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Banana Dream Symbolism and Meaning

Last Updated on September 25, 2019

Did you have a dream about a banana? Learning what it means to dream about bananas can give you more insight into your life than you might think!

What It Means to Dream About a Banana

banana dream symbol meaning

A banana is a yellow tropical fruit with a sweet taste. While we often take them for granted as a common food, bananas can symbolize a lot of different things. 

Energy

Dreaming of a banana is often a symbol for your current energy levels. Do you feel energized by current projects or do you feel as if you are tired and drained out?

Bananas are a favorite snack for good reason – they are an excellent source of potassium. If you feel tired during the day, eating a banana can sometimes give you that extra boost of energy you need to keep going.

If you have a dream about a banana, think about your recent energy levels and how the banana presents itself in the dream.

For example, an old banana peel may suggest you feel used up and worn out.

On the other hand, a vibrant plant with ripe bananas ready to harvest and eat could be a sign that you are energized by new projects.

Health & Nutrition

Our health and wellness is a very important part of our life. Bananas are often used as a symbol for diet and nutrition in marketing materials, so it’s not surprising it would give us the same meaning in dreams.

Dreaming about a banana can sometimes be an indicator that you should pay attention to your current lifestyle habits. Are you doing things currently in your life that are unhealthy or healthy?

If you currently have unhealthy habits, bananas in dreams can be a sign it is time to make some positive changes.

Another reason we might associate bananas with health is because they are primarily yellow in color. Yellow in dreams is sometimes a symbol for feelings of weakness. It can denote being a coward. The color yellow can also be a sign for warning. 

Money & Finance

Do you have money on your mind? Are you worried about your current financial situation?

Bananas are a fruit, and fruit in dreams can sometimes remind us of how productive and fruitful we are in our daily work.

Think about how you feel about your current finances. Do you feel as if you are being productive or do you feel as if you work is not paying off?


Common Banana Dreams Interpreted

There are many different ways bananas can appear in our dreams. They might manifest as a single rotten banana or maybe even a lively bunch. Here are some examples of common ways you might see a banana in a dream.

Dream of Eating a Banana

Eating a banana in a dream can sometimes be a subconscious reminder that you need to pay attention to what you eat. Are you eating enough healthy foods in your diet?

If you enjoy eating bananas in the dream, it can mean that you have confidence in a situation. If you are typically cautious about making decisions, a banana can mean that you are ready to commit to a project and feel confident it will have a positive outcome.

If you feel upset or sick about the thought of eating a banana, this might be a sign that you have feelings of hesitation or remorse about something in your life. You might feel uneasy and apprehensive about something you are about to do in your life, or you may be dreaming about a past experience that still leaves feelings of regret in the taste of your mouth. 

Someone Else Eating Bananas

Is someone else eating the bananas? If you notice someone else in the dream eating a banana, pay attention to how you feel about this person. Does this person represent themself, a part of you, or some other aspect in your life?

For example, dreaming of a co-worker could represent you feel as if someone else is taking credit for your success, or that you feel emotionally drained at work.

Smashed or Rotten Bananas

Seeing a banana smashed or stepped on in a dream can mean that you feel as if you are not living up to your full potential. It may seem like everything you do ends up being a waste of time, effort, or energy. 

This can also sometimes mean that you are feeling disappointed about something in your life. You may feel as if you were unable to live up to the expectations of others. 

Dream About Stepping on Banana Peels

what it means to step on a banana

Banana peels are an icon for a stunt we often see in television shows, comedy skits and cartoons. In the cartoon, someone will put a banana peel on the ground and then another person will step on it and slip. 

While its unlikely we would ever actually step on and slip on a banana peel, it’s important when performing a dream interpretation for bananas we remember that sometimes our dreams can be a sign for our own past. 

Cooking With Bananas

If you are cooking with bananas, this can mean that you are energetically prepared to begin new projects and explore exciting new opportunities.

Going Bananas

The expression “going bananas” can mean that you feel frustrated or overwhelmed with a situation in your life. You might also be very, very excited. Ask yourself: Do I feel like I’m ready to “go bananas” over something in my current life?

Dreaming of a Banana Split

A banana split is a type of dessert featuring scoops of ice cream over a banana cut length-wise and covered with chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and of course a cherry on top!

If you dream of this classic dessert, it’s important to remember the saying, “Make Like a Banana and Split”. This pun is widely used throughout North America, typically used when someone wants to get out of a situation fast. 

Dreaming of a banana split for that reason can mean that you feel a need to make a quick exit or to escape. It could be a sign that you feel a longing to leave or escape to go somewhere else in your current life. This may be a metaphorical place – such as changing careers or switching your perspective, or it could mean moving to a new physical location to leave something you no longer want to deal with.

If that meaning has no relevance to your current life, it is very possible that you might need to treat yourself to something decadent and delicious. Maybe you have been working very hard at a project lately – don’t forget that even the hardest of workers sometimes need to have some fun!

Buying or Selling Bananas

We usually see bananas for sale at the grocery store in bunches by the pound. If you dream about shopping for bananas it can mean that you are exploring your options. Bananas can be a symbol of confidence in your decisions. 

The bananas in the dream could also be a symbol for things you desire. It can mean that you want to bring something new into your life that energizes you and uplifts your health and mood.

Selling bananas can mean that you are exploring ways to improve your business or finances. The way you feel in the dream can give you some idea for how you feel about your current financial situation and business prospects. 

Spiritual Significance of the Banana Tree

Bananas in many cultures and religions are deemed to be a sacred plant. While each person’s spirituality is a unique experience, it can be enlightening to study and understand how this humble fruit and the plant which it grows upon can have much symbolism and meaning in our lives.

Yes, We Have No Bananas in the Bible

While there’s no official mention of a banana tree or the fruit in the Bible, in paintings of Adam and Eve, artists often depict leaves of the banana tree in the garden of Eden.

There are also many scriptures in the bible which mention fruit. 

Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so.
Genesis 1:11

One thing that is very interesting to note is that today’s modern commercial bananas we buy in a store do not have seeds. It certainly makes one question the rising practice of GMOs and changing the genetics of plants from how they were designed by our creator. 

At the same time, some see today’s modern seedless banana as a symbol for selflessness and service to others. The fruit and the plant has many, many uses in commercial and holistic practices.


Did you have a dream about a banana? What do you think it means? Share your experiences in the comments section below. 

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