To dream of a lynx represents feelings about issues that don’t scare you or feel threatening until they are close at hand. Feeling that something is weak or impotent from afar, but deadly serious when you approach it. Feeling total emptiness from someone or something after first believing it to be gentle or easy. A dangerous threat with a docile appearance on the surface.
Negatively, a lynx may reflect a major oversight or embarrassment about a serious underestimation you’ve made. Feeling that a situation you first believed you could easily talk your way out of has become very serious or dangerous.
Example: The artist Peter Birkhouser’s last dream painting before he died was of a giant black standing over top of him, too big to do anything about. The dream was most likely a reflection of the artists fear of death or going to hell. The may have reflected his feelings about death being something you don’t worry about until it’s too close. Alternatively, the lynx may have reflected his feeling about having completely underestimated the seriousness of his health problems.