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

When a memorable dream vision like a scale makes an appearance in a dream, it can have many different explanations.

Listed below are 3 possible ways of interpreting dreams about this dream subject from our dream experts.

Which analysis best explains your dream?

What does a scale 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 scale or weighing something on a scale often symbolizes balance and fairness. There are many different takes on that idea though.

It may indicate that you are weighing the pros and cons of a situation, or that you are seeking justice. If the scale is tipped, it could suggest an imbalance in your life or a feeling of being treated unfairly. If you're weighing something, consider what the object represents to you. It may be a decision, a relationship, or a responsibility that you're evaluating. This dream is a call to introspection and careful consideration.

A scale can be a somewhat colorful and puzzling dream symbol to to give you a single, definitive meaning for. To really know with any kind of confidence, it would be necessary to get more information about the dreamer's background 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 scale, in Freudian terms, may symbolize the ego's attempt to balance the id's primal desires and the superego's moral standards.

But a scale can say quite a few things — It's a manifestation of the internal struggle for equilibrium. If you're weighing something, it could represent the unconscious evaluation of a particular aspect of your life. The object being weighed might symbolize a latent content, a repressed emotion or desire that your psyche is trying to assess. A tipped scale could indicate an overbearing superego or an uncontrolled id, suggesting a need for self-regulation. This dream is a manifestation of your psyche's quest for harmony and self-understanding.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 a scale or weighing something on a scale can be seen as a spiritual message from your higher self, urging you to find balance in your life. The scale symbolizes the divine justice and karmic balance. If the scale is tipped, it may indicate a spiritual imbalance, perhaps you are giving too much or not receiving enough, spiritually or emotionally. If you're weighing something, it signifies the need to evaluate the spiritual weight of your actions or decisions. The object being weighed could represent a spiritual lesson or karma that needs to be addressed. This dream is a divine nudge towards self-reflection, spiritual growth, and achieving equilibrium in your life.

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So whose dream explanation matches your dream?

Which of the preceding perspectives on a scale makes the most sense for your dream vision?

Only you can say for sure. It's worth noting that our higher mind can be a complex and multifaceted place. Just about any dream concept can symbolize many different things — or symbolize many different realities from our daily lives.

Do you have a unique explanation for a dream about a scale of your own? Contribute your personal interpretation in the comments down below.

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