Dream Interpretation Cross | Dream Meanings
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joy and triumph, but only after a hard struggle and some grief, is predicted in a dream featuring a cross of any description.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An omen of sorrow in the affections.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
See anger, shapes / patterns and spiritual imagery in the introduction
see Dream Dictionary: Shapes
Symbol of christianity; type of cross defines one’s god, i.E. Golden cross is worship of money, etc.
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.
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
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
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.
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 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