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Did You Dream About an Aardvark? Here's What It Means

Whenever a rich and colorful dream subject like an aardvark shows up in a dream, it can have many potential explanations.

Listed below are three analytical explanations of dreams about this dream topic from our dream gurus.

Which of these insights explains your dream the best?


What does an aardvark mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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

To have dreamt of an aardvark can symbolize the need to dig deeper into a situation or problem in your waking life, as aardvarks are known for their digging abilities. What an aardvark means in your dream may be more nuanced.

It may also represent solitude or shyness, as these animals are solitary and nocturnal. Interacting with an aardvark in a dream might suggest that you are dealing with a situation that requires you to be persistent and not give up easily. It could also mean that you are feeling out of place or misunderstood, much like how an aardvark might feel in a crowd of different animals.

An aardvark is a very very deep dream experience to to give you a single, definitive meaning for. To know for certain, I'd want to get to know the dreamer's background 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"

To have dreamed of an aardvark, an animal often overlooked due to its peculiar appearance, may symbolize feelings of alienation or being misunderstood.

Likewise — It's a manifestation of the subconscious mind's struggle with societal norms and expectations. Interacting with an aardvark in a dream, by contrast, could represent an encounter with the unfamiliar or the 'other'. This Freudian perspective suggests a confrontation with aspects of oneself that are typically repressed or ignored. It's a call to embrace the idiosyncrasies that make you unique, rather than shying away from them. The aardvark's nocturnal nature may also hint at the need to explore the hidden depths of your psyche, the unlit corners of your unconscious mind.

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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"

To have dreamt of an aardvark signifies a spiritual journey into the depths of your soul, akin to the aardvark's burrowing nature. It's an invitation from the divine to delve into your inner world, uncovering hidden truths and wisdom. This nocturnal creature also symbolizes the need to embrace the darkness within, acknowledging your fears and insecurities as part of your spiritual growth. Interacting with an aardvark in a dream represents your connection with the divine in its most unusual forms. It's a reminder that the divine communicates in mysterious ways, urging you to be open and receptive. This interaction also signifies the need for patience and persistence in your spiritual journey, mirroring the aardvark's diligent foraging.

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Which dream analysis makes the most sense for you?

Which of the above ways of explaining an aardvark fits with your your dream experience?

Only you can know for sure. Keep in mind that our subconscious mind can be a convoluted thing. Each and every dream concept can represent a long list of things — or symbolize multiple forces in our daily life.

Do you have a better dream analysis on a dream about an aardvark of your own? Contribute your own ideas to the comments down below.

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