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10 Things You Should Never Ignore About Your Dreams

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According to Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, dreams are the “royal road to the unconscious.”

Dream interpretation has been around for centuries, and was first interpreted by people who were known to have spiritual powers. Nowadays people see their therapists to help them unlock the secret message behind their dreams.

However, there's a wealth of information online that can help you discover your deepest desires and fears for free.

Here are 10 dream symbols you should ponder over after waking up. The answers to these will help you make sense of your life.

1. Waterfalls

Dreaming of waterfalls or a large body of water is a very good omen. Water symbolizes purity and cleansing.

However, ask yourself the size of the waterfall or body of water. Was it in a bright location surrounded by trees or somewhere dark and dreary? This will give insight to how you perceive new beginnings.

2. Money

Seeing money could mean something good, but it can also mean something bad. Money represents the flow of life. Typically, dreaming of money symbolizes self-worth and power.

3. Fire

If you dream of a distant fire, this means you desire for transformation. However, if you're playing with fire or dream of starting one, this means you're repressing your anger.

4. Adultery

Dreaming about adultery always puts you in a sour mood when you wake up. That being said, the best thing to do is to analyze the dream. Ask yourself, am I in an unhappy relationship? Do I have trust or anxiety issues? How afraid am I in losing my significant other?

5. Pregnant

Dreaming of being pregnant symbolizes that you're ready for a major development in your life.

6. Naked

You have a fear of being exposed for who you are. Why you have this fear can only be answered by yourself.

7. Snakes

If you dream of regular-looking snakes, this suggests you are afraid of accepting something in your life.

If you had a dream of a white snake, this means that a new beginning is on the horizon.

8. Teeth

The most typical of teeth dreams are dreaming of them falling, which can indicate stress that stems from currently being in a new situation. For example, if you're in a new job or relationship.

9. Flying

Flying is for the purpose of reaching a destination. So if you try to spread your wings in your dreams, this means you want to be ambitious and reach your goal.

10. Death

If you dream of others dying, this suggests a symbolic end to something.

If you had a dream that you were dying, maybe you should ask yourself how you perceive the idea of death. Think about how you would react to the 'death' of a goal or a relationship.

What do you dream of most often? Let us know!

Moojan has been a writer at Shared for a year. When she's not on the lookout for viral content, she's looking at cute animal photos. Reach her at moojan@shared.com.