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

Whenever an interesting dream subject like weight makes an appearance in dreams, it can have many possible explanations.

Listed below are 3 possible explanations of dreams about this dream topic from our dream analysis experts.

Which interpretation makes the most sense for you?

What does weight 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 feeling a heavy weight often hints at a burden or responsibility you're carrying in your waking life. That's the most simplistic interpretation.

It may be a representation of stress, guilt, or an unresolved issue weighing on your mind.

Alternatively, dreaming about lifting a weight suggests overcoming obstacles or challenges. It signifies personal growth, strength, and the ability to handle life's pressures. The common themes among these possible variants are a reflection of your emotional state and resilience.

Weight is often a complex and fascinating dream image to offer a definitive opinion on. To really say without any doubts, it would be necessary to understand the dreamer's background and current environment.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of feeling a heavy weight may indeed be a manifestation of the superego's imposition of societal norms and expectations, a Freudian concept of the moral component of the psyche.

But weight can say quite a few things — It could indicate a struggle with internalized standards of behavior, creating a sense of psychological weightiness. Conversely, dreaming of lifting a weight might symbolize the ego's efforts to mediate between the id's primal desires and the superego's moralistic demands. This act of lifting could be a metaphor for the ego's attempt to maintain psychological equilibrium, despite the inherent tension. Both of these dreams, therefore, reflect the dynamic interplay between different aspects of the self in the unconscious mind.

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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 feeling a heavy weight is a spiritual message, indicating that you're carrying a karmic burden or unresolved spiritual lesson. This weight is a symbol of your soul's journey and the challenges you need to overcome for spiritual growth. Conversely, dreaming of lifting a weight signifies your soul's resilience and strength. It's a sign that you're ready to confront and resolve these spiritual lessons, leading to enlightenment and inner peace. The common themes among these dream variations are spiritual mirrors, reflecting your soul's journey and its readiness to evolve.

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Whose dream analysis works the best for you?

Which interpretation above for weight fits with your your dream experience?

Only you can know for certain. Bear in mind that our subconscious mind can be a convoluted landscape. Just about any object or action in a dream can signify a long list of meanings — or symbolize multiple activities in our conscious life.

Got a slightly different analysis on dreams about weight of your own? We'd be thrilled to hear and discuss your own thoughts in the comment area at the bottom of this page.

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