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This can mean that something is either cutting of your source of energy – the sun – or else in an eclipse of the moon might suggest that something has come between you and your mother. Or else that you are becoming emotionally independent from her. Seeing that light in dreams usually equates to knowing, seeing or understanding clearly, any eclipse can mean a loss of clear knowing; and end of an eclsipse is inidciating a return or ability to really ‘see’ or the start of clear vision.

An eclipse of the sun in your dream can suggest that you are feeling overwhelmed by irrational impressions you are not used to having. Also that you might be feeling uncertainty about your life or direction. Perhaps you need to seek reasonable answers.

Darkness can also mean a positive experience that links your conscious mind with the huge darkness of our immense potential we hold within ourselves unconsciously. Part of this potential is an experience of going beyond opposites, of resolving paradoxes, of moving beyond the limitations of the rational mind and emotional responses.

Example: So I let go and fell into the darkness. I didn’t go to sleep though. Instead I fell into an awareness of immensity, of hugeness, and the immensity was full of knowing. Like a raindrop falling back into the ocean, I seemed to merge with that hugeness and yet maintain a sense of my own existence. And between the hugeness and my own sense of being there was communication.

The end of an eclipse signifies a new beginning. It can suggest an end to a period of darkness within or depression. A start of an eclipise might suggest you are feeling a decline of your mood, or a period of deepening inner experience. If it is felt as a decline look for the core self which is never influenced by changes of mood.

For a man an eclipse of the moon could mean losing contact with your own inner feminine self. See Archetype of the Anima

It is interesting that people who lost their nursemaids or carers in their 3rd year felt that the surrogate mother was obscured or eclipsed by the mother because of the feeling of loss.

Another interesting sign of eclipsing is seen in the development of the Ghost Dance among Native Americans. During an eclipse the tribe people felt great fear, and Wovoka – a Paiute – fell very ill and experienced a vision. When he arose he proclaimed that he had received a promise from God to renew the Earth, but demanding in return the acceptance of a moral code which stressed non-violence and the performance of the “Ghost Dance.”

The performance of the dance enabled the participants to encountering ancestors in their traditional settings within the trance. They experienced seeing the old campgrounds, playing the old games, eating the buffalo meat – all experiences which were lost during the reservation days. This brought them, once more in touch with their traditional culture, which would have been lost altogether had the breach with their inner world had not been restored through the Ghost Dance. So the eclipse was the loss of their inner culture.

Useful questions and hints:

Is there any diminising or growth of insight?

Do I sense a new beginning in my life?

Has anything been lost or gained in this period?

Can I see what was eclipsed in me?

See Associations Working WithInner World –  Life’s Little SecretsTechniques for Exploring your Dreams


-Mari M 2015-06-27 8:45:07

I had a dream about an eclipse the night before tonight. However, I don’t remember whether it was the moon covering the sun or the other way around. Lol!! Bummer. A little bit of interpretation still helps, though.


-Roy 2017-07-12 17:58:12

At day time 1to2pm i saw it.the eclipse i saw i feel solar.i was happy when the eclipse is releasing after its corona.i saw half corona and its just releasing what its indicate? Can anyone tell me i am worried.


-blake 2017-08-21 20:00:53

Hello! There was a total solar eclipse today, and last night, I dreamed of one. It doesn’t necessarily feel negative, but all the interpretations I have seen suggest it is somewhat negative. It felt more symbolic, like the power of the eclipse had leaked it’s way into my dreams, it wasn’t at all a dark experience, and I witnessed the whole thing, from beginning to end (as I did today)


-Renata 2017-08-22 9:32:44

I too dreamed of an eclipse, the moon covering the sun, I also saw number letter formulae, but I saw the whole thing ,,I do t know, what it means, but I do t think it be good, only because there has been a long long cycle of bad luck and darkness, for the last 25 years, its to much to cope with,, and there are no experts to help, cos they can’t be trusted!!! Gotta do what u gotta do…!whatever that turns out to be ??


    -Tony Crisp 2017-08-24 12:26:45

    Hi – It would help you to understand your dreams, if you would read – http://dreamhawk.com/news/summing-up/ and also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/features-found-on-site/ which has so much information in.

    Nothing can replace your own ability to understand your dream. With a little effort you can do this by practising what is described in – http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson or http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/getting-at-your-dreams-meaning/


    Renata – While recognising dependence upon others, be firm in your goals and aid the unity of the assembly..
    There is a need to recognise and support your relationship with the groups most important to you. This may refer to the family group, society, business, or a religious or political group.
    If you are the central leading figure in the group, recognise the need for acting as a cohesive and uniting power. If your own nature is not itself united, this will be difficult. If you are not in the leading role, give support to whoever has this power.
    Take care to provide for the unforeseen. Unexpected events are always the bringer of pain and difficulty. Therefore plan ahead. Offer what is in ones heart.
    The situation has used up reserves and left dryness. The beauty and joy that existed are spent. Adverse conditions prevail. Beware. But even in the midst of adversity some people prosper. This can be done if the adversity does not break ones spirit, causing withdrawal into inactivity.
    The trouble can bring to the surface treasures of personal strength in choosing the right track through the wilderness. Then, good fortune. But only through great effort and perseverance.
    Do not waste words. There is no belief in those who hear and your words are not heeded.
    Even in this dry time, attempting to find insight will lead to satisfaction. The perception needs to be one in which a real view of the situation is achieved and acted upon. The hidden difficulty needs to be brought to light and dealt with.
    Oppression leads to spent energies. But gold can be mined if one does not lose heart. So do not lose heart!


-Krid 2018-01-07 11:22:53

I had a dream last night, i saw a few people looking at the sky and when i look also i saw a two sun, sky was dark, color grey and cloudy. I tried to take a pic but i cant open my cellphone until the 2 suns disappear. After that , suddenly i saw a look like solar eclipse but im not sure if its moon block the sun or its moon block by something dark… Because the the light from behind is not so bright like the sun. . and the light is in first quarter


-Brianna 2018-03-30 14:33:41

I had a dream that I gave birth to a baby girl during an eclipse. I am not pregnant, that I know of. The birth was painless and I watched the full eclipse through the window. And it was beautiful.


    -Tony Crisp 2018-04-01 10:22:34

    Hi – It is important that you read https://dreamhawk.com/forums/index.php?topic=529.msg1472#msg1472
    Nothing can replace your own ability to understand your dream. With a little effort you can do this by practicing what is described in – http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson or http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/getting-at-your-dreams-meaning/


    Brianna – Your dream shows your inner beauty, for you gave birth to a new aspect of yourself. For each of us are immersed in a ‘river’ of constant change. If you think about it you have been carried, pushed, impelled by this current as you were moved through babyhood, childhood, teenage and adulthood. And as we passed through these changes we died to our old self in order to change to the new. It is the current of Life. So there is always more of you to discover.

    So the darkness of the eclipse can indicate a positive experience that links your conscious mind with the huge darkness of our immense potential we hold within ourselves unconsciously.

    If it happens you are pregnant in your dream without any man being involved, then you have been made pregnant by the invisible power of Life itself within you. It is a creation of a part of you that is only now becoming real in your life. In other words a dream baby is a new birth of part of you that is emerging and needs to be cared for. Just as your teenage self emerged and needed understanding, so does this new you that is being born.


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