Dreams are highly symbolic in nature, and they tend to have latent meanings. Oftentimes, when you dream of one thing, it doesn’t necessarily mean to be a portent of that thing actually happening. If you want to be able to interpret your dreams carefully, you need to know about dream symbol meanings.
Symbols in dreams and their meaning
Dream symbols fall under different categories. Symbols can either be universal, cultural, or personal in nature. Universal symbols are those which are considered to be general in nature. They are universal in the sense that they are perceived in the same way by collective consciousness, or by many individuals.
Cultural symbols are those which are influenced by the belief systems of an individual, such as his religious beliefs and cultural orientations. Finally, personal symbols are those which can be interpreted by an individual through his personal experiences in life.
Some of the common dream symbols
There are specific symbols in your dreams which you should look out for if you want to be able to interpret them correctly. If you dream of ants for example, this could be a symbol that someone or something has been annoying or pestering you lately.
If you dream of an airplane or of flying, this may very well mean that you are getting on your way towards achieving your desires or goals.
Dreaming of a landing airplane however may mean that you are starting to deal with reality or that you are grounding yourself.
Dreaming of a baby may not necessarily mean that you are going to get pregnant soon but it is more of a symbol for a new event or circumstance taking shape in your life.
However, if the dream is focused on a pregnant individual or someone who desires to have a child, dreaming of a baby may mean actually having a baby.