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

Whenever a complex dream subject like a drone appears in your dreams, it can have several different explanations.

Listed below are three interesting ways of interpreting dreams about this dream from our dream analysis guides.

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What does a drone 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 flying a drone signifies control and perspective. That's the most simplistic interpretation.

You're navigating through life with a bird's eye view, making calculated decisions.

It can also reflect your desire to influence or control others from a distance. Seeing a drone in the sky, however, can symbolize feelings of being watched or scrutinized. It may indicate anxiety about privacy or fear of judgment. Both dreams reflect aspects of control, either exerted by you or experienced by you.

A drone is a very rich and colorful dream object to interpret with any certainty. To really know without any doubts, I'd want to understand the dreamer's past 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 piloting a drone, in Freudian terms, may symbolize the ego's attempt to manage the id's primal urges from a safe distance, akin to the drone's remote operation.

But a drone can say quite a few things — It could also represent the superego's surveillance over the ego and id, ensuring societal norms are adhered to. Seeing a drone in the sky, on the other hand, may evoke feelings of the unconscious mind being observed or judged, perhaps a manifestation of latent guilt or fear of societal condemnation. Both scenarios, while distinct, revolve around the Freudian tripartite model of the psyche, reflecting the ongoing struggle between the id, ego, and superego.

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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 flying a drone can be seen as a spiritual metaphor for your higher self guiding you through life's journey. It suggests you are tapping into your divine wisdom, making decisions from a higher perspective. This dream can also symbolize your spiritual influence over others, guiding them from a distance. On the other hand, seeing a drone in the sky can symbolize a divine presence watching over you. It may reflect feelings of divine judgment or the fear of not living up to spiritual expectations. Both dreams, while different, speak to the spiritual dynamics of guidance and judgment, either as the guide or the guided.

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Which analysis of the dream matches your dream?

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

Only you can say for sure. Remember that our subconscious mind can be a complicated landscape. Any dream concept can reflect a long list of meanings — or symbolize many different realities from our waking lives.

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