A clown can symbolize happiness and joy.
If seen in a nightmare a clown can represent a demonic heckler
Putting on a false, funny front of happiness when one is really sad
A dream of contrary. Dreaming of the antics of a funny clown implies the way that some of your companions see you. Look to other symbols in the dream to discern if this is due to affection or disdain.
If the latter, the dream may be telling you that you need to find another circle of friends.
Dreaming of specific clowns such as Charlie Chaplin, the Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, and so on implies that you should look at those people and analyze what they suggest to you, and how that can be applied to your present circumstances.
Spiritually the figure of the clown has the same significance as the jester, that being the ability to laugh at our foibles and idiosyncrasies.
Psychological / emotional perspective: The clown will often suggest the ability to see and sense the ridiculous in life. Often there is a tinge of sadness in this, however.
Material aspects: In life a true clown must register his mask after which no-one else can use the same make-up and a clown can have this same significance in dreams. We must ‘register’ the performance we put on for the world.
To dream of a clown represents your sense of humor, silliness, and fun-loving personality.
The emotions that the clown conveys mirror your own. Whatever it is expressing will lead you through your own feelings.
The actions of the clown represent your spontaneous and outgoing personality. It may also imply that you are being too careless and impulsive.
If you have a fear or phobia of clowns, the clown may symbolize an unknown figure who may want to hurt you in some way. This may be someone who is taking advantage of you or not showing you their true self.
Vision: Seeing a clown: sometimes you like making a fool of yourself, or you will do anything to be liked by others.
The dream also indicates a fear of being ridiculed and points to a feeling of inferiority. You don’t believe enough in yourself.
If the clown appears frequently, consider visiting a psychotherapist. Meeting a clown is a good omen, meaning enjoyment and fun. It is also a sign that you will soon laugh about earlier problems, or that you are going to be able to solve present problems easily.
Do not take life so seriously. Lighten up, play. Fear that you are making a fool of yourself due to an inferiority complex, or you are demanding too much of yourself and others.
The actions and the mood of the clown are important.
To dream of a clown foretells that you will ignore important things because you will be distracted by worrying about silly matters.
Others think you witless.
Dreams of a clown are a message to see the comedy in the drama of life. This dream can also be a warning to look behind the mask of laughter that is worn by a close friend, or to lighten up and stop taking things so seriously. However, your dream may be showing you that too much joking indicates insecurity, or a mask to cover up your sadness. Consider the feeling tone of this dream to discern its significance. See Fool.
A dream of misfortune and disgrace (Gypsy) ; the attitude of the mediaeval world towards the jesters, explains this interpretation.