Dream meaning of bats

Dreams are messages encrypted in our subconscious that our brain sends us at night when we go into what we normally call “sleep”. Or in other words, when we sleep.

Many times you have heard that humans do not use even 10% of their mental capacity, and there are people who claim that one of the powers that man could have would be to predict the future.

There are hundreds of legends and even stories known worldwide in which people of the past through their dreams could see what could happen in the future and thus avoid it, as an example is the biblical character “Joseph of Egypt” who according to the book was an expert in dream interpretation. And the first American Indians who wove “dream catchers” to protect their dreams so their enemies could not get into their minds and see what they were dreaming.

Since then there are stories that have evolved and today new stories about dream interpretation continue to be born. There are different types of dreams, but today we will specifically talk about the meaning of dreaming about bats.

Bats are small nocturnal animals that scare most people since they are still a mystery to the world of science in various aspects and also because in the world of audio visual arts these mysterious animals have been used as a symbolism of death, and it is closely related to vampires.

So most people associate these seductive and fascinating animals with death for all the stories of antiquity in which they appeared just in times of catastrophe and panic as well as movies that generate terror among its audience but what is it that makes us dream of bats? Or why do I dream of bats? Read on to find out.

What does it mean to dream of bats?

Just like in the movies, dreaming of bats portends misfortune and death along with big situations that will come into your life and change it. But to know the true meaning of dreams the dreamer must be as detailed as possible since each thing seen in the dream could be a key piece to decipher that message that our brain sends us.

The meaning of a dream can change depending on the context or the situations the dreamer is going through. The dreamer will have to analyze his or her life context and thus pursue the meaning of the dream.

The meaning of dreaming about bats can vary depending on what you feel while you are in this dream because if you feel panic and terror it means that you are or will be in a situation in your life where you will not feel safe.

But if instead of feeling panic or terror you feel fascination and live with them, it means that you are a person without insecurities and adventurous.

Dreaming of bats and tying them up

To dream of bats and to tie them up means that you are giving solutions to the difficulties that were in your life. You are a person without fears who faces life situations with a cool mind to find a solution to everything.

Dreams with bats flying

To dream of bats flying this type of dream turns out to be negative since it is the premonition that you will have problems at work, economic and even with your partner. It is not recommended that you start any kind of negotiation if you have recently had this dream. Be careful because it could also mean the loss of a loved one. Keep a low profile for a while to avoid more things but be prepared for problems that are already on the way.

Dreaming of bats indoors

To dream of bats inside the house this type of dream has a negative meaning as it announces death within the family. You should be careful with those members of your family who have family illnesses. Be prepared for their physical demise as it is inevitable.

Dreams with bats biting you

To dream of bats biting you this dream has 3 different interpretations, but all negative. The first interpretation is that in the immediate future you could be diagnosed with a serious illness. The second one foretells death for a loved one. But it can also reveal that you feel that there is someone cheating you, you are in a state of alert without lowering your guard to defend yourself from any kind of deception. Beware of your friends or work colleagues, even your relatives. The people you are least suspicious of are those who deceive you, be careful who you give your full confidence to.

Dreaming of bats attacking you

To dream of bats attacking you is associated with the previous dream as this means that there is someone who is trying to cheat you or swindle you without you realizing it. The meaning of this dream is usually more accurate for the professional sphere, be careful of your business and the people around every move you make. Do not let them manage to scam you, you already have an advantage because you realized it, you will have to be more cautious from now on.

Dreams with many bats

Dreaming of many bats is a dream with a positive meaning because it portends your personal maturity. It means that you are learning from every lesson you have had from life and have begun to mature. If the bats are white it means that you will acquire knowledge and purity. But if they are gray you will gain more basic knowledge.


Because of its ambiguous nature, the bat is contradictory in implication. In China, for example, it is emblematic of happiness and long life. In Western alchemy it had a meaning which was not far removed from that of the dragon and that of the hermaphrodite. Its wings, nevertheless, are an infernal attribute.
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6 Definitions
  1. Bats symbolize the powers of the unknown or of the unconscious. Negatively, they can represent fear, the threatening power of the unknown, and, traditionally, death.

    Positively, as creatures who are quite at home in the dark, bats can also indicate the skill and knowledge to face the unknown and/or the unconsciousness.

  2. The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke April 3, 2022 at 2:20 pm

    Their presence often elicits fear, because it is an animal that lives in the dark. But in China, it is a symbol of happiness and long life. However, we usually associate it with fear and midnight. Bats share the symbolism of sexual desire with the devil. In oneiric terms, however, often they represent someone who wearing down the dreamer and causing him to lose self-confidence.
    There is also a claustrophobic element (bats live in caves and in the dark). Perhaps you are afraid of confronting something related to your emotional life.

    This dream portends disaster. Bats predict injury and death. Because of their blindness, these animals are also considered oracles warning against eye problems. Other superstitions say that carrying a bat bone is the best antidote for bad luck. And in some parts of Europe, people believe that carrying the right eye of a bat inside a vest pocket grants invisibility.

  3. The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett April 8, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    The augury is dependent on how you reacted to the bat. If you were frightened by it, you should avoid indiscreet discussion of your affairs; but if you were not afraid of it, you will be offered a new proposition which will be profitable.

  4. Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox April 12, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    You are exploring the darker, more hidden side of your nature. The bat is capable of navigating through the night and without the benefit of sighted vision; as such, the bat represents your consciousness of what can be found when you trust the darker side of your nature.

    In dreams, the shadow (as represented by nighttime) is the most valuable area for truly understanding who you are, so the presence of a bat in your dreams indicates that this exploration is getting assistance from the unknown.

  5. Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson April 17, 2022 at 4:35 am

    Dark and scary, out-of-control flapping overhead, potentially blood-sucking … most people fear bats, and bats in dreams represent fear. We all have fears, and bat dreams can help you recognize the place these fears play in your waking life.

    If you are attacked, bitten, or touched by a bat, you don’t feel safe. Your fears directly affect you right now.
    If you see a bat but don’t feel afraid, or you have a bat as a pet, you are mastering your fears.
    Seeing bats in a cave means you’ve put your fears somewhere for safe-keeping, but they still exist within you and could flap out, screeching, at any time.
    To see bats flying overhead means your fears remain active in your life but don’t immediately threaten you.

  6. The Complete Dream Book » Gillian Holloway July 17, 2022 at 8:39 am

    Death is predicted by a dream of seeing bats. At best, the dreamer will have a loathsome experience.

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