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

Cross Dream Meaning: From 26 Different Sources


A cross may have private associations for you. On the other hand, the cross is such an ancient symbol that its meaning in a dream may have come from the collective - not the personal - unconscious (for this distinction).

(1) It may mean simply ‘no-go’: that something in your life has come to an end; or that it ought to come to an end. Look deeper into yourself for new directions, in both senses of the word.

(2) It may be a crossroads sign. See also Crossroads.

(3) Is the cross in the dream a burden? If so, don’t be too ready to accept the notion that crosses have to be borne. Discover what it is in your life or in yourself that constitutes a ‘cross’, and then remove it - dissolve it with a proper self-love. Burdens prevent you from reaching your full stature as a person.

(4) The cross may be a symbol of death. It may be that your present self, or something in you, must ‘die’ as a necessary prelude to new and fuller life.

(5) It may be a symbol of martyrdom. Is the martyrdom something you feel as an oppressive and crippling restraint, or is it self-imposed? These are not absolute alternatives: what is consciously felt as an undeserved punishment may be unconsciously self-inflicted - for some imagined guiltiness.

(6) A crucifix (cross with the crucified one fastened to it) will carry the symbolism of crucifixion, which may be either martyrdom (as in (5) above), or severe restraining of‘bodily^ or ‘earthly5 desires. Alternatively, it may represent extreme neglect of some psychic component or function (for repression and suppression). Decide whether your unconscious is recommending or protesting against the rcpression / suppression, and act accordingly.

(7) The Greek cross, having all four arms of equal length, may symbolize wholeness: the unified psyche - the unification of conscious and unconscious. (The union of opposites is represented by the vertical and horizontal lines of the cross; wholeness is represented by the way the arms reach out to embrace reality in all directions.) See also Mandala

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd


Difficulties or tribulations we cany, perhaps unneces­sarily; human life and its whole spectrum of experience, phys­ical, sexual, mental, emotional, cosmic—painful and delight­ful, wrongness, as with tick being correct, cross being wrong or forbidden; completion as when crossed off list; the body, upon which consciousness is nailed or fixed during life.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp


The cross is an ancient symbol with horizontal and vertical lines intersecting that represents the manifestation of spint into matter. As the structure on which Jesus was crucified, the cross signifies suffering, burden, and martyrdom.

A cross that is worn around the neck may point to devotion to Christ or it may mention that you have a cross to bear.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green


Symbolic of Christ’s death for our sins, Jn. 19:19.

If the cross is colored the color has special significance to the interpretation.

A cross can be on an animal or a person and be an indication of a false religious belief or demonic doctrine

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe


Dresser-to see a man wearing women’s clothes or a woman wearing men’s clothing during a dream is symbolic of someone who is oppressed and influenced by a demonic spirit of perversion, Deut. 22:5

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe


This symbol is most associated with Christianity, but in fact the circle divided into four equal parts is the most ubiquitous of all spiritual symbols found in almost every civilization back through time.

The earth is a circle divided into a cross by virtue of the North and South Poles combined with the eastern and western horizons. This makes the cross a truly universal symbol.

If you have a personal association with Christianity, then you must use this in your interpretation.

If not, still consider this a primal symbol representing the spiritual energy of all beings on Earth. Its presence in a dream may indicate a stirring of a mystical nature.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox


Symbol of christianity; type of cross defines one’s god, i.E. Golden cross is worship of money, etc.

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton


see Dream Dictionary: Shapes

Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation | Dream Meanings Anonymous


See anger, shapes / patterns and spiritual imagery in the introduction

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


To a religious Christian, a cross carries a clear theological meaning. To someone raised in Christianity but not a practicing Christian, a cross in a dream can represent some aspect of their childhood. We also talk about an unpleasant responsibility, as in a “cross we have to bear.”

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


An equal-armed cross is a sign of good luck to come.

If the cross is enclosed in a circle, it means there will be financial good luck.

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland


A cross in a dream represents a high ranking person who is worthy of respect or it could represent a religious person. Carrying a cross in a dream could mean marriage, or an unsuitable marriage, or begetting a son. Seeing a cross in a dream also could mean adultery, rape or conceiving a son in sin. Seeing a cross in a dream is also interpreted to mean death, opposites, opposition, war, fight, distress, temptation, lies, false testimony or slander.

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin


Symbol for direction and order. It appears in classic dreams, where it is the cross of the victor, the cross of God’s praise and honor, and also a sign of victory. According to Jung, it appeared in a dream about agony (cross to bear).

According to Artemidorus, the 2nd century dream interpreter, it is a favorable sign for those who are going on a sea voyage, because ships were made of wood, and the masts took on the configuration of the cross.

For non-seafaring people, however, it is a sign of bad luck.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar


To see a cross (crucifix) in a dream, is a warning that someone you care about will go through troubling times.

If you dream of holding or wearing a crucifix in your dream, you are a kind and modest person and these are the personal qualities that will win you love and success.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean


An omen of sorrow in the affections.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous


1. To a believer, an affirmation of one’s faith.

2. To an agnostic, a question as to whether one should believe or not.

3. To an athe­ist, a symbol of one’s disbelief in god and religion.

4. A hint that though one does not believe in god, one might someday.

5. If one pictures oneself being crucified, one is making a huge sac­rifice for someone else.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin


Dreams of a cross symbolize that you are dealing with your cross to bear, or you are grappling with your religious and spiritual affiliation and devotion. This dream may be suggesting that it time for you sacrifice short term pain for long term gain, or that you will ascend from this difficult time you are moving through. Perhaps you are at a crossroads in your life, and you must make a life altering decision or sacrifice. See Christ.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous


see Shape

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball


To dream of seeing a cross, indicates trouble ahead for you. Shape your affairs accordingly.

To dream of seeing a person bearing a cross, you will be called on by missionaries to aid in charities.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller


The cross is a symbol present in all cultures, therefore, it has multiple references. There are many types and each of them refers to its own meaning. For example, the Greek cross (with four arms of equal length) expressed wholeness; Native Americans used to draw crosses to represent the partition of the universe. For Christians, it means suffering, martyrdom, death, and sacrifice. In general, you can see, in its most simple representation, the four cardinal points and the image of the human body with arms outstretched. In the first case, you should interpret this dream as the need to make a decision on an issue makes you worried. However, if you link the cross to the human body this symbol suggests that you need to restore balance, as well as being consistent with yourself.

From a mystical point of view, the cross symbolizes the division nature in four sets: four seasons, four directions, four elements... Formerly, the cross contained the ideal human body.

It is also associated with the power of arboreal life.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke


Joy and triumph, but only after a hard struggle and some grief, is predicted in a dream featuring a cross of any description.

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


Originally the mystical symbol for man, meaning perfect balance. The point of intersection was centered, representing the heart chakra as opened with three chakras above and three below.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards


Until around AD 33, the cross was a symbol of punishment, as well as being a simple symbol of connection. Since that time, the cross has become a powerful symbol of religion, but it also indicates the challenges and tribulations that you face in life. The most obvious connection the majority of us make is with the cross on which Jesus died.

If you are religious and focus on the pain and suffering of Jesus, the cross could mean that you feel there are great burdens in your life that are almost too much to bear. You are being crucified—tortured— for the things in which you believe. The pain is unwarranted but you bear it all the same, and are seeking for a way to handle your problems. Yes, there may be troubles, but if you approach them with a joyful spirit and optimism, you will find a path through them. Your dreaming mind is telling you that you have the spiritual strength within you to overcome any hurdle.

If you are not religious, the cross could stand for a power in your life over which you have no control or that is trying to influence you. It could mean that you have a certain path you wish to take, but that forces are preventing you from taking that path. The cross may also represent something in your life that is wrong or forbidden, or something you need to cross off a list.

If the cross is upright as in +, this suggests correctness and self-assertion; but if the cross is in the shape of an x, it represents reaching out and wholeness.

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung


To dream of a cross augurs success and honor; to carry it, trouble (Artemidorus). The cross as a symbol of victory is illustrated in the dream of the Emperor Constantine as related by Eusebius. In one of the marches the Emperor saw the “luminous trophy of the cross placed above the meridian sun, and inscribed with the following words : By this conquer.”—Gibbon.

The Fabric of Dream | Katherine Taylor Craig


Something coming to an end or a crossroad.

The Celtic or Greek equidistant cross: An elemental balance and wholeness (see Pictographs).

Carrying a cross: Burdens that may not be yours to bear. Self-imposed martyrdom.

Protective energy. Carrying or wearing a cross was long considered a potent safeguard from evil, especially from vampires.

A Red Cross: Take special note of your health, as this suggests you may be overlooking a problem that could become serious with time.

According to Jung, other items that are symbolic of crosses include the ace of spades (see Cards), forked branches, anchors, and four-armed wheels.

If any of these appear in your dream, consider both entries for interpretive value.

A Saltire Cross (one rotated halfway) creates an X, marking the spot under which you should look for more answers, or to discover the treasures.

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco


lucky numbers: 04-07-22-28-34-45

Christ on the: your fortune wil be shared in comfort and security.

having a, on the feet: prepare for emotional sorrow.

in the church: great joy.

of a: trouble in integrating extreme behaviors.

on a grave: request help to moderate your emotions.

praying on a: are trying to forestal a hopeless situation.

side of the road, at the: rely on your own strength to get through hard times.

wearing a: reconciliation with friends.

others: wil have the protection of foundation and stability.

gold: keep favorable energies surrounding you.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

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


Decisions or choices in life, Jer. 6:16 NLT ... crossroads dream meaning


THE RIVER-Change, choice, attitude, emotions. ... crossing  dream meaning


Example: ‘I keep in touch with an old boyfriend who I have not seen since I was 18, which is 14 years ago. In my dream I was on holiday on a coach which stopped at the crossroads. I met my old boyfriend who had come from the other direction and we walked together. I felt enormous plea­sure being in his company again.

A hearse passed us slowly with a child’s coffin’ (Mrs R). Crossroads represent decisions, as in the example. In trying to decide what direction to take, Mrs R still finds emotions tie her to the past, but the dead child shows she really knows the relationship has ended. Crossroads also have a certain amount of anxiety involved, as with crossing. ... crossroad dream meaning

Crossword Puzzle

Seeking and finding the answers to puzzling questions in one’s life... crossword puzzle dream meaning

Cross Dressing

If you dream about a man dressed like a woman, or a woman dressed like a man (or if you cross-dressed in the dream), this signifies that you are uncomfortable in some way with the more feminine side of your personality.... cross dressing dream meaning

Cross Roads

To dream of cross roads, denotes you will be unable to hold some former favorable opportunity for reaching your desires.

If you are undecided which one to take, you are likely to let unimportant matters irritate you in a distressing manner. You will be better favored by fortune if you decide on your route. It may be after this dream you will have some important matter of business or love to decide. ... cross roads dream meaning

Crossing A River

Crossing a river or stream suggests relief from grief, sorrow and fear. But if such a river or stream contain mud, filth or continues to swell, it suggest the observer of the dram will break off his relationship with his neighbour, son or an intimate friend and establish new relations with someone else. In spite of this he will keep contact with the one with whom his relationship is severed.... crossing a river dream meaning


To dream of cross-bones, foretells you will be troubled by the evil influence of others, and prosperity will assume other than promising aspects.

To see cross-bones as a monogram on an invitation to a funeral, which was sent out by a secret order, denotes that unnecessary fears will be entertained for some person, and events will transpire seemingly harsh, but of good import to the dreamer. ... cross-bones dream meaning


Doing good works... cross-stitch dream meaning

Crossing Over

Leaving one’s past and crossing over to a new beginning... crossing over dream meaning


1. Some sort of problem that must be figured out.

2. Hint that one is overcomplicating particular problems, that one should simplify and use plain emotional insights rather than in­tellectualizing.

3. If there are filled-out sections of a crossword, these often have separate messages. ... crossword dream meaning


(See Betrayal)... double-cross dream meaning

Red Cross

Symbolic of Christian service or belonging to Christ ... red cross dream meaning

Crucifix (cross)

A cross can have several seemingly varying connotations, or the interpretation may be multifaceted. It may represent your spirituality and the coming together of all different parts of your personality.

It is a Christian symbol and you can think about what it means to you.

The other interpretation may be less spiritual and more of a reflection of how you are feeling.

A cross is a symbol of pain and suffering. Think if you are feeling as though you are being “crucified” by something that is going on in your life.... crucifix (cross) dream meaning

Signpost / Crossroads

The crossroads is a place where one must decide which way to go. It points out to the dreamer which road should be taken in life. See Cross, Fork (as in fork in the road), Division, Ouroboros (as a counterimage).... signpost / crossroads dream meaning

Skull And Crossbones

A symbol of poison, a skull and cross- bones may come to reflect the poisoned ideals or negative influences that present a clear danger in your life. It may also indicate that you have been poisoned by the influence of another.... skull and crossbones dream meaning

Barrier (railroad Or Border Crossing)

Vision: Looking at a barrier: many obstacles are ahead.

If something is stopping you, think about what it might be and make sure that you’re on the right path.

If the barrier is open: obstacles are in your way and they could turn into a serious problem.

If the barrier is down: problems can easily be overcome.... barrier (railroad or border crossing) dream meaning

Being Cross-eyed

Vision: Is your view of reality distorted? Is it difficult to see yourself or others as they really are? Do you have a hard time making yourself understood? See Blindness, Eyes, Glasses.... being cross-eyed dream meaning


To dream you are at Cross- purposes with someone signifies joy, pleasure, health and concord among friends and relations, and prosperity. ... cross-purposes dream meaning

Victoria Cross

To dream you are presented with this honour is a sign that you will win your good fortune by merit alone.... victoria cross dream meaning

Cross Dresser

See Transsexual.... cross dresser dream meaning


Dreams of a crosswalk symbolize that you are following the rules, staying within the lines, and perhaps are being overly careful. Or, this dream may be a message to be more careful.... crosswalk dream meaning

Cross, Crossroads

Symbol: The cross ii> a symbol of the integration of extremes, the synthesis, and the moderation—the cross is the connection between time and space.

Vision: A cross is a sign of sorrow and misery to come. Praying in front of a cross: in a hopeless situation, unexpected help is on the way.

A cross on die side of the road: a warning about hard times ahead, but if you rely on your own strength, you can do what is necessary to get through. Seeing Christ on the cross: good fortune. Standing at a crossroads: a long-overdue decision can’t be postponed any longer.

Depth Psychology: The cross represents many things: it gives directions since the cross always points at one of the four points of the compass, but it also stands for great sorrow as well as renewal.

It is also a sign of begging kneeling in front of someone.

A crossroads indicates indecision, fear of taking the “wrong path.” It also could mean that this is a time to make changes.

The direction you are moving in the dream is important. Is it East, North, South, West?... cross, crossroads dream meaning


Signify the realization (in the sense of making real) of spirit into matter.... crosses dream meaning

Tau Cross

See spiritual imagery in the introduction... tau cross dream meaning

Cross, Crucifix

Dreaming of any sort of cross - the Christian cross, the Maltese cross, the ancient cross of the Goddess - indicates joy, happiness and fulfillment after a long and difficult struggle.

A crossroads implies the obvious: two possible paths lying ahead, and a choice to be made. Other symbols in the dream could hint as to the best possible path.... cross, crucifix dream meaning

Cross Walk

If you dream of standing at a crosswalk, you need help dealing with a situation in real life. Look to a trusted guardian or a close friend for guidance.... cross walk dream meaning

Crossing / Corridor

If you are crossing a road in your dream, this is an image of potential danger, fear and uncertainty in waking life.

If you are crossing a field, you may need to bring your feelings out into the open. Crossing a river or chasm depicts the end of one phase or stage of life and the beginning of another. To dream that you are at a crossroad signifies that you have come to a point in your life where you have several options from which to choose, all of which will take you to different destinations. This dream suggests you need to make an important decision, often in relation to career or life changes. To turn left at the crossroad can indicate following your intuition, whilst to turn right can mean making logical decisions. To dream that you are walking down a long corridor signifies your desperation in trying to escape a repetitive situation or behavior patterns.... crossing / corridor dream meaning