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 had a really strange dream. I dreamt I was in my kitchen and heard scratching on the door. I went to open it to find my dog cowering in fear. He ran in, and I saw a black panther on my porch. There was a regular black cat perched on it’s back. The panther started to attack me, and I was fughtjh it off. I managed to get back inside. I saw my mother by the door, she passed away last year and I was shocked to see her alive. My mother pointed at the panther and told it to go. A tiger came running through my house to the the door. It made the panther leave. I shut the door, and the tiger laid down in my kitchen and stared into my eyes. Then I woke up.

  2. Im.my dream there were 2 tigers. 1 black white and orange which seemed to be male and the second a pure white one which seemed to be female. We where on a local street and I had tons of people running past me screaming in fear of the tigers. I was stood still looking at them as they where coming towards me. That’s when the dream switched me to sitting on a bed in the middle of a field and the white tiger was walking towards me, I could feal the fear but something was telling me not to move, then the female came and sat on me as though a house cat would but which much to more force and weight. I felt like I couldn’t breath and had to push the tiger to one side and then I sat with it and cuddled and petted it like I would with any house trained animal.

  3. i had a dream that a good number of prehistoric creatures were walking around on the leaves of a tree in my backyard as though they had created a floor of some kind. one of them was what i can only describe as a tiger with very large fangs, and as i was getting out my phone to take a picture, it leapt at me and pinned me to the ground. its breath was warm and wet in my face, but it didn’t do anything to hurt me. i thought to myself “okay, i guess i’m not taking any pictures of tigers in my tree,” and it seemed to be satisfied. it let me up and returned to the tree, and i woke up shortly after. i took it to mean something about my crush, as he often wears a tigerseye pendant, and i’m a little dumb when it comes to what is and isn’t socially acceptable, so i do have a few pictures of him that i don’t think he knows about,,

  4. I recently had a dream where I was at the zoo. walking around until I get to the tiger area where I seen the tiger two to three times until the final time. Where I meet a white tiger face to face I remember being shocked and frozen with fear it suddenly leap while giving out this huge growl. I looked to a door while saying out “nope, nope, nope” as I opened the door towards my direction it leaped out. The tiger escaped. Hiding in some room I finally went out where I spotted the zookeeper in a somewhat calm yet panicked tone I said “Hey, there is a tiger that escaped” He left. As I begin to walk around terrorfied I saw the white tiger at a further distance. Then about 10 feet I saw a orange tiger walk by glancing at me. We both looked at eachother. And then I woke up
    What does this mean?

  5. I dreamt of a tiger trying to push through the door of my room and i was trying to push the door shut. I then jumped on a table to escape.

  6. I had a dream of a tiger chasing me ,I could see my mom in dream standing in between the tiger and me asking me to close the door and escape but I couldn’t immediately close the door in the dream,later the tiger stares at me my mom diverted his attention. later I found the tiger chasing me ,and I jumped off the balcony of the house and sitting at some edge and in order to catch me the tiger jumped too but falls down to death.what is the meaning of this dream? Am perplexed! And the dream happens in a different house

  7. I dreamt I turned loose 4 tigers …I could vividly see their heads in a golden field of wheat. 2 blue 2 orange. I was fearful they would eat my two 6 yr old granddaughters.

  8. I saw a red tiger in my dreams
    It looked at me and approached cautiously, I think it’s because I was also holding my ground
    Knowing that if I run away it’s gonna chase me down

  9. Whilst meditating, saw two tigers in a struggle. Both on hind legs, facing each other and coming up in a struggling type of embrace. Not sure if fighting or playing. Forming a triangle with their posture. Any thoughts or interpretation? I saw it to represent an inner struggle. Difference aspects of my inner nature. Maybe spiritual aspect versus physical/human aspect.

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