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

A concept like an eclipse can be a difficult one to give a single meaning for. Because our dreams are like snapshots of our subconscious mind, and they may represent specific references to our daily lives, no single explanation will ever work for everyone.

Below are 3 possible interpretations of a dream about an eclipse, taken from three different angles.

Which of these explanations makes the most sense for you?


What does an eclipse 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 witnessing an eclipse points to things like a fear of change or a feeling of impending doom. That's the simple dream interpretation, at least.

It can also symbolize a temporary setback or a feeling of being overshadowed.

Alternatively, dreaming about being in an eclipse could suggest feelings of being isolated or left in the dark about something.

It can also indicate a period of introspection or self-evaluation. The common themes among these variations suggest a need to confront something that's been hidden or avoided.

An eclipse is a very complex and fascinating dream object to to give you a single, definitive meaning for. To say for sure, it would be necessary to understand the dreamer's life story 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"

Dreaming of observing an eclipse may denote a subconscious awareness of a significant transformation in one's life, a transition from one phase to another.

Somewhat similarly: It could also be a kind of the unconscious mind's attempt to reconcile with the shadow self, the unacknowledged or repressed aspects of the psyche. Conversely, dreaming of being in an eclipse might symbolize a state of liminality, a threshold state of being neither here nor there, akin to the eclipse's transitory nature. It could also suggest a feeling of being eclipsed by others, a manifestation of the individual's struggle with feelings of insignificance or invisibility. Both interpretations point towards a need for self-reflection and acceptance of change.

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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 witnessing an eclipse can symbolize a spiritual awakening, a moment of profound insight or revelation. It's a cosmic event that disrupts the normal order, hinting at a shift in your spiritual journey. Conversely, being in an eclipse in a dream can represent a spiritual transition, akin to walking through a dark tunnel towards enlightenment. It's a call to embrace the unknown, to trust in the divine plan even when the path is obscured. The common themes among these dream variations are spiritual prompts, urging you to delve deeper into your soul, to confront your fears and uncertainties, and to emerge with a renewed sense of purpose and understanding.

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Whose dream explanation makes the most sense for you?

Which of the preceding explanations for an eclipse fits with your dream?

Only you can say for sure. Keep in mind that our dreaming mind can be a complicated thing. Each and every dream concept can signify many different things — or be the result of multiple themes from our waking lives.

Do you have a unique interpretation for a dream about an eclipse you can add? We'd be thrilled to hear and discuss your own analysis in the comment section at the bottom of this page.

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