Retention signifies an inability to let go of the past or of previous patterns of behaviour, literally to be uptight. Also consult the entry for anus in this section.
The mouse’s quality of timidity can often be addressed in the dreamer, if it is recognized that this can arise from turbulence and lack of understanding. Also consult the entry for vermin in this section.
The rat signifies a tainted or devious part of our personality or a situation we are in. It can also represent something that is repulsive in some way. We may also be experiencing disloyalty from a friend or colleague. Also consult the entry for vermin in this section.
To be particularly conscious of the centre of any aspect of a dream indicates we are aware of a goal or objective, or perhaps even of our real self. We may need to be the centre of attention whatever the circumstances. Also consult the section on archetypes in the introduction.
See sinister animals and transformation of animals in this section.
Rabbits appearing in a dream can mean one of two things: the obvious connection with fertility could be important, or it could be that the trickster aspect is coming to the fore. A white rabbit may show us the way to the inner spiritual world and, as such, act as a guide. Also consult the […]
Because a frog transforms (from a tadpole and moves on to the land), one appearing in a dream indicates a period or act of transformation. There is something unpleasant which eventually transmutes into a desirable asset (e.G.A frog into a prince). Consult the entry for reptiles in this section for further clarification.
Dreaming of toads connects us with whatever we may consider ugly in life, or in our behaviour. However, implicit in that ugliness is the power of transformation and growth into something beautiful. For a toad and an eagle to appear is to note the difference between earthly and spiritual values. Consult the entry for reptiles […]
When they become apparent, will give some ideas about the aims and objectives we have. Our declared hopes and ideals may not correspond with those we subconsciously have – our inner motivation may be totally different to our outer behaviour – and dreams will highlight this discrepancy. The exact nature of our objective is often […]
The wild boar depicts the archetypal masculine principal, and often the negative masculine in a woman’s dream. We may be evading an issue that should be challenged and dealt with more daringly. You may wish to consult the individual entry for boar and also for pig in this section.