To dream of apes, monkeys, gorillas or baboons suggests a link with the impulsive, imprudent, inquisitive side of ourselves, such as the self-centred grabbing of food, or sexual gratification without concern for the needs of the other person. It can also suggest the ability to mimic or copy, as well the childish, foolish and infantile side of the dreamer’s character that delights in mischief-making.
On the other hand, to dream of apes or monkeys, especially if they are white haired, can link in with the dreamer’s own unconscious wisdom: the wonderful experience of existing, of being alive with all the powers of a living creature such as strength, passion, awe and wonder in meeting life and the stars. Does your dream monkey reveal a wider side of you? The three mystic monkeys cover their eyes, ears and mouth showing that they ‘see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil’. Do you need to keep your own counsel?... The Element Encyclopedia
(1) If you are being chased in a dream, what is chasing you probably symbolizes something you are afraid of, either in your external life or - more commonly - in your inner self, your unconscious. For example, a woman who dreams of being chased by men is probably afraid of sex. (Freud would add that her dreams present, in disguise, an unconscious, repressed desire for sex.)
(2) If you are doing the chasing, the ‘you’ in your dream is probably your conscious ego and the thing you are chasing is almost certainly some part of yourself that frightens you. Chasing it away means disowning it, banishing it from your conscious life. It might be much better to try to integrate it into your conscious life. At the very least, get to know it and understand it.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
A monkey in a dream represents someone with every type of faults. Fighting with a monkey and beating him in a dream means falling sick then recovering from one’s illness. Ifthe monkey wins the fight, then it means falling to an illness that has no cure.
A monkey in a dream also represents a sinner and a criminal. Monkey’s bite in a dream represents a fight or having an argument with someone.
A monkey in a dream also represents a deceitful person, a sorcerer, or an illness.
If one becomes a monkey in a dream, it means profiting from sorcery, or engaging in adultery.
A monkey in a dream also represents a defeated enemy. Riding on the back of a monkey in a dream means winning a war against one’s enemy. Eating monkey’s flesh in a dream means suffering from depression, becoming poor, alcoholic, deprived, or suffering from an illness that could lead one near his death. Ifone is offered a monkey as a gift in a dream, it means that he will defeat and capture an enemy, or it could mean that he will betray a trust. Carrying a monkey over one’s shoulders in a dream means stealing something from one’s house, or something that belongs to his family.
A monkey in a dream also represents a filthy and a loathsome person. Owning a monkey in a dream means suffering major losses in one’s life.
A monkey in a dream also means committing a sin, disobedience to God’s commands, or becoming despised.
The monkey is a symbol that needs to be understood by considering the various associations that we make when thinking about them. Monkeys may represent lust, self-satisfaction and trickery.
A monkey may also represent positive attributes, such as agility, inspiration, a sense of freedom and a capacity to imitate. In Japan, toys that look like monkeys are given to children because monkeys are supposed to be able to drive out evil spirits. In India, the monkey is a symbol of soul. Thus, monkeys as symbols appear to have a double or twin meaning. Whether positive or negative, the monkey is revealing something to you about what is going on in your inner world. People usually think that monkeys are far less evolved and the expression “stop monkeying around” is understood by all.
The dream with a monkey may be an encouragement from you unconscious to continue to develop your personality by staying close to your own nature.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Foolishness; thoughtlessness; being ruled by impulse. But sometimes same as ape (see above in this entry). Idioms: make a monkey of; monkey business; monkey with; monkey tricks. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Monkey may arrive to warn of a mischievous prankster at work who may make a mess of things. It points to pnmal emotions that need to be expressed more freely, perhaps those associated with childhood. Monkeys teach us about the importance of family relationships and group interactions. In that they swing on trees, they may point to explonng branches of knowledge.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: The monkey is a symbol of an embarrassing encounter. Or you may be worried about your bad habits.
If the monkey is playing with you and making faces, you are surrounded by superficial and insonct-driven people, or you may be examining your own “animalistic tendencies.” Several monkeys: your enemies don’t want to show their “real faces.” If a monkey is climbing, your chances for romance will improve.
Depth Psychology: The monkey is considered our animalistic shadow, a distorted image of ourselves. We are afraid of the ‘lecherous monkey” in us, because it is only looking for physical gratification. Sometimes the monkey may be a warning against false, manipulative friends.... Dreamers Dictionary
The monkey characterizes the infantile, childish and arrested side of our character.
The qualities of mischief, impudence and inquisitiveness all belong to the monkey. While these are often seen as regressive tendencies, this quality of lively curiosity maintains a necessary lightness of spirit.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If swinging from limb to limb, stop and get yourself centered; if chattering or jumping up and down, still the mind through meditation; if monkey is imitating others, recognize and change some crazy numbers you are running you have picked up from others. Monkey see, monkey do. Determine direction from within.... The Dream Books Symbols
This represents the worst of ourselves. It indicates that your instincts are about to run wild, since the monkey is considered a restless, mocking, and lascivious animal. Very often, this dream is related to sex: the unconscious struggles break free and unleash its most primal desires. The message associated with these images is that you must control your impulses, channeling them in the proper way (without, however, repressing them).
In India, monkeys are associated with those human attitudes that surrender in the face of worries, doubts, and fears. The dream may be telling you to try to find inner peace.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Whenever an animal is present in a dream, it is pointing to a more instinctual approach to life. You may be obsessed with a pervasive thought pattern that won’t let your mind rest.
The proverbial “monkey on your back” or the agitation of the “monkey mind” may be what this dream is calling forth.
A monkey may also be indicative of the ability to mimic behavior by rote, but without a heartfelt understanding of the deeper meaning associated with the choices you are making. From an aboriginal perspective, the medicine available through the totem of the monkey relates to curiosity and playful energy.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Running away from something in a dream means turning to God Almighty and seeking refuge in Him for safety and protection. Runningawayin a dream also could mean receivingan appointment, or it could mean repentance from a sin, or it could mean one’s death.
If one sees himself running away to escape from an enemy he fears in a dream, it means that he will be safe. Ifa man ofknowledge or a scholar sees himselfrunning away from an enemy in fear in a dream, it means that he will be asked to sit as ajudge, or to govern.
If one sees himself running away but has no fear in the dream, it means his death.
(Also see Escape from danger; Take a flight)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dream of running away from home, this suggests you are trying to avoid an issue in your real life. Pretending it doesn’t exist could make things worse - you will not solve problems until you face them head on. This dream also suggests that you are not taking or accepting responsibility for your actions. In cases where the dreamer’s home life is very difficult, this dream can represent a straight-forward wish to live in a happier place.... My Dream Interpretation