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

Have you ever dreamed about a rainbow? This is a meaningful dream symbol that has multiple possible interpretations.

Keep reaading for 3 different perspectives from our dream gurus on what it means to dream about a rainbow.

Which of these insights sounds right to you?

What does a rainbow 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 seeing a rainbow often hints at hope, success, and good fortune. It's often not quite so simple though.

It suggests that your troubles are coming to an end and you are entering a peaceful and prosperous phase in your life. Being under a rainbow in a dream can be interpreted as a sign of protection and divine intervention. It may indicate that you are being watched over by a higher power, or that you are being shielded from harm. Both of these dreams reflect positivity and blessings in your waking life.

A rainbow can be a complex dream concept to to give you a single meaning for. To say with any kind of confidence, I would have to get an understanding of the dreamer's background and current situation.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of observing a rainbow may be indicative of the psychoanalytic concept of sublimation, where one transforms base desires into higher, spiritual aspirations.

With that being said, a rainbow can be more complicated than that. It's a manifestation of the psyche's attempt to reconcile disparate elements of the self. Being under a rainbow, by contrast, could be interpreted as a Freudian regression to the childlike state of awe and wonder, a yearning for the idyllic and unattainable. It may also symbolize the ego's struggle to assert itself under the weight of societal expectations, represented by the rainbow's societal connotations of joy and harmony. Both of these dreams, while seemingly positive, hint at deeper psychological processes at work.0

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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 seeing a rainbow signifies spiritual enlightenment, a divine message of reassurance from the universe that you are on the right path. It's a celestial sign of harmony and balance, a bridge between your earthly self and your higher self. Being under a rainbow, by contrast, symbolizes a spiritual shelter, a divine embrace enveloping you. It's a sign of divine protection and guidance, a reminder that you are not alone in your spiritual journey. Both of these dreams are spiritual affirmations that you are loved, guided, and protected by the universe, encouraging you to continue on your path with faith and courage.

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So which dream analysis works the best for you?

Which interpretation of a rainbow makes the most sense for your your dream experience?

Only you can know for sure. Bear in mind that our subconscious mind can be a complicated landscape. Any image in a dream can represent a wide range of meanings — or be the result of multiple forces in our daily life.

Have a slightly different analysis on dreams about a rainbow of your own? Please consider adding your own thoughts in the comment section below.

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