I have a reoccurring dream of a tiger, I’ve had it since I was a child. I can actually still remember the dreams from the age of six or so as if I had dreamt them last night. When I was young, often the tiger would be in a cage and very active, moving back and forth, pacing and angry. I was afraid of him. Over the years, his presence in my dream has evolved. There were nights when he was chasing me and has even attacked me. I could feel the pain on my skin. It seems lately when he appears, there is a bit of initial fear but it always ends in a friendly union.
In the field of animal symbolism, the tiger is associated with both positive and negative meanings. In order to fully grasp the message this spirit animal has for you, pay attention to the behavior it displays and the feelings you have toward it. It will guide you to a deeper, more embodied understanding of meaning of this animal in your life.