What does it mean to dream about a hug?
Dreams about hugs and hugging are usually quite comfortable and arouse a feeling of positivity and comfort with the dreamer. Hugs are an occurring motif in dreams and usually represent your wishes for affection and connectivity with someone in your waking life. Dreams like this are better interpreted when you take the overall context and analyze it, they may differ depending on with whom were you hugging, where were you, etc.
7 interpretations of dreams about hugging
Dream about hugging someone
If you were hugging someone in your dream, but you couldn’t recognize who that person was, then this dream might be a warning that someone is about to betray you, turn your back to you when you need them the most. It could be that a colleague of yours will falsely accuse you of something that could get you in trouble. You will find yourself in an uncomfortable situation and it will take a lot of time and a great deal of effort to clear your name. This dream is a warning to be more careful whom you trust and whom you call your friend.
Dream about hugging someone close to you
If you had a dream about hugging someone who’s very close to you in your waking then this dream represents your feelings towards the person in question. You have very strong emotions about that person, and this dream is a reflection of those feelings.
Also, if the person you’re hugging happens to live far away from you and you don’t see each other on a regular basis, then this dream is a clear sign that you miss that person very much; and that you wish you’re able to spend more time with them. This could be your partner, brother, sister, parents, etc.
Dream about hugging a friend
Hugging a dear friend is usually a bad sign and might indicate that you or your friends are about to have some difficult and possibly dangerous times in your immediate future.
Dream about hugging your lover or mistress
Dreams about hugging your lover/mistress are usually a good sign. There is a period of good luck and prosperity in front of you. Every project you start has a great chance of succeeding, business or private life.
Dream about hugging an unknown person of the opposite sex
This dream might represent your need for closeness with someone. If you’re not in a relationship at the moment it’s possible you’re feeling lonely and this dream is telling you to make an effort in finding someone. If you are in a relationship with someone, then this dream might mean that you’re not satisfied with your current relationship and it might be best to have a serious talk with your partner.
Dream about hugging an unknown person of the same sex
Hugging an unknown person of the same gender as you means that you’re a friendly person who likes meeting new people and making new friendships. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you don’t like your current friends just that you’re a person who likes new and exciting things rather than the same old routine. You’re an open and communicative person.
Dream about people hugging
Interpretations of this dream differ on whether you know or don’t know the people who are hugging each other. If you do know the people who are hugging then this dream might reflect you are envious of them. Maybe you’re envious of their relationship with each other, maybe of their success in some areas you’re not as accomplished. It’s possible that you’re not completely satisfied with your love life or maybe how your career is going and this dream is a representation of your jealousy of more successful people.
If you don’t know the people who are hugging each other then this dream might represent your need to be loved and your wish for someone to pay attention to you. You’re probably feeling lonely and you just need someone to talk to on a regular basis.
However, unknown people hugging each other could have a negative meaning too. You and your partner are going through some rough times, it could be that one of you is having an affair. All in all, your relationship might be going through some difficult times and you’re not sure how to continue or whether to continue at all.