Have you ever awakened from a dream and wondered, What was that? While the meaning behind dreams can be deeply personal and specific, you can identify common themes and symbolisms to interpret what your dream self may be trying to tell you. Reach out to a trusted Psychic Advisor for perspective on the spiritual meaning of your dreams. For more help, we've put together this guide to some common dreams and the meaning behind them.
Dreams About Teeth Falling Out
You go to the dentist for checkups twice a year and make sure to floss (most days, anyway). So why are you losing your teeth in a dream? There might be several reasons for this unsettling scenario. Teeth often represent speech and expression, so if your teeth are falling out in a dream, the spiritual meaning may suggest you're worried about communicating. You may have a big presentation coming up at work, or maybe you're anxious about having a difficult conversation.
Teeth falling out in a dream can also have a broader spiritual meaning related to loss and insecurity. If you feel like you're losing control of your own life, this may manifest itself in your dreams as a physical loss, including that of your teeth. This dream might also surface when you lose someone close to you, whether from a breakup, a falling out, or even a death.
Meaning of Dreams About Water
Water is one of the four natural elements — along with earth, fire, and air — and its appearance in dreams can offer clues to your emotional state. The spiritual meaning of water in a dream often depends on the type of water and your experience with it. For example, if you dream of swimming lazily in a pool on a hot day, it may indicate that you're content with your life and clear about your intentions. But if you're swimming in the middle of the ocean, going against the current, your dream might represent worries about the future.
Similarly, dreams about drowning often mean you're feeling overwhelmed. Drowning symbolizes the intense emotions that make you feel like you're in over your head. Many people also dream about waves, such as tidal waves or even tsunamis. When a wave appears in your dream, it can signify anxiety over a big change in your life. A wave could also represent suppressed emotions that you need to process.
Meaning of Dreams About Fire
Like water, dreams about fire are usually connected to your emotions. Fire may represent anger, jealousy, or rage, but it can also signify energy or passion. Fire can also be a sign of transformation. To interpret the spiritual meaning of fire in a dream, consider what the flames might represent. For example, if you dream that you're on fire, it could mean you're consumed with a situation in your life, or it may mean you're shedding your old self as you work to build a new and improved you.
If you dream about a house or building on fire, it often signifies change. The burning structure might represent longstanding values or beliefs in your own life that are now falling down. If you're running away from a fire, it may mean you're reluctant to face a certain situation or challenge. But if you're near a fire without feeling the need to run away, it could symbolize a feeling of peace and calm, especially if you've just gone through a period of change.
Meaning of Dreams About Falling or Flying
Ever heard the myth that if you fall and hit the ground in a dream, you die in real life? That's not true, but dreams about falling can have a deeper spiritual meaning. Dreaming about falling often means you feel like you've failed at something or let people down. If you have a dream about falling, it may also be a sign that it's time to go in a new direction.
On the flip side, dreaming about flying can mean you feel like you're on top of the world. When you fly in a dream, it could represent your ability to set and achieve big goals. You might have had a major success recently, such as a promotion at work. You may have also recently let go of something (or someone).
Meaning of Dreams About an Ex or Infidelity
"OMG, you dream cheated on me?" Imagine your partner's reaction after you wake up, totally confused about why you've dreamed of cheating on the person you love. Dreams about infidelity are common, and they usually don't mean there's a problem in your relationship. If you're dreaming about cheating, it may mean you're working to express a repressed desire, such as quitting your job. On the other hand, if you're getting cheated on in your dreams, it could mean you feel like you're not spending enough quality time with your partner.
If your dreams involve an ex, it says more about you than about your former relationship. For example, if you're dreaming about a first love, it may mean you're seeking that excitement and desire in your current life. If you're dreaming about a recent ex, it can be a sign you're still trying to work through the breakup. In most cases, dreaming about your ex relates to your own emotions, so don't take the dream as a sign to slide back into their DMs anytime soon.
Talk to a Psychic About Your Dreams
A dream's meaning can say a lot about your emotions, fears, and desires. If you need help decoding the spiritual meaning of your dreams, schedule an intuitive Psychic Reading with a PathForward Psychic who specializes in dream interpretation. We can help you discover the meaning of your dreams so that when you wake up, you're empowered and ready to be your best self.