But if in the dream you were scared of the carnival or felt a menacing attitude about it then this suggests that you may be feeling a bit scared of something. This is probably not something that is concrete or immediately obvious to you, otherwise you would probably just be having bad dreams about whatever that actual thing is. The carnival in your dreams acts as a bit of a scapegoat allowing you to be afraid of that when in reality it is something entirely different that you are fearful of. The carnival merely gives off a menacing air so that you know that you are afraid of something. What you need to do when you are awake is think about what could possibly be bothering you. Perhaps you have a fear of public speaking and are slated to give a speech soon. This could be a possibility too, and hopefully this is not the case. But this fear could be a fear of anything, and in this case it is something that is not physical.
To dream of a carnival in a good way or to have a positive dream involving a carnival means that you are going to experience great joy in the near future. You are going to accomplish something which will allow you to have a variety of positive experiences not just involving carnival like elements. For someone that really likes the carnival, the carnival represents great fun for all in many different forms. You are not just having fun in one area or doing one thing that you like. The carnival puts you in a place in which you can experience multiple things that are great for you. You can have fun with the clowns, you can throw pies at people, you can pop balloons and blow up balloons, you can play darts, and you can watch lions jump through hoops. There are any numbers of different ways to enjoy yourself when it comes to the carnival.
Thus, the fact that there are so many ways to have fun in a carnival means that when you dream of a carnival, you are dreaming of all of the different awards that you will one day receive and it will not just be one thing, it will be many. You have done something deserving of many rewards. However it is also a possibility that this dream is a warning to you that you should spend more time trying to enjoy yourself. You need to go out and have fun because you have not been doing it recently and haven’t been able to catch a break. You are probably overworked and stressed and need a bit of time to yourself. This does not mean you need to go to a carnival literally, it just means you need to have a break and enjoy your life.
The carnival, as stated above, can be a place of fun or a place of fear and it is up to you to decide which one of these things is going to apply to you most. At the same time though, even the scariest carnivals have some good things about them and it is up to you to notice them. A dream of a scary carnival could be a message trying to let you know that even if you have a fearsome dream of a scary environment, it is up to you to notice all of the best things about even the worst situations.