When we tuck ourselves up into bed at night, we all hope for a good night’s sleep. But what about the nights we find ourselves having vivid dreams that we remember all the details to the next morning? Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud described dreams as the road to the unconscious mind and he believed, along with many other people today, that the things we find ourselves dreaming about having a much deeper meaning than we initially think. Whether you’re dreaming of flying high or failing a test, public nudity or pregnancy, read on to find out more about the most common dreams and what they might suggest about you.
Whether you’re dreaming of your teeth rotting, falling out one by one, or crumbling into dust in your hands, teeth related dreams all leads back to one thing - worry. One theory is that dreams about your teeth reflect anxieties about appearance and how others perceive you, while others believe this type of dream can mean you’re having trouble communicating with someone else or you feel as if you are losing your power in a certain situation.
If you find yourself dreaming about being nude while in public, this often suggests a fear of being found out. Could you be feeling vulnerable or embarrassed about unintentionally revealing imperfections, or perhaps you’re hiding something from someone close to you and you’re concerned about being exposed?
The animals in our dreams are representations of ourselves and how we’re feeling, and a snake is said to mean you’re dealing with a difficult situation or unsettling emotions in your waking life. Snakes however tend to show up in dreams in times of transition or transformation, bringing with them guidance about life direction and healing opportunities.
To dream that you are pregnant symbolises an aspect of yourself or your personal life is growing, but that you may not be ready to talk about it or act on it yet. Similarly, being pregnant in a dream may also represent the birth of a new idea, project or goal. On the other hand however, dreaming that you did not realise you were pregnant until the very last moment can imply you’re in denial, or that you tend to ignore things until they are right in front of you!
Running away from someone or something in a dream has a pretty literal meaning - you’re trying to avoid or escape something in your waking life. The action of running away isn’t a good sign though. It reflects how you would respond to stress or pressure in the real world, suggesting you have a tendency to run away from issues rather than tackle them head on.
Dreaming of flying can be interpreted in many ways, all depending on how successful you are at taking to the skies. If you struggling to fly in your dream, this can mean you’re finding it difficult to meet the high goals you set for yourself, or that someone (or something) is stopping you from moving to the next chapter in your life. If you’re soaring the skies with ease however, this signifies you now feel a sense of complete freedom after previously feeling restricted or limited.
Dreaming that your partner is cheating on you can be incredibly stressful and, in some cases, may even leave you questioning your own relationship. Does dreaming that your partner is unfaithful mean that it might happen? Or that it is already happening? Thankfully, dreams about infidelity are rarely about actual cheating, and instead are more reflective of your own feelings of insecurity. These worries could stem from a fear of abandonment, neglect or that you are not measuring up to the expectations of others.
To dream that you are driving a car denotes your ambition, drive and ability to navigate through life, with how rough the journey is signifying the level of control you believe you have. If you dream of losing control of your car, you may feel that your life is currently off track. Also where you’re sitting in the car has great significance. If you are driving, then this suggests you are taking an active role in the way your life is going, however if you’re a passenger, you’re taking more back seat role.
If a celebrity makes an appearance in your dream, this is usually a way of highlighting something about yourself or your own personality. Celebrities are personal symbols and hold different meanings depending on who they are and your opinions or feelings towards them. Consider who they are, what they are famous for and what you personally think of them… if they represent wisdom or intelligence, this may mean you feel a desire to learn something new, or if they symbolise power or authority, this may be a sign you’re ready for new responsibilities at work or in your personal life.
Everyone knows exams are stressful, and if you’re dreaming about them - whether it’s being unprepared, being late or failing the exam entirely - this often symbolises you’re not feeling ready for an upcoming challenge in your waking life. This challenge may require your complete focus or dedication, need a lot of preparation, or put a lot at stake, and your dream is suggesting you may have a lack of confidence in your ability to complete the task in question.
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