Dreams of being bitten whether it’s from a dog, spider, sharks or even snakes become a warning relating to aggression, hostility or an unconscious attack.
These highly symbolic, yet enigmatic dreams are riddled with clues to help the dreamer find out whether this threatening strike belongs to the dreamer or from a combative person. Depending the animal and the location of the bite becomes a metaphor to help guide the dreamer to the actual threat in their lives.
Bites in dreams are bad omens that represent behavior that is intended to harm another individual who does not wish to be harmed. These types of aggression are cleverly disguised as reactive-inexpressive type (e.g., hostility of other) or proactive-relational aggression (i.e., aggression that can break human relationships, for example, by saying malicious rumours); or a direct verbal or physical type that lashes out.
To bite someone in your dreams implies your own anger directed to harm that person.
Bite Dream Meaning
Psychologically speaking, bites from various different animals or reptiles implies you are a target of someone’s aggression. Perhaps you are not fully cognizant of of the hidden behaviours these people possess – or – unconscious parts of your personality might be provoking the attack unwillingly.
Alternatively, these unprovoked attacks might remain outside their awareness of understanding that resides hidden in the unconscious. You dream will use the image of the “bite” to indicate unconscious behaviors, traits, or instincts that are inherently attacking you.
People who are not aware of their own idiocracies remain in the dark; forever falling into the same patterns that always end up biting them. When we say that bites are enigmatic we can use the snake bite for example: relates to an actual threat, or connects to the primitive side – unconscious instincts, feminine energy, or shadow that is not understood.
Furthermore, bites in dreams become more complex depending the dreamers sex. A female who dreams of a dog biting her might relate to her animus (unconscious masculine side); or relating to her best friend or companion. Generally, males who dream of dog bites can see it as a form of both internal or external aggressive elements.
Bite Dreams: Locations Count
The location of the bite is a major clue that helps narrow down the area (emotional or physical) that will be attacked. There are many idioms referencing the hand such as “once bitten twice shy”, or “he bites the hand that feeds him” are saying that can be symbolic to your dream.
- Hand: helping, giving and offering – right hand (friend).
- Legs or Feet: personal progress; advancement.
- Face or Head: image, ego or psyche/mind.
- Chest: heart, emotions
- Throat: communication
- Back: unseen or unprovoked attack
- Eyes: vision or foresight
Bite dreams can be situations that have been provoked or the dream is picking up on an inevitable attack by someone. The bites can come from friends, relationships, workers, unknown, shadow or unconscious aspects that you possess.
- Has anybody hurt you emotionally?
- Are you interfering in matters that pose a potential threat?
- Following your instincts?
- A possible feminine threat?
Bite Dreams: Animal Bites
Being bitten by a dog connects instinctual side of the dreamer. These instincts include denial, revenge, tribal loyalty, greed and our urge to procreate, could be threatening you. This could be a symbol of your own personal behaviors that are out of control.
Bitten by a cat, lion, tiger brings you closer to the feminine. Opposite to the masculine these patterns consists of gentleness, empathy, sensitivity, caring, sweetness, compassion and intuition. These can be the feminine that in inherited in men that is unrecognized or a female that is dangerous.
Bitten by a snake seems to be very common, yet holds a very symbolic meaning. Snake bites are common dream symbols that bring your awareness towards deceitful people in your life. Considered a bad omen when a poisonous snake has attached itself to you. This is a warning to protect yourself from people, situations or things that pose imminent danger. If the snake is black brings your focus to the shadow side of the dreamer – the unknown repressed aspects.
Bitten by a spider brings your attention to the attributes of the poisonous feminine. If you are not caught in the web the toxic bite of the spider reminds you to focus on the unconscious feminine upbringing – or the devouring mother. They could also symbolize a malicious women, or the distorted feminine complex; the feminine within the masculine.
Bitten by a scorpion has two different type of meanings. Scorpions can suggest a rebirth and the bite could be a symbol of death or transformation. It also could be related to the feminine (threat), an enemy; or traits that you inherit that are unconscious.
Bitten by a rat is a bad omen. Rats and mice are negative situations, people or manifestations that have been ignored over time. They are a bad presence anywhere they go. Being bitten shows you that its effects have gotten close to you and you will be affected.
Bitten by a shark is common when we are under water. These dreams bring your focus to the unconscious or unknown emotional side of the dreamer. The cold and calculating behaviors of the shark are live and present at the moment in you life. These could be quantities you possess, or people that pose a threat. Underwater creatures like crabs, whale and dolphin bits are symbolic.
Bitten by ants Ants in a dream focuses on hard work, possible teamwork and cooperation that has been interfered with. It also might be a play on words as ‘aunt’.
Bitten by insects in your dream represents the minor things that are holding us back or minor annoyances in our lives.
Bitten by an alligator or crocodile waits to pull you down to the swamp. They connect with water (emotions) that could be repressed or ruthless traits of other people. Fears and danger lurk as these cold blooded creatures see you before you see them. They are quick to attack that give you little time to react.
Bitten by birds connects to personal freedom that might be in provoked. Bats bites hint at the shadow, feminine or intuition – like the vampire the ability to drain your blood and energy. Possible psychic vampires; people that effect your aura. Calls for a need for protection and grounding.
Humans Bite Dream Meaning
Biting someone in your dream represents communication or verbal altercations that leads to hurtful words. Being bitten would be metaphoric to being hurt by what has come across by that person.
Depending on who was biting you could suggest a clue who might be the root of the problem. People bite back when they have had enough abuse.
Just had a dream…my siblings and I woke up in the middle of the night and on the dining table there’s food…my mum walked pass and said eat something anyways while we were all sitting and eating I went to my mum and sat next to her, while sitting next to her out of no where my mum just attacked me and bit me, she kept bitting my right hand…my knuckles. Anyways I got scared and I tried to move away from her but I was feeling scared but at the end I managed to walk away from her and… Read more »
I had a dream of being bitten on the face in a sensual dream, partner bit my cheek. Then her facial expression was grrrr in a play type manner????
I just had a dream that I was walking under a tree outside of a restaurant? we were going into (my mom and I) with fully exposed roots and walked past, next to a thin black snake that I had seen earlier in my dream. I tried to walk around the snake but it lunged up at me, bit me somewhere (I think on my torso?), and I flung back onto the ground. It proceeds to bite at my face and hands as I was paralyzed on the ground. I tried to bite back at it. I think people were… Read more »
I’ve had 2 bite dreams recently, and I expressly remember both when usually I don’t remember any dreams for more than a day at most (it’s been over a month since I had the first bite dream with the bunny). THe first one I don’t remember the setting but I was kneeling down on the ground next to a white bunny, I think I was trying to pet it, and it bit me on the leg. Just a few days ago I had a dream of being in a car/SUV with people riding on a bumpy road in the night,… Read more »
I look behind and saw a Tiger slowly approaching me and it bit my foot.
I keep having the same dream every night about my boyfriend biting my nose off and i can actually feel the pain. He is not mean or abusive in any way …so i cannot figure out why. I always have dreams of him killing me or hurting me in various ways like him taking the end of an axe handle and caving my head in.
I dreamt I was running away from something next to a small stream. When I looked in the water it was full of snakes. Scared I tried running away from the stream and the snakes would strike at me and some actually attached to the back of my arms.
I had a dream where an old colleague of mine (funny but also sarcastic) came by with a cage of hamsters that kept breeding, and asked if I wanted one. I told him “no” but he had a big grin and released them anyway in my garden and they were suddenly everywhere. There was a raccoon in the garden too and it suddenly came to my side and stood on its hind feet with its hands against my thigh (like when a dog stands on its hind feet with its paws again you for balance). I tried to get away… Read more »
There was a woman trying to bite my head off, still don’t know what it means.
I’ve had 2 bite dreams. One where a possum bit me on my left hand. Then I had one where an alligator kept trying to bite me but kept missing and he had me stuck on my bed while he circled it. It was more people around but they wouldn’t do anything to help.
Anything that appears “left” in dreams can be considered a negative symbol. Opposite to right these are things in our lives that are forgotten, unclean, weaker or lame. Beds are symbolic in the sense that it connects you towards intimacy, relationships and the unconscious part of you (see bed dreams in the search bar)… Who could this be? See alligator in the search bar.
My dream didn’t show the actual spider but just the bite on my right arm. When it was squeezed the bite puss (green color) like crazy. I then iced the bitten area and the bite was gone.
Green might be envy and the spider could be you or what is hidden from you. See spider.
I had a dream of a white seal.. It came towards me from a cage and bite my hand.. didn’t really hurt but I felt the pressure
Bites are attacks that can be from people or you; an unconscious emotional side that seems to be caged up. Your hand points to your expressions and strength. You feel this pressure but doesn’t affect you mentally.
Human bites on back?
Maybe someone talking behind your back, or people that hurt you that remains unconscious.
I had two dream of bitten by animals like on continuous days one on the first time i had a dream was playing with a dog outside my house then he bit me but it was not an aggressive bite but a playful bite. Second was when i was walking down some unkown busy street,a lioness or like puma suddenly appeared but it didnot attack anyone but charged directly towards me, when he jumped to target my back I turned around and tried to cover my face then he bit my right arm.Luckily out of thin air I had a… Read more »
A lot of clues in your dream. First you need to look at the areas this issue is causing you to go in the opposite direction. It bit your right hand for a reason. Opposite to the left which is negative, your right hand is positive. You also try and cover your face; a hint you are ignoring or coving up some aspect of yourself that others may see. The puma is black that tells you that this feminine energy is unconscious; either behind you suggesting this is unconscious within you or belong to someone you know. If it is… Read more »
Tonight I had a dream about being in a house. I believe it was a friends house ( a woman and her children were there). There was a man there working on the house not sure if it was her husband or just a random person. He was looking for something and remember there was a trap door inside of a drawer to go to another area of the house. As he was maneuvering the drawer to access the trap door we watched in amazement that there was another area of the house. He finally got it and was able… Read more »
You will need to look at this so called “house” as your mind or inner architecture. The trap door tells you about something hidden within this area within you that will lead to somewhere else. So if the man is working on the house is a good thing. The attic is another unexplored symbol that has stored things within you. The collapsed floor tells you about a weakness in this area. Beds are symbolic in the sense that it connects you towards intimacy, relationships and the unconscious part of you (see bed/nose dreams in the search bar)
I dreamt a light green with yellow spots caterpillar was biting my finger.
I shook it and shook it and slammed my hand on a table to get it off.
I saw it had been severed in two on the table.
It lay there heaving as though it were breathing still.
It seems as if you are resisting change or transforming for the better. See caterpillar and butterfly to find out why.
I felt more like I am resisting a change forced by bad. The metamorphosis some would have us go through via ph ar ma is, in alk ways, against Natural Law. Not all metamorphosis is for the better nor is it brought about by natural or benevolent means or personages. Something presented in an unnatural setting…caterpillar inside a building. I am near a table. An unnatural green and yellow. The part on the table heaving unnaturally… I felt I had beheaded a foe in disguise. Oh yes. There is indeed a change I am not willing to take A manipulation… Read more »
I had a dream that there was a second me, I watched myself asleep on the grass amongst other people and get up and disappear in the bushes. I asked people around how long has *she* been there, they said *you* have been there 3 hours. Then I was on a quest to find out how there could be a second me. I found myself at my mums house with my mum but she wasn’t actually my mum in the dream she had a different name and it was like she believed me and wanted to help. I trusted her,… Read more »
The dreams seems to be about you finding yourself or perhaps connected with your relationship with your mom. You see houses belong to the part of your mind/psyche and since it was your mums house what does it tell you. It has some unconscious memories/feelings stored in there that you are trying to find. The bedroom usually points to relationships and intimacy.
Fangs tells you about sucking blood (negative pulling of your energy). See vampire in the search bar.
Thank you so much
I had a dream that I was in a big city with some friends. They walked off but had forgotten their phones, so I turned around to get them in this grassy area. An old woman approached me with fingers that didn’t move normally, almost like her bones weren’t attached, and then she bit my thigh with a lot of strength. I tried to scream help and I hit the lady in her head until her jaw released and opened wider than humanly possible like jello in my hands. I was horrified and couldn’t look down at the bite when… Read more »
I am thinking this derma has to do with your relationship with your friends. If you notice that they left and the phones point to communication; you bringing them in the grassy area tells you about growth. So this old lady might be a manifestation of something that is connected with your friends.
I had a dream that I was walking in a large crowd and a man bit me on my butt. It was painful and I could n not see who the man was. He was with a group of friends and they were laughing. I am a female. What does this mean?
I am not sure really. Painful bites are negative and this is something that may get you from “behind” or behind your back. It might in fact be connected with your friends.
Hello, I had a dream that there was a fairly large number of scorpions around me, near my leg. They suddenly attached themselves to my leg, and a couple of them stung me, but I was able to carefully remove the “stingers,” even with all the other scorpions on my leg. What does this mean?
It seems that this dream is warning you about something dangerous remains unconscious. This can apply both to your inside and outside world. If your legs are compromised by this venomous threat essentially it will target your balance, stability and movement in your life. So you need to figure out who or what the scorpion is (read article in search bar ‘scorpion’). A clue shows up that there is a lot of threats, you are able to remove some of it, but others are still on you. What could this be?