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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.

Because we may have associations with rats used in laboratories they may suggest healing and sacrifice.

In China where various types of rat are cooked and eaten, the astrological symbols are replaces by animal symbols. The rat (sometimes referred to as a mouse) is the first of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac. People born in this year are expected to possess qualities associated with rats, including creativity, intelligence, honesty, generosity, ambition, a quick temper and wastefulness. People born in a year of the rat are said to get along well with “monkeys” and “dragons”, and to get along poorly with “horses”.

In Indian tradition, rats are seen as the vehicle of Ganesha, and a rat’s statue is always found in a temple of Ganesh – the elephant god the remover of all obstacles. In the north western Indian city of Deshnoke, the rats at the Karni Mata Temple are held to be destined for reincarnation as Sadhus (Hindu holy men). Rats are eaten by some people in India also.

Pet rat: Quite different to general rat associations; vulnerability, instinctive intelligence, the caring feelings or drive to care; responsibility for caring. The rat is an intelligent creature, is a great survivor and explorative.


Quite different to general rat associations; vulnerability, instinctive intelligence, the caring feelings or drive to care; responsibility for caring. The rat is an intelligent creature, is a great survivor and explorative.


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?



-Breena 2014-11-19 10:14:32

Hello , I have a problem that is troubling me veary much. I had a dream that my friends were out on a picnic and the number 41 popped up, suddenly a man jumped out of nowhere and murdered them. Then he came after me and my dad my mom was gone out of town so we here in the house we are closing the blinds to the upstairs window and I saw him coming up the stairs I didn’t know who he was, but it scared me I ran into my room later right down up there with his God I tried to call the police by the time I take call ID woke up from this dream. Please tell me what this means it scared me half to death


-Breena 2014-11-19 10:20:14

Omg sorry, I’m meant to say , it scared me so I ran into my room leaving my dad outside with a gun, I heard them wrestling, than I heard what sounded to be my dad’s gun going off , I tried to call the cops , but by the time I pressed the call button I had woken up.


    -Mika 2014-11-28 13:36:00

    Hi Breena,

    I have to start off by saying that I am no professional dream interpreter. I do have the ability to forsee events and even insights into my life and others through dreams, and have done so for my entire life since I was a child.

    41 to me represents separation.

    This dream of yours sounds like an issue may occur within your group of friends that may leave you feeling guilty. What were you feeling when you saw the man murdering your friends? Shock? Guilt? Fear? Anger? This could all tie into the situation.

    Thankfully, it sounds like you have a very strong foundation and refugee with your parents/family. There is no need to call another source of help… Trust that their love & protection is strong enough to save you ^_^

    I hope this helps & I hope that no matter what you face in life with your friends you always find relief. Take care xo


-Perla 2014-12-06 14:21:24

I have had 3 dreams so far about rats in the last 5 years. I always wake up screaming. The first was I was about to get in the shower and about 20 rats jump on me and they’re all over the bathtub and I wake up screaming, this was about 4 years ago. 2 months ago I had a dream where I was walking up the stairs and rats start chasing me, I wake up shaking, trying to run away and screaming. Last dream occurred 2 nights ago, I was trying to get out of the basement through a small door and a rat keeps trying to attack me I keep scarring her off but she comes at me feet and that is when I get out and I wake up screaming. I have never seen a rat in person so I’m not sure if I have a fear of rats. I just find it odd how I wake up screaming every single time.


-Del 2014-12-15 22:16:20

I had a dream about a big rat it was half white and half brown. In my dream I think it was my pet it was walking on my arms then my neck then chest then i grabbed it with both my hands. I’ve never had a pet rat. I wasn’t scared of it in my dream I was playing with it. When I was little we had a pet rabbit that was half white and half brown. But ithe wasn’t a rabbit I dreamt of it was a rat.


-Ashlie 2015-01-22 21:20:57

I had a dream where there was a large talking rat. It ran around the kitchen and then into the living room. My fiance caught it and threw it out of the door. What does this mean?!?


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