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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. Kari June 27, 2017 at 11:01 am - Reply

    I had a dream last night that my kids and I were in our yard in the late evening when the sky became what we thought (in the dream) was overcast because of an incoming storm. On our way back inside the house we realized the sky was covered with millions of bats. Some were swooping down as if they were attacking but none actually made contact. What does this mean?!

    • Gloria December 21, 2017 at 5:45 am - Reply

      I had the exact dream

  2. Mickie Harris May 21, 2018 at 11:28 am - Reply

    Had a dream that I was fishing and caught a bat not a fish that was still alive while talking with a young kid and his father. The boys father took it off for me..

  3. Raajive June 5, 2018 at 12:19 am - Reply

    In my dream one bat attacked me and after a long fight I killed the bat.
    Can I know the meaning

    • joan July 16, 2018 at 8:28 am - Reply

      have the same dream

  4. Adeline Montoya June 11, 2018 at 2:23 am - Reply

    Dreamt about a bat tearing my stomach and pulling my womb out. What doed that mean?

  5. Jill Pole June 11, 2018 at 4:59 am - Reply

    I dreamt about a bat, one that looks to be fat while hanging upside-down then a few moments later when I am going to catch it, it left and I found a little smaller than the fat one. Although the size is very different from our real bat, I was able to capture and cover it with a white towel. Then I found a small yellow/white butterfly, I also captured it then later on I find out that I caught two small butterflies and placing them in a transparent glass upside-down.

  6. Alma August 1, 2018 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    I had a dream that there were A LOT of bats hanging on my bathroom wall and my son and I were in our apartment and were wondering how they got there. They started to fly and I caught one by the neck and slammed it against the wall I had a feeling like I was scared but wanted a closer look. When I got a closer look I saw it more like a puppy with wings. Does this mean anything?

  7. Darlene Yvonne Ellis-Blunt August 7, 2018 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    I had a dream about five bats sitting on the roof of the house two were beside each other one had a small hat tilted a little to the side and the other three was sitting down from them they were black bats chatting what does that mean I walked around the side of the house in the dream into the house

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