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Dream Of Yam : 60 Scenarios & Their Meanings

Dream Of Yam : 60 Scenarios & Their Meanings

Updated on Mar 17, 2023 | Published on Mar 17, 2023

Reviewed by Dr. Nereida Gonzalez-Berrios, MD , Certified Psychiatrist

Dream Of Yam 60 Scenarios & Their Meanings

It’s a good sign to dream of yam. Dreams are personal and that doesn’t apply to each scenario featuring a yam/ yams. Not at all. But scenarios associated with this vegetable are associated more with the positives than negatives.

Want to decipher the pleasant message behind your dream? Let’s get into the details. 

What Does It Mean To Dream Of Yam?

A dream of yam symbolizes sustenance, growth, development, success, and prosperity. Based on your reality, yam can also mean people are plotting against you. 

A dream of yam shows you are getting to the roots of a problem to resolve it. Yams also symbolize transformation, abundance, fruition, wealth, and prosperity. 

On the other hand, yams also reflect excessive support and unwanted gestures of love and affection.

Yam also connotes marriage or a desire for companionship. This stems from cultures where the groom gives yams as a wedding gift to the bride’s family. 

Negatively, the vegetable can be a harbinger of an illness for some dreamers.

However, let us remind you that these are just generalized interpretations. Depending on your context and cultural background, your dream might lead to an entirely different meaning. 

To make your dream interpretation easier, we have curated some of the most commonly experienced dreams experienced by dreamers across the globe. You can check them out for a better understanding of your scenario. 

Dreaming Of Yam : 60 Scenarios & Their Meanings

Here is our list of the most commonly-experienced scenarios associated with yam:

1. Two yams in a dream

In this context, the two yams stand for two options that look equally promising. Because of this, you are in a fix about which to proceed with. 

2. Seeing many yams in a dream

The presence of too many yams shows you are currently going against all odds to resolve an ongoing problem. 

3. To see a truckload of yam in a dream

The dream is a symbol of abundance and prosperity. Understand that the interpretation applies only if the yams remain intact inside the truck

If they fall off, the interpretation of yam dream will flip to the negative. 

4. A dream about giving yams to someone

Before you delve deep, recall how you feel in the dream. If the overall scenario makes you feel good, there’s a good chance that you will help someone financially in the real world. 

But if the dream left you uneasy, it is probably the subconscious warning of an unexpected expense.

5. Someone giving you yams in a dream

In this context, the yam is symbolic of finance. So, someone giving you yams can be interpreted as a financial boost. 

This can mean someone giving you a hefty sum of money, getting a better job, or a hike in your salary. 

6. To dream about pricing yam 

Chances are, you are thinking about selling off your properties. On the contrary, it can mean you are trying to purchase something at a price much lower than what was quoted. 

7. To dream of buying yam

First, try to recall if you negotiated the price. 

If you didn’t, the scenario symbolizes laziness and procrastination. 

It is also interpreted as investing your time, energy, and money in something, say a venture or learning a skillset, that will guide you to a prosperous life. 

8. Selling yam in a dream

This dream shows you are not making any progress in one or multiple aspects of your life. 

If you see yourself selling yam, it also means your rivals are steps ahead of you and you are at a disadvantage. 

9. Selling yam at the marketplace in a dream

The dream foretells a significant improvement in your finances. 

For some dreamers, the scenario can mean success after days, months, or even years of hard work. 

10. Peeling yams in a dream

If you have recently let go of something or someone who is not worthy of your love and attention, the scenario of peeling yam shows you have made the right decision. 

11. Cutting yam in a dream

First, try to recall why you cut the yams. If you do it to prepare a meal, the dream assures you that you will reap the benefits of your hard work. 

Contrarily, if you cut or chop the yam for some other reason, that means you are overexerting yourself in your waking hours. 

From that perspective, the dream reminds you of the importance of opening up and connecting with others and sharing happiness as well as sorrow with them. 

12. Dreaming about cutting a white yam

The dream lets you know that you are doing more than you should. You might have done it out of concern but you need to understand that others might misinterpret your actions as prying into their affairs. 

13. A dream of cutting yam with another person

The dream shows the importance of communicating, connecting, and working together with other like-minded individuals. 

14. To dream of seeing another person cutting yam

The dream symbolizes financial complications and a lack of resources. 

From the relationship or marriage point of view, the scenario of another person cutting yam shows you are considering ending your relationship. 

15. Dreaming of cooking yam porridge

Seeing yourself cooking yam porridge is a negative sign foretelling conflicts and possible disputes within the household. 

16. Seeing others roasting yam for you in a dream

According to the scenario, some people are plotting your fall. 

17. A dream of eating yam

Eating yam is a good omen. Your finances will likely improve unexpectedly. 

On the other hand, if you have been having health problems for some time, eating yam shows you are gradually recovering. 

18. Eating yam with another person in a dream

Through the dream, the subconscious warns you to keep a distance from people who could potentially harm your life. 

That said, the exact interpretation of the scenario depends on who that person in your dream was. 

19. Eating yam with your partner in a dream

This dream signifies that you and your partner will tie the wedding knot soon. If you are already married, pregnancy is probably on the cards. 

20. To dream of eating yam with a large group of people

If you have your own venture, eating yam with several other people symbolizes massive success. 

21. To dream of eating yam porridge

Contrary to cooking yam porridge, eating this type of porridge indicates you will likely receive a pleasant surprise from a close one. 

22. Eating roasted yam in a dream

It is an ill omen to dream of eating roasted yams. Expect pitfalls and unfortunate events sometime in the future. 

23. Digging up yam in a dream

From the professional viewpoint, digging up yams is an auspicious sign symbolizing immense success. This can be anything from getting your dream job at the company you have always wanted to work for or getting a handsome bonus in recognition of your hard work. 

24. Planting yam in a dream

It is a positive sign to see yourself planting yams. It symbolizes growth, development, success, and prosperity. 

25. Harvesting coco yam or yam in a dream

The dream shows you are determined to do or accomplish a specific task/ goal in your waking life. 

Harvesting yams can also mean you are anticipating good news about something you have worked hard or invested in. 

26. Seeing a yam plantation in a dream

Yam plantation is often associated with the accomplishment of a career or work-related goal. 

27. A dream of picking yam

There’s a good chance that you are going through a transitional phase if you see yourself picking yams. 

Another interpretation is that you are easy prey to manipulators. 

28. Pounding yam in a dream

Usually, pounding yam is associated with growth and development. 

Alternatively, it means you need to be responsible for your actions, regardless of the consequences. 

In some instances, pounding yam symbolizes your connection with another person. 

29. To dream of throwing away yams

According to the scenario, your present life is too chaotic, either due to your conflicting thoughts or external factors. 

Regardless of which, the dream reminds you to take things easy and not get worked up. 

30. Throwing away rotten yams in a dream

Getting rid of rotten yams symbolizes cleansing and purification. You might cut off ties with a toxic friend, partner, or acquaintance. 

This can also mean letting go of negative thoughts and energy that have been taking a toll on your mental health. 

31. To see tubers of yam in a dream

Tubers of yam are associated with positive changes – abundance, wealth, and prosperity. Even if you aren’t doing well currently, expect your circumstances to improve to a certain degree if tubers of yam appeared in your dream. 

32. Dreaming about stolen tubers of yam

Generally, stolen yams stand for possible separation from a close one. 

33. Fresh yam in a dream

Generally, fresh yam is the subconscious reminding you to focus on the present. Not in the past. And not on something that has already ended. 

34. To dream of delicious yam

Lip-smackingly delicious yam tends to show up if you are being underestimated by others in certain areas of your life. 

35. Dreaming of stale yam

This scenario shows a lack of confidence and low self-esteem. 

36. Seeing rotten yams at your home in a dream

According to the dream, you will not be on friendly terms with one of your family members over an issue. 

37. Dried yam in a dream

Dried yam symbolizes a loss of faith and stagnation.  

38. Roasted yam in a dream

Generally, roasted yam symbolizes challenges and hardships. 

39. Dreaming of white yam

White yam shows you need to open yourself up to love and be loved. 

40. A dream about black yam

This dream symbolizes your bottled-up desire to be independent. 

41. Dreaming of brown yam

If brown yam appears, that is because you believe you are too open about your opinions and feelings unnecessarily. 

42. Yellow yam in a dream

Yellow yam is a negative sign symbolizing an inferiority complex, losing hope, and helplessness.

43. Orange yam in a dream

Orange yam is often the subconscious nudging you to make a move if there’s something you’ve always wanted to do in your waking life. 

44. Seeing a red yam in a dream

Usually, a red yam represents a strong, confident, and reliable person in your circle. 

45. Pink yam in a dream

Usually, a pink yam symbolizes fear of the unknown. 

46. Blue yam in a dream

Oftentimes, blue yam foretells a complicated issue. 

47. Dreaming of purple yam

Seeing a purple yam shows you are passing through one of the most peaceful and rewarding phases of your life. 

48. Green yam in a dream

Recall if the dream makes you feel confident and at ease or the contrary. Because according to dream books, the scenario is closely associated with how your friends perceive you. 

49. Silver yam in a dream

If you see silver yam, that means you have too much hate, anger, and other negative emotions bottled deep within you. 

50. Multicolored yam in a dream

Oftentimes, the appearance of a multicolored yam shows something unexpected is about to happen in your life. 

51. Yam in the dream of a patient

For a patient, yam symbolizes recovery. 

52. A woman dreams of selling yam

For a woman, selling yam is a warning of possible separation from her partner. 

53. Yam in the dreams of a pregnant woman

Generally, it is a promising sign if an expecting mother dreams of yam. In most cases, the dream implies both mother and fetus are in good condition.

According to some cultures, such a dream foretells the delivery of a baby boy

However, the interpretation varies depending on the exact scenario and the emotions associated with the dream.

54. Two yams in the dreams of a pregnant woman

Most of the time, the presence of two yams in the dreams of a pregnant woman shows she will give birth to twins. 

55. A pregnant woman dreams of eating yam

This dream shows the woman’s life is stable and looks promising. 

56. A pregnant woman dreams of a child eating yams

The dream is a sign of the fetus’s good health, growth, and development. 

57. A pregnant woman dreams of her husband taking yam

Through the dream, the higher realms warn the dreamer of possible health complications her husband might develop in the foreseeable future. 

58. A pregnant woman dreams of a stranger giving her yams

If the above dream is experienced while the dreamer is amidst a challenging phase in her life, the scenario is a sign that her circumstances will improve soon through the generosity of an individual. 

59. Rotten yam in the dream of a pregnant woman

Rotten yams for a pregnant woman is an ill omen foretelling miscarriage and other similar accidents. 

60. Yam in the dreams of a businessperson

For a businessperson, yam symbolizes huge success and increases in revenue. But you need to understand that along with your business success, your expense will rise too. 

Spiritual Meaning Of Yam Dreams

The spiritual meaning of yam varies depending on the context and culture. While some consider it a symbol of abundance, prosperity, fertility, devotion and to have healing powers others associate it with transformation, connection with the natural world, and spiritual growth

Biblical Meaning Of Yam In Dreams

Yams are not specifically mentioned in the Bible. But there are references to similar vegetables such as onions. Because these were considered to be symbolic of sustenance, yam signifies spiritual nourishment and sustenance. 

Psychological Meaning Of Yam Dreams

From a psychological perspective, yam symbolizes a need for more physical nourishment, growth, and abundance. It also emphasizes the importance to connect with your roots and heritage. 


Overall, a dream of yam symbolizes good luck, blessings, abundance, and prosperity. But as we mentioned above, dreams are not one-size-fits-all. Meanings will vary depending on the person, cultural associations with the vegetable, and context.