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

Whenever a memorable dream vision like a reptile shows up in dreams, it can have many possible interpretations.

Here are three possible explanations of dreams about this dream subject from our dream experts.

Which of these interpretations best matches your dream?

What does a reptile mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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

A dream about a reptile signifies your primal instincts and reactions toward sex, food, etc. Of course, dream interpretations are seldom that simple.

It suggests you're dealing with basic survival and physical desires. If you're interacting with a reptile, it may symbolize someone you're suspicious of or feel is cold-blooded.

Alternatively, it could represent transformation, as reptiles are symbolic of rebirth due to their shedding skin.

A reptile can be a deep and multifaceted dream object to analyze. To know with any kind of confidence, I'd have to take a deeper dive into the dreamer's background and current life scenario.

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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 reptile, in Freudian terms, can be an embodiment of the id, the unconscious reservoir of our most primitive impulses, including aggression and desire.

But a reptile can say quite a few things — It's a manifestation of our instinctual nature, unfiltered by societal norms. Interaction with a reptile, by contrast, might suggest an internal dialogue with these primal aspects of self. It could be an invitation to acknowledge and integrate these repressed elements into the conscious ego, fostering psychological wholeness. However, it's crucial to consider the dreamer's personal associations with reptiles, as individual symbolism can significantly influence the interpretation.

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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 about a reptile is a spiritual call to awaken your inner power and primal energy. It's a sign from the divine to embrace your instinctual nature and raw emotions. This dream is a spiritual journey towards self-discovery and personal growth. When you interact with a reptile in your dream, it symbolizes a spiritual encounter with a being that may seem cold and distant, but is actually a guide leading you towards enlightenment. It's a divine message to shed your old self and embrace transformation, just like a reptile sheds its skin. Remember, every dream is a spiritual journey, and every symbol carries a divine message.

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So whose dream interpretation is best for you?

Which of the preceding perspectives on a reptile makes the most sense for your dream?

Only you can say for certain. Remember that our dreaming mind can be a convoluted thing to understand. Each and every concept from a dream can represent many different meanings — or be the result of multiple activities in our waking life.

Do you have a better interpretation on a dream about a reptile that you'd like to share? We'd be thrilled to hear and discuss your own interpretation in the comment area at the bottom of this page.

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