Hunger Dream Meanings

Dream Meaning: From 21 Different Sources

hunger image


If it is confirmed that the dream does not have a physiological origin (sometimes we have the urge to eat when we are asleep), hunger can indicate the presence of some dissatisfaction, in most cases intellectual. This image, therefore, represents the soul’s desire to find the answer to deep questions. When the dream repeats often and the hunger is never satiated, it may reflect sexual problems or problems with communication with a partner.

If the hunger is satisfied, it is important to pay attention to what calmed it, since that may be necessary in your waking life. (See EATING and APPETITE)

Popular superstition says that the hungrier you are in dreams, the more destiny smiles on you.


1- Experiencing hunger in a dream indicates that our physical, emotional or mental needs arc not being properly satisfied.

It is possible that the dreamer is actually hungry, and this is being recognised in the dream.

2- Every human being has needs which require satisfaction. While that lack of satisfaction may not be acknowledged in the waking state, it can be translated into dream symbolism and become hunger.

3- Seeking Spiritual satisfaction and fulfilling a need is one aspect of hunger.


Vision: Being hungry is a sign of a “hungry” soul. Try to find out what your soul is longing for.

Depth Psychology: Hunger is a symbol of the need to be accepted, including your opinions and judgments. Even if life is secure, this dream may refer to a maybe unfounded fear of poverty. This fear needs to be held up to the light of day and reality. Are you in need of “spiritual nourishment”? Are you fasting right now? Could actual hunger be behind the dream?


(see Candy, Dieting, Eating, Fasting, Foods by type)

A situational or circumstantial dream resulting from going to bed hungry or having an unsatisfied craving.

A symbolic manifestation of desires for things like achievement, adventure, passion, etc.

Essential portions of the self that are being neglected, and therefore metaphorically hunger for your attention.


Feeling hungry in a dream may represent a feeling of unfulfillment.

The dreamer may be starving for recognition, or hungering to obtain or to achieve something long desired. Alternatively, this dream experience could simply indicate that one is actually hungry and needs to nourish oneself with good food. (See also Devour, Eating).


Feeling deprived of the good things in life.

Feeling deprived (or depriving yourself) of basic emotional nourishment, such as love or support.

A search or wish for something.

Actual hunger or cravings.

See also: Famished; Wanting; Eating; Food; Thirst


Material aspects: From a completely practical perspective, if we go to bed hungry our dreams are likely to reflect this fact and register that we need food or sustenance. Consult the entries for emotions, food and yearn for clarification.


Dreams of being hungry can literally represent a drop in your physical blood sugar level, or it can be about desire, passion, and that you are yearning for emotional, physical, mental or spiritual fulfillment.

See Food and Eating.


To dream one is extraordinarily hungry, and that his appetite craves sustenance, shows that he will be ingenious, laborious, and eager in getting an estate, and that he will grow rich in proportion to the greatness of his hunger.


Psychological / emotional perspective: Emotionally when we are tired or upset we have the need to be comforted and cherished. There is something lacking and the dreaming mind can translate this into hunger.


Our needs, or demands, physically, emotionally or mentally. We may feel the need for success or fame just as acutely as the need for sex or food.

See eating; food.


To dream about being hungry means you feel unappreciated for something. It can also mean you’re not getting what you need from an important real life relationship.


Hunger in the spiritual sense is a yearning to be filled with spiritual awareness. In dreams this can be experienced as an actual physical feeling of hunger.


To dream that you are hungry, is an unfortunate omen. You will not find comfort and satisfaction in your home, and to lovers it means an unhappy marriage.


1. Left unfulfilled—often sexually, usually spiritually.

2. Fleeting, superficial desires left unanswered.

3. In need of affection.


A dream of contrary, for to be Hungry in your dream is a sign of prosperity, but onlv through hard work and much effort on your part.


Physical, emotional, and mental deficiencies; wanting or being in need of Food in any form (usually emotional food).


An unhappy and childless marriage is indicated if lovers dream that they are hungry.


Hidden desires; need for spiritual sustenance, meditation.


In a dream, hunger means wearing the garments of mourning, being seized by fear, or tightening one’s fist. Hunger in a dream also represents financial losses, eagerness to maintain a certain level of standards, persistence in seeking one’s livelihood or pursuing one’s trade, or love for the world. Some dream interpreters prefer hunger over satiation and thist over thirst-quenching in a dream.

If one sees himself hungry during the winter season in a dream, it means that he will be tried with gluttony. Ifone’s hunger lasts long in the dream, it means that he will receive benefits after a long wait. Hunger in a dream is also considered to mean money, bad company, jesting, asceticism, fasting, inflation, deprivation, poverty and perhaps sometimes it may mean piety and fear of wrongdoing, or remembering and thanking God Almighty.

1 dream interpretation about hunger related.

(1) The meaning of hunger in a dream may be non-symbolic: you just feel hungry.(2) If the hunger is symbolic, it will usually stand for emotional or sexual craving; but it may also...

Author: Eric Ackroyd

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