Dreams protect sleep they say. Simply put, dreaming does for the brain what Saturday-morning cartoons do for the kids: It keeps them sufficiently entertained so that the adults can get needed recovery time.
Dreams are thought to be full of meaning and predictions of the future. Animals in dreams can be extremely helpful in gaining insight into ourselves – into our psyche. Animal dreams deal with strong emotion and are usually indicative of “prime root” issues in our lives. Animals in dreams signify our basic instincts, our deepest emotions. They appeal to our deepest desire to be wild and free. Seeing animals in your dream points to your primal instincts, needs and desires that may be repressed in your waking life.
Here are some common animals in dreams and their meanings.
Ants may symbolize that something is irritating you. Ants also represent hard work and community. If you are dreaming of an anthill, it indicates you have a strong circle of family and friends who support your endeavors.
Bears are symbols of calm, stoic strength. Bears also indicate a time of introspection. If a bear is chasing you, this means you are avoiding a big issue in your life, and it is time to deal with it.
Cats in dreams represent feminine power. White cats represent heightened spiritual awareness. Black cats signify hidden secrets or hidden powers within the dreamer. Wild cats encourage us to exercise our will power more. Tame cats indicate a place of comfort in our lives.
Dogs in dreams deal with friendship and loyalty. Being bitten by a dog indicates you may be dealing with a guilty conscience. The dog is also a dream symbol for instinct. If you are being led by a dog in your dream, it suggests you are comfortable with yourself.
Frogs represent blessings, love, and prosperity. Frogs also symbolize spiritual and emotional transformation.
Bats symbolize uncleanliness, demons and annoyances. Alternatively, bats represent rebirthand unrealised potential. To dream of a black bat signifies personal disaster.
Bulls in dreams represent stubbornness, strong will, strength and power. Alternatively, the bull indicates a rich, prosperous and abundant life.
Fish signify insights from your subconscious mind. Alternatively, a fish swimming in your dreammay symbolize conception. Some women dream of swimming fish when they get pregnant..
Seeing a snake or being bitten by one in your dream signifies hidden fears and worries that are threatening you. Yur dream may be alerting you to something in your waking life that you are not aware of or that has not yet surfaced. Alternatively, the snake may be seen as phallic and thus symbolize temptation and forbidden sexuality. As a positive symbol, snakes represent healing, transformation, knowledge and wisdom.
Sources: whats-your-sign.com, dreammoods.com
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