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

Have you ever dreamed about graffiti? It's a colorful dream topic that carries multiple possible interpretations.

Keep reaading for three different perspectives from our dream gurus on what it means to dream about graffiti.

Which meaning makes the most sense for your dream?

What does graffiti 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 seeing graffiti points to things like a need to express yourself more openly and freely. The meaning of graffiti may be more subtle than that, however.

It may also represent feelings of rebellion or non-conformity.

Alternatively, if you dream about creating graffiti, it suggests a desire to leave your mark on the world or make a bold statement. It could also be a reflection of feelings of frustration or anger that you are trying to communicate. The common themes among these variations highlight a need for self-expression and individuality.

Graffiti is colorful and puzzling dream experience to analyze. To really know for sure, it's really necessary to get more information about the dreamer's past and mindset.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming about observing graffiti may symbolize the unconscious mind's attempt to decode complex emotions or situations, akin to deciphering an enigmatic language.

Some alternatives: It may also reflect the ego's struggle with societal norms, as graffiti often represents a defiance of established order. Conversely, dreaming about creating graffiti could signify the id's yearning for recognition and validation, a primal urge to assert one's existence in the world. It may also denote a latent aggression, a manifestation of the Freudian concept of Thanatos, the death drive, expressed through the destructive act of defacing public property. The common themes among these potential variations, in essence, could be seen as the psyche's endeavor to negotiate between the individual's desire for self-expression and societal expectations.

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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 seeing graffiti can be a spiritual message about your need to understand the hidden aspects of your soul. It's a call to decode the cryptic symbols of your inner world, much like deciphering graffiti. This dream may also symbolize a spiritual rebellion against societal norms, urging you to embrace your unique spiritual path. Conversely, dreaming of creating graffiti signifies your soul's desire to express its divine essence in the physical world. It's a spiritual call to action, urging you to leave your spiritual imprint on the world. The common themes among these dream variations are spiritual invitations to explore and express your unique spiritual identity, while navigating the societal expectations that may limit your spiritual growth.

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So whose dream interpretation works the best for you?

Which of the above ways of explaining graffiti makes the most sense for your unique situation?

Only you can know for sure. Remember that our higher mind can be a multifaceted place. Each and every object or image from a dream can represent many different things — or be the result of multiple themes from our daily lives.

Have a slightly different analysis on a dream about graffiti that you want to share? We'd love to hear your own thoughts in the comment section down below.

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