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

A dream symbol like a hedge can be a difficult one to really explain with any certainty. Because dreams are abstractions of our subconscious minds, and they often include symbolic references to our daily lives, no single explanation can ever match everyone's dream.

Below are three different perspectives on a dream about a hedge, taken from very different angles.

Which interpretation sounds right to you?


What does a hedge 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 hedge often hints at barriers or obstacles in your waking life. But the meaning can vary.

It may be a representation of feelings of confinement or restriction, possibly indicating that you feel trapped or limited in some way.

Alternatively, if you're trimming or walking along a hedge, it suggests you're taking steps to overcome these barriers. Trimming a hedge can symbolize personal growth and self-improvement, while walking along a hedge may indicate a journey or progress towards a goal. However, the interpretation can vary depending on the context and other elements present in the dream.

A hedge is a very rich and colorful dream object to really interpret with certainty. To really say without any doubts, it's really necessary to get to know the dreamer's life story and current circumstances.

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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 a hedge, in Freudian terms, may symbolize the ego's defense mechanisms, a psychological barrier erected to protect the self from anxiety-provoking thoughts or feelings.

With that being said, a hedge can be more complicated than that. It's a manifestation of repression, denial, or sublimation. Trimming a hedge, by contrast, could represent the process of psychoanalysis itself, the careful pruning away of these defenses to reveal the unconscious mind beneath. Walking along a hedge might signify the dreamer's navigation of their own psychological boundaries, a journey of self-discovery and understanding. As always, these interpretations are contingent on the individual's unique psychic landscape and the specific details of the dream.

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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 a hedge symbolizes spiritual boundaries, a divine protection that shields you from negative energies. It's a manifestation of your spiritual strength and resilience. Trimming a hedge, in a spiritual context, signifies the act of self-purification and spiritual refinement. It's about removing the unnecessary, the negative, and the harmful, to allow your spirit to grow and flourish. Walking along a hedge represents your spiritual journey, a path of enlightenment and self-discovery. It's about respecting and understanding the divine boundaries, while exploring the spiritual realm. These interpretations, however, are deeply personal and can vary based on your spiritual beliefs and experiences.

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So which dream explanation matches your dream?

Which of the preceding perspectives on a hedge best matches your dream vision?

Only you can know for certain. Bear in mind that our higher mind can be a complex puzzle. Each and every dream concept can symbolize a long list of things — or be the result of many different activities in our waking lives.

Do you have a different analysis on dreams about a hedge that you'd like to share? Chime in with your personal thoughts in the comments at the bottom of this page.

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