Dreaming of Cockroaches

Dreaming of cockroaches are considered bad omens that needs to be killed (identified) right away.

Whenever these grotesque creepy crawling insect show up in your dreams it is considered a warning. Common places for cockroaches to appear are in our house, hair, and even our beds. Gross!

The mere fact that these little indestructible pests can survive a nuclear blast it informs us we need to get rid of this threat in our lives before it multiplies. Remember a cockroach in our dreams is never an actual bug, rather reflecting troublesome situations, obstacles, people, and emotional upheavals that you are experiencing in your life at the moment.

Interestingly enough once they are killed it they come as positive omens suggesting overcoming  a very difficult time in your life. They hide in the dark corners for a reason so we need to get cracking here to figure out what it means in a dream.

Cockroach Symbolism In Dreams:

  • The dark or repressed side of the dreamer,
  • Rejected unconscious feelings, behaviors, urges or emotions,
  • Pestering negative thoughts;
  • The human shadow.

Cockroach Dreams: What You Need To Know

Despite how nasty or disgusting these insects are they are quite beneficial in our dreams once understood. They are only considered bad omens when we are unable to identify who or what the cockroach is in our lives.

This is why our dream symbols are considered a best friend trying to help bring something to your attention. This is an unidentifiable problem that has been plaguing your mind for sometime.  Your dream will drop you metaphoric hints such as locations, reactions, size or if you are being attacked or killing it. With in an instant you will know if you have faced your fears or running from it.

Why would your dream want to display a cockroach? I don’t know any other insect that could make a grown man run under the covers, something so minuscule  has the tenacity to rattle our nerves. This is why hundreds of thousand of people search every month to find out what it means to dream of a cockroach. No other insect bothers us as much as a cockroach does.

In essence we need to break down what a cockroach really is in order to find out what it’s purpose is in our dreams.

Cockroach Dream Meaning: Clues!

Just like Tony Montana says “I bury those cockroach” should  be the same approach to what is really causing you distress. By doing so you would be able to live a healthier and happier lifestyle. Think about how you feel when you find out your house no longer has cockroaches.

The cockroach encourages you to explore the unknown aspects of yourself to identify where the root of the problem lies. However this is not as easy as it seems. Carl Jung spoke about the human shadow that can take any shape or form in your dream and sometimes depicted as a cockroach. The shadow is comprised of all the  the rejected or unwanted aspects of your personality that are no longer recognized thus becoming unconscious.

Shadow Examples: 

  • Greed or envy,
  • Bad habits,
  • Negative thought patterns,
  • Deviant sexual behavior
  • Limiting beliefs,
  • Rage, hate, anger, racism,
  • Violent tendencies;
  • Neurotic behaviors.

An inability to admit these various traits keeps the cockroach live and well behind the walls of your house. Remember they are very hard to kill but once identified the problem you often end up killing them in your dreams.

Dream Of Killing or Dead Cockroach

If you are killing a cockroach in your dream signifies a positive omen that you overcame and fixed a problem in your life. You have taken charged and removed a threat in your life. The location and people around you can be seen as metaphoric clues to help you decode it.

A dead cockroach brings your attention to an ending of something that has plagued your mind for sometime.

Did You Know

  1. It is said that cockroaches originated more than 280 million years ago in the Carboniferous era.
  2. A cockroach can live a whole month without food.
  3. A cockroach can live approximately two weeks without water.
  4. Some female cockroaches only mate once and stay pregnant for life.
  5. A cockroach can live for up to one week without its head (gross).
  6. Cockroaches can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes.
  7. Cockroaches can run up to 3 miles an hour.
  8. It’s ability to withstand radiation better than human beings can be explained through the cell cycle.
  9. They have no lungs as do vertebrates, and can continue to respire if their heads are removed.
  10. Some people may become allergic to cockroaches after frequent exposure.
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In Dia Patel
In Dia Patel
2 years ago

I kept dreaming about bugs when I was a young kid. I dreamt of a scarab beetle that was black gold and green; the gold color was almost electric that went along the grooves on the shell. Its wings expanded once I saw it, then it flew directly in the air. When I woke up I found out my wife was pregnant. Now according to the ancient Egyptian text the Scarab beetle in dreams is very symbolic that means eternal life. So I am wondering if this means my own eternal life, maybe no more reincarnation?