When scorpions emerge in your dreams they contain both a positive and a negative interpretation. Evolving for 430 million years these tough creatures are known for their defense and strength as well as their poisonous sting.
The ancient Greeks and Egyptians recognized the symbolic power behind the scorpion - used in mythology and astrology. The symbol must be carefully examined in your dream as no two people share the same life.
Since the scorpion shows both good and bad characteristics, the context of your dream will decipher its motive. Reflecting on your personal struggles, personality traits, and the people around you brings you closer to your origin.
It is also a nocturnal creature that ties you closely to your shadow - the unknown parts of your instincts, emotions, and urges. It has the ability to transform aspects of the old and bring the new.
Positive symbolism in dreams:
- protective armor (phoenix)
- snake enemy
Negative symbolism in dreams:
- threat or sexual urges
- shadow (unconscious emotions)
- brute force attack
- guilt, jealousy or bitterness
- female threat
Predator or prey?
Judging by the behavior of the scorpion in your dream will determine whether you are a threat or are in danger. Dreams of being bitten, stung or attacked suggest that you are possibly dealing with very scrupulous people; or uncontrolled unconscious behaviors or instincts that are not controlled.
In essence, the stinger is created by your own actions. You will have to ask yourself if you are feeding your impulses; or if you are struggling to change. The old fable that revolves around the scorpion and the frog could shed some light on your dream.
“A scorpion asks a frog to carry him across a river as if he were drowning. The frog is afraid of being stung, but the scorpion tells him that if he does, they will both sink and I will die. The frog then agrees with his point and tells him to jump on his back. Although halfway across the river the scorpion stings the frog in the middle of its back, condemning both of them. When asked why, the scorpion points out that this is its nature. "
Are you a prey?
The scorpion symbol could be a representation of the classic sociopaths who walk among us. They are the people who make a game to bring it down through various forms of manipulation, inevitably killing themselves in the process.
Scorpions are known for their brute strength and powerful sting once engaged. The scorpion is an image in your dream that you can show of coworkers, friends or family who carry these traits. Bites are often associated with enemies.
The scorpion's close connection with the spider encourages you to explore the feminine; that of a possible threat. It hides in the dark, something that is very poisonous and has the ability to knock you down. Dance before finding your partner.
They contain a neurotoxic poison that paralyzes you before eating. Acting as a metaphor for being trapped and unable to move before becoming a victim. Could you be ignoring the obvious signs? The location and the people around you in your dream are clues of where to look.
Alternatively, the scorpion can represent your own hidden moves that eventually end up stinging you. Your own instinctual urges, behaviors, or movements that force you to do the same dangerous behaviors over and over again. This can include sexual urges, greed, manipulation, or addictions that possess you.
The scorpion wants you to investigate your repressed dark side by doing shadow work. Once you have these impulses under control, the scorpion is killed.
Scorpions can come in different shapes and sizes. The movie "Training Day" shows a moral person surrounded by poisonous people. You will have to decide if you are the sheep or the wolf.
Scorpio Dreams: Protection and Transformation
Scorpions would not appear so much in ancient times if they did not reflect anything of importance. These powerful omens appear unconsciously in our dreams when a significant change occurs.
Despite their ugly appearance and poisonous ways, these creatures have been metaphors for defense and protection while in a transition phase. They have a strong exoskeleton that is thick and durable, providing protection against predators.
They have been iconic symbols related to death and rebirth. Often connected to the symbolic Phoenix of the sun, which "dies" each night only to be reborn when it rises the next morning. The deadly sting can offer you the change of dying so that you can be reborn again.
A symbol that is linked to suffering, since one must embrace negative feelings and emotions so that you can eventually transform yourself. In essence, a deadly sting can show the change to come. Death offers you to be reborn again like the phoenix.
From ancient Egypt, Serket, the goddess of protection, was depicted with a scorpion on her head. She was known as the protector and guardian of the soul. The scorpion can be a symbol of strong feminine instincts.
They have been known to keep their young on their back until they are able to survive on their own. This symbol may arise to suggest that the weakest be protected from the dangers of the world.
Common scorpion dreams
Scorpion Colors: Dreams often use colors to connect with certain emotions related to your dream. Red is often a symbol of passion or rage. White draws attention to purity, cleanliness and rebirth. Black often connects the dreamer with the shadow side - repressed or unconscious dangers that need light.
Gold leads you to the sun, the phoenix, the higher self and immorality. Brown is often used as a symbol of earth or grounding.
Kill a scorpion: These dreams call your attention to kill the negative aspects of yourself or those traits in others. A threat that can no longer sting. A poison that can no longer affect you. How do you feel when you killed the scorpion?
Stung or bitten: You often donate to enemies or unconscious behaviors that are unknown to you. The location and who was around you give you clues. When you have been attacked you have caused something that should not be interfered with. They are known to not bother you if you don't bother them.