Dream symbol Thorns


prick, injury, thicket, overgrown, sleeping beauty, disappointment, vulnerability, lovesickness

A lot of plants are equipped with thorns and spines, such as the infamous flower that stands for love, the rose. It is as if it is testing us to see if we are serious about love, as in the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, where the prince must first conquer a seemingly impenetrable rose hedge before the way up was clear to kiss the beautiful Sleeping Beauty awake from a deep sleep. Thus, love outlasts all obstacles, in the fairy tale in any case!

But even when snacking on savory fruits, such as raspberries and blackberries, you can't get past the ominous thorns, as some have surely experienced on their own bodies.

In the thorns could convey two sides: Fragrant, beautiful roses and sweet fruits on the one hand, and on the other hand, the stinging version of thorns. What is seen as a synonym for the desirable and beautiful, as well as at the same time the danger of being hurt to look in the eye promises. No rose without thorns, no relationship love without suffering, no life without death. Only the sweet-smelling peony seems to defy these opposites as an exception.

If thorns appear to the sleeper in the dream in whatever form, it has to do with the fact that figuratively speaking, perhaps something is a THORN IN THE EYE. Thereupon it is necessary to question what is perceived as negatively affecting the current situation in life. If it is a matter of physical influences or lovesickness, the interpretation of the dream therefore presents individually different approaches.

General dream interpretation

Judging by the general perception, "thorns" in dreams mean disappointment and mental grief. If the dreaming person is pricked by the thorns, there will be only minor difficulties to overcome. If the pricking of thorns in the dream also causes a bleeding wound, it is necessary to determine which injury was inflicted in reality.

Since the wounding comes out through the dream, it is a positive sign that it is already on the way to healing. If thorns in the dream figuratively prevent further progress, that is, a thicket of thorns, for example, blocks the way, it symbolizes an unrequited love, but can also stand for little experience in love matters.

According to general criteria, dream interpretation sees in the dream image thorns also poverty and suffering. Individually decisive for the interpretation is, if the dreamer sees the thorns, then lovesickness could be imminent, or if he does not prick himself on it, but only carves, because lovesickness is linked with it. However, the pain of the scratching, if it stands out in the dream, conveys this symbol the opposite, love pain.

The removal of thorns in a dream means that in real life, relief will finally follow after an inflicted pain. An unfortunate circumstance could be announced if in the dream it is seen that thorns are stuck in the finger. One is warned to be careful in his actions.

If young girls prick themselves with thorns in a dream, it means that they are afraid of their first sexual contact with a partner. However, to fall into a thicket of thorns is many a nightmare of everyone, which means that it would be difficult to get out of an entangled situation. Wearing a wreath of thorns on one's head, like Jesus, is an indication of great suffering to come.

Psychological dream interpretation

Thorns can also symbolize male and female sexual aggression. In dreaming women, thorns express either the desire for or the fear of sexual union. If young girls stick themselves to the thorns and blood comes out, this means deflowering according to the dream interpretation. Desire and simultaneous fear of it are balanced in the dreaming person.

If the dream is about the image of a thorn bush with blossoming flowers or fruits, this can be partnership or sexual problems and difficulties. Basically, thorns in dreams indicate mental illnesses and unholy experiences in life, the cause of which are unfulfilled desires.

Spiritual dream interpretation

Thorns play a special role, especially in Christianity. The crown of thorns of Jesus, as a dream symbol, embodies the suffering that he accepts with regard to adherence to the truth. Sacrifice is also linked to this dream image. On a spiritual level it stands for the willingness to face suffering on a spiritual path.


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