Minor irritations; fears and worries, the mousy or timid part of self, the activities within us—our house—which go on unconsciously, which might be important though small, or gnaw away at one; the sexual organ, which goes in and out of a hole.
A mouse can symbolize the need to sanctify and purify yourself or your surroundings from detestable things, Isa. 66:17
A fearful, timid person, unlike a rat; see “rat”
In British mythology, the mouse is usually portrayed as weak and timid, but blessed with compensatory traits of intelligence, compassion, and resourcefulness. Dreaming of a mouse, therefore, portends a situation in which the dreamer will be able to turn a weakness into a strength, a disadvantage into an advantage - and thus escape any negative consequences.
Being frightened by a mouse signifies social embarrassment coming up, and if the dreamer wants to avoid it, he or she can look to other symbols in the dream.
Mice scurrying around freely, wreaking havoc in their surroundings, indicate family squabbles ahead.
Seeing a mouse being chased by a cat is a warning not to let others interfere in your affairs.
The mouse’s quality of timidity can often be addressed in the dreamer, if it is recognized that this can arise from turbulence and lack of understanding. Also consult the entry for vermin in this section.
To dream of a mouse indicates panic, low self-esteem, and passivity. You may be experiencing feelings of inadequacy and inferiority for not being able to measure up to standards. This dream is telling you that it is time to let your voice be heard and your presence acknowledged, instead of hiding in the sidelines. Alternatively, it is also symbolic of small distractions and annoyances you are experiencing.
The dream may likewise indicate a computer mouse which links you and the rest of the world.
To dream that you have killed or trapped a mouse suggests that there are persons in your waking life that are literally putting you down, To dream that someone is eating a mouse means that there is something that you need to get off your chest, which may be guilt or a truth that has to be told.
To dream that a mouse is being chased indicates that you are afraid to make a stand. You are allowing other people to boss you around.
(Rodent; Thief; Woman) A mouse in a dream represents a dissolute and a sinful woman, a thief, or someone who feels flattered at exposing people’s private life.
To see a large family of mice in one’s house in a dream means money and prosperity.
If one sees a mouse playing inside his house where there is plenty of food in a dream, it means relief and money.
If a mouse leaves one’s house in a dream, it means that blessings will depart from that house and its earnings will diminish. Owning a pet mouse in a dream means having a servant or a housekeeper.
A black mouse and a white mouse in a dream represent the night and the day. Seeing a mouse of either black or white color going about its own business in the daylight in a dream means longevity.
If one sees a mouse nibbling into one’s garment in a dream, it means that one will announce his intentions or goals.
A mouse digging a hole in a dream represents a thief.
A mouse in a dream also could represents a girlfriend, an opportunistic woman, or a lady friend who is hiding her true intentions. Catching a mouse in a dream also means befriending a woman, or marriage. Mice in a dream also mean elation, or ecstasy unless they are of mixed colors. Mice in a dream also represent the members of one’s household. Killing or catching a mouse in a dream means taking advantage of a woman. Throwing a stone or shooting an arrow at a mouse in a dream means backbiting or slandering a contemptible woman, or corresponding with her eliciting the unlawful. Seeinga family of mice inside a well or near a slanting land in a dream means nearing the end of one’s life. Seeing a large family of mice inside one’s house in a dream also could represent a gathering of women, or holding a party in one’s house.
A mouse inside one’s shirt in a dream represents a woman friend out of whom no good can come.
The skin of a mouse in a dream means little money which is taken from a vile woman.
A symbol of control and lack of control that you have over the small things in life.
The “small” or unimportant things can also mean those that are invisible.
Mice are often “signs of death” (Death is meant in the sense of completion). They are symbols of nagging thoughts and a nagging conscience. When they become a plague, they are a bad omen. In Goethe’s Faust, mice appear in the form of ghosts that nibble at the Pentagram that is supposed to ban the devil. Gray and black mice in a dream point to bad luck.
The gray and the black mouse may also be a symbol of the shadow, since gray and black are shadow colors.
The positive meaning of this symbol lies in the fact that parents sometimes call their children “little mouse.” It is also the language of lovers who use such endearments.”
According to Mohammed, the mouse represents the “little sinner,” the adulteress. When Faust dances with a witch, a mouse jumps out of her mouth. White mice are believed to be the souls of children and of the poor, and also fever demons.
According to Jung, the mouse is the animal of the soul, the image of a difficult-to-understand reality, the relationship of the dreamer to sexuality, fertility, and the devil or witch.
Folklore: Always has an erotic meaning.
The mouse is the penis escaping into the hole.
To dream about a mouse means you have been avoiding an unpleasant situation or person in real life that, if faced, would be less difficult to handle than you anticipate.
3. Vulnerable to harm.
This dream may be showing you that you are being nitpicky, scrutinizing every detail, or perhaps you have been careless with dotting i’s and crossing t’s. This dream is showing you the importance in being detail oriented, organized and focused. You may be feeling small and insecure. Consider the feeling tone.
For a woman to dream of a mouse, denotes that she will have an enemy who will annoy her by artfulness and treachery.
Frugality and resourcefulness. Saving and recycling even minute things effectively.
Someone overly soft in voice or who lacks backbone (e.g., being “mousy”).
The size of this creature may reflect an underdeveloped sense of self-worth.
Aesop s Fables portray the mouse as an emblem that makes weaknesses into strengths.
A secret, well-hidden adversary of whom you should become aware. Note too that this enemy may be within.
Mousetraps have become an emblem of ingenuity and tackling a difficult problem with creative insight (e.g., “building a better mousetrap”). They may also be regarded as an alternative cage emblem, where you get caught by, or caught up in, technology.