Dream meaning » veil

To dream that you wear a veil, denotes that you will not be perfectly sincere with your lover, and you will be forced to use stratagem to retain him.

To see others wearing veils, you will be maligned and defamed by apparent friends. An old, or torn veil, warns you that deceit is being thrown around you with sinister design.

For a young woman to dream that she loses her veil, denotes that her lover sees through her deceitful ways and is likely to retaliate with the same.

To dream of seeing a bridal veil, foretells that you will make a successful change in the immediate future, and much happiness in your position.

For a young woman to dream that she wears a bridal veil, denotes that she will engage in some affair which will afford her lasting profit and enjoyment. If it gets loose, or any accident befalls it, she will be burdened with sadness and pain.

To throw a veil aside, indicates separation or disgrace.

To see mourning veils in your dreams, signifies distress and trouble, and embarrassment in business.

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

This is an invitation to knowledge, but serves to hide the face and suggests, at the same time, that which it hides. In parallel, to dream of a veil should also encourage you to fight against that which shames you. For a woman, it denotes an erotic game and seduction.

Additionally, according to Freud, it symbolizes the female hymen and the fear of sexual relations.

The monks occasionally wear veils. In spiritual terms, this dream could represent a rejection of mundane things. On the other hand, oneiric superstition says that dreaming of a black veil predicts a break in love. A white one, in contrast, foreshadows marriage.

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

To dream of a veil, as such, suggests that you are engaged in, or contemplating, some activity which is contrary to your principles; better think it over before you go any further.
To dream of a torn veil indicates the revelation of a mystery or a secret; if you saw a bridal veil in your dream, you can expect a change for the better, and if you saw a bride wearing a veil, you can expect to escape payment for some current transgression; a dream of losing a veil signifies that you will suffer only a minor embarrassment in regard to a major indiscretion, so be grateful to your lucky star. Mourning veils portend vexation and disappointment.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox
Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox

A veil obscures the object it covers, and in a dream, it connects to anything that is partially hidden. A veil as connected to a marriage ceremony has the added connotation of the separation between two things that are about to merge and integrate, and when the veil is lifted, that process has occurred. The lifting of the veil is also a New Age expression for accelerating consciousness. What confusion in your life needs to be or is about to be cleared up?

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

Veils symbolize innocence and mystery. If you dream you are wearing a veil, you don’t want people to know something about you, or you want to preserve your own innocence or lack of knowledge about the world.

If you dream of someone else wearing a veil, someone is hiding something from you.

If you put a veil over someone, you want to protect someone’s innocence.

If you lift someone’s veil off, you want a deeper, more intimate emotional or physical connection with someone.

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