The meaning of Menstruation in dream | Dream interpretation
Dreams that feature images of menstruation indicate the very mystery of life itself; the acceptance of the life processes in yourself if you are menstruating in your dream, and non-acceptance if you are not. Such dreams can also represent the desire to have children.
If irregular periods, PMS or problems with menstruation appear in your dream, these may refer to emotional problems needing your attention, or issues concerning sexual selfishness on your part. In his book Our Dreaming Mind, dream expert Robert Van de Castle describes research he did on the subject of menstruation and dreams with the help of nursing students in Miami, Florida. He found that dreams changed according to the different phases of a woman’s menstrual cycle. Before ovulation, more male characters appeared in the dream and the women found them more appealing, with women characters pushed to the background. After ovulation, the dreams tended to be more hostile towards men, depicting them as less attractive.
If you are a man dreaming of menstruation, it may refer to your receptive, nurturing nature, or the aspect of yourself that is creative.
Research has shown that in the week or so leading up to menstruation, women who suffer from PMS spend an increased length of time in dreamland, the dreams they report being extremely vivid and colorful. The conclusion drawn by researchers is that one of the functions of the dreaming mind is to help dreamers deal with difficult states of emotion and anxiety. Dreams that focus on the menopause are likely to indicate change, the end of one phase and the beginning of another.
Time of rest, cleansing, rejuvenation; relax and nurture the creative side of self.
If bleeding is evident, see Blood.
It is a common dream for women and its interpretation is mostly positive. Dreaming about having your menses can be symbolic of releasing tension and worry. Women are often concerned about their reproductive system.
(i.e. pregnancy, sexual relationships or their body’s “time clock.”) Parallel to the menstrual cycle there is a monthly emotional cycle that most women are aware of and experience. During the time of menstruation there is a release of anxiety and an attainment of emotional balance. As a dream symbol it suggests that some difficult times may be over for you and that you can relax. On occasion this dream suggests a loss of energy and disappointment.
also see Blood
1- To dream of menstruation may be linking with the creative side of ourselves which can conceive new ideas and can create new and more wonderful ‘children’ out of simple material. We are linking with the mystery of life and with the procreative drive.
2- Since menstruation is such an integral part of the feminine life, it can indicate in a woman’s dream her acceptance of her own emerging sexuality. In a man’s dream however, it can alert him to his fear surrounding relationships and union with the feminine. It can also indicate his own feminine side and his need to understand his own sensitivity.
3- The Cycle of Life and all that is mysterious in women can be symbolised by menstruation.
It is only in a patriarchal society that it is seen as unclean.
Dreams of menstruating denote clarity, sensitivity, intuition, and that you are in a powerful time in your life, feeling full and fertile with regards to your projects and relationships. You are feeling connected to source and to your life blood, releasing negative thoughts, beliefs, and physical or emotional toxins that stand in the way of your healthiest expression. You are in the flow of life, fully experiencing the ebbs and flows, and highs and lows. See PMS and Blood.
1. Fear of maturing.
2. Happiness at growing up.
To dream of menstruation indicates that you are releasing your pent-up tension and worry. It signals an end to your difficult times and the beginning of relaxation. In some cases, this dream may also mean that you are having trouble accepting your feminine side. Also, dreaming of your menstrual cycle when it is not time yet may simply be caused by your anxiety about your cycle (if you’re worried about pregnancy) or it may sometimes mean you will get an early or unexpected period.
A dream about menstruation is usually based on a real event that is either announcing itself or is starting up. Fear of pregnancy. In addition, we also have to look at the symbolism of bleeding, which usually indicates fear of injury, but is also a sign that we are coming closer to understanding the secrets of life. Blood stands for the vital and the real. Female bleeding always is a reminder of the vitality and passion that is able to create life.
If a person sees his wife menstruating it means his work will be obstructed.
If he sees himself as menstruating he will commit evil.
The cancellation or failure of what might have been; see “baby”
The power of the feminine principle is represented by menstrual blood, as the force for the creation of life is at the heart of the feminine side of human nature. In this way, menstrual blood is a symbol of the power to create at the most fundamental level. However, there is grief present with menstruation, as the periodic bleeding that all young women experience is evidence of fertility that is not going to materialize. As such, you may be dreaming about regrets around accomplishments not realized and creativity that has not been expressed.
To dream of menses may result from stress and anxiety or not feeling presentable, Gen. 31:35
Emerging sexuality; procreative drive; mystery of life; acceptance of life working in oneself if menstruating, non-acceptance of basic life drives if not menstruating. Problems with menstruation: problems with relationship between what life needs of personality, and what personality wants of life; might refer to physiological problems which need attention. In man’s dream: one’s receptive nurturing nature; the aspect of the male self which can ‘conceive’ creative ideas.
If ill, problems in sexuality, creativity, emotions or in letting go of ‘I want*. See premenstrual tension.