Dreaming of famous people: What do celebrities mean in dreams?

I saw this post from a facebook friend:

“Now WHY did I dream about naked dancers from the 70s having a Christmas party in a parking lot outside in zero degrees??? And why was Janet Jackson wearing pink mascara in my dream! Errrr yeah! She was at the party too! Damn, night nurse and brandy hot toddies…. Wow!”

And while I’m not going to venture an interpretation of this particular celebrity in this particular dreamer’s psyche – it inspired me to share the term Celebrity from my upcoming book Dream Sight: A Dictionary and Guide to Interpreting Any Dream coming in February.


Universal Landscape: Archetypal Character Aspect; heightened expressions of human traits or qualities.

Dreaming Lens:  Were you with a celebrity intimately or was it a celebrity sighting?  Did you know each other?  What was the connection between you?  Were there other people around?  Did you have sex?  Were you comfortable with the connection that you had?  Did you want more?  Did you want less?

Personal Focus:  Celebrities are the gods and goddesses of modern life and represent archetypal human qualities with which we all identify.  The essence of a particular celebrity’s image can be distilled into a character aspect by the ways in which we perceive them.  Millions of people hold the same projected image of celebrities.  The power of all that magnified perception endows them with superhuman status and removes any sense of the person underneath the persona.

Celebrities show up in our dreams when the stakes are a little higher in terms of what we’re dreaming about.  By providing a more powerful image, the unconscious is telling you to pay more attention.  Approach the interpretation the same way you would anyone in your dreams.  When considering the qualities of the person you are dreaming about, remember to look at everything about them and take into account how you perceive them, including if you are a fan or not or whether they are currently in or out of public favor.  When interpreting a celebrity from a dream, first consider what they embody on a universal level.  Then, and only then, add your personal feelings about them.  When you have done this, you will be clear about what character aspect of yourself you are dreaming of.

In the way that people in our dreams represent character aspects of ourselves, celebrities represent character aspects of the global consciousness as reflected by the idea of archetypes.  Celebrities are our modern-day gods and goddesses.  Dreaming about one of these elite individuals represents a need to explore the qualities they embody as a character aspect, but in a much more powerful way.  In a process identical to working with a character aspect of someone at the pedestrian level, a celebrity’s fame elevates the significance of the meaning you assign to them.  Your unconscious is using the notoriety associated with their public visibility to get your attention.  It is, in effect, providing you with an image that has a chance of making the dream memorable upon waking so that you might more readily take notice of the guidance available to you in the dream.

Sexual dreams with celebrities are common.  Most dreamers assume this is so because of how attractive most of them are.  Additionally, what they do puts them in a position to carry the sexual fantasies of their public.  However, in dream work, sexual dreams with celebrities are common because the drive to integrate archetypal energy is integral to the evolution of our souls.  When the unconscious is encouraging you to own the more powerful parts of your psychic makeup, there is no better way for it to get your attention than through highly charged, sexual imagery.

It is natural for us to need larger-than-life representations of the human experience to motivate us through the various challenges we face managing the stressors and disappointments that are a part of life’s journey.  Our culture’s fascination with the life of celebrities provides us with hope that our own lives have the potential for excitement and glamour, even if this is just a fantasy.  In fact, such fantasies can function as survival mechanisms for many people.

Discovering what a dream involving a celebrity might be telling you is the same as with any character aspect.  Since we are in the realm of archetypal energy when dealing with celebrities, the quality that your dream is inviting you to explore may be very obvious.  A sports figure may be asking you to examine your willingness to play the game of life with more confidence whereas a pop singer may be suggesting that more self-expression is crying out for release.  If you get stuck on how to interpret the meaning of a celebrity’s presence, the technique of using three adjectives to describe them works just as well with the famous as with the ordinary.

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208 Responses to Dreaming of famous people: What do celebrities mean in dreams?

  1. Shook November 2, 2016 at 4:24 am #

    You dreamt of BTS too? Me too! Just today. I distinctly remember Namjoon. He smiled at me with his dimples and reached out for my hand, helping me up on a tall sort of stage?? and including me in their group?? I’m going to interpret that as the difference in status because I look up to them so they are literally on a pedestal. But the environment turned out to be just their practice room?? Haha. I was still just a fan but there is a comfortable yet awkward air about it. I was kind of shy and made humorous self comments to myself and they just smiled and chuckled. And I remember asking where Jin is to which they pointed to Jin but I was like, ‘ not that Jin, the Jin I have in my mind. Which is sometimes are each of you on different days. Yesterday was Jungkook” ( talking about bias haha) and Jungkook gave a surprising reaction and pointed to himself. I can’t remember in between so much but I really remember telling them I need to use the bathroom and I ran to their shared bathroom which was, in my dream, surprisingly small. then I did my business in their bathroom and woke up.

  2. Catarina Pablo November 7, 2016 at 3:42 pm #

    Omg I dreamt with Namjoon and we were hanging out and it felt so real and today I omg dreamt of getting married to jimin ( my bias )! I was so happy but I woke up witch sucks:(

  3. Iris November 10, 2016 at 7:20 pm #

    Shit! I dreamt about CL, my love!

  4. Reymito November 16, 2016 at 10:33 pm #

    Omg! I had a bts dream too! Namjoon and I were a couple, at least I think. It felt like I had a really close connection with him like we’ve known each other for a long time. Ah I don’t wanna share him lol!!

  5. Megatron101 November 28, 2016 at 12:27 am #

    I had a dream that i went on tour with Meghan Trainor and we were best friends. Since she’s my favorite celeb i almost cried when i woke up ’cause i found out that it was just a dream. 🙁

  6. Ench November 28, 2016 at 10:28 pm #

    I had a dream about Song IIkooks’ triplet (Daehan, Minguk and Manse), one of the members of The Return of Superman. I saw them sleeping in my old room. And suddenly woke up at the same time. I hugged them and I didn’t know what to do. I carried Minguk and he was speaking in Korean and I really didn’t understand what he’s talking. Daehan and Manse followed me. I brought them in terrace and they were dancing. Minguk kissed me on my cheek. ( I am actually watching The Return of Superman every night before I go to sleep but last night at that episode I was so happy and laughing too much because of the triplets ) XOXO 😉

  7. Lana December 6, 2016 at 3:42 pm #

    Omg I had a BTS dream too! I dreamt of me and Suga holding hands and being like a couple. It was honestly the best dream I have ever had

  8. Victoria December 10, 2016 at 4:36 pm #

    I had a dream about the lead singer from Black Veil Brides(Andy Biersack). We were walking in a city and we were a couple and we were walking to our wedding rehearsal. And we were planning to get married. As I was walking with him it felt amazing just holding his hand and me leaning on his chest. He is 6’4 and I was pretty short in my dream. Then he would put his arm around my shoulder and kiss me and I just had that warm tingling feeling inside me and I felt loved. Then we arrived to our wedding rehearsal and all of my family was there and then I started to realize that his married to Juliet 😂. I kept asking him if he was married to Juliet and he kept saying no and that I was the one he wanted. Then sadly I woke up, that was the best dream I have ever had. But I really want to know what does this mean and will I ever meet Andy?