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

Have you dreamed about a kidney? It's a colorful dream topic that has a few fascinating interpretations.

Keep reaading for 3 different points-of-view from our dream guides on what it means to dream about a kidney.

Which of these insights best matches your dream?


What does a kidney 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 kidney signifies your need for cleansing and detoxification, reflecting concerns about your health. What a kidney means in your dream may be more nuanced.

It could also symbolize feelings of compassion and generosity, as kidneys are often associated with donation. A dream about undergoing a kidney-related medical procedure suggests anxiety about health issues. It could also be a kind of a desire for purification or a significant change in your life, as medical procedures often symbolize transformation and healing.

A kidney is often a complex dream image to really interpret with certainty. To really say confidently, I'd need to get more information about the dreamer's past and current situation.

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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 kidney may symbolize an unconscious grappling with issues of self-sacrifice or altruism, given the organ's association with donation.

Dream concepts like a kidney can be multilayered, however. It could also be a reflection of a subconscious exploration of the Jungian concept of the shadow self, as kidneys, hidden within the body, filter impurities. Dreaming of a kidney-related medical procedure, by contrast, may be a representation of a confrontation with mortality or vulnerability, a manifestation of the Freudian death drive. Alternatively, it could symbolize a subconscious desire for renewal or rebirth, akin to the psychoanalytic process of catharsis, as medical procedures often signify a transition from illness to health.

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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 kidney symbolizes your spiritual need for purification and renewal. It reflects your inner self's desire to cleanse your spirit of negativity and toxicity. This dream could also be a kind of your innate generosity and selflessness, as kidneys are often associated with donation in the physical realm. Alternatively, dreaming of a kidney-related medical procedure signifies your spiritual journey towards healing and transformation. It suggests your subconscious is preparing you for a significant change or transition in your life. This dream could also be a spiritual reminder of your mortality and vulnerability, urging you to cherish and make the most of your earthly existence.

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So whose dream analysis makes the most sense for you?

Which of the preceding explanations for a kidney best matches your unique situation?

Only you can know for sure. Bear in mind that our subconscious mind can be a complicated landscape. Any image in a dream can symbolize a wide range of things — or be the result of many different forces in our conscious lives.

Have a better interpretation on a dream about a kidney of your own? Chime in with your own interpretation to the comments down below.

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