50 Dreams and Their Meanings

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Trying to sort out even 50 dreams and their meanings is a little confusing at times. But it’s interesting to try and figure things out.

Missing an exam

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This is especially confusing if you’ve been out of school for a while. But as disconcerting as these types of dreams are, their meanings are simple: you’re a hard worker who is driven and possibly worried about coming up short.

Oncoming tidal wave

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A rogue wave on the sea is one thing, but a sudden tidal wave in a dream is kind of terrifying. Unfortunately, it’s a sign that you’ve been repressing your emotions and need to cut loose, or everything is going to fall on you at once and without warning.

You find yourself at your first job

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Dreams like this and their meanings depend heavily on whether you like or dislike your first job. It could be a memory of that past time catching up to the present, or anxiety brought on by a significant change in your current form of employment.

You didn’t study for an exam

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Many would agree that this has to do with being judged. But it’s also a good sign that whatever is coming up, you don’t feel ready for it.

Dreams of being chased

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Like many dreams, this can indicate that there is something you’re not facing in life. The emotions attached to this will change the dream, but it does mean that whatever you’re not confronting will continue to follow you.

Quitting a job

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This doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re about to quit your job, since that might not be the best idea. But dreams and their meaning are sometimes able to allude to other parts of your life that might need to change.

Being naked in public

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Let’s face it, a lot of people have had this dream at one point or another. But what it means, typically, is that you care too much about the opinions of others as they pertain to you.

Dying in a dream

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In popular culture, it’s been made clear that if you die in a dream, you’re about to die in real life or are already dead, or something of that nature. But in truth, it means something, a part of you or a habit, will end at some point.

Teeth falling out

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Yeah, this is kind of a gross and disconcerting dream. But dreams and their meanings are sometimes disturbing, even though this typically means you have no filter when you speak.

Your partner is cheating on you

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This type of dream is kind of self-explanatory, but it still requires some analysis. This can occur after you’ve been cheated on, no matter how long ago it was. That memory is obviously still with you and is still affecting your thinking.

You kill a person

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One thing to note is that it doesn’t mean you’re a stone-cold killer. But this can occur when a change that is forced upon you is present. Don’t worry, it doesn’t mean that you’re a bad person.

You reunite with your first love

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This is your psyche wanting that same feeling that came when you first fell in love. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll meet up with this same person.

You are cheating on your partner

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It’s kind of obvious. These dreams and their meanings are often the product of something you want, even if you have what you need.

You find yourself in jail

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This has a lot to do with the fact that you feel imprisoned in some way. But in real life, you might repress this feeling.

Meeting your idol

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The common saying is ‘never meet your idol/hero’, and that’s a good rule of thumb. But there’s something about that person you idolize that follows into your dreams and materializes as a possible and positive meeting.

Meeting up with an old friend

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Much like your first lover, this type of dream makes it clear that this relationship left you with an impression that you want again. Finding a way to make that happen is the meaning behind this dream.

Meeting up with someone you’ve hurt

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Many of these types of dreams are a warning from your subconscious. You might be prone to repeating behaviors that were ashamed of in the past.

You dream of someone who hurt you

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Perhaps something or someone in your current situation is making you feel as you did when this first happened. Or maybe, just maybe, you’re about to copy this behavior.

You find yourself at your childhood home

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This type of dream has a lot to do with the emotions you felt when you were still a child. Were they positive or negative? Your subconscious is telling you something, and it depends on your emotional state.

You dream of a natural disaster

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Such dreams denote a lack of control in your life. Natural disasters are forces that are far beyond human control, which could mean that something in your life is out of balance.

Losing a limb

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Each limb lost means something, but it typically means you’re losing a part of yourself. For instance, losing a foot can mean that you can’t stand up for yourself. Losing a hand means you can’t handle things in your life when you need to.

The death of a pet

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It’s a depressing thing to think about, but it denotes change. Losing different pets in dreams can have different meanings, as each pet represents a different part of you.

Speaking in public

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This is a waking nightmare for many people, myself included. But in a dream, this often means one thing or another depending on the response of the people in your dream. It can mean you are strong and successful or weak and insecure.

Binge eating

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The need to self-soothe is constant. But in a dream such as this, the meaning can range from self-loathing regret to satisfaction. Are you denying yourself or overdoing something in life?

Inability to find your phone

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It’s irritating in real life, that’s for certain. But are you that attached to your phone? This dream could mean you feel that you’re losing your identity somehow.

Car breaking down

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Sometimes a car breaking down is just a bad dream. But it could also indicate a lack of drive, or ambition. Something in you is broken and needs fixing.

Hiding something from others

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There are a lot of different ways to interpret this. But the most common meaning is that you’re hiding something in your life from someone else.

Need a bathroom

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It sounds like a silly dream and kind of an annoyance. But the meaning is often that you’re frustrated and need some sort of release that you can’t find.

Someone dies, a specific person

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This type of dream is very personal. Honestly, though, it’s about something in you that might be in danger of fading or disappearing.

The falling dreams

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It could be a loss of control or the fact that something is not working right in your life. You feel like you’re in freefall, and it’s frightening.

The flying dreams

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Instead of denoting a lack of control, this dream is more about success. This is a feeling of power and reaching the goals you set.

You’re in a car out of control

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Like other dreams, this is about a lack of control. You have lost the right direction and need to gain control again.

Someone comes back from the dead

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This can be interpreted in a few ways. The popular pair is that if the person has died recently, it’s an act of grieving. If they’ve been gone for a while, then something sparked a trait in you that is represented by this person.

Pregnancy

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This is mostly about growth and development. But if you wake up and realize you’re pregnant it’s fair to think that it was a kind of premonition.

Car accident

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This could be anticipation of dangers you’ve seen coming. But it does depend on your role and overall feeling in the dream as well.

Zombies

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Believe it or not, this has a lot to do with grudges that should be laid to rest, but have not been. If you’re holding onto something that you should let go, this is an indication that you need to let it go.

Aliens

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This could depend on the context, as it’s something new that you haven’t encountered before. In that regard, it could be that you’re hyper-aware and a little hesitant.

Breaking an electronic device

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It depends heavily on what is broken. But overall it does mean that there is a lack in your life that needs to be rectified.

Missing child

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This is a parent’s worst fear, losing your child. But it can speak to feelings of separation anxiety when your child grows up.

Intruder in your home

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It’s a terrifying dream to have since no one wants to feel this kind of violation. But it can be a fear of revealing your secrets to others.

Inability to move

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This can be an actual, physiological condition between sleeping and waking. But then again, in a dream, it can represent being stuck and incapable of moving through one situation or another.

Plane crash

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This type of dream is usually about a letdown. It’s horrifying to be certain, but it’s not a Final Destination moment.

Great vacation

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These types of dreams are great since you wake up feeling energized and in control. This can mean that something in life has become a lot easier.

You’re in a TV show or a movie

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This could lead to thoughts of being on blast or being persecuted. It kind of depends on the reactions of those around you in the dream or the circumstances.

The end of the world

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This is about things changing, shifting, and you have to stand and make a choice. In most cases, it’s a matter of something in your life-changing in a big way. These dreams and their meanings are tough to take at times, but necessary

Glass in your mouth

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Is there something you need to say that requires great care or tact? This could be one of the few meanings of this dream. Such dreams and their meanings are cautionary in nature, and should be given your attention.

Snakes

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Someone around you is a narcissist and is attempting to lead you in a direction you don’t want to go. That’s one meaning among many, but it does speak to toxic behavior somewhere around you.

Drowning

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The term “in over your head” applies in a big way to this one. You’ve taken on too much, you’re holding onto something you should let go of or someone, and your mind is telling you this.

Birds

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Many times this type of dream means that you feel free, liberated, or possibly caged and held back. But more often than not it’s about independence.

Wearing a mask

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This is fairly simple to many people since the idea of wearing a mask is fairly universal. This is the face you present to the world, to show when you don’t want to reveal your inner feelings.

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