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

A subject like a lute can be a complex one to understand. Because our dreams are abstractions of our subconscious mind, and they often include symbolic references to our everyday lives, no single explanation fits every dream about a lute or any other symbol.

Below are three contrasting interpretations of dreams about a lute, taken from three different perspectives.

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What does a lute mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of a lute signifies harmony and tranquility in your life. But the meaning of a lute can be nuanced depending on the dreamer.

It's a symbol of peace, unity, and contentment. If you're playing the lute, it suggests you're in control of your emotions and successfully maintaining balance in your relationships. It could also indicate a desire for creative expression. If you're merely observing a lute, it might symbolize a longing for peace and harmony that you feel is missing in your waking life.

A lute can often be a complex and intriguing dream concept to really interpret with certainty. To say with any kind of confidence, I'd have to take a deeper dive into 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 lute, an instrument of antiquity, may be a representation of a yearning for simplicity and a return to the roots of one's psyche, a concept Freud referred to as "regression".

Likewise — The lute's melodious tones could symbolize the unconscious mind's attempt to communicate with the conscious. If you're playing the lute, it may suggest a mastery over your primitive instincts, a successful sublimation in Freudian terms. However, if you're merely observing a lute, it might indicate a sense of detachment or alienation from your own unconscious desires, a manifestation of what Freud called "the uncanny".

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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 lute, or playing one, is a spiritual call to attune to the music of your soul. The lute, a symbol of divine harmony, suggests a need to resonate with your inner truth and spiritual essence. If you're playing the lute, it signifies your active participation in the divine orchestra of life, indicating your readiness to express your spiritual gifts and talents. Alternatively, if you're merely observing a lute, it may symbolize a spiritual longing, a call to awaken and participate in the divine symphony. It's an invitation to tune into the spiritual frequencies of your existence, to harmonize with the divine melody within.

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So which interpretation of the dream matches your dream?

Which interpretation above for a lute applies to your dream vision?

Only you can say for sure. Remember that our subconscious mind can be a complex place. Just about any dream image can signify multiple meanings — or be the result of multiple forces in our waking lives.

Got a unique interpretation for a dream about a lute that you'd like to share? We'd love to hear your personal interpretation in the comment section below.

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