Polar Bear

Hold steady on the path you have chosen. Keep your focus.
-Polar Bear

Meaning and Messages

In this case, the Polar Bear symbolism is reminding you how enormously strong and full of courage you are. Thus this spirit animal has come to help you stand up to your current challenges in life, no matter how intimidating they are. You will never be overwhelmed. The Polar Bear meaning also reminds you that you can thrive in environments that may be hostile to others.

Alternatively, like the Raven, the Polar Bear symbolism is guiding you between the living world and the spirit world and showing you how to move between them.

Occasionally, Polar Bear meaning foretells that you are about to embark on a powerful spiritual journey. This journey has the potential to awaken all of your clairvoyant senses.

Totem, Spirit Animal

People with the Polar Bear Totem know how to use their power. They are fierce and strong yet playful at the same time. These folks know how to pursue what they want and do it deliberately and powerfully. People with this spirit animal totem are not afraid to show aggressive behavior. However, they use their strength for defensive purposes only rather than bullying their way through things. These folks are great providers, and they enjoy the responsibility of providing for others.

Like the Snail, people with Polar Bear totem are patient and always make steady progress towards their goals. They focus on their chosen path without getting distracted.

Dream Interpretation

When you have a Polar Bear dream, it signifies a reawakening within you. This aspect of yourself will defy adversity and reflect a fearlessness of never giving in to your problems. Alternatively, your vision may also indicate a person in your life that you can depend on to do the right thing. You can compromise nothing to negativity. These arctic bears in dreams are considered good omens.

A Polar Bear dream, like Turkey, often signifies an improvement in your circumstances. A wet Bear of this species symbolizes the movement through emotional issues. In other words, you are releasing old emotional baggage, and you are doing it fearlessly.

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  1. I dreamed I was in this massive House of exquisite beauty. Every room was of great craftsmanship. There were rooms and and hall’s everyway you turned you could get turned around easily. There was a Great open room with high ceilings and beautiful design. All the trim was so white and carpet was an beautiful off white. I noticed that there was a Polar bear just quietly roaming around the House just sniffing and looking around but not being aggressive. Then suddenly there were people and children everywhere. I told everyone to be cautious because a polar bear was roaming around the house. Then I noticed some German shepherds laying around in the hallways and I thought they were there to protect them. In the back of my mind I knew the polar bear was looking for me. Then the dream shifted and I was looking in a chest type freezer and I noticed it was full to the top with packaged fresh meat that wasn’t frozen yet but cold to the touch. Then the dream shifted again. I was asleep on a sofa in this house covered in a fuzzy blanket and the polar bear had finally found me. I could hear it sniffing as it came closer to me. Then I felt it’s paw as it placed it on my arm and I could feel it’s massive claw’s through the blanket on my arm. I wasn’t really afraid. Then it was sniffing my hand and I could feel it gently take my hand in it’s mouth a I felt it’s teeth gently as it grasped my hand, I remember telling it no at first and then I said it louder a second time and then I said no again with a firm voice. I awoke and before I opened my eyes I could actually feel it touching me. I was asleep on the sofa and I jumped up realizing it was a dream. I woke up my companion in the other room yelling no. It reminded me of a dog I once had and he would gently grab my hand in a loving a playful way. I wake every morning around 2 or 3 am and can’t go back to sleep. This morning I awoke at 2 am with the polar bear on my mind.

  2. I had a dream from 4 am to 5 am around where I saw one big panda sitting in a very clean grassland and two polar bears one behind me and another in front of me approaching me but very in a friendly way as pandas are. I was there to meet my sister son where my sister were there to let her son little one to see him the panda

  3. I dreamt I was climbing out of ice blocks with a polar bear. The polar bear was like my dog, following me and protecting me. We were definitely being chased but I don’t know by who or what.
    Then my colleague the next day told me she had a dream I was being chased by a mountain lion.

  4. In a dream I was standing on a high sand dune overlooking a large enclosed plain. One polar bear showed up and as i went to take a picture suddenly there were hundreds of polar bears coming into the area, frolicking, old and mothers with cubs, some climbing trees. Overwhelming.

  5. I’m not sure what my dream could possibly mean. Can anyone help?
    I had a dream that a dead relative approached me. We went out hiking together among with some other family members, but before we could reach the top, we saw a polar bear (white bear). It was just standing there from afar, watching us. My aunt in the dream said, “stand really still…” and we did. Then they all started running away and told me to come with them, but i didn’t. I was frozen on the spot. I just stared at the polar bear and it stared back at me. All of a sudden, it reared back and lunged at me. It began to chase me, and as I turned around on my heels, i tripped over my own feet and fell into a deep ditch. The dream ends there.

  6. I had a dream where I was in a safe home in a snowy environment and a polar bear climbed over the glass fence and rolled into the snow in the yard, I felt safe then the polar bear roared, and I was impressed with its power, then it walked off then I saw a bunch of them swimming in the water beneath me and then I saw many sharks and crocodiles swimming there but I was safe just looking at all that activity in the deep blue water… I have financial issues and a divorce settlement awaiting to be decided upon which could better my financial situation. What could this dream represent.

  7. I awoke a few minutes ago, after having a nightmare of a huge hungry polar bear chasing me. I had to get through a valley or canyon, and I knew that it was the most dangerous part of the valley where many people have been killed. I knew that the polar bear was very fast, aggressive and he had already killed me once previously. I had barely set foot in the valley before my fear of the polar bear became too much. Somehow I end up in a house in the valley, hoping that I am safe. There is a cold blizzard outdoor, so I can’t see anything through the window.
    But, suddenly I’m face to face with this absolute unit of a polar bear. It’s looking at me through the window, and is just a few feet away. I try to bang kitchen utensils on the counter and I shout, hoping that it will scare it away. It leaves for a second. I don’t know if I succeeded in scaring it away. One moment I consider hiding behind the counter, but I also know that isn’t an option because of a polar bear’s ability to smell prey through layers of snow. A few seconds later its paws and head goes through the roof of the house. I grab a fork and stab it in the face, but it doesn’t seem to care. I know that I’m just a few seconds from dying once again, and then I awake, moments before it kills me a second time.

    Very terrifying dream/nightmare, and I’m not keen on going back to sleep again.

    I have a lot of debt from my student loans and debt from when my bank collapsed during the financial crisis, which caused my business to collapse as well, and file for bankruptcy. A new bank purchased the leftovers of my old bank, and came after me with a much higher number than what the old bank said I owed in business loans.
    We ended up in court and the new banks claims were dismissed. But, I ran out of money and had to settle with the bank. It was an okay settlement, but not great. Now I have to pay my old student loans as well, and combined it’s just too much. I am considering filing for personal bankruptcy, but I worry about the outcome. I think this is the source of my dream. Don’t know why it was a polar bear that chased and killed me, but it was terrifying and I was sweating bullets. A web search brought me here.

    1. EspionageCookie

      From what I sense from my gut, it seems to mean that the polar bear chasing you is a situation you will have to face head on with fearlessness, instead of running away. It seems the solution to your situation also happens to be the riskiest solution, or perhaps only “risky” in the sense of what’s normal in the status quo, rather than what is truly dangerous, at the moment right now. If you are not usually able to assert yourself, than the polar bear is a sign that you have to fight back, not simply for expressing aggression, but simply to defend yourself, as polar bears do. Even if the option to defend yourself seems dangerous, than it is worth knowing that running and running away when it is inevitable you will soon be caught will only be far more dangerous than the latter.

  8. I dreamt I was on a pontoon with a group of friends and we were looking at the water and there was mist around the top and then a massive white polar bear emerged and looked at me. It then swam around behind us and went past some friends in the water and I said it won’t hurt you.

    1. EspionageCookie

      It seems to be a message to you and your friends saying that you don’t have to be afraid of fearlessness. You might say, “That sounds odd. Why would anyone be afraid of fearlessness?” Because many people believe that if they do not fear enough, worry enough or get anxious enough, more dangers will come. Instead of believing that increased confidence, a healthy ability to deal with change, and an openness to trying new things such as new solutions, will help solve their problems, you and your friends might believe that worrying is what will prevent everything from becoming worse. The truth is, worry by itself does not do anything. The polar bear might be saying that instead of worrying, it is best to take action on the worry instead of just sitting around worrying most of the time, avoiding the situation. Whatever the result, it’s still a lot less anxiety caused by whatever result could come from not doing anything about it.

  9. I had a dream a few nights ago. I don’t usually remember my dreams but this one stirred something within me. I was with my sister and we were looking for food, she had no money and asked to borrow from me. i had money but what i had I was going to give to someone I owed money to. She told me not to worry she would give it back to me soon> days went on and a spirit kept telling me i needed to go, I was waiting for my sister. the spirit became adamant so I fearfully went with not knowing what to expect. we were running and it was up a mountain….it was cold and when we came around a clearing it was beautiful! i walked on and before I knew it, 2 gigantic snow white polar bears I mean they were like sky scraper tall slowly flanking each side of me. I was unsettled at first, but began to have a feeling of security, safe, protection and peace. they were beautiful not sure what this means but I never want to forget it.

    1. EspionageCookie

      From what my gut feeling says, it seems that the two gigantic polar bears represent a feeling that you are being protected against the metaphorical cold winters of your financial life. Whatever problems you are going through right now financially, you’re not alone. For one, there’s your sister with you that you can trust, and for the others, there might be more people you trust that you didn’t mention. If your sister is suggesting something a bit risky financially, it might be worth considering her offer.

  10. Last night I had a dream, I was stuck on an iceberg and I was waiting. Either for someone to rescue me or a polar bear to eat me, which ever came first. But the polar bear seemed closer, I was imagining it crunching my bones between it’s teeth.

    1. Last night I had a dream about polar bears that felt like a movie. I was in some rural place with snow on the ground and roads. All of a sudden I saw people screaming and running down the road. and behind them a huge stampede of polar bears racing down the road and devouring them. I knew I was toast if I didn’t book it. So I ran toward some trees and tried to climb them. I never learned how to climb even the easiest to climb trees as a kid and that was realistic in the dream. I failed several trees that other people were successfully climbing and I finally found a tree that I could get just high enough to be out of danger. From there I sat perched over a gruesome scene of thousands of people being eaten alive by polar bears. Others tried to climb my tree and pull me down so they could find safety. So I climbed higher, finally someone pulled out a weapon (I can’t remember what it was) to force me out of the tree. So I got out of the tree and instead of running down the icy road like everyone, I ran perpendicular through the snow until I reached a city intersection. There I felt safe for some reason idk why, maybe because there were so many cars that the polar bears wouldn’t follow me. But all I knew is I had reached refuge somehow. Then I woke up. Does anyone know what this could mean?

    2. EspionageCookie

      This might mean that right now in your life, you are surrounded by tragedy of all kinds, and polar bears represent the challenges that people are dealing with. You may see other people struggling around you, but you feel that you cannot do anything to help them. A dream often does not mean a literal representation of the danger (in this case, a life or death situation) but is more likely to emphasize how strong your emotions around this are. Considering your unconscious has cooked up such a disturbing image, you might be feeling guilty that you cannot do much to save yourself, especially when others try to target you to steal your sense of safety itself. Perhaps the solution is like what this dream suggests. Perhaps instead of finding a short term path to security by climbing up a tree, you would need to take the risk to go onto the ground where all the danger is to run into the city of security, which represents a much more longer term type of safety. With everyone around you trying to get you from that tree, you might have to end up trying to find an alternative solution to security, even if that means having to potentially face the polar bears of your life.

    3. EspionageCookie

      You might be feeling that you’re drowning now in life, and the iceberg represents how little is keeping you from drowning. The polar bear might represent a general fear of fear. A fear of feeling fear, and so a fear of confronting fear. Though the truth is when you have very little to lose, there is nothing to fear when every other option is much worse when it comes to charging on. Do not seek necessarily a way out of this harsh cold immediately, but a better way to survive through it. If there is no perfect option, sometimes you just have to make the best options you’ve got. Only then later on, can taking certain options allow for more choices of options later on that will be better.

  11. Just last night I had a dream, but the thing is I was both awake and asleep. In my dream for some random odd reason I was either watching an episode of Game of thrones. Really I don’t know why I don’t even watch the show but anyways in that dream it was about the midget character escaping some isolated area where he was deserted by that one lady his sister I believe. He was accompanied by two other guys who happened to escape with him it was like some prison factory. The three where on a small row boat since the prison was located in open water and surrounded by miles of water, soon I hear a Loud trumpet horn, I hear one of the guys tell the short guy “it won’t be long long my lil friend soon you shall once again be with in civilization”. Next thing I know I was on land it was big open field that’s when my dream changed, I lost track of the three I was alone and as I walked ahead following the road I noticed a polar bear idly walking around looking for what I believed was food, after all the polar bear was skinny as if it was starving and just ahead I also saw three grey wolves. I began to slowly walk back hoping I wouldn’t be noticed, but then the polar bear noticed me, it began to charge towards me and again seeing how skinny it was I thought it was coming after me to eat me. So I ran from it I ran and the whole scenery changed next thing I knew I was near the high school I went to as a teen. I looked back and the polar bear was still after me so I continued to run and saw a gap between the bars in the fence of my school so I slipped right through thinking the polar bear wouldn’t be able to come in. But when I turned around the bear went through another way and continued to come after me so I ran again, I was both awake and asleep because in the dream world I’m running and here in the real world I could also see my room and I’m breathing fast panting as if I was really running. I was going to run to the end of another hall way thinking I could put run the bear but it caught up and I quickly slid and made a quick left to go back it almost got me until I went through the same bars and when I turned around the bear couldn’t get through. Before I completely woke up I saw the bear reaching its paw out to me from the bars next thing I know I had completely woke up. I had dreams where there’s animals in them but this one about the polar bear was different it felt different which is why I decided to search for answers and well now here I am telling you the reader my story and encounter with what I believe may be my spirit animal. Moving between the real world and spirit world? I don’t know but I always was spiritually sensitive I always had spiritual encounters like ghosts and stuff. I don’t know what my dream means but if it’s an awakening within myself why do I still feel the same as I always have? Empty.

    1. I just wanted to share that last night I had a dream, I was on the tundra and a starving polar bear came to me, I fed it back to health and saw it restored. It rested beside me and I could feel its weight upon me, I could feel it while I was sleeping. It was sniffing me all over my head. It was comforting. I woke up with the weight next to me, I’ve felt calm, strong, and confident all day. That weight like a warm friend staying with me. I think I have a new companion for my spiritual journey. I just think it’s interesting you had a dream with a polar bear the night before.

    2. Oh my god yes I’ve had multiple dreams exactly like this, where the polar bear does not just show up but he’s chasing after me. Yesterday I had a dream where I was living with this big family and one day the daughters decided to pull a prank on me so they put some stuff in a trunk, not realizing that there was also a polar bear back there (this logic makes no sense but anyway) so when they got the the house (we were staying at) they opened the trunk and backed up the car to where a polar bear had finally woken up. I didn’t see it eat anyone but I heard many screams as I was running away, and now the polar bear was chasing me. I ran through many tiny places and large places trying to change routes to lose the polar bear (and have it worry about someone else except me) but it never worked because every time I looked back the polar bear was there. I woke up sweating (which is not a good feeling) and here I am now.

    3. EspionageCookie

      Usually when fictional characters are involved in a dream, they represent certain themes that you associate of them. If what you mean by midget is Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones, then personally to me and a lot of other fans, he represents a type of underdog strength, that is willing to be tough, clever and brave even though he is so small. Considering the polar bear was suddenly chasing you through your high school as a teen, you might be having unresolved trauma of some kind that made you feel like you were being chased so you can be eaten, such as say, bullying by other teens or having no friends back in high school. The setting where your dream takes offers a lot of symbolism after all. You might feel a bit like Tyrion Lannister here, where you feel incredibly short, small and just dwarf like in your life, yet at the same time, there can be a time in a future where you can take on life anyway. So what if you’re smaller? That never stopped Tyrion.

      “Never forget what you are, the rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor and it can never be used to hurt you.” – Tyrion, on being a short dwarf.

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