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Did You Dream About Aliens? Here's What It Means

When a colorful dream subject like aliens makes an appearance in a dream, it can have many possible explanations.

Below are three different explanations of dreams about this dream topic from our dream gurus.

Which of these explanations makes the most sense for your dream?

What does aliens 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 encountering aliens can symbolize feelings of being an outsider or experiencing something unfamiliar. The exact meaning of aliens vary quite a bit, however.

It may reflect your subconscious mind grappling with new ideas or situations that feel alien to you.

Alternatively, witnessing aliens from afar in a dream could represent your curiosity about the unknown or the unexplored aspects of your own personality. It might also suggest feelings of detachment or isolation, as if you're observing life from a distance rather than participating in it.

Aliens is a very deep and fascinating dream symbol to analyze. To say for sure, I'd have to get a deeper understanding of the dreamer's background and circumstances.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of encountering extraterrestrials may signify the Freudian concept of 'the uncanny,' where the familiar is rendered strange, often evoking discomfort.

But aliens can say quite a few things — This could symbolize your subconscious wrestling with repressed desires or fears that are foreign to your conscious self. Conversely, observing aliens from a distance might embody the psychoanalytic notion of 'projection.' You may be externalizing inner aspects of your psyche onto these alien figures, thus viewing them from afar. This could indicate a need for introspection and self-understanding. Both of these dreams, however, underscore the quintessential human quest for meaning and identity in the face of the unknown.

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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 encountering aliens can be a spiritual message about embracing the unknown and the unfamiliar. It may symbolize a spiritual awakening, where you are being guided to explore new dimensions of your consciousness. This could be a call to break free from your comfort zone and venture into uncharted territories of self-discovery. Witnessing aliens from afar, by contrast, could signify a spiritual longing for connection and understanding. It might suggest that you are observing your own spiritual growth from a distance, perhaps due to fear or hesitation. This dream could be a divine nudge to engage more deeply with your spiritual journey and to embrace the mysteries of your own soul.

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Whose analysis of the dream is best for you?

Which of the above interpretations for aliens fits with your dream vision?

Only you can say for sure. It's worth noting that our dreaming mind can be a complex thing. Just about any object or action in a dream can signify a long list of meanings — or result from many different forces in our waking life.

Got a unique explanation for dreams about aliens you can add? Please consider adding your personal thoughts to the comment section down below.

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