Blood Dream Meanings

Dream Meaning: From 37 Different Sources

blood image


Universal Landscape: Life force. Passion for living.

Dreaming Lens: What color was the blood? Was it a healthy red, or a depleted blue? Was it a strange and unnatural color? Was it flowing from a wound? If so, was it being lost slowly or rapidly? Was it in a container of some kind? Was blood being removed from or added to the physical body? Did you find it repulsive, or a source of fascination?

Personal Focus: The elixir of life, blood courses through our veins and keep our bodies alive and healthy. Lose enough of it and life slips away. If your dream includes receiving or losing blood, this may reflect a message that you are either in need of more energy or are being depleted by some situation. How this occurs in your dream will add texture to your interpretation. A wound inflicted by another may reflect an external struggle, whereas a medical procedure connects more to an internal process necessary for healing.

Science tells us that there are different kinds of blood and that certain types are incompatible with others. In fact, disparate types between a mother and her fetus can be life threatening. Therefore, dreaming of blood types could connect to conflicts about compatibility that are deeply rooted and may be impacting you in areas of life that you are passionate about. When blood type and compatibility are being examined, the stakes can be as high as life and death. HIV brings a whole new view of blood as something that is potentially dangerous, because it transmits this disease, effectively shifting our collective conscious view of blood as a substance to be potentially feared as contagious on a life-threatening level. Incorporate the Dreaming Lens into whatever issues of compatibility may be surfacing in your waking life.

Bloodlines have figured prominently as coveted evidence of ancestry throughout history. While this perspective may appear to be an archaic form of class-consciousness, we are now aware that blood typology is an effective tool to establish biological ties between family members. If this idea is expressed in your dream, your interpretation should reflect blood as connected to primal feelings about your family connections. Your dream may be expressing this as powerfully passionate, or energetically depleting, depending on the Dreaming Lens.

The color of blood is significant in a number of ways. If this is thematic in your dream, your interpretation must examine the meaning behind it. Oxygen-rich and healthy blood has a distinctive color of deep red that is found nowhere else in nature. If tapped out of nutrients, it turns blue. In the world of science fiction, the blood of alien beings can be anything from green to colorless chemical compounds made up of deadly acids.

There are also many culturally-based meanings associated with blood. The term “red-blooded” is synonymous with virility and strength. Conversely, to be “blue-blooded” connotes a passivity and lethargy related to wealth or privilege. Issues of racial prejudice often included erroneous beliefs that blood differed significantly between people of different cultural background or skin color. The mixing of bloodlines was considered by many as likely to have disastrous results. While that level of ignorance is not as prevalent today as in our past, the foundation of these beliefs still resides in the collective unconscious and can appear in your dreams and is worth considering.

Your personal reaction to blood is also a factor in interpreting this dream symbol. Some people are squeamish and the sight of blood can be very upsetting. For others, curiosity or a sense of eroticism may be stimulated. There are those, too, who are unaffected by the sight of blood by being accustomed to it if their profession frequently brings them in contact with it. Any of these responses can reveal your relationship to the levels of passion and life force you are currently experiencing.


Blood in a dream has many meanings. Some of the most common: To dream that you are bleeding represents a feeling of loss of power. You may be suffering from exhaustion or feeling emotionally drained. It may also denote bitter confrontations between you and your friends. Your past actions may have come back to haunt you. Try to avoid any sort of controversy with friends or relatives.

To stop the bleeding of yourself or others represents a vital, energetic nature. Dreams of blood when you can’t see who is bleeding means you are undergoing a confusing change in your real life.

If you dream of donating blood, or having a blood transfusion, you can expect your troubles to go away soon.

If you see the word “blood” written in your dream, it may refer to some situation in your life that is permanent and cannot be changed.

To dream of getting a blood clot inside you suggests that you are stuck in a difficult situation and feel powerless to make things better.

If you dream of passing a blood clot out of your body, you may have recently experienced a personal loss or disappointment.

A recent experience has left you feeling tired and possibly changed.

To dream of donating blood can mean you are worried about someone. It may also mean you are giving too much of yourself emotionally to others, and should save some time and energy for your own self.

To dream of having green blood suggests that you are jealous of a friend, or you are having friendship conflicts that are leaving you emotionally exhausted.


(see Beet, Red)

The energy and power of life, especially if taken internally somehow (see Vampire).

If blood courses quickly, without regulation, this may indicate passion or other intense situations raging out of control.

If due to a sacrifice, see altar and carcass.

Female mysteries, power, and transitions. Some young women dream of blood right before their first menses.

Close ties (e.g., “blood brothers”).

Christian: Sacrifice or forgiveness.

The question here is what needs to he relinquished to achieve forgiveness, or who needs to he absolved and at what cost?

If the hlood appears soiled in some manner, this shows that negative feelings (e.g., “bad blood”) exists internally, or between you and another.

Blood appearing as covering you, or a part of the body, denotes guilt directly relating to an action, as with Lady Macbeth who could not wash the blood of murder from her hands.

Transfusions represent the need for change and cleansing. Get rid of any bad blood between yourself and others, and start fresh.

Kinship and family. It was common among Gypsies during their marriage rites to eat bread with a drop of their partner’s blood upon it to symbolize the union.


Blood is an important symbol, not only of life itself, but also of the soul, of physical strength and rejuvenation. Whether you were cut or seriously injured, dreams in which you are losing blood or suffer a hemorrhage may therefore refer to loss of moral or physical strength; they may simply indicate a need for more emotional nourishment. Dreaming of drinking blood or receiving a blood transfusion may refer to the opposite: gaining strength and vitality.

If a person you know gives you blood in your dream, your unconscious may have signaled that they have the potential to revitalize you.

If a woman dreams of blood, it may be associated with the onset of a period, the blood depicting whatever feelings she may have about menstruation. Blood is also a symbol of passion, love, anger and even violence.

Blood on the ground or blood stains on clothes in a dream suggest great injury or emotional pain to someone, perhaps to you or someone you know.

If you dream of blood in a sexual context, this may refer to loss of virginity, fertility or menstruation.


Bloodshed symbolizes the sacrifice. All liquid materials that ancients offered to the dead, spirits, and to the gods (milk, honey, wine) were images or allegories of blood. This was the most precious gift, and was presented in classical cultures through the sacrifice of lamb, pig, and bull. Further, it is a symbol of life.

If you dream that you are bleeding out, you may experience physical tiredness or you may feel emotionally drained. On the other hand, it could also indicate a profound change in your personality. In either case, blood can represent a range from passion and love to fury and violence.

It is an admonition that you reflect on your actions, as you may be forgetting one of your values. (See RED)

In antiquity, one was supposed to drink the blood of sacrificed animals during rituals. It manifested the union of the force and power of man with that of the gods. In this sense, dreaming that you are drinking blood could foretell that you will receive energy and renovated vitality.


Red. ‘Blood is a very special liquid,” (Goethe: Faust, Part I)—it is that which is alive, the driving sub- stance, expressing fire and passion (something that Freud and Jung agreed on). Life, love, and passion, hut also injury and disappointment. Blood also—and often—points to Mother, and can symbolize soul and will. When the “voice of the blood” is speaking, a very special sensibility or domination of one’s urges is being addressed.

Exchanging blood (or drinking blood) represents a joining of life forces (brotherhood).

The blood of Christ is symbolically served at communion; it has a universal healing power.

Loss of blood usually means loss in love; blood transfusion corresponds to the strengthening of vitality.

See Menstruation, Bleeding.


(1) Blood may be a symbol of life, or, if shed, of death, and therefore - if on one’s hands — of guilt.

(2) Blood may also symbolize passion, especially love or anger.

(3) Possibly the blood is (displaced) menstrual blood. By ‘displaced’ I mean that what you are really seeing in your dream may be menstrual blood even though it appears as just a pool of blood on the pavement or a nosebleed.

If you are a woman, such a dream may be expressing a sexually related anxiety; if you are a man, it may express your horror - that is, fear - of sex and / or women.

(4) Drinking blood means receiving (new’) life or strength. (In religious ritual, symbolically drinking the blood of a sacrificed human or animal may symbolize participation in the life and powder of God.)


To see blood in your dream is a symbol of energy, excitement and frustration.

If you see the word ‘blood’ written in your dream, it may be a reflection of some issue regarding stubbornness or rigidity.

To dream that you are bleeding or losing blood means that you are mentally fatigued. It can also symbolize a hurtful conflict existing in a personal relationship. Perhaps you regret some action you performed. This is a popular dream for expectant women and women who are in their menstrual cycle.

To dream that something is written in blood indicates that you possess much determination and drive. You refuse to quit a task until it is completed.

To dream that you are drinking blood implies that you feel invigorated and full of energy.


Symbol: Blood, a symbol of life, stands for vitality and consciousness.

Vision: Seeing blood in a dream: be careful of other people in all situations. Losing blood: you are feeling weak at the moment; every frustration expresses itself in the weak parts of your body. Seeing blood on your hands: stop getting involved in the business of other people—you have enough to do with your own. Seeing someone else bleeding: you are afraid for a close friend.

See Vein.

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about bleeding always points to emotional wounds that you are denying. Blood also points to your own belief (uit is in my blood”). Blood by itself is a symbol of your vitality.


also see Body

1- From time immemorial blood has represented the life-carrier or the life force, lo dream of a violent scene where blood appears indicates that we are being self-destructive in some way.

If we are having to deal with blood, we need to be aware of our own strength.

If we have been injured and someone else is dealing with the blood, we need to look at what help is necessary to overcome hurt

2- Emotional abuse can translate itself in dreams into bloody wounds either self-inflicted or being inflicted.

3- Spiritually, being aware of blood circulating through the body- can symbolise the rejuvenating force.


It is the life-giving, vital part of our physiology and it may symbolize our strengths and weaknesses and our physical and mental health.

If you are currently experiencing a very difficult time in your life, you may have dreams with bloody and frightening images. Don’t worry, you may be venting your fears! Some believe that when you see blood in your dream, the distressing situation in your life which is at the root of the dream has come to an end, and the worst is over. Consider the details and the relationships between of all the symbols in your dream before making an interpretation.


Life force or life energy.

The essence of humanity.



Someone being injured and losing blood can represent a situation in your real life in which you feel someone is in a weakened state.

You bleeding can represent feeling weak or tired (emotionally, mentally, or physically) or that something is sapping your energy, time, or attention.

Bleeding as a result of someone injuring you can represent a real or imagined threat (emotional, mental, or physical), or it can be an indication of a Toxic Dream.

See also: Vein; Body; Flow or River; Family


You may be connecting to a deeper sense of life force within you and an expression of passion for living. However, depending on how the blood is appearing in your dream, this could be a dream about the loss of such passion and energy.

If your dream includes receiving or losing blood, this may reflect a message that you either are in need of more energy or are being depleted by some situation.

A wound inflicted by another may reflect an external struggle, whereas a medical procedure connects more to an internal process necessary for healing.


Dreaming of blood can have one of two meanings. It can signify that we feel that a sacrifice is being made on some level. This links into the ancient belief that the blood somehow contained the life of the spirit and, therefore, spilt blood was sacred. It can also represent renewal of life through its connection with menstruation. Many people fear blood and thus a dream about blood can highlight the need to come to terms with these fears. On a more spiritual level it represents the blood of christ. Also consult the individual entry for blood.


One’s energy and sense of existence. Being hurt—such as hurtful remarks, being told we are not loved—can sap our motive to live and may be depicted as blood, injury, often from past trauma, which is causing us to lose energy or moti­vation, our fundamental biological, evolutionary life, and thus a link with all life, so seen as a sacrament. This is portrayed not as injury but nourishment, wine or bloody meat. In sexual dreams: may refer to loss of virginity, menstruation or fertility, or hurt to sexual drive.


Blood has a rich and complex symbology and can represent any number of different kinds of human experiences. Because of certain familiar experiences and metaphors, many of these do not require explanation (e.g., menstrual blood may symbolize fertility; one can be “bled dry”; one may have “blood on one’s hands”). Blood often represents vitality and the life force. Images of confused, bloody violence often occur in the dreams of people undergoing some sort of emotional upheaval.


Material aspects: From time immemorial blood has represented the life carrier or the life force.

To dream of a violent scene where blood appears indicates that we are being self-destructive in some way.

If we are having to deal with blood, we need to be aware of our own strength.

If we have been injured and someone else is dealing with the blood, we need to look at what help is necessary to overcome hurt.


Blood-stained garments, indicate enemies who seek to tear down a successful career that is opening up before you.

The dreamer should beware of strange friendships.

To see blood flowing from a wound, physical ailments and worry. Bad business caused from disastrous dealings with foreign combines.

To see blood on your hands, immediate bad luck, if not careful of your person and your own affairs.


To dream of seeing blood stains you will have much trouble from an enemy if you start a business or other enterprise.

If you are doing the bleeding try to stay out of confrontations with family and friends, the blood may not be literal but rather, signify a state of ‘bleeding’ emotions.

If the blood is seen as a transfusion your troubles will not be long-lasting.


Be prepared for a period of hard work against hostile forces if you saw blood in your dream.

If you were bleeding, try to avoid any sort of controversy with friends or relatives; however, if the blood was that involved in a transfusion, you can expect your difficulties to be very transitory.


To dream of Blood in any form is an omen of severe disappointment.

The exact significance would depend upon the other details of the dream, but if you yourself are bleeding anywhere, it generally indicates an unfortunate love affair, or a quarrel with some valued friend.


1. Energy, life force (also, see “bleeding”).

2. Passion, love.

3. Castration.

4. Guilt (on hands), usually over extreme anger.

5. Bitter confrontation.

6. Renewed energy (to drink blood).

7. Fertility (menstruation).


Life force or energy.

If you are bleeding you are losing energy; someone is taking your energy, or you are draining yourself through worry, fear or lack of balance.

See what area of body is bleeding.

See individual body parts and Chakra.


Psychological / emotional perspective: Emotional abuse and difficulties can translate itself in dreams into bloody wounds and can appear to be either self-inflicted or being inflicted by someone else.


The Gypsies say that to dream of blood on your hands means you will receive an inheritance.

To see a pool of blood means there is the opportunity for an investment that could pay off very well.


Dreams of blood symbolize life force, power and connection to your family or spiritual source. Consider what part of the body is bleeding and the feeling tone.

See Wine and Holy Grail.


1. Life is in the blood (of the flesh); Lev. 17:11;

2. Blood Money;

3. Covenant;

4. Murder;

5. Defiled;

6. Unclean;

7. Guilt. Ezek. 37:14; Lev. 17:11 See Bleeding.


Gives gender-specific: For a woman to dream of menstrual blood may alert her to a health problem, but may also draw attention to her essential femininity.


Spiritually, being aware of blood circulating through the body can symbolize the rejuvenating or life force. This is similar to ch’i in chinese medicine.


Essence of life; loss of blood indicates loss of life to some degree (if the color of red is seen);research details, i.E. Physical position


You are bleeding: you will earn great rewards.

• A running sore on your hand or leg is bleeding: you can count on a good outcome


A symbol of the sacrifice of Christ on the cross, Matt. 26:28. Washing in blood is a symbol of exacting vengeance, Ps. 58:10


In a dream, blood represents unlawful or illegal money, or an evil act that will emanate from the person seeing the dream.

If one sees himself dragging his feet through puddles of blood in a dream, it means that he will finance his business from unlawfully earned money, profit from an illegal business or commit a major sin then be caught.

If one sees blood staining his shirt in a dream, it means that someone will lie to him, though he will not recognize it.

If his shirt is stained with blood or pus from pimples in a dream, it means that a thief will lie to him.

If his shirt is stained with the blood of a lion in a dream, it means that an iniquitous person in authority will lie to him and take advantage of him.

If his shirt is stained with the blood of a ram in a dream, it means that a rich, noble and a well respected person will lie to him, and at the end he will consent to accepting corrupt money. Seeing blood flowing from one’s body or from wounds is a sign of good health, safety, or it could mean coming home after a long journey. Drinking human blood in a dream means money, profits, escape from danger, safety from trials and adversities, or it could mean committing a sin then repenting from it. Falling into a pool of blood in a dream means that one will be accused of a murder or of stealing money.

If one sees a valley filled with blood in a dream, it means that he maybe killed in that locality.

If one sees blood emanating out of his body without cupping or cuts in a dream, it means givingmoney to someone. Ifhe is a poor person, then it means receiving money from someone. Ifone sees himselffalling into a cistern which is filled with blood in a dream, it means that someone is seeking revenge from him. Blood in a jar represents a woman in menstruation. Blood in a dream also represents one’s life, strength, wealth, business, helpers, clothing, earning praise or blame, weak points, unlawful food, lack of benefits, loss of business or money or esteem, inability to draw benefits from one’s usual close ones, such as a father, a son, or a business partner, separation through death from one’s beloveds or dear one’s, such as wife or a kin. One’s blood in a dream also represents his own Satan, or an enemy that dwells inside his house. Drinking one’s own blood in a dream means paying one’s debts with second loan, or vanquishing one’s enemy. Bleeding naturally in a dream means peace and comfort. Excess bleeding in a dream means the opposite.

The bleeding of an unwed woman means finding a husband. Bleeding of a pregnant woman in a dream means a miscarriage and for an elderly woman, bleeding means an illness. Ifone sees blood coming from his anus in a dream, it means that he is tainted with the consequences of an evil act, or it could mean a bad deal, or that he has earned unlawful money then walked out of such a deal.

To bleed in a dream also means being a spendthrift, a money wasting family, or it could mean suffering from a venereal disease.

(Also see Vascular blockage)


lucky numbers: 20-23-32-36-43-48

bad, between: animosity from a chemical imbalance.

bleeding: malicious reports wil cause others to desert you.

clothing stained with: enemies are hampering your chance at success.

dried on cotton pads: choose friends sparingly and wisely at work.

drinking: use your enmity to create your own power.

flowing: symbol of rejuvenation after the fal .

onto the floor: friends are sapping your motivation.

wound, from a: cleanse yourself of old diseased hatred.

girl dreaming of: the start of menstruation; your energy is being drained.

hands, having on: loss of strength through mental and physical overexertion.

yourself: stay out of another’s problems.

hemorrhaging: being drained of nourishment by loved one.

lack of: with loss of blood go burdens and active life.

menopause: fear end of sexual life and the imbalance of emotions.

losing: frustrations reveal parts of your body prone to il ness.

lost, having: the supreme sacrifice of moral strength; stick up for yourself.

menstruating, are: the fertile cycles of God’s wisdom.

money, taking: wil be betrayed as you have betrayed.

oath, a: pledge unbreakable loyalty, bond.

others, on: absorb the power of your enemies.

pulse, feel your own: your nervous system needs an overhaul.

seeing: symbol of life’s vitality and ability to succeed.

yourself bleeding: your emotional wounds have not healed.

someone else: a close friend needs your support.

spitting: have disregarded the manners you were raised with.

stained garments: strange friendships wil destroy your opportunities.

tourniquet, applying a: luck wil arise from a long-lost friend.

transfusion, of a: wil expedite emotional support vital to your psyche.

giving, for a: your vitality is weakening as a result of stress.

animal, to an: must take some responsibility off shoulders to be able to function.

receiving a, from a blood bank: are being bled financial y.

sick man: shame for your actions wil turn others against you.

spilling, during a: disastrous foreign dealings.

17 dream interpretation about blood related.

To dream of seeing a blood stone, denotes that you will be unfortunate in your engagements.For a young woman to receive one as a gift, denotes she will suffer estrangement from one...

Author: Gustavus Hindman Miller

Payment for betrayal; debasing one’s religious morals for self-gratification, i.E. Thirty pieces of silver, drug- dealing money...

Author: Margaret Hamilton

If one is presented in his dream with red unripened dates, then they represent some type of blood disease where the red cells exceed the white cells in number.(Also see Dates)...

Author: Ibn Seerin

This symbolises sickness and the spending of one’s wealth on some woman. Some say spending it on onseself....

Author: Ibn Seerin

Bleeding without any wound means he will acquire unlawful wealth. Similarly, pus or blood gushing forth from a fountain in the body and such pus or blood staining his body also mea...

Author: Ibn Seerin

It implies a person losing part of his wealth to the king or authorities....

Author: Ibn Seerin

If the body is seen stained with blood, dung, excreta and all that issues from the body, it symbolises unlawful wealth owned by him or it means he will receive haraam wealth in the...

Author: Ibn Seerin

A person covered in blood is emblematic of killing and death, Hosea 6:8 ...

Author: Tyler Wolfe

Emblematic of war, trouble, and woe, Isa. 15:9 ...

Author: Tyler Wolfe

Holds the qualities of peace and understanding.It is also reputed to grant all wishes....

Author: Versatile - Anonymous

The unfeeling, cold, almost inhuman element in some human instincts is often suggested by cold-blooded animals or reptiles.See also REPTILES, FISH AND AMPHIBIANS....

Author: Theresa Cheung

Unless a real fly is trapped in your bedroom and your unconscious incorporated its annoying noise into your dream, flies in dreams evoke images of persistence, speed and relentless...

Author: Theresa Cheung

1. Opposing the Holy Spirit (high blood pressure);2. Missing spiritual intimacy (low blood pressure); Lev. 17:11) Isa. 40 30-31;...

Author: Vincent Wienand

1. Salvation2. Spiritual life renewed. 1 John 1:7; Lev. 17:11....

Author: Vincent Wienand

Dream interpretation icon About Us

Dream interpretation icon Dream Interpretation

Dream encyclopedia icon Dream Encyclopedia

Dream interpretation icon Blog

dream favicon What is the dream?

Common dream icon Common Dreams

Top searches icon Top Searches

Recent Questions icon Recent Questions

A to Z Dream Interpretation