Human beings show our affection and love for each other, and our passion through a kiss. A kiss can magically soothe, soothe and even heal – a child will feel better after kissing her boo-boo. In many cultures, but especially Western cultures, a kiss is often the most intimate physical expression, sometimes considered more intimate than even sexual intercourse. It is common knowledge that prostitutes rarely kiss their clients on the mouth. This is because the kiss is recognized as a sign of love and tenderness, and the services rendered by a working girl (or boy) are little more than a business transaction.
In Christian societies, a kiss can also be an act of treason, such as the betrayal of Christ by the kiss of Judas. A kiss can also mark the beginning of the end of something, an action that marks the disappearance of the person or the project as in ‘the kiss of death’. It also represents a goodbye, both temporary and permanent.
In fairy tales, kisses take on a much more complex archetypal meaning. Snow White and Sleeping Beauty were revived by a kiss. A frog is magically transformed through the power of a kiss. In the world of fairy tales, the kiss is associated with rebirth; physical, psychological or spiritual.
In dreams, kisses can be the tender, loving, healing type, the passionate intimate type, or the complex archetypal type. They can be symbols of transformation, rebirth, rekindling or ending a relationship or project: a ‘breath of new life’ or ‘the kiss of death’ delivered through the lips.
In dreams, a kiss is not just a kiss. It has to be understood in context. Is the kiss a simple kiss on the cheek of a relative? This type of kiss could signify need or royal approval from people in authority or parental figures. If you pull away or avoid the kiss, it could mean that you feel stifled by the authorities or that you feel like they are making you feel childish. Are you kissing a child, an animal, an inanimate object? Perhaps this is a suggestion that some healing needs to take place, or that you need to welcome this new aspect, situation, or character into your life.
Kissing someone you’re involved with can indicate a desire for closeness if it’s missing, or it can be an expression of deep affection for that person, even on a subconscious level.
Dreaming of kissing someone of the same sex, if you are heterosexual, may indicate a need for self-love or may indicate approval of oneself. And again, it can suggest deep affection, plain and simple.
If you are kissing someone you are not attracted to, or if the kiss is unwanted or makes you feel uncomfortable, the dream may indicate feelings of betrayal, as forceful kissing is rape; of intimacy, of choice, of limits and of your body. These are the kisses that indicate that you are feeling overwhelmed or pressured by someone or something in your life. Look at who is involved in the kiss to give you a clue as to who or what the situation is. However, this type of kiss can also be a clue to feel victimized or intimidated/forced to carry out actions or activities against which you are against.
The desired long and hungry kiss can represent, in your dream, a longing for something. The longing can be for love and intimacy, but it can also express a longing for something that is missing in other areas of your life. For example, if you dream of kissing an actor this may be a play on words. It can mean that you long for the ability to take action in some area of your life.
If an animal is kissed, this can suggest a longing to return to or recapture your true nature, uninhibited and unrepressed. These are just a few possible meanings. As always, you have to take into account the context, the words and the characters.
Other possible meanings:
Kissing someone you like and love can simply be the fulfillment of a wish.
Kissing a faceless person can show that your basic desires are being fulfilled.
Kissing someone you meet in a casual and non-romantic way can represent the recognition of harmonious vibrations.
Kissing a celebrity can suggest that you need to kiss or that you are trying to boost your self-esteem.
Kisses with adulterous passionate undertones can mean it’s time to spice up the romance.
Kissing is the beginning of passion for almost any age group. Whether it’s young lovers stealing a kiss at their front door or an older married couple kissing each other tenderly on their 25th anniversary, a kiss is often about love, passion and tenderness.
A kiss from a lover, in happy circumstances, portends happiness and contentment.
A kiss from a stranger implies an unexpected gift.
A kiss can represent affection, joy, upcoming success, or the desire to be close to someone.
An unwanted kiss can indicate upcoming advances from someone you don’t particularly like or care about.
If you are kissing a close friend, then the suggestion may simply be a reminder of your respect and feelings for your friend. On the other hand, it may be hinting that you are looking for an intimate closeness that is lacking in any waking relationship. It may or may not signify a romantic interest to him or her.
To dream that you are kissing someone’s hand means respect.
Seeing others kissing in your dream suggests that you are too involved in their personal lives and relationships. You need to give them some space.
In general, kissing is a show of affection and suggests warmth, happiness, appreciation, passion, tenderness, and connection. However, one must always keep in mind the negative connotations. A kiss can be a last kiss, a goodbye kiss, the kiss of death, a goodbye kiss, an unwanted advance, or a means to spread a contagion.
To determine what the kiss represents in a particular dream, take note of who is involved in the kiss, where it takes place, how you (the dreamer) react to the kiss and the character, and what other elements are included in the dream. Also, take note of whether the dream is primarily positive or negative.
By answering these questions, you should be able to determine what your kissing dream is trying to tell you.