Dream symbol Nun


vow, chastity, order, monastery, God orientation, devotion, retreat

A nun belongs to a Christian order, which is under the enclosure of the Pope. Religious sisters are communities that do not have papal connection under church law, such as Carmelites or Trappists. Their life consists of serving God alone. Nuns make a solemn vow in the convent to be faithful to God, which, according to religious concepts and beliefs, requires chastity. Religious orders are run according to strict rules.

If one should dream of a nun, this can make clear that one deals a lot with spiritual or even religious things in everyday life. It could also be that the person would like to retreat from worldly stress and prefer a life in a monastery.

General dream interpretation

The dream image of a nun at the dream level illustrates the WITHDRAWAL from ordinary daily life or living and that the dreamer can imagine a spiritual life, detached from the pleasures of the outer world. If a nun appears to a woman in a dream, it augurs her own dissatisfaction with her current life situation. Probably she feels overwhelmed or unhappy with her job and relationship or has also experienced great disappointment in love matters, as a result of which she turns to chastity and wants to live secluded. This dream symbol symbolizes an escape from the current situation in life. The person in question has a longing for peace and quiet or even for security. In any case, the nun in the dream indicates changes in the waking life.

In the folk way of interpretation, the behavior and appearance of the nun in the dream is of incontrovertible importance. If the nun is seen wearing a white habit, it means that she has died. If one sees a dead nun in a dream, it illustrates the disappointment or despair of the dreamer, because of a spurned love, infidelity or financial loss. If the nun prays in the dream, this could be a sign that with the help of an influential acquaintance or friend, difficulties can be cleared out of the way. If the dream image shows a nun singing at night, one senses a peaceful fulfillment, but with a spark of sorrow. If a nun leaves the order in a dream, it indicates that one should not be too seduced by worldly things and should be focused on one's responsibilities and duties.

Psychological dream interpretation

According to psychological dream interpretation, the "nun" expresses a symbol of renunciation. The dream analysis interprets from the psychological point of view inner conflicts connected with various emotions and urges. This dream image of a nun reveals to the sleeper his subconscious dark tendencies. Observing a veiled nun in a dream symbolizes to the person concerned that he is trying to hide his desires and longings. This dream should encourage the dreamer to accept even his libidinal sides and not to condemn them, to accept everything as it is. It takes a fair amount of courage to turn to self-discovery and knowledge , which are also very symbolic of the nun figure.

Spiritual dream interpretation

On the transcendent dream level is the image of the nun, an expression of a spiritual retreat . The nun's chastity, purity , and devotion to God remind the dreamer of his own internalized resolutions and precepts to which he should remain faithful. This could result in ascension to a higher level of development.


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