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Rutting masculine sexuality, or if a female goat the fertility and procreative power; ability to climb, personally or socially; tough ability to survive difficulties; sometimes connected with repressed natural drives which become reversed or evil/live when symbolising the devil – or the animal drives or instinctive and pooled consciousness prior to ego development. If you dream of the goat god Pan, see girl in the wood.

It can also depict somebody butting into your life, or conflict with someone if the goat is attacking. Also sure-footedness or meeting difficulties with ease.

If you have kept goats it may well represent responsibility or caring. If you have bred them you might use the goat to depict your own reproductive urges.

In the Bible the goat represents the bad guys in the phrase ‘separating the sheep from the goats’.

As an astrological sign the goat is the sign of Capricorn. For Capricornians the goat may represent their basic character. Capricorn is a “Cardinal” “Earth” sign. It is the sign of hard, long struggle, and finally, high attainment. This suggests a slow starter, somebody who makes it late in life. It’s symbol is a compound creature, half goat, half fish. The front portion has the head and front legs of a goat, the hind portion a fish’s body and tail. The “Goat,” with only his front legs, is patiently and perseveringly struggling to climb a mountain, but is handicapped and hindered all the time by having to drag with him his Piscean after-part. This represents a stage in human evolution during which humans were developing personal identity, but their instinctive drive were still powerful and difficult to deal with. It still depicts this in a person’s life today. The Capricornian is said to be ambitious with definite aims and purposes. They are patient and perseverance in overcoming difficulties. Thus they finally succeed in the attainment of their Zodiacal goal.

Example: I dreamt I was in a large room sitting near one wall. In front of me was a nanny goat, pregnant with very large teats. The goat asked me, or I knew that she needed, milking, because there was too much pressure of milk in her udder. I started to do this and noticed the goat was very squat, powerful and with tremendous physical stability. That is, its shape made it difficult to unbalance. I seemed to know how to milk the goat. A backwards and forwards motion was necessary, and no squeezing needed. It was like masturbation. As I did this I watched the milk flow on the floor, and thought what a waste it was, but felt soon her baby could feed. Then I watched her give birth. It was a very quick and easy thing, but I believe it was a human child, not a goat. I don’t know if the goat was then a woman, but a woman also gave birth, and I realised while still dreaming that I had dreamt twice about giving birth and this was because a birth process was at work in my unconscious. Paul.

This dream shows the many associations we have with the goat, everything from the procreation of motherhood to sex and masturbation. In fact Paul says of his dream, “As I remembered the dream I realised what some of it meant. The goats milk pressure is the pressure that builds up making it necessary for me to masturbate. That it is milk means it is my self-giving, my flow of love to others, wasted on the floor. The dream suggests this will soon change, and something is being born. Also the fact it is a breast yet it is being masturbated, means childhood needs for the breast are developing into real genital needs.

Idioms: Get my goat; an old goat, meaning an ageing man still lusting after women.

Useful Questions and Hints:

What can I understand from how the goat is portrayed in the dream?

What am I doing with the goat and what does this suggest?

Does the goat in any way portray elements of masculinity or femininity, maybe connected with mother or motherhood?

See Mammal BrainTechniques for Exploring your Dreams - Energy Sex and Dreams


-Joey 2017-05-02 21:27:41

I dreamt of a child making goat sounds , and in the dream as if I was waking up, and my vision was blurd I saw the legs of a goat walking towards me , the rest of him was , a blur , the goat was white and walking on it’s hind legs, can anyone tell me what this might mean


    -Tony Crisp 2017-05-03 9:30:11

    Hi – I am stopping from answering your posts fully – but will try to give hints; sometimes long ones because I quote from masses I have already put online. Also, I need to take time to update the site – dreamhawk.

    It would help you to understand your dreams, if you would read – http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/questions-2/#Summing and also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/features-found-on-site/ which has so much information in.

    Nothing can replace your own ability to understand your dream. With a little effort you can do this by practising what is described in – http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson or http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/getting-at-your-dreams-meaning/


    Joey – When a child acts out being a goat it really feels as if it is a goat – especially in the dream world. Also all the people, animals, places we you in your dreams, are simply your own feelings, fears, hopes and wonder projected onto the screen of your sleeping mind as images. So the child and the goat all refer to you. See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/brain-levels-and-dreams/#mammalbrain that explains how this can be.

    As you will see, we are all carrying the mammal brain in us, so the goat standing on its hind legs is partly human, as the link above suggests. Your dream therefore is a step toward accepting your mammal self and the wonderful heritage of mammal life we hold within us. You, like everybody, started your life as the primeval slime of your parents mating. In other word single celled life forms – the seeds of your beginning. At first you were like a plant, dividing and developing cells. As you grew in your mother womb you developed through the levels of evolution. At one time you were like a fish with gills, and so within you is all levels of your past that is usually closed to your waking mind. So we have within us all animals which is often shown in dreams.


-Leona 2017-06-08 11:18:51

hi, i had a dream of a black goat being carried by two people as i was driving with someone. I stopped and opened my door, the person asked me if we came right by a deceased person’s house and them threw this goat at me.. what could it mean?


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