Sexual restraint; religious feelings or morals; idealism.
Sexual purity, fear of sex; religious feelings; one’s sister.
A nun may represent the qualities of spiritual devotion and chastity. She may comment that you are disconnected or have suppressed your sexuality.
Symbolic of piety or dedication to God, 1 Cor. 7:32-34
One who is devoutly religious; they may be substituted for another religious figure
In today’s somewhat promiscuous society it is unlikely that we will dream of virgins. Nuns, however, as holy women epitomize devotion to the divine and as a feminine archetype signify the priestess, one who has a spiritually satisfying relationship with god.
Psychological / emotional perspective: The nun, as a woman who has dedicated her life to service of her god, signifies our emotional need to commit to something beyond ourselves.
Material aspects: For many, whose experiences of nuns in real life have not been pleasant, they will be figures of fear and disciplinary action.
For others, nuns will symbolize the devoted caring of which they are capable.
Also consult the entries for mystic and caring professions in people as well as the information on priestess in archetypes in the introduction.
Vision: A man dreaming about a nun: cravings and emotions are stirring in the dark recesses of the unconscious and are about to surface. Trying to repress them won’t be possible in the long run.
The dream is a call for more self-knowledge.
For others, dreaming about a nun is a warning of impending danger, perhaps even a death. See Monk, Sister.
Depth Psychology: The nun is a symbol of spirituality or having spiritual experiences. Sometimes, the nun is a warning about your own insincerity or that of others.
See Virgin. Chastity and disappointment, the longing for a spiritual life. Problems with one’s shadow and repressed desires.
These Sisters of Mercy are always associated with Black, which is not a fortunate omen in a dream. Be careful of the motives of the people around you, for you are liable to be deceived.
1. Escape from the world and expectations (woman dreamer).
2. Repressed sexual desire (male dreamer).
3. Seeking purity, chastity and obedience.
4. A teacher of harsh lessons, a lesson to be learned (teaching nun).
Dreams of a nun symbolize your connection to God, martyrdom, and/or deprivation of natural, sexual feelings and desires. Nuns also represent extreme sacrifice, the ability to renounce human wants, needs and desires for a higher goal. Perhaps you’ve been too strict with yourself, allowing yourself to have nun of the good things in life. Consider the feeling tone of this dream.
see Carers in People