Dream symbol Cradle


baby already rocking, rocking to sleep, protect, security, confidence, optimism

The cradle is a rocking bed for a baby, in which it is accompanied to sleep by gentle rocking back and forth. Some cradles are decorated with a lovely veil to provide some shielding from mosquitoes and outside influences. Concepts associated with a cradle are security, protection and maternal care.

If one dreams of a cradle, the connection with a baby is probably not far-fetched. There is a possibility that a newborn is expected in the vicinity of the dreamer. Probably, one would like to be a mother or a father himself and feels a pleasant warmth with the image of an offspring in the dream. An important detail for dream interpretation is whether the cradle is empty or a baby is seen in it.

General dream interpretation

According to the general interpretation, the dream symbol of the cradle refers to a pregnancy occurring in the near future or to an already existing pregnancy . If a woman dreams of a baby cradle, she has recently conceived and may not consciously know she is pregnant yet.

A man dreaming of a crib says that the person in question is dealing with starting a family. A gentle rocking back and forth in the dream action could also clarify a warning symbol. The dreamer in question should be lulled or lulled into safety by rocking words. To throw all reason overboard means to be at the mercy of danger and to fall prey to deception.

A healthy precaution can not hurt and from the point of view of dream research is recommended to the dreamer at the moment. More attention brings more clarity and thus one can better see through obscure actions and circumstances. On the other hand, the cradle as a dream symbol also stands for optimism and lightness, quite carefree "rocking the baby already".

The dream details of the cradle symbol can also provide information for a concrete interpretation. A used empty cradle prophesies positive family events. However, if the cradle has been empty for a long time and one has the impression in the dream that it will remain empty for all time, this augurs an unhappy period of life. According to the general dream interpretation, a completely new cradle is seen as a wedding and for family planning.

Seeing a crying baby in the cradle represents to the dreamer that in everyday life he is in contact with a person whom it is impossible to calm down, who creates such turmoil and puts the person in an unpleasant situation. If one finds the dream infant sweet, this indicates prosperity.

Psychological dream interpretation

From a psychoanalytical point of view, the dream symbol of the cradle is related to the life circumstances of the dreamer in question. In women's dreams, a cradle reflects an unconscious desire for a baby, or the opposite may be expressed, namely, fear of becoming a mother.

What emotions are expressed at the sight of the cradle should be included in the interpretation. Does the dreamer feel affection for the child in it or does she feel rather shy or inhibited in approaching it? Depending on the psychological state, this dream symbol reveals a hidden desire for offspring or an indication that one firmly refuses the responsibility of raising a child.

If the male gender dreams of the cradle symbol, the psychological interpretation assumes that this expresses the longing to return to maternal security or the maternal womb. The reason for this can be a feeling of being overburdened, and thus the desire to be caught, protection and tender motherly love.

Such a dream image can also stand for a warning not to get into a dependent relationship. If such a relationship has been established for a long time, the cradle advises that now is the time to take your life into your own hands again.

Spiritual dream interpretation

According to the spiritual view, the cradle represents a demarcation from the material realm to the spiritual plane. This dream symbol symbolizes the center of one's existence and thus the connection of inner and outer balance. The cradle also gives the feeling of comfort and peace.


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