"Last night I had a dream that I was a white werewolf. I didn't turn into a werewolf until I was abandoned in the woods. While running around I found another werewolf but this one was brown. I felt strongly attracted to it. When I went to run off with it, a bunch of other werewolves captured me when the brown werewolf ran away. I escaped and went to look for the brown werewolf. When I found him I woke up.
When I woke up I felt as though I had been running. I also felt like i was missing someone... I don't exactly know what that dream meant and I was hoping you could help me find out."
Thanks for emailing me this great dream for a free dream reading! The symbols that you're dealing with here are rather complex, I can see why having a dream like this may be a little odd. Let's start by talking about werewolves; as a mythical hybridization of a human and a wolf, the werewolf can symbolize a primal call to our base instincts, which we often repress in order to live in our workaday world. Similarly, the werewolf can be considered a representation of repressed emotions like rage; personally, I believe that werewolves are a largely misunderstood animal. In much of pop culture lore about werewolves, the animals are sad loners, chased and loathed by society because of their beastly nocturnal activities. By day, however, the werewolf is merely another a person, with the same hopes, dreams and desires for social acceptance and assimilation as anyone else.
A white wolf can typically be interpreted as a symbol of bravery and idealism; that you are a white werewolf in this dream says to me that you are feeling misunderstood by others in your waking life. You have the gifts of an intrepid spirit, and the hopes of a bright future, but these traits are not being valued as they should. I'm getting the sense from this dream that you know, almost instinctively, how to deal with the issues in front of you, but unfortunately you don't have the army behind you that you can lead to a victory.
The image of the woods lends to these ideas, as a dream of being lost in the woods often symbolizes anxiety, and a desire to return to ones' primitive instincts. You're not a werewolf until you're in the woods, so perhaps it's not until you need the brave, animal side of you that you allow the inner"Beast" to howl at the moon. When you see a brown werewolf, a sort of reflection of yourself, you immediately feel a connection. What you'd like is an ally in battle; instead you're abandoned by that friend and captured by a less friendly group. In response, you run away and are likely pursued; as discussed in other dreams, being chased in a dream is often a reflection of fear. In this instance, it may be that you are running from your own anger, or your feelings about a situation that you can't seem to resolve. Whatever this situation may be, I believe that you feel alone in the fight against it, as symbolized by that brown werewolf who leaves you to your foes. There may be a specific person that you're missing in your "real" life who is symbolized here by that werewolf buddy, or it may be an amalgamation of the type of friend or ally you wish you had in your life.
I hope this dream reading has helped, and please feel free to email me with any comments (or post them here if you prefer) and as always, feel free to email any dreams you'd like read to Rachel.Beezy88@gmail.com.