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

A subject like a mural can be a complicated one to give a single meaning for. Because our dreams are blurry reflections of our subconscious minds, and they may include specific references to our everyday lives, no single dream interpretation will ever work for everyone.

Below are 3 contrasting interpretations of a dream about a mural, taken from three different viewpoints.

Which meaning best matches your dream vision?

What does a mural 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 mural signifies your desire to express your creativity and emotions. But the interpretation can be more multifaceted than that.

It's a reflection of your subconscious mind's artistic inclinations and your need to communicate your thoughts and ideas visually. If you're painting a mural in your dream, it suggests you're in the process of realizing your goals and ambitions. It's a positive sign of personal growth and self-expression. However, the content of the mural also matters. If it's a happy and colorful mural, it indicates positivity and joy in your life. If it's dark or disturbing, it may reflect inner turmoil or unresolved issues.

A mural is difficult dream concept to analyze. To really say without any doubts, I'd want to get to know the dreamer's life and 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 mural, in Freudian terms, may be a representation of the 'screen' upon which the unconscious projects its latent content.

Likewise — The mural, a large, public artwork, suggests a desire for recognition or validation of one's inner world. If you are painting this mural, it implies an active engagement with this process, a conscious effort to externalize and make sense of your unconscious thoughts and feelings. The nature of the mural's imagery can provide further insight into the nature of these unconscious elements. A serene or beautiful mural may indicate a harmonious inner life, while a chaotic or disturbing mural could suggest unresolved conflicts or repressed anxieties.

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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 mural or painting one is a spiritual message from your higher self, urging you to express your innermost feelings and ideas. A mural, a grand canvas, symbolizes the vastness of your spiritual journey. If you're painting it, you're actively participating in your soul's evolution, manifesting your divine purpose. The mural's content mirrors your spiritual state. A vibrant, joyful mural signifies spiritual harmony and enlightenment, while a dark, unsettling one may indicate spiritual unrest or lessons yet to be learned. This dream is a divine nudge to embrace your spiritual journey, express your soul's truth, and understand the lessons your higher self is trying to convey.

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So which dream interpretation makes the most sense for you?

Which of the preceding perspectives on a mural makes the most sense for your your dream experience?

Only you can know for certain. Bear in mind that our higher mind can be a complicated puzzle. Each and every concept from a dream can reflect a long list of things — or result from multiple forces in our daily life.

Do you have a slightly different dream analysis for dreams about a mural that you want to share? We'd love to hear your personal thoughts in the comment area down below.

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