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

Have you dreamed about a joystick? It's a rich and colorful dream topic that can have a few possible interpretations.

Scroll down for three different perspectives from our dream gurus on what it means to dream about a joystick.

Which of these explanations makes the most sense for your dream?

What does a joystick 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 using a joystick suggests control and direction in life. But let's talk about some subtleties in that general interpretation.

You're steering your own path and making decisions that influence your journey.

It can also represent your competitive nature or your enjoyment of games and challenges. Seeing someone else playing with a joystick, by contrast, might indicate feelings of being controlled or manipulated. You may feel that someone else is directing your life or making decisions on your behalf. It's a call to take back control and assert your independence.

A joystick can often be a very deep dream image to to give you a single, definitive meaning for. To really know with any kind of confidence, I'd need to get a deeper understanding of the dreamer's past 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 utilizing a joystick may symbolize your subconscious desire to manipulate or influence the course of events in your life, a Freudian manifestation of the ego's need for mastery.

Getting a bit more complex: It could also denote a latent yearning for simplicity, a return to a time when life's complexities could be navigated with a simple device. Observing another engaging with a joystick in your dream, however, could reflect feelings of passivity or powerlessness. It may suggest that you perceive yourself as an observer, rather than an active participant in your own life. This could be a manifestation of the Freudian concept of the 'superego', a moral compass that inhibits the ego's impulses, causing feelings of restriction or control.

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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 using a joystick signifies your spiritual journey and the choices you make along the path. It's a symbol of your divine power to navigate life's challenges and your spiritual growth. It may also reflect your playful spirit and the joy you find in life's game. Conversely, seeing someone else with a joystick in your dream could indicate a spiritual lesson about surrender and trust. It may suggest that you're learning to let go of control, trusting in the divine plan and allowing others to take the lead. This dream is a spiritual call to balance control and surrender in your life.

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Whose dream analysis works the best for you?

Which interpretation of a joystick applies to your unique situation?

Only you can know for certain. Keep in mind that our dreaming mind can be a complicated place. Each and every dream concept can signify a wide range of things — or symbolize multiple activities in our conscious life.

Have a unique dream interpretation for a dream about a joystick that you'd like to share? We'd be thrilled to hear and discuss your own ideas to the comments below.

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