Drum Dream Meanings

Drum Dream Meaning: From 18 Different Sources

May represent the hean, sexual tension, intercourse, masturbation, depending on context in dream. Can be our awareness of the natural rhythms of our own life processes, such as heanbeat, menstruation, circulation, and the feelings arising from our depths.

See music.

Dream Source: A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Author: Tony Crisp

Delivering a beat, a drum may come to represent your heart. Native American drums may induct you into altered states of consciousness and therefore may signify spiritual attunement.

A drum may represent the heartbeat of the earth.

A set of drums appearing in a dream may remark on the need to develop a rhythm in doing things.

Dream Source: Ariadne's Book of Dream
Author: Ariadne Green

All musical instruments relate to passionate expression.

The beating of a drum is most connected to the beating of the heart.

If a drum features prominently in a dream, you are connecting to a fundamental and organic expression of the rhythm of life.

Dream Source: Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Author: Dr. Mıchael Lennox

The drum is an instrument that beats a rhythm. Thus it comes to represent the sound of creation, divine truth and revelation.
Dream Source: Dream Meanings of Versatile
Author: Versatile - Anonymous

Psychological / emotional perspective: We may be seeking a more natural form of expression or a change of consciousness from the normal, everyday methods we use.
Dream Source: Dream Meanings of Versatile
Author: Versatile - Anonymous

Material aspects: To hear a drum in a dream indicates the basic rhythm needed to keep us sane and healthy. We need to be more in touch with our natural rhythms and primitive urges.

To be playing a drum is taking responsibility for the rhythm of our own lives.

Dream Source: Dream Meanings of Versatile
Author: Versatile - Anonymous

A drum can represent everything from primitive urges, to dance, to the rhythms of life, to entrepreneurialism (“drumming up business”), to ejection (being “drummed out of town”).

As with all dream symbols, the tone and setting of the dream indicate which meaning is appropriate.

Dream Source: Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Author: James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

Vision: Seeing or hearing a drum means unpleasant events and unrest ahead. Playing the drum: you are creating unnecessary excitement, or you want others to pay attention to you at all cost.

See Bass Viol, Kettle Drum, Trumpet, Violin.

Depth Psychology: The drum is a symbol of your strength and vitality— similar to the Pulse. Sometimes it may be a symbol of self-gratihcation.

Dream Source: Dreamers Dictionary
Author: Garuda

A sign of communication.

If you are beating a drum, you will write an important letter.

If you hear a drum being beaten, you will receive an important letter

Dream Source: Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Author: Raymond Buckland

Seeing a drum in a dream means false news. Dancing on the drumbeat in a dream means that a calamity will befall that house. Ifone sees himself turned into a drum in a dream, it means that he is experiencing confused dreams.

A one sided tambourine represents a woman with many faults. Women’s drums in a dream mean a wild business, an esoteric commerce, selling gadgets, hideousness, or a stingy woman with many enemies. Hearing the sound of drums in a parade in a dream means false news. Hearing the drumbeat of an auctioneer’s drum, a herald, or a harbinger in dream means death.

It is also said that hearing the drumbeat of a procession represents someone who is grateful to his Lord under all circumstances.

The sound of pilgrims’ drums in a dream represents a wise man and a spiritual guide.

(Also see Drummer; Tambourine)

Dream Source: Islamic Dream Interpretation
Author: Ibn Seerin

1. Feelings of being out of rhythm or out of step—often with life, sometimes socially.

2. Success and pleasure achieved by a strong and assured personality.

3. An alarm or call for help, possibly from a loved one.

4. The heartbeat, possible illness, anx­iety or excitement (as in “heart beating like a drum”).

Dream Source: New American Dream Dictionary
Author: Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

Dreams of a drum symbolize that you are in touch with your soul’s unique rhythm, creativity, and artistic expression. You are dancing to the beat of your own drum, daring to be the authentic individual that you are.

See Musical Instrument and Heartbeat.

Dream Source: Strangest Dream Explanations
Author: Dream Explanations - Anonymous

also see Musical Instruments

1- To hear a drum in a dream indicates the basic rhythm needed to keep us sane and healthy. We need to be more in touch with our natural rhythms and primitive urges.

To be playing a drum is taking responsibility for the rhythm of our own lives.

2- We may be seeking a more natural form of expression than the normal, every day methods we use.

3- Sound. Divine truth, revelation.

Dream Source: Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Author: Pamela Ball

To hear the muffled beating of a drum, denotes that some absent friend is in distress and calls on you for aid.

To see a drum, foretells amiability of character and a great aversion to quarrels and dissensions.

It is an omen of prosperity to the sailor, the farmer and the tradesman alike.

Dream Source: Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Author: Gustavus Hindman Miller

Pulse or rhvthm of life. Heartbeat, brain waves. Com- munication, messages.
Dream Source: The Dream Books Symbols
Author: Betty Bethards

The basic rhythm of life needed to stay healthy and happy. The importance of being more in touch with your natural urges.

If you are playing the drum, this suggests that you are responsible for the rhythm of your life.

Dream Source: The Element Encyclopedia
Author: Theresa Cheung

A dream of strife and war (Gypsy).
Dream Source: The Fabric of Dream
Author: Katherine Taylor Craig

(see Music)

Communication. Among tribal cultures, drums were not just used for rhythmic accompaniment, but to send messages across long distances.

Intense emotions like passion (the drumming of your heart).

Imminent war (or quarrels) being fought on a personal front.

A spiritual summoning to native or shamanic ideals.

Muffled: Missing an important call for aid from yourself, a situation, or another person.

Dream Source: The Language of Dreams
Author: Patrica Telesco


Indication of marching to a different drummer; i.E. One who will not conform to an established pattern... drums dream meaning


A very self-assured individual. ... drumstick dream meaning


In a dream, a drummer represents festivities and joy.

If a drummer visits a sick person in a dream, it means that the latter will shortly die and that drums will play at his funeral. On the other hand, it could mean that the sick person may recover and people will rejoice for his recovery and play music and drums to express their joy.

A drummer in a dream also could represent someone who breaks the news. Seeing a drummer in a dream also may denote a colic illness.

A drummer in a dream also represents a strong and an alarming person.

A drummer in a dream can also be interpreted as one’s abdomen, or someone who brings false news, or a procurer, or someone who calls people to falsehood.

(Also see Drum)... drummer dream meaning

Tanning Drum

(See Vat)... tanning drum dream meaning

Drum / Drumming

Movement, something new, excitement. According to the latest research, if a person has frequent dreams about drums in quick succession, it might indicate that the nervous system is in a state of alarm.

Arrogance, exaggerated self-importance, enjoying contact.... drum / drumming dream meaning

Kettle Drum

Vision: Listening to a kettle drum: in the case of legal or other conflicts, be very careful and try to reach an amiable compromise. Playing the kettle drum: be less heartless and arrogant— that will only get you negative attention. Doing a “drum roll”: cither announces that you arc a miserable loser or declares you a victorious hero.

Depth Psychology: Are you playing the kettle drum with too much zeal only to get you negative attention? Are you hiding too much ambition behind such zeal? If not, expect good news soon.

See Drum, Trumpet.... kettle drum dream meaning

Drum Of Distraction

inconsistent conversation that has no good in it.... drum of distraction dream meaning

Drum Sticks

If drum sticks were the main feature of your dream, you are a strong-willed person. You go through life on your own terms and stick by the decisions you make.... drum sticks dream meaning