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

A dream concept like a snowman can be a difficult one to really explain with any certainty. Because dreams are like reflections of our subconscious minds, and they may include specific references to our waking-life, no single explanation will ever work for everyone.

Below are three different perspectives on dreams about a snowman, taken from very different angles.

Which meaning works the best for you?

What does a snowman mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Building a snowman in a dream often symbolizes creativity, joy, and a childlike sense of wonder. The meaning of a snowman may be more subtle than that, however.

It may suggest a desire to return to simpler times or a need to express your creativity in waking life. Seeing a snowman, on the other hand, can represent a cold, emotionless person or situation in your life. It may also symbolize the fleeting nature of success or happiness, as a snowman is temporary and will eventually melt. Both scenarios encourage you to embrace the present moment and find joy in the simple things.

A snowman can be a somewhat deep and multifaceted dream experience to get one's head around. To say without any doubts, I'd have to get more information about the dreamer's background and current environment.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of constructing a snowman could be indicative of the ego's attempt to construct an ideal self-image, a process Freud referred to as the "ego ideal".

Dream concepts like a snowman can be multilayered, however. This process often harks back to childhood, a time when our self-concept was more malleable and less burdened by the realities of adulthood. On the other hand, observing a snowman in a dream might symbolize the "uncanny" - a concept Freud explored extensively. The snowman, a human figure yet devoid of life, can represent the unconscious fear of death or the unknown. It could also symbolize the transient nature of life, as the snowman, like human existence, is ephemeral and subject to the whims of external forces.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 building a snowman signifies your spiritual journey of self-discovery and creation. It's a divine nudge to embrace your inner child, tap into your creative energy, and manifest your dreams into reality. It's a spiritual reminder of the impermanence of life, urging you to cherish every moment. Seeing a snowman in your dream, however, is a spiritual symbol of detachment and cold emotions. It's a divine message to thaw the ice around your heart and allow your emotions to flow freely. It also symbolizes the transient nature of life, reminding you of the spiritual truth that everything in life is temporary and ever-changing. Both dreams are spiritual calls to live in the present and appreciate the simple joys of life.

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So whose dream interpretation is best for you?

Which of the preceding perspectives on a snowman best matches your your dream experience?

Only you can say for sure. Bear in mind that our higher mind can be a complex thing. Just about any image in a dream can reflect multiple meanings — or result from multiple themes from our waking life.

Do you have a better interpretation for dreams about a snowman of your own? Add your personal interpretation in the comments down below.

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