Dreaming about Onions meaning

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General Meanings:

Wholeness In the dream and in meditation the onion can occur as a symbol of wholeness, this holistic approach consists of many layers. Onion promises new courage, hope and good health.

Personality features The dreamer peels an onion in his dream, then this dream suggest to unveil valuable personality features of himself or other people. This is an indication with all the effort to understand various features of their own personality.

Unpleasant experience  In the dream the onions is cut or consumed (often with tears), then this dream announces a painful experience, falseness and deceit that will come very soon.

Psychological Meanings:

Health and power You know their benefits to health who eat them, so the dream announces new strengths, power that will make any work much easier. To cut onions in a dream this is a symbol to increase energy. When slice an onion signifies resistance against worries and troubles.

Spiritual Meanings:

On the spiritual level the onions symbolize the cosmos (universe) and the revelation.

Traditional Meanings:

Arabian (Islamic)

  • Joy if seeing fresh and good onions – This is very good sign that you will have tears of joy, the happiness comes to you;
  • Dispute if seeing an onion – In the dream you see an onion/onions announces you anger, domestic dispute, but you will overcome everything and there will be peace at home;
  • Worries if eating an onion – When you eat an onion in your dream, marks that you will get into bad relationships;
  • Tears if peel  - You are peeling an onion in a dream, this dream announces you painful experience and worries, which will bring you lots of tears;
  • Pain if onion is rotted – This shows tears of pain.

European (Judeo-Christian)

  • Anxiety if cutting onion -The cutting of an onion and crying in a dream, announces grief and sorrow;
  • More power if seeing growing onion – To watch how onions grow in a dream, courage is needed to reach your goals in profession or work;
  • No worries if peeling onion – In the dream you are peeling onions, you will slowly resolve all secrets and worries. You will overcome them without any consequences;
  • Hard richness if eating a green onion –  In a dream to eat green onion, means prosperity and good health, however they will come together with stress, sadness;
  • Envy if large quantity of onions – When you see a lot of onions in a dream, this stand for jealousy and envy because of the success of others;
  • Difficulties if cut and cry – In the dream you cry when you cut onions you will have some difficulties with your rivals;
  • Overcoming difficulties if see onion as raw food in a dream – This is a good sign that you will overcome all obstacles;
  • Happiness if cooked onions -In the dream you see cooked onions, this means satisfaction and profits for small business;
  • Disrespect if eating a strong smelling onion – This dream shows contempt to some people of your family. Especially if he/she is eating an onion and you smell it strongly;
  • No grief if eat boiled or fried – Means that you will overcome grief bravely.

Hindu (Hinduism)

  • Health if eating onion – in the dream you eat an onion, this shows that your health is fine;
  • No harm if slicing onions – In a dream that you are slicing onions shows that you will overcome enemies, they will not make you any damage or harm;
  • Harm if planting onion – When you plant onions in your dream, this shows harm in your life;
  • Harm if gathering or picking onions in the field – In a dream you are gathering onions, this means that you will suffer from harm caused by your own family.

Artemidorus Meanings:

To eat onion and garlic in dreams – bad luck to dreamer’s property, but happiness in life. Only for the sick one, the dream of onions is different. Dreams for sick ones – to eat a lot of onions in a dream, announces that he will recover. If someone, who is sick, eats only a few onions, there is serious problems about health.

Contexts’ Meanings:

To eat an onion or onions in a dream – The onion as as symbol stands for health. If you eat an onion in a dream, then this shows that you have good health. You are very powerful and strong person in reaching your goals. You will have wealthy life. This also will bring you luck and increase in material wealth.

To cut or to slice onions in a dream – This dream shows that you will defeat all your enemies. You will overcome all the worries and painful experiences and after this you will have good and happy life. If you cry when you cut onions, signifies sorrow and pain cause by other people. If you cry while cutting or slicing this announces worries and troubles in your family.

To peel onion or onions in a dream – You are dreaming that you are peeling an onion, means that you try to understand and recognize your hidden abilities or hidden worries. This is the way to understand yourself better, to avoid bad consequences.

To pick or plant onions in a dream – This dream signifies harm in your life. This can be because of others fault or even yourself. Because you made bad decisions in the past and now you have lots of unpleasant things.

To dream rotten onion or horrible and strong smell of the onion – This is very bad sign which announces serious disease. You must take care of your health, because this can bring even death. Your concision sends you a warning.

* Please, see meaning of wreath, garland, hoop, cycle, ring, circle, chaplet, rim, lip.

Definition of Onions:

Short explanation

The vegetable – an edible bulb with a pungent taste and smell, composed of several concentric layers.

Complete definition

The onion (Allium cepa) (Latin ‘cepa’ = onion), also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is used as a vegetable and is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium. This genus also contains several other species variously referred to as onions and cultivated for food, such as the Japanese bunching onion (A. fistulosum), the Egyptian onion (A. ×proliferum), and the Canada onion (A. canadense).

Synonyms of Onion

related terms: baby onion, Canada onion, common onion, Egyptian onion, green onion, Japanese, bunching onion, long onion, onion stick, oniony, oniongrass, onion bag, onion dome, onion mildew, onion smudge, onion smut, onion thrips, onion fly, onion red, onion ring, onion routing, pickled onion, potato onion, precious onion, red onion, salad onion, spring onion, table onion, Vidalia onion, Welsh onion, yard onion, yellow onion.

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20 Responses to Onions

  1. Sara says:

    I dreamed I was taking a shower and i rubbed all my body with onion. can somebody tell me what does this dream mean? Thanks

  2. jean says:

    I just dreamed I saw a full bag of onions

  3. eve says:

    dreamnt i was picking onions on the ground which is been throw down from a truck

  4. grace says:

    That I was at a farm where the are havesting onion an I pick to while the owner gave some to my friend in a celophine bag

  5. jewel says:

    I dream that I was cutting of bundles of onion and removing the stalk.

  6. Aireen says:

    Dreamed of cutting onion but with NOT crying or even not with teary eyed., I’m with someone who’s crying because of I’m cutting the onions.

  7. hossam says:

    انا حلمت انى امتلك شجرة بصل وجاء احد اصحابى اخذ من هذة الشجرة

    ماهوالتفسير?

  8. michele rece says:

    What that dream means:

    dream of picking up onions as I was working with my husband
    and I scaped those that were cut

  9. kasseti says:

    I saw how i put sliced pieces of onion on my mothers eyes.

    • TPERRY says:

      It may mean that there will be healing in that area of her body- I haf a dream that there was an areawhere i got bit from a spider (in real life i was bitten and worried) and when the flesh broke there were raw onions inside —i know it sound gross and it still grossing me out but the onion represents healing

  10. Mel says:

    In my dream my cousin and I was talking and she kept telling me that we need to get 42 onion and peel it to cook and to sell… Plz help

  11. mommadeer says:

    I had a deam of a large net bag that was blue in color and it had very large white onions in it and i said to the person holding it wow those are really big onions and than woke what does this mean

  12. Monarch says:

    I dreamed that green onions and the tops are poisonous.

  13. nani says:

    I dreamt i was with my ex boyfriend and his oldest son came in and said they need to finish dinner, but when i went in kitchen the sink was filled with sliced white raw onions..neatly lined up in sink

  14. Julie says:

    I dreamt I sneezed and when I blew my nose a large, slightly flattened but still whole pearl onion came out. I really don’t know what that could possibly symbolize.

  15. Brandon says:

    I had a dream last night I was pulling pieces of onion of out my eye lids from underneath.. Anyone know what the heck that might mean?

  16. Martha Magaramombe says:

    In my dream I was in an onion field and picking onions and planting them. I was picking bulbs of onion that were growing in clusters from a crop I had planted previously.

  17. Dee says:

    I dreamt that onions and garlic where growing from one big green tea and I was picking them. P.s I am a black South African

  18. sharpless says:

    I was dreaming of smelling fress cut onions – got upset wtih husband that he was eating onions not sure lost my mother about a month ago – crazy

  19. boakye kwabena says:

    i dreamt that my friend was helping me to plant onions.we planted a lot of them.please help me to understand this.