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Dream Interpretation & Animal Symbolism: The Fox

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Do you believe in dream symbols and interpretation?

Dreams and what they may symbolize has fascinated me since I was a teenager. I frequented the “Occult” section many times at our local library. (Do they still label all those topics “Occult?”) I don’t know that each dream is to be interpreted, so I just focus on the ones that really stand out to me. These are usually due to a person or symbol that is unusual or one that is recurring. Some dreams leave a heavy emotional imprint on me when I wake up, so I also take a deeper look into these.

Lately a recurring symbol is the fox.  Dreaming of animals is pretty common for me, but a fox is unique. I often reference this cool site for animal symbols and this is what I found:

“The fox encourages us to think outside of the box and use our intelligence in different, creative ways. The fox also brings us a message to try to approach our circumstances differently that we normally would. Be aware of some of our habits, and try a different angle of action.

red fox

“The fox also a reminder that we must utilize all of our resources (seen and unseen) in order to accomplish our goals. Sometimes this means calling upon some unorthodox methods. Furthermore, the fox is a sign to be mindful of our surroundings. Phenomenally effective shapeshifters and incredibly adaptable, the fox beckons us to not make too many waves but rather, adapt to our surroundings, blend into it, and use our surroundings (and circumstances) to our advantage.

“Other generalized fox symbolic meanings deal with:

  • focus
  • determination
  • right-action

“It should be obvious from this summary that fox animal symbolism goes far beyond what we may see on the surface. On the contrary, the fox has an incredible amount of knowledge and wisdom to share with us if/when we are willing to be still for the teachings.”

Do you dream of animals a lot? What are some animals you’ve dreamt of?

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2 thoughts on “Dream Interpretation & Animal Symbolism: The Fox

  1. What freaked me out was that I had dreams of scorpions… no, not nightmares. Dreams where the scorpion was protecting me from something… not sure what that would mean!

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