One who, when angry, attacks with sharp, needling words
To dream of a porcupine points to a need to defend and protect yourself from emotional or psychological harm. Alternatively, it indicates possibility of a situation which requires openness on your part. This also suggests the present of someone in your life who shields his/her vulnerability.
Symbol: The porcupine is a symbol of miserliness and food cravings; also—because of its quills—it represents wrath.
Vision: The porcupine serves as a warning: don’t be so naive. It could also mean that you either planned to do a good deed for another person and were rebuffed, or you have painted yourself into a corner. Killing a porcupine: you got rid of a “prickly” person. Watching a porcupine catch a mouse: a very materialistic or sting)’ person is taking advantage of you. Getting pricked by a quill: someone is trying to ruin your reputation or harm vou.
Depth Psychology: The porcupine reflects your need for safety and security. It could also indicate actual mistrust on your part, which could influence your relationships. Have you “painted yourself into a corner”? Are you “being prickly”?
(Hedgehog) In a dream, a porcupine represents someone who is constantly depressed, easily annoyed, who quickly gets angry and who has little compassion.
A porcupine in a dream also represents deceit, spying, betraying someone, hiding, or evil.
Withdrawing because you are too sensitive and too easily injured, while at the same time being “prickly” and ready for some cunning attack. According to early Christian understanding (the most widely read book of the Middle Ages, Physiologus), the porcupine is lovable and loves children. It kills Snakes.
Folklore: Your friendship is being taken advantage of.
To dream of this prickly animal predicts an increase in your status, but it will be accompanied by an increase in stress.
This unusual creature indicates difficulties in your business affairs.
1. A “prickly” project or situation is underway.
2. Vulnerability, defensiveness, a need to keep the world at a distance.
3. Greater success will generate greater responsibilities.
Dreams of a porcupine represent your egoic defense mechanisms kicking in to protect the aspects of you that feel the most vulnerable, weak or fragile. Your dream may be giving you the message that just because your relationship feels prickly, it doesn’t mean it is time to walk away. This may be an opportune time for growth, transformation and healing of all your sharp edges.
To see a porcupine in your dreams, denotes that you will disapprove any new enterprise and repel new friendships with coldness.
For a young woman to dream of a porcupine, portends that she will fear her lover.
To see a dead one, signifies your abolishment of ill feelings and possessions.
Old dream interpretation books say the porcupine in your dreams is a omen of good news and bad news. Good things may happen to you, but they will carry difficulties with them. From a more pragmatic point of view, porcupines are cute but untouchable animals. As a dream symbol it may represent a situation or a person in your life that fits that description.
For a man or a maid to dream of being hurt by the quill of a porcupine is an augury of discontent and the wish to end a love ail air.
A dream auguring the handling of a delicate affair (Gypsy).
Defense mechanisms working overtime.
Metaphorically bristling at any new ideas, possibilities, or relationships for fear of failure or being hurt.
You may be threatening others in order to get your own way, whether or not you actually intend to follow through on the warning given.
Traditionally, dreaming of a porcupine is a omen of good news and bad news. Good things may happen to you, but they will carry with them difficulties. As a dream symbol, porcupines may represent a situation or a person in your life that is attractive, but unapproachable.