A carnation may represent reincarnation or bachelorhood.
A flower representing a joyful and sentimental occasion
To dream of carnations indicates that you have a very laid-back and relaxed personality. You exude pleasure and elation. It can also imply your enjoyment of being single.
Symbol: The carnation represents passion and is seen in many pictures of Madonnas.
Vision: Dreaming about carnations: your love life is in excellent shape and your opportunities at work are good. In a man’s dream, the image of the carnation—and flowers in general— often refer to women who can be bought. Maybe he is hoping for such an adventure—a desire he can only admit to himself through flowers. Picking a carnation: thoughtless actions on your part will create a crisis with a friend. Looking at a wilted carnation: a close relationship will come to an end.
Depth Psychology: The carnation is usually a symbol for the connection you have to other people.
The color of the carnation is important. See the chapter “Color in Dreams.”
(bot. See Gillyflouier; Musk)
An attempt to voice a desire that can only be expressed through flowers.
Folklore: A girl who can be “bought.”
To see carnations in your dream symbolizes light-heartedness, vitality and joy.
1. One wants to stay a bachelor.
3. Condensed milk.
Dreams of a carnation vary in symbolism based upon the color. Red-Compassion, Pink-I’ll never forget you, Purple-Capriciousness, caution, Striped-Sorry I can’t be with you, “Dear John”, White-Innocence, Yellow-Playfulness.
(see Flowers, Gardens) In the Victorian language of flowers, this represents pride and beauty.
Elizabethan: Preventing an untimely death on a scaffold.
If you’ve stuck your neck out lately, you may want to reconsider this course of action.
Happy celebrations and / or some type of promotion or public recognition. Carnation gets its name from “coronation,” because it was used so often in ancient times as a festival flower.