Islamic Interpretation of Dreams (Ibn-i Sirin): In a dream, sand represents money. Carrying a handful of sand in a dream means pursuing a business. If one carries a heavy load of sand in a dream, it means that he will suffer for his sins. Swallowing sand or gathering it in a dream denotes savings. Walking on sand in a dream means pursuing either a spiritual or a mundane interest, or it could represent a sad event, a fight, or committing injustic… [...]


(Psychological / emotional perspective) Sand in a dream suggests a degree of instability and lack of security. When sand and sea are seen together we are not feeling particularly emotionally secure. When the sands are shifting we are probably unable to decide what we require from life. If we are conscious of the sand in an hourglass we are aware of time running out; we perhaps need to be certain we are making best use of our resources…. [...]


To dream of sand suggests difficult times or losses are ahead. Also see “desert,” “sand castle” and “Sand storm”… [...]


(Material aspects) Sand can represent impermanence. Because they will inevitably be washed away by the tide, building sand castles in dreams suggests that there is some doubt about the validity of a project in which we are involved. They also indicate that the structure we are trying to give to our lives does not necessarily have permanence and may be an illusion. You might also like to consult the entries for beach, digging / excavation, hourgl… [...]

Sand Storm

To dream about a sand storm represents unexpressed fears or emotions, such as anger, rage, turmoil, etc. It is possible that you feel the “sands of time” are passing you by, and you are being left behind. On a more positive note, this dream can also signify the rising of spirit within, in response to overwhelming challenges. If you dream of taking cover from the storm, your real life troubles should quickly blow over. Stay strong!… [...]

Sand Castle

Dreaming of sand castles suggests that you should beware of a new acquaintance who will try to exploit you. This dream can also symbolize that you are standing on uneasy ground in a relationship or new life situation…. [...]

Sand Dollars

To dream about sand dollars represents your hidden skills or talents…. [...]


Spiritually, sand represents the impermanence of the physical life and can suggest having to approach death or change in some way. The sands of time is an image much used in poetry and lyricism…. [...]


To dream of sand, is indicative of famine and losses…. [...]

Trickling sand

Islamic Interpretation of Dreams (Ibn-i Sirin): (See Hourglass)… [...]