How to Interpret the Meaning of Your Dream
Can you be honest enough with yourself to find out what your dreams mean? Dreams are an amazing fact of human existence. Where else can we experience firsthand such rich emotions, such a variety of experience and such incredible journeys?
Dreams challenge us to be honest about who we are. They give us fruitful information about what we want, what we fear, what causes us pain, our insecurities, and the things that are holding us back in life.
But first decoding, and then accepting, the information provided is not always easy. Especially when our dreams touch on the painful, difficult stuff hidden away in our psyches.
The good news is that acknowledging and accepting what's going on in our subconscious and unconscious minds carves a path to liberation which brings so much positivity into our lives.
Self-awareness, self-knowledge, a strong connection to our inner selves, and an awareness of our emotions are the treasures on offer when we truly understand ourselves.
Our subconscious is like our own personal therapist, and we’d be wise to listen to her.
This guide to dream interpretation will explain many of the most important elements you'll need to interpret your dreams accurately and help you reap the benefits of taking the time to do so.
Why Do We Dream?
Theories on why we dream have evolved and changed through the centuries but I believe we are closer now than ever before to being able to understanding what our dreams mean.
Sigmund Freud was one of the first modern psychologists to ask the question, "why do we dream"? His theory was that it was a way for us to process feelings - particularly anxiety and desire. It can be difficult in day to day life to express all our feelings.
Here's an Example of Freud's Analysis
There were a couple of women at work that I was not getting on very well with. They'd organised an event for all the staff to attend but had not told me about it or invited me to it. I had a lot of feelings about it but didn't feel confident enough to say anything to them. So the feelings stayed inside.
Initially I felt angry, then confused, then sad and disappointed.
I didn't have anyone to talk to about these emotions at the time so while I did acknowledge them, they were not expressed in any way. Guess what! A few nights later I had a dream about how angry and sad I am about it all. I shout at them, I scream at them about how unfair it is, then I cry. My emotions definitely got expression.
On this occasion I was aware of my feelings and so the dream meaning was obvious to me. At other times I will not consciously recognize the feelings in the dream because I have used a defense mechanism to protect me against them. In most cases dream feelings are our true ones, the only exception I have come across is a sabotage type dream (see more about that below).
The Unconscious Mind
In the unconscious live the thoughts and feelings that we are so afraid of that we’re not even aware of their existence.
For instance children that have gone through extremely traumatic events frequently do not remember the occurrence although their behavior can display signs of trauma, such as an inability to form close relationships.
The mind protects us from destructive events using defense mechanisms such as repression, denial, dissociation and distortion and consequently, feelings of anxiety and annihilation are withheld from consciousness.
The Subconscious Mind
The subconscious mind is also largely unconscious in that we do not normally use it in our waking state but it can be accessed, and information gathered from it, in certain circumstances.
An example of this is when hypnosis is used to remember a number plate that a witness could not consciously recall.
On the same lines, information we didn’t know we had absorbed comes out in our dreams very clearly. For instance picking up small cues from other people's body language that are not consciously recognized but nonetheless noted in the mind.
The Conscious Mind
The conscious mind is everything that we are aware of when we are awake and interacting in our environment; facts, figures, knowledge, language, self awareness, direct perception, opinions, personal identity – the I of our experience.
The way this relates to dreaming is that unconscious, subconscious and conscious material will be expressed in dreams. I believe this is an effort of the self to integrate into a state of health and wholeness in much the same way as our biological body does.
In the dreaming state we are presented with information that if acknowledged and processed, can help us become more emotionally, mentally and spiritually healthy. That is why I think it is important to develop an understanding of dreams that includes all of these elements.
The Intellectual Level—Thought Processing
Throughout our daily lives we are bombarded with information. We think continuously—how to solve this problem, do something more effectively, our beliefs and perceptions of the world are constantly challenged.
These are but a few of the kinds of things we may think about. We learn completely new skills, new ways of doing things, new ways of relating.
The list is endless.
Just like a computer we need to defrag and put all of this information into some kind of order to stop us from getting slow and bogged down and possibly, to prevent us from becoming insane.
Dreaming does this for us.
Our mind is so good at processing thoughts in the dream state we can actually learn things; solve problems and create inventions.
There is no definitive answer in scientific circles about why we dream although there are many theories. The theories range from the belief that they serve no real purpose to them providing an essential function in keeping us sane by processing unexpressed feelings and making new connections in the brain.
While I do enjoy the science part of it, scientists are long way from being able to tell us how we could dream about a relative dying 200 miles away at the very moment they pass away.
Many people report experiences like this or know someone who else who has. Often the dream experience makes no logical sense in a scientific way.
I believe that dreaming serves several functions and one of the most interesting to me is the spiritual one. Our self is constantly working towards integration and health on all levels.
When we are dreaming I believe that unencumbered with our physical body and far away from the busyness of everyday life, we can more easily connect with our energy bodies, our higher self, our spirit guides and universal energy.
We can access information that we would not normally be able to in our ordinary waking state. The exception to this is the meditative state which also enables connection to the subtler parts of ourselves and universal energies.
Discover the Function and Theme of Your Dream
You can figure out what your dream means by identifying which of the following functions it may be trying to serve.
For example, if you watched a movie about vampires and then had a dream about vampires that night, the most logical function of that dream, taken from the list below, would be "Organizing Knowledge & Experience."
Your brain took in certain elements of the movie, and your dream organized those elements into your existing knowledge base.
There are many other functions of dreams and as you get more practiced in dream interpretation, you'll find they fall into some clear themes or categories.
The Main Functions of Dreams
- Expressing and processing emotions
- Maintaining or improving mental health
- Providing information on what we want, need, think, or feel
- Giving sexual release
- Organizing knowledge and experiences—defragging the mind like a computer
- Learning (making connections)
- Helping with problem solving (creativity, thinking out of the box, new inventions, finding solutions)
- Providing wish-fulfillment (e.g. having a sexy dream about being with someone you have a crush on)
- Connecting to spiritual realities (rare!)
10 Dream Themes You Need to Be Aware Of
You will not need to worry that your dream about messing up your job interview is anything but an expression of anxiety and fear.
Of course, our dreams are often composed of a variety of themes and you will need to be able to pick out which bits are what but this will come easily with a little practice.
See if you can recognize having any of these types of dream...
1. Straight Talking Dreams
Some dream symbols can be shown very subtly making them difficult to get to the root of, others come with fanfares blazing that show us information very clearly.
The latter is the "straight talking dream".
We dream about talking to our boss about how we are feeling unappreciated at work or discuss with our partner that we want to save money for a new house.
We dream that we fight with someone we are angry with or make love with someone we have feelings for.
Even if we were not consciously aware of these thoughts and feelings before the dream, our "straight talking" dream will give us very clear information about what we want, need, think or feel.
2. Problem Solving Through Our Dreams
While asleep our minds are often busy solving problems. These can be of varying nature from relationship problems to creating new inventions.
As a child I used to learn math in my sleep. I can remember working out how to do long division while dreaming - we had been learning it in class but I didn't fully understand it until my dream.
My eldest daughter dreamed she could ride her bike - that day I made sure we got her bike out and lo and behold she could ride it.
What are you learning or creating when you are asleep?
3. Information About Aspects of Our Health
If you ever dream of talking to a doctor in your dream pay close attention to it.
Our dreams can give us clear messages about areas of our physical health that need attending to. If you dream about talking to a doctor who tells you something is wrong with a part of your body - get it checked out.
You may also have dreams where you are talking with a wise person, healer, counselor, deceased relative, or friend.
In this kind of dream we are often working through a problem and getting advice from our trusted person. I remember I had the following dream when I was going through a very difficult time in my life. It could also be classed as a psychic dream.
In my dream I was talking to my great grandmother who had passed away some years ago. I was telling her all about the situation I was in and how difficult it all was while she listened patiently.
When I had finished she gave me the warmest, loving smile, held my hand, and with the the deepest sincerity she said, "you know that everything passes, even this difficult situation will be in the past in a few months from now."
Of course she was correct, no difficulty lasts forever and it gave me great comfort. It also aided my spiritual, mental and emotional health at that time because I knew I would get through this difficult patch.
When I was very depressed after the death of another dear grandmother I kept dreaming that someone would burst in the room and disturb me. Whatever I was doing in my dream I would get disturbed.
When I really looked at these dreams what they were telling me was that I was disturbed. I was not in a good mental state at the time and my dreams were telling me to pay attention and get help. There was no avoiding the pain of grief. It kept bursting into my life, just as my dream showed me.
These are the dreams where our internal saboteur is in charge. They seem to turn up when we've made a positive step in the right direction in our lives.
For instance, when we stop a destructive behavior like overeating or we bring a new element into our lives like working towards a life long wish. These dreams express a part of ourselves that want to keep things as they are no matter how destructive. Some people would call this internal saboteur the ego.
These dreams can be very distressing and more like nightmares. They attempt to show you every reason why your new way of doing things is completely wrong.
For instance if you have stopped overeating you could dream that you get slimmer and slimmer until you get so thin you can hardly stand up and that people are laughing at you because you are so bony.
If you have a dream like this acknowledge yourself for providing it and carry on with your new behavior. Don't allow the internal saboteur to sway your commitment to your goals.
5. Expressing Our Anxieties, Worries and Fears
Depending on how much of a worrier you are you may have many dreams of this nature.
We are worried about an upcoming job interview and dream that we get there too late. Or we get into the interview room and can't speak or get our presentation wrong or that we are still in our pajamas.
We are scared about showing our vulnerability to others and dream we are naked in a public place.
We're expecting a baby and are anxious about the birth. Consequently we dream about all the things that could go wrong. The baby coming early, or late, or in an inappropriate venue, or via emergency c-section. Dreams during pregnancy are often some of the most vivid and most disturbing.
6. Processing & Releasing Emotions
It can be difficult in day to day life to express all our feelings. Some of them aren't socially acceptable and some would not be appropriate expressed in certain environments like the workplace - we could get into a lot of trouble.
What happens when we have an experience that produces emotional arousal is that it will stay in the body if unexpressed. Holding emotions in like this causes lots of stress on our bodies and minds.
During REM sleep we process these unresolved feelings and the feelings can be safely discharged.
7. Organizing Thoughts, Feelings and Experiences
The mind will try to organize and make sense of all our experiences. Particularly when unexpected and/or distressing things happen to us our unconscious minds will be busy trying to make sense of it all.
For example when a relative dies suddenly and unexpectedly, we are in an accident or we have a disagreement with someone.
During our dreaming state we will often go over the same event over and over, providing different outcomes and solutions, looking at every minute detail - replaying it until we have consolidated and absorbed the experience.
8. Wish Fulfillment
Dreams are quite often simply expressing our desires. For instance we dream about being with someone we are attracted to (maybe having sex with them), or that we have loads of money, or we are in our dream job.
Wish fulfillment dreams can also be of the negative type like dreaming of killing someone we do not want in our lives anymore or rejecting someone who has hurt our feelings.
They don't mean that these things are going to happen in waking life, simply that we'd like them to.
While distressing, nightmares can tell us a great deal about ourselves. In particular, they tell us about what we fear, what causes us the most emotional pain, and what is holding us back in life.
Nightmares usually express deep feelings and thoughts that we are unconscious of.
That's why they're so frightening; they bring to our attention emotions that we perceived to be threatening, devastating, and/or overwhelming at some point in our past.
The occurrence of a nightmare is a sign that we're now ready to deal with these emotions, and that we need to deal with them for the sake of our emotional, mental, or spiritual health.
This statement may sound obvious, but it's surprising how many of us don't understand that our nightmare is telling us about something we are frightened of or anxious about.
Take the time to discover its meaning, and you'll benefit in the long term.
10. Prophetic and Psychic Dreams
There’s a strong myth that all of our dreams foretell the future, and this is simply not true. That’s not to say that it doesn’t happen—I've had quite a few myself.
Dreams can occasionally give us information about future events (which is where the myth comes from). However, unless we have highly developed psychic abilities, these are usually few and far between.
This begs the question, “How do we know when our dream is prophetic?” Unfortunately, the answer is we can’t know until the event we dreamed of takes place.
A lot of people have experienced dreams that involve ESP or, what we might call, psychic events. Again, these are quite rare. Most people might be lucky to have one or two of these in their lifetime. They include:
- Dreams of a deceased relative or friend (accompanied by feelings of joy, peace, and love)
- Seeing a deceased person we do not know
- A dream involving extra sensory perception (ESP), such as seeing an event in our sleep that is taking place at the very moment we are sleeping
- Seeing angels, spirit guides, or religious figures
- Visions of past lives
- Out-of-body experiences
- Astral travel
Those who have had these kinds of dreams report that they are exceptionally vivid, and that the emotions are particularly intense. There is also a sense of watching the scene as an observer rather than being involved in it.
Understanding Dream Language
Believe it or not our dreams are trying to be obvious. And they will be once you learn these few simple facts about dream language.
Dream language contains a variety of elements. These include:
- Common Expressions
- Written and spoken words
- Music and song lyrics
- Homophones and homonyms
- Recent and past events
Visual representations of common expressions turn up in our dreams all the time.
Imagine a dream where you are holding onto a bulls' horns. Is it telling you to grab the bull by the horns? i.e: go for what you want.
What if you dreamed of being in your garden and were looking under the stones? It might mean "leave no stone unturned".
See if you can spot any common expressions in your dreams. They are often giving us good advice about how to proceed.
Written & Spoken Words & Songs
Words, however they present themselves, will be important in helping you to decipher your dream.
Last night I dreamed that I was at a meeting at work with all my colleagues and my boss kept telling me to be quiet when I wasn't even saying anything. A word kept popping into my thoughts - it was "victimization".
This had a lot of relevance to me since that's how I have been feeling at work lately though I hadn't yet managed to put a word to it.
This is a good example showing one way that words can present themselves in dreams.
Other ways are road signs, words written down on paper or on a wall, advertisements or what someone is saying to us.
Maybe important messages are being expressed through song. Does your dream have a theme tune?
Really listen to the words of the song to find out what your dream is telling you.
Homonyms & Homophones
Homonyms are words that are spelled and sound the same but have different meanings. For example the cross. This could mean the christian symbol, being angry or crossing the road.
Homophones are words which have the same sound but are spelled differently and have different meanings. For instance, bee and be.
The way that we recognize if these kinds of symbols are present in our dream is by getting in touch with the word.
If, in your dream, there was the symbol of the cross, what do you feel when you see it in your minds eye?
Do you feel cross/angry?
Do you feel a spiritual connection?
Or something else?
Is the bee that is buzzing around you in your dream telling you, "to just be"?
The Relevance of Recent and Past Events in Dreams
Events from our daily lives come up a lot. Sometimes it is because our minds are trying to process and organize what has recently happened. At other times, recent events are handy symbols to represent other information.
Past Events, People, and Places
We also frequently see things from our past in our sleep. They are usually telling us that there is something from our past that needs understanding or resolving. We will often find that the issue is also prominent in our lives right now.
If you dream about a house you lived in as a child, ask yourself what was happening in your life at the time you lived there.
- Did your parents separate?
- Did you change schools?
- Was it a particularly happy time?
- Ask yourself why your mind would want you to revisit that time again.
- Are there things or issues from that time that are still holding you back?
- Did you make decisions based on events in the past that are no longer relevant or useful?
- Do you need to recapture a certain quality or feeling?
Pay Attention to Your Emotions
The emotions we experience in our dreams is one of the most important aspects of dream interpretation to consider.
Believe it or not, our dreams are trying to be obvious. And what will help make the meaning obvious is identifying the primary emotions in your dream.
Understanding dream language can take a bit of practice, but once you get into the right mindset, you’ll find that the majority of your dreams can be interpreted fairly quickly.
An Example of Why Emotions in Dreams Are Important
- If you are driving a fast car in your sleep and feel exhilarated, this could mean that you're progressing at a great speed in some area of your life, and you are finding it exciting.
- But what if you are driving a fast car and feel terrified of crashing? The meaning will be vastly different. If could mean that you are traveling too fast in an area of your life and feel out of control.
- What if you are driving in a fast car that can only go up to 10 miles an hour, and you feel impotent and frustrated? Then you will need to look at what is holding you back in your life, whether it be an inside or outside circumstance.
Make a special note of your feelings in relation to each symbol that appears in your dream. This valuable information will help you determine what the message is.
Interpreting Dream Symbols
As you know our dreams contain a whole range of symbols - anything from a potato to a princess or a devil to a delphinium. How you feel about the symbol and what words you would use to describe it will tell you what that symbol means to you.
Using these two simple steps will be far more useful to you than any dream dictionary will ever be. This is the key to dream interpretation. You can relate every adjective that you would use to describe the symbol, to yourself or a part of yourself.
E.g. frozen water = frozen emotions
car out of control = you out of control
house with no walls = you have no boundaries
N.B. Adjectives are describing words such as big, strong, funny, closed, broken, sparkly, red, weak, thick, tall, low, etc... etc.
Become Your Dream Symbol
If you are having trouble deciphering the meaning of a dream symbol you can have a conversation with it. Close your eyes and see the symbol in your minds eye. What words come immediately to mind as you look at it? Scary? Powerful? Disgusting? Friendly? Warm?
If it's a person or animal you can ask it, "What do you want to tell me?" Ask questions and listen to the answers no matter how surprising.
A Word About Culture
The culture we have grown up in will greatly affect the symbols that appear in our dreams and the meaning they have for us. Colors have different meanings in different cultures.
In Europe and America red means danger or passion, while in China it means good luck. A bull in the dream of a Spaniard would have a different meaning to a bull in the dream of an American cattle rancher.
That's why we need to look at what the symbol means to us as individuals—this will give us a great deal more useful information than a dream dictionary will.
10 Common Dreams and Clues to Interpret Them
Below are three common dreams with some points to consider in order to accurately interpret them.
1. Dreams of Death
The meaning of death in dreams can be varied and complex and you will need to connect with your feelings and the symbols presented to get an accurate interpretation of what it means for you.
Here are some of the more common meanings of death in dreams:
- A part of you has died, which can be either positive or negative.
- You are trying to kill a part of yourself that you don't like or don't want.
- You want to kill off someone else - get them out of your life.
- You want to kill a part of someone else that you don't like.
- Your anxiety about death and dying - your own and/or someone else's passing.
- A new phase in your life.
- Expression of grief for someone that has died.
- Your mind trying to come to terms with the death of a loved one.
- A spiritual awakening.
The reason I say that death in dreams is complex is because meanings can often be reversed. For instance in your dream you may kill someone else because you hate something about them but in reality the part you hate could be a part of yourself that you have projected onto them and then proceed to kill.
It can be a lot less threatening for our minds to cope with seeing negative qualities in others rather than in ourselves.
2. Dream of Teeth Falling Out
Dreaming of your teeth falling out can have a variety of explanations. Here are a few. Remember to connect to your feelings about it to get a better understanding of what it means for you.
- Are you talking too much?
- Teeth can symbolize solidity and decisiveness - are you losing your
- Milk teeth fall out to make way for new adult teeth - is there something you
- are discarding (an aspect of yourself or old habits) to create space for
- something new to grow?
- Anxiety about your appearance.
- Anxiety about growing old.
- Are you having trouble getting your teeth into something? (lack of focus
- and/or commitment)
- Are you dealing with a loss of an emotional nature?
3. Sex Dreams
Dreams of sex are often simply wish fulfillment though there are some other common meanings listed below. Sex dreams can be fun, exciting or highly distressing depending on the beliefs you have about sex.
If you have been brought up with the belief that homosexuality is wrong for example, it would be very distressing to dream of making love with someone of the same sex.
Whatever your beliefs try to be kind to yourself and not judge yourself harshly for any dreams that do not fit in with your normal belief system.
- You dream of sex with someone you (consciously or unconsciously) have an attraction to.
- You are sexually frustrated and need release.
- You are experimenting with sexual practices you feel you cannot act out in waking life.
- You are anxious about your sexual abilities.
- You are anxious about a sexual difficulty such as impotence.
- Two parts of yourself are uniting or integrating.
- You are integrating into yourself a quality that you admire in another.
- Expression of unacknowledged sexual preferences.
- Expression of deep love for someone (whether you are attracted to them or not).
4. Dreams of Your Partner Being Unfaithful
Dreams of your partner cheating on you are most often an expression of your own anxiety and/or insecurity. Rarely they can be your intuition about actual cheating but rule out all other possibilities first.
- Are you scared your partner will leave you?
- Do you have low self esteem and/or confidence and wonder whether you deserve your partner?
- Have you or your partner cheated on each other or other partners before and you are worried this will happen again?
- Do you have problems with trusting people?
- Do you find it difficult to trust yourself?
- Are you attracted to someone else?
5. Dreams of Being Naked
What is your dream of being naked telling you? It will depend greatly on how you feel about it in your dream. Are you embarrassed? Ashamed? Free? Liberated? Vulnerable? Scared? Indignant? Exposed? Natural? Exhilarated?
If you experienced a negative emotion in relation to your nakedness it could mean:
You are feeling very vulnerable at the moment.
You are scared of being exposed in some way.
You have problems with your relationship with your body.
You are hiding something you need to share.
If you experienced a positive emotion in relation to your nakedness it could mean:
You feel totally free.
You feel liberated from a problem, set back or difficulty.
You are at one with your physical nature.
You enjoy your body.
You are being completely honest about who you are, what you want or need.
6. Dreams of Being Chased
Dreams of being chased are very common, often recurring and usually very scary. They are frightening because our unconscious mind is trying to tell us something that we have blocked from awareness either totally or partially, in an effort to avoid uncomfortable feelings.
The question you need to ask yourself is, "What am I running away from?"
A part of myself?
Knowledge about a situation?
What or who are you afraid to face?
You can resolve to confront what is chasing you for the next time you have the dream. Ask the thing/person that is chasing you, "What do you want?"
You can do this while you awake also.
Simply find a bit of quiet time when you will not be disturbed, focus your mind on the thing/person who was chasing you and imagine what they would say when you ask them, "What do you want to tell me?"
7. Dream of Having a Baby
Here are some of the more common explanations for dreaming about having, or giving birth to a baby.
If you are pregnant you are likely anxious about the birth or what
motherhood might bring.
If you are trying for a baby this dream fulfills your wish.
This may express an unconscious desire to have a baby so be extra careful
to use your contraception.
- Do you feel the need to be babied?
- Do you feel dependent on others?
- This often signifies a new beginning, a new idea or a new project.
- New insight into old problems.
- Birth of something new within yourself.
- New spiritual awareness.
8. Dreams of Falling
Dreams of falling can occur as a result of the changes in consciousness when we are falling asleep or waking up. They can also represent that you are:
- Heading for a fall.
- Feeling out of control.
- Feeling a loss of control.
- Falling in love.
- Falling on your face.
- A fallen woman.
- Are you scared of failure? (falling down)
- Do you like taking risks?
9. Dreams of Flying
With flying dreams it will depend again on how you feel when you are flying. Do you feel free? Exhilarated? Scared? Out of control? Your feeling will tell you what it means.
- Are you feeling flighty or grounded in your life at the moment?
- Are you 'up in the air' about something?
- Do you feel you can soar above your problems?
- Do you feel as free as a bird?
- Do you have the ability to be objective - see the overall situation?
- Do you feel in control of your life at the moment?
- Or out of control?
10. Dreams Involving Animals
When interpreting animal symbols, I often ask myself, "What special characteristics does this animal embody?"
- The eagle soars freely high above the earth. Therefore, the eagle has a broad perspective of what is below and will be able to "take in the whole picture." Do you already see the whole picture, or you do need to take a more objective view of something? Maybe you need to look at things from another perspective.
- The eagle is strong and powerful. Do you feel strong and powerful or does someone in your life embody these qualities?
- The eagle is a skillful hunter. Do you need to hunt something down or do you feel like someone is hunting you down?
- Are you feeling stung by something that happened recently or by something someone said?
- Bee is a homophone of "Be." Is your dream of bees telling you to just "be" yourself?
- Think about what is special about bees. Bees are very busy, productive, and industrious creatures. They work cooperatively for their survival. They swarm together for protection and to attack. They are hive creatures: the group is more important and more powerful than the individual. They produce a nourishing food (honey). Do one of these things prick your intuition about what bees mean to you?
Is My Dream Going to Come True in the Future?
This topic is covered right at the end of this guide to dream interpretation but wondering if the dream is going to come true is usually the first question people ask when they want to understand their dream.
Culturally, there seems to be a strong belief that the purpose of our dreams are to tell us about the future.
While dreams can occasionally give us this information, (which is where this belief comes from), there are many other important functions of dreaming, particularly on the intellectual, emotional and spiritual levels.
The truth is that the vast majority of dreams we have are not portraying events of the future.
This is a way in which dream dictionaries can be misleading because half of the symbol descriptions are apparently telling us about the future.
For instance, according to one dream dictionary if you dream about a coconut this is supposed to mean that money will come to you.
A coconut could mean abundance but it would depend on all the details of the dream, what a coconut represented in your culture and what a coconut means to you.
Rest assured that your dream is usually relaying information about the present or past and how it has affected you. When you analyse your dream it's important to come from this angle.
What Does Your Dream Mean?
Use the tips and information in this dream interpretation guide to help you work out what your dream is trying to tell you. Remember that dream symbolism is very literal and make sure you pay attention to your emotions for those all important clues.