To dream of an earthquake represents a "shake-up" or loss of stability. Extreme upheaval in your life or with a relationship. You may be experiencing unexpected changes or new developments. A loss of structure or balance. An event that shakes the foundation of your life. The stability of your life is at risks. Feeling that your life is "coming apart" or breaking up" in some way. Turmoil. Feeling extremely insecure, that you have no support, or that you are "standing on shaky ground."
Negatively, earthquakes may reflect an upsetting change or feeling that your sense of security has been lost. Feeling that your life or control over a situation is falling apart.
An earthquake may reflect insecurity or a loss of dependability. Beliefs, attitudes, relationships, or situations that can no longer be counted on. The collapse of a business arrangement.
People undergoing a divorce or breakup commonly dream of earthquakes to reflect the impact of the change.
Example: A woman dreamed of an earthquake that slowly kept getting stronger until her her house fell apart. In waking life she had been diagnosed with cancer.
Example 2: A man dreamed of seeing the whole world shake in outer-space. In waking life he had experienced a serious fight with his father that revealed terrible things about his father's true character that he would never forgive again.
Example 3: A young man dreamed of insisting to his parents that the family move away from California because of an impending earthquake. In waking life he was concerned about his own impending psychological breakdown.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of an earthquake. In waking life she was experiencing a serious fight with her boyfriend and feared that a breakup was inevitable.
Example 5: A man dreamed of an earthquake. In waking life he was having anxiety about his pregnant wife going into labor.