Tiger Dream Meaning and Interpretations


Tiger Dream Symbol – The tiger is a symbol of ferocity and fearsomeness. It is also a spirit animal that represents the feeling of raw emotions and power. The tiger is a very primal animal that represents our primal nature of uncertainty and unpredictability. A tiger can also indicate that your future plans will change unexpectedly.

The tiger also represents feelings of sexuality and uncertain elements that are present in your life. If the tiger is acting unpredictable in your dream, it can indicate a lack of control over certain areas of your life. Maybe you have been struggling financially or you have suffered a recent emotion heart break.

A tiger dream can also represent good health and vitality. If you are at peace with the tiger, it can indicate that you are in a good place in your life.

Tiger Dreams

On the other hand, tigers can also represent aggressive behavior and uncontrollable urges. You might have certain vices in your life that you are unable to control. The tiger could represent this vice staring you in the face.

To be chased by a tiger can indicate you are running away from an aspect of yourself that you don’t want to confront. The distance between you and the tiger can determine if the problem is getting better or if it is getting worse.

If you manage to kill a tiger in a dream it can represent conquering an aspect of yourself that you previously had no control over. You might have learned how to control your anger or deal  with people you don’t like in more favorable terms.

Alternative Interpretations

Tiger brings reminders of persistence to your dreams. He reminds to use patience. He also brings reminders to do things the way you always have done them. This is not a time to change the way you do things. You will only achieve your goals if you have patience.

This big cat can also mean you need to carefully plan your maneuvers. Tiger lets you know you have the strength and fortitude to achieve anything, even when you do not like what you need to do. No more guilty procrastinating. Get off your butt and get it done.

Seeing tiger can also mean danger is imminent. You are over anxious about something you think will happen. What do you fear will happen? There is no point worrying about what has not happened yet. This is your imagination running away with you.

tiger dreamsYour worry may come from past lessons and experiences. Relax a bit. Let your fears go. Let things happen in their own time. There is no reason to worry about what may never happen. Tiger can also symbolize your fear that something bad will happen to you because of your own actions. Maybe you made some bad decisions in the past and they are coming back to haunt you.

Dreaming of tigress protecting her cubs symbolizes you and your protectiveness towards your family. You will do anything to ensure your children and those close to you are protected and kept safe. This dream may come because you are anxious your children cannot protect themselves in such a harsh, tough world. You need to let go. They have to learn to stand on they own feet and cope with the challenges that come along. You need to support them in finding their own truths.

Dreams of killing tiger can mean you are feeling all powerful You feel there is nothing you cannot achieve and you are not shy letting the world know it. This can bring bad blood from others, jealous of your confidence and success. Or, people who find your attitude grates on them because they may not be doing well themselves. Be wary there are no power plays or bullying on either side.

Tiger may bring messages to take on more responsibility. You are capable of being a leader and tiger is pushing you to exert more authority. Is this you? Do you see yourself as a leader in some way? Do others naturally turn to you for the answers?

When Tiger crosses your Path

Tiger crosses your path to remind you are strong willed and persistent. He reminds there is nothing you do not have the courage to achieve. So get out there and keep achieving your dreams.

Note: If you have had a dream related to this dream symbol or would like to add something that is related to this topic please leave comment below. Comments are a great way to interact with others who are dreaming about similar topics.


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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. I dream of baby tiger and I don’t want it to stay in the house but my husband said that this baby tiger is cute and benign so let the tiger stay… Few weeks later I get pregnant so ……. Anyone can explain my dream?

  2. I have a reoccurring dream where I’m in a mansion trying to run away from a tiger. In the mansion there’s a lot of people all running around trying to get away. I always pass by two things, a long pool that has a shark going back and forth and a large bathroom that is just like a public bathroom… not sure what any of it means.

  3. Daniel Souza on

    I dreamt of 2 tigers trying to get to me at my house. In the dream they both starred me down. I was afraid. They ended up in the back of a pick up truck were I dropped them off down the street.

  4. i dreamt i was looking for my college roomate everywhere.we were going to a wedding.i asked everyone i saw and no one saw him. i looked outside the building the building and there were about 6 to 8 tigers outside. i was worried that the tigers may have gotten to him. they suddenly went underground. i saw a little square opening on the wall and was afraid that they may enter through it. i took a square rug to cover it and it was forcefully engulf.a few seconds later a green tiger came through. i was scared. it walked towards me. i suddenly saw a flat disc on the counter, so, i picked it up to redirect tigers advancement and threw it. the tiger gave chase to object. meanwhile i was looking for room to hide. the tiger brought it back to me and i took it from it’s mouth and threw it again. i ran into a room but tiger founds it’s way in. again, i took the frisbee from it’s mouth and tried to throw it as far as i could.. this happened several times while i tried looking for place to hide. tiger still came back with frisbee. finally i flung the frisbee far, tiger gave chase . i ran outside looking for building to hide. i ran inside a small bamboo house to hide. the tiger was looking for me and somehow found it’s way in. i thought tiger was mad. it came close to me.. i was scared, i just suddenly said “good boy” and started to pet tiger on the head. i thought to myself maybe he just wants to be my friend. so i took the frisbee from it;s mouth.

  5. I dreamt that I had become a tiger and was confidently walking and facing the world. Apart from the obvious does this mean anything else?

  6. I dreamt that there were three men trying to hurt a tiger and sell it. I fought them and was winning, the tiger didn’t bother me in the least, I was just trying to protect him.

  7. I dreamt that a tiger was in my backyard and as my sister and i approached the metal screen door the tiger walked up to greet us. I could tell that it was tamed and friendly and probably lost. I was in awe of it and wondered why it was there. Then it started to talk, or at least tried to? It said a name and i can’t remember the name now but it jogged a memory for dream-me and so i told the tiger to stay right there while I called for the person it was looking for. Dream-me remembered the name to be from a zoo or animal trainer and so I went to get my phone and call the people. But then somehow the Tiger left and ended up in my front yard it jumped over our fence and just left.

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