Did you have a dream about an earthquake? Learning what an earthquake means in your dreams can help you understand your current thoughts and feelings about a situation in your life.
What Does it Mean to Dream About an Earthquake?
An earthquake is a natural event that happens when the earth shakes. Earth quakes happen in our physical world as a result of shifts in the earth's crust or when there is volcanic activity. Understanding why earthquakes happen in real life can help us understand what earthquakes can symbolize in dreams.
Here are some common themes that are present in dreams about an earthquake.
Sudden Shifts & Changes
An earth quake happens often suddenly and without warning. If you are going through rapid changes in your life, it can seem quite literally like the whole world is falling apart.
Dreaming about an earthquake can mean that you are uncertain about going through new changes in your life.
If your current life seems pretty routine, it can possibly mean that something significantly earth shattering happened in your past. It could also mean you are harboring feelings about something that may surface unexpectedly.
Changing Routines & Finding Variety
An earthquake quite literally "shakes things up". If you feel like your life has become very routine and boring, then this dream might be a subtle message to try something new.
It may be an indication that you are afraid of making changes. You might have concerns that making changes in your current life would have devastating effects instead of being a change for the better.
This dream may especially be about changing if you see other common dream symbols that suggest changes and transformation. For example, dreaming about people dying in an earthquake or even an apocalypse situation can suggest change and transformation in a dream.
Resilience and Recovery
Sometimes an earth quake in a dream means that everything might be difficult for a short time, but you will be able to get through it. This is especially true if you dream about an earthquake and survive through it with no harm to yourself or your personal property.
If you escape harm when an earthquake happens in a dream, your higher self is sending you a message that although you are upset, everything with be alright and that recovery will be easy for you.
If you are rebuilding or cleaning up after an earth quake in a dream, this means you are able to recover and bounce back from difficult situations easily.
Can Dreaming of an Earthquake Predict One Happening in Real Life?
Dreaming of an earthquake can also possibly be a very literal dream. However, just because you dream of an earthquake, this does not necessarily mean one is going to happen as a result of the dream.
Most often, especially if you live in an earthquake prone area, you may be having this dream as a subconscious way to express fear and anxiety about an earthquake happening.
If you live in a place that is prone to earthquakes, it is quite probable that an earth quake might happen in the future - even if you had not dreamed about one!
Other Earthquake Dream Meanings
If harm comes to you during the dream this indicates that you are afraid if something bad happens you may not be able to quickly recover your losses. Sometimes an earth quake in a dream can happen in conjunction with symbols related to wealth, finance and business.
If you dream of property damage or dream about losing money as a result of the earthquake, it is very likely that you are afraid of experiencing losses.
Understanding The People in Dreams Where an Earthquake Happens
Earth quakes can also be a natural dream to have when you are grieving the loss of a loved one. Often times when someone we love dies, we feel as if our whole life is turned upside down, especially if the person is someone you were close to.
If in your dream you have visions of something that reminds you someone who has passed on recently, this very likely could be a release type of dream to help you process these feelings and emotions of grief.
If you dream that someone is killed as a result of an earthquake, this can mean that a part of yourself or the relationship with the person you dreamed about is changing.
If the person is a symbol of part of yourself, it could mean that you may make a quick and rapid change to your appearance or how you feel about something in your life.
If this is a dream where the person is a symbol for themselves or someone else in your life, it could mean your relationship with each other is undergoing changes you feel uncertain about.
Have you had a dream about an earthquake? What details were vivid and memorable for you? What was happening in your current everyday life that might explain why you dreamt of an earth quake happening? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!