Lion Dream Meaning

Are you the king of the jungle or its prey?

When the king of the jungle has appeared in your dream it has come to you for a specific reason.

Lions are powerful dream symbols that represent power, courage, pride and aggressiveness. The lion has the ability to manifest relating to your hidden fears you need to overcome, or you have activated a new found powerful potential within.

I guess this is why the lion likes to make its appearance in our houses in dreams; the house relates to mind or inner architecture of the dreamer.

Lions may also represent the masculine instinctual side of your personality that is often unconscious or reflect the people around you. However the lion appears in your dream it contains a message relating to your own personal strength and power that might be hidden below the surface.  These powerful animals may also emerge to represent a threatening or dominating person who has entered your life.

Lion dream interpretation

Whenever we dream of a lions in the house it often relates to what is going on in the mind. Almost as if there is a power struggle between both a masculine and feminine force.

Since they are kings of the jungle they want you to focus on the people who have authority over you in your life; oftentimes connected with the family structure. Your interaction with the lion determines it if has power over you.

Lion Dreams: Feminine Energy

Lionesses are caring mothers that kind enough to feed other rejected cubs. They provide nutrients so they have a better chance to live. If you have a positive interaction with the lioness in your dream it points the spirit, motherhood, empathy and power.

It might also be connected to your maternal instincts or the divine feminine energy; lunar energy of the moon – nocturnal night hunters. If she is protecting you it may act as a guide or a protector.

The location where you interact with the lioness and who is around you are all clues in what to search for. If the lioness come across as aggressive shows a disharmony related to the feminine.

If you are being chased suggests avoiding and not addressing your fears. These might be people or situations that have caused you to run. You may want to explore the relationships you have with your siblings.

Lion Masculine Role In Dreams

The lion that protects you shows reflects your own inner strength and leadership. They could also appear related to sexual energy, roaming to find mate. An encounter with the lion suggests the beginning of personal progress.

Most often lions appear in dreams to be very aggressive and dangerous to confront. Negative dreams on lions connect us to our fears, repressed instincts and desires to hurt others. An aggressive lion might be connected to the shadow side of the dreamer – the unknown traits.

Could it suggest you might be running away or unable to face these qualities you inherit within? Could this be connected with your father or the masculine? Maybe this might be a metaphor with having too much pride.

  • Fears and anxieties
  • People who dominate you
  • Your not the leader of a pack
  • Fight for dominance
  • Repressed instincts or sexual urges
  • Anger/temper

Attacked Or Chased By Lion

Lion attacks represent our own personals weakness, irrational fears and anxieties that have overpowered us – a sign to stand up and fight. Running away from a lion in your dream shows you that you are not confronting or ignoring these aggressive people in your life. Reasons Why You Are Running Away.

Baby Lion Dream Meaning

Baby lions represent our underdeveloped masculine or feminine instincts. They are a symbol of weakness and needing protection from the mother or father. Stages of personal development a need to develop power within.

Prophetic Meaning Of A Lion

In the Bible, lions are seen as powerful and positive symbol. They appear to represent bravery, strength, courage and protection of the person. A sign of control power, dangerous when needs to be but humble at the same time.

Mountain Lion: Noticing a mountain lion is highly symbolic reflecting on your life’s journey. Dreaming of a mountain reflects areas of  hard work, overcoming obstacles, and spirituality. However the lion presents itself is a clue on your progress.

Puma/ Panther: These dreams bring your attention to the shadow side of the dreamer. Connects the the unknown feminine attributes, usually hidden. The inner feminine within males (anima); or animus for females.

Lions Inside House: These are very significant dreams relating to your mind/psyche. When the inner journey begins you will notice lions in your house as they represent progress or warnings. They might be related to the feminine or developing similar traits as the lion. These dreams alter depending if you are attacked at home or just noticing it roaming.

Helpful Tips For Analysis:

Do I have anger based off of fears? What are some of the fears you identify with?

What is my family life like? Could I be the lion or someone else? Relationship with mother and father. The masculine and feminine combined within.

Could this suggest you might be lying?

Exploring hidden instincts or talents.

Did you watch the movie ‘The Lion King’? What does it mean to you?

In the bible, Daniel and the lions den.

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Candice
Candice
4 months ago

I dreamt I was in an apartment complex and that a lion had escaped the zoo. I had nowhere to go. I contemplated putting my baby on somebody’s balcony so she would be safe. We ended up in an apartment with glass walls. My cat was hiding under the bed. The lion appeared outside and was trying to come in. The glass held up but it tried again. And then I woke up!

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Esther
Esther
5 months ago

My dream last night was about young male lions roaming in my house. They were not aggressive but not approachable either. My mom and I were the only ones in the house. My mom and I are distant and do not have a healthy relationship.
Then in the dream I remember opening the backyard door and right in front of me was an adult male lion. Just staring deep into my soul. I wanted to scream run away but I couldn’t. I just took a step back and closed the door calmly.
Can anyone interrupt my dream please??

Ryan
Ryan
5 months ago

I dreamt of flooding water coming from pipes underneath what seem to be a sink cabinet but it was not inside a building. I then looked up and saw a large group of lions walking in my direction. I crouched down and began to walk away hurriedly so they would not see me. In another part of that dream I remember lions were walking down a neighborhood street and everyone was fleeing from their presence in what seem to be a calm manner. The lions were not aggressive but I was fearful of their presence. I also remember a distinct… Read more »

Gopi patel
6 months ago

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LINDA
LINDA
6 months ago

I HAD THIS DREAM LAST NIGHT AND ALL I RMEMBER CLEARLY IS THAT I WAS VISITING SOMEWHERE AND I LOOKED OUT A LARGE WINDOW AND SAW THIS LARGE FENCED IN AREA…FENCE WAS ABOUT 5′ TALL AND ABOUT A 25 ‘ OBLONG CIRCLE AND IT WAS ENCLOSED. IN IT I SAW MANY TO MANY TO COUNT LIONS BIG MALES MEDUIN FEMALES AND BABIES. THEY WERE ALL PILED IN THERE AND GOING IN A CONTROLED CIRCLE….THERE WAS AN ORDER TO IT AND PEACEFUL….BUT THEY ALL KEEP CIRCLING PACK IN THERE TOGETHER…..NO COMPLAINING OR AGRESSION…..I SAID TO MY SON…..WHAT THE HECK? HAS ANYONE… Read more »

Shmay
Shmay
6 months ago

I just had a dream that I was at my old spiritual retreat center. There were lots of people and even more male lions of gold, brown and black. The lions were all roaming around the property. Some were being transferred by barred cages. I was extremely uneasy about the abundance of roaming lions and no one else was worried or cared to put themselves into defensive positions to protect themselves. My son was there and I tried to usher everyone into the dinning room and shut the door before the lions got in but the people were too slow… Read more »

Jacob Aubrey
Jacob Aubrey
7 months ago

I was in my “Grandparents House” that was very clearly in my memory no home any of my grandparents ever lived in, not even close. The house was made entirely of wood. Walls, ceiling and floors. It was completely unfurnished. The house was extremely dark, with fire being featured in every room. I was with my 3 brothers and a girl I know. We were on the top floor of this house. It was very dark and we noticed there was a ring of fire like at a carnival, that was the only light in the room. The lioness was… Read more »

Prasad
Prasad
7 months ago

I had a dream in which me and some people are trying to escape and lock ourselves in a room where the male lion was visitng house by house and eating domestic animals.then we runaway from it. Can u please tell me what does it mean??

Nicole
Nicole
7 months ago

I had a dream that my brother and I were sleeping outside on like a porch. On the stairs leading up were these thin strings and just on the other side were three lions (one male and two female). At first we didn’t notice them until my brother spoke too loudly that’s when they began to move. I told him to try and whisper because I was nervous they’d attack. It was like this night after night until one time one of the lionesses made it through and walked around us. I was nervous but she did nothing and went… Read more »

Christine
Christine
8 months ago

I had a dream where I was in a beautiful house and there were friends around but I didn’t see everyone. Then 2 lions were there a male and female just walking around. The female walked away from me and the male brushed up against my leg and just kept walking. They made me uncomfortable but since they weren’t aggressive I did nothing. I went down to the basement had a conversation with a friend and I believe we were about to leave when I came back upstairs the male lion was being aggressive and swatting at me, and attacked… Read more »

Bren
Bren
8 months ago

I had dream about taunting the lion over and over again and then I seen lion cub. I wanted to close to it but the lion didn’t let me. It kept attacking and I kept taunting it.

Eva
Eva
8 months ago

I had this powerful dream another night. There was a Lion family in one of the rooms in my house and for some reason I entered that room and seen the biggest Lion jumping towards me with aggression. I remember to take a deep breath and try to gather all my courage, hope and Love I have inside and not to react in panic or fear, but instead I welcomed it with open arms and embraced with love. Lion miraculously has changed from dangerous and aggressive into soft and tender and we were in that love embrace for some time.

Brian
Brian
8 months ago

Here’s my dream: I’m the coach of a team (which is true) and my team was all gathered getting ready for practice. Suddenly, we notice a lion has showed up and has managed to get inside. All of us try to avoid the lion, but it keeps following us from room to room (not aggressively or chasing us, just following us). I didn’t feel threatened, but didn’t feel comfortable either.

Jess
Jess
8 months ago

In my dream the lion was in my house trying to kill me and my family. It managed to eat someone’s foot who I didn’t know. It left the house and when I looked outside there was heavy rain and flooding. I could see the lion outside making his way back so I tried to barricade the front and back doors some of my family were helpful with this others weren’t. I was trying to find a way out the house so we could all escape if the lion got back in. I woke up feeling the lion would have… Read more »

Roman
Roman
9 months ago

I dreamt of two lions that were hunting an animal and my son ran towards the animal to protect it. I am screaming for him to stop but he doesn’t. As he got to the animal, hugging it the two lions came up on both of them and I was running towards the lions and screaming…woke up from screaming loud enough to scare my wife.

Aaron
Aaron
9 months ago

In my dream there was a peaceful and tame lioness in the house. It just sat there as Kids pet it. I was a bit afraid that the lioness instincts would kick in and it would kill the kids but it didn’t. Towards the end of the dream the lioness did attack me but it seemed to attack me energetically. I felt the energy and tried to fight the energy off.. my dream then skipped to a fight between me and a Mexican guy who looked like an ex inmate. He basically started a fight for no reason. I was… Read more »

Xtina
Xtina
9 months ago

My dream was very calm and peaceful. I was sleeping in my bed with 2 lions (one male, one female). I believe I was petting the female lion. Then I remember telling my sister about it. What could this mean?

Junaid
Junaid
1 year ago

I watched me talking about Chakras and understanding of similar spiritual terms with a woman on a rooptop at evening somewhere I don’t know in a big city. I went downstairs and I watched I came have came around my school and that my Family has hunted a Wild Lion (so more, 20x huge in size than ordinary, like a beast) out of nowhere and it was unconscious hanging in chains under a shelter made of dried grass as at an old time butcher shop. My mother cut a lot out of it, about 1/4 of the body from behind… Read more »

Addison Bennett
Addison Bennett
1 year ago

I had a dream that was very peaceful. I was in this savannah and 3 lions came running towards me, one male and two female. They saw me and they came really close but they then started playing next to me. It was really cool but I’m a little confused by what it could mean.

Dominique Trueman
Dominique Trueman
1 year ago

I dreamt that a lion was being attacked by other lions but had no idea. It was lying down and they had made an injury to him and his insides/organs were showing because they had made this big hole in the body. (Apologies if it sounds a bit gruesome, I’ve never dreamt of anything like this before!) It felt like they were setting him up and then the vultures would come along and start eating him alive. He was unaware for the most part until he looked back and then he realised he had a wound and started licking it,… Read more »