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

Have you ever dreamed about highlights? This is a meaningful dream symbol that carries multiple possible interpretations.

Scroll down for three different points-of-view from our dream guides on what it means to dream about highlights.

Which meaning best matches your dream vision?

What does highlights 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 getting highlights in your hair signifies a desire for change or enhancement in your life. But the meaning can vary.

It could be a reflection of your wish to stand out or be noticed. On the other hand, seeing someone else with highlights in their dream could indicate that you admire or envy someone's qualities or achievements. It could also suggest that you are seeking inspiration from others to make changes in your own life. Both scenarios point towards a need for transformation or improvement.

Highlights is often a colorful and puzzling dream object to really clarify with certainty. To say for sure, I'd have to get a deeper understanding of the dreamer's background and current 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 getting highlights in your hair, in Freudian terms, may symbolize a latent desire to accentuate certain aspects of your personality or life.

It's a complex concept though... It's a manifestation of the ego's yearning for recognition and differentiation. Conversely, observing someone else with highlights could represent the projection of your own aspirations onto another. This individual may embody traits or accomplishments you covet, reflecting the Freudian concept of 'introjection'. Both scenarios, fundamentally, are expressions of the psyche's quest for self-enhancement and individuality.

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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 getting highlights in your hair is a spiritual symbol of illumination and enlightenment. It suggests that you are seeking to highlight and bring forth your inner light and unique qualities. This dream is a call from your higher self to embrace your individuality and shine your light brightly. Seeing someone else with highlights, on the other hand, signifies that you are recognizing the divine light in others. It is a spiritual reminder that everyone has their unique light and gifts to share with the world. Both scenarios are spiritual invitations to acknowledge and celebrate the divine light within ourselves and others.

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Which dream analysis works the best for you?

Which interpretation above for highlights applies to your your dream experience?

Only you can say for sure. Bear in mind that our subconscious mind can be a complex thing to understand. Just about any dream concept can represent a long list of meanings — or symbolize many different forces in our waking lives.

Got a better dream analysis for dreams about highlights you can add? Add your own thoughts in the comment area at the bottom of this page.

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