Bear symbolism includes fertility, primal instincts, solitude, and protection. Bear people tend to be somewhat reclusive, especially when under pressure and they require a great deal of personal space to rejuvenate. Bear people will often "disconnect" for awhile as they pursue projects as they tend to become deeply involved in whatever they are working on. Deeply protective and territorial, bear women make excellent mothers and have strong maternal instinct.
Bears are strong, capable creatures who are very protective and nurturing of their young. Bear people require solitude, but also love other people deeply. When feeling pressured by life, bear people often retreat and want to be left alone, but its important to use those introspective times for growth and exploring answers to problems within yourself. You can't - and shouldn't stay hidden away forever.
To dream of fighting a bear means a personal victory over a hostile situation. Dreaming of a caged bear symbolizes success or victory in overcoming obstacles.