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

A dream symbol like snow can be a challenging one to interpret. Because dreams are like abstractions of our subconscious minds, and they may include symbolic references to our waking-life, no single explanation fits every dream about snow or any other symbol.

Below are 3 interesting interpretations of dreams about snow, written from very different angles.

Which of these insights sounds right to you?

What does snow 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 being in a snowfall often hints at a period of tranquility and peace in your life. But it's often a dream image with multiple nuances.

It can also represent a fresh start or a clean slate, as snow covers everything and makes it pure and untouched.

Alternatively, seeing a snowy landscape in a dream can indicate feelings of isolation or loneliness, as snow can create a barrier between you and the rest of the world. However, it can also symbolize beauty and serenity, depending on your feelings during the dream. Both of these dreams suggest a time for introspection and self-reflection.

Snow can often be a complex and intriguing dream symbol to get one's head around. To really say confidently, I would need to take a deeper dive into the dreamer's life and 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 being enveloped in a snowfall may signify an unconscious desire for emotional purification or catharsis, akin to the Freudian concept of 'abreaction'.

Some additional thoughts: The snow, in its pristine state, can symbolize the ego's yearning for unblemished innocence. Conversely, observing a snowy landscape might evoke feelings of 'the uncanny', a term Freud used to describe something familiar yet strangely alienating. This could reflect a sense of disconnection from one's social milieu or inner self. However, the snowy vista's aesthetic appeal might also represent the 'sublime', a psychological state of awe and terror, suggesting a confrontation with one's own mortality or insignificance in the grand scheme of existence. Both of these dreams invite introspection and self-analysis.

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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 being in a snowfall can be a spiritual sign of purification and renewal. The falling snowflakes may symbolize divine grace showering upon you, cleansing your spirit and preparing you for a new phase of spiritual growth. It's a call to embrace tranquility and inner peace. Alternatively, seeing a snowy landscape in your dream can be a divine message of solitude and introspection. The vast, untouched snow may be a representation of your spiritual journey, a path that is uniquely yours and often walked alone. It's a reminder of the beauty and serenity that can be found in solitude, and an invitation to connect deeper with your inner self. Both of these dreams are spiritual prompts for self-reflection and inner growth.

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Whose analysis of the dream is best for you?

Which interpretation above for snow makes the most sense for your dream?

Only you can say for sure. Bear in mind that our subconscious mind can be a convoluted place. Any object or action in a dream can symbolize a wide range of things — or symbolize multiple activities in our daily lives.

Have a better explanation for a dream about snow of your own? Chime in with your own interpretation in the comments at the bottom of this page.

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