Onions fall into the same category as garlic as being one of the strongest vegetables- so perhaps you are lacking the emotional or physical strength to do something right now. Perhaps the dream is telling you to get your strength back by eating the right things or possibly by seeking out something or someone who can bring out your inner sense of power.
Onions are thought to represent the layers you need to get through to find the source of a problem or issue. They could represent the layers you need to peel back on yourself to find the route of your behaviours and thoughts.
Another suggestion is that you need to cleanse yourself of something in order to start afresh. This could be a person, a behaviour or a habit for instance but you need to rid yourself of whatever it is to move on.
If you were peeling an onion in your dream, then you are willing to put in the effort to understand your own personality and uncover your hidden abilities.
On the other hand, if you were cutting an onion and were crying, then you may be going through a painful time in your waking hours caused by someone else.
The dream could be a result of your worries about the troubles within your family unit. Someone eating a strong-smelling onion in your dreamscape could indicate feelings of contempt you have towards the person eating it.
If there was a foul-smelling onion, it could also mean that you are in bad health and need to take better care of yourself.
If you managed to eat a whole one in your dream, then you will overcome your opposition in your waking hours. Whereas if the juice went in your eyes, then you may struggle to defeat those whose opinions and morals don’t match your own.
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