Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

I bet your first question is “why did I dream of nettles?” Stinging nettles seen in dreams indicates that somebody will be criticizing you in the near future or a difficult time in love.

The name nettle comes from the Dutch term “nettle” which means needles. Nettles are fantastic sources of minerals, fiber, and vitamins and from a psychological dream perspective, the nettle is connected to how we heal ourselves. Basically, the dream can indicate that you need to watch your diet or nutrition. In order to look deeper into this dream meaning, we need to understand what stinging nettles denote from a spiritual perspective. Nettle leaves can be used to treat various alignments such as rheumatoid arthritis, infidelity and also in some cases diabetes. It was the Romans who first used stinging nettles in regards to improving health. They can reach around eight foot in height and have heart-shaped, toothed leaves. In some older gypsy dream meanings, the nettle is a sign of being “stung” in love due to the heart shape of the leaves. The leaves and stem is covered in small stinging hairs, that include a cocktail of histamine, acetylcholine, and formic acid. The spines penetrate our skin break off and leave venom, which causes that stinging feeling. Spiritually stinging indicates a shock to the system or a problem in life.

What is the general meaning of seeing a stinging nettle in a dream?

Seeing nettles in dreams represent our emotional side of life. If you are stung this is associated with the fact that you feel you’re being treated in a way that you should be. Usually, nettles appear in our dream can be seen as a warning. You may want to be careful when nettles appear in your dreams. They can indicate issues with health and finances, but sometimes will be a warning about a relationship. When you dream of nettles there is usually something unsettling going on in your mind that your psyche is trying to work out what.

What is the spiritual meaning of a nettle?

The nettle from a medical perspective is diuretic and the leaves contain bicarbonate of ammonia which means that the “sting” itself does not survive the heat. Suffice to say if you cook stinging nettles then you can eat them it can denote being in touch with your spiritual side. In the olden days, nettles were boiled in salt and milk was added to create cheese. The leaves were also burned to help coughs and asthma. As the nettle carries potassium and calcium it is known as iron radiation. Spiritually, they are connected to a shock situation in life.

What does it mean to be unharmed by a nettle in a dream?

When you see nettles in your dream but you are not harmed then this is one of the few times that nettles are a positive sign in your dream. By avoiding the harm that nettles can cause, it is a good omen that you are going to dodge a bullet – so to speak – regarding money or love. If the nettles are by the water then love will be yours. In all other cases, it is usually a fortunate sign for financial matters.

What does it mean to dream of being stung by a nettle in a dream?

When nettles hurt you, in a dream, it is important to note where they cause pain. For example, if you eat nettles and therefore cause pain to your throat or mouth, then this is a sign that you need to be careful about who you are talking about your finances too. There may be someone around you that is concerned about your finances or is seeking to gain something from a loss that may be working against you. When nettles hurt you on the legs, it is a sign that you need to walk away from a financial situation or decision. If you are considering a large purchase at the moment, then this is a symbol that you need to not make the purchase or take a risk with your money. It is a similar meaning if you get stung on the arms – but in this case, the decision is more about travel or work then finances directly. You want to keep bad people away. This is a message to work at an arm’s length and to listen to those close to you.

When is it positive to dream about nettles?

If you are given nettle as a gift, then it is a prosperous time in your life and you can trust money decisions. You will find a positive financial outcome. As I have already mentioned if the nettle does not sting you then this also denotes great luck.

What does it mean to see a field or wood full of nettles?

To see clusters of nettles in the dream from a spiritual perspective means that this is a symbol that you need to be yourself. It is connected to your own hidden values and the fact that growth needs to be cultivated the near future. It is important to note the general condition around the woods and the nettles themselves. To see nettles overgrown reflects a possible lack of order from a spiritual direction, the nettles can also be a symbolism of past movement especially if you are surrounded by nettles in a dream.

What does it mean to pick nettles in a dream?

As I’ve already concluded nettles contain the venom which penetrates our skin and causes those little bumps that we have when we are stung. So, picking nettles indicates a possible loss due to somebody else’s criticism or intentions. It can also signify a miscarriage of justice or an unfair situation. If you are being stung while you pick the nettles in a dream it could be telling you that you need to try to seek relief from an issue or problem that is currently bothering you. In older dream dictionaries the nettle is also associated with prosperity and happiness. From a gypsy dream dictionary, perspective picking metals is a favorable omen and could denote happiness and contentment.

What does it mean to plant nettles in a dream?

To see yourself planting nettles in a dream indicates a spiritual symbol of strength and also stamina will be required in the future. However, if you are planting nettles in a wood it can symbolize your desire for a particular situation that will benefit you open also suggests your intention to iron out any problems going forward.

What does it mean to dream of nettle hairs on other things like vegetables?

To see nettle hairs on vegetables carries the same meaning as being stung. The actual sting can indicate that something is hidden in waking life. Studies show that the immediate reaction to the sting of nettles is due to the histamine and this causes a “stinging” sensation. Acetylcholine is within the hairs and is connected to the sting itself. If these stinging hairs appear on anything else in a dream it indicates that a difficult situation will be encountered.

In this dream you may have:

  • Sat on nettles = people will turn to you for advice.
  • Eaten nettles = there is a focus on moving forward in life.
  • Almost got stung by nettles = you will dodge a problem in life.
  • Walked through nettles = people will turn to you for advice.
  • Positive changes are afoot if: You are unharmed by nettles.

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

  • You are looking to buy a house or make a big purchase.
  • You are playing the stock market.
  • Doing your taxes.
  • You are planning a trip. (usually for business)
  • Changing your career.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of nettles:

Pain. Shock. Unhappiness. Anger. Uncertainty. Dismay.

By Flo Saul
Oct 12, 2012