In nature, the purpose of flowers is reproduction. They have an amazing scent and colorful petals, and they lure insects who help with the survival and fertilization of the flower.
There are thousands of flower species, in different shapes and colors.
While sending someone flowers will make their day, dreaming about flowers can have different symbolism and meaning. The color and type of flower have a unique meaning: sympathy, forgiveness, passion, or friendship.
In this article, we will talk about the symbolism of seeing flowers in your dreams, what are some common flower dreams, and what their interpretation is.
Symbolism and Meaning of Dreams About Flowers
From passion to purity, from life to death, flowers have many meanings in legends, myths, and cultures. For instance, carnations, which are made out of petals in red, pink, yellow, or white color, can have different meanings in different cultures.
In Mexico, they are placed around dead bodies that are prepared for burial, and they are seen as the flowers of the dead. On the other hand, the Flemish people see red carnations as a symbol of love.
Over the years, flowers have also caught the attention of creatives, as they’ve tried to portray them repeatedly.
Artists have used flowers to create personality and a story in their art. Whether as a focal point or a background detail, flowers can represent many feelings and emotions: passion, love, death, innocence, and so on.
For instance, artists from the Netherlands painted pieces that feature hourglasses to symbolize the passing of time, skulls to indicate death, and wilting flowers to indicate the ephemeral. They also painted flowers to highlight the glory of nature and the power that the Netherlands had.
During the Victorian era, books about the language of flowers became quite famous, where they talk about the types of flowers that signal embarrassment, friendship, flirtation, or anger.
This section will cover the different symbolism flowers can have.
1. Overcoming Problems
Dreaming about flowers can mean that you have the capacity and skills you need to overcome any problems that come your way. All you need to do is to trust in yourself, and you will do great.
Seeing flowers in your dreams could mean that you’re feeling content with your life right now and that you’re not asking for more. You feel blessed with the people you’re surrounded with and with everything you have.
You might be grateful for your job, you might have finances that make you feel good, or a family that appreciates and supports you. Whatever the thing is, you need to cherish it and not take it for granted, because it can be taken away at any moment.
Just as in waking life, seeing flowers in your dreams can be a symbol of lots of love. This dream could be telling you that you’re experiencing plenty of kindness and appreciation from the people around you.
Colorful flowers mean that you have friends and family who got your back whenever you need them, meaning you’ll never feel alone.
Dreaming about flowers could be a symbol that you’re going through a period of growth in your life. This might mean that you will need to put in the work to see yourself progress.
We need to constantly try to better ourselves, and progress in terms of our practices, emotions, and goals. Only by moving forward are we able to reach our full potential.
Staying in our comfort zone is not good for our growth. Growth can happen through a new role at work or a new relationship.
We learn from these new things, and we use these lessons in our everyday life. If you find yourself in such a phase of your life, dreams about flowers might occur.
Dreams about flowers can also serve as a reminder that we need to give time for things to blossom. Remember that it takes patience in order to achieve good things in life.
Flowers are also an indicator of beauty when they appear in our dreams. Sometimes, what’s beautiful to us is the idea of a new friendship or relationship.
Other times, it might be some material goods. Whatever your idea of beauty is, this dream reminds you that it is present in your life.
We’re often so busy and distracted in our daily lives that we forget to appreciate the things around us. Thus, this dream reminds us that beauty and romance are not far away from us.
You just need to look for the signs and pay attention to them.
Dreams about flowers are a sign that we have good memories. Even though flowers are beautiful, we can also dream about flowers when we’re having a bad time in our life.
This means that even though we’re going through a tough phase right now, we have fond memories of friendships or love that we’re reminded of in our dreams.
Common Flower Dreams
The key to understanding the meaning of a dream is to analyze the circumstances in the dream. So, think about what appeared in the dream, how the dream made you feel, what were you doing, and so on.
Here, we will discuss some common flower dreams and their meaning.
1. Dream Of Receiving Flowers
Getting flowers in waking life means that someone respects admires, or loves you. Dreams about getting flowers are also a symbol of love.
This dream means that you will be appreciated for something you did. It can mean that you did a good job and you’re going to receive a reward.
If you receive the flowers from an ex-partner, it means that you’ll have some fresh and creative ideas that you’ll want to share with the people around you. This dream is a signal that the people around you will appreciate this new outlook you have.
However, the dream has a whole different meaning if the flowers are withered or dead. Dreams about getting dead flowers mean that someone in your waking life has ill intentions toward you.
Even though they might seem pure on the surface, the dead flowers are a sign that they have different plans when it comes to you. This dream is warning you to be more cautious, analyze the intentions of the people around you, and rethink your social circle.
2. Dreaming Of Flowers Blooming
Dreams about flowers blooming are a great thing. It means that the people around you see your potential, know what you’re capable of, and want to support your progress.
3. Dream Of Flowers in Vase
Putting flowers in a vase in your dreams means that you have some spare time. Everything in life is going just as it should, which gives you the energy and time to do some things that interest you.
This dream is also a sign that your availability to other people has changed, and you can spend more time with them.
If you’re not the person who’s putting the flowers in a vase, but instead you see a vase with flowers in your dreams, it means that good financial times are ahead of you. This means that you’ve made good investments in the past and that your savings or finances will grow.
4. Dream of A Garden Of Flowers
One of the most positive dreams you can have when it comes to flowers is to dream about a flower garden. This dream is a good omen and it indicates that positive things will happen in your life.
Flowers are a symbol of happiness, prosperity, and peace. So, dreaming about a flower garden is a sign that these things are already in your life.
If you’re starting a new relationship or thinking about taking up a new project, this dream is especially important. It means that your emotional endeavor or financial investment will have a good outcome.
Look at a garden full of flowers, we feel peaceful. This dream could also mean that you have a good state of mind right now.
5. Dream Of Roses
Roses are some of the most popular flowers there are, and they often appear in our dreams. However, many people confuse the meaning of a rose due to the various colors it comes in.
Let’s talk about some of the most common shades of a rose and their different meaning.
Dreams about white roses are a sign of innocence, chastity, and purity. This dream could be an indicator that a wedding is going to happen soon, whether it’s your own or someone you know.
A red rose means passion, romance, and love. If you’re thinking about going out with someone or even starting a relationship, now is a great time to do it.
Yellow roses are a sign of faithfulness and loyalty. These are qualities that you want to see in your friends, significant other, and family members.
This dream is also a reminder that people expect these qualities from you as well.
A pink rose means that you are grateful for all the good things in your life. On the other hand, it could be reminding you that you need to be more thankful.
Different Flower Colors
As we previously mentioned in our example with the roses, the meaning of the dream oftentimes varies depending on the color of the flowers. Following, we will take a look at the meaning of different colors of flowers.
1. Colorful Flowers
Dreams about flowers in different colors are a sign of compassion and kindness. This dream means that you’re an empathetic person and it’s a very positive dream to have.
2. Pink Flowers
Seeing pink flowers in your dreams could be an indicator that you’ll experience romance in the next period. Pink flowers are also a symbol of forgiveness and grace, which are gentle and sweet emotions, just as the color pink is.
3. Red Flowers
Dreaming about red flowers means that you’re going through some intense emotions. It might mean you’re deeply in love or you’re longing for someone.
Red flowers are a sign that you have intense feelings towards a certain person in your life, but these intense emotions could also be negative. So, you also might be feeling rage or anger toward someone.
4. Green Flowers
We often associate the color green with jealousy. Since we don’t see green flowers very often, we should concentrate on the color of the flowers.
Jealousy is a bad emotion a lot of people try to avoid feeling, and this dream is telling you that need to work on this aspect of yourself.
Another possible meaning of this dream could be related to your health. Seeing green flowers means you’re in great health.
5. Blue Flowers
Blue as a color is often connected with emotions. Dreaming about light blue flowers means you’re experiencing more shallow emotions, while dark blue flowers mean that the emotions are more intense.
Light blue flowers could also mean that you’re currently feeling relaxed and balanced. You’re satisfied with your relationship and your work life.
On the other hand, dark blue flowers mean that you’re experiencing some stress in some areas of your life.
6. Black Flowers
We rarely see black flowers in our waking life, which is why it can be a little weird to dream about them. Black flowers are a symbol of bad luck and sorrow.
However, the good thing is, this dream also means that you will get through this period of bad luck and sorrow.
7. White Flowers
White flowers are a symbol of love and purity. Seeing white flowers in your dreams means that you are a pure soul and that you have good intentions.
8. Yellow Flowers
The color yellow is often associated with friendship, which is why dreams about yellow flowers mean that you care about the friendships in your life. It can also mean that you’re worried about the well-being of your friends.
However, you shouldn’t be so concerned, because this dream points to the fact that you and your friends will have a great life.
Flowers are used to portray a certain emotion all over the world. Some meanings are more obvious than others.
For instance, a red rose has always been used as a symbol of love. However, as we said above, different colors of flowers and different contexts of the dream have their own unique meaning.
For this reason, you should pay careful attention to the color of the flowers and the situation in your dream. Once you analyze your dream, you will find the message it brings to you.