Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

Envy is a very strong feeling, and its appearance in a dream can refer to a real similar situation form your waking life, or it can simply be a symbol for your anxiety and restlessness that you have experienced lately. In the Arab tradition it is said that if you dream of envy, or of yourself being strongly envious of someone or something, it foretells that indeed some envious people are going to make your life difficult and miserable.

On another hand, the Western tradition suggests that envy featured in a dream is the omen of a sad and bitter life, quarrels with the loved one, and misfortune in your love life.

In your dream you may have

  • You are envious of someone.
  • Someone is envious of you.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • Be more altruistic with people around you.
  • Acknowledge and express your feelings.

Detailed dream interpretation

If you dream of being envious of other people it means that you will somehow make new and good friends soon, as people will admire your altruist attitude especially in regard to what others wish for or want. If however in your dream other people are envious of you, this means that some of your friends will upset you and make you anxious, and this will cause a major disappointment in your life.

The dream about envy can be strongly connected to a real situation from your waking life, but also from your past, even childhood. You could be envious or jealous about something, and you could not stay away from this strong feeling even in your sleeping state. If you have such a dream, you should probably think about ways to get rid of this feeling of envy, and encourage yourself to make out of life what you really wish for it. It is important to take this dream as a reminder to acknowledge your feelings and express them to those around you willing to help by listening.

If in your dream you are envious or even jealous of your life partner, possibly your wife or husband, it means that you are being affected by the actions and attitudes of your enemies and other people with prejudices. The dream could also omen that you might get into conflict with the above mentioned people, maybe confront an enemy. If you are a woman and you dream about being jealous of your life partner, the next few days may bring you an interesting surprise, maybe even a shocking incident. This is not necessarily negative. The dream can also have a real connotation, in the sense that your partner could feel attracted to another woman, and this is a warning to pay attention to such details.

If you dream you are envious of someone about material things, this omens some worries and unpleasant moments ahead, in reference to your every day life and work. Envy in a dream could very well suggest that you are surrounded by enemies. In general, if you dream you are envious about somebody’s wealth and well being, it means that you are insecure at the moment, and you are incapable to take a decision about your life direction. This dream refers to the fact that you might have been a bit unhappy lately, and you have complained about everything, and to anyone.

Dreaming of envy can be connected to the fact that someone in your waking life is actually giving you a good reason to feel this way. Envy could mean quarrels and conflicts with people close to you, and it can be a reflection on how you really feel about these people, a possibly hidden fear that you could lose what you love, being a person or a possession.

Being envious on someone means that you might be thinking about the person you love. Most of the times, when you dream you are envious on a particular person, in reality you actually respect that individual very much. To dream that you are jealous or envious of someone means you are too pessimistic, and that you should take care and avoid exacerbating this feeling.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of envy

Upset. Worried. Angry. Envious. Jealous. Surprised. Amazed. Curious. Discontent. Insecure.

By Flo Saul
Oct 12, 2012