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

Whenever a memorable dream subject like an eggplant makes an appearance in your dreams, it can have several different explanations.

Written below are 3 possible interpretations of dreams involving an eggplant from our dream experts.

Which of these insights best explains your dream?


What does an eggplant 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 an eggplant symbolizes abundance and prosperity. But the meaning of an eggplant can be nuanced depending on the dreamer.

It's a sign of your potential for growth and development. If you're cooking or eating an eggplant in your dream, it suggests you're actively nurturing this potential. You're taking steps to cultivate your skills or talents, and nourish your personal growth. This dream encourages you to continue on this path, as it will lead to prosperity and fulfillment.

An eggplant is a somewhat complex dream object to really interpret with certainty. To really know for certain, it's really necessary to really dig deep into the dreamer's background and current mindset.

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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 eggplant, in Freudian terms, may be a representation of latent desires or repressed emotions, given its phallic shape.

Some additional thoughts on this: It could signify a need for emotional release or intimate connection. Alternatively, cooking or eating an eggplant may symbolize the process of integrating these repressed aspects into your conscious self. You are 'digesting' your emotions, so to speak, and coming to terms with them. This dream could be a call to confront and understand these hidden facets of your psyche, leading to a more harmonious and balanced self.

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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 eggplant signifies spiritual wealth and inner growth. This vegetable, with its deep purple hue, resonates with the energy of the crown chakra, symbolizing spiritual enlightenment and connection to the divine. If you're cooking or eating an eggplant in your dream, it suggests you're actively engaging in spiritual practices or nourishing your soul. You're metaphorically 'digesting' spiritual wisdom and integrating it into your being. This dream is a divine nudge, encouraging you to continue your spiritual journey, promising inner peace and fulfillment.

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So which interpretation of the dream matches your dream?

Which interpretation above for an eggplant makes the most sense for your unique situation?

Only you can say for sure. It's worth noting that our dreaming mind can be a convoluted place. Each and every object or image from a dream can symbolize a wide range of meanings — or symbolize multiple activities in our conscious life.

Do you have a unique interpretation for dreams about an eggplant that you want to share? Add your personal analysis to the comments at the bottom of this page.

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