Some times you find yourself walking through a forest, in a dense or dark forest or find yourself lost in a forest in your dream and try to find the interpretation of all types of forest dreams. Forest dreams are one of the most complex ones to interpret so you should pay attention to all detailed signs and factors in your dream.
You can see different places such as the sea, beach, mountain, etc in your dream and it important to know that dreaming about all of these places has its own meaning. One of these places in dreams is the forest, dark forest, dense forest or other kinds. In this post, we have prepared all possible dream interpretations of forest in various cultures and religions.
Dream Interpretation of Forest in Islam:
In Islam dreaming about jungle or forest is not a good omen and it indicates that people cannot benefit from their company. It means that among them there is an intruder and if jungles grow on plants, it denotes intruding upon one another, behind which hunters hide to jump at their prey. jungles belonging to someone in a dream implies enemies one will have to fight.
Other dream interpretations of forest proposed by Islamic dream interpreters and psychologists are loneliness, fear, brothel, immorality, and corruption.
Dream Interpretation of Forest in Zhou-gong’s Dream Dictionary:
In Chinese culture, seeing a tropical rainforest in dreams signifies that the dreamer has a strong sense of anxiety.
Animals or beasts in the tropical rainforest:
Animals or beasts in the tropical rainforest in your dream implies that you will suffer extreme tension caused by external factors in your real life.
Young trees in the woods:
Such a dream is an indication forecasting the increase in family size.
Dream Interpretation of Forest in Dream Dictionary for Dummies:
Physically speaking, dreaming about a forest means that the dreamer needs to retreat, achieve calmness, rebuild vitality, soak up the greenness of nature. A forest fire in dreams is a sign showing that the density of a period in your life is finally clearing.
In this mode, the dream interpretation of forest is that you feel overwhelmed by potential dangers, the unknown, or the uncontrollable, and when you are lost in a forest or traversing one, it is more severe.
In this case, dreaming about a forest means that you are focusing on your subconscious, secrets, mysteries, memories, and feminine wisdom. You are trying to use your instinct to find answers.
Finding yourself in a dense forest in a dream is a bad omen indicating a loss in trade, unhappy home influences, and quarrels among families. If you are cold and feel hungry in your dream, it means that you will be forced to make a long journey to settle some unpleasant affair.
A forest of stately trees in foliage:
To see a forest of stately trees in foliage in dreams is a good sign foretelling prosperity and pleasures. Such dreams to literary people denote fame and much appreciation from the public. A young lady talks about her dream and its meaning: “I was in a strange forest of what appeared to be coconut trees, they had red and yellow berries and the ground was covered with blasted leaves, I could hear them crackle under my feet as I wandered about lost. The next afternoon I received a telegram announcing the death of a dear cousin.”
The symbolic meaning of the forest:
Forest-symbolism is complex within the general symbolism of landscape, it is connected at all levels with the symbolism of the female principle or of the Great Mother. Because of this fact that the forest’s foliage obscures the light of the sun, it is regarded as opposed to the sun’s power and it is a symbol of the earth. Seeing a forest in dreams is also a symbol of the unconscious. Zimmer stresses that, in contrast with the city, the house and cultivated land, which are all safe areas, the forest harbors all kinds of dangers and demons, enemies and diseases. It also symbolizes the psyche and the hidden realms, the place of original experience.
Dark or enchanted forest:
The dream interpretation is that the soul entering the areas it has never explored before, working with intuition and with our own ability to sense and feel what is going on around us and it appears in fairy tales very often.
Other dream interpretations of forest suggested by dream interpreters and psychologists are entering the realms of the feminine, coming to terms with our emotional self, of understanding the secrets of our own nature or of our own spiritual world.
Forest in a woman’s dream:
Traditionally women tend to be more in touch with their own inner resources so a forest in a woman’s dream signifies her exploration of these resources.
Forest in a man’s dream:
Forest in a man’s dream denotes an aspect of his hero’s journey through his own hidden and perhaps more frightening sensitivities.
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