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

When a meaningful dream-concept like a jar is revealed in your dreams, it can have many possible explanations.

Here are 3 different dream interpretations of a jar from our dream analysis experts.

Which analysis makes the most sense for you?


What does a jar 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 jar often hints at the womb, femininity, and protection. Of course, dream interpretations are seldom that simple.

It may also represent feelings or thoughts you've kept bottled up. If the jar is full, it suggests abundance and prosperity. If it's empty, it could indicate feelings of emptiness or loss. Opening a jar in a dream might symbolize releasing these suppressed emotions or thoughts, while filling a jar could suggest you're gathering and storing energy, knowledge, or resources for future use.

A jar can often be a very deep dream symbol to really interpret with certainty. To say confidently, I would have to get an understanding of the dreamer's past and 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 jar, in Freudian terms, may symbolize the ego's attempt to contain and manage the id's primal urges.

Some additional thoughts on this: The jar, as a vessel, can represent the self, with its contents being our unconscious desires or fears. Opening a jar may signify the process of psychoanalysis itself, the 'uncorking' of repressed memories or emotions. Filling a jar, by contrast, could be seen as an attempt to compartmentalize or control these unconscious elements. It's a manifestation of the ego's constant struggle to maintain equilibrium between the id's instinctual drives and the superego's moral standards.0

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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 jar symbolizes your spiritual vessel, holding your divine essence. If the jar is full, it signifies spiritual abundance and fulfillment. An empty jar, however, may indicate a spiritual void or longing. Opening a jar in a dream can represent the unveiling of spiritual truths or wisdom, a divine revelation being made known to you. Conversely, filling a jar could suggest a spiritual journey or quest, actively seeking and accumulating spiritual knowledge, wisdom, or experiences. The jar, in essence, is a reflection of your spiritual state and progression.

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Whose interpretation of the dream makes the most sense for you?

Which of the above ways of explaining a jar best matches your dream vision?

Only you can say for certain. It's worth noting that our dreaming mind can be a complicated thing to understand. Any object or action in a dream can reflect a wide range of meanings — or result from multiple activities in our daily life.

Got a unique dream interpretation for dreams about a jar you can add? We'd love to hear your personal ideas to the comment section below.

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