Dream symbol Broken glass


symbol of luck, dishonesty, vulnerability, new beginning

Some say that broken glass brings good luck and others say that it means seven years of bad luck. If a drinking glass or a plate slips out of our hand and breaks into thousands of shards on the floor, this is not as much of a superstitious "curse" as if a mirror shatters into many splinters on the floor. Jewish weddings even maintain the custom of intentionally breaking glass, which is usually celebrated by the groom stepping on a wine glass.

This is meant to reflect the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem and thus also symbolizes a reminder that even great fortune is fragile. This should always be remembered in sky-high moments. On some bachelor parties, china and drinking and old glasses are also traditionally heaped on the floor to wish the soon-to-be-married couple happy years together.

Shattering glass on the ground has a beauty of its own in terms of light reflection and yet this also involves the danger of cutting oneself when touching the shards.

What do you think is interpreted by the dream interpretation of broken glass? Does it promise good luck or bad luck?

General dream interpretation

According to the general dream analysis, the dream symbol broken glass promises happiness. For a concrete interpretation it is important who broke the glass in the dream and what kind of glass it was. If the dreamer sees a broken glass or a destroyed drinking glass, it stands as a symbol of good luck.

Dirty or milky glass represents that the dreamer has freshly freed himself from an isolated environment or said goodbye to loneliness. Now he is ready to break the ice and wants to open up more. Smashing a bottle on the dream plane illustrates that some uptightness is about to come to an end. Broken glass now and then also symbolizes to the dreaming person that momentary happiness will not last long.

The opposite is the case when the dreamer is an observer and watches glass shattering, this namely conveys a separation on the relationship level or lovesickness. One's partnership could be broken.

If the dreamer himself is the elephant in the glass store and breaks the glass on purpose, there is often a dispute behind this dream symbol. A conflictual situation is announced, and the person is afraid that they will part ways with the other person as a result. If a window is broken in the dream event, it signals a resolution of a business partnership.

If the glass simply shows cracks, this symbol represents dishonesty and deceit. If one tries to putty something broken out of glass, this symbolizes, according to the general interpretation, that one cannot admit a mistake or does not want to face a painful truth.

Psychological dream interpretation

According to psychoanalytic dream interpretation, glass symbolizes a demarcation that the dreamer has built between his world and the outside in order to protect or even shield himself. According to the general view, if this glass breaks, it is to be considered positive, because this means breaking out of imprisonment . To be able to move more freely again and also to breathe and thus also to act more self-responsibly.

If a protective wall is maintained for a long time and suddenly shatters, it may result in a slight fragility of the dreamer at the first moment. It can also be used to indicate that the person is easily vulnerable at the moment.

Easily vulnerable interpersonal relationships can also be symbolized by broken glass in dreams. It is possible that the dreamer has not been given great confidence regarding partnership and thus associated with concern that it will easily fall apart. This dream can also serve as a warning symbol to be more sensitive with oneself and with others without hurting and harming others. Or the dream symbol warns him to be more careful with others or even with himself so as not to cause harm.

Spiritual dream interpretation

In the spiritual realm, broken glass can point in several directions. The barrier between the planes of life and death has been broken or dissolved. One has gained a deeper insight into the totality.

On the other hand, it can also express that the dreamer's confidence is shaken or his hope for certain goals has been destroyed . He must learn to surrender to a higher will and that his personal ideals, obviously, were not meant for him, since they did not come to fruition.


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