If you didn’t know who they were, you should seek out the necessary help and support.... The Element Encyclopedia
If one meets you in a friendly way, you will rise in life, regardless of adverse criticisms and seditious interference of enemies. See Dog.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Any dream incorporating a form of ceremony is symbolic of preparation for a life change. Ritualism in ceremonies implies a need to become organised.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
To ceremonialize something in waking life or in your dream is to make it sacred and to evoke your higher nature. Dreams of a ceremony also represent that you are bringing your focus to a particular commitment. See Ritual, Wedding and Graduation.... Strangest Dream Explanations
It is a time for introspection, self-discovery and inner changes.... My Dream Interpretation
1- When we dream of taking part in a ceremony or religious ritual we are conscious of a new attitude or skill that is needed or an important change which is taking place in our lives.
2- Any major life change has a profound effect on the dreamer and this is very often shown in dream form as a ceremony.
3- Ceremonies and rituals are used for initiation, deeper awareness and to establish new order.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A ritual depicts important change, such as entrance into puberty; deeper levels of oneself; new attitudes or skills; just as marnage is an entrance into a new type of life and social situation. From the wider sense of self our unconscious has, things are seen as important which consciously we feel are trivial.
A ceremony in a dream brings such things to our attention. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If he barks in the dream, it means that such a man is impudent and has a repulsive and an abominable character.
A dog bite or his scratch in a dream means harm caused by one’s enemy and its effects will depend on the amount of pain one suffers in the dream. It could also mean falling sick or suffering from great affliction or harm caused by a close companion or a servant.
If a dog tears off one’s clothing in a dream, it means that a vile person is slandering and backbiting him. Ifone does not hear the barking of the dog in the dream, it signifies that one’s enemy has left him inflected with a small loss.
A dog in a dream also could represent a vile and an insolent woman who belong to a group of evildoing people and who are persistent in their enmity.
A puppy in a dream represents a loved child.
If it is a white puppy in the dream, it means that such a son will grow to be a believer.
If it is a black puppy in the dream, it means that he will grow to govern the household and to presides over its people.
A puppy in a dream also represents a child of adultery, a foundling who is left in the street, wrapped in a swaddle and who is brought home by an insolent person to rear him.
A shepherd’s dog in a dream represents profits and benefits.
A pet dog in a dream represents an astringent and a bitter enemy. Seeing a greyhound in a dream means gaining authority, control and wealth.Agreyhound in a dream also represents the backbone of an army general or his best helper or it could represent a good strategist, though he lacks principals and moral integrity.
A Japanese spaniel or a Pekingese in a dream signifies mixing with, or doing business with a foreign counterpart. Bringing-up a dog for companionship in a dream means befriending a servant for whom one has great love and affection. Hunting with a dog in a dream means satisfying one’s lust or desire. Killing a dog in a dream signifies vanquishingone’s enemy. Seeing an expedition of hounds leaving a town for a chase or a hunt in a dream means blessings and prosperity for everyone, or it could mean taking action. Seeing the expedition of hounds returning from a hunt or a chase in a dream means dispelling people’s fears, or it could mean lack of work. Ifone sees such expedition entering a town in his dream, it also means a high rate of unemployment. Seeing a sick house dog in a dream means illness and financial losses or loss of appetite or losing the pleasure of living.
A barking bitch in a dream signifies harm and deceit which is caused by abominable people.
A dog in a dream also means suffering from extremely high fever and in relation to Dog star or the stars Procyon and Sirius of the constellations Canis Minor and Canis Major. In a dream, all breeds of dogs represent lowly, obsequious and despicable people. Seeing dogs that are reared for bantering or dallying with in a dream signify fun and enjoying one’s life. In the dream, anything that happens to such a breed of dogs means suffering from distress, sorrow or loss of one’s pleasure of living. Ifone is transformed into a dog in a dream, it means that God Almighty has taught him great knowledge which he abused and discarded, then God Almighty stripped him from such a knowledge.
A dog in a dream also represents a police informer or a police dog.
A dog in a dream also represents a weak enemy or a niggardly person.
If a dog barks at someone in a dream, it means that one will hear something he despises or hates to make public from someone who lacks any sense of honor or virtue. Eating a dog’s meat in a dream means cracking down at one’s enemy.
A dog in a dream also represents a guard or an innovator. Drinking dog’s milk in a dream means a scare. Laying one’s head on a dog or relaxing with a dog or using the dog for a pillow in a dream, the dogthen represents a friend or a good companion.
A dog in a dream also represents a street boy, a beggar or an obsequious, lowly and a despicable person who maintains affection toward his master and jealously guards him, his children and property.
A dog in a dream also means greed, love for the worldly pleasures, committing a dogfight to win them and failing to have any reserve or savings. In a dream, all types of dogs also represent people. Ahunting dog in a dream represents honor and profits.
A shepherd’s dog represents a good neighbor who cares more about his neighbors than about his own household. Adopting a dog as a pet in a dream means wavering, or paying financial damages, or it could mean unemployment. Takinga dog for a companion on a journey in a dream means disappearing.
A dog in a dream also means disbelief, ingratitude or losing hope, belying, fear, imprisonment, or becoming a fugitive. Seeing a dog in a city in a dream also means renewal of one’s business contract.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If someone calls you a dog, it’s a negative reflection on your personality.
If you are being treated like a dog, you are most likely being abused in some way. On the metaphysical level, dogs are consider to be the guards of the underworld, and for the dreamer they may be bringing up some messages from the unconscious. Finally, dogs could represent the more basic or animal parts of ourselves, and some think that they specifically represent male energy.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
For some people a dog was the only source of expressive love in their childhood, so may well depict this. Dor on lead: restrained or controlled urges.
The dog appears more often than other animals in dreams.
Example: I continue on my path, and suddenly the nettles disappear and the path is clear. Ahead the wall has curved round to face me, hut there is a gate in it, and I can see my dog waiting for me on the other side’ (Mrs MG). In the dream of this elderly woman the dog is leading the way through the experience of meeting death. Mythology has often shown the dog in this light, as an inner sense of knowing how to find transformation through death—or as the ravaging threat of death. Idioms: die like a dog; dirty dog; dog eared; dog eat dog, dog in the manger, gay dog; go to the dogs; let sleeping dogs lie; etc. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A symbol of instincts to be used and guided by conscience.
The dog may also appear as a guard to protect property and defend against attack. He may symbolize a true friend.
The dog is the closest creature that humans come to call “brother.” It may also represent part of the dreamer—for instance, the shadow.
The dog as a pet almost always points to our instinct or loss of instinct, particularly when it is a trained dog, which in this case does not imply cultivation, but rather the destruction of instincts.
The dog is also one who needs to inspect its environment, who looks for and finds information. In the Tarot the two images of “the Fool” and “the Dog” always appear together.
A vicious dog means envy and unscrupulousness. According to Jung, the dog is the undertaker who buries the Corpse.
The dog with its instincts is seen as aiding the process of dying and resurrection (like Anubis in ancient Egyptian mythology). According to Greek mythology, the dog from hell, Cerberus, stands on the border between life and death.
Also may point to fear of rejection—”dog” as an unattractive female.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- Dreaming of a dog depends 011 whether it is one known to us (such as a childhood pet), when it then may represent happy memories; if unknown it may signify the qualities of loyalty and unconditional love associated with dogs.
2- To dream of a pack of wild dogs portrays emotions and feelings of which we are afraid.
3- A dog symbolises the guardian of the underworld. In Egyptian mythology this is dcpicted by Anubis, the dog-headed god.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To be chased by a dog is to lose a friend.
A running dog means there will be loss from a lawsuit.
A barking dog indicates that you will become close friends with people you had previously tended to mistrust.
To be bitten by a dog means you’ll have an argument with your spouse.
To hear a dog barking is a warning of danger to come.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
If belligerent or barking, this dream shows personal aggression and hostility.
Sleeping at your feet: Service, good friends, and gentle companions.
Good instincts. Dogs are believed to have a kind of second sight in judging people, or discerning spiritual presences (see Ghost).
Being bitten by a dog reveals quarrels between friends or family members.
Dreaming of a purebred dog, especially at a dog show, indicates a personal love of performance, possibly to the point of putting on airs.
Growling dogs warn of being surrounded by designing or unpleasant people.
A Cerberus (many-headed dog) counsels that you are trying to maintain too many loyalties, interests, or friends. When you spread yourself too thin, quality suffers.
Zoroastrian: Sagacity, vigilance, and fidelity. Consider how the dog is treated and where it’s seen for more interpretive value.
The afterlife: In Babylon, Greece, and Persia, dogs attended aspects of the great Goddess to the underworld where human souls slept, awaiting their next incarnation. This close affinity to death is why dogs are often credited with the ability to see spirits.
The ability to sniff out honesty and good character. In the Tarot, dogs sit at death’s gate to be sure the soul is properly prepared. Similarly, Egyptian mythology speaks of Anubis, the jackal-headed god, waiting in the underworld to judge newcomers with his nose. This is why the Egyptians packed their mummies in sweet spices!... The Language of Dreams
A dead dog can come to represent the death of a fnendship, and the birth of a puppy can come to signify the amval of a new friendship.
A bite from a dog can be a response to an argument with a fnend. Dogs as guardians can signify the need for personal protection, or they may comment that you feel watched, as by a watchdog.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Depth Psychology: The dog is a symbol of animal appetites and instincts. Being led by a dog means: you are aware of your inner strength and live in harmony with it.
The “dog” in the dream will obey if we live in peace with our instincts.... Dreamers Dictionary
A dog barking happily shows that you will have a pleasing social life.
A friendly, happy dog shows that you have lots of good friends.
A dog barking and snarling fiercely at you shows you have some unfriendly friends, and also, if the dream dog is big and powerful, as well as friendly, shows that you have a very powerful protector.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If the dog in your dream is angry or vicious, then this represents hostility and your need for protection, and boundaries. Dreams of a nice dog represent the that you are connecting to your sweet, innocent vulnerability.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreaming of a dog we once owned or knew at a previous time in our lives shows that there may be memories associated with that period of our life, which hold clues to present behaviour.
A huntress with dogs indicates we are making a connection with one of the feminine archetypes, that of the amazon.
A dog guarding gates or being near a cemetery signifies the guardian of the threshold and creatures that must be put to sleep, tamed or brought under control before there can be an initiation into the secrets of the underworld.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Strength; a challenge coming up and the ability to meet it.
Something in the dreamer’s life is proving to be a “dog” - meaning, less than desirable. Astrological parallels: Mercury, Virgo.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
A threatening dog signifies discomfort with large social groups. Also see “Barking”, “Puppy” and “Rabies”... My Dream Interpretation
Of course the interpretation varies according to the action and other details but is fairly straightforward.
If the dog was friendly and affectionate, it signifies pleasure and happy times with friends; a fierce or snarling dog suggests disagreements or untrustworthy friends; and if it bit or attacked, you are being warned to look out for actual deceit or harmful trickery from someone you have trusted.
To hear a dog bark happily signifies pleasing social recognition, but if it barked fiercely, you are being warned of possible legal troubles, so don’t fiddle your taxes or park your car too close to a hydrant.
To see dogs fighting indicates that you may be called on to arbitrate in an argument between friends, in which case you must be extra tactful to avoid ending up the odd man out.
If the dog in your dream was an exceptionally large one, it signifies protection through a powerful friend.
See also Colors.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) If the dog is frothing with rage, this might indicate some repressed part of you is now ‘at the end of its tether’ and will cause a lot of trouble if not given attention and allowed its proper place in your life.
(3) If the dog is paired with, say, a wolf, then it is the wolf that will symbolize your animal nature, and the dog (if its emotional ‘feel’ is contrasted in the dream with that of the wolf) will represent some ‘higher’ part of your nature.
(4) The dog may stand for some person you know, in which case the dream will be telling you something about the person’s character or expressing what you feel about the person (that he or she is a ‘dog’ or a ‘bitch’). See also Animal, Wolf.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If dog pulls at the leash that ties it, it denotes that your emotions cannot take any more. Maybe you need to act out your anger about something that saddens you.
According to a dream oracle, this dream predicts ruin. In particular, tradition affirms that a gentle, happy, and well behaved dog is an omen of deception.
If the animal barks and bites, the dream is a sign of injuries, betrayals, and adversity.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A dog in your dream connects to your own capacity to remain constant in love and affection. Remember to consider what the dog in your dream is doing and add that to this idea of unconditional love and you will understand what this dream means.
The presence of a dog means a need to call this quality into your life, and this image being present in the dream indicates that the quality is readily available. Anything that inhibits this, such as a dog being injured, sick, lost, or challenged in any way, is pointing out your own inhibitions around being loving for love’s sake.
A dog in your dream connects to loyalty and love, which can indicate that issues of commitment and intimacy are being triggered by some event or circumstance.
A positive dream experience could be pointing to places in your life that are sparking enthusiasm or requiring you to become more enthusiastic and joyful. Frightening images involving dogs may be inviting you to investigate unconscious fears around love and connection.
A rabid dog represents inner fears of danger that may befall you if you get too close to an intimate situation. An actual dog bite represents the misuse of kindness or consideration. An obedient dog may point to a sense of control in areas of friendship and trust. Different types of dogs can embody a variety of qualities, from the dog that rescues a person in danger to the harrowing attacker. Dogs range in shape, from something tiny enough to put in your pocket to large breeds that resemble small bears.
The size and attributes of the dog in your dream will inform you of the scope of the unconscious notions being expressed.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
As with all dream symbols, the tone and setting of the dream indicate which meaning is appropriate.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If a dog appears in your dream, pay attention to whether it was aggressive or friendly. It is also important to consider what your waking feelings about dogs are, as this will have an influence on the interpretation of your dream.
If you love dogs and you enjoyed caring for or playing with your dog in your dream, then it may be a sign that you are in need of more fun and friendship in your real life. Alternatively, because dogs are traditionally thought to be loyal, dependable, faithful friends and protectors to humans, it may be that your unconscious was highlighting these qualities within yourself or a person you know. Perhaps you are longing to have a friend you can trust and on whom you can depend.
Dogs typically represent friends and companionship in dreams, so if you dreamed of taking out-of-control dogs for a walk with them all straining on a lead, perhaps you are finding it hard to fit into your current circle of friends; do you feel that you have little in common with them anymore? If your dog broke away from you or you dropped its lead in your dream, do you fear losing the trust or loyalty of your friends? If you are taking a dog for a walk and were holding the lead, this suggests that you might be restraining of your aggression towards a friend or someone else; if someone else is holding the lead, it may be that you are feeling attacked by someone you know.
If a dog was aggressive in your dream and you fear dogs in waking life, your unconscious may have been reflecting your waking fear. If, however, you love dogs in real life, such a dream may represent a friend who is about to turn on you in waking life—perhaps they already have.
The loud barking of a dream dog can signal the animal within you trying to break free. Perhaps you feel angry about someone or something and are close to exploding with rage; or is your bark worse than your bite? A dog barking happily shows that you are enjoying your social life. A friendly, happy dog shows that you have lots of good friends. A dog barking and snarling warns against enemies and if the dream dog is big and powerful, as well as friendly, it shows that you feel in need of a powerful protector.
If a dog bit you in your dream, could this suggest an ungrateful loved one or relative who is biting the hand that feeds? Since dogs are often associated with masculine energy, if you were attacked by a dream dog, such a dream might represent feelings about a man or a relationship with a man. The black dog figures quite frequently in people’s dream imagery. For some people it represents depression; for others, death.
If a dog appears in your dream you may also want to consider if your dreaming mind is speaking in puns. Do you feel ‘sick as a dog’ or are you ‘in the doghouse’, and so on? Although interpretations will vary, bear in mind that in general a dream of dogs usually has positive association.... The Element Encyclopedia
• Chihuahua: A Chihuahua may arrive to remind you of a fnend or associate with a small ego and a nervous disposition.
• Dalmatians: In that the Dalmatian is often a companion to firefighters, the appearance of Dalmatians in a dream may point to a tendency to want to rescue others or to put out their emotional fires for them.
The appearance of those charming spotted pups from the Disney animated movie may also comment on your need to be everything to everyone. As the carriage dogs for royalty, the Dalmatian may indicate that you have elevated your friends to regal status. Thus the overall message may be that although your friends deserve to be honored, you may need to consider honoring yourself.
• German shepherd: A German shepherd may appear to let you know that you are on guard or that you may need some real protection from a special friend.
Golden retriever: Dreaming of a golden retriever may indicate that you need to retrieve an old friendship or other relationship.
• Newfoundland: Newfoundlands are renowned as rescue dogs.
A Newfoundland may symbolize that you are in need of rescue in a business deal or partnership or in a personal relationship.
• Poodle: A poodle may arrive to remind you of someone who is well groomed or someone who is just pnssy.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream that a dog fondles you, indicates great gain and constant friends.
To dream of owning a dog with fine qualities, denotes that you will be possessed of solid wealth.
To dream that a blood-hound is tracking you, you are likely to fall into some temptation, in which there is much danger of your downfall.
To dream of small dogs, indicates that your thoughts and chief pleasures are of a frivolous order.
To dream of dogs biting you, foretells for you a quarrelsome companion either in marriage or business. Lean, filthy dogs, indicate failure in business, also sickness among children.
To dream of a dog-show, is indicative of many and varied favors from fortune.
To hear the barking of dogs, foretells news of a depressing nature. Difficulties are more than likely to follow.
To see dogs on the chase of foxes, and other large game, denotes an unusual briskness in all affairs.
To see fancy pet dogs, signifies a love of show, and that the owner is selfish and narrow.
For a young woman, this dream foretells a fop for a sweetheart.
To feel much fright upon seeing a large mastiff, denotes that you will experience inconvenience because of efforts to rise above mediocrity.
If a woman dreams this, she will marry a wise and humane man.
To hear the growling and snarling of dogs, indicates that you are at the mercy of designing people, and you will be afflicted with unpleasant home surroundings.
To hear the lonely baying of a dog, foretells a death or a long separation from friends.
To hear dogs growling and fighting, portends that you will be overcome by your enemies, and your life will be filled with depression.
To see dogs and cats seemingly on friendly terms, and suddenly turning on each other, showing their teeth and a general fight ensuing, you will meet with disaster in love and worldly pursuits, unless you succeed in quelling the row.
If you dream of a friendly white dog approaching you, it portends for you a victorious engagement whether in business or love.
For a woman, this is an omen of an early marriage.
To dream of a many-headed dog, you are trying to maintain too many branches of business at one time. Success always comes with concentration of energies.
A man who wishes to succeed in anything should be warned by this dream.
To dream of a mad dog, your most strenuous efforts will not bring desired results, and fatal disease may be clutching at your vitals.
If a mad dog succeeds in biting you, it is a sign that you or some loved one is on the verge of insanity, and a deplorable tragedy may occur.
To dream of traveling alone, with a dog following you, foretells stanch friends and successful undertakings.
To dream of dogs swimming, indicates for you an easy stretch to happiness and fortune.
To dream that a dog kills a cat in your presence, is significant of profitable dealings and some unexpected pleasure.
For a dog to kill a snake in your presence, is an omen of good luck ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
For an unmarried woman to fondle a small pet dog means that your sweetheart will turn out to be a “sissy. ”
To be frightened at a large dog is a sign that the unmarried person will have an affair with a person of large mental equipment.
A white dog, of whatever breed, will, if it appears friendly, be the precursor of a victory either in business or in love.... The Complete Dream Book
For a man, business acumen, enough at least to provide for his family.
To hear a dog baying, separation from loved ones, or death of one.
A growling dog, resentment and depression about overwhelming circumstances.
A dog with many heads, too many diversified interests. Police dogs, fear, guilt, or desire for protection.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If someone calls you a dog, it is a negative reflection on your personality.
If you are being treated like a dog, you are most likely being abused in some way. On the metaphysical level, dogs are consider to be the guardians of the underworld. Finally, dogs could represent the more basic or “animal” parts of our nature and some think that they specifically represent male energy. Male, aggressive (could be over friendly) energies.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you simply saw a hot dog in your dream (but didn’t eat it), you will be happily surprised by sudden good luck, possibly related to money.... My Dream Interpretation
2. If one kills the dog, then the unknown adversary is vanquished.
3. If running from a mad dog, one is unable to cope with an adversary.
4. If someone else kills the dog, it means that the dreamer has a good friend who will come to his/her aid. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you manage to kill the dog or escape with no injuries then this will denote that you will escape all harm at the hands of an enemy.
To see someone else kill the dog means you will have a staunch supporter.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To dream that you kill a mad dog indicates that you will be able to defeat your enemies and gain wealth and status.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you manage to kill the dog or escape with no injuries then this will denote that you will escape all harm at the hands of an enemy.
To see someone else kill the dog means you will have a staunch supporter.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
A prairie dog may come to summon you to bond and commit to community life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If the one offering a sacrifice interprets dreams as a profession, then it means that he has misinterpreted someone’s dream, that he gave him bad advice, or sacrificed the interest of the person in question. Sacrificing in a dream also means receiving an inheritance.
If a pregnant woman sees such a dream, it means that she will bear a righteous son.
(Also see Abraham; Ismiiil; Immolation; Lamb; Offering; Ram; Sheep)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Are you the one being sacrificed in the dream? If so, consider if you play the eternal martyr by denying your own needs and wants. Alternatively, for what exactly do you feel you should be punished?
Renouncing or forsaking something so that it can finally die away, especially an outmoded, harsh, or unrealistic self-image.
Feeling that your energy is abused, or efforts unappreciated, by others.
In the ancient world, sacrifices were made in order to gain divine favor. What is it that you must relinquish to achieve something better?... The Language of Dreams
If you dream of sacrificing yourself to save another, you are trying to find a way to express a part of yourself that has been neglected or ignored.... My Dream Interpretation
The dream may be drawing your attention to a martyr complex, habitual and compulsive self-punishment, self-denial or self-denigration. Such negative conditioning can be got rid of only by reconditioning, by making positive affirmations every day: for example, ‘I love myself dearly5, ‘I accept myself totally5, ‘I have a unique value5, and ‘I desen e all the good things life offers me.5
Your unconscious may be telling you it is time to let the old you die, to make way for the new and truer you. The self-image you have accepted and conformed to in the past is probably too lopsided and needs to be supplemented by utilizing capacities or qualities that have till now lain dormant; or it may have led you completely astray from your true self, in which case it needs to be removed altogether.
Perhaps the dream is expressing a feeling that you are being abused or undervalued by other people.
(2) Arc you doing the sacrificing? If so, what is being sacrificed will usually represent some aspect of vour personality - desire, ambition, habit, prejudice - that you have given up or are being urged (by your unconscious) to give up. (If an animal is being slain, it will probably symbolize an instinctual impulse or emotion.) This is one of many cases where you have to decide whether a dream is descriptive or prescriptive: showing what you have done (and asking you to stop doing it), or showing what you ought to do. You should have no difficulty in
knowing whether you have done what the dream depicts.
If you have, the dream is asking you not to do it.
If you have not done it, the dream is asking you to do it, for the sake of personal fulfilment.
It is important to remember that sacrifice is meant to be creative: it is the giving up of something in order to achieve and enjoy something better. And if you think ‘better’ has nothing to do with enjoyment but means simply what duty requires, then you need to remember that making a sacrifice either resentfully or merely for duty’s sake is bound to be destructive in its effects both on you and on those you are in relationship with.
It is also important to remember that ‘To everything there is a season... a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast aways (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 6). There comes to us all a time for transcending animality (e.g. making sex a vehicle for love and adoration) but to attempt such things before the proper time can only breed resentment and end in disaster. Your dreams will tell you the time!
(3) Is your act of sacrifice a violent one? If so, it would suggest that some (partly unconscious) mechanism of self-punishment is at work in you and you urgently need to ask yourself why you feel guilty. Almost certainly the cause will lie in early childhood and will be an entirely innocent desire.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
It is possible that you make a martyr of yourself or that you have self-blaming tendencies. In this case, you probably feel that everyone else makes light of you, forgetting your talents and qualities.
If you make a sacrifice, you should consider what it is that you are sacrificing. An animal could signify your natural instinct; a person that you know, and aspect of yourself that you do not want to accept. In spiritual terms, the ego should be sacrificed so that the divine you can enter into the light.
In antiquity, sacrificial rituals were a way to appease the gods and add fertility to the earth. They sacrificed people for the good of cosmic and social unity. In Egypt, Osiris was quartered by his brother, Seth; in Greece, Orpheus was ripped to pieces by a group of women; in Christianity, Jesus was crucified. These acts of divine delivery still exist in modern life.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The dreamer may need to eliminate certain conditions to allow for more productive and rewarding experiences.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
2- There is usually some expectation of a forthcoming just reward (often spiritual), for having made sacrifices.
There may be an element of deferred gratification in that we do not expect an immediate reward, except that of feeling good or knowing one has clone the right thing. There is always an element also of giving up egotistic behaviour which Ls no longer appropriate, and going with the flow of life. Sacrificing an animal suggests that we are conscious of the fact that our lower, more basic instincts can be given up in favour of spiritual power. We have to be prepared to recognise our own human state, but to give up indulgence. There may be a sacrificial altar, or it may just be a question of killing and cooking an animal ritualist icall v.
If the animal is willing to be sacrificed, then we are ready to transmute instinct into spiritual energy.
If the animal is a hare or a rabbit, the symbolism is that of rebirth.
3- Sacrifice is an important aspect of spiritual growth and signifies the renunciation of the lesser for the rewards of the greater.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A sacrificial altar may appear, or it may just be a question of killing and cooking an animal ritualistically.
If the animal is willing to be sacrificed, then we are ready to transmute instinct into spiritual energy.
If the animal is a hare or a rabbit, the symbolism is that of rebirth.... Dream Meanings of Versatile