Dream Dictionary

Dreams A - Z

Maybe you’ve found yourself here in the middle of the night after a bad dream. Perhaps you’ve been plagued by the same recurring nightmare for weeks, months, or even years. Whatever is going on in your subconscious mind, use this Dreams Dictionary as your point of reference to understand the deeper meanings of your dreams from a-z.

Dream dictionaries can unlock the psychology behind common symbols in our dreams. Speaking of psychology, the famous psychologist Sigmund Freud believed that dreams were a window into our subconscious. One of his most influential books was The Interpretation of Dreams.

While these definitions may not be exact interpretations of what’s going on in your unique internal life, this Dreams Dictionary will activate your intuition so you can access what is hidden in your subconscious more easily. Using the messages in your dreams sent to you by your subconscious can lead to greater levels of happiness, deeper relationships, and a better understanding of yourself.

How Do I Use the Dream Dictionary for Dream Analysis

Look up objects, weather, themes, actions, or feelings with our helpful dreams dictionary. Don’t let yourself get paranoid that it means something bad is coming. The future is not written in stone. You’re co-creating your future with the help of this dreams dictionary.

How to Remember Your Dreams With a Dream Journal

If you think you don’t dream, think again. 

Most people forget over 90% of their dreams upon waking. To increase your dream recall, start to keep a dream journal. In a journal or in your phone’s notes app, simply writing down what you remember about your dreams as soon as you wake will help you start remembering more dreams more clearly. It’s best to write down your dreams immediately when you wake up.

Once you’ve written down some dreams, look up the meaning of the things that stood out and write down your best interpretation or a few possible interpretations. Then, before you sleep, read your dream journal from the previous night. This will help you develop the habit of remembering your dreams and will refresh your memory to help you notice recurring symbols. Dream recall is a muscle in your brain that gets stronger the more you exercise it.

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Which Dream Symbols Are Most Important?

Keeping knowledge of some of the more common dream symbols in your back pocket can help you wade through the seemingly confusing scenarios you may encounter in your dream life. 

1. Dreams About Houses & Cars

We often see houses and cars in dreams. These typically represent yourself. If there are other people in your car or home, these people are likely influencing your life in some way, especially depending on where those people are in the car or house.

It can be people from a long time ago or someone representing a formative time in your life. Visits from key figures in your life usually represent a part of yourself rather than the person.

2. Animal Dreams

Animals have been interpreted as dream symbols for a long time. Pay attention to what the animal is doing and if/how you interact with it. Any animal can represent any number of things, so keep your interpretation loose and trust that the message that resonates the most is the one that is meant for you.

3. Dreams About Stormy Weather

Extreme weather events like storms, tornadoes, and floods are all related to your emotions. If you’re not facing your emotions, you will likely see water or extreme weather events in your dreams. Sometimes people dream of weather events before they happen, but it’s more common that they relate to your unconscious emotional state.

4. Colors in Dreams

Colors are also significant in dream analysis and often appear in relation to your chakras. Certain colors can reveal an emotional area that needs healing or a physical part of your body that needs attention.

5. Baby Dreams

Babies and pregnancies in dreams can represent the “birth” of creative ideas or the start of something new. Babies may also suggest the need to nurture your relationship with yourself.

6. Dreams About Death

Death or dying in dreams usually indicates a need for rebirth in some area of your life rather than a prediction of death itself.

Sometimes a lot is going on in your dreams! It could take all day to look up everything possible symbol and every possible interpretation for it. Use your intuition to focus on the things that stand out the most or cause you the most significant emotional reaction – those are the things you should spend time analyzing.

7. Dreams About Sex

Dreams that contain sexual themes can be confusing and stressful upon waking, but they often reveal that we are either suppressing our desires in general or that we are in the midst of manifesting something. Sex dreams are not usually meant to be taken literally, so don’t get stuck on them.

The Astrology Answers A - Z Dream Dictionary

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