A tornado is a destructive and violent storm that absorbs everything in its path. Dreaming of a tornado can mean a number of different things and will largely depend on the context of the rest of the dream. Although dreaming of a tornado can be frightening, fortunately they are rarely precognitive and are a common dream symbol that many people experience.
Here are some common dream themes and meanings for a tornado:
Anxiety and worry:
Anxiety and worry are common emotions one may feel when dealing with a tornado. If you are worried about a tornado in your dream, it means that you are worried about something coming in your life. You may be worried about your safety, your finances, your job security, an upcoming event, your health, a loved one… anything that may be bothering you subconsciously or consciously in real life.
Tornadoes are sudden and violent storms that are extremely destructive. Is there a destructive person or event occurring in your life? Do you have any self-destructive habits that have set you back?
If in the dream you feel afraid or afraid of the tornado, it suggests that there is something in your waking life that makes you feel afraid. Pay attention to the other symbols in the dream, as that will help you understand what scares you about waking life.
Lack of attention or concentration
Tornadoes are air that moves at very fast speeds and in all directions. Are your thoughts doing the same? If you have difficulty focusing or concentrating, this could be another possible dream meaning for a tornado. Tornadoes are very volatile storms that change quickly, do you often change your mind a lot?
Out of control
Whether it’s because of your emotions or the events that occur in your life, dreaming of a tornado can also mean that you feel out of control. Dreaming of a tornado can mean that you feel that a problem is too overwhelming.
Tips for interpreting your dream about tornadoes
Here are some additional tips to help you interpret your dream about a tornado.
What emotions did you feel during the dream? The emotions you felt during the dream will give you an idea of the emotions you feel when you wake up your life. If you felt afraid, there may be something else you are afraid of in your life.
Were you close to the tornado? There is a difference between seeing a tornado from far away from being in the center of it and flying around it. If you are far from the tornado it means that you are aware of the concerns of waking life. If you are in the middle of it , pay attention to your emotions and feelings, it can be a symbol of how you have been feeling when you woke up.
What other symbols were in the dream? Paying attention to the other symbols in the dream will help you better understand the context of the dream. Think carefully about the dream setting, the people in it, and the other objects in the dream. All of them will provide clues as to what the tornado symbolizes. For example, if you dream of rebuilding a house after a tornado, this could mean that you will be able to recover from a mishap.
Related Dream Symbols:
- dream of clouds
- dream of water
- dream of snow
- Dream about lightning or thunderbolts