FIG / FIGTREE



Spiritual Meaning:
The fig is known to enhance psychic ability and also has a direct connection with the beginning of physical life. The Sacred fig is the Bo tree and is revered by Buddhists and Hindus alike. It was beneath this tree that Guatama Buddha received enlightenment. Jesus is said to have blasted the fig tree, when it would not provide him with nourishment. The fig tree in dreams usually suggests that we are in touch with a deeper spiritual awareness of which we have previously had no conscious knowledge.

Psychological / Emotional Perspective:
Because the ‘fruit’of a fig is actually a specialized structure, an involuted (nearly closed) receptacle with many small flowers arranged on the inner surface, it has come to represent intuition and wisdom and their application in the ordinary world. This gives it an association with the Tree of Knowledge, the beginning of duality, and ultimately with masculinity and femininity.

Everyday Material Aspects:
Often because of its shape, the fig is associated with sexuality, fertility, masculinity and prosperity. To dream of eating figs may well be a recognition that some kind of celebration is necessary although equally that a situation holds more potential than at first thought. Because it holds many seeds, the fig is seen as a potent fertility symbol.

Gender / Specific Meanings:
In a woman’s dream this image may represent her partner’s fertility and,  therefore, his ability to father children. In a man’s dream it is more likely to suggest his virility.