Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

Oil has many different meanings and people take the presence of oil in a dream to mean multiple things.

When you see oil in your dream it represents things running smoothly (the slickness of the oil) but also can indicate positive growth or finances looking up (making money off of oil). More often than not though, oil dreams indicate positive changes coming.

In this dream you may have...

  • Seen oil dripping from a car.
  • Slipped in oil.
  • Got dirty from oil.
  • Saw an oil spill or helped to clean one up.
  • Trapped oil.
  • Held oil. (baby oil, mineral oil, olive oil)
  • Cooked with oil.
  • Spilled oil.
  • Bought oil.
  • Seen an oily substance.

Positive changes are afoot if…

  • Cleaned up oil.
  • Found oil.
  • Cooked with oil.
  • Saw baby oil.
  • Slipped in oil.

Detailed dream meaning...

Oil comes in many forms in a dream. Crude oil or oil coming out of the ground is one of the most common dreams of oil and these are very lucrative dreams. Crude oil in a dream indicates fortune coming your way or a pending opportunity that you need to be sure that you do not miss. When you see this in your dream you are in a lucky place in your life and you can make money or finances grow if you react correctly to conditions and take advantage of situations that are around you or headed your way.

When there is oil in a dream that is oozing up from the ground but going into water or causing a danger (such as an oil spill) your own feelings regarding this is the key to understanding the meaning in the dream. If you try to contain the oil, this indicates that there is a current opportunity in your life that you need to capitalize on. It also represents having multiple opportunities and having to choose the right one for you. If the oil has polluted an area (such as a lake or ocean) this means that you are wasting your money and you need to buckle down. When you see this in a dream it is absolutely the wrong time to take a risk.

When oil is coming from machinery like a car or tractor, this can indicate that you need to take steps to make your own life run smoother. This is another warning dream but a good one. Usually when you have dreams like this it is a good omen that you need to take care of your home, finances, or wealth and that there is still time to act.

Baby oil, olive oil, or other types of non – gasoline oils have different meanings to them.

Seeing baby oil in a dream is a good sign showing fertility, child birth, or ease during child birth.

Other oils – such as olive, peanut, sunflower etc – represent the positive side of those items. For example, olives reflect wealth and happiness – the oil of the olive is divine happiness’s, peace in a household, etc. The oil of that item reflects the extreme positive of the dream meaning. Make sure to look up the other item to know what area that your psyche is directing you towards.

Cooking with oil is a good omen for health and happiness in general. Slipping on oil, while painful in a dream, can indicate a bit of good luck coming your way.

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

  • Good fortune – positive investments.
  • Having a baby.
  • Cleaning up your life – clearing out the old.
  • Stress reducing.

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

Happy. Lucky. Thrilled. Dirty. Scared. Unsure. Helpful. Determined. Quick. Responsive. Curious.

By Florance Saul
Oct 12, 2012