Magritte: Key to Dreams
Understanding the Symbolism of Eggs in Dreams
In coming across Michael Cornwall’s excellent post about how Jung utilized emotion as a key in understanding the dream, I somehow got to wondering how Internet dream sites interpreted dreams of eggs.
In general, one has to be very careful of fixed interpretation of dream symbols. If I remember correctly, Jung would sometimes tell his gardener about his dreams, as a way of helping him understand that the dream wasn’t about, since his gardener would inevitably give him a kind of fixed/folk interpretation.
Keeping that caveat in mind, here are some attempted interpretations of egg symbolism from the Internet. So as not to encourage the fixed approach to dream interpretation, only one site is linked (Tony Crisp’s), one of the better ones.
Apart from being food the egg is used in dreams to indicate your potential, the parts of you as yet unrealised or not fertilised by your conscious action or quality.
It might also represent the female ovum, prenatal life, being pregnant and from that the possibility of new life, new opportunities. Because of this connection with being unborn it sometimes is used to show a retreat from life, a desire to stay in the egg.
An egg is fragile and because it holds the potential of life, can express the feeling of vulnerability with something precious.
If the shell of the egg is figured it may be saying, ‘come out of your shell’, grow up, or even “I do not want any part of life out of the womb”.
Whether the egg has hatched or not shows whether what is new in your life has emerged yet, or is still latent and needing further caring support.
Eggs can also represent nourishment, and if being eaten again link with potential – in this case nourishing your potential and helping it to develop.
The environment the egg or eggs are in gives a clue to the situation you are in regarding your potential and the development of what you are capable or. Basically you need to see if the eggs are protected, or in a difficult or threatening situation. If the latter, then you need to be more aware of how you are failing to support your own possibilities.
To see or eat eggs in your dream symbolize fertility, birth and your creative potential. Something new is about to happen. If the eggs are scrambled, then the dream represents your commitment on a set course. It may also mean that you need to accept the consequences of your actions. If you see eggs hatching in your dream, then it indicates that you will realize your goals. It also means that your ideas are coming to fruition.
To find a nest filled with eggs in your dream signify some financial gain; the more abundant and bigger the eggs, the more significant the gain.
To see cracked or broken eggs in your dream represent feelings of vulnerability or a fragile state in your life. Consider the phrase, walking on eggshells. Alternatively, you may be breaking out of your shell and being comfortable with who you are.
To see bright colored eggs in your dream symbolizes celebration of a happy event.
Eggs are symbolic of something new and fragile. They represent life and development in its earliest forms and, as such, the possibilities are limitless. At times, eggs can represent captivity or entrapment.
A great omen! It indicates that a change is around the corner. According to old dream oracles from Egyptian times this dream is connected to life and spirituality and often represents our potential within. The meaning of this dream is to apply your knowledge and experiences that you have learnt in your life so far so that you can deal any problems in the future.
The general interpretation of having an egg in your dream is an indication of all the possibilities in life that have yet to come to the surface, if your dream involves eating eggs then this indicates the need to segment certain aspects of your life and to approach these as separate entities – in order for you to move forward in a different ways and face your fears and doubts. It is important that you face your fears in order to achieve success. If your dream featured a black egg then this is often associated with Satan and the sinister forces within. A black egg can also show fragility and may be connected to the family or perhaps a love relationship.
An egg can be taken as a symbol of spiritual development and awareness, this dream is often linked to progress life, you may need to escape a situation for a while as the situation is holding you back. To dream of cooking, seeing or eating an egg in your dream.
Eggs are generally thought of as fragile things, easily broken or cracked.
When hit or hit against something from the side, this is true.
However, despite this flaw, the truth is the egg’s design is actually a marvel of strength as the video below shows.
The shape of the egg is basically the shape recognized the world over: the arch.
Arches are architectural marvels of strength as they compress the weight along its surface.
Dreams of eggs can therefore, indicate that the dreamer, while he may feel fragile, may even feel broken, has a hidden strength that perhaps he himself has not recognized or acknowledged.
Eggs dreams coming at a time in which the dreamer feels particularly vulnerable may be asking the dreamer to become more like the egg and the strength found in its arch shape.
That is, the dreamer must identity where her vulnerable spots are and nurture them, while simultaneously learning how to find strength along the lines she might not have previously considered looking.
To dream of finding a nest of eggs, denotes wealth of a substantial character, happiness among the married and many children.
This dream signifies many and varied love affairs to women.
To eat eggs, denotes that unusual disturbances threaten you in your home.
To see broken eggs and they are fresh, fortune is ready to shower upon you her richest gifts.
A lofty spirit and high regard for justice will make you beloved by the world.
To dream of rotten eggs, denotes loss of property and degradation.
To see a crate of eggs, denotes that you will engage in profitable speculations.
To dream of being spattered with eggs, denotes that you will sport riches of doubtful origin.
To see bird eggs, signifies legacies from distant relations, or gain from an unexpected rise in staple products.