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

Oil Dream Meaning: From 30 Different Sources


Attitude which removes friction in oneself or in a rela­tionship; flattery, unctuousness; fat in one’s diet. Idioms: well oiled; oil the wheels; strike oil; oil on troubled waters; bum midnight oil.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp


The Holy Spirit, Matt. 25:1-10. Oil is also an anointing from God, Ps. 23:5, joy, Ps. 45:7

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe


(black crude), gushing oil is symbolic of someone coming into a significant amount of money

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe


Oil was once plant life; it comes from deep within the earth and holds the ancient energy of the sun in its structure. Oil has an enormous number of uses today, from fueling the modern world to providing the lubricant necessary for machines to run. As a symbol, it may relate to any number of these fundamental uses as the basis for functioning in a more powerful way. Oil is also a symbol for wealth and riches and a measure of abundance. Keep in mind that when oil is used as fuel, it has great consequences for the environment, and this darkness is built into its symbolism as the darker side of abundance.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox


1. The anointing;

2. Prosperity;

3. Clear Oil peaks of the Holy Spirit

4. Joy; James 5:14; Ps. 23:5; Is. 61:1; 55:21.

• Oil (Dirty)

- Unclean spirit; hate.

• Oil (Olive)

3. Anointing;

4. The Holy Spirit.

• Oil Rig

1. Church in the Spirit;

2. Anointed ministry.

• Oil slippery

1. Deception

2. Slippery person.

• Oil Spill

1. Outbreak of the Spirit;

2. Disaster

1 Thess. 5:19; Matt. 27:51, 54; 1 Sam. 16:13; Matt. 12:24, 28

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model | Vincent Wienand


Figurative of the holy spirit’s empowerment; see “anointing”; if cooking, see “fry”

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton


Oil, particularly that containing fine perfumes, represents consecration and dedication. Chrism or holy oil is of the highest spiritual vibration. Initiates were anointed (literally, smeared with oil) to signify that they were especially blessed and oil will often have this significance in dreams.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, we may recognize that a situation can only be dealt with by removing the stress – ‘pour oil on troubled water’. Ointment was initially either oil- or grease-based, so today to dream of massage oil or ointment suggests caring and pampering.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


Material aspects: It will depend on which type of oil is being used in the dream. Cooking oil, for instance, will often signify the removal of friction, or a way of combining different components, whereas engine oil will highlight our ability to keep things moving. As the world becomes more polluted by petroleum oil products, dreams of oil may suggest contamination rather than purity.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


Oil in a dream may symbolize religious matters, for example, the holy oil used in extreme unction (oil of the sick) or the holy oil used in baptisms, ordinations, and consecrations (oil of catechumens). Oil can also signify an excessively smooth-spoken (“oily-tongued”) or unctuous person. Crude oil may represent great wealth from under the ground or riches from one’s own inner resources.

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


Symbol: Oil is a symbol of the spirit of God and the strength flowing from it.

Vision: Looking at oil: everything is going smoothly (is “well oiled”). Burning oil: an unexpected windfall. Drinking oil: you are enjoying the best of health. Spilling oil: dealing with a string of unpleasant experiences. Oiling something: a reminder that courtesy will always get you further in life. Buying oil: you can expect to make a profit.

Depth Psychology: Oil can be a symbol of many things, among them being anointed with oil as a sign of maturity. Sometimes oil suggests avoiding friction and arguments—”pour oil on troubled waters!” Pouring oil onto the fire would mean emotions are “ignited.” Pouring oil: are you hoping to foil your enemies’ attack by having them “slip and fall”? Only you know the truth!

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda


Generally associated with wealth.

To see an oil field signifies that you have money coming.

To use an oilcan, buy oil, or pour oil, means you will be well rewarded for your efforts.

To spill oil is to lose money

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland


(Food) Anointing oneselfwith oil in a dream means receiving blessed and lawful earnings, or it could mean recovering from an illness. Drinking oil in a dream has a bad connotation and implies a bad omen, an evil spell or an illness. However, olive oil in a dream also represents knowledge, wisdom, spiritual guidance, inner light, blessings and lawful earnings. Drinkingany other type of oil in a dream such as oil from rape seeds of the crucifer family tree (Brasica napus), or cashew oil from the terebinth tree (Pistacia terebinthus), then it represents earning money from a suspicious source, or receiving illegal money. Oil in a dream also represents the light of the heart, spiritual growth, a growing insight, or it may denote birth control, murders, assassinations, or braking someone’s bones. Oil in a dream also denotes a broker.

If good oil turns putrid or stale in a dream, it means revoking one’s covenant, while if a putrid or a stale oil turns good in a dream, it means growing awareness, certitude and adopting a good standard in dealing with other.

(Also see Extracting oils from seeds; Olives)

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin


Wealth, “striking oil.” Fuel produces energy, as in Coal.

The image of oil today also refers to environmental pollution. In addition to something dirty and destructive at work here, oil also has a capacity for healing: the ritual of oil offered to the dying, for example, a cleansing and strengthening function. We also think of oil change in a car, where clean oil is said to make for a more efficient engine.

The dream image, therefore, stands between pollution and cleansing.This is particularly appropriate, since “oil and water do not mix.

Do we need to pour oil on Water in order to smooth out the waves of emotions?

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar


Dreams about oil signify good health and good fortune.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean


To dream that you are using Oil in any way is an unfortunate omen, except for women, or those who use it normally, such as artists, painters, or contractors, and so on.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous


1. Desire to be treated like a child (baby oil).

2. Emotional upset or crisis (oil spill).

3. Problems increasing uncontrollably (oil spill).

4. Need for things to run smoothly (oil as lubrication).

5. Wealth.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin


See Gasoline.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous


1- It will depend on which type of oil is being used in the dream. Cooking oil will often signify the removal of friction, or a way of combining different components. Massage oil suggests caring and pampering, whereas engine oil will highlight our ability to keep things moving.

2- Psychologically; we may recognise that a situation can only be dealt with by removing the stress, e.g. ‘Pour oil on troubled water.’

3- Consecration and dedication.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball


To dream of anointing with oil, foretells events in which you will be the particular moving power. Quantities of oil, prognosticates excesses in pleasurable enterprises.

For a man to dream that he deals in oil, denotes unsuccessful love making, as he will expect unusual concessions.

For a woman to dream that she is anointed with oil, shows that she will be open to indiscreet advances.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller


The content of the dream will tell you if its message is about wealth, religion, spirituality, or sex. Traditionally, oil is used as a part of many religious sacraments. It represents wealth for people who own it, and it also may have sexual connotations. What does it mean for you?

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar


Oil can lead to different interpretations. For example, if it is in the middle of your path, it indicates an impediment. Consequently, you will have to be careful to avoid “slipping” in situations you are immersed in.

If, on the other hand, you are anointed with this substance it means that you have received exceptional knowledge that enables you to succeed in the particular circumstances in the dream. Oils are also used in perfumes and massages in order to care for and improve our skin, thus, it may refer to sensuality.

In traditional wisdom, if a man dreams that he is an oil trader he will become very rich. However, he will never be lucky in love.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke


To dream of being anointed with oil, is good for all women, except those that are wicked; but for men it is ill, and signifies shame, except those who are accustomed to use it, as surgeons, painters, oilmen, and the like.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway


It is a portent of an unsuccessful love affair if a man dreams that he buys or sells oil.

A woman who dreams that oil is poured upon her head, either as a matter of anointing or in connection with a shampoo of any kind, must beware of advances from a man who has not honorable intentions.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway


To dream of an oil field or of striking oil forecasts the pleasant jingle of approaching money, which is also the case if you dreamed of having it on your person or clothing.

Oiling machinery is a sign of recognition in your field of endeavor or in community affairs.

Buying oil predicts a happy improvement in love (or domestic) affairs but selling it suggests an inclination to cooperate in a questionable proposition—resist it! Cooking (or cooking with) oil suggests that a person of whom you are doubtful is in fact trustworthy; to drink oil is a sign of improving health for yourself or someone close to you.

Spilling oil indicates that you will soon have to “pour oil on troubled waters.

Anointing yourself with cosmetic oil or the use of medicated oil predicts that you will solve your current problems without outside assistance.

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


Lubricant, healthful influence. Energy. Anointed with oil is to receive a great blessing. Pouring oil on troubled waters is to smooth out disharmony and disagreement. Also, an oily or slippery person.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards


If you dream of cooking oil, this indicates a lack of abrasiveness and friction, because oil is a substance that soothes and eases, an essential element to keep things going smoothly.

If you drizzled oil over your dream food, are you trying to smooth things over in waking life or are you pouring oil over troubled waters, perhaps because you are trying to keep the peace in some way?

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung


To be anointed is good for good women, but ill for men (Artemidorus).

The Fabric of Dream | Katherine Taylor Craig


Your subconscious may be sending up symbols regarding wealth, religion or sex; the interpretation depends on the content. Traditionally oil is used in many religious sacraments. It represents wealth for people who own it, and it has also may have sexual connotations.

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation | Pagan - Anonymous


lucky numbers: 04-07-20-36-42-46

artists and painters using: large earnings through a more sophisticated, foxy self.

buying: are being deceived by slippery characters.

contractors using: quarrels with partners that may involve violence.

crude, extracting: a depth of resource is within you.

digging for an, well: profit from you presumptuous ambition.

frying food in: big advantages to your health.

having dealings in: fortune through pouring oil on trouble caused by enemies.

kerosene, can of: an unpleasant person wil become useful.

lighting a, lamp: do not repeat a foolish act that wil cause irreparable losses.

spilling a: a fel ow exploiter wil leave when you change your conscience.

lubricating with: wil be boastful of your abundant harvest.

oilcloth, buying: an unjustified apprehension.

covering furniture with: future delays wil block your enjoying what you’ve earned.

using an, tablecloth: treachery wil cause suffering.

refining: your suspicions are total y without merit.

rich, field: wil receive a commendation for a messy, slippery deal.

selling: acknowledgment that your action, against stubborn resistance, is required.

spilling: something is slipping away from you.

suntan: are incompatible with the life of your present friends.

using linseed: exploiting friction wil make money.

vegetable: your exhibitionism wil bring you to your boss’s notice.

wearing oilskins: delaying expenditures for a ful week.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

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

Castor Oil

To dream of castor oil, denotes that you will seek to overthrow a friend who is secretly abetting your advancement. ... castor oil dream meaning


To dream of oilcloth is a warning that you will meet coldness and treachery.

To deal in it, denotes uncertain speculations. ... oilcloth dream meaning

Oil Spill

(see Disaster)... oil spill dream meaning

Linseed Oil

To see linseed oil in your dreams, denotes your impetuous extravagance will be checked by the kindly interference of a friend.... linseed oil dream meaning

Sweet Oil

Sweet oil in dreams, implies considerate treatment will be withheld from you in some unfortunate occurrence. ... sweet oil dream meaning

Crude Oil

(See Petroleum)... crude oil dream meaning

Extracting Oils From Seeds

(Grinding; Pressing) Grinding or pressing nuts or seeds to extract their oils or butter in a dream means money and prosperity. Pressing ripe olives in a dream represents one’s homeland. Pressing olives for their oil in a dream means relief from burdens or overcoming adversities, or it could represent true scholars, satisfying one’s carnal desires, engaging in wrongdoing, receiving guidance, seeing the light, walking away from darkness into light, or it could represent one’s earnings or benefits. Pressing sesame seeds or walnuts in a dream means prosperity and financial growth. Sesame oil in a dream represents a pious person who admonishes people and entices them to break their attachments to the world or to its temporary pleasures. Pressing sesame seeds in a dream also represents a successful businessman. Extracting hazelnut compound in a dream means money which is earned with hardship or it could mean money that keeps growing.

(Also see Juice; Oil press; Wine press)... extracting oils from seeds dream meaning

Fragrant Oil

Rubbing sweet-smelling oil amplifies on’es beauty and elegance.... fragrant oil dream meaning

Oil Mill

(See Oil press)... oil mill dream meaning

Oil Press

(Oil mill; Oil refinery; Refinery) In a dream, an oil press represents spiritual guidance, knowledge, a foster mother or a wet nurse.

(Also see Sugar mill)... oil press dream meaning

Oil Refinery

(See Oil press)... oil refinery dream meaning


(See Amber; Musk; Perfume)... oils dream meaning

Olive Oil

Possessing olive oil or any other pleasant smelling oil heralds blessings, prosperity and wealth.... olive oil dream meaning

Rose Oil

(See Rose)... rose oil dream meaning

Rubbing Oil On The Hair, Beard Or Body

Normally oiling of the hair, beard or body suggests beauty and elegance. But if excessive oil is seen flowing on the face or clothes, it suggests grief and sorrow.... rubbing oil on the hair, beard or body dream meaning

Sesame Oil

In a dream, sesame oil represents someone who enjoys a material and a spiritual life.

If burned, then its light means guidance, and if heated to fry something, then it represents something valuable. Eating sesame oil or using it as an ointment in a dream means profits, comfort, honor, rank, good deeds, or having prior knowledge about something.... sesame oil dream meaning

Wudhu And Ghusl With Milk, Wine, Oil Etc

If a person sees himself performing wudhu or ghusl with milk, wine, oil or any such liquid or fluid with which wudhu and ghusl are not valid, it means his worldly and religious pursuits will not be fulfilled.... wudhu and ghusl with milk, wine, oil etc dream meaning

Oil Derrick

Symbolic of generating wealth... oil derrick dream meaning

Oil (auto / Car) Engine

The engine is to the auto that the heart is to the body.

The oil is to the car as blood is to the body.... oil (auto / car) engine dream meaning

Oil Well

Dreams of an oil well symbolize that you are connecting with and old form of energy and inspiration, and this dream may be telling you to look to a higher source that will never run out. Alternatively, this dream may be a sign that you are striking it rich because you have tapped your inner source creativity and love.... oil well dream meaning

Pleasant-smelling Fat / Oil

interpreted upon 6 sides: beautiful woman, good-looking young girl, good compliments, pleasant words, good-natured character.... pleasant-smelling fat / oil dream meaning

Oil Painting

If you were impressed by the painting in your dream, it is a reminder that social snobbery (or pretensions) frequently result in lost opportunities.... oil painting dream meaning

Oil Spill, Oil Slick

Emotions are clouded and polluted. Clean up your act. Smooth out your emotional relationships.... oil spill, oil slick dream meaning