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Did You Dream About a Broom? Here's What It Means

A subject like a broom can be a complex one to offer an interpretation for. Because our dreams are windows into our subconscious minds, and they often include symbolic references to our waking-life, no single explanation will ever work for everyone.

Below are 3 different interpretations of a dream about a broom, taken from very different perspectives.

Which of these insights best explains your dream?

What does a broom mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about a broom or sweeping with a broom often hints at the need for cleansing or purification in your life. But as you know, a dream seldom has such a simple interpretation.

It may indicate that you are in the process of clearing out old habits, attitudes, or thoughts that no longer serve you.

Alternatively, it could suggest that you are tidying up loose ends or resolving unfinished business. If you are sweeping, it may also represent your desire to clean up your act or image, suggesting a concern about how others perceive you. The broom's historical association with witchcraft could also hint at suppressed psychic or spiritual abilities.

A broom is colorful and puzzling dream experience to to give you a single interpretation of. To say without any doubts, it would be necessary to get a deeper understanding of the dreamer's past and circumstances.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of a broom, or sweeping with one, can indeed be a manifestation of the psyche's yearning for order and control.

But a broom can say quite a few things — It may be a reflection of the ego's attempt to organize the chaos of the unconscious mind, a Freudian concept known as the "pleasure principle". The act of sweeping could symbolize the process of repression, where we push away distressing thoughts into the unconscious. Conversely, the broom may be a representation of the "return of the repressed", where these suppressed thoughts resurface in our dreams. The broom's association with witchcraft could also suggest an exploration of the shadow self, the darker, unknown side of our personality that we often deny or ignore.

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming about a broom or sweeping with one is a spiritual message about purification and transformation. The broom, a tool of cleanliness, symbolizes your soul's desire to cleanse itself of negativity and embrace positivity. Sweeping indicates your spiritual journey towards self-improvement, clearing away the dust of past mistakes and sweeping in new, beneficial habits. The broom's connection to witchcraft can also be seen as a sign of your latent spiritual abilities, hinting at your potential to harness and channel spiritual energy. Thus, a broom in your dream is a divine call to cleanse your spirit, embrace transformation, and unlock your spiritual potential.

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So whose dream explanation makes the most sense for you?

Which of the preceding perspectives on a broom best matches your dream vision?

Only you can say for certain. It's worth noting that our subconscious mind can be a multifaceted thing to understand. Any image in a dream can signify a long list of meanings — or be the result of multiple realities from our waking lives.

Do you have a better explanation for a dream about a broom that you want to share? Contribute your personal ideas in the comment area below.

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