Dream Symbols

Dream Symbols come across in our dreams that contain messages from our unconscious mind.  These symbols appear to be almost deceiving because they come across as a metaphor to grab your attention and is never what it truly means.  If you where to dream about a butterfly it might suggest change or transformation in your life right now.  Let’s explore a butterfly’s life cycle in detail, including all four stages of it’s life. All butterflies have “complete metamorphosis.” To grow into an adult they go through 4 stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult.  So when you see a butterfly in your dream you can be able to decode the symbol easier once you know everything about it.

Dream symbols also have a way of being evil or daunting at times to alert you, though that doesn’t necessarily mean you are in danger but could be some sort of emotional repression.  The more and more you ignore your internal or external issues your dream symbols will become more intense and more frequent.  These dreams would be classified as recurring nightmares.  Though nightmares and the symbols in them are not there to scare us but to help us fix a problem that we are sweeping under a rug for too long.  A common scary dream symbol we can analyze would be a shark.  If you look at sharks qualities you will know that it shows no mercy and will kill you and rip you apart when it wants, you are at its mercy.  Depending on the dream a shark could symbolize you or somebody you know that is a threat.  Do you or somebody you know possess shark like qualities?  Some say because a shark is in the water could that be a representation of your emotional state?  There is tons to think about when it comes to dream symbols and most important, dream symbols are personal to the dreamer and can only be decoded by them.

What Are Dream Symbols?

Dream symbols can be people, places, or objects that appear in your dreams via your unconscious. Your unconscious mind is like a big computer that stores everything you have ever seen or known in life that will drop little subtle for you to observe.  This is why our dreams can come across as very bizarre because the images/symbols are metaphoric and have a deeper meaning to what you think it might be.  Dream symbols differ from person to person depending on what is going on in his or her life but usually have the same underlying meaning. One must understand the dream symbol and see how it can relate to what might be going on in ones life.  A knife is a good example of a dream symbol that can hold a different translation to the dreamer depending the context.  If in your dream you are cutting away at something at work might imply you are wanting to cut away from some aspects of it.  Another case of a knife would be to get stabbed.  You can ask yourself do you feel like you are getting back stabbed by someone or somebody?  Who is holding the knife and where did they stab you?  If you got stabbed in the heart by some crazy man could that suggest you are afraid of having your heart ripped in half in a relationship?  As you can see you can keep digging and digging which is the whole purpose of decoding dream symbols, you just have to be a bit open minded.

Decode Your Dream Symbol:

The first step in understanding your dream symbols would be to remember every single detail about your dream.  This might be difficult at first but the more you practice the better you will become over time.  Keeping a dream journal helps piece your dream puzzle easier.  You must jot down every single detail even though you feel it might not be relevant to you.  The first 1 minute you wake up from sleep you lose 90% of your dream so it’s vital to focus on the dream symbols.

Who – Who were the people in the dream.

What – What was going on in your dream.

Where –  Where did this dream take place.

How –  How did you feel?  Where you scared happy or sad?

Why –  Why do you think this dream happened.

The last step comes from you.  You will have to think about the people in your life that affect you directly or indirectly. What is going on at this current moment that applies to the symbol that you received?  Are you the one who needs to change?  You have to keep in mind that a dream symbol and what it means is just the start.  It’s up to you translate the true meaning.

Types Of Dream Symbols Decoded:

We listed common dreams people have experienced below in order for you to get an idea on how to translate your dream.  The only person who can understand what his or her dream means is the dreamer.  Our forum below will help you get an idea of what your dream could be hinting at. Using our dream dictionary will get your feet wet, but the next step comes with you being open minded. Below are some examples of dream symbols that have been decoded by our community.

Mother/Past Dream…
House On Fire
Alligator Dream
My Dead Dog
Train Dream
Broken Foot
Disturbing Dream
Wedding Dreams
Rape Dream
Wild Sex Dream… … 
Disturbing Nightmares for 4 years

Benefits of Dream Symbols:

  • Discover more about yourself
  • Determine what is troubling you in your waking life
  • Able to predict future events (Precognitive Dreams)
  • Self-development
  • Problem solving
  • Training
  • Things you need to work on to improve
  • Becoming more confident
  • Establish inner peace with yourself

As you can see, translating what dreams have more benefits than you thought.  You will open up your mind to a foreign place that not many people take the time to explore.  For, the people who say, “a dream is just a dream”, have never explored the depths of their unconscious mind. Understanding dream symbols have been the hot topic in the past, like famous dream theorists, Sigmund Freud or his predecessor  “Carl Gustav Jung” just recently gave us a new meaning of what dream symbols imply.  Even though they had their own personal twist on the meaning of dream symbols, the question still lingers in the air.  “What do our dreams mean?”

Explore Our Dream Dictionary Forum:

If you are curious about your dreams and what they means you can post them for free at our forum where thousands of dreamers interact and discuss what there dream means.  Many share the same type of dream symbols that you do and all have a different take on what it might mean for them. Here are some dream symbols translated below by professional dreamers and you can post as well just sign up to our forum.

 I was in a hotel room and I dialed a number and then hung up the phone..
So my dream there was a homecoming gathering ( As if I was moving home)
I had this dream I’m trying to figure it out so I was filming with some crew

I had a dream of a Lion that was what I believe to be dead and bloated…
cannot remember all of my dream, but what stayed with me is my ex husband
My dream involved my tongue being ripped out (I don’t really remember how)
I had a very confusing dream last night where in I dreamt that I was being threatened by my husband that he would kill me
was hoping for some help on a recurring dream my partner keeps having about his deceased parents.
I dreamt that I was trying so hard to dial a number to reach someone.
I have had several dreams in the past year that involve me having a gum like substance stuck in my mouth
In my dream I was in a place with beautiful green grass and flowers. I looked around and noticed what seemed
So last night I had a set of 3 weird dreams and I need to know what it means….
I have never seen eye to eye with my dad and we would often fight and argue about things when I was growing up.
I was in a play but I wasn’t sure what the play was about. I was sticking out from the rest of the cast because I was wearing a
I rode my bike downtown and went down steps to go “park” it and got lost.
I looked up in the corner and saw a huge spider. She was the size of a Tarantula
I was swimming in a large swimming pool with several friends and we were talking about different things
I had a dream about six months ago that is still affecting me today. I had a dream that I was in an unknown
I had a different type of dream last night. Nobody else was in it. I just saw a large green snake
Well my dream was simple I ‘am a women and I dreamed of my male spouse being pregnant..
She died many yrs ago. I never met her when she was alive but been seeing her a lot in my dreams.
I had a snake dream last night. I was in my house and I was running to different rooms because all these snakes
I was on a boat going to NYC and my mom told me i wasnt allowed to go see the
i had this dream where i was following this girl in a coma that just woke up and i feel like she was
I had a dream I was walking along the road a bus passed ( long one made of two parts
So it started by me going into my basement with my cat in tow. I looked out the window
Okay, so me and a friend were in this building that was guarded by men with guns
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