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Lion

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If Lion has come roaring into your life;

He is bringing a message of prudence to us. In other words, this big cat asks us to not overdo in certain areas of our lives. Rather, keep an even mind and an overall balance in our life activities. This big cat is the ultimate protector of hearth and home. Listen to the actions of this big beast for he will show you if it is time to relax and de-stress your mind, body and spirit. He is also about timing or your personal power. Perhaps it’s time to increase your community responsibilities and organize cooperation among your peers. He also aids you in recognizing and understanding your own noble and regal attitudes.

If Lion is your Animal Totem;

You are fiercely independent, confident and in control which is balanced by a quiet demeanor. You are also a creative and influential force and have the internal power to make positive (or negative) changes in your life and the lives of others around them. Most people with this totem are very loyal, and will defend friend and family honor to the death.

If Lion has come into your Dreams;

You will overcome some of your emotional difficulties.It is also telling you that you are more powerful than you think and that you have a lot of influence over others. It could also mean that you need to exercise some restraint in your own personal and social life. Alternatively, a big cat like this represents your need for control over others. You have to be in charge.

To see a lioness in your dream represents your maternal instincts. You will go to great lengths to protect your interests. Alternatively, a lioness symbolizes hope, victory, tenacity and stamina.

To dream that you are attacked by this big cat suggests that a force may be driving you to self-destruction. You need to overcome these challenges and obstacles.

To see a black lion in your dream represents a negative force. You or someone else is using their position of power to do harm.

To see a white lion in your dream highlights your majestic power. It may also indicate sudden awareness of the power you hold.

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48 Responses to Lion

  • My mother got a dream that she saw a lioness got back of my shoulder asking her to release her cub. My mother released the cub and the lioness released me. This all took place inside a Hindu Temple. Can anyone interpret this?

  • I had a dream that I was at the zoo and a bunch of lions got out and they were near me and I backed into an area and a female came up to me I thought she was going to eat me but instead she put her paw on my stomach and sat down by me until help came and lifted her paw up to let me get help and I was told the baby was ok and woke up

  • I have a white winged lion in my dreams and thoughts. He told me his name was Mulaka. Sometimes there is a black lion with him. When they are with each other they are like yin and yang. The black lion looks dangerous and mean but the white lion is the complete opposite. What does this mean?

  • I had a dream of a lion telling me to bow down to him.. I refused and he said if I’m not your God then who is?! And I said Jesus Christ is my lord and savior. He starts speaking arabic to me and I yell bismallah! .. my eyes start to close , I don’t stop yelling at him saying that Jesus is my savior the father is my god! You are not! I peek and see what he is doing and he was quringing walking back shaking his head.. then I wake up to my friend calling me… I need help understanding this dream, I feel like there is more to it

    • The Lions are Gods noble messengers. Jesus Christ hims 😛 elf is considered a Lion. 😆 😀

    • Jesus is both the lion and the lamb. Lion of Judah.

    • Hello there, don’t you know that Jesus is also known as the Lion of Judah! You just got visited by the King of Kings in a dream and you call Him Bismillah you need to start reading the word and get familiar with what Jesus’ different names are seriously I would also leave you shaking my head as I left if I was the Lord. When Moses saw the burning bush in the desert did he doubt it was God, he took off his shoes as he was instructed because he was on holy ground. Please read the word let it be in you so you will recognise him next time.

    • I think you did fine in YOUR dream. Yes Jesus is the lion and the lamb but I don’t believe that every lion you dream about represents Jesus. There is also a scripture that refers to “our enemy the devil prowling around like a LION seeking those whome he can destroy.” It seems that your impression in the dream was that this lion was NOT your God who is Jesus. God created you uniquely and even your dreams will be unique. So you need to think about what all these things symbolize to you individually. Do you feel positive things about lions or negative? Do you love them or are terrified by them? Also you have to think about your thoughts and emotions from the day before the dream. Did you recently question your loyalty or someone else’s? Check out Unclesirbobby on google. I have found his information regarding dream interpretation to be very helpful. Good luck and God bless!

  • ive been having dreams of transformation, in each dream im becoming a lion, each dream in different in prespective but the message is the same TRANSFORMATION!!! i really dont know what this means although ive done my reserch as to what it may mean, but in my dreams there is this lingering feeling like someone is watching or searching for me cause their presense is felt in every dream. can anyone help me understand these dreams. i know they say people always dream, but this is the first time in awhile that i have remembered my dreams and that means something!!

  • I was meditating last night and spirit of the lion came to me ! it was so majestic with a beautiful Mane ?I saw several different images of the lion and then finally it showed me it’s self with a Kings crown on the top of its head ! ? Any feedback please?

  • I dream’t i was sleeping on the lawn and 2 mail lions approached me, one lay at my feel and one on my left side. I was terrified. then a lioness came and lay on my right side. I called to my wife to make a distraction so the lions would leave me and i could escape. The lioness said don’t worry we are here to protect you. I said how did you know what i was going to do and she said I know everythnig you are going to do before you even think of doing it.

    Regards

    Eric

  • I had a short dream, seeing a golden with mildest orange coloured lion, doing a slow run towards me back and forth, and I was thinking it was chasing me, but it didn’t really, and when I was trying to run away, it came to me and placed his feet gently on my left shoulder, and as seconds goes, I could feel his impact stronger, and I couldn’t lift my shoulder, the more i tried to push, the more he’s pushing my shoulders down, so it had no choice but to struggle myself today come out of dream. When I woke u, I could feel that impact as though as it happened for real. It was 6.30am. What it could signify?

  • I was in an open field.
    In the far distance I saw a Lion running in my direction; at first I feared not.
    As he neared with his continued speed I realized he may be after me…
    I began to run checking over my left shoulder watching has a gap closed between us and listening to the strength of his approach.
    There was no out running him; my anxiety was extreme.
    Then he was there just feet behind me… I started to feel stronger and was running faster-
    Seemingly empowered at his presence
    The two of us were running side-by-side
    The king was at my left and I was on his right-
    Like partners in the wild

    What ever could this mean??
    Anything?
    Are dreams just dreams
    or
    Do they signify something??… Have a greater meaning or message within??

    Who knows

  • A few weeks ago i had another dream about when i woke up in a bathtub in a room full of glass vases and i went out and there were lions all over my yard and a weird lady in a green dress sat on top of my chickencoop and laughed at me as tried to run back inside my house and said you might be able to outrun them but you cant outrun a tiger and then a tiger walks out of my barn runs toward me and then i wake up what does this mean!?!?!?!

  • A few months ago i dreamed i was walking on a trail with my cousin and stepdad and we saw a lot of lions on the side of the road but my stepdad wasnt alarmed so neither was i and then they started talking to us then they saw an animal that they could eat and then they said to me theyll be back to eat me later and then one picked me up in its mouth and ran off with me it dropped me and came back to get me but i woke up before it got there and i dont know what it means

  • the other night i dreamt that a male lion was running towards me but didn’t attack, i woke up. so i have no clue what this means if anything

  • 7-8 years ago I went through a period of worthlessness and endless strongholds that left me completely empty and lonely; I had an individual in my life that would plant seeds of restoration which lead me to ring her on a particular day and ask for the help that I felt I needed to hear… She took me to Hillsong church and to my unexpected realisation that I was supposed to of gone through what I had endured to really understand that it was my up bringing of this undiscovered presence that I was exactly where I was supposed to be at this exact moment. During the welcoming prayer with my eyes closed I opened myself to receive whatever it was that was meant for me I saw a gold shimmer wisp through 3 rows I front of me and as it drew near me I saw a lion’s head which then transformed into a mans; which I could not ever recall the defined features…
    Over the years since then (and I have not been a committed attendee I must admit so this is not a D&M on a regilous stand point) spiritual events have occurred and changed my mindset for ever… The reason for my acknowledgment and post is to identify a reoccurrence of a lion presence in my life currently; that is at night as I go to sleep but firstly my initial memory of this when I saw a ‘thing’ (blob/ Rock maybe) it was solid and in the distance so no real identity it was just there- as I tried to focus on it it turned to me and I saw it was a lions head – the eyes were piercing, regal, authority was prominent yet secure, trusting and it melted me to weep. Since then I have had numerous visions of a lion head that has spoken with a voice so resonating it had vibrated through me but I don’t remember what is said or if it’s even English. I had a cleansing done by a friend who offered to do this with me and the experience was extremely surreal; she had not felt or seen this intensity with any other person but herself… I explained what I saw throughout the time and she confirmed the archangels present and the lion in which I’ve been visited by. I’m not sure what I’m seeking or even if I need to but for some reason this site has appeared as I was searching the word ‘Wolf’ for again an unknown reason I am promoted to express and wonder what anyone may know if my experiences here…. I’m intrigued and searching for personal development and knowledge if there is a kindred that may have something to share or say to me. Thank you

    • @Renee I usually don’t get too into these things(Wolf :P), but that one line you wrote really struck me suddenly, that you had gotten to this page by searching for wolf. I identify, and have my own experiences with wolf, and raven, but on a whim I checked out Lion today while thinking about a friend.

      Seemed kinda odd, so figured just express my thoughts in case they help, or w/e lol. Like I said I know a lion, she is very close person to me, and therefore I have some experience dealing with one, and similar experiences she has had lately. With what your describing, if you’re at all like her, sounds like your internal pride(not a bad thing), is trying to tell you to follow it somewhere, you either don’t feel capable of achieving, or realize yet. What ever it is, its a big deal in your history, or for history if you’re getting that kind of feedback from various sources I’d think too. Corny, but I think your totem is perhaps angered you are looking for personal development, as it may mean turning from who you already are, and maybe there is absolutely nothing wrong with who you are, just what your doing with that person which is the true issue.

      Again, just off top of my head, Lone Wolf here howling off 😉

    • It is Jesus, Yeshua HaMashiach. The lion of the tribe of Judah.

    • Renee, I have a lion or tiger for a spiritual guide. What this means to me is what strengths and weaknesses these animals posses is something to inquire about. Write out a list of traits there is in nature for these animals. The roles they play in nature is also to be considered. Then write a sentence next to each trait, or role they play about yourself and how you display those traits in your life, to help narrow down what it’s trying to say. So example the ones that you aren’t doing or not applying or ways you should could be, can indicatie a direction to take and what it is trying to say. To find a meaning behind your thoughts meet feelings about the sighting or interaction. Society in general bases a vision of a higher power keeping us lambs in check, or thoughts or feeling based on what we can relate power and such too. The term lion means something religious to some but to you it could mean another thing shooting symbolism in your life. So don’t be put off by religion it just a different way that people need or have or like to hold on to for fear of having to be accountable all the time to know they can be forgiven by something bigger than themselves. It’s simply no true. We are accountable to ourselves and those we love, and the earth and we are enough. No need to bring in religion. Base this in counter off from something much more personal.

  • I’m a Lion

    L=loyal

    I=intelligent

    O=obsessive

    N=neglected

    If you are a true lion then respect and stay with those you love and show no mercy towards the impulsive people…now roar in a desperate need for attention, lion out!

  • Hi,

    Since many years this dream keeps coming back to me, I have been seeing this dream several times, the lion has never attacked me, but the very thought that the animal is around, I am scared and I start defending myself. I start closing the door, window of the house I am staying in. I start protecting all the people in my house. It never attacked me nor did I go and try to fight it back.

    What would this mean? am I scared of something or someone?

  • I, recently I had a dream about a lion scaring me. But after that I saw my grandfather riding a white horse and then after he left. The line started bowing to me so I really don’t understand the meaning of my dream and maybe I’m just not meant to understand it.

  • I was out in my daily hike in our forest with my beloved dog. I rarely see wildlife in 5 years here. I’m suddenly having to relocate from this beloved home. Last week, out hiking a mountain lion came from my left side and ran in front of me – gorgeous & literally breath-taking. My dog chased him, I chased the dog. We reunited in ten minutes and no lion around. I still get chills, and know this was a message for me from lion. My ascendant is Leo, and the one that is a great teacher of mine is a 12th house stellium with 4 planets in lEO no less. Its his land I live on and am no leaving as well. Powerful. Thank you for this site. Its beautiful. Thank you Mountain Lion – safety and freedom surround you always……..

  • I had a dream i was fighting a black lion. I had a whip and I was trying to keep it back. i think it was also talking to me. I woke up before the fight ended but i do remember he was getting closer to me and i started to panic about what i was going to do. i think i moved away from it then i woke up.

  • I had a dream that all of a sudden I was at someone’s house that lives in a different dimension inside the house where these black adolescent lions which were actually pets for someone who lived in the house they wanted to play with me and we’re trying not to harm me but didn’t realize as they were playing with me they kept biting me on my butt like a dog would but they didn’t realize they were kinda hurting then I saw the presence of the man stand up and walk out the room and all the black adolescent lions followed him out the room and as I was trying to leave out of the house, they started coming back following me. Then l woke up what does that mean????

  • Thanks

  • A white lion being cheased by a lot of people

  • What does it mean if you actually hear a lion roar at the time of someone’s passing?

  • I DREAMT TO WHITE LION last night. He tried to come in my houes afterward I adopted him. 😀

  • I dreamt of a black lion. The lion was trying to attack me and I was pushing him away and I woke up. 10 minutes later I fell asleep and I had the same dream but this time I saw my mother. (She passed away 3 years ago.) What does this mean?

  • I just woke up from a dream and was breathing heavily after I woke..i had been reading the night before about spirit animals and thought mine was a dog…but in my dream I was worried because my pet lion had gotten loose…I found it in a yard and was scared because I thought it might hurt me…it came at me and I grabbed it by the mane…it didn’t harm me, but was too powerful and escaped once again…I chased it across the street and onto a front porch where a lot of women were… I was worried it was going to harm them, but it made a sharp left on the front porch and ran past them all…I chased it down the long front porch hallway (its a dream!) full of people and saw a shadow of a woman, about 50ft away. and combing her hair….I felt panic for the woman and yelled “watch out!” and then I woke up…this JUST happened and I had to write it before I forgot the vividness…

  • So, a few months ago, I had this awesome dream.
    I was at school, and the cafeteria people were serving mustaches. Somehow, a mustache jumped off the plate and said to me that He was waiting for me. I didn’t know who He was, but I just stood next to a big glass door. Right when one of my friends-turned-bad opened the glass door, a griffon swooped me up, and into the sky.
    The griffon was brown and gold, with beautifully outlined feathers. When we were flying, I felt the wind in my face, and the griffon’s soft feathers touch my hands.
    We flew up to a big dark building, and landed on a brown platform. And right in the middle of it, a golden light shimmered, and a huge, lovely lion appeared in the middle.
    I felt like I knew that lion before. His eyes were gentle, and caring. He looked at me with great pleasure. I was an ant in front of him.
    “Child, your journey has begun”
    The amazing lion disappeared before my eyes, and I was back in the cafeteria, staring at a huge sign that said, Proud as a lion!
    I never knew what that dream meant, but that lion was the prettiest thing that I’ve ever seen. This site helped me a lot, and I lived up to my true potential as a lion. :mrgreen:

  • Today as of October 21st of 2015 I was somewhere on a stage between the hours of 6:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. I don’t understand why this came to me but I was dreaming about a lion a big brown lion then there was a brown door and on this stage there came tons of water but the water was clear and the Lions will come out after the water came through my understanding is I’m trying to figure out why I dreamed of this but I don’t know what does that symbol mean someone please help me I will talk to my father in heaven and see what he says thank you

  • Hi..
    Yesterday (18 july 2015) i had a dream that i recently got married and one night i looked up i saw a lion face on moon.
    Then again @ 12 midnight i looked up and saw a whole lion on moon it was huge. Two ginnie pigs also came and loved me. What does it mean? I dont remember the time but it was aftr 1 a.m.

  • Hi…I saw a dream where I was near a large field surrounded by a thick but a beautiful forest.there were some people around me.some were my friends and others were relatives.suddenly a black lion comes and starts hunting them one by one.but it comes to me and whispers into my ears not to be scared of him that he is not going to hurt me.i felt him very familiar.it’s like I knew it before.please can you explain to me what it means.

  • Pls I need to know what this dream signifies. I saw myself in my dream playing with a lioness and its cubs then a tiger appears from nowhere. At first I was scared, and then I saw myself luring the tiger and the next minute, the tiger was already under my control and so was the lioness and its cubs.

  • Hi yes kinda scary my dream felt all to real I was first in a school being pursued by something than was waiting for school buses which sped off then was running off somewhere with friends outta nowhere a tiger and lion started fighting tiger was extra aggressive seen its teeth really scared me lion was fighting it off with all its might protecting me.what does this mean?

  • I had a dream I was in an open field. A lion ran up to me. I hugged it. We were both so happy to see one another as if we were long lost friends. And no I hadn’t just seen that video.

  • I had a dream last night that I was defended by lionesses and a lion from an attacking tiger. When the tiger jumped towards me to attack me, a group of lioness immediately attacked the tiger, and a lion nearby roared at the tiger. What does it mean when a lion defends you?

  • I keep dream with lions since I am a teenager. I feel like the lions want to chase me, and sometimes they’re quiet or friendly.
    I wish I could know what that dreams represent.

  • I had a dream last night that I had to park further away from a building I had to go to than I was hoping. While I was walking to get to my destination I saw a white lion and it was absolutely beautiful. But it was chained in a lawn like a dog. I walked by cautiously not wanting to disturb the lion but I couldn’t help but stare and the lion seemed agitated and wanted to break free. As I got further away from the lion and walked down a hill the lion broke free and came running after me. I woke up shortly after and I am unsure if the lion was coming to attack me or not. But I do remember being afraid but not in a way that I thought I was going to die.

  • I have always loved lions ever since I was a kid, I’m pretty sure that the lion is my spirit guide but I have only seen it once as a kid in a dream. In the dream I was walking in a huge tall forest and three lions came out of the bushes growling at me. I was a little scared but I defended myself from the lions. and I haven’t had a dream of a lion since, my personality is also like a lion e.g. I’m protective, brave, fiery etc. Many years before I was bullied and had rough times but I don’t understand why the lion wasn’t there nor did it show itself to me. Btw my sign is Aries

  • I am ten,and I have started having really weird dreams! Like me being surrounded by darkness and in one corner is a light shine down on a lion in a prison type enclosure. I free him and then I wake up! The memory stays in my head all day and I have the dream only on nights when I have something special. Example- a pop quiz in math I ace! I’m A Leo (August 8,2004) is this abnormal or is my spirit animal connecting with me via dream?

    • Your numerology life path is 22, (8+8+2-0+0+4=22) which is that of the Master Architect. 22 is Double Eleven 11 which is the Master Intuitive. Eleven is Double 1, and 1 is Great Beginner and Leader and naturally resonates with the Sun. The Sun is represented in the animal kingdom by THE LION.

  • I had a dream when I was a little kid that still stands prominent in my head.
    It began in darkness, pure darkness. Could not see anything. But I could hear one thing that could not be mistaken for anything else: a Lion’s roar. The moon then cast a light on the scene and right before me there he was: a magnificent golden male Lion. He continued on with a rolling growl as most Lions do and began towards me. I thought I was going to die. I wouldn’t be able to run from it or stand and fight it. So I fell to my knees and began crying. The Lion sniffed my hair for a moment and then put his chin on both of my shoulders as if knighting me. He then urged me up and to cease crying. Thinking it was God in a Lion form I bowed to him and he bowed in return. He began to turn and looked back at me, and roared before walking back into the shadows

  • I have always felt an affinity towards lions since I was a child. Had loads of lion teddys and always wanted to watch lions on tv. Until recently I never really thought much of it. I have been intrested in animal totems and animal spirit guides since I can remember but never thought really thought about if I had one and what it would be. I’ve recently been thinking alot about lions without even realising it. I read up what a lion meant as a totem and could not understand. It didn’t sound anything remotely related to me. I don’t see it as being right. The only thing I could see was that I’m very protective of my friends and family and creative. I’m not confident and since I was a young teenager I’ve had alot of mental health problems. I have always felt something protecting me or trying to and trying to help me along. And I don’t know how, but I know that a lion has been there. As much as I am trying to say no to that, every time I do a lion pops up in my head and I feel a sort of presence. Is this right. Does this mean that this lion I always felt was there as a child is still here with me. I actually thought he was no longer there till a little while ago. How do I say thank you for when I was a child and teenager.
    Ok this has gotten a bit of a rant I will stop now.

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