There’s nothing I love more than analyzing my dreams because mine are usually so abstract and strange.
During our night sleep our brain and subconscious create interesting and totally surreal dreams for us to experience. Because of this our dreams can often give us glimpses into what our subconscious thinks and figure out those things that may be bothering us in our day-to-day lives even if they’re incredibly subtle!
I believe psychotherapist Jeffrey Sumber put it best when he told WebMD this:
The meaning of our dreams oftentimes relates to things we are needing to understand about ourselves and the world around us.
So when I saw this incredible list of symbols our minds use to tell us important information about ourselves I couldn’t believe how many subtle messages I was missing. I couldn’t believe how much my subconscious was communicating with me in a way that I was completely missing!
In the guide below we will talk about the 6 most common symbols that appear in our dreams and what they usually mean!
If your dreams contain many boxes, it means that your brain is warn you about concealment. Perhaps there’s a concern that someone is keeping an important secret from you or perhaps you’re keeping a secret hidden away from those around you.
If in your dream you end up opening a box then it may be your brain suggesting that you’re ready to take a leap and share a secret to some close friends or perhaps even the world.
But if you open the box in your dream and it’s completely empty then it may be suggesting disappointment in your life situation. Perhaps you’re upset about being passed over for a job promotion or that special someone hasn’t asked you out, yet. Either way your subconscious believes that you are disappointed and something may need to be changed to help.
Falling is an incredibly common theme in people’s dreams! Unfortunately it typically suggests that you feel a lack of control in your life. Perhaps you’re frustrated that you’re unable to do the things you wish or you’re losing control on the things in your life.
Another possible interpretation of falling is that you’re scared of failure or that you may soon come to regret past decisions. Either way, falling typically suggests that your brain and subconscious feel uncomfortable and they communicate this through a dream where you feel like you’re falling.
If falling is a common theme among many of your dreams, it’s possible that your brain is simply suffering from too much anxiety and it may be in your best interest to do activities like mediation or yoga which help reduce everyday anxiety.
Even if you are a huge lover of cats when you’re awake, the theme of cats is typically a very deliberate symbol in your dreams.
This symbol suggests that you may need to embrace your feminine side a bit more. Spend more time with the women in your life and make more personal connections with them. Femininity is a very powerful side that is often neglected. When one embraces their true femininity they are more confident and can even lead a personal spiritual awakening.
Chances are, you’re probably not a dentist so the teeth seem like a pretty unnatural fit for dreams. These dreams can often feel more like a nightmare, where you either lose or break your teeth! Not a pleasant dream by any measure.
However teeth are actually a very important symbol. They are often used to communicate a fear of getting older and perhaps even death. This sounds really intimidating, but embracing your life and living each day like it were your last will help ease your brain on these fears. Live a positive life and this theme should disappear.
One other possible reason for this symbol is that your brain thinks you’re too concerned with your appearance and not enough with your health. Perhaps you’re not eating a healthy diet and keeping your body in tip top shape. It isn’t just about how you look, but also about keeping your body happy and healthy. You will also feel much better!
Ants can oftentimes be interpreted in a really simple, surface level way.
There may be something that is truly “bugging” or annoying you in your everyday life.It can be something really minor, but your brain is telling you that you should handle the issue head-on rather than attempt to grit through it.
If nothing in your life appears to be annoying you, it’s also possible that your brain is trying to tell you that you value support and teamwork very highly. It’s a deeply held value that goes as deep as your subconscious! It can suggest that you truly value your relationships with friends and family.
If you find yourself dreaming about hair, it may be your brain telling you that you need improve aspects of your physical relationships. Your brain is telling you to be a embrace your sexual side more than you currently are.
Hair can also symbolize a desire for deep connections with other people, provided you know where you both stand. You prefer every relationship to be open, with everything on the table. This goes beyond just romantic relationships to work relationships as well.
If you seem to be dreaming about long hair then it’s your brain telling you to embrace freedom. Perhaps you’re restricting yourself too much for your brain to feel comfortable. It may be time to lift those restrictions you put on yourself and live a freer, happier life.
That’s the list of the 6 most common dream symbols and what they mean. What do you think? Be sure to tell us down below. Are these symbols accurate for you? Do you think dreams are important to help us during our waking lives?