Dreaming of a doll has meanings that are deeply tied to childhood. You have certainly won or seen someone win a doll when you were a child, right? They come in thousands of designs and shapes, from rag dolls, porcelain dolls, realistic, educational and even scary dolls. In the past they were associated with mysticism and in Greece they were used in the rituals of the goddess Artemis, symbolizing the end of childhood before marriage.
Just as there are a variety of dolls, the meaning of doll dreams varies depending on the details of the dream.
However, as a rule, they symbolize an unbreakable and deep connection with this magic of childhood. A desire not to abandon the traces of innocence and purity of your inner child. They can also signify longing and connection to family.
To find out more about what it means to dream of a doll in certain situations, or according to the specifications of the doll, read on.
To dream that you see a doll signifies deep nostalgia for your childhood. You can be more reflective, full of thoughts and dialogues about how things were "in your day", even wanting to go back to simpler times in life.
If in the dream the doll you saw comes to life, it represents your desire to transform yourself, to transcend who you already are. Do you know the story of Pinocchio, a wooden boy who wanted to become a real boy?
The dream represents a similar desire: you want to be someone you are not yet. Maybe you want to advance in your career, start a family, or have the life of that person you've always looked up to.
If you felt bad in the dream, it indicates your need to run away and deny your own problems, and a greater need towards your family.
To dream that you are holding a doll represents your insecurity about your own actions. You lack confidence in yourself, in what you are doing, and that is what you need to be able to fly in life. The dream also represents innocence and even a bit of maturity - it indicates your control over your life and your attitudes, avoiding childishness and discussions considered immature.
To dream that you are playing with a doll is a very good thing, in the dream and in real life. In the dream, it is fun and can even help calm the nerves - there are no rules or worries in this type of game. In conscious life, the dream indicates success in the family sphere. It's a sign that your relationships have everything to flourish, and it's a good time to communicate, as people tend to be understanding.
The dream also indicates a lot of connection with your own person, which is great for defining your goals and dreams.
To dream that you bought a doll has excellent meanings. It is a dream that indicates new opportunities in your future. Maybe you'll finally get that job offer you wanted, maybe you'll get a promotion. It could even be that that special someone wants to take a new step in your family life.
The meaning of dreaming of a rag doll is related to purity and innocence. Innocence in relation to the problems and evils of life. Purity in your behavior and your energy. You still have some of that invigorating energy from childhood. Just be careful because other people can take advantage of this quality to manipulate you. Thus, the dream also represents the need for a bit of caution.
Porcelain dolls are considered the most fragile. These are usually also the most detailed. Usually crafted and sculpted to perfection, with impeccable clothing, appearance and hairstyle, they are a symbol of perfectionism.
In dreams, meaning is the opposite of fragility. To dream of a porcelain doll indicates an impulsive personality or tendency. You are a fearless person who acts in pursuit of what you want and desire without ever hesitating.
So, your dream is telling you to be a little less careful and take more action in pursuit of your dreams. Hesitate less, do more. Leave the fear aside, it only serves to paralyze you. Use it only to temper common sense, not as a wall in your way.
The dream might indicate some small fragility in your health, especially mental, usually due to stress. So don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it. Take care of yourself first.
Cute dolls that are fun to look at, play with and hold are always a feast for the eyes, aren't they? In dreams, they also present you with a very good meaning. They represent love in your life and future, and lots of positivity and optimism towards the children in your life.
It could be that your family is finally growing, or that you are receiving kindness and good energies from the children around you. The dream is excellent, but it indicates an even better conscious life.
Are you afraid of dolls? Have you ever seen or heard of some pretty scary dolls? They are fashionable in horror films – little Annabelle, even, is a hit in Hollywood. These dolls are the ones with smudged makeup, ghoulish looks, and whether in a dream or in real life, it sends shivers down the spine just looking at them.
In dreams, they signify your fears. You are afraid of something or someone in your life, and this fear prevents you from living fully. It could even be the fear of being hurt or killed, physically or emotionally, or even the fear of an unpredictable betrayal. The fear of not being able to prepare and prevent paralyzes, and is not good for mental health, nor for life.
So find out what scares you, what keeps you from moving, and try to work with that fear. It's not always easy, sometimes it's very difficult, but your dreams warn you that it will be worth overcoming your fears.
Baby dolls are the most realistic among dolls. Many cry like real babies, others even need constant care not to cry and demand attention. In dreams, these dolls are too preoccupied with things you shouldn't even care about. They indicate a tendency to complicate problems that can be solved by simplifying them.
These dolls are also a sign of hidden talents that you probably haven't discovered yet. Or found out but for some reason doesn't want to reveal it - be careful that the reason isn't one of those unnecessary worries.
If in dreams the doll laughed, this is a sign of possible pregnancy or a desire to add one more member to your family – or to start a family.
Barbie is a symbol of beauty and perfection, sometimes even at the expense of health. In the stories, it is a doll full of friends and happy. In dreams, this doll represents beauty - your inner beauty.
She also exhibits innocence and naivety towards herself – which can sometimes translate into a lack of confidence. The best way to develop self-confidence is to work on self-knowledge - a person who is innocent of their own qualities tends to be more insecure, and their dreams express this.
Dreaming of a Barbie doll is also a sign to be careful not to let distance and lack of time destroy important friendships.