Sometimes represents libido or sexual drives that appear as threatening. It also depicts anger, passion – in caring or protecting, spitefulness and power of response. That is, responses without too much thought.
As with any of the big cats, anger, temper; spitefulness, cruelty; courage; passion – even passion caring for your children. Because of the leopard’s spots, which can be seen as eyes, the leopard has represented The Great Watcher – i.e. wider awareness. See: wider awareness.
Useful questions are:
What attitude or feelings is my dream leopard expressing, and how does that relate to me?
If I imagine myself as the leopard, do I feel anger, power or fear? (For help doing this see Stand in Role under peer dream work.)
Is it a male or female leopard and what does that lead me to feel or associate with it?
What is my relationship with the leopard and what does that suggest?