What are shape dreams about?
Shape is simply the form something has. We tend to think of abstract shapes like circles, triangles, or squares when we think of shapes. These can be two dimensional or three dimensional. This symbol is identified by words like sphere, cube, spiral, etc.
Shapes in dreams is a relatively common dream symbol, occuring in about 3.6% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 30 dreams.
What are the major highlights of shape dreams?
Shapes is a normal dream symbol. Having shapes in a dream changes the dream in the same way as most other dream symbols.
What symbols more present in dreams of shapes?
Shape dreams are notable because they have substantially more verbs, magnifying glasses, movement, Cuba, entrances, metal, qualities, descending, talismans, deserts, floating, general movement, chimneys, armor, maps, hole, borders, Frodo, things, below, purple, Egypt, places, temples, summoning_demons, ascending, black and white, general colors, indigo, walls, diamonds, orange, mazes, squids, colors, bankruptcy, cults, large celestial bodies, the sky, spotlights, shrinking, compensation, senses, gray, yellow, dead ends, vision, east, Ecuador, green, underground, and psyches than 95% of other dream symbols.
What symbols less present in dreams of shapes?
Shape dreams are notable because they have substantially less boyfriends, giving birth, seeing a dead pet, seeing a dead relative, falling in love, car crashes, romantic partners, pregnancy tests, former partners, infidelity, relationship events, social media, teeth falling out, pregnancy, crushes, seeing a dead father, the night, kittens, sex, paramedic, recurring nightmares, nightmares, girlfriends, dream within a dream, grief and sorrow, family, facebook, childhood homes, shapes, miscarriages, crying, seeing a dead grandmother, raping, break ups, menstruation, love, seeing a dead mother, funerals, pets, prom, sleeping, seeing a dead friend, excrement, sexuals acts, and snapchat than 95% of other dream symbols.
How does the dream symbol of shapes affect the different aspects of a dream?
Explore different elements related to dreams of shapes
Who is in shapes dreams?
Overall, dreams with shapes are less related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of shapes are more related to insects and more related to fantastic beings than dreams in general. They are less related to family and less related to romantic partners.
What are the emotions in shapes dreams?
Grief and sorrow
Who is in shapes dreams?
Overall, dreams with shapes are aren't really related to places in dreams. Specifically, dreams of shapes are more related to natural places and more related to magical places than dreams in general. They are less related to home and less related to work.
What happens in shapes dreams?
How do shapes in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?
Overall, dreams with shapes are aren't really related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of shapes are more related to lucid dreams and more related to recurring dreams than dreams in general. They are less related to waking life.
How do shapes in dreams related the senses?
How can you make sense of shapes in dreams?
Shape dreams are relatively common. Among other things shape dreams are normally interconnect.
Do you think this is true for your dream of shapes? How might your dream of shapes 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 shapes 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 shapes in dreams. See how you feel about shapes now, in your waking life.
What are possible meanings for dreams of shapes?
Shapes may show the internal configuration of your mind and how parts of the psyche fit together. In dreams, shapes often are shown through objects. So your dream doesn’t just show you a circle, it shows you a basketball or a pizza. It doesn’t just show you a rectangle, it shows you a rectangular house or pool. Then it weaves together a story around the symbolism of the shape.
Alternately, you can think of shapes as things that “shape” you, or what sort of “shape” you’re in. The condition of an object or structure with a specific shape can speak volumes. For example, a deflated ball can symbolize feeling deflated, but if it’s overinflated it can symbolize an inflated ego. A box can symbolize feeling “boxed in.”
When shapes are important in a dream, you will sense it. They will stick out somehow to you.
The entries listed below go into depth about this subject.
See also: Buildings Circle, Group, Psyche, Pyramid, Rectangle, Spiral, Square
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 shapes
Read some real dream reports of shape 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 talked to my sleep paralysis deamon
I just remembered last night I had a crazy dream and then woke up and couldn't move, so I started talking out loud about the dream cause I thought someone was around and someone kept talking back to me about it, I was like "that was a really cool dream honestly" then they'd be like "i bet, talk about everything coming full circle" and I was just like "right dude, nuts." Anyways this went on for what felt like 15min then I dozed off again. Im just remembering it now but holy wow, craziest sleep paralysis I ever had, my deamon low-key a g. But yea I live alone so it was weird.
I just remembered last night I had a crazy dream and then woke up and couldn't move, so I started talking out loud about the dream cause I thought someone was...
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I dreamt what happens after I died
This has never happened to me before and its kind of freaking me out. Im wondering if anyone else has experienced this before because nobody in my circles that I asked ever had.
This is the dream:
This was a few nights ago and im still fucked about it.
I was at my childhood home, my parents were really old and frail (75/80’s, they’re actually in their 40’s irl) I felt like i was 24/25 (Im 19). The tv was on and I was cleaning not paying attention when the tv had a really loud alarm. The news guy said that america has fallen and showed huge street fights with fire everywhere and people getting shot and falling by the hundreds. The same dude came back on with another alert and said that the outsider countries that were waiting to attack have just declared war too. The phone rang and I watched my younger brother (18) answer it and hang up. I couldn’t hear him or anything else. He didnt say anything but him and my other brother (17) went upstairs, got a bag and left the house. I knew they got drafted to fight and I knew they didnt say anything bc they weren’t going to come back. My dad got up and hobbled to the door and said he had to protect the family, but I knew he didn’t want to go. He was doing it out of duty, and everyone knew he was too old he would die for certain. My mom was crying and so was my little sister (9) and so was I. Then there was another emergency alarm on the tv to immediately get underground and put something between your teeth and bite down, North Korea was coming. I got my family to go the basement and I was coming behind them, still upstairs when I looked out the window and saw a blinding white light growing and I knew I was going to die right then and I had this huge feeling that I had let it get to that point. It was MY fault that it did.
The light became everything and then it became all dark and my eyes adjusted to see that I was in a moving hallway of sorts. It in space, made out of space, and I could see outside of the area but I was confined to the inside. It was like a black space snake and I was inside riding it like a train. Some of the space scales of the snake worked as doors and I could go into points of time in the future/past, of my life which was a tiny section of it overall and in general too. I looked inside one room but I didn’t go in. It was just trees in a swamp. I opened this other door that had a vibe™️ to it and instantly I was met with this warm yellow glowing light that filled the entire room (which had no walls, it was just the light) and it had the MOST loving feeling ever. It felt like the ultimate motherly warm love ever and I could just melt into it and be happy and safe forever and I was about to step in when the light shifted and formed the face of a lady. The lady opened her eyes and looked directly dead in my eyes and without opening her mouth or anything she said loud and clear: Speak. The sound was in my body and everywhere at the same time.
And then I woke up. And I remained fucked up because I’ve never died in a dream and continued dreaming ever before.
Also my interpretation of the dream was: i have to speak on what ive been meaning and KNOW i need to speak on in order to not let bad things happen. Im trying to write a book and Ive been too scared to start.
This has never happened to me before and its kind of freaking me out. Im wondering if anyone else has experienced this before because nobody in my circles that...
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I dreamt of sitting in the middle of a field with a forest infront of me where hundreds of trees were standing tall. I was sitting on a squared cushion with a book in my hand from which I was reading and all of a sudden from the trees came out these giants (100ft or so) which I gathered were the spirits of the trees. They stood with their arms crossed and pushed a wind like energy towards me, I held the book close to my chest and the energy coming towards me would go around me as if I was in a force field. Would anyone know what it could possibly mean?
(my English isn't great, apologies)
I dreamt of sitting in the middle of a field with a forest infront of me where hundreds of trees were standing tall. I was sitting on a squared cushion...
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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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Geometric night terrors
When i was a kid , i had a special kind of night terrors, imagine geometric figures , like a circle , starting the size of sand and expanding the size so big your mind can't comprehend, like if it became the size of the universe
This nightmare is rarely talked about and only a few have experienced it , does it have a name? It's probably one of the worse type of nightmare you can get , worse then sleep paralysis , it's literally so terrifying because your brain can't even process it at all
When i was a kid , i had a special kind of night terrors, imagine geometric figures , like a circle , starting the size of sand and expanding the size so big...
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