Cockroaches – these small, harmless but disgusting little creatures – are a common nightmare for many people. Little do you know what all it might mean when you dream about cockroaches!
Learn the 15 most popular interpretations and meanings of dreaming about cockroaches below, and get ready to be a little creeped out.
1) You are trying to hide something
Dreaming about cockroaches might mean that you are trying to hide something from others.
Cockroaches are cunning and sneaky; they can hide in small places unnoticed, which is a good reminder that you should also know when to be discrete, and have an eye out for when people might be watching or suspecting something.
The possible reasons you’re hiding this are also connected to the type of cockroach you see in your dream:
– Did it have wings? You have a positive habit that you’re trying to conceal from others.
– Was it brightly coloured? You’re hiding something embarrassing or shameful.
– Were there thousands, or even millions of them in your dream? You’re not even aware of this issue.
– Was there only one of them? You’re trying to hide your true feelings from yourself or someone else.
It’s natural for people to hide things from others – that’s what we’re created to do. It can be so hard to remember to tell people when you’ve done something good, or done something bad – and as a result, we end up keeping ourselves uncertain about the truth of our actions.
Thus, cockroaches may be your guide to remembering that you have been successful in concealing these things from people, and having done so without even realizing it.
2) You are feeling inferior
Cockroaches are inferior beings – hiding in the darkness and coming out only at night, when everyone is asleep.
When you dream about them, it might mean that you feel inferior, or that something in your life is not working out (or is not as good) as you wished for.
Inferiority is a feeling that many people experience when they want to be, or think they should be something better. It roots in fear of failure and fear of not living up to your own expectations.
You might feel that you are not being treated as well as you deserve, or that someone thinks you are guilty of something.
If you’re dreaming about cockroaches in a place where a lot of people gather, it could mean that there is something in your life or job that brings out the worst in others, and not the best.
Don’t try to deny or ignore this feeling! Acknowledge it, and you’ll be able to concentrate on how you can change your current situation for the better.
3) Let’s ask a gifted advisor for interpretation
When I said a gifted advisor, I meant a psychic – or a spiritual advisor or healer.
So when we can’t decide for ourselves what our dreams mean, it’s always good to ask someone else for an interpretation – especially if you’re dreaming about cockroaches.
Someone who has psychic abilities can “see” in your dream what it might be trying to tell you – and give you some advice on how to deal with it.
And coming from a close of friend of mine, the folks from Psychic Source are pretty accurate. Not cockroaches, though, but my friend had recurring dreams about a spider. She doesn’t like spiders and was terrified of them.
She knew that they meant she had a fear of something, but she wanted to know exactly what so she could best conquer this fear.
To her, it was the unknown and the fact that they could pop up anywhere and crawl on her seemingly at will. After some analysis by Psychic Source, she learned what the spider represented and why it haunted her dreams.
It was the fact that her mother had always been a very controlling woman and that she had a habit of getting overly personal. Then what did the spider represent? Psychic Source called it abandonment because her mother felt abandoned by her daughter not being “more” involved in family activities.
I’m confident that you’ll find enlightenment as to dreaming of cockroaches, but if you want more input about it, you can visit Psychic Source and ask them to help you. You’ll be amazed with what they can do.
4) Big blessings are coming in your way
This is specific to dreaming about a large cockroach – seeing a large cockroach can mean that something good is about to happen – a new job, money, or a new opportunity, for example.
Especially if the roach in your dream is red, this means abundance in wealth.
When you’re dreaming about a cockroach flying and landing everywhere, it might mean that the problems you are facing could grow bigger than they already are, but in the end, you’re going to end up with what you always wanted, no matter how much it looked improbable.
The best thing is to not give up on your dreams, and to keep believing in them. After all, if you don’t believe in yourself, then why should anyone else believe in you?
In this case, you might have to deal with more problems than what you thought at first.
5) You’re very resilient
This might be the case if you’re dreaming about cockroaches as bigger, stronger creatures than you are, or if you are trying to get rid of them but they keep popping up everywhere.
It could be that you’ve recently been through a rough patch and you’re almost back on your feet, but it seems that the wind keeps blowing you off track.
If you don’t give up and stay resilient during this difficult time in your life, then good things will come to your way eventually.
See – the first thing we think of when we see a cockroach is the negative aspect.
It’s poisonous, it stinks, it’s nasty, and it can kill you. But the truth is that roaches are somewhat important creatures to our environment and can help us develop a better understanding of how to live, respect nature and be in harmony with all species.
In some ways, cockroaches can also stimulate us to want to become better people, because when you look at them closely, you wonder how such little creatures can make us realize the more important things in life.
Cockroaches are part of the symbiotic relationship between humanity and nature.
6) Dishonest people surround you
The appearance of roaches in your dreams might be a warning sign that dishonest people surround you. This can mean that you have to start being more cautious and look out for yourself more.
You might have to start thinking about what you say and how you act, because someone is trying to take advantage of you – or make a quick buck off of your naivety.
It could also be that dishonest people around you attend the same events as you, where they can get to know each other and then steal your identity in order to con money from others.
Be careful with who:
- You make friends with – sometimes it can be hard to tell a fake friend from a real one, but if you pay attention, you’ll notice that some people can fake being your friend when they’re just trying to take advantage of you.
- You tell your secrets to – if you have people around you that you shouldn’t trust, it’s a good idea for you to keep your distance from them as much as possible.
- You’re working with – don’t let anyone take advantage of your hard work or lack of knowledge. Having a cockroach on one’s shoulder means that someone is trying to con you or make you look bad in some way.
Cockroaches in a dream can frighten us, but if you think about it, they have their place in the food chain. They’re predators and prey for many other species – and humans, are predators, too.
7) You’re a hard worker
This is especially true if you’re dreaming cockroaches that are flying or crawling all over you in the middle of the night – you must be a hard worker.
You have to remain dedicated to what you’re doing, even when things are not going as well as they should.
You might have a hard time because of your work, but it’s worth it in the end. If you have to be the one doing all the work, that’s what you have to do.
You might learn something interesting that could help you improve yourself, or impress someone you’re interested in romantically.
Continue to work hard, and good things will come
8) You’re feeling rejected
Cockroaches are known for the fact that they can hide in small places unnoticed, which is a good reminder that you should also know when to be discrete, and have an eye out for when people might be watching or suspecting something.
You might have to deal with a little rejection in your life. You feel that you’re not good enough, that a stranger is always watching you, or that people look at you strangely because of what they think of you.
It’s OK to feel rejected at times, but the important thing is to keep moving forward and know who your real friends are.
If a cockroach is flying over your bed in your sleep, it could be a sign that you need to rest and relax more – concerns outside of work and school may weigh heavy on your mind.
9) You’re growing more self-confident
This is when you’re dreaming about a cockroach showing up in a very grown-up setting, like a church, or in the middle of an important party.
Perhaps you’ve been feeling shy to speak up and let people know how you feel.
It may be that you’re trying to hide your true feelings in order to protect yourself from being hurt.
But now is the time to stop and really say what you mean. Don’t be afraid to achieve your goals.
Dreaming of cockroaches flying around can mean that you have a lot on your plate, and you’re trying to juggle everything at once.
You might be feeling stressed out, and when you’re under stress, people tend to lose their sense of humor and stop being upbeat, which can make your life seem darker. But the most important thing is to keep smiling and being yourself, because life gets better when you’re happy.
10) You’re fighting against mediocrity
If cockroaches are flying out near you in your dreams, it might be a sign that you’re fighting against mediocrity.
The bird represents freedom, and dreaming a cockroach flying high in the sky while being pursued by birds may mean that you are trying to reach higher goals in life. Sometimes in life, you have to make yourself be seen by others, but it’s a struggle because you don’t want people to know about your real thoughts and feelings.
You might feel as though your voice doesn’t matter, and that people around you are only concerned with how others see you or what they may think of you.
But it’s important to be yourself and not worry so much about what other people think of you. The only person you have to be concerned about is yourself.
If a cockroach is in your dreams and you’re trying to get rid of it, that might be a sign that you’re having a hard time getting rid of negative thoughts and worries.
Don’t let your guard down. Keep up with your daily routine (going to work, going to school, etc.) so that you can live your life the way you want to.
11) You’re bored and lonely
If you see a cockroach in your dreams, it might be a sign that you’re feeling bored or lonely.
The truth is that your life isn’t as exciting as it used to be, and you have no drive to face the world.
You feel that things aren’t going your way, and you don’t know what to do about it. You could be feeling too cautious when it comes to getting ahead in life, because everything is new and unknown.
But if you see a cockroach coming at you, it could mean that you have a stubborn nature and that you need to start learning how to be more flexible and be able to adjust to new situations.
Don’t let your emotions get the best of you. It’s OK to feel sad sometimes, but don’t allow yourself to fall into a funk because of it.
Have you been working hard lately and haven’t been able to get enough rest? Have you been working long hours without any breaks and the stress is beginning to take a toll on your body?
Then it could be that cockroaches appearing in your dreams indicate this.
12) You’re searching for something
When you dream about cockroaches, this could mean that you’re searching for something important. You’re looking for something new and exciting but you don’t know what to do about it.
You might be finding yourself wondering if you can still be happy. You have doubts about your goals, and you just don’t know what to do with your life.
If the cockroach is coming at you from the opposite direction, that means that you’re being persistent and trying to ignore what others are saying about you and how they feel about your work.
If a cockroach is coming at you, it means that you’re focused on what you want to do, and that you’re determined to achieve your goals.
Humans are always searching – we’re always looking for answers, and sometimes that means that you need to put your nose to the grindstone and get back to work if you’re finding it difficult to keep up.
It’s OK if things aren’t going as smoothly as planned – just be persistent, because sometimes hard work pays off.
13) You have a busy life but not achieving anything
If you dream of cockroaches, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your home is a dump, but it could symbolize that you have been or are in a situation where there are many problems.
Cockroach naysaying is common among people who believe they are constantly busy, but not necessarily achieving their goals.
Having a busy life might mean that you’re always in the office or with people, but you’re not achieving anything great. You’re accomplishing little or nothing in your life.
Owning a cockroach in your dreams could suggest that there are many things going on in your life and it can look like you haven’t accomplished anything.
Fear and worry might be getting the best of you, and it could be hard to get out of bed in the morning and face everything that’s happened during the day.
14) You need to start trying to be yourself and not care what others think
If in the dream a cockroach is in your home, it could mean that there’s a need to be yourself.
But at the same time, you worry about how other people will see you – especially those who are close to you or whom you love.
The cockroach flying around your home can mean that you feel as though you don’t fit in or that you have no real place where you belong. You may also be feeling as though no one else understands what you’re going through, and they might not even care to find out.
You might feel as though life is passing by and all of these things are happening to you, but in reality, other people are just living their lives and working hard to make money. The fact that you’re seeing a cockroach in your dream indicates how frustrated you are about people who don’t understand what you’re going through.
It may seem like the whole world is against you and no one else seems to care about what’s going on in your life, but the fact is that not everyone has to understand your situation or feel the same way.
15) You’re too complacent about your situation and not getting ahead
You’re having a bad time because you feel as though you don’t have much going for yourself.
You have a limited number of opportunities, and you might not be willing to work hard enough to get ahead in life.
If you dream that a cockroach has entered your home, it could mean that you’re feeling like an outsider and that no one can understand what’s going on inside of you. You’re having trouble trying to figure out the future of your life, and the fact that you have a cockroach in your home means that you’re getting a bit worried about the future.
It could also mean that you don’t care enough about yourself to take action and do things for yourself.
You worry about what others might think of you, and you let others set up most of your expectations and plans for the future. The fact that a cockroach is flying around your home in your dream indicates that you fear change, and you’re worried about what other people think about you.
You care too much about what others are thinking of you, but the fact is that there are things going on inside of your life that have nothing to do with other people. You should not be afraid or worried about them at all.
These might be a lot to take – but once you do realize what is happening to you, you can start working on your problems and fixing things.
These messages are never easy to understand, but they can be quite helpful when you’re trying to decipher what they mean. Remember that a cockroach in your home is not necessarily something bad – sometimes it’s just a message telling you that something needs to be worked on in your life.
And let’s not forget about the fact that you can always try Psychic Source – dream interpretations is one of their strongest areas.
It’s actually amazing the kind of accuracy they have, so it might be a good idea to take a look if you’re having dreams and don’t know how to interpret them.
Can a gifted advisor help you too?
If you want specific advice on your situation, it can be very helpful to speak to someone with special intuition.
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