For some, cause for disgust and dread. For others, a friendly and misunderstood animal. The fact is that, regardless of your position on it, dreaming of the rat usually has a negative meaning to the dreamer’s life. Rats are animals commonly associated with dirt, the spread of disease, and stealth, which run away leaving a real mess behind.
As you well know, the rat is not characterized by being an accepted animal in our society, for this reason, dreaming of rats is a very unpleasant or even repulsive dream and much more unpleasant even if these dreams are repeated very commonly in our head during our nights.
Understanding in this way that this typology of dreams, we could say that they are characterized by being repulsive or can even scare us, that is why we would characterize rats in dreams as nightmares or unpleasant dreams since as a general rule this type of animals in dreams may be a warning or indicating different evils.
The ills that rats predict always affect our health or it can also be the case that it affects the health of our closest family and those closest to us. Generally, this dream is usually the beginning of an infection or an infectious process that we may suffer in the not too distant future, following an overwhelming logic, since rats are known to be carriers of many infections or serious lung diseases such as hantavirus.
You should know that this typology of dreams may want to show or indicate problems in our family, with our friends, problems between the community of neighbors, and colleagues, etc.
If you are a person who develops in the political or business sphere, you should be very careful, because it can be a sign of betrayal, especially by those people who are very helpful and willing to collaborate with you.
Spiritual Meaning of Rats in a Dream
When your presence is not tied to bad omens, the little rodent may be wanting to warn you about attitudes and people who are part of your daily life - and who are harming you.
The rodent represents greed, guilt, envy, and doubt. Often this sense of dreaming happens when there are within you some past thoughts or acts that you are not proud of, or are just ashamed to assume. The mouse appears, in this case, to warn you that something is gnawing at you from the inside.
Another mouse appearance may indicate attention to “friends” and people who are suddenly worrying about you. This representation occurs when the animal causes repulsion in the dream or appears amid the dirt. So if the rodent appeared to you, you don’t need to wake up scared - just watch out. After all, he has a lot to tell you.
The following are some of the most common possibilities where the rodent usually arises in the subconscious. Through these symbols, it is up to you to contextualize them to your reality and then find the perfect meaning.
When you find yourself chasing a rat in the dream, but it manages to escape, it means that the problems will continue to exist, but under the power of it. However, if you dream that you manage to kill the rat during sleep, this means the end of all problems.
- When a woman dreams of rats, it means that she suspects enemies who want to harm her, for example, witchcraft.
- If you are a young boy and you dream of rats, it means that you have enemies who speak ill of you behind your back.
- When a woman, and worse if you are young, and you dream of a rat that is on your clothes or dress, it means that you are at risk of getting involved in a scandal produced by people who do not love you.
- It is something more complex than it seems, dreaming of rats can harm the dreamer by hypocritical people and this generates problems in the family or with your neighbors (usually those closest to your day-to-day).
Dreaming about a white mouse:
Used for scientific experiments or adopted as pets, white mice, while friendly and harmless, still represent the need for care for those around them.
Watch out for people who only approach you when there is something they can enjoy (your money, popularity, a loving partner, etc.). In the absence of possible situations, another interpretation for the white mouse indicates the arrival of a new - and true - friendship.
Dreaming about a black mouse:
The black mouse appears again with the meaning of attention. Dreaming about him means that soon you have to go through some difficult times in your life. These moments will be marked by emotions and feelings that can be affected through embarrassment and disappointment.
Another symbolism is related to the dreamer’s health. Since rodents are associated with disease transmission, a disease may be approaching.
Dreaming about a grey mouse:
Not as serious as the black mouse, dreaming of the gray mouse is related to a difficult but temporary phase - which can be either the end of a love relationship or a friendship.
Be alert to the details of your daily life. Keep your loved ones close to you, and be aware that nothing suspicious threatens to happen to them.
Dreaming about a dead mouse:
If the rat appears dead in your dream, be aware that some health problem is about to enter. Also, pay attention to family members and take seriously any illness that arises.
Dreaming about killing a mouse:
If you kill the mouse, we have a positive meaning here. This dream symbolizes overcoming and the end of an old problem. If something has been bothering you or that should arise to drive you out of the way it should be overcome without any problems.
Spiritual meaning of mouse droppings in a dream:
If dreaming about a rat is not a good thing, imagine dreaming about his poop. That’s where you make a mistake. This dream represents nothing less than luck and financial stability. If your current job or conditions do not give you prospects for this, be aware of opportunities that may arise at any time.
Dreaming about mouse biting:
With such a dream, you need to wake up and be very attentive. Pay attention to the people with whom you relate to and do not turn your back on them. When the rat bites you in the dream, it is a sign that someone is jealous of you, and is planning to betray your confidence over it.
Dreaming about a big mouse:
Despite a desperate dream for many people, dreaming of the big rat bodes well. Even if the animal is huge, it means you should get your hands on a lot of money right away. The sources of this money can be varied: inheritance, employment, money found, or any other possibility.
But be aware that this dream does not always represent reality. Often it is just a manifestation of your enormous unconscious desire.
Dreaming about running rats:
When rats are running in your dream, here we have several interpretations. One says that a traitor is moving away from his life. Another possibility is that you are escaping a problematic situation without even solving the problem at hand.
Be smarter with the people around you - especially those with pending issues (such as enemies and “friends of the jaguar”). Do not turn your back on them.
Dreaming about rats in your beds:
We have a very complex problem there. This dream means that there are dirty and lying issues in the family environment. You will need to clear some stories if you want to stop dreaming of rodent invasion in your bed.
Dreaming about numerous rats:
If there were too many rats or you came across a nest of them, that means someone is directly or indirectly harming you. Try to focus more on positive thoughts and adopt attitudes that can ward off such negative energies. Take cover!
Another meaning for this huge amount of rodents maybe your subconscious mind telling you that you are probably exceeding yourself at some point in your life - which may be sucking in your life energy.
Dreaming that you are running away from a mouse:
If in the dream you run away or feel the dislike of the rat, it means that you are possibly avoiding something or someone who could bring you financial damage. Depending on the context of your life, the symbolism may be linked to your refusal to adapt to certain conditions imposed on you.
Dreaming about a mousetrap:
When there is a mousetrap in your dream we, therefore, have a reference to cleverness. If there is a mouse trapped in it, the dream takes on a positive meaning, representing your victory over something you want. However, if it is empty, it could mean that someone is trying to pass you back.
Dreaming you are searching for a mouse:
One more positive meaning for the little rodent. When you are dreaming that you need to find a mouse, it means that you need to be more aware of the opportunities that should arise. After all, what you want so much is about to be found.
Dreaming about the mouse:
This is a dream that brings warnings of caution to the dreamer. Be aware that your business is at risk of complications. If there were too many mice, family intrigue is about to happen.
Dreaming of the mouse at work:
When the mouse comes up on your desktop, try to think better if there is no one in the company that you want to manipulate, deceive, or reverse in your favor. If you are trying to neglect or procrastinate an important task, the mouse may also come up to warn you of the risks.
Dreaming of a rat at home:
But if the rat appears inside your home, try to remember if you haven’t been abusing the food, including raiding the fridge at dawn. This behavior may be able to suck up your life energy, making you lethargic.
Dreaming of cat and mouse:
If both animals arise in some context of your dream, we have an omen related to friendship. The cat is the superior being to the rat; when the mouse escapes the clutches of a cat, it gains the social aspect. That is, in the face of such a dream, it is possible to predict that something tends to change in some friendship relationship, be it good or bad.
Dreaming that you captured a mouse:
Regardless of the method you use, when you dream of catching a mouse, it means that you are facing a lucky day. Go ahead and realize your projects, as they tend to work very well.