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The meaning of eggs in a dream

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With all the festivities occurring at this time of year, it should come as no surprise that images we see around us every day start infiltrating our minds and affecting our subconscious. So if your sleeping mind starts picking up on the symbol of eggs, what can that mean to you personally?
On the one hand, eggs have a deep and universal reference to new life, new beginnings. The meaning of eggs in a dream can be about fertility and creation, potential as yet unrealised, new birth yet to happen. Eggs can also refer to wholeness – nothing is more self contained and complete than an egg.
To understand the meaning off eggs in a dream, you might consider:

  • What new projects or ideas are emerging in your life?
  • What is the unrealised potential you are seeking to tap?
  • Where in your life are you seeking, or have you found, a sense of completeness and wholeness?

But eggs can have many other symbolic representations. Eggshells are fragile and easily broken.  To dream of broken egg shells may symbolise your own feelings are easily hurt so that you often feel “broken”, or that you are “walking on eggshells” to protect somebody else’s sensitive emotions.

The meaning of eggs in a dream can be about fertility and creation, potential as yet unrealised, new birth yet to happen.

Another dream of a broken egg could indicate there is something you feel has been irretrievably destroyed.  Like Humpty Dumpty, not even all the King’s horses and all the King’s men could put Humpty together again. But this need not be a bad thing.  After all, we need to break a few eggs to make an omelette.  Maybe this dream is a sign of needing to commit to change that you know you can’t be undone – no one can unscramble eggs, and this can be a scary thought.  Change can be intimidating if you feel there is no going back. But only real commitment can result in positive change for the long term.

Eggshells be a symbol for a superficial surface, especially if decorated and adorned – could this dream mean that you wish to not be distracted by a pretty veneer, and seek a deeper meaning within?

And yet despite all these symbolic meanings, eggs can have a far simpler meaning at this time of year due to the prevalence of the images we see every day in media, in shopping centres and so on. In this way, eggs may represent all that we love, or loathe, about Easter – they may symbolise family and gatherings and celebration; they may represent hunting, the lost being found, discovering of treasure; they may mean indulgence and treats; or they may represent a gaudy fakeness, commercialisation of a natural idea, and even gluttony and greed. Only you will know what you own feelings about Easter time are.

None the less, to dream of eggs is a hopeful dream.  Even if you feel disillusioned by the commercialisation of eggs, or of the hollow emptiness of chocolate eggs, you know what the real idea of an egg is – the idea of a new life, of potential.  This shows that within your frustrated soul you still seek the nurturance and joy of what eggs are about, and that nurture and joy can be found, once we realise that we need to seek beyond the supermarket shelves and the commercial hijacking of our deeper spiritual and psychological needs.

For more information about the meaning of your dreams, please visit The Dream Well



Amy Campion is a writer, speaker, workshop facilitator and dream coach who works globally with people using their dreams, intuition, imagination and consciousness. She is the founder of The Dream Well, a website dedicated to helping people understand and become experts of their own dreams. She also runs an online course on sacred dreaming, which includes lucid dreaming, shamanism, Tibetan dream yoga, dream incubation and a variety of other approaches. Amy holds the following qualifications: BA (Hons) Comm Arts, Post Grad Cert (Strategic Foresight), Member IASD (International Association of the Study of Dreams).