A lion in our dreams can have a number of different meanings.
To understand the meaning of your lion dream, it helps to understand some common lion dream interpretations and to look carefully at other symbols in the dream.
Common Lion Dream Interpretations
Below are some common interpretations for what it means to dream about a lion:
Pride: Lions live in prides, and in dreams a lion can often mean pride. Is there anything in your waking life you are proud of?
Anger/Temper: Lions are usually seen as ferocious and formidable animals. To see a lion in your dream can symbolize your own anger or bad temper, or the anger/temper of someone else in your life recently. It is not unusual to dream of a lion after a heated argument or experiencing a lot of anger.
Control/Power/Leadership: Lions often also known as the "king of the jungle" can also be a great symbol of control, power, and leadership.
Anxiety/Fear: If you are afraid the lion will attack you in the dream, symbolizes your own fears and anxieties. Pay careful attention to the rest of the dream for clues as to what it may be you are anxious over.
Strength: A lion in your dreams can symbolize your own strength or the strength of someone you know. Strength can be physical, but often is emotional in our dreams.
Tips for Interpreting Your Lion Dream
You will always be the best interpreter of your dreams, as dreams are a deeply unique and personal experience. While the above common symbols for lions can give you some insight, here are some tips for further understanding the meaning of your dream.
Describe the Lion in 5 Words: Think about 5 words that describe the lion. These 5 words will give you insight on what the dream symbol means.
Pay attention to setting and context: Dreaming of a lion in a jungle is much different than dreaming of a lion in a house. The setting of the dream and the context of the dream will help you better understand the lion dream meaning.
How did you feel in the dream? Your feelings and emotions in the dream can also help you understand the meaning of the dream. Did you feel frightened by the lion? Did the lion make you feel powerless? By identifying emotions in your dream, it can help you identify emotions you subconsciously feel in waking life.
What events are happening in your life? Think carefully about the events that are going on in your life. Could a lion somehow be a symbol to what is going on in your present life?
The lion is also the zodiac symbol for the Leo astrological sign. This sign falls on the calendar during the months of July and August from July 23 – August 22. Do you know someone who is currently in your life that has a Leo birth date? Or, do you have any events planned for this time of the year?
Do you have any other meanings or interpretations for lions as a symbol in your dreams? Have you had a dream about a lion? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!