Not so long ago, I had a dream about my heart beating so fast. I could see on my chest how hard the heart was pounding through the skin as if it wanted to ‘fly out of my chest’ or explode.
I have been interpreting dreams for many years, so a dream about a heart is not surprising to me. But what was strange was the whole course of this dream because I had never had this kind of dream before. And so I started looking for the meaning in the old dream dictionaries that my grandmother, a longtime dream interpreter who drew inspiration from ancient dream dictionaries, handed down to me.
In this article, you will learn what it means when you dream of a heart, having your heart removed, a fast-beating heart, and much more! There is also a table of contents below to make it easier for you to find your specific dream interpretation.
The Symbolism of Heart in Dreams
The heart symbolizes love, warmth, and affection. Dreams about hearts are often about relationships and feelings of connectedness. The heart is the center of emotion, so dreams that feature hearts tend to be about our deepest feelings and connections.
However, the meaning of a dream about a heart varies depending on the context. Sometimes, it may not be about love as much as your emotions or sensitivity.
Dream About Heart Being Removed
A dream about your heart being removed may indicate that you feel emotionally numb or disconnected from others. Your heart may also symbolize something you are trying to let go of or move past in your life. This could be anything from a bad relationship to a negative behavior you are trying to change.
If the removal is done by someone else, it might indicate that you need to let go of the pain and trauma associated with that particular person. If it’s done by yourself, you should forgive yourself for your past mistakes and accept yourself the way you are, with all the flaws and imperfections. Learn from your mistakes and move forward.
If it is being done against your will, it may indicate that you feel controlled or manipulated. You can be controlled by someone and by something (television, fake news, social media influencers, etc.)
As with any dream, the interpretation will vary from person to person based on their own experiences and understanding of the world. However, this dream generally indicates that you are either emotionally cold, numb or still holding onto a grudge or pain from the past.
Dream About Heart Beating Fast or Out of Chest
Dreaming of a heart beating fast can be a sign that you’re stressed or anxious about something or that you have a lot of things on your mind. On the other hand, it can also mean you’re feeling overwhelmed or have too many responsibilities.
It is common for people who are going through a stressful or tough time to have their heart rate higher than usual during this dream. It is their stressed and restless body’s response to this dream.
It’s important to listen to your body and take time for self-care. You can practice meditation, take a walk outside or try some yoga stretches. It’s also helpful to talk to someone you trust about what you’re feeling and what’s causing you stress because this dream appeared in your sleep for a reason.
Dream About Heart Attack
Having a heart attack in your dreams can be extremely frightening and alarming, but it is important not to panic. Dreams are not interpreted literally, so there’s no need to worry about getting an actual heart attack.
This type of dream occurs during times when you are under a lot of stress or pressure. Deep in your mind, you know that stress is one of the causes of heart failure or heart attacks, and that’s why your subconscious showed you this dream symbol. It’s a warning sign to prioritize your physical health more.
You only have one health, so appreciate it more. It’s our health that’s the real wealth. Not work or money.
Dream About Heart Surgery
A dream about heart surgery can be unsettling, but it does not necessarily mean that you will have heart surgery in the future. The dream may be a reflection of your anxieties or trepidations about life.
The heart is very powerful in the human body and is often associated with emotion and love. A dream about heart surgery may tell you to take better care of yourself, or it may signify that you need to express your emotions more.
If you have a recurring dream of heart surgery, it could also mean that you are afraid of starting a new relationship or your heart is still broken after the last painful relationship.
Dream About Heart Transplant
To dream that you’ve had a heart transplant suggests feeling emotionally exhausted or overwhelmed. You may feel like you need someone else’s strength and determination to get through your current situation.
The dream may reflect your desire for a fresh start and a life without all of your current emotional baggage.
Dream About Heart Stopping
When you dream about your heart stopping, it can represent feelings of fear and anxiety. Feeling as though your heart has stopped in your dream may symbolize feelings of loneliness, abandonment, or disconnection.
It could also mean that you are becoming colder or more distant in your current relationship. You may not feel like you did in the beginning about your partner anymore. There is no passion, joy, or trust in the relationship. You may also feel uncomfortable in a relationship and seek a way out.
Dreams about hearts represent your feelings and emotions. If you’re dreaming about a heart, it may mean that you are too in tune with your emotions and are feeling overly emotional, or conversely, you are emotionally cold or are going through a stressful time in your life.
I recommend keeping a dream journal and writing down as many details as possible from your dreams. It is the best way to understand your dreams and dream symbols.
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