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

When an interesting dream subject like picking is revealed in your dreams, it can have several possible explanations.

Listed below are three possible dream interpretations of this dream from our dream gurus.

Which explanation makes the most sense for your dream?


What does picking 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 picking something often hints at decision-making or choice. Of course, dream interpretations are seldom that simple.

You may be at a crossroads in your life and need to make a decision. The object you're picking can provide more context. If it's a fruit, it could symbolize reaping the rewards of your hard work. If someone else is doing the picking, it could indicate feelings of being controlled or manipulated, or it could mean that you're relying on others to make decisions for you. It's important to consider the emotions you felt in the dream, as they can provide further insight into its meaning.

Picking is very deep dream experience to offer a firm opinion about. To really say with any kind of confidence, I would have to get an understanding of the dreamer's background and current situation.

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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 picking something can indeed be a reflection of one's subconscious grappling with choices, but it also can be a manifestation of one's desire to harvest the fruits of their labor, a Freudian symbol of achievement and gratification.

Thinking a bit more creatively... The object being picked is crucial to understanding the dream's nuances. If another individual is seen picking, it could be an externalization of one's own suppressed desires or a projection of one's feelings of passivity. It might also signify a latent wish to delegate responsibility. The emotional tone of the dream, as well as the dreamer's associations with the act of picking, are key to a comprehensive interpretation.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 about picking something signifies a spiritual journey of choice and discernment. It's a divine nudge, urging you to make a decision that aligns with your higher self. The object being picked can represent the spiritual gifts or lessons you're being called to embrace. If you've dreamt of someone else picking, it could symbolize a spiritual guide or higher power making choices on your behalf, suggesting a need for surrender and trust in the divine plan. The emotions felt during the dream can provide further spiritual insight, reflecting your inner state of peace or turmoil regarding these choices.

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So whose interpretation of the dream is best for you?

Which of the preceding perspectives on picking best matches your your dream experience?

Only you can know for certain. It's worth noting that our subconscious mind can be a complicated landscape. Just about any image in a dream can signify many different meanings — or symbolize many different themes from our daily lives.

Have a slightly different analysis on a dream about picking you can add? We'd love to hear your personal analysis to the comments below.

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