Animal dreams can have several different meanings, depending on the specifics of your dream:
Wild animals, especially if threatening, mean you feel out of control in a situation.
If you tame a wild animal in a dream, you achieve success through expressing yourself honestly.
If you are attacked by a vicious animal and you manage to kill it, you will triumph over your rivals.
Dreaming of domestic animals (such as pets), if unfamiliar, can mean you feel pressured to be something you're not. The same meaning applies to dreaming of wild animal babies (of any type of wild animal).
Dreaming of farm animals suggests that you are ready for growth. It's time to start exploring your potential. Also see "Cow" and "Chickens" for more specific meanings.
If you dream that you kill a gentle animal (example: you're driving and you run over a deer), something you are doing in real life goes against your values and you are "killing" a sweet part of yourself. You must change your behavior and stop acting against your instincts or a part of yourself will be lost or damaged.
Talking animals in dreams serve as messengers of the unconscious. Pay attention to what they say, for they are trying to help you to trust your instincts and intuiton, and possibly warning you of dangerous or negative emotions that you have absorbed from others.
Animals attacking other animals in your dream means you are feeling a deep conflict with someone you are close to. This dream may also suggest that you are scared of showing your true emotions and desires, because you think they are too powerful for others to deal with.
If you dream of being an animal, it could be an expression of your primitive desires, physical characteristics or even your romantic longings. Animals in dreams symbolizes the untamed and uncivilized aspects of yourself. Think about how you felt in the dream, and how you acted, for clues to your dream's meaning. Also look up the specific type of animal you were, for further analysis.
If you dream of lab animals, you need to experiment with your fears, choices and beliefs. Try not to limit yourself by what others think you are capable of.
If you dream of a dead animal, an aspect of yourself is being repressed. You feel that you are not able to fully express your desires and emotions.
If you dream of experiments being done on animals, you will encounter difficulties in carrying out your goals and plans. However, if you rescued the animals from the experiments, you are successfully facing emotions and characteristics represented by the animal.
If you dream of hybrid animals (half one creature, half another), this symbolizes that you are beginning to incorporate different sides of yourself as you grow and mature into a fully-formed personality. Look up the animals that the hybrid was made of, for additional meaning about these sides of yourself.
If you dreamed about an anime character, or that you were an anime character, you will have a period of disappointment in romantic matters. To dream that your life is in an anime world means you don't take life too seriously. Or, it could mean you need a break from a stressful daytime life.
To dream about your ankles, indicates that you are seeking support and direction in your life. Ask yourself where you want to be headed.
A dream about an anniversary (whether it was yours or somebody else's) foretells good luck coming your way.
If you dream of hearing or making an announcement, a positive change in your life is coming.
To feel annoyed in your dream, signifies that rivals are at work against you.
If you dream that you are anorexic, most often this signifies a true-life eating disorder that you have. But if you eat healthfully in your waking life, then this dream signifies your need of spirituality and fulfillment in your waking life. You need more love, friendship or pleasure because you are not getting enough. If you dream of a friend being anorexic, again this could signify an actual eating disorder they have. If you're sure that's not the case, then it could mean your friend is crying out for more attention and affection.
To dream of receiving a message on an answering machine, suggests that changes will take place in your social life. To dream of leaving a message on an answering machine, means that you will be placed in an unpleasant situation.
To see ants in your dream symbolizes your general dissatisfaction in your daily life. You are feeling neglected and insignificant. Petty things will annoy you throughout the following day. You will learn that cooperation will be the only way to achieve your desires. These dreams may also indicate that you are frustrated with social conformity. You could feel that your life is too structured and orderly.
To dream about an antelope suggests that your high ambitions will be achieved, but you will have to you work extra hard. If the antelope collapses or is otherwise hurt in your dream, this may signify that you are at fault for a broken-up love affair.
To dream of an antenna in your dream symbolizes the way you communicate with your environment. Consider the condition of the antenna (was it broken or damaged? strong and powerful? etc) to determine your ability to transmit your ideas and thoughts to others.
If you have a feeling of anticipation (anxiously/hopefully awaiting something) in your dream, it symbolizes your expectations and anxieties about some unknown situation or result in real life. You are ready to take action. This dream can also mean that an exciting experience is about to happen to you!
To dream that you or someone else needs/receives an antidote, suggests that you are seeking some sort of balance in your life. You may be looking to right a wrong that you have done in the past.
To dream of antiques, symbolizes your time honored values, tradition and proven wisdom. If you do not like or appreciate antiques, then this dream suggests you are moving away from outdated childhood ideas or old ways of thinking. However, be careful: this dream could mean that you are discarding or rejecting something of value that you should really be embracing and heeding.
If you dreamed of experiencing anxiety, or noticing someone else was acting anxious, the dream is warning you to control your tendency to be overgenerous with your resources. Any friends you win by going overboard in your generosity - whether with your time and trouble, or with material things - are not really worth keeping.
To dream of a large, lavish apartment indicates you will receive a large increase to your income or there will be an improvement to your family life. To dream of a shabby and dark apartment, indicates misfortune and possible loss of a boyfriend or loss of money. Also see "Penthouse"
To see apes in your dream suggests that a close friend will either get sick or be humiliated in some social situation. It could also mean that you will be deceived by a false friend.
To dream of the apocalypse (end of the world), symbolizes an emotional and dramatic change taking place within yourself. The dream may also indicate the end of one kind of lifestyle and the beginning of another. Also see "Saving the World."
To dream about an apology, whether you give or receive one, is related to friends. You may lose one friend and gain another, or perhaps you will be surprised by the return of a former friend.