General Meanings:

Adaptability, depending on the situation – the ability to change. Chameleon is usually has a positive and negative meaning. Positively the chameleon changed the color or blended to the environment – means that you have adopted to the certain situation in your life. Negatively it is a warning that somebody is ready to attack you.

Psychological Meanings:

The chameleon is a symbol of volatility and unreliability. In the dream the chameleon is fed and cared for, you should practice more on self-critical and strive for greater strength of character. If it refused to be fed, then you need to develop further and live in greater harmony with your fellow human beings.

Traditional Meanings:

European (Judeo-Christian)

  • Trustfulness lover if see your loved one with a chameleon on a leash –  She/he will prove unworthy of your trust, if they see better opportunities elsewhere, they will leave you;
  • Worries with bad people if someone changes like chameleon – In your dream somebody changes into chameleon, this announces that you will have to deal with such a hostile person who adapts like a chameleon;
  • Accept changes if feeding a chameleon – in the dream you are feeding a chameleon, this marks that you have to work with your confidence, you are ready to accepts the changes and the opportunities which was given to you;

Hindu (Hinduism)

  • Adaptability if seeing green chameleon – In the dream the chameleon becomes green, this shows that you will adapt and accept the strange circumstances in your life;
  • Warning if catching a chameleon - In the dream you or somebody is catching a chameleon, this is a warning. You have to be very attentive, because somebody wants to make harm for you. They want to get your trust and then to destroy your life, family.

Arabian (Islamic)

  • Changes if seeing a chameleon in green environment – This dream announces you about upcoming difficulties or new job, but you are ready to handle with them. These changes will be good for you.

Contexts’ Meanings:

Seeing a chameleon in the dream – This symbol shows that you are ready to adapt and accept the situations in which you are now. The chameleon has the ability to blend into the environment. Also this symbol has variability and unreliability features, which means that you are not sure and not ready to accept the changes. You try live with this, but your concision announces that you not ready for that.

Seeing different colors of chameleons – The chameleon is different colors (red, black, brown, orange and etc. (see the meaning of the colors)), signifies about upcoming worries and difficulties in your life. Shows that you have some hesitations about something and this will not let you to move on. If it is black means that you feel anxiety and afraid of something, because black color is something dark and mystic.

Becoming or being a chameleon – In the dream you feel like you are a chameleon or become one, this shows that you are not very steady person. You changes your attitude and opinion in order to become better to somebody or the situation. Don’t be marionette in others hands, you have to trust yourself more.
* Please, see meaning of animals.

Definition of Chameleon:

Short explanation

A small to mid-size reptile, of the family Chamaeleonidae, and one of the best known lizard families able to change color and project its long tongue.

Complete definition

Chameleons (family Chamaeleonidae) are a distinctive and highly specialized clade of lizards. They are distinguished by their zygodactylous feet, their separately mobile and stereoscopic eyes, their very long, highly modified, and rapidly extrudable tongues, their swaying gait, the possession by many of a prehensile tail, crests or horns on their distinctively shaped heads, and the ability of some to change color. Colors include pink, blue, red, orange, turquoise, yellow, and green. Uniquely adapted for climbing and visual hunting, the approximately 160 species of chameleon range from Africa, Madagascar, Spain and Portugal, across south Asia, to Sri Lanka, have been introduced to Hawaii, California, and Florida, and are found in warm habitats that vary from rain forest to desert conditions. Chameleons are often kept as household pets.

Synonyms of Chameleon

– ; related terms: individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul.

  • Almas

    I see a chameleon.. A big one.. Head raised towards me , as if looking into my eyes and crawling towards me, when suddenly my sister enters the kitchen and smashes its head with a fry pan. I tell her she should not have killed it and she replies that it was the best option and i think to myself that it indeed was, coz had the chameleon being alive it wud reproduce many more. Thanks

  • Gougou

    If somebody give me chamelon

  • Jimmy

    I saw it on the roof of my room and i was very afraid to see it and it was like a sister that i couldnt recognized her face, was there but not close to me,she tried and pulled down it but it did not die b4 it stated chasing me and i became sore afraid b4 woke up the bed.

  • kaish

    i m a shopkeeper and i saw many chamelions in dream under one of racks there is a dug and many chamelions are lying there alive.

  • Sylvia obidike

    I saw a chamelion wt a cake mixer which i was using,suddenly it was on the ground sort of helpless and i asked my maid to take it and burn it.i started thinking within me that wether my cake mixer will be able to perform well without the chamelion i now woke up

  • Carin de Beer

    My dream of chameleon was: I saw them very helplesly on the grass and looked at me like begging for something, I picked them up and put it on a tree branch. I gave the bigger one some insects and the face was like thanking me. I was not afraid at all in the dream, but woke up after feeding the chameleon

  • kama

    i wld like to hear more bout dreams ,,,if u cld help