Popular Themes

What are the most popular themes in dreams, and what do they mean?

Pregnant but can’t be…

Dream incubation, problem-solving, dream metaphor, dream symbolism, pregnantDream:  I had this dream where I was pregnant, but I cannot have babies. Is that just wishful thinking and dreaming of it?

DreamsMaster:  It is possible that your dream is wishful thinking, as you stated. However, a dream of being pregnant can have deep metaphorical and symbolic meaning as well.

If the dream was recent, think about what was on your mind the day or night before you dreamt it. If you’d been thinking about not being able to get pregnant, then it’s likely the dream was more along the lines of wishful thinking. But, if you had not been thinking at all about being pregnant, then it’s more likely that the dream was a metaphor.

In the case that it may be a metaphor, here are some questions to ask yourself, using figures of speech related to being pregnant:

Is there some sort of new life growing inside of you? Perhaps a part of your personality that’s just now starting to develop? Or, a new idea you’re about to give birth to?

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Housekeeper having sex…

Housekeeper having sexDream:  I dreamt that a housekeeper was having sex with my husband.

DreamsMaster:  From the way you phrased it, I’m guessing this housekeeper is not someone you know. If this is the case, then it’s likely this dream character represents an aspect of yourself.

How would you describe this housekeeper? What does a housekeeper represent to you? To me, a housekeeper represents someone in service to someone else. If it were my dream, I might be feeling as if it were my obligation to service my husband sexually. (Remember, this is only my own projection onto your dream, which I’m merely offering as a possible interpretation for your consideration.)

If this line of interpretation doesn’t fit for you, perhaps the housekeeper does not represent an aspect of you, but instead represents another person in your life. Is there anyone you suspect has been having an intimate connection with your husband? Another important thing to consider is what feelings were evoked for you in the dream. Were you angry? Interested? Disinterested?

One more thought that comes to mind is whether or not you have been feeling connected with your husband recently. Whether the housekeeper in the dream represents you or someone else, either way the dream suggests a lack of intimacy between you and your husband. The physical act of sex may be occurring, but is it intimacy?

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Screwing around…

dreams about sex, dream symbolism, screwing aroundDream:  In my dream, I have a penis growing out of my back. My husband gets on top of me and starts having sex.

DreamsMaster:  I think your inner detective is confirming your suspicion:  your husband is screwing around behind your back.  I strongly suggest you confront this in your waking world. This is an excellent example of a dream using a metaphor to deliver a wake-up call!

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Sex with friend’s wife…

Sex with friend's wifeDream:  I had a dream I was having sex with my friend’s wife. What does this dream mean?

DreamsMaster:  This dream could mean different things, based on what’s going on for you personally in your life right now.

For example, if in your waking world you have a strong physical attraction to your friend’s wife, then the dream may be providing you with a safe and socially acceptable outlet for that urge.

If you do not have a strong attraction to her physically, are there other aspects about her that you admire? In this case, joining with her intimately in the dream could symbolize a desire to join more closely with those aspects of yourself.

If in your waking world you don’t like this woman at all, then the dream may be suggesting you look more closely at the reasons why. What you don’t like about her may be some shadow side of yourself that you need to come to better terms with.

If you have neither positive nor negative feelings toward this woman, the fact that she’s your friend’s wife could actually represent a desire to have a closer relationship with this friend, not necessarily physically but in some other way that increases the bond between you.

As you read through these possibilities, did one strike you as more fitting than the rest? If not, to add further clarity, think about what occurred the day or night before the dream, and see if you can connect any of those thoughts and feelings with the feelings that you experienced in the dream.

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Snakes and being killed…

snakes and being killedDream: I had a dream of snakes and being killed.

DreamsMaster:  Both “snakes” and “being killed” are common themes. To have them together in the same dream suggests there’s something going on in your waking world that you need to be cautious about, something or someone not to be trusted. It could also represent a part of yourself that’s being self-destructive, so take a look at your own attitude and behavior as well as the attitude and behavior of those around you.



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