Dreams of Witches: What do they mean?

Dreams of Witches: The Meaning of Meeting Mystics While Asleep

Dreams tell us a lot about ourselves. They can take us to other far away places, other realms of existence, other universes. Sometimes they can even predict the future or clarify things in the past. More often, our dreams introduce bizarre, enchanting, and sometimes otherworldly beings to us. If you’ve been having dreams of witches and you want to know the meaning, we are here to explain it to you.

First, What Do YOU Believe About Dreams?

If you’ve come here looking for a meaning to your witchy dream, than you likely at least believe our dreams can show us hidden truths about ourselves. Perhaps they show us things we’ve hidden deep in our psyche that are trying to come to the surface. Maybe they reveal suppressed memories. You would be like the majority of people and acknowledge a psychological aspect to dreams (of which I believe in too!)

But you might also believe in a spiritual aspect to dreams – that dreams allow us to travel to other dimensions, meet otherworldly beings, be visited by passed loved ones, foretell the future, and clarify on the past and present. If you ask me, I believe dreams are all of these things and more. And, to be honest, sometimes dreams are so bizarre they might not truly mean anything! I would ask you to determine what it is you believe your dreams tell you. What YOU believe dreams actually are. Are they messages from the universe? From your higher self or spirit guides? Are they your subconscious trying to communicate with your conscious mind?

Now let’s talk about dreams of witches…because that’s why you’re really here.

Dreams of Witches That Reveal TRUTHS

The word witch is translated many different ways but has its root in the words wicce and wit…both of which basically mean wise. So, if you didn’t already know, witches aren’t necessarily people or beings to be afraid of. They aren’t going around eating babies or making sacrifices in the forest (most of the time, that is LOL). The witch’s job, in the past and today, is to aid their community in healing, cleansing, protection, fortunetelling, and more.

The witch represents wisdom. Consider what the witch is doing in your dream…do they say anything to you? Do something to you? Give you something? The bottom line here is, the witch in your dream might be trying to give you a piece of advice that you need in a complicated situation you’re currently going through. They often try to reveal deeply hidden truths to the dreamer. This will be particularly evident if the witch in your dream gave you something like a book, a candle, a deck of cards, or some other gift that symbolizes clarity or wisdom.

A witch in the woods draws you in deeper…

Witches in Various Dreamworld Locations

Depending on the setting in which you meet your dream witch will give you an interpretation. Here are a few common witch dream settings:

  • A witch walking along the seashore might indicate you have buried emotions that are trying to come to the surface or unrequited love
  • Witches in the woods might indicate you have a big transition or change coming up in your life (and it could also mean you are being called to practice the craft)
  • A witch walking through the cemetery indicates your ancestors are trying to grant you their wisdom
  • Dreams of witches in magical shops or bookstores might mean you have a new project or career path to tend to
  • A dream of a witch in your own home, depending on if its light hearted or scary, means someone new has come into your life OR someone is working against you
  • Being in a witch’s home in your dream means you have a lot to learn

Witch Dreams that TERRIFY: The Night Hag Attack and Sleep Paralysis

Sometimes dreams of witches aren’t mystical and whimsical, they’re the exact opposite. Terriying and terrible. I can’t lie and tell you that every witch in the dream world is out for your own good. There are many spirits on the astral plane that take on the image of others…including witches.

Did a witch attack you in your sleep? Sit on your chest, choke you, and try to squeeze the life out of you? This is called a Night Hag attack. Otherwise known to the scientific community as sleep paralysis. I have had these types of dream attacks since I was in my early twenties. And while I’m used to them now, they’re still rather unpleasant to deal with. But what is the meaning behind a witch attacking you in your dreams?

We could write it off and say it’s simply a sleep disorder, but I believe there’s more to it than that. Night hag attacks are often a sign that someone is out to get you…maybe professionally or maybe personally. They might even (knowingly or unknowingly) be sending bad juju your way. Time to spiritually protect yourself.

And still others say when a witch chases you or attacks you in your dreams, it’s a sign that your deepest feminine urges have been suppressed for far too long. That this aspect of you is trying to claw its way out. Consider exploring what shadow of yourself you’ve been hiding from the world.

Naughty Dreams of Witches

Are your dreams of witches more on the naughty side? Do you wake up sweaty and all worked up? What is that witch doing to you?

Sure, the naughty witch in your dream could very well be a witch projecting her image into your dreams from somewhere far away. OR it could be a sexual fantasy that you’ve been suppressing subconsciously that’s trying to claw its way out into the real world through your dreams. If this dream repeats itself, think about what side of yourself you are hiding…particularly when it comes to your sexuality and/or your own self image and power.

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When a Witch is Laughing in a Dream Meaning

Common dreams of witches involve the witch laughing at the dreamer. There are a couple different meanings here. But first, answer this question – is she laughing AT you in a maniacal or evil way? Or did she tell you a joke and you’re both laughing together? The context of the dream is EVERYTHING when interpreting your dreams for yourself.

If you answered the question as the witch is laughing at you, this means you’ve made a bad decision in life OR are about to make one. Tread lightly on making any rash emotional decisions in the near future. She is warning you of potential disaster.

If you answered the witch is laughing with you, this is a good sign and means you are on the right path in life. And that a period of learning in your life is about to begin.

Initiation: Magical and Mysterious Dreams of Witches Covens

Once I dreamed that a witch in a dark green hood led me into the deep woods. I didn’t know who he was or where we were going, but I trusted him. He led me to a clearing with a candle-filled table and there were other witches around us (a coven). There was one candle that hadn’t been lit. And he called me to light it together with him.

In another dream of a witch, I was brought into a wooden shop deep in the Black Forest. It was filled with sunlight, plants, wildlife, and people. I knew it was my very own witchy shop on the astral plane. There were other witches there with me, who were coven-mates, friends, and co-workers. It was one of the best dreams I’ve ever had in my life!

So, here’s the rub. If you’ve had a dream of witches that seems mysterious, mystical, or magical in its very nature…then that’s exactly what it is! I’ve found that the witches on the astral plane, our mighty dead (witch ancestors), and familiar spirits will sometimes come through to us in our dreams to teach us something. To lead us to an initiation of sorts. Whether you’re brand new to the path of the witch or experienced, mystical dreams of witches are almost always exciting and are a sign the otherworldly witches are with you!

Sometimes our dreams are memories of past lives…

Dreams of a Past Life as a Witch

Sometimes dreams give us a glimpse into our past lives or possibly future lives, for that matter. Dreams of past lives as a witch are common…if you’re a witch in this life. These dreams will be obvious in that you feel the dream is real and seems to be in another time and place entirely. And you are physically there but in a different body, strange style of clothing, or you’re potentially being called or accused of being a witch. You might even find yourself in the middle of a Witch Trial in your dreams.

To put this simply – dreams of being a witch in another time period or place are typically not just a dream but a memory. My advice here is to write it down before you forget! These memories might be resurfacing to teach you something in this life. Or even to warn you not to repeat the same thing in this life that you did in that other life.

What to do if your witch dreams are violent and repeat

Because I am a witch and I know the ways in which witches work, I can tell you that sometimes (but rarely) witches have the ability to project themselves into other people’s dreams. Sometimes this is done with intention…sometimes it is malevolent in nature. Maybe you’ve done something wrong to her and she is seeking revenge. And sometimes it’s done unintentionally. Meaning the witch herself doesn’t realize she’s walking into other people’s dreams while she’s “out and about” at night.

If you find your dreams of witches are particularly terrifying AND they are recurrent, you can do a few things to protect yourself. And prevent these dreams from recurring.

  1. Clean your bedroom from top to bottom. Declutter under and around your bed.
  2. Next, you’ll choose some method of spiritual purification. You can smoke-cleanse, use an herbal spray, etc. And cleanse your space thoroughly.
  3. Last, place a glass or bowl of water under your bed before going to sleep at night. I also recommend placing a piece of black tourmaline near the head of your bed and any other protective charms or symbols you feel drawn to use.
  4. Don’t think about this dream that’s brought you fear. The more you feed into the fear, the bigger the fear grows. You are POWERFUL and strong and above any dream!
Dream of witches: What do they mean?

2 thoughts on “Dreams of Witches: The Meaning of Meeting Mystics While Asleep

  1. I have never dreamt about a witch before but that would definitely be a cool thing to dream about. But once when I was sending my daughter reiki I had a visual (which is rare because I usually get my messages in other ways) it was a visual of my daughter carrying a basket not in this time it was a long time ago, and when I looked down at myself I had on a purple dress, and black shoes I’m pretty sure I was a witch and I think that it was a glimpse of a past life.

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