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

Have you ever dreamed about a cross? It's a memorable dream topic that can have a few fascinating interpretations.

Keep reaading for 3 different perspectives from our dream gurus on what it means to dream about a cross.

Which interpretation makes the most sense for your dream?

What does a cross 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 cross symbolizes balance, protection, and spirituality. There are many different takes on that idea though.

It's a sign of your relationship with your spiritual self and may indicate a need for self-sacrifice or selflessness. If you're carrying a cross, it suggests a burden or difficult responsibility you're shouldering.

It can also represent a critical junction in your life, a decision that has significant implications for your path forward. This dream encourages introspection and self-evaluation.

A cross is a very complex dream symbol to pin down. To really say for certain, it would be necessary to understand the dreamer's background and current environment.

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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 cross, in Freudian terms, may be an expression of the Oedipus complex, symbolizing the intersection of the conscious and unconscious mind, the id and superego.

I'm also thinking generally about a cross: It suggests a struggle with moral dilemmas or repressed guilt. If one dreams of carrying a cross, it could be interpreted as the manifestation of the ego's attempt to bear the weight of these internal conflicts. It's a representation of the self-inflicted psychological burdens we carry due to unresolved issues. This dream is a call to confront these repressed feelings and seek resolution.

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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 a cross signifies your spiritual journey and connection to the divine. It's a beacon of divine love and guidance, urging you to align your life with spiritual principles. If you're carrying a cross, it symbolizes the spiritual burdens or challenges you're facing. This isn't a punishment, but a divine assignment meant to refine your soul and deepen your spiritual understanding. It's a call to embrace your spiritual path with courage and faith, knowing that every challenge is an opportunity for spiritual growth and transformation. This dream is a divine message, encouraging you to trust in the divine plan and surrender your burdens to the divine.

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Whose interpretation of the dream works the best for you?

Which of the above interpretations for a cross fits with your dream?

Only you can know for certain. Bear in mind that our subconscious mind can be a multifaceted place. Any object or action in a dream can symbolize many different meanings — or symbolize multiple forces in our waking lives.

Have a slightly different analysis on a dream about a cross that you'd like to share? Add your personal interpretation in the comment area down below.

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