When you dream at night, it can be easy to think that the things you dream about are completely random. However, there are many people out there who think that there is a deeper meaning behind each and every dream that you have.
In this article, we are going to be focusing on the symbolism and meanings behind phone calls appearing in your dreams. So, if you have recently had a dream of a phone call then read on to find out what it could mean.
Different Types of Phone Call Dreams
There are various different types of phone call dreams that people commonly experience. Some involve you making a call, while others involve you receiving a call. The types of dreams we will be focusing on today include:
- Dreams about you making a phone call
- Dreams about you receiving a phone call
- Dreams about someone hanging up on you
- Dreams about you not being able to reach someone
- Dreams about your phone breaking
- Dreams about an unexpected phone call
- Dreams about prank phone calls
Let’s take a look at what all of these dreams may symbolize:
1. Dreams about you making a phone call
If you are dreaming about having a telephone conversation with family members, or a girlfriend/boyfriend, or anyone else for that matter then who instigated the call is of importance.
If you are the person making the call then it could be a sign that you need to take action and make a decision in real life. You might be going through something with your current partner or ex-boyfriend/girlfriend and you might be second-guessing what to do.
If you are dreaming about instigating a phone call with them then it could be the universe telling you that now is the time to make a decision one way or the other. Don’t put it off any longer, and communicate with them how you are feeling. The longer you put it off, the more worked up you are going to get about it.
2. Dreams about your receiving a phone call
On the other hand, if you are dreaming about having a phone conversation with someone who has contacted you then it may well be your anxiety setting in. You may be subconsciously worrying about a certain somebody getting in touch with you if you know that you have done something to scorn them in real life.
If this scenario is true for you then it could be a sign for you to either take matters into your own hands and contact them first to let them know what you have done or to relax and just accept that they aren’t going to be best pleased with what you have done.
Different people deal with distress differently but if you are having recurring dreams about receiving phone calls then this is likely the meaning behind them.
Alternatively, it could be that you are waiting to hear back about a new opportunity in life. Dreaming about the outcome of that conversation is only natural. However, it is just further proof that these types of dreams stem from stressful emotions and anxiety.
If you can’t train yourself to relax your mind, then it may well be worth speaking to someone who will be able to help you either through medication or via various meditation techniques.
3. Dreams about someone hanging up on you
Dreams about someone hanging up on you can be pretty significant if there is a clear picture of who the person on the other end of the phone is. This could be a sign from your subconscious that the person on the other end of the phone is doing something behind your back in real life and isn’t to be trusted.
If this is a partner/lover then this can be quite distressing and it can be easy to just dismiss it as a coincidence as that is the easy thing to do. However, perhaps you should look at all areas of your life and consider where these people might be doing something sly.
It could be something as innocuous as them not doing their fair share of the housework around the house or it could be more serious and they may well be cheating on you. Don’t take this dream as gospel but perhaps pay closer attention to anything that looks suspicious.
4. Dreams about you not being able to get hold of someone
If you are dreaming about someone ignoring you, this could be a sign of a problem in your relationship with that person, whether that be a working relationship, a personal relationship, or a friendship.
It may well be that you are aware that you haven’t been good to them recently and this could be the universe telling you that you need to sort yourself out or risk losing them from your life forever. Use the panic that you may feel in your dream as inspiration for sorting your relationships out.
Another possible meaning behind having dreams about not being able to get hold of someone through a cellphone call is that you are missing a deceased loved one. It may well be that you are trying to contact them spiritually but there’s no answer.
The loved one you are trying to contact may have only been gone for a short time so the feelings are understandably raw. Take comfort from the memories you had with that person while they were with you and maybe say a prayer when you wake up if you are religious.
5. Dreams about your phone breaking
Dreams about your mobile phone breaking can be interpreted in two different ways, depending on whether the dream left you feeling positively or negatively. If the dream was positive then it could be a sign that you are ready to move away from the toxic world of social media which has poisoned our phones in recent years.
When you wake up, consider the possibility that your subconscious was telling you to delete these apps from your phone so bite the bullet and do exactly that.
If the dream has left you feeling sad then it could be a sign that you place huge value on the importance of communication. Maybe it’s a sign that communication has broken down in your life somewhere and that you need to work on mending these relationships, just as you would mend a broken phone.
Additionally, it could also point to a sign that the person you contact the most through your phone has broken your relationship in one way or the other. The broken phone is a metaphor for that relationship coming to an end.
6. Dreams about an unexpected phone call
Unexpected phone calls happen all the time in real life. It may be someone ringing to offer you a job out of the blue, a loved one ringing to tell you that someone in your family has sadly passed away, or just simply a call from an old friend who you haven’t heard from in a while.
If you are having a phone dream about receiving an unexpected call then, to put it bluntly, brace yourself for some unexpected news heading your way. There is, of course, no way of knowing what this news will be because dreams shouldn’t be treated as premonitions, however, dreaming about receiving unexpected news shouldn’t be ignored.
If you set yourself up to expect such a call then perhaps it won’t shock you as much when it arrives, meaning that you will be better prepared to deal with the aftermath.
7. Dreams about prank phone calls
Dreams about prank phone calls are interesting because the meaning behind them differs quite drastically depending on whether you are the one making the prank phone call or if you are on the receiving end.
If you are the one making the prank call in the dream then it could be a sign that you need to take some time out of your life to have fun and connect with friends. You might be stuck in a rut in real life where you are taking everything too seriously. Take this dream as a sign that you need have some fun to alleviate the stress.
If you are on the receiving end of a prank call in your dream, however, then it could be a sign that you have a specific person in your life who is being mischievous and dishonest behind your back. They could be trying to sabotage a key relationship in your life or it could be someone at work who is going to throw you under a metaphorical bus. Either way, keep a close eye on anyone you are suspicious of going forward.
To conclude, dreaming about phone calls isn’t something that you should dismiss as coincidence, especially if these dreams are happening over and over again. If your dream type has been covered today then we now hope that you have more peace of mind as to what it means for you going forward.