The meaning of Arch / vault in dream | Dream interpretation
interpreted upon 4 sides: courage, sultanate, good & something wanted.
To pass under one, foretells that many will seek you who formerly ignored your position.
For a young woman to see a fallen arch, denotes the destruction of her hopes, and she will be miserable in her new situation. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A very specific point is being made here: it is possible to survive and overcome early childhood suffering.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- We arc in the process of passing a test. We may be being protected bv authority.
We arc experiencing some form of spiritual initiation. We are being born again, given a fresh start.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If we do not then our circumstances must remain the same. We may be being protected by authority.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you dreamed of passing under an arch, you are headed toward a different direction in life that will bring new opportunities.... My Dream Interpretation
If spanning a window or passageway, suggests new opportunity or direction.... The Dream Books Symbols
2. Doorway to something signiﬁcant. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A current situation or person in your life may be bringing up old feelings for you. Or, it could be a hint to look to your past experience for clues to how to handle a current situation. Also see “Digging.”... My Dream Interpretation
If the archangel Gabriel in one’s dream speaks to him, advises him, or admonishes him in the dream, it means receiving a great honor, strength, victory in one’s life and glad tidings.
If the person is oppressed, it means that he will triumph at the end. Ifhe is sick, it means that he will recover from his illness. Ifhe is in a state of depression or fear, it means that he will overcome it and he shall sail into success. Ifhe had not yet performed his pilgrimage to Mecca, it means that he will fulfill it. Seeing the archangel Gabriel in a dream also means glad tidings of martyrdom, even if the person lives a long life.
If one receives some food or fruits from him in the dream, it means that he is one of the dwellers of paradise. However, if a disbeliever sees him in a dream, it means that he will face tribulations and punishments in his life. Ifhe considers the archangel Gabriel and the archangel Michael as equals in a dream, it means that he agrees with the people of Jewish faith.
To his own detriment, such a person might steer into an activity that is opposite to God’s instructions and consequently earns himself God’s wrath.
If the archangel Gabriel (uwbp) greets someone in his dream, it means that such a person will become a great man of knowledge and he will be recognized and distinguished in his own field.
The archangel Gabriel in a dream also represents the messenger of the king, the confidant, the carrier of glad tidings or the person who announces the birth of a son. Seeing him in a dream also indicates increase in one’s devotion, learning and acquiring in-depth knowledge of mystical realities. Seeing him (uwbp) in a dream also signifies the smooth rising of the soul after death for someone who is dying.
The archangel Gabriel in a dream also represents a movement, struggle, triumph and understanding the meanings of religious knowledge or learning the secrets of astrology.
If one sees the archangel Gabriel distressed in a dream, it means that a calamity will befall the person seeing the dream.
If one becomes Gabriel in a dream, it means that he will become generous, magnanimous and blessed in his actions and performances.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see one in the every day dress of a common citizen, denotes you will have aid and encouragement from those in prominent positions and will succeed in your enterprises.
For a young woman to dream that an archbishop is kindly directing her, foretells she will be fortunate in forming her friendships. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you are not trying to create water, you need not follow that rule or be held by it. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
An arched bridge or a viaduct in a dream also could represents one’s wife, or it could mean dispelling of one’s worries or trouble. Driving over an arched bridge or through a viaduct in a dream means riding a vehicle’.
An arched bridge or a stone bridge in a dream also signifies richness, luxury, longevity, a sickness, renouncing one’s allegiance, or it could mean breaking a promise.
An arched bridge in a dream also could represent a middle man, a wise man, or a ruler, except if the bridge leads to a loathsome place, or to a dead end. Crossing an arched bridge that leads to the palace of a ruler in a dream means receiving money, or it could mean getting married to a noble person.
An unknown bridge in a dream represents the world and particularly ifit connects the city with the cemetery. It also could represent a ship, or the Bridge of the Day of Judgement, for it is the last hurdle before reaching paradise.
If one crosses an arched bridge in his dream, then it means that he will cross the abode of this world into the abode of the hereafter and particularly if one meets departed souls from the world or enters unknown places or sees uncommon structures, or if a bird carries him by air, or if a beast swallows him, or ifhe falls into a ditch or flies into the heavens in his dream, all of which also means recovering from an illness or undertaking a long journey, or it could mean returning home from a long journey.
If on the other side of the bridge one ends in a fertile farm, luscious fields, or meets with an old woman in his dream, it means money. benefits and prosperity.
If the other side of the bridge leads to a mosque in the dream, it means that one will achieve his goal, fulfill his intention or perform a pilgrimage to God’s House in Mecca.
If one becomes a bridge in a dream, it means that he will acquire extensive powers or becomes an inspiration to others, or that people will come to need his authority and help. Crossing a wooden bridge in a dream means meeting with a group of hypocrites.
(Also see Bridge)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(Also see Arrows)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If already married, be true; danger is near you. ... Mystic Dream Book
See also Arrow, Sports, and Bow*... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Archetypal symbols in our dreams, Jung taught, are especially important as they carry potent healing energy, enabling us to change on inner levels that bypass pure intellect. The unconscious mind actually‘speaks’ in symbols—symbols are its language—so we accomplish change most powerfully when we communicate with the inner self using archetypal symbols instead of words. Let us say, for example, that you have an exceptionally clear and vivid dream about a robed, bearded figure—a typical image of the wise old man—and he is floating outside the windows of your home. Since the home often represents yourself, the dream might make you aware that you are seeing wisdom outside of yourself instead of within. But the presence of the archetypal symbol also tells us that our higher self seeks to intervene!
Or let’s say you dreamed of a valiant hero or heroine rescuing you from extreme danger. You may be hoping to be rescued by someone in your waking life. Your dreaming mind is urging you to accept assistance if it is given to you; it may also be urging you to find the hero or heroine, in other words courage, within yourself. Or you might have an archetypal dream of a mother bear. In the dream, this archetype of the great mother might be cuffing her young or refusing to feed them. Such a scene would give you important information about how you are nurturing others or yourself. Perhaps you neglected your basic needs. In some way, you are not ‘mothering yourself’ in a healthy and beneficial manner; your higher self seeks to call this to your attention.
On the other hand, in a time of loneliness in your life, you might dream of being held and comforted by a great mother figure—and wake up from the dream feeling energized and ready to go on. The great mother in your dream, in a very real way,‘kissed it and made it better’. In looking at these two views of the mother, you can see the opposite sides that Jung pointed out were an essential aspect of all archetypes. It is through integrating this duality that you can become whole and at peace.... The Element Encyclopedia
The influence these archetypes have upon our conscious self is varied. Panly they are supportive, as instincts are to an animal.
Some ancient cultures erected a pantheon of gods and goddesses. Many of these gods were expressions of archetypal themes, such as death, rebirth and womanhood.
A sheepdog has in itself, unconsciously, a propensity to herd animals under direction. Through the worship of gods, perhaps ancient people touched similar reservoirs of strength and healing. Without such, the individual might find it mcre difficult to face the fact that death waits at the end of their life, or to allow sexuality to emerge into their life at pube ty.
The dream of a girl suffering from anorexia shows her cutting off her own breasts with scissors. Here her developing sexual traits and urges are unacceptable to her. Perhaps she ‘cuts them off’ by not eating, thus preventing her body and psyche from maturing. In the past it would have been recommended that she give offerings to a goddess, thus aligning her with an unconscious power to adapt and mature.
Some of these archetypal patterns of behaviour, such as territorialism and group identity, are only too obviously behind much that occurs in war, and their influence needs to be brought more fully into awareness. But we must be careful in accepting Jung s descnption of the archetypes. In more recent years, through the tremendously amplified access to the unconscious made possible in psychiatry through such drugs as LSD, a lot more information about unconscious imagery has been made available.
It is possible thai certain synthesising aspects of the mind produce images to represent huge areas of collected experience, i.e. the Mystic Mother or Madonna representing our collected experience of our mother.
Whatever may be the explanation of these archetypal themes, they are imponant because they illustrate how we as individuals, and as human beings collectively, have been able to develop^ur sense of conscious identity amidst enormous forces of unconsciousness, collectivity and external stresses. Below are some common archetypal symbols and their associated images. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
C G Jung began studying archetypes and dividing function into thinking, feeling, sensation and intuition. Following various work by his pupils, it became possible to build up a type of ‘map’ of the interaction between all of these functions and to discover where one’s own distortions occur. Each function has a ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ quality which is perhaps better described as ‘greater’ and ‘lesser’. Each of the masculine and feminine sides of the personality has these four functions, thus there are 64 (8 x 8) interactions possible. Where a distortion has occurred, we tend to project onto those around us the archetype with which we have most difficulty (often the Shadow). Consequently there will be a tendency to repeat situations over and over (e.g. the woman who continually finds herself in close relationships with a father-figure type, or the man who continuallv finds himself at odds with women executives) until we learn how to cope with and understand our distortion.
The obverse of this is that, with awareness, one is able to accept other’s projections onto oneself without being affected bv them. Perfect balance would be achieved by using all aspects of the personality as shown below. Kindly Father and Mother are self explanatory. Ogre represents masculine anger used negatively and Destructive Mother may be wilfully destructive, or simply the smothering type that is the mother who prevents the adequate growth of her children. Youth and Princess are the more gentle, fun-loving aspects of the personality while Tramp is the eternal wanderer and Siren is the seductress or sexually active part of femininity. Hero is the self- sufficient Messianic part of the personality, while Amazon is the ‘self-sufficient’ female the efficient business woman type. Villain is the masculine part of the self who uses power for his own ends, while Competitor is die typical ‘women’s libber’ who feels that she has 110 need for men. Priest and Priestess are the powers of intuition used for the ‘greater good’, while Sorcerer uses inner power totally dispassionately and Witch uses that same power rather more emotionally and perhaps negatively.
2- More specifically the feminine archetypes arc:
This is the conventional picture of the caring mother figure, forgiving transgression and always understanding. Because much has been made of this side of femininity, until recently it was very easy to overdevelop this aspect at the expense of other sides of the personality. Destructive Mother This woman may be the ‘smothermother’ type or the frankly destructive, prohibitive mother. Often it is this aspect who either actively prevents or because of her effect on the dreamer causes difficulty in other relationships. Princess The fun-loving, innocent childlike aspect of femininity. She is totally spontaneous, but at the same time has a subjective approach to other people. Siren This type is the seductress, the sexually and sensually aware woman who still has a sense of her own importance. In dreams she often appears in historic, flowing garments as though to highlight the erotic image.
The self-sufficient woman who feels she docs not need the male: often becomes the career woman. She enjoys the cut and thrust of intellectual sparring. Competitor - She is the woman who competes with all and sundry both men and women - in an effort to prove that she is able to control her own life. Priestess - This is the highly intuitive woman who has learnt to control the flow of information and use it for the common good. She is totally at home within the inner world.
The intuitive woman using her energy to attain her own perceived ends. She is subjective in her judgement and therefore loses her discernment.
The masculine archetypes are: Kindly Father This side of the masculine is the conventional kindly father figure who is capablc of looking after the child in us. but equally of being firm and fair. Ogre This represents the angry; overbearing, aggressive and frightening masculine figure. Often this image has arisen because of the original relationship the dreamer had with their father or father figure.
The fun-loving, curious aspect of the masculine is both sensitive and creative. This is the ‘Peter Pan’ figure who has never grown up.
This is the real freedom lover, the wanderer, the gypsy. He owes no allegiance to anyone and is interested only in what lies around the next corner. Hero The hero is the man who has clcctcd to undertake his own journey of exploration. He is able to consider options and decide his next move. Often he appears as the Messianic figure in dreams. He will rescue the damsel in distress, but only as part of his growth proccss.
The villain is completely selfishly involved, not caring who he tramples on in his own search. He is often the aspect of masculinity women first meet in everyday relationships, so can remain in dream images as a threatening figure if she has not come to terms with his selfishness.
The intuitive man is the one who recognises and understands the power of his own intuition, but who usually uses it in the services of his god or gods. He may appear in dreams as the Shaman or Pagan priest.
This is the man who uses discernment in a totallv dis- passionate way for neither good nor evil, but simply because he enjoys the use of power. In his more negative aspect he is the Trickster or Master of unexpected change.
3- Spiritually, when we have access to all the archetypes, we are ready to become integrated and whole.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Mother image: including grandmothers, stepmothers, mother-in-laws, midwives, wise women, goddesses, the Church, universities, towns, countries, heaven, earth, oceans, fields, gardens, springs, baptismal vessels, the womb, ovens, cooking pots, cows, rabbits. All these symbols stand for childhood memories, emotional connection to our mothers, difficulties in growing up, our own character traits, and more.
Serpent biting its aum tail: conscience and ego are in need of reconciliation (this is a reference to the fundamental struggle all human beings face—the polarities of good and evil, men and women, etc.).
Mandala: this symbol of circles and quadrants represent self-realization.... Dreamers Dictionary
The contents of this storehouse are called ‘archetypes’: patterns and symbols that can be found within the unconscious of everyone. These archetypes represent the broad human memory within each of us. They appear as mythical images that occur in every culture throughout recorded history—the images appearing in the dreams of our ancestors are those that speak to us today.
According to Jung, dreams are attempts to guide the waking self. He thought that the purpose of life—and for him, dreams play an important role in it is to understand and integrate all parts of ourselves; dreams are simply one aspect of the self trying to communicate with the conscious part. Dreams don’t disguise the unconscious, they reveal it, through archetypes.
Sigmund Freud disagreed with Jung, as he believed that dreams were disguised attempts to hide, not reveal, true feelings from the waking mind. Freud did, however, recognize a concept of ‘archaic remnants’, inherited—rather than learned—beliefs, through which basic emotions and responses are represented.
For example, the mother figure is a universal symbol of nurturing and protection.
Today, most dream researchers believe that we are more likely to see archetypal figures in our dreams at transition points in our lives than at other, more stable times. Change generally brings about anxiety and self-reflection. Going from education to the workforce, singlehood to marriage, or childless to parent are some typical archetypal transitions. Many of these archetypes are very familiar to us already, because they can be found in myths, legends, fairy tales, books and movies: the wicked stepmother, the authoritative father and the vulnerable maiden. We are as familiar with the superhero in films like Spiderman or Batman, as we are with the character of the dastardly joker or villain. All these characters are archetypes, and enduring representations of basic human qualities, instincts and experiences.
The first step in analysing an archetype, as with any symbol, is through personal reference. For example, a dream about monsters may refer to our inner fears, but it may also be a carry-over from the horror film you watched the same night. The next step is to take into consideration the other images in the dream, as well as the feelings and general atmosphere.
When archetypes appear in your dreams you will rarely feel indifferent to them and your instinctive response is crucial to the interpretation. Do they make you feel angry, inspired, sad, protective, frustrated or liberated? Never forget that such images spring from the deepest levels of the unconscious, and it is up to you to discover why they have been conjured up.
Jung contributed to our understanding of dream archetypes with constructs of his own, which some dream researchers find helpful in interpreting dreams. Although Jung believed that there is no fixed number of archetypes which we can simply list and memorize, he did believe that most archetypes are aspects of the following constructs: the persona, the anima and the animus, the ego, and the shadow. As you interpret your dreams you might want to consider these constructs along with the other archetypal images suggested in the pages of this book.... The Element Encyclopedia
The archetypes predispose us to subconsciously organize our personal experiences in certain ways. We are, for instance, predisposed to perceive someone in our early environment as a father because of the father archetype. If a person’s biological father is absent during childhood, someone else (e.g., an older brother) is assimilated into this archetype, providing concrete images for the father complex (the reflection of the father archetype in the personal unconscious).
Archetypes are not specific images or symbols. They are more like invisible magnetic fields that cause iron filings to arrange themselves according to certain patterns. For example, Jung postulated the existence of a self archetype, which constitutes the unconscious basis for our ego—our conscious self-image or self-concept. In dreams, this self is represented in a variety of ways, often in the form of a circle or mandala (a circular diagram used as an aid to meditation in Hinduism and Buddhism). The self can also be represented by surrogate symbols, such as four of almost anything (according to Jung, four is the number of whole- ness and hence a symbol of the self), a pattern Jung referred to as a quaternity. These concrete manifestations of elusive archetypes are referred to as archetypal images or, when they appear in dreams, as archetypal dream images.
Jung asserted that much of world mythology and folklore represents manifestations of the collective unconscious. He based this assertion on his discovery that the dreams of his patients frequently contained images with which they were completely unfamiliar, but which seemed to reflect symbols that could be found somewhere in the mythological systems of world culture. Jung further found that if he could discover the specific meaning of such images in their native culture, he could better understand the dreams in which they occurred. The process of seeking such meanings is referred to as amplification.... Dreampedia
For a young woman to see an architect, foretells she will meet rebuffs in her aspirations and maneuvers to make a favorable marriage. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
A teacher or minister... Dream Dictionary Unlimited
If one becomes an architect in a dream, it means longevity because of the architect’s aspirations and he will fulfill his intentions, reach a ranking station and a commanding position in his life.
If one becomes an architect in a dream, it also means that he may become ajudge, or a marriage officiant, or it could represent a poet. Seeing an architect in a dream also signifies richness after poverty and health after sickness.
(Also see Artist; Carpet weaver; Graphic artist; Orthopedist)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If it is a hospital or doctor’s office in design, it is most likely referring to your health and telling you the direction you are heading into there. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
An architect may point to the need for psychological help, appearing as a counselor or another expen who can help you work out psychological issues.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A married person of either sex who dreams of seeing an architect drawing plans should consider it a warning of both financial and marital difficulties.... The Complete Dream Book
If you dream of being an architect, it means that you will make a change in your business.... The Complete Dream Book
See Building.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
2. Strengths and weaknesses of an individual. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Crumbled: The destruction of hopes with little warning.
An alternative type of bridge dream, in which movement from one side of the archway to the other marks a transition (see Directions).
A guidepost to follow. Just as we use important buildings for landmarks when giving directions, our ancestors used archways as meeting and business places, often at crossroads (see Cross). In this case, what’s below the archway or what’s happening there will give you more insight.... The Language of Dreams
Dreams of carpenters and architects represent that side of yourself that is creative but practical at the same time. Engineers fix things for us in waking life and in your dream they may represent a friend or advisor who is helping you manage destructive emotions. The engineer is also a symbol of the desire to impose order over emotional chaos in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
For women to dream of seeing men marching, foretells their inclination for men in public positions. They should be careful of their reputations, should they be thrown much with men.
To dream of the month of March, portends disappointing returns in business, and some woman will be suspicious of your honesty. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If you dream of the month of March, then you are planting seeds of intentions for your future. See Drum.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A dream of marching signifies sad news if the marching was slow, but good progress if it was brisk.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
2. Uncertainty about how to approach new problems or situations. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Ready to take on the future or current situation.
3. Feeling of pride in accomplishments or ability. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Marching to a military beat reflects the desire to fight for a specific cause or possibly wishing to attain a public office.
Marching within a group reflects structure, or wishing to belong and fit in. ... The Language of Dreams
To see people marching in your dream also implies that you are looking to become partners or colleagues with city or municipal officials.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you think of the people marching in your dreams as thoughts and ideas, the image of marching is a symbol of agreement and aligning what might otherwise be chaotic and random thoughts into one focused idea. Think about who is marching and the setting in which this is occurring for details to round out your interpretation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To make a marching band harmonize takes teamwork as well as a second sense for understanding others.
To march along with the band in your dream indicates that you feel conforming with others is important in your life. You may feel great joy in your camaraderie with the group.
If you feel that the band is marching you along, you may be struggling with your wish to escape conformity in your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
2. One feels controlled by someone who appears to be a monarch. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A parchment scroll suggests acknowledgement of in-depth study or ancient knowledge.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For instance, in a student’s life, paper would suggest the need to pay attention to the studies, whereas festive wrapping paper could indicate the need for, or the possibility of, celebration.
The art of making paper or creating parchment indicates a highly skilled individual.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For a young woman, it means that she will be angry with her lover and that she fears the opinion of acquaintances. Beware, if you are married, of disagreements in the precincts of the home. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Possible legal entanglements (to receive documents on parchment). ... New American Dream Dictionary
(Also see Impel)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. Seeking a solution to problems.
3. Need for new knowledge or relationships. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are young, it is more likely to be material success and prosperity than the meaning of life; the reverse may apply if you are over thirty-five. What all age-groups are likely to be in quest of is love; but the kind of love may differ: for some it will be casual sexual encounters; for others, romantic ‘true love’; for others, mystical union with all things.
(2) Does the dream indicate whether your search is good? Perhaps it is telling you that you are chasing a will-o’-the-wisp; that you are not putting first things first; or that it is time for you to transfer your energies to some other pursuit. Ultimately, those spiritual teachers may be right who say we already possess all that is worth having, and only need to realize that we possess it; and that even the love we all want (as distinct from what we think we want) is a capacity for loving that occupies the centre of every being. However, in each individual life everything has its own season.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If we arc searching for someone we may be conscious of our loneliness.
If we arc searching for something we may be aware of an unfulfilled need.
Searching in a dream for something we have lost can suggest either that we need information from the past, or that we feel we have lost our identity. Searching also suggests more of a commitment to actually finding than just simply looking.
The movement towards spirituality often begins from a feeling of searching for something.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
For example, seeking a missing coin might represent a longing to recapture financial security after a loss, and looking for a person can represent the desire for a mate.
How does the search feel? Is it futile or hopeful? If the former, perhaps your present focus is in the wrong place. What we think we need and what’s hest for us are not always in sync.... The Language of Dreams
If we are searching for someone we may be conscious of our loneliness.
If we are searching for something we may be aware of an unfulfilled need.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
1- A searchlight in a dream denotes focused attention and concentration.
If the searchlight is trained on us, we need to consider our actions and behaviour.
2- A searchlight can suggest insight into matters which concern us. We have turned the searchlight on them in order to ascertain the real truth.
A searchlight is used to light the way ahead.
3- A searchlight will allow us to comprehend spiritual matters so that we can reject the unnecessary.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If a tomb is caving in: an illness in the family. See Cave.
Depth Psychology: A tomb always points to character traits or fears that you are denying—and that are the reason for present conflicts.... Dreamers Dictionary
To see a vault for valuables, signifies your fortune will surprise many, as your circumstances will appear to be meagre.
To see the doors of a vault open, implies loss and treachery of people whom you trust. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. A need to be cautious with valuables.
3. Use caution regarding appearances of wealth; they can be misinterpreted. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To dream of a vault holding valuables is a warning to guard your own wealth against those who would steal from you or cheat you in some manner.
A vault hanging open with valuables inside warns you not to expose your wealth to everyone.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Folklore: Difficulty.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To be going down into a vault represents our need to explore those areas of ourselves that have become hidden. We may also need to explore our attitude to death.
2- Collective wisdom (or the Collective Unconscious information available to all of us) often remains hidden until a real effort is made to uncover the knowledge available. While a vault can represent a tomb, it also represents the ‘archives’ or records to which we all have access.
3- A vault represents the meeting place of the spiritual and physical. Consequently a vault can also symbolise death.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A bank vault with an open door is a sign that you are giving away too many secrets; talking too much.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
A vault is also often a sign of emotional anxiety and depression. See Cave, Tomb.
Depth Psychology: A vault can also be a symbol of emotional anxiety and depression. Did you wander aimlessly inside the vault or did you find your way out?... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of a safe type vault holding valuables is a warning to guard your own wealth against those who would steal from you, or cheat you in some manner.
A vault hanging open with valuables inside warns you not to expose your wealth to everyone.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If eventually you escape, all will be well once more. But be careful of undertaking new ventures.... Mystic Dream Book
To be going down into a vault represents our need to explore those areas of ourselves that have become hidden. We may also need to explore our attitude to death. You might also like to consult the entries for catacomb / crypt, death and tomb.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To see an open vault forewarns that you should not flaunt your wealth to everyone.... My Dream Interpretation
Otherwise» see Tomb(s).... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(2) If in your dream you are in the vaults of a bank, it may symbolize the rich potential for happiness, fulfilment, creativity and love in the not yet (fully) explored levels of your psyche.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If it is a crypt, the bodies represent parts of your personality that are no longer active or matters that have been relegated to rest.
If the vault is a safe, it symbolizes happiness and opportunities for spiritual unfolding. Treasures contained are your spiritual potential: the reward for having explored the unconscious. Depending on its shape, the vault is also associated with the womb. Its appearance in dreams, in this case, points to the need for feeling protected. You must pay attention to the condition of the vault in the oneiric image because it represents the environment around the dreamer in real life.
If it is high and illuminated it indicates wellbeing; if it is dark and low, confinement; if it is in ruins, material or spiritual poverty.
An old book on dreams says that if a man dreams of walking under a vault of black color, he will marry a widow, and will become the slave of her cruelty.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The resources that you keep hidden and locked away cannot do you any good unless they are flowing and moving in the world.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
This could be an indication of prosperity, the fulfillment of one’s creative urges, or a future of great happiness.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia