Symbols in dreams and what they mean?

Have you ever had a dream that left you scratching your head, wondering what it could possibly mean? Maybe you were being chased by a giant hamster or flying on a magic carpet made of avocados. Dream symbolism is something that has fascinated people for centuries; with everyone from the ancient Egyptians to Sigmund Freud himself trying to decipher the hidden meanings behind our nightly adventures.

In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at symbols in dreams and what they might be trying to tell us when we’re fast asleep. So kick off your slippers, put on your thinking cap and let’s get started!

Don’t Worry, It’s Not Rocket Science

Before we dive into the world of dream symbols, it’s important not to get too bogged down in worrying about whether every little detail of our dreams means something significant. Remember dreams are weird. They don’t always make much sense – elephants can fly through walls without anyone batting an eyelid – so try not to overthink things!

That said; there are some common themes and motifs that often crop up in dreams which have been analyzed over time.

Those Symbols Mean Something?

You betcha! Throughout history people have used symbols as shorthand for different ideas or concepts – like hieroglyphics, for example.
The same applies when it comes to our subconscious mind while dreaming – elements like falling teeth or cute animals (or both?) appearing frequently may indicate certain desires/fear/necessities/hopes which are subconsciously lurking within us.

This shared understanding of coded imagery helps shortcut communication between people who otherwise do speak different languages/cultures/values altogether even during their unconscious state.

Now let’s explore some popular dream symbols and tease out their possible interpretations.


Ah yes!, The ‘Flying’ trope. Let’s face it, most of us would love to be able to fly like a super being.
Flying dreams are more common than you might think, and typically represent feelings of freedom or liberation. The sensation is often exhilarating as you soar higher and higher above the ground.

Other possible interpretations include:
– Wanting more control over your life
– A desire for independence or escape from routine
– Achieving a sense of perspective that lets you rise above any problems.


If getting high defies gravity in our dream world then coming down low depicts the exact opposite side; falling!
The feeling hits just right when we slip into free fall . Falling dreams may indicate fear, anxiety or insecurity about something unsettling in real life. Perhaps there’s a lack of balance which has consequences on different levels?

Most importantly though remember “Don’t worry! If things look gloomy after this type of dream sure but clinging on to optimistic thoughts can take one places.”


People tend to have tooth-related nightmares quite frequently. Much like its topic, such nightmarish experiences tend stick around much longer than desired.
When teeth appear garishly before oneself either by losing them intentionally while eating mint-flavored bubblegum (and all kinds) OR witnessing someone hold an envelope with smiling sparkling white teeth images printed without any explanation – It’s time we paid attention!

While lost/misplaced/broken/chipped/unexpectedly grown big teeth suggest vulnerability in many cultures – bad hygiene = having really dirty uncleaned teeth portrays social isolation.(Periodt!)

In other words..Brush ’em occasionally pals…

We hope this article has shone some light on the subject matter at hand (or should I say: ‘at mind?)’. Remember symbols can mean different things depending on various contexts so don’t feel boxed up due to only observing canonical meanings being circulated across sources.

Dreams are a fascinating window into our subconscious and can offer insights into what makes us tick. So embrace flying pigs, & weird characters to make the most of your dreams even if they don’t necessarily seem/do mean anything..or who knows something great might come out from it!