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

  1. Kiana January 7, 2015 at 6:39 am #

    Okay so I’m a 14 year old girl and I had two dreams with my idol, who is quite a bit older than me.
    Three nights ago I dreamt that I was an older woman and that I was having sex with my idol on a bed, which was pleasurable. Then once we’d done, he put on his clothes and left the room, leaving me lying on the bed. (Btw I’m not sure if it matters but I can tell you who it is if you like)
    Then another dream, I was my normal age, and I inside at school, dressed in my favourite jacket, and a t-shirt with jeans. For some reason I was investigating why everyone was acting strange and couldn’t concentrate on work or anything, and I’d found a big lead- there was cocaine cubes in the canteen muffins, disguised as chocolate chips.
    Then, I broke a muffin open, but I heard a noise. I looked up and I saw him, my idol, again in front of the library. I ran to him and gave him a huge hug. Then when I’d let go, he had a sharpie in his hand and signed my right jacket sleeve, which was not what I wanted him to sign, but he did anyway. Then we walked down a hallway and outside and it ended. We were holding hands. What does all this mean?!

  2. Grace Stenberg February 7, 2015 at 2:39 pm #

    Pretty insightful, this definitely explains my dream about Marlon Brando last night… We’re watching the Fugitive kind in English class right now.

  3. Jake March 9, 2015 at 5:32 am #

    I had a dream I was hanging out with brad Pitt with my roommate in my apartment and we got along well and I noticed he was uncomfortable when I would give him props for his movies so I Directed the conversatIon to other things. He was being very genuine and he enjoyed the relaxed environment of my abode, away from the media. I treated him like I would treat any of my friends and I think he was not used to that. It seemed as though in my dream he opened up to me in a way he would not to others

  4. Lizzie Cha April 27, 2015 at 10:17 am #

    But I still do not get it…so what does it mean to dream about having sex with KPOP idols????

  5. Daniela June 21, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

    I had a dream with Hayes Grier he told me that he loves me and that he wants to date me he even teared up In the dream….. He told me That he try’s to talk to me but that I don’t listen. What does this dream mean

  6. Manda September 17, 2015 at 3:34 am #

    Let’s make this abundantly clear before I begin. I’m beyond a happily engaged woman, and not any of my male celebrity crushes couldn’t pay my fiancè enough money to leave him for one of them.

    The man who visited me in my dream before I woke up today was Norman Reedus. In my dream, he and I knew each other very well. I can never see me in my dreams, but everyone and everything else I can. We were in a lightly lit room, it looked like wood walls surrounding us, a wooden bench and table, and one large window that was slightly opened and an old fashioned sink. Norman was leaning up against the sink with his left foot propped up on the back of the cupboard where the sink was built in, and I was sitting on the wooden bench, while my friend was standing across from Norman. She started in towards him, trying to kiss him and be in his arms. Disgusted, Norman pushed her away and told her to leave him alone. She made another attempt towards him, and he told her to back off, she’s not his type. So I stood up and told her to back off and respect him, or she could leave. She got hell bent and tried her move in on him again, but I was too fast and grabbed her arm and yanked her toward the door and demanded she leave. After she left, I apologized to Norman for my friend’s behaviour, and that’s when Norman took me in his arms and kissed me deeply and passionately. I could feel his left had caress down my hair, gently tugging while his right hand held the curve of my back, keeping my body pressed against his. Omg, the love making was phenomenal. I could feel his breath in my ear when he whispered to me that my soft moaning was sweet to his ears and that I was the best he’s ever been with. I could feel his hair tickle my face when we kissed, and I could feel the warmth of his body on mine. I could feel his back as I raced my hands all over it, and his firm butt as I grabbed it. After we were done, he propped himself up with his right elbow, looked me seriously in my eyes and asked me to marry him. At first I found it hard to answer, because hey, he’s a celebrity and did he do this with other women? Was I just another notch on his belt? It was as if he could hear my thoughts because he assured me he was serious in asking me, and assured he never did this with other women. He asked me again, and I said yes. All of a sudden, we were in a large off white almost ivory coloured room with a giant, lit pool in the middle of the room. The pool water was a perfect temperature, not freezing cold, not Luke warm, just perfect. We swam and flirted with each other in the pool. Norman took me in his arms again, and asked me to marry him again. Before I could say yes, he pressed me up against the wall of the pool and we made love again. It was blissful. And then my weather alert chimed loudly and woke me up. Only in my dreams will I be with Norman Reedus.

  7. Cathy September 24, 2015 at 10:39 pm #

    I had a dream about J.K.Rowling a few nights ago. I don’t really remember a whole lot I just remember that she looked a lot older than she does now. For some reason I was thinking she was in her 70s. I remember I felt sad and nostalgic like my younger years were becoming more and more apart of the past. Then I remember looking out in a grass landscape, with sun rays very bright in my eyes, the grass was tall and overgrown, and I think I was walking on a path. It was peaceful and very heaven like. What does it mean?

  8. tameca October 20, 2015 at 1:27 pm #

    I had dream don’t remember first part me and ice cube were kissing like crazy n a car then wr were in back seat still kissing then he told me to get on top as i was about to people started coming back car then we were riding down street i seen this steep yard and said I’m glad i don’t have to cut it he said i don’t cut yards or leaves i said me neither then he asked who get the leaves i said kids. then woke up

  9. Anonymous October 24, 2015 at 8:55 am #

    i would like to ask whats the interpretation of this dream for me coz I am really confused. This is my first time dreaming of a celebrity which I really am a fan of hers. i dreamt of Yvonne Strahovski. I dont know why she came out in my dream but it looks like she was kinda my girlfriend on my dream and as far as i remember i introduced her to my family and friends while we were holding hands. She was happy and she kissed me. I don’t know how and why I dreamt of her but its just weird coz dreaming about a female celebrity is very unusual and I happened to be a girl.. Pls. help me out on this and whats the connection of this dream to me.

  10. Lily October 27, 2015 at 10:18 am #

    I had a dream I was in a college with new exchange students and they were all members of exo and we went on a school trip and in the museum the lights went out and this huge frog statue asked me to choose one to be with forever but I woke before I could hear my answer 😭

  11. Marielle October 28, 2015 at 12:34 am #

    I had a dream that my 2 Filipino couple (AlDub) was in our house. I was playing with them and suddenly we got disconnected to our internet and I have to fix it out side, and when I came back their were already gone.

  12. Hana October 30, 2015 at 9:06 pm #

    I dreamed about my favorite kpop idol named Heechul from Super Junior. He went to a shop with cat statues then his co-star named puff guo appeared she said that she wants to get what is hers so I got irritated then my another kpop idol named Chanyeol from EXO appeared looking at me with a big smile while I’m still irritated. He greeted me happy birthday and gave me a big white fluffy teddy bear and then he carry OUR son and I got tears of joy.

  13. Krista November 9, 2015 at 8:27 pm #

    I had a dream last night that I met the actress Anjelica Huston. I have dreamt of her before so this was my third dream of her and the dream is always the same. Since she is one of my favorite actresses ever, I just wanna brush up on how the dream went. So in my dream, I would meet her at some place and there was like a bunch of people like some event or something and I meet her and we talked, telling her how much she means to me and then she gives me a hug. But in last night’s dream I hugged her twice and the second time I did she hugged me tightly for the longest time. Then I woke up.

  14. Xox November 15, 2015 at 10:34 am #

    I had a dream where I was getting ready for my debs and I had to go into a shop with my mam but I seen Niall Horan taking pictures with fans and I wanted a picture with him so my mam said I could go over while she went into the shop…when it was my turn to get a picture Niall spent more time with me and came with me when I had to leave…we got on really well and we ended up being in a relationship which was the best feeling in the world because I look up to Niall and I love one direction and then Louis, Liam and Harry appeared in my dream and I got pictures with them and it was the best feeling in the world…we spent a few days together before they had to go back on tour…I woke up after this what does this mean???

  15. Jac November 21, 2015 at 1:45 pm #

    Hey Alondra, you may not see this reply. I think this dream may be the celebrity’s cry for help. We are all connected by energy and can pick up on anybody’s :) I would pray for and “send love” to him and all people in my dreams.. Our souls and this world are interconnected and so awesome. God bless..

  16. Jac November 21, 2015 at 1:49 pm #

    Sounds like a cool dream :) Perhaps this dream is showing you feelings, strong bonds and happy relationships are on the horizon for you. Be excited and don’t accept anything less. You don’t have to. God bless & Amen..

  17. Kayla November 24, 2015 at 12:27 am #

    A friend of mine had a dream she went somewhere to meet a famous you tuber she’s obsessed with and he was handing out what looked like white, but felt like pink, slips of paper and as he was about to give her one he was interrupted but he held onto her hand and immediately they both felt a burning sensation. Fast forward and she’s sitting somewhere with him and he asks her if she felt the burning. She said yeah and told me she felt like they already knew each other somehow. After she woke up she told me her hand was still burning.

    Any interpretations?

  18. Sofia November 26, 2015 at 10:50 am #

    I have a bf but last night i saw a dream that im dating Justin beiber and we were sitting in a bench real close to each other…what does this mean?

  19. Anastasia December 2, 2015 at 3:11 pm #

    No way I love one direction too!!! And I just had a dream last night that the restaurant I was at Harry was there and then I saw him and got so excited on the inside cause I didn’t want to scare him off then he came over and we took pictures together then asked if I would like to hang out after dinner so I obviously said yes! So then we ended up going to him house and it was so cool so then later on I found out my mom was secretly friends with him!!!!! And then I was asking him a bunch of questions I have always wondered about him and them and zayn leaving! Then Harry and I took another picture and I posted it on Instagram and he’s commented back and reposted it and all my friends got so mad at me! And then we were just hanging out and I woke up :(

  20. Leslie December 20, 2015 at 12:38 pm #

    I had a dream Tyler, the creator was outside of my door waiting for me and when I finally decided to come outside he said he was waiting for me for 5 hours then we just had a jam session outside and when he had to leave I hugged him really tight and he left

  21. vanessa truitt December 23, 2015 at 8:01 pm #

    I dreamed of kirk Franklin and Oprah Winfrey, only two I can remember! But choir was singing Jesus matters and everyone was dancing but Oprah, when they was singing, she didn’t make not one move!!! Jesus matters! He kept telling choir sing and watch Oprah not move!!! Jesus matters!!!!!

  22. Abigail December 29, 2015 at 11:23 am #

    I had a dream about walking into my house and Dan Howell and Felix Kjellberg were there and started talking to me like I was their friend. And then Dan asked me if I wanted to go and see the fnaf 4 premier, which I know isn’t a thing but it was a dream, and I stood there in shock and asked why me, and he replied with ‘why wouldnt I ask you,’ and then tackled me in a hug with my legs wrapped around his torso as he spun me around and kissed me. We then started talking properly like friends, Felix joining in as well.
    Any idea what it means?

  23. Jacky F January 1, 2016 at 6:10 pm #

    I had a dream that I was dancing with Frank Sinatra Witchcraft which is one of my favorite songs by him. It is crazy because his 100th birthday was a couple of weeks ago and I posted on my IG that if I had a time travel machine I would go back and watch him perform live and now in my dream I had to dance with Ole blue eyes himself ! Felt so real!

  24. me January 2, 2016 at 4:23 pm #

    I did too! I guess this X he was low on funds. We were at MC d. Lol. Then he disappears.

  25. jessica January 9, 2016 at 11:43 pm #

    i had a dream i had sex with michael jackson it got really hot and steamy between us lol love mj

  26. Alex baker January 12, 2016 at 5:32 am #

    I had a dream about Tyler the creator too !
    I was with him outside some park and he was sitting on the grass and I was telling him a joke and he was laughing.

  27. Jannet January 12, 2016 at 7:00 am #

    I had a dream where I was in high school and the teacher told me to enter the class blindfolded, I did and then I felt a pair of arms- hug me tight, so I took off the blindfold and 5 seconds of summer where standing there, I said the I didn’t believe them so then Michael Clifford came forward and litrally kissed me and I was like waaaaahhhhh

  28. Jazmin January 13, 2016 at 3:30 pm #

    OMG I also love One Direction, I tend to have dreams about meeting them in different scenarios like a meet and greet or on the street. I also love Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson their are both my favorite members! I dream a lot about meeting the other members but not as much as Louis and Niall.

  29. Jazmin January 13, 2016 at 3:32 pm #

    Yay I found another Niall Girl!! I also love One Direction!

  30. BlackDayDream25 January 24, 2016 at 6:52 am #

    I have a dream lately of V of BTS well I’m a fan of KPOP. Well in my dream I was a leading girl and then I met them inside our school campus they are wearing there school uniform. Long sleeves and a nice tie and a pants that looks like they are a bad boy. Then they are in there van and when they saw me, they make friends of me then I make friends with them, and after a couple of days that we met, we become friends. Then V confess that he liked me (that’s why he is always acting weird when I’m around). I like him to either. Then in my dream it shows about them being a punk like vandalizing, running away from the cops (it was like there MV which is Run), having fun at each other. And in my dream it shows that whenever they are having fun they are protecting me from all the dangers which is pretty sweet. V is like so protected to me. It was a pretty sweet dreams I had. This was like, a cutest dream ever. It was like’ never letting go of our friendship til death’. It makes me fall inlove deeper with them in reality life. Well in BTS, I like Jungkook but it turns out in my dream that I like V and we are MU, but at first I like JUNGKOOK and when V confess to me it turns out that I like him, it was so CONFUSING. But, I’m so excited about this dream. Please, anyone can interpret my dream?

  31. Tina January 24, 2016 at 5:01 pm #

    I had a dream that Louis (Tomlinson) and I were really, really, close best friends and we literally did everything together even though sometimes he had to leave for his band tour and all. Fast forward to one day, we were sitting in where it looked like my bedroom, beside the window, and I had a laptop on my lap and Louis was sitting next to me. We were reading some kind of an article (it didn’t really show in my dream for some reason), and then I absent-mindedly, out of the blue, asked Louis does love me or even like me? And like, he was surprised at first and he looked at me without replying anything, so I asked again, and then he answered with a simple ”I don’t know.” I was really disappointed and a bit heart broken as of I adored him, literally would kill for him, but I couldn’t tell him because he was my best friend, and I didn’t want our friendship to end and all that. But besides being disappointed and sad, I could’ve swore (in my dream) that something was telling me, actually telling me, that he loves me back, not like me, but love me. So I stayed positive on that thought. Days have passed and I noticed that he had been ignoring me. And it was so obvious that even the boys (Harry, Liam, and Niall) were noticing and started asking us if everything was fine. Then ”one day” I was really sick of it, him ignoring me, because it was killing me inside, so I sent him a message on his Facebook account that he secretly made with a fake name in order to be in contact with me when he’s away. I sent him the message saying; ”I am really sorry.” And as soon as I pressed enter I kind of regretted it, because what am I sorry for? So I waited and waited for his reply but I got nothing in return, instead, I saw him get offline on purpose. I really really felt sad that I almost cried, and I was about to log out of my Facebook account when he actually sent me a message saying; ”It’s okay, it happens.” And being stupid yet curious me (even in my dream, smfh) I asked him ”What happens?” but he immediately sent a message saying; ”tina, i love you :)”

    What does that mean? Can anyone pretty please explain this to me? Like, what would happen to me in the future and would him be involved in it or anything like that? I know my dream might sound stupid (and long, i slept pretty early yesterday) but it really got me overthinking of it all day long, heck I couldn’t even concentrate in my classes thinking of my dream. So if anyone could please explain/interpret my dream, I would be super thankful. (I owe you big one if you do, though, bc u literally will save my life cx)

  32. guitar January 30, 2016 at 3:43 am #

    i dreamed about Abra (filipino rapper and im a huge fan for 4 years). In my dream, we were sitting on a chair and i was leaning on his shoulder and he’s playing a guitar and singing to me. In there, its like very sweet and i don’t want to wake up anymore even tho i know that it was just a dream but everything is just so real? Why is that? Please answer. THANK YOU.

  33. Hayley February 3, 2016 at 5:14 pm #

    I had a dream that james franco (my celeb obbsession) were cuddling and kissing on the couch. it felt super real!!! If my bf finds out he will hate me because he knows about my franco obbession hahahah

  34. Melany February 11, 2016 at 12:12 am #

    So this night I dreamt that I was running from zombies/vampires with the cure. People protected me including Cameron Dallas, and some of my classmates. A boy named Coke, I have dreamt about him twice now. The zombies/vampires got to me and knocked me out cold and when I woke up I was lying on CAMERON DALLAS’S LAP and next to me is cole. I stand up and have a small talk with everybody. I wanted a hug from Cameron and asked “does anyone want a hug?” Cam volunteered and we hugged extra close. I thanked him for saving my life, I tried to kill myself in real life, but he got it the wrong way around we hugged some more and I woke up.

    WHAT DOES THIS MEAN??????????

  35. Sharntae February 13, 2016 at 4:21 am #

    I had a dream that my mum brother and I were waiting for an house Inspection anyways I was left in the car waiting untill they came back. So I hoped out of the car and walked into te backyard if the house and saw rabbits eating carrots in the long grass then I come across a red and black snake! So I ran and he chased me past all these things… I ran past a load of trolleys at the end if the trolleys was a high fence that couldn’t get passed so I fell to ground and te snake bit my pinky. I thought I was going to die imediately so I rang asap rocky (we were close) he said he would take me to the hospital after he was finished with his friend he asked of I had any allergic reactions to the bite anyways he picked me up but wouldn’t take me to hospital I looked down at the bite and realised it was just a graze 😂 really weird dream ahah

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