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digging dream meanings


Digging is a symbol of trying to search for something in life. It also means that you have good "intuition" and your ability to pick up feelings "in the air" or being involved in new things is important to you.

Working with the soil in the garden means that it is time to think about what you need in life. It also means that you need to search for something meaningful in your waking life.


Dreaming of digging in the dirt with your bare hands symbolizes an immediate need to reveal you inner feelings. You will probably take action quite soon. To see digging tools in a dream can have various meanings, from financial success to criminal thoughts. See below for more information.

In your dream you may have...

  • Dug a hole in the ground.
  • Worked in a garden using a hoe to dig around.
  • Been in a cemetery, and you or others were digging graves.
  • Seen piles of dug dirt, either wet or dry.
  • Been holding or using a hoe for digging purposes.

What this means to your life...


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  • Something is missing in your waking life, either a person or some sense of satisfaction.
  • You are searching for a hidden meaning in your waking life.
  • You may be pleasantly surprised sometime soon.

Detailed dream interpretation...

If you conduct the action of digging you are probably trying to obtain an object in waking life. To dig up a dead body means that you will develop further in your life. To dream that someone is digging a grave suggests an anxiety about being noticed by others. To use your hands to dig means you should take action right away in a situation that has caused you great concern.

If you dream a pile of dirt this can indicate money and good luck. If you dream that you are digging in a dry ground this is definitely a good sign. To struggle to dig means that this can represent an actual goal that you are striving to reach. The advice is to keep on going.

Digging in a garden or displaying additional gardening activities such as planting flowers symbolizes that you need to examine certain situations in your waking life and decide if you have the ability to help others to develop and grow.


To use the following tools in the garden...

  • The spade means that you are searching for something unique.
  • For a folk to be featured in your dream indicates that other people will gossip about you.
  • To dream of a rake means that people will bring you riches.
  • The hoe means being on the run, effort, weariness, but also murder.

If you are placing plants in the soil this means you feel that it is about time to make a few important changes in your life. However, you are still unclear as to what these changes may be and what may entail. If you plant roses in your garden suggests that you can benefit from feminine wisdom and knowledge.

Planting plants such as herbs or vegetables represents insecurity over possessions. You need to know what will turn out in your favor. It is time to learn to appreciate peace and quite in your life.

If you dream of digging your own grave then you are about to encounter a challenging situation. It is time to search within yourself in order to find inner harmony and meaning in your waking life. Dreaming of digging a grave in a cemetery is a positive omen. Generally, digging a grave predicts a positive event in your life. It can be a long-waited celebration or party.

The digging hoe in a dream may have a double meaning. If you are holding the hoe, but do not start digging the hoe represents an aggressive attitude toward a specific person or a situation in your immediate surroundings. You must examine this situation, since the hoe signifies possible aggressive actions in the near future. If you are using the hoe to dig out the soil this means you will be successful in a financial transaction.


If in your dream you are digging for no reason, and you are actually trying to find something in your waking then this dream represents the need to move on a path of enlightenment and spiritual peace through reflection and meditation. To dig a field suggests that you will try to relax but you keep having worries. It is time to slow down and learn to appreciate some peace and quite in your life.

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

Worry. Uncomfortable. Reserved. Quiet. Bored. Tired. Reclusive. Uninterested.

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