Dreams about insects could be really troublesome, especially if you are afraid of bugs or you even have a phobia of insects. Insects symbolize various things in general, while certain species have additional meanings, as well.
It is not uncommon for people who are afraid of bugs to have nightmares featuring insects.
In their dreams, bugs are a reflection of their real fears, but also an impressive metaphor for other worries. It is similar with people who are not that scared of insects.
Insects are all around us and, in fact; they rule our planet, in a way. Some of these organisms are much older than humankind is.
For example, loathed and disgusted cockroaches are impressive survivors; these insects are prehistoric and they could even endure radiation process and stay alive. Scary and incredible, at the same time.
Some other insects are not that despised; for example butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, scarab and many more. However, all insects are incredibly strange to humans. These organisms have always been alien to us, no matter that we share the same habitat for ages.
That is why certain species play important symbolic roles in different traditions. For example, scarabs were sacred in Ancient Egypt, some African and American traditions have always had special admiration for certain types of spiders, almost all people are fascinated by royal and beautiful Monarch butterfly, while we all think roaches are disgusting.
It seems that we will always have kind of ambivalent feelings towards insects in general.
Yes, we may be fascinated by the fact that some bugs could see ranges of colors we could only imagine, that spider webs are made of material so strong that it even has great potential in architecture, if created on a large scale.
That charming butterflies are born from ugly larvae, that ants are incredible organizers and hard-workers, that bees produce something so healthy and nutritious such as honey, propolis and royal jelly and so on.
At the same time, we are scared of venomous spider bites, we are disgusted of ugly cockroaches, we do not like ants crawling on us, we are afraid of bee sting and else. It is a thin line.
Whenever we think of insects, no matter how fascinated by their capabilities, skills and characteristics, we feel uncomfortable about them having more than four legs, more eyes and such, just to name a few distinctive bugs’ features. What is so different from us, scares us the most.
Dreams about insects
Now let us talk about insects appearing in our dreams. Surely, such dreams are uncomfortable; at least that is the case in most of dreamers. Speaking about dreams of insects, we think of all bugs in general, no matter of the species or so.
Generally, we are not happy about insects coming to our dreams and there is good reason not to feel comfortable with it.
In most of the cases, insects in dreams are metaphors of things that bother us in reality. Have you ever had a dream about bugs? What was the scenario? Have you ever asked yourself about such a dream and its hidden symbolism?
Dreams about bugs could hide various interesting meanings, although they are unpleasant.
The whole context of the dream is what matter the most, in addition with the real situation in your waking life.
In order properly to understand your bug related dream, you have to recall the details and trust your intuition, as well.
According to some interpretations, insects in dreams reflect our uneasiness, discomfort, anxiety and nervousness.
When insects occur in our dream, it is a good sign proving that there are things in our reality that bother us very much. Sometimes, we are not aware of what is troubling us.
Dreams about unpleasant things often serve as good channels to exercise our emotions and useful guidelines that help us figure out what should we work on in our waking life.
In order to understand symbolic meanings of your dreams featuring insects, it is important to analyze the dream to the detail.
The meaning depends on various factors; it is not the same if you have only seen bugs or if they were crawling onto you etc. Some dreams are particularly unpleasant and disturbing, such as dreams about eating insects, for example.
Let us move on to interpretation of specific insect dreams.
Dreams about seeing insects
Dreams about only seeing a bug or insects, but only a single one or a moderate number of insects are kind of neutral dreams.
Such dreams are usually not particularly scary, but they could raise some questions. Such a dream reflects your humbleness and modest personality.
You are a person who is easily satisfied and do not asks much luxury in life. Perhaps you have come to the point where you ask yourself is it really what you want in life.
This dream could suggest you have restrained yourself too much, meaning you narrowed your view and lost some of your curiosity and adventurous spirit.
The dream is challenging; it is your inner voice asking you whether you are really satisfied with your current situation or not.
Maybe you are not that modest and lacking ambitions as you have thought so far.
Dreams about a large number of insects
Dreams about seeing many insects in one place are very disturbing and quite disgusting. No one likes seeing too many bugs, especially in their room, their home or in some place they are familiar with.
Such a dream means you are overwhelmed by worries in reality and that you got pretty tired of not finding a way out.
It seems as if problems keep invading your life and you are defenseless and helpless in front of them.
This usually means there are many little problems, issues that are not that bothersome if single. However, they are piling up and they get really annoying, irritating and frustrating.
This dream suggests you should take action, before it is too late, meaning to stop problems from continuing to pile up.
Maybe you have lost motivation, courage and will to solve problems, but now it is the final moment to try to improve things. You will definitely feel relieved, after solving at least one.
Dreams about a giant insect
If you had a dream about an insect of unnatural size, it could mean two different things, depending on how you feel about the dream. If you see a giant insect and you do not feel particularly scared and threatened, the insect represents success and luck, especially regarding your financial situation.
In some traditions, certain types of bugs are a lucky sign and they represent money and fortune. The same is with this type of dreams, if your guts support the idea.
However, if you feel scared and worried, the insect represents something you are facing, but not necessarily that it is bad; it means that your attitude towards the situation is bad, so you face the wall, instead of progress.
Try to think about it. Is there any situation in your life that appears to be a dead end?
Maybe it is not the problem in the situation itself, but in your attitude.
Dreams about insects on your body
Dreaming about insects on your skin is not a pretty feeling, definitely. Such dreams are frustrating and they reflect or predict annoying and unpleasant situations in life.
Insects on your body symbolize problems and annoyances; usually, those re problems that are not catastrophic, but that makes them long lasting and long-term frustrating.
It could mean you have or will have an argument with someone, about something that person has done or will do.
Do not enter pointless arguments and do not waste your energy on problems that do not require that much of your involvement.
Sometimes it is even better to forgive and forget than to try to settle down everything. It is not all about you; the other side plays their role, as well.
If you have done everything you believe it is in your power to prevent an argument from escalating, you should feel calm and content.
Dreams about insects crawling under your skin
This dream could suggest you feel guilty about something you have said or done yourself.
You feel annoyed and frustrated because of that and because you are unwilling to admit you have been wrong.
The situation would most likely keep bothering you until you do not accept the responsibility for what you have done.
This nasty feeling just does not want to go away and it will not, unless you first accept that you are imperfect and that you have made a mistake and then you forgive yourself.
Dreams about insects in your hair
Dreams about insects in your hair are particularly unpleasant. Such dreams are exclusively negative and they mean many problems are coming your way and you will be helpless to prevent them.
Things are going out of your control and, for a time, you have to accept it. You cannot change everything, but you should do your best to minimize the stress.
Dreams about insects in your hair suggest you are entering a tough period, so you try to keep your mind the most positive you can.
Dreams about killing insects
Dreams about killing insects could have both positive and negative meanings. On their positive side, such dreams suggest you will be able to conquer your demons and resolve situations bothering you for too long.
This dream means you are strong enough to handle the unpleasant situation, even if you do not feel that way.
You should believe in yourself and start settling down things in your life, one by one. Your patience, effort, and endurance will pay off.
On a negative side, this dream could mean someone is trying to sabotage your plans all the time.
Every time you accomplish something, a new problem raises. Someone is trying to spoil your accomplishments, just to feel better about themselves. Try to think about it.
Do you notice such a pattern? Reconsider your relations, especially in working environment and do not open up to everybody.