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

A dream subject like feces can be a difficult one to understand. Because dreams are like abstractions of our subconscious minds, and they often include specific references to our everyday lives, no single dream interpretation fits every dream about feces or any other symbol.

Below are 3 contrasting perspectives on dreams about feces, written from very different viewpoints.

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What does feces 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 feces can symbolize a need for cleansing or release, often related to emotions or situations you've been holding onto. But as you know, a dream seldom has such a simple interpretation.

It can also represent wealth and profit in some cultures. Cleaning up feces, on the other hand, suggests you're dealing with unwanted issues or feelings, and are ready to clear them out of your life. Both dreams indicate a process of transformation and personal growth.

Feces is often a deep and multifaceted dream object to really clarify with certainty. To know for sure, it's really necessary to get a deeper understanding of the dreamer's past and 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 feces, in Freudian terms, may reflect the anal stage of psychosexual development, where control and mastery over one's own body and environment are paramount.

Some additional thoughts: This could symbolize a struggle with issues of power, control, or possession. Cleaning up feces, however, may represent the ego's attempt to manage or sanitize these primal urges, perhaps indicating a desire to rectify past mistakes or cleanse oneself of guilt or shame. Both scenarios suggest a process of grappling with base instincts and the pursuit of self-improvement.

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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 about feces in a spiritual context can symbolize the need to eliminate negative energies or burdens that are weighing you down. It's a call from your inner self to let go of what no longer serves your spiritual growth. Conversely, cleaning up feces in a dream may symbolize the act of purifying your soul, cleansing it from past mistakes or negative influences. It's a spiritual awakening, a call to cleanse your aura and make room for positive energy. Both dreams are a spiritual journey of self-discovery and personal transformation, urging you to cleanse your spirit and embrace positivity.

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So which dream interpretation matches your dream?

Which interpretation of feces best matches your unique situation?

Only you can say for sure. It's worth noting that our dreaming mind can be a complex and multifaceted thing to understand. Any concept from a dream can represent a wide range of things — or symbolize multiple activities in our waking life.

Do you have a slightly different interpretation on dreams about feces that you want to share? Please consider adding your personal thoughts in the comment area at the bottom of this page.

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