Dream: I find myself in a warmly lit parking lot outside a restaurant. Clouds are gathering, thickly layered, black and gray. There’s lightning in the distance. How will I get home? I ask if anyone can give me a ride to Northampton. A young man says he’ll take me. Just then, rain begins to pour down. The man pulls his car around. It’s a red convertible with the top down. I think: Just my luck! We’ll get soaked. But he puts the top up, and off we go.  [DR 2-24-10]

Interpreting Rain in Dreams:

Depending on the dream dictionary you consult, dreams of rain can be indicators of everything from good fortune (rainmaking), forgiveness, grace or emotional pain.

Of course the type of rain is important. A gentle rain has a different meaning than a flooding rain. Rain on a bright day has different implications than rain coming from stormy dark clouds.

Some say if you dream you are watching rain through a window it means true love is coming. But if you’re out in the rain it means your love affair is coming to an end.

Rain is nourishing, it makes things grow, so it can represent fertility or growth in some aspect of your life.

Rain is generally considered a good omen, according to some interpretations, unless it’s falling on cattle (livestock) in which case it portents a business loss. (Washing your ‘stock’ away?)

If those raindrops are falling on the roof it means spiritual ideas are entering your mind … or you are about to experience domestic bliss … again, it all depends on the dream dictionary you consult.

Which is why I don’t bother with dream dictionaries myself. When I look at the symbols in my dreams I just let the ideas rain down. I never try to rein myself in, instead I entertain all puns and homophones (reign, rein). And I always search for the rainbow  (the multiplicity of meaning) and the gold of insight and understanding … in all the dreamwork I do.


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