Conformity; feeling or being ‘one of the herd’; blind following of a leader or others; the aspects of oneself that are the same as other human beings; sheep may depict the way me might be led into situations, sometimes awful, by conforming to prevailing attitudes and social pressures; a passive female; vulnerability; sexual feelings about females.

Black sheep: Someone, or you, that has not lived up to expectations, or do not fit into the usual standards of the group attitude. An outsider, or one judged to be. It used to be said about the son or daughter of a church minister who did not live up to the moral standards expected by the father.

Caring for sheep: Being a leading figure, or helping people to grow, perhaps spiritually.

Herd of sheep, or sheep in rural setting: Innocence; natural feelings and peace; quietness of mind; the custom of following a leader instinct in us.

Lost sheep: The lost sheep is a very old and wonderful symbol as told in the parable of the one sheep that had wandered away from safety. It is about either caring for someone or something that has lost its way in life, or is about you,

Sheep being attacked by dog or wolf etc: This might reflect feelings of difficulty in dealing with other people’s aggression or the world in general. It could also be about trying to develop an approach to the play of forces around and with in you – active/passive; passive/aggressive.

EXAMPLE: “I walked past a married couple who were walking up the hill too. As I passed I heard them say something about a shepherd. Looking up the hill I saw the sheep, then The Shepherd. A beautiful aura of many colours surrounded The Shepherd. I looked and felt joy and exuberance rise in me, and I ran to the couple saying it was THE SHEPHERD.” Brian C.

In the example Brian is not only aware of the sheep, but also THE Shepherd. The sheep is his experience of being one of the crowd and the Shepherd is his sense of his own unique potential or love transforming his ordinariness. But remember that the shepherd cares for the sheep to provide food for him and others. He is carer and killer. See: shepherd.

EXAMPLE: A young female sheep wanted to make love with me. We were rubbing our heads together vigorously – like a dog does when playing. Someone, a woman, was going to cleanse its vagina, perhaps by injecting disinfectant. It seemed we would have sex. Arthur C.

IDIOMS: Make sheep’s eye at someone; follow like a sheep; being sheepish.

Useful questions and hints:

What is my dream sheep doing that I can identify in my waking life?

Do I have a tendency to be a follower or a leader, and what is shown in the dream about this?

Am I in some sort of caring or leading situation in the dream, and is this a reflection of my life?

Am I active or passive in life and sex?


-Petra 2017-04-25 12:13:50

I saw an odd dream last night. I was walking outside with my dog, as usual, in my hometown. When two white wolves walked towards me, a white sheep walking between them. They walked past me and when I looked back at them, they had killed the lamb and one was eating the sheep’s front right leg. The eating wolf looked at me and they both started walking towards me. Then I was laying down on the ground and that wolf was laying on my left leg and i could not move myself because I did not want to make it angry. the second wolf was standing right next to me on the right side. Nothing about this dream was agressive. What could this mean? I just have a feeling that it is important.

    -Tony Crisp 2017-04-26 10:34:06

    Hi – I am stopping from answering your posts fully – but will try to give hints; sometimes long ones because I quote from masses I have already put online. Also, I need to take time to update the site – dreamhawk.

    It would help you to understand your dreams, if you would read – and also which has so much information in.

    Nothing can replace your own ability to understand your dream. With a little effort you can do this by practising what is described in – or


    Petra – An amazing and impressive dream.

    We live in a world which is a huge mystery – both your life and the world are enormous mysteries. They are mysteries which are huge and difficult to understanding. And so we use symbols to help our small understanding.

    Your dream shows you meeting two white wolves that make no attempt to harm you – but you see death and being fed by death by creatures that are not aggressive.

    This is part of the mystery you yourself live. You are not aggressive but you stay alive by the death of other life forms – like the lamb. The death of life forms also provides the earth for soil is formed of dead things.

    In a real sense, the huge Life which surrounds us gives itself to us by dying. People often think of that as almost mechanical, but our inner life says something different in dreams – it says Life is caring for us by dying for us – the Lamb of Life/God.

    Please read

    It says that something immense died to give us life.

    Your left leg is that aspect of you that is the background or support for you ability to stand. You must learn to stand and by doing so claim the power of Life in you, the power that gives itself in death continually. See

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