What are black dreams about?
Black may or may not be considered a color. At one level it is the absence of light. Still black is usually perceived as a color. Perceiving black can be rich and fulfilling. This symbol is identified by words like black.
Black in dreams is a very common dream symbol, occuring in about 11% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 9 dreams.
What are the major highlights of black dreams?
Black is a very interconnected dream symbol. Having black in a dream substantially changes the nature of the dream.
Dreams with black might be a nightmare
Dreams of black are frequently associated with nightmares. Of course dreams that contain black might not be a nightmare. Plenty of dreams with black are not nightmares. But, dreams of black are more related to nightmares than 80% of all other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include beds, general movement, aggressive interactions, closets, worms, demons, floors, couldn't open eyes, cold, and opened my eyes.
What symbols more present in dreams of black?
Black dreams are notable because they have substantially more widows, black and white, emaciation, verbs, black eyes, shirts, Kenya, red eyes, white, panthers, general colors, abyss, blue eyes, things, baboons, gray, dressing, yellow eyes, hair, talismans, goats, yellow, white eyes, emptiness, movement, orange eyes, crows, green eyes, orange, jackets, limousines, vision, accents, skin, spotlights, hats, senses, Ecuador, spirals, purple, hole, ravens, red, ankles, shadows, creatures, brown eyes, cocoons, ammunition, makeup, body parts, green, rectangles, masks, armor, eyes, grey eyes, silence, scorpions, and squares than 95% of other dream symbols.
What symbols less present in dreams of black?
Black dreams are notable because they have substantially less social media, boyfriends, former partners, infidelity, miscarriages, seeing a dead father, romantic partners, crushes, seeing a dead relative, teeth falling out, relationship events, giving birth, pregnancy, precognitive dreams, guilty, seeing a dead friend, menstruation, cancer, best friends, black, seeing a dead mother, falling in love, break ups, seeing a dead pet, Bolivia, alimony, love, Estonia, calluses, Ethiopia, Algeria, Nepal, Laos, Fiji, Cameroon, El Salvador, addicts, pregnancy tests, dating, suicide, spouses, seeing a dead grandmother, jealousy, sex, universities, friends, taking a test, excrement, girlfriends, abortions, dinosaurs, waking life, kissing, getting a job, and epidemics than 95% of other dream symbols.
What are the symbols that help define black?
The symbol of black in dreams is highly related to colors.
How does the dream symbol of black affect the different aspects of a dream?
Explore different elements related to dreams of black
Who is in black dreams?
Overall, dreams with black are aren't really related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of black are more related to animals, more related to insects, and more related to fantastic beings than dreams in general. They are less related to different roles, less related to close people, and less related to family.
What are the emotions in black dreams?
Overall, dreams with black are aren't really related to emotions in dreams. Specifically, dreams of black are more related to fear than dreams in general. They are less related to happiness, less related to sadness, and less related to embarrassment.
Grief and sorrow
Who is in black dreams?
Overall, dreams with black are aren't really related to places in dreams. Specifically, dreams of black are more related to natural places than dreams in general. They are less related to work and less related to human places.
What happens in black dreams?
Overall, dreams with black are aren't really related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of black are less related to sex.
How do black in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?
Overall, dreams with black are more related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of black are more related to lucid dreams, more related to nightmares, and much more related to recurring nightmares than dreams in general. They are less related to waking life.
How do black in dreams related the senses?
Overall, dreams with black are more related to senses in dreams. Specifically, dreams of black are more related to hearing and much more related to vision than dreams in general.
How can you make sense of black in dreams?
Black dreams are very common. Among other things black dreams are very postively interconnected and nightmare.
Do you think this is true for your dream of black? How might your dream of black be different?
All dreams have meaning
You can gain insight from thinking about any dream, no matter how strange. Only you, as the dreamer, have final say on what your dream may or may not mean. Each dream is unique.
Look for the differences
The DreamWell dictionary provides information on how each dream symbol appears in dreams in general. Finding how experience black in dreams can be a key to understanding its meaning.
Return to the feelings
Our emotions in dreams can help us understand its meaning. Pay attention to how you felt in the dream. Pay attention to how you feel about black in dreams. See how you feel about black now, in your waking life.
What are possible meanings for dreams of black?
The color black is associated most commonly with mystery and the unknown, derived from the blackness of a dark night and of outer space. They are places full of mystery and the unknown.
Those associations connect strongly with the unconscious mind, also a place of mystery. See: Unconscious minds
The symbolism of the color black can be used in many ways in a dream. For example, a dark or black room can symbolize an unknown part of you, or an area of your life that’s unexplored. The black of night can be an amorphous symbol for fear and anxiety, and is synonymous with feeling lost. See: Anxiety, Fear, Lost, Wilderness
Night is something that’s shut out and protected against, so black can symbolize anything you don’t want to know or don’t want in your life. See: Doors, Locks
A black dog can symbolize the dark side of a friend. Notice how the symbolism of the color of black is used to modify the symbolism of the dog. See: Colors
A black snake can symbolize worrying about someone’s intentions.
Black is associated with mistrust and suspicions.
It’s associated with something exotic or foreign. See: Foreignness
It’s associated with death. See: Death
It’s associated with black moods and dark thoughts.
The use of the symbolism of black in dreams can be the same as in figures of speech such as “blacken,” meaning to destroy reputation, and “in the black,” meaning profitable.
Black skin, clothing and overall appearance is commonly associated with the shadow side of the psyche. See: Shadows
Identifying shadow characters in a dream can be tricky because, by nature, shadow is outside your conscious awareness and likes it that way. And it will go to great lengths to stay hidden. Shadow is identified not just by appearance but also by how it works against your good intentions, feelings, and thought processes, and encourages your bad ones.
To be clear, a black dream character is not synonymous with shadow. This is a common source of misunderstanding. Instead, shadow is portrayed as black because of the symbolism of the color. Shadow can be portrayed in dreams as any ethnicity or race the dreamer thinks of as suspicious or mostly unknown.
A black dream character can appear in dreams after an encounter or interaction with a black person.
See also: Anxiety, Colors, Death, Doors, Emotions, Darkness, Dogs, Fear, Foreignness, Locks, The night, Shadows, Outer space, Snakes, Unconscious minds, Wilderness
This interpretation is from ""The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs, and Meanings" and is provided by J.M. DeBord aka "RadOwl". He is the author of several acclaimed books about dreaming, the host of The Dreams That Shape Us podcast, and is a moderator of r/Dreams, one of the largest dream sharing communities on the internet.
Examples of dreams of black
Read some real dream reports of black dreams.. These real life dream reports come from the moderated dream sharing communities of Reddit including r/Dreams, r/Nightmares, r/DreamInterpretation, or r/thisdreamihad. Please note that some of these may contain graphic, sexual, or violent images and text. Use the source link for each dream to view and join the discussion of each one.
I Had a Nightmare That Has Messed Me Up for Days Now. I Think I Went to a Multiversal Death Hub.
About 2 weeks ago I had a very existential lucid nightmare that I can’t get out of my head. It’s to the point where it has been effecting my waking life. I need some outside help making sense of what it could mean.
For context, I have existential issues involving what my purpose in life is or even if I am supposed to exist at all.
So it began in a sort of black void with a warm colored aurora in the sky. Directly in front of me there is a hooded man with his left eye missing that looks like an older grizzled version of me. Same look, voice, eye color, scar on our upper lip, everything. He is looking into a circular stone fountain looking thing with a bonfire positioned on a raised platform in the middle.
Around him in every direction as far as I could see were hundreds of thousands of gravestones. All of them had a vague “endings” written on them. (For example, “The Swiss Ending”, “The Atomic Ending”, “The Fantastical Ending”, etc.) Some were filled in while most had empty holes in front of them.
I approached the man in the middle and politely asked who he is and where I was. He simply responded with this,
“You know where we are, this is where we all go to die. Now find your grave, I’ll help you out when you get there.”
I responded with,
“My apologies, pal, I’m not dead yet. Who did you say you were again?”
“Does it matter? We’re all the same here anyway.”
That is when it occurred to me. All these graves were for different versions of me. From different realities or universes I don’t know. I was fairly certain I wasn’t dead and this was all just a bad dream so I decided to explore and possibly see which gravestone in this labyrinthine graveyard was mine.
As I walked, I started to feel a tug from my chest, like my heart was being pulled in a certain direction. I followed the pull for what seemed like ages. Eventually the graves just stopped except for this one gravestone sitting alone just outside of where the rest of them lay. As I approached my soul felt like it was it was sitting next to a cozy fireplace, so I had the feeling that this grave was mine.
I eventually got close enough to read it had it not been for the dust and debris that covered it. It looked old and dilapidated yet it still had an open plot in front of it. I brushed off the dirt covering the gravestone and what I read chilled me to my soul.
“The Bad Ending”
The old man came from beside me.
“What an unfortunate soul this one. Feel real bad for him, you know?”
“I think that’s me.”
“What? No, it couldn’t, he’s not-“
He looked at me, his face grew grim.
“Oh shit, you’re not supposed to be here yet!”
He then grabbed my face and I felt my brain shock like it had just been struck by Thor himself.
Then I woke up. Sweating, crying, and white-knuckled. It’s absolutely fucked with my mind ever since.
About 2 weeks ago I had a very existential lucid nightmare that I can’t get out of my head. It’s to the point where it has been effecting my waking...
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I think I may die soon.
I will not tell the entirety of the dream. because most of it had no correlation, I know that.
It was just tests and reality checks, telling me to get my shit together since I'm a grown ass man who can control his ownself.
Now, I will mention an irl fact, I have a problem. I am parasitic. Whether you believe it or don't believe it, it matters little to me.
I can feel pains in my heart, things entering and moving around in my heart. It feels as if things are there, tugging and just moving. A stinging, sometimes.
Thats just to provide context.
Now onto the part of the dream I haven't been able to clearly decipher.
A book opened, and there was a kind of children's fairytale theme to it. There was a picture of a flat 2D grassfield, with the Sun in the sky and grass on the ground. On the ground laid a heart, my heart, I knew that right away. Perfect looking, rhythmically beating soundly.
Then, the Sun fell and the Moon rose. The once perfect heart that laid there was now black and battered. There were holes in it, and a green acidic looking ooze flooding from out of it. It's rhythm was all off, beating faster than its supposed to.
And then, The Sun rose again, and all was normal.
Until it fell again, then the black heart appeared once again.
There were 5 days of light, and 4 nights. The fifth day, a black bird flew in and grabbed my heart by it's beak and descended into the earth, dropping my heart into a lake of fire.
I woke up shortly after, and my heart was beating faster than usual. The Sun hadn't rose yet, but it was still morning.
One detail I forgot to mention, was that the word AVACADO was on The Sun on the fifth day before the bird grabbed my heart. I dont eat, or talk about Avacadoes.
Even writing this now, at night, I can feel my heart aching, beating irrhythmically, feeling ill.
A day passed and at night I prayed and asked what that dream was meant to show me.
I went through a test of some sort, overcoming something I would usually succumb to, and everything went pitch black.
In white letters, the message appeared.
"Learn to read, Troubled One.
Learn to read, quickly.
Learn to read."
Another day has passed, and it is now night.
I don't know what I wanted coming here. Maybe I just wanted to tell someone, get over my loneliness or ask for help. I'm scared but I feel like I shouldn't be.
Oh, something to note, I talk to the Sun for comfort. I call it Mr.Sun, and ask it to carry my prayers and messages to the Lord and Jesus. It's just something I do. I dont know if that carries any meaning, but yeah.
I will not tell the entirety of the dream. because most of it had no correlation, I know that.
It was just tests and reality checks, telling me to get my shit...
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My aunt that passed away came to say her last goodbye in my dream
So a week ago my aunt passed away after fighting two months in a coma, cause my pneumonia. I can’t say I’m sad and I haven’t mourned her passing like most people. I am a spiritual person, so I believe she’s gone home, back into the totality of the universe, where we all come from. More than anything I’m just grateful I had the privilege to get to know here and love her, especially because she took care of me all the time I went to visit.
I wasn’t able to attend her burial ceremony, since I don’t live in the same country as her. But I’ve definitely been thinking of her the past days and all the great memories we made over the years.
Two nights ago, in a dream, I appeared at her house. I am aware she passed away so I go look for my uncle (her husband). I find him inside his room and I give him a strong hug and I tell him, “I’m so sorry for what happened, I love so much uncle.”
Then I walk outside the house onto the patio. My phone began to ring, and I pick up. On the other end somebody asks me about a friend like, “What did Mike say?” At that point I’m confused, and I as I tried to talk I say, “hello, anybody there?” No response, only noise so I hang up.
As I ended the call I see my aunt walking out from inside the house with a container filled with dishes or clothing. She walks pass me and says, “Hi son, I’ll be right there with you in a sec.” At that moment, I’m shocked, I look at my mom and ask, “does she know?” Referring if my aunt knows what happened to her and that she’ll depart this reality. My mom replies, “yes she does.”
Also I must mentioned that her body was beginning to turn like black matter. It looked like black roots had began covering her body from here feet, kinda like the roots of a tree. Only that the roots where coming from the ground.
A little while later I see my aunt in the kitchen, and my mom calls me in and tells me my aunt is ready to see me. At that point I’m a little scared and nervous. So I walk into the kitchen and I make I contact with my aunt. She looks at me and ask, “Son, do you love me.” I replied, “of course, I have always loved you and I will always love you. No matter what happens or where you go, I will forever love you.” And then I tell her, “don’t worry, now you have become pure love, the strongest energy there is in the universe.” I hug her and she starts crying. At this point my aunt has three eyes, the third eye in the middle of her forehead.
It was so intense, it felt so real. Shortly after I wake up, and my heart is racing.
I really don’t know what her having a third eye meant. But I feel like she did visit me on the dream state, the astral dimension. I strongly believe she came to say her last goodbyes.
Not sure if anyone has such experiences before. I’d be interested to hear your take on this and what you think it meant.
Thanks for reading.
So a week ago my aunt passed away after fighting two months in a coma, cause my pneumonia. I can’t say I’m sad and I haven’t mourned her passing like most...
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Super creepy lucid dream in where a man tried to prove the dream world was real.
It started with me at a crossroad, I tried to make cars collapse using telekinesis after finding out I was dreaming. Nothing worked. The strangest thing was that I could use my imagination, visualize things in my head, and then come back to the dream. That's how "stable" it was.
At one point, I encountered a man who wore a black jacket, and had thin black hair. He told me this dream was real.
I sighted heavily. "This can't be real!", I let out.
"Oh really? Well how about I prove it to you?" the man said with a grin.
"I will translate any given word or sentence to French, I assume you don't know any French... You can check Google Translate to see if it's correct when you wake up.", the man added.
I started thinking. What could be a real good torture test here?
"Hmm, I have been to France many times..." I said. "I'm afraid I might've subconsciously seen the word, and it's translation already."
And then I had a grand idea: "What if I translate a sentence that I never had to use IRL in France?!", I thought.
"Ok...", I turned to the man with a smirk. "Translate: I am dreaming".
The man said something back with a French accent. I don't remember the exact word anymore as I really didn't know how to write it. But it was really short.
"Wait that short? There's no way that's the French translation."
"Oh, I'm sure it is, you can check later when you wake up."
"Can you say it again? I really want to remember it clearly..."
The man said it again, it was once again audible but impossible to write down in letters for someone that doesn't speak French (and perhaps dreaming might have something to do with it).
"I'm afraid I can't remember that too clearly", I said, worried but at the same time not willing to let this chance go.
"Just type the English sentence in Google Translate and see if it sounds the same, that should be enough.", the man said very confidently.
After I woke up, you can already imagine the first thing I did. I opened Google Translate (https://translate.google.nl/?sl=en&tl=fr&text=I%20am%20dreaming&op=translate) immediately after waking up as to avoid forgetting any more than I had to. And indeed the translated sentence sounded exactly the same. Creepy...
It started with me at a crossroad, I tried to make cars collapse using telekinesis after finding out I was dreaming. Nothing worked. The strangest thing was...
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What exactly does this dream mean?
It was a room. Empty. Black, bit with white lines. As if you colored the lineart of the walls white. There were no lights but there was a faint glow, just enough for me to clearly see. There was...something in the corner of the room. Crying, muttering to itself, drawing on the walls with what I thought was a red marker. But as I inched closer, I realized its fingertips were cut off. And it was drawing with its blood. The blood was bright, not like normal blood. It was like, neon red. Very strange.
I don't exactly remember what it was drawing but it was drawing the same symbol over and over again. It was whimpering to itself. My brain automatically went "Help it, it's hurt" So I put a hand on its shoulder. It didn't even jump or get startled. It just stopped everything. It lowered its hand from the wall and slowly turned its head to face me. It had strange features. It was tall, skinny. But it still had like, basic human anatomy. It had a nose, lips, a chest, muscle definition (of whatever muscle it had) It was just a completely black skinny human, but with crazy eyes that were completely white. And they were...scribbly. Like if you took a white pen and angrily scribbled a circle on black paper.
It stared at me for a second, before saying in a raspy, pained voice. " You're like my art in a lot of ways." It moved closer to me. I smiled slightly, " How so?" Its hand curled around my neck, but not choking me, as it leaned into my ear and whispered, " You were created. You have blood. And..." It leaned in with its hands still around my neck, its lips almost brushing against mine, " I can rip you up whenever I wish."
With that last word, it dug its fingers into my neck. Literally. Its fingers went through my neck, piercing the flesh. I choked a little bit. Then like a movie, it cut to a different scene. Back to it drawing on the walls. Then it cut again to it curled into a ball, sobbing, whimpering, muttering. Then I woke up with the horniness of a thousand 13-year-old boys. Which was hella confusing. So like, what the fuck?
It was a room. Empty. Black, bit with white lines. As if you colored the lineart of the walls white. There were no lights but there was a faint glow, just...
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