What does an acorn and an oak tree symbolize in a dream?

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Dream 507: Feeling a little squirrely

I don’t usually have dreams about my father because he treated everyone in our family poorly. He had passed away back in 1989. So last night i dreamt I was playing around tossing an acorn to my dad landing on his lap, he got up walked over to me and told me to open my mouth, but I didn’t. The look on his face was so mean , then he walked back to his chair.

A little while later, forgetting I had done this before, I tossed another acorn to him landing on his lap.  He got up, walked over and said open your mouth, and I didn’t. I don’t know what this means. In this dream, my father was a younger man and didn’t have MS .

Interpretation 

I want to be considerate interpreting this, but am having a hard time because the dream is screaming its message. It may help to know that I have had primary progressive multiple sclerosis for 27 years and somehow recovered twelve years ago.

Anyway, the acorn is the nut of an oak tree. Trees are symbols of integration as they open to the sky, roots go deep into the earth, and they are with us on the land.

The oak tree is valued because it is a very strong wood/tree. I wonder if the dream is trying to lead you to insight into how your father may have affected you.

I wonder if he was a strong man who was frustrated with his MS and became a sort of “nut” who was mean.

The dream implies that you are trying to lighten up your inner father interject, your internalized model of male action, by playing a sort of game with it, but that internalized model has made you feel like you best keep your mouth shut, probably because it was best to keep your mouth shut around your father. He is younger in the dream at probably his age that he most affected you.

Again, for what it is worth, as the situation sounds complex.

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2 thoughts on “What does an acorn and an oak tree symbolize in a dream?

  1. This dream and situation are indeed very complex. Another meaning could be is the dreamer is throwing back the “nuttiness” of the family tree and refusing to ingest his father’s traits.

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