Sphinx dream of a sphinx represents your feelings about authority or control that doesn’t need to explain itself. Respect that can’t be questioned. Awareness of how intelligent it is to avoid upsetting an authority. Feeling that you will face serious consequences if you don’t respect someone on your own. Feeling that you will be in serious trouble if you don’t do exactly what someone tells you. A warning signal to “tread carefully” in the presence of authority. A warning signal that something seriously dangerous is not being faked.
Negatively, dreaming about a sphinx may reflect people in your life that you feel are so conceited with power that they expect total compliance from you without explaining themselves. Fearing someone powerful’s reputation. Signalling to others that they are in danger if they risk insubordination. Allowing arrogant rhetoric, rumors, or reputations control you. Assuming someone is powerful or dangerous without having ever experienced it yourself. Serving others without question. Assumptions about a dangerous past that haven’t been fully explored.
To dream of the Egyptian Sphinx may reflect feelings of assumed importance given to something based on a reputation of which you’ve never experienced yourself in person. Assuming something is important to respect without understanding it fully.
Alternatively, the Egyptian Sphinx may reflect awareness of something being important, but not understanding why. Respect you used to give to someone without knowing much about them. A dangerous reputation that stands the test of time. Memories of total power that used to be highly respected. Something in your life that triggers bad memories of a bossy person, bully, or controlling person. Intimidation from your past that negatively effects your decisions in the present.
Example: A man dreamed of floating above the Egyptian desert in a hot air balloon and seeing a large number of sphinx’s on the ground. In waking life he was having a child and was assuming that his child was so important that he would sacrifice a large number of areas of his life to respect the child’s upbringing. The sphinx’s in this case may have reflected his unquestioned respect for his first unborn child without question based on inexperience that was excessive and driving to him to make too many sacrifices to his personal life to cater to the child’s needs. He was so nervous about becoming a father he allowed his need to respect the child without question to override his judgement.
Example 2: A man dreamed of seeing sphinx’s on all his bed posts. In waking life he was having trouble having a sexual relationship with this girlfriend because she feared sexual contact. The sphinx’s in this case may have reflected his feelings about having to respect his girlfriend’s fear of sexual contact without question until she was ready on her own. He feared she would break up with him if he pushed her at all.