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

A image like a ferris wheel can be a perplexing one to explain. Because our dreams are snapshots of our subconscious mind, and they may include symbolic references to our everyday lives, no single dream interpretation fits every dream about a ferris wheel or any other symbol.

Below are 3 possible interpretations of dreams about a ferris wheel, written from three different perspectives.

Which analysis best matches your dream vision?


What does a ferris wheel 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 riding a Ferris wheel often hints at the ups and downs of life. That's the most simplistic interpretation.

You may be experiencing a cycle of highs and lows, or feeling stuck in a repetitive pattern.

It can also represent a desire for change or excitement. Seeing a Ferris wheel in the distance, by contrast, could suggest that you're observing these cycles from a distance, or longing for a more exciting or varied life. It could also symbolize feelings of nostalgia or longing for childhood innocence.

A ferris wheel can be a somewhat complex and intriguing dream image to to give you a single interpretation of. To say for sure, I'd have to really get to know the dreamer's past and current environment.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of riding a Ferris wheel may be thought of as a manifestation of the Freudian concept of the pleasure principle, the instinctual seeking of pleasure and avoidance of pain.

This can be a multi-faceted dream symbol though — The cyclical motion may symbolize the ego's constant negotiation between the id's desires and the superego's restrictions. Seeing a Ferris wheel in the distance, however, may be a representation of the concept of the uncanny, the strangely familiar yet discomforting. It could symbolize a repressed desire or fear that is within sight, yet remains distant and unattainable. The Ferris wheel's circular form might also symbolize the self's yearning for wholeness and completion.

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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 riding a Ferris wheel signifies your spiritual journey, a cyclical process of ascension and descent, mirroring the soul's path towards enlightenment. It's a divine reminder of life's transient nature and the need for balance. The exhilarating highs and grounding lows are part of your spiritual growth. Alternatively, seeing a Ferris wheel in the distance symbolizes spiritual goals that may seem far off but are within your reach. It's a divine nudge to keep striving for spiritual growth and enlightenment. The Ferris wheel's circular form represents the eternal cycle of life and death, a reminder of the soul's immortality.

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So which analysis of the dream matches your dream?

Which of the above interpretations for a ferris wheel makes the most sense for your your dream experience?

Only you can know for sure. Remember that our dreaming mind can be a complex and multifaceted landscape. Any image in a dream can reflect many different things — or be the result of many different activities in our daily lives.

Have a different dream interpretation for a dream about a ferris wheel you can add? Add your own ideas in the comments at the bottom of this page.

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