Most of the plant kingdom is green, and so many dreams use it to depict something in that you is connected with growth, potential for growth, or capability of fruition and regeneration. A green living thing might emerge from apparently lifeless earth, suggesting a new living direction or feeling is emerging in your life.
These positive associations are linked in some dreams with healing or positive change, and green is often found mentioned in dreams about heaven.
The negative associations are with envy or jealousy. Also when things go mouldy they often go green, and slime or infected mucous is green, so at times green may mean something is bad or likely to undermine your health or positive feelings.
Many growing things are green before they ripen or flower, so green might also suggest not yet being ripe or lacking experience.
Because traffic lights use green as a ’go’ sign, in some dreams it can suggest a positive yes to decisions or directions you are taking.
There is an obscure but sometimes relevant connection for people who are working to unfold their inner qualities. The green leaves of plants are instrumental in allowing light to become the energy in transforming the mineral forces of the earth into living tissue. So in some dreams the green is used to show how your own process of opening to the forces of Light and Life are transforming your lower or less conscious levels of self into greater consciousness and expression. In all it is about transformation.
Sometimes a dream snake is green, and this shows the possibility of great inner growth, healing and change, depending upon your relationship with the snake. See: snake.
Blue green: This indicates healing or change coming from within or from a spiritual dimension.
Dark yellow/greens: Evil intentions; growth of negative attitudes; sickness; envy; jealousy.
Greenish grey: Pessimism and lack of enthusiasm or ‘colour’ or satisfying growth in your life.
Idioms: Green fingers; green with envy or jealousy; green eyed monster; green light; green – naive.
Do I sense the feeling quality of green in the dream – is so what is it?
Am I meeting changes and personal growth or healing at this time, and in what way?
If there are negative feelings in connection with the green, what of such feelings can I note in my waking life?