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.