Your Most Stressful Recurring Nightmare (And What It Says About You), Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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Dreams are super weird. At the surface, they don't really make sense. But when you start looking into dream meanings and interpretations, you can usually piece together what your dreams and nightmares mean based on what's going on in your life. 

Nightmares, the more sinister version of dreams, can help give us insight into things that are stressing us out in life. If you find that you seem to have a recurring nightmare, your zodiac sign may be to blame. Find out what your nightmares mean, based on astrology. 


Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Recurring nightmare: killing someone

Possible repressed rage or anger, there might be someone in your life that you have issues with & need to confront, may be a need to learn to control your anger in waking life.

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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Recurring nightmare: teeth falling out and/or crumbling

Possible financial stress and worry, issues with vanity, stressful change out of their control

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Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Recurring nightmare: choking



Finding yourself unable to adequately express yourself, possible unnurtured or I acknowledged feelings.

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Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Recurring nightmare: injury

Could indicate an emotional wound, fear of being emotionally hurt, if tending to others wounds could be indicative of solving a conflict with loved ones.

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Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Recurring nightmare: naked in public

Possibly a fear of being ridiculed & shamed, anxiety in trying to impress others.

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Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Recurring nightmare: apocalyptic nightmares

Usually indicative of a tremendous amount of stress, something looming in the near future, feeling like your life is in disorder & chaos.

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Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Recurring nightmare: being chased



Avoiding something in your life that needs to be confronted, be it emotional, a relationship, or problems with work/school etc.

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Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Recurring nightmare: dying

Signs that an old part of yourself has ceased to exist, There may have been a major change in your life.

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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

Recurring nightmare: being trapped

Common indicator of feeling stuck in a dead end job, relationship or place. Could be a fear of being unable to reach your full potential due to circumstance.


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Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Recurring nightmare: falling

Fear of failure, working too much, feeling a loss of control etc.


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Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Recurring nightmare: seeing the dead

Typically indicative of a fear of change out of your control, a new understanding is needed, to embrace a new way of thinking.

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Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Recurring nightmare: drowning

Putting all your effort into something and getting nothing back, overwhelmed by your emotions, something is difficult to face and emotionally process, repressed issues. 

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Estelle Garrison is a 21-year-old currently located on the Emerald Coast, studying filmmaking. Interests include writing poetry and fantasy, painting, making music & other creative endeavors. An avid astrology enthusiast with a mild fantasy obsession. Follow her on Instagram.