Dream Interpretation – Common Dream Symbols And Their Meanings

The symbols, people, and things you meet in your dreams can sometimes be confusing, and it can be difficult to see what your dreams mean. Dreams and their meanings are as personal as dreamers, but a list of common dream symbols and some of their many meanings begin a fascinating and enjoyable world of dream interpretation.



Angels, of course, are a symbol of purity and goodness, and their appearance in a dream can often signify a search for spiritual goodness and enlightenment. Also, angels often appear in dreams as mentors or teachers, and many people take the advice of these dream guide angels very seriously.



Animals in dreams are often regarded as symbols of basics, instinctive behaviors, emotions and desires. These basic needs are often suppressed so that we can live in a civilized society, but they are still there, so to speak, hidden in the shadows. Different animals have different meanings in a dream. For example, dreams about cats may mean that you are suppressing the intuitive feminine aspect of your nature, while dreams about lions may mean that you are suppressing anger. The key to understanding the meaning of dream animals is to think about the specific traits that each animal represents.



Dreams about black, or black objects can be signs of evil or darkness.



Blood in dreams can be a representation of vitality and energy. The meaning of blood in a dream depends on the context. For example, violent and bloody dreams may indicate emotional upheaval or loss of control in your life, while dreams of bloody hands may indicate feelings of guilt.



Cars can represent a sense of freedom, and of being in control.



Dance dreams can have many meanings, depending on the nature of the dance and its context in the dream. Dance can symbolize marriage, romance and sex. Dance can also symbolize freedom of movement and cooperation.



Eggs in dreams can be symbols of birth or renewal or fullness and fertility. Dreaming of broken eggs or breaking eggs in a dream can represent a broken belief or a breaking of the shell depending on the context.





Fog in a dream can be an expression of a lost or tangled life. Fog can also mean that you are starting to look for different parts of your life or your personality.



Depending on the context, a gate can show an entrance or exit. It can be a sign of a beginning or an end.



Dreaming of an illness may be your body telling you something is wrong. The subconscious can also sense that the consciousness is unaware.



Dreaming about keys can indicate privacy or that you have locked your feelings.



The dream of climbing a mountain can be a symbol of achieving a goal or reaching a higher level of success. The dream of going down a mountain can mean that you have overcome insurmountable opportunities, while looking at a mountain in a dream can mean that you are thinking about an important decision in life.



An owl is a symbol of knowledge and wisdom. Also, the owl is often believed to represent the subconscious itself. Owls are often used to convey important messages to dreamers.



A road in a dream can symbolize the direction or goal of the dreamer. A straight road can mean everything is running smoothly, while dreaming about a bumpy or winding road can be an expression of perceived problems with your place in life.



To dream of a ladder may indicate an increase or decrease in your growth, finances, or spiritual life. What a ladder means depends on which direction you are going in a dream.



The dream of venturing into the underworld may represent the dreamer’s subconscious journey or it may mean that he or she is glowing with problems that need attention. Going underground in a dream can mean that the dreamer is ready to face previously pressed problems.


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