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

Whenever an interesting dream-concept like a heart appears prominently in dreams, it can have many different interpretations.

Written below are three different dream interpretations of this dream from our dream analysis experts.

Which explanation best matches your dream?

What does a heart 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 a heart often hints at love, truth, and understanding. But the meaning of a heart can be nuanced depending on the dreamer.

It may reflect your emotional core and suggest a need to listen to your heart. If you're feeling your own heartbeat in a dream, it could indicate heightened awareness of your emotional state or a reminder to tune into your emotions.

It can also symbolize life, vitality, and your inner strength. If the heartbeat is rapid or unsettling, it may be a representation of anxiety or fear. Remember, dreams are deeply personal and your own feelings and experiences will shape their meaning.

A heart can be a very deep dream symbol to really interpret with certainty. To really say for sure, I'd need to get an understanding of the dreamer's life and current mindset.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of a heart, in the Freudian perspective, could represent suppressed desires or repressed emotions, given the heart's symbolic association with passion and intensity.

It's a complex concept though... If you're experiencing your own heartbeat in a dream, it could be an unconscious manifestation of your ego's struggle with id impulses, suggesting a need for self-examination and introspection. A rapid or irregular heartbeat might signify inner turmoil or conflict, possibly hinting at unresolved issues causing psychic distress. However, it's crucial to remember that dream interpretation is not an exact science; the symbols and their meanings can vary greatly depending on the individual's personal experiences and psychological state.

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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 a heart can be a divine message urging you to open your heart to love and compassion. It signifies your spiritual core, the seat of your soul, and the essence of your being. Feeling your own heartbeat in a dream, by contrast, is a spiritual reminder of your connection to the rhythm of the universe. It's a call to be present, to feel the pulse of life within you, and to align with your higher self. A rapid or unsettling heartbeat may symbolize spiritual growth pains, urging you to release fear and embrace faith. Remember, your dreams are spiritual mirrors reflecting your innermost soul journey.

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Whose analysis of the dream matches your dream?

Which of the preceding explanations for a heart fits with your dream vision?

Only you can know for sure. Keep in mind that our higher mind can be a multifaceted thing. Any dream image can symbolize many different things — or symbolize many different activities in our conscious lives.

Do you have a unique analysis for a dream about a heart you can add? Add your personal interpretation in the comments down below.

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