Dream symbol Zebra


conspicuous, african steppe, zebra, tiger horse, deception, distraction

The zebra is an inhabitant of the African steppe and is also called "tiger horse". Animals like horses and donkeys belong to its kin and feel most comfortable in the circle of its kind in the herd. The zebra is a herbivore and popular prey for predatory cats such as the lion.

Its black and white striped fur serves as camouflage for it against its hungry enemies to cause confusion. These begin to flicker due to the piercing heat and are thus more difficult to recognize visually. Furthermore, this causes several zebras to figuratively merge into one animal, making it difficult for a hunter to know which zebra to attack.

An attempt was made to tame the zebra and keep it as a pet, but without much success. The zebra is an animal that feels at home only free and wild in the vastness of the steppe.

But what does the dream want to symbolize to the dreamer?

General dream interpretation

According to general dream research, the stripes of a zebra embody the opposites of life. The dream symbol "zebra" illustrates by the black and white colored fur that the apparent opposites of good and evil as well as luck and misfortune are to be considered together. This symbol advises to break out of a black-wise view about the world.

If one has just a very successful and blessed by luck phase, one should not disregard at the same time that also shady sides can follow it. Both are part of life and if one welcomes this inwardly without becoming attached to one side or the other, a lot of farsightedness and freedom is gained.

In addition, this dream image can also convey that the person is very much longing for harmony at the moment. On the one hand, to be in balance with oneself and, by extension, with fellow human beings.

Positive and negative are often closely paired, like the black and white stripes of the zebra. This symbolizes to the dreamer a phase associated with turmoil, which can bring him quite a dynamic alternation of joy and sorrow.

Furthermore, the zebra stripes are also interpreted as misdirection and deception. Thus, a dream zebra prophesies a quarrel or even a betrayal in the circle of acquaintances. There is also the possibility of being exposed by a friend or even reaping ingratitude. You should carefully check your immediate circle and whom you should trust and who is only using you for his own purposes.

If the zebra gallops around in the steppe in the dream of the person concerned, this signals that the dreamer probably has senseless shenanigans in his head and is easily distracted by insane ideas of others.

Psychological dream interpretation

According to the psychoanalytic view, the zebra in the dream represents difficulties in making decisions. Two possibilities to choose from are probably both very tempting and so he probably has the "agony of choice" to choose between the two.

The dreamer is advised to question and weigh things carefully. The world is not divided into black and white, but expresses many different colors.

The zebra also represents an admonition not to let oneself be influenced by other opinions and prejudices or even to throw one's own judgments overboard. To look more intensively at one's own concepts, to look critically at biased attitudes and beliefs about oneself and the world and, if necessary, to let go of them.

It gives an indication that the dreamer is now required to jump over his own shadow and deal with unpleasant aspects. Which in consequence can lead to a relieving redemption. The night is always darkest before the rising light.

Spiritual dream interpretation

In the spiritual sense of dream interpretation, the zebra represents cosmic harmony, the union of opposites.


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