We can not say a dream is always considered as a good dream or bad one because there are a lot of symbols and factors which affect the dream and its interpretation. Dreaming about looking in a mirror is among those ones that can have good or bad meanings based on different conditions and factors.
If you want to get the most accurate dream meaning of looking in a mirror, you should answer some questions, for example, what is the material the mirror is made of? what is the gender of the person looking in the mirror? or what do you see when you look in the mirror? In this post, we have prepared all possible dream interpretations of looking in a mirror in various cultures and religions.
Dream Interpretation of Looking in a Mirror in Islam
In Islam, looking in the mirror in a dream has contradictory interpretations and meanings: one of them is that the dreamer will get married. If the dreamer is already married and wife is absent, she will come back. This dream also implies that God is displeased with the dreamer who disobeys Him overtly and covertly and who will deteriorate financially, physically, and morally.
Looking in a silver mirror
To dream of looking into a silver mirror in Islam heralds the loss of one’s status, it also indicates suffering from adversities, distress, and fear.
Looking in a golden mirror
Looking in a golden mirror in a dream symbolizes the strength of one’s faith, religious commitment, prosperity after poverty, redemption and regaining one’s position and status in waking life.
A sick person looking in a mirror
This dream is a bad omen indicating the dreamer will depart from this world.
A ruler looking in the mirror
If a ruler looks in a mirror in dreams, it means that he will be deposed or will lose wife to someone of equal stature.
Looking in a mirror from the backside
This dream is an ominous sign implying that the dreamer will sodomize a woman or the dreamer’s plants will die in real life.
A woman looking in a mirror
If a woman looks into a mirror in a dream, it denotes that she will beget a girl.
A man looking in a mirror
If a man looks into a mirror in a dream, it heralds that he will beget a boy.
Looking into a mirror and seeing the reflection of someone else
The interpretation of such dreams is hallucination, craziness, or loss of money. If a man looks into a mirror and sees the reflection of a woman in a dream, it indicates either begetting a daughter, getting married or buying a slave-girl.
A prisoner looks into a mirror
When a prisoner looks into a mirror in his dream, it foretells that he will be released from jail.
Looking in the mirror and seeing the wife’s vagina
To dream of looking in the mirror and seeing the wife’s vagina means relief will come.
Looking in a rusted mirror
Looking in a rusted mirror in a dream forecasts that the dreamer is in bad shape. Likewise, an adulterated mirror represents deep worries.
Looking in the mirror and seeing oneself with a black beard, which is not the case in reality
Such dreams denote that the observer of the dream will be honored by people and well-reputed, but not in religious affairs. A white beard in a dream would signify poverty compensated for by respect and religious faith.
Seeing one’s image reflected in a mirror or in water
It means that the observer of the dream will have a son who will resemble him or her and practice the same craft or profession. If a youngster will have a brother or sister of the same gender.
Seeing the image of a young man reflected in the mirror, instead of the dreamer’s image
This dream is a herald of an enemy or adversary.
Seeing the image of an old man reflected in the mirror, instead of the dreamer’s image
The dream interpretation is a helpful friend.
A pregnant woman seeing her image reflected in the mirror
If a pregnant woman seeing her image reflected in the mirror, it means that she will have a girl.
A nonpregnant woman seeing herself in the mirror
This dream is a bad omen indicating that her husband will take a second wife.
Looking into a clean and shiny mirror
To dream of looking into a clean and shiny mirror in a dream is an indication of dispelling one’s distress.
Gazing at a mirror and looking at oneself extensively
The dream meaning is that Allah Almighty is not pleased with the dreamer and that he is disobeying Allah’s commands both in public and in private.
A little boy sees himself looking into a mirror
If a little boy sees himself looking into a mirror in a dream, a brother resembling him will be born in real life.
A little girl sees herself looking into a mirror
If a little girl sees herself looking into a mirror in a dream means that her mother will give birth to a girl.
Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu-Alayhi-Wa Sallam) Looking into the Mirror
If Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu-Alayhi-Wa Sallam) is seen looking into the mirror it foretells that he is urging his Ummah to fully repay whatever Amanah (trust) is given to it.
Dream Interpretation of Looking in a Mirror in Zhou-gong’s Dream Dictionary
In China, reflections in mirrors in dreams are a reflection of personal identity and mentality.
Seeing your own face in the mirror
Seeing your own face in the mirror in a dream is a good sign suggesting that you will enjoy good physical and mental health.
Seeing your own face with closed eyes in the mirror
The dream interpretation is that you may refuse to accept reality in some cases.
Dream Interpretation of Looking in a Mirror in Dream Dictionary for Dummies:
Looking in a mirror in dreams forecasts that you are examining yourself and your image. The way you appear in the dream denotes the way you think you look to others or something you need to admit to yourself. The image in the mirror symbolizes your secret, inner self.
Emotionally speaking a fogged mirror in a dream denotes a hazy self-concept and questions about goals, identity, and purpose. The dream meaning of a cracked or broken mirror is a fragmented personality, a disturbed and distorted sense of self. Breaking a mirror in a dream represents that you are shattering an old image of yourself or ending an old habit. If you’re being watched by others through a two-way mirror in your dream, it means that you feel criticized or scrutinized unfairly, or you are highlighting a behavior in yourself that you want to change in waking life.
To dream of a mirror, in this sense, means that you are focusing on your imagination and the link between your conscious mind and subconscious. Seeing images reflected in a mirror is a safe way to work with information from your subconscious. If you’re looking through a two-way mirror in a dream, you’re seeing the hidden dynamics of an issue that concerns you.
Seeing your face in a mirror
Seeing your face in a mirror in a dream implies displeasure with yourself for not being able to carry out plans for self-advancement. This dream also shows that you will lose the esteem of friends.
Seeing your image in a mirror
To see your image in a mirror in a dream signifies unfaithfulness and neglect in marriage and fruitless speculations.
Seeing yourself in a mirror
If you see yourself in a mirror in your dream, it means that you will meet many discouraging issues, and sickness will cause you distress and loss in fortune.
The symbolic meaning of the mirror
It has been said that the mirror in a dream is a symbol of the imagination—or of consciousness—in its capacity to reflect the formal reality of the visible world. It has also been related to thought, in so far as thought—for Scheler and other philosophers—is the instrument of self-contemplation as well as the reflection of the universe.
To be looking at our own face reflected in a mirror in a dream heralds that we may be trying to come to terms with the way we express ourselves in the ordinary, everyday world. It also means that we may be trying to understand our own ulterior motives. When the face is hidden or has no features in the dream, it denotes that we are hiding our own power, or refusing to acknowledge our own abilities in waking life.
To be looking in a mirror can suggest various interpretations such as trying to look behind us without letting others know what we are doing, a concern over past behavior or the need to ‘reflect’ on something we have done or said. When the image in the mirror is distorted in the dream, it means that we are having a problem in understanding ourselves. When the mirror image speaks to us we should be listening more closely to our inner selves.
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