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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Erica
Erica
5 months ago

I dreamed I was sleeping on the sofa in my living room in the dark and woke to my boyfriend beside me talking to me quietly. I wasn’t wearing my glasses but noticed Across the room a handful of dark colored mice scurrying around one another under the other sofa. I threw pillows and my slipper at them to try and scare them away but didn’t want to tell my boyfriend what I’d seen.

Brittany
Brittany
5 months ago

My dream had 3 mice . Different in size . Eventually all were caught . But they were in my grandparents house . In a room I once use to stay in . I was not the one catching the mice and two of them pretended to be dead. One was eventually caught . The other ended up coming down the stairs now dressed in a pink dress . At that point my dad and cousins were trying to catch it .

Shelly
Shelly
6 months ago

Had a dream last night that I was carrying a white bowl walking around what I guess is my house. But it was different than where I live. As I walked around I was picking up white mice. Some of them were dead and some of them I killed. I got to a door where the walls were glass and I was trying to put the glass doors on the track and I couldn’t get them on. Then I was walking down the street handing out dead mice to people telling them it was chicken wings. I’m so confused

Emma Rachael
Emma Rachael
6 months ago

I just woke up from a dream of a mouse infestation in my bedroom. They were scurrying out from under my clothes, running all over the place, jumping around up onto my bed. I felt like they were coming up through the floorboards (living in between my floor board and the ceiling below). I was fighting them off – spraying them with some kind of spray, smacking them etc. I don’t know if I was killing them or not. My mum was in the dream in my bedroom and she suggested that I leave the house and go stay elsewhere… Read more »

Erike
Erike
6 months ago

Hello Cathy! I had a dream that my daughter told me there was a mouse in the kitchen, she then went back into the kitchen and returned to tell me that a mouse ran over her foot. My daughter was calm when she told me about the mice, I, however, am terrified of mice but I responded calmly and told her we had to remove the mice.

Danny G
Danny G
6 months ago

A couple if nights ago I dreamt of thousands of little gray mice were running past me on the floor. Not sure of the setting or who was with me in the dream (if anyone) but I remember watching them run past me. Thousands upon thousands, could not see the floor even. I don’t think I was scared or upset about it, a very matter of fact type of reaction from me in the dream.

Karen
Karen
6 months ago

I had a dream that these tiny beige coloured mice ran out of my closet but it wasn’t my closet or my house and it was a mess in the room but in my dream it was my bedroom ? . My husband was there and there was mountains of clothes everywhere . A unknown male knocked at the door which was the closet too and told us he thinks we have mice . We couldn’t catch these mice either… I despise mice so this was terrifying

Maur
Maur
7 months ago

I had a dream last night that there were 2 pieces of bread with a mouse (white I believe) in between. I took a bite and woke up gagging and vomited in my mouth…. I can still vividly picture and see this happening. I have felt ill all morning.

nysa
nysa
7 months ago

i dreamed that there were all mice traps on top of the dressers and all around on the floors. and they were killed in the traps, but it was so many of them mice traps. the house was infested and some were still alive in the house. one time i woke up next to the dresser and the mouse looked grey and i thought it was dead but i wasnt sure if it would move or not so i stared into it, then it jumped on my bed and i left the bed and swoosh the blanket up to move… Read more »

Hope123
Hope123
7 months ago

I dreamed I awoke from sleeping in my bed. I walked into the kitchen and there were mice all inside the cabinets, on the counter top, on top of the refrigerator and on the floor. Some were really huge in size. I was fearful so I ran back into my bedroom I shut the door behind me and jumped back in bed looking intensely at the door. The mice pushed pass the door in infiltrated I was shocked. I could hear them making squeaking like noises loudly as they came in one by one. Then one of the mice pooped.… Read more »

Nels
Nels
7 months ago

I dreamt of my mattress being infestated with mice, they were mostly white but some were brown. They were mostly alive but not running away. Some were dead with a scary looking. Just walked in my bedroodiscovering my mattress cut open seeing all those mice. The mattress and mice inside was carried outside by the pool. Later when outside to look if the mice ran away but walking bare feet towards it, the grass was all dry and there was lots of spiked weeds, it seemed like in a desert and remember being afraid to step on a snake. I… Read more »

Vicki
Vicki
7 months ago

Hi
I had a dream about being in my living room of previous house and there was a container of food with lettuce sticking straight out, and I noticed the lettuce getting shorter. I said to others there’s a mouse in there take out in the back. A person took it to the back bedroom instead of outside and opened it and the white mouse came out. I got a broom and started sweeping it out towards the side door and swept it hatd so that it flew to the neighbors yard.

Monte
Monte
7 months ago

I had a dream of black mice seemingly coming from everywhere in the house and coming at me. The most notable areas were from kitchen sink drain and the toilet. It wasn’t my in my house though, or anyones house that I knew. It did have similarities to my significant others though.

Rose
Rose
8 months ago

I had a nightmare that there was a white mouse. And I went to help it because it was little. And it’s mouth sort of unfolded and it had snake fangs but I waved it off and continued to try and help. It then went at my hand and put it in its mouth and I waved it off again as it suckling. Then I began to be in agonizing pain and it was eating my hand and I couldn’t pull away. I woke up after that.

Last edited 8 months ago by Rose
Yaya
Yaya
8 months ago

I dreamt I was sleeping and suddenly got up and saw that a mouse was leaving out of my house through my window it started climbing on the outside of my window , I noticed that my window was partially open and I closed it so that the mouse can’t get back in..

Christof
Christof
8 months ago

Alright. So in my reoccurring dream I’m laying in bed, eyes closed at night, when they (grey mice) come; I. freeze up, unable to move, and I’m scared, as I feel the mice crawling on me,. under my sheets, as if looking for warmth. They usually keep moving, until eventually just as fast as they come, they disappear, scurrying off into my rooms vent and even under the wall trim. Tonight however, there were some bigger grey mice mixed in. , and one such mouse stopped and paused on my left cheek; although they fear is there I grab this… Read more »

Last edited 8 months ago by Christof
Christof
Christof
Reply to  The Dreamer
8 months ago

Thank you. I’ve been having these dreams for years, and always associated them with night terrors, though recently I was informed about this site.

Nightelf411
Nightelf411
8 months ago

I dreamt of a mouse infestation in my house and they were carrying little weapons in their paws. They were evil and trying to rip my bed apart with the weapons. I also had a moose in my backyard…

jackyoooi
jackyoooi
8 months ago

I dream of a little mouse in a bowl. Alive but not actively moving. My late sister needed the bowl so she tip the bowl over to slide the mouse onto a paper. The mouse is still breathing but not actively moving. I told her to throw it away outside the house so she did. She made oatmeal using the bowl and fed some to the plants and fed some herself as well. I told her that the mouse was sleeping in that bowl since a week ago and went on teasing and laughing at her.

jackyoooi
jackyoooi
Reply to  The Dreamer
8 months ago

Thank you! I have been having vivid dreams lately and try to note them down as soon as I wake up. I found this website and find it interesting. Thank you for all the efforts in helping to interpret other people’s dreams. You’re an amazing person!

Cathy Green
Cathy Green
9 months ago

In my dream, I was visiting my grown up daughter in her house. It had a mice infestation. The mice, though, were really small, like the size of cockroaches, and dark in colour.I then noticed that around her neck there were lots of mice bites. But when you looked at the bites from another direction, they became invisible (though still there).Then there were a few of the mice crawling up my arms, and I did not like it, made me feel uneasy and had a dirty feel to it. I felt quite bad there were all these mice there. Later… Read more »

Last edited 9 months ago by Cathy Green
renee
renee
9 months ago

also some mice droppings in dream were on bottom of bed near window where ac was.