The meaning of Hunger in dream | Dream interpretation

(see Candy, Dieting, Eating, Fasting, Foods by type)

A situational or circumstantial dream resulting from going to bed hungry or having an unsatisfied craving.

A symbolic manifestation of desires for things like achievement, adventure, passion, etc.

Essential portions of the self that are being neglected, and therefore metaphorically hunger for your attention.

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco

Hidden desires; need for spiritual sustenance, meditation.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards

To dream one is extraordinarily hungry, and that his appetite craves sustenance, shows that he will be ingenious, laborious, and eager in getting an estate, and that he will grow rich in proportion to the greatness of his hunger.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

An unhappy and childless marriage is indicated if lovers dream that they are hungry.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

If it is confirmed that the dream does not have a physiological origin (sometimes we have the urge to eat when we are asleep), hunger can indicate the presence of some dissatisfaction, in most cases intellectual. This image, therefore, represents the soul’s desire to find the answer to deep questions. When the dream repeats often and the hunger is never satiated, it may reflect sexual problems or problems with communication with a partner.

If the hunger is satisfied, it is important to pay attention to what calmed it, since that may be necessary in your waking life. (See EATING and APPETITE)

Popular superstition says that the hungrier you are in dreams, the more destiny smiles on you.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

To dream that you are hungry, is an unfortunate omen. You will not find comfort and satisfaction in your home, and to lovers it means an unhappy marriage.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller

1- Experiencing hunger in a dream indicates that our physical, emotional or mental needs arc not being properly satisfied.

It is possible that the dreamer is actually hungry, and this is being recognised in the dream.

2- Every human being has needs which require satisfaction. While that lack of satisfaction may not be acknowledged in the waking state, it can be translated into dream symbolism and become hunger.

3- Seeking Spiritual satisfaction and fulfilling a need is one aspect of hunger.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball

Dreams of being hungry can literally represent a drop in your physical blood sugar level, or it can be about desire, passion, and that you are yearning for emotional, physical, mental or spiritual fulfillment. See Food and Eating.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

1. Left unfulfilled—often sexually, usually spiritually.

2. Fleeting, superficial desires left unanswered.

3. In need of affection.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

A dream of contrary, for to be Hungry in your dream is a sign of prosperity, but onlv through hard work and much effort on your part.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous

To dream about being hungry means you feel unappreciated for something. It can also mean you’re not getting what you need from an important real life relationship.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

Physical, emotional, and mental deficiencies; wanting or being in need of Food in any form (usually emotional food).

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar

In a dream, hunger means wearing the garments of mourning, being seized by fear, or tightening one’s fist. Hunger in a dream also represents financial losses, eagerness to maintain a certain level of standards, persistence in seeking one’s livelihood or pursuing one’s trade, or love for the world. Some dream interpreters prefer hunger over satiation and thist over thirst-quenching in a dream.

If one sees himself hungry during the winter season in a dream, it means that he will be tried with gluttony. Ifone’s hunger lasts long in the dream, it means that he will receive benefits after a long wait. Hunger in a dream is also considered to mean money, bad company, jesting, asceticism, fasting, inflation, deprivation, poverty and perhaps sometimes it may mean piety and fear of wrongdoing, or remembering and thanking God Almighty.

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin

Temporary poverty.

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland

Vision: Being hungry is a sign of a “hungry” soul. Try to find out what your soul is longing for.

Depth Psychology: Hunger is a symbol of the need to be accepted, including your opinions and judgments. Even if life is secure, this dream may refer to a maybe unfounded fear of poverty. This fear needs to be held up to the light of day and reality. Are you in need of “spiritual nourishment”? Are you fasting right now? Could actual hunger be behind the dream?

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda

Feeling hungry in a dream may represent a feeling of unfulfillment.

The dreamer may be starving for recognition, or hungering to obtain or to achieve something long desired. Alternatively, this dream experience could simply indicate that one is actually hungry and needs to nourish oneself with good food. (See also Devour, Eating).

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

Hunger in the spiritual sense is a yearning to be filled with spiritual awareness. In dreams this can be experienced as an actual physical feeling of hunger.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Psychological / emotional perspective: Emotionally when we are tired or upset we have the need to be comforted and cherished. There is something lacking and the dreaming mind can translate this into hunger.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Material aspects: From a completely practical perspective, if we go to bed hungry our dreams are likely to reflect this fact and register that we need food or sustenance. Consult the entries for emotions, food and yearn for clarification.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

Our needs, or demands, physically, emotionally or mentally. We may feel the need for success or fame just as acutely as the need for sex or food. See eating; food.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp

Hunger | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Hunger


(1) The meaning of hunger in a dream may be non-symbolic: you just feel hungry.

(2) If the hunger is symbolic, it will usually stand for emotional or sexual craving; but it may also represent a pining for meaning, or personal achievement, or personal development. Are you bored? Is life unfulfilling? This may be what caused the ‘hunger5 expressed in the dream.

(3) If it is someone or something else that is hungry in the dream, perhaps some (repressed) part of you is being starved of attention or deprived of proper expression in your conscious life. See also Cinderella.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols


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