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

A dream image like a washing machine can be a perplexing one to pick a single interpretation of. Because dreams are like sketches from our subconscious mind, and they may include symbolic references to our waking-life, no single dream interpretation can ever match everyone's dream.

Below are 3 possible perspectives on dreams about a washing machine, written from very different angles.

Which meaning works the best for you?


What does a washing machine 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 washing machine symbolizes a need for cleansing or a desire for change. The meaning of a washing machine may be more subtle than that, however.

It may indicate that you are trying to resolve some internal conflict or emotional issue. The washing machine's cycle of agitation and spinning could represent the turmoil in your mind. If you're using the washing machine, it suggests you're actively seeking to make these changes or resolve these issues. It's a positive sign of self-improvement and personal growth.

A washing machine can often be a deep and multifaceted dream image to get one's head around. To really know with any kind of confidence, I'd need to get to know the dreamer's life story and current circumstances.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of a washing machine, in Freudian terms, can be seen as an embodiment of the psychoanalytic process itself.

Some additional thoughts on this: The machine's function, to cleanse and renew, mirrors the therapeutic endeavor to confront and cleanse the psyche of repressed emotions or unresolved conflicts. If you are using the washing machine, it signifies your active participation in this process, a willingness to confront your unconscious material. The cyclical nature of the machine's operation may also symbolize the repetitive patterns of our behavior and thought processes, which we aim to understand and alter in psychoanalysis. It's an encouraging sign of self-awareness and the pursuit of psychological transformation.

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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 a washing machine or using one symbolizes spiritual purification and renewal. The washing machine's cycle of agitation and spinning is akin to life's trials and tribulations that cleanse and purify our souls, preparing us for spiritual growth. If you're using the washing machine, it signifies your active participation in this spiritual cleansing process, indicating a readiness to let go of past karmic debts and embrace a new spiritual path. The cyclical nature of the machine's operation mirrors the cycle of life, death, and rebirth, a fundamental concept in many spiritual traditions. It's a positive sign of spiritual awakening and the pursuit of enlightenment.

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So whose dream interpretation works the best for you?

Which of the preceding perspectives on a washing machine fits with your dream?

Only you can say for sure. Remember that our higher mind can be a complex place. Any image in a dream can symbolize many different things — or result from many different realities from our conscious life.

Do you have a better analysis on dreams about a washing machine that you want to share? Contribute your personal thoughts in the comment section down below.

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