One of the most common dream interpretations of the scorpion is that of intense danger. In reality many scorpions are not actually harmful. Some have little poison in their stingers. These little guys usually use their poison for neutralizing small bugs and as a weapon to larger ones for stabbing and subduing them. The amount of poison in their stingers would surely not be enough to kill a person. In reality, though dangerous scorpions can be found all over, it is likely that as long as you don't get too close to the scorpion put at the zoo, you won't have to worry about them in your lifetime. But despite this, the meaning of dream about scorpions will usually always relate to danger. You might wonder why this is. The reality of this predicament is that the reason that the dream dictionary always tells you that dreams about scorpions carry negative connotations is because of the ways that we are conditioned to treat them.
Culture tells us that scorpions are dangerous, as well as instincts brought out from years of human development that are innately activated whenever we come across a scorpion. It is these warning signs that let us know when it is safe to deal with a scorpion or not. But it is also because of these instincts that we feel so intimidated by the scorpion as a dream symbol. When you see a scorpion in your dreams, this is a sign of fear, particularly fear for the new future, and the prediction of danger. Are you about to take part in an activity that you believe to be life threatening? Perhaps you are being pressured into doing something that has the potential to seriously hurt you. This could be why you are dreaming of scorpions.
Scorpions are also known to have a dream meaning related to self-destruction. Perhaps actions that you have been taking recently have put you in a situation in which you may be doing great damage to yourself. You could be drinking too much, or smoking too much, as these are the most common ways to be self destructive. But I could also be something different such as driving recklessly, or anything else that puts you at risk. The scorpion is there in your dreams to urge you to take better care of yourself.
A scorpion can also serve as a more subtle sign in some dream meanings especially if you are the type of person that thinks in astrological terms. Symbols such as this are often associated with their astrological counterparts in more traditional/mystic dream interpretation; therefore a scorpion can stand for someone that is born under the Scorpio sign. Have you done something with a Scorpio recently, or met someone that was a Scorpio? Possibly this isn't related to anything you've actually done recently and you just happen to have been thinking about a Scorpio for some time. A dream with scorpions can be indicative of that.