Dream About Tigers

By on September 12, 2017

While the lion might be the king of the jungle, the tiger is also a symbol of strength and ferocity. Over the course of history, the tiger has been a symbol of raw emotions, fearsome attitude and power. As an extremely primal animal, it can represent your own animalistic nature and desires. With this in mind, the tiger may represent unpredictability, uncertainty or unexpected changes. Seeing a tiger in your dreams could symbolize unexpected changes in store for your future.

What Do Dreams About Tigers Mean?

Other than fierceness, tigers are also a representation of sexuality. If the tiger is unpredictable or dangerous in your dreams, it may show that you lack control over some aspects of your life. You may be struggling with your budget or following a break up, and you feel like your power is completely gone.

Often, a tiger represents elements of your life that are uncertain. It is an animal that is all about change and strength. When you have a dream about tigers, it can be a sign of vitality, longevity and good health. If the tiger is peaceful or seems friendly in your dreams, it may mean that you have reached a positive point in your life where you can be healthy and happy.

Aggression and Conquerors

Sometimes, a tiger dream can show aggression or urges that you cannot control. If you have a bad habit like drinking, gambling or smoking, this type of dream may mean that your vice is growing out of control. The tiger appeared in your dreams as a sign that you need to confront this vice and take your control back. Otherwise, the vice may end up controlling you.

If you kill a tiger in your dreams, it shows that you have gained control over some trait or life situation that you did not have control over before. You may have learned to control your vices, manage your anger or calmly handle people you dislike.

If you are chased by a tiger in your dreams, then it shows that you are running away from something. You may be trying to run away from a part of yourself that you are afraid to confront. The distance that is between the tiger and yourself shows how close the problem is to catching up with you. If you can confront and resolve the problem in your waking life, you will no longer be chased by a tiger in your dreams.

Other Dream Meanings About Tigers

Seeing a tiger in your dreams may mean that you have to be more careful about how you plan out the future. The strength and perseverance of the tiger shows that you must put in effort, even when you do not think extra work is needed. Procrastinating will never help you achieve what you want in life. You have to have the tiger’s dedication to the hunt if you want to accomplish your goals.

A tiger is a reminder of patience and persistence. He is a reminder that you should continue to do things the same way you have done successfully in the past. There is no reason to change your approach just for the sake of change. If your approach has worked well before, stick to it.

Think of how you felt in the dream. If you were anxious or afraid, then the tiger may be a sign that danger lurks nearby you. You may be worried that something will happen, and the tiger is showing you that it could occur. At the same time, there is no reason to panic over something that has not occurred yet. All you can do is calmly take steps to prepare for the future and hope for the best. Your worries may occur, but you can learn from the past. Things will happen in their own time, and you can’t worry about something that will not happen.

If you see a tigress with her cubs, it shows that you are protective toward your family and/or children. Being protective is good, but you also have to let your family members learn to survive in the world on their own. Killing a tiger shows that you feel completely powerful. If a tiger crosses your path in the dream, it means that you should be persistent and strong-willed.


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    Kari Aspeggen

    October 24, 2019 at 1:23 am


    I just read your article and find it interesting. Two nights in a row now, I’ve dreamed about tigers. First there was a newborn cub up for adoption, if the new owner was willing to raise her and protect her for six years before finding her a more natural environment to live her adult years.When she came to me she was so tiny and totally dependent of my care. Extremely emotional and beautiful dream. And last night I dreamed about being in the nature where a keeper had a small flock of adult tigers, and I asked him, incredulous; -Can I believe my eyes, are these really TIGERS? He didn’t reply but walked down to the animals and came back with three of them. The biggest and oldest, a male, came to me and let me hug him, completely friendly. It was comforting and absolutely safe. He purred like a very big cat.

    In real life I struggle with my privat finances at the time and risk to have to give up my apartment for sale. It is scary and hard and I’m alone to solve all of this and at the same time take care of my very old parents. I think it must mean something important to have both these dreams – and in a row! What the meaning is I don’t know, but both dreams felt good in a different way.

    Best regards,

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      web admin

      March 20, 2020 at 6:32 pm

      Often, tigers represent uncertainty or a point in time where you have to make a decision. The fact that you feel so positively about your dreams may mean that there are changes you are making in the present that will lead to good things in your future. Considering what you just described about the changes you are making in your life, it definitely sounds like a possibility. Good luck!

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