We may not always remember them, but we all have dreams every night. Each serves a purpose, and there are many different types of dreams. Check out what they mean below

Prophetic dreams

These give us an insight into the future. They occur because when we are asleep our minds are free to roam the astral planes, which form an information super highway.

Visitation dreams

These are where a loved one who has crossed over into the spirit world visits. When you wake up, you feel as though the event actually occurred – as though it wasn’t a dream at all. These dreams usually make sense and are extremely sharp. Our loved ones in spirit find it easier to get through in dreams because our conscious minds are at rest.

Warning dreams

These dreams can bring signs of trouble to come or a solution to a problem that we’ve been wrestling with. It is a way for our subconscious to steer us in the right direction.

Recurring dreams

These contain a message. The message is powerful and your subconscious will repeat it until you take notice! For this reason recurring dreams have upsetting or frightening undertones, as you are far more likely to remember them. They often happen during traumatic phases of our lives.

General dreams

The most common type, these allow us to let off steam mentally. All our day’s thoughts, emotions and anxieties can be filtered through and largely let go of through this type of dream. They are often nonsensical and contain symbols.

Below are some common images and their meanings:


Symbolise purity and goodness. They may appear to urge you to do the right thing.


Many people dream about somebody’s death and panic. Don’t worry. Death is just a symbol of the ending of a project, a relationship or a stage of your life.


If the water is calm, you feel in control. If you’re being swamped by waves or drowning then you are being emotionally overloaded.

Pregnancy or baby:

Suggests the start of a new project or a phase of creativity in your life.


This may signify you’re not being nourished physically or emotionally. If you’re over-eating, you may have ‘bitten off more than you can chew’.


You feel vulnerable and need to protect yourself. It can mean fear of exposure if you’ve been hiding something!


There may be a need for you to reflect on something, or you may feel unprepared for a challenge you are facing.


Meeting someone famous can mean a promising opportunity is about to arise.

Losing teeth:

A lack of self-confidence or a feeling of inadequacy. You’re worried about the way others see you.

Being chased:

This usually stems from being worried about an issue in our waking lives.

Winning money:

A good omen. Success is coming.

Losing money:

You need to stand up for yourself.


Your spirit is leaving your body and going out into the astral realms while you sleep. These dreams are exhilarating and leave you with a wonderful feeling of being free. They have great spiritual significance.


Dreaming that you are older than you really are can be a fear of losing your youth. But if you’re dreaming that you’re younger than you are, it means you need to have more fun!

Did you know?

Nightmares are more common among people who are creative, sensitive or intuitive.

Make sure you don’t get hot in bed, as you’re more likely to have nightmares.

We’re more likely to remember a dream if we wake immediately after having it, so keep a pen and paper beside your bed so that when you wake up, you can jot down key points.

Posted by msmalteaza, 24th July 2013

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  • Thanks for your post,it is very interesting!


  • When I was young I used to always dream of fire and snakes! Not sure what they meant but I haven’t had them for so long now.


  • after my dad passed suddenly, i dreamt that i was talking to him and he was in white and so peaceful. it felt so real when i woke


  • Can’t remember the last time I had a dream.


  • i wonder whta that means lol


  • geezzz i have some weird dreams.


  • Thankyou for sharing this article about dreams. I found it really interesting.


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