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

Did you dream about kissing a stranger? This is an interesting dream symbol that can have a few fascinating interpretations.

Read on for 3 different perspectives from our dream gurus on what it means to dream about kissing a stranger.

Which of these interpretations works the best for you?


What does kissing a stranger 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 a stranger can symbolize self-discovery and self-acceptance. There are many different takes on that idea though.

It suggests you're embracing new aspects of your personality or life. Seeing someone else kiss a stranger, however, might indicate feelings of jealousy or exclusion. It could also mean you're observing others' experiences to learn about your own desires or fears. Both scenarios highlight the subconscious exploration of personal boundaries and relationships.

Kissing a stranger can be a somewhat very deep dream symbol to to give you a single meaning for. To say without any doubts, I'd have to get more information about the dreamer's past and current life scenario.

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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 a stranger, in Freudian terms, may represent the id's desire for novel experiences or the ego's attempt to integrate unacknowledged aspects of the self.

Somewhat similarly: It's a manifestation of the unconscious mind exploring the unfamiliar, possibly hinting at latent aspects of one's personality. Observing another kiss a stranger, on the other hand, could symbolize the super-ego's moralistic view of societal norms or a projection of one's own suppressed desires. It might also reflect feelings of alienation or a voyeuristic curiosity about the unfamiliar. Both scenarios underscore the psyche's continuous negotiation between the known and the unknown, the self and the other.

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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 kissing a stranger signifies a spiritual journey towards self-realization and acceptance of the unknown. It's a divine nudge to embrace new experiences and facets of your being. Witnessing someone else kiss a stranger, however, symbolizes your spiritual self observing others' experiences as a means to understand your own emotions and desires. It could also indicate a sense of spiritual exclusion or longing. Both scenarios are a reflection of your soul's quest to understand personal boundaries, relationships, and the balance between the familiar and the unfamiliar. They serve as a reminder that we are all interconnected in this cosmic dance of life, each learning and growing through our unique experiences.

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So which dream interpretation matches your dream?

Which of the preceding perspectives on kissing a stranger best matches your dream vision?

Only you can know for sure. Remember that our higher mind can be a complex thing. Just about any dream image can symbolize a wide range of meanings — or symbolize many different forces in our waking lives.

Do you have a slightly different dream analysis on dreams about kissing a stranger of your own? Please consider adding your own ideas to the comment section at the bottom of this page.

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