if it is eaten fresh, without cooking.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

EATING A SPECIFIC NUMBER OF GRAPES

If a person sees himself eating specific number of grapes (ie he counts them while eating them) it suggest that he will either be given the same number of lashes or the same number of pimples will appear on his body.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EATING A SWEET POMEGRANATE

Whether eaten entirely or partially, it means he will receive assets, leaving him richer and wealthier than before.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

EATING AND DRINKING IN THE WILD

This suggest that he will acquire affluence in the world and progress in matters of Deen.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

EATING CAMEL MEAT

it means illness for the one who eats it.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

EATING CONTEST

To dream of an eating contest may indicate a feeling of awkwardness and confusion in your waking life. Hunger to achieve may be leaving you feeling inadequate at this time.

To dream of an eating contest suggests a need to re-evaluate your expectation to succeed. Slowing down may bring success more quickly in the long run.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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EATING DISORDER

If you dream that you have an eating disorder, most often this signifies that you have this problem in real life. But if you eat healthfully in your waking life, then this dream signifies your need of spirituality and fulfillment in your waking life. You need more love, friendship or pleasure because you are not getting enough.

If you dream of a friend being anorexic or bulimic, again this could signify an actual eating disorder they have.

If you’re sure that’s not the case, then it could mean your friend is crying out for more attention and affection.... My Dream Interpretation

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EATING DOG MEAT

Eating dog meat means he will over power his enemy as well as acquire assets form him.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

EATING ELEPHANT MEAT

The One who eats the meat will receive assets from some authority.

The extent of such assets will depend on how much meat he eats.

The same interpretation is given if a person sees himself taking possession of the skin, bone or any other portion of the elephant.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EATING FIRE

Eating fire which has no flames means he will usurp what is due to orphan. But if such a fire does have flames he will be questioned regarding what is due to orphans. Moreover, people will speak ill of him causing him much agony and mental disturbance.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EATING FRUITS IN THE GARDEN

It means the observer will receive wealth from a wealthy woman.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EATING HALF-COOKED MEAT OF A GOAT

He will become prosperous.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EATING LION MEAT

The one who eats the meat will receive riches from some authority or a powerful person.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EATING MUTTON

In the above case if he sees himself as eating the meat of the animal it means he will usurp his wealth.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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Islamic Dream Interpretation

EATING ONE’S INTESTINES, LIVER AND KIDNEY

If a person sees himself eating his own intestines, liver or kidneys or any other organ situated in or around the stomach it means he will have access to all his wealth which was not available to him hitherto.

The same is the interpretation if – instead of eating them-he sees himself or another picking them up or carrying them.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EATING OR OWNING A RING-DOVE

If a person eats such a dove or owns it, it means he will have some business to do with a woman.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EATING PEARLS

If a person sees himself as eating or keeping pearls in his mouth, it means he will conceal the knowledge of Deen thereby depriving the people from benefiting from his ilm. At times eating pearls could mean reciting the Qur’aan and deriving benefit theregfrom.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EATING ROASTED MEAT

Eating roasted meat means that the observer of the dram will be given meager livelihood and will face much hardships an anxiety for, roasting is called shayyun in Arabic meaning a wound. And a wound causes harm and grief.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EATING ROASTED MEAT

He will receive sustenance after much anxiety.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EATING STARS

Eating the stars he will usurp the Wealth of noble persons.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EATING THE ANIMAL

Such an image is often about the ‘demons’ we create which can only be overcome by assimilating them in a constructive way. Shamanic societies believe that one takes on certain aspects of the animal that are superior – in certain respects – to ordinary human attitudes.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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EATING THE EGGS OF UNKNOWN BIRDS

The one who eats them cooked, fried or boiled in his dream, will acquired riches and prosperity.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EATING THE FLESH OF AN ASS

If he sees himself as eating the flesh of a donkey or taking possession of one or slaughtering it for food, it means he will receive unlawful wealth.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EATING THE FLESH OF HIS MARE

Eating the flesh of his mare means prosperity and honour. Also, he will enjoy a good reputation and receive subsistence (rizq).... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EATING THE FRUITS OF JANNAH

Seeing oneself eating the fruits of Jannah or giving it to someone else is an excellent dream for the fruits of Jannah symbolize utterance of virtue, excellence and benevolence.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EATING THE HEAD OF AN ANIMAL

This is a glad tiding that the one who eats this will be blessed with a long life and plentiful of wealth. And the head of a human being is regarded as better and more excellent.

And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EATING THE INNARDS OF A GOAT

If a person dreams that he is eating any portion of the innards (such as the liver, fat, spleen, heart etc.) of a goat, it means acquiring wealth.

The same is the case if the becomes the owner of any portion of the innards. There is no difference as to whether they are cooked, roasted or fried. There is also no difference as to whether they are of a goat or any other animal. But the innards of a human being is regarded as more excellent.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EATING THE MEAT OF A LAMB

His child will become a means of prosperity for him.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EATING THE RAW MEAT OF A GOAT

Eating raw meat of goat or striking someone with such meat means he will slander someone or speak ill behind his back.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EATING THE SHELL OR WHITE OF THE EGG

Eating the shell or white of the eggs but not the yolk means he will usurp wealth belonging to the deceased or a slain person. It could also mean that he will dig up graves for the purpose of stealing the shroud (kafn) of the dead people.

And Allah knows best.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EATING TO ONE’S FILL

(See Appetite)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EATING TURTLE MEAT

He will acquire Islamic Knowledge.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EATING UNCOOKED EGGS

He will receive haraam wealth.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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EATING 

Nourishment given to the body for good or otherwise.Are you having to swallow something you would rather not?... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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EXCRETA OF MAN AND ANIMALS

This symbolises wealth.

If it gives off a bad smell it symbolises unlawful wealth.

The stronger the odour the greater the unlawfulness.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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GAME (WILD ANIMAL)

The willingness and ability to track and trap a wild animal indicates one has great confidence and courage. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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GAME (WILD ANIMAL)

To dream of tracking and killing wild game denotes shrewd business dealings and a high probability of success.

To dream of missing the animal shows you will have much loss and troubles with your business.

If a woman dreams of hunting she will shortly find a mate, should she kill the animal she will make a happy marriage.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

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Encyclopedia of Dreams

GAME ANIMALS

Game animals—notably the deer, rabbit and hare—offer encouragement, and dreamers should view their presence optimistically. The rabbit’s renowned ability to breed offers the promise of fertility in women and virility in men. Hares are closely associated with the moon goddess and they suggest an ability to see the magical in everything. Deer are also viewed as animals of the spirit. Due to the branching nature of their antlers, stags have been linked with the ‘tree of life’, and are thought to impart intuitive wisdom to those who dream of them.... The Element Encyclopedia

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HELPFUL ANIMAL

The instinctive self.

A guide.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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HELPFUL ANIMAL

Dreaming of any animal that is helpful to you in the dream is your subconscious telling you to trust your instincts and intuition.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

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HELPFUL ANIMALS

The figures of animals are an easy way for us to accept the help the subconscious and spiritual realms can offer. Your totem animal is traditionally your ‘guide’ through the unconscious realms.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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HORN (OF AN ANIMAL)

The animal horn, in the past, was often connected with the devil. Today it is a sign (more or less) of a “healthy” ability to achieve. Also it may be related to the idea of giving somebody horns or cuckolding somebody.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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HORNS (ANIMAL)

1. Strength, aggression; conflict.

2. Mischievous (“of the devil”).

3. A phallus.

4. Magic (unicorn). ... New American Dream Dictionary

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HUNTING A WILD ANIMAL

If a person sees himself as hunting a wild animal it means he will acquire wealth and booty-whether the hunted animal is a male for female.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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HUNTING WILD ANIMALS THAT ARE FEMALES

they represent men, women and slave-girls.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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HURT YOUNG ANIMALS

We are perceiving a difficulty in behaving maturely or confronting issues in waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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KILLING

To dream of killing a defenseless man, prognosticates sorrow and failure in affairs.

If you kill one in defense, or kill a ferocious beast, it denotes victory and a rise in position. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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KILLING

1. Reinforcing belief that one can defend oneself.

2. Desire to eliminate or minimize certain aspects of personality, in the dreamer or others.

3. Indication of need to control one’s anger. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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KILLING

(Murder; Suicide) Killing in a dream represents a major sin.

If one kills himself, or commits suicide in fear of the consequences of his sins in a dream, it means that he is offering true repentance from his sins, though committing suicide is a major sin that will lead its author to eternal sufferings in hell-fire. Killing a human being in a dream means committing an evil and an atrocious sin. On the other hand, committing an outrageous sin, or a conspicuously objectionable act in a dream may mean killing someone.

If one is killed in a dream, it means longevity and that he will acquire a great wealth from the one who kills him in the dream.

If one kills someone without slaughtering him in a dream, it means that the victim will benefit greatly from his assailant. Slaughtering in a dream means injustice. Killing someone in a dream also means relief from depression, grief, affliction and sorrow. Killing oneself in a dream also means recognition of the value of lost benefits.

If one is murdered in a dream and did not know who killed him, it indicates his failure to fulfill his religious duties.

If one recognizes his murderer in the dream, then it means triumph over one’s enemy. Ifone sees a victim swimming in a pool of blood that is pouring from his jugular veins in the dream, it means that the victim will suffer greatly from the defamation and slander of his assailant. Ifone intentionally commits suicide in a dream, it means that he is a subversive rebel and a disobedient servant of God almighty. Confessing to a murder in a dream means gaining the upper hand. Killing in a dream also could mean that one is missing his prayers, or neglecting them. Killing one’s own son in a dream means receiving money.

If one dies as a martyr in a dream, it also means profits, fulfillment of a promise, business success, or perhaps that he maybe assassinated, or drown, or die under a collapsed structure.

If the victim in the dream is a witness in court, it means that his testimony will be accepted, or perhaps it could mean that he will enjoy abundance ofblessings in his life.

(Also see Fight)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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KILLING

To see yourself killing someone in a dream may be a result of suppressed anger, fear, or jealousy towards that person, Gen. 4:8 ... Christian Dream Symbols

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KILLING

You or you see someone kill chicken, duck, goose or pig: you’ll have a happy and abundant life • You or you see someone kill sheep: an ominous incident is brewing... Chine Dream Interpretation

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KILLING

If you are killing someone in your dreams, you are probably expressing hostile feelings. Consider this an opportunity to look at your negative feelings and decide what would be the best and the least destructive way to address them.

If you are a witness to a killing, you may be reflecting on changes going on around you that you don’t particularly like.

To kill a defenseless person; failure in an endeavor.

To kill in defense; Success and advancement.

For more details see also: Blood, Attack, Anger, Shooting... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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KILLING

If you are killing someone in your dreams, you are probably having problems with stress, your temper, and self-control in your waking life.

If you are a witness to a killing, you may be reflecting on changes going on around you that you don’t particularly like.

If you fight with, and overcome by killing of a wild beast you will see an immediate rise in your fortunes of life.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

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KILLING

If the dreamer is killing an enemy, this implies the end of a difficult time in his life attained through his own efforts.

If the dreamer accidentally kills someone, caution in dealing with upcoming situations is called for.

Dreaming of actually being killed is a warning: Something in your life is “killing” your joie de vivre, and the situation should be rectified right away.

Rarely, a death. But for the most part, dreaming of killing is NOT a harbinger of death - and, of course, the dreamer’s death is never shown. Astrological parallels: Pluto, Scorpio Tarot parallel: Death... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

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KILLING

If you dreamed of killing someone, whether intentionally or by acci- dent, it signifies a period of severe emotional stress during which you must make a heroic effort to control your temper. To dream of being a wit- ness to a killing por- tends a change which will not be entirely to your liking. A dream of see- ing others kill insects or animals prophesies help from friendly sources, but to dream of killing them yourself predicts that you will overcome your ob- stacles through your own efforts.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams

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KILLING

(see also Sacrifice)

(1) Murder in a dream may express your hatred or envy towards the person. There is often enmity or rivalry between siblings, or (unconscious) hostility towards a parent or partner. (For Oedipus complex)

(2) Killing a person or animal may symbolize repression / suppression of some aspect of yourself - for example, some instinct or desire. Repressed contents of the unconscious need to be integrated into your conscious life. Alternatively it may represent putting an end to negative self-programming arising out of, for example, irrational guilt-feelings and associated fears. The dream is probably recommending that you should do this. See also Sacrifice.

(3) If the victim is dearly of the opposite sex, he or she or it may symbolize your partner - in which case see (1) above - or your anima / animus. Are you depriving the contrasexual qualities of your personality, not allowing them an equal role in your life? (On anima / animus, see Brothcr / Sistcr, sections (4)~(6))... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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KILLING

If you dream about killing a person, an animal or see people or animals being killed, this does not mean you have latent violent tendencies. Instead it can mean the death of thoughts and actions that have been restricting your personal growth. A deliberate act of murder might suggest hostility, with the identity of the victim and murderer assisting with the interpretation. Killing an authority figure typically suggests a desire to escape social or personal constraints.

Killing a parent points to unresolved childhood conflicts, perhaps deep-seated resentments that have not been expressed.

If the parent was of the opposite sex, Freudians might consider it as evidence of the Oedipus complex. A dream of poison—either poisoning someone or being poisoned yourself—may refer to some underhand action we are taking or which is being taken against us. Look for clues in the dream. Who or what is being poisoned? Is someone you know in waking life poisoning your attitude unbeknownst to you? What is the color of the poison? Are you poisoning yourself in some way?... The Element Encyclopedia

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KILLING

Dreams of killing indicate the changes occurring within you, since death in a dream always represents change. The type of change is signified by who or what is killed in the dream. For instance, the dreamer killing a tiger represents changing a habit.... The Element Encyclopedia

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KILLING A CAT

Killing or slaughtering a cat means that a person will over power his enemy or rival.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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KILLING A PERSON

This means that the victim will acquire some good from the killer in real life.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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KILLING A WILD ANIMAL WITH NO PURPOSE OF HUNTING

he will become a recipient of a fortune from some woman.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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KILLING OR EATING AN ANIMAL

Attempting to kill the animal within (our lower brain functions) can cause tension, depression and illness; giving in entirely is no answer either as our higher brain functions need expression also. One of the challenges of maturing and growing is to meet and relate to our ‘animal instincts’, and if possible find ways to express them positively. To dream of eating an animal suggests that you need to draw upon your own inner wisdom and energy, but it can also suggest a desire for sensual pleasure.... The Element Encyclopedia

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KILLING SOMEONE USING A SWORD

This is interpreted as quarrelling with that person and hurting his feelings through tongue-lashing.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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KILLING THE ANIMAL

This is symbolic of destroying the energy derived from the instincts.

It is trying to eradicate the very raw power of basic behaviour. Taming or harnessing the animal shows the efforts made to control our instincts and, if possible, make them productive and useful.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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LETHAL (KILLING OR MURDER)

1. A symbol or catalyst for the end of a situation or phase of life, usually for the better.

2. Jealousy of an­other.

3. Jealousy of one aspect of the personality over another. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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LLAMA (SPITTING ANIMAL)

Take chances—just once try not to be so proper.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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NEGLECT OF ANIMALS

A common dream symbol that typically represents neglect of some aspect of your inner nature. For example, you may have been given an animal to look after, usually somebody else’s pet, while they were away on holiday and then completely forgot about the animal, only to discover it later starving, injured or even dead. This dream is reminding you that you have a responsibility to yourself and to see that your own sexual, nutritional and bodily needs are met.... The Element Encyclopedia

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OATS (HORSE EATING)

1. Security.

2. Horse refusing to take oats indi­cates rejection of care. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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PARTS OF ANIMALS

(The limbs, eyes, mouth, etc) these all have the same significance as parts of the human body.

If the four legs are particularly emphasized – possibly in contrast with a three-legged animal – the whole rounded personality with all four functions of the mind fully developed is being highlighted. You may also like to consult the entry for body for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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PARTS OF ANIMALS

These have the same interpretation as parts of the human body (see BODY).

If a four-legged animal has a leg or legs missing, it suggests a personality that is not fully rounded.

If you dream of a tail, this could signify a need for balance and adjustment in tough circumstances. It can also indicate sexual arousal or the penis.

If claws figure prominently in the dream, this could suggest spitefulness; desire to hurt; hidden aggression; clinging, or ‘getting one’s claws in someone’.... The Element Encyclopedia

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RASOOLULLAH (SALLALLAAHU-ALAYHI-WASALLAM) EATING SOMETHING

If Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu-Alayhi-wasallam) is seen eating (something) it means he is urging his Ummah to discharge Za-kaah.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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SADDLING AN ANIMAL

Improper saddling of an animal for a ride in a dream means imposition upon oneselfor others, or it could mean unnecessary and inadequate going out of one’s way.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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SINISTER ANIMALS

To find any animal threatening in a dream indicates the fears and doubts we have over our ability to cope with the stirrings of the unconscious. Such dreams are relatively common when starting out on personal spiritual development.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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SKINNING AN ANIMAL

(Peel) In a dream, skinning an animal represents an unjust ruler, a tyrant, an oppressor, a policeman who takes people’s money and disappears, or a policeman who can be bribed.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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SLAUGHTERING A HARAAM ANIMAL

This means he will oppress someone whom the Haraam animal represents.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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SLEEP IN ANIMALS

The observation of animal sleep patterns has long been of interest, dating as far back as 44 B.C.E., when the Roman natural philosopher Lucretius described “the twitching movements of dogs sleeping upon the hearth” (Hobson, p. 151—see Sources). However, it was during the 1950s that research into the sleep patterns of animals really peaked: first with the discovery by William Dement, that cats exhibit the phase of sleep called rapid eye movement (REM), followed by the experiments of two Frenchmen, neurosurgeon Michel Jouvet and his co-worker, the neurologist Francois Michel. Jouvet and Michel observed that a sleeping cat, devoid of motor output or movement, still exhibits an activated EEG, which means that while an animal is asleep, its mind is awake. Jouvet’s discovery led to the general understanding that during REM sleep “the body’s muscles are actively inhibited.” In essence, “we would act out our dreams were it not for this inhibitory suppression of motor out- put” (Hobson, p. 150—see Sources). Further, because it has been found humans experience the most active dreaming during REM sleep, this research may indicate that animals do dream, although it is, of course, impossible to say for sure because of the communication barrier.

Animals such as cats and dogs apparently have dreams, too, just like people; animals are also a theme in many people’s dreams.

It has been suggested that when animals dream, they are focused on the types of things they usually do in their waking state. For example, animals that use their noses a lot, such as dogs, have dreams with a significant olfactory component.

There was one behavioral study that showed that monkeys have visual dreams. Some monkeys were taught to respond to visual stimuli by pressing a button. Later, when they were sleeping, they made hand motions as if they were pressing buttons, suggesting that they were seeing some- thing. To add further credence, in a separate study, a gorilla who had been taught sign language put together two signs to form the combined term sleep pictures, presumably a reference to the visual components of dreams.

Again, in an experiment on cats, portions of the brainstem responsible for muscle inhibition during REM sleep were damaged. These cats entered REM sleep, and rather than lying quietly with their eyes moving, they stood up, walked around, and chased imaginary creatures, as if they were acting out their dreams without waking up.

Such findings, as well as our everyday observations of household pets that growl and make movements in their sleep, make it almost certain that animals dream in much the same way that we dream. The implications of this conclusion, however, tend to undermine certain dream theories, such as Sigmund Freud’s notion that the sole purpose of dreams is to allow us to act out socially unacceptable urges—an idea clearly inapplicable to animals.... Dreampedia

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SOUND OF ANIMALS

In a dream, the sound of a crowd means money beside other benefits.

The bleating of sheep in a dream means distress and fear.

The neigh of horses in a dream means might and honor.

The barking of a dog in a dream meansvain talk and meddling in others’ business.

The sound of a lynx in a dream means pampering oneself and wantonness.

The cooing of pigeons in a dream means crying, sorrows or marriage.

The chirp of swallows in a dream means 402 beneficial words.

The croaking offrogs in a dream means beatings or death.

The sound of bells and the hissing of snakes in a dream represents a fight, an argument, a warning, or a war.

The braying of donkeys in a dream means cursing in the darkness.

The braying of mules in a dream means vain talk, or it could mean indulging in suspicious acts.

The mooing of a cow in a dream means temptation.

The gurgling or braying of camels in a dream signifies travels and difficulties.

The roaring of a lion in a dream means threats.

The yowling of a tomcat in a dream means uproar, backbiting, defamation and insinuation.

The yapping of foxes in a dream means a warning for one to escape from danger, or to move from one field into another.

The howling of a wolf in a dream means robbery.

The squeak of a mouse in a dream means profits, reunion, love and peace.

The crying of a female gazelle in a dream means longing for one’s homeland.

The barking of a jackal in a dream means a mission of good intent, or a forthcoming evil.

(Also see Dog; Listening; Roaring; Speaking; Voice)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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STUFFED ANIMAL

Discovering a stuffed animal in the attic may point to childhood issues and feelings that have been repressed.

A stuffed animal is an object of emotional comfort and attachment.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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STUFFED ANIMAL

To see a stuffed animal in your dream, represents an immature attitude. You may be trying to escape from your daily responsibilities and problems. This is especially true if the stuffed animal in your dream was scary. On the other hand, this dream may indicate your need to relax, be less serious and let your body and mind take a break.... My Dream Interpretation

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STUFFED ANIMAL

One of the first staples of childhood comfort, a stuffed animal is primarily a symbol for affection and warmth. Your personal relationships with stuffed animals from your childhood should feature into your interpretation, as a person with a deep connection to such things may be activating a sense memory of such comfort. Also consider the animal itself; there may be a connection to the power that the animal represents and the need to have a portable availability to such nurturing energy.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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SWEAT / SWEATING

To dream that you are sweating, foretells that you will successfully come out of some difficulty, which has caused much gossip, with a new and better reputation.... My Dream Interpretation

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SWEATING

You are working to restore balance because of stress, fear, or guilt. There are both emotional and physical correlations to sweating and the appearance of sweat. However, the essential meaning assigned to sweat must connect with its most basic and primal function: to regulate the temperature of the body. We would die if this process did not operate effectively.

If you are sweating in your dream, your interpretation may uncover an unconscious message that some life experience is posing a threat to your equilibrium and balance. Heat represents a visceral reaction to perceived danger in the form of anger or aggression. Sweating represents your desire to restore balance from whatever might be the cause of those feelings of threat. Sweating also serves to rid the body of toxins, so dream-sweat may point to the presence of underlying thoughts, ideas, or behaviors that are ultimately poisoning your sense of well- being.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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TRANSFORMATION OF ANIMALS

In dreams, the metamorphosis of the dreamer or other people into animals and vice versa shows the potential for change within any situation. Coincidentally, magical techniques allow ‘shape-shifting’, permitting magicians and shamans to adopt animal form, and dreams give us an understanding of that process.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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TRAPPED BY ANIMALS

To dream of trying to find some refuge from animals, whether by building defences or perhaps by running away, is indicative of our struggle with our animal instincts and whether the action being taken is adequate. Such instincts may be threatening or damaging to aspects of our life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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TRICK-OR-TREATING

To dream that you are trick-or-treating suggests that you need to learn to express yourself more freely. Your inhibitions may be limiting how much progress you can make toward your personal goals.

If others were trick-or-treating in your dream, you have the ability to take control of a real-life situation.... My Dream Interpretation

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WATCHED, ATTACKED OR CHASED BY AN ANIMAL

Hiding from or being trapped by animals can suggest you are feeling controlled or threatened by your urges or the emotions or feelings of others.

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.

Animal noises

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

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WHITE ANIMALS

There is a rich history in many aboriginal cultures that is still part of the collective consciousness around the purity of the color white in the realm of animal totems. Most commonly associated with the buffalo, the wolf, and large cats, the elevation of an animal’s power is what is being expressed when that animal appears as white. In the color spectrum, white is perceived when all the vibrations of light are combined, so the symbolic meaning of white relates to complete integration and wholeness.

It is a holy color (pun intended). Any animal that appears in your dream as white is a very sacred visitation indeed.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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WILD ANIMAL

The symbol of a deep-rooted instinct or the beast within you. Freud suggested that dreams of wild animals represented our most sensual passions, and sometimes the ‘evil instincts’ that lie deep within our unconscious. The more wild and dangerous the beast, the greater the danger that suppressed aspect of yourself will break free from the control of your conscious mind and force you to confront and deal with it in waking life.

If you dream of a herd of wild animals, this could suggest you are meeting, or need to meet, aspects of yourself you have not yet learnt to direct or usefully integrate. Taming or harnessing a wild animal indicates a need to control your instincts and if possible make them productive and useful.... The Element Encyclopedia

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WILD ANIMAL ATTACK

When children begin school they often dream of wild animals attacking, such as lions, bulls, alligators and bears. Wild animals tend to reflect a person or situation that is upsetting the child. For example, a child may be worried about parents who are constantly fighting, and this fear can be symbolized as a bear fight. Or a child may be frightened by a strict head teacher, who subsequently appears in their dreams as a mean lion.... The Element Encyclopedia

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WILD ANIMALS

If the males thereof are seen in the dream with no desire to hunt them, they represent such people who have no Deen; they have alienated themselves from the Muslim community so as to follow their own whims and fancies.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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WILD ANIMALS

Usually wild animals stand for danger, dangerous passions or dangerous people. There is a destructive force arising from the unconscious, threatening our safety. Such a dream may be a way of helping us understand and highlight particular anxieties.

Dreaming of domesticating wild animals shows that we may have come to terms with our wilder, more unrestrained side.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Dream Meanings of Versatile

WILD ANIMALS

Wild animals in dreams represent our basic instincts and urges such as lust, fear and anger - the deep emotions that we are taught to repress.

• Dreams provide a safe outlet for exploring these deeper feelings. Taming a wild animal indicates a need to control your instincts.

• To understand the individual meaning of your dream, explore the specific characteristics of the particular wild animal you dream of.

For example, bears are about the need for strong boundaries and lions represent our strength and courage.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary

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The Premier in Dream Dictionary

WISE OR TALKING ANIMALS

To dream of wise animals suggests important information from your intuition or inner wisdom. This intuitive wisdom is within every one of us and the result of thousands of years of life experience. Many cultures all over the world represent great wisdom and holiness as animals or animal-headed beings. To dream that animals can talk represents a wisdom inside yourself that is innocent and simple. It could also represent your potential to be all that you can be.... The Element Encyclopedia

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The Element Encyclopedia

WOUNDED AND / OR TRAPPED ANIMALS

This suggests that we have been wounded, either emotionally or spiritually, or perhaps that our natural instincts are not being allowed free expression and are, therefore, not functioning properly.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Dream Meanings of Versatile