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Dreams About Eggs – What They Really Mean

Eggs symbolize productivity, rejuvenation, and new beginnings, and are also associated with motherhood, creation, and the cycle of life. A dream about eggs may seem insignificant, but it can have a much deeper meaning, either positive or negative.

The interpretations of dreams about eggs can vary greatly. However, whether the meaning is positive or negative depends on the context of the dream. For instance, the state of the egg, what you were doing with it, how you felt about it, and who you saw can all influence the dream’s meaning.

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Dreams about eggs meaning

Why Am I Dreaming About Eggs?

Most dreams occur because of experiences and events you’ve had over the course of the day, stored in your subconscious mind. For example, if you broke an egg, there’s a possibility that you would dream of eggs while you sleep, as this is an experience your brain has stored, something Freud called ‘the day residue’.

But why did your brain focus on eggs when you’ve had so many other experiences? Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D., dream researcher and author, says in Psychology Today that your mind may be focusing on this particular event as it “means something to you because it’s emotionally important and relates to one or more of your concerns, interests, fears, and desires… By exploring the image and your response to it, you will gain a better understanding of what the dream might be expressing”.

Dream Scenarios About Eggs

  • Dreaming about Cooking Eggs

Like eating eggs, dreaming about cooking eggs can also signify that something new and positive is about to happen soon. If someone else is cooking the eggs for you in the dream, that person’s presence could signify their kindness and support that’s helping you through the difficult time you’re currently facing in your life.

The way the eggs are being cooked in the dream can also affect its meaning. For example, if you dream of scrambling eggs, it could mean that you’ve been facing some problems in your waking life and you’re looking forward to having things return to normal.

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  • Dreaming about Eating Eggs

If you’re suffering from a physical ailment, dreaming about eating eggs could be an extremely positive sign as it represents recovering from an illness.

This dream could be about yourself or about someone who is close to you. If the eggs are boiled, it indicates that the health of the person eating them will improve.

Since eggs are associated with new beginnings, dreaming about eating them could also represent a new start in your waking life.

  • Dreaming about Peeling Hard-Boiled Eggs

Since peeling eggs is a delicate task that needs to be done carefully and patiently, dreaming about peeling one or more eggs suggests that you need to take control of your life. You may soon receive something you’ve been expecting for a long time, but you’ll need to be patient. This dream could be warning you that by being too hasty, you risk losing what you’re about to receive.

  • Dreaming about Cracked Eggshells

Cracked eggshells in a dream can represent hurt feelings. Perhaps you’re dealing with a great loss or a breakup. The dream could represent your hurt emotions and the pain you’re going through.

If you dream about cracking eggshells, it indicates that you may be in your comfort zone right now, but you need to break out of it. In other words, you need to do something to break out of your ‘shell’.

Your subconscious mind could be showing you this dream to give you a sign that it’s okay to let your guard down. However, cracking the eggshells by mistake suggests that your current state of mind is too vulnerable or fragile.   

  • Dreaming about Stealing Eggs

If you dream of stealing eggs from someone else, it could mean that you’re planning to take something from someone without their permission.  You may also be struggling with feelings of inadequacy. In this case, the dream could be telling you that it may be time to get back in touch with your true self.

  • Dreaming about Dropping an Egg

A dream about dropping an egg can have either a positive or negative meaning. The positive interpretation of this dream is that good luck is coming your way. You may soon be able to put your skills to good use in a way that will benefit you in the near future.

On the other hand, this dream represents a financial loss or the loss of a great opportunity that you let slip through your fingers. Perhaps you have already experienced loss or if not, you may want to prepare for it or come up with a solution to prevent it from happening.

  • Dreaming about a Hatching Egg
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A positive interpretation of a dream about a hatching egg is that you may be feeling more confident about yourself and your abilities than you did in the past.

This dream can also tell you something important about your current state of mind. For instance, it can symbolize frustration or feeling trapped in a situation that you cannot seem to break out of.

The hatching egg in your dream can symbolize a strong and happy family unit. It’s likely you have a strong relationship with your family members, each of you supporting and taking care of one another. The dream may also be a sign that there may soon be a new member of your family.

  • Dreaming about Buying Eggs

To dream about buying eggs suggests prosperity and joy in your home. You may be enjoying this time with your family, shopping, doing house chores, and sharing memorable moments with them.

  • Dreaming about Walking on Eggshells

In most cases, this dream may reflect situations where your physical safety might be compromised, and you may feel as though you cannot trust those around you. This dream may also indicate feelings of helplessness or fear.

If you feel anxious in the dream, it could mean that you need to slow down and take things carefully, one step at a time.

  • Dreaming about Cleaning Up a Broken Egg

There may be a sense of guilt and helplessness involved in this scenario. While you may feel responsible for something that happened, there may be no way for you to repair the damage.

Dreaming of cleaning up one or more broken eggs could also indicate regret. It’s likely you may have not realized the value of a certain person in your life until they left and you’re now regretting losing them.

  • Dreaming about Selling Eggs
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To see yourself selling eggs to someone in a dream can be a sign that you’re surrounded by your friends and family who will continue to support you always.

Your subconscious mind could be triggering this dream to remind you of how lucky you are to have such people in your life who will always respect and love you.

If you haven’t been making much of an effort to appreciate and spend time with these people, now might be a good time to start.

  • Dreaming about Throwing Eggs

If you dream of throwing eggs at someone else, it indicates that you may be judging others and hurting them with harsh words either intentionally or unintentionally.

However, if someone else is throwing the eggs at you, it could mean that you’re being mistreated. It may be time to recognize that your efforts to please others have been in vain and that the only way out may be as simple as letting go.

This dream could also be a sign that you disregard others’ feelings and may want to work on changing yourself for the better.

  • Dreaming about Parts of Eggs or Pre-Mixed Eggs

Dreaming about egg yolks means you can clearly see which path you want to take in life and that you’re headed in the right direction. Egg yolks can also represent great financial opportunities that would help you go achieve your goals.

Dreaming about egg whites could be a sign that you need to look at the bigger picture. It could indicate an upcoming change in your life that will require you to make some difficult choices. This dream also suggests that you’ve been going through a difficult time, but things will soon change for the better.

Pre-mixed eggs in a dream suggest togetherness among family members, friends, or with your partner. Dreaming about the different parts of an egg means there may be obstacles standing between you and what you want at work: they might not obstruct your path forever, though!

Dream Interpretations Based on Different Types of Eggs

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The type of eggs you see in your dream can influence its meaning in a negative or positive way. Here are some common dream interpretations based on various types of eggs.  

  • Bird Eggs

Dreams about bird eggs have a negative interpretation that someone is spreading rumors about you behind your back or that you will soon be verbally abused by someone in your waking life. It could be someone close to you or someone you’ve just become acquainted with. This dream could be giving you a sign to be aware of such people in order to avoid getting hurt.  

  • Duck Eggs

Dreaming about duck eggs indicates all things positive. To see duck eggs in a dream suggests that you will gain massive wealth and dreaming of eating them could mean that something good will soon happen to you. For farmers, dreaming of picking up a duck’s egg is a sign of a good harvest.

For a dreamer who is suffering from an illness, picking up ducks’ eggs indicates that they will soon recover from their ailments.

  • Goose Eggs

Like duck eggs, dreaming of goose eggs is considered a lucky sign. If you dream of eating a cooked goose egg, it represents potential rewards that result from your hard work.  

However, if you see yourself laying a goose egg in a dream, as strange as it may sound, it can indicate that you will achieve your goals through perseverance and hard work.

  • Quail Eggs

Dreaming of finding a quail egg, symbolizes potential business opportunities. Additionally, quail eggs also represent positive changes in your waking life as well as good luck and fortune.  

  • Ostrich Eggs

To see an ostrich egg in your dream indicates the realization of a plan or an idea. You may have been thinking about it for a long time but didn’t want to risk everything by taking action to make it a reality. Now may be the time to start working on your idea without fear or uncertainty. 

  • Crocodile Eggs

If you dream about crocodile eggs, it could be a sign that you desire a simple, happy life. You may be currently going through a rough time and need to hold it together and pull through.

If the egg appears in a positive light, it shows that you’re surrounded by loving family members who will protect and nurture you.

  • Snake Eggs

Dreaming about a snake’s egg could mean that someone with authority may be trying to sabotage or undermine you behind your back. If this is a recurring dream, it might be telling you to be careful of other people. Someone at your workplace may be trying to land you in trouble in order to take your place.

  • Turtle Eggs

Since turtles are regarded as symbols of immortality, seeing turtle eggs in a dream could longevity, protection, and prosperity. It could also be a sign to avoid rushing to achieve something in your waking life. Patience is a virtue so taking it slow and steady, like the turtle, could result in excellent outcomes.

  • Dragon or Dinosaur Eggs

Dreaming of large reptilian eggs suggests that you’re currently in a phase of self-discovery and are learning more about yourself every day. Dragon eggs can symbolize your desire to see the results of your hard work, while dinosaur eggs indicate that you will get what your heart desires, although it may take some time.

  • Spider Eggs

Spiders symbolize patience and persistence, qualities they demonstrate in spinning webs used to catch their prey. A dream about spiders’ eggs can reflect your desire and need to express your emotions openly in your waking life. You may be feeling trapped or insecure, or there may be somebody in your life who is holding you back from reaching your full potential. 

This dream could also be a sign that you need some extra time to think carefully before making important decisions. Seeing spiders laying eggs suggests that you should stop worrying over minor issues and focus on the good in your life.

  • Fish Eggs

Fish eggs symbolize fertility, creativity, birth, and life, so dreaming of fish eggs can represent a desire for something new in your life. It could also represent new ideas and thoughts.  

Wrapping Up

Dreams about eggs can have more positive than negative meanings in dream analysis. Understanding your dream and interpreting it as clearly as possible can help you to be prepared for what’s to come, and it can also be useful when it comes to making certain decisions or changes in your waking life.

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Apsara Palit
Apsara Palit

After completing her post-grad in Values, Ethics and Indian Culture, Apsara is sharing her knowledge of symbolism, mythology, history and culture through her blogs. Apsara lives in India and believes in getting a first-hand understanding of culture through travelling.