I dreamt that a black baby bison was in my bathroom and when I opened the door he jumped out into the living room - I went into my bedroom and locked the door to protect my self from him and called out to my husband in the other room to warn him to stay there but some how he wasn't understanding what I was saying to him - then i woke up.

Could anyone tell me what this means???

asked 05 Feb '12, 16:23

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edited 05 Feb '12, 17:37

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Barry Allen ♦♦

It could mean a lot of things. How did it make you feel? Helpless, scared, worried?

It could mean you feel there's something out of control in your home or relationship. Maybe you feel there's a problem your ignoring and you think one day its going to catch up with you and become a disaster. How is your relationship... do you feel you can communicate clearly and effectively with him, or do you have trouble telling him things?Do you feel safe at home or do you worry about being robbed or intruded?

You said "protect myself", so the bison represents some type of power/out of your control force that you feel can harm you. Your husband not understanding you can mean some type of communication problem, or maybe you have been worried about him.

I hope this helped you figure it out! Just pay attention to how you feel and key symbols, and think about what those things mean to you in your day to day life. :)


answered 05 Feb '12, 17:21

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@LapisLazuli - I just clicked on your profile - you are very intuitive and wise for someone so young. I read several of your answers to other questions - you have the insight of an old soul...

(07 Feb '12, 02:30) ele

Thank you ele! =)

(07 Feb '12, 02:38) LapisLazuli

the black baby bison it is you (your ego your black side fear etc.). the house his you also(the mind). and you has the observer in your house are you also(the spirit). did you understand the meaning the bathroom and you locking your self up? how can your husband understand if you do not understand your self? face your fear understand them and embrace them. and the black little bison will become white. experience and enjoy.

here his example of dealing with black animal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFcuHyGCN7k&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

more about buffalo: Buffalo/Bison Power Animal, Symbol of Abundance

Posted By Ina Woolcott

Rumbling like thunder o'er the prairie, Great herds of abundance, sharing with man, I need your knowledge to meet life's challenges, To survive and move on with my plans.

Buffalo/Bison's medicine includes manifestation, protection, earth creativity, feminine courage, abundance, knowledge, generosity, hospitality, sharing work, courage, strength, challenge, survival, giving for the greater good, formulating beneficial plans.

Those with buffalo as power animal must walk a sacred path, honouring every walk of life. Buffalo will assist you in establishing a deep connection with Mother Earth and Father Sky. and will ask that you help the endangered species in the world. Pray/meditate/focus on harmony and peace amongst all beings. Ask the universe for help, and be thankful for the gifts brought to you. Don’t be forceful or pushy, follow the easiest path. Buffalo will bestow you with strength of character and an free independent spirit.

Buffalo teaches us that true prosperity comes when we are grateful for what we have and when we live in harmony and love with every body and being contained within the universe. You will live like buffalo when you know that abundance is present and when ALL relations are honoured and known as sacred, when you express gratitude for all parts, all aspects of creation.



answered 05 Feb '12, 23:05

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white tiger

edited 05 Feb '12, 23:30

It is NOT very common for a bison to be black in color - dark energy.

(05 Feb '12, 23:21) ele

yes ele when you see a black animal in dream it his your ego self your darkness your fear. understand those fear and the blackness go away.

(05 Feb '12, 23:25) white tiger

White Tiger - I didn't see what you added to your answer until I posted mine . Thanks for posting the additional info. I already up-voted your answer - wish I could vote it up again. We both thought of the buffalo as symbolizing survival. You also mentioned the buffalo is sacred - like marriage is. Luckily; I don't dream about black animals - my dream animals are usually white or they look like they do in real life.

(06 Feb '12, 00:46) ele

Very interesting stuff white tiger :)

(06 Feb '12, 01:15) LapisLazuli
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LapisLazuli has a good take on this...I have another, completely different idea that just popped into my head...Are you by any chance feeling tired and weak? You could be anemic...It might be as simple as that. Anemia can make you feel awful, and you would crave beef or any red meat...

I know, I know, it sounds crazy, but perhaps your body is trying to tell you something! It is at least worth thinking about. Read online about the mental effects of anemia, and see if they match your feelings of fear.

It's worth a shot.




answered 05 Feb '12, 18:14

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You carnivore, Jai! lol! It's true - anemia also cause shortness of breath and that alone causes fear & that dream was all about fear. You did good, Jai - you looked beyond the obvious. A dream is more often than NOT about something that is NOT so obvious.

(06 Feb '12, 00:57) ele

Interesting! Very insightful too

(06 Feb '12, 01:18) LapisLazuli

@ele I think its safer to say more often than not dreams actually have obvious or no meaning. I do feel lots of dreams, at the same time, have much deeper meaning to bigger problems... but a lot of times they're about day to day things and our main issues and situations. As always, though, I can only speak for myself. =)

(06 Feb '12, 01:39) LapisLazuli

@LapisLazuli-I really liked your answer and I up-voted it. You were of the same opinion as I was when I first thought about it. A breakdown or a failure to communicate between her and her husband; but then I read Jai's answer; she was thinking outside the box. I agree - most dreams have no meaning; but I think many times the meaning is not so obvious and that is why no one else can interpret another's dream because what you or I obviously see won't be what she sees; therefore not so obvious.

(06 Feb '12, 02:13) ele

@ele I think you are spot on there. I completely agree; couldn't of said it better. :)

(06 Feb '12, 02:20) LapisLazuli

Thank you both!

(06 Feb '12, 04:19) Jaianniah
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Well, it may not mean anything at all and only you, can interpret it. Just for fun and because you asked. The first thing that came to mind is - "is someone trying to "buffalo" you. Then I remembered, a bison and a buffalo are two different animals - in the same family but are different species - duh!

A buffalo represents or is a symbol of strength, perseverance & survival. They are gentle but rugged creatures. However; from your reaction - I think your dream is a warning; because you viewed it as a threat. It also is not very common for a bison to be black - dark energy. What is it that you fear? Why do you fear a baby bison? It wasn't trying to harm you. The worst it would do is to poop on your floor or damage furniture. Why was your first reaction fear? What mental images or emotions did the bison stir up in you?

A breakdown in communication or failure to communicate is the obvious interpretation of you not being able to warn your husband and he NOT being able to "understand" you - but - usually, the meaning of a dream isn't so obvious. What emotions does it trigger? What are scared of? Are you worried? The bison symbolizes survival . Is there something going on in your life which is threatening your home or your life - your survival? Something you can't survive? Is your marriage in trouble?

You expected the worst to happen and that it why you woke. Didn't you think your husband was capable of protecting you? Are there trust issues? Even though he couldn't "understand" you; he would still be able to see the bison if it entered your bedroom. Your husband can't figure out why you are so upset - he doesn't "understand" you. Are you worried your husband isn't doing enough? Are you overreacting to some event? Is he patient and calm; taking it day by day - saying it will all work out - but you are afraid and you think he needs to do more?

BTW - understand also means to appreciate. Do you feel valued?


answered 06 Feb '12, 00:34

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edited 06 Feb '12, 00:49

Agree with you, ultimately we are the only ones who can interpret our dreams & sometimes they don't mean anything. :)

(06 Feb '12, 01:17) LapisLazuli

@LapisLazuli - agreed; only Moon River can interpret her dream. I disagree with "sometimes" - I think, it is most of the time. With the exception of recurrent dreams, most dreams have little or no meaning. However, Moon River seem to be bothered by this particular dream and thinks there is a hidden meaning. I was just throwing things out there - every thing I said could be and probably is totally meaningless and has nothing to do with the way she sees it..

(06 Feb '12, 02:01) ele

Yes, I agree with most of the time instead of sometimes. & you have a great answer, that's why I up voted it. I think it was a very insightful interpretation and makes sense. The energy involving the black bison is interesting & I totally agree with the possibility of trust issues... its a good interpretation :)

(06 Feb '12, 02:10) LapisLazuli

Thanks LapisLazuli - I was thinking about deleting my answer because I feel like I may be saying things if true; she may not be ready to acknowledge. White Willow - I hope you don't think I'm judging you when I asked why you reacted in fear because if a baby bison came out of my bathroom - I would be in awe and feel blessed...

(06 Feb '12, 02:50) ele
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Hello MoonWillow personally i find it a real cute dream, baby animals are malleable and cuddly and thrive on attention and kindness ... coming from the bathroom means it is clean and fresh, black meaning unknown depth or energy, and bison well,? i'll leave you to tell me about that. So in my mind the best thing to do is simply ask this sweet little animal what it can teach us ... you may be surprised :)


answered 06 Feb '12, 02:07

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blubird two

edited 06 Feb '12, 02:08

I love your interpretation... I did consider the fact it was a baby to mean that it appeared threatening but was actually harmless.

(06 Feb '12, 02:22) LapisLazuli

@LapisLazuli - glad you like it my friend ... and as for bison, well, that seems clear ... bi for big bison (bisou = big and cuddly ) :)

(06 Feb '12, 02:35) blubird two

Your a sweetheart, blubird... oops.. an (a) instead of an (e)..ug!

(06 Feb '12, 02:52) ele

@blubird two, Vous égayé ma journée, très appréciée, je vous remercie. Amour, ele

(07 Feb '12, 14:31) ele
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