The thought of not being alone in the universe has captured our collective imagination for a very long time. With no concrete answer, it’s no wonder that we dream about aliens a lot.
But what does it mean to dream about aliens? What about dreaming of UFOs? What’s the symbolism behind these dreams?
Alien and UFO Dream Symbolism
Dreaming about aliens, UFOs, or invasions can be quite unsettling to say the least. You may wonder what on earth made you dream of such things, especially if you haven’t been watching any sci-fi themed movies beforehand.
Here’s what you need to know.
What Do Alien Dreams Mean?
Aliens in dreams largely represent two different meanings. Either, you feel isolated from others to the point where you feel like an alien, or the alien in your dream symbolizes a facet of yourself which is hidden from you.
The Shadow Aspect Of Your Personality
The alien in your dream can represent a part of you which lives in your unconscious mind, and this dream is a way of exploring that part of yourself.
Within this dream, you are conscious enough to recognize the unfamiliar aspect of yourself, enough that your subconscious makes it manifest as something strange. After all, what’s a more unusual image than an alien?
If this doesn’t sound right to you, think about how different you are according to the different people you are with, and the circumstances you’re in. We’re all made up of contradictions in some form.
People tend to change their behavior depending on the situation. For example, the language you use and the behaviors you show to your friends, won’t be the same as those you use in front of your boss, or your very close family.
If you speak to the alien or aliens in your dream, this demonstrates how you are on the path to better understanding yourself. This will significantly help you in making decisions quickly in the future, and deciding what’s best for yourself.
Wanting Something More Than This
Dreaming of aliens suggests that you feel you’re missing out on something, life is not exactly what you expected, or maybe hoped for at this point.
Maybe you feel stuck in your current career, routine, relationship, or how you view yourself. The point is, there’s an undercurrent of dissatisfaction which is causing this dream.
The alien in this case represents how you feel out of place, isolated, or unable to relate to those around you.
Maybe you haven’t found ‘your people’ yet, those who maintain a connection with will be as easy as breathing, or a situation’s left you feeling so tired that you can’t apply any energy elsewhere.
What Does Being Abducted by Aliens in a Dream Mean?
Dreaming of being abducted by aliens (see also Galaxy Dream Symbolism) indicates you long for something in your life – or all of it – to be different.
Maybe your responsibilities are getting too much, or your problems are stacking up enough that you wish they would magically disappear.
If, in this dream, you were abducted by aliens when you didn’t want to go, this is a warning dream. No, not aliens, but to be cautious around people. Some may mean you harm, or they’re not being entirely truthful to you.
What Do Dreams of Aliens Attacking Mean?
Aliens invading and attacking earth in your dream can be a concerning thought. It’s not a glimpse of the future, though. Instead, this dream is reflecting how you feel ‘invaded’ or ‘attacked’ in waking life.
Someone’s being overly critical of you lately, or you are suffering from a lack of self-worth or belief in your own abilities. Or, you’re facing an uphill battle at work, and you’re finding it difficult to cope.
This dream can also suggest that you’re trying to fight change, instead of seeing how it can be beneficial, or how you can make it work in your favor.
What Does it Mean to Dream of Talking to Aliens?
Speaking to aliens within your dream suggests an ongoing issue in waking life will soon be resolved.
It may be that it will blow over by itself, but more than likely you’ll have to do something about it. Maybe you will stumble upon a solution you hadn’t previously thought of.
Or, you’ll get some help from an unexpected person, and this may be their advice that will help you see things differently, or a more direct version of assistance.
What if You Keep Dreaming of Aliens?
Recurring dreams involving aliens suggest that you could learn something from your recent experiences in waking life, and it’s important that you do. This knowledge will help you greatly in the future.
Or, if you keep dreaming of other people being abducted by aliens, but they leave you behind, this indicates that you need to be more objective. You need to widen your perception, and see what else is going on around you.
What Do Dreams Of UFOs Mean?
UFO dream meanings are related to alien dream symbolism, but they’re not completely the same, in the same way a UFO isn’t always an alien.
You’re Searching For Something New
Seeing a UFO in your dream can suggest that you’re itching for fresh ideas, a new goal, or creative project.
While that’s a great trait to have, you’re trying to force them, instead of letting them come naturally to you. New beginnings can come from the most unexpected places, especially when you’re not looking for them.
A UFO dream is common when you’re going through a puzzling situation, a problem in your professional life, or an argument in your personal life that you still don’t know the reason for. Something is troubling you, and it’s enough that it’s made it into your dreams.
This sort of dream is also common when you experience significant life changes, as it represents the transitional period while you adjust.
You’re searching for a new equilibrium while you’re experiencing some uncertainty. Trust in your instincts, and you’ll do just fine.