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

A image like flying can be a complex one to understand. Because our dreams are like fragments of our subconscious minds, and they often represent specific references to our daily lives, no single dream interpretation will ever work for everyone.

Below are three contrasting interpretations of a dream about flying, written from very different angles.

Which of these interpretations explains your dream the best?


What does flying 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 flying often hints at a desire for freedom, independence, or escape from a situation in your waking life. But the dream can be more nuanced than just that.

It can also represent high spirits or happiness. If you're watching something or someone else fly, it may indicate that you're looking up to that person or object, or that you're longing for the same freedom or happiness they seem to possess. However, if you're watching with fear or anxiety, it could suggest a fear of losing control or of someone else's success.

Flying is a somewhat complex dream concept to to give you a single interpretation of. To really know confidently, I'd want to understand the dreamer's life and current situation.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming about flying, in Freudian terms, points to things like an unconscious yearning for liberation from societal constraints or personal inhibitions.

Some alternatives: It is a manifestation of the id's pursuit of pleasure and disregard for societal norms. Observing another entity fly, by contrast, may reflect a projection of your own suppressed desires onto another. This could be an expression of envy or admiration, depending on the emotional context of the dream. However, if the observation is accompanied by distress or unease, it may indicate a latent fear of abandonment or being left behind. These interpretations, of course, are not absolute and should be contextualized within the individual's unique psychic landscape.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 about flying is a spiritual symbol of transcendence, suggesting you are rising above your earthly concerns to gain a higher perspective. It can also indicate spiritual freedom, as your soul is not bound by physical limitations. If you're observing someone or something else fly, it signifies your spiritual connection with that entity. You may be recognizing their spiritual journey or acknowledging their freedom. If the observation brings discomfort, it might reflect a spiritual disconnect or a fear of spiritual growth. Remember, dreams are personal spiritual messages, and their interpretation should resonate with your inner self.

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So which interpretation of the dream matches your dream?

Which of the preceding explanations for flying makes the most sense for your dream vision?

Only you can say for certain. Keep in mind that our dreaming mind can be a multifaceted thing. Each and every concept from a dream can signify many different things — or symbolize multiple realities from our conscious lives.

Do you have a different dream interpretation for a dream about flying of your own? We'd be thrilled to hear and discuss your personal interpretation to the comment section down below.

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