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What does it mean when you dream about darkness?

Like many other common elements of our everyday experience, darkness can represent a wide range of things. As the polar opposite of light, darkness may represent evil, death, fear of the unknown, or feeling lost. Darkness or a dark region in a dream is often symbolic of the unconscious, the womb, or unseen possibilities. As with all dream symbols, the tone and setting of the dream indicate which interpretation is appropriate.


traditional association with evil in many dualistic religions. [Folklore: Cirlot, 76–77]
See: Evil