A tornado is classified as, localized, violently destructive windstorm occurring over land, and characterized by a long, funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground and made visible by condensation and debris. So why would you dream of tornado? (see covid 19 symbolism)
Dreaming of a tornado could be a forewarning implying a bumpy disturbances ahead. These dreams often represent an uncontrollable or unpredictable outside force that will show up without much warning. This is a threat that has happened already or something that is building up in the near future.
Dreams often speak to us in coded language using metaphors and symbols to represent something in our lives. The tornado is a warning as it has developed along your path, what happens and how you react to this threat mirrors the outcome.
- a short but powerful disturbance
- emotional build up
- something that is out of control
- unable to predict the movements
- short lived but destructive
- internal or external turmoil
Tornado Dream Meaning
Tornadoes have the ability to wreak havoc in a town by destroying houses, businesses and sometimes death. The damage is so severe that people end up losing their homes and livelihood. Houses in dreams are often connected to the mind of the dreamer – surviving the tornado is a good omen suggesting you will overcome this problem.
Whenever we encounter a destructive force from the outside, either a tornado, hurricane or storm it suggests an emotional upheaval. This might be something that is not caused by you, but by other people around you. This tornado might be a threat to you as it has the ability to attack and destroy your home (psyche).
Another way of looking at this dream would be more of an internal symbol of self destruction. The unpredictability of a tornado forms fast and leaves quick. This might be a quick sudden change that will disrupt your path in life. This can be related to work, relationship or parts of your ego/self that might be in danger.
These events might occur can leave you very defenseless as it is a force that can’t be controlled. You might not be able to control aspects in your life such as moods or a sudden change of emotions. These dreams are good indications that you might want to investigate your emotions and what destruction it causes.
Understanding The Tornado Dreams
The meanings of dreams can switch entirely depending on the context of the dream. A tornado can be a tricky symbol that might not necessarily mean a negative translation. Sometimes a sudden change or a destructive force knocks over the old, so the new can start to rebuild.
Understanding how you felt in your dream is how you will manage this upcoming problem. Where your safe or had feelings of vulnerability? The location of where you where when the tornado started is a clue where the threat might be pointing at.
Stuck In A Tornado Dream
Sometimes we dream of a tornado picking us up against our will and flinging us around at high speeds and lots of rubbish. Dreams of this nature suggest you might be taken against your will by someone or something which is very powerful. This might allude to your emotions or mental state of mind.
Running Or Hiding Dream
Dreams of running or hiding from a tornado brings your attention to what you are avoiding. It might suggest you will be avoiding danger that might be out of your control. Depending the context of the dream might have a negative or positive connotation.
Surviving The Tornado Dream
There are positive aspects to this dream when you survive the destructive force. You had the ability to protect yourself and now it is time to build anew. You would be able to endure this quick and powerful force that could have killed you.
These could be good symbols that you might have been able to overcome or let go of your repressed feelings. These emotions come to the surface for you to be aware of its danger so you can handle it accordingly. If anybody was with you during the tornado will help give you insight to whom might it effect as well.
- increased level of stress
- inability to see a destructive from around you
- anger and emotional upheaval
- mood or emotional fluctuation
- break ups or ending of what used to be
- fears of losing protection
- knock down the old so new can rebuild
- unconscious shadows.
Tornado Dream & Destruction
Take into consideration the aftermath of a tornado when it is gone. It has the ability to destroy anything in its path and that means anything that might be associated with you. A need to rebuild after the damage. Alternately destruction could be a positive symbol as you might be building the new. Fires that come with the tornado shows the destructive force that might reflect the shadow side of the dreamer.
Tornado Dream: The Warning
Dreaming of a Tornado warning might be suggest either theirs is an actually tornado warning advisory, or you might be bracing from some emotional impact. Most people can have precognitive dreams or psychic dreams that might calculated disaster to come in your town or city. However, unless you are living in an area or path of tornadoes it might be connected to unconscious fears.
Lightening & Thunder
Observing lightning and thunder in your dream is a symbol that shouldn’t be overlooked. To understand a proper interpretation of the dream one must reflect on the location where this is happening and who is around you at the time it happened.
Usually lightning can have a both positive and negative interpretation but when followed by a tornado it’s usually donates to a warning.
We are unable to control the weather so this might be an outside force heading your way with a bang. Being hit by lighting you will be affected by what will come your way. If you escaped than you will have missed whatever came your way.
Your house sometimes suggests your own mind/psyche so it’s important to know where in the house where you and if anything happened.
Hail Storm Dream
When you see hail in your dream you might want to head for cover to protect yourself. The fluctuations in temperature from warm to cold might be related to sudden cold emotions. This could be whatever force that will come towards you unexpected so be prepared.
Wind Storm Dream
Hurricanes usually are accompanied by wind so this is the first warning sign. If you noticed wind in the dream there will be an outside force trying to penetrate your personal area. Depending the location and where you are will give you some insight to where it might occur. Wind is often associated with the spirit and messages.
Typhoon, Cyclone or Weather
Similar to the hurricane if you encounter this in your dream their might be a possibility that you will be able to see “danger” coming your way? The color of the atmosphere might give you some insight to what mood you might be feeling.
If it is dark and gloomy it will reflect on the mood you will experience during the storm. Did you notice anything flying in the wind? A small detail such as your car (personal drive) being taken in the wind could hint at what might be under attack with you. If there was a rainbow that means there is a guide looking out for you when this is happening, a more positive symbol.
Boat or Ship Tornado Dream
Some dreams involve being on a boat and encountering a tornado. The meaning can change as we would consider the water as the “unconscious” mind of the dreamer. The waves would be considered emotional disturbances that haven’t been sorted out by the dreamer. Lots of repressed emotions might appear as a tornado coming directed towards you so you can acknowledge it.
Dreams of this magnitude are usually forewarning to what might future events might occur in the future. People who tend to experience precognitive dreams are more likely tuning into turbulent events that will unfold in the near future.
Eye Of The Storm
Being in the eye of a storm can be a deceiving symbol as you are just safe for the meantime. This is the time you need to look “eye” at what might be taking place currently in your life. For example if one might be in an abusive relationship they might appear to be in the eye as a safe place for the moment but are truly stuck in the middle of something more dangerous.
About Tornadoes Dreams
Generally tornadoes form when hot air meets cold air. Basically warm air rises, but when the two fronts meet, the cold air can trap the warm air beneath it. Because the warm air cannot move upward, it begins to rotate. As the sun heats the ground, more warm air continues to rise, until finally the mass is strong enough to push through the cold air barrier.
How it forms might be a metaphoric translation for trapped feelings and emotions that are now going to come to the surface. You need to be more aware of your emotions and what effects it might cause being unaware. This could very well mean that you are not ready to explore your shadows, or like Jung coined “shadow work”. This is all the repressed feelings that we hide deep in our unconscious and now the dream might be wanting it to come to the surface.