I know scarab beetles sometimes mean protection, and sometimes they mean rebirth… But these beetles were overflowing from a cup and they were like a metallic turquoise in color. In the context of the dream, it was like the cup was needed, and once I got close enough to the cup and the beetles started pouring out I was frightened at first, but then I realized that the beetles in the cup were what I needed and it actually ended up making me happy. I also counted the scarab beetles because for some reason, I felt like it was important to know how many there were. I can't remember how many there were, but I know it was an odd number. I am a student of philosophy, and I am aware of Carl Jung's scarab beetle and synchronicity study, and Egyptian culture is very appealing to me. I have scarab jewelry as well... But as far as dream interpretation goes, I am at a loss. Any insights into my dream to be very helpful, thank you!
Most dreams are messages from the subconscious mind. You are just processing daily thoughts, feelings and events in the dream. I have always understood that beetles/scarabs were spiritual protection. Turquoise is a stone of protection and abundance. Your cup overflowing again is an image of abundance. Fear of success.
Anyone familiar with Jung's story of the scarab could easily view the overflowing beetles as "knowledge of the unconscious". The cup could be viewed as the unconscious, from which all things pour outward.