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What does it mean to see an alien in a dream?

Alien Dream Meaning: From 20 Different Sources

(1) A person of foreign appearance or encountered in a foreign land may represent some part of the psyche which is unfamiliar to you. You will need to get acquainted with that ‘foreign’ part of yourself if you are to realize a happiness or satisfaction that has so far eluded you. The first step, of course, is to identify the ‘alien’: what part of you is it that has been neglected and is now courting your attention?

The foreigner may symbolize the whole of your unconscious psyche, rather than a particular part of it.

(2) Journeying to or in a foreign country may represent an inner journey, an exploration of the unconscious, the not yet discovered or integrated realm of vour being. No matter how advanced you are in self-exploration, if you are still exploring you are still entering foreign territory (but see also Travel).

If the foreign country in the dream is one vou have visited in real life, the significance of its appearance in your dream may lie in what you associate with that country or what feelings you have about it. Of course, the same could apply even if the country was one you had never been to, so long as that country had particular associations for vou.

(3) What is ‘alien’ in the sense of‘unfamiliar often carries emotional overtones of‘alien’ in the sense of ‘enemy5. Getting acquainted with the ‘enemy’, however, will result in making the (potential or actual) enemy a friend. There is no part of vour psyche that will harm vou so long as it is not neglected or repressed.

If you learn to love yourself - the whole of yourself, all vour components - vou will have no internal enemies.

The alien may not be an adversary at all, but a helper. It may be that your alter-ego has something of value to offer vou, if only you will be courteous and hospitable to this hitherto neglected part of voursclf. See also Fear. Journey, Travel.

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd

Urges or feelings we find difficult to identify with; feelings of being an outsider in a group or society; can also be something very new and previously not experienced in regard to one’s own potential or mind.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp

(space alien) symbolic of heavenly visitors. Aliens can be either demons or angels depending on the context of the dream

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe

Everyone in your dream is a part of your own consciousness, and an alien is a character aspect that is utterly foreign to you. This may connect to a higher, more spiritual side of you, but it could also be something that is new and different and therefore threatening. Your personal associations with outer space and aliens must feature in the interpretation you make of such a dream. Abduction by aliens might be revealing fears about unfamiliar territory or new environments in which you may be finding yourself.

The more fear you feel in the dream, the more frightened you may be of the changes that are occurring. On the other side of this equation, feeling an affinity toward an alien and actually wanting to make a connection may indicate a desire to break out of a constricting mold of sameness.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox

Adverse to one’s situation

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

Universal Landscape: A Character Aspect that is utterly foreign to you.

Dreaming Lens: Were you in a familiar environment with alien beings? Was the environment alien as well? Were you abducted? Was there danger involved in the encounter? Were you curious about the alien’s origin? Were they here to teach or to conquer?

Personal Focus: The foundational meaning to this image connects to the word itself. An alien originally meant an individual who was from a foreign country. While this definition is still in use today, it is usually paired with the term “illegal” and has lost its general meaning. With the UFO phenomenon that emerged in the last century, the word now tends to conjure thoughts of beings from outer space.

The media initially created two distinctly different versions of what aliens look like. There is the short one with the large head and the tall, willowy one. It is not clear why this duality emerged, but a generalized interpretation might assign lower functioning aspects such as aggression to the short one, and gentler, more ethereal qualities to the tall one. More recently, the creative community has produced a wide array of alien creatures. There is an overall association with aliens from outer space that projects onto them violent and destructive intentions. This quality should be considered when you interpret this symbol.

As you would do with any person who appears in your dreams, use the Character Aspect approach, which recognizes a character (or alien) as a part of your personality. If the alien has human features, it may represent a part of your personality or psychic makeup that is new to you and, therefore, feels strange or alien to your nature. In such a case, it is crucial to uncover your meaning from the contextual images surrounding the alien in your dream. Its form and actions, and your feelings about the alien, will give you a sense of what is being brought to light.

Abduction by aliens might be revealing fears about unfamiliar territory or new environments in which you find yourself. The more fear you feel in the dream, the more frightened you may be of the changes that are occurring. On the other side of this equation, feeling an affinity toward an alien and actually wanting to make a connection may indicate a desire to break out of a constricting mold of sameness.

Dream Sight: A Dictionary and Guide for Interpreting Any Dream | Dr. Michael Lennox

An alien in a dream may indicate that there is difficulty adjusting to new conditions or a new environment. Space aliens may indicate issues about ones boundaries; the dreamer may feel his or her personal life is being invaded.

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

If you dream that you are an alien from outer space this will denote that your ideas are starting to get out of hand in regard to occult matters.

It is your minds way to ‘put the brakes on’.

If you dream you have been abducted by aliens this shows your fear of changing your surroundings or your deep seated fear of losing your home and family.

To see aliens of any kind is bringing out your fears and must be correlated with the rest of the dream.

Encyclopedia of Dreams | Michael and Elizabeth Thiessen

Dreaming of an alien or aliens means you think someone is invading your personal boundaries.

If you dream that you are an alien, it symbolizes the undiscovered part of yourself. Dreams of this nature also symbolizes your creative ideas and wild imagination. They may also be your way of “escaping” from reality.

To dream that you are being abducted by aliens indicates your fears that your surroundings are going to change, or your fear of losing your home and family. You might feel that your space and/or privacy is being invaded.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

To dream that you are an Alien denotes friendship and love.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous

1. If one fears being abducted, it signifies a deep fear of los­ing one’s home and family.

2. If the dreamer pictures self as an alien, it means that ideas about the supernatural are getting out­landish.

3. If aliens appear, they symbolize specific fears which can be determined by the context of the dream.

4. Deceased persons.

5. Fear of alienation.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

See Foreign, UFO and Shadow.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

1- There is something unknown and frightening, which needs to be faced. We have never encountered the strangeness of the being which appears in our dream, and we must handle what happens.

2- There is the potential for experiencing oneself or a part of oneself as not belonging. In dreams there is the realisation of being different from others in the wav we live our lives.

/3- Something alien suggests Evil or, as something different, the Occult.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball

To dream of a stranger pleasing you, denotes good health and pleasant surroundings; if he displeases you, look for disappointments.

To dream you are an alien, denotes abiding friendships.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller

Occasionally, people will have dreams about UFO’s and aliens. What these dreams symbolize, collectively or individually is difficult to explain and understand. Meeting and talking to aliens may suggests that significant changes are coming into your life and, at the moment, things feel strange and foreign to you.

If you dream that you are the alien, it suggests that you may feel detached from some parts of yourself and from others. You may be a stranger in your immediate surroundings, and some self-evaluation and familiarization is suggested.

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar

It marks an encounter with a part of you that you find strange or incomprehensible. It may feel hostile or contrary to you. First, you need to figure out what it is, and also, why you reject it. Perhaps, you have been behaving in an unusual way lately.

It is a mistake not to accept this fact. What at first seems terrifying, over the time can become a great help for success. In addition, the alien can be yourself. The cause may be a recent event, such as a new job. Getting used to a new environment often makes us feel like real Martians.

Many people believe that aliens are another product of modernity, so there are no traditional interpretations of this dream.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

You will make valuable new friends if you dreamed of being an alien —but if your dream involved dealing or meeting with aliens, important changes are coining your way.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett

The idea of aliens.

A stranger or person you don’t know.

A visitor from an area of the world other than where you live.

Something in your life that seems alien, strange, or new.

The unknown.

A person or group you don’t know or don’t understand, or whom you perceive as thinking or living differently than you.

A fear or curiosity about someone or something.

An alien coming after you can indicate that you were having a Toxic Dream, or it could represent a feeling or fear of a (physical, emotional, or mental) threat in your real life.

See also: Person Unknown; UFO; Space, Outer; Weird

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman

A part of self we have ignored, rejected or misunderstood; a fear we have avoided. See Foreign.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards

lucky numbers: 03-05-28-34-47-48

being an: varying from the norm is your choice.

chased by: wil be honored for innovative designs.

undesirable: difficulty in accepting shame and sorrow of past actions.

changing citizenship: your boundaries have been invaded.

foreigners, being in the company of: awareness of your own racial prejudice.

disliking a: undertakings wil not succeed without facing the fear you have avoided.

falling in love with a: fear of what is foreign in yourself.

marrying a: wil be fortunate in love affairs.

meeting: something that you do not wish to face, understand, or recognize.

introduced to an: a misunderstood part of your nature wants expression.

seeing little green: have out-of-character urges and desires.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

Seeing An Alien | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Alien

11 dream symbols found for this dream.

Alien / Alienated

From a spiritual perspective an alien thought suggests one that goes against the grain. An alien being may be a manifestation of evil or, as something different and not yet understood, the occult. ... alien / alienated dream meaning

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Alien / Alienated

Psychological / emotional perspective: To recognize that you feel alienated within a dream suggests that there is the potential in everyday life for experiencing oneself – or a part of oneself – as not belonging. To feel alienated from the dream scenario is the realization of being different from others in the way we live our lives. ... alien / alienated dream meaning

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Alien / Alienated

Material aspects: To dream of an alien being suggests that there is something unknown and frightening which needs to be faced. We have never encountered the strangeness of the being that appears in our dream and we must handle whatever happens. ... alien / alienated dream meaning

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Alien Invasion

To dream of an alien invasion symbolizes your feelings of being pressured or outnumbered in a real life situation. You may also be feeling guilty over self-indulgent behavior. Alternately, the dream could suggest that you are feeling upset over unwanted sexual attention. ... alien invasion dream meaning

My Dream Interpretation


(see Spaceship, UFO)If the alien in the dream acts fidgety or ill at ease, ask yourself how comfortable you are with yourself and your appearance. Do you shy away from mirrors and eye contact or feel self-conscious? Also, are you intimately aware of your own inner nature?Apprehension toward: Sometimes one must reach out and embrace the unknown to overcome fear. This includes welcoming hidden aspects of self and the Universe. Traveling with aliens by choice: The need for a new beginning, or a wish to retreat far away from the current situation. Alternatively, someone looking for new friends, hoping to relocate, or just wanting some adventure. If so, reach for the stars!In New Age ideology, potentially an emblem of our kinship with all beings within a very large and vastly unknown Universe. ... aliens dream meaning

The Language of Dreams


Aliens appear perhaps to remind us that we are not alone in the universe Dreams of aliens arnvmg may present literal expenences and contact with beings from other galaxies. Such dream encounters may result in profound expenences of light and sound in which the dreamer feels altered in some way. Aliens crowding around you in your dream may also reflect your own feelings of living in an alien nation, indicating your sense of isolation and alienation from others. ... aliens dream meaning

Ariadne's Book of Dream


Aspect of personality with which you are not familiar ... aliens dream meaning

Expansions Dream Dictionary


1. Speaks of the works of the enemy, of deception- Unbelievers; Eph. 2:122. Fallen angels or familiar spirits; Gen. 6:2;3. Christians;4. Outcast person; 1 Kings 22:22. ... aliens dream meaning

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model


Coming face to face with aliens might be unexpected, but in the dream realm anything is possible! In general, something described as alien is unknown to us but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing. If the aliens are friendly then trust your instincts, everything will be fine. If they’re aggressive, then it’s a sign your fears are overwhelming you. Anxiety prevents you from moving forwards, but this is only temporary. You have to come down to Earth at some point. You may be struggling to overcome your fears but will work through them eventually. ... aliens dream meaning

Dreams Interpretations Hidden Meanings Symbols

Ufo / Alien

Dreams of UFOs suggest personal growth. As the awareness of the infinity of possible person choices can be an overwhelming experience, your dreaming mind may express it as alien contact, UFO or an experience of extremely bright light. Such a dream also suggests that a new area of experience, or a new way of experiencing yourself, is emerging. A UFO dream may often come before significant life changes; you should consider what changes are occurring in the way you relate to people and events. If an alien appears in your dream, this suggests feelings of being an outsider in a group or society. It may also represent something new and not previously experienced. In some cases, the alien may symbolize a meeting with an aspect of yourself that has great potential. A dream about alien abduction is generally considered to be nightmare; if the alien is benign, however, you may respond like an overawed child to an idolized parent in your dream. Science and Math... ufo / alien dream meaning

The Element Encyclopedia

Ufo / Alien

According to Jungians our current interest in UFOs (unidentified flying objects) suggests a need for wholeness. In A Modern Myth of Things in the Sky (1958), Jung showed that his theories about archetypes explained much of this phenomenon. In his patients, Jung discovered that the mandala emerged from the unconscious as a sign of the urge towards a new wholeness. The round shape of most UFOs was significant because circles are mandalas. UFOs reported in waking and dreaming life were therefore fantasies projected by the modern psyche’s need for meaning and striving for wholeness. Jung claimed that UFOs were an archetype that could herald a great shift in human history, since they were an indication that something important was changing in the universal consciousness. Others suggest that UFOs represent an aspect of yourself that you are afraid to believe in. Aliens in dreams tend to suggest that something unknown or frightening in waking life needs to be faced. Assuming you were not abducted during the night, dreaming of aliens may also indicate dealing with something unfamiliar in yourself. Are you behaving in ways that are alien to you, for example? Aliens are something humans have never encountered, so the dream is urging you to prepare for the unexpected. Sometimes in dreams, aliens suggest evil forces, but more often than not they suggest that you feel different or set apart in some way from others. Perhaps you have started a new job and feel the odd one out. ... ufo / alien dream meaning

The Element Encyclopedia