Did you dream about an earthquake or other natural disaster and wonder what it could mean? Below we will look at the meaning of this dream, several scenarios, and the symbolism of the earthquake.
The word ‘earthquake’ tends to invoke fear and panic among people. And rightly so because an earthquake can be a destructive natural phenomenon causing extensive damage to human settlements and lives.
If you are reading these words, you likely had a dream about an earthquake. I used to dream about an earthquake very often at one point. Therefore I began looking for the meaning of this dream in the dream dictionaries and diaries of my grandmother, who interpreted dreams for herself and others.
Dreams about natural disasters are common for everyone, so even if you live in the most peaceful corner of the planet, there is still a chance that you will have this dream. This is because dreams speak to us through symbols and rarely predict an actual event or anything related to an earthquake. So, what does it mean when you dream about an earthquake, and what’s its spiritual meaning? Do dream about earthquakes foretell bad news?
When interpreting dreams, it is important to pay attention to all symbols because only they can decipher your dreams. Earthquake is one of the most common dream symbols. In dreams, an earthquake symbolizes something destructive, either a destructive event or behavior. It can also indicate:
- shifting of power
- loss of control
- feeling like you’re losing ground
- self-destructive behavior
- fear of the changes that are coming
- unclear future (you don’t know what to expect from the future, or you are afraid of the future)
- emotional turmoil or a difficult situation
Dream of earthquake meaning
It is not entirely easy to interpret a dream about an earthquake because it can mean something different for each of us. Therefore, we will look at individual scenarios.
You’re losing control
To some people, an earthquake represents a significant upheaval in their life that causes them to lose control of their situation. This loss of control is often caused by something unexpected, e.g., a reduction in the number of employees at work (you are unexpectedly fired from your job), a sudden breakup with your partner, financial losses, or your stock portfolio has become deeply red, etc.
Uncertainty and the feeling that the ground beneath your feet is not solid
Another common interpretation of an earthquake dream is feeling as if the ground beneath your feet is not solid. In real life, this could mean you are afraid of the housing crisis and losing the roof over your head. Or if you’ve moved to another city or country, you don’t feel at home there. As a result, you don’t have the energy to build something new because the ground under your feet is not stable, and you don’t know if you want to live there for the rest of your life or not. This dream means you don’t feel stability in your life, which makes you nervous because you don’t know if it’s worth starting something new or investing in something bigger.
Strong inner fear
A dream about an earthquake is prevalent among people with intense inner fears. For example, you are afraid of viruses and diseases and strongly fear getting infected. It is necessary to remember that this is only fear and something that only exists in our heads. However, the more we fear, the more we become susceptible and weaken our immunity. When we allow these fears and thoughts to control our lives, we can actually become infected. Therefore, it is crucial to work on eliminating this fear.
I knew a person who dreamed about an earthquake three to four times a week. It was because she kept telling herself that she didn’t deserve a new relationship because she wasn’t good and beautiful enough. When I referred her to a therapist who helped her with her low self-esteem, the earthquake dream seemed to disappear from her sleep. So, an earthquake can also symbolize intense fear, such as fear of some unexpected news or destructive thoughts.
You’re a materialistic person
Dreams of earthquakes could indicate that you are materialistic or obsessed with money or wealth. This type of dream could either mean that you have a deep-seated fear of loss, for example, due to poor financial planning or sudden economic changes in your real life, or if you continue to obsess over material things, it can destroy your personal relationships.
Dreaming about an earthquake is not necessarily a bad dream; it’s more like a wake-up call to stop wanting more things and be less materialistic.
House shaking dream meaning
When you experience a dream where your house is shaking, it can indicate an unsettled feeling or the need to make changes in your life that are causing you anxiety. On the other hand, it can also be a sign that you need to ground yourself and find peace. A house in dreams often symbolizes our life as such or our physical body, so it’s important to find out what gives you anxiety, and if you know what it is, start working on removing those triggers or negative energies.
How to interpret your earthquake dream
To interpret your dream, look at the context and setting of the earthquake. Where were you when it was happening? What were you doing? Who was there? This will give you clues about what area of your life needs to change or be addressed. Then, go over the feelings you had in the dream. See how they relate to your current situation, if it was fear, panic, or helplessness. Last but not least, pay attention to any other common dreams that may have crossed over into this one, such as being chased, seeing a strong stream of water, or an animal trapped under a house. All these small but important details will help you decipher the meaning of this dream.
Final Words dream about earthquake meaning
It is important to remember that dreams are not literal and do not always have one specific meaning. Therefore, as already said, take into account all the details and symbols. Furthermore, if it is a recurring dream, it is essential to start working on deciphering the dream because it is probably something alarming in your personal life that should not be ignored.