A crush is an exciting, fun, and flirty thing to have. In our private thoughts, we fantasize about spending quality time with someone.
But dreaming about an old crush can be a deeply significant event. Someone you thought was out of your life returns in this confusing scenario. And you may awaken feeling confused and embarrassed.
But dreaming about an old crush can be a way for your subconscious mind to send you an important message. Today, we’ll uncover just what these experiences mean and, more importantly, how you can apply them to improve your waking life.
9 Meanings to Dreaming about an Old Crush
1. You need to reflect on the past and present
Often, when we dream about people and events of the past, we miss the person we once were and long for something or someone from that period that we need in the present.
Dreaming of an old crush signifies your feelings about past and present relationships. Perhaps you were a different person back then and fancied someone interesting in life. Maybe you’re filled with regret because it didn’t work out? Or perhaps, by seeing your old crush again, you’re revisiting an old fantasy of yours.
If you see regret when seeing your old crush in your dream, this is a sign that you’ve some big regrets about your life decisions. You may need to reflect on your current life and see if there’s anything amiss that’s making you long for days gone by.
2. You’ve moved on from a past
Sometimes dreaming of an old crush brings awkwardness, insecurity, and embarrassment, especially if you dream of a childhood crush. We cringe at our taste and get flustered in the dream. You can’t believe you used to fancy this person.
But these types of dreams can be very revealing about your current life situation. By facing this dream, you can see the enormous journey you’ve undergone since this crush. It can be a massive opportunity for some deep reflection to take fold.
Your subconscious mind tells you that you made the right choices in life to distance yourself from this unsuitable person. The dream is a metaphor for all the self-improvement you’ve undergone since then – you’ve moved on to bigger and better things. Well done!
3. You need to come to terms with rejection
Sadly, sometimes love does not work out the way we planned, and our current crush may have rejected us. This can be mortifying to experience, but even more in the dream world. It can feel like there’s no escape from the humiliation.
If you’ve recently been rejected and are dreaming of old crushes throughout your life, you may need to start dealing with rejection more healthily. Your dreams reflect the conflict you’re feeling inside.
It would help if you worked on your self-confidence and self-love. Only then can you prepare yourself for a new opportunity in love. Don’t feel disheartened by these dreams; consider them as lessons you need to learn and apply. Apply them to future relationships so you don’t repeat past mistakes.
4. You need to put yourself out there
Our crushes are often fantasies that we rarely put any thought or action to. If you have a recurring dream of an old crush in your life, this dream means you need to throw caution to the wind, especially if you are single, and act upon your feelings. Now.
As the old saying goes – nothing ventured, nothing gained. Yes, you may suffer rejection, but your dreams tell you you must manifest your fantasies in your waking life, or they will always be works of fiction.
You can achieve love and romance if you simply put plans into motion to fulfill your base desires. The affection you are feeling towards someone is real and tangible. And who knows, maybe your true feelings may be reciprocated, and a new relationship may flourish. But you’ll never know until you make that brave first move.
5. You may need to make changes to your current relationship
Dreams are a private experience where we indulge in different fantasies and scenarios. But sometimes, common dreams like that of crushes can leave us feeling strange, anxious, and vulnerable. We can’t help but feel weird when we awaken.
If you’re in a relationship now and are dreaming of some lover, be they an ex-crush, former partner, or even someone you don’t recognize, this can be alarming. Does this mean you’re unhappy? Need a breakup? Not quite.
Examine the content of your dream. If you are admiring an old crush from afar, this can symbolize you want some spontaneity back in your life. In the real world, perhaps you and your partner need to do something together to inject fun into your romance.
But if in your dream, you act on your impulses and share a kiss with your romantic interest, this suggests you may not be happy, deep down, with your current relationship. Cheating dreams can reflect the anxieties we feel in love right now about our current lover – you need to address them quickly before it’s too late.
6. Your friendships may be developing into something else
Sometimes, our nearest and dearest friends appear in dreams as crushes. But does this mean you need to take your relationship to the next level? Are you in love with them? Not quite.
These dreams can mean several different things. Primarily, it suggests that you deeply care for this person and only want the best for them. The dream signifies prosperity, opportunity, and unexpected good news for both of you.
This dream can symbolize your admiration. But like any crush, no one knows this feeling but you. Perhaps it’s time you let your friend know just how much they mean to you.
Other times, however, dreaming of a friend as a crush can be our conscious mind revealing our innermost feelings about this person – we’re in love. Maybe there are some clues that your mind has detected that indicate their feelings are the same. Pay close attention to the outcome of your dream to see if your friendship will change entirely.
7. You see the good in people
One of the most bizarre crush dreams to experience is fancying someone whom you’ve had a falling out with or don’t like in the waking world. Maybe you fell out with an old flame or fought with someone recently at work.
As confusing as this may be, it does signify you have some lovely qualities when it comes to seeing the good in people. There must be some redeeming quality to the person you’re thinking about in your dream that you respect.
Your dream could ask you to focus on that attribute and channel it into your own life. Sure, this person might not be your cup of tea, but your subconscious mind thinks there’s some beautiful part of their personality that can help you in your own life.
8. Someone may be developing feelings for you
Sometimes, our dreams can alter our perception of things. While dreaming of a crush might ask us to be more confident, if you dream about being the crush of someone else, it’s a potent sign of your confidence, self-esteem, and power.
Someone in your life is looking at you in a deeply caring way and is developing strong feelings towards you. Perhaps it’s time to take stock of your life and look at the people around you – maybe love is staring you in the face.
9. You need to dream bigger in life
Dreaming of a celebrity crush can be one of the most fun and flirty fantasies to experience. Realistically, you won’t be able to act on these feelings, so the experience is purely frivolous; but it is also a very symbolic experience that you need to take note of.
Essentially, this dream means you need to dream bigger in life and undergo a much-needed transformation. Set yourself bigger with bigger plans, goals, and expectations, and strive for more optimism in your life.
You are competent, but something in you is dimming your shine. Although the dream is bizarre and unrealistic, you must apply its meaning to real-life scenarios.
By dreaming of this celebrity crush, your subconscious tells you that you must challenge yourself to reach your true potential.
Love is one of the most powerful emotions we can feel. It’s powerful when we have it, and it makes us feel sad when we lose it. Dreaming about a crush can appear out of nowhere and surprise you, but the spiritual meaning is of colossal significance.
Although a crush is just a strong, unreciprocated feeling, its appearance in your dreams can indicate you’re missing something (or someone) in your life. You may need to improve your current relationship or dream bigger about what you deserve in life.
Dreaming of an old flame from a previous relationship can uncover new ways to reflect on your past. As fun and exciting as these fantasy dreams may be, your conscious mind tells you something important.
Be open and receptive to its message, as your dreams may point you towards a new direction in life.