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Dream Interpretation - The Meaning of Rainbows

Updated on January 18, 2011

I dreamed I was stood in a garden, gazing into the sky. As I watched, rainbows began to appear. At first there were tiny rainbows scattered across the sky but eventually two huge rainbows sat side by side. They were glorious and vivid in colour and I felt excited and awed by them.

Rainbows have a strong significance to me and are connected to my personal life. In this dream however I recognised they also represented the two distinct projects I am currently working on.

The rainbow is a symbol for hope; it’s arch a bridge between heaven and earth. Rainbows are associated with the goddess Iris and it was she who like Hermes, carries the caduceus. She is a messenger between the Gods and mankind and a bringer of peace.

In the biblical story of Noah’s Arc, it is the rainbow that symbolises the Christian God’s promise that he would not flood the earth again. Rainbows therefore are also connected to promises and reconciliation.

In fairy tales we hear of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I can still remember running across the fields as a child trying to reach the end of the rainbow, always sure that this time…this time I would find it. That symbol stayed with me into adulthood - always chasing rainbows and never quite finding what I was looking for.

Rainbows traditionally show 7 colours. The 7 colours relate to the 7 chakras and the 7 traditional planets in astrology. If you have dreamed of a rainbow and one colour stands out, it may mean you need to address the aspects of life connected to the corresponding chakra or planet.

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To me, the rainbow shows that when we have hope then we can communicate our desires and our passions. When we experience hope and peace we find the gold - the treasure that was inside of us all along. We are free to expression our colours - our skills and talents. When we make a promise to ourselves and keep it, we learn to trust ourselves.

Without hope, life can seem dreary and grey. The rainbow reminds us to look up and see the beauty that is all around us. Rainbows can fade quickly so it is important to act when inspiration strikes.

When rainbows come into your life consider the following:

Have you felt in despair recently?
Do you have high hopes about someone or something?
Are you hoping for a reconciliation?
Do you need to keep a promise?
Are you ‘chasing rainbows’?

As with any symbol, consider what your immediate feelings and associations are. Do you focus on the beauty of the moment or think of how quickly a rainbow fades? Do you remember the storm or the sunshine?

Rainbow brings hope after despair and peace after anger. It is a promise kept and a coming together. Rainbow says “Find me in you. Heal your chakra’s. Express your colours without shame and allow yourself to dream. The pot of gold is within you. “


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      Ari 

      2 years ago

      Just yesterday I had a rainbow dream and four was stacking halfway on top of each other....that's crazy.

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      dotcoward@gmail.com 

      3 years ago

      In March 2015 I had a dream that the Lord told me go outside and look up, there were four rainbows in front of me and to my left there were two rainbows. I ask the Lord what does this mean and He said I am going to answer your prayers quickly and some prayers before I pray them out load. The kicker to this dream was that the ground was covered with snow and I was barefoot standing there looking at all the rainbows.

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      Tanya 

      4 years ago

      I had a colorful dream ,where I saw 3 rainbows in the sky ,shorty after that ,i found out i was pregnant. I wonder what it means..

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      poetryman6969 

      4 years ago

      Sometimes the universe both makes and keeps bright promises.

      be blessed.

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      Leah Whitehorse 

      5 years ago

      Thanks Ruby :-)

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      Maree Michael Martin 

      5 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Wow, I can certainly identify with your dream interpretation. What a wonderful hub, thank you for this.

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      reetz35 

      6 years ago

      Whenever someone in our family passes there is a rainbow either at the funeral time or the burial time. When my grandson was taken in a shotgun accident there was a huge double rainbow upon leaving the cemetery. He was always very impressed with rainbows and took pictures of them. Each time I see one I can feel his presence and that of peace. There must be something that is being told to us by family members.

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      kristy 

      6 years ago

      I had a dream of rainbows over a garden with trees, 4 stacked on top of each other. In the dream I remember others commenting on how rare it is to see 4 like this. Any ideas on this?

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      Leah Whitehorse 

      7 years ago

      Thanks Fluffy :-)

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      Fluffy77 

      7 years ago from Enterprise, OR

      Great hub here! I too have many dreams and do my best to sort through and get meanings even sometimes learn from my dreams quite a bit too. I have written a few stories here based on my dreams, this is great therapy! Voted you up and useful here. Rainbows are always a positive sign, so I am happy for you here with your dream.

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      Leah Whitehorse 

      7 years ago

      Thanks Deborah :-)

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      Deborah Demander 

      7 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      Congratulations on your hubnuggets nomination. This is an interesting interpretation of rainbows.

      Namaste.

    • Leah Whitehorse profile imageAUTHOR

      Leah Whitehorse 

      7 years ago

      Hi Ripplemaker

      Thanks for your commeent. Glad you enjoyed the hub. Rainbows do bring a smile don't they! Thanks for pointing me in the direction of the Hubnuggets nomination *blush* - how cool :-)

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Leah, I never knew about the connection with the chakras. That is interesting to me. While I was reading your hub, it brought a smile in my heart because I remember that I often see rainbows whenever I needed some sort of assurance that all is well. And it brings me in a state of joy that's for sure!

      Thank you for this lovely hub. I enjoyed reading it!

      Congratulations on your Hubnuggets nomination. Do check it out: http://bit.ly/hM8cTJ

      Participate in the Hubnuggets forum: https://hubpages.com/forum/topic/66692#post1460959

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      jewelsofawe 

      7 years ago from Oregon

      a rainbow dream would so nice...

    • Leah Whitehorse profile imageAUTHOR

      Leah Whitehorse 

      7 years ago

      Lol, Brooke - given the choice I think I'd go for rainbows as well :-) Thanks for your comment.

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      Brooke Lorren 

      7 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      I'm not sure about your interpretation, but I'd rather dream about rainbows than getting hit by a nuclear missile (that was my last vivid dream).

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