Dreaming Of Mice

Unlike Rats that dwell hiding deep underground (unconscious) in infested areas; mice are more conscious to the dreamer. Mice are less threatening and harmful, however when the symbol of ‘mice’ emerges in your dreams, they are often considered ‘symbols of death‘. This symbol is metaphorically displayed connecting us to an ending or completion in our lives.

Mice can be considered allegories of gnawing thoughts, thus, chipping away at conscience, haunting us like ghost at night. In dreams, mice could symbolize our own feelings of rejection. They have the ability to transmit illness to humans; they act as a symbol representing a plague to the mind – or possibly a threat nearby.

MIce Dreams

There are many clues in your dream that will tell you if the threat is internal or external. Depending the context of your dream the meaning of the mouse can alter. You can post your mouse dream in our active forum and have one of our experts decode it for you.

Clues Mouse Idioms 

  • Quiet like a mouse
  • When the cat’s away, the mice will play
  • As poor as a church mouse
  • Play cat and mouse

Mouse In The House Dream

What is ever negative inside well enviably effect the outside. The language that dreams speak are often enigmatic, when mice enter your home they have entered your mind. Different parts of the house are clues informing you what area to investigate. When you notice mice in your house it brings your attention to issues corrupting your mind.

Dead mice can be positive symbols suggesting overcoming or ridding this long going issue. However, if you notice mice or an infestation in your house implies a need fix this issue. If you notice them in your basement it brings your focus to the unconscious; the hidden or repressed aspects. Could it’s unimportant nature reflect how you feel in your life, or how others may see you?

Once they have surfaced suggests what was once hidden is now visible. This is your chance to investigate further. Remember a mouse is never an actual mouse but something mimicking its behaviour. Note: What you are dealing with might be small but intelligent, cleaver and persistent. What could this be?

  • Negative thoughts
  • Pestering issues
  • Control or lack of control
  • Nagging conscious
  • Sexuality or fertility (Jung)
  • Shadow
  • Fears and anxieties

Common Mouse Dreams

Mouse Poop: Noticing mouse dropping suggest you might be close to this issue. It has been known, a trail is now left. It is now up to you to figure what it could be. The problem is not gone, it is alive and wants you to fix it before it gets worse.

Killing Mouse: If you kill a mouse in a dream suggests you will eventually get rid of this ongoing issue. A dead mouse or dying mouse informs you that the problem has been fixed. These are usually good omens relating to negative or dangerous threats that can be found inside (psyche) or in your life.

Catching: If you notice a cat catching a mouse brings your attention to the feminine. This might be a danger or threat that has been stopped. A mouse trap hints at you are aware and now its waiting time to catch it.

Mouse Color: The color might hold some significance as well. A black mouse might be related to the shadow; a white mouse might point to the spiritual – the self or soul. White mice might be connected with innocence, though proceed with caution.

Mouse Infestation: These dreams are warnings implying something has been left neglected for to long. The situation might be out of your control as you need to help to fix this problem. The location and who you are with are clues in where the problem might manifest. This can also apply to negative thought patterns that have taken over your mind.

Mice in The Bible

Leviticus 11:29 – “Now these are to you the unclean among the swarming things which swarm on the earth: the mole, and the mouse, and the great lizard in its kinds.

The bible uses the mouse as something that is unclean or not pure, possibly relating to thoughts or behaviors.

In Popular Culture:

Most important your own personal views of mice alters the meaning of the dream. Not everyone hates mice, some even keep them as pets.

  • Chip and Dale – Disney
  • Stuart Little – “Stuart Little”
  • Mickey Mouse

Personal Encounters: Mice Dreams

I noticed when mice appear in my dreams they are a warning to be very careful. They always predict events to come in the future. They can be thoughts, people or bad situations in your life. Mice emerge in my dreams to warn me about negative thoughts or people that I will encounter later on down the road.

Years ago I had a dream about a mouse entering my work place, as the door opened it ran in. It was a white mouse that scurried past me as I knew it was bad to have inside. During that time we hired a new employee that turned out to be trouble. She was very sneaky and troublesome. We had found out later she keeps moving from company to company trying to cause trouble. She didn’t last long, though one week before she left I had a dream the same mouse ran left the building. The door opened and it ran out.  She only worked for a short time, though she wasn’t bad in the beginning she had the potential to become a dangerous threat.

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Tara
Tara
3 months ago

I dreamt that I was with someone, maybe even a few people but I can’t remember who. We were sitting on a couch and there was a dead mouse (dark brown) that someone had “cooked”, boiled I believe. The person next to me was going to eat the mouse but couldn’t. It felt like a dare, but no one actually dared anyone else out loud. When the person sitting next to me couldn’t do it, I said I would. (I’ve always had a hard time killing things and even was pescatarian for 8 years.) I felt really bad eating the… Read more »

Tara
Tara
Reply to  The Dreamer
3 months ago

Those are very interesting and thought provoking interpretations! Thank you so much!

Salma Dean
Salma Dean
3 months ago

I dreamt that my house ( not my actual house but in my dream I knew it was my house) there were white mice everywhere. I was doing my mom and was thinking of getting the broom to sweep them out. I don’t remember being scared but very annoyed and frustrated. The dream ended there from what I remember

Joyce
Joyce
3 months ago

Omg! I had to research this as i just woke up. Crazy weird dream. I had a dream that started out really cool. I few huge celebrity friends came over to my house. We hung out at my house. It started out great. Great conversations. Then it got really weird. One friend started asking my really famous friend to look at his trailer of a movie he wanted to make. I was kinda annoyed. I wanted alone time to discuss an issue i had with them years ago to clear the air.. This was the first time we’d spoken since.… Read more »

Miceal
Miceal
3 months ago

I had a dream there was tiny black mice running around my room. Popping up everywhere and they were being a nuisance. I don’t remember being afraid or anxious in the dream. Almost intrigued by their size, I tried to hold one, they were almost camouflaging, looking like ankle socks, and they were quick to move if found. Throughout they were in my room, and I was there with a fiend and we kept coming across these mice in random places. Towards the end I stepped back on a carpet and ended up crushing some of them. Then the dream… Read more »

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Jewels
Jewels
4 months ago

Can you please elaborate about dreams where a cat kills a mouse? I had a dream where a cat killed 2 mice in front of me and put one dead mouse in my left hand and I felt very disgusted by it but I also felt the cat was doing it to look out for me

Fran
Fran
4 months ago

I had a dream that there was a backpack in the bathroom and hundreds of tiny brown mice ran from in into the drain

Faith
Faith
5 months ago

I had a dream that I was hanging out with some of my friends in a very big house but our beds were all in one room -much like a dorm. I went into the room to get something and I saw a white mouse running under my bed and it went right behind my backpack and I saw it pooping right there (and the poop was white). I was scared and disgusted so I ran out to tell the others about it and one of my friends had mouse poison with her so she came in and knocked it… Read more »

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Nancy
Nancy
5 months ago

I had a dream, I met with my old co workers for a happy hour celebration for me, and I was ordering a drink and getting food. Oddly, the food came with a little white and gray mouse. As I sat at the table, I noticed a few more on the table , and some people were even picking them up to play with them. I also picked up one or two, thought they were so cute and held them. All of them were white and gray, what could this mean? I recently had a pregnancy loss and wondering how… Read more »

Dana
Dana
6 months ago

In the dream, I was with my Mother who has passed, and my younger sister that has spread horrible rumors about me. We enter what looks like an impressive home and there is a man there and we’re in a living room. We are all seated and then I begin to see these black mice running around and then one is up on the sofa. I touch one of them and it appears playful; I then say they are friendly. Then a little time passes and it seems to be trying to unbutton my pants.

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Molly B.
Molly B.
8 months ago

I had a dream there was a ton of white small mice under a couch and we needed to replace the couch. They were all living in the springs, but you couldn’t see them unless you looked down there. There were so many, like 100. The ending of my dream is fuzzy , but we replaced the couches I think.

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Molly B
Molly B
Reply to  The Dreamer
7 months ago

The edit is Great, thank you! Both of those suggestions make sense, with diet being something on my mind a lot lately!

a j
a j
9 months ago

I had a dream I found a tiny, white, new born mouse inside a jar of jalapenos in my fridge. I took them out, and they were so new and vunerable that they didn’t have any defence mechanisms other than to trust me. The mother mouse (who was larger & brown) was nearby looking for her but I wanted to continue observing the mouse and connecting with them, then something happened and I either lost them or they died. How would you interpret this? Thank you x

Kemikmorrison
Kemikmorrison
9 months ago

I had a dream about a dead white mouse. Then not in my dream, my my aunt Betty died two weeks later, was this an omen? I had foreboding feelings all week before she died.