Dreams About Bats

Bats are mysterious yet fascinating creatures. They’re the only flying mammals, and they live all around the world. When you see these animals in your dream, that could mean a lot of different things. Although they’re usually considered scary, the meaning behind their symbols is sometimes quite the opposite. In this article, we’ll cover some of the most common dream scenarios regarding bats and their interpretation.

Dreaming About Black Bats

Bats come in different colors, from orange to black. When interpreting a dream regarding these flying creatures, their color matters. Seeing a black bat in a dream usually indicates enigmas in life. After all, everyone has secrets. When a black bat flies in a dream, it’s a sign that something hidden will be unveiled. 

Seeing Bats Attacking

Bats attacking you in a dream indicate you should gather your strength and strike back. While combat isn’t healthy, protecting yourself and retaliating is a natural instinct. Being attacked by these flying creatures is not pleasant in real life, and neither is pleasant in dreams. This could be a sign from your subconscious that there’s some negativity in your life. Maybe you’re feeling anxious, depressed or just lost and without direction in life. 

Dreams of being attacked by bats are even more frightening if you’re afraid of them in real life. But you aren’t alone. There is such a thing as an irrational fear of these creatures, known as “Chiroptophobia.” In fact, Maya civilization associated bats with night, sacrifice and death. 

Dreaming About Flying Bats

Not all dreams about bats have to be negative. Seeing these mammals fly in a dream can signify identifying and solving life problems. In a way, these creatures are guiding you through life and helping you find a way to deal with obstacles. Bats appear in our dreams in times when we’re searching for guidance and protection. Take Chinese culture for example. They believed that bats are guarding other animals against diseases. 

Biblical Meaning Of Bats

While the Chinese saw bats as a positive omen, their Biblical meaning is quite the opposite. According to the Bible, bats are Satan’s messengers. Their nocturnal way of living is considered sinister and abominated. But, these creatures are considered birds, not mammals in the Bible. And according to Leviticus 11:13-20, they’re unclean and not suitable for consumption. 

Dreaming About Bats Around The House

In dreams, a house is a symbol of our own self. So, when you dream about bats being in or outside your house, that’s a sign there’s some dark energy around you. When they’re flying around your property, that means there are some negative forces that are out of your hands. When they get inside your house in a dream, that’s a good sign. It means you’re going to be in control of things in your life.

Dreaming About Bats During Pregnancy

Vivid dreams are a common thing during pregnancy. So when you dream about bats while bearing a child, it’s a sign of a new lifestyle. You’re expecting a new life joining you soon, and everything will change. 

Dreaming About Dead Bats

A dead bat is a symbol closely related to your grim thoughts. Usually, it’s related to conflicts and arguments with other people, and it’s up to you how you’ll deal with them. You can either walk away or face them and deal with consequences, whatever they are.

On another note, dreams of dead bats are related to something dying inside you. This could be related to your love life or friendships. In either case, you feel like you’re drifting apart from people that were once really close to you.

Killing Bats In A Dream

When you dream about killing bats, it’s a sign from your subconscious that you’re going to hurt someone close to you. Maybe you’ve been unnecessarily rude to someone, and you’ve only realized that later. 

Dream of killing bats can also be a symbol of removing negative people from your life. You finally understand who you need and want close to you, and who’s bringing out your worst. Those are the people you don’t need around.

Holding Bats In A Dream

Holding a bat in your dream is usually related to your personal ambitions. It means you’re going to be successful in achieving your goals and ambitions. You’ve worked hard to be where you are now, and you’re finally going to enjoy the fruit of your labor. 

Dream about bats hanging upside down

Bats sleep and hang out upside down. When you see them like this in your dream, it means you’ll have a different perspective in life. Maybe you’re going though a difficult period in life, which taught you to take a different approach and observe things from another angle.

Dream about vampire bats

Bats are often associated with vampires (see also Dreaming Of Vampires Meaning), mythological bloodsucking creatures. In dreams, blood is a symbol of life and energy, so when you dream about bats as vampires, it’s a sign that someone around you is sucking out your energy. Find out who that is and remove them from your life.


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