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What Does It Mean When You Dream About Witches? (8 Spiritual Meanings)

From a young age, we hear of witches, women endowed with special supernatural and psychic abilities, especially evil ones, through books, folktales, or movies. They are usually perceived as mysterious, cunning, and secretive, which people have trouble understanding.

Humans usually do not like what they do not understand, so the same goes for witches. Since the middle ages, they have been labeled as evil and sinister beings that cast spells and cause pain and destruction to others.

For these reasons, dreaming about them is generally seen as a bad omen or a sign of an impending catastrophe. However, many are unfamiliar with the more profound and accurate depiction or meaning of witches in your dreams.

They can represent negativity and a bad omen, but also knowledge, wisdom, empowerment, and transformation. So, if you dreamt of witches and wizards, do not jump the gun with the interpretation! Instead, here are some common meanings of the dreams of witches.

What Does It Mean When You Dream About Witches? (8 Spiritual Meanings)
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General Symbolism of Dream About Witches

If you want a more accurate interpretation of your dream, you must remember the details of your dream, feelings, and everything that might have stood out to you.

In most cases, the people and things we dream of have a metaphorical meaning and represent something from our waking life. Dreams, in general, have numerous benefits for our emotional disposition and the way we regulate emotions.

They have an essential function: dreams relieve painful emotional experiences and enhance creativity and problem-solving. For these reasons, it is vital to understand the meaning of your dream.

1. Someone In Your Life Is Causing You Distress

Dreams about witches and wizards have various scenarios, which can, in turn, have different meanings depending on your current emotional, mental, and financial state. For example, some people dream about talking to a witch in their dream.

If this has happened to you, it is usually bad news because it is a sign that someone in your life is weighing you down without you noticing it. These dreams are generally fraught with fear and distress.

Often in life, we befriend people we perceive as good, honest, and trustworthy, but later they turn out to be completely different people. Your dream is a clue that you need to remove that person from your life.

On the other hand, if you do not feel threatened or scared in your dream and dreamt of a friendly witch, it might signify that your life will take a new, unexpected direction.

2. You Are Moving Forward

Given that the dream of a witch or wizard is tied to the notions of rejuvenation, transformation, and knowledge, your dream might signify that you will encounter a significant change in your life and upgrade.

Even though it might seem illogical, witches are beings endowed with knowledge and intelligence, and dreaming about them can hint that you also have similar traits. Furthermore, it can point to your personality and behavior.

Are you a person that is not afraid of taking risks and reaching for the stars? If you are, the dream tells you that you are on the right track and should not back down. Use your intuition, instinct, and creativity to your advantage and reach your full potential.

3. Reconsider Your Decisions

Reconsider Your Decisions
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If you have been lately invested in a new business proposal and dreaming about a witch, especially seeing it in the distance, can be a clue that you need to take a step back and reevaluate your decision.

Witches are wise and cunning creatures and are always a step ahead of others. Your dream is the sign that you need to be too. We often jump the gun at the first proposition without pondering more details or potential outcomes.

Instead of relying on others and making a rush decision step away and process every possible scenario and option before making your final move.

4. You Need to Awake Your Inner Strength

If you dreamt of a witch chasing you, that is your subconscious mind telling you to regain your inner strength and be less agreeable in life.

Many people possess the power and inner strength to do things that they perceive as unreachable and unattainable, but because of their fears and doubts, they choose to bottle them up and suppress them.

Take this dream as a good sign- you have what it takes; you just need to realize it and change your attitude. On the other hand, you might be experiencing this dream because you have the strength but are not channeling it the right way.

5. It Is A Warning

As mentioned, the dreaming of witches can have different dream interpretations, depending on the context. For example, some people dream about being a victim of witchcraft or that someone in their dream has done irreparable spiritual and mental harm to them.

Many interpret this as a sign of bad luck or disappointment, and your subconsciousness is trying to warn you. On the other hand, maybe there is some negative energy around you, either caused by changes in your behavior, life, or romantic status, and your mind is directing your attention to it.

It can be a problem at your workplace or an issue with your partner. However, it does not have to be necessarily tied to your professional or personal life.

Maybe an event in the near future will disrupt your belief system and cause you to feel confused, lost, and without purpose, which can be an unfortunate experience.

Remember, our belief systems are essential because they can offer us comfort, a sense of belonging, and purpose, and losing it might trigger some people.

6. You Need a Creative Outlet

You Need a Creative Outlet
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Witchcraft and magic are considered to be highly creative practices that allow you to express yourself and your freedom of choice. So, if you have been dreaming of a witch, it might be a sign that you need to find a creative outlet.

Most people enjoy engaging in creative activities such as drawing and cooking, and various scientific studies have shown the importance and significance of having a creative outlet. They help us create stronger social relationships, express ourselves, relieve stress, and better understand the world around us.

Maybe the stress you have been experiencing is a consequence of your suppressed creative ideas and imagination, and your subconscious mind is showing you the cause of your problem through this dream.

Similar to the way witches use their magical powers to create spells and potions, you should also utilize your inspiration, inventiveness, and artistry to express yourself. In addition, having a creative outlet will allow you to develop good habits and broaden your circle of friends, depending on the activity.

7. You Need To Deal With A Past Trauma

Many people perceive witchcraft, witches, and paganism as evil and sinister, and historically, they were hanged for using Devil’s magic to obtain their goals. So, many associate them with negativity and consider this dream a nightmare.

If you are wondering why you see evil spirits or feel an evil presence in your dream, it might be a sign that you must deal with some trauma or unfortunate experience you never got over. It might be something that happened to you in your childhood or recently.

However, it can also be a sign of distress and current anxieties that you are filtering through these kinds of dreams. Your subconscious mind is telling you that you are overwhelmed and stressed and need to take a break.

8. You Rely Too Much On Others

Some people dream about seeing items commonly associated with witches, such as a broom, potions, or a crystal ball. If you saw a crystal ball in your dream, or a witch handling a crystal ball, it might be a sign of insecurity.

Many people with low confidence tend to ignore their intuition and instincts and rely on others’ people’s opinions and guidance. Although there is nothing wrong with confiding in your friends and relatives and asking for advice, sometimes it is better to trust your gut.

The purpose of a crystal ball is to predict the future and the reason you are seeing it in your dream is that you feel lost and without a clear path and goal in life. It can also be a sign that you do not trust your abilities and want to avoid accountability.


Even though most people believe that witches and witchcraft inherently represent something sinister, the truth is ambiguous. Witchcraft is neither considered positive nor negative, so dreaming about witches can be interpreted as a good and bad sign, depending on the context.

Generally, witches represent healing, transformation, rejuvenation, knowledge, power, wisdom, and intelligence. However, a witch dream can be a warning sign or a hint at the negativity in your life caused by someone or something.

When deciphering these dreams, you need to consider how you generally feel about witches – are you afraid of them or consider them higher spiritual beings?

Given that witches and witchcraft are present in movies and literature, sometimes we have these dreams because we watched a series, and then it showed up in our dreams.

Have you experienced this dream? Please share it with us! If you have questions or want to share your opinion, do not be shy and ask away!

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