Dreaming of cockroaches is something that is repeated frequently, especially in those who are afraid or disgusted. It is a dream that usually appears due to certain insecurities, worries, or fears of the dreamer, which is why it is usually a “warning sign” from the unconscious.
However, if you are not afraid of cockroaches or a similar insect, this dream (or nightmare) may have a hidden meaning that you should analyze in detail.
Usually, the meaning of dreaming about cockroaches is related to the desire to close a stage to start a new one, both at the family and work level. It represents your illusion to create new projects at work, but it can also be a warning from the subconscious to change how you behave with your loved ones.
It has to do with changing your behavior in front of others and the importance of reconsidering and reflecting internally to expel the thoughts that torment you. In general, they usually have complicated changes that cause us some fear, but our lives will get better if we do.
You likely conceive this type of change as a concern or a difficulty that you must face, and you are terrified to take the step because it involves a great sacrifice, and you are not sure if you will be able to overcome it. That is why the subconscious shows it to you like a cockroach since this insect tends to be quite disgusting, and many of us do not dare to kill it.
But more details can give you clues about your dream, for example, the size or color of the cockroaches (were they big or small?), If you have them on your body or are they in bed, if they are alive or dead, how you behave in front of them … Below we show you the different meanings so that you can make a more precise interpretation of what you dreamed of.
Meaning of dreaming of giant cockroaches
If you dream of large or giant cockroaches, it is related to specific concerns altering your emotions. You have likely undergone significant changes that disturb you and cannot solve a setback … and this can lead to nightmares with giant cockroaches.
Also, the meaning is identical when you dream of many cockroaches since the number is representative of the intensity of that which terrifies you. Therefore, if these animals are an enormous number of them, it indicates the seriousness of your concerns.
Are they alive or dead?
Knowing that dreaming of cockroaches is associated with our fear of facing problems, it reflects something very positive if you manage to see them dead. It means that you are striving to overcome obstacles, that you will adapt to what is coming, and that all those frustrating thoughts will disappear from your mind to enjoy life again.
If you have dreamed of flying cockroaches …
If you have dreamed of flying cockroaches, it indicates that you work hard to resolve your concerns, although it costs you more than you imagined. It costs more to hunt a flying cockroach, and likewise, it is your concern. No matter how much you try to get rid of it, you cannot do it.
Now, this can distinguish two different situations:
When you dream of flying cockroaches coming towards you, it means that you must take action to deal with your problems. Take decisions. It may be tricky, but you have the strength to spare to do it.
If you dream of flying cockroaches that move away, it means that there are situations that disturb your well-being, but over time everything will return to normal. You must understand that there are things that are beyond your control.
What do dreams about cockroaches in bed mean?
Where cockroaches appear is related to the type of fear that concerns you. That is, when you dream of cockroaches in bed, it means that those fears arise from sentimental issues if you are going through a bump with your partner, if you have had a heartbreak or if you have been unfaithful.
But if you do not have a partner, you feel lonely and would like to find your soulmate.
If you dream that you have cockroaches in your head …
When in the dream you see that your head is full of cockroaches, it means that you overthink about problems even when it is not necessary. You have to learn to give the proper importance to things.
Dreaming of cockroaches on the body
Stress invades you due to some event that you do not know how to deal with. The subconscious invites you to detect the origin of your anxieties so that you can get to work solving them.
What if they were in the mouth?
You are too overwhelmed by the things that have happened to you. It would help if you expressed it to someone close to you to give you their advice.
Some events destabilize your psyche so much that they drown you and prevent you from breathing. They could even make you nauseous.
Interpretation of dreaming about killing cockroaches
The way you deal with cockroaches weighs heavily on their meaning. As we said, these insects reflect your fears and problems, so depending on whether you face them or not, the interpretation can be positive or negative.
- If you kill roaches during your sleep, it bodes well. It is interpreted as that you are struggling to overcome your problems, that you are prepared to adapt to unexpected changes, and that you will have the courage to solve any difficulties.
- If you are only looking at them without interacting with them, it means that you need to meditate on your actions and get to know yourself better through introspection.
- If you try to run away from cockroaches or do not dare to touch them, psychoanalysis indicates that you are not trying hard enough to overcome the obstacle that torments you so much.
Have you dreamed of small cockroaches?
In the spiritual world, small dream elements refer to matters of little importance. Therefore, if you dream of an infestation of small cockroaches, it means that an adversary tries to hurt you but has not even managed to tickle you.
But it can also mean that you feel small in front of the world and have an inferiority complex because no one considers when you speak or ignores you when you give your opinion.
If you dream of cockroaches in food …
A dream in which cockroaches appear in your food is interpreted as a sign of threat, possibly due to some problem you are not paying attention to or fears you prefer not to face.
But that, in the long run, can worsen, bring you more misfortunes and even diseases.
If you dream of cockroaches at home
When you have a dream in which you see an infestation of cockroaches scampering around your house, it means that those concerns come from the sentimental or family sphere. Think about whether you have had problems with your partner lately or with money that prevents you from facing debt.
Some think that it could be because they practice witchcraft, but it is not valid.
Were there cockroaches and ants?
It is a contradictory dream because ants represent effort and hard work, while cockroaches usually see them as a disgusting symbol.
Now, if an ant also makes you disgusted, the dream is a sign that something is wrong, that a severe problem has appeared at work or in your relationships.
Dream of white cockroaches
It is instead a nightmare that shows difficulties in the private plane. You fear cutting off the love of your life, either because you no longer trust her, because you think she is bored with you, or because you have too many fights.
Dreaming of an infestation of cockroaches
If you dream that everything is infested with cockroaches (your house, the street, the entire city …), it means that you feel that everything is going wrong, that you are about to hit rock bottom, or that there are threats that can turn everything upside down. It may just be fear. Reflect on those things that you must change, and do not let them end up taking over you.
If you just saw the cockroaches …
Reflect on those parts of your life with which you are not satisfied or those defects you would like to change. Often our routine is collapsed by work and other obligations, and we do not stop to meditate on our actions, on how to be happier, and this dream is inviting you to do so. It will suit you very well.
If cockroaches make you uneasy, but you don’t do anything
It represents your lack of courage to face events or to solve setbacks. You tend to run away from them instead of catching them head-on. It is time for you to fight for your destiny.
Dreaming about cockroaches chasing you
When you dream that one or many cockroaches are chasing you, it means that you are not responsible for your financial capacities, that you spend more than you can, and that this will take its toll on you. It also talks about work problems, fear of dismissal, confrontations with your co-workers, or failing exams. Think about what is “drowning” or “haunting” you in real life and solve it.
Have you dreamed of colored cockroaches?
It is a favorable dream. It means that you are satisfied with the people around you. You feel in a time of well-being both personally and professionally: the more colors and the more pleasure they give you, the better the omen.