Dream Interpretation Nun | Dream Meanings
Teacher; spiritual qualities within the self. Celibacy.
If dressed in black implies being closed off from material world; also, walled off from people. Black cuts energy and closes down chakras.
They represent devotion, piety, and feelings. The figure of the nun also expresses, above all, purity and chastity. Her presence in dreams reveals a strong need for communication with oneself. Often, it announces the need to spend time alone.
If you are going through a difficult situation, the dream indicates that you should reflect at length before making decisions. When a man dreams of a monk, it may deal with the spiritual side of his personality.
Dreaming of a monk announces unpleasant travel and disagreements in the family.
If you dream that you are a nun, you will be disappointed in love. But to meet her predicts emotional happiness.
see Carers in People
Dreams of a nun symbolize your connection to God, martyrdom, and/or deprivation of natural, sexual feelings and desires. Nuns also represent extreme sacrifice, the ability to renounce human wants, needs and desires for a higher goal. Perhaps you’ve been too strict with yourself, allowing yourself to have nun of the good things in life. Consider the feeling tone of this dream.
1. Escape from the world and expectations (woman dreamer).
2. Repressed sexual desire (male dreamer).
3. Seeking purity, chastity and obedience.
4. A teacher of harsh lessons, a lesson to be learned (teaching nun).
These Sisters of Mercy are always associated with Black, which is not a fortunate omen in a dream. Be careful of the motives of the people around you, for you are liable to be deceived.
See Virgin. Chastity and disappointment, the longing for a spiritual life. Problems with one’s shadow and repressed desires.
Vision: A man dreaming about a nun: cravings and emotions are stirring in the dark recesses of the unconscious and are about to surface. Trying to repress them won’t be possible in the long run.
The dream is a call for more self-knowledge.
For others, dreaming about a nun is a warning of impending danger, perhaps even a death. See Monk, Sister.
Depth Psychology: The nun is a symbol of spirituality or having spiritual experiences. Sometimes, the nun is a warning about your own insincerity or that of others.
Graduates of parochial schools have numerous associations with nuns that go beyond the scope of this book. Otherwise, nuns can represent everything from spirituality to religious authority to sexual repression.
In today’s somewhat promiscuous society it is unlikely that we will dream of virgins. Nuns, however, as holy women epitomize devotion to the divine and as a feminine archetype signify the priestess, one who has a spiritually satisfying relationship with god.
Psychological / emotional perspective: The nun, as a woman who has dedicated her life to service of her god, signifies our emotional need to commit to something beyond ourselves.
Material aspects: For many, whose experiences of nuns in real life have not been pleasant, they will be figures of fear and disciplinary action.
For others, nuns will symbolize the devoted caring of which they are capable.
Also consult the entries for mystic and caring professions in people as well as the information on priestess in archetypes in the introduction.
One who is devoutly religious; they may be substituted for another religious figure
This is an archetypal character aspect connected with extreme devotion to spiritual principles, though often this idea is expressed as the shadow of such devotion because of personal associations with this image. Also because of the media, this symbol carries with it a great number of potential shades of meaning, from an intense level of respect to humorous irreverence. Additionally, especially for those who grew up in parochial school, there is a powerful connection between nuns and strict discipline that is often connected to corporal punishment. On the serious end of the spectrum, the nun is the symbolic bride of Christ and represents a level of dedication that is unparalleled in our modern culture. In this light, the character aspect of a nun in a dream connects to a deeply committed spiritual side of your nature that is willing to sacrifice much for the sake of your beliefs. For those individuals with experience in the Catholic school system, nuns can also connect to a level of strictness that represents obstacles to spiritual connection because of a distaste for the authoritative severity nuns can be known for. Lastly, the figure of the nun in her habit has been incorporated into the world of comedy, and for many people this image sparks feelings of amusement and parody.
Symbolic of piety or dedication to God, 1 Cor. 7:32-34
A nun may represent the qualities of spiritual devotion and chastity. She may comment that you are disconnected or have suppressed your sexuality.
Sexual restraint; religious feelings or morals; idealism.
Sexual purity, fear of sex; religious feelings; one’s sister.
For a woman the appearance of a nun may symbolize her true self.