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

A subject like a wizard can be a difficult one to understand. Because our dreams are like windows into our subconscious mind, and they often represent symbolic references to our daily lives, no single explanation will ever work for everyone.

Below are three different interpretations of dreams about a wizard, seen from three different perspectives.

Which meaning works the best for you?

What does a wizard 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 being a wizard signifies your desire to control your surroundings and manipulate situations to your advantage. That's the simplest answer.

It reflects your wish for power and influence.

Alternatively, encountering a wizard in a dream suggests you're seeking guidance or help from a higher power or authority. It may also indicate that you're hoping for a miraculous solution to a problem. The common themes among these dream variants point to a need for control and direction in your life.

A wizard is a very complex dream object to to give you a single interpretation of. To say without any doubts, I would have to get an understanding of the dreamer's life 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 embodying a wizard may be thought of as a manifestation of the Jungian archetype of the Magician, symbolizing transformation and the ability to harness one's inner resources to effect change.

Some alternatives: This could reflect an unconscious yearning to tap into latent potential or skills. Conversely, encountering a wizard may be a representation of the projection of your animus, the masculine aspect of the psyche, embodying wisdom and guidance. This could indicate a subconscious quest for mentorship or enlightenment. Both of these dreams, while differing in perspective, underscore a deep-seated desire for personal growth and self-actualization.

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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 being a wizard suggests a spiritual awakening, a realization of your innate ability to shape your destiny through intention and will. It's a call to harness your inner power and wisdom. Conversely, encountering a wizard signifies your soul's yearning for divine guidance. It's a spiritual reminder that you're not alone on your journey; the universe is ready to guide you. The common themes among these dream variations are spiritual nudges, urging you to tap into your higher self and the universal wisdom for personal growth and transformation.

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Which dream interpretation is best for you?

Which of the above ways of explaining a wizard makes the most sense for your dream vision?

Only you can say for certain. Bear in mind that our subconscious mind can be a complicated landscape. Each and every concept from a dream can signify many different meanings — or be the result of many different forces in our waking lives.

Have a slightly different dream interpretation for a dream about a wizard you can add? Contribute your own interpretation in the comments at the bottom of this page.

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