When it comes to biting, animals and people generally have this in common: they bite out of fear, aggression or frustration.
A mother dog may bite her young to get them to behave. A nursing infant may bite her mother to get her attention. A child may bite an older sibling to get a toy they want. An injured animal may bite someone who is trying to help them. Animals will bite if they are defending their territory.
An animal's main source of protection is its teeth, and even humans have been known to bite while in a fight.
To dream of being bitten is generally not a good sign. It may mean that someone around you is feeling threatened by you, or feels that you are moving in on their territory.
Is a person biting you? How do you feel about this person in real life?
Is an animal or bug biting you? Is the bite annoying, or is it painful. Are you afraid or frustrated? What animal is biting you? How do you feel about that animal?
To be bitten by a tiger may mean that you are fearful of expressing your creativity, yet to be bitten by a snake may actually mean receiving healing, as snake venom has been used for healing throughout the centuries.
To be bitten by a dog is one of the most common biting dreams. Dogs represent friendship and loyalty, so being bitten by this trusted animal may be trying to tell you to watch out for someone who you trust in real life. If you are afraid of dogs, the dream may be trying to tell you something about your real life fears.
If you're bitten by a spider, it may mean that you are dealing with poisonous or toxic thoughts or energies.
If you're bitten by a vampire, it may mean that you feel your energy is being drained. With the growing popularity of vampires in today's media, to be bitten by a vampire may also symbolize attraction, acceptance, or even being chosen as a special mate or partner. Again, the key question here is how do you feel about being bitten? Are you excited or afraid?
Maybe you are the one doing the biting? Who, or what, are you biting, and what are your feelings toward them? Are you biting out of fear? Are you biting to satisfy an urge? Are you biting to protect yourself?
Biting is such a common dream symbol because it addresses some common stressors in everyday life; fear, anger, frustration and even acceptance. See these dreams as wake up calls to address your own issues, and allow them to help you heal from the inside out.