Darkness is a common occurrence in dreams and it usually refers to the failure to connect with your inner world or any spiritual endeavor. Darkness is usually a mirror of your beliefs and symbolizes unfamiliarity, the unknown, and obscurity.
Darkness does not necessarily refer to a lack of light. Thick, impenetrable darkness is a symbol of a hurt and a sad soul: you have lost connection to the common nature of things. Ancient Persians believed that darkness in a dream is a sign of physical and moral pain, but also of a difficult illness.
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If you dream of complete darkness, then this dream symbolizes the need to monitor your actions. The message is to distance yourself from what you truly believe, to find the solution that you are after. Darkness in a dream can be an omen of a painful and long illness. If you dream of seeing yourself in darkness, it is a sign that you will be confronted with some difficulties. If, however, you manage to turn the light on, the dream foretells the ability to overcome obstacles.
Darkness represents fear of the unknown and unexpected problems. It can suggest confusion over one's direction or what route you should take. To try to find your way in the dark means you may experience a feeling of depression, possibilities of change, fear, insecurity, mistrust, mystery, risk, hidden dangers and unfamiliarity. Darkness is a symbol of the darkness in your subconscious mind. The darkness or shadows seen by a blind person represent deep grief and turmoil.
Dreaming of a solar or lunar eclipse - when darkness suddenly falls is an omen that someone you know may acquire an incurable disease, or they may have an accident. If you are lost in darkness in your dream, it suggests that you must also be careful because there might be some problems in the future. The dream is positive only if you escape the darkness. If you dream of coming out of darkness into light, it means that you will escape dangers. It could also refer to the fact that you could have a successful romantic life.
Dreaming of darkness coming over you signifies failure at work. Darkness can represent ignorance, irresponsibility, wickedness, death and fear of the unknown. If the sun rises from darkness, you will overcome these failures. If you feel safe in the dark, then your dream suggests that you like not knowing about some detrimental things in your waking life. In other words, your mantra is “ignorance is bliss.”
Seeing someone in the dark means that you should remain calm in conflict. Dreaming that you are lost in the dark suggests feelings of despair, depression and uncertainty. If you are lost or are groped in the darkness, the dream refers to the fact that you have enough information about something to make a clear decision. Investigate and do not be hasty in making choices. Groping in the dark also suggests your wish to find a solution at any price, or your hope for favorable results. To kill someone in the dark means your courage to confront danger and confusion is there, in waking life.
If in your dream you cannot find someone in darkness, it means that you need to keep your temperament under control. You have the tendency to allow your emotions to overwhelm you and to lose common sense.
If you stay in the darkness in the dream, some danger may come your way. If you are witnessing a solar eclipse, terrible days are about to come. If you come out of darkness, however, you will overcome that danger. If you dream of darkness in a cave, this represents sorrow. If in your dream there is an unclear person in the dark then you are experiencing fear in waking life, a fear that must come to the surface. If you are scrutinizing through darkness, this is a sign of troubles. If you are afraid of darkness, you will have a happy love life. The darkness in a tunnel suggests that your spiritual capabilities will be put to test.
Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of darkness…
Scared. Confused. Alone. Controlled. Overwhelmed. Confident. Afraid.