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

Have you ever dreamed about an artichoke? It's a memorable dream topic that has multiple fascinating interpretations.

Scroll down for three different explanations from our dream guides on what it means to dream about an artichoke.

Which of these insights sounds right to you?


What does an artichoke 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 artichoke symbolizes layers of your personality that you are unveiling or need to unveil. The exact meaning of an artichoke vary quite a bit, however.

It can also represent the heart of a matter, as the heart is the most desirable part of the artichoke. Eating an artichoke in a dream suggests you are taking your time to get to the heart of an issue, or that you are enjoying the process of self-discovery.

It can also indicate a desire for health and wellness, as artichokes are known for their nutritional benefits.

An artichoke is a very complex dream concept to offer a firm opinion about. To really know without any doubts, I'd need to take a deeper dive into the dreamer's past and current environment.

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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 artichoke, in Freudian terms, might signify the dreamer's unconscious struggle with complex emotions or situations, akin to peeling the layers of an artichoke.

Somewhat similarly: It's a metaphorical representation of the process of introspection and self-analysis. Consuming an artichoke in a dream, by contrast, could be indicative of the dreamer's willingness to confront and digest these complexities, a symbolic act of assimilation and acceptance. It might also suggest a latent desire for nourishment, not merely physical, but emotional or intellectual, as the artichoke is a symbol of sustenance and wisdom in certain cultures.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"

To have dreamt of an artichoke symbolizes a spiritual journey of self-discovery, akin to peeling back the layers of your soul to reveal your true essence. It signifies the need to delve deeper into your spiritual self, to uncover hidden truths and wisdom. Eating an artichoke in a dream, by contrast, signifies the process of spiritual nourishment and growth. It represents the assimilation of spiritual wisdom and the acceptance of one's true self. It's a divine reminder that nourishment is not just physical, but also spiritual, and that wisdom and understanding are essential for spiritual growth and enlightenment.

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So whose dream explanation works the best for you?

Which interpretation of an artichoke applies to your your dream experience?

Only you can say for certain. Remember that our dreaming mind can be a complicated landscape. Any dream image can symbolize a long list of things — or result from multiple realities from our waking lives.

Got a unique explanation on a dream about an artichoke that you want to share? Contribute your own thoughts to the comment area below.

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