Mother Dream Meaning and Interpretations


Mother Dream Symbol – A mother is symbolic of life and the ability to bring new life into the world. Mothers are powerful influences that can be reflected inside of our dreams in a number of ways.

To dream about a mother reflects the nurturing aspect of your character. The symbol of a mother represents caretaking, nurture, kindness, peace, love and support. Mothers will always be there by your side no matter what you do in life. They represent that a part of you that will always be tied to the place where you were created.

If you dream about an overbearing mother, it may indicate that you are too reliant on people around you to succeed. Your dream might be indicating that it is time to stand on your own two feet and start to thrive on your own. Perhaps you have always been attached to your “real” life mother and it may be time to give yourself some space.

mother dreamsTo dream about a mother who has passed away may indicate your deep connection that you still have with your mother. Even though she is not with you in the physical, her spirit is still close to you and will always remain with you.

If you are angry at your mother in your dream, it can indicate that you are frustrated with your inability to achieve the success that you want. You might have caught a few bad breaks in your life struggle to try and find your way.

To see a mother giving birth in a dream it may reflect the birth of a new idea for a direction in your life. There may be a new experience or idea that is about to emerge in your life. This is a positive sign that things will work out for you in the future if you are persistent and willing to push towards your goal.

Seeing your mother dying in a dream may indicate that you have a bad experience with your intuition and are constantly making the wrong choices in your life. It may be time to start looking in a new direction so you will avoid making the same mistakes over and over again.

If you are a mother then you could have a dream that involves your kids. Given the care giving role of mothers, it is quite common to dream about different scenarios featuring your kids if you are currently an active mother.

According to Carl Jung, if you had a poor relationship with your mother or she failed to live up to your expectations, you may seek to satisfy those demands and seek out people or things in your life that will offer you that comfort.

Questions to Ask

  • What does your mother represent to you in your dream?
  • What was the dream scenario that featured a mother and how does it relate to your waking life?
  • Is there any aspect of a mother that you have inside of you?

Note: If you have had a dream related to this dream symbol or would like to add something that is related to this topic please leave comment below. Comments are a great way to interact with others who are dreaming about similar topics.


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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. I dreamed my mother was moving away from me with a mobster like Italian. He brought another woman and a little girl to help move her out. I was taking things off the wall really angry and throwing them. I was screaming at all of them and keeping most of the things in her house for myself, even her pets. I told her she was leaving me for a Greek garlic smelling mobster. I told her to leave and never come back. I felt sorry for my dad that already passed. She just kept looking at me and saying nothing while I threw things at the people with her.

  2. Andrew S Mason on

    Ive had 3 dreams in the same night

    1) I when to sleep about 1am I woke up crying because I thought I had missed my moms birthday her bday is on January 24th and it’s currently August 31 I woke up looked at my Phone and it said 2:25am January 31th so the guilt set in I rushed to text my mom then I came to my senses and realized it wasn’t the 31st or even in January in my whole 26 years of living I’ve never missed my moms birthday

    2) I had a dream I was meeting my parents after 3 months of not seeing them(we live 8 hours away each other) I was so excited I walked up in Wal-Mart and quickly ran up and gave her a nice long hug when the woman turned around it wasn’t my mom I started freaking out because I thought I had forgotten what my mom looks like so I woke up crying again

    3) this dream happened an our ago (4:15am) I had the worst dream I’ve ever had I dreamt she died in a car wreck ive had this dream multiple times over the last couple months I’m very very close to my parents I talk to them almost daily I miss them very very much but I never had these dreams b4 amd they are worrying me alot and I have no idea why I’m having them or what they mean

  3. Will Graham on

    These dreams all happened relatively close to each other:

    1) I was angry at my mother because she did not care, nor react, to the fact that my 11 year old younger brother was smoking. In real life she would go absolutely mental if she saw that but because I’m the dream she didn’t care, I got very angry at both of them but mostly mother.

    2) I was very angry at my mother for doing such a horrible thing as to circumcise my 8 year old younger brother. In the dream, my brother was in a lot of pain and because there was no going back from being circumcised, I had such strong angry if not upsetting emotions towards my mother which I didn’t ever want to say to my mum ever in real life.

    3) I was very angry with my mum as she try to murder 2 babies that had just been born, 1 of them being my dad‘s child and the other being some random child. In real life my mother is truly pro life and cares about babies very dearly. Experiencing a miscarriage herself she was very very distraught, upset and devastated. But for my mum to want to murder those babies as a sort of post-birth abortion made me really angry and again, to the point of getting upset.

    I’ve had these dreams 3 times in very short periods of time between each dream and I’m upset of me having this angry mindset towards her in the back of my head.

    Just to help with why I’m getting these dreams, I’ve recently moved schools and it’s difficult settling in.

  4. i had a dream that I was working in a place like LIDL I was at work when a old friend of mine (male friend)
    came up to me and asked me if I wanted to hang out. I told him I was working and that I would not be allowed anyway. The next thing I no my mum was coming in the shop creaming at me (IT LOOKED LIKE HER HEAD WAS GOING TO EXSPLODE) she was creaming saying no you are not I don’t think so you have work to do. Next thing she is walking out of the shop into the parking lot were my younger sister was ( bear in mind my mother and sister have not spoken in years and I have not spoken to my sister in years long story) then my mom drops to the floor screaming throwing her arms all over telling me to get away and that i’m not welcome at her house and not to come back. My sister is screaming at me well I walk away telling me its all my fault and shouting are you proud of yourself. I walked back in to work and started to stack shelves thinking what am I going to do now were do I go. When I finished work I walked out the doors and everything had changed I was walking in some place that looked like the bronx and I was holding the hand of a 3 years old little boy (bear in mind I am 27 and I can not have children I was devastated and it still hurts to think about it ). The little boy said its going to be ok the next thing I asked some people if they new were there was a shelter they said down the road but they charge you to stay there. The next thing my friend pulled up in a car and told me to get in so I did were else was I going to go. We puled up outside a building and he showed me and the little one up stairs he told me he shared with his brother but he had a room we could use. I told him I don’t have any money nothing at all he said its ok and that we could stay as long as we liked then i awaken from this dream

  5. Hi

    I dreamt of going to a temple with my mother and was already in an irritated mood. After doing all the rituals, I was impatiently waiting for my mother to get done. Suddenly the temple scene blurred and someone’s discussion about modelling etc started playing in my dream. As soon as it got over, I was back into temple. And I realized that my mother did something stupid and I got all the more angry. I had two vessels (lota) in my hands and I threw them hard on the floor in fit of anger and rushed into the temple to confront my mother, to which she argued back and asked me to keep quiet in her usual stern manner. Although it did not lessen my anger, yet it sure put me in place and I went silent.

    I woke up after that. Could you please explain if there is any significance of such dream?

  6. Harshita bisht on

    Somone can explain my dream?
    I have seen my mother organizing somone marriage wid full of happiness. I m confuse who r dy bcoz i m the only child left for marriage. But those who r getting married r unkown to me (both bride and groom).

    And in that dream i m only observer. I m not present in that dream.

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