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Did You Dream About a Lizard? Here's What It Means

So you dreamed about a lizard? It's a rich and colorful dream topic that carries several possible interpretations.

Keep reaading for 3 different points-of-view from our dream guides on what it means to dream about a lizard.

Which explanation best matches your dream?

What does a lizard mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of a lizard signifies your primal instincts and reactions toward sex, food, etc. But as you know, a dream seldom has such a simple interpretation.

It's a symbol of survival. If the lizard is threatening, it suggests that you have a fear or an unhealthy attitude towards these natural functions. If you're interacting with a lizard, it may be a representation of your ability to survive under harsh conditions or your adaptability in different situations.

It can also mean that you're cold, detached and unfeeling, or it could be a warning that you're being duped or deceived.

A lizard is deep and multifaceted dream concept to interpret with any certainty. To know confidently, I'd have to really get to know the dreamer's background and mindset.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of a lizard, in the Freudian context, may be a representation of suppressed desires or fears, given the lizard's association with the subconscious and the id.

Some additional thoughts on this: If the lizard is merely observed, it could symbolize latent anxieties or repressed sexual desires. Interaction with the lizard, however, might suggest an attempt to confront these hidden aspects of the self. This confrontation may be thought of as a step towards self-awareness and personal growth. It's important to note that the lizard's behavior and the emotions it evokes in the dream can provide further insight into the specific nature of these suppressed feelings.

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of a lizard or interacting with one can be a spiritual sign of transformation and rebirth. Lizards shed their skin, symbolizing the ability to let go of old habits, beliefs, and lifestyle to make way for new growth and change. If the lizard appears threatening, it may indicate resistance to this change, suggesting a need to confront and release fears. Interacting with a lizard can signify your readiness to embrace this transformation, indicating a spiritual journey of self-discovery and personal growth. Remember, the lizard is also a creature of the earth, grounding you in your journey and reminding you to stay connected to your roots even as you evolve.

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Which dream interpretation matches your dream?

Which interpretation above for a lizard makes the most sense for your dream?

Only you can say for certain. Keep in mind that our higher mind can be a complicated thing. Each and every image in a dream can represent a long list of things — or symbolize multiple activities in our daily lives.

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