Have you recently had a dream involving an earthquake? Dreaming about any natural disaster can be a frightening experience, whether it’s an earthquake, tsunami, or volcanic eruption, as they all have connotations of danger and destruction.
However, dreaming of an earthquake doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re in imminent danger or that your world is falling apart. This is why it is important to establish the context of your earthquake dream.
It’s not always easy, but try to consider your location, what you are doing, the people that you might be with. Also, try to note your emotions while the earthquake is taking place. These minute details can help you decipher the dream more effectively.
There are many possible reasons why you may be dreaming about earthquakes and some are better than others. Dreaming of an earthquake doesn’t always have a negative meaning, and sometimes it can even have a positive meaning.
In this article, we’re going to explore the possible reason why you’re dreaming about earthquakes.
During earthquakes, a lot of changes occur. The ground can shake so furiously that buildings fall, people get hurt and entire communities can be destroyed. It moves the things that we thought were unmoveable and suddenly our sense of stability is diminished. This could explain why you had a dream about an earthquake.
It could represent a certain fear or insecurity you have and one that is very prevalent in your life at the moment. For example, if your parents suddenly divorced after decades of being seemingly happily married, you may feel emotions of unease.
Although you may not consciously address them, you may have issues with the fact that something so constant and so stable in your life (e.g your parents’ marriage) has been uprooted.
However, this can apply to a multitude of different scenarios, from a relationship breakdown to your favorite local restaurant closing down. It doesn’t have to be on an apocalyptic scale, but earthquakes in dreams can often represent a negative shift or change in your life.
The next possible meaning for your earthquake dream is yet again, not a happy one. Some dream experts suggest that if you experience the earthquake yourself within the dream and feel the ground shaking or even witness destruction or death, this isn’t great news.
When things get shaken in an earthquake, it’s a panic situation where everything around you begins to break and you may begin to lose your footing. This could symbolize how you’re feeling about your current situation. Have you lost your footing recently?
Whether this is losing a job, someone moving away, or maybe a death in the family. Earthquakes are cataclysmic events that can make it feel like the world is ending. Perhaps you have felt like your world is ending.
Fortunately, earthquakes don’t stick around very long and time heals all of the damage eventually. It’s a good idea to remember this.
It’s not all doom and gloom, though! There are some possible positive meanings to be taken from an earthquake dream. This is particularly true if you’re a Christian. The Bible references something similar.
In Hebrews, the writer who is quoting a prophet states, “Yet once more I will shake both the heavens and the earth so that those things that cannot be shaken would remain.” What this is essentially meant to represent is that God brings shaking and instability into our lives, into our churches, our families, and into our cities so that in the end, all that remains in the kingdom are the things that cannot be shaken.
Of course, this only applies if you believe in God. But your earthquake dream may relate to your relationship with God and how you may perhaps resent him for allowing you to suffer and go through these negative changes.
Some Christians see dreaming of earthquakes or other major traumatic events as a reminder that God must weed out the unstable and negative things in your life to see who is truly dependent and loyal.
Your Reaction to the Earthquake
Another impactful factor is how you reacted during the earthquake in your dream.
Some dream experts believe that your initial reactions in the dream can reveal a lot. It is believed that what you initially try to protect is what you subconsciously hold the closest to your heart.
If it was your family and loved ones, it could be seen as a reminder to put them first because during the most difficult time, you sought them.
If it was a possession, particularly one of monetary value, it could be a reminder that check-in with your priorities and whether your relationship to material things or technology is becoming too intense.
If it was yourself you saved, however, it’s not a bad thing. In this dream where you thought you were in immediate danger and possibly could have died, you reacted accordingly to survive.
It’s important not to feel guilty about this and remember that it does not mean that you wouldn’t protect your loved ones if there was an actual earthquake.
It can simply relate to a realization that you need to put yourself first a little more and that no one can save you but yourself.
What if I dream about an earthquake along with other disasters?
Often earthquake dreams can come along with other added natural disasters. Hooray!
Here’s what experts have to say about them:
Earthquakes with a tsunami – Dreaming about this extreme weather combination could be providing more of an insight into your feelings about sudden changes in your life.
It often represents a lack of control and feeling overwhelmed.
Earthquakes with a volcanic eruption – Dreaming about earthquakes that are caused by a volcanic eruption can often symbolize how you may be bottling up certain feelings.
Over time, emotions such as rage, envy, or even sadness can stew inside you before eventually erupting. This can sometimes have disastrous consequences.