Dream symbol Praying mantis


spiritual symbol, patience, silence, protection from danger, vigilance, constancy, deceitfulness

The praying mantis has a slender and long body with thin front legs, which serve it as grasping tools when hunting and eating insects. Its name comes from the fact that it often stays in the same posture for a long time, keeping its front legs bent, which gives the appearance that it is praying.

If a praying mantis is in your dream, what do you think this dream image indicates? Not only the symbol is significant, but other occurring details should definitely be taken into account. Especially also, what emotions accompany this symbol? What did they do in the dream or what else did they see ?

General dream interpretation

According to the general dream interpretation, the dream symbol of the praying mantis reflects betrayal and treachery or even deceitfulness in the real life of the sleeper. It could be that this dream with the praying mantis wants to make clear that he has been living self-centeredly for a while and was only out for his own advantage. For this purpose, any means such as deceit and lies were probably acceptable to him in order to reach his goal. Therefore, the person concerned is advised to take a close look at his behavior and the cause of it. It is the right time to change course. Because in the end, everything will fall back on him and the damage will stick to him. These aspects of the mantis could profoundly represent scheming and dishonest personality traits of the person in question.

The dream image of the "praying mantis", according to the general interpretation, also says that the dreamer has feelings for someone, who, however, is acting very deceitfully in the back of his mind. Unconsciously, the dreamer has already sensed that a certain person is plotting something to do him harm. This knowledge has not yet come to the surface of his consciousness.

Psychological dream interpretation

In psychological dream interpretation, the praying mantis in a dream represents a signal used to warn of danger . On the one hand, this dream image warns of fraud and deception in the near environment, and on the other hand, the praying mantis symbolizes an alarm symbol on mindfulness, sent by the subconscious. The dreamer in question is urged to relax and rest more, and in his inner self he does not really wish for anything else at the moment.

Furthermore, on a psychological level, this dream image of the praying mantis can give information that there is a conflicting aspect of the personality that cannot be added to the wholeness. Although the person wishes for more harmony, there are some barriers in between. It also has to do with the fact that the person is more limited to ignoring this inner discord rather than confronting it.

Spiritual dream interpretation

Spiritual dream interpretation also interprets this dream image "praying mantis" as a warning symbol of a risky threat and deceitfulness.


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