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

A dream image like an icicle can be a perplexing one to offer an interpretation for. Because our dreams are sketches from our subconscious minds, and they often include symbolic references to our waking-life, no single explanation can ever match everyone's dream.

Below are 3 contrasting perspectives on a dream about an icicle, written from three different viewpoints.

Which explanation works the best for you?

What does an icicle 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 icicle can symbolize emotional coldness or frigidity, suggesting you may be isolating yourself or holding back your feelings. It can be more nuanced than that though.

It can also represent a situation in your waking life that is precarious or 'hanging by a thread'. If you're touching an icicle, it could indicate that you are ready to confront these emotions or situations. Seeing an icicle might symbolize a need for clarity and understanding, as icicles are transparent and sharp, much like the truth. Overall, icicles in dreams often reflect emotional states and situations in your waking life.

An icicle can often be a deep and multifaceted dream symbol to really clarify. To really know for sure, I'd want to get to know the dreamer's background and current situation.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

In the Freudian realm, an icicle, with its phallic shape and icy composition, could represent suppressed sexual desires or fear of intimacy.

Thinking a bit more creatively... The act of touching an icicle may signify a subconscious readiness to address these issues. Alternatively, seeing an icicle could symbolize a perceived threat, its sharp and precarious nature echoing a sense of impending danger or anxiety. The icicle's transparency might also suggest a yearning for honesty and openness. Thus, dreams of icicles often mirror our internal struggles with intimacy, fear, and truth.

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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 icicle is a spiritual reminder of the transient nature of life, akin to the fleeting existence of an icicle under the sun. It's a call to thaw any frozen emotions or unresolved issues, and to allow the warmth of compassion to melt away the iciness of indifference. Touching an icicle in a dream signifies your readiness to embrace change and transformation. It's an invitation to touch the cold, hard truth and to let it dissolve in the warmth of understanding. Seeing an icicle, by contrast, symbolizes the clarity of divine wisdom, sharp and transparent, urging you to see through the illusions of life. Thus, icicles in dreams are spiritual metaphors for transformation, truth, and wisdom.

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So which dream explanation is best for you?

Which of the preceding perspectives on an icicle applies to your dream?

Only you can say for sure. Bear in mind that our higher mind can be a complicated place. Just about any dream image can reflect many different things — or be the result of many different realities from our waking life.

Got a different explanation on dreams about an icicle that you want to share? Please consider adding your personal interpretation in the comment section at the bottom of this page.

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