What does it mean when you dream of threes?

In myth and fairytale threes are always important. You get three wishes, there were three evil step sisters, three bears, the hero often needs three tries to succeed.

In Christianity we have the Holy Trinity.

In numerology three represents optimism, idealism and ideas, among other things.

When three shows up in your dream, it might have significance beyond the simple fact of 1 + 1 + 1 …

The number three in a dream can refer to an age … If three turns up in your dream you might ask yourself what was happening in your life when you were three years old?

Or it might refer to past, present and future … beginning, middle and end.

Could the third time be the charm?

Three is an odd number; three’s a crowd, after all … do you feel like a third wheel, an extra, in some aspect of your life?

As with any dream symbol, things that come in threes, or the number three on its own could mean many different things.

If you have the same dream scenario three times, it’s time to pay attention to it.

If the same animal appears in your dreams three times, it may be appearing as your totem, or a spirit guide.

What is your personal definition of three? Has it turned up in your dreams lately?


Happy August 3!


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