Dreaming about making a phone call or receiving a phone call can make the dream very real life-like.
Phone calls can sometimes bring a feeling of anxiety, especially in an age where we are so used to communicating through text, that the need to make a phone call is dwindling. This is usually why a phone call is only made for official business or for something of importance, like giving bad news.
The belief that a phone call is symbolic of delivering news, finds its meaning in the dream interpreting the world.
To dream of a phone call can have many different interpretations. We have gathered some of the most common ones.
- Dreams about receiving a phone call
- Dream about making a phone call
- Dream about being unable to make a phone call
- Dream about a dead phone or phone with low battery
- Dream about your phone call being tapped or someone listening in on your phone call
- Dream about making a phone call with a broken phone
- Dream about making an emergency call or distress call
- Dream about making or receiving a phone call in a crowded area
- Religious meanings of dreaming about phone call
- A phone call in dream meaning in Islam
- Phone call dream meaning in Christianity
- Dreaming about phone calls general meaning
What are dream interpretations?
Interpreting dreams is a practice that’s almost as old as dreams themselves. It stretches across cultures, countries, and religions. Many times, the images displayed to us while we are unconscious, are thought to be our subconscious or higher self speaking to us. Others may believe it is the only time our spirit guides and ancestors are able to communicate with us. Regardless of who is trying to do the telling, it is the actual telling itself that causes us to seek out the deeper meaning of our dreams.
Many ancient societies depended on dreams to drive them forward in their decision making, or had a designated person like a high priestess or shaman that would advise on different areas of life after having dreamt about them.
Different dreams about phone calls
Dreams about a specific subject are usually found to be had in many variations including many of the same themes. Here we have gathered a few different, as well as the most common variations of dreams that include phone calls.
1. Dream about receiving a phone call
This dream is often thought to have some different meanings attached to it, some of the most common ones are as follows:
- Receiving news
Receiving a phone call can mean that you are going to receive unexpected news. It is not determined whether this is a good or bad sign, more so that you will be introduced to new information regarding a new or old situation. Your feelings regarding receiving the phone call can be telling when it comes to the particular outcome of the information.
Receiving a phone call in a dream can also be a sign of dependency. Either you have been too dependent on someone or something else lately, and it is time for you to find your independence again. Or maybe someone in your life is depending on you too much, this dream is a sign that you need to set boundaries.
2. Dream about making a phone call
Making a phone call in a dream can be a sign of self-limitation. Maybe you have been short-tempered and unkind to yourself recently. This dream is telling you to be more forgiving and understanding of yourself. Do not let your ambition get in the way of taking the time you need to recover. And remember to count your achievements and not only your failures.
In other interpretations, making a phone call is a good omen. It means that you are effectively communicating with the people around you. Good communication can lead to a lot of advancement in many areas of life, as well as it can work against developing any misunderstandings.
3. Dream about being unable to make a phone call
Dreaming about being unable to make a phone call is usually a sign of having to make some changes. Maybe the phone call drops mid-ring, or you’re not able to find enough signal to make the call in the first place, or maybe your phone ends up dying.
Either way, this dream is telling you that the plans you have made to achieve a certain goal are not working. You need to change your approach in order to move forward, or you will find yourself stuck.
4. Dream about a dead phone or phone with low battery
This dream can be rather frustrating and stressful.
With a dream like this, you may feel like you are running out of time to do something important. This is a sign that you are experiencing a great deal of stress in your waking life. Often this has to do with feeling as if you’re not being heard, or that your concerns are being overlooked.
5. Dream about your phone call being tapped or someone listening in on your phone call
This can be a scary feeling, as it hints at a lack of privacy. And this may very well be the situation that your dream is trying to warn you about. Someone is trying to gain information about you that you would not willingly want to share.
This could be an attempt to humiliate you or sabotage you. Beware what you share with others since they could also possibly share it with someone else, without your approval or consent to do so.
This dream also commonly occurs for people with strict parents or family members who are very involved with certain areas of their life. This frustration about constantly feeling watched, and having a lack of privacy, can also lead to such a dream.
6. Dream about making a phone call with a broken phone
The area of communication seems to be broken in this situation. This could be a sign that you are trying to keep a friendship or relationship alive, that you should have given up on a long time ago.
This dream could also be very telling of the way you have approached a friendship. Maybe what you are trying to communicate to your friend seems to go in one ear and out the other. It is possible they have recently asked you for advice, but chosen not to listen to the advice you’ve given them.
This dream is a sign that you are wasting your time, and you should save your energy and concern for something else.
7. Dream about making an emergency call or distress call
This dream is a warning to yourself. It is a sign that you should start taking it slow. You have a lot of ambition and pride, and with lots of planning, you are able to achieve all of your goals. But it’s hard to do it all at once and by yourself.
Take some time to breathe, regroup, and listen to other people’s opinions and experiences before continuing, specifically those who have gone down the same path before. If you are ready to listen and ask, you may learn something useful.
8. Dream about making or receiving a phone call in a crowded area
We all know the feeling of trying to speak on the phone or being heard on the other end while you’re in a crowded or loud public place. This dream is pointing to your poor organizing. This may not be something you are usually bad at, but this dream is telling you that you are currently finding yourself to be very unorganized in a lot of areas, and this could negatively affect your desired outcome.
Religious meanings of dreaming about phone call
1. A phone call in dream meaning in Islam
Dreams about a phone call or having a phone conversation in Islam means that there is an ongoing process of figuring something out. This usually relates to finding the right path in life, in your career, or in your relationships with the people around you.
Dreams like this may also appear when you have been trusted by a friend or loved one to give advice regarding a decision they are trying to make. Trying to help someone make the right decision can often bring about dreams of a phone call.
2. Phone call dream meaning in Christianity
The meaning of receiving a phone call or a cellphone in your dream according to Christianity is usually connected to receiving the message of God. This dream is a symbol of God trying to communicate something to you. In this case, the message can depend entirely on what feelings the dream stirs up, or whether there are actual words on the other end.
Dreams like these are deemed incredibly personal and are meant as a reminder to look deeper into prayer and it is often advised to be on the lookout and more aware than usual of things that could be a divine message.
Dreaming about phone calls general meaning
Overall, this dream is a symbol of receiving news, good or bad. It is also a sign of the communication that occurs between you and the people around you. Dreams such as this can be applied to your personal life, love life, family life, and even professional life. It can sometimes serve as a warning, depending on the exact circumstances of your specific dream, so be aware of who you communicate to and what this communication entails.
If the religious meanings of this dream hold greater weight to you, then this dream is a good omen most of the time. It is common to have this dream in times of need, and should provide hope that you are on the right path, or that you are receiving divine help from a higher power.
If you are spiritual, then this could very well be your spirit guide stepping in to give you guidance about your current life situation.
It is important to remember that dreams are never to be interpreted literally, as they are always a metaphor for something else. If you remember this, then you are less likely to scare yourself whenever you have a strange dream.
How your dreams reflect your waking life
Your dreams are a powerful tool and an expert on translating the thoughts, emotions and feelings of your waking life, into your subconscious. Some of the time these can symbolize feelings of deep fear, worry, and self-doubt in your waking life. Other times they may be signs of joy, contentment and prosperity. There is also a portion of dreams that could come to you as warnings or a premonition.