Revealing 11 Common Dreams and Their Interpretations

Whether we remember them or not, we dream. Depending on your point of view, there are several theories as to why we dream. Some think it’s the brain processing data, some think that the soul leaves the body to explore, and some think it’s just the workings of the unconscious mind. Regardless, a number of people still think that dreams have a deeper meaning to them. Here, we’ve compiled a list of 11 common dreams, and what they may mean.


1) Trapped

Usually, this means that you feel like you’re stuck in a situation in real life, and desperately want a change. Perhaps a certain situation has been going on for some time and left you feeling helpless, so you might want to try a fresh approach. Considering a new job or going on a short getaway is a good idea!

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2) Death

A common dream, death dreams can be disconcerting, especially if it’s the death of a loved one or even yourself. This signifies that you may be scared of change, and are feeling vulnerable. However, change is part and parcel of life, so remember to go with the flow.

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3) Falling

Falling dreams may occur when you feel like you have no control over your life. When you desire more freedom in your life, you may dream about falling as well. You can’t control everything in life, so perhaps your dream is telling you to take a leap of faith, let go, and enjoy the fall.

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4) Animals

Dreaming about animals are usually linked to basic instincts, and the animalistic nature within us. In reality, we can’t act on every single instinct we have, and many become repressed. These may then manifest in the form of animal dreams. Specific animals also represent different meanings, such as snakes representing a difficult situation or unsettling emotions.

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5) Demons & Monsters

Instead of some external creature that’s haunting you, demons and monsters may be the “bad” aspects of yourself. What don’t you like about yourself? Your dream is telling you to make some changes to those aspects, perhaps.

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6) Huge Bodies of Water

Especially drowning, flooding or being underwater, these may signify that you’re feeling overwhelmed or unsupported. It may be symbolic of emotional or financial situations. In other interpretations, it may be that you feel the need to express your emotions more clearly.

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7) Exams

Even if you’re no longer a student, you may dream of being in an examination, and the accompanying feeling of panic. This usually means that you’re afraid of failure, and that you feel unprepared for upcoming challenges. Are you embarking on a new chapter of life, or maybe just a new project? Your anxiety may manifest through exam dreams.

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8) Money

Ah, everyone wants more money in their life instead of just in their dreams! In dreams, money symbolises power, wealth, prosperity, self-worth, success, or self-confidence. If you dream about receiving money, it could be a sign of good luck. In other ways, money could also signify your need for hope in life.

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9) Chased

Ever felt like no matter where you run, you can’t escape your pursuer, or shake the feeling that you’re being chased? It may mean that you’re currently under a lot of stress and pressure, and now’s a good time to take a break, because your problems have snowballed. It may also mean that you’re running away from the truth, but you’ve got to face it sooner or later.

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10) Babies

Okay, so it may or may not be telling you that you’re pregnant, ladies, and you can check just to be sure. But more often, it points to an aspect to yourself that is still new and developing, or an aspect that you have been neglecting and need nurturing.

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11) Vehicles

Dreaming about vehicles may represent how you are moving through life, as well as your direction in life. Sometimes, it may reflect your desire to move forward in life, even if the vehicle is stationary in your dream.

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Do you agree with these dream interpretations? Are some of them true? Let us know what you think, and if you have any other dream interpretations!