The meaning of zoo in dream | Dream Interpretation
One’s natural urges and instincts, such as sexuality, parental caring, social grouping. What is happening to the animals shows how one is relating to the natural side of oneself—and how it is responding to one’s conscious attitudes and activities. Life processes in us are not inert: they constantly respond to what we do and what we are. See animals.
Strolling through a zoo in a dream may indicate pent- up emotions or primal power. It may also humorously symbolize that you are living in a “zoo”—an overwhelming place where a variety of influences are demanding your attention.
Representative of a busy and active place in life
This symbol relates to the repression of deep, primal urges and instincts. No matter how humane the conditions of a zoo are, there is the inescapable fact that the animals are out of their natural environments and on display. Whether done for amusement or educational value, the restraint of an animal is symbolic of the restraint of primal instincts. In a dream, this connects to those urges that our thinking, rational mind keeps beneath the surface of our consciousness. We project onto caged animals qualities that live inside of us and ponder them from a distance through the bars.
The more dangerous the animal, the more primal the urge being repressed.
A more docile creature on display might connect to lost innocence. Whatever qualities you ascribe to the zoo animal, it is those qualities that live in yourself that are being compartmentalized by your psyche and exhibited in your dream.
Figurative of a group of people who, because of their behavior, are confined; see “animals”
If the animals were happy, then dreaming of a zoo portends travels in distant places.
If children were with you, whatever you want to accomplish in those places will be successful.
If the animals were upset or agitated, then your view of the world is a bit jaded right now. You’re viewing the world as a crazy, violent place, where no one is safe - as in the metaphor, “this place is a zoo.”
Dreaming of being in a zoo suggests the need to understand some of our natural urges and instincts. We perhaps need to be more objective in our appraisal than subjective.
Psychological / emotional perspective: There may be an urge to return to simpler, more basic modes of behaviour. Some people are natural observers, and we may be being alerted to the fact that we also need to be capable of participating in conduct appropriate to the group to which we belong. We also, of course, may be conscious that we ourselves are being observed, perhaps in the work situation.
Material aspects: Dreaming of a zoo can alert us to the necessary and appropriate customs and behaviour or the hierarchical structure in an impending situation.
To dream that you are visiting a zoo indicates a loss of your freedom. It further symbolizes that your talents and abilities have gone unnoticed. You may feel that you, or an aspect of yourself, is caged in. Conversely, a zoo may indicate confusion or chaos in your life. This feeling is exemplified by the saying ‘this place is a zoo!’ Consider what aspects of your life may need to be straightened out.
“This place is a zoo!” is a common description of chaos and confusion.
Dreaming of a zoo may indicate that the dreamer needs to tidy up some situation.
Depth Psychology: The zoo is the place where all your instincts and urges reside. You are either suppressing or controlling them. Caged animals in the zoo are often a sign that you are suppressing your urges. See Animals.
The rest of the dream is an indication of your actual situation.
Are you looking at your own animal side? This image refers to the animus anima (and your masculine and feminine sides).
Dreaming about the zoo usually indicates that you need to go back and finish up a recent situation - often, this means concluding an argument with a friend, or sometimes finalizing a home improvement project.
To see wild animals escaping from the zoo represents setbacks in the course of achieving your goals.
If they were caught, your setbacks will be temporary and easily overcome.
1. Conﬁnement and exhibition.
2. Controlled instincts.
3. Feeling unnoticed, abilities underappreciated.
When you dream of a zoo it reveals a feeling of helplessness whereby you may be trapped despite yourself. It denotes an acceptance of ideas imposed by others.
Dreams of a zoo represent your primal urges, sexual drives, and protective instincts in its multifaceted splendor. Alternatively, the fact that these animals are caged may be giving you the message to unleash your natural urges and let your true feelings roam free. See Animal and Integration Dreams.
1- Dreaming of being in a zoo suggests the need to understand some of our natural urges and instincts. We perhaps need to be more objective in our appraisal than subjective.
2- There may be an urge to return to simpler, more basic modes of behaviour. Some people are natural observers, and we may be being alerted to the fact that we also need to be capable of participating in perhaps in the work situation, conduct appropriate to the group
3- Dreaming of a zoo can alert the to which we belong. We also, of dreamer to the necessary and course, may be conscious that we appropriate customs and behaviour ourselves arc being observed, in an impending situation.
Confusion and un-evolved people surrounding you
Visiting a zoo denotes pleasant surprises and good luck in any sort of project.
If you are a woman, there will be a passionate romance that results in marriage; for a man, he will succeed in winning over a woman that he wants. On the other hand, depending on the animals included in the dream, it could represent your nature. Every animal that appears will be an aspect of your nature. You need to assess which feelings appear represented.
The zoo dreams predict trips and pleasant stays in foreign countries.
If a child accompanies you in the dream, it signifies very good luck.
You’ll be seeing new faces in far-off places if you dreamed of being at the zoo, and if you took a child (or children) along, your travels will be profitable as well as pleasurable.
See also Animals.
Different ways of expressing animal instincts within self that are restricted, caged. Seeing life as a zoo; many variations of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energies. Remember to laugh at yourself and to be understanding, compassionate toward the many forms of self-expression. Also, your present situation is like a zoo; relax and enjoy.
To dream that you are at a zoo symbolizes loss of freedom, or that your abilities and talents are going unnoticed. You feel caged in by someone or something in your waking life. The zoo may also represent chaos and confusion, as implied by the common phrase ‘this place is a zoo!’ You may need to tidy up some situation in your life. Alternatively, dreaming of a zoo can indicate the need to understand your instincts and urges; or perhaps you feel that you are being watched in some way in waking life. Your dreaming mind may be alerting you to the importance of appropriate behavior. See also ANIMALS.
An alternative cage dream, in which parts of your personality- are displayed to others. What faces are you showing the world? For example, are you growling at even-one like a bear, or perhaps being overly playful like a monkey}
Parts of yourself that you keep firmly under lock and key, especially the animalistic urges and instincts. Look to the animal symbols given sein for more insight.
A zookeeper reflects aggression. Something restrains you from truly being yourself. Alternatively, if you are the zookeeper, consider what or whom you’re trying to control unfairly.