What Does it Mean When You Find a Dead Rat Outside Your Home?

What is the meaning of a dead rat outside my house?


It’s always an upsetting and gross experience when you walk outside of your home and find a dead rat lying right outside your door.

More so gross than upsetting, but no one wants to deal with having to figure out a sanitary way to deal with the body of a dead rat either.

This unsettling scenario got us thinking: what does it mean to find a dead rat outside your home?

It’s not like this is an everyday thing that happens to all of us, and if it is a daily occurrence for you, you might want to consider moving to a less rat-infested area.

So, with that being said, let’s scurry on into this particular question and see what we can find out and whether or not there are any omens you need to watch for.

Rats in general have always been associated with omens of bad luck, betrayal, and a couple of good omens depending on the situation of course.

These omens can have a slightly different meaning when talking about dead rats.

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Symbolism and Spiritual Meanings of Finding a Dead Rat Outside Your House

  • Warnings of a potentially dangerous betrayal from someone close to you.

A living rat holds the meaning of experiencing a potential betrayal or backstabbing.

The difference between a living rat and a dead rat in this particular meaning, though, is that there is a possibility to undo the damage from the betrayal that is foretold in a living rat.

The meaning of betrayal that can be found in a dead rat outside your home, however, holds a more sinister betrayal that may not be easily forgiven or forgotten.

The type of betrayal that is foretold in a dead rat tends to be much more severe and not easy to recover from. The damage has been done.

  • The universe acknowledges that you are close to giving up on something that you need to keep working on.

It’s so often in our lives that we can work so hard at something just to give up right before our hard work finally pays off.

This is the way that many dreams and goals come to a sad death.

Is there something big you’re working towards, but nothing good has come from it yet?

Don’t lie down to die by quitting, get back up, take a deep breath and get back to it.

Your success is just around the corner.

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  • Things in your life that no longer serve a purpose need to be given new purpose and meaning.

The death of something’s usefulness in our life usually means that its purpose has been fulfilled, and we no longer need that something anymore.

Most people might see that as a sign to get rid of that something, whether it’s a tool or anything else, the dead rat might be a sign that instead of getting rid of that something at the dump, find a new and better purpose for it or maybe your neighbor could benefit from it rather than throwing it away.

  • You were caught or are about to be caught doing something shady.

This one should be a wake-up call to those of you that have your hand in the proverbial cookie jar of life where it’s not supposed to be.

If you are currently involved in some shady stuff, it’s only a matter of time before someone catches you and your shady dealings.

Walk away while you still can, before you get yourself and others hurt.

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  • You lack a necessary sense of adaptability.

A dead rat is a rat that was unable to adapt to its current surroundings and situation to survive.

This is a warning that you are going to want to pay attention to.

Those that are incapable of adaptability tend to get hurt the most when life throws something hard at them that they are not used to dealing with.

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  • Dreaming of a dead rat outside your home reveals that you have secrets you are trying to keep hidden that are actually hurting you.

Are you harboring any secrets that feel like they are eating you alive and affecting your emotional and mental health?

That dead rat you found outside your home is the universe telling you that it knows you are holding onto something that is hurting and gnawing at you and that you need to get off your chest to someone before it destroys you.

  • Your current environment is slowly becoming toxic to you.

If you are a homeowner that uses pest control to keep animals like rats from invading your home, that dead rat you found likely died from the pesticide or traps that you set around your home.

You may be also putting yourself into some toxic environments and relationships that, given time, will harm you and infect you greatly with negativity and evil energies.

Do yourself a favor and figure out those toxic environments and remove yourself from them.

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  • Changes, for better or worse, are coming to your life.

Whether you like it or not, change is an important part of human living.

It’s your decision of how you are going to react to the change that comes.

You can either let it harm you, or you can learn how to best react to the change that happens and then make your life decisions based on what you know of the change that is happening in your life.

It’s interesting what we find out and learn every time we ask these questions and learn how our physical world connects to the spiritual realm of things.

While we might see a dead rat outside our house and think upsetting and gross thoughts about it as we put on gloves and dispose of it however you might dispose of a dead rat and think nothing more past that brief moment.

In doing so, though, you might just be passing over and ignoring an important message that the universe is trying to tell you.

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