What Does It Mean To Dream About
We all dream, but we don’t always understand the meaning of our dreams. The subconscious mind uses symbolic imagery to represent things that are happening in your life—past, present, and future. If you’re having a recurring dream about snakes or cats, you might be experiencing some anxiety about something that happened recently. This can be anything from a breakup with your partner to a fear of heights (or both!). Let’s take a look at some common symbols in dreams and how they might relate to your current state of being:
Snakes, snakes, snakes…
Snakes are very common in dreams, and for good reason. Snakes generally represent fear or something you’re afraid of. If you dream of a snake, it may be that you are afraid of something happening, or someone in your waking life. It could even be that you’re afraid to admit something to yourself.
Snakes can also represent someone who is deceitful and untrustworthy, so if you dream about snakes when dealing with people in real life this may shed light on how they really feel towards you. It could also mean that they aren’t being completely honest with themselves–perhaps they don’t know how they feel about something? In this case, the snake might symbolize the person’s hidden nature or important traits which aren’t readily apparent (such as their true feelings).
If you dream about cats, it’s a common symbol of independence. While some people believe that dreaming about cats is a sign that you are in danger, others contend that it means your intuition and inner voices are guiding you towards making decisions based on what feels right for you. Of course, this doesn’t mean that cats will always be positive symbols in your dreams—just because they’re independent doesn’t mean they don’t get into trouble too!
In any case, dreaming about cats is usually a good sign—it means that the more independent side of yourself is waking up and taking over. Also, if you’ve ever heard yourself say something like “He/she just doesn’t listen,” then perhaps learning how to listen might also be helpful!
Falling (or floating)
Falling is a very common dream. It could mean that you are feeling out of control, which is often the case when it comes to falling dreams. In other cases, it can mean that you’re feeling like you’ve fallen in love with someone or something. Falling dreams may also be interpreted as falling out of love with someone or something.
Being chased or attacked
Being chased or attacked in your dreams can be a sign of your inner fears, or it can show that you want to escape a situation. The dream could also indicate that you are feeling weak, vulnerable and overwhelmed by the situation.
Missing an appointment or being late
This dream is common and can have several meanings. It could be that you are feeling anxious about missing an appointment or being late to something important. It can also mean that you are overwhelmed with work and not able to keep up.
The dream may be related to an emotional issue in your life, such as a relationship falling apart.
Losing your teeth
If you dream that your teeth are falling out, it can indicate a fear of losing control or feeling overwhelmed. Tooth loss may also symbolize anxiety about your physical health, especially if you have recently lost a tooth or noticed pain in your mouth.
In some cases, losing your teeth can symbolize feelings of worry regarding your financial situation: after all, dentists aren’t cheap!
Flying is a common dream in which you are able to soar through the air. Flying dreams often symbolize transcendence, freedom, imagination and happiness. In these dreams, we often feel that we can achieve anything if only we had wings to soar with. These feelings may also reflect our desire for greater self-confidence or power over others.
Flying dreams can have many meanings depending on what else happens in the dream and how you feel about flying in real life. For example:
If your flying ability varies from one night to the next
If there are other people involved (e.g., family members or friends)
The subconscious links certain motifs together to represent something you are experiencing in real life.
When you dream of something, the subconscious mind is trying to communicate with you. It will use symbols to do so. The goal is for you to be able to interpret those symbols and understand how they relate to your life.
The fact that certain motifs keep showing up in your dreams means that there’s a connection between those motifs and what’s happening in your waking life. For instance, if you are having nightmares about being chased by someone or some thing, it may mean that someone or something is bothering you in real life (or vice versa). It could also represent fear or anxiety about something else happening in real life as well as fears concerning the unknown versus known (i.e., a person who has just moved away from home might dream about being chased by monsters while they were sleeping).
Some common recurring themes include:
So, what does it all mean? The first thing to remember is that dreams are not a direct reflection of reality, but rather symbols and metaphors of things happening in your life. If you are having a dream with snakes, it doesn’t mean you’re going to be attacked by one or anything like that. However, there may be something going on in your life that has caused this symbolism and created an association between snakes and whatever else might appear in the dream (like being late). You can use this information as a starting point for some self-reflection—and maybe even therapy!