Tiger Dream Meaning and Interpretation

Tigers, being hunters in the wild that are both intelligent and vicious, symbolize power and fear. Dreaming about tigers may signify a situation, position, or object that an individual finds powerful, fearful or both.

Tigers also represent courage, and dreaming about them might be a sign that one will overcome challenges and obstacles that the dreamer might encounter soon. Understanding the behavior and wisdom of tigers may help the dreamer understand their dilemmas in their waking life.

Dreams about Tigers: What Do They Mean?

White Tigers

white tiger resting

White tigers appear as rare as one in 10,000 wild tiger births. In dreams, white tigers represent the dreamer’s unique and exceptional gifts. It might be a sign to recognize them and have the courage to make use of them.

Blue Tigers

The appearance of an oddly-colored blue tiger is a sign of the dreamer’s difficulty to be expressive of their real emotions. It’s the manifestation of the dreamer’s pent up frustration with handling their emotions.

Sleeping Tigers

sleeping tigers

A sleeping tiger in a dream may hint a hidden source of strength or talent. This may represent the dreamer’s knowledge or ignorance of their capabilities and their anticipation to discover and showcase them. This may also mean that the dreamer must awaken and take control of their life.

Tigers and Instinct

tiger walking roaming

Tigers have superb instincts. Dreaming of them may imply the need to follow or improve one’s instincts. There might be an indecisive moment in the dreamer’s waking life, or the dreamer might be doubtful or having troubles. It might call out the need to follow the dreamer’s gut feeling or hunch when they are in doubt.

Tigers and Strategy

tiger behind tree

Dreaming of a hunting tiger may be an indication of the dreamer’s strategic ways. It may represent the dreamer as being goal-oriented and focused. This may also mean that the dreamer needs to think about their plans carefully. A tiger’s courage and knack for strategy make it a successful predator.

Tigers and Dominion

Dreaming of killing a tiger may represent the feeling of being all-powerful. The dreamer may currently have the feeling that they can face anything that comes their way.

However, the dreamer should avoid provoking others because of this feeling. Even if the dreamer feels superior, they should also be humble.

It could also signify the need to prove the dreamer’s worth. Killing an animal as massive and vicious as a tiger is both a risky and bold move. It could be an unsettled desire to take that risk and prove one’s worth.

Tigers and Success

tiger sitting proudly

Tigers are often used as mascots for success. Dreaming of being one might represent that the dreamer sees themselves as being successful in their endeavors.

It might signify that after careful planning and gathering the courage to reach an achievement, it has finally worked for the best possible outcome for the dreamer.

Tigers as Negative Manifestations

tiger angry roaring

As a symbol of power and fear, a tiger can be represented as a force that works against the dreamer in their waking life. Tigers may also represent the dreamer’s feelings of anxiety and horror.

Dreaming of a tiger may mean that something the dreamer finds frightening might come their way and antagonize them. The dreamer may have persisting thoughts about an upcoming event that they are scared of or about an encounter with someone who negatively dominates them.

Such a dream might be a manifestation of too much anxiety building up in anticipation of that fearful event or situation.

Tiger Attacks

Dreaming of being attacked by a tiger might be the sign of deep-seated guilt that is trying to haunt the dreamer. This dream may come from the fear that something terrible might happen because of past mistakes and bad decisions.

This may also represent a bully in the dreamer’s waking life. It might signify someone or something that consistently bothers or antagonizes the dreamer, resulting in a build-up of fear and anxiety.

A tiger eating the dreamer or their children may represent a need to have a fresh start. This can also be suggestive of cleaning or decluttering your home or room.

Tiger Chase

Dreaming of being chased by a tiger, or another type of predator, may represent deception. The dreamer must be wary of situations coming their way that may become the means for deception and negative outcomes.

It could also mean that the dreamer is running away from something they fear, or from something that they know has power over them.

Tigress and Cubs

tiger and cub snow

A dream about a tigress protecting her cubs may come from the dreamer’s fear for their loved ones. Tigresses are very cautious and protective of their cubs.

This can mean that the dreamer might be worried about their loved ones’ safety, for a particular reason or just in general. This proves they are willing to go to lengths to protect or save them.

Tigers and Territory

territorial tiger angry

Tigers are territorial animals. Dreams about tigers being aggressive or being wary of their territories may suggest that the dreamer is having thoughts that something or someone is threatening to take an object of their possession or a place of their territory. It could signify the dreamer’s room, workspace, or an object of significant importance.

Tigers as Pets

Having a tiger as a pet in a dream may mean that the dreamer has desires to do things that most people find unusual. There is a deep longing to pursue something that most people might find peculiar or weird. It could be a life-long dream or passion, or a person one might have feelings for but is afraid to be judged when it comes to pursuing them.

Final Thoughts

Dreams about tigers can have different meanings for different people. The above dream interpretations are general, and your understanding of the symbolism behind tigers (whether they represent courage or fear) might mean differently in your dream.  

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.