Most of our dreams have people in them, but what does it mean when you dream about someone you know?
A father in a dream represents protection and authority.
Generally, a positive dream of your father reflects a good relationship between yourself and your father in your waking life, whereas a negative dream with your father tends to reflect unresolved issues you may have with your father in your waking life.
A dream with your father can also suggest that you need to be more independent or meticulous in some part of your waking life.
A dream with our mother symbolizes development and nurturing.
To see a kind and nurturing mother in a dream can be a symbol of abundance or growth. The dream may also represent your general relationship with your mom, and whether you are feeling like she is smothering you or feel like she has deserted you.
A dream featuring your mom can suggest that you need nurturing or are focusing on love, comfort, protection and guidance in some part of your waking life. The dream can also reflect your caring nature towards others.
A dream featuring your brother can represent rivalry or affinity.
To see your younger brother in a dream can symbolize either a feeling of rivalry, immaturity or vulnerability.
An older brother in a dream can represent an outgoing or assertive character, or knowledge and understanding.
A dream with your sister can represent your relationship with her or your sensitive side.
To see your younger sister in a dream can symbolize rivalry or vulnerability. While to see your older sister in a dream can represent either care, power or ability, or a potential love hate relationship.
A dream with your son can represent opposition or resistance, responsibility, or the need to express your thoughts or feelings.
To dream of your son can symbolize your aspirations, ambitions, hopes, or potential in some aspect of your waking life.
A dream featuring your daughter can represent your waking life relationship with your partner or your daughter.
To dream of your daughter can symbolize a supportive relationship, self-doubt, vulnerability, possible rivalry or jealousy issues.
Husband (or equivalent partner)
A dream with your husband represents the relationship you have with him or your feelings towards him in your waking life.
To dream of your husband can symbolize your feelings about your relationship, intimacy, or sexuality. The dream may highlight unexpressed relationship issues or concerns, or how you view yourself or your body.
Wife (or equivalent partner)
A dream with your wife represents unresolved issues or disagreement.
The dream may symbolize unexpressed feelings or opinions, or that you feel the need to prove yourself a good husband at times.
A dream featuring your grandparents represents security, tradition, wisdom and love.
To dream of your grandparents can suggest that you are seeking security, love, or wisdom in some aspect of your waking life. The dream may also highlight traditional ways of thinking or family values.
Extended family (uncles, aunts, cousins, etc.)
A dream with extended family symbolizes features of our personality, family heritage, values, or our relationship with the member of our extended family in the dream.
The dream may highlight an aspect of yourself that you are unhappy with, heightened awareness, development or new ideas.
A dream with a friend or friends represents your relationship with others or the individual in the dream, or a part of yourself or your character needs more focus.
The dream may suggest for example that there is some aspect of yourself or your life that you need to accept or comes to terms with, or you need to look at some aspect of your relationship with the person in the dream.
Consider what the friend represents to you when analyzing the dream. If the friend you see plays a supportive role in your waking life and that person dies in the dream then it may suggest that the quality that friend represents to you is dying off within yourself.
The type of friend in the dream may also give you a clue. For example your best friend may suggest more focus on your positive characteristics as this type of friend tends to bring out the best in us, whereas a friend from your childhood may symbolize playfulness or innocence.
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