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Clouds Dream Meaning

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Wondering what clouds mean in dreams? Do you notice clouds often as a sign and symbol in your daily waking life?

Understanding what clouds can mean can give you a lot of insight into what is happening in your life that you should pay attention to!

Clouds Dream Meaning

In general, dreaming of clouds often occurs in situations where the dreamer may need to have greater faith in waking life but due to fear or anxiety is unable to overcome these concerns.

Clouds may also indicate deep rooted fear or anxieties as well as wonders, hopes and desires of our internal self. Clouds also bring life providing water to the earth in the form of rain, and so can suggest there is new growth in some area of your life.

Here are some common associations for what clouds mean in dream:

cloud dream symbol meaning

Faith and Hope: We often associate clouds with heaven and having faith. Seeing clouds reveal a ray of sunlight could be an indication of staying hopeful about a situation.

Finding Clarity: Clouds can give you a message that you either need to find more clarity and focus in your life, or it could mean, if the clouds are being lifted or moving away, that you are about to understand something more deeply.

Changes Ahead: Clouds often are a sign of changing weather. From storms to bright and sunny skies. If the clouds are moving or you notice that the weather is changing in your dream about clouds, then you may want to ask yourself if there are any upcoming changes in your life that you might be nervous about.

fog clouds dream meaning

Feeling Confusion: Clouds can sometimes make it hard to see everything, especially when they are low in a fog. If you are dreaming of fog clouds, you may be in a situation where you need more information before moving ahead or you may want to proceed with caution. Fog clouds show that you may be feeling uncertain about something.

Reaching Goals: There are many sayings about clouds and reaching goals. For example, “building castles in the sky” is an expression and saying that means you may not have realistic goals. Clouds can mean you are trying to reach a goal but are having a hard time in succeeding. Ask yourself: Is this goal realistic?

Being Ungrounded: Being ungrounded means you are not facing reality in your day to day everyday life. You might be caught up in ideas or feel a lot of ranging emotions that change often. Another possibility is you are doing activities in your life trying to escape responsibilities or obligations. The clouds in a dream might be a subtle message that means, “come back down to reality”.

types of dreams

Other Special Things to Consider When Dreaming of Clouds

While the above meanings very well may help you understand what your dreams mean about clouds, it is also important to take into consideration what the clouds are doing in the dream and what types of clouds you might encounter.

Paying attention to these details can help you better understand the dream meaning and what is happening in your life that is coming to the surface of your consciousness.

Clouds Clearing to Reveal Sunlight

sunlight reflecting on clouds

The clearing up of beliefs and sensations, or pains, that have clouded your recognition of your innate being and held you back from the wisdom of your existence.

Seeing the sunlight come through the clouds can also be a symbol to remind you to stay hopeful in your current life situations.

Clouds Covering the Sunlight

Attitudes, fears as well as inner problems that cover your genuine self, your resource of power and also imagination. These clouds alert you of the current blockages to your core self and suggest that you must work through them to become who you want to be, not who everyone else wants you to be.

Flying in the Clouds

This can either have to do with a feeling of on your own without the common constraints of physical body, of principles discovered in a materialistic culture– or shedding touch with your day-to-day life and also running away right into imagination.

Developed Clouds (square, round, etc.)

A hidden influence is shaping your thoughts or feelings. It is necessary to note just what feelings you have regarding such clouds in your dream, as this brings a clue to what their message means for you.It is also important to identify the source of this new influence and decide whether or not it is positive for you.

Moving Clouds

big puffy clouds

Clouds constantly move, and dreaming of clouds in motion may suggest that something important is entering your life and thoughts.

It is important to take notice of the new events, experiences and opportunities coming into your life, because if you do not seize the moment and focus your energies on obtaining them, they may pass you by, just as the clouds in the sky keep moving until they are out of sight.

Bright White Clouds

Normally sensations of enlightenment or spirituality are at play if the dreamer sees puffy, white clouds. They could also symbolize your ability to to remain optimistic during challenging situations in your waking life.

Gray Clouds

Dreaming of gray clouds often eludes to high levels of anxiety in waking life and/or feeling overshadowed by something. Such dark clouds are occasionally a warning concerning things we plan to do in the near future or are embarking on. They reveal we are not feeling good or certain about it and that careful thought must be given before going forward on this path.

Black Storm Clouds

Seeing black storm clouds in a dream often indicates strong emotions you are having about a certain situation or person. They may also bring awareness of trouble brewing in your life in the very near future. Proceed with caution, live as peacefully with others as possible and make amends if you feel you have recently wronged someone, before they seek to take revenge on you.

Rolling Clouds

These could either illustrate being lost in your ideas, emotions or life path without a clear direction, or a solid change or feelings.


Have you recently had a cloud dream? What do clouds mean for you as a symbol? Please feel free to share it, and what you think it means for your life in the comments below.

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