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

When a complex dream-concept like a medal shows up in dreams, it can have many potential explanations.

Here are 3 insightful dream interpretations of this dream subject from our dream experts.

Which interpretation explains your dream the best?

What does a medal 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 receiving a medal signifies recognition, honor, and achievement. But the meaning can vary.

It suggests that you are seeking validation or acknowledgment for your efforts in waking life.

Alternatively, it may reflect a sense of self-pride and accomplishment. A dream about someone else being awarded a medal, by contrast, could indicate feelings of envy or inadequacy. You may perceive that someone else's achievements are being recognized over your own. It could also suggest admiration for that person's accomplishments, implying that you aspire to achieve similar success.

A medal can be a difficult dream symbol to to give you a single interpretation of. To really know with any kind of confidence, I'd want to take a deeper dive into the dreamer's life and current life scenario.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of receiving a medal may symbolize an internalized need for approval, a manifestation of the superego's demand for perfection.

Also: It could also be a kind of a projection of the ego's desire for self-affirmation. Conversely, witnessing another person receiving a medal in a dream might reflect the shadow aspect of the psyche, indicating suppressed feelings of inferiority or jealousy. It could also be an expression of the animus or anima, symbolizing an unconscious admiration for qualities you wish to integrate into your own personality. These dreams, like all dreams, are subjective and their interpretations can vary greatly depending on the individual's personal experiences and psychological state.

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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 receiving a medal is a spiritual message of self-acknowledgement. It's a divine nudge, reminding you of your inherent worth and the value of your endeavors. It symbolizes the universe's recognition of your efforts, even if they seem unnoticed in your waking life. Conversely, dreaming about someone else receiving a medal is a spiritual prompt to appreciate others' achievements. It's a call to cultivate a sense of admiration rather than envy, and to seek inspiration from their success. It might also be a divine signal to recognize and honor the qualities you admire in others, as they are often reflections of your own untapped potential.

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Whose dream explanation is best for you?

Which of the above ways of explaining a medal fits with your dream?

Only you can know for certain. Remember that our dreaming mind can be a complex place. Just about any object or image from a dream can reflect many different meanings — or symbolize many different forces in our conscious lives.

Have a slightly different analysis for dreams about a medal you can add? Please consider adding your personal ideas in the comment area down below.

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