Beautiful, deliciously sweet oranges are true royals amongst citrus fruits; truly divine fruits of the Ancient era.
Orange tree, as well as its fruits, has enjoyed special status in pre-Christian world.
Admiration of this amazing tree has been continuing throughout ages. Orange tree is present as a motif in the Bible, but it is interesting to note that this fruit is being associated with heaven and divine energy all over the world, regardless of religious or spiritual beliefs.
In various countries, especially in the East, oranges are associated with heavens; these fruits are often described as being ‘divine’.
Orange trees have been admired in the past. This evergreen tree impresses by its beautiful shiny deep green leaves, adorable white flowers and, of course, vibrant orange fruits that are not only eye catching, but also very tasty.
Did you know that orange trees are able to bloom and carry fruits at the same time? That is one of the facts that make them special and very symbolical. Oranges are associated with richness, fertility, abundance, immortality, longevity and beauty.
Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cultures have always loved orange trees and its delicious fruits. In these areas, orange tree symbolizes royalty, luxury, elegance and beauty.
Oranges were praised in Ancient Greek culture. One of Ancient Greek legends tells Mother Earth had given an orange tree as a wedding gift to Zeus and Hera, two of the mightiest Greek deities.
It is not clear whether the tress was in fact an orange or some other tree, because these fruits were referred to as ‘golden apples’. The tree was planted inside the legendary garden of Hesperides.
Symbolism of oranges as divine, royal and fortunate fruits was continued during medieval era, as well as in renaissance age. This beautiful fruit-bearing tree was a common motif in Christian art; many notable painters and artists have often used orange fruit motif in their masterpieces.
Later, during baroque, orange and lemon trees represented high class and prominent social status. Nobility and royalty were especially proud of their exotic orangeries. Even the Sun King himself, Luis IV, was very fond of orange trees and has his own orangery in Versailles.
Biblical meaning of orange fruit in dreams
Dreaming about orange fruits carries special symbolism for many believers. This beautiful fruit is present in the Bible and it is associated with beauty and good things.
Orange fruit is often being used as a metaphor for something beautiful; when something that is beautiful is corrupted, damaged or destroyed, it is often metaphorically described as a rotting orange fruit.
Orange blossom and the very act of blooming symbolize prosperity and happiness. It means things regenerate, recover and the life is moving forward.
Shiny, bright orange fruits have also been associated with the beauty of the Sun and thus with heavens and divine, holy light of the God. Oranges are said to be fruits of the God, because of their beautiful appearance. Their delicious, sweet taste is also worth of mentioning.
Therefore, dreaming about orange fruits could be both good and bad. It depends mainly on the state of the fruit in your dream; if you see a ripe, beautifully shaped orange fruit, it is a good omen. If the fruit is rotten, it means something bad.
Seeing an orange fruit in a dream
If you see an orange fruit in your dream it means good luck and fortune. Ripe, unstained and clean orange fruits always symbolize joy and happiness in life.
Therefore, if you see an orange fruit in your dream, it means you will experience something positive in near future.
You could hear some happy news or get a confirmation of something you have waited for. An orange fruit in your dream means financial stability, material freedom and harmonious home, as well.
If you see orange fruits on the tree, it means achievements and positive things are at your hand, you should use the best of them.
Dreams about a big orange
If you dream about a giant orange fruit, it means you are will most likely meet someone who will mean a lot to you.
It could be your soul mate and the person whom you will spend the rest of your life with. This dream indicates you will find happiness in love and meet a perfect partner.
If the fruit is on the top of the tree, it means joy and happiness in love. Seeing a big orange, especially if the fruit looks perfect, could also mean success in other areas of life.
This dream means you will get some prominent position at work or reach certain social status and so on.
Dreams about eating oranges
If you dream that you are eating delicious oranges it means you will enjoy ‘fruits of your work’. Your effort and investments will definitely pay off. However, this dream could also have a negative meaning.
Eating an orange in your dream could be related to health issues.
It could mean someone close to you is ill or he or she will get ill. Most likely, it is nothing serious, but something to be monitored. Such a dream could also indicate you could get sick, as well.
Therefore, it is a warning sign to be good towards your own body and prevent it from getting sick, if possible.
Dreams about peeling an orange fruit
Dreams about peeling an orange fruit usually indicate some kind of deceit or doubt. It means things are not as they appear to be. Some of your decisions may be wrong or lead you astray.
This dream could be very helpful; it warns you to be careful when making important decisions and also to be observant.
Maybe there are people in your close environment who pretend to be kind to you, but, in truth, they want to spoil your plans.
Peeling an orange in dreams could also mean you doubt your own decisions and plans.
Dreaming about the scent of oranges
It is not difficult to assume that smell of fresh, delicious oranges could only mean something positive.
If you smell the aromatic scent of these fruits in your dream, it means happy and joyful events are coming your way. This dream means things are going just the way you like.
Everything in your life is well handled and you feel harmonious and peaceful. This dream could also mean you should stop worrying and try to relax. Maybe you are still under pressure because of things that have passed.
Now is the time to enjoy simple beautiful things in life, such as, for example the scent and taste of fresh oranges.
Dreams about buying oranges
If you dream you are buying orange fruit, it has nothing to do with enjoying their delicious taste.
This dream means you could get deceived by someone whom you trust. A very close person might turn their back to you and leave you alone. You should rethink your relations with people around.
This dream indicates you have false friends and that you open up yourself to people way to easily.
This dream could also represent hatred towards someone who has done something bad to you. Do not forget what they have done, but do not act foolishly.
Dreams about giving oranges
Dream about offering oranges to another person have to do with your unresolved conflicts with someone. There is something bothering you. There is a problem between you and a dear person and you do not know what to do.
Probably the best thing could be to let the other person do something. You are trying to control things and resolve conflicts by yourself.
However, there are always at least two people involved. Do not take the burden of the other.
Dreams about drinking orange juice
If you dream about drinking orange juice, hat is a positive omen.
This dream is similar in nature with positive interpretation of dreams about eating an orange fruit. This dream means you will successfully finish a great project or something like that. This dream indicates you will be rewarded for your hard work.
Dreams about enjoying orange juice are usually related to your working environment and material aspect of life. In that sense, it brings good fortune.
Dreams about rotting oranges
To see rotting oranges in your dream is a bad sign. It means your plans will fall apart and you will lose your goal in life.
This dream could reflect your own inner demons and insecurities that actually stop you from moving forward.
It could be a warning sign and it says that you should pull yourself back together and save what is still to be saved, until everything falls apart.
Rotting oranges and rotten fruits in general symbolize failure, sadness and despair.