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

A symbol like a handstand can be a difficult one to interpret. Because our dreams are transmissions from our subconscious minds, and they may represent specific references to our everyday lives, no single explanation can ever match everyone's dream.

Below are 3 contrasting interpretations of dreams about a handstand, taken from three different perspectives.

Which of these insights best matches your dream?

What does a handstand 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 doing a handstand suggests a need to view things from a different perspective. But it's often a dream image with multiple nuances.

It may indicate that you're feeling upside down or out of balance in your waking life. If you're watching someone else do a handstand, it could mean you admire their ability to see things differently or their agility in handling difficult situations. Either way, this dream symbolizes a shift in perception and a call for flexibility.

A handstand is deep and multifaceted dream concept to offer a firm opinion about. To say with any kind of confidence, I'd need to take a deeper dive into the dreamer's past and current life scenario.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of performing a handstand, in Freudian terms, may reflect an unconscious desire to invert the status quo, a yearning for radical change.

With that being said, a handstand can be more complicated than that. It could symbolize a subconscious struggle with authority or societal norms, an attempt to literally turn the world upside down. Observing another execute a handstand, however, may signify a latent admiration for those who defy convention, or perhaps a suppressed envy of their audacity. Both scenarios underscore a need for psychological flexibility and a willingness to challenge one's own perceptions. The handstand, in essence, is a metaphor for the topsy-turvy nature of the unconscious mind.

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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 doing a handstand signifies a spiritual quest for a fresh perspective, a divine nudge to invert your worldview and seek balance in the spiritual realm. It's a call to embrace the spiritual flexibility needed to navigate life's challenges. Watching someone else perform a handstand in your dream, on the other hand, is a spiritual message of admiration for those who dare to defy the mundane and embrace the spiritual. It's an invitation to learn from their spiritual agility and audacity. Both scenarios are divine messages urging you to challenge your spiritual perceptions and embrace the spiritual journey with flexibility and courage. The handstand is a spiritual metaphor for the need to turn your world upside down to gain a fresh spiritual perspective.

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Which dream explanation is best for you?

Which of the preceding explanations for a handstand fits with your unique situation?

Only you can know for certain. Remember that our subconscious mind can be a complex and multifaceted puzzle. Each and every object or image from a dream can represent a long list of meanings — or result from many different themes from our daily life.

Got a different dream interpretation for dreams about a handstand you can add? We'd love to hear your own interpretation in the comments down below.

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