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Rat

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Rat Meaning and Messages

When Rat symbolism across your path, you are being asked to assert yourself in new areas that you have not yet explored. In other words, the Rat meaning insists that it’s time to take up those new hobbies you have wanted to try. Furthermore, like Jay, challenge yourself by learning something new or taking the uncertain first steps towards your dreams. Thus this spirit animal is letting you know it’s time for “new beginnings” and change.

Alternatively, Rat symbolism warns you to evaluate the clutter around you. It’s time for a spring cleaning. Sell or give away all the physical things that are just filling up space around you. In doing this, you will often symbolically begin to clear old emotional issues and cluttered thinking. Then you can purge old baggage and feelings that no longer serve you. Moreover, while you do this, allow yourself to feel as you purge. This cleansing act will make space for the new things to come.

Rat Totem, Spirit Animal

People with Rat totem are easy-going and happy. Like the Spotted Hyena and Cow, they are a social animal as well as disarmingly honest, frank, and get along with everyone. Folks with this spirit animal totem are highly co-operative with others in joint endeavors. They also tend to wear their heart on their sleeve. However, they are also able to maintain self-control. Like the Falcon, people with the Rat totem have the gift of foresight and know how to use it successfully for their benefit. They are cunning and shrewd in business and are unafraid to defend themselves in any situation. These folks love a good challenge so that they can conquer another obstacle. They are a wise adviser to their associates, and they teach others to appreciate all the things around us.

Black Rat
Brown Rat

Dream Interpretation

When you have a Rat dream, it can be symbolic of many different things. Thus it would be wise to research this aspect further. If you see many Rats in your vision, it signifies the need for immersing yourself in social activities in your waking life. Like the Moth, this rodent is warning you that you have become just a bit too reclusive. You have hidden from others for too long.

When you have a white Rat dream, it symbolizes strength, adaptability, and abundance. In this case, your vision is letting you know that things are progressing toward fruition and that your goals are not far from materializing.

Fancy Rat

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  • Morning I just said a final goodbye to my dad who had just passed away.I was sat in the living room with my mum and brother when we saw a rat running around the garden , we have not seen one before in the garden.

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  • Dreaming of brown rats in my window. On jump on me from the window to the bed; on top of me.

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  • I was driving to work this morning and saw a rat get tackled from able by a crow in the middle of a busy street at Rushhour. Both were alive in someone’s front yard when I lost sight of them. I’m not finding any interpretations- do you have ideas?

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    • That’s interesting. But I would start off and ask yourself how did you feel?

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  • The pink bow suggests that may be somebody's pet that got out its cage

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  • What do it mean when you see a grey rat with a pink bow tie and red lip? Not making this up seen it clear as day.

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  • I have had a dream the other day.. I dreamt that there was a dead rat lying in front of my house, then I went to sleep and when I woke up there were a lot of dead rats lying in front of my house and all over the street. There was a cat that was going after it and I tried to yell at the cat 'Stay away from those rats they might be ill' or something.

    Very strange and I didnt seem to be able to find something that'd fit this description in the description about the Rat.

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  • Hello this is Ken,
    My wife and I have been getting up early for a 20 minute sauna then jump in the cold pool. Good way to wake and start day. This morning we were about to jump in the pool when I saw a dead rat floating by the steps. I removed the rat and we jumped in other end. Anyone have ideas on this meaning? We have been working hard on removing negative energy around selves and home and from other past "spiritual" peoples in the form of therapists, shamans and healers who were actually just tapping our energy. My concern and suspicion is that the new spiritual peoples we have been working with are simply doing the same dark things. Again, any thoughts on the appearance of dead rat in our sacred place and morning routine will be most appreciated. Cheers.

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    • Hey there Ken,

      Glad to hear that you are enjoying the Finnish sacred tradition of sauna and cold exposure. Curl Jung steadied the meaning of dreams and came up with his own interpretation as everyone else online has. My advice would be to understand what means to you personally in addition to what you find without. Connect with yourself and ask your higher self what they are trying to tell you. The rat is a very controversial animal and often misjudged due to it's appearance and living conditions, but it's an incredible resilient, driven and intelligent animal. It finds solutions for problems most don't, has courage to take risks and find food in places where most animals don't even think of searching. The rat is not afraid to go through thick nor thin. Hopefully this helps🙏

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    • I have no idea, but I just wanted to mention that I find it very interesting that you connect the appearance of the rat to spiritual 'healers' who are in fact tapping energy.
      I had just made a plan to actually take some action against a spiritual 'healer' who is doing much damage to others, then left the house, and the rat appeared no less than THREE times within an hour or so. Can't quite grasp what it's trying to say but that's why I ended up finding this site and now reading your comment... Seems significant...

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      • I think many people nowadays are just people that drain. No one is practicing spirituality properly and increasing their Vril.
        It is just a theory but it is very likely that psychic vampires are more attuned to the energies of nature, since they tend to draw on them and cause drama on others to drain them of their energy to take for themselves.
        Probably because of the above reason they tend to step on the spiritual path, without knowing the least bit of hygiene or cutting links, resulting in this feeling of being attacked. Also these attacks can just come from the astral, not particurlarly from said person, fyi.
        YES - practice CUTTING spiritual links and ties! Cut away any that you DO NOT need.

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  • I often dream about being inside of a half old and half new house. This time i was on the old side of the house in an old room. in the dream, it looks as if i was cleaning or attempting to start cleaning it. I then see a large all black rat with a white stomach. It runs in front of me then stops to eat. In my dream, I remember saying to myself, "I knew those droppings I saw were most likely a rat". The rat scrurried off and I woke up.
    The think is, I broke up with an ex about 3 months ago for trust issues and he was over that night.
    Is my dream telling me he is a rat and cannot be trusted?

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  • Today morning when i woke up there was a dead rat's head on my doorstep aling with a few drops of blood. I had ruled out the possibility that a cat killed a rat on my doorstep and then went on it's way because the rat's head seems like it was sliced out cleanly and the remaining carcass is nowhere to be found. There are no signs of the cat dragging the carcass away either. I have a growing suspicion that the head is a part of a curse or a ritual made to harm my family as there are people who hate my family a lot...my relatives and they dabble in these occult practices that harm others, and we were on the receiving end of them once. I din't know whether i can stop it if it's a curse or something else. I'm terrified of what will happen to my family. Can sprinkling salt or holy ash be a possible solution....idk what to do...please give me a solution

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    • Where do you live? If you live near red earth, put that down. Also salt is common. If this is native, which I doubt it is or hoo doo, or real witch, you should retaliate with some curse reverse

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  • My husband got a promotion at work but his background check came up some issues neither of us knew about. Just this afternoon a large brown and white rat came up to the sliding glass door, even with 2 dogs and made eye contact and ran away. What does this mean? Can some one help?

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    • Rats often times mean good fortune. How did it go?

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  • This week, ravens brought a dead white rat with brown spot to my backyard. I'm trying to understand the reason behind it, can anyone help?

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    • Ravens and rat live in sibiosis. They need and feed from each other. The raven is watching for you

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  • I dreamed that I was cleaning out my office space and hear my boss in the background saying they found a bag of rice crispies then I happend to find a bag that was closed and I just let the bag fall to the floor and when it fell the bag open and I saw about 50 baby black rats? They were all moving inside the bag but They didn’t seem to escape the bag?

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  • Hi,

    I want to explanation for my dream. I got pimple in my cheeck and when i tried to squeeze it. It got a tail and when i touched it, it went deeper in my cheeck. So i opened the pore big enough to get that and i grabbed the tail and pulled it. It was 2 small rats and run away to escape. That was one od a weird and discusting dream ever

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    • Sitting on my front porch this evening. I noticed a rat run in front of me twice. It was black with a hairless tail and a with a a White twitchy nose. I was born the year of the rat, but wasn't interested about that. More like rabies and plague.

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  • I was bitten by a white flying rat on the cheek the very day my would be bride was traveling to come see me

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  • What does it mean to set free a black caged rat in the dream. I saw a black caged rat in my dream. I went to the Cage open it. And the rat escaped. Then I heard voices asking me. While did you set the rat free. Please help interpret this dream . Thanks

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  • I just very recently had a dream that I found a wild rat snooping around the back of my house. I had dogs, so I trapped it in a bag, it didn't move a lot. I walked out to the front of my house, and let the rat out of the bag using my hand. It didn't bite or struggle. It stood there, reared up and sniffed at me, then ran away.
    Does this mean anything?

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  • I have been seeing dead rodents lately, mainly rats but one time it was a squirrel. I've seen at least 4 in the past two weeks. I'm so curious as to if there's any significance to this happening to me! What is the world trying to tell me? Pls halp.

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    • I dreamt I was driving and someone yelled out to stop. When I got out of a large vehicle and talk to the person. Was told I ran over 2 people and another person said I also ran over rats. They lost count after 4 - saying many. I was calm and things were being looked after by other people.
      Any information on this would be greatly appreciated.
      Thankyou

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  • I had a dream of seeing myself in my family house with my mum and senior sister (married). I saw a small black rat on the ceiling, I reached for the broom and killed it and seconds later, I saw 2 big ones and 1 bigger one crawl out of a small space from the ceiling. My mum wasn't seeing it at first but I had to point it out to her, so she reached for a big stick to kill the bigger one while I killed 1 of the other 2 big ones and she came to kill the other one. Pls, what does this mean?

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  • Yesterday night a big rat actually bitten me. at sleep i felt pain saw rat under the bed which ran away later. very surprisingly the rat climbed 5 floors moved into our home where we have fully covered with net. got into our hall,kitchen then our bedroom only to bite me? very surprising we i go through it now. not sure what it mean

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  • A few days back ...A small mouse came into my house...It's tiny so we have not been able to catch it....
    I don't know why , this time I thought of looking if there was any symbolic meaning to it ...
    Before this , hv caught a few and threw them out ....But ...This time ..Am wondering...What's different..And what prompted me to look it up ....
    Can't make sense of it..
    If someone has a take on this ... Please do share ...
    Namaste 🙏

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    • It is a baby looking for love and nurturing. It wants to survive and be safe. It is volunteering be your pet but it is terrified that you might not want to love it.

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