Animals are one of the most common of symbols that appear in dreams. Dream animals are complex symbols, and there are many shades of their meaning. In general, animals in dreams most likely represent the basic, physical characteristics of that particular animal as it relates to you in your waking life, with some dream animals being more common than others.
The appearance of animals in dreams might represent your own physical characteristic, primitive desires, and sexual nature, depending on the characteristic of the particular animals. Animals can symbolize our more primitive side and may be an indication of some type of primordial sexual desire.
Animals also symbolize the untamed and uncivilized aspects of your inner self. Therefore if you dream that you are fighting with an animal symbolizes a hidden part of yourself that you are trying to reject and push back into your subconscious.
Dreams about talking animals usually have something to do with extended wisdom or knowledge about something. Dreaming of an animal talking to you can provide insight into your own abilities and hidden potential.
To dream that you are saving the life of an animal, suggests that you are successfully acknowledging certain emotions and characteristics represented by the animal.
The appearance of animals in dreams is another way for our dreaming brain to deal with emotions that are affecting us during our waking lives. Emotions such as hatred, anger, jealousy, pride, and fear are quite often portrayed through animals in dreams.
As with all symbols in our dreams the interpretation of animals in dreams is really up to you. Your subconscious manifested the animal image in your dream therefore you would be best to understand why. Asking yourself the following questions may help you have a better understanding meaning of you animal dream.
- What type of animal was it?
- What was the animal doing in the dream?
- Was it an animal you are familiar with like a family pet?
- How do you feel about that particular animal, does it scare you or do you feel connected with it in some way?
Keep in mind when interpreting animals in dreams look not only at the symbol but the circumstances surrounding the symbol, this will give you valuable clues to what the meaning of the dream. Look at the place the animal holds within your mind, culture and society for a better understanding of its meaning.
Fighting With an Animal
Thus, to dream that you are fighting with an animal signifies a hidden part of yourself that you are trying to reject and push back into your subconscious. Refer to the specific animal in your dream.
If You Dream of Two Animals Fighting
If you dream of two animals fighting, then it points to some sort of sexual tension.
Dreaming of animals being abused indicates that your own primal desires are being suppressed. You are unable to fully express an important part of who you are. Alternatively, the dream represents your helplessness in a situation.
To Dream That Animals Can Talk
Seeing Wild Animals In Your Dream
Seeing the wild animals that are not tamed in the dreams is interpreted as the presence of ignorant and uneducated people around the dreamer’s house. These people are portrayed as dangerous people who can easily come to the point of being enraged because of their ignorance
To Dream That You Are Saving the Life of an Animal
To dream that you are saving the life of an animal suggests that you are successfully acknowledging certain emotions and characteristics represented by the animal. The dream may also stem from feelings of inadequacy or being overwhelmed.
If you are setting an animal free, then it indicates an expression and release of your own primal desires.
A Dream About a Baby Animal
And keep in mind, the symbolism of animals in your dreams is given in the context of the dream-story. In other words, the white rabbit you chase down a hole might relate to something rabbit- like about you, like the desire to hide or protect yourself. Or it might be a prop in a story about finding out how deep the rabbit hole really goes.
To see a stuffed animal in your dream represents an immature attitude. You are trying to escape from your daily responsibilities and problems.
To dream that a stuffed animal is choking you indicates that something that was originally emotionally comforting is now giving you much stress. You are feeling emotionally restricted and unable to communicate how you feel especially in matters of the heart.
To dream that your stuffed animal is getting run over by cars implies a lost of innocence. You have been hit with a hard with some painful truth or shocking experience that your childhood can no longer shield you from.
Dreaming of masturbating a stuffed animal refers to your inexperience or immature attitude about sex.