When you dream, your brain processes information and experiences from the previous day. Your dreams may be the way your mind makes sense of what you’ve experienced, analyzed it for potential threats, or stored away memories to process at a later time. Even though dreams are personal, there are common dream themes that appear in many people. Understanding what these dreams mean can help you make sense of your own dreams and how they relate to your current life circumstances. When trying to decode what your dream means, take note of any details that stand out and ask yourself if they could symbolize something in particular or if they bring up any emotions.

These common dream symbols may appear in your dreams regularly or once in a blue moon. If a particular symbol appears often, pay attention to what context it has in each instance and see if there is any correlation with something going on in your life. The following list covers some of the most common dream symbols along with what they mean when you have them in a dream.

Dream about crabs or other sea creatures

If you have a recurring dream about crabs or other sea creatures, it may be a warning sign that there are hidden threats or difficulties coming your way. The idea behind this type of dream is that crabs and other sea creatures have claws that you don’t see until you’re already caught. This signifies that you need to be more vigilant to protect yourself against threats you don’t see coming. Alternatively, crabs or other sea creatures could also represent your skills at being able to navigate challenging situations successfully.

Dream about losing hair

If you dream of losing hair, it could be an indication that you are feeling overly stressed and need to take a step back from your life. Alternatively, it could denote a loss in some area of your life. This loss could be a relationship ending, an end to a phase of your life, or the loss of a significant person in your life. Dreams about losing hair are usually not good omens, and you should be cautious about any real-life losses coming up in your life. If you dream of someone else losing their hair, it may indicate that someone close to you feels pressured or stressed to the point of losing control. If you are a woman and dream of losing your hair, it could be a sign of an end of a phase in your life. You could be coming to an end to a relationship, or coming to the end of a phase of your life, or the end of a significant relationship in your life.

Dream about falling

When you dream of falling, it could indicate that you are feeling out of control in some area of your life. It could also suggest that you are feeling out of sorts with where you are in your life right now. You may feel like you are going in the wrong direction or pursuing something that is not right for you. If you dream of seeing someone else falling, it could mean that someone around you is making a mistake or is about to make a mistake. You may need to step in and intervene to avoid a mistake from getting worse. If you fall from a great height, such as from a building or off a cliff, it could indicate that you have made a huge mistake that is causing you a lot of stress and anxiety.

Dream about eating glass

If you dream of eating glass, it could mean that you are being too hard on yourself. This is a sign that you need to ease up on yourself and not be so critical of your mistakes. You could also be experiencing anxiety, stress, or depression. If you dream of seeing someone else eating glass, it could signify someone around you that is being too hard on themselves. You may want to step in and intervene to help them ease up on themselves.

Dream about buying a new car

If you dream of buying a new car, it could mean that you are experiencing some sort of major change in your life. This change could be positive or negative, and it could be related to a major event that has happened or that is about to happen in your life. If you dream of seeing someone else buying a new car, it could indicate that someone in your life is experiencing a major change in their life. You may want to pay attention to what the change is, as it could have an impact on your life as well.

Dream about breastfeeding

If you dream about breastfeeding, it could signify a desire for nurturing and guidance. You may feel lost or like you need someone to step in and help you find your way. This dream could also indicate that you need to take care of something or someone. You could be neglecting a relationship, work project, or need in some other area of your life. If you dream of seeing someone else breastfeeding, it could signify that someone in your life needs nurturing, guidance, or to be taken care of. You may want to intervene to help that person or provide that care. Alternatively, it could also be a sign of your desire to help someone, or it could mean that you are feeling overwhelmed and need guidance.


Dreams are fascinating and often mysterious. We don’t know why we dream or exactly what our dreams mean, but understanding the common themes of dream symbols can be helpful in deciphering what your dreams mean to you. When you have a recurring dream, pay attention to the details of your dream and see if you can find a correlation between your dream symbols and your real-life circumstances. This can help you make sense of your dreams and find ways to address issues you may be dealing with in your life.