Emotions in dreams often reflect how powerful or important you believe
something is. They often mirror your waking emotional state.
To dream that you are holding or expressing anger represents a
disagreement with someone in your waking life or inner conflict with
an aspect of your character. You may be experiencing frustrations
and disappointments with others or with your self.
Being angry in
a dream may also reflect you or someone else that is demanding to
be acknowledged. It may also be a sign that you have unacknowledged
aggression or hostility. Perhaps you feel undervalued, rejected, or
An angry person
in a dream may represent a characteristic in yourself that you dislike
or feel guilty about.
men are much more likley to experience anger or aggression in dreams
than woman. This is most likely due to woman being much more open
about their problems or concerns in waking life. Poor people, working
mothers, and first born children also have higher incidences of anger
and violence in dreams.
To dream of crying sadly represents powerful feelings of loss, disappointment,
or pain. Distress, sorrow, or stress. You feel frustrated or overwhelmed
by how unpleasant a situation is. You may be having difficulty accepting
the end of a situation or relationship. Jealousy of something in your
life not being perfect. Feeling empty inside.
crying in a dream may be a sign that you are acknowledging a problem
you've been repressing. You or someone else that is experiencing catharsis
or emotional cleansing. A release of sorrow, grief, or misery that
has been held back. You may have finally confronted a powerful fear.
To dream of crying
tears of joy represents the resolution of a frustrating problem or
working through emotional blocks. Relief of some kind. It may also
represent your deep appreciation or sense of wonderment for something
that has happened to you.
To wake up crying
represents suppressed hurt or trauma that you've neglected to deal
with. You are having difficulty accepting or confronting an issue.
A sign that you may need to be more open about your problems or more
willing to accept difficult changes.
To dream of no
one hearing or responding to your cries represents your feelings of
helplessness, neglect, or frustration. You may feel insignificant
or that no one is listening to you. You may need to be more vocal
about your problems or making your views known.
often dream of crying to reflect their heightened emotional sensitivity
causing them to feel that they are losing control.
Crying in a dream
may also reflect sad feelings of unbearable sadness or emptiness.
Experiencing someone in your life that is sad and feeling that you
can't do anything about it.
Example: A woman
dreamed of crying about a horse dying. In waking life she had just
spent a few days having sex with her husband in an expensive hotel
before he had to leave on business for a long time. The crying probably
reflected the woman's disappointment with the sexual activity having
to stop for such a long time.
Example 2: A man
dreamed of seeing someone crying. In waking life he was experiencing
new found success in his business that suddenly stopped.
Example 3: A young
girl dreamed of seeing her mother sitting at the dinner table and
then felt herself start to cry. In waking life her parents were getting
a divorce and she felt that it was her fault.
Example 4: A man
dreamed of crying. In waking life he was a doctor in Nazi Germany
that was distraught witnessing his hospital being over taken by Nazi
Example 5: A woman
dreamed of seeing her boyfriend's mother crying. In waking life she
felt sorry for the mother because the mother missed her son (dreamer's
boyfriend) who was off in another country. The dreamer felt powerless
to address the problem while finding the mother's sadness unbearable.
Example 6: A woman
dreamed of seeing her mother crying. In waking if she felt that promises
she made to others about the future to move to another country were
going to make her very unhappy.
Example 7: A young woman dreamed of crying. In waking life she was
feeling a powerful sense of loss with her best friend decided to never
speak to her again.
Example 8: A woman dreamed of crying on the phone with her ex-boyfriend.
In waking life her ex-boyfriend had married someone else and she was
having difficulty accepting that a getting back with him was never
going to happen ever again.
To dream of
depression reflects a lack of belief in yourself or in a situation.
You may have lost hope or confidence. Alternatively, depression
in a dream may reflect how you are feeling sorry for yourself.
a dream may be a sign that you need to force yourself to make positive
changes in your life or believe in yourself more.
To dream of experiencing
a financial depression represents a total loss of faith or hope in
your abilities. You may be having a big slump or feel that easy opportunities
in life are drying up. It may also reflect common feeling of failure
or a lack of opportunity amongst you and the people you know. You
can't do anything because no one else can.
To dream that you are embarrassed represents your feelings of
disappointment or failure. A lack of self-confidence. Insecurities
about people laughing at you for hidden weaknesses being exposed.
Confidence feeling undermined. Embarrassment in a dream may also be
a sign that you have issues with confidence and believing in yourself.
Worrying too much about what other people think.
embarrassment might reflect situations in waking life where you are
experiencing jealousy. Insecurities about your sexuality.
To dream of fear reflects a waking life situation that gives you
anxiety or that scares you. You may have a problem confronting an
issue. The fear may also reflect an unconscious aversion you have
to a something happening.
yourself being little or powerless. Insecurity. Not believing in yourself
enough. A lack of experience that forces you to hide facts from people
or act cowardly. A fear of what other people think that drives you
to cover up your problems. A sign that you need to speak about your
problems to people or seek advice to address your problems properly.
To overcome your
fears it's recommended that you talk people about your problems or
to confront issues openly.
Example: A woman
had recurring dreams of feeling fear while cautiously entering a room.
In waking life she was having regular financial problems and feared
that she could never pay off her debts.
To dream of
happiness may reflect waking life situations where you feeling good
about not having to worry about a problem anymore. Relief, comfort,
or contentment with how a situation has turned out. Feeling secure
or loved. Alternatively, happiness may reflect waking life situations
where you feel really lucky about something good that has happened.
happiness in a dream may be a sign that you are desperately avoid
facing the truth of a problem or are involved in addictive or excessive
behaviors. Compensating, daydreaming, or willful blindness to avoid
pain. A desire for wish fulfillment. It may also reflect a tendency
to live with desire for things you can't really believe you can
have. Wishful thinking. Happiness in a dream may be a sign that
you are having problems facing the reality of situation. Alternatively,
dreaming of being happy may reflect a tendency to be too comfortable
with ideas or situations that are not good for you. Feelings about
other people being happy to see your fail or your or enjoyment of
experiencing other failing.
in a dream may reflect positive outcomes that you currently aren't
confident enough to believe in. Negatively, they may reflect satisfaction
with keeping others down.
Example: A young
boy dreamed of his parents being happy together and choosing to not
get divorced. In waking life his parents were getting divorced and
there was nothing that could be done to stop it. The dream most likely
reflected the young boy's irrational or uniformed desire for his parents
to get back together. Using hope or telling himself that his parents
would get back together to help himself cope.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of feeling happy inside. In waking life
she was very happy to be divorced.
To dream of hating someone or something represents feelings of serious
resentment, frustration, or anger. Waking life grievances or strong
dislike. Feelings of contempt. Powerful jealousy or envy. Frustrations
with your own flaws or faults. Repressed aggression or fearing true
confrontation. A complete lack of a sense of humor about a sensitive
hate in a dream may mirror waking life feelings of hatred, frustration,
or serious anger. A wish to seek revenge on someone. Having a true
To dream that
someone hates you represents feelings about situations or relationships
that never produce happy outcomes when you interact with them. Feeling
unlucky in some area of your life or that someone doesn't like you.
Feeling that a situation in unwelcoming or unfriendly to your interests.
Situations that feel bitter or jealous of you. Experiencing hostility
to your presence or views. Fearing hostility or being yelled at. A
naive or misinformed view of someone you believe hates you when you
haven't even spent time speaking to them. Experiencing hostile ignorance
or bigoted behavior.
Example: A woman
dreamed of feeling intense hatred for a man. In waking life she was
a waitress who was frustrated by her boss forcing her to politely
serve dinner to a child molester who had been mentioned in the news.
*Please See Anger.
To dream of jealousy represents your anxiety or concern that some
area of your life will be too powerful for you. You may fear that
someone or something will get out of control or embarass you.
To dream that you are laughing represents ideas or situations
that you feel are ridiculous or unrealistic. You feel you can't
take a situation or another person seriously anymore. Total confidence
something something is stupid or pathetic. Confidence after facing
a fear. Feeling that something is too easy. Feeling good that there
is nothing to worry about.
dreaming of hearing laughing represents situations where you are
embarrassed that certain ideas you have a ridiculous or unrealistic.
It may also reflect your feeling that others are not taking you
seriously or embarrass you for your ideas. Feeling that someone
is ridiculing you or making you feel stupid. Feeling mocked or that
people are secretly laughing at you. Being made a fool of. A fear
of being humiliated. Insensitively enjoying feeling that you are
better than other people. Enjoying others misery.
laughing may negatively reflect feelings that someone is arrogantly
crossing a line with your tolerance. Someone in your life that you
feel is purposely not listening to you or embarrassing you behind
To dream of yourself laughing at something may be a sign that you
ar not taking a problem as seriously as you should. Thinking something
is too easy when it might not be if you were forced to confront it
Example: A man
dreamed of hearing people laugh when he asked them if it was ever
possible to be with a girl he liked. In waking life he soon realized
that being with the girl he liked was impossible and even ridiculous
because she was too old.
Example 2: A
woman dreamed of a shark laughing at her. In waking life she felt
that co-workers weren't taking her difficulties seriously.
Example 3: A
man dreamed of being half eaten by a shark and then laughing about
it. In waking life he was humiliated at a party, but then recovered
and felt better about it later on.
Example 4: A
young man dreamed of all his clothes, except his underwear, falling
off in front of his mother who laughed at him. In waking life he
felt that he needed to lighten up and be less serious about himself.
Example 5: A
young women dreamed of her ex-boyfriends' father laughing at her.
In waking life she felt that people were enjoying her misfortunes.
Example 6: A woman
dreamed of seeing her sister laugh at her with an evil laugh. In waking
life she felt her sister was mocking her religious views and her church
when she tried to speak to her about attending church.
Example 7: A girl dreamed of running away from her boyfriend and then
giving up and starting to laugh with him. In waking life she had a
big fight with her boyfriend which caused them to end the relationship
and then later got made up and resumed dating.
To dream of being in love or feeling love represents a situation
in your life that feels good all the time. You may be experiencing
new found success or financial security.
To dream of
being in love with someone you aren't involved with in real life
symbolizes your strong attachment and acceptance of a quality in
yourself that you see in that person. It may also reflect strong
attachment or comfort with a situation that is occurring.
To dream of
being in love with someone you are involved with in real life can
reflect both your feelings for that person, or your strong attachment
and acceptance of a personality trait you have become comfortable
with. It may also reflect how good you feel about something that
is happening to you.
To dream of
being in love with a family member can reflects both your feelings
for that person or how much you like something that is happening
To dream of
being in love with someone you are infatuated with or "have
a crush" on may symbolize a powerful desire for that person.
You may not believe you can ever have that person, or possibly fear
never having them. This applies to celebrity "crushes"
To be in love
with celebrities which you have no attraction to in real life symbolizes
your strong attachment or acceptance to some quality in yourself
that you see in that celebrity. It may also reflect how much you
like something that is happening to you.
To be in love
with people you recognize, but have no physical attraction for symbolizes
your strong attachment or acceptance to some quality in yourself
that you see in that person.
To be in love
with a stranger represents a strong attachment or acceptance of
new qualities in yourself, or new situations. Something in your
life may be encouraging new feelings, or feelings you haven't had
in a very long time.
Example: A man
dreamed of falling in love. In waking life his struggling business
finaly began to make money.
To dream of luck represents feelings and attitudes related to
fortune, chance, and unexpected outcomes in your waking life. Your
perception of how random or unpredictable events can influence your
circumstances. Dreams about luck can have both positive and negative
connotations, depending on the context and emotions experienced during
dreaming about luck may signify optimism and a belief that good things
will happen to you. A sense of serendipity, where you expect favorable
opportunities or fortunate events to come your way. Feelings about
being open to embracing unexpected positive changes in your life or
that you are feeling lucky in your current situation. Feelings about
life's circumstances aligning effortlessly in your favor or experiencing
fortunate coincidences. An intuitive sense of success, advantageous
events, favorable outcomes, or a period where personal aims are easily
achieved. Feelings of optimism, being blessed, or having the universe
work in your favor.
dreaming about luck might suggest a fear of uncertainty and a lack
of control over your life. It could symbolize a sense of vulnerability
or anxiety about unfavorable events occurring randomly. Reliance on
chance rather than action, or it may symbolize an unrealistic expectation
for favorable outcomes without effort. Over-reliance on chance or
external circumstances to improve your life. Concerns about relying
too heavily on luck rather than taking proactive steps to achieve
your goals. Feelings of helplessness or reliance on chance rather
than taking control of your life. A warning that you are overly dependent
on luck and not putting in the necessary effort or planning to achieve
your goals. A fear of bad luck or misfortune, suggesting that you
worry about things going wrong despite your hopes for positive outcomes.
Feelings of not being in control of your destiny or of being left
at the mercy of fate.
of good luck represents feelings of good fortune, favorable circumstances,
and positive outcomes in your waking life. It signifies a belief in
serendipity and the idea that events or situations will work out in
your favor. Good luck may also reflect your confidence in your ability
to navigate life successfully or your optimism about upcoming opportunities.
dreaming about good luck may symbolize a sense of empowerment and
the belief that you are in the right place at the right time. It could
signify a period of prosperity, happiness, or unexpected rewards.
This dream might inspire you to take risks, knowing that luck is on
your side, or it may boost your overall morale and motivation.
dreaming of good luck may represent feelings of unworthiness for the
good things happening, fear that good luck will soon end, or worries
about experiencing bad luck because things have been going too well.
Jealousy of other people's good fortune or happiness.
of bad luck represents feelings of misfortune, failure, or a string
of unfavorable outcomes in your waking life. It symbolizes a period
where nothing seems to be going your way, or a sense that you are
experiencing setbacks, obstacles, or challenges that are beyond your
control. This dream could reflect your inner state of frustration,
feeling cursed, or believing that external forces are negatively influencing
your life trajectory.
dreaming about bad luck might represent feelings of helplessness,
hopelessness, or victimhood, where you blame external circumstances
for your troubles. A lack of accountability, where you attribute your
failures or difficulties to luck rather than acknowledging your own
role in the situation. There might be a sense of anxiety about the
future, fear of taking risks, or a belief that you are undeserving
of success or happiness.
A teenage girl dreamed of being at her old high school and walking
passed a girl who told her "good luck." In waking like,
she had recently moved, started a new school, and was having strong
feelings about how difficult life was. She was scared about what might
happen next in her life. In this case, the girl passing her in the
school hallway who says "good luck" may have reflected the
dreamer's desire for positive outcomes and support as she navigated
the challenges of her new school and surroundings. It could also reflect
her hope that things would ultimately work out for the better, despite
her initial fears and doubts.
To dream of nausea represents feelings of discomfort, unease, or revulsion
in your waking life. An inner emotional response to a situation or
thought that your psyche perceives as revolting, upsetting, or out
of alignment with your core values. A strong rejection or repulsion
regarding decisions, situations, or behaviors that you find morally,
ethically, or viscerally unacceptable. Your internal reaction to something
that disturbs your moral compass or makes you feel uncomfortable,
compromised, or forced into a corner.
Positively, dreaming about nausea may a heightened sense of intuition
or sensitivity that allows you to detect issues or situations that
are not in your best interest such as toxic influences or negative
Negatively, a dream involving nausea may indicate that you are experiencing
stress, anxiety, or disgust about something in your waking life. Feelings
of emotional discomfort due to a real-life situation or relationship.
Regret, fear, or intense anxiety about an action you've taken or are
contemplating. A situation that deeply conflicts with your principles,
desires, or personal identity, causing a sense of emotional turmoil
or crisis. Feelings about struggling with a difficult decision or
when you're facing consequences that you hadn't anticipated, leading
to a sense of moral queasiness or existential discomfort. Your body's
response to stressors, fears, or unpleasant experiences, serving as
a reminder to address these issues. A need to purge or rid yourself
of negative emotions, thoughts, or situations that are making you
Example: A young woman dreamed of contemplating eating soup and trying
to control her nausea. In waking life, she was having issues with
suppressing her own emotions about doing things she didn't like in
order to please other people. In this case, the nausea may have reflected
her feelings of intense discomfort and inner conflict regarding compromising
her own happiness or boundaries.
Example 2: A young woman dreamed of experiencing nausea and calling
out for her father. In waking life, she was experiencing members of
her community reject her, hurt her, and break her down. Only her father
accepted her and believed in her. In this case, the nausea may have
reflected her profound emotional distress and sense of repulsion over
the treatment she received from her community.
To dream of pain represents feelings of discomfort, emotional suffering,
or distress in your waking life due to difficulties or loss. Emotional
agony, possibly due to an injury, illness, or difficult life circumstances.
Unresolved issues, inner turmoil, or the need to address your own
limitations and needs. Emotional pain or humiliation. Putting up with
something that doesn't feel good. Feeling hurt by relationship problems
or rejection. Feelings of being limited or "held back."
Feelings about a loss that makes you feel you can't come back from
Negatively, dreaming about pain may represent feelings of helplessness,
suffering, or being overwhelmed by negative situations in waking life.
A fear of facing hurtful truths, a tendency to hold onto suffering,
or an inability to let go of what's causing harm. Chronic pain in
a dream might represent an ongoing problematic situation, a sense
of despair, or a fear of never recovering from a current setback.
Difficulty recovering from a relationship breakup or friendship ending.
People commonly experience pain in a dream after a relationship has
To dream of feeling no pain when you should feel pain represents a
possible sense of emotional detachment or numbness in your waking
life. Suppressing your emotions or avoiding addressing a painful situation.
A defense mechanism shielding you from the full brunt of a painful
reality. A sign of resilience or desensitization to a difficult situation.
Alternatively, it may symbolize resilience, inner strength, and the
ability to handle adversity without breaking.
To dream of sharing someone's pain represents deep empathy and emotional
connection with a person or situation. Selflessness, compassion, and
a supportive nature. You may be highly attuned to the hardships of
those around you.
Negatively, dreaming about sharing someone's pain may indicate that
you are taking on more emotional burden than you can handle, leading
to feelings of being overwhelmed. It might also reflect a difficulty
in setting emotional boundaries, thereby allowing others' negative
experiences to deeply affect your well-being. Wasting time feeling
sorry for people.
Consider what body part you are experiencing pain in for additional
Example: A girl dreamed of feeling her friend's pain in her own body.
In waking life, she had been listening to her friend talk about her
relationship troubles. In this case, the shared pain may have reflected
her ability to understand and emotionally resonate with her friend's
struggles, even to the point of feeling them as her own.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of feeling pain from acupuncture needles.
In waking life, she was having relationship issues regarding saving
money for the future. In this case, the pain may have reflected her
feelings about enduring discomfort with her relationship and lifestyle
due to the necessary financial restrictions she felt were needed to
save money for the future.
Example 3: An elderly man dreamed of having pain in his shoulder after
Satan grabbed it. In waking life, he was having a hard time doing
what he once could. In this case, the shoulder pain may have reflected
the emotional burden he carries, perhaps feelings of uselessness or
frustration, associated with the aging process and the consequent
loss of physical strength or ability. He may have felt emotionally
hurt with experiencing himself losing his vitality while feeling it
could never come back.
*Please See Aches.
To dream of rage represents feelings of intense anger, fury, or resentment.
Unresolved conflict, frustration, anger, or disappointment, or feelings
of powerlessness. Your inner turmoil, your reaction to injustice,
or your struggle with situations or people that you find unbearable
or unfair. You or someone else that is "letting it all out"
Positively, dreaming about rage might symbolize a potent drive or
motivation to change a situation that you find intolerable. It may
reflect a conscious choice to confront issues head-on, to stand up
for yourself, or to express strong emotions that you have been suppressing.
It could also indicate a heightened state of passion, determination,
Negatively, dreaming about rage could represent feelings of loss of
control, destructive impulses, or fear of your own anger. It might
symbolize an inability to handle stress, conflict, or changes. Perhaps
you are struggling with a volatile situation or relationship that
is causing you emotional distress, or you might be dealing with self-destructive
tendencies or anger management issues. It could also represent feelings
of resentment, betrayal, or injustice.
Example: A woman dreamed of feeling rage towards a man. In waking
life, she was trying to breakup with a man because she felt the relationship
was toxic as he's cheated on her. He is trying to marry her while
she wants no part of it. In this case, the woman's rage may have reflected
her intense feelings of anger, betrayal, and frustration towards the
man. Her dream might reveal her internal conflict and emotional turmoil
as she tried to end a relationship that she found harmful and unbearable
with a man who frustrates her with no accepting the relationship over.
*Please See Anger.
To dream of being sad may represent feelings of disappointment, failure,
or loss of something important. Feeling unfulfilled, apathetic, or
depressed. Missing people or something in your life a lot. Dreams
of sadness common occur around relationship breakups.
may reflect your fear of losing something important. Insecurity, low-self-esteem,
or not believing that something good in your life with last for long.
Difficulty accepting loss or unpleasant changes.
Example: A woman
dreamed of looking at her pregnant belly and being really happy and
then suddenly being overcome with sadness. In waking life she was
pregnant and then had a miscarriage.
Example 2: A woman
dreamed of being overcome with sadness. In waking life she had just
broken up with her boyfriend.
Example 3: A man
dreamed of being overcome with sadness. In waking life he was having
trouble dealing with his divorce.
Example 4: A woman
dreamed of feeling sad watching apartment buildings sinking. In waking
life she started a new job helping terminally ill people. In this
case the sadness may have mirrored her waking life feelings about
watching sick people die.
*Please See Depression.
*Please See Mourning.
To dream of being shy represents feelings of being timid, too reserved,
showing a small amount of anxiety about confronting something. Nervousness.
Difficulty approaching a situation assertively. Situations where you
are inhibited or insecure. Feeling that something inside holds you
back when dealing with people or problems. Awareness of yourself disliking
yourself being quiet. Anxiety about trying something or opening up
to others. A sign that you need to be more assertive or aggressive.
Lacking confidence in a situation. Not feeling comfortable wanting
to do something yet.
To dream of temptation represents feelings about alluring or enticing
desires, actions, or situations that have the potential to lead you
astray from your established values, principles, or goals. Inner conflicts,
moral dilemmas, or choices that test your willpower, integrity, or
about temptation may represent situations where you are able to resist
and overcome negative influences or distractions in your life. Personal
growth, self-discipline, and the strength to make virtuous choices
even in the face of allurement.
in a dream may represent inner struggles with vices, bad habits, or
unethical behavior. It can signify feelings of guilt, weakness, or
self-indulgence. Such dreams might serve as warnings about potential
pitfalls or the consequences of yielding to temptation.
of temptation encourage you to examine your values and the choices
you make in your waking life. They highlight the need to stay true
to your principles and exercise self-control when confronted with
enticing or alluring circumstances.
To dream of yearning represents deep desires, unfulfilled wishes,
or intense longing for something that is currently out of reach. A
sense of incompleteness or a yearning for emotional, material, or
spiritual fulfillment. Internal desires for connection, achievement,
or understanding in certain aspects of your life. It might also reflect
a deep emotional void or an unmet need. Your innermost aspirations
or a craving for a specific experience or achievement.
dreaming of yearning may represent ambition, determination, and a
strong drive to pursue your goals and dreams. It may indicate that
you are motivated to make positive changes in your life or that you
are committed to achieving your heart's desires. Hope, motivation,
or a driving force that propels you forward despite challenges.
yearning in a dream can reveal feelings of frustration, disappointment,
or a sense of unfulfillment in waking life. Struggling with unmet
expectations or that you feel stuck in a situation that prevents you
from attaining what you desire. An unhealthy attachment to something
or someone that's leading to emotional turmoil. Feelings of despair,
loss, or unattainability. Frustrations over missed opportunities,
lost love, or unachieved aspirations. Something vital might be missing
or out of reach.