Insect Dream Meanings

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Insect Dream Meaning: From 11 Different Sources

(see also Spider)

(1) If seen as mindless automata, insects may symbolize either (your attitude towards) your instinctive drives or unconscious forces that seem to constitute a threat to the rule of reason. In either case, you probably need to overcome - or at least examine - your repulsion.

(2) If it is a solitary insect, it may be bringing a message from your inner self. That your inner self should appear in such a paradoxical guise or employ such a despicable and unlikely ambassador is a reflection of your (very unwise) contempt for your inner self, as shown perhaps in the way you exclude it from your conscious life. (Remember the cricket in Pinocchio’s adventures?)

Dream Source: A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Author: Eric Ackroyd
In general, bugs in dreams can represent things in life that are annoying or bugging you. But insects may, in addition, come with a specific and important message.

A fly, for instance, may comment on negative thinking. And a gnat may mention that the fruits of your labors arc ripe for the marketplace.

Dream Source: Ariadne's Book of Dream
Author: Ariadne Green
You find insects on your body: you’re going to recover from your illness
Dream Source: Chine Dream Interpretation
Author: Duke Zhou
To dream of insects means that you must rise above your trials. This may also represent someone or something ‘bugging’ and ‘pestering’ you. These unwelcome intrusions and disturbances must be immediately addressed. On the other hand, insects are said to be godly messengers. They may be prompting you to rearrange and manage your thoughts while giving importance to your values. Often, insects are representations of sensitivity, accuracy, and precision.
Dream Source: Dream Symbols and Analysis
Author: DreamForth
Insects in a dream always represent obstacles that you must overcome to reach your goals, if you manage to exterminate them or they are not bothersome to you then you will meet your obstacles with strength, and be able to overcome them. Insects also represent excessive worry over certain things, meditate to find out what they might mean to you by using all the symbols in your dream for reference.
Dream Source: Encyclopedia of Dreams
Author: Michael and Elizabeth Thiessen
1. A group of insects indicates that something is in the way of one achieving one’s goals.

2. The ability to exterminate insects in­dicates the ability to clear away problems.

Dream Source: New American Dream Dictionary
Author: Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin
An insect or other bug can represent: Something that’s “bugging” you in real life.

A certain quality of the insect that’s significant to you right now.

Think about what that type of insect symbolizes to you personally, and traditional ideas about the insect (for example, ants are often thought of as industrious or well-organized).

Notice what the insect is doing and how (for example, a bee gathering nectar might represent enjoying the sweeter things in life, whereas a bee buzzing angrily around your head could represent a nuisance or threat).

A swarm of insects can represent feeling overloaded or pestered by many small things (such as to-do list items or problems).

See also the specific type of insect.

See also: Animal; Insects (the category)

Dream Source: The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
Author: Nancy Wagaman
In their positive aspect, insects in your dream represent the power of small things to create big results; they may be encouraging you to focus on the details and work in harmony with others.

If you are a person who likes to work alone, your dream may be urging you to ask for help. On the negative side, insects can represent people, situations or behavior that irritate you. You need to stop trying to brush things aside and deal with whatever it is that is bothering you.

To dream of a solitary insect may be a message from your inner self. That your inner self should employ such an unlikely ambassador is a reflection of your (very unwise) contempt for your inner self, as shown perhaps in the way you exclude it from your conscious life. (Remember the cricket in Pinocchio’s adventures?) A solitary insect may also imply something or someone that is‘bugging’ or even threatening you. It might also suggest you are feeling insignificant, like an ant in the mass of other ants. More positively, a solitary insect can appear in dreams as a reminder of instinctive behavior.

If you are stung by an insect or insects in your dream, this suggests anxiety and grief caused by your own obstinacy; the dream is trying to prick you into taking positive action. The sting may also be an emotional one. Someone may have hurt you or gossip may have stung you. Have you been stung or hurt by someone’s criticism, or was the dream referring to a sting or swindle someone is about to perpetrate in waking life?

Dream Source: The Element Encyclopedia
Author: Theresa Cheung

8 dream interpretation about insect related.


Troubles or troublesome people; research type of insect and avert; to kill an insect and find medicine inside, is reversing the formidable... insects dream meaning

Fly (insect)

One who gossips; a warning to use discretion when, what and with whom one is speaking... fly (insect) dream meaning

Insects Island

In dreams an island can signify a spiritual retreat – somewhere which is cut off from the world – which will allow us to contemplate our own spiritual self.... insects island dream meaning

Insect Repellant

To dream about insect repellant suggests that you have the strength and ability to deal with the issues and/or people who are annoying or troubling you. This dream may also signify the need to wipe the slate clean and start fresh in some situation.... insect repellant dream meaning

Insects And Arachnids

Insects are often considered to be irritating pests and harbingers of disease and infection in the waking world.

According to Jungians, the general interpretation of insects in dreams closely follows the way they are perceived in real life: as irritating and potentially dangerous creatures that often attack in great numbers. Some insects do, however, have qualities we can admire and although still able to annoy us, they can set a helpful example when they appear in dreams. Use your common sense and some general impressions about the specific insect when interpreting your dream. For example, if you dream about bees stinging you, think about some of your relationships; if ants appear, then consider you social interactions and work ethic.

If you dream about wasps, are you in some kind of danger? Bear in mind, though, that dreams featuring insects are generally warning you of some poisonous or dangerous influence in your waking life.

Insects can also represent irritating, small problems in daily life with which you feel powerless to deal or feelings you would rather do without. These might be feelings of guilt or regret, or something that you cannot quite recognize tugging at your conscience. More often than not, insects represent negative feelings; they can symbolize how life requires you to form a brittle shell; they can also sometimes completely replace your own body, as in Franz Kafka’s novella Metamorphosis.

Arachnids—here comprising scorpions, spiders and ticks—often have a different symbolism; many people suffer from severe phobias for spiders in particular.

If you are fearful of spiders in the waking world, they will quite often simply represent something of which you are terrified in your subconscious.... insects and arachnids dream meaning

Swarm Of Insects

Swarms of insects in dream can depict instinctual urges in life, such as sexual urges. Swarms may also represent small children or the sperm swarming toward the ovum, and therefore may be suggesting issues to do with pregnancy. The power of the group can additionally be suggested by a swarm; where one insect seems to be moving aimlessly, large numbers do not. Your dream swarm might be telling you that you can often only succeed in changing matters by group effort. As Jiminy Cricket suggests, insects can also represent your conscience, guilt and feelings you might want to forget; perhaps insects represent these areas because they live their lives in our house and garden largely unseen, although we sometimes sense their presence. In this sense, a swarm might represent being overwhelmed with guilt.

If you see a swarm of insects around you, this suggests malicious rumors are being spread about you, but if you manage to kill the insects or escape, you will find an easy remedy for your problems.

If insects are taking something apart in your dream, this suggests you may be in the phase of ending something and you need to complete that process before starting something new.

If the insects have invaded your food or contaminated something in your dream, consider whether your lifestyle is a healthy one. A dream of killing or spraying insects may also recall childhood hostility towards a sibling that may persist into later life.

If the insects are flying off, this may represent children leaving home or the end of a particular problem that has been upsetting you.... swarm of insects dream meaning

Cricket (insect)

1. Annoying person; 2 Sam. 16:5-9;... cricket (insect) dream meaning

Animal / Reptile / Insect

Animals in dreams are generally associated with behavioral patterns or your natural instincts, the beast within. Being bitten or attacked by an animal may suggest feeling hunted, vulnerable or doubting your own strength. Cats, dogs and horses are the most common dream images. Snakes are the most common dream reptile. They can be symbols of trouble or male sexuality but they can also represent the afterlife or the potential for transcending a difficult situation. Birds are a universal symbol of spirituality. Spiders are the most common dream creepy-crawly, and they can have a wide range of meanings ranging from being industrious or helpful, to provoking irrational or hidden fears and phobias.... animal / reptile / insect dream meaning