Rat: Spirit Animal Guide, Totem, Symbolism and Meaning


Most people think of rats as filthy, disease-ridden creatures, but they are quite the opposite in reality. Rats are more intelligent than dogs and cats when it comes to problem-solving skills, such as learning how a lever operates or figuring out which way an object can roll off a platform with no walls on three sides. Nowadays, rat research is being used for everything from cancer detection testing, Parkinson’s disease treatment development, studying pain sensitivity levels across different species, and even neurogenesis! One area where this research has proven invaluable is dream study because scientists believe that our dreams might correspond directly to what we experience while asleep - meaning if you’re dreaming about giant mutant rodents, then there must be some underlying fear present during your sleep.

The basics of ‘dream study and dreams’ state that dreams aren’t just random images, thoughts, or sensations but psychological elements. The dream state is a gateway to the unconscious mind which usually tells us something about ourselves. So what does your dream about rats mean? Here are some general interpretations to consider. An enormous rat presence could show a fear of being overrun by enemies or society in general. You might be feeling out of control in life or have low self-esteem.

 The symbolism of Dreaming About a Rat

The Pied Piper helped rid the town of rats, but the town’s people did not pay him. So he exacted his payment another way by luring all of their children out, and it left them with an unsettling feeling when they saw a rat running amuck in your house!

Rats are a pest, and when they live near people, it’s usually not for their benefit. Opportunistic creatures will eat up all the food in your pantry or leave you with an expensive infestation problem because of fleas on their fur. With this basic description, we can see how these pests might represent things bothering us recently - maybe something like unpaid bills? Or perhaps someone who never wants to take responsibility for anything ever again is still pestering you about taking care of them.

Wild rats aren’t always considered welcome guests by humans due to rat droppings which carry disease. The waste products left behind wherever it goes create terrible smells, and unsanitary conditions are created where wild rats may be living too closely together in droves.

If you dream about even seeing a rat in a dream, consider what it might mean when you dream of rats running around all over the place and doing whatever they want without caring about the world. Does this dream mean that someone is causing you problems? Someone may be denying responsibility for something they should be taking care of, or maybe someone is disturbing your peace wherever you may be going or living by making too much noise. Suppose there’s broken glass everywhere in your dream as well from where rats have broken windows to get into places. In that case, it means that someone has no respect for your property at all, even if others stay away from them because of their reputation!

Well-bred rats make for great pets. They’re intelligent and can be taught to do tricks, making them the perfect companion for any person with a busy life who does not have time or space in their home to own another pet such as a dog

or cat. Rats are also very clean animals that will groom themselves if given ample room. They cannot touch anything else but their bedding material; owners need only to pay attention to changing cage papers when necessary!

It all comes down to whether you feel that rats as pets suit your personality or not - if so, then owning one is an excellent choice of animal companionship during these tough times. It may even provide some comfort knowing that something is waiting for you at home each day while working hard outside the house doing things to survive.

Something else you might dream of are rats the size of dogs - this dream is usually a reflection of something that has been bothering you lately and eating away at your mind; for example - bills or money problems that may have piled up recently. You also dream of rats that grow bigger when it’s not the natural way that it should be for them to get any larger than normal-sized. This dream is similar to those dreamers who dream about spiders growing enormous with each passing night. It all comes down to what aspect of life causes worries the most in the dreamer’s subconscious mind.

We think we know so much about a rat, but it’s always a surprise when scientists find out that rats are way more clever than us. Researchers at Rice

University found that these little critters have metacognition - they’re aware of their thoughts and can evaluate them in relation to other things happening around them. It doesn’t matter if you thought your pet was just as intelligent as an ape or a human; there is no denying this now! From the moment rats are born, they make bonds with one another. A study showed that only 70% of male rats would help others and share food. However, females willingly care for other female rodents in their group while sharing their resources with them as well. Rats have always been known to be social creatures. Still, it’s interesting to find out how different males from females can be truly different when it comes down to helping each other out versus caring about themselves more than a friend or a stranger!

The rat is an interesting creature in and of itself, as it can have a wide range of interpretations when you explore the dream. One possible interpretation for dreaming about rats could be taking time before acting on something or thinking things through. Alternatively, this animal may suggest that philosophical pursuits are needed so as to think deeply and probe into life’s mysteries. One might want to consider what they believe deep down inside themselves instead of simply following mainstream society like sheep or lemmings. Finally, suppose that your dreams involve female rats. In that case, there is probably some message being sent via symbolism suggesting philanthropic work needs to be done. One should help others with all their abilities rather than just focusing on oneself.

Rats are often regarded as vermin, but they symbolize many other cultures and might be seen positively. In some legends, the rat is both clever and lucky - it can move through places undetected because of its small size (which also makes for an excellent spy). People born during The Year of the Rat (1912, 1924, 1936, and so on…) have luck with money too! Rats may mean different things to you depending on your cultural background or what type of dreams you’re having about them.

If you dream of rats running around your house, it means that there’s something wrong with the energy flow in your home. All people living under one roof should be treated equally, and no one deserves more than another. Also, dreaming about a single rat may mean that you’re having huge problems at work or at school. It may indicate that someone is out to sabotage you.

Fear of rats: According to Freud, fear of rats symbolizes sexual desires. There can be many explanations regarding what exactly are these dirty rodents ruining so much for dreamers: they might represent phallic imagery (the tail) or feces (getting into our homes).

Grace Thorpe

My years of experience counts to almost 10 years in my field where I have been counseling clients for the last ten years in career, business, work, relationships etc etc. I use tools like Astrology, Numerology, Tarot Cards to unlock the potential and guide people to the best outcome. I have an educational background in Pharmacy, Mathematics, Computers, Chemistry, Astrophysics but I am passionate about my work in guiding people to their destiny.

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