What Does It Mean When You Dream About Frogs?

By: Lisa Lindquist // Updated: December 9, 2021  
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Frogs may not be the prettiest animals (or the quietest), but when they pop up in your dreams, there’s usually a reason for it. If you find yourself dreaming of these amphibians, here’s what it may mean. 

What Does It Mean When You Dream About Frogs?

The good news is that frogs are usually a positive omen and a symbol of positive energy entering your life. Just as frogs in real life evolve from tadpoles into full-grown frogs, these animals can be a symbol of your own evolution. 

You may be experiencing personal growth, learning, and adapting to new surroundings. You may have just entered or are about to enter a new chapter of your life. 

Spiritual Meaning of a Frog in a Dream

Spiritually, frogs are a symbol of rebirth, transformation, and even good luck. Not only do they symbolize a transformation, but it’s almost always a positive transformation. 

In some cultures, frogs have been a symbol of fertility and abundance as these amphibians can lay up to 20,000 eggs  – but it doesn’t always mean that dreaming of frogs signifies a baby. Frogs can represent anything you want to grow in your life, whether it’s a new opportunity, relationship, or some other venture.

Perhaps one of the most notable appearances of frogs in the Bible features in Exodus 8:5, where Moses has to warn Pharaoh that God will unleash a plague of frogs on Egypt if he doesn’t let His people go.

Frogs aren’t a prominent symbol in the Bible, but when they do appear, it’s often in connection with a false deity or sexual promiscuity due to their high fertility rates. 

Dreaming of Frogs – Different Scenarios & Its Meanings

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From frogs jumping on you to frogs in the water, the specific meaning of these amphibians in your dreams can depend on the scenario you find them in. Here are several different frog dream meanings based on common dreams that people have about frogs. 

Dream of a Frog Jumping on You 

When a frog or multiple frogs are jumping on you in your dream, this can be a sign that someone in your life is trying to take advantage of you or you’re in competition with them. 

This kind of dream can be a wake-up call and even a warning to keep your eyes wide open to possible competitors in your career, love life, or other relationships. 

Another interpretation of this dream is that someone in your life may be trying to force you to do something you don’t want to do. 

Dream About Frogs Everywhere

Since frogs often correlate to good luck or even good fortune in many cultures, dreaming of frogs everywhere in your dream could mean you’re about to come into some kind of financial benefit. 

This dream could also be a sign that your wishes are about to manifest into reality  – but either way, finding multiple frogs in your dream is almost always a positive sign for your waking life. 

Dreaming of Catching or Chasing a Frog

So, what if you dream that you’re the one chasing after a frog or even catching it? This interpretation often has to do with how well you adapt to new changes in your life. 

While some people may be thrown off-track by the changes they experience, you’re more resistant to life’s twists and turns. 

Another way to interpret this dream is that, like the frog you’re trying to chase, you’re currently trying hard to chase after financial security or wealth in your waking life. Catching the frog is especially a good sign here. 

If you manage to catch the frog in your dream, it’s a good idea to pay attention to how it reacts. Does the frog sit in your hands peacefully, or does it reach back and try to bite you? 

While a peaceful frog can be a positive omen, a frog that resists capture might signify a past experience where you’ve failed in your life. This failure may be in the past, but that doesn’t mean you’ve forgotten about it  – or that you’ve come to terms with your own failure. 

Dreaming of a Frog Attacking You

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When there’s a frog in your dream that’s attacking you, this could be your own anxiety manifesting into your subconscious. In your waking life, someone may be forcing you to do something you don’t want to do, and you’re not standing up for yourself. 

Rather than bowing to someone else’s whims, the frog attacking you acts as a wake-up call  – it’s time to stop letting others make decisions that make you uncomfortable and fight for yourself. 

The other possible meaning of this dream is that you may not be satisfied with the people in your waking life. You may not feel like you can express it, but you don’t want these people there. 

Once again, being attacked by the frog signals that it’s time to be direct and express how you feel to these people. 

Dream About Dead Frogs

Dreaming about a dead frog or any dead animal may feel more like a nightmare than a meaningful dream, but there is some symbolism here. More often than not, dead frogs represent someone stuck in a vicious cycle. 

Or, it could be that you’re about to enter a familiar pattern that won’t benefit your life and help you grow. 

You may be expressing the same toxic behaviors or patterns or even just find yourself stuck in a routine that’s unhealthy for your life. Frogs are symbols of evolution, and to see a dead frog, means you’re no longer evolving or nurturing your own personal growth. 

While it may be difficult, one solution for this dream is to reflect on what kind of cycle or pattern you may be stuck in. Change can be scary, but stepping outside your comfort zone is often necessary for personal growth and new experiences. 

Dreaming About Different Colored Frogs

While frogs can show up with normal coloring, some people may dream about different colored frogs. Believe it or not, the frog’s color can also contribute to the meaning of the dream, so it’s something to take note of. 

Dream About a Green Frog

Frog dreams interpretations

While frogs can show up in various colors or patterns, one of the most common types of frogs to see in your dreams is the green frog. 

Most of the time, a green frog means that you’ve struggled in your past, but you’ve handled your trauma well, and better days are on the horizon for you. Like yellow or blue frogs, you may spot green frogs after experiencing a difficult situation in your life. 

While the timing may not seem good, this is another positive sign for your life. Keep in mind that if you see an extremely dark green frog, this could hold similar meanings to seeing a black frog. 

Dream About a Black Frog

Black or even dark green frogs can often have negative connotations and symbolize loss or ways that you’ve had to adapt yourself to unfortunate circumstances. 

The color of the frog represents that dark place you might’ve been, but it doesn’t always mean you’re still struggling or in that same dark place. Black frogs can also indicate that you’re in the beginning stages of healing and recovery.

Another interpretation of the black frog is that you may be hiding your feelings from someone in your life – maybe for fear of rejection – but it’s time to express how you really feel. 

Dream About a White Frog

While black frogs may have negative connotations, white frogs often symbolize purity – especially your own purity and innocence. Seeing a white frog is usually a good sign, and it can even mean that you’re about to run into some good luck. 

Dream About a Golden Frog

Golden frogs are one of the most positive colors associated with frogs, and there’s an equally positive meaning behind them. If you’re seeing gold frogs, this can represent your own bright future. 

Some people may see golden frogs after struggling or going through a painful experience, which signifies that future happiness is on the horizon. 

In some cases, golden frogs can even mean that there’s a specific situation in your life that you can use to your benefit or turn in your favor. 

Dream About a Red Frog

When you see a red frog in your dream, it could mean that you’re about to undergo a major life change. This experience may not only cause a lot of personal growth but can also closely tie to your passion and life’s purpose. 

Red frogs can indicate significant life changes, but it’s not uncommon to see them associated with your love life as these relationships are already closely tied to your emotions. 

Dream About a Blue Frog

If you’re struggling through a dark period in your life, you may see blue frogs in your dreams  – and this is a good sign. Even if things don’t seem like they’re going to improve from their current state, a blue frog often indicates healing. 

Regardless of what you may be going through, a blue frog can represent that you may start healing soon and that you’ll be in a better place. 

Dream About a Pink Frog

A pink frog can look similar to a red frog, but it does have a very different meaning. If you’re seeing a pink frog, you may be about to experience an event or situation that gives you better intuition or instincts. 

With this color, the event could be good or bad, but it will be a learning experience that will help you in the future. 

Dream About a Yellow Frog

Frogs already represent transformation, but the yellow frog symbolizes that you’re already transforming or about to transform from a situation in your life. 

You may often see the yellow frog while you’re experiencing emotional trauma or heartbreak, but this is a positive omen for your future. 

Dreaming of a Frog Inside the House

If you’re dreaming of a frog in your house, there’s no reason to be worried. Regardless of the color, dreaming of a frog in your house can mean you’re about to experience a lot of prosperity and success. 

This could come in the form of financial success or gains, but it could also be another type of good news too. If you see a frog in a friend or loved one’s house, this could be a sign to cherish that relationship  – that person is likely good for you and your own personal growth. 

Dream of Frogs in the Water

While it’s not uncommon to dream of frogs in the water, this isn’t always a positive omen. Unfortunately, frogs in the water can often represent that you’re about to experience turbulent or stressful times in your life. 

New problems may be on the horizon, but this is a sign to prepare yourself and possibly adapt to the new changes coming your way. 

The type of water your frog is in can also hold meaning. Dirty or muddy water can represent your own insecurities and doubts, but crystal-clear water may mean that you already know what steps you’ll need to take to solve the upcoming issues. 

Dreaming of Frogs and Snakes

Like frogs, snakes are also cold-blooded animals, and it’s not uncommon for these symbols to appear in your dreams together, but what does it mean? While frogs can represent new changes and growth, snakes can be a warning sign that there are hidden obstacles in your path. 

If you see frogs and snakes together – either peacefully or fighting with each other – it likely means you’re about to embark on a challenging but worthwhile journey. 

You may need to use every skill in your arsenal to overcome the new challenge you’re about to confront, but it’s always better to face these problems head-on versus avoiding them. 

New obstacles may blindside you, but if you can adapt and evolve like the frog, you’ll experience personal growth.