Lucy Burroughs answered
There are several ways to interpret a dream about a black shadow hanging over you. Usually, people who practice dream interpretation will tell you that a black shadow represents a weight on your mind. This could take any of the following forms:
- Guilt - Have you done anything you feel bad about, but haven't told anybody about? This could be what the black shadow is representing.
- Worry - Are you anxious that your school or work performance isn't up to standard? Are you having a rough time in any of your relationships?
- Regret - Have you upset a friend, or spent next month's rent on drunken eBay purchases? You can't change what's happened in the past, but you can change the way you deal with it.
- Impending doom - You're not worrying about the world ending, are you? It probably won't happen for a while.