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In real life, calculators help us to solve the problems we could never manage on our own. They also help us to calculate some major life decisions, such as the cost of home ownership and the benefits of a new salary at work. Calculators help us to weigh the risks so we can make decisions more carefully. In dreams, then, calculators can represent careful decision-making skills and planning.


On the other hand, calculators only help us to use logic, and they do not address the complex emotional issues that could arise from your decisions. While dreams about calculators may reveal a positive side of you, they may also show that you rely too heavily on logic and tend to ignore your own feelings.


In this dream you may have…


  • Used a calculator.
  • Seen a calculator.
  • Calculated something mathematical.
  • Calculated something strange and abstract (like the sum of football, or how to calculate a knife).
  • Spoken to a calculator (perhaps asking it for help).
  • Used a calculator for something over than calculating.


Positive changes are afoot if…


  • You received the appropriate answer for a mathematical or statistical problem.
  • You used the calculator with another person’s help.
  • You used the calculator among other things to aid in an important decision.


Detailed dream interpretation...


The appearance of a calculator in your dream can show two important sides to you. First, it can show your ability to plan and think things through before you act. Second, it can show your calculated efforts to take risks and make things work, without considering the emotional or ethical side effects.


Depending on the dream, it can be more or less difficult to tell which side of you your subconscious is revealing. The best way to tell if your calculator dream was positive is if you used the calculator and other items (or people) as well. Using more than one thing to help you make your decisions shows your balanced emotional and logical side.


If the dream only reveals a calculator, or if you are using a calculator in the dream, you need to take a step back and look at some of your decision making skills. How thoroughly do you plan before coming to a decision? Are all of your decisions based on money, or do you consider other aspects too? Would you be willing to change your mind if someone were to explain the risk? You may be more stubborn than you should be when it comes to important life decisions. Consider the impact you have on yourself and others.


If you used a calculator for a simple mathematical or statistical problem and it gave you the correct answer, this is an extremely good sign as it represents your own intelligence (especially if you were able to calculate the answer with your own subconscious!). If you used a calculator and it gave you a wrong answer, it is another warning of your excessive risk-taking. Sometimes, the most logical or financially beneficial answer is not necessarily the correct answer.


If you spoke to a calculator or used it for a strange abstract question, perhaps your decisions are too calculated. You feel you must weigh the consequences of every single decision you make, and you are afraid to take any risks whatsoever. This is also a bad thing. You should be open to new possibilities, and you should be willing to learn from your own mistakes. If you consult logic for every single aspect of your life, you take some of the fun out of it.


This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life…


  • Financial decisions.
  • Relationship and life decisions.
  • Risk taking and reservations.
  • Learning from past mistakes.


Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of a camera…

Calculated. Certain. Uncertain. Worry.