Earthquake – Dream Meaning and Symbolism

An earthquake in a dream or in a dream book is a rare motif. Studies show that elderly people dream of it more often, no matter the gender of a dreamer. We are dreaming of earthquakes most often after we have experienced them. In that case dreams of earthquakes shouldn’t be interpreted.

Dreaming of observing earthquake without it causing damage
This dream warns you of some kind of danger or of decrease in self-confidence. On the other hand, this dream suggests that you should stay true to yourself and your intentions. Don’t listen what others have to say.

To see an earthquake destroying buildings
If an earthquake damages buildings or other property in a dream it means that you will have unplanned expenses because of your indecisiveness. You will avoid expenses by acting confidently.

To hear that an earthquake happened somewhere in a dream
This dream means that you will hear some news or information that will affect your already formed opinion.

Dreams in which you feel an earthquake
This dream symbolizes troubles at work or school. They are threatening to change your life completely. You can’t find peace that you recently had. This feeling of uneasiness will last a little longer.

To survive an earthquake
This is a good dream. It symbolizes good health and a long life. It is possible that you will overcome some problems that have been troubling you for a long time.

To die or be hurt in an earthquake
You will have to work really hard and invest a lot of effort in order to overcome problems in real life. No one notices your effort except you and no one will notice it after your problems pass. However, deep down you will know that you were able to solve problems by yourself.

To be buried in ruins because of an earthquake
This dream suggests that you will be buried with obligations regarding business soon. Your boss or a superior will refuse to decrease the amount of work and they will refuse to find you help because of which you will be unsatisfied. Your hard work will be in vain and no one will notice how many obligations you have.

To hide from an earthquake
If you are hiding from an earthquake under the table in a dream it means that you will try to sweep some obligations under the rug in vain. No matter how hard you try to avoid them, they will always wait for you. If you are dreaming of hiding in door knocker that means that some business obligations will come and go. If you are dreaming of running away from an earthquake on a field and away from objects it means that you will solve a problem quickly thanks to your imagination, even though others think you will need a lot of time for it. If you hide that you have done a job you will have some time for yourself. Dreaming of hiding from an earthquake in a basement or on top of a building symbolizes business failure, financial crisis or some other business inconveniences caused by your laziness and because you are avoiding existing problems.

Saving people from an earthquake
You will be solving someone else’s business problems. You won’t be glad because of it but you will solve problems successfully, so people will be grateful to you thanks to that. Time will come when those people will return you a favor. Someone thinks of you as of a generous and noble person.

To lose a house in an earthquake
You will experience injustice that might be done to you or someone close to you. You won’t be able to do anything about it. Even if you try, your effort will be in vain. An alternative interpretation of this dream is that your long-termed effort and hopes regarding business will collapse like a house of cards. You will not be able to understand how you haven’t noticed that you plan didn’t have good foundations and consequently future.

In the end, lets mention, as we already have in the introduction, that if you have experienced an earthquake recently or even have heard of it on TV this dream shouldn’t be interpreted.

Definition of an earthquake

An earthquake is a seismic trembling and moving of the ground which can cause smaller or bigger damage to buildings and other objects.

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