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

Have you dreamed about an octagon? It's a meaningful dream symbol that carries several fascinating interpretations.

Scroll down for three different points-of-view from our dream guides on what it means to dream about an octagon.

Which analysis makes the most sense for your dream?


What does an octagon 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 being in an octagon can symbolize feeling trapped or confined, as the eight sides may be a representation of barriers or limitations. But it's often a dream image with multiple nuances.

It can also suggest a need for balance, as the octagon is symmetrical and stable. Seeing an octagonal object in a dream can symbolize wholeness and completion, as the number eight is often associated with these concepts in various cultures. It may also indicate a need to look at a situation from multiple perspectives, as the eight sides of the octagon can represent different viewpoints.

An octagon is often a colorful and puzzling dream object to to give you a single meaning for. To know for sure, I would need to get more information about the dreamer's life and current life scenario.

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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 being in an octagon may reflect the unconscious mind's attempt to reconcile with the Oedipal complex, the eight sides symbolizing the eight stages of psychosexual development as per Freudian theory.

Likewise — It may also hint at a struggle with decision-making, the octagon being a metaphor for multiple paths or choices. Seeing an octagonal object, by contrast, could be an expression of the psyche's yearning for equilibrium and harmony, the octagon's equal sides mirroring the balance between the id, ego, and superego. It may also signify the dreamer's desire for a holistic understanding of their self or a situation, the eight sides representing a comprehensive view.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"

Dreaming of being in an octagon may signify a spiritual journey, with the eight sides symbolizing the eightfold path of Buddhism, leading to enlightenment. It could also be a kind of the eight phases of the moon, suggesting a cycle of renewal or transformation. Seeing an octagonal object in a dream may symbolize the eight directions of the universe, indicating a need for spiritual expansion and exploration. It could also be a kind of the eight sabbats of the Wheel of the Year in pagan traditions, suggesting a connection to nature and the cycles of life. These dreams may be a call to embrace balance, harmony, and spiritual growth.

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Whose analysis of the dream is best for you?

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

Only you can say for sure. Bear in mind that our dreaming mind can be a complicated landscape. Just about any concept from a dream can symbolize many different things — or be the result of multiple themes from our daily life.

Got a slightly different analysis for a dream about an octagon that you'd like to share? Please consider adding your personal ideas to the comment section below.

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