Dream symbol Rat trap


damage control, vigilance, modesty, deceitfulness

Since rats can cause a lot of damage and not only ruin food, but also become carriers of diseases, a rat trap serves as a control and elimination tool. Humans tend to be less friendly towards them for this reason. Although, according to studies, they have a high intelligence.

If it is a rat or mousetrap, there are live traps and traps that cause the death of the animal. This additional detail should be included in the dream analysis.

General dream interpretation

The rat trap as a symbol in a dream can generally be interpreted as indicating the dreamer's decisiveness. He now shows readiness to tackle certain matters in real life and has made a wise decision in this regard.

If you have the misfortune to fall into a rat trap yourself, this expresses that it is about the loss of something precious. This dream image of the rat trap calls on the person to be more attentive and vigilant. If another person is stuck with one foot in the rat trap, this illustrates deceitful actions of the viewer or dreamer.

To behold an empty rat trap in a dream means that the dreamer need not fear competition in the outside world. If the dreamer destroys the rat trap in the dream situation, he can mentally prepare himself for a breakup or the end of a relationship. It seems, but that the person already had a premonition of it and also from his side an end was in sight, he probably does not feel it as unpleasant or painful.

If you have a rat trap in your dream, it means that you will be able to see through the intrigues of your opponents and comrades-in-arms and will not be deceived by them. By knowing about it in time, you can act accordingly and thwart their plans.

For an extended analysis of the rat trap as a dream motif, the place where it was used can be revealing. If the rat trap is found in the cellar, this serves as an indication of existing future fears of the dreamer. However, if the rat trap is found in the attic, then one is advised to deal with concrete memories in more detail.

Psychological dream interpretation

For psychological interpretation, the dream image of the rat trap represents the symbol of not being blinded by the outward appearance of others and listening more to one's inner voice.

If the dreamer catches a rat in his dream with the said trap or perhaps by a professional rat catcher, it augurs that one will be able to ward off a dangerous situation just in time. One is able to defuse the situation just before it degenerates.

Extended consideration could psychologically interpreted also the color of the rat play a role. A black rat prophesies near change of mind with corresponding changes. A white rat indicates business progress that will be crowned with success.

Spiritual dream interpretation

Seen from a transcendent point of view, the dream image "rat trap" illustrates the admonition to be humble and modest when asking for help from others.


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