If you dreamt of eating a pickle, it could indicate that you are trying to preserve something before it goes wrong in your waking life. Are you trying to insert some damage control into your personal or professional life?
If you were pickling the vegetables, it's possible that you anticipate difficult times ahead and you are mentally preparing yourself as best you can to survive the situation- a means of self-preservation.
Another interpretation if you were pickling the vegetables is that you are saving up for something and squirreling away money for when you know you will need it most.
Or perhaps you are simply an organised person and like to have control over everything, including your food.
If the pickles had gone bad, you may find yourself in a difficult situation in the near future, which you might be expecting or may come as a complete surprise. Consider the phrase- 'in a pickle'- if you feel in a quandry right now or have been put in a tricky spot by someone- this could be why you dreamed of the pickles.
If you are a woman eating pickles in your dream this may be an indicator of an unfulfilling career choice due to a lack of ambition on your part.
If you were eating the pickles, it could also mean that you will have struggles in your love life, however it won't be forever.
Source: The Complete A-Z Dictionary of Dreams by Ian Wallace
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