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Dream Interpretation: Symbolic Star Meaning

Updated on February 25, 2018

See what it means to dream about stars. Stars are symbolic of guidance and destiny - interpret the stars you are dreaming about.

Spiritual star symbol and clouds
Spiritual star symbol and clouds | Source

Dream Interpretations - Star Symbolism

The meanings of dreams has been debated for ages. Do they really mean anything, or are they just whimsical workings of your subconscious mind? There are strong advocates for both sides of the question.

The question, "I saw a star in my dream, what does it mean?" has some very specific answers from dream interpreters that also consider other factors involved in your dream, but even without the specifics, most will offer a general explanation for star dream symbols.

The fact that there are several dream situations, ie. screaming - but no sound, running - but getting nowhere, naked in a clothed environment, etc., that are common dream themes among uncommon dreamers is a strong supporting argument for those that do believe dreams mean something.

Mystical dream star meaning.

Dreaming of stars is considered very symbolic, both in mystical dream interpretations, and in psychological interpretations. Typically there may be significant difference in these two types of dream interpretations, but in the case of the symbolism of stars, there are undeniable similarities.

In a mystical sense a dream star may represent either the passing of a great person, or the presence of a great person that has already passed.

Many ancient civilizations believed that when a great or very influential person died, they ascended to the heavens and became a star in the sky. Always there to watch over and guide those below. And to dream of a star was symbolic of being guided by the wisdom of a great person. That star could also represent someone in your life that you had great respect for, or had a great influence on your life while living. The guidance could be in the context of the rest of the dream; such as a specific path or solution, or in general, as an affirmation that a chosen path or decision was correct.

Psychological interpretation of stars in dreams

More recent dream interpreters have taken a psychological approach to dream symbolism. To them stars can represent a higher state of consciousness, as in a state you are striving for, whether it be in a spiritual or mystical context. Stars in your dreams could represent the goals you are seeking.

They can also represent your desire for material goods or worldly success. They may also symbolize forces of destiny that you feel may be controlling your life. Stars usually symbolize a happy outcome.

Depending on the context of the star(s) in your dream, it could indicate you are considering putting some decision in the hands of fate or the forces of destiny, or conversely, evaluating a decision or reaction as being too whimsically optimistic or "starry eyed."


Regardless of the interpretation, mystical or psychological, a star in your dream is generally interpreted as a good sign.

Dream star symbol colors *see also composite image component citations
Dream star symbol colors *see also composite image component citations | Source

Dream colors - what do they mean?

The color of dream symbols can also make a difference in their meaning, but colors can have different meanings to different people. Favorite colors, disliked colors, or even alarm colors can be different in different circumstances.

For instance, the color of the star symbol in dreams can make the star symbolize different things.

A blue star is pretty universally recognized as a good omen, a good symbol. Blue is generally interpreted as; truth, wisdom, heaven, or tranquility and loyalty. A blue star in your dream may symbolize your spiritual guide and your optimism of the future. You have clarity of mind. But, the color blue may also be a metaphor for "being blue" and feeling sad. So once again, the context surrounding the star's appearance matters.

A white star is another example of the importance of context. White usually implies purity or perfection, peace or innocence. It can also signify new beginnings, as in you may be experiencing a reawakening or have a fresh outlook on life. But once again, there may be an alternate meaning. In Eastern cultures, white is associated with death and mourning.

A yellow star is also an example of possible conflicting meanings. On one hand, yellow is symbolic of intellect, energy, agility, happiness, harmony, and wisdom. But on the other hand, if the dream is unpleasant, then yellow represents deceit, disgrace, betrayal, cowardice and sickness. Your dream could signal a fear or an inability to make a decision or to take action. It could also be a sign of your desire to please others is at the risk of sacrificing your own needs and happiness.

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"I saw a star in my dream, what might it mean?"

The answer to that question could have many specific interpretations, based on; the dreamer's current life situation, ie. calm vs. turbulent, or even the dreamer's personal feelings about stars and colors, but generally speaking, dreaming of stars, or having stars prominent in a dream should be viewed as a good sign.

It probably references an important decision guided by what the dreamer views as benevolent and wise forces. And an optimistic and positive outcome is anticipated.

GA Anderson aka the Curmudgeon
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      Roberto Luna 

      17 months ago

      Dreams are extensions of our emotions. When my wife and I divorced after 20 years I was destroyed. I had been in love with her since I was 13 years old. For over a year I had a dream where I was searching for her but could never find her. I searched all over a house in my dream and even in the hull of an abandoned ship. I would wake up crying desperate to find her. It was very hard.

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      Esther 

      3 years ago

      I want to be getting dream interpretation

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      Yves 

      5 years ago

      I've always felt that dreams are important in that they contain symbolism which give us insight into what is going on in our minds. Sometimes dreams can even point us in the right direction. I've never had a star dream. Kind of wish I had.

      Thanks for an interesting hub.

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      GA Anderson 

      6 years ago from USA

      @phdast7 - thanks for reading "Dream Interpretation: Symbolic Star Meaning," and leaving such a thoughtful comment.

      It is very thought-provoking that there are so many recurring themes among different people's dreams.

      GA

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      Theresa Ast 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Very interesting hub. At various times in my life I have definitely experienced the dream about trying and trying to get somewhere and never making any progress. The dream always accurately dovetails with whatever was going on in my life. I guess I am sort of in the middle - I don't think it's necessary to be obsessive about dreams, but I don't think we should entirely ignore them. I think there are some common images which represent things that we can understand and they do reflect their life. I really like that your article walks the balance between the two extremes. Great hub. SHARING

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