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

A dream concept like a marshmallow can be a difficult one to get one's brain around. Because dreams are like fragments of our subconscious minds, and they may include symbolic references to our everyday lives, no single dream interpretation will ever work for everyone.

Below are three contrasting interpretations of a dream about a marshmallow, written from very different viewpoints.

Which of these interpretations best matches your dream vision?


What does a marshmallow 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 eating a marshmallow signifies comfort, self-care, and indulgence. Of course, dream interpretations are seldom that simple.

It may suggest a desire for sweetness and lightness in your life.

Alternatively, seeing a marshmallow in your dream could symbolize a lack of substance or solidity in some aspect of your life. Marshmallows are soft and lack structure, so this could reflect feelings of insecurity or instability. It may also represent a situation or relationship that is too good to be true, as marshmallows can also symbolize temptation and fleeting pleasure.

A marshmallow can often be a colorful and puzzling dream object to offer a definitive opinion on. To say for sure, it's really necessary to really get to know the dreamer's life story and current environment.

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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 consuming a marshmallow might be indicative of a yearning for simplicity and a return to a more innocent time, perhaps childhood.

Some additional thoughts: The act of eating, in psychoanalytic terms, often represents incorporation and assimilation, suggesting you may be attempting to integrate simpler, more comforting aspects into your life. Observing a marshmallow, however, could be a manifestation of the Freudian concept of the Uncanny - something familiar yet strange. Marshmallows, while soft and comforting, can also be oddly artificial and unnatural. This could symbolize a situation in your waking life that appears inviting but may have an underlying sense of unease or artificiality. It's a call to examine the authenticity of your relationships and situations.

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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 eating a marshmallow can be a spiritual symbol of seeking inner peace and tranquility. It suggests a desire to embrace life's sweetness and simplicity, akin to the pure joy of a child. It's a divine nudge to nourish your soul with love, kindness, and positivity. Seeing a marshmallow, by contrast, can be a spiritual metaphor for the transient nature of life. Just as a marshmallow can melt away, it reminds us of the impermanence of worldly pleasures and materialistic pursuits. It's a spiritual call to focus on the eternal soul rather than the ephemeral world. It may also symbolize a need for discernment in relationships, as appearances can be deceiving, much like the soft exterior of a marshmallow hiding its emptiness inside.

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So which dream analysis works the best for you?

Which of the preceding explanations for a marshmallow applies to your dream?

Only you can know for sure. Keep in mind that our subconscious mind can be a complex thing to understand. Each and every object or action in a dream can signify multiple things — or result from many different activities in our waking life.

Have a different analysis for a dream about a marshmallow of your own? Please consider adding your personal analysis in the comments down below.

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