Dreaming about family members can bring about a whole host of different emotions, depending entirely on the context of the dream. In instances where you dream of harm coming to someone close to you, then you are going to wake up in horror, while dreams of someone you love coming into fortune are going to leave you waking up in a happy mood.
Today, we’re going to be focussing on dreams about sons. These dreams are relatively common, with many people reporting various different dream scenarios playing out featuring their sons. We’re going to investigate these dreams and look at all of the possible symbolic meanings behind them.
What Does It Mean To Dream Of Your Son?
1. You are stressed
If you dream about your son crying then it is likely a message from your subconscious mind that you aren’t dealing too well with the stresses and worries in your waking life. Watching a baby cry can be stressful, particularly if the child is your own son or daughter, however, the stresses you are dealing with in your life may be completely unrelated to your family.
Often, the stresses are work-related. Perhaps you are currently unemployed and have been having a difficult time finding a new job. The longer the pursuit of a job takes, the longer you are without money which will naturally cause stress. Alternatively, perhaps you’ve been taking on too many projects in your job and it’s causing you to feel overwhelmed and panicked.
The fact you are having these dreams is a signal that you aren’t dealing with these stresses particularly well and it is causing you to go sleep full of anxiety. If you don’t get on top of these worries soon then you may well end up in a really bad way so make sure to reassess your work commitments and make your work-life balance healthier.
2. You are racked with guilt
In a similar scenario to the one we’ve just discussed, if you are dreaming about not being able to calm your baby boy down then it is a sign that you are racked with guilt about something in your personal life. This likely means that you have done something in your waking life that you are feeling guilty about and your conscience is getting the better of you.
This could be something as innocuous as taking the last biscuit out of the biscuit tin and lying to your partner about it, or it could be something a lot more serious than that such as being unfaithful in your relationship. Whatever it is, your conscience is weighing heavy on you and you are feeling a deep level of regret. These feelings are causing you to have these dreams where no matter what you do, you can’t calm your baby son down.
The only way the baby will calm down is if you release this weight off your shoulder and confess to your sins. It isn’t fair to lie to anyone, especially those you are supposed to love. There is no way of knowing how they will react to your confession but at least you will have cleansed your soul by owning up to whatever it is.
3. You need to communicate more with people you trust
If you are dreaming about having deep and long conversations with your son then it’s a message from your subconscious that you need to start opening up more to those closest to you, such as relatives and friends.
Perhaps you are a closed book and usually keep your thoughts, problems, and hardships bottled up. This is an unhealthy approach, and you will benefit from opening up to people and sharing with them how you feel. The saying goes that a problem shared is a problem halved, and it’s true.
It could also be a sign to open up communication with someone who you used to love but have lost contact with. Perhaps you’ve had a long-standing family feud with a relative – this dream could be taken as a nudge to get back in touch and start rebuilding that relationship.
4. A reminder to make the most of each day you’re alive
If you have a young son in real life but are having dreams about him being all grown up with a job and a wife/husband – the dream may even be his wedding – then it is a reminder from your subconscious of how quickly life can fly by.
On a similar note to the previous point – if you’re currently not talking to someone who you were once close with due to a falling out then quash it and resolve the problem. We don’t know what tomorrow may bring and our time on this planet is far from infinite.
It’s also a reminder of the important aspects of life, specifically your family. It might be the case that recently you’ve been spending more time in the office doing work than you have with your children and boyfriend/girlfriend. You only get one chance at bringing your kids up and enjoying their childhood with them, don’t waste it in the office.
5. You feel insecure
If you dream about your son being kidnapped or taken away then you are likely to feel a whole host of negative emotions. Regardless of whether your son is a toddler or a teenager in the dream, it’s never going to be nice to see your own flesh and blood being ripped away from you against your will.
The meaning of this dream is that you are currently feeling insecure about a certain aspect of your life. Perhaps you are scared about losing your partner or losing a job you have worked hard to get. You might feel like you don’t deserve something or someone for whatever reason.
This dream should give you the motivation to start working harder for the aspect of your life that you feel insecure about. If you don’t, then you could lose it just like you lost your son in your dreams.
6. You need to regain control of your life
If you are having dreams/nightmares about your son dying then you are automatically going to assume that it’s a bad omen. Don’t panic, though, because this doesn’t mean that your son or anyone else for that matter is going to die any time soon.
Having said that, it still isn’t a particularly good sign. The meaning of this dream revolves around you not having control of your life. Perhaps your life is currently in distress due to various factors beyond your control. Regardless of the reasons why you have gone off the rails recently and need to get yourself back on track before it’s too late.
Depending on how severe the situation is, you may want to consider seeking out help from a professional, or you may be able to rectify the situation yourself. Use the dream as motivation to start a new beginning or new venture for yourself as a way of getting out of the rut.
7. A good omen for the future
Finally, if you dream of your son being successful in life then it is a good omen for what’s to come in your life. This kind of dream is likely to leave you feeling full of pride and happiness as it will depict your son fulfilling his ambitions and flourishing.
The good omen may well be directly linked to that and could mean that your son is going to enjoy success and/or fortune in the near future. Perhaps you have a teenage son who is about to undertake some important exams – this could be a sign that he will perform well in them. Alternatively, maybe you have a much younger son who is approaching his first day at school – take this dream as reassurance that he is going to enjoy it.
On the flip side, the meaning may be unrelated to your son completely. Instead, it could mean that you are about to come into some good luck/fortune of your own. This may well involve a promotion at work or winning an award for something you have accomplished.
The dream should also remind you to retain your personal ambitions and aspirations even when you have children. It can be easy to put your life on hold while you prioritize your children, but never lose sight of your own goals.
Dreaming about your son can produce feelings of happiness and pride to sadness and disappointment, depending entirely on the context of the dream. It’s therefore impossible to pin down one overriding symbolic meaning for these dreams.
In spite of that, we hope that by going through our different scenarios and meanings you will gain a better understanding of why you have been dreaming a lot about your son recently.