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

A subject like a comet can be a perplexing one to give a single meaning for. Because dreams are like snapshots of our subconscious mind, and they often include symbolic references to our everyday lives, no single dream interpretation fits every dream about a comet or any other symbol.

Below are three contrasting interpretations of a dream about a comet, taken from three different perspectives.

Which of these interpretations makes the most sense for your dream?

What does a comet 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 seeing a comet signifies a significant change or event that's about to occur in your life. It's often not quite so simple though.

It's a symbol of new beginnings, opportunities, and enlightenment.

Alternatively, dreaming about a comet impacting the earth can indicate feelings of anxiety or fear about an impending disaster or drastic change. This could be a reflection of your internal state of mind, suggesting that you may be feeling overwhelmed or unprepared for changes happening in your waking life. The common themes among these possible variants are about change, but the latter suggests a more negative or fearful reaction to it.

A comet can be a very deep dream experience to offer a firm opinion about. To know for certain, it would be necessary to get to know the dreamer's past and current mindset.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of observing a comet, in the Freudian sense, may symbolize the unconscious mind's attempt to illuminate a profound, yet elusive, truth.

Some alternatives: It's a celestial messenger, hinting at a revelation that's on the horizon. Conversely, a dream of a comet impacting the earth could represent a latent fear of cataclysmic change, a subconscious manifestation of the ego's resistance to transformation. This might suggest an internal struggle with the inevitability of change, a dread of the unknown, or a fear of losing control. The common themes among these possible variations, while seemingly disparate, are fundamentally about the human psyche grappling with the concept of change and the inherent uncertainty it brings.

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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 of seeing a comet can be a spiritual sign of divine guidance, a cosmic message from the universe that you are on the right path. It may also symbolize a spiritual awakening, a realization of your true self, or a profound insight that is about to be revealed. Conversely, dreaming of a comet impacting the earth can be a spiritual warning. It may signify a need for grounding, a call to reconnect with your roots, or a reminder of the impermanence of life. The common themes among these dream variations, while different in nature, are spiritual messages about change and transformation, urging you to embrace the unknown and trust in the divine plan.

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Whose interpretation of the dream matches your dream?

Which interpretation above for a comet fits with your unique situation?

Only you can know for certain. Remember that our dreaming mind can be a complex puzzle. Just about any concept from a dream can represent a long list of meanings — or result from multiple forces in our waking lives.

Do you have a slightly different dream analysis for a dream about a comet of your own? Chime in with your own interpretation in the comment area down below.

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