Dream meaning of lotus

To see a lotus in your dream represents enlightenment, growth, purity, beauty and expansion of the soul. The image of the lotus serves as encouragement and provides hope in dark and murky times.


There is a certain parallel between the symbolism of the lotus and that of the rose in Western culture. In Egypt, the lotus symbolizes nascent life, or first appearance.

In the Middle Ages it was equated with the mystic ‘Centre’ and, consequently, with the heart. As an artistic creation it is related to the mandala, its significance varying according to the number of its petals: the eight-petalled lotus-is considered in India as the Centre where Brahma dwells and as the visible manifestation of his occult activity. The figure eight is like the mandorla of Romanesque art, signifying the intersection of the earth (four, or the square) with heaven (the circle). The ‘thousand-petalled’ lotus symbolizes the final revelation; in the centre there is usually a triangle and inside the triangle is the ‘great emptiness’ symbolic of formlessness.

There is a further relationship between these flowers and the circumference as a symbol of the manifest world, as well as with the cosmic Wheel. This symbol finds other forms of expression in many different ways, but always related to the symbolism of numbers, that is, depending upon the number of petals’. From the remotest days of antiquity, the lotus was the unanimous choice of the Chinese, the Japanese, the Hindus, the Egyptians and the Aryans. The lotus flower growing out of the navel of Vishnu, symbolizes the universe growing out of the central sun—the central point or the ‘unmoved mover’.

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  1. The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke April 6, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    The lotus flower is full of spiritual and physical symbolism. For some ancient cultures, it meant spiritual purity that remained immaculate in stagnant waters. But it also has sensual and sexual connotations.
    It is related to harmony in life with a partner, and with fecundity.

  2. The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett April 10, 2022 at 3:37 pm

    These beautiful blossoms predict love and romance, and if you smelled their aroma, you can expect to be ecstatically happy.

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