Dreaming About A Celebrity Is More Unique Than Other Dreams. Here's Why

Dreams are a mental activity that we engage in almost every day, yet they seem to always be shrouded in mystery. Some dreams are trivial. Some tell a vivid story through cinematic symbolisms with dazzling camerawork. Some fall into oblivion the moment we get up. Some feel so traumatic that they linger in our minds for a long time. Most visual contents that we dream of are not exactly repetitive, but, nevertheless, they all share one common thread: they all boast bizarre narratives that may never have definitive explanations (unless you dive deep into the realms of dream interpretation).

It's common knowledge that our dreams mirror our recent waking experiences. When you dream about someone, it is usually because the person is consistently on your mind during your wakeful hours or your most recent memories in your daily activities contain the person. So, what does it mean when you have a dream about a celebrity? In a world where we're fed a steady diet of celebrity scoops on a daily basis, it's no wonder that we dream of them — in the same way that we dream of wars or the very food that we had for dinner. However, beyond the practical reflection of excessive exposure to celebrity gossip, there's still a deeper driver to dream about a celebrity.

You might be obsessed with the person

If you have recurring dreams about a celebrity whom you have a crush on, it could be a sign that you're becoming obsessed with the person. Maybe it's because you read up a lot about the person and you feel an emotional connection with them and harbor hopes that you can be in their presence one day. There's nothing wrong with idolizing a celebrity whose talents and appearance you have great admiration for. However, it's not healthy when your obsession rises to the point where you dedicate significant brain space to the person and neglect other parts of your life.

If you see yourself becoming increasingly addicted to the details of a celebrity's life, you might be exhibiting signs of the celebrity worship syndrome. A type of one-sided relationship, celebrity worship syndrome develops when one's admiration of a famous person spirals into obsessive mental preoccupation. Celebrity worship syndrome is a para-social relationship that exists on a continuum and varies in intensity. For many "worshippers," their intense connections with their celebrities can spur them to dream big and make positive changes to their lives, such as dressing like their favorite celeb or working hard to become an idol in their own right one day. Others may display obsessions that are borderline pathological, meaning they may have cosmetic surgery to look like their idols or engage in inappropriate behavior to approach them, such as stalking or kidnapping them.

You see the person as an inspiration

If you constantly dream of a star whom you don't consider yourself that big of a fan of, it's probably because the person assumes some qualities that inspire you, and you subconsciously want to adopt those traits. It's also a common notion that dreams are the message that your subconscious mind conveys to your conscious mind. "Because they originate in the subconscious mind, dreams can reveal our deepest needs, fears, and desires," psychologist Dr.Carmen Harra tells Daily Mail.

For instance, in your dream, you are hanging out with Hilary Duff, who rocks tinsel hair extensions that recall Lizzie McGuire's early-aughts vibes and wears a big smile on her face. The characteristic of Hilary Duff that stands out the most to you is her sparkling, Disney-quality happy girl vibe that perks up the whole room. In your waking life, you're probably a reticent person who desires to become a more positive person who can bring cheerful energy to the people around you. At the same time, your dream could indicate that want to experiment with a new fashion style that freshens up your image.

If you dream of hanging out with a celebutante who works out on the reg and inspires millions of women like Hailey Bieber or Miranda Kerr, your subconscious mind could be telling you that you should exercise more. That's a good thing because it indicates you have greater aspirations for yourself and you're set to embark on new adventures.

When you dream about hooking up with a celebrity

If you see yourself hooking up with a celebrity in a dream, it's not necessarily a sign that you're emotionally taken with the person in your waking life or you're subconsciously cheating on your partner. It could simply mean that you're attracted to this celebrity physically and you wonder what it feels like to make love with them. If you explore further, it could be your subconscious mind telling you that you're not content with your current sexual life, and the celebrity in your dream represents what you're looking for in a sexual connection. 

For instance, you dream of sharing some steamy moments with Tom Cruise after you two sneak into a tightly guarded CIA building to obtain a confidential file that will help thwart the assassination of the G7's world leaders. Halfway through the orgasm, agents stormed into the room, and you two jumped right out of the building and timeously landed right on a moving truck. When you dream that kind of dream, it could be because you've been binging "Mission Impossible", or it could mean that you subconsciously desire an adventurous partner who's always raring to save the world with his charisma and rock-hard abs. A wet dream with a celebrity is not likely to make you resent your sexual status quo, but it might inspire you to set out on a journey for some enlightening sexual discovery and find ways to inject novelty into your love life.

Celebrity dreaming symbolizes what you want in your love life

If you keep dreaming about a celebrity whom you fantasize about in your waking life, it signifies that the person symbolizes what you are looking for in your romantic relationship. If you're single, it could mean that you have a clear picture of what your ideal partner should look and act like, and your recurring dreams about them are just a result of the idealization process. That person can be a thrilling mix of good looks and spiciness like Angelina Jolie. Or, if you're a sapiosexual, your image of an ideal partner might be Emma Watson — an intellect who speaks the Queen's English. 

It's not uncommon for people in a relationship to fantasize about a celebrity and dream about them. "Fantasies are a very normal part of sexuality," sex therapist Ian Kerner told TODAY. It is much better to have a celebrity infatuation than to fantasize about a real person, he explains. If you and your partner share a solid connection, it might be a terrific way to liven things up. For instance, if you perceive your celebrity crush to be a warm and loving person while your partner is cold and conceited, ask yourself if you're content in your relationship. If you think you have been neglected and this sense of abandonment weighs on your subconscious so strongly that it manifests in your dreams, consider broaching the matter with your partner and discuss ways to fix it.  

When you see a celebrity die in your dream

While it may be somewhat rare to dream of a celebrity dying, many people experience this kind of dream at least once in their lives. Death dreams are usually perceived as ominous omens by the spiritually oriented, while some others may ascribe them to the intricate workings of the subconscious mind. Still, death is a vast concept and there's no one-size-fits-all interpretation for all death dreams.

"Death in dreams is really about some kind of change or ending you're dealing with in your real life," Lauri Quinn Loewenberg, professional dream analyst, tells The Cut. "The subconscious will show us this change in the form of a death so we can better understand the finality of it. We can let go of that which we no longer need so we can grow and embrace that which is coming." In other words, dreaming of death could be your subconscious mind telling you to stop persevering in plans that will not bear fruit and start something new.

When you dream of a celebrity dying, it's usually the loss of life that disturbs you the most and carries the most meaning, with the celebrity's existence serving as a secondary. Maybe you're just going through a rough patch and it so happens that this celebrity has been living rent-free in your head for some time. If you have recurring dreams about death and it bothers you, consider speaking to a professional dream interpreter. 

You might be struggling with self-esteem

If you see yourself being rejected by your favorite celebrity in your dream, it might be your subconscious mind telling you that you're battling with an inferiority complex in real life and you find it hard to believe that a desirable relationship is too good to come true for you. Generally speaking, having a dream about being rejected signifies a lack of self-worth and a subliminal feeling of alienation. Maybe you encounter a series of setbacks or disappointing moments on a regular basis, and now you're struggling to have positive expectations about your future. Perhaps someone you look up to doesn't treat you the way you want to be treated. For instance, your boss is always shooting down your ideas or your partner always zones out when you spend time together and you don't know how to improve the situation. 

The dream could also signify that you are losing your sense of self because you are being too patient and accommodating toward people around you even when it upsets you. Suppressed emotions have a way of entering the dream and manifesting themselves through saddening visual content, leaving you to wake up with a heavy heart. If that rings true for you, it's a sign you need to stand up for yourself and stay true to your personality.