Dreams About Tornadoes – Real Meaning

Dreaming of a tornado can be a nightmare. It is a common occurrence and thousands of people dream about it around the world. The symbolism of fear and destruction plagues the subconscious minds of many. Are you one of them? Have you had a dream with a tornado in it? Now you want to learn the meaning behind such dreams. The interpretation vastly depends on the settings in a dream and your background in waking life. The common themes, however, can be interpreted to find the meaning. This article will help you determine the messages your subconscious mind is sending you during the night.

Dreams about tornado carry the following meanings:

  • Changes in your life
  • Detachment from your natural self
  • Destructive behavior and bad habits
  • Need for survival and moving on
  • Anger inside you

What does a tornado symbolize?
– Destruction
– Power of mother nature
– Fear
– Hiding or running away
– Danger
– Death
– Homelessness

Tornado symbolizes changes

Tornadoes are not a daily occurrence. They appear suddenly and are unpredictable. Dreaming of them symbolizes the sudden changes that have occurred or about to occur in your life. It is also never a positive experience, so the change that translates into your dreams is most likely negative.

A tornado as a force of nature

The natural disaster is the wrath of mother nature. It could mean that you have been detached from yourself and feel far away from the original thoughts and ideas that once made who you were. Now you observe your being and understand that the person has changed and all of this feels unnatural. You manifest these feelings into dreaming of tornadoes.

Destructive behavior

Nothing good follows the appearance of a tornado. IT is a destructive force and carries a strong symbolism of chaos and harm. Perhaps you see that in a dream because you understand that your current behavior is not healthy and makes you unhappy. You know well enough it won’t lead to anything good in the near future. Therefore, your brain is sending you the messages in order to stop you from continuing to act this way. It is crucial to listen to your subconscious mind and understand the negative habits that currently damage the quality of your life.

The survival

While a tornado often claims the victims, there are always the survivors. Even though they were damaged and perhaps even traumatized, life continues. You should do the same. The tornado is over and it is traumatic to experience it, but living in the past will only make your life more miserable.


Just like a mother nature showing its wrath, you want to do the same. You feel anger inside and it makes you feel frustrated. You want to release and unleash it on everyone around you. The frustration inside won’t go away if you do not determine what causes it and not do anything about it. The anger needs to go away in order to find happiness and calmness in life.

Running away from a tornado

The danger is near you and it is necessary to find shelter. You are hopeless against the threat, so fighting it is pointless. Therefore it is crucial to drop your ego and run away. Survival is more important than facing the challenge that is too big.

Tornado in a dream – Q & A by Jennifer Smith

On our website, you can submit your dream below each article. I will read them and help determine the meaning behind. Here are the dreams about tornadoes from our readers:

Tornado and children

Question: We live in a region where tornadoes are a very frequent occurrence. We don’t usually get hit by it heavily, but it’s always scary to hear them being announced on TV. So, when I saw the dream about a tornado last night, I was not surprised. I hear about them since I was a little kid and even had a dream about them many times. What surprised me yesterday, however, is that I left my kids behind and ran away to save myself. That’s something that I would never do, obviously. So, what was that supposed to mean? Why did it even occur to me to dream of such a thing?

Answer: A good parent, of course, would never abandon their children in any situation. I’m sure you are also a great one and your dream has nothing to do with what you would do in real life. It seems as if it was the opposite of that – You’ve dreamt of abandoning your kids because in real life you care about them and worry about not doing enough to support them. It would be better to know more about your dream, so feel free to send me more information.

Tornado and refusing to leave

Question: There was a tornado in my dream, but I simply did not care. Everybody was panicking and running away. I was sitting on my balcony, carefully watching how others were trying to save themselves. Suddenly my friends came to my house and told me to go with them. I refused and asked them to leave. When they left, I suddenly felt regret and wanted to go with them. The tornado got closer and closer and my house was not a safe place anymore. What does that mean? Should I trust my friends more?

Answer: It could be a message from your subconscious mind that you should trust your friends more. Although it seems that it’s more about not doing something stupid when things are obvious. In this case, your friends weren’t telling you something special. Everybody knows to avoid being near the tornado. It’s just you not observing the situation and making the logical decision.

Running away from a tornado

Question: I spent the entire dream running away from a tornado. At first, I was running, then took a car and was driving for a long time. The strange thing is that nobody else was doing the same thing and the tornado was nowhere to be seen. Although I was certain that it was coming. Was I sensing a danger that others did not or was I paranoid for no reason? How does that translate into the waking life?

Answer: You brought up two very valid points. It could be that you were running away from a tornado for no reason because you only thought that the danger was there. It could also mean that others were not smart enough to understand the situation and how dangerous it was. The answer hides behind the ending of the dream. What happened eventually? If nothing and you only kept running, then it means that in real life you are too obsessed with small problems and worry excessively without a good reason.

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