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Lion Lioness

Lions appear in many dreams, and usually signifies anger, desire to hurt, aggressiveness; or fear of these feelings in others or ourselves. We may feel fear of our own anger due to it threatening injury to others in a way that would reflect upon self, and devour our other feelings and desires. The lion can often express feelings of love that cannot express normally, and become aggressive instead. If we see someone we love showing interest in another, or if we feel ousted by brother or sister for parents’ love, our feelings may seem to us like a terrible lion. Daniel in the lions’ den is a beautiful symbol representing how these feelings may be calmed and changed if our life is given to the influence of love.

The power of our physical strength, of our temper, of our emotions or sexuality; love that has become anger through jealousy or pain; leadership; ones father or fatherhood, or mother if it is a lioness; an image of the father/mother God; leadership; watchfulness or guardianship; self assertion or boasting because of the power of the lions roar. The story of Androcles and the lion shows how the pain felt by our ‘animal’ life process, if tended by the conscious personality, brings a loving relationship between conscious and unconscious.

Many children experience recurring dreams of a lion chasing them through their house. This is most likely due to a developing struggle with their natural feelings of anger and aggression. This because their parents might attempt to quieten or control the child’s temper, or criticise it as ‘bad’.

Being frightened of an attack or possible attack from a lion suggests an ‘attack’ of anxiety or fear about something. Consider the rest of the dream to define what.

Many people dream of being chased or run in fear when they see a lion in their dream. But your dreams are simply a projection of your own emotions or fear upon the screen of your sleeping mind. So why don’t you rerally express those emotions instead of being afraid of your own feelings. Why not roar back!!?? But please see Nothing can Hurt You in Your Dreams

 As an example of what you can do in your dreams, here the dreamer ‘roars’ back!

 Example: When I arrived at the attic I put the dog down. But now the attic was empty and dark. I could feel my hair stand on end and my skin ‘crawling’. Actually I feel it all again as I write this. The feeling arose because there was an unformed dark shape creeping around at the far end of the room. The dog was really afraid and came into my arms. Then the dark creature leapt at me, transforming into a massive mouth with huge fangs and awful demonic face. Immediately I leapt at it in the same way and smashed against its face with my own huge fangs. This utterly disarmed it because it had felt, in its primitive way, to terrify me. It surprised me too that I could so immediately transform into a monster when necessary.

Example: A huge black panther chased me. I fell and it clawed my back. I/it was about to chew my back to bite me. I didn’t know whether to relax or struggle. After being floored by the Panther I managed to get up. I later did active imagination. I allowed the panther to eat me, and I thus became the panther. Then I, as the panther, noticed a tiger. Feeling enormous temper – anger – hate I leapt upon the tiger to claw and devour it. I really felt strong temper. It kept really appearing to get smaller and smaller. Eventually I saw it as just a toy cuddly tiger. Then its head came off as a pantomime horse does, and I was amazed to see that my cousin Sidney was inside it, who I felt had mercilessly teased me as a child. The panther was my own feelings of anger.

As an astrological sign, the lion is the sign of Leo, a ‘Fixed’ ‘Fire’ sign. In the dream of a person born with the sun in Leo, the lion may represent their basic character. It is said to be the heart of the Zodiac. In it all the activities of Aries have been concentrated and given purpose, permanence, passion and a certain nobility. It is the Royal Sign denoting Love, the Ruler of Life. Subjects of this sign are said to be proudly ‘faithful’ and scorn what is weak, small-minded, or mean. It is the sign of the Sun – the physical and also the Divine Sun. In terms of human evolution the sign of Leo represents rulership of the animal kingdom, to become a dominant creature, expressing the best of the instinctive and natural within human nature. Thus in The Witch and The Wardrobe, the greatest strength and unifying influence is the lion. But there is a step beyond this into independent awareness where one recognises oneself not only as the powerful and creative universal animal life, but as an individual human being as well.

Useful questions and hints:

Are there signs that this is about anxiety or anger – if so can I define what they connect with?

If the lion suggests strength and protectiveness, am I relating well to it?

What do I feel if I imagine myself as the lion?

What are the key words I use in describing this dream?

See: key wordsBeing the Person or ThingMammal Brain

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-Markesia Smith 2014-11-08 15:06:05

Hi! I had a dream last night I was a lioness roaming around what look to symbolize my yard and home with my cubs. Then the Lion came and we sought each other I didn’t feel fear in the dream but then I seen myself on my porch calling for my own children in the house because I didn’t want them to get hurt by the lions. I wasn’t scared of them being around them just didn’t naturally think it was safe. I seem to be one with the lions in the dream as we are in life but what did this dream represent in my real life? I have a new relationship in my life with a male and it’s been a long time since I fell in love what could this dream represent in my personal truths?

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-Samantha 2014-12-20 18:43:33

Hi

I was having a normal dream then all of a sudden I was in my house and a lioness was creeping across the road. I was immediately scared.
Then for some reason my ex ( father of my children, we don’t get along) was out the front. He started antagonising the lioness getting it too attack him. I was screaming through the fly screen trying to stop it. But he was laughing while it was lunging and biting him. It wasn’t trying to kill him. Just hurt him. The lioness looked at me, opened it’s mouth wide and made a roar at me and nudged the fly screen door. I growled back at it. The lioness then went after him again while he was still antagonising it. Then a man I don’t know rocked up and nudged it with his car and got out to help my ex. But my ex just kept proding the animal.
The whole time I was yelling or screaming I was terrified.

What does it mean.?
Email a reply please and thank you very much .

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    -Tony Crisp 2014-12-21 15:22:23

    Samantha – It means that you are largely unaware of yourself as a lioness. See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/brain-levels-and-dreams/

    Your dream says that you are scared of your own natural feelings of aggression and protection for your children. The dream clearly shows you first your fear, then you as a lioness being prodded and antagonised by your ex.

    Your ex seems to be backed up by another man, but instead of being terrified you ought to let your anger actually loose instead of holding it back. I am not suggesting killing him like a real tigress that you are could easily do, but with your strength you could easily avoid being terrified or upset by him, just let out a warning huge growl now and then. You can vent your anger safely by using a rolled up newspaper and beat the hell out of the sofa, seeing it as him.

    Tony

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-Cody 2015-01-08 1:03:01

I remember one dream where I belonged with another family that kept old tanks and mechs in a storage building. After taking a nice long look at them, I was randomly teleported to an old house in a neiborhood and as soon as I looked outside an old door with a wired window, I saw a large black lion pacing back and fourth looking at me, as if waiting for me to open the door to pounce on me, I cannot remember what happened afterwards.

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-Amna 2015-01-20 2:38:56

I dreamt being in a house where the ain doors were not it. It was Lang glass typed does where they were not strong and old, the locks seems to be loose. I come downs stairs and I see a lioness trying to come in to our house. Our neighbour has. Beautiful daughter I see the Dad and daughter in that house playing in the hall with a little car (which is my sisters house according to the dream) so I quickly fasten the locks and try to lock all the doors all are glass doors. I then saw my sister husband opens the door and leaves it open I really get annoyed and I scolded him foe opening the door while lioness and peppers trying to walk in the house. I am telling my sister to do the doors asap. Then I saw my dad walking towards the house and a black panther is coming behind in quite a disstance.I tell my das to quickly come in. He alowly removes his shoes and by the timehe came in and I could close the door the panther puts ita head in. I manage to push it out, push the Head out and lock the doors.so I see leapords going around our home with cubs and am frighten they might come in. They anyways try to come in by pushing the doors. I then start locking all the doors and windows and as the doors arent fit I am looking for a way to escape. When I open a door my sister says it’s a shortcut to some place. When I open its a Hindu temple. A small connecting way to the Back side of the Hindu ttemple so I am planing that if these wild animals break in any time to attack us .to go to that temple and I see again the doors are open and I scold my sister to scold it. Am yelling everyone to close the doors but they don’t take it serious. And we are locking the downstairs and shifting to upsstairs

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