Dream meaning » tail

To dream of seeing only the tail of a beast, unusual annoyance is indicated where pleasures seemed assured.

To cut off the tail of an animal, denotes that you will suffer misfortune by your own carelessness.

To dream that you have the tail of a beast grown on you, denotes that your evil ways will cause you untold distress, and strange events will cause you perplexity.

The Hidden Meanings of Your Dreams:

Physical Physical
You are focusing on maintaining balance, remembering something from your past, or you’re waiting for someone or something to catch up with you. You’re looking at basic vitality, male sexuality, and sexual needs. A situation is dragging out, taking too long.
Emotional Emotional
A wagging tail means happiness and excitement. A curly tail means mischievous, sometimes lustful, feelings. A switching tail means you feel annoyance, irritation, or occasionally, pleasure. “Hightailing it” means you’re moving rapidly, suddenly, or high-spiritedly. To “turn tail” or leave with your “tail between your legs” means you are humiliated, defeated, or frightened and want to flee from difficulty.
Spiritual Spiritual
You’re focusing on instinct and urges. Holding the tail of an animal means you’re following your gut instinct. Cutting off a tail “curtails” access to the wisdom of the body and earth.
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The Dream Encyclopedia
The Dream Encyclopedia

A tail can refer to excitement, as in a dog that wags its tale, or the opposite, as when a tail is dragged between one’s legs. There are numerous idioms involving this word, and dreams in which a tail is featured can be alluding to the meaning of any one of them: “turn tail,” “on someone else’s coattails,” a “tail wagging the dog,” or the “tail end” of something.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke
The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke

If in the dream you grow a tail it represents your animal nature. The fact the tail is on your back can also mean rejection of part of your sexual dimension.

If you cut off an animal’s tail, the dream predicts you will not receive care and affection.

If you grow a tail, your dream could allude to a bad action that you have done, such that the subconscious perceives you as a demonic being. It could also be interpreted as a phallic symbol or be a masculine sexual allusion.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett
The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett

The tails of domestic animals indicate domestic happiness; wild animal tails suggest profit after adversity; and fish tails signify successful speculation.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox
Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox

Tails in the animal kingdom have a number of functions, from expressiveness to movement and balance. Since our most consistent relationship with this body part is through domesticated pets, it is the tail’s ability to express anxiety and joy that is most likely the meaning of a tail in a dream.
If you have a tail in a dream, it relates to both a return to primitive instincts as well as the transparency that comes when you can’t hide your true feelings.

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