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

A image like autumn can be a perplexing one to explain. Because dreams are portals into our subconscious minds, and they may represent specific references to our everyday lives, no single explanation fits every dream about autumn or any other symbol.

Below are 3 contrasting interpretations of a dream about autumn, taken from very different perspectives.

Which of these explanations makes the most sense for you?


What does autumn 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 the season of autumn often hints at a period of change, transition, or maturity in your life. But the interpretation can be more multifaceted than that.

It can represent the end of a phase or the beginning of a new one, much like the changing leaves of the season. Autumnal activities, such as harvesting, can symbolize reaping the rewards of your hard work, while activities like raking leaves could suggest a need to clear away old habits or issues. The common themes among these variations reflect a time of reflection, preparation, and personal growth.

Autumn is a very deep and multifaceted dream symbol to interpret with any certainty. To really know with any kind of confidence, I'd want to get to know the dreamer's past and current mindset.

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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 autumn, in Freudian terms, may signify the latent phase of psychosexual development, the period of life where one's energies are primarily devoted to intellectual and social pursuits.

Some additional thoughts: It's a time of introspection and consolidation, akin to the trees shedding their leaves. Engaging in autumnal activities within a dream, such as apple picking or walking through a fall landscape, could represent the subconscious effort to gather and preserve knowledge or experiences, much like the harvest season. The act of raking leaves might symbolize the ego's attempt to organize and make sense of these experiences. Thus, both aspects of the dream may be thought of as a manifestation of the psyche's ongoing process of self-understanding and growth.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 autumn signifies a spiritual transition, a shift from one phase of your spiritual journey to another. It's a divine reminder to let go, just as trees shed their leaves, and prepare for a new cycle of growth. Engaging in autumnal activities in dreams, such as harvesting, symbolizes the spiritual fruits of your labor, the wisdom and understanding you've gained. Raking leaves, by contrast, could represent the need for spiritual cleansing, clearing away old energies to make room for new ones. Both aspects of the dream are spiritual messages, guiding you towards self-realization and spiritual growth.

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So which dream interpretation makes the most sense for you?

Which of the above interpretations for autumn makes the most sense for your your dream experience?

Only you can say for sure. Keep in mind that our subconscious mind can be a complex puzzle. Any object or image from a dream can signify multiple meanings — or symbolize multiple forces in our daily life.

Do you have a different dream analysis on a dream about autumn that you want to share? Chime in with your personal ideas in the comment area below.

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