8 Dream Symbols You Should Never Ignore

Throughout the centuries, people have always been fascinated by dreams and what they mean. At the end of the 19th century, the psychotherapist Carl Jung realized that looking into dreams is opening a door into consciousness and the spirit world.

8 Dream Symbols You Should Never Ignore

Nonetheless, there is science behind what occurs while we sleep. Hence, a research team of scientists at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratory in Kyoto, Japan, explored brain scans while identifying the visual imagery of dreams.

They concluded that we watch our dreams in the same way that we watch our waking world. For analysis of the dreams, we need to study how we participate in our daily activities.

For that purpose, never ignore these 8 things regarding your dreams:


If you often dream flying, you probably have a need to reach ambition. Where are you headed? How are you getting there? Do you have trouble navigating through life? When you wake up from a dream where you were flying, you are somehow recharged and you feel free and able to accomplish anything you want.


Dreaming water portrays your emotional state and it symbolizes cleansing and purity. Waterfalls, in particular, are a great omen and they stand for new beginnings.


Dreams with teeth are common and not all teeth-related dreams stand for aging. If you are pulling out a tooth in your dream, it could mean that something needs to come out, whereas dreaming a rotten tooth symbolizes fear and anxiety. Falling teeth are usually associated with new situations causing you stress like a new job, fear of loss, lack of power in a relationship, lies, etc.


Dreams of death usually symbolize the end of something like death of ego, death of anxiety and fear, death of some situation, etc. Death dreams can be a psychological aspect of big changes in emotions.


If you dream that you are pregnant, growth and development will follow, either related with future projects or desires.


Dreaming houses stands for the self and the various personality aspects. Different rooms symbolize different aspects. For example, an attic symbolizes hidden memories, whereas a basement could mean intuition and the unconscious mind.


If you’ve been dreaming money lately, this has something to do with your luck and self-worth. In fact, if you dream of winning the lottery it means that you are making some change in your lifestyle, whereas if you are giving money to someone, it means that you are experiencing fear of loss.


Depending on the context of the dream, fire can have couple of meanings. Hence, playing with fire may warn you of risky activities whereas if you are seeing fire in a distance, you might be going through some transformation. Moreover, if you are starting a fire in your dreams, you are repressing anger.

‘Dreams are invariably seeking to express something that the ego does not know and does not understand’- Carl Jung