If you are someone who lives near the forest, you have probably seen a bear before. Seemingly gentle giants, bears can be dangerous animals, and you probably were afraid. But bear symbolism in dreams is actually good luck.
Overall, dreams about bears typically mean that you will be experiencing something which will bring you a lot of success soon.
Bear symbolism in dreams typically means that you are a strong, powerful, and independent individual. As you can see, while bears themselves might seem like scary creatures, having a dream about them can have great meaning.
Another possible meaning of simply seeing a bear in your dreams is that there might be someone who is your rival in your success. And a bear that is peaceful and not bothering you whatsoever means that you are an independent person who is able to take care of yourself well.
Now, let’s look at some other possible dreams you might have had about bears and what these dreams usually mean.
Dreams about Bears Attacking
If you saw a dream about bears attacking, you probably woke up with your heart beating frantically. But, this is an important dream, because it represents any possible anger or resentment that you might be holding inside.
If the bear bites you in your dream, it might even mean that someone you know is a threat to you. So, while these dreams are scary, they are important for you to reflect on.
If you have a dream where the bear is chasing you, it could mean that there are problems which you do not want to face. Reflect on things that are taking place in your life and consider confronting them soon before they pile up and cause you even more distress later on. And a dream in which a bear is running away from you has the same meaning.
If you are hunting a bear in your dream, this typically means that you will soon achieve a goal that you were dreaming about, and that you soon will reach success. If you ended up killing the bear, it means that you are able to defeat any obstacles that stand in your path to success. These are good dreams that represent the strength of your character.
If the bear is dead, it means that you do not let anyone have any control over you in your life. You are your own person and the only one who is allowed to have authority over yourself.
However, if you come across a bear trap in your dream, it might mean that you will not be able to overcome any problems that might stand in your way as you go through life.
And finally, if you end up escaping from the bear in your dream, it could mean that you will soon have some romance in your life, which will have a great ending for the two of you.
Dreams about Peaceful Bears
We have already talked about what it might mean when you simply see a bear in your dream, but now, let’s think about what different things the peaceful bear might have been doing in the dream, and what these actions ultimately mean.
If you see a bear that is sleeping, it means that you need to do some soul searching to get in touch with yourself better. You might also need to be careful about what you say in front of other people. And if the bear is simply resting, it means that you are going through a rather thoughtful period in your life.
If you hug the bear in your dream, it means that you are a friendly person, and that you always try to be that way even when it is difficult.
If you come across a bear cub in the dream, it means that you have a loving relationship with your parents or your own children. Baby bears symbolize protection and immense love.
A dancing bear in a dream could indicate financial success in your life, or that someone will lend you money soon.
And finally, if the bear is talking to you in the dream, it is recommended that you try your best to listen to it, because it might end up giving you the advice that you were looking for or otherwise need.
Now, let’s look at what bears mean as spirit animal.
Bears as Spirit Animals
Bears are regarded highly in many cultures, especially in the Native American culture. They were worshiped in different cultures, and have even been found as symbols on sites or in archaeological digs across Europe. Vikings believed that wearing bear skins would be able to scare off anyone who came to fight them. And finally, ancient Greeks and Romans believed that bears symbolized the goddesses Artemis and Diana.
If you have bears as your spirit animals, it generally means that you are a strong and confident individual. You are naturally a leader and you are able to fight against any problems that might arise in your life.
It could also mean that you are a friendly person, and you need to be willing to help people in your life who may need it.
If the bear is your spirit animal, it might also mean that the time has come for you to stand up for yourself. It is important to always stick up for your principles and beliefs, no matter how hard it may be to do so. The bear will guide you on this journey and give you the strength you need. Bears will inspire respect and admiration in others in order to help you become a better leader.
Bears are also symbols of femininity. Sometimes, even the dreams you might see about bears mean that there is a strong female figure in your life. If you are a woman, it means that you are a strong person, and that you are meant to have a commanding presence in your life.