Cockroach Dream Meanings

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Cockroach Dream Meaning: From 9 Different Sources

This seemingly indestructible and crafty creature lives in the dark and may represent unconscious, dark belief patterns that steal, rob, and multiply easily, spreading diseased thoughts They scatter when they come in contact with the light, and thus defy consciousness.
Dream Source: Ariadne's Book of Dream
Author: Ariadne Green

To dream of a cockroach indicates that you are seeking inner solace and attempting to refresh your mental well-being. You need to make some changes and alterations to your opinions, behavior, or goals.
Dream Source: Dream Symbols and Analysis
Author: DreamForth

To see cockroaches in your dream, signifies your need for renewal and self-cleansing of your mental, emotional, or spiritual being. You need to rethink major aspects of your life.
Dream Source: My Dream Interpretation
Author: myjellybean

They are, almost always, negative dreams. There is something in your house, or inside you that disgusts or frightens you. They also indicate mistrust for people really close to you. On the other hand, they can be the announcement of a disease that has not yet been diagnosed.
Dream Source: The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Author: Martha Clarke

A perceived pest, or something that pesters you.

Things that invade your life, your space, or your to-do list.

Judging something as inferior, distasteful, or negative.

Neglect (such as of responsibilities, yourself, or your environment).

Dreaming of this insect can represent too much or not enough of one of those qualities, or someone or something you associate with the quality.

Consider also the insect’s actions, context, and your feelings about it.

See also: Insect; Beetle

Dream Source: The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
Author: Nancy Wagaman

To see cockroaches in your dream represents an undesirable aspect of yourself that you need to confront. Alternatively, they may be a pun for smoking marijuana—the ‘roach’ is the filter—or pointing to a problem with your health or personal hygiene. They might even be referring to the low-life company that you are keeping in waking hours. On a positive note, cockroaches may also be symbolic of tenacity and longevity, or may be signifying your need for renewal, rejuvenation and selfcleansing of your psychological, emotional, or spiritual being.
Dream Source: The Element Encyclopedia
Author: Theresa Cheung

(see Insects)

Hiding yourself to survive.

The presence of cockroaches can reveal physical or psychological dirt that needs to be cleaned up.

Durability. These insects have the capacity to mutate against many poisons. Metaphorically, this may relate to societal poisons to your self-image.

Dream Source: The Language of Dreams
Author: Patrica Telesco

1 dream interpretation about cockroach related.


Seeing and at times just thinking about cockroaches makes a person feel squeamish and repulsed. When dreaming about these dreaded insects, the unconscious mind may be hinting to the dreamer that he needs to reevaluate and reassess a major part of his life. There is never just one roach; thus, the areas of life that need cleansing and renewal may be deep and wide.

The negativity or contamination that is represented by the roaches may affect a great deal of your life. Thus, this may be a call to clean your psychological, emotional, and spiritual self.

(Also, examine your motives!) On a less dramatic note, cockroaches in our dreams may be associated with food and uncleanliness, so don’t leave the dishes for tomorrow!... cockroaches dream meaning