Goats are marvelous and truly amazing animals, whose incredible skills and traits we commonly fail to see, thinking of them simply as common domestic animals.
The truth is, goats were domesticated long time ago and, since, far past, these animals have been by our side, providing us with very important things for our survival.
Historical, archeological and anthropological evidence suggest first goats had been domesticated in Middle Eastern areas.
From these days on, ‘poor man’s cows’, how goats are also called, these animals have been extremely helpful to us and, thus, they have earned great respect in numerous of people’s traditions around the world.
Goats do not need much care and pampering in order to be healthy and to feel good. These animals are tough, even if they are neither as large as cows nor strong as bulls. However, they posses other amazing and truly impressive skills.
In symbolical sense, which is the most important thing when it comes to dream interpretation, goats represent many ideas and concepts.
Amongst numerous symbolical meanings, goats represent curiosity, courage, fertility, fortune, vitality, discovery, exploration, balance, intuition and hope.
Goats are extremely skilful animals and so their symbolism is generally positive.
In various cultural concepts, goats symbolize many of these ideas and are respected and appreciated. In Chinese zodiac, they represent the eight sign and are considered lucky, fortunate, calm and harmonious. In Nordic tradition, goats are associated with the nectar of life and magic. In Hindu beliefs, goats are associated with life and fertility.
Goats are present in both Ancient Greek and Roman mythology, as well as in many other historical and contemporary spiritual and religious systems. In Christianity, we also have a negative conception of a goat; the animal is associated with the Satan and his powers.
However, in dream interpretations, goats are generally seen through totemic and spiritualistic prism. Let us discover more about goats in dreams.
Dreams about goats
Dreaming of goats could mean various things, depending on how you dream about them.
Generally speaking and thinking about cultural significance and symbolic value of goats, we could conclude that dreams about these animals are good and fortunate. Goats in dreams represent several main ideas and they are fortune, free spirit, modesty and abundance.
If you see goats in your dreams, it is usually a good sign, unless something bad is happening to the animals. Unlike with some other animals, goats are always a good sign if everything is fine with them in your dream.
For example, there are dream animals you could dream about being hurt, dying or killed and the dream could have a positive connotation.
However, goats are not to be hurt, to say so. Such types of negative dreams about goats are unlucky. Generally, seeing goats in dreams is associated with financial well-being, material success fortune and luck in all areas of life.
Goats in dreams represent your strength and vitality, as well as your curious and intuitive side. We are quite used to goats, so these animals many times represent ourselves in our dreams.
They embody ideas that bother or encourage us for a great deal of time. The exact meaning of the dream depends on a scenario, but only seeing a goat is considered good.
Dreams about a white goat
Dreams about a white goat are the most common goat dreams and they are positive. Seeing a white goat represents good fortune, money, health and well-being in general.
This dream is clearly a good omen and it means you can relax and enjoy life.
Your conscience is clean, you have no big worries (or you should realize there are no worries that require one hundred percent of your attention), your life is generally balanced and you should turn to some pleasant things.
The dream about a white goat means that you will have enough money in near future, that you will have some really good times with people you love and that you can finally explore more of your skills, talents and hobbies.
White goat represents wisdom, hope, purification, optimism and good luck.
Dreams about a black goat
A black goat in dreams could mean different things and that is the case with all black animals, interpreted through our dreams. If a black goat appears in your dream, it could mean you will have unexpected troubles, but those does not have to be incredibly negative situations.
It is better to think of them as of unusual challenges. You will probably face changes of plans you could never imagine, so you might feel a bit lost and confused.
On the other hand, a black goat represents strangeness and uniqueness in a good way, especially if you dream about one black goat amongst many other white ones.
This dream means you do not like to stay in the shadow of others, you are a bit rebellious soul and you do not like conventional paths of doing things.
Maybe you feel restricted in your waking life, so you want to stand out of masses and speak up your mind.
This black goat could reflect your need for being different, extravagant and noticeable. It could be both good and bad, so the dream should help you decide your next step more carefully.
It is good to have other’s attention, but it is a thin line between overdoing it. You want to be noticed and remembered for good things you have done.
Dreams about a wild goat
Dream about a wild goat are optimistic and encouraging dreams that reflect your adventurous, a bit restless personality. This dream is about freedom, both physical and that of your mind and soul.
Maybe you are unaware of your true desires, but the dream wants to tell you you should never suppress them.
Perhaps you have surrendered yourself to the routine of everyday life and thus forgotten about your true dreams. A wild goat represents intuition, instinct, curiosity, capability, adaptability, an explorer’s desire and adventurous spirit.
The dream means that you should definitely dedicate more time to your fantasies, because they are not all impossible; you have only convinced yourself so.
The one should never restrict their desires, as long as those do not harm others. In the first place, dreams about wild goats represent someone’s desire to travel far, to explore and exercise their creativity and their talents and so on.
Just as a wild goat climbs the highest of rocks, without second thoughts, we should embrace our dreams and work on them in reality.
Dreams about milking goats
Dreams about milking goats could have opposite meanings, strangely. Dreams about milking goats are good, because goat milk is, well, very good for us. Milking goats in dreams represent abundance, fertility, harmonious life, balance, family and nurture.
This dream means you should neither worry about material well-being of your loved ones , nor you should worry about their health and happiness.
According to other interpretations, dreams about milking goats are negative! Such dreams could mean everything opposite of the previous interpretation. In that sense, dreams about milking goats symbolize illness and misfortune.
These dreams could mean someone from your family could get sick or that you are about to feel unwell.
The best thing with such dual meaning dreams is to trust your inner feeling.
Dreams about little goats
Dreams about little ones are good, but also could be a warning sign to take more care about yourself. Little goats are cute, but fragile.
If you dream about cubs with their mum, the dream represents you need to be taken care of, pampered, and nurtured. This dream reflects your inner child, which is very a very good thing.
The dream also means there is someone in your life that really loves you, cares about you and protects you (not necessarily your parents).
On the other hand, if you are a parent yourself or you have younger brothers and/or sisters, the dream could suggest you have been neglecting them lately.
Perhaps you become too obsessed with your own life that you forget to show your kindness and love to those who deserve it the most.
You should remind yourself there are people who look up to you and seek for your guidance and support. Be kind to them and do not neglect their need for love and support.
Dreams about a goat chasing you
If you are being chased by a goat in your dream, it means you have done something you regret or that you are aware it is bad, but now you do not want to face consequences.
However, having in mind that goats are considered persistent (read, stubborn) animals, the dream mean you are not about to get out that easily.
Eventually, the goat will reach you and you will have to face it.
It could be painful, but it is for a greater good, both yours and those you have damaged by your actions and decisions.