By examining our dreams, we are able to gain a much greater understanding and insight into our thoughts, feelings and inner desires or fears.
What we imagine, or visualize within our sleeping life can be representative of things we are worried about in our waking life, and so by examining the dream, we can see what they may symbolize for us.
In our dreams, we can see into our subconscious mind, and what we may be experiencing on a deeper level. This is why it can be so important to keep a dream journal, or note down interesting dreams, to find out what we can do or change in our waking lives.
Dreams can be very fascinating and fantastical, and we can come across creatures and animals that are very symbolic.
One of the most common creatures that you may see in your dreams is the tiger; a magnificent, powerful animal that is fierce, strong and intelligent.
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What do tigers mean in dreams?
If you see a tiger in your dream, then you may be wondering why this is. Tigers are one of the most powerful creatures in the world, known for their intelligence, strength, and fearlessness. Tigers, as spirit animals are known to be very wise.
They are able to develop their skills, and adapt to new environments, able to hunt successfully in a wide range of situations. They are therefore very intuitive, instinctive, cunning, and able to blend into many surroundings with ease.
If you see a tiger within your dreams, this could be a sign that the tiger is your spirit animal, able to guide you towards enlightenment, or greater achievements.
Depending on the situation in which you see the tiger, it can have different meanings. Here, we will take a look at what some of these meanings could be, to help you gain a greater insight into issues, fears or worries you may have in your waking life.
Dreaming of Being Chased by a Tiger
One of the most common sightings of a tiger in dreams is the chasing tiger. If you dream that you are being chased by a tiger, it can feel overwhelming, terrifying, and that you are unable to outrun this magnificent beast.
This can relate to how you may want to run away from your problems within your waking life, or that your enemies are catching up and gaining on you, which can be rather distressing.
You may be fearful of some greater danger, that you feel that you cannot escape. Try to think of ways that you feel that you are the victim, and seek to rectify this anxiety in your waking life.
Dreaming of a Friendly Tiger
If you dream of a friendly tiger, then this may signify that you have overcome some sort of fear for yourself. You may no longer be feeling anxious or nervous about a situation, and that it is past you.
In addition, seeing a friendly tiger in a dream, may reflect how you have some sort of power, or hold over a certain situation, that you have under your control. This means that a friendly tiger is a good sign.
Dreaming of a Protective Tigress
You may have dreamt of a tigress, protecting her cubs from danger. This can be symbolic of how much you care for those around you, such as your friends or family, and the lengths you will go to to keep them safe.
You may be dreaming about this in the case that you are anxious or nervous about your children, or family up against the wide world.
You may need to take a step back, and let them be free, to learn and to stand on their own two feet to face the hardships and challenges of the world for themselves. You can however, remain the protective tigress, and just support your family and friends no matter what.
Dreaming of a Sleeping Tiger
If you are dreaming of a sleeping tiger, then you may be fearful of some hidden force or danger within your life.
You may be anxious to wake the tiger, or stir up some sort of trouble, which may cause further issues for you. You may feel that you are walking on eggshells, and that you have to adapt to some struggles in some way.
Dreaming of a White Tiger
White tigers are not a common phenomenon, and can be very rare in the wild. Therefore, dreaming of a white tiger can be an important and special occurrence.
A white tiger can be symbolic of uniqueness, rarity and wisdom. If you see a white tiger in your dream, then you may be seeking some greater understanding, enlightenment or knowledge that you have not had before.
Dreaming of Tiger Cubs
If you dream of tiger cubs, then this may be symbolic of new beginnings or innocence.
A tiger cub is a young creature, learning to find a place for itself in the world, and awakening its inner strength and ferocity. This may be symbolic of you overcoming obstacles in your waking life, and becoming stronger, and more wise as you age and progress in life.
Dreaming of Killing a Tiger
If you dream of killing a tiger, then this may show how powerful and unstoppable you are feeling in your waking life.
When you dream of killing a tiger, you are showcasing your authority, your leadership and your strength.
Are you the tiger?
If you dream that you, yourself are a hunting tiger, then this could be symbolic about how you feel about yourself.
Perhaps you feel that you are too confronting, or that other people may be scared of you in some way. You may feel that you are not understanding, or that people are unable to communicate with you.
If you feel like you are the hunter, and not the prey, then perhaps you are worried about how people see you, or about a lie or rumour that is creating a misconception about you, where you are the villain.