Dream Dictionary: Kiss

Around the world a kiss is most often seen as an expression of love or at the very least, a sign you’re pleased to see someone.  You may kiss your partner on the lips, your friends on the cheek and even a child’s wound if it needs to be healed.

So what’s in a kiss when you dream it?

The meaning of a kiss in a dream will usually depend on the context – who was doing the kissing and the setting in which it took place.  Make sure you explore the relationships with the people who feature in this dream as they can hold important clues about any issues which are on your radar (albeit, perhaps without realising it).

If, for example, your boss (or a person in authority) was trying to kiss you it may be that you recognise their power over you. If you enjoyed the kiss it may be you acknowledge and respect a shared passion for the work that you mutually do. You’re on the same page, if you like and are working in harmony together.

When being kissed by someone you have a keen interest in (but where things have not yet developed), this may represent a wish being fulfilled in the dream.  Whilst this is an older dream theory, it can still be relevant in such cases.  The dream can also act as a dress rehearsal, giving an indication for how you’d feel once it actually took place.  It may be that, once you’ve tasted the kiss you actually change your mind about how you feel about them in waking life!

If the kiss is with an ex partner, much will depend on the relationship you had with that person and if there is any “unfinished business”. Sometimes the kiss can symbolise your need for forgiveness from them, if you feel responsible for the way things turned out.

Kisses can be messages sent from the Soul. Their tenderness can symbolise the kindness you may need to show yourself (for example when we “kiss it better”). This doesn’t necessarily mean the onset of an illness but there may be something which may need fixing on some emotional or physical level. You may be aware you’ve been stressed lately and know you need some time out for yourself.

Remember that, in days gone by, envelopes were “sealed with a loving kiss”. If your dream does offer a predictive message it may be that some good news is coming your way. Keep an open mind, manage your stress effectively and don’t force events – let them happen naturally and, just like your dreams, let the story unfold as its meant.

Published by Delphi Ellis

Therapeutic counsellor, well-being trainer and author working with grief and mental health, helping people get their sparkle back. Explores dreams on telly. Avid tea drinker. © Delphi Ellis - Helping You Sparkle™ 2006 - 21

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