Sheep depict the way we might be led into situations, sometimes awful, by conforming to prevailing attitudes and social pressures. Example: ‘1 walked past a married couple who were walking up the hill too. As I passed I heard them say something about a shepherd. Looking up the hill I saw the sheep, then The Shepherd.
A beautiful aura of many colours surrounded The Shepherd. I looked and felt joy and exuberance rise in me, and I ran to the couple saying it was The Shepherd’ (Brian C). In the example Brian is not only aware of the sheep, but also The Shepherd.
The sheep is his sense of being one of the crowd and The Shepherd is his sense of his own unique potential or love transforming his ordinariness.
Symbolic of people who belong to Christ, Jn. 10:15
The sheep is renowned for its flock instinct and it is this interpretation that is most usually accepted in dreams.
The helplessness of the sheep when off balance is also another aspect that is recognizable, as is the apparent lack of intelligence.
The god-fearing, ‘good sheep’ and also the passive and ‘sheepish’ may have relevance within the context of the dream.
To dream of sheep and wolves or of sheep and goats is to register the conflict between good and evil.
To dream of sheep suggests that you are afraid to embark on innovative endeavors and experience new adventures. You are perfectly comfortable remaining stationary and following the opinions or directions of others.
Vision: Seeing one or more sheep means difficult times are on the way. Shearing a sheep: you are taking advantage of other people and you will have to account for your actions some day. Seeing a flock of sheep: you will be able to generate a good income, because you work diligendy and are humble. See Lamb.
Depth Psychology: A sheep may reflect your easygoing nature, but also that you are easily influenced and let people take advantage of you. You are often too “soft” and can t say no when dealing with strong personalities. Do you feel like a “dumb” sheep? Do others call or treat you as if you were? Why? On the other hand, are you “a wolf in sheep’s clothing”?
Slow and steady progress.
To shear a sheep means a profit in business. Herding sheep means you are worried about a close friend’s actions.
A herd of sheep in a dream represents a good flock, obedient subjects, or good citizens. Sheep in a dream also signify joy, happiness, festivities, a wife, children, a farmland, properties, prosperity or wealth, and particularly when one pays the due alms tax on his money making ventures and liquid assets. Owning a herd of sheep in a dream represents a growing wealth. Passing by a herd of sheep in a dream means passing a gathering of men who have no brain.
If a herd of sheep faces someone in a dream, they represent a group of people who will welcome him with a fight which one will eventually win. Receiving a herd of sheep as a gift in a dream means a political appointment, knighthood, knowledge, the seat of justice, or a blessing in one’s life. Shearing off the wool of a sheep in a dream is a warning that one should remain aloof for three days. Both the white sheep and the black sheep in a dream mean profit, though the benefits one draws from a white sheep are greater. Seeing a herd of sheep in a dream means continuous happiness. Walking by a slaughter house or a tripe shop and witnessing the heads and trotters of sheep in a dream mean longevity.
To find oneself transformed into a sheep in a dream means a booty or winning something. Seeing a sheep in one’s dream also represents an obedient son.
If one’s wife is pregnant, and ifhe is presented with a sheep as a gift in a dream, it means that she will deliver a boy. Otherwise, the remaining little domesticated animals represent headache, because of the responsibility involved in caring for and in upbringing the boys, except for the girls, for they represent worldly success and profits. Ifone sees himself slaughtering a sheep in a dream, it means that one of his boys will shortly die, or perhaps it could be the son of someone he knows.
A sheep trader in a dream represents a good man who is intuitive and who spends his money on the path of seeking knowledge, or to propagate the same. Ifone sees himself having a fat tail like that of a sheep in a dream, it means that his livelihood will depend on the revenues of his offspring. In a dream, a sheep also represents a righteous man. (Also see 384 Counting sheep; Ewe; Ram; Trader)
It symbolises a fit and healthy person who is known to the people.
A person who is enviable_one looked upon with respect. He is also an honourable, wealthy and brave person who takes special care in guarding himself in all respects.
If there was a black or gray sheep among them, your dream of sheep is warning you to watch your step as regards your personal behavior.
If the sheep were all white, your dream is a very lucky omen for all that concerns you deeply. Also see “Lamb.”
A fortunate dream, for it tells of coming success through well-conceived plans. See LAMB.
1. Feeling that one is unable to function well on one’s own.
2. Goes along with the crowd.
3. Defenseless in the face of adversity.
4. Useful to others.
To dream that you are shearing sheep predicts good business and profitable months ahead.
To see many sheep indicates a good time to make new plans.
Dreams of sheep signify that you are following a leader, and being influenced. Your dream may be telling you to think for yourself and stop being so sheepish. See Lamb.
To dream of shearing them, denotes a season of profitable enterprises will shower down upon you.
To see flocks of sheep, there will be much rejoicing among farmers, and other trades will prosper.
To see them looking scraggy and sick, you will be thrown into despair by the miscarriage of some plan, which promised rich returns.
To eat the flesh of sheep, denotes that ill-natured persons will outrage your feelings. See Lamb and Ram.
To dream of a flock of sheep grazing in a green field is a sign of plenty and the ability to make friends.
Prosperity and enjoyment, if scattered they signify persecution (Gypsy). Early Christian symbol for the church.
(see Animals, Wool)
A symbolic representation for a passive, shy, or docile person.
A sign that you, or someone you know, are too easily led astray by strong or charismatic people.
Black sheep represent the shadow, or feelings of isolation and rejection. Alternatively, this may reveal you are unafraid to pursue your own way, despite others’ opinions.
Among Christians, an emblem of those saved by grace.
Hebraic: Wealth, purity, and innocence. This was the only creature acceptable for the Passover observance.