Dream - Ant, Bee, Butterfly and Cat


What does dreaming of ants, bees, butterflies or a cat, mean? You may find that these dreams are easier to interpret than you thought.

Dreaming of ants often signifies a general dissatisfaction of daily life. You may be feeling insignificant in some way, or petty things may be annoying you. The dream can also be a metaphor for feeling ‘antsy’ or restless. There may be something happening or about to happen in real life that is worrying you.

Ants also symbolize hard work, diligence, cooperation and industry, so you may be expecting increased business activities. Ants relate to conformity, either indicating you feel that your life is too structured and orderly or that hard work is needed ahead. On a positive note, the hard work an ant puts in usually pays off.

To see bees in a dream is a sign of wealth, good luck, harmony, and creativity. Bees are also symbolic of hard work and industry, similar to ants, as represented by the common phrase, ‘busy as a bee’. The difference is that in dream interpretation a bee’s hard work will pay off with ‘sweet’ results.

A bee dream may also represent the things happening in your life that are ‘buzzing’ with activity. There may be a number of activities or one that is taking up a lot of your focus. To dream that you are stung by a bee indicates that you feel you have been wronged, or you have been hurt by some ‘stinging’ remark. 

To dream of a butterfly often denotes a carefree attitude and a willingness to ‘go with the flow’ rather than conform to routine. Dream interpretation of a butterfly often lines up with the term ‘social butterfly’, which describes someone who is popular, outgoing, and ‘flutters around’.

Butterflies signify creativity, romance, joy and spirituality. A butterfly dream often indicates a transformation into a new way of thinking, or a transitional phase. To see two butterflies in your dream represents a long and happy marriage. The butterfly is also symbolic of longevity.

To see a cat in a dream symbolizes an independent spirit, feminine sexuality, and intuition. The dream symbol has different significance depending on whether you are a cat lover or not, especially in regard to the age old belief that black cats represent misfortune and bad luck.

To fear a cat in your dream, often suggests fear of a feminine side of yourself or of someone else. The dream may also be a metaphor for ‘cattiness’ or someone who is ‘catty’ and malicious. To dream that a cat is scratching or biting you, symbolizes feeling threatened of devoured by feminine attributes.

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