Understanding Animal Symbolism in Dreams

Published Date 1/11/2015
Category: Health & Wellness

Birds in dreams could represent your need to have courage in meeting goals

When an animal makes an appearance in your dream, it could be very significant to understanding what your subconscious is thinking and feeling. By interpreting your dreams, you can unlock what that meaning is. Here are some of the most common dream animals and clues as to what they represent.

Ants and Other Creepy Crawlies

Ants and bugs are very common elements of dreams. They represent something that is bugging you, especially when the bugs are crawling over you within the dream. If you see bugs in your dreams often, it could mean that there is something or someone bugging you in real life that you haven't taken the time to deal with. As long as you avoid resolving the issue, the bugs will show up again and again.


There are a couple of reasons why you see hawks in your dreams. The first reason is that you have ambitious goals that will require courage and determination to accomplish them. The second is that there's something suspicious going on around you, and you will need to be cautious. If you're unsure of which of these is the cause for seeing hawks, consider having a chat with a psychic online to discuss the dream and get some insight.


A horse running in your dream represents wanting freedom to break away from confinements. This could mean you feel constricted in your job. Perhaps you're not able to have the freedom to succeed, and your next step is to look for a new job. Alternatively, you could feel confined in your romantic relationship. Let the horse inspire you to take that leap over the fence and run to new adventures.


How the dog is behaving in your dream can shed light on why you're dreaming of a dog. Because dogs are loyal, they represent friendship. If a dog bites you, it means you have a guilty conscience for something you did to someone close to you. An attacking dog could indicate that you're acting on impulse, while a barking dog is representative of damaging gossip.


If your subconscious is trying to tell you to wake up and listen, serpents will appear in your dreams. Serpents are thought to represent psychic energy, and dreaming of serpents could be your subconscious telling you that it's time for a tarot reading to get some clarity for your situation. If a serpent bites you in a dream, you should be wary of new people that come into your life. One of them could be very untrustworthy. 


Cats provide a lot of possible meanings in a dream. If a cat is aloof in your dreams, it could mean you need to distance yourself from a bad situation or person. Cats also represent independence and could signal that you need to learn to be more independent.

These are just some of the most common animals that appear in dreams, but the possibilities are endless. What animals have appeared in your dreams most recently? What do you think they mean for you?

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