Parents, Dream Interpretation

Dreaming of a father symbolizes authority and discipline, while a dream of a mother symbolize love and protection - depending, of course, on how the dreamer felt about his or her parents.

If the parents are still living, perhaps you need to contact them.

If the parents have passed on, then they could be bringing you an important message. Dreaming of one’s parents is perhaps the most subjective dream symbol of all.

The dreamer’s relationships with his or her parents, as well as the other symbols in the dream, need to be considered before a workable interpretation can be found. Astrological parallels: Saturn (father) and the Moon (mother) Tarot parallels: The Emperor, The Empress

See archetypes in the introduction and family in people

To dream of your parents represents authority, comfort, and affection. You may also be conveying your anxieties and worries about your own parents. Dreaming of parents may also symbolize the union of the feminine and masculine facets of your personality. *See Father, Mother.

Vision: A man dreaming about his parents is hoping for support because he is in a hopeless situation. Seeing your already deceased parents: a good sign—you are finished grieving. This dream also promises unexpected help in a dire situation. Seeing your parents dead while they are still alive: an expression of your own fear. It often implies that your mother and father will have a long life. Talking to your parents: happiness and lots of fun.

Depth Psychology: Dreams about parents are a sign of maturity and letting go of the standards, rules, and problems with which your parents raised you.

The dream also may refer to your need for more guidance, security, and emotional warmth. Important here is the actual relationship you have with your parents!

To dream of your parents could be quite an involved thing and must be sorted out by consulting the rest of your dream. By and large the dream of a father is a dream symbol of authority which this parent has held over you, it could also represent power, or strength, or discipline.

A dream of a mother is usually a dream that foretells a happy conclusion concerning a love interest as a mother represents love, protection, and nourishment of the body or the spirit.

If a deceased parent speaks to you in a dream you will have some very good luck. Unfortunately to dream of parents in law you will soon become involved in an embarrassing situation.

Old, left-brain, right-brain ideas that guide one.


Father, Mother. You are seeking help from the outside, as in Physician, Medication, and Pharmacist; however, the danger is not that great. Often an expression of considerable immaturity in adults. “Dream parents” are a hint that you need to be a good father or a good mother to yourself. Are you a mother to yourself? Are you a loving father to yourself?

To see your parents in your dream, symbolizes power, shelter and love. You may be expressing your concerns and worries about your own parents. As a rule, fathers represent authority and mothers symbolize love, and you will have to figure out the full meaning of your dream by thinking about what your parents did or said in your dream, and how that could be related to situations or issues in your waking life.

If you dream that your parents are getting divorced, you may be expressing your real life concerns and worries about your folks.

For more detailed descriptions, also see “Mother” and “Father”.

1. The “parenting” roles and aspects in a broad sense; nur­turing, shelter, unconditional love and support.

2. Relationship between the dreamer and parents.

3. Approaching change, often in aspects of life or personality (if dreaming of being a parent when the dreamer is not).

4. Good luck and prosperity.

See Father, Mother.

Dreams of your parents often symbolize the way you see God. Your parents in your dreams and in real life reveal to you your best and worst characteristics. Also, this dream can also be exposing your feelings and attitudes toward parenthood. See Mother and Father.

see Family and Archetypes

To see your parents looking cheerful while dreaming, denotes harmony and pleasant associates.

If they appear to you after they are dead, it is a warning of approaching trouble, and you should be particular of your dealings.

To see them while they are living, and they seem to be in your home and happy, denotes pleasant changes for you.

To a young woman, this usually brings marriage and prosperity.

If pale and attired in black, grave disappointments will harass you.

To dream of seeing your parents looking robust and contented, denotes you are under fortunate environments; your business and love interests will flourish.

If they appear indisposed or sad, you will find life’s favors passing you by without recognition. See Father and Mother.

In this dream you may be expressing feelings and concerns about your parents that you could not express in daily life. Some believe that this dream usually has nothing to do with your parents, but rather the male and female sides of personality or Self.

The father may represents the expressive, creative, and protective sides of God while the mother His receptive and nurturing side. Carl Jung suggests that women in dreams represent our collective unconscious and men our collective consciousness. Thus, the woman is that force, or current, inside of you that urges you on and inspires you. This knowledge is intuitive and unexpressed by words. Men, on the other hand, represent the active part of us that uses the information received to create the physical reality of our lives. When the two are working together well we have balance and experience awareness leading to peace and productivity. See also: Mother , Father

(See Mother, Father).

A maiden who dreams of either or both of her parents may look forward to a happy marriage with a man of ample means.

It predicts some unusual form of happiness to dream of both your parents at the same time.

A dream of warning, especially if the parents be dead; if you have been guilty of folly their visit is to rebuke and to warn you of danger (Raphael). Obviously a dream inspired by a guilty conscience, expressed through the symbolism of the subconsciousness.

(see Men, Relationships, Women)

A reflection of your relationship with your parents now, or a memory from past experiences with them.

Archetypally, the God or Goddess parent to all humankind who guides and inspires (see Angel, Icon).

Any authority figure whom you respect in the same manner as a parent.

A personification of your Higher Self.

Dreams of parents are seen in many different ways by different people. These interpretations range from unresolved conflicts with either or both parents, to unresolved conflicts with the male and female aspects of yourself.

The interpretation will depend on what other aspects were involved in the dream, and how you feel about your parents, in general.

Dreaming Of Parents | Dream Interpretation

Keywords of this dream: Parents

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dreaam{sic} of meeting your grandparents and conversing with them, you will meet with difficulties that will be hard to surmount, but by following good advice you will overcome many barriers. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Need for love and guidance or other qualities that one’s grandparents embody.

2. Need to return to childhood.

3. Need to be safe.

4. Need for nurturing and security.

5. A search for grandparents means the dreamer is searching for love and protection.

6. A dreamer who dreams of him/herself as a grand­parent sees self as a nurturer. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

As a general rule grandparents are a symbol of, love, security, love, protection, love, home, and love.

If you dram of searching for your grandparents you are really searching for love and protection. There are no other interpretations for these.

If you dream of being a grandparent you will have a happy domestic life with minimal problems.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Personal feelings connected with the grandpar­ent; family traditions, such as established values or uncon­scious attitudes; spiritual values; old age; death. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream about your grandparents indicates affection, comfort, intelligence, and safety.

To dream that you are looking for your grandparents suggests that you seek out affection and security in your life. You could be slipping back into childhood desires.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Encyclopedia of Dreams

As a general rule grandparents are a symbol of, love, security, love, protection, love, home, and love.

If you dram of searching for your grandparents you are really searching for love and protection. There are no other interpretations for these.

If you dream of being a grandparent you will have a happy domestic life with minimal problems.... Encyclopedia of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

If grandparents appear in dreams it can highlight our attitude to them, but also to the traditions and beliefs handed down by them. It is often said that grandparents do not know whether they have done a good job of raising their children until their sons and daughters have children of their own. In dreams grandparents can offer security, but this will often depend on the relationship our parents have had with them.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

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My Dream Interpretation

To see your grandparents in your dream symbolizes love, security, love, wisdom and protection.... My Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Separating from Parents, a new beginning (particularly when leaving home). Security in the Family, Notice-of-Intention-to-Marry, Sidewalk, and Bureaucrat. Suggestion of helplessness. In this case, ask yourself how you experience your childhood. How are these feelings connected with your life today.7 In addition, the question of parenthood comes up. What do you want to bring into this world .7... Little Giant Encyclopedia

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Anger at aspects of self represented by parents (e.G., Nurturing mother, overprotective father).

2. Repressed anger at parents or parental figures.

3. Desire for a quiet life. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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