To the tradesman this dream augurs success; in mediaeval symbolism ants typify industry ; Plato says the souls of unimaginative persons return to earth as ants.
Freud and others attach sexual significance to dreams of animals; dream interpreters, however, regard the dream of a number of domestic animals as auguring happiness, while wild animals symbolize enemies.
A cunning and dangerous enemy. The Freudians translate this as an erotic dream.
In a woman’s dream a spider will often reconnect her with her essential femininity, whereas in a man’s dream such an image is more likely to generate fear.
On a very mundane level spiders are generally disliked, perhaps because of their scuttling movement but also because of its association with dirt. In dreams it can also suggest deviousness, harking back to the innate fear of the destructive mother archetype.
Spiritually the spider represents the great mother in her role as the weaver of life. She weaves destiny from the body of her self and is, therefore, the creator. In coming to terms with this aspect, we become weavers of our own destiny. Consult the entries for insects, mandala and web as well as the […]
(Donkey; Ingratitude; Sin) If one sees a domesticated zebra in a dream, it means benefits and profits. Transformation of a donkey into a zebra in a dream means evil. If a zebra enters one’s house in a dream, it means that an evil person will enter that house, or that one will bring an evil […]
Personal circumstances, experiences and emotions can have a profound effect on our self-image / expression, and remembered happiness can be experienced in dreams about pet birds.
(See Sound of animals)
When animals appear in a dream they tend to represent an aspect of the personality that cannot be properly understood except on an instinctive level. Below are some common images that occur in dreams.