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

When a rich and colorful dream-concept like an obelisk appears in a dream, it can have many potential explanations.

Here are 3 insightful explanations of dreams about this dream from our dream gurus.

Which of these insights makes the most sense for your dream?


What does an obelisk 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 obelisk, a tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monument, can symbolize power, stability, and ambition due to its phallic shape and historical association with ancient civilizations. That's the simplest answer.

It may be a representation of your aspirations to achieve greatness or a desire for recognition. If you dream about being near or touching an obelisk, it could suggest a close encounter with authority or a significant life-altering experience. It might also indicate your need for support and guidance, as obelisks are often seen as guiding landmarks. These dreams can be a reflection of your personal growth and the journey towards achieving your goals.

An obelisk is difficult dream concept to really interpret with certainty. To know without any doubts, I'd want to take a deeper dive into the dreamer's life story and circumstances.

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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 obelisk, a monolithic symbol of antiquity, may be thought of as an embodiment of the Freudian concept of the 'superego' - the moral compass, the societal expectations.

Somewhat similarly: It stands tall, unyielding, a testament to one's internalized standards and ideals. If you've dreamed of being near or touching an obelisk, it may suggest a confrontation with these internalized norms, a reckoning of sorts. It could imply a yearning for stability, a desire to align oneself with societal norms, or conversely, a struggle against these very norms. The obelisk, in its grandeur and permanence, can also symbolize an aspiration for immortality, a defiance against the ephemeral nature of human existence.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 obelisk, a structure of ancient wisdom and spiritual significance, can symbolize your connection to the divine. Its towering presence may be a representation of your spiritual aspirations, a beacon guiding you towards enlightenment. If you've dreamt of being near or touching an obelisk, it could signify a spiritual awakening or a profound encounter with the divine. This dream could also indicate your desire for spiritual grounding and stability, as obelisks are often seen as steadfast symbols of faith. The obelisk may also represent your inner strength and resilience, a testament to your spiritual journey and growth. It could be a call to align yourself with your higher purpose and to embrace your spiritual potential.

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So whose dream analysis works the best for you?

Which interpretation above for an obelisk fits with your dream?

Only you can know for certain. It's worth noting that our subconscious mind can be a convoluted place. Just about any concept from a dream can represent many different meanings — or symbolize many different themes from our daily life.

Got a better analysis on dreams about an obelisk that you want to share? We'd love to hear your personal interpretation in the comment section at the bottom of this page.

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