A centipede is very far from a puppy when it comes to the overall appeal. In fact, a centipede looks so similar to a worm or even a small snake, that people are disgusted by them. It would not be shocking then if people who had a dream of centipede images or centipede creatures woke up puzzled as to what their nighttime visions mean.
If you’ve had a dream of centipede images and you want to get to the bottom of its meaning, you’ve come to the right place.
The general meaning of centipede dreams
As a broad overview, if you see centipede images in your dream, you are entertaining a lot of negative thoughts. You are not having a good time. Now a lot of people are shocked by this because I have a certain level they are content with their life.
They think that they are may not be doing their best, but they’re not doing their worst either. So they’re kind of stuck somewhere in between.
In reality, your subconscious is drawing your attention to the fact that you have very negative thoughts regarding where you are. And it’s really getting in the way of you changing your situation for the better. If you feel stuck precisely because of these negative thoughts and mindsets.
Another dimension to a centipede dream indicates some sort of bad luck. Well, negative thoughts and bad luck are actually interlinked. You tend to attract externally, what you’re thinking about internally.
If you think that things are going bad, or you really have no better option, or your best is behind you, don’t be all that shocked to see a string of “unfortunate events” going your way.
There’s really nothing unfortunate about them. You willed them to happen. You are content with them at some level or other? Why? Because of your mindset.
The third meaning of a dream of centipede images centers on one particular type of mindset. I’m talking about fear. This fear does not necessarily involve something scary like vampires, zombies, cannibals, or fear of being murdered. I’m talking about a more basic, everyday kind of fear.
You’re afraid of putting your best in a wide range of activities because you don’t want to fail. You don’t want to walk away with a feeling that “Well, I gave it my best shot and what did I get for it?”.
This kind of fear manifests itself in many different ways. But you can see the results all around you. You’re not the type of person who truly believes in excellence because you don’t want to give 100%. You’re afraid to do so.
And it’s just part of the reason why you have so many negative thoughts and negative feelings. They undermine you and they reinforce this fear of going out on a limb and giving it your best shot. The truth is you only have one life to live.
And if you want to really live the kind of life you feel you deserve, you have to take more risks. Sadly, for too many people, this is too much to ask. And that’s why they remain stuck.
Seeing a red centipede in your dream
If you see a red centipede just going about its own business in your dream, this seemingly innocent image is your subconscious projection to you that you are angry about something. You are upset but the way you deal with it is to bury it in your subconscious.
You can’t quite put your finger on it, but you feel that somebody’s being unfaithful to you. It could be your romantic partner. It could also be your friends.
Maybe they are talking behind your back or trying to come up with ways to steal from you. Whatever the case may be, there is a sense of imbalance and it seems that the only way you can respond to it is through anger, and it’s eating you up.
Don’t let your negative thoughts overtake you. If you keep seeing centipedes in your dream, your subconscious is telling you that at some point you have settled. And for the most part, you think things are going well given the circumstances.
This is a cap out. If you’re completely honest with yourself, you know that you are capable of so much more. After all, there’s a part of you that is very envious. There’s the part of you that keeps looking at the Facebook or social media updates of your friends and can’t help but feel jealous.
Why are they living that kind of life? I deserve to live that life. This is your window into the real state of your thoughts and they’re not positive at all. And this is part of the reason why you feel stuck.
You are in denial regarding just how negative your thoughts are. If you were to change your mindset, you know for sure that things would be different but you’re afraid. So you stay where you are. And you stew in negative thoughts and emotions.
Stop attracting bad luck
If you see a centipede image in your dream, you are attracting bad luck. You’re going to be facing one problem after another, some more serious than others.
But the key takeaway here is that doesn’t have to be this way. The reason why you step into “one unfortunate situation” after another is because of your mindset. There there’s a part of you that tends to generate self-fulfilling prophecies.
The good news is you don’t have to remain stuck in this cycle. You can simply choose to be more optimistic. The worst of your fears don’t have to come to pass. You can stop looking at things from a worst-case scenario perspective.
Overcome your fear to start living the life you want
You know the kind of life you want. This is not a mystery. But you’ve trained yourself for so many years to bury that desire under a ton of excuses, justification, and blame finding.
You have reached the point where you’re basically comfortable with settling for what you have. It’s not the best, nor is it the worst. And in your mind, that’s good enough.
The truth is you’re afraid of trying. You’re afraid of making the wrong decision. You’re afraid of holding the bag. And it’s no surprise then that you never miss an opportunity.
Your fear of the unknown is so strong that you’ve drawn neat, tidy little boxes in many areas of your life. But there’s also a part of you that can see right through this. It sees the truth. It realizes that you are missing out and are constantly left behind.
Acknowledge, accept, and overcome your negative feelings
You know you have negative feelings. You know that you are your own worst enemy. You’re also aware that you sabotage yourself, thanks to your mindset.
The good news is you don’t have to remain stuck. The first step is ownership. Acknowledge that this is going on. Accept the fact that you chose to feel this way.
There are so many different ways to look at your situation. There are so many different conclusions you can arrive at, but you chose the negative judgment. Take ownership of it.
Once you’ve gone through the steps, then you will stop betraying yourself. You’ll stop being a slave to your low self-esteem and you can turn things around. You know that this is the sequence but you’ve been putting it off for so long.
Why do I have centipede dreams?
Having centipedes in your dream, indicate your subconscious realization that you are your own worst enemy. Sure there are people around you who have bad intentions. And it’s also true that there are obstacles in your way that you did not put there.
But with all that said, you choose to remain on this path. You choose to repeat this process over and over again. In fact, in many cases, if you’re completely honest with yourself, it seems that your life’s path is circular.
It looks like a snake or a centipede eating its tail. You have to break the cycle and ask yourself what am I afraid of? Am I afraid that people will laugh at me because I’ve failed?
Well, guess what? A lot of people have also failed before you. You’re not doing anything new. But you need to give it a shot. You need to take that swing. You need to take more chances.
There is a glimmer of hope though. If you see a white centipede in your dream, this can indicate a rising awareness of your tendency to defeat yourself. This can lead to a much-needed realization that can help you finally walk out of this forest of negative emotions and decrease self-worth and self-esteem.
The connection between your dream of centipede images and your waking life
On the surface, it doesn’t seem that there’s much of a connection between the centipede creatures in your dream and what you do, say, and think in your waking life. The truth is, your negativity is showing itself in symbols in your dream.
You have to do something about this negativity. You have to test the things that you assume to be true because they’re not as bad as you think. Things don’t have to end up in failure. You can take risks.
This is why it’s really important to be as positive as you can. Hope for the best and give it everything you have. This applies across the board. I’m not just talking about school, work, and sports. I’m also talking about your relationships. I’m also talking about your health.
Why do I dream of a dead centipede?
If the main focus of your dream involves that of a dead centipede, it means that a lot of your self-doubt is finally coming to a stop. But for you to finally recover from your old mindset, you have to push yourself. You have to put yourself in a situation where your assumptions are tested.
This is why I suggest for people who have a tough time interacting with people to get a sales job. Put yourself in a situation where your shell is in danger of being crushed because of the pressure. This is one of the best things that you can do. Because you don’t give yourself permission to run away.
Why did I have centipede bites in my dream?
If you are bitten by a centipede in your dream, this could mean that the negative thoughts of people around you have infected you to the point that is fed into your built-in negativity. You tend to play worst-case scenarios in your head habitually.
But this is really as bad as it could get. You have now become a psychological warehouse of negativity. Be very careful. Look for the warning signs. Because if you let this continue, it’s going to get worse and worse and you might find yourself in a very unfortunate place.
You might even contemplate suicide. You might internalize so much negativity. You may be could be convincing yourself that the world would be better off without you.
Why was I killing centipedes in my dream?
If you’re killing centipedes in their dream, your subconscious is telling you that you are turning a corner. You are putting yourself out there and you are now solving problems. Again, you understand that when you try something new, you almost always don’t make it and that’s fine
Because now you have the resolve internally to not only try but try again and again and continue to experiment to work around setbacks until you succeed. This is great news. Because now you’ve killed your internalized negativity and worst-case scenarios. You are now about to embark on an amazing journey of self-discovery and personal victory. Keep at it.
What does it mean to dream about a black centipede?
If your dream centipede is black, this indicates that you believe that there’s a lot of wrong energy flowing through your life. This makes you extremely suspicious. While it’s perfectly prudent to be careful with people you don’t know all that well, don’t take things too far.
Try to verify what people are saying. But once they’re proven, you can trust them. Try to give them a little bit of the benefit of the doubt. And as they prove themselves to you, trust them even more.
This is how you start to create a positive flow of energy in your life, and it’s all based on trust. The problem is it’s hard to trust other people when you can’t even trust yourself. Unfortunately, that’s the kind of problem you need to work on by yourself. The good news is you don’t have to do it alone, you can get professional help.
What does it mean to dream of a white Centipede?
In the big scheme of things, good times are coming. Things are turning around. You can’t quite put your finger on it and the dust still hasn’t settled, but things are beginning to change for the better. The key is just to hang in there. Keep putting yourself out there. Keep trying and focus on the good results that you’re getting.
Because nine times out of 10, you may be thinking that you’re not getting the result that you want. But focus on that one time out of 10 and let it motivate you to do for however long it takes until you walk away with the victory.
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.