Dreams About Witches

Witches appearing in your dream can be broadly positive or negative signs, just as the symbol of a witch can be interpreted differently, depending on the context. When we tend to think of witches, we imagine black pointy hats and dresses, brooms and warts and hooked noses. I think we can all blame Halloween for this image. In folklore and mythology, witches can either be a force for good or bad, and they’re usually portrayed as someone who lives as an outsider, their knowledge, wisdom or actions setting them apart from others. 

In Nyakyusa in southern Tanzania, witches were integral to the Nyakyusa people’s world view. They believed that witches were people who intended to harm others and their cattle, and flew on pythons. They designated ‘defenders’, who were able to recognize and fight witches within their dreams, preventing harm from befalling their people. 

For the sake of finding the meaning behind your dream, I’ll leave you with something to ponder. While people were persecuted for “witchcraft” in trials which covered a blanket of excuses from hatred, political reasons, because they could, or the victim simply being “too knowledgeable” and therefore should be feared, I wonder how much medical and botanical knowledge we lost as a result. Is your dream a sign you’re rejecting a wise part of yourself, because you don’t want to hear what you have to say?

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Dreaming About Witches

Dreams about witches can signify good or bad luck, or a crossroads within a spiritual journey, as witches are portrayed as being spiritual beings who can affect things both positively and negatively. Sleep can allow us to ‘reconnect’ with our innermost selves, allowing thoughts and feelings to surface which wouldn’t during the day as we are preoccupied with waking life, and don’t usually dwell on things too hard. The symbolism of witchcraft has moved from something wholly unknown and ‘evil’, to something that can also be the pursuit of knowledge and spirituality. This isn’t one of those dreams where you’re seeking to find something or trying to make sense of something. A dream involving a witch or magic is associated with taking steps to heal, or a transformation of sorts.

What does it Mean to Dream of Being a Victim of Witchcraft?

Dreaming of being a victim at the hands of witches suggests there’s a threat in your waking life. You might not have recognized what it is, but your subconscious is already feeling watched enough to create this dream. The witchcraft in your dream could symbolize a belief, a situation, or a person that may be threatening your beliefs or way of life. Chances are, if you feel like a victim in your dream, this is a feeling stemming from real life. 

Is This Dream Bad?

If you dream of ‘being’ the witch, this signifies that you have the power to stop this threat in its tracks. You have been entertaining a more negative outlook or reverting to old habits, both of which are in your power to solve. Dreaming of being the victim signifies that you will have to weather the storm. It won’t be in your power to change, but it is up to you as to how you react to it. 

What is My Dream Trying to Tell Me?

While dreaming of witches can be both positive and negative signs, it’s important to pay attention to how you felt in the dream in order to determine which it was. You might not have to remember very hard. Your dream of witches can suggest something awful in your future, or signify a period of healing or owning your actions and using your choices for good.  This dream is connecting you with your innermost self, and the problems or solutions which lie within. 

Witches in your dreams can stand for intuition, intelligence, healing or transformation, as well as someone who is deceiving, manipulative, or a negative force in your life. It may suggest you need to do some reflecting or introspection, as you may have already thought of the answer to a problem, but you haven’t quite realized it’s the solution just yet. Your dream signifies that you’re in the right place to confront your fears or someone negative in your life, or you might feel the opposite, where your problems are too big to deal with, right now. 

Witches hold the interpretation of power and magic (see also Magic Dream Symbolism), and for some, the belief of magic is the belief in one’s power to be able to change their lives, or the lives of those around them. 

Only you will be able to tell which interpretation fits with your dream of witches. 

What does a Witch Mean In a Dream?

Dreaming of seeing a witch and not witnessing them do any kind of magic is a good omen for the future. A project you have been working on will turn out to be better than you imagined when you set out. A new relationship will lead to new opportunities and may define a new you. Work will recognize all the effort you’ve put in and reward you accordingly. Someone will trust you on a deeper level. This dream is an indication you’ll soon enjoy a run of good luck in your life. At this stage, you may be asking but what if the witch wasn’t good? Is it still a good dream? Keep reading to find out.

  • Dreams of witches attacking you: after this dream, you may feel victimized or attacked, and usually this mirrors the same feelings in your waking life. Perhaps someone’s taken you at face value, and they don’t see the real you. This could be an indication of skewed self-esteem or self-confidence – perhaps your opinion of yourself is flawed, and doesn’t match who you really are. 
  • Dreams of witches chasing you: this dream is your subconscious telling you to act with your inner strength or power. It may be connected to your belief system and how you relate to others. This dream doesn’t necessarily mean you feel persecuted, and the witches embody people who are making life difficult, more that you have the strength to overcome the highest hurdle, so long as you believe you can. 

What does a Witch on a Broom Mean in a Dream?

Dreaming about a witch on a broom can be a sign of incoming bad news. This could be work-related, or something bad happening in your personal life. Work may pile onto your plate and stay that way, meaning you have less time for hobbies or your family, in which case you may want to look for something else. It might mean new career opportunities, and better prospects to support yourself and those you care about. 

What does Dreaming of a Witch Giving You An Apple Mean?

Dreaming of a witch giving you an apple (see also Apple Dream Meaning) is a warning to be wary. You may remember tales of witches and poison apples, like in the Brothers Grimm Fairytales, and Snow White. It suggests that someone in your life is not acting appropriately, or they’re not telling you the truth. They might be kind and considerate right now, but for one reason or another, they’ll cause you some problems soon. Maybe they’re not as kind as they want you to think, or they’ll make a mistake which will cost both of you.  Alternatively, something which you’ve long hoped for will come true, exactly the way you wanted it, but time will prove it won’t suit you. This may be a new relationship, a change in your career, or a new hobby, but you’ll find your way without it. You have before. 

What does Dreaming of a Witch Chasing You through Your House Mean?

Dreaming of a witch hunting you in your house suggests your life is filled with negative energy right now. It might not have made itself known yet, but you’ll recognize it soon. Luck won’t be on your side, and everything will seem harder. Try not to start anything new right now, and wait until things feel they are improving, otherwise you may risk burning yourself out for little progress. It would be wise to avoid any financial investments or changes right now.

What does a Witch in the Distance Mean in a Dream?

Dreaming of a witch in the distance indicates that the future will be exciting, but it’s also a warning not to take things at face value. A good opportunity may only come about after a few negative ones have passed you by, and you should weigh up your options carefully. Older dream interpretations suggest that a witch in the distance can symbolize business contracts or professional relationships. 

What does a Witch Speaking to You Mean in a Dream?

Dreaming of a witch speaking to you is a good omen. It may have been a piece of advice, which you would do well to listen to. Your subconscious may have picked up on tiny cues in waking life, where your inner instincts have realized something you’ve yet to notice. If you can’t remember what the witch said to you, or if the words didn’t make sense, this indicates you’ll soon receive news that will take a long time to sink in. Perhaps it will be something you never thought was possible.

What does a Coven in a Dream Signify?

A coven defines three or more witches, typically. While this could be a bad sign in the future, of work problems or in your home life, three witches can also represent three different parts of your personality, or three separate authority figures in your life. If you felt intimidated, problems will be caused by people you are very close to, or your social circle will suffer from a choice you made. If you felt reassured, these figures may represent a wiser version of you, your past self, and perhaps your future self. This dream may be suggesting you need to listen to what your subconscious is trying to tell you.

What does it Mean to Dream of a Witch Flying?

Dreaming of a witch flying signifies that you’ll narrowly avoid problems in the next few days. Sigmund Freud theorized that flying dreams were connected to moving forward in life. You’ll see the warning signs and stop something negative from happening, or talk someone out of making a bad decision. In order to do this, you’ll need to be connected to your instincts, but not in a way where you imagine things or look too deeply into things that aren’t there.

What does Dreaming about Meeting a Witch Mean?

Dreaming of meeting a witch can mean several things. You are on the way to gaining some profound knowledge or experience that will carry you through future problems a little easier, as witches can represent wisdom and knowledge. Your dream might be suggesting you need some outside help with something, from someone you wouldn’t usually ask, and not approaching them for their help will hold you back in the future.  

What does a Witch Laughing in Your Dream Mean?

The first thing to ask, is what kind of laugh was it? An evil cackle? A chuckle? A pleasant, contagious, ringing laugh? The triumphant laughter of a villain? Perhaps you’ll find hindsight ironic. It may suggest you’ll stumble in the future, and someone you trust will be happy at your misfortune or clumsy attitude, rather than trying to help you up. A witch laughing in your dream can suggest you’ll soon be greeted with awful news, and it will impact both your home life and your productivity in your professional life. Something will cause a lot of negativity, and may provoke you into acting rashly or saying something hateful you wouldn’t dream of normally. This dream can also suggest someone’s trying to discredit or distract you. 

What does a Dead Witch Mean in Your Dream?

A dead witch in your dream can indicate you’ll overcome all your problems and people who are causing you more trouble than they’re worth. Anything that’s been extremely difficult so far will seem more of a formality to check off a to-do list than a mountain to climb, and you’ll breeze through. Anyone who’s been trying to undermine you will soon be found out. 

A dead witch appearing in your dream can also signify that you’ll forget something important. This may be a vital experience you’ve gained, and it will be the key to solving a future problem, but in the stress and turmoil you won’t recall. 

What does it Mean to be Hunted by Witches in a Dream?

Dreaming of being hunted by witches can suggest your finances will be in trouble in the future. You’ll need to make considered choices to make sure you don’t make the problem worse, and cut down on any spending that you can to limit the fallout. 

What does Dreaming of Witches Making Potions Mean?

Witches making potions in your dream signifies that you’ll use your creativity to enrich your life. This may be a new project which will take up all of your free time, but it will serve you well in the long run. You’ll impress people with your insight and skills, but that wasn’t the reason why you started, was it? It’s time to make a difference with what you’ve been given.

What does a Crystal Ball and a Witch Mean in a Dream?

Dreaming about a witch’s crystal ball or a witch looking into a crystal ball suggests you’re searching for what the future might hold. You’re uncertain where the future will take you, and you’d prefer some kind of sign. You might feel as though the future looks bleak, in which case, it’s time to start something new, so you’ll at least be able to look back on something productive later. It may even improve your future. 

What does Dreaming of a Witch’s Broom Signify?

Dreaming of a witch’s broom suggests you long to escape the problems plaguing your waking life. It’s your subconscious’s way of providing a brief reprieve from your troubles, and you may find them easier to deal with upon waking. This dream can also suggest you’re being impatient – you’ve worked hard lately and are yet to see any results – but they’ll come with time, maybe not in the way you expect. 

What does it Mean to Dream of a Witch’s Hat?

Dreaming of a witch’s hat signifies an uptick in activity in your social life. Perhaps the birthdays or anniversaries of those closest to you are coming up, or you’ll be involved in a string of celebrations soon. 

What does it Mean to Dream of Being a Witch?

Dreaming of being a witch may reflect a waking feeling where you feel older and wiser. You might have been looking at the past and how far you’ve come, and your dream is symbolic of this. Alternatively, this could be a warning. You might find yourself in a heated argument with someone you are closest to, or your temper is uncharacteristically short, and the tiny things are getting to you. This is a signal that stress is having a negative effect on you and your concentration. 

What does it Mean to Dream about Wearing a Witch Costume?

Dreaming of wearing a witch costume (see also Dream Symbols Beginning With C – Part 5) can indicate negative thoughts that you’ve been having lately, ones that don’t define you or describe your personality. These thoughts are usually produced under stress. Things are going well for other people, and you’re jealous because their journey seems easy. You may feel the need to manipulate people in order to get what you want, but this will not serve you well, as no one wants to spend time with a manipulative person who they cannot trust.

What does it Mean to Kill a Witch in Your Dream?

Dreaming of killing a witch signifies that you’ll shortly fight for what you believe in, or disprove something nasty someone else has said. You know you’re driven, you know what you want, and you know the world you want to live in, so keep reaching for what you want, so long as you don’t hurt anyone else in the process.

What does it Mean to Dream of Many Witches?

Many witches appearing in your dream is a good omen for the future. You may create or be involved in a new creative or professional endeavor which will pay off in multitudes, for a long time to come. Your finances may change for the better, but the best thing will be a shift in your outlook. You’ll believe more things are possible because you feel more capable.

What does it Signify to Dream of Someone You Know Being a Witch?

Dreaming of someone you know being a witch wildly varies in its meaning. Either you trust this person to the core, or you don’t trust them at all. You either see them as wise, a person who’s always ready to give you their advice and offer you help before you ask, or there’s something incredibly shifty about their intentions. They might say and do all the right things, but you’re still not convinced they mean any of it. There’s a huge difference between someone doing something because they want you to think positive things about them, and someone doing something because they care.

What does it Mean to Dream of Your Partner being a Witch?

This dream is disorientating, to say the least! You may wake up and look at them suspiciously! I’ve heard of people who’ve dreamed about their partners and then acting grudgingly toward them because of their dream behavior, rather than something they’ve actually done. This dream may not suggest anything bad about your partner, but it can indicate there’s someone in your life that wants you to fail at something. This could stem from jealousy, and you either need to reach out to someone who’s been having a rough time lately, or distance yourself from them for a while.

What does it Mean to Dream of a Witch Standing in Front of You?

A witch standing in front of you in a dream can mirror your troubles in waking life. Is there someone who is making these problems worse? This dream is warning you not to ignore your problems, as putting them off will only overwhelm you later.

What does it Signify to Dream about a Witch Performing a Ritual?

Dreaming of a witch performing a ritual suggests you need some assistance, from someone who is regarded as a powerful person. Alternatively, you may believe that you cannot handle your problems, or there’s a lot of insecurity in your life. Trusting yourself is half any battle, and while sometimes can be harder than others, you need to try. 

What does it Mean to Dream about a Witch Casting a Spell?

A witch casting a spell in your dream signifies that you think your problems are bigger than they are. To use a popular phrase, you’re making a mountain out of a molehill. Make sure you aren’t complaining too much to others, as you might bring the mood down, and they could start to avoid you instead of trying to help you, and it could have a negative effect on your outlook. The sooner you look to solving your problems, the better things will turn out. 

What does Dreaming of a Witch Making a Potion Mean?

A witch making a potion in your dream suggests you’re in for a period of healing. If you’ve been experiencing health problems, the severity will lessen, and allow for some respite. If you’ve been having a lot of trouble, you’ll soon enjoy a period of peace.

What does it Mean to Dream of a Witch Giving You a Potion?

Dreaming of a witch giving you a potion can reflect someone in your life who will give you the tools to overcome something. This dream can also suggest you’ll meet someone who has the potential to be a new partner. While they’ll show interest in you, you may not feel the same way, or you won’t at first. Trust your instincts. 

What does it Mean to Dream of a Witch Using Blood?

Blood in your dream can mirror effort of a great magnitude, or your life transforming. How it transforms, and whether that will be good or bad, is up to you. If your intentions are sound, you’ll change for the better. If not, something will come back to bite you.

What does it Mean to Dream of a Wise Witch?

A wise witch appearing in your dreams signifies that something good will happen soon, something you hoped for but felt it would never happen, or it just wasn’t possible with how you feel your luck is going. Whatever it is, it will change your life for the better.

What does it Mean to Dream of a Crying Witch?

Dreaming of a witch crying or overcome with emotion indicates that you’ll prove a multitude of people wrong. You’ll achieve something they didn’t believe possible. Through all your hard work, you’ll make sure they’ll know you did it, and you did well, to the best of your ability. Good for you!


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