Being attacked: Feeling under threat from external events or internal emotions, impulses or ideas; feeling a victim in relationship to others and self; taking a defensive attitude. Attacked by animal: Introverting one’s own aggression or sexuality; fear of one’s own natural urges. Bird attacking: Fear of ideas, ideals or opinions; verbal attack by others; fear of the Self. Being the attacker: Positive self expression; defending oneself against something one feels threatened by; attempt to destroy some urge or feeling in oneself or others. The word attack is also used in many ways, so might refer to an ‘attack’ of an illness, or ‘heart attack’. Can express the difference between feeling threatened by a work/relationship/sex problem, or feeling challenged by it in a way to stimulate creativity or research. Someone else being attacked: Anger or aggression toward another. See: fight; war.