Category: Dream Symbols

Dreams about the end of the world – what do they mean? (dream interpretation end of the world, nuclear war, earthquakes)

Dream interpreation end of world (nuclear war, earthquakes). When the world ends in your dreams it might, quite simply, be a symbol that the world as you know it right now is ”ending”. Dreaming about the end of the world (or nuclear war or earthquakes) is common, especially if you have just been fired, is going through a divorce, or are experiencing intense events that shakes you to your core. Events that change the way you see yourself, your life, your world. You come to understand that the world is no longer, as you have understood it so far.

However, you might also dream about the end of the world in calmer periods of your life. In these situations, the dreams may reflect an upcoming or even a long overdue change in your perception of yourself or of the world. Typically, the dreams are accompanied by a great – and maybe inexplicable – sadness in your waking life. Something within you is about to acknowledge that your current way of being, living and thinking is outdated or inadequate. In other words, in order to develop, you have to strongly reassess your worldview, your life and your fundamental assumptions. To say goodbye to what you know – the worldview that has been a part of you for a long time – may bring about great sorrow, which might help explain your otherwise inexplicable sadness.

In this way, the end of the world, nuclear war and earthquakes in dreams may be seen as omens of big changes to come. For example, you might have the dream at a point in your life where you start to think about what you have learned about yourself, your life, and the way you think. Has it all been wrong? Or your unconscious mind may have registered the first steps of bigger changes in yourself as well as “outside” of yourself (i.e. your waking life, maybe your relations to others) that you might not have acknowledged yet.

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NOTE: Dream interpretation isn’t always easy and when you dream about the end of the world, it is almost certainly about something else for you that it was for others who have had the same dream. It is central that you feel affected by the given interpretation. Most often, the only person who can say if an interpretation is right or not is the person who had the dream.