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

Have you dreamed about heels? It's a colorful dream symbol that has several fascinating interpretations.

Scroll down for 3 different points-of-view from our dream gurus on what it means to dream about heels.

Which interpretation sounds right to you?

What does heels 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 wearing heels often symbolizes self-confidence, ambition, and aspiration. But keep in mind that heels can be a somewhat nuanced dream-concept.

It may indicate your readiness to elevate your status or take on a more authoritative role. On the other hand, if you dream about someone else walking in heels, it could suggest your perception of that person's power or influence. It may also reflect your feelings of inferiority or envy towards them. In both scenarios, the heels represent a desire for advancement or recognition.

Heels can be a complex and fascinating dream object to pin down for sure. To say for certain, I would need to really get to know the dreamer's background 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 oneself donning heels can be seen as a manifestation of the Freudian concept of the ego, symbolizing one's aspiration for power, authority, and recognition.

Some alternatives: It may also reflect the superego's influence, indicating a desire for moral elevation and societal approval. Conversely, observing another in heels might be a projection of one's own feelings of inadequacy or envy, a classic example of Freud's defense mechanism of displacement. The heels, in this context, may symbolize the perceived superiority of the other, triggering feelings of inferiority within the dreamer. Thus, both scenarios, while seemingly disparate, are intrinsically linked to the dreamer's self-perception and their relationship with societal norms and 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 wearing heels signifies your spiritual ascent, a readiness to rise above mundane concerns and connect with your higher self. It's a call to embrace your inner power and assert your spiritual authority. Conversely, seeing someone else in heels could symbolize your recognition of their spiritual advancement or your aspiration to attain their level of spiritual growth. It may also indicate feelings of spiritual inadequacy, urging you to elevate your spiritual consciousness. In both instances, heels are a metaphor for spiritual elevation and personal growth. The dream is a divine nudge to transcend earthly limitations and ascend towards spiritual enlightenment.

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Which dream explanation is best for you?

Which interpretation of heels fits with your dream vision?

Only you can know for certain. It's worth noting that our higher mind can be a complex thing. Each and every object or image from a dream can reflect many different things — or result from multiple realities from our daily lives.

Do you have a different explanation for a dream about heels that you'd like to share? We'd be thrilled to hear and discuss your personal thoughts in the comment area below.

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