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

A image like kissing can be a perplexing one to analyze. Because our dreams are visual manifestations of our subconscious mind, and they often include symbolic references to our waking-life, no single explanation can ever match everyone's dream.

Below are three possible perspectives on a dream about kissing, taken from three different viewpoints.

Which analysis best matches your dream vision?


What does kissing 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 kissing or being kissed points to things like affection, harmony, and mutual respect. But the dream can be more nuanced than just that.

If you're kissing a stranger, it might represent self-discovery or acknowledgment of an aspect of yourself. If you're being kissed, it could indicate acceptance and reconciliation with an aspect of your personality. However, the context and your feelings during the dream are also important. If the kiss was uncomfortable, it might suggest you're feeling invaded or disrespected in some way. Overall, kissing dreams are usually about connection and self-exploration.

Kissing can be a very deep dream experience to to really give you a single answer for. To really say confidently, I would need to get to know the dreamer's life and circumstances.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of kissing or being kissed, in Freudian terms, often hints at a longing for intimacy or closeness, possibly stemming from unresolved Oedipal complexes.

Some alternatives: If you've dreamed of kissing a stranger, it may suggest an unconscious desire to embrace unfamiliar aspects of your own psyche. Conversely, being kissed in a dream could signify a subconscious acceptance of these unfamiliar aspects. The emotional context of the dream is crucial. An uncomfortable kiss might indicate a struggle with accepting certain parts of your personality. In essence, dreams of kissing typically reflect a journey of self-understanding and the quest for emotional wholeness.

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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 kissing or being kissed can be a divine message about love, unity, and spiritual growth. If you're kissing a stranger, it may symbolize your soul's journey towards self-realization, embracing unknown facets of your spiritual self. Being kissed, by contrast, could signify divine acceptance, a spiritual reconciliation with your higher self. The emotional context of the dream is crucial. If the kiss feels uncomfortable, it might suggest spiritual discord or resistance to self-acceptance. In essence, dreams of kissing are spiritual narratives of love, self-discovery, and the quest for inner harmony.

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Which analysis of the dream is best for you?

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

Only you can know for sure. Bear in mind that our higher mind can be a complicated puzzle. Just about any image in a dream can represent a long list of things — or result from many different activities in our waking lives.

Have a better dream interpretation on dreams about kissing that you want to share? Contribute your personal interpretation to the comment area below.

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