Dream meaning of salt

Salt is an omen of discordant surroundings when seen in dreams. You will usually find after dreaming of salt that everything goes awry, and quarrels and dissatisfaction show themselves in the family circle.

To salt meat, portends that debts and mortgages will harass you.

For a young woman to eat salt, she will be deserted by her lover for a more beautiful and attractive girl, thus causing her deep chagrin.

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Used as seasoning in food, salt symbolizes flavor or piquancy. As one of the three primary elements of matter in alchemy representing – in contrast to mercury and sulfur – the principle of fixity and solidity, salt symbolizes someone who is steadfast and dependable, “the salt of the earth.”

The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke
The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke

Salt symbolizes conservation.

If it appears in dreams, it could indicate that your ambitions are stagnated and immobile.

Generally, it would be convenient to abandon passivity and try to nourish your dreams.

The dream reflects that you live too conservatively. On the other hand, salt in dreams could also have other meanings, such as the spiritual essence of life: preservation and indestructibility, what remains after the decomposition of the body. It may also refer to sadness or to the subconscious, as it is in tears and seawater. Lastly, if you are offering or receiving this product, it is a sign of friendship.

Salt has been used throughout history as a symbol of spiritual illumination. When it is mixed with water and the crystals are dissolved, the salty taste remains. The same occurs with the soul: the individual can die or disappear, but the essence remains intact.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett
The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett

In all respects an excellent omen, for even if you spilled the salt in your dream, the predicted difficulty will be of short duration.

Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson
Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson

Salt symbolizes basic survival needs and also flavor and interest in life.

If you dream of putting salt on your food or adding it to food you are cooking, you have been taking steps to make your life more interesting.
If you dream that you can’t find the salt, you are missing an essential element in your life that is keeping you from functioning at your best. If you spill salt, it’s still good luck to throw some over your shoulder.

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