The meaning of paper in dream | Dream Interpretation
Blank writing paper: unexpressed sentiments or ideas; opportunity; feeling a lack of communication with someone else. Wrapping paper: depending on the colour and quality, how you feel others see you; the exterior impression of what you are getting or giving in a relationship; the outward appearance of your own potential. Idioms: commit to paper; not worth the paper it’s written on; on paper, paper tiger, pen to paper, paper over the cracks.
This is a symbol for the potential for communication, creative expression, the making of plans, or committing an idea to something permanent by putting it on paper. Writing on paper connects to a need to gain clarity with your thoughts. Reading something written on paper is about attempting to absorb some new idea as an intrinsic part of your knowledge base. Folding a piece of paper might reveal a wish to keep something hidden from others or possibly to break something down into more manageable pieces of information. Doing something atypical with paper, such as origami or cutouts, could connect to being creative in a rebellious fashion. Blank paper might point to the requirement of definitive communication that you are not clear about or unwilling to commit to yet. Reams and reams of paper could align with an overwhelming sense of thoughts or feelings that need to be documented in some way. In the business world there is a phrase that something must “look good on paper,” referring to the strategic planning that precedes taking action. This highlights the impermanence that exists prior to the permanence that a hard copy of a “paper trail” implies.
Dreaming about a blank sheet of paper can refer to something that is not expressed, something we have not “put down on paper,” which can be an idea or a communication. Wrapping paper can refer to a gift or to the outer impression something conveys.
A dream about paper can also be alluding to the meaning of a familiar idiom, such as “paper tiger,” “paper over the cracks,” a “paper trail,” or “not worth the paper it’s written on.”
Vision: Looking at printed paper: you trust others. Torn paper: the conflict you have provoked is your own fault. Be very careful if you get involved in legal matters right now. Plain paper: an important document will suddenly play a large role. Writing or drawing on a piece of paper: you are preoccupied with a personal situation. Printed paper: you are asked to do a lot of unnecessary and unimportant paper work.
Depth Psychology: A plain piece of paper represents either immaturity and lack of experience, or is a sign that you are open to new thoughts and opinions. Paper with print: expect to receive new instructions or spiritual insights that will be useful to you. See Leaf, Newspaper, Writing.
(Notebook; Record; Parchment) A sheet of paper in a dream represents an oath, a vow, or a pledge. Writing a note on a piece of paper in a dream means being ungrateful and perfidious toward others.
A writer in a dream also represents someone who is burdened, pressured, doubtful and uncertain, whereby, writing has become his escape goat and a way out of his depression. Ifone’s boss gives him a paper to write somethingon it in a dream, it means that he will solicit something from his boss and eventually receive it.
If one feels uncertain about some people then sees himself holding a pen and a piece of paper in a dream, it means that his obscurity will be replaced with clarity. Holding a piece of paper in a dream also means attaining one’s goal, or completing a project, or finalizing a program. Apaper salesman in a dream represents someone who helps cunning people do their tricks.
(Also see Notebook; Paper; Write; Writer)
Book. Something you are aware of, which is long overdue, needs to be resolved.
A clean, white sheet of paper also symbolizes innocence as well as “empty consciousness.” In a positive sense this could mean a creative emptiness. In a negative sense it indicates a lack of awareness.
It is also a symbol of the spirit. Paper with writing on it is the same as a book, meaning you need to pay attention to the text.
According to Freud, paper is a symbol of femininity.
To see blank white paper in your dream, signifies your desire to make a fresh start in your life. Alternatively, this dream may represent your desire to express yourself through writing or art.
To see a stack of papers in your dream, suggests you are having to cope with the stress of too many responsibilities in your life.
If you dream of ripping or crumpling up paper, you may be having angry feelings about a love interest or family member. This dream also suggests you are fearful of the opinions of your peers.
To dream of Paper is a sign of some coming trouble.
If the Paper is clean, you will escape with a slight money loss. But if the Paper is soiled and dirty, then your own questionable action will prove your undoing.
If the Paper is folded, it denotes some small disappointment. See NEWSPAPER.
1. A return to innocence, renewal—often spiritual, sometimes a new phase of life (a blank piece of paper).
2. Messages are being sent from one part of the consciousness to another (note any writing on the paper).
3. Flimsiness, fragility; a temporary state.
Dreams of a blank paper symbolize a blank slate in front of you, your ability to begin anew and your desire to express yourself creatively.
A dream of a stack of papers signifies clutter, pressure and overwhelm at all the things you have to do.
A paper doll symbolizes an ego that is fragile, insecure, vulnerable, and paper thin. See Page.
1- Paper is one of those images which, in dreams, is dependent on the circumstances in the dreamer’s life.
For instance, in a student’s life, paper would suggest the need to pay attention to the studies. In a postman’s life there may be job anxieties, whereas festive wrapping paper could indicate the need for, or the possibility of, celebration.
2- Blank writing paper points to a lack of communication, or need to communicate with someone, but can also suggest a new beginning. Brown paper can highlight the utilitarian side of the dreamer’s nature.
3- There is potential for Spiritual growth through both learning and creativity.
A sheet of paper may symbolize a new beginning in our lives. Or, also it indicates that you want to express yourself through writing or art.
If the paper is a document, it may refer to a matter from your past. The presence of a paper in dreams also must relate to its written content. However, if you are unable to distinguish this, things change. Not surprisingly, a sheet of paper carried by the wind indicates that your hopes or your purposes are unsound and that you will probably miss the opportunities that arise.
If you are behind a mountain of papers, it represents that you live overwhelmed by stress, excess liability, and major concerns. Wet paper, finally, is a symbol of loss of prestige. (See LIBRARY and NOTEBOOK)
According to the dream-oracles, a blank paper presages a period of pain. However, a paper with writing predicts much joy in love.
To dream you write on paper, signifies an accusation made against you.
To dream you read a paper, signifies news.
To dream you blot or tear your paper, signifies the well-ordering of your business.
To dream of handling paper, is a portent at a quarrel with a lover or within the home. This holds good whether it is wrapping paper, writing paper, or newspaper.
Clean or new paper in a dream is a symbol of efforts, and its meaning must be interpreted according to its color.
Wastepaper predicts a fine new opportunity which you should not waste time about accepting.
See also Wallpaper and Parchment.
Means for self-expression, writing; if strewn about implies get organized.
To dream of white paper, innocence; written on, chicanery; printed, good fortune; decorated, deception (Gypsy).