We all need a good laugh now and then!
A joke in a dream is a symbol of mirth and laughter in much the same way that it is in your waking life. It is important to note who is telling the joke, and who is receiving the joke in the dream.
Sometimes a joke in a dream or something funny in a dream is a simple way of relieving stress, much like it is in waking life.
On the other hand, jokes in a dream can also have more sinister meanings.
Dreaming About Telling Or Hearing A Joke
If the joke in the dream is associated with particularly good feelings, know that the person associated with that feeling in your dream is important to you in your waking life.
Hearing or telling a joke can also indicate that there is a serious situation in your life that you need to pay attention to. This is because a number of serious issues are often treated light-heartedly in waking life as a coping mechanism. So pay close attention to the surroundings in your dreams to give you a clue as to what issue you need to give your attention.
Has this dream happened again and again? Check out the meaning of recurring dreams.
Dreaming About Being The Butt Of A Joke
If a joke is being played on you, or you are the butt of a joke, the negative feelings associated with that could suggest some insecurities on your part.
Examine the nature of the joke and the details surrounding it to determine where those insecurities in your life may be at this point in time.
Similarly, if you dream others are laughing at you, this indicates insecurities and fears that exist within you. You may be afraid to take certain steps in your waking life, for fear that others will judge or mock you.
Dreaming About Hearing Laughter or Cackling
This type of dream is associated with your inner voice ridiculing your ego.
This is most common if you have let your ego become unruly or out of control. You may think too highly of yourself and have an over-inflated sense of self-importance.
Cackling in your dream is often your subconscious’s way of telling you to inject some humility into your life.
Cackling in a dream of the malicious kind can also indicate negative entities are around, which is especially common for people with clairvoyant abilities.
Learn more about Dream Interpretation here.