The Meaning and Interpretation of Dreaming of Scorpions

Written By Jamie Young

Dreaming about a scorpion can be scary. We may dream that our bed is infested with them or that one is crawling on us in our sleep. But, what does it mean when you dream about a scorpion? The answer may surprise you. By learning why we dream about this particular creature and how it relates to the subconscious mind, you will gain insight into the meaning behind your dreams and discover new ways of understanding yourself.

What Does It Mean When You Dream About Scorpions

If you dream about this creature crawling on you or even flying above your head in your dream, it may signify that there is an overwhelming amount of change happening in your life at this moment or that there are changes coming up soon that are unclear for you to understand.

The meaning of dreaming about a scorpion is that you are feeling as though you are being stung or attacked by something. This could be due to many different reasons from your fear of failure, fear of success, or even just general stress.

Dreaming about a scorpion might conjure up feelings of anxiety, regret, frustration, worry, anger and worry. These feelings may come from being stung by something in real life or they might be because you haven’t been able to figure out what’s going on with yourself recently.


Black scorpion dream meaning

The black scorpion can be a warning to set boundaries. You might feel like you have too much on your plate or that you are trying to do too much and it is causing you stress. The black scorpion is often found in the desert where there is no water, so the message could be telling you that you need to slow down and find balance.

White scorpion dream meaning

Dreaming of a white scorpion symbolizes something being uncovered that we’ve been hiding or ignoring. Oftentimes, dreams of a white scorpion are warning to exercise discretion when it comes to certain matters. It may be highlighting your need to trust your intuition and not let others force you into doing something or saying something that isn’t in accordance with your values.

Brown scorpion dream meaning

If you dream of a brown scorpion, it means that you have some work to do in terms of your personal relationships. You’ve made some bad decisions recently, and it may be hard to see the full impact just yet. Dreaming of this creature is a warning sign that you need to change things now before they get worse.

Yellow scorpion dream meaning

A yellow scorpion in a dream is a sign of caution to not indulge in gossip and slander. Yellow scorpions generally represent deceit, betrayal, and other negative circumstances that threaten to ruin your life. In addition, the damage a yellow scorpion does is poisonous and chronic; this symbolizes the slow and gradual way problems or circumstances destroy your life in your dreams.

Red scorpion in dream

Red scorpions are usually associated with someone who is jealous and obsessive. In many cultures, it is believed that if someone dreams of a red scorpion, they need to be careful. They might be the target of someone’s envy or even an enemy. Red scorpions can also mean that there is an internal conflict within yourself that needs to be addressed or dealt with.

Dreaming about scorpions attacking

When we dream of being attacked by scorpions, we are unsure of the danger that awaits us. Often this reflection is a result of your anxiety waking you up in the night, causing you to wake up with a start. The dream is often a manifestation of our unconscious fears and anxieties and what it represents for us will depend on our personal situation in life and the events that are currently happening.

Dream of scorpion chasing you

If a scorpion is chasing you in your dreams, it means that someone close to you will betray you or let you down. If you are trying to escape from a scorpion’s sting, then it means that someone close to you is out to hurt you. A scorpion will chase you in your dreams if you are afraid of being pursued by someone or something. The sense of danger and dread associated with this dream symbol suggests that you are feeling hunted down.

Killing scorpion in dream

When you dream of killing a scorpion, it means you are experiencing some sort of hopelessness, or existential dread. It is strange to see that challenge yourself in a battling role. You feel trapped by your current situation and you wish there was an easy way out. If you were able to overcome the scorpion then it means you are able to defeat any problems that come in your way and face any problem head on.

Dream about a scorpion stinging you

When you have a dream about a scorpion stinging you, it means that you feel as though someone is trying to bring harm to you and your family. Perhaps someone is hating on you or jealous of your success. This may cause you to retreat from certain situations and leave you feeling extremely vulnerable.

Dream about scorpion bite

Dreaming of a scorpion bite may be the sign that you are forced to make a harmful decision or to get involved in a conflict. Dreaming of a scorpion bite can indicate that you are being betrayed, manipulated or coerced into taking risks. Perhaps you are being pressured into doing things you don’t want to do.

Scorpion Symbolism in Dreams

One of the most commonly seen symbols in dreams is the scorpion. This creature is typically associated with death and destruction; however, there are a few interpretations that are less menacing.

The first interpretation is that dreaming about a scorpion reflects our fear of death and the power of life and rebirth. This interpretation suggests that our fear of death may take on the shape of the scorpion in our dream, causing us to be fearful or even paralyzed when we see it.

The second interpretation is that dreaming about a scorpion reflects issues with self-esteem, trust, or creativity. The scorpion represents an individual who has difficulty trusting their own abilities or has low self-esteem because they feel they cannot live up to their own expectations. A person struggling with these issues might have dreams where they see themselves as a scorpion or constantly being attacked by one (in this case, worry would mean paralysis).

In Greek mythology, a scorpion is the offspring of Typhon and Echidna. It has the body of a snake and the tail of a scorpion. The connection between this creature and scorpions in dreaming can be found in our subconscious minds.

Biblical Meaning of Scorpion in Dreams

In the Bible, a scorpion is used as an analogy for a person who does not trust God. For example, in Numbers 21:8, God speaks to Moses and says, “You must not go over to that place. There the Lord will strike you with a deadly pestilence because the Lord is the God of Israel, visiting his people death upon death.”

The scorpion is used throughout the Bible as an example of someone who doesn’t trust God. In Isaiah 57:20-21 it’s said “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; he will deliver you to tribulation and anguish until he has paid for your sins in full.” The scorpion is an agent of evil that keeps people away from God.


A scorpion is a creature that is venomous, and it usually has a long, segmented body. It has a stinger tail that it uses to stab its prey. The stinger can deliver a fatal venom injection and the length of the tail is actually longer than the body. A scorpion also has two pairs of pincers at the end of its tail which they use to hold on to their prey while they inject the venom.