Physical appetites; life directed only by physical needs, sensuality.
The sow represents giving of oneself and sustenance; lack of spiritual directive. Idioms: pig in a poke; happy as a pig in shit; make a pig of oneself; pig in the middle, pigs might fly; pig headed.
Symbolic of ungrateful people, mockers, and scoffers, Matt 7:6
Spiritually unclean; a reprobate
The pig is taken in western belief to indicate ignorance, stupidity, selfishness and gluttony. We may be beginning to recognize these unattractive qualities in ourselves; without such recognition there can be no transformation or mastery of them. Ultimately, however, it is the qualities of intelligence and cunning that prevail.
If we dream of pigs and jewels together it shows there is a conflict between the lower, basic urges and higher spiritual values. Perhaps there is a failure to appreciate spiritual values. Big litters of piglets can represent fruitfulness, although sometimes without result, since the sow can depict the destructive mother. Consult the information on archetypes in the introduction for further clarification.
See animals and boar
To dream of a pig stands for filthiness, greediness, stubbornness, or selfishness.
The pig may also stand for richness and overindulgence.
Symbol: The domestic pig is a symbol of fertility, the wild pig of the demonic.
Vision: Seeing a pig: good luck in everything you do—including playing the lottery. Feeding pigs: good luck and success. Fating pork: being more restrained in certain matters could translate into monetary success. Looking at a pig pen: you are in unsavory company and should walk away quickly.
Depth Psychology: The pig is usually a sign of what you think of yourself (“I acted like a pig”) or others (“that person is a pig”). It is a sign of a very materialistic attitude and greed. However, it could also reflect the “good luck” you had recently in a very tricky situation, and the dream is promising more of the same.
You are assured of success. This is a good time for investing. Whatever you turn your hand to will prosper.
(Swine) In a dream, a pig represents someone who is devoid of human dignity, or someone who lacks integrity. (Also see Lizard; Transformation)
See Greed. Sexuality demanding to he set free, but also rejection of physical sexuality. Symbol of luck, natural sexuality, intellectual power. Fertility. According to Moses and the Koran, pork is considered a forbidden food. It is the symbol of something low and primitive— “casting pearls before swine”—laziness, wallowing in dirt; but also comfort.
According to Freud, a sexual symbol (in the Odyssey, Circe transforms men into swine; she frees their animal side in order to bind them to her).
In the East, a symbol of the unconscious.
Dream pigs symbolize strength and confidence.
To dream of being a pig is an extremely lucky omen meaning long life and vitality. Also see “Pig Sty”.
1. A general gauge of prosperity (note condition of pig).
2. Avarice, greed and overindulgence.
3. Uncouth behavior, inappropriate sexual attitudes and behaviors and uncleanliness.
4. Intelligence, things sacred and ancient wisdom.
Dreams of a pig signify that you’ve been greedy, selfish, slothful and are realizing your seemingly insatiable appetite for love, success, attention, or food. Perhaps you’ve been taking too much credit or taking more than your share. Your dream may be giving you the message that the only way you will ever be satiated is if you give yourself the love you have been craving.
see Animals and Boar
To dream of a fat, healthy pig, denotes reasonable success in affairs.
If they are wallowing in mire, you will have hurtful associates, and your engagements will be subject to reproach. This dream will bring to a young woman a jealous and greedy companion though the chances are that he will be wealthy. See Hog.
Dreaming about this animal in your dream forces you to consider the negative characteristics of yourself or others. There are not many positive characteristics associated with pigs. In some cultures pigs are considered to be very “dirty” and unfit for human consumption. At times, men are referred to as “pigs” for their sexual desires or attitudes. Pigs are also associated with other negative characteristics: greed, stubbornness, and gluttony. Are you (or someone important to you) being “hoggish” with money, time, food, energy, or personal possessions? Superstition-based dream interpretations say that the pig in a dream may suggest a frustrating time in family affairs but success in business. In some cultures the pig is a symbol of prosperity because the families owning one are assured of food for an entire year. As a dream symbol it represents “korist,” which is loosely translated to mean a valuable possession or event. Also See: Animals
A dream both good and bad, false friends, but a faithful lover (Gypsy). Chinese lucky symbol, but regarded as an emblem of greediness.
(see Animals, Farm)
Figuratively, someone who is always “hamming it up.”
Among the Celts, an emblem of success and overcoming the odds. Pig was the favored food for Celtic victory feasts (see Eating, Meat).
Norse: Rebirth, honor, and new beginnings. In Valhalla, Valkyries feast on a reborn sow.