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

A subject like a fruit can be a complicated one to pick a single interpretation of. Because our dreams are fragments of our subconscious mind, and they often represent specific references to our waking-life, no single dream interpretation can ever match everyone's dream.

Below are 3 different interpretations of dreams about a fruit, written from three different perspectives.

Which of these insights best explains your dream?

What does a fruit 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 fruit often hints at sensual or sexual desires, as fruits are often associated with fertility and abundance in many cultures. The exact meaning of a fruit vary quite a bit, however.

The specific fruit can also add nuance to the interpretation. For example, apples might represent knowledge or temptation, while oranges could symbolize health and vitality.

Alternatively, seeing a fruit in a dream, especially if it's ripe, can symbolize the fruits of your labor or the rewards of your hard work. If the fruit is rotten or spoiled, it might suggest missed opportunities or unfulfilled potential.

A fruit is a very complex and fascinating dream image to to give you a single, definitive meaning for. To say confidently, I'd want to get an understanding of the dreamer's background and circumstances.

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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 fruit may be indicative of a yearning for self-nourishment and personal growth.

Also: The act of eating, in psychoanalytic terms, may be thought of as an incorporation of an aspect of the self that is currently lacking. The specific fruit can provide further insight. For instance, a banana might signify a need for more fun and spontaneity, while a pomegranate could symbolize a desire for deeper understanding or wisdom. Observing a fruit, conversely, may be a representation of an awareness of potential growth areas in your life. A ripe fruit could be a symbol of readiness to undertake a new venture or personal transformation. If the fruit is decaying, it may suggest a fear of missed opportunities or a sense of stagnation.

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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 about eating a fruit can be a divine message about your spiritual nourishment. The act of eating symbolizes the absorption of life's spiritual lessons. The specific fruit can provide further spiritual insight. For example, eating an apple might signify the pursuit of wisdom, while a peach could represent the quest for inner peace. Seeing a fruit in your dream, by contrast, can be a spiritual sign of the results of your spiritual journey. A ripe fruit could symbolize spiritual maturity and readiness to share your wisdom with others. If the fruit is rotten, it might suggest spiritual decay or a warning to reevaluate your spiritual path.

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So which interpretation of the dream is best for you?

Which interpretation above for a fruit fits with your dream?

Only you can say for sure. Bear in mind that our subconscious mind can be a multifaceted landscape. Just about any dream image can symbolize multiple meanings — or be the result of many different activities in our conscious life.

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