Tiger Dream and Symbol Meanings

The idea for doing a blog on the tiger dream symbol and meanings was inspired by our recent twilight tour at Carolina Tiger Rescue. All the photos in this blog were taken by my life partner, Chris, using his digital camera. Besides tigers, we also saw cougars, caracals, a leopard, and more…

Before I go into possible meanings, it’s important to remind you that the tiger symbol can have hundreds of meanings. Why? Each individual has their own unique dream language based on their upbringing, life experiences, present obstacles, and emotions they’re experiencing in the dream. If the dream has people in it, other symbols, different types of landscapes, and more than one dream scene – we just created thousands of potential interpretations.

Tiger Dream and Symbol Meanings

These are nine general tiger interpretations:

  1. It’s time for you to get in touch with your power.
  2. You need to hunt for your livelihood.
  3. Someone’s behavior is causing you to feel like prey.
  4. Be careful as someone is stalking you.
  5. Speak up and be heard.
  6. Accept your animal instincts.
  7. Release emotions, especially anger.
  8. Action is needed.
  9. Escape from a negative situation.
Tiger Dream Symbolism
Raja loves attention and getting his photo taken.

Tiger’s Body Parts

Here are possible tiger dream and symbol meanings for:

Tiger’s Eye

  • Seeing things clearly.
  • Trust your judgement, not other people’s opinions.
  • Represent the tiger’s eye crystal, which is good for protection and overcoming fear.


  • Shows there’s more than one way of doing things.
  • Pay attention to your patterns.
  • Add stripe clothing to your wardrobe.
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Tiger’s Actions

Some of these were mentioned in the general tiger dream and symbol meanings section. But not the following two:

  • Exercise – tigers are very active; therefore, you might need more exercise to let go of your slump.
  • Water – not all cats enjoy water, yet tigers love it. You may need to start swimming or this dream has information if you’re on a swim team. Water is also about cleanliness and emotions. Click here to learn more about water symbolism.
Tiger Dream Meaning
Raja posing for the camera.

Tiger Metaphors

Tigers may be used to trigger memories and experiences of the past for dream analysis, such as the following:

  • Tony the Tiger from Frosted Flakes.
  • Tigger from Winnie the Pooh.
  • Eye of the Tiger song by Survivor.
  • Yours or a loved one’s birthday who was born in the year of the tiger.

Final Thoughts

Now, can you comprehend how there are many possible meanings for tigers? Interpreting your dreams is not as simple as searching the internet or looking in a dream app for a symbol meaning. It takes work and skill to understand it.

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Pin Raja and two female tiger.

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