TV set: the function of seeing what is going on, or what is the news from within oneself. Watching TV: watching one’s activity, values, politics. Television personality: see famous people.
Watching television in a dream may point to a need tp view something that is important for the conscious mind to comptthend. It may also represent leisure time and concerns over what’s new and what’s news.
A television may indicate that it is time to “tell a vision” for the future that you have been carrying around in your mind.
Symbolic of idleness or being unproductive
Keeping up with what is going on without being present
There are some aspects of spiritual learning that require an element of practicality about them. Often this will appear in dreams as a medium such as television. It is as though the dreaming mind requires a recognizable intermediary in order to accept the information.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Television, with its many repeats and ‘reality’ programmes, gives a rich source of dream images, from celebrities to fantasy scenarios. Many such images can, with a little thought, be identified as archetypal; football stars, for instance, representing both the hero and the tramp as freedom lover.
Material aspects: Dream images connected with television drama series and ‘soaps’ where we are able to follow a story are much to do with our ability to recognize archetypes that we can relate to, or situations that have resonance with us in our work or personal life. Consult the entries for celebrity, fame, famous people and media as well as the information on archetypes in the introduction for further information.
Vision: Watching TVision: you are easily misled or are entertaining illusions about the future.
Depth Psychology: The TV indicates callous and impersonal coldness, negative emotions that will only spoil your day.
Openness, enjoying contact, or lack of contact; mindlessness, superficiality, and diversion. Possibly a mirror of the dream.
Searching for orientation. Are you appearing on TV yourself? Or what are you watching? It is important to know what kind of program is running—the program mirrors your mood.
To dream that you are watching television suggests that you are watching life pass you by. Perhaps you are living vicariously through the actions of others.
If you dream that you are playing a role in the TV show (or appearing on the TV news), something from your unconscious is about to be revealed. It can also mean you are getting ready to play a new role in your life and go down a new path. Seeing things on a television in dreams may also represent memories or scenes from your past.
To dream of seeing static or “snow” on a TV screen represents your refusal to see the truth in a situation. You might believe in someone who is deliberately trying to deceive you.Finally, the show on television may represent worried or troubled feelings you are having in a real-life situation. Also see “Game Show” and “Reality Show”
1. A distinct view of reality, not necessarily real or accurate.
2. Intellectual movement; thoughts and concepts.
See Actor, Theater.
If you dream of watching television, then this is about the wisdom that comes from being able to look at life objectively. Consider the television show, the characters, and the scenario that you are watching. This dream could be a message for you to stop being content to live vicariously through other people and to engage more fully in your own life.
If you dream of being on television, then this signifies prominence, success and recognition. Perhaps you are preparing to become more public with your work, mission or life’s purpose. See Actor and Celebrity.