This could refer to the ability or desire to hibernate, to pull back from outward activity. Also the squirrel is industrious in the summer collecting/saving food for the winter. So it can depict the habit or need to save. It is also a very nimble creature, and so could refer to the ability to move around in life with great ease. But in the USA some squirrels have rabies and so can be a source of disease, so might suggest, if the squirrel bites you, that something has got into you that is detrimental.

Useful questions are:

Am I wanting to draw back from worldly activity for a season?

Is my dream squirrel displaying ability to move through difficult surroundings, and does that relate to me at the moment?

Does the dream suggest I should be thrifty for a coming period of less income and opportunity?


-Angee 2017-08-09 5:26:31

I dreamt that a squirm bite me 3x. The first it bit me and I threw it out the door. It came back and i tried to grab it so it bite me again, threw it out again, came back again this time it bite me and would not let go so I smashed it against the floor until it was dead. I’m confused because I’m getting a lot of different meanings. Please help!

-Cheonna 2016-02-16 19:17:30

Hi there! I am trying to understand a dream I had today which I went into after a spirit guide meditation. It appeared as though I was in a subway station; however, it was a box train. There were several pairs of squirrels, all with tennis balls in their mouths. They were jumping a wall onto the top of the train. It got noisy and then they all decided to jump back to the wall. One was left on top and its partner had already crossed back to the wall. When I notified my husband and children to be cautious walking to me (so they would not be jumped on by the squirrels), one of the squirrels from a different pair, on the wall, jumped across and onto my chest. It was as if it entered my body. I saw bright, bright light as by this time I was awake and had not yet opened my eyes. Just very strange and I am wondering if you have a take on it.

Thank you so much for your time!


-Sandra 2016-01-08 13:10:25

Dear Tony,

I very much enjoy reading your dream dictionary as it helped me understand so many of my dreams. I would love it though if you could help me interpret the one i had about a squirrel as i havent been able to seize its meaning.. Indeed, yesterday night i dreamt that I saw a really big squirrel, it was really calm and had sad eyes. It was standing next to my best friend’s mother who told me that the squirrel was ill. In the dream in know that I really love that squirrel…

Nb/ my boyfriend calls me ‘squirrel’, so i was wondering whether this has something to do with him and I as we have been arguing a lot lately…

Many thanks for all your help and this helpful dictionary



    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2016-01-13 14:28:45

    Dear Sandra – Thank you very much for your appreciation of Tony’s Life Work. I have passed it on to him. Your dream squirrel could be symbolising different things and the best way to explore this (large) part of you that is ill is to use “Being the ill, big squirrel”; http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson
    This could sound somewhat like; “I am a sad squirrel and I am not sure if I want to express my painful feelings or feelings of anger or resentment. At this moment I rather stay calm and have the mother of my best girlfriend notice that I am going through a difficult period with painful feelings in my life; that I am ill. Maybe I love to play the role of pulling back into myself? Maybe I love the kind of attention that I get when I do that and maybe it is the way I get love from her and other people?”
    Asking yourself these difficult questions will bring more clarity in the approaches you use to deal with the difficult issues in your (inner) life and it also gives you the possibility to explore if there are ways that might work better for you; http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/lifes-little-secrets/
    It might also be helpful to explore if you identify too much with the role you have as “your boyfriend’s squirrel”; because the dream squirrel is really big.
    See also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/identity-and-dreams/ and http://dreamhawk.com/relationship-sex/ages-of-love-2/
    Anna 🙂

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