Some people care a lot about their dreams and want to know the interpretation of all dreams they see so it is necessary to remember all events happen in the dream even the most detailed ones. Seeing a shadow, whether it is your own shadow or not, can be interpreted in different ways according to various factors.
If you see a shadow in your dream and want to know about its meaning and interpretation you should know the answer to some questions, for example, Is this shadow your own or another person? Is it moving or not? or some other questions. In this post, we have prepared all possible dream interpretations of shadow in various cultures and religions.
Dream Interpretation of Shadow in Islam
The Islamic dream interpreters and psychologists have proposed that a shadow in a dream signifies changes affecting one’s life in the world and his elevation or abasement. It also represents guidance, repentance, true monotheism and contemplating the Maker and His creation.
One moves but does not see his shadow moving
If one moves but does not see his shadow moving in a dream, it indicates abrogating the laws, discarding what is permissible, adopting what is unlawful, death, becoming motionless, or losing one’s senses. The same meaning applies if one’s shadow disappears under the sunlight, or under the moonlight, or in the night lights, or if his reflection disappears from the water surface, or from any shiny surface in the dream.
A shadow is dancing
If a person sees his shadow dancing in a dream, it implies falsehood, lies, stealing people’s money, shifting one’s faith according to one’s personal interests, or that he criticizes the conduct of Allah’s Prophet, Sallallaahu-Alayhi-Wa Sallam.
Dancing one’s shadow over a carpet
The interpretation of such dreams is invoking evil spirits, speaking their words after being possessed by them, and it denotes trials, temptations, and evil.
Dream Interpretation of Shadow in Dream Dictionary for Dummies
The dream meaning of shadow is that the dreamer is focusing on parts of himself he has rejected, hidden, or defined as weak, evil, or ugly. He is tired, weak, or out of practice, “a shadow of his former self.”
Seeing a shadow in dreams means that you are dealing with uncomfortable negative emotions like jealousy, anger, greed, shame, or panic. It also heralds that you feel insecure, passive, depressed, or paranoid because you’re “living in someone’s shadow” or in the shadow of an event you can’t forget. You are nervous and jumpy, “afraid of your own shadow.”
In this sense, the dream of shadow foretells that the observer of the dream has doubts based on his insecurities, or he is certain, knowing something “beyond the shadow of a doubt.”
Symbolic dream interpretation of the shadow
As the Sun is the light of the spirit, so the shadow, symbolically, is the negative ‘double’ of the body or the image of its evil and base side.
Being chased by shadows
Being chased by shadows in a dream means the need to escape from something previously repressed, such as past childhood trauma or difficulty.
- Dream Dictionary For Dummies (Penney Peirce)
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