Bear Dream Meaning

Bears in the dream represent power, strength, and independence. If you see a peaceful wild animal in the dream, this signifies that you feel content, comfortable and able to move successfully through life by yourself. If the bear in the dream is aggressive, it is a symbol of your negative emotions that you are hiding inside of you. But there are also many other interpretations depending on the circumstances in the dream.

Spiritual Meaning of a Bear

The bear spirit has been admired for thousands of years. Bear is a strong symbol of power and strength. The bear symbol invites you to be in touch with the earth and to understand the cycles of nature and to realize the flow of time.

Also, the bear as a symbol signifies the power of the mind. The bear speaks about your inner courage and your stable foundation. Moreover, this animal symbolizes that you can face all personal difficulties without fear.

The bear is also a symbol of leadership, the bear know the meaning of devotion and what it is like to be a fierce protector.

When the bear spirit animal appears in your dream or in your life, it is time to take care of yourself and heal and reflect. Just like the bear who hibernates for months, give yourself some “cave time”. This will allow you to better listen to your heart and to feel what is best for you.

Chased by a Bear in a Dream

To be chased by a bear in the dream talks about your secrecy. In reality, you need to be more open about some aspect of your personality. You might have thought it would be better if you keep it hidden but time will prove to you otherwise. If you run away from the bear in the wood, the dream indicates your problems that you are not facing in waking life.

A dream about a running bear represents difficulties in your way.  If you are trapped by the bear in your dream, this suggests that you are going to have many obstacles in your way.

Bear Traps in a Dream

Traps are associated with feeling excited about the project that is going to go ahead in the waking life. If you create a trap yourself, this is an indication that other people feel really good about your project. If you are got caught in your own trap, this could be a sign that your project will face some obstacles on the way to fulfillment.

Bear Standing in a Dream

To dream about a standing bear signifies that you need to show some level of aggression in order to achieve what you wish, and in order to progress in life.

A bear standing on hind legs is a symbol of your nature, your character that is fighting for its independence and power. You are probably too stubborn or you do not have enough energy to get what you want in life.

Always respect Mother Nature. Especially when she weighs 400 pounds and is guarding her baby

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Mother Bear and Baby Bear in a Dream

Bears are mighty animals, but at the same time, they are caring and loving parents towards their cubs. So if you had a dream about a mother bear it is a symbol of the strong love that is present in your life.

A similar interpretation is for the dreams with baby bears. Such a dream signifies that you have strong protection in your waking life, or you are yourself love your family so much and would do anything to protect them.

Dream of a mother bear and cubs together is a symbol of powerful guidance and support in your life.

Watch the Bear in a Dream

If you see a bear in your dream from a distance, this means that you soon will have a rival. It refers to your professional life. This interpretation is especially correct if this dream seemed unusually vivid and peculiar.

To see a group of bears in a dream, it means that your life situations will become quite tricky. This will happen in your professional life regarding the competition. Your plans might not as easily achieved as you had hoped.

A calm bear represents gossips, quarrels, and slander. And in general, a dream of a bear standing in the forest represents challenging business situations.

Hugging a Bear in a Dream

Hugging a bear in the dream represents your emotional connection with other people in waking life. The bear represents your power and strength within and your hugging shows the need for affection. This is a transformational type of dream. The dream shows that you need to take the action to come closer to your partner, family or friends. Enjoy more time together, go out, travel and go to social events.

Feed a Bear in a Dream

If you happen to dream about meeting a hungry bear in the forest and you have some food for the animal, this dream has a very positive sign. The dream represents your ability to feed your inner strength, your inner power, you are able to connect to your resources and this will help you reach great heights in business and professional life.

Dreams about Different Types of Bears

Dream of a black bear suggests that you are not easily angered unless you are provoked. If the dream is about facing a black bear, the dream suggests that you should appear to be friendly to your surroundings, since a black bear lurks and you do not want to make him upset.

White bear in the dream signifies a reawakening. Your ability to survive against all odds. If the white bear is aggressive in a dream, this implies that you will be facing problems in life.

Grizzly Bear in a dream represents your ability to face your deepest fears. It does not mean you will have to face them, but you should know that you are strong enough to be open to them.

Panda Bear is a symbol of patience and calm. Your life is peaceful and quiet, there is nothing to worry about.

Koala Bear is a symbol of worries, especially related to the future. You should not worry about the future, your fears are motiveless.

Teddy Bear is a symbol of your deep childhood instincts. This dream signifies that your childhood enjoyment of life somehow has been lost and it is time to out in the world and have fun.

Bear in a Cage

Dream of a bear in a cage means that you will be safe from the efforts of your rivals in real life. This is especially true for the happenings in your professional life and career. This dream can also mean that you will free to expand into a new area. And will develop a previously unexplored area in your professional life and career.

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Bear Attack, Aggressive Bear

If a bear attacks you in the dream, it means that you will be challenged by a rival in your professional life. They will be entirely unexpected to you, but you will accept the challenge nonetheless. If you are attacked by a grizzly bear, then this indicates that somebody from waking life is trying to deceive you. The dream can also be associated with your caring side.

Dream About a Dead Bear

As you are already aware, the bears are a symbol of your inner strength. And if you happen to dream about a dead bear, this dream may signify your own weakness and inability to take care of yourself. Another interpretation of a dead bear dream is that something in your life has come to an end and you should let it go, and let it die. Something will not exist in your life anymore, just accept this and take life with its new qualities and events.

Kill a Bear in Dream

Hunting or killing bear in a dream is considered as a good sign. This action reflects your “true hunter” skills and your ability to face difficult life situations and the ability to achieve what you want in life.

Another interpretation could be, that killing a bear in a dream is like killing an enemy in real life. The enemies in real life will be defeated.

Hibernating Bear Dream

Bear is a well-known mammal for its’s hibernating mode every winter. So if you dream of the bear preparing for a winter rest. This dream is a symbol of rest and recuperation in life. Maybe you have been working too hard and been feeling that are you are not representing your ideas in the best way? Maybe you need your own space and time away?

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Friendly Bear Dream

Seeing a bear that is friendly and not aggressive in your dream is a positive sign. This signifies that you will find a powerful protector in your real life. Quite likely, this person will be significantly older than you. This person will be able to protect you and he will be a valuable resource and a good mentor to you in life.

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Dream comes true based on the day of the week

SundayDo not pay attention to the dream
MondayThe dream may come true in 10-14 days
TuesdayEmotional dreams but will not come true
WednesdayHigh chance of the dream to come true
ThursdayProphetic dream
FridayPositive events of the dream will appear in your life or in the life of your family and friends
SaturdayHigh chance of the events in the dream to come true the next day

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