Wasps can inflict very painful bites. If you’ve ever been bitten by a wasp, you know that it’s not fun at all. It feels like your skin is burning. And a lot of people have an allergic reaction that can sometimes lead to long stays in the hospital.
When it comes to our waking lives and our conscious minds, wasps are complete and total nightmares. So what does it mean to dream about wasps?
The meaning is probably going to surprise you because there are many different contexts to this fairly common dream symbol.
The general meaning of a dream about wasps
When you are dreaming about this type of insect, your subconscious is trying to draw your attention to the state of your emotional health. You feel that you have some sort of unhealthy attraction or obsession, or you tend to process certain emotional signals in a way that you know is not all that helpful or is even quite negative.
But for whatever reason, you can’t turn it off. You just feel it when you hear something. When you hear that thing or you come across that person, you just go off, and it’s beginning to bother you.
For the longest time, you’ve been sweeping this under the rug, but now it’s getting to be a problem and you really don’t know what to do. When you dream about wasps, your subconscious is bringing your attention to that part of your life that you wish wasn’t an issue.
A related interpretation of this type of dream involves dangerous situations. You’re beginning to develop a set of emotional habits where you are overriding your ability to sense dangerous emotional situations.
These are relationships where you are going to be used, manipulated, tricked, or somehow deceived. These can also be arrangements or even relationships where things are so imbalanced that any normal person would want to leave such a situation immediately.
They don’t see any benefit to it. But for whatever reason, you stick around. This brings me to the third meaning of dream about wasps.
This often involves family conflicts. So if you’re thinking about emotional health issues, and you feel that you have entered a dangerous emotional terrain or situation, start looking at your family. That’s a good place to start the analysis.
There is a lingering family conflict that is finally coming to a head. The problem is that it’s very hard for you to recognize.
Now, it’s not because somebody’s hiding from you, although that is the case at some level. Instead of deception, this is a case more of self-deception. You want to believe that your family is just a regular family. You want to believe that everybody gets along.
But the truth is there are certain issues there. And you’re not really doing anybody a favor by going along with everybody and pretending that these don’t exist. Maybe somebody in your family is an alcoholic. Perhaps, there are infidelity issues. Maybe somebody’s addicted to something, or there is a member of your family that simply refuses to grow up and it’s quite irresponsible and it’s creating strain among other family members.
Another dimension to this is the sense of jealousy and envy. Just like wasps tend to be solitary, small, and seem to hit you when you least expect it, the same goes with jealousy and envy.
You may think that people who do not wish you well are people that you can spot a mile away. That’s not necessarily true because in many cases, they are in your family. You might even have a mother or father who sincerely doesn’t want you to succeed.
Why? They’re so insecure by the lives that they have built for themselves up to this point that they view their children living better lives than them as a form of threat.
These, and other situations, lead to the next interpretation of a typical wasp dream which involves destructive emotions. You will be put in a situation where you might feel that you have no choice but to say things that end up burning people.
Please understand that when you burn your bridges emotionally, it’s really hard to put them back together. In many cases, your relationship will never be the same. And finally, you know all these things at a deep level.
You might not be able to articulate them, and this is why you’re often carrying around negative feelings. You can’t quite put your finger on it, but you feel that you’re somewhere in between feeling numb and feeling apologetic for something, as well as carrying a load of guilt.
Whatever the case may be, you’re kind of a mishmash of different emotions and it’s confusing you. You feel that you’re not as effective as you could be.
What is the meaning of a stinging wasp dream?
If in your dream, a wasp actually stings you, please understand that this is often seen as a death wish. Now, don’t freak out. We’re not talking about your physical death. Let’s get that out of the way.
Instead, you are feeling so frustrated in certain areas of your life that you wish you can just leave your life behind. In other words, the old you has died and gone away. And the new you has arisen and now can face life with a fresh set of eyes, with no baggage from the past, and a tremendous amount of energy.
Well, this is just you, wishing out loud because most people have this kind of wish regarding a certain area or a certain part of their life. Who wouldn’t want a fresh start? But your dream about wasps and the conflicted feeling that you’re carrying around from time to time indicates that wish fulfillment is not the way forward.
Don’t think much of your stinging wasp dream because that’s not the answer. Simply shedding your old life isn’t going to solve the problem. You’ll have to transform in a different way.
What does dreaming of wasp nests mean?
If the main focus of your dream is the wasp nest, maybe it’s made out of mud or some sort of woody pulp, this represents a feeling that you are coming close to identifying the center of your unusual aggressive thoughts, emotional hostility, and unresolved anger.
You feel that you’re getting closer and closer to the center or the source of these unresolved emotions. This is a good sign. Because at least you are admitting that you have “negative emotions” brewing within you.
A lot of people are in denial because they think that they should be happy, cheerful, and positive all the time. That’s not really productive. If you are feeling anger, aggression, hostility, sadness, depression, and fear, acknowledge them because they’re not going to go away.
And they’re not going to magically transform into fairy dust and unicorns either. A little bit of sincerity and emotional honesty can go a long way.
What does it mean to dream of a wasp flying?
If your mental focus is on the flying wasp, this indicates that something is irritating you. And you’ve been avoiding acknowledging that irritation.
Why? It comes close to home. You may be irritated at a person with who you’re not supposed to be irritated at. I’m talking about your mother, your father, or maybe your dying grandfather or grandmother.
Whatever the case may be, what makes it so irritating is because their role or what they have done for you in the past is getting in the way. You have to take ownership of the fact that two things could be true at the same time.
They could be amazing people who mean the world to you, but you can also be genuinely upset at them. Because there’s a danger here. You might be giving them an out. For example, if you have an alcoholic father who abuses your mother, you cannot use his position and your respect for him as a shield to hold him accountable or to at least communicate with him to let him know that he has a negative effect on the rest of the family.
The interpretation of a wasp sting in a dream
If your dream starts after you have been stung by a wasp, this can indicate a sneaking sense of betrayal. You’re thinking to yourself, “This person isn’t supposed to hurt me. But now it has happened and I don’t know what to do. I don’t even know what to feel.”
Embrace this feeling, understand it, accept it, and don’t run away from it. Because if you want to be the channel of healing in your group of friends or even in your family, you cannot run away. You have to look at the situation as it really is. It’s perfectly okay to ask, “Did that really happen?”
But it’s not okay to say, “I know it didn’t happen.” This is no time for self-delusion.
What does it mean to dream of parasitic wasps?
Do you have a relative who likes to borrow money and for whatever reason, always forgets to repay? A lot of that has to do with the fact that they assume you are an extension of them, and that you would understand how hard they have it.
Put simply, it’s your obligation to understand them to the point that you’re constantly forgiving loans or any other favors you do for them.
In their minds, you are an extension of their ego. You, of all people, should “understand” and get them. The problem is these people do not have a mature adult conception of boundaries.
They can be very responsible in other areas of their lives. They can even be very wonderful loving individuals. But none of that matters. What matters is that they have to be held to account. Because money doesn’t grow on trees.
You know how hard it is to work for whatever cash you have. And when you dream of a parasitic wasp, your subconscious is communicating with you regarding these types of relationships you may have.
It may be a friend who has a tough time repaying or has issues with investment scams, or it could be a family member. It can even be your lover or somebody emotionally close to you.
Whatever the case may be, you need to set boundaries because just as a wasp captures caterpillars and lays eggs on it only for the caterpillar to die because he gets eaten alive from the inside by the wasp larva, you run the same risk.
I’m not being melodramatic here. Your relationship is going to be eaten out from the inside because of trust issues due to the situation. You feel you can’t speak up. You feel embarrassed. And guess what, some of these people exploit that.
What does it mean to dream of dead wasps?
If the main focus of your dream is the hollow husks of dead wasps, your subconscious is telling you that a lot of what you’re doing right now might lead to financial disaster. Maybe you’re not saving, maybe you’re investing in the wrong things, maybe you’re jumping in with both feet into crypto buying into the hype.
Now, this doesn’t mean that all crypto is bad or any other investment class, what this does mean is that your subconscious is telling you that you’re not giving enough time to properly research.
You know how hard it is to earn every single dollar in your pocket. Well, treat your money with the respect it deserves. It doesn’t grow on trees and it’s very hard to replace, so treat it accordingly. And when you do the proper research, eventually, your money will work for you.
The general meaning of emerging wasps in your dream
If you see wasps emerging from their nest or better yet, emerging from larval cells, this indicates that there is some good news coming your way.
Your subconscious is basically just connecting the dots and trying to get this across to your waking mind. The reason why your waking mind isn’t picking up on the good news is maybe you’re just too distracted.
Maybe you have so many things going on and your eyes are on completely different things. And the news that would otherwise seem so obvious is all but invisible to you.
But there’s another dimension to this. The good news sometimes comes under a cloud. There might be arguments and quarrels surrounding it, but the good news is that there is going to be some misunderstanding, but it will be worth it in the end.
What does it mean to see only one wasp in your dream?
If the main focus of your dream is some solitary wasp and it’s just lying there, it is actually an ambiguous sign. It can be a good sign and it can also be a bad sign. It depends on the context.
Pay attention to what else is going on. Try to remember what you’re feeling because its interpretation can run the gamut from a sense of discovery, and contemplation, to stewing in ideas of vengeance, jealousy, pain, anger, and aggression.
What does it mean to dream of wasps chasing you?
If you see more than one wasp getting closer to you, and you don’t want to get bit, this is an indication from your subconscious that you have caught someone’s attention. Somebody’s interested in a romantic relationship with you.
What makes this tricky is that the person who desires you is not on your emotional radar. For example, if you’re a man who defines good-looking women as looking something like Angelina Jolie, then a woman who looks like Kirsten Dunst might not even be on your radar. So expect that in this kind of setup.
You’d be surprised as to who is interested in you. And if you look at them from their personality, how they make you feel, and the fun times you guys have when you were with each other along with your shared interest, then maybe your personal preferences can give way a little bit because there may be great love there.
What does dreaming of being stung by wasps mean?
If you got stung by more than one wasp and the sting just happened in your dream, your subconscious is trying to draw your attention to the possibility of rivals. The interesting thing about rivals at work or school, for example, is that they don’t straight up attack you.
In many cases, the people who attack you directly or criticize you can actually be your friends because they’re doing you the favor. They’re not beholden to you. They’re not trying to protect your emotion. So they just attack your idea or they attack something that’s related to you. So you have to defend and this is a moment of clarity and could be a blessing because they’re honestly criticizing you.
When you dream of being stung by wasps, on the other hand, these are rivals pretending to be friends. In other words, there are a couple of friends of yours who are envious of you, or who actually don’t understand you. So they attack you by being kind to you or setting you up in such a way that you end up being misunderstood.
They also will attack you by exposing you, thinking that your embarrassing details will draw others away from you or make you look ridiculous. The thing about it is you are tempted to just play it off as a joke. But be very careful. There are people who don’t have your best interest in mind surrounding you.
What does it mean to dream that a wasp stung someone else?
If in your dream, you’re just minding your own business and you turn and you see somebody getting stung by a wasp, this is your subconscious reminding you that you have a guilty pleasure.
You feel happy when bad things happen to others who you deem as your competitors. In some cases, you get a positive surge of emotion when disasters happen to others instead of you. You see yourself being very similar to these people so the bad news could have happened to you, but it happened to them instead. You feel really good because you feel like you dodged the bullet.
The problem with this type of mindset is that eventually, it corrodes you to the point that you cannot share other people’s joy anymore. You will constantly compare yourself to others. And you start believing that for you to be happier, other people have to be more miserable. And for them to be happier, you have to be more miserable.
Believe me, that kind of mindset is bad news because it’s going to poison your relationships and will make you ultimately a very unhappy person.
What does hearing wasps buzz near your ear mean?
If you dream about a wasp seemingly coming out of nowhere and then you hear this buzzing sound, this is your subconscious telling you to meditate more or practice some sort of mindfulness.
Why? You don’t have to see a wasp to detect it close by. You just have to trust your ears. And if you did, you’re less likely to be stung.
The same goes with your ability to perceive other people and read the situations you find yourself in. You can’t quite put your finger on it but your sense of intuition is telling you that something is off or people are thinking a certain way or there’s a certain pattern that you’re detecting.
Well, that natural ability of yours is getting weak or even corroding. Your subconscious is telling you to practice meditation, mindfulness, or simply take breaks and time off from other people, and just listen to yourself.
Acknowledge your thoughts correctly, identify them, and then let them go. Don’t psychoanalyze them. Don’t be emotionally engaged by them. Just identify them, acknowledge them, and let them go.
This is the healthiest form of mental hygiene you can practice, which also enables you to become a better reader of people and situations.
What does it mean to dream about killing a wasp?
If you see yourself killing a wasp, it’s a very good sign. It means that you have finally chosen to be brave and confront unpleasant truths in your life. Pay careful attention to how many wasps you kill. If it’s just one, it’s a good sign because you’ve made that breakthrough.
But try to kill as many wasps as you can, because just being honest with yourself from time to time is not going to cut it.
What does it mean to dream about destroying a wasps nest?
When you see yourself using a broom handle to poke a nest or using some sort of stick to destroy it, your subconscious is communicating to you that you are finally serious about resolving a lot of the toxic mindset issues or infectious ideas that you’re struggling with.
This is definitely a good sign because you’re trying to get to the root of the matter. You’re not just killing the wasps or you’re not just focusing on the effect, you’re actually looking at the cause and trying to make a change.
What does it mean to dream of a full nest of wasps?
This can be a very scary sign because it’s an indication that a lot of the anxiety, frustration, and stress that you’ve been carrying for all this time, is reaching a critical point.
Unfortunately, you haven’t yet reached the stage where you can honestly admit to yourself that you are unhappy. Do you see why this could be a problem? It’s as if you are operating blind and all this stress is finally piling up and before you know it, it blows up in your face.
What does it mean to dream of disgusting wasps?
Wasps can hit really disgusting because they take caterpillars and they lay eggs on the caterpillars. Those eggs of meat-eating bugs eat the caterpillar from inside out.
If your mind’s camera focuses on just how disgusting wasps are, be very careful. Consider yourself warned. Your subconscious is detecting certain patterns in your life that will eventually lead to some sort of misfortune.
It can lead to losing a lot of money, friends betraying you, or some sort of nasty emotional breakup in your relationships. Whatever the case may be, it seems that the pieces are already in place, but for whatever reason, you can’t quite connect the dots until it’s too late.
What does it mean to dream of exterminating a wasps nest?
This is very different from poking a wasp nest with a stick or a broom handle. When you’re exterminating a nest, you’re using some sort of smoke device along with chemicals.
This means that you are ready to get professional help to deal with long-standing emotional and coping issues. Please understand that just because you get professional counseling help doesn’t mean you’re crazy, nor does it mean there’s something fundamentally wrong with you or you’re abnormal.
The truth is, you have to look at emotional personality and psychological wellness as being on the same level as physical wellness. Just as you would see a doctor if you break your arm, you should see a counselor when you’re feeling depressed.
It’s not that big of a deal. So when you have made that change to seek professional help, this is very good news because now you’re using a systematic approach, just as you are actually exterminating a wasp nest in your dream instead of just poking it with a stick when you have the chance.
What does it mean to dream of turning into a wasp?
Your subconscious is giving you a warning sign. It’s telling you that you don’t have to become the negative and toxic people around you. You definitely don’t have to become your emotions. And a lot of people actually do roleplay their emotions, and it usually doesn’t end well.
Your subconscious is telling you that there’s some sort of pressure that you feel you cannot withstand. But it’s warning you about the high likelihood that you will just give in to your negative emotions.
The moment you do that, and you say certain things to certain people in your life, you go down a rabbit hole. Because when you say certain things, it triggers a chain reaction, and you really don’t know where it will end up.
What does it mean to dream of a loved one that became a wasp?
This means that you’re kind of torn between letting that person go or trying to help that person. The part of you has basically given up on that person. You basically just labeled them as a one-type individual.
But in reality, that person may have had a bad influence on you, but you also have an influence on them. Don’t underestimate the influence you’re having on them. In many cases, people who act out or who seem really toxic, are that way because they feel that that’s the only way they can respond to the stimuli you’re giving out.
No, I’m not saying that. It’s your fault that they turned out the way they did. Instead, what I’m saying is that you do have that effect. And you can work with that person so that they can perceive the signals that you’re getting in a more positive way, so they can respond in a more productive manner. Do you see how this works?
What does it mean to dream about a pack of wasps?
If you see clusters of wasps in your dream, you are feeling overwhelmed by other people around you. You’re thinking that their jealousy and spite, as well as their smallness, are going to undermine you.
This usually takes place in a workplace setting and you feel that there’s some sort of credit grabber. You do all the work, but somebody else gets the credit. It’s really an annoying feeling.
If you see this type of image, you know what to do. You need to honestly assess what’s really going on. Maybe you’re just blowing things out of proportion, or maybe you’re seeing things that are not there. And if they are what you fear, speak up for yourself.
What does it mean to dream of wasp massing to attack you?
If you feel that there’s some sort of imminent wasp attack, because there’s a couple of three of them grouping together, this is your guilt speaking to you.
You know that there are certain things that you’re doing that you shouldn’t be doing. Maybe you are manipulating somebody, or maybe you’re feeding somebody lines.
Whatever the case may be, understand why you’re doing that. And then be honest with yourself by asking, “Would I want this done to me?” You know what the answer is, and you know what to do.
What does it mean to dream of crushing wasps with your foot?
A lot of people are talking behind your back. But the reason why things are getting so bad is that you refuse to put an end to it. You just need to tell people the truth.
You just need to speak up for yourself. And here’s a tip. Don’t care whether they will dislike you or not. They will probably respect you more if you stood up for yourself. Don’t be a pushover.
What does it mean to dream about wasps flying all over the place?
This is your subconscious sending you a signal regarding your aversion to arguments. You think that you should just not argue with people. You feel that it’s really pointless. You are in conflict avoidance mode right now.
Well, your subconscious is telling you that it’s not helping you out. Because those people are going to multiply, and they are already talking behind your back and stereotyping you. None of this is looking good for you.
So draw boundaries, say your peace, and let people know that you are your own person and they will respect you. This doesn’t mean that they would like you, nor would this automatically or even necessarily win you friends but it is good for your psychological health.
What does it mean to dream of being scared by a wasp?
If the terror of a wasp attack is the main focus of your dream, your subconscious is telling you that you tend to find yourself in areas or places that are unstable.
Maybe it’s a building, or maybe it’s some sort of social space. Whatever the case may be, understand that there are shady people there and it’s only a matter of time until some sort of tragedy happens. So stay away from certain areas that you know are sketchy.
What does dreaming of wasps on a surface mean?
If you see a wasp on the glass surface, this indicates that some good news is on the way because now, you see things clearly. You see some sort of roadmap. You know what to do.
Now, the question is, are you willing to put in the work? Are you willing to actually take action on that roadmap? That is the million-dollar question. Once you do decide, then that’s good news.
Spiritual interpretation of wasps dreams
What follows is our spiritual-focused interpretations of wasp dreams
Generally speaking, there is a thread of independence issues when you see wasps. They are very tough in nature, they tend to go wherever they want. Your subconscious is telling you that there is some sort of protective quality to your tendency to go your own way.
And if you assert more independence in many areas of your life, they eventually will work together to give you a tremendous amount of protection and possibly shield you from negative blowback, negative misconceptions, and whatnot.
Is a dream about wasps a positive or a negative omen?
It depends on the context. You have to pay attention to the specific event and what else is going on. But generally speaking, people tend to jump to conclusions when they see a wasp in their dream, especially if it’s a specific color. Don’t jump to conclusions. Focus on the context.
What does dreaming about a black wasp mean?
Generally speaking, this type of dream symbol indicates that there might be potential risks to your physical health. You’ll need to go see a doctor and get a general checkup. There might be lifestyle issues that you’ve been neglecting for a while. And these might be catching up to you.
What does dreaming about a yellow wasp mean?
Someone is constantly comparing himself or herself to you, and they feel that you’ve hurt them. Whether this is real or imagined doesn’t really matter.
Why? they’re planning revenge. So do yourself a big favor. Be honest in your interactions with people, and stand up for yourself, because that attack will come.
And these people are cowards. They think that you have your back turned, and that’s where you’re vulnerable, and that’s when they will hit you.
Dreaming of a wasp entering your body
If a wasp actually physically enters your body, maybe through your nostrils, your mouth, or even your ear hole, this can indicate that there are certain toxic people that have infiltrated your mindset.
You need to do some sort of mental audit. Is this really coming from me? Are these interpretations really a reflection of who I am?
Because there are infectious people around you, and what makes them dangerous is they’re not obviously toxic.
What does dreaming of a wasp in your house mean?
If you are sitting in your house, and then all of a sudden, there’s a wasp that enters, you are being reminded by your subconscious that there are jealous people in your life who call themselves your friends. They want what you have, but they don’t want to put to work.
They definitely don’t want to sacrifice, so there they are in your life. In fact, you tend to attract these people and they’re trying to drive each other away. It’s really sad. So do yourself a big favor, and start filtering your friends based on whether they’re jealous or whether they really share your joy.
It’s easy to test them. Give them a piece of good news. Take a look at their eyes. If you don’t see the corner of their eyes fold up, then that means you have a jealous friend.
What does it mean to catch a wasp in your dreams?
This indicates that bad fortune is brewing but you will find a way to stop it. That is the good news. So do yourself a big favor and always be mindful of where you are and read the room as accurately as you can. Because dangerous situations can flare up depending on the mix of people you find yourself with.
What does it mean to dream of swallowing a wasp?
You will end up saying hurtful things to people. But what makes this very challenging is that you didn’t mean to. You think you’re doing them the favor. You think you are being honest. You think you are trying to help them in their healing journey.
But in reality, what you say is said in the wrong context and in the wrong setting and it creates more problems than it solves.
Dreaming of wasps in your ears
If your dream’s metal camera focuses on a wasp making a hive in your ear or making your ear their home, this is an indication that there are people gossiping about you. It’s making you angry and it’s upsetting you at a deep level.
Part of you feels that there’s nothing you can do about it. Well, there is something you can do about it. Do not live up to the gossip.
People are trying to paint you in the worst light possible. Show people who you really are. And the truth is, you’re not the person that they describe in the gossip, and they’re just going to look bad.
Dreaming of a queen wasp
If you dream of a queen wasp, this means that you have to stand up for what you really believe in. This also means that there’s somebody in your circle of friends who is being gossiped against that you need to stick up for.
Now, this doesn’t mean that you’re some sort of hero, but it does mean that you can sincerely share other people’s pain and you wouldn’t want to be put in that position.
Dream interpretation and symbology have fascinated me ever since I read Freud’s classic, “The Interpretation of Dreams.” Ever since, I have explored Christian, Jewish, Hindu, and Buddhist as well as Jungian psychological ideas about the meaning of dreams. Thanks for joining me in my exploration of the amazing intersection between our conscious waking world and the rich expanse of our subconscious-the home of our intuition, instincts, and hidden potential.