Dragon Dream Interpretation and Meaning
The dragon is sometimes a symbol of the threatening aspects of the female personality. To battle a dragon represents a battle you are having with yourself in some unconscious part of your psyche. While the dragon is always a powerful symbol, the meaning of a dragon dream depends on your own attitudes toward the creature, however.
For example, British mythology depicts dragons are dangerous and threatening, while for the Chinese, dragons represent bringers of good luck. If your dragon dream is filled with dark and ominous things, it may represent bad aspects of your personality; if the dream was happy, it indicates that something very good is just around the corner in your life.
The dream dragon may suggest that you let yourself be controlled by your passions and that this may put you under the power of your enemies. In this case, the dragon is telling you to become more self-controlled. If you dream of a fire-breathing dragon, it means that you use anger to get your own way.
The dragon is also a symbol of untamed sexual feelings and the power of the unconscious mind. It indicates that to get to the best parts of yourself – the “gold” – you need to confront the “wild” feelings inside yourself and learn to control them.
Fights with dragons are linked to archetypal themes like quests, heroes, and even separating yourself from your parents. The dragon may symbolize protection or the act of guarding something. On the negative side, it can symbolize the devouring aspects of the Mother. Dragons can also symbolize wisdom and strength and hidden knowledge. Wiccans see the dream dragon as a symbol of power and wisdom, for example.
In Western cultures, dragons are often connected with evil or the Devil. They tend to live in caves, where they symbolize hidden forces and the need to confront unconscious fears. In Eastern cultures, dragons are wise and kind. Eastern dragons are associated more with water than with fire; therefore, they can be viewed as symbols of your consciousness putting up barriers to repress your inner self.
In Persian mythology, Abraxas is a dragon-like figure that symbolizes the supreme deity, the Lord of the 365 Virtues – one for each day of the year. The very name Abraxas is thought to have significant power.