To dream about rhubarb depends on how big it has grown. To see short sticks of rhubarb suggests that you have just started something and it has great potential in the future. Carry on as you are for you have a long and prosperous road ahead of you. 

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On the other hand, rhubarb can reach five feet tall so if you saw some that had grown to such an extent you may have exhausted all possibilities in something in your waking hours. It may be time to move on. 

Rhubarb eaten in vast quantities can have a laxative effect and was once used for medicinal purposes. The dream could be telling you that you are doing something to excess and it’s harming your health. This could be eating the wrong things, sitting for long periods or drinking to name a few. Everything in moderation. 

The term rhubarb means ‘heated dispute’ because in the 1930s, actors in the background at plays would repeat the word ‘rhubarb’ when pretending to argue with one another. With this in mind, perhaps you are having an ongoing quarrel with someone in your waking hours. Should you agree to disagree or is this relationship not worth saving?

Rhubarb leaves can be poisonous so to see some in your dream indicates something toxic in your world. A relationship, an attitude or lifestyle- consider what you need to remove from your life before it causes irreversible damage. 

Rhubarb is a hardy plant and is difficult to kill once it has been established in a garden. Consequently, dreaming about the fruit indicates a need to toughen up. Perhaps you are very fragile at present and the only way you will get through the next few days, weeks, months or years is to develop thicker skin. 

On the other hand, are you being too tough on someone in your waking hours? Perhaps this isn’t the best approach and they need you to show them your softer side. Similarly if you require someone to break down their hard exterior for your relationship to flourish, an honest conversation is prudent. 

Rhubarb is a tart fruit that requires something like a sweet strawberry to decrease the intensity of its flavour. If it appears in your dream, it might be linked to a relationship you have with someone where you compliment each other well. Perhaps you are sharp by nature, but this person helps to mellow you. Try to remember who was in the dream with you- are you the yin to their yang? If so, your relationship is likely to last because together you strike the perfect balance. 

To eat rhubarb in a pie or crumble is synonymous with home comforts, especially if you ate such foods when you were little or make them now for your own family. Are you missing home? Perhaps you have just moved out or are on a lengthy trip that will take you away from these familiarities for a while. If so, it’s important to connect with those who are there until you can return again.

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