Carnival dream dictionary

Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

For many a carnival conveys to mind the giddy days of childhood, amusement park style rides, games and food. For others, carnivals mean the terror of loud noises, distorted and garish images and dangerous freaks and carnies.

Interpreting a carnival dream, therefore, depends on the emotional impact of the dream and whether or not it was a positive experience or a nightmare.

In this dream you may have

  • Had fun on a carnival ride.
  • Been terrified on a carnival ride.
  • Walked around a carnival with friends.
  • Been lost at a carnival.
  • Been cheated at a carnival game.
  • Joined the carnival.
  • Been trapped on a broken ride.
  • Won a prize at a carnival game.
  • Seen a freak show at a carnival.
  • Been chased by a Carney.
  • Worked at a carnival.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • Enjoyed a carnival ride.
  • Won a stuffed animal.
  • Socialized with friends.

Detailed dream meaning

Positive dreams of carnivals signify a desire for release and fun and a yearning for the simplicity of childhood. Alternatively, negative dreams of carnivals signify that your pursuit of pleasure has become a destructive force in your life.

Dreaming of enjoying a carnival ride indicates that you are ready for fun and adventure that is close to home. A large carnival indicates that you have many opportunities to choose from while a small one suggests that your social choices might be limited. Having an unpleasant experience on a carnival ride signifies that you feel trapped and out of control and are going along for the ride. Dreaming of a carnival ride can also indicate that you may be too blinded by temporary pleasure to realize that you are going nowhere. To dream of being trapped on a broken ride suggests that activities that once brought you pleasure have become a source of pain and you feel as though you are simply going around in circles.

To dream of playing carnival games implies you enjoy taking financial risks and believe that you will prevail even if the odds are against you. To dream you won a prize for playing a carnival game means you are socially savvy and your charm and ability to network will help you advance. This can also indicate that it is a good time to take a risk with finances or ask for a promotion or more responsibility in the work place. Dreaming of being cheated in a carnival game implies that you are gullible in your dealings with others and are easily taken advantage of.

Dreams of carnivals in which reality seems distorted, people are wearing masks, you are in the midst of grotesque figures, or you are looking at freaks imply that you feel disconnected from the people, relationships and activities that should bring you pleasure. To dream of being lost at a carnival similarly suggests that your recreational activities have divided you from those around you.

To dream of joining the carnival and leaving your life behind suggests that you are indulging in escapism and desire to leave your responsibilities and cares. You use self-deception to rationalize flawed decisions.

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

  • Stock market investment.
  • Clubbing.
  • Addiction.
  • Cocktail party.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of a Carnival

Detachment. Giddiness. Eagerness. Thrill. Confinement. Competitiveness. Self-Deception. Levity. Silliness. Amusement. Whimsy. Foreboding. Dread. Dismay.

By Florance Saul
Oct 12, 2012