Have you just had a dream about menstruation that left you wondering what it could mean? In many cultures and religions, including the Christian faith, period blood was long associated with impurity and this may affect your interpretation of a dream about menstruation. The dream’s meaning will also depend on the dream’s context.
In this article, we focus on the biblical dream meaning of menstruation. You will also find out how menstruation is referred to in the Bible.
How is Menstruation Referred to in The Bible?
Menstruation and period blood are mentioned several times in the Bible and are associated with uncleanliness and impurity.
For example, the book of Ezekiel says “Son of man, when the house of Israel lived in their own land, they defiled it by their ways and their deeds. Their ways before me were like the uncleanness of a woman in her menstrual impurity.”
Another example, from the book of Leviticus says that “And if any man lies with her and her menstrual impurity comes upon him, he shall be unclean seven days, and every bed on which he lies shall be unclean.”
According to the Bible, when a woman got her period, it was a time for abstinence. During their periods, women would also be excused from household chores and any stressful tasks because it was believed they would taint anything they touched.
However, while women were not allowed to take part in domestic chores or other work, they could use the time of their menstruation as an opportunity to rest and rejuvenate.
What Do Dreams of Menstruation Mean?
Considering the above viewpoints, what does it mean if you dream about menstruation? Do they have negative bearings on your waking life or can they carry positive meanings? A brief interpretation of menstruation dreams is that you may be getting rid of everything toxic in your real life and getting ready for new beginnings.
Below, you will find different biblical dream meanings of menstruation. So read on to find out how to interpret the dream in a biblical context. Remember also to read the meanings in relation to what is happening in your waking life.
What is the Biblical Meaning of Menstrual Blood in Dreams?
Different events in our lives can trigger dreams about menstruation. Both men and women can have dreams of period blood. The first part of the article focuses on the general biblical meanings of menstruation dreams, while the second part focuses on specific dream scenarios.
1. A Sign From God
A dream of menstruation can be a sign from God, possibly a warning about something that is happening in your life. It can also relate to a feeling of guilt over a sin you have committed. If you know you have said or done something that has hurt another person in some way, it is likely the dream is a prompt to repent.
You may need to seek forgiveness from God and the person you have hurt by your actions. Be sincere in your apology and you will find inner harmony again. The dream is also a reminder that as you seek forgiveness, you also need to be ready to forgive others.
Dreams of menstrual blood can be a sign that you are unhappy with an aspect of your life. You have allowed things or people to get in the way of your dreams. If you have this dream when you are nearing menopause, it can be a sign of regret.
The dream can be a message from heaven that it is not too late to work on our dreams. It is never too late to do the things you love. You should no longer let anything come between you and your dreams. It is time to give them your full attention.
3. Someone May Try to Harm You
A dream of menstrual discharge, especially if you get some of it on your hands in the dream, can be a sign that there is someone in your life who may have bad intentions towards you. They may be acting out of jealousy or to advance their plans.
The dream is warning you to not trust everyone in your life as some will be prepared to tell lies to stop you from achieving your dreams. Listen to your intuition. If your gut tells you that someone is bad for you, it is most often right.
4. Success is Coming Your Way
Have you been working hard on your dreams and wondering when you will achieve them? If you have, then the dream can be a positive sign your dreams are going to become reality. God has seen your hard work and will soon reward you with success.
If your guardian angels are sending you this message, make sure that you remember to be grateful for all the blessings in your life.
5. You Desire to Become a Mother
Dreaming of menstrual blood can be a manifestation of your desire to become a mother. If you have been praying to God, it can be a sign that he has heard your prayers and will soon bless you with a pregnancy.
For a pregnant woman, period blood can be a sign of miscarriage in real life. Therefore a menstruation dream can be a warning to anyone already pregnant. It is time to slow down with other responsibilities in life so that you can have a healthy baby.
6. You Need to Let go of the Past
A period dream can be a sign from God that there is something in your life you need to let go of. This could be, for example, releasing negative energies by forgiving someone just like God forgives people’s sins. If we hold on to feelings of resentment and anger the only person we hurt, in the long run, is ourselves.
These feelings will hold you back from reaching your full potential. Meditation and prayer can help you find forgiveness towards people who have wronged you. When you let go, you will be free and success and happiness will follow.
The dream’s meaning can depend on the dream scenario. Here are some common-period dream scenarios to help you interpret your dream.
7. Dreaming of Heavy Periods
If you are bleeding really heavily in your dream, it can be a wish-fulfillment dream. You have been very focused on a goal or a project and you will soon see it manifested in reality.
The dream may also be suggesting that you need to see things from a wider perspective. This interpretation is especially likely if there has been a lack of progress on your goals. It may be necessary to find a new approach to continue making progress.
8. Dripping Period Blood
If you dream about period blood dripping, it can be a dream manifestation of your real-life disappointment. This can be over someone close to you failing to take responsibility for something they have done.
The dream could be encouraging you to be a good example to that person. Set the example of always taking responsibility for your actions and they may well follow in your footsteps.
9. Period Blood on a Pad or Your Clothes
This dream is likely a warning about an unpleasant situation in your waking life. It can be focused on a new friend or an acquaintance. You should keep your guard up because this person may not be who they seem. It is wise not to trust someone new in your life until you are absolutely certain they are trustworthy.
10. Menstrual Blood Stains on Your Bed
This dream plot is usually a sign that all is not well in your romantic relationship. If you have been having a lot of arguments with your partner lately and rarely see eye to eye, the dream can reflect the troubled situation.
If you wish to improve your relationship, you and your partner both need to be honest with each other. While it is not necessary to always agree on everything, it is important to learn to compromise.
12. A Young Woman Dreaming About Menstrual Cycle
If a young woman or a young girl dreams about menstruation, this can be a sign of an approaching wedding. Starting your period is a significant event in a young girl’s life as is getting married.
When the dreamer is a young woman, the dream can also be a sign that she is scared to get pregnant because she doesn’t feel ready for motherhood yet. The dream can be an assurance that she will be able to cope with the challenges of pregnancy and motherhood as long as she keeps her faith and listens to her intuition.
How you interpret a dream about menstruation can depend on your religious beliefs. While most modern societies no longer consider women to be impure during menstruation, some cultures still consider talking about periods a taboo subject.
Your feelings about periods are heavily affected by your upbringing and the views in your culture or religion. If you feel embarrassed or unclean when you have your periods, you are more likely to attach negative meanings to the dream.