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Rat

This may be that you sense something sick or negative, so can depict your fears or anxieties, frightening instincts or urges, physical sickness or anxieties about health. Perhaps also feelings of sexual repulsion or using sex to gain material aims.

One can be a rat, or smell a rat, or rat on someone. Underhand activities carried out without admitting the real motives, such as sex without love, or for material gain. Is also said to represent time gnawing away unknown at our life, and we may turn to find it empty. The rat can also depict what we most hate or feel repulsion toward.

Sometimes a rat in your dream can remind you of love that was betrayed, or intuitions about a person being a ‘rat’ – doing things behind your back or underhandedly – or deserting a relationship or situation when difficulties arise.

The rats can point to threatening things going on that you are not clear about, or a view of the underhanded side of yourself or others – the evil side of human nature, its dirt and squalor, or time gnawing away at your life. It can point to the unacceptable parts or yourself.

In some dreams the rat has the character of most rodents, the gnawing inquisitive searching out of things. It can therefore relate to your anxieties, self questioning and worrying mind that disturbs or eats away at things like peace of mind or confidence.

Pet rat: A pet rat can have quite different meaning, and can denote vulnerability, instinctive intelligence, the caring feelings or drive to care; responsibility for caring. As with any animal it might be illustrating your instincts and basic responses to events.

Idioms: Rat on someone; rat race; smell a rat; feeling ratty; cornered rat; rats leave a sinking ship.

Useful questions are:

Am I confronting or remembering something that I feel is repulsive or evil?

Am I in a relationship that I intuitively feel difficulties about?

Am I being a rat in a relationship or situation?

Is a worry or irritation eating away at me?

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-Joyce 2014-03-27 14:30:00

Dream: my partner and I entered a house (not ours but it felt like it was our home). Anyway, as we walk in facing a staircase I can see a sticky triangle mouse/rat trap at the bottom of the stairs. A mouse/rat was inside this sticky trap which I though had caught it. But then it ran out towards us. As we tried to run away my husband jump on my back : ) then this mouse/rat jumped on the tail of my dressing gown trying to nibble away at it and my husband and I were trying to find away to get ride of the mouse which was still attached to my gown.

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-Chelsea 2014-04-18 9:25:33

I had a dream that I was in a house that im assuming was my parents house but didn’t look like their house. well my dad was in his recliner and I was standing up talking to him and my cat was eating food and my little dog was running around on the floor when I noticed what she was doing I saw she was chasing two little mice she got scared and jumped on me so I put her down and grabbed the cat to put her near the mice she didn’t even notice them. well I turned around and there was this BIG black rat gnawing at my dad’s socks on the recliner when he noticed it he kicked his feet and the rat flew on my left hand and bit my left thumb my dad was screaming for me to hit it off of me but when I tried to it somehow latched onto my left sleeve behind my shoulder then my dad got up and I woke up… any ideas???

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-Nathan 2014-05-07 6:57:55

Dream: I was sleeping in my bed, when I noticed two black rats running around my room. I got up and examined them trying to figure out if they were mice or rats. When I found out they were rats a screamed and was immediately scared of them. I then got a hold of myself then tried to chase them. Both of them escaped and ran into my kitchen where my cat was. I went into the kitchen and saw them both knawing at the floor boards trying to escape. I grabbed one of them to try and pull it away but it was too strong, and I was scared of it biting my finger off. I then ran into my room and got a platic bag and wrapped it around my left hand, then told my cat (poppy) to get it. She then chased one ot of the cat flap and into my garden. I then pulled the other from the floor with my left hand and as I grabbed it I noticed how gross the tail was and I could feel it on my arm. The rat then ran down my left sleeve and started running around in my shirt, until it came up through the neck (I was making a weird ‘eeeeh’ sound like peter griffin from Family Guy). As it poked its head through my shirt my cat came back into the kitchen and I told her to get it. Then I woke up

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-Katie 2014-05-28 0:47:36

Hi, I had this really disturbing dream where I am at a school and my daughter kept running off and I had to keep chasing or searching for her, but finding her in the end. At one point in the dream I’m having a disagreement with a teacher about something, can’t remember what the conversation is about. Next thing I hear shouting and screaming from pupils and teachers that huge rats the size of small dogs approaching. I personally don’t get afraid of the rats as they pushing their way past me trying to enter the hall way. Then a few of them are trying to bite at me which I try and kick away. Then I wake up!!!!

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-Delicia 2014-08-09 10:01:21

I had a dream about two rats. It was very hard to kill but I killed one of them, I was in my house. What is the dream trying to tell me? I’m so scared

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