Top 10 China tours 2024/2025 for first visits and returns: embark on a lifetime experience. Learn more
Dreaming Of Rats (Chinese Theory)

Dreaming Of Rats (Chinese Theory)

Written by Fercility JiangUpdated Dec. 7, 2023

The Chinese impression is that rats are cunning, dirty, and smart. Chinese people both love and hate rats. Note that rats and mice are the same thing in Chinese thinking. They even have the same Chinese name (鼠shǔ). So, everything here about rat dreams also refers to mouse dreams.

If one day a rats come into your dreams, what does it indicate? Is it good or bad? Let's take a look at the meanings of dreaming about rats according to classic Chinese dream interpretation theory—Zhou Duke Interprets Dreams!

General Meanings of Dreams about Rats

Usually, according to Duke of Zhou Interprets Dreams, a rat dream means bad luck/circumstances, but sometimes it can mean good luck, in the right form.

Rats live in the dark, and they mostly come out at night. Dreaming of a rat indicates that you can be secretly hurt by others or they will damage your interests.

Alternatively, it means that the dark side of our heart appears. At this point, we must actively reflect on ourselves and adjust if we have been too negatively influenced recently.

Dreaming of Rats

Dreams of Rats Running

To dream of rats running means living expenses will increase in the coming days, and if you do not pay attention to frugality, you will be very much in debt. Make reasonable arrangements for living expenses, otherwise your money will "spill out" like running rats.

Dreaming of rats running in house indicates that you will be in a difficult situation in the near future. It is recommended that you have enough courage and perseverance to overcome problems, and then you will be able to get out of the difficulties soon. But be careful not to worry about other people's business, and focus on improving your own skills. It is also a symbol of good luck and indicates that fortune will come to you.

Dreaming of rats running away means that things that did not go well in the last few days, but will gradually be resolved in the next two days. The key is to have a harmonious relationship with others. Respect for the opinions of others will resolve many potential disputes for you, especially the opinions of women. During a date with a potential girlfriend (or potential boyfriend) you can invite her (his) friends too, and their conversation will allow you to understand another side of her (him).

Dreaming of Baby and Small Rats and Mice

Dreaming of baby rats indicates that your fortunes are not good for the near future. The power of your enemy will increase day by day and you will encounter disasters or misfortunes.

Dreaming of small rats means you will work very hard in your career, leading to improvements, or that you have a sense of responsibility in your love relationship, so your relationship will improve a little. If you want to improve your relationship in a shorter period of time, you don't argue over small matters.

Dead/Killing Rats in Dream

Dreaming of dead rats means that your luck will be very good, things will go well, you will defeat your opponents, and your wealth or income will increase.

Dreaming of killing rats means that you will defeat your opponents and your wealth or income will increase.

Dreaming of Colored Rats in Dreams

Dreaming of black rats means that everything will going well for you that day and you will have good luck. You can try to realize your long-awaited desires. Maybe it will be the day your dreams come true.

Dreaming of white rats indicates that your current fortunes are very good. Remember to take care of others so that your good luck lasts longer.

Dreaming of gray rats, however, indicates that your affairs may be stagnant, which is making you feel depressed. Dreams of gray things indicate that your mind is full of contradictions and confusion. You should consult with your partner or trusted friends to find a solution.

Dreaming of Many Rats

Dreaming of many rats means that in the near future you may be in constant trouble, mired in all kinds of problems, and there will still be more problems one after another.

Dreams about Lively Rats

Dreaming of lively rats means that you are very interested in fun things, for example where a special restaurant opens, what new projects have been added to the amusement park, what special routes a travel agency has launched, etc., and this content will get your attention. If your lively rat dream refers to dating relationships, both parties should tackle their own problems in order to get along.

Dreams about Catching Rats

To dream that a cat is catching rat is a good thing, and it means that the things that you are worrying about recently will be resolved. You do not have to solve them by yourself: someone will help you.

Dreaming of catching a rat means that your recent interpersonal relationships are bad, and bad people may appear among your friends. Therefore, when you dream of catching a rat, you should reflect on yourself and check your circle of friends to see if there is any threat.

Dreaming of Big Rats

Dreaming of big rats indicates that someone will deceive you or that your neighbors will hurt you. This dream also indicates that there will be a fight between you and your friends.

Dreaming of Rats in a Bed

Dreaming of rats in a bed means that in the next two days, you will be quite vain and have little resistance to praise from others. Therefore, in the following two days, you will often find yourself serving the people who praise you and you will be willing to serve them. Even though you know their intentions, you just can't resist their praise! You may have a slight problem that arises because of this.

Tips for Those Dreaming about Rats

After dreaming of rats, it will be easy to be blamed for playing too much. When the moment of excitement has passed, you still have to deal with things that have not been handled well before.

Decreased work/academic performance, the discovery of carelessly made mistakes, or the impression of an unstable handling of things, may cause you to miss out on your opportunities. It will be easy to find your problems in the two days after dreaming of a rat or rats. It is time to solve your remaining problems in readiness for a new stage of life to arrive!

You Might Like

Popular tours
Make the most of your time
Choose the best time to visit
Start planning your tailor-made tour with 1-1 help from our travel advisors. Create Your Trip

Sign up to Our Newsletter

Be the first to receive exciting updates, exclusive promotions, and valuable travel tips from our team of experts.

The China Highlights Experience

1-to-1 Expert Planning

1-to-1 Expert Planning

Your tour will be tailor-made by your personal travel advisor — a destination expert. Every reply will be within 24 hours.

Personal Journeys

Personal Journeys

Enjoy your personal local guide and ride. Explore destinations at your own pace. Have unparalleled flexibility, which is impossible on a group tour.

Authentic Experiences

Authentic Experiences

Discover the hidden gems. Experience local culture by practicing it. Try new and exciting activities, and unveil the stories behind the sights and people.

Well-Selected Local Guides

Well-Selected Local Guides

Knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and attentive — your personal local guides will share interesting stories, insider information, and even create unexpected highlights!

China Highlights tailor-makes China tours to help travelers discover China their way. We're a passionate team of one hundred avid travelers who love to share our knowledge of China with those looking for a more authentic travel experience, more ...
China Highlights International Travel Service Co., LTD
Corporate Number: 914503003486045699
Featured on