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Did You Dream About Applause? Here's What It Means

Have you dreamed about applause? It's a colorful dream symbol that has a few fascinating interpretations.

Read on for 3 different perspectives from our dream gurus on what it means to dream about applause.

Which explanation explains your dream the best?

What does applause 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 receiving applause signifies a desire for recognition and approval from others. That's the most general analysis.

It reflects your self-confidence and self-esteem. You may be striving to achieve a goal and this dream indicates that you are on the right path.

Alternatively, hearing applause in a dream, without being the one applauded, could symbolize that you are acknowledging others' achievements and success. It may also suggest feelings of envy or a longing for the same recognition. The common themes among these possible variants are generally positive, suggesting a healthy ambition and respect for others' accomplishments.

Applause is difficult dream object to get one's head around. To really know for certain, I'd want to take a deeper dive into the dreamer's past 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"

Dreaming of receiving applause may indeed denote a yearning for validation, but from a Freudian perspective, it could also be a kind of a manifestation of the ego's triumph over the id's primal desires, a symbolic pat on the back from the subconscious.

The dream-symbol can have many permutations however. Conversely, hearing applause without being its recipient could be interpreted as the super-ego's acknowledgement of societal norms and values, a reflection of one's ability to appreciate the success of others without succumbing to envy. This dichotomy between the ego and super-ego, as represented by the applause, underscores the constant internal struggle for balance within the psyche.

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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 receiving applause is a spiritual message of your soul's yearning for validation and acceptance. It's a divine affirmation that you're on the right path, and your efforts are being recognized by the universe. This dream is a spiritual pat on the back, encouraging you to continue your journey with confidence and courage. Conversely, hearing applause in a dream without being its recipient signifies your spiritual growth in acknowledging and appreciating others' achievements. It's a sign of your soul's maturity, reflecting your ability to celebrate others' success without envy. The common themes among these dream variations are spiritual milestones, indicating your progress in your spiritual journey towards self-realization and enlightenment.

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So whose dream interpretation is best for you?

Which interpretation of applause applies to your dream?

Only you can know for sure. It's worth noting that our higher mind can be a complex and multifaceted thing to understand. Just about any dream concept can reflect a long list of things — or result from many different forces in our daily lives.

Got a better dream analysis for a dream about applause you can add? Chime in with your own interpretation to the comment area at the bottom of this page.

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