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

When a curious dream vision like a doughnut appears in a dream, it can have many possible explanations.

Written below are three possible explanations of dreams about a doughnut from our dream analysis guides.

Which of these interpretations best explains your dream?

What does a doughnut 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 eating a doughnut often hints at self-indulgence or the desire for gratification. But let's talk about some subtleties in that general interpretation.

It can also represent a situation in your waking life where you may be taking more than you need. Seeing a doughnut in a dream, by contrast, can symbolize the circle of life or a situation that is ongoing and never ending.

It can also represent wholeness, completeness, and the infinite. The hole at the center of the doughnut may suggest something is missing in your life or a feeling of emptiness.

A doughnut is complex and intriguing dream object to to really give you a single answer for. To really say for certain, I would need to really get to know the dreamer's life and current situation.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of consuming a doughnut may embody a Freudian oral fixation, suggesting a regression to infantile behaviors of comfort-seeking through oral stimulation.

Some additional thoughts: This could indicate unresolved issues from early developmental stages. On the contrary, observing a doughnut in a dream might signify the Freudian concept of the "uncanny" - the familiar yet strange. The doughnut, a commonplace object, is imbued with symbolic meaning, its circular form hinting at the cyclical nature of the unconscious mind, while the void in its center may be a representation of a latent feeling of lack or unfulfilled desire. This dream may be an invitation to delve deeper into your subconscious to address these underlying issues.0

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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 eating a donut can be a spiritual message about the need for self-nourishment, not just physically but emotionally and spiritually as well. It's a call to indulge in self-care and self-love, to satisfy your inner cravings and desires. Seeing a donut, by contrast, is a symbol of divine completeness and unity. The circle represents the eternal cycle of life and the universe, while the hole in the middle signifies the void that we all carry within us, a space for spiritual growth and enlightenment. This dream is a reminder that despite the emptiness we may feel, we are part of a larger, infinite whole.

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So which analysis of the dream works the best for you?

Which of the above ways of explaining a doughnut best matches your your dream experience?

Only you can know for sure. It's worth noting that our subconscious mind can be a convoluted thing. Each and every image in a dream can reflect multiple things — or symbolize many different themes from our waking lives.

Have a unique dream interpretation on a dream about a doughnut that you'd like to share? We'd be thrilled to hear and discuss your personal thoughts in the comment section below.

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