Dead Animal Dream Symbol


Dead Animal – Dreaming about a dead animal is representative of something that has become ruined in your life: a job, a relationship, an idealistic goal. The degree to which the animal is decomposed or battered indicates the degree to which you are affected by that aspect of your life. The type of animal that you dream about being dead indicates how hard it is making your life.

Dreaming about animals that you care for deeply (like pets) would mean that you should take some private time to allow yourself to grieve over the losses you have sustained and give yourself time to make a plan for the future.

Conversely, dreaming of feral animals like squirrels would mean that the incident was important, but that you should move forward with your current plans. Dreaming of dead predatory animals symbolizes great triumphs that have happened or will soon happen in your life. Dead snakes represent your ability to conquer your personal flaws, like bad habits.

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  1. Blanca Mancillas on

    My partner said he had a dream of me holding my 1yr old daughter n running away ..and stepping on alot of dead black cats and that in his dream he kept telling me not to step on them and i continued running

  2. I found out recently that my ex had our dog put down and didn’t tell me. He did it due to behavioural problems apparently- but I was not told about it. I felt guilty and upset about it.

    I dreamt last night that I found the dogs corpse in a garbage bin and was going to visit it- I told the people around that we needed to get it out so I could bury it and say goodbye. There was another dog there tied up at one stage that looked just like my dog and a lady pointed him out and I said no- that’s not him he is in this bin.

    I have dreamt of a human corpse in a bin before (twice I can remember at different times) but I am not entirely certain what these dead bodies in bins mean.

    Any ideas or help?? Please and thank you!

  3. I basically saw everyone in my house and immediate family die. It was a war zone and bombs were being dropped. I wasn’t for or against any military or country and I definitely wasn’t fighting. I was just in the cross fire of innocent people being bombed and dying. I did try and run away because I was scared and in the process of running away I was being chased and almost got killed thus it made it very difficult for me to go back and get my family. I went back anyway and saw a blinding white light and a big explosion land near my little house. All I remember is all my animals dying and my partner somehow survived by hiding under the bed. I didn’t actually see everyone die but it was the general understanding. I remember putting my guinea pig in a box and waiting for the opportune moment to put him underground and give him a final resting spot.

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