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

Circle Dream Meaning: From 22 Different Sources


(1) Anything circular or spherical may be a symbol of wholeness, completeness, perfection, and therefore of your total self. The circle may have an obvious centre.

If so, when working on vour report of the dream, hold on to the centre - identify’ with it and converse with it - until it reveals its identity’, at least partially.

It is the centre of yourself. See also Circular Movement, section (1), Mandala.

(2) It may be a symbol of the source of life, especially if it resembles sun or moon. In y’our dream, therefore, it may represent something within you that is potentially a source of new life, new growth, new energy’, new wisdom or creativity.


A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd


Wholeness, it suggests a good harmony between all the aspects of our being, physical, mental and spiritual, may be used to depict the self; female sexuality.

If the circle is inegular, suggests imbalance or lack of harmony. Idioms: go round in circles; come full circle; vicious circle; circle of influ­ence/friends.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp


Infinite, unending promise

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton


See shapes / patterns

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


A circle encompasses many meanings in numerous areas: the wholeness of numbers in mathematics, the spiritual oneness depicted by the circle and the mandala, protection from evil by the ritual drawing of a circle, bringing attention to something by circling it. It may also express frustrations, as when one doodles in circles or goes around in circles. Socially, it may represent being “in” the right circle of friends.

The love relationship is sometimes symbolized by the wearing of a ring, around the finger, the neck, or in the nose. In Jungian psychology the circle is a symbol of the self archetype. (See also Zero.)

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


Symbol: The circle is a symbol of completeness and symmetry. Vision: Looking at a circle is a warning: “don’t go around in circles” (you are only “chasing your own tail”). Standing inside a circle: your emotional energy’ is balanced and congruent; you could now reach a higher state of consciousness. Drawing a circle: you are involved in a situation that is going in circles and don’t quite know how to extricate yourself.

Depth Psychology: Your personality is rounded and complete, but your thoughts are still going in circles, and that you can’t see your way out of an actual problem. See Cross, Crossroads, Ring.

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda


A perfectly drawn circle in your dream is a prediction of many good things to come, and prosperity beyond measure.

If the circle is wobbly, or appears to be a child’s drawing, you will still reach your goals but you will have troubles on the way to it.

If the circle is broken, it denotes failed marriages.

Encyclopedia of Dreams | Michael and Elizabeth Thiessen


See Ball, Wreath.

A symbol of wholeness, a magic defense against danger: whatever takes place within the circle has special meaning. Ghosts and demons always move in a straight line, meaning that the circle and everything that is round provides protection.

The saying is that the devil sits in the corners and cant stay in round places. Circles and everything round always means wholeness.

In ancient Greece, the circle symbolized immortality with no beginning or end, as in Ring. In alchemy, the stone of wisdom (lapis) is always depicted as being round.

According to Jung, the circle (archetype of the man- dala) is pointing out that you are on the path of being initiated into yourself. Jung considered the circle to be the primary vision, the oldest symbol of mankind, and also the wheel of the sun.

In a few rare cases, the circle also has negative meaning: the endlessness of the circle can indicate monotony and constant repetition. Freud properly characterized neurosis as a need to perform a certain behavior again and again. This going-around-in-circles may be addressed here and he a hint that the “vicious circle” must he broken for the sake of happiness.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar


Circles in dreams represent true love and protection from harm.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean


Dreams of a circle represent wholeness, infinity, cycles, unity and your connection with feminine essence.

If something is in the center of the circle, it represents wisdom, spirit, and that which is most important to you.

A circle can also represent repetition. See Wheel.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous


see Shapes

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball


To dream of a circle, denotes that your affairs will deceive you in their proportions of gain.

For a young woman to dream of a circle, warns her of indiscreet involvement to the exclusion of marriage.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller


The whole, infinity, Collective Unconsciousness.

The circle symbolizes infinity, the circle of life and the eternal unknown. You, the dreamer, may have come to a greater degree of spiritual awareness, so the dream could be spiritual in nature. Carl Jung called all circular images a “mandala.” It is one of the most important dream symbols which represent the psychic center of personality.

It is symbolic of wholeness, completeness and unity of the self. However, as always, examine all of the details in the dream, as well as its tone and mood, and rule out the possibility of “going in circles” as the primary message in the dream.

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar


The circle or disc is often a solar emblem. It also symbolizes, in many cases, heaven, perfection, and eternity. According to Jung, the square represents the pluralistic state of the subject that has not reached internal harmony (perfection); while the circle corresponded precisely to such final phase. The relationship of circle and square is very common in the universal spiritual morphology, especially in the mandalas of India and Tibet, as well as in the Chinese emblems (Yin and Yang). The circle also represents the idea of protection, especially when you dream that you are inside it.

For Chinese people, circles have good feng shui. The omens of this dream, therefore, are always advantageous. Symbol of victory, a golden circle predicts inheritance; an iron circle, defeating enemies.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke


Whoever dreams of a circle should carefully avoid committing any indiscretion that might possibly influence their marital happiness.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway


As opposed to a naught, a circle in your dream is a forecast of success beyond your highest hopes, unless the circle was badly drawn, in which case you will still achieve your aims but only after some delay.

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


Whole or wholeness.

Inclusion or exclusion.




For more clues, consider the context, what stood out about the circle, and what it brings to mind for you.

A group of people in a circle formation can represent connectedness or intercommunication.

See also: Circles, Going in; Shape; Ball; Ring (Jewelry); Zero; Curve

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman


Wholeness, completeness; no beginning and no end; infinity. The circle may mean you have completed a cycle or have grown into a wholeness of body, mind and spirit.

If presented as a merry-go-round or movement in circles, you are not getting on with your life and lessons; you literally are going around in circles.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards


According to Jungian theory, the circle is the perfect expression of infinity, continuity and connection; the circle represents the ideal self, within which the psyche’s various opposing elements have achieved perfect balance. It has no beginning and no end, with no turns or corners in between. This perfect geometric shape symbolizes the center and perfection of the self in all its wholeness. It is a concept inherent in the Eastern yin-yang symbol, in which the white active masculine yang principle is united in symmetrical equality with the black yin force of passiveness and femininity.

If you find yourself in the middle of a circle in your dream, it can represent your self or your spirit. Alternatively, the middle may also indicate conflict between opposites or the feeling of being involved, protected or in the middle of something. For Freud, the circle represented the vagina; for Jung, it was an archetypal symbol of the whole psyche, as opposed to the body, which was symbolized by the square. When someone has made the transition through all aspects of life and has returned to their beginning, we say that they have come ’full circle’. Family groups are referred to as the ’family circle’, whilst social groups are sometimes called a ’circle of friends’ or a ’community circle’. When the apparent solution to a problem in a series of events creates a new problem and increases the difficulty of solving the original problem, it may be called a ’vicious circle’ or ’vicious cycle’.

To determine the meaning of your dream circle, round, sphere or ball, look at the symbols and events connected with it, as there is a wealth of often conflicting possible interpretations to consider. For example, if you are traveling round in a circle, you may be progressing toward wholeness or running around uselessly chasing your tail! If the circle is smooth, it suggests harmony and centeredness; but if it is irregular, it may suggest the dull round of routine.

Jewelry is given in many cultures to express emotion and rings, bracelets and necklaces are usually circular. In many societies, marriage and lifelong commitment are symbolized by exchanging rings. Did someone you desire give you a ring in your dream? Perhaps there’s a chance for the relationship, or maybe it is just wishful thinking.

If you dream of a broken necklace or bracelet, you may fear that a relationship will break and come to an abrupt end; you may, however, feel that it is time for a connection to come to a conclusion.

Circles also contain and restrict. For instance, a new pupil is outside the group until she settles in and is accepted at her new school; dog collars allow an animal to be restrained. In some pagan traditions, a circle of intent is cast to contain positive energy and protect against negative energy. Was your dream circle keeping something out or keeping you in? You may feel a need for protection, or you may feel trapped by a relationship or situation. Knots begin with circles and usually contain several. Perhaps something is knotted up? As well as suggesting the potential for unity, wholeness and perfection, circles also represent eternity or the cycle of life because they have no beginning or end, as well as security and protection because they enclose. The fact that the sun is circular means that if it appears in your dream, it may be signaling masculine, active energy or even the life force itself. Don’t forget, though, that circles also possess feminine connotations due to their resemblance to eggs.

With so many possible interpretations, it can often be difficult to decide what a dream circle may have been suggesting but considering the context of your dream, along with your waking circumstances, should help you with the interpretation. Bear in mind that it is always worth considering whether the appearance of circles was telling you to work on harmonizing conflicting elements of your inner self in order to achieve contentment and serenity. For example, if you dreamed of dropping a round plate and it smashed, your dream may have been portraying your rebellious nature and your need to exercise greater self control.

In dreams, round balls tend to represent the interaction between two people, as in ’throwing the ball’ or ’the ball is in your court’. They may also be a symbol of your need to get someone’s attention. Ball games suggest challenge and competition in the game of life, but may also be associated with aggression or sex, as in a man’s balls. As the center of a circle is the point from which everything starts, if you dreamed of a target enclosed in a circle, was your unconscious telling you to aim for psychic wholeness? A circle with a dot in the center can signify balance and centeredness. It can also represent woman. A sphere shares much of the symbolism of a circle, and indicates perfection and completion of all possibilities; it can, however, also evoke a spherical object such as a breast or testicle, and therefore have a sexual association.

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung


(see Abyss, Balloon, Basket, Bowl, Cauldron, Chalice, Coins, Satellite Dish, Zero)

Wholeness, totality, centering. Halos, for example, symbolize spiritual wholeness and focus (see Light).

Freudian: A vaginal emblem or symbol of femininity due to its shape.

Equality and unity.

The round table of King Arthur’s court gave everyone an equal voice and symbolized the solidarity of Britain.

Protected or sacred space. In the first century B.C.E., magicians were sometimes called “circle drawers” because ritual magic uses this emblem to contain power. Similarly, % fairy ring safeguards its residents from mortals.

Going around in circles: Being trapped in progressively worse cycles, outmoded ideas, or a static lifestyle with little achievement.

A circle with a point in the center is a type of mandala emblem representing personal wholeness, order, harmony, and healing.

God or divine influences and protection. There is a Hindu saying that God is an unbroken circle without a circumference, being nowhere and everywhere.

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco


A perfectly drawn circle in your dream is a prediction of many good things to come, and prosperity beyond measure.

If you draw the circle yourself, be careful that you’re taking advantage of all your opportunities.

If the circle is wobbly, or appears to be a child’s drawing, you will still reach your goals but you will have troubles on the way to it.

If the circle is broken, it denotes failed marriages.

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circling a: are stal ed in a never-ending cycle.

crop: are under the influence of a power beyond your circle of friends.

drawing a: your thoughts are not goal oriented, but ritual.

mandala, a: a symbol of wholeness for protection from evil.

running around a: are solving problems you created, which create new ones to solve.

standing inside a: your higher state of consciousness comes at the price of loneliness.

universal man, with arms and legs

outstretched: emotional symmetry.

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4 dream interpretations related to the symbols you see in your dreams.


A symbol of unity, eternity, something unending. Walking in circles during a dream is symbolic of wandering in a spiritual wilderness, Deut. 2:3 ... circles dream meaning

Crop Circle

Dreams of a crop circle represent a direct message from your higher self, and reflects your awareness of higher life forms. Your dream is telling you to pay attention to the mystical and magical aspects of life that show up in the most mundane places and situations. See Geometry.... crop circle dream meaning

Circles, Going In

Traveling in circles (such as running or driving in circles) can represent: Repeating the same actions or thoughts while making no progress.

A certain repeated pattern (such as isolating yourself rather than reaching out) or habit (such as buying coffee every morning).

Randomness or chaos.

Lack of direction, or feeling lost.

See also: Repeating; Circle; Dizzy; Erratic; Chaos; Corner; Curve; Rotating... circles, going in dream meaning

Circle Half /moon

1. Incomplete;

2. Brokenness,

3. Broken promises;

4. Broken unity in your workplace, family, friendships or ministry Ps. 78:41, Deut. 33:27.... circle half /moon dream meaning