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

Whenever a complex dream subject like lavender makes an appearance in a dream, it can have several potential interpretations.

Listed below are three insightful explanations of dreams about your dream topic from our dream gurus.

Which of these insights best explains your dream?

What does lavender mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of lavender often hints at tranquility, calmness, and spirituality. But the meaning of lavender can be nuanced depending on the dreamer.

It may indicate a need for relaxation or a period of rest in your waking life. The lavender's purple color can also symbolize royalty, suggesting you may feel a sense of importance or recognition. If you dream about smelling lavender, it suggests you are seeking peace and harmony. It may also indicate you are in a situation where you need to calm your nerves or soothe your emotions. The scent of lavender in a dream can also represent healing, suggesting you may be in a process of emotional or physical recovery.

Lavender can be a complex and fascinating dream experience to get one's head around. To really know for certain, I would have to get a deeper understanding of the dreamer's past and current mindset.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of lavender, a plant often associated with the soothing of one's psyche, may be a representation of a subconscious yearning for serenity and equilibrium.

Thinking a bit more creatively... The lavender's purple hue, in Freudian terms, could symbolize the merging of love's energy (red) and the wisdom of the mind (blue), indicating a desire for emotional and intellectual balance. Dreaming of its scent, by contrast, could be a sensory manifestation of the id's need for comfort and reassurance. The olfactory sense is deeply tied to memory and emotion, thus the scent of lavender may be a symbolic recall of a past event or feeling that brought peace and tranquility. It's a gentle reminder from the unconscious to nurture one's mental health.0

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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 lavender is a spiritual invitation to embrace serenity and inner peace. Lavender, with its royal purple hue, symbolizes the divine realm, suggesting a connection with higher consciousness or spiritual awakening. If you've dreamt of smelling lavender, it's a divine message to soothe your soul and calm your mind. The scent of lavender in dreams is a spiritual balm, signifying the need for emotional healing and tranquility. It's a call from the universe to release stress and embrace tranquility. This dream is a spiritual reminder to nurture your inner self, to find balance, and to connect with the divine energy within and around you.

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Whose interpretation of the dream is best for you?

Which of the preceding perspectives on lavender applies to your your dream experience?

Only you can say for certain. It's worth noting that our dreaming mind can be a complicated thing to understand. Any image in a dream can signify multiple things — or be the result of multiple forces in our daily life.

Do you have a better dream interpretation for dreams about lavender you can add? We'd be thrilled to hear and discuss your personal interpretation in the comment section down below.

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