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

A dream symbol like an election can be a complicated one to explain. Because dreams are portals into our subconscious minds, and they often include symbolic references to our everyday lives, no single dream interpretation fits every dream about an election or any other symbol.

Below are three interesting perspectives on dreams about an election, written from very different viewpoints.

Which meaning makes the most sense for you?

What does an election 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 participating in an election signifies your desire for a voice in a decision-making process or a need for approval from others. What an election means in your dream may be more nuanced.

It can also reflect your feelings about personal or societal change. A dream about election results, by contrast, often relates to anticipation or anxiety about an outcome in your waking life. If the results are favorable, it suggests optimism for future endeavors. If unfavorable, it may indicate fear of failure or rejection. Both of these dreams highlight the importance of choices and their consequences in your life.

An election is complex and intriguing dream object to to give you a single meaning for. To say confidently, I would have to understand the dreamer's life and mindset.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of participating in an election may symbolize your unconscious yearning to exert influence or control over your life's trajectory.

Some alternatives: It could also denote your internal struggle with moral or ethical dilemmas, reflecting the Freudian concept of the id, ego, and superego. Alternatively, dreaming about election results may be a representation of your subconscious anticipation or apprehension about a significant event or decision in your waking life. Positive results might suggest a latent confidence in your abilities, while negative outcomes could signify deep-seated insecurities or fears of inadequacy. Both dream scenarios underscore the psychoanalytic principle of the unconscious mind's role in shaping our perceptions and responses to life's challenges.

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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 participating in an election symbolizes your spiritual journey towards self-empowerment and the assertion of your divine will. It's a call from your higher self to participate actively in shaping your destiny. Conversely, dreaming about election results represents your soul's anticipation of karmic outcomes. Favorable results indicate your spirit's optimism about the fruition of your good deeds, while unfavorable ones may suggest a spiritual lesson to be learned from past actions. Both of these dreams are divine reminders of the spiritual law of cause and effect, urging you to make conscious choices and accept their spiritual consequences.

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So which dream interpretation is best for you?

Which of the above ways of explaining an election makes the most sense for your your dream experience?

Only you can know for certain. Bear in mind that our higher mind can be a complex and multifaceted puzzle. Each and every dream image can symbolize multiple meanings — or result from many different realities from our daily lives.

Got a slightly different dream interpretation on dreams about an election you can add? Add your personal analysis in the comments below.

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