Jack O’ Lantern Dream Meaning

Two Jack O' Lanterns sitting on a step on Halloween in a dream.

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This may sound like an odd one, but believe it or not, Jack O’ Lanterns are very common dream symbols. This is a traditional Halloween symbol that has roots in the celebration of Samhain.

The carvings of a Jack O’ Lantern make its dream meaning different from a traditional pumpkin, even though there are some overlaps.

It’s not surprising to find out that this dream often occurs because of reasons associated with Halloween. Of course, what you are doing with the Jack O’ Lantern in your dream will provide symbolism and meaning as well.

Dreaming of Seeing A Jack O’ Lantern

A Jack O’ Lantern that appears on its own in your dream is a suggestion of a spirit that is around you, but not necessarily an evil one. Pay attention to the feelings in your dreams associated with the spirit that arrives in Jack O’ Lantern’s form.

You may even know it is a spirit Jack O’ Lantern when it arrives, but simply need the validation that yes, you are being visited by someone that you love or know.

Have you had this dream more than once? Check out the meaning of recurring dreams.

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Dream About Carving A Pumpkin

If you are carving the Jack O’ Lantern in your dream, the interpretation changes somewhat. Depending on what you are carving changes the meaning of this dream act.

If you are carving a traditional face into the pumpkin, this suggests that you are putting a brave face on for something in your waking life. Look closely at whether the fact is a happy face or a mean face, whatever the expression is that you are carving, this is the face you are trying to put on in life.

If you are carving something else into the pumpkin, look into what that symbol means. It is showing that this thing isn’t quite what it seems and that you must look deeper into it.

For example, if you carve a family into your pumpkin, perhaps there is something that needs to be discussed or uncovered between you are your loved ones in your waking life.

Dreaming of Adding A Candle to A Jack O’ Lantern

If in the dream you are adding a light to the carved pumpkin it may be indicating that you need to focus on lettering your inner self shine more.

If you are struggling to keep the candle lit, this may show that you are struggling or aren’t able to be your true self in your waking life.

If the candle is burning too hot or too brightly, this could be a warning that you are on the path to burning out. In this case, you are using too much of your energy and not receiving enough in return.

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