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Moose dreams are phenomenal. To dream of Moose is sacred, exceptional Medicine. In Ted Andrew’s Animal Speak, he talks of moose as being part of the “Primal Feminine Energies and the Magic of Life and Death”. The Moose has an ability to shape-shift, be a part of the land, camouflage itself and regardless of it’s hugeness, the moose is quite graceful. Here is an excerpt from the book:

“The moose is associated with the feminine energies, the maternal forces of the world, and those who align with the moose will find these forces awakened. Part of this revolves around the association with water. Water is the primal symbol of the feminine forces of the universe. It is the symbol of creativity and dynamic forms of intuition and illumination. It reflects the ability of the individual to learn to go back into the depths and draw new life and nourishment from it. The moose can teach the ability to move from the outer world to the inner. It can teach how to cross-from life to death and back to stronger life. It teaches how to use the thin thread that separated life and death to one’s advantage. It is not unusual to find individuals with strong Moose medicine working in soul retrieval. This reflects much about the inherent medium-ship and ability to work with spirit of the dead by those who align with moose medicine and energy. Moose people can to go into the icy waters of the void (death) and come back out.”

It may mean to pay close attention to the elders around you for they hold they wisdom of days gone by. To dream of a moose in its natural habit means you can expect a beneficial change of circumstances coming your way now. To dream that you shoot a moose signifies that you can expect that some simmering family conflict is about to boil over.

Association: Power and Strength, force to continue your work. Transcendent Meaning. Gift of strength and power.

General Meanings: Sexuality and Advantage The Moose usually and mostly refers to the male sexuality (animal instincts). In general the moose is a good forerunner, it points to beneficial business or private and personal connections. This animal indicates personality features such as power and kindness. May be related to: Your own power and strength, your capability to communicate. Keywords: Deer; solidly; strength; power; wise; ancient.

Traditional Meanings: European (Judeo-Christian): Wealth if see a moose in the forest – This dream signifies that you will have good changes in your life, which will bring you prosperity; Worries if shoot a moose – In the dream you shot a moose, indicates worries and tribulations in your family;

Psychological Meanings: Freedom and relaxation. The powerful animal is a strong symbol of freedom and unlimited space. Also the moose stands for a simple and independent life in nature. This animal sihnifies about long and good life. The dream about moose also indicates the need of rest and relaxation.

Moose symbolizes the expression of joy when something has been accomplishment, not in a ‘show-off look at me I want recognition’ kind of way, but in a true sense of sharing that springs from knowing how infectious joy is. Moose is also a symbol of being headstrong, longevity, wisdom, confidence, self-esteem, primal feminine energy and steadfastness.

The moose is one of the most ancient and unique of power animals, and lends you sacred and unique energy. An adult male can grow up to 7 feet tall and weigh up to 1200lbs. When mating males vociferate loudly and can be heard up to 6 miles and more away. When a female answers their call, they will rush to her and are ready to combat ANYTHING in their paths. Moose’ are fearless and resolute, making their presence known when they decide. However they also have the preternatural ability to camouflage themselves in spite of their hugeness and strength – they are able to move through their territory totally unseen. These traits in the moose teach us the power of presence and invisibility.

If moose is your power animal then you will probably be full of contradictions – clumsy yet graceful, huge but with the ability to move swiftly and soundlessly. Usually people with this power animal have excellent depth perception and are very wise. They also have an innate ability of being balanced – when to be gentle, when to be strong, what to say when and to whom.

The ability to shape shift is linked to mythology and merges with the teachings of shamanism and magic. If you are a moose person cultivating these skills is enhanced through studying.

The moose possesses a highly developed sense of smell and hearing. Babies are born with open eyes. People with this power animal are born with their inner eyes open already, they see things with extraordinary clarity – psychic awakenings in later life are rare for the moment moose people are born this is their awakening. They do have some of their most testing lessons in their childhood, but their fearlessness and mettle together with their direct connection to universal knowledge gives them the necessary aid needed to strengthen their self-esteem and find their place in the world.

Moose is a very powerful totem to have and will help you discover who you are and put you in touch with your congenital wisdom.

Animals in dreams can take on almost any conceivable character or symbolic role. From some of the earliest recorded human dreams, animals have revealed much about the meaning of a particular dream. This includes dreams of personal insight or circumstances, and also dreams of revelatory content. Animals can befriend us, talk with us, chase us, eat us, or just be there in the dream to either comfort or bother us.

Animals often appear in dreams for very personal reasons, and have to do with your own experiences with them. How you experience an animal in both waking and sleeping is central to its meaning. This includes both how the animal actually behaves in your dream, and your waking stereotypical attitude about the animal. This is important because the two may be juxtaposed.

Killing animals is a more unusual dream theme that divides into two general areas: killing by necessity, and killing arbitrarily. Killing out of necessity could be a hunter-provider archetype dream or a survival dream. These dreams often reflect a sense of responsibility for the other characters in the dream or of a need to prove oneself. Dreams of killing animals arbitrarily may reflect either wish-fulfillment, anger projection, or frustration with a social taboo.

If the dreamer killed the animal it could have both – good and bad meanings. As the bad omen, it is said that when you kill the animal, you kill the instincts that lies within you, otherwise it shows your ability to be powerful and strong;

Dreaming with a knife may simply capture an everyday thought such as “I think that criticism was unjustified and I will strongly resist his attempts to blame me”. In that way your dream picks out one of the features of knives – these are used to resist people attacking you. So really the knife fight was symbolic of this “very personal dispute” and the dreamers attempts to “strongly resist”.

In practice, knives have several symbolic meanings:
– “criticism” (Did you take some criticism to heart? Were you confronted and blamed by someone for present failures?)
– “personal disputes” (did someone say something very personal towards you? Has a dispute become very involved and personal? A knife fight is a very bitter and personal struggle and can link to any situation where you feel this level of personal animosity)
– “abusive behavior” (Have you been thinking about someone’s abusive behavior with you? Have you started to realize how abusive you can be yourself?)
“intense personal struggle” (A knife fight is an intense personal struggle. Have you been involved in an intense dispute with someone? Have there been disagreements at work?)
“ending a relationship” (We use the phrase “you need to cut him out of your life” when you want to end a relationship. Have you been thinking in such a way? Has someone tried to end their relationship with you?)
“determination to stop something” (Holding a knife sends out a very clear message to someone.)
– “delve” (we use the phrase “getting to the heart of the matter” and this is very similar to knives in dreams. A knife pierces deep inside something. Obviously that can link to disputes and confrontations but it can also represent a wish to really sort something out. To maybe understand a subject from inside out)
– “attempt to resist” (were you trying to resist something? Were others making it very clear that they disagreed with you and intend to stop you by any means possible?)
– “bitter and uncaring” (knives, and especially butchers knives, can be linked to cold and heartless emotions. Have you started to realize how nasty and uncaring someone is? Have you been thinking how cold and emotionless you have become?)
– “increase understanding” (A knife can be symbolic of you really penetrating deep inside a subject. To get deep to the heart of the matter you have to cut the subject open and delve deep inside)
“getting everything out into the open” (Knives obviously can link to confrontation but sometimes we get everything out into the open and this can be healthy. We talk openly and honestly and although this can involve pain and criticism it is sometimes very good to know how others feel and know the truth)

A knife is normally a sign of division, and seeing one in your dream means you need to review your life, cut things out, and maybe get rid of some things in your life. The knife itself needs to be reviewed. You may feel that you are undertaking a psychological inner fight with yourself, not knowing which way to turn in times of need. It indicates that you have more fight left in you. You may feel that you need some type of protection. If you are holding a knife in your dream, it means that you are trying to move away from a relationship, and end it for your own sanity.

If you are a female and you dream of a knife, this shows that you are scared of something coming into your life. Ask yourself what it is. The knife does not have positive vibes. It may reflect the hard times and difficulty that you are experiencing in your life. It is time for meditation, so take the hint from your unconscious, and modify or discontinue your bad thoughts or actions to others.

Association: Separate aggression, fury. Question: What would like I to cut out?

In general: An instrument to the reaping symbolizes division and splitting in the dream. If the dreaming uses a knife, he does this for his freeing or to separate from a respect. In the dream of a woman the knife symbolizes her fear of power and penetration. Knife expresses immature sexuality and warns against letting break through them unrestrained. Also quarrel, risks, failures or separations can be thereby announced.

Spiritually: The knife in the dream is a symbol of the division and separation. The essential sacrificial instrument, but also means of the execution like death, court and revenge.

Popular meanings: (European ones) expression of a primitive, dangerous strength breakthrough, to lay out mostly sexually, bad, damaging epilogues, separation, disputes as well as losses, warning before betrayal and deception

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

listening while reading: Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows