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

A symbol like gravity can be a complex one to analyze. Because our dreams are vibrations of our subconscious mind, and they often represent symbolic references to our everyday lives, no single explanation fits every dream about gravity or any other symbol.

Below are 3 possible interpretations of a dream about gravity, written from very different viewpoints.

Which of these explanations makes the most sense for your dream?

What does gravity 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 experiencing gravity in an unusual way or a place where gravity doesn't exist often symbolizes feelings of instability or a lack of grounding in your waking life. But the dream is often more nuanced.

You may be feeling unanchored or adrift, unsure of your place or direction.

Alternatively, it could signify a desire for freedom and escape from the constraints or pressures of your daily life. If you're floating or flying, it could indicate a longing for liberation and exploration. Conversely, if gravity is unusually strong, pulling you down, it may represent feelings of being overwhelmed or burdened.

Gravity can be a deep and multifaceted dream experience to offer a firm opinion about. To really know with any kind of confidence, I would have to really dig deep into the dreamer's past and current situation.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of altered gravity or its absence can be seen as a manifestation of the unconscious mind grappling with the Freudian concept of the pleasure principle and reality principle.

The dream-symbol can have many permutations however. Experiencing gravity in an unusual way may symbolize the ego's struggle to mediate between the id's instinctual desires and the superego's moralistic constraints, resulting in feelings of disorientation or instability. A dream where gravity doesn't exist, on the other hand, could represent the id's wish fulfillment - a yearning for liberation from societal norms and expectations. If gravity is overly oppressive, it may signify the superego's dominance, leading to feelings of being overwhelmed by guilt or duty.

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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 unusual gravity or its absence can be a spiritual message about your connection to the physical world and your inner self. If you experience gravity in an unusual way, it may be a call to ground yourself, to reconnect with your roots and the earth. It could also be a sign of feeling unbalanced or out of sync with your spiritual path. On the other hand, dreaming of a place where gravity doesn't exist might symbolize a spiritual awakening or transcendence. It could be a sign that you are breaking free from earthly constraints and reaching a higher level of consciousness. If gravity is overly strong, it may be a spiritual reminder to lighten your burdens and let go of what is weighing you down.

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So which interpretation of the dream makes the most sense for you?

Which interpretation above for gravity best matches your dream vision?

Only you can know for certain. It's worth noting that our dreaming mind can be a complex and multifaceted thing to understand. Each and every object or image from a dream can symbolize many different things — or be the result of multiple activities in our daily lives.

Got a unique interpretation on a dream about gravity that you want to share? Chime in with your personal analysis in the comments at the bottom of this page.

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