What are neck dreams about?
This symbol is identified by words like neck.
Necks in dreams is a relatively common dream symbol, occuring in about 2.5% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 40 dreams.
What are the major highlights of neck dreams?
Necks is a normal dream symbol. Having necks in a dream changes the dream in the same way as most other dream symbols.
Dreams of necks are aggressive
Neck dreams have more aggressive interactions than a lot of other dream symbols. This doesn't mean that all necks have aggressive interactions or only aggressive interactions. It simply means that having necks in a dream increases the probability this dream contains aggression. Other symbols that are like this include roofs, bows and arrows, beginnings, windows, wounds, things, running, burying, pressing buttons, and motorcycles.
Dreams with necks might be a nightmare
Dreams of necks are frequently associated with nightmares. Of course dreams that contain necks might not be a nightmare. Plenty of dreams with necks are not nightmares. But, dreams of necks are more related to nightmares than 80% of all other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include silence, therapists, feelings, qualities, dissecting, bones, losing an eye, pushing, Kenya, and necks.
What symbols more present in dreams of necks?
Neck dreams are notable because they have substantially more strangling, knives, suffocation, scarves, verbs, emaciation, Kuwait, blood, ribs, lips, fingernails, stabbing, bobcats, fists, movement, decapitation, biting, bones, vampires, giraffes, aggressive interactions, wrist, being tied up, lizards, weasels, tools, heads, knees, shoulder, turtles, tackling, touch, indigo, noses, undressing, chests, characters, harpoons, wrestling, wounds, healing, geese, vultures, general movement, scars, backs, bullets, executing, cutting, animuses, tattoos, skin, going to die, obeying, red eyes, senses, ears, amputation, seals, Kenya, and collective unconscious than 95% of other dream symbols.
What symbols less present in dreams of necks?
Neck dreams are notable because they have substantially less cheese, recurring dreams, subconscious, body parts, things, desserts, menstruation, general disasters, pregnancy, falling in love, boyfriends, nuclear bombs, seeing a dead relative, spheres, epidemics, schools, end of the word, octopus, planes, specific people, giving birth, the night, vacations, hamsters, messages, romantic partners, objects in space, seeing a dead grandfather, trains, countries, stores, United States of America, necks, large celestial bodies, tiktok, food, whales, funerals, miscarriages, social media, sadness, seeing a dead grandmother, former partners, laundry rooms, and spaceships than 95% of other dream symbols.
How does the dream symbol of necks affect the different aspects of a dream?
Explore different elements related to dreams of necks
Who is in necks dreams?
Overall, dreams with necks are aren't really related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of necks are more related to animals and more related to fantastic beings than dreams in general.
What are the emotions in necks dreams?
Overall, dreams with necks are more related to emotions in dreams. Specifically, dreams of necks are more related to fear and much more related to pain than dreams in general. They are less related to sadness and less related to fun.
Grief and sorrow
Who is in necks dreams?
Overall, dreams with necks are less related to places in dreams. Specifically, dreams of necks are less related to human places and less related to transportation.
What happens in necks dreams?
Overall, dreams with necks are more related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of necks are more related to aggressive interactions than dreams in general. They are less related to disasters.
How do necks in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?
Overall, dreams with necks are more related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of necks are more related to nightmares, more related to recurring nightmares, and more related to sleep paralysis than dreams in general.
How do necks in dreams related the senses?
Overall, dreams with necks are more related to senses in dreams. Specifically, dreams of necks are more related to hearing, more related to smelling, and more related to taste than dreams in general.
How can you make sense of necks in dreams?
Neck dreams are relatively common. Among other things neck dreams are normally interconnect, aggressive, and nightmare.
Do you think this is true for your dream of necks? How might your dream of necks 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 necks 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 necks in dreams. See how you feel about necks now, in your waking life.
What are possible meanings for dreams of necks?
The neck is the connector between the head and body, making it a great symbol for communication between the mind and the body. If you “live in your head” at the expense of connection with your body, you could dream about your head detached from your neck. Or if you’re driven by instinct and don’t listen to your head, you could dream about that idea as a shrunken neck, or inability to pass air through your neck. See: Strangling
Because the vocal cords are in the neck, it’s associated with ability to articulate, and in general with articulation and self-expression.
Cutting or constricting the neck can symbolize that something isn’t getting through to the head, or a conversation is “cut off.” See: Hanging, Hearing, Knives
The thyroid gland is in the neck, along with lymph nodes that help remove toxins from the body. Swollen lymph nodes in the neck are a common sign of illness, so if a dream presents the imagery of a swollen neck, consider the possibility of its warning about illness developing in the body, or an issue with your thyroid.
The throat is a vulnerable area of the body, so dreaming about protecting it can symbolize protecting yourself from being vulnerable. It can symbolize a “weak spot” in your character, or be similar to the symbolism of an Achilles heel. Perhaps you aren’t as well protected as you think. Or you are “sticking your neck out.”
If you dream about an elongated neck, see: Giraffe.
See also: Body parts, Decapitation, Giraffes, Hanging, Heads, Knives, Strangling
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 necks
Read some real dream reports of neck 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 am a deer man. The devil is behind me and stroking my ears.
In my dream, I am part human and part deer. Kind of like an anime in that I am mostly still human, but I had deer ears on top of my head (also human ears, too) and maybe deer nose and eyes.
Behind me is what I assume or interpret as the devil. A man with long horns, but his face looks either goat-like or dragon-like. I recall him having a long neck that looked lizard-like, which went along with the dragon-like appearance. His hands could move and bend like human hands, but they also seemed talon-like. He was taller than me by a foot or two.
He is standing behind me and at first rubs his hands through my hair to make his way to my deer ears, where he strokes them together. I can see all this very clearly as I believe I am looking through a mirror or am seeing this as the spectator but still can feel what he is doing. In truth, having my deer ears stroked feels nice. As I continue to watch and feel him stroking me, I notice he keep nodding his head in agreement. I feel he is answering "yes," but I do not fully recall the question.
As good as this feels, I sense I could be in danger, though I am uncertain if I am or not. The fear alone is enough to cause me to start to wake up.
I am starting to wake up; the end of the dream is a bit unclear... But he tries to say something which I cannot hear. He presents to me a bone, which comes from him. I am uncertain if the bone came from him picking his teeth or picked the bone out of his neck. The bone is either a collarbone, rib bone, or neck bone. As I wake up, I sense a feeling as if he is upset that I am leaving without first accepting his offering.
At this point, I am awake. What do you think of my dream?
In my dream, I am part human and part deer. Kind of like an anime in that I am mostly still human, but I had deer ears on top of my head (also human ears, too)...
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Dream about a Black Scorpion biting me in the spine while I slept.
I was in bed in my dream trying to sleep, when a black scorpion was crawling on my back. I was too afraid to move, fearing it would sting me, and as I had that thought in my dream, it stung me on the back of my neck. Then the dream repeated, only it stung me in the spine between my shoulder blades. Then I woke up.
I was in bed in my dream trying to sleep, when a black scorpion was crawling on my back. I was too afraid to move, fearing it would sting me, and as I had that...
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Ok so super weird, never even thought about something like this
Ok, backstories for what I gathered it this dream it was weirdly vivid, this dream takes place in a world where there are humans and neko’s, but humans are racist towards the neko’s, anyways it start with me in a park bent over looking at the flowers, this dream was really vivid, the color of the flowers were blue and yellow they were mixed I think, but I got up and turned around I see a neko in a cloak I think, it was either a cloak or a Japanese outfit, she touched my chest with two fingers and my entire body was encased with ice, then a split second later the neko was gone and the ice shattered like glass, but she was behind me, I was about get up and then my neck started to feel extremely cold, then I think I was knocked out, but when I woke up I got up and headed home, but I saw people giving me weird looks and whispering to each other, i never made it home though, this whole bit is a bit of a blur but I remember I got it a fight, I crossed a little bridge then after that everything was clear again and I was at a friends house, he didn’t know who I was and I was super confused, I told him it was me, and he squinted his eyes and said “Logan?”, I said yeah and he said,”you do notice you have ears and a tail, right?”at first I thought he was joking, until I looked behind me and saw that I had a tail, I looked in a mirror and saw cat ears, I told him I couldn’t go back to my normal job, he agreed with me
Ok, backstories for what I gathered it this dream it was weirdly vivid, this dream takes place in a world where there are humans and neko’s, but humans are...
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Headless Christian People that blew their own heads off
I had a dream that I was standing in my mom’s living room and staring out the front window. I saw multiple people walking around aimlessly, and all of their heads were missing. I turn around and noticed there was a headless girl in the room with me. We started to communicate through like an ESP situation. I asked her why she didn’t have a head? She told me she blew it off with a shotgun. I asked her why and she responded “Jesus Christ told me to do it, so I did.” And I said “That’s ridiculous, you shouldn’t have done that.” She responded “We don’t ask questions, we just follow his orders.”
They were all naked, but no prominent sexual features or anything, just very androgynous and muted. They all looked the same. They weren’t bloody or mutilated, just a flat scar where their neck should’ve been.
I had a dream that I was standing in my mom’s living room and staring out the front window. I saw multiple people walking around aimlessly, and all of...
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Last night I died in my dream
I had a dream last night that I died by gunshot to the neck. I felt the pain, and then was enveloped by bright white light. I thought I actually died, but then I woke up. I now feel very strange. Has this happened to anyone before?
I had a dream last night that I died by gunshot to the neck. I felt the pain, and then was enveloped by bright white light. I thought I actually died, but then...
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