In our dreams LIONS are commonly known to represent strength, courage, assertiveness, and power.
Mountain lions however symbolically contain similar attributes as its feline predecessor, but due to its geographic location, habitat and temperament it holds a deeper meaning.
What do mountain lions mean in our dreams?
Depending how the mountain lion approached you in your dream determines if this a hidden threat, or your unconscious pull towards the feminine strength, courage and intuition. I guess it would make sense why in Native mythology the Algonquins and Ojibwe believe that the cougar lived in the underworld and was wicked, whereas it was a sacred animal among the Cherokee.
Regardless on its behavior, the mountain lion in your dream is a messenger from the unconscious that must be given its full attention or else an attack might be present.
The hidden meaning behind the mountain lion
Their usual habitat is in mountainous terrain, and in our dreams the mountains relates to our life obstacles, protection and spirituality. Once the mountain lion come down from its place of dwelling they become a symbol of what is wild or unconscous with the dreamer that is not fully understood.
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The mountain lion in your dream tends to be a manifestation related to our hidden nature or instincts — anger, desire to hurt, aggressiveness; or fear of these feelings in others or ourselves.
Mountain lion dreams & hidden clues
Mountain lions are quiet, solitary and elusive, and typically avoid people by nature. They heard you coming from a distance long before you have even noticed its presence. Once they appear in our dreams, typically in our houses, it connects to the mind of the dreamer.
Letting them inside your house allows the dreamer to explore your hidden fears, temper, but also the power of your physical strength. Depending on how tame or aggressive they are it hints at either your strengths or weaknesses. What floor or room they are in alters the meaning of your dream. For example, if the mountain lion was in your room (bed) it points at your relationships, intimacy; as opposed to the kitchen which transforms the dreamer.
- encourages the dreamer to explore hidden fears
- people who pose a threat
- inner strengths that needs to be activated
- unconscious aggressive nature that belongs to you or others
- power and dominance
- feminine or yin energy
Furthermore if a mountain lion attacks it suggests that this aggressive behaviors belongs to you or an outside feminine force that has waited for you to turn your back.
Biblical meaning of mountain lion in dreams
In the Bible mountain lions represent courage and power which are imperative that Christians should have when it relates to God.
Revelation 5:5: Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.” The connection with the seven seals suggests that the lion might be activating these inner energies.
Just like our dream and in mythology the lion contains both negative and positive meanings, and sometimes it can be ones on the attack. For example, in 1 Peter 5:8 “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour”.
The mountain lion in your dream might in fact be a biblical representation of God testing your faith. Remember when the king threw Daniel in the lion’s’ den? The king said to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!” … My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight.