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Bats In Dreams:
Their Symbolism, Messages, & Omens

Unfortunately, dreams about Bats can be powerful omens of negative energy. But this symbolism is very undeserved and not necessarily accurate when you see Bats in your dreams.

Bats are smart, loving, and wonderful animals who’ve gotten a bad reputation due to silly superstitions and Hollywood. However, Bats are associated with tales of vampires and other demonic entities. Because of this, Bats symbolize being internally (mentally, emotionally and spiritually) ‘unclean’.

Black Bat dreams speak of forthcoming personal disasters so be diligent in discerning if it is time to conduct a spiritual cleanup of your self and surroundings.

Conversely, seeing a Bat in your dreams could be symbols of individuals in your sphere who are ‘energy vampires’. These people will suck you dry of any resource (financial, emotional and mental) you have.

Blind as a Bat Dreams – This is a literal symbol alerting you to stay alert regarding a situation you might be walking into ‘blind’. Take this an omen to pay close attention and be extremely discerning when investigating and considering all the facts hidden and obvious.

White Bat Dreams – White is the color of purity and ascension so dreams about a white Bat may symbolize the death of a person close to you.

***Special Note***: Not all dreams about Bats are morbid. Depending on other factors of the dream, your subconscious or higher-self could be sending a gentle and humorous message to let you know that you or someone close to you is acting a little “batty”.

In dreams, Bats can symbolize a new perspective, but they might just make you jump! In Celtic tradition, the Bat symbolizes transposition because of its unusual sleeping habits.

In Bat dreams where they are seen sleeping upside down, dream analysis suggests that you need to look at dreams and your situation from a very different perspective, especially when you feel like you are in the dark.

Dreams about Bats come at you from the edge of darkness, at dusk, and can symbolize the mysterious and represent the ability to walk between worlds. As cave dwellers, living within the Earth, Bats symbolize going inward, especially if you see the caves in Bat dreams. You are reminded to seek renewal in places within yourself and contemplation in the darkness (quiet/stillness).

Spotted at a distance in a dream, especially when alone, Bats can also be messengers from between the world of the living and the dead or a reminder of superstition. This symbolic warning in Bat dreams has been made stronger by centuries of stories about vampires and mysterious creatures of the night (see above).

In the Far East, Bat dreams and their connection to other worlds can symbolize longevity, much like the familiar vampires. In China seeing 5 Bats in your dreams definitely means good luck – count them if you can!

Seen close-up or sensed as a flapping in the warm air around your head, dreams about Bats symbolize that you are coming face to face with a shadowy, passing element – a person beyond the veil, fears beyond understanding or borderline tasks that need cleaning up.

Some people believe Bats are unclean, partly because they eat bugs and a few species dine on blood. Dream analysis of blood feasting Bats reminds you to check that you aren’t slowly being drained by someone or something.

Living in darkness, Bats use echo location to fly quickly and easily through darkness and around unseen obstacles. Bat dreams where they are flying at you or around you symbolize that you need to stop and get a sounding of what is around you. Do you see all the hidden aspects of a situation and what’s moving toward you and away from you?

Native American stories use Bat symbolism to carry the idea of seeing with the higher self or soul. The Bat, with his super sensitive ears, is also a great listener! Tell him what you seek and your lofty goals.

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  1. Collins September 7, 2018 at 5:28 am - Reply

    I had a dream where bat lapped on my back and was shown to me by my fiancee and when I tried removing it I woke up

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