8 Dream Symbols You Should Never Ignore

Every night we arrive unwillingly at the door of the dream realm as we are forced to become the main character of a movie we never choose.

Your unconscious mind has full access of what you are going to watch, who you will encounter; and if you are lucky the lucky person you might hook up with.

Unlike your average Netflix movie these shows are highly symbolic offering a message or warning for the dreamer to decode – often times this can be done metaphorically.

But in a world where death or dying often translates to some sort of  inner transformation, or being in a romantic relationship with someone else might refer to your inner opposite! What?

Here are some tail tell signs that you just encountered a bad dream omen. These are not your typical “nightmares” but something seems awfully unsettling about these ones, however you might be able to stop it!

Warnings Of Bad Dream Omens

#1 Teeth Dreams

Yes you guessed it, one of the most common yet disturbing dreams that usually revolve around having your teeth either pulled, missing, broken or even falling out. What gives?

This is one of the oldest dream symbols that has ever been recorded yet no one can really pin point it’s exact interpretation. Some say that teeth dreams connect the dreamer to personal loss, anxiety, death of a loved one, image or a major life change.

How do we know its a bad dream? No matter how long you may have had this dream its unnerving nature reminds us that if felt like yesterday when we had it. Many people who report having a teeth dream can relate it to a difficult time in their lives.

#2 Crashes

Does this mean you are going to experience a car crash? Hardly likely. Dreams about a car crashing brings your attention to your own personal drive or path ahead of you where you will encounter problems. Clearly you have lost control in some aspect in your life that will throw you off track for a while.

Airplane crashes are similar to cars but this relates misfortunes during major transition or shifts in your life. It may be a result to ideas, plans or relationships that come to a crashing haul.

Dream Warnings:

  • setbacks
  • failed attempts or goals
  • relationships
  • personal movements

#3 Snake Bites

Not all snakes that appear in your dream are considered a bad omen, in fact sometimes they appear as symbols of inner healing or rebirth…However this is not the case when they bite.

When this cold blooded reptile rares it’s ugly head it becomes a “forewarning” implying you might be around something very dangerous. You might be unaware consciously but your intuitive self (unconscious) is giving you a heads up.

Due to its enigmatic deceptive nature the snake that bites may also relate to events in the future or health that will take a blow. Did the venom enter the bloodstream? The unknown strike has the ability to attack your central nervous system – metaphoric for a venomous attack on your mental well being. See snake dreams.

#4 Rats

Nobody likes a rat. When they appear in your dream you better hope they are dead or killed. Noticing a rat in your dream can be considered one of the worst dream omens and here is why!

They are highly intelligent but extremely hard to spot and get rid of. The moment a rat appears in your dream it reflects something very troublesome that is hard to get out of your life.

Rats commonly appear in our dreams inside our houses usually leaving excrement or noticing a rat infestation. Since the house is symbolic for the dreamers mind/psyche your unconscious is calling for you to examine what this could be.

These nasty rodents have a tendency to gnaw away at your mind everyday hiding in the dark corners. The only way to understand who or what the rat represents you need to do some inner work. Your dream will provide you with the right amount of clues where to look.

#5 Cockroaches

Have you met anyone who said they actually like cockroaches. Nope! Once these gross insects crawl in your dream be prepared for a fight. This is a message from your unconscious to investigate your shadow – impulses, urges and behaviors that are running a mock in your mind.

They may also appear to be troubling negative thoughts that eat away at your positive energy. The best cockroach is a dead one. They bring your attention to what might be bugging you. Do you know what that is?

#6 The Child In Danger

Who should really care about the child that is in danger in your dream? Well it turns out that the little boy or girl is actually you crying out for your attention. It begs for you to notice it…

Known as your inner child they commonly make their appearances in your dream for you to recuse them. Why? Because growing up aint easy! Our past childhood trauma still resonates within us as adults that hinders or stunts our development to becoming a fully integrated adult. See inner child in dreams.

  1. Create active dialogue.
  2. Go back to the time when it was hurt.
  3. Say nurturing things and offer reassurance.
  4. Meditate back to a time when you were a kid.
  5. Go into that time and reassure that everything will be just fine.
  6. Engage in meditation and creative visualization.

#7 Natural Disasters

Depending the type of disaster just prepare yourself for something unexpected. Since the rise of Covid 19 dreams of tornadoes have been on the rise. The reason is its metaphoric ability to destroy a city, it came unexpected, pumping fear, as you take cover in your house.

When mother nature appears with a vengeance its a warning of either an unconscious or outside threat that will cause havoc in your life. See natural disaster dreams.

#8 The Unknown Feminine Threat

The language in your dream speaks to you similar manner as mythology and folklore. A poor relationship with your mother (animus) distorts your inner feminine resulting with an attack from witches, bears, aggressive felines, and spiders to name a few.

Alternatively, women who pose a threat or danger in your life will metaphorically morph into these particular feminine symbols. Your main goal is to develop the strength to attack or kill this unconscious beast that is causing a threat in your life.

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7 months ago

I have had a recurring nightmare twice that I know of. It was worse the second time. One of my sons almost dies in my nightmare. He’s caught by a fireman type net in the air by men in what reminds me of a hot air balloon. When he’s caught though, it seems like he’s drowning. His lungs are full of fluid. They get him to breathe again, but by then I’m already waking up in full panic mode. I wake up crying, shaking, and with horrible images stuck in my mind. How do I find out what this means?… Read more »

9 months ago

I just had an ongoing dream the other night about cockroaches. I was in a motel room and all of a sudden they came out of the heat vents. Hundreds. So weird. I woke up and then went back to sleep, and the same dream continued