If you dream of being caught this is calling attention to your lack of integrity in an existing personal relationship or business venture. This dream is suggesting that you should clean up your thought and deeds. Perhaps someone or something has hooked your attention and you’ve been caught or seduced into their web.
To be caught in a dream can also symbolize that you have been running from responsibility and neglecting a decision that you are now being forced to deal with.
If you catch something, this represents your willingness and capability to get what you need in life. See Venting Dreams, Integration Dreams and Thief.... Strangest Dream Explanations
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
If someone steals something from you in your dream, you are feeling a lack of emotional understanding or appreciation in your life.
If you dream of stealing from a person or place you know, that is where you should look to for the emotional fulfilment you have been needing. Other dreams about stealing money means someone you are interested in is not paying attention to you. Also see “Stealing a Boyfriend”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
If they are poor and feel like they have no other alternative or if they are greedy and do not want to put the time and the effort into earning what they need.
(The needs could be emotional as well as material.) Stealing alludes to moral questions in the dream’s psyche. Consider all of the details of your dream and try to understand why the stealing is taking place. Are people taking from you without your permission, or are you trying to reap the benefits of that which you did not earn? The message from the unconscious may be that of self-evaluation, neediness, and morality.
The understanding of this dream may bring you closer to understanding your deeper needs which will ultimately lead to greater happiness.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Taking love, money or opponunity under false pretences; not giving as good as you get; feeling you are undeserving or unloved, and what you get is stealing because it is given unwillingly. Being stolen from: feeling cheated or not respected, may refer to sexuality or love—do you give it, or does it feel as if it is taken from you? Can also refer to death— that life is being ‘stolen’ from one. Idioms: steal one’s heart; steal someone’s thunder, steal the show. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- To dream of stealing suggests we arc taking something without permission. This may be love, money or opportunities.
If someone steals from us we may feel cheated.
If it is by someone we know, then we need to work out how much we trust that person.
If it is by someone we don’t know, it is more likely to be a part of ourselves that we don’t trust.
If we are in a gang of thieves, then we should look at, and consider, the morals of the peer group we belong to.
1- Stealing is a very emotive word for most people, and it will depend on the dreamer’s background as to how they feel about inappropriate behaviour. This image also comes up when dealing with the emotions.
For instance, a ‘needy’ person may feel they are stealing affect ion.
2- Spiritually, stealing is using energy inappropriately. At each level of awareness we have certain power available to us which must be used wisclv and well For instance, ‘black’ magic could be interpreted as stealing. Psychic Vampirism’ is another form of stealing.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Psychological / emotional perspective: Stealing is a very emotive word for most people, and it will depend on the dreamer’s background as to how they feel about inappropriate behaviour. This image also comes up when dealing with the emotions.
For instance, a ‘needy’ person may feel they are stealing affection.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: To dream of stealing suggests that we are intent on taking something without permission. This may be love, money or opportunities.
If someone steals from us we may feel cheated.
If in dreams this act is by someone we know, then we need to work out how much we trust that person.
If it is by someone we don’t know, it is more likely to be a part of ourselves that we don’t trust. However, if we belong to a gang of thieves, then we should carefully look at, and consider, the morals of the peer group that we belong to.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1.If the dreamer is the one doing the stealing, this is a warning of financial troubles ahead and a need to be frugal, no matter how well you seem to be doing now.
Dreaming of getting caught stealing, however, is a dream of contrary and implies good luck.
If someone steals from you, then someone is trying to encroach on your territory in some way, and perhaps to take full credit for something you’ve accomplished. See “Robber”.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
(1) If you (try to) steal something in a dream, it may mean you have some need that is not being met. Where you do the stealing - at home, for instance, or at work - may indicate the area in which there is a lack of fulfilment.
(2) The dream may contain a recollection of an actual theft committed by vou.
If so, you need to do something about those guilt-feelings; and what was said in (1) above may still apply.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
You may be expressing a desire for things that are not rightfully yours.
The objects of theft are often things of value. Therefore, the symbolic meaning implies resources or levels of abundance that are being coveted and then taken without permission or regard for consequences.
The reverse side to stealing is being stolen from. This interpretation features the same themes and adds the elements of violation and loss.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To steal in a dream could indicate that the dreamer is deprived and the neediness can be fulfilled where the stealing takes place—e.g., at home, the office, or school. (See also Burglar, Robbery, Thieves / Theft).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Dreams of stealing, pickpocketing, burglary, robbery, theft, petty crime or taking what is not yours generally suggest that you feel envious of another person in some way and want to have what they have. The key to the dream’s interpretation is to identify who you are thieving FROM and what you are trying to take.
If you are blackmailing someone in your dream or they are trying to blackmail you, this indicates emotional blackmail that you may be using to try and force someone to do as you want, or emotional blackmail used on you by someone else to get from you what they want.
To dream that you steal somebody’s boyfriend is a representation of sexual urges or self-betrayal from your subconscious. It also indicates that you will be entangled in a situation that is not in your best interests. Do not let your desires drive you to do anything you will regret later.
If you dream of someone else stealing your boyfriend, you are scared of being betrayed and abandoned, by friends, your romantic partner, or both. Alternatively, you may feel that you are not measuring up to the expectations of others.... My Dream Interpretation
Fear of loss, particularly in personal relationships, or you want to “steal away” from a relationship. Is something being stolen from you or are you the thief? What is being stolen?... Little Giant Encyclopedia