Pig Dreams Meaning and Interpretation

Pigs are viewed differently across different cultures. Greek mythology associates pigs with fertility, while religious perspectives link these animals with the devil.

Pigs are often seen as symbols of negative human behaviors and traits such as gluttony, greed, and overindulgence because of their eating behavior and size. Dream interpretations involving pigs will differ on how the dreamer views the animal.

Dreams About Pigs: What Do They Mean?

Male Pigs

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Pig genders can be distinguished easily by the presence or absence of their usually visible mammary glands. When male pigs are seen in dreams, it’s a sign to take notice of traits that are traditionally related to masculinity, like strength, courage, power, etc. The dreamer may need to work on improving these attributes.

A Sow

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Seeing a sow in a dream symbolizes fertility, motherly nature, and family. It could also denote that change is up ahead of the dreamer’s path. The dreamer will finally arise from their unprogressive state.

An Unhappy Sow

Dreaming of an unhappy sow denotes family issues. There might be unresolved conflict in the family that is bothering the dreamer in their waking life, that is why it’s manifested in their dreams. It’s encouraged that the dreamer takes steps to help in the resolution of this conflict.

This dream could also denote that the dreamer has been ungrateful or unappreciative of the things they have in life. The dreamer should learn to be grateful for what they have and recognize that these things can be temporary and can easily be taken away from them.

A Piglet

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Small piglets seen in dreams are connected to certain positive gains. It could denote financial benefits; therefore, it’s a good time to invest during this period in the dreamer’s life. In line with this, these piglets could also represent side projects that could be of benefit to the dreamer.

Another thing it could represent is the possibility of love and marriage. It could also mean the achievement of the personal growth of the dreamer.

A Large or Fat Pig

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Seeing a large or fat pig in a dream represents an ill-gotten wealth that is rooted in greed. This gain is acquired in a way that is unfair to others. This dream should be taken as a warning for the dreamer to reassess and change their ways because subconsciously, they know that it’s not the right thing to do.

Healthy Pigs

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Seeing a healthy pig in a dream signifies success in endeavors that either the dreamer is unaware of or one that they hide from others. It’s a reasonable period for risks and investments. It could also denote the birth of a baby.

Unhealthy Pigs

This dream symbolizes insensitiveness and irresponsibility. The dreamer might encounter this dream in a period of neglect when they let their life control them instead of the other way around. This dream tells the dreamer to get it together and take charge of their life.

Clean Pigs

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Dreaming of clean pigs is a manifestation of the dreamer’s feelings towards a specific person. The dreamer might be referring to a person who is changing for the better and trying to “clean” themselves up. However, the dreamer remains unconvinced of these changes and still believes that “pigs will always be pigs.”

A Pink Pig

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Dreaming of pink pigs represents the dreamer’s partner who has been acting negatively in their relationship.

A White Pig

White pigs represent new relationships. The dreamer may meet new people and form new relationships and friendships.

A Dead Pig

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Dreaming of seeing a dead pig represents that the dreamer is lowering their standards. This dream could be a good thing if the dreamer has unrealistically high standards.

Interactions with Pigs in Dreams

Feeding Pigs

Dreaming of feeding pigs denotes that the dreamer feels confident about their success regarding their possessions. It could also mean that the dreamer might do something different to help in the resolution of financial issues.

Selling a Pig

Selling a pig in a dream denotes complicated and confusing situations. This might be a sign that the dreamer needs to find clarity.

Slaughtering a Pig

A dream about slaughtering a pig is a positive sign. It denotes that the dreamer will be rewarded after their hard work. It could also be interpreted as a sacrifice.

Riding a Pig

Dreaming of riding a pig denotes the dreamer’s need to take control of a particular person’s negative traits. These traits have been bothering the dreamer to the point that it appears in their dreams.

Other Pig-Related Dreams

A Pet Pig

Generally, pets give feelings of happiness and fulfillment to their owners. In connection with this, dreaming of a pet pig also represents these positive feelings that the dreamer will experience in the future.

Several Pigs

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Dreaming of numerous pigs is the manifestation of the dreamer’s difficulties in life. This could come from the feeling of being overpowered or from feeling small and seeking comfort in the indulgence of excessive food.

Alternatively, this could represent the dreamer’s ruined reputation. This will happen because certain people will take advantage of the dreamer’s words, actions, or past and use these against the dreamer.

Pigs in Mud

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Dreaming of pigs in mud represents an unsettled feeling. This could be linked to how the dreamer feels unappreciated or disrespected by their partner. The dreamer should speak out about this issue to prevent it from worsening.

Dreaming of pigs in mud could also mean that the dreamer feels scrutinized by a person close to them.

A Biting Pig

Dreaming of a biting pig represents abundance and gain in the future. This is a positive dream, especially if the dreamer is investing in financial ventures.

A Pig Attacking

Dreaming of a pig being aggressive and attacking denotes an unclean environment that the dreamer surrounds themselves with. It’s encouraged that the dreamer should declutter and clean their home or work environment.

A Running Pig

Dreaming of a running pig is a notice to the dreamer on how they have been treating other people. It signifies that the dreamer has been selfish and rude. Perhaps the dreamer should reassess themselves and fix this attitude.

A Squealing Pig

A squealing pig in a dream represents an alarm that the dreamer needs to act fast in making decisions because the odds are currently in their favor, and an opportunity might vanish soon.

A Talking Pig

If the pig in the dream is talking and the dreamer can understand what they are saying, they should take note of what the pig is saying. These words could be useful wisdom applicable to business ventures.

A Flying Pig

Flying pigs in a dream represent certain people who the dreamer thinks are pursuing unattainable goals. The dreamer thinks that it’s a ridiculous thing to do.

A Pig Giving Birth

Dreaming of a pig giving birth symbolizes the conception of fresh ideas. This is a period of imagination and productivity, and the dreamer must take advantage of it.

A Pig Going Wild

A pig going wild in a dream is the manifestation of an unstable emotional condition. The dreamer could be going through a difficult time and is finding it hard to control their emotions.

A dream about a pig going wild can also suggest financial setbacks.

A Pig Pen

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A pig pen seen in a dream symbolizes peace of mind despite filth and turmoil. It’s a good sign for the dreamer.

Final Thoughts

Given that people across cultures have differing views on pigs, it’s essential to take into consideration other factors in the dreamer’s waking life to make the correct understanding of it.  

To decipher its precise and personalized meaning, it’s best to seek the help of psychics who specialize in dream meanings, as they can provide readings that are specifically tailored for you. You can get in touch with professional dream interpreters on this website for a more in-depth interpretation of your experience.