Storm Dream Meaning

What Does A Storm Mean In Your Dream?

Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings



Thunderstorms represent upheavals regarding feelings, particularly anger.

Last week I had a dream about a storm, for the third time this year. I seem to have reoccurring dreams about storms in general and they are very vivid. I asked my priest at church to provide an overview (biblically) of what he believes my dreams of storms actually signify. He simply said that rain will be coming...I was quite surprised at the answer! The dream was, in fact, a warning as two days later heavy rains came and we did, in fact, suffer flooding in the city near my home. 

Dreaming about storm surges is similar to your own life. Compare your life to a “journey” over the ocean. As we sail across in our little "protective" boat we must go through various storms. It is important to prepare for these storms. We must persist, keep going and pray that things will get better. Storms featured in dreams can be spiritual storms. These are unseen in real life. At times, we have to go through “problems” in order to get through life challenges. A spiritual storm featured in your dream state is a sign to prepare yourself to protect against problems. 

Dream psychology of storms

Dream theory derived from the works of Sigmund Freud defines a dream about storms is associated with possible disruptive powers. Rain or water is connected to ones love life and emotions. To keep having dreams about rain, wind and storms indicates problems in relationships. When somebody is in a “stormy relationship”, it means their relationship is full of damaging emotional powers. Violent thunderstorms in dreams indicate that you may feel your emotions are all over the place.  The message of such a dream could be that you need to “weather a particular storm” and try to display your own capability in order to cope with life's challenges. Carl Jung also wrote a few things in his books that poor, stormy weather is connected to how we communicate and interact with others. The nicer the weather the better the communicator we are is the message coming from Carl Jung works.

Bad weather symbols in dreams

Thunderstorms clear the air and can supply the dreamer with a sense of release after the surprise (or even discussion) has been eliminated. Generally, bad weather is symbolic of any type of turmoil, whether it happens on a personal or mental level. The actual discord will often trigger emotional stress, but when it is launched, the dreamer will feel calmer. Having reviewed some ancient dream books from the 1930s here are the most common dream meanings of a storm:

Dream about a storm - 1930s dream meanings

  • To take shelter from a storm indicates that you are going to move away from a difficult position in waking life.
  • To hide from a storm indicates someone is hiding their emotions in waking life.
  • Seeing hurling wind and rain can suggest that you will need to make some decisions to keep on track.
  • Storm clouds in the sky in dreams can indicate that you must show resistance.
  • If the clouds were white and fluffy that can suggest controlling a situation.
  • To dream of the weather being “out of control” can suggest your emotions need to be more in check.
  • To dream of seeing lightening in the storm suggests change will occur but only gradually. Watching a storm in front of you can mean that you will find happiness.
  • To dream of swirling vortex of water, or choppy, stormy waves suggest that problems in life will resolve but in time.
  • Dreaming of falling due to the storm can indicate a struggle or loss. But, it can indicate a new start. Things will blow over.
  • Thunder in dreams represents that you will encounter a problem with someone you know. This may create emotional upheavals. The wind is quite interesting, and to see strong wind where the whole dream everything is blowing around can suggest that you will meet your own objectives.

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

  • A significant area of your life may be in danger, e.g. a relationship or a job, etc. This is a warning to act now to prevent this change!
  • You have been feeling run down and stressed out lately.
  • There may be a quick change that is likely to shadow your life.

Detailed dream interpretation of a storm

A storm suggests depression and conflict. To dream that you are trapped by a storm on the sea or land means you have minor concerns that can be overcome if you are temperate. A storm in a dream is the premonition of danger and difficulty. Dreaming about a lighthouse in the middle of a storm foretells difficulties and grief of short term, but that can be overcome. To dream of a hurricane foretells that you should be careful about what risks you take, as your first step might be a disaster. Being in a hurricane in your dream suggests that your life will be very troubled for a period of time. Seeing a storm is probably one of the worst omens in dreams.

To see a storm and rain indicates you are likely to feel that an important relationship or challenge is on the horizon. The dream indicates that you are soon to be trusted in a situation, and you must understand the consequences. The way you approach the situation is extremely important. If you have been shaken by the storm, this is an indication that it is important for you to remain objective in your current life. The other indication of this dream is that you are going to have a big focus on an event that will affect your family members, friends, or workers. Make sure  to ask other people for support when needed. This will be a positive event.

Storms are a common and complex dream symbol. The storm demonstrates power in your life, and the swirl of the vortex is related to adventure. If in your dream you were associated with trying to chase the storms, then someone in your life is trying to display power. The middle of the storm, or the storm’s eye, is associated with life’s ups and downs, and there are many associated meanings to this strong symbol.

To survive a storm means that, in your life, you are going to have advancement, or "soaring to new heights". To dream of objects in the air that are crashing or being blown about represents emotions that require exploration. When a storm represents itself in the waking life, it provides quick change. Thus, a dream of seeing more than one storm may indicate a significant change in life. 

A moving storm on land means you are headed toward a goal or moving ahead in general. Being caught in the center of the storm shows that you are taking charge of your life. On the same token, being within the storm means you are letting someone control you. To dream of seeing a storm from afar represents the physical body, so pay attention to the appearance of the storm. It is important to find out what part of your life these storms affect. Is there anything that is dangerous and could hurt you, something like a relationship or an enterprise?

The storm can be associated with life’s destruction, and it has the power to damage anything in its path. To have this dream means that you are likely to undertake a situation that may leave others or yourself ruined, so in essence, this dream is a warning. Storms can be seen as symbolizing the fear of life. In waking life, storms rip everything away and cause fear. To prevent any unfortunate situation, you must try to get your life sorted out before anything can cause such destruction. This dream can also be associated with your mental state of mind. Have you been feeling depressed lately?

In your dream you may have

  • You see a storm.
  • You are in a storm.
  • Shaken by a storm.

Advice from your dream about a storm

  • Get out of a difficult situation.
  • Make some changes in your life.
  • Pay attention to the actions you do.
  • Make order in your life.
  • Do not set unachievable goals.
  • Try to make better progress.
  • Express yourself better.
  • You could see the storm from afar; it does not damage you.
  • Overall, the dream turns out well; it enables you to learn an important lesson.
  • You avoid the storm.
  • The overall dream ends on a positive footing.

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

Scared. Astonished. Terrified. Unhappy. Bewildered. Sad. Upset. Surprised. Worried. Anxious. Afraid.

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