Quarantine, in a spiritual sense, means isolation; that is, retreating from the world for a time, perhaps to gain a different perspective, perhaps to preserve our own truth or belief. When in waking life we feel isolated, this may translate itself in dream language into being in quarantine. We are aware that we have been cut off from normal contact with others. It would seem that some internal ?authority? has taken over to give us a breathing space or time to consider our actions. While frightening, this can be a time of rest and replenishment. Dreaming of having to put an animal into quarantine signifies our inability to look after a vulnerable part of ourselves or others. It may also indicate our awareness of having to cut off the lower, more animal side of ourselves. To put someone else in quarantine suggests that we cannot handle what that dream character represents.