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

So you dreamed about dough? This is a rich and colorful dream symbol that carries a few possible interpretations.

Scroll down for 3 different explanations from our dream gurus on what it means to dream about dough.

Which of these explanations sounds right to you?

What does dough 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 kneading dough often symbolizes the process of shaping and molding your ideas into fruition. That's the most simplistic interpretation.

It's a sign of creativity, hard work, and patience. Baking with dough, on the other hand, signifies transformation and growth. It represents the fruits of your labor and the satisfaction of seeing your efforts come to life. Both dreams suggest a period of personal development, urging you to persevere and stay committed to your goals.

Dough is a very difficult dream experience to interpret. To say for certain, I'd want to take a deeper dive into the dreamer's life and current circumstances.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of kneading dough, in the Freudian sense, could be an expression of the dreamer's desire to manipulate their environment or circumstances, a manifestation of their latent control instincts.

It's a complex concept though... It signifies the dreamer's active role in shaping their own destiny. On the other hand, baking with dough in a dream could be a symbol of the dreamer's unconscious wish for transformation or metamorphosis. It is a metaphor for the process of internal change, where raw emotions or experiences are 'baked' into a more palatable, digestible form. Both scenarios, thus, reflect the dreamer's engagement with their personal growth and self-actualization.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 kneading dough can be seen as a spiritual symbol of molding your destiny. It's a divine message encouraging you to shape your life with intention and purpose. Baking with dough, on the other hand, is a spiritual metaphor for transformation. It signifies the alchemical process of turning raw experiences into wisdom, much like raw dough is transformed into bread. Both dreams are spiritual reminders of your active role in personal growth and evolution. They urge you to embrace change, cultivate patience, and trust in the divine timing of your life's journey.

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Whose dream interpretation is best for you?

Which interpretation above for dough makes the most sense for your your dream experience?

Only you can know for certain. Remember that our dreaming mind can be a complex and multifaceted thing. Just about any concept from a dream can signify a wide range of things — or symbolize multiple realities from our conscious lives.

Have a slightly different analysis for a dream about dough you can add? We'd love to hear your own ideas to the comments below.

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