What Does It Mean When You Dream About Mirrors?
Mirrors are objects that reflect light in a way that allows the environment in front of the mirror to be reflected and seen within the mirror.
They are commonly used by human beings to clean themselves or to admire themselves, for decorative purposes and in architecture, but also in traffic, to see the area that is otherwise invisible to drivers and to make driving safer.
Before inventing the mirror, humans used still surfaces of water. The first man-made mirrors were made of polished stone like obsidian. Such examples have been found in Anatolia, Turkey and date back to around 6000 BC.
Also polished copper was used as a mirror in Mesopotamia and Egypt, dating back to 4000 BC and 3000 BC In Central and South America mirrors of polished stone were found, dating back to 2000 BC In China and India, mirrors were made of mixtures metals such as copper.
Glass was an excellent and desirable material for making mirrors, as it produced reflections with little blur.
The disadvantage of glass is its lack of reflectivity, so it was necessary to mix it with metals to increase it. Pliny the Elder wrote that metal-coated glass mirrors were invented in Sidon (Lebanon) in the first century AD.
The first glass mirrors were very fragile and thin and because of this and their high cost, metallic mirrors, usually made of steel, were mainly used until the end of the 19th century.
Mirrors are an object that most people use on a daily basis, which is why it often finds its way into our dreams as well. Mirror dreams usually do not have such a common meaning in our lives, but in some cases, they bring an important message to the dreamer.
The main feature of mirrors is their reflectivity. Because of this, mirrors represent the self-assessment process. The dream can relate to the way you perceive yourself, as well as your idea of how you want to be perceived by others.
These dreams can often reveal issues with self-love and self-esteem which is why they should not be ignored.
Mirrors in dreams are often a sign of good intentions, humility and a pure heart. It is a sign of appreciation because of your help and kind nature.
Mirror – Meaning and Symbolism
Dreaming of buying a mirror – If you dreamed of acquiring a mirror by purchasing it, the dream could represent advice to do some self-assessment or try to better understand your needs and wants.
This dream could also indicate being admired and praised by someone you don’t know.
Dreaming of selling a mirror – If you dreamed that you were selling a mirror, the dream is usually a sign of false compliments made to yourself or made by you to someone you are not interested in.
Dreaming of receiving a mirror as a gift – If you dreamed of receiving a mirror from someone as a gift, the dream could indicate your expectations of that person or your expectations of someone else. In some cases, the dream indicates that you wondered if you lived up to someone’s expectations.
Dreaming of giving someone a mirror as a gift – If you dreamed of giving someone a mirror as a gift, the dream is a sign of your admiration for that person, or someone else.
It could indicate getting some good advice from someone that will help you solve some problem in the long run.
Dreaming of breaking a mirror – breaking a mirror usually has a negative connotation, and when you dream about it, the meaning depends on whether you broke the mirror on purpose or it was an accident.
If it was an accident, the dream could be an indication of bad luck that you may experience and fail in some projects. If you intentionally broke a mirror in your dream, this dream could be a sign of your willingness and motivation to change and get rid of some bad habits and beliefs.
It could indicate making personal changes and transformations by force.
Dreams about breaking a mirror could indicate doing something against your morals and nature to get something you want, like a job or winning over a rival.
Dreaming of a broken mirror – If you dreamed of seeing or using a broken mirror, the dream is a sign of having a bad self-image, or not seeing yourself in the true light. Maybe you see yourself better or worse than you actually are.
It could also indicate underestimating yourself and not appreciating your qualities.
Seeing a broken mirror in a dream could indicate the potential of being deceived or betrayed by someone.
Dreaming of cleaning a mirror – If you dreamed that you were cleaning a mirror and cleaning up dirt from it, the dream is likely a good sign, indicating the transformations you are going through and changing your personality.
Cleaning a mirror in a dream is often a sign of being rewarded by someone for the favors and help you have done for him. It could also indicate doing someone a favor, often some members of your family.
Dreaming of a dirty mirror – If you dreamed of a dirty mirror, the dream usually reveals some of your bad habits that are harming you and your life. These habits can also distort how you perceive yourself and undermine your self-worth.
The dream is a sign that you need to get rid of these habits soon.
Dreaming of not seeing your reflection in the mirror – If you dreamed of not seeing your reflection in the mirror but not seeing your reflection inside, the dream should be considered a warning sign. This dream could indicate losing your identity for some reason.
Perhaps some circumstances in your life require you to conform to other people’s desires and desires without being able to refuse to do so.
A dream about not being able to see your reflection in a mirror could also indicate the realization that you have not made a mistake in some situation even though you were convinced that you did.
Dreaming of seeing someone else’s reflection instead of your own – If you dreamed of seeing someone else’s reflection in the mirror instead of seeing yourself, the dream could be a sign of personal changes and transformations you have gone through and you feel like a completely different person.
It could also indicate doing something out of the normal way of doing things.
Seeing another person’s reflection while looking into a mirror in a dream could be a sign of some loyal friend who takes your guilt as his own.
Dreaming of a mirror falling to the floor – If you dreamed of a mirror falling to the floor, the dream is likely a sign of your desire to change some part of your personality or physical appearance.
Dreaming of a foggy mirror – If you dreamed of a mirror that was so foggy that you could not see your image properly, the dream is a sign that you have a confused view about yourself and your identity.
You probably don’t know if you’re heading in the right direction and following your true heart’s desires. You probably feel insecure about what your true purpose in life is.
Dreaming of a black mirror – If you dreamed of a black mirror reflected, the dream is not a good sign. It often means depression, hopelessness and loss of faith.
Maybe you feel lost about your identity and don’t know what steps to take. Maybe you feel like your appearance doesn’t reflect who you really are.
Dreaming of a bathroom mirror – If you saw a bathroom mirror in a dream, the dream is a sign that you should take some time for yourself and nurture your personality and your needs.
Dreaming of a big mirror – If you saw a big mirror in a dream, the dream could represent your attempts to assess your life from a bigger perspective. Perhaps you want to change the way you present yourself to others. If you were dressing in front of the mirror, the dream is usually related to your sense of worth and outward appearance.
Dreaming of a hand mirror – If you dreamed of a small mirror, the dream often reveals your desire to constantly assess yourself and your worth. In some cases, the dream reveals your vanity and obsession with your appearance.
A dream about a hand mirror could be a sign that you need to relax a bit and stop worrying about other people’s opinions of you. You don’t have to be perfect.
Dreaming of seeing yourself naked in a mirror – If you dreamed of seeing yourself naked in a mirror, the dream is often a bad sign. According to some interpretations, the dream of seeing yourself naked in the mirror is a sign of an illness that you might try to hide from others.
Dreaming of a framed mirror – If you dreamed of looking into a framed mirror, the dream usually reflects your humility and modesty. You don’t want to stand out from the crowd and you’re happiest when you’re not in the spotlight.
Dreaming of looking into a mirror – If you dreamed of looking into a mirror, the dream is likely a good sign indicating that you will be able to see through some people’s intentions and be able to react in time to prevent them from harming you.
In some cases, this dream could indicate changing your personal style and some of your main habits to copy a lifestyle and the appearance of a person you like and admire.
Dreaming of hanging a mirror on the wall – If you dreamed of hanging a mirror on the wall, the dream is usually a sign that some longtime admirer will finally approach you and admit how they feel.
Dreaming of animals reflected in a mirror – If you dreamed of seeing animals’ reflection in a mirror, that dream is not a good sign. This dream could indicate some difficult times, misfortunes and losses that you may soon experience. It is a sign of loss of good luck and disappointments.