Dream Interpretation Ox | Dream Meanings
Very similar to ‘bull’, with the possible exception that oxen are often castrated, so dreams in which they feature could suggest frustration. Can you recognize the strength of the ox within yourself? Are you engaged in a task that demands great commitment?
A man who dreams of seeing a fine yoke of oxen may look forward to success both as a business man and a lover. He will probably receive more attentions from the gentler sex than he will appreciate.
Lovers’ devotion is indicated by a dream of oxen drinking at a pleasant stream of water.
For obvious reasons, the ox is a symbol of sacrifice, suffering, patience, and work. It also indicates sure but slow actions, which can have both positive and negative connotations.
Symbol of physical strength—though docile and subjected to reason—the ox occupied in ancient Egyptian religion a key place: Apis, of bovine appearance, was the god of fertility. According to modern esoteric interpretation, dreaming of oxen signifies that the subject feels obedient; eating it, loss and suffering; letting them graze, happiness; to see them yoked to plow augurs success and profits; and to see them dragging a cart, emergence of influential friends and professional unions.
To see a well-fed ox, signifies that you will become a leading person in your community, and receive much adulation from women.
To see fat oxen in green pastures, signifies fortune, and your rise to positions beyond your expectations.
If they are lean, your fortune will dwindle, and your friends will fall away from you.
If you see oxen well-matched and yoked, it betokens a happy and wealthy marriage, or that you are already joined to your true mate.
To see a dead ox, is a sign of bereavement.
If they are drinking from a clear pond, or stream, you will possess some long-desired estate, perhaps it will be in the form of a lovely and devoted woman.
If a woman she will win the embraces of her lover. See Cattle.
2. Ability to bear or carry a burden, emotionally or physically.
To see an ox in your dream represents the balance of your feminine and masculine personality aspects. It may also suggest that you’re being too stubborn about something.
Energetic, stubborn, and clumsy. When stifled and overwhelmed, a search for relief and a lighter workload.
Symbol: The ox is a symbol of kindness, calmness, and strength.
Vision: Seeing an ox at work in the field: you will meet a very influential person and the relationship will be useful to you. Seeing an ox pulling a cart means hard work and a handsome payoff. Hearing the bellowing of the ox: be careful, there is danger afoot. Being attacked by an ox: an influential person becomes hostile. Watching an ox being slaughtered: beware of an impending illness; watch for physical symptoms. This dream also urges you to be less selfish and think more of others.
Depth Psychology: The ox represents clumsiness and being earthbound, and sometimes also being naive.
For older people, the dream is a sign of diminishing sexuality. Are you working like an ox? Acting like one? Do you think of yourself as a “dumb ox”?
The ox symbolizes the strength and capacity to endure great hardship and toil. One is “as stubborn as an ox” when one’s tenacity is greater than one’s reason.
To dream of an ox symbolizes an equilibrium brought by masculine strength and feminine charm. This relates to the proverbial saying, ‘as stubborn as an ox.’
The ox depicts the ability to be patient and to make sacrifices for others. Panther – the panther is a strong symbol for feminine energy, particularly in its freedom-loving aspect. It also signifies regenerative power: death and rebirth.
One who carries an excessive work load for another and feels unappreciated
Symbolic of slaughter, Prov. 7:22, or strength, Prov. 14:4