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Even if such dreams might appear crude and uncommon to the majority of us, scatological dreams are fairly common and typically bear a positive meaning. To defecate in your dream is generally related to removing all that is wrong, unnecessary or not wanted in your waking life.
Dreams involving excretory functions may also refer to letting go of the past and embracing a new lifestyle, changing one’s old habits and way of thinking. Also, defecation dreams might be closely linked to a desire to resolve inner conflicts, to let go of negative emotions, remorse, feelings of guilt, and painful memories.
By definition, defecating is the final act that eliminates waste material (feces) in the human body, and the dream interpretation is surprisingly similar.
Dreams about defecation usually indicate that you’re going through some sort of emotional cleansing. Do the events surrounding your life lead you to believe you need to release a strong emotion you’ve been keeping inside? Stress, anger and anxiety are the most common issues.
Common defecation dreams:
To dream that you had a bowel movement, symbolizes that you are successfully getting rid of your old habits and ways and thinking. It is usually equivalent to the release of strong emotions, such as anger and anxiety.
To dream that you are defecating on someone symbolizes your anger and hostility for that person.
To dream that you are being defecated on symbolizes feelings of guilt and unworthiness. You may be suffering from low self-esteem.
To dream that you have diarrhea, symbolizes that some part of your life is may be out of control. Alternatively, it may symbolize a need for you to get something out of your system quickly.
To dream that you have constipation symbolizes that you are unwilling to part with your old Habits and ways.
According to Freud, feces are related to possession, pride, shame, money/financial matters, or aggressive acts. So to dream that you are playing with feces, symbolizes your anxiety over money and financial security.
Believe it or not, dreaming about feces isn’t all that uncommon. Usually, whatever is getting defecated on probably represents something worthless to you. Indicating a cleaning of the things you feel are unnecessary.
To see or come in contact with feces symbolizes aspects of yourself that are dirty and negative and which you believe to be unwanted and revolting. You need to acknowledge and express these feelings, even though it may be shameful.
If you’re the one covered in feces, it could symbolize that you don’t have a particularly high self-esteem. Your mind, body, spirit or soul is trying to tell you to clean up your life. The need to get rid of negatives aspects and unresolved issues. Alternately, some ancient folklore suggests dreaming of feces is an omen leading to future wealth or possessions a financial windfall of profits are on the way especially if it’s in your hand.
Psychological Meaning: Urine might symbolize the feelings that you reject. You are trying to cleanse yourself of the things that you consider unworthy. However, dreams of urinating are typically caused by a full bladder. They have little symbolic significance- you should have gone before you went to bed.
Mystical Meaning: Urine has for centuries been regarded as a defense against ghosts and evil spirits. Also in some ancient folklore it is believed that if a girl urinates in a man’s shoes he will fall madly in love with her.
To see urine in your dream symbolizes the feelings you have rejected.
To dream that you are urinating, symbolizes a cleansing and release of negative or repressed emotions. Depending on your dream context, urination is symbolic of having or lacking basic control of your life.
To dream that you are urinating in public, symbolizes a lack of privacy in your affairs or your need to make a public apology or confession.
Bathroom or Water Closet (WC):To dream that you are in the bathroom, relates to your instinctual urges. You may be experiencing some burdens or feelings that you ne rid yourself of. Alternatively, it may symbolize purification. You need to cleanse yourself, both emotionally and psychologically.
To dream that you are in a public restroom with no stalls symbolizes your frustrations about getting enough privacy. It may also symbolize that you are having difficulties letting go of old emotions. If you reveal these feelings, you are afraid that others around you will judge and criticize you.
If you dream that you are in a bathroom meant for the opposite sex, then it suggests that you have crossed the line in some situation.
To dream that you cannot find the bathroom symbolizes that you are having difficulties in releasing and expressing your emotions.
To see a urinal in your dream symbolizes disorder in your personal relationships.
To see a toilet in your dream, symbolizes a release of emotions or getting rid of something in your life that is useless. If you are cleaning the toilet, then it means that you are starting to shed your shell or lose your inhibitions.
To see a clogged toilet in your dream symbolizes that you are keeping your feelings to yourself. You need to let go of the negative feelings.
To see an overflowing or flooded toilet in your dream symbolizes your desires to fully express your emotions.
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