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Aggressive Black Dog Nightmare
The Aggressive Black Dog
I dreamed I was sitting on a bed and two dogs jumped up beside me, a black dog on my left and a tan dog on my right. I was thinking "Aw, they like me". The black dog suddenly grabbed my left shoulder in an aggressive way, not completely biting but holding it tightly and not letting go. The other dog looked like it might do the same, but didn't. I was pretty scared and another person there with me didn't know what to do. I decided to sit still, not panic, and let myself relax. When I did that, the dog let go. I have a dog, I love dogs and am not afraid of dogs.
Main Life Issues:
Divorcing from man who is self-employed and hiding money and assets; have a son who is ill, changed attorneys and worry that I might have made a mistake.
Someone successfully unplugs a threatening situation by remaining calm and not reacting.
Black: The color black is often associated with villains and negative emotions such as aggression.
Dog: Since the dreamer loves dogs, in this case dogs are a symbol of loyalty, friendship and love, etc., which act with opposite traits. May suggest that deep down her husband still loves her.
I think the dogs like me: Preconception that all will be friendly.
Dog bites shoulder: An unexpected confrontation; metaphor that indicates the divorce negotiations will take a threatening stance.
Decide not to panic: A decision to stay calm and hold one’s stance.
Dog lets go and does not bite: All turns out fine if you stay relaxed.
What the dream Means:
You may have been thinking that the divorce would be civil rather than mean. However, you also mention your husband is hiding assets related to the divorce settlement, which is an aggressive act. The first part of the dream reveals how things are, namely, not so friendly. The second part tells you how to handle aggression when it comes your way, namely, stay calm and don’t react. The end of a dream generally shows the outcome and in this case, the dog lets go and does not “take a bite out of you”, so to speak. The dog letting go by staying calm predicts that if you don’t react, your husband may have a change of heart and agree to a kinder, non-combative settlement.
Bottom Line: If you panic and get angry you would make things worse; if you stay calm and don’t react, all will turn out okay.
Thank you so much, that makes a lot of sense and is really helpful. I appreciate you taking the time to analyze my dream!
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