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What does it mean to see an lizard in a dream?

Lizard Dream Meaning: From 30 Different Sources


(1) May represent something in your unconscious that you don’t wish to take notice of.

(2) Because it is cold-blooded and primitive, the lizard may represent some part of - or some message from - the collective unconscious (for collective unconscious).

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd


See reptiles, lizards and snakes.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp


The appearance of a lizard delivers the ability to see many dimensions at once.

The view of life as a dream is one that the lizard cames to the individual who needs to expand his or her thinking regarding the greater meaning of life. As the lizard is sometimes difficult to see, it reflects unseen dimensions of the world.

A chameleon, for instance, can represent maintaining a level of invisibility or may commcnt on being in camouflage. Its appearance can also be a response to not noticing the obvious. As a prehistonc reptile, a lizard may come to mention the need to explore your prerecorded history in order to greater understand your present attitudes and beliefs.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green


Symbolic of a familiar spirit.

A lizard may manifest in a dream as a creature with a human face and a nasty disposition that lives in your home

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe


The lizard connects you to the most basic of primitive instincts.

The reptilian brain is the part of the human brain that controls our fundamental impulses.

The medicine associated with the lizard in the dream world is adaptability and survival.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox


1. Satan; Isa. 27:1

2. Unclean spirit; Lev. 11:30

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model | Vincent Wienand


A person who has a hypocritical tongue, ridiculing others behind their backs

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton


If you see a lizard among a group of people, then there is a false friend nearby who would betray you in a moment if it suited his or her ends.

In Native American mythology, the lizard is the dreamer.

Dreaming of a lizard, therefore, is a sign that this dream is important and reveals a lot about where you’re coming from, where you’re going, and how best to get there. In order to get this information, look to the other symbols in the dream.

Dream Explanations of Astro Center | Astro Center


The lizard appearing in a dream represents instinctive action or ‘one­track’ thinking. Also consult the entry for reptiles in this section.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


See reptiles in animals

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


A lizard in a dream symbolizes primitive desires which are small. These desires may have a small impact upon your life but exist in the background of your thoughts.

Dream Symbols and Analysis | DreamForth


Though a dream about any kind of an animal can represent our “animal” nature, lizards are not natural candidates for this role. Perhaps the lizard is a chameleon, which changes its color to conform to the environment.

A dream lizard might also be a “lounge lizard.”

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver


Depth Psychology: The lizard is a symbol of dissension in your life, including arguments or secret hostilities. Find out whether—in this situation—you are the perpetrator or the victim.

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda


You need to watch your health and your diet in particular. You have an unhealthy body

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland


(Bewitch; Free; Gecko; Independent; Wall gecko; Witch) Seeing a lizard in a dream means greed, gluttony, or difference in opinion and taste.

A lizard in a dream also represents a person who swindles people’s money. It also means a sickness, or it could represent a wicked, damned and abhorred person, or a lonesome person. Perhaps seeing a lizard in a dream may mean suspicious or tainted money, someone of an unknown lineage, a reincarnated or transformed person in the form of a lizard. Noting here that transformation of the human being into another creature in reality represents a divine punishment, though it may not last for more than three days. God knows best.

(Also see Wall gecko; Monitor; Transformation)

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin


Usually a harmless miniature Dragon will bring you luck.

Folklore: Betrayal.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar


Dreaming of a lizard is a warning that you have false friends in your close circle.

A dead lizard signifies a successful battle to protect your reputation. Also see “Chameleon.”

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean



Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous


1. Feelings of loss or injury.

2. Basic, primal instincts.

3. Vi­sion, creativity and creative energy.

4. Genitalia.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin


Dreams of a lizard or any reptile represent that you are in touch with your primitive survival instincts, and your ability to change and shed your skin in order to stay alive. In some cultures, especially in West Africa, the mythology speaks of reptiles taking, fetching or stealing fire from the sun, which means that you might feel that your energy is being drained or disempowerd by a person or situation in your life. See Snake and Chakras-1st and 2nd.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous


see Reptiles in Animals

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball


To dream of lizards, foretells attacks upon you by enemies.

If you kill a lizard, you will regain your lost reputation or fortune; but if it should escape, you will meet vexations and crosses in love and business.

For a woman to dream that a lizard crawls up her skirt, or scratches her, she will have much misfortune and sorrow. Her husband will be a victim to invalidism and she will be left a widow, and little sustenance will be eked out by her own labors.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller


Transcendence cleans environment of annoyances (bugs), magical native. Lock-Security, inhibitor to enter. 

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar


This is an animal whose image is loaded with symbolism. In ancient cultures it was considered sacred, since it was a representation of the soul that seeks the light. From the investigations of Freud, it is considered to have sexual connotations and is associated with the penis (because of its mobility and elongated form).

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke


If a woman dreams that a lizard crawls up her leg, it is an omea that her husband will die and that she will have to work for a living thereafter.

To kill a lizard is a lucky portent, both an love and in business.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway


This reptile in a dream is a warning that you have false friends in your close circle.

A dead lizard signifies a successful battle to protect your reputation.

Shoes, bags, or other items made of lizard skin predict an increase in income.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett


The power of observation and perceptiveness.

Quick response.

Acting or reacting automatically or without conscious thought (such as a reflexive mental or emotional reaction).

Instinct or a basic dynamic (such as human bonding, fear, or aggression).

Dreaming of this animal can represent too much or not enough of one of those qualities, or someone or something you associate with the quality or animal.

Consider also the animal’s actions, context, and your feelings about it.

See also: Animal; Salamander; Iguana

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman


(see Animals, Dragon, Snake)

Because of its primitive origins, many psychologists view this as an emblem of the Collective Unconscious or wild nature within.

In Egypt and Greece, an omen of luck.

African: Transformation and the ability to adapt to your surroundings. Here the lizard is regarded as a shape-shifter.

Lizards are very sensitive to land vibrations, and have very good hearing and keen eyesight, making them symbolic of awareness, especially psychically.

Impartiality and the ability to break away from various situations. When a predator pounces on a lizard’s tail, it is surprised to discover that the tail breaks off, leaving the lizard free and alive to grow a new one!

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco


Dreaming of a lizard symbolizes the need for or achievement of transcendence.

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation | Pagan - Anonymous


lucky numbers: 13-15-19-32-34-48

bag made of, having a: wil have money from an unimportant misdemeanor.

belt: marriage wil last until death or the annoyance is dead.

shoes: wil be very healthy, but watch your step.

friends having articles made of: treachery through those in whom you trusted.

in a cage: secret hostilities cause you to explore injury.

killing a: wil regain lost fortune and a reputation through unpleasant encounters.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

4 dream interpretations related to the symbols you see in your dreams.

Monitor Lizard

(See Monitor)... monitor lizard dream meaning


To dream that a man sees a lizard signifies ill luck, and misfortune by secret enemies.... lizards dream meaning

Lizard / Chameleon

Lizards can often resemble snakes, so much of their symbolism in dreams will be similar. But if you watched a chameleon’s skin slowly change color or blend into the background in your dream, ask yourself whether your unconscious was questioning the wisdom of camouflaging your true feelings; on the other hand, perhaps it was highlighting your fickleness.... lizard / chameleon dream meaning

Reptiles, Lizards, Snakes

Our basic spinal and lower brain reactions, such as fight or flight, reproduction, attraction or repulsion, sex drive, need for food and reaction to pain. This includes the fundamental evolutionary ability to change and the urge to survive—very powerful and ancient processes. Our relationship with the reptile in our dreams depicts our relat- edness to such forces in us, and how we deal with the im­pulses from the ancient pan of our brain.

Modern humans face the difficulty of developing an inde­pendent identity and yet keeping a working relationship with the primitive, thus maturing/bringing the primitive into an efficiently functioning connection with the present social world.

The survival urge at base might be kill or run, but it can be transformed into the ambition which helps, say, an opera singer meet difficulties in her career. Also the very primitive has in itself the promise of the future, of new aspects of human consciousness. This is because many extraordinary human functions take place unconsciously, in the realm of the reptile/spine/lower brain/right brain/autonomic nervous sys­tem. Being unconscious they are less amenable to our waking will. They function fully only in some fight or flight, survive or die, situations.

If we begin to touch these with consciousness, as we do in dreams, new functions are added to conscious­ness. See The dream as extended perception under ESP and dreams.


Unconscious life or growth processes which can lead to transformation (the frog/prince story); the growth from child­hood vulnerability—tadpole to frog—therefore the process of life in general and its wisdom. Frogspawn: sperm, ovum and reproduction.


Example: ‘My wife and I saw a large lizard on the wall near a banana. It was there to catch the flies.

The lizard turned so it was facing away from us—head up the wall. We then were able to see it had large wing-like flaps which spread from its head in an invened V. With amazement we saw on these flaps wonderful pictures, in full colour, of birds. In fleet­ing thoughts I wondered if the bird “paintings” were to attract birds, or were some form of camouflage. But I felt cenain the lizard had “painted” these wonderful pictures with its uncon­scious an’ (David T). Generally, a lizard is very much the same as a snake, except it lacks the poisonous aspect; aware­ness of unconscious or instinctive drives, functions and pro­cesses. In the above dream, the banana is both David’s plea­sure and sexuality, while the lizard is the creativity emerging from his unconscious through the attention he is giving it—he is looking at the lizard. Chameleon: either one’s desire to fade into the background, or adaptability.


Example: A small snake about a foot long had dropped down my shirt neck. I could feel it on the left side of my neck Fearing it was poisonous and might bite me, I moved very slowly. At one point I put my head on the ground, hoping the snake would wish to crawl away. It did not. Then I was near an elephant I loved, and hoped it would remove the snake. It did not. Even as I slept I felt the snake was an expression of the attitude of not shanng myself with anybody except family’ (David T).

For months prior to the above dream David had experienced a great deal of neck pain. After dis­cussing the dream with his wife, and realising much of his thinking and feeling was intumed, the pain disappeared. So the snake was both poisoner’ and ‘healer’. This may be why snakes are used as a symbol of the medical profession.

The Hebrew word for the serpent in the Garden of Eden is Nahash, which can be translated as blind impulsive urges, such as our instinctive drives.

So, generally, snakes depict many different things, but usu­ally the life process.

If we think of a person’s life from con­ception to death, we see a flowing moving event, similar in many ways to the speeded up films of a seed growing into a plant, flowering and dying.

The snake depicts the force or energy behind that movement and purposiveness—the force of life which leads us both to growth and death. That energy —like electricity in a house, which can be heat, power, sound and vision—lies behind all our functions. So in some dreams the snake expresses our sexuality, in others the rising of that energy up our body to express itself as digestion—the intesti­nal snake; as the healing or poisonous energy of our emotions and thoughts.

Example: ‘I was in a huge cathedral, the mother church. I wanted to go to the toilet/gents. As I held my penis to urinate it became a snake and reached down to the urinal to drink. It was thirsty. I struggled with it, pulling it away from the un­clean liquid. Still holding it I walked to a basin and gave it pure water to drink’ (Bill A). Here the connection between snake and sexuality is obvious. But the snake is not just Bill’s penis.

It is the direction his sexual urges take him he is strug­gling with. Out of his sense of love and connection with life— the cathedral—he wants to lift his drive towards something which will not leave him with a sense of uncleanness. Snake in connection with any hole: sexual relatedness.

A snake biting us: unconscious worries about our health, frustrated sexual impulse, our emotions turned against our­selves as internalised aggression, can poison us and cause very real illness, so may be shown as the biting snake. Snake biting others: biting remarks, a poisonous tongue.

A crowned or light-encircled snake: when our ‘blind impulses’ or instinctive or unconscious urges and functions are in some measure inte­grated with our conscious will and insight, this is seen as the crowned snake or even winged snake. It shows real self awareness and maturity. In coils of snake: feeling bound in the ‘blind impulses’ or habitual drives and feeling responses. Instincts and habits can be redirected, as illustrated by Hercu­les’ labours. Snake with tail in mouth: sense of the circle of life—binh, growth, reproduction, aging, death, rebirth; the eternal. Snake coiling up tree, pole, cross: the blind instinctive forces of life emerging into conscious experience—in other words the essence of human expenence with its involvement in pain, pleasure, time and eternity; the process of personal growth or evolution; healing because personal growth often moves us beyond old attitudes or situations which led to inner tension or even sickness. Snake in grass: sense or intuition of talk behind your back; danger, sneakiness. Colours: green, our internal life process directed, perhaps through satisfied feelings, love and creativity, into a healing process or one which leads to our personal growth and positive change; white, eternal aspect of our life process, or becoming con­scious of it; blue, religious feelings or coldness in relations. See colours; anxiety dreams; death and rebirth, the self under archetypes; dreams and Ancient Greece; cellar under house, buildings; hypnosis and dreams; jungle; paralysis. ... reptiles, lizards, snakes dream meaning