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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, wastes 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



-Cyndi 2014-02-27 15:31:19

Hi, my dream was a bit weird. I dreamt of a black goat hiding from an alligator. They both were in a clear water. The goat was in a deep hole and the alligator was also in a hole. I was on a plank observing what was about to happen. The goat knew the alligator was around so the goat went down deeper into the whole. The alligator was at the bottom of the hole waiting for the goat. After some time the goat never resurfaced. My attention went directly to a huge alligator passing by. The alligator was dressed in black and silver armor. The alligator was almost the size of a truck. This dream was so weird for me.


-carol tindal 2014-10-04 18:47:43

To dream of a tiny white goat.


-Josephine 2014-11-23 16:37:38

Last night I had a dream of white goats trying to escape and they got stuck in a little fence shaped like a circle. The goats were moving in circles in that circle fence. I went into that circle fence to calm them and to help them get out. I would like to know what this mean?


    -MikasaPinata 2015-11-01 14:23:40

    I had a similar dream last night, loud music was playing and the walls of the room were shaking, and in the middle of the room there was a goat that was tied up so it couldn’t run away. It’s eyes were very wide and it looked terrified. I tried to soothe it and say some words of comfort, but it started bleating. The more I tried to quiet it, by stroking it and saying “shush” the louder it bleated. I eventually placed my hands over its ears to try and block out the music so the goat wouldn’t be scared, but that just made it even worse. I ended up crouching in the room hugging the goat and whispering “it’s alright”.


-anne 2014-12-16 21:07:03

I dreamed I was looking after my neighbours 3 sheep and found a hole in the wire fence up the back that led to the rainforest I fixed the fence, then the sheep became 3 very white goats then they became 3 very white horses with wings and horns then the fence was realy high and wooden and all the sheep , horses and goats were in the paddock and I waited on the other side of the fence and watched while they leapt over it and the people who were sitting on the fence
as they leapt over the fence I wasnt scared for my safety and a voice told me they were soul jumpers


-Tara 2015-09-01 6:17:56

I had just gone through a bad divorce at 20 years old and moved in with my mom and little sisters. We were raised christian. I struggled emotionally and couldn’t eat or sleep very well. I remember a very vivid dream of when I was sleeping on the couch and opened my eyes and a giant goat was looking through the windows throught the blinds at me. Peering through, it was about 20 ft tall, as if I had escaped the evil that was trapped outside and kept me safe. Totally freaked I slept in bed with my mom, never felt such a real, vivid, awakening dream, as if something was tracking me, watching me.


-Rebecca 2015-10-20 6:48:28

what does a giant goat mean


-Maddy 2015-11-21 14:29:45

I dreamt that I was at a lake at Epcot in Disney world and i was there with a white with black spots goat. Then I saw a waterspout (a tornado of water) start on the lake. I grabbed the goat and ran into the basement of the house. I’ve never seen any of these things but they feel so familiar.


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