A ram is a powerful symbol of the drive to achieve. Associated with perseverance, the ram appearing in a dream can symbolize the need to push beyond obstacles. If the ram is associated with fire, it can symbolize a necessary transformation that is taking place. A masculine symbol, it embodies traits adopted by the father, where the goat and its connection to milk personifies characteristics associated with the mother. The goat is also mischievous and overtly sexual and can represent this quality and whether or not you are open to playfulness and sex. The Ram's astrological relationship to the sign Aries as an Archetype captures the idea of the Self, or the mask you wear as your Persona. Also see Animals.