Land Animals

Cougar

Cougar brings you the gift of self confidence. Know that you are capable of accomplishing all of your dreams.
-Cougar

Cougar Meaning and Messages

In general, if Cougar symbolism has entered into your life, then take it as a sign that you have come into your power. Thus, this spirit animal says that it’s time for you to take charge of the situation and show your strength. Moreover, Cougar’s meaning is letting you know that you should leap into all of the opportunities that are now available. Therefore, use the power of your intentions and know precisely where you are going. Cougar symbolism also asks us to balance our power. You can do this by learning to understand when gentleness is needed and when asserting your energy will bring you your goal.

Alternatively, the Cougar symbolism is letting you know that you must use your leadership skills without the ego. In other words, Cougar’s meaning reminds you that you must lead by example rather than forcing others to follow.

Cougar Totem, Spirit Animal

People with the Cougar totem are most likely a natural leader. They walk their talk and lead by example. Folks with this spirit animal also know how to set their boundaries. They are also very clear with people if they have crossed them. Everyone can hear them purr when they are happy and satisfied. People with this power animal are a master at camouflage. Cougar totem people are also decisive, impactful, and always capable of taking charge. These people can attack without hesitation, as well as defend themselves when need be.

Folks with this power animal are usually in positions of trust. They are also flexible in achieving the results that they desire. These people are good at balancing power, intention,  and strength, and are often keeping peace in sticky situations.

The Mountain Lion is also closely related to the LynxCheetah, and Jaguar. The favourite prey of the Catamount is the Deer, and the Porcupine, these animals should also be studied if this is your spirit animal.

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A Quick Message from Cougar along with Wolf and a few other Animals

Cougar Dream Interpretation

When you have a Cougar dream, it can mean several things depending on the context of your vision. If the mountain lion is asleep or resting, it could be drawing your attention to the fact that you have strength and elegance. In other words, you are well-respected by your peers. It can also mean that you have reached your goals and that it is time to relax a bit before taking on something new.

One of these big cats on the prowl could be speaking to you of passion and sexuality, or of successfully hunting down your goals to completion. A travelling mountain lion could mean that it is checking it’s perimeter boundaries of its territory. In this case, the message is that you need to make sure that your boundaries are respected. Occasionally, this cat in your dreams can represent female hostility and intensity. Therefore, a Cougar dream may imply danger or a life-threatening situation. Conversely, it can also mean a risk to your social position and well-being. Thus, it is essential to pay attention to your emotions during these dreams because it will give you valuable clues as to the message this cat is trying to bring you.

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  • As a child, my parents took me to a small animal farm where they had a cougar. I was fascinated by it, and at one point they found me as close as I could get to the exhibit (before there were extra barriers in front of it). They didn’t understand why I got so close, and apparently it scared them. I’ve always been extremely sensitive, and back then I was super shy and was scared easily. But I’ve loved cougars and big cats ever since.
    Fast forward 25 years, and I was going through a horrible time.. I decided to divorce my abusive husband, for mine and my daughter's sake. I was still trying to be “normal,” so we all took a family trip to that same animal farm. I hadn’t been since I was a kid and had kind of forgot about the cougar situation. They still had a cougar, and I was absolutely drawn to it. Again, I got as close as I could and locked eyes with it. And we just stared at each other.. it was the most overwhelming feeling. Not fear, but a happy understood connection. It gave me goosebumps I couldn’t shake. So much so, that I googled cougars and found this website when I got home. It fit perfectly with everything happening in my life. I was encouraged that I was on the right path, and the guilt of divorce was gone. I was protecting myself and my cub, re-finding my feminine side, and truly becoming the leader of my own life.
    Someone else might say the cougar just wanted a bite of me, which is fair lol. But I believe the cougar was a sign and will forever be one of my spirit animals.

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  • In my dream , i owned a black panther and a cougar, both pets so to speak.I was at my old place of employment and it was surrounded by high brick walls , there were trees inside and outside the walls. The cats were playing in the trees but soon jumped from the trees inside , to the trees outside the walls - so i tried to chase after them to catch them .... i could not keep up and then i woke. Im afraid the meaning is that i have it all- and in an instance - its all gone.

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  • I've been having a reoccurring dream
    Of a Cougar batting at me and hissing.
    It does not attack me directly, it just
    Bats at me. Like it's charging in a way.
    No one else in my dream see it.
    They say there's nothing there. But I see it
    It's always at my old home where I've been
    Abused mentally, physically, and verbally.
    I can't seem to get inside to get away from the cat. At first, it was on my back deck.
    Than last night it was on my front porch.
    I'm not sure what this means.
    None of the explanations above answered why I'm having these dreams.

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  • I just woke up from a dream about me in some sort of outside public restroom like at a rest area or park and after I washed my hands I turned around to go towards the door a cougar was sitting there woman walked in passed the cougar with no problem the woman went to use the same stall I was in and as I turned to leave the cougar growled at me and started walking towards me I then started backing into the stall with the woman behind me who was refusing for me to enter it with her however I pushed my way in and the cougar started swiping at my legs I started hitting at it with my shoes that were in my hands it then heard children outside playing and started leaving out so I came out the stall shooing it away children were playing on a bobtailed broken down tractor it then jumped in the middle the children didn’t seem to afraid then teachers and parents came to shoo it away also some how the cougar got hit my a vehicle and seemed dead but then jumped up wounded on its left hind leg and began to run off into the valley. What the heck does that even mean it seemed so real ???

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  • My dream, I was in my parents house visiting when i went to one of the rooms and notice there was a cougar in there just looking at me , not hostile but i freak out and this is not the first time . The second time i see this animal in the same place but this time he is with a grey wolf and a dog all three, looking at me. I dont feel hostility or intention to attack but i freak out again worried about my parents in the house

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  • Im at a nice but unfamiliar house.Sitting by the pool I It is dusk t A male friend is standing there too like we were smoking a joint but didnt I look towards the house and see a large mountin lion.jump out of the house its on the other side of the pool and comes torwards me.Im thinking should I run but then shes so close.I leaned back as the cat trotted by I noticed it had beautiful human nails I knew it could probably hurt me bad but wasnt afraid collar said something I cant make out.Every thing in this vision is super high resolution almost like eagle vision must be like except for the writing on collar

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  • Last night I had a dream that I went to talk to my boss just outside of the warehouse, instead of another building, there was a wall and some woods. Under the semi truck was a little mountain lion who he said just came up and is friendly. The mountain lion looked at me, the feelings it gave was either scared, empathy, or curious. It posed no threat and was a baby. I felt like it had the ability to hurt me but I knew it didnt want to. I feel like there's a strong message trying to be said to me, I need help figuring that out. I feel like I may have had this dream years ago before I worked here, but I'm not 100% sure. I am sure that there's a message for me. Life has been hard and my head is scrambled. That might help. thank you

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  • I walked into a room, And my son, five years old in the dream (twelve is his actual age), was sitting in a bed cuddling and petting two large mountain lions. They looked peaceful, but I felt off. I quickly got my son out of that room and fled. The cougars just laid there. Any suggestions how to interpret this?

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    • He needs his mom and dad to get along, instead of having to caress them both himself as a child.

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  • In my dream I was dreaming a very Bad dream and somehow a cougar was sitting looking at me and I saw a tag that said " The Red Lion" I don't know what that means can you help me?

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  • I legit just woke up from this nightmare. Searched frantically on the internet about my dream. This is gonna be long so bear with me and help me figure out what this dream means. So in the dream I’m having a normal night, it’s nearing a time where my grandma goes to sleep but my sister is back home with her boyfriend and there are two others in my room but it’s like it’s her room all over again and then my grandpa (who died 3 years ago is there but he’s in a wheelchair now) are in my dream as well. So it’s nearing the time where we are still watching tv but are getting tired and I notice my cat looking out the window and meowing and I get up and look through the window and then I decide to open the door and she runs out and next thing I know she’s being attacked viciously by a cougar (mountain lion) and she’s fighting it off but also getting hurt badly in the process and she somehow manages to get away and I grab her and it’s still coming after her and I close and lock the door ASAP and I’m telling my grandma and she doesnt believe me and I show her my cat and the blood and tell her we need to kill the cougar and get the cat to the vet and she doesn’t care. Then somehow it’s all ok again and then I’m walking around my house and then I hear scratching at the back door thinking it’s my cat (who scratches at the door to let her through) but this sounds more intense but I think nothing of it and then I hear a crash so I get up and kinda stand behind my chair and then my cat comes running to me and I pick her up and put her in the other room and go to check the sound out and the cougar is trying to get into my house so I’m screaming and pushing the door close and my grandma runs in and finally sees and believes me and she helping me but I thought I needed to get the cat to safety so I run back and grab her and take her to my sisters room and then they don’t believe me and then the 2 other people in the room shout some weird words and everything stops and the house gets lifted up and us and the cougar are all frozen and the girl says something to get it over with but moves her hands as well and didn’t think of anything like as if she was a witch and moving her hands to some weird stuff but then the cougar overpowers it and kills her and then the house drops and it’s back for us but we somehow catch it and it’s in our kitchen and I have a gun that only shoots by my dad and i’s fingerprint and I miss shooting it like 5 times and then I finally shoot it. But this dream was honestly so scary to me that I actually woke up in a sweat. Someone please help me figure out what I just dreamt.

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  • Last night, I had a dream of a cougar checking out the ground around my bird feeder. It was night in my dream as well. I went outside and it looked at me. I saw its eyes were shining bright silver, which seemed to have taken up most of its face. After it looked at me, I ran inside. I then had the courage to go back outside. It was standing 6 feet away from me, then proceeded to walk closer to me. The entire time, it's eyes were a brilliant silver and we're huge compared to the rest of its head. Oddly, I miss the cougar of whom I had originally feared.
    However, this big cat seems to follow the spirit animal/totem explanations in this website. I am taking on more of a leadership role, I am management, and in other parts of my life, including my home, I am standing my ground and protecting my rights, home and boundaries in so many ways. I am not backing down and running like I used to when I was younger. I'm facing everything and everyone head on and I keep plowing forward and through it all.

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    • Wow that dream was amazing I am in a similar situation and I saw a live cougar in Naperville Illinois near the corner of Diehl Road and Shore Road on Friday, December 20, 2019 around the 1:00 PM hour

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  • Hi,

    I had a dream that I was going for a hike or journey through nature, different terrains, and I came across various wildlife that intrigued me since I knew it wasn't common to come across so many different kinds of animals on walks. I wasn't scared in the dream, even though at one point I was on a rock or hill and there was a cougar/mountain lion below me, which lept up to attack me. I didnt want to hurt it, so I used a wooden stick to seperate the distance between me and the cougar. I used it to shoo the cougar away. Luckily the cougar left me alone after that and neither of us were injured. Then I continued on with my journey. What does this mean?

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  • I dreamed last night of driving on a dark road in a town in early morning and saw a mountain lion to the right of the road in a grassy ditch. Then a second one in the street. It looked at me, almost indecisive as to which way to go and then it followed the other one. It was illuminated in my headlights. Not quite sure what to make of it. I was amazed to see it in a town (instead of woods) and also to see two of them. They appeared to be juveniles...a bit older maybe. Not fully grown.

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  • Might someone have an idea what this dream is about ? Ok I live in a pretty countryside ish area of Florida , there’s a few turns it takes to actually get to my house from the main road.

    My dreams takes place of me walking off from the main road on my way to my house into a dark area that sort of looks like small shacks or buildings, they were sort of eerie looking but looked as if they were decorated for Halloween or something else of that mood. I was pretty fascinated of them for they seemed pretty to me.

    Then all of a sudden a huge mountain lion appears to me in aggression . This wasnt a normal mountain lion , it literally was huge and buff like it went to the gym often. It automatically was trying to attack me but I had my phone and used my flash light as first reaction. It was a very bright light from my phone I don’t kno why it was so bright . But it tried and struggled to get close to me becuz of it . So it fled from around the building. Then the first thing I did was ran toward my house thinking of my family and my dogs for some reason. So I wanted to warn them and get them safe.

    The road I took to get to my house is pretty long and curves like a rainbow, and as I’m running I keep looking back i don’t see the lion but I keep imagining it there and keep running and being terrified . Then I get to my house screaming telling everyone to get inside and get the dogs . Then I look outside through a window and don’t see the lion , but my imagination took over again and I saw the lion and got scared again thinking it was stalking us from outside. I seemed crazy cuz it wasn’t really there I just feared it was actually around.

    All I kno is I was in the house at that point and I don’t really remember what happen after but it’s weird . The lion was definetly real in the beginning when it tried to get me , but after it fled I just kept imagining it being near me which caused me to run in fear . Are there any dream readers who might understand this?

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    • I came by this site in search of info on mountain lions in dreams. I thought I’d give you a response to see if it helps. I’ll first tell you about my dream in short; a mountain lion was in our home and tore it all up and had us living in fear because we had no idea where it was, what it’d do or who/what/where it’d strike. Comparing the two of our dreams and now knowing what a mountain lion loose in a house means (it turns out the new home we just bought in real life has crazy, psycho neighbors that have a large extended family and fellow neighbors who have nothing better to do than to stalk and harass us - leaving us putting up security cameras, not going outside, watching out as much as possible because we need evidence to do anything legally because police officers say it’s civil until they physically harm us) I assume there is something that has happened to you that has kept you in the house and in fear. Like, an event, possibly with someone that looks strong to you. If it’s something that hasn’t happened, then it might be something that does happen. Just know tho, your dream indicates that you’ll be safe after. You might develop PTS but affirm to yourself that you are safe and your dream showed you that any fear you have, however warranted, is not necessary. I don’t want to infer that something scary WILL happen, but if it’s a premonition dream like mine was, BOLO but know you’ll escape and if or when you feel fear after, know that you are safe inside. Don’t let that fear get in the way of you leaving your home in real life!

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  • Every dream I ever had with wild animals has been comforting. They walked with me or visited, but never threatened and I've never been afraid. Recently I dreamed of a cougar sleeping with me and my pit-mix. When she woke up, she showed me something was wrong with one of her hind legs. I woke up then.

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  • I had a rather scary dream last night but also one full of shock, pain and anger. It was so intense. So in my dream I found that a cougar had killed my cat, a pure black one, it was going to start eating him when I found them I screamed "No! I'm going to kill you!" And the cougar just looked at me and got up, fear gripped me as I started backing away and it started pacing. For some reason I think it was in a house or a bedroom. I ran away from it and found 2 hunting knives that I associated with being my husbands, then started heading back to the cougar, I was so angry now, there was no fear I just wanted to kill it like it killed my beloved Raven (my cats name). I stuck both knives into its sides and it didn't die, it was like it didn't even phase it. Now I had fear again and ran out to find a gun, all I could find was one pellet and one bb gun. I was putting the little ammo in the bb or pellet gun i can't remember which and tried shooting the cougar but I knew it wouldn't hurt the huge animal and I ran out of the room not sure what to do, scared and shocked at seeing what I just witnessed. Then all of a sudden these 3 or 4 hunters were there and 1 shot it twice with a 12 gauge shot gun, it took a lot to kill it. But when they brought it back with them they said it wasn't a cougar it was a tiger but then it changed again and was smaller, to me it looked like a big domesticated orange and white house cat (like my other cat). All of a sudden I felt guilt that they killed it, I wanted to cry. I opened the door to go outside and Raven was right there meowing at me, I felt so overjoyed at seeing him I thought he was still alive but then he disappeared. That's when I woke up. I am not a hunter, I do have a pellet and bb gun but those are just for fun shooting cans for target practice and I haven't used those in 2 years. Raven is my favorite cat, he is a mamas boy and has hip dysplasia so I baby him more than my other animals. I do have an orange and white big cat with blue eyes, shes a sweetheart and I have a grey and black cat who is called tigress. I don't know what the heck the dream was about or why the cougar killed Raven, or who the cougar even was and I don't know any hunters so no idea why they were in it. Is it saying I have extreme anger issues bottled deep down inside me? Or that I'm a warrior who will fight if I have to? I also don't understand why or how the cougar changed from a huge cougar that would not die to a small tiger that the hunters were able to shoot to a big house cat that was dead. Someone told me the cougar was a demon with how it shapshifted but my gut says no that's not it. It was a very intense and dark nightmare. No idea where it came from.

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  • I had a dream last night that a cougar and tiger climbed into my car. I'm sure they wanted to be freed from wherever they were. They were both calm riding in my car. The tiger started to want to swipe the roof of the interior. I didn't want the tiger to ruin my car or hurt the cougar. I had my wife pull over the vehicle and we released them both. It was more of a busy intersection near a park from what I could tell were we released them. My wife and I are going to be getting divorced and I stood up for my self that morning. I always referred to her as my tiger and and related myself to a lion. Any thoughts on what this could mean.

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  • I just woke up from a dream that was very upsetting. For some reason I had a somewhat tame cougar in my bedroom which I also had cat's. I also had a house full of people. I went into the bedroom for something to find that the cougar has noticed one of the cats and was about ready to punce. I came to it and talked gentally while I held it. It ended up sort of in my arms like a baby and I could feel the wildness of the needing to attack but it seemed to be trying really hard not to. My boyfriend sent a bunch of people in the room including a woman with a baby who had no care in the world how dangerous the situation was. Niether did he. All of this was making the cougar and I more and more nervous to the point where the cougar turned his attention to me and it grabbed my lip in it's mouth. As I gently bent my head down to protect my neck my lip slipped out. I pleaded with my boyfriend to get all the people out of the room and then I woke up. I actually woke up very angry with my boyfriend. I may want to break up with him if that helps. I try to talk to him about things but he just thinks I should be glad to be with him and our life. He doesn't hear me out and is very very obnoxious with his ego it's ridiculous.

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  • Last year me and my 27 year old son were watching the eclipse.right at the time the sun was covered a vulture ran into a utility pole and got electicuted.it fell to tje ground we all were quite shocked.2 months later my son p ast away in a very shocking way.its been about ten months now but was reminded of the vulture again while watching the news and they were talking about last yrs epic eclipse.was this a sign we missed?

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    • Hello. My best wishes to you. I'm so sorry for your loss. This may sound like a very random advice but I felt like you should start painting or some creative endeavour. Was your son an artist? Or a creative person? There is a creative path in your family follow the lead? Our loved ones guides us and we guide them, it's a very endearing full of faith and love path. Be well. Love, Rita

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  • I know this is an old page but I'm actually kind of stressed about this dream I have had that a black panther or cougar is chasing and attacking me. It's happened twice now and it's always exactly the same dream except this time I was able to run through some door to get away temporarily. But this this thing was vicious. I woke up to my heart racing and breathing heavy. I dont understand what this is about. Especially since its recurring. Please help me understand

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    • it means that u need too take charge before its too late and all your powers lost

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