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Goat Meaning and Messages

In most cases, Goat symbolism is letting you know that this is a time to begin new climbs and new endeavors. You must also plan your course and take your time. In other words, look closely at what is ahead so that you can be surefooted along your path. Similar to the Rat, Mountain Goat meaning is also be letting you know that it is time to stretch yourself. Therefore, this spirit animal insists that you reach for new and higher goals.

Alternatively, Goat symbolism can be letting you know that you have to trust your ability to land on your feet. Having faith in yourself and your skills is a potent tool that is available to you at all times. Like the Seagull, you must move forward one step at a time.

The most compelling Goat meaning message is that the ‘sky is the limit.’  In other words, allow yourself to reach for lofty goals. The only one stopping you is yourself. Therefore you should believe in your power and move forward with your life.

Occasionally, Goat symbolism will be a reminder of your inflated ego. In other words, make sure that you are not overcompensating for an underlying sense of worthlessness. Moreover, spend time working on your self-esteem issues. Remember that you are a child of the universe, and as such, you are a part of the divine paradox.

Goat Totem, Spirit Animal

Similar to the Tiger, people with Goat totem are always persistent in achieving whatever goal they wish to pursue. Folks with this totem are industrious and have a strong work ethic. Furthermore, they are fearless when it comes to difficult obstacles in their path to success. People with this spirit animal as their totem often have a lofty spiritual ambition and enjoy exploring new heights within themselves. Thus, they also have a keen insight, are spiritually inspired, and a broad perspective on things.

Occasionally people with this power animal can be intensely stubborn, especially when it comes to schemes for generating wealth, prestige, and power. They believe that they have the answer to everything. These people are also adventurous and love to explore new territory. Folks with Goat totem always have a backup plan. They will also have the resources to get to where they want. People with this spirit animal totem will seek to provide this type of support for others.

Goat Dream Interpretation

When you dream of Goats wandering around a farm, like a Buffalo, it is a symbol of abundance and wealth. Also, it denotes cautious dealings and a steady increase of wealth. If a Billy Goat butts you, beware that some are seeking your downfall. If a young woman dreams that she drinks this mammals milk, it symbolizes that she will marry money and will not be disappointed.

Alternatively, your Goat dream can also be a warning. Thus, do not turn your back on a potentially volatile situation with regards to your family relationships. If the animal is black in your dream, it symbolizes the death of one of your goals, only to be replaced by something far better. When you see a kid in your Goat dream, it signifies a new adventure that will take you to new heights in your career.

60 thoughts on “Goat”

  1. I still remember this dream pretty well that I had as a child. Well it actually was more like a nightmare. I remember sleeping over my dad’s house all the time as a kid and that’s where I had the nightmare. I remember I was being chased by a brown goat around the house and I was run up the stairs to get away but it would chase me up there. The goats face was scary because it looked like a normal goat but it had a huge evil grin with big teeth smiling at me as it chased me. I always wondered what this dream meant as a kid. I heard it could be a bad omen.

  2. My family moved into a half double home and in our bathroom, the door has three shapes and sizes that look like goats. Also, the floor in the bathroom has a shape of a goat too! At the same time I been drawing goats for a clothing line or for a business I would like to start with my wife, but the images from the bathroom door inspired that. Another example (just happened) recently I had bought my daughter two of them Kinder Joy eggs (it’s candy with a toy as well), she let me pick one and said I could have it. The crazy thing was I ate it lol, but the toy that was in it was a goat (mind blowing)!

  3. I dreamed on Monday morning that a black goat’s kid I’ve moved from my home and its mother in an an attempt to reach it jumped from my third bfloor.and died in my arm.

  4. I found a rock with that has the shape of a goat in the entire middle of it. I then noticed that the whole rock itself is shaped like half of a real goats heart. Any idea what this rock means?

  5. Bernice a Lozano

    I didnt dream it. My grandma called me during my sleep this morning to tell me to put the letter in the mailbox. So I’m walking outside towards the mailbox when one of my neighbors goats run up to the fence while bleating. I think well that is weird. As I’m walking back all the goats run up to the fence and just stare at me, I stopped for a moment and not one of them moved they all just stood there, staring at me. What does that mean?

    1. It means your grandma was right there next to you while you walked. She wanted to walk with you AND have you go look up the symbolism of goats because it 24th to something going on in your life at the moment. On a simpler n explanation, Ozcams razor says the goat that ran up you bleating and all the other goats were part of your ancestral lineage and they were just observing you.

  6. I saw a goat in my dream. He had big feet and they both purple. Days go by and I was sitting. I look outside in big city and see a goat it had big feet and they were light purple and blue. I went up to the goat and a car ran over it. When I started crying the goat was there any more. What happened? None else saw it.

  7. I lastnight had a dream that I watched a Baby Goat be Born in the Centre of a Very Violent Surrounding. There was A war or physical violence going on and a goat gave birth to a baby in the middle of it all.

    Very different and unusual but love the spiritual meanings surrounding a Goat in dreams.

  8. I dreamed of goat flying in the sky , then it landed near me and attacked with its horns , the animal was strong enough to push me down off me feet and kept pushing me while i was holding to its horns, few seconds later i broke one of its horns to make painfull enough to stop attack me , the goat stopped pushing me and became calm ,walked away.goat was black.pls reply on email what this dream means.thnx.

  9. I dream I came out of mobile trailer there were rams goat I was afraid at first then there herd of goats come to me lead to big white goat I instantly feel want comfort sooth pet the white goat she feel happy and loved and this woman come try milking her like finally because this white goat wont give milk. Later she milking four babies goats I ask for them return she say I can return two .. I had to fought her and killed her for her own greed and stealing save four baby goats this gentle man come say take them, I took them happy and safe . Later I dream of past neighbor this boy I had feelings for . This woman come to me we sit apart and she telepathic me we communicate and ask for open plan of hand with rock on It and connection deeper beyond and it like electric current looking for someone something strong clinking found . Open eyes and she and I acknowledged and it done . Then knock door into tap my feet it says strong deep oldest African saying it is time to go and wake up. I woke up feeling strange .

  10. I dreamt at night when I saw a goat, thinking it was a dog, I Ran but it wasn’t chasing me.. I now fell on the ground and began rolling till I fell into a deep pit.. please what does it mean???

  11. So I had a dream I was following two girls who were aesthetically different than me. I’m more girly wear a lot of colors mostly pink and these two girls were more “goth”ish all black had black hair. Anyways I followed them into this tree house almost and she had two french bulldogs one was white and one was black and then she had a black goat with two big horns. I told her the black goat was cool and she told me “be careful” I never even saw what these two girls looked like it was like a movie screen where there head was cut off but you knew they had a head all I could see was her long hair and black clothes. Anyways I’m standing in a corner and the black goat comes up to me and is very friendly but scares me a little and nudges me to pet him and I do and I petted him for a long time with no problems and then went on to pet the french bull dogs. Can someone explain this to me? I saw a movie with the exact goat in it but that was almost 3 weeks ago.

  12. Last night I had a reddish brown goat, his /her eyes were closed, and I tried to eat that goat fully, I did not see any part that I ate, but dream was my friend’s mother serve me that full brown goat for eat.

    I am alwaya pleased to be visited by Goat, Kaia’tákerahs. This is from the new deck given to me by my friend Erin. When I was young, my Grandmother, my Tóta’s Goat, whose name was William, (despite the fact that she was a nanny Goat), but was known by everybody as just Goat, followed me everywhere on the Reserve. So people would call me Goat. I have always had a special place in my heart for Kaia’tákerahs, for Goat. Kaia’tákerahs is an animal of the Earth, of Katsi’tsáhere. She is the most grounded of animals and speaks to us of our own need to be grounded to be connected to Katsi’tsáhere, to the planet, to Onhwéntsia. All true medicine is connected to Katsi’tsáhere, and to Onhwéntsia. Goat, Kaia’tákerahs, is almost impossible to restrain. She is fearless and curious and will go places that other animals would never think to go. We lose too much of that Goat freedom as we progress through life. We become less and less curious and more afraid. Kaia’tákerahs reminds us of the great energy that comes when we open ourselves up to curiosity and become less controlled by our fears. Goat too is a master of balance. She can balance on things and in places that seem impossible. There is no impossible for Kaia’tákerahs, and it is in looking beyond what seems possible that we find out greatest balance. Goat never does not make me smile and she fills my heart with joy. And I am always pleased when Goat, when Kaia’tákerahs, chooses to make an appearance in my life.

  14. Last night I had a dream; all our family members were busy with preparing for a party at our home. My sister came to our place to help with cooking, when she comes she brought the mother goat with 2 small goats which she raises at her house. She says “I can’t leave them at my place alone till I finish cooking, so let them be here until I finish, I’ll take them with me when I go home”. So, we let the mother goat and two little ones to be at our back yard. Little later when I went to check them, I saw one little goat has already gone through the fence and leads to a slaughter house near by & other one is trying to escape through the fence. I tried to catch the escaping one but I couldn’t. I ran to home and tell every body to come and catch them, but when we all return both little goats have been vanished. All our neighbours say that both little goats have been catches by the butcher of the slaughter house. Every body gave up the hope to find them, but I’m standing near the fence thinking to enter in to the slaughter house to find them. I felt so sad which words wouldn’t enough to describe that saddens.
    Plz can u explain the meaning of this

    1. I am a goat too. I was have feelings for animals no matter what animal is. When that person took the goat you feelings sad. If I was you i will go to his house and tell him can I have my goat back please. If wouldn’t give it to you give him money for the goat and that is it that I would. Be confident on you don’t give on your goats. 🐐

  15. About five years ago I was in a pretty dark place. I had a dream about a very small and sickly all white female goat. Through out the dream I was trying desperately to save her. It was a dream really stuck with me. Over the course of five years I developed a strange obsession with goats, that wasn’t because of the dream. Now I fallen into another dark place and had another dream with her in it. I was overwhelmed with the need to help her, i even woke up crying. Does this this mean anything?

    1. The dream is a representation of yourself in both dreams. You struggling to find your footing or land on your feet. Perhaps you don’t trust that you will, like you have no control in your waking life. I feel that you need spiritual assistance on your path, judging by both dreams. If you can find someone to assist in grounding you, this will be very beneficial. There is something deeper going on which you cannot seem to get hold of and ground within. Be gentle with yourself through this process, taking it one day at at time.

  16. Hi my friend had a dream about a goat with stand with it feet with keys yellow keys in the middle. What does it mean.

  17. I have dreamed a three little goats (the two is a mix of white and brown, the other one is pure white) following me. The white one keep on calling my attention. Suddenly when I rejected, the white kid looked sad and I saw a crystal ball in it’s head. I continue walking through where my steps take me. And then I heard a voice saying they need a help, a group of cows with white and brown colors wants to take those little goats from their parents and eat them. So I decided to take m steps back and talked to those cows, they listen well and start to march away from these goats. When I face them they look so happy, the kids turn into a cute little baby’s and the whitish brown goats turn into a mother whose holding their babies. This white little goat turn into an adorable cute little baby who keep on smiling at me. They thank me on a Chinese language “hao hao” (i don’t even know why I know it’s a mandarin language tho). I smiled back and continue walking where my steps take me while holding an umbrella. I woke up and saw that it’s already 12nn. I already have 2 hr nap.

  18. Hi i dreamt that a black goat knock me then i broke its horn but all this was after i did something to its young one (which something i dont remember) the goat was locked up in a room but later was let free by someone else and it went running crazy outside.

  19. I dreamed of encountering a mountain goat in the forest at night. It approached me, which caused me to be afraid.

    What does this mean?

  20. please , not a dream ,my neighbor kill a goat in my our house, third days i laying the rope on our walkway and i saw it and took it from ground , please what does it mean,

  21. Today, I went for a walk, the house that my husband and I applied for that is currently empty with a severely over grown yard, had two white goats tied up out in front of the house, they were just laying there, at the time that I saw them I was talking to Jesus, excited about the possibility of getting this house… It has been months since we applied and my family has stopped being excited but when I walk by I can’t help but get excited… I do not understand what the goats are portraying exactly here… can anyone help?!?

    1. Hi Jessica,

      I just read your story and had two thoughts. The first is have you gotten your house yet? It has been some months since this post. And I hope you don’t need to read below this line.

      The second thought is that when i think of goats and sheep, I think of nature’s lawn mowers.

      So the fact that they are in an overgrown lawn means they are not eating. This could be because they are dilutional/unaware that they should eat, the rope is to short or the lawn is toxic.

      The fact that they were asleep in front of an overrun lawn may be the universes way of saying that you should more actively pursue the House. Or asking you “if you have pursued all the tools at your disposal in getting the home”,

      It could also be that the situation is toxic and Is not a really good situation for you.

      But the fact that the goats were sleeping leads me to lean toward the former: That there is something that you can do right now (or right then) that is actually within your natural disposition to achieve what you wanted but you are not doing it.

      Look over the situation and “obstacles” again and make sure that there is nothing that you’ve overlooked.

      Good luck and best wishes and I hope you already got it. Either way let me know how things turn out.

  22. I run a small bakery and I once dreamed that 3 goats came to my shop for buying bread. I gave them 3 loaves and they left after thanking me profusely. They were white and black in colour.The day after I had this dream, I had record sales in my bakery. It was not Christmas or New Year or anything like that, but still people came in hordes to buy my cakes and bread. Is there any connection?

  23. Dreamt of a white hairless wounded mountain goat, she stood there just looking at me as I stood in amazement looking at her.

  24. What does it mean if I see a small white goat pulling a small wagon down the street. That is a BIG surprise! Our neighborhood does not have livestock. It was led on a red leash by a young woman. They seemed to be training for a special event because the wagon was not loaded with anything but one sack. That is completely out of the ordinary! I walk out to get the mail and see a beast of burden! It was well groomed like a show animal in a parade.

    1. Two highly skilled roofers showed up to repair my roof and chimney! They were surefooted and perfect for the job. Well done excellent work! Thanks! Mountain goats can stand on impossible thin ledges and places where no other animal can go.

  25. I dreamed about goat last night. At first there was a white goat inside the room under the bed and I was shocked after seeing it so i shove it outside. When i get in i saw 2 kittens and in my dreams I understand that they are the goat’s cub. Again, I put them outside the house. When i get in the house there 2 goats (I googled and I found out that they are oryx and mountain goat). The mountain goat was orange in color and it has a clear black eyes staring at me and the other one, w/c is an oryx and bigger than the mountain goat, has an ash gray color. it has a clear black eyes as well and staring at me. I was not scared but it feels like weird and I drive them outside the house too. They are both tamed and they did not do anything when I shove them out. I asked my mother why are the goats keep on coming inside the house even the doors are locked. She said that she did not see any goat. It means that I am the only one seeing it. What does it mean. Please help coz I am sort of bothered reading the interpretations and I got scared when I read ’bout losing someone. My mother cannot walk anymore she was suffering from stroke for more than 3 years already. My father is in his 70’s as well.

  26. Hello from South Africa. I would like to know what my animal totem is. How do I find this out?
    Blessings light and love.

  27. In February, my daughter’s goat had a baby that she rejected and refused to feed. The goats lived at my parents country house that they spend about half of their time at. They had to bring the baby goat home, to be bottle fed. I ended up taking care of her and I was not really happy about it. I was dealing with chronic health issues and in a bad place emotionally. That baby and I bonded in a way that I’ve never bonded with another animal. Slowly, I began feeling better and began realizing things about myself. My husband told me that we couldn’t keep her and we took her to her new home this past weekend. I am heartbroken. I felt like she came into my life for a reason and I’m worried that it was a mistake fro me to give her up. I believe that she came into my life to help me heal physically, spiritually and emotionally. Can this connection to her symbolize that goat is my spirit animal?

    1. Yes, many times animals who come into our lives come for a specific reason and purpose – lessons you have learned, and then due to unknown circumstances must leave – however during your time together this animal helped you see your true self and your many gifts. Know that this animal will be okay, and you are realizing and living your strength. This is validation your intuition on this is correct. You are blessed.

  28. I saw a white goat in my dream. He was inside my house. I was in the kitchen that time and I got scared because I’m afraid of goats. Then he followed me so I ran inside my toilet and locked it. But he just broke the lower part of the toilet door and trying to enter. Then I thrown waters on him. I was so shocked when he glared at me. I wanna know what that means. Please somebody tell me.

    1. Face your fears! They will continue to chase you until you can stand up to them and transmute the negative energy associated with them into positive energy. Peace and Love for you today!

  29. While on a hike last week, 2.5 miles away from any road or private land, I saw a goat. I was visiting a place in the woods I find very spiritual, an old cascade with a huge beech tree at the top. I have visited there many times just this year to meditate and commune with nature. This time while walking about 40 yards behind the beech at the top, while trying to speak to the spirits, I felt eyes on me. I looked to my right, and only 10 paces away I locked eyes with a black goat with no horns lying on the ground. it was a farm goat, boer I believe, definitely not wild since my area does not have any native goat species. we stared at eachother for a few minutes, and i finally decided to try and see if the goat needed help, (sick, wounded, or parasite infected etc.) but the goat stood up and kept the same distance between us as i approached. i noticed it was a male when it stopped and stared at me another moment. After that, i tried to steer him towards the group i brought hiking with me, (to avoid being looked at like i was crazy by allowing someone else to see him) but he trotted over a ridge and out of site before anyone could see him 😛 the only thing i remember asking the spirits, was “who am i speaking to?” and “would you walk with me?” i know it all sounds crazy, but its true, and i have nobody who believes in animism and spirits like i do to tell these stories to.

    1. I have similar stories….A dragonfly taught me these are your experiences and yours alone, to seek to share them to legitimize them actually takes away from the experience. You must appreciate them for the gift they are and not worry about others. I’m not explaining this the best. Haha.

      Anyways, I know where you are coming from and how you feel. Perhaps we could share stories.

  30. Had a dream a pleasant goat had a apple in its mouth and left it at my feet..but good vibes with the goat..can anyone here please give me insight on what that mean!?!?..thank you!

    1. A friendship (Apple) that will help you be your better self (new heights / goat) maybe…just an idea. Anyway, beautiful and special dream to have 🙂

  31. 😐 my friend saw a flock of white and black goats and one of the black goat was wounded on it back. He lost his father 2 days ago. A very next day he saw this dream . His relatives are saying that his father died because of some negative power like black magic or something. Please help me to interpret this dream.

  32. I dreamt last night that I was in a room and the door opened and a lovely white goat came bursting through the door with a dog and I recognized the goat like a long lost friend. I was so overjoyed to see it, I held out my arms and it was so excited to see me that it rushed over, jumped in my arms and we both fell to the floor in a giant embrace, with it snuggling it’s muzzle up under my chin. It was heaven. I have no fixation with goats in real life. I’m not around farm life or anything. I woke up and couldn’t understand why I loved this white goat so much! Hehehe… Thanks for your insights. I found them very helpful!

    1. i had the same dream, little white kid goat coming into my house and nuzzling into me and cuddling me and following me everywhere and would not leave my side. The dream went into a reoccuring dream with old friends and the goat was in that too, what does it mean?

  33. I haven’t been dreaming of goats I don’t believe but I am having daily visions. The most powerful was just the head of a black goat with horns pointing outward and a third eye in the middle of its forehead. Then I saw a horizontal line (–) with a (V) on top of it. I have my own thoughts as to what it might mean but would like others thoughts. The feeling I had when the goat came to me was something I haven’t felt. Not fear not calmness but something in between…maybe nervous curiosity

  34. I stopped at a random farm 2 days ago to see this gorgeous llama at a fence. The owners came out and greeted me and then just handed me a week old baby goat to hold, and I held it for over an hour. I know they saw my love for animals but this goat nuzzled its nose directly into my nostrils and breathed with me. A most calming effect as I breathed its breaths and it mine…an hour later I’m “meeting” the donkey who does this exact same thing – it placed its entire nostril over my nose and we breathed in rhythm for about two minutes – twice! Magic happened to me. I don’t know what it all means yet but I know it’s good!!

    1. Oh man that’s beautiful! They were probably all really needing your love, thank you so much for sharing light and love. Blessed be you! 🙌💕

  35. Thank you for the insight on the mountain goat/sheep. I am geting the message from several different areas it is time for me to move on.

  36. I always reference to this site to all encounters of the animal world. All explainations have seemed pretty on point.
    I had a dream last night, nothing of significance but was just trying to find some explanation.
    In my dream I was watching my young niece at my sisters house. As children love to play chasing games, she ran right by me… laughing with the biggest smile on her face. Right behinde her was a baby goat chasing her. Being very playful. As it got closer to me it stopped in its tracks and stood there staring at me. Not at any point did I feel threatened or felt danger for my neice. I then woke up.
    Just trying to find some insight.

  37. A couple of months ago I dreamed I was living on a farm on quite a large property. Lots of cats were coming in and I kept shoo-ing them away and then this little goat came unto the property and I had all begun to shoo it away when I saw it was not a cat but a little goat and I opened my arms and said ‘oh no not you, you can come you can come’. It was the cutest little goat I’ve ever seen…. Last night I had a reading done and she said goat was very prominent so that’s why I remembered my dream 🙂

  38. Hello I had a bad dream about a goat last night . Unlike the other comment, it wasn’t comforting me. I was at a friends house and a party was going on. There a couple of people in the living room and I opened the door to see two goats. The billy goat butted me and was trying to do it again and I was screaming at it. Then out of of no where my dog miko (shitzu) came to help scare the goat off. The goat also butted him and hurt him really bad. It was painful to see my dog get hurt. I felt really mad at the goat. I read on here that if goat butts you it a dream, people are seeking my downfall… but who ? Does my dog trying to save me signify anything? Any information about goat dreams will be appreciated.

  39. I had this most vivid & intense dream last night. I was in my old bedroom at my parents’ house when suddenly a wave of different types of insects began entering the room. I was marveling at the sight & started to get fearful. I turned to my right & their was 2 young goats & an adult goat laying on the floor of the room. Their presence soothed me. One of the young goats brushed against me & I petted the adult goat.

    1. What a wonderful visit from a spirit animal. There you are in a place that clearly is your childhood complete with all the little things that still BUG you when you you realize you aren’t alone. Sure footed, sturdy goat was there all along to comfort you. Like a guardian angel, I wonder what difficult terrain in your life’s journey they helped you through. Reminds me of a famous book about Hinds in High Places. Celebrate your ability to traverse the rocky, isolated moments in your life with mountain goat like precise instincts. 🙂

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