Feelings of repulsion; emotions or parts of experience which need to be let go of; infant level of self expression and self giving; physical need to have a healthy bowel. Sometimes personal creativity; being able to let go of what you don’t need—so can link with money and generosity; the primal level of our being; sensuality and infant sexuality. Shitting on someone or something: expressing desire to belittle them or to feel superiority; heaping unjust accusations on someone; bringing something which appeared powerful into perspective. Idioms: in the shit; feeling shitty; talking a lot of shit; being shat on. See toilet.
You may not have progressed on a subconscious level beyond a feeling that anything to do with bodily functions is dirty and self-centred. There could be an element of rebellion in your waking life. Playing with excrement can represent your attitude to money and value, highlighting fear of responsibility, as well as anxiety about money.
If the excrement is transformed into living animals, maybe rats, you are accepting that you are responsible for managing your own impulses. Excrement in its more spiritual meaning belongs to the realm of feelings and you may simply be trying to get rid of bad feelings. Those bad feelings can be turned into something worthwhile. Evacuation of the bowel usually highlights our need to be free of worry and responsibility, or possibly the need to learn how to be uninhibited. It can also signify the sexual act.
In ancient times the power of the person was said to be contained in his excrement. Now, dreaming of it is more likely to indicate a sense of relief, a letting go of old beliefs.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Dreams of excrement suggest that there are certain aspects of our lives which we have used up and need to expel. Large quantities of excrement indicate that we may be feeling overwhelmed.
Material aspects: When we dream of faeces or excrement we are returning to an infant level of expression and pleasure in bodily functions. Experiences we have had may have been relevant at the time but we now need to let them go. More negatively, we may feel that we have to process other peoples’ negativity. You might like to consult the entries for excrement in body and for toilet.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about “playing” with excrement: you have regressed—psychologically—to an anal phase (sexual immaturity). Also, you have gained new insight from past experiences. Passing stool: you will get relief from an actual situation. Feeling dirtied by excrement: a fear of not being accepted (or feeling disgust about yourself). Handling your own excrement: you want to get rid of emotional ballast or unpleasant situations. Seeing or stepping in excrement is a good omen: personal matters are resolved in your favor and to your satisfaction. See Intestines, Colon. Toilet.
also see Body
When we dream of faeces or excrement we are returning to an infant level of expression and enjoyment. Experiences we have had may have been relevant at the time but we now need to let them go.
There are certain aspects of our lives which we have used up and need to expel.
The power of the person is said to be contained in his excrement.