ascent

The meaning of Ascent in dream | Dream interpretation


(see Airplane, Balloon, Clouds, Ladder, Mountain, Stairs, Wings)

Broader perspectives and higher outlooks on any situation.

If on the journey up, your head literally reaches into the clouds, put those flights of fancy in check and come back down to earth.

Emotions or memories surfacing from deep within.

Spiritually, the quest for enlightenment and reconnection with the sacred.

If you climb alone, you have accepted the role of spiritual leader for your life.

If climbing toward a guru or master figure, the teacher you’ve long awaited will soon appear.

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco

Rising above the struggles. 

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar

(Incline; Mountain road; Steep incline) If one sees himself climbing a steep incline in a dream, it means toiling to succeed in both his material and spiritual life, or it could mean trying to gather the benefits of both worlds, though with great strain on him .

An ascent in a dream also could signify a difficult woman or a stern man who can only be handled with kindness, gentleness and love.

An ascent in a dream also represents one’s associate, or a business partner who cannot be trusted with one’s money or life.

An ascent in a dream also represents the road to salvation or the dangers one may have to cross and the deeds that can save him from hell-fire.

An ascent in a dream also could represent adversities, difficulties and dangers. Ascending a steep incline in a dream means danger and descending a steep hill means reaching safety.

An ascent in a dream also could represent a bridge, an underpass, a wife, a woman, or a scorpion. Walking through a steep incline in a dream also means rising in station because of one’s knowledge, politics, good conduct, fulfillment of one’s duties, his caring for others or wisdom. Falling through a steep hill in a dream means falling in rank, losing one’s prestige, losing one’s money, denying the truth, objecting to one’s religion or walking into darkness. Climbing in a dream always means attainment of one’s goals. Climbing flat on one’s back in a dream has negative connotations. Descendingfrom a steep hill, or from a ship, or coming down form a castle or a mountain in a dream also mean that one’s goal will not materialize.

(Also see Ascending the skies; Climbing a mountain)

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin

Dreaming of moving up—in an elevator or by other means—indicates accomplishment and reward for achievements.

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

(see also Climbing, Ladder, Mountain)

(1) Climbing a ladder or steps or a mountain, or going up in a balloon or a lift, may signify simply high achievement; an arduous mountain or rock-face climb may signify the accomplishing of a hard but rewarding task.

(2) The significance of the ascent may lie in the wider, more comprehensive (or more god-like) view of things gained by the ascent, signifying a possible transformation of your own life through changing your view of life in general - or by putting a problem in perspective, seeing it in a more detached and less emotional way.

(3) High ascent - to the top of a mountain or high in the sky - may symbolize the gaining of (or a desire for) a more spiritual, less worldly perspective or lifestyle.

(4) On the other hand, an ascent in the air may represent a state of mind that is too idealistic, or too much in the grip of fantasy. The dream may be telling you that you need to anchor yourself more firmly in reality, that you need to ‘come down to earth’. For ‘earth’ you might need to read ‘body5: the dream might be telling you that you are in danger of lopsided development through too much emphasis on the head - intellect, thinking - and too little on the senses and instincts. See also Flying, section (4).

(5) What is ascending in your dream may represent something that is rising from your unconscious into vour conscious mind. This interpretation would be indicated if the thing was rising from a deep place or surfacing from the depths of the ocean. That something is coming up from the unconscious into consciousness is good: it is giving you a chance to become aware of desires and anxieties that you have previously ignored (perhaps deliberately).

NB Anxieties are often associated with repressed desires. Desires are repressed - rejected from the conscious mind - because thev gave rise to anxiety (perhaps in the form of guilt-feelings or fear of punishment).

(6) A special instance of (5) is where what is rising symbolizes libido or psychic energy. This interpretation would certainly be suggested if what was seen rising was a snake or serpent. (In Hindu thought, the serpent Kundalini - feminine - lies coiled in the base of the abdomen; from these genital regions she may be induced, by meditation and breath control, to rise through various psychic centres to the crow n of the head. This represents the bringing of the sexual-psychic energy into union w’ith consciousness - thought of as masculine. The opposite process may then be induced: the conscious ego descends into the unconscious psychic depths. And so the twofold process may continue, up and down, until there is a complete mixing of the mental-spiritual and psychic-physical factors.)

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd


Ascent | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Ascent


ASCEND

If you reach the extreme point of ascent, or top of steps, without stumbling, it is good; otherwise, you will have obstacles to overcome before the good of the day is found. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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ASCENDING IN THE SKIES

(Climbing; Rising) To see oneself ascending in the skies in a dream means falling in rank, or it could mean oppressing oneself. Ifone sees himself ascending in the skies until he reaches the stars, merges with them and ifhe becomes a star in the dream, it means that he will receive titles and powers.

If one sees himself ascending a mountain it means depression, stress and travels. However, rising in a dream means elevation of status, and descending means a backslide.

If one sees himself walking up a steep road in a dream, it means rising in status, but involving toiling and hardships. Ifone sees himself climbing a mountain, then the mountain in a dream is interpreted as one’s goal. Thus, one’s dream may mean attaining one’s goal as far as he reaches in his climb. In dream interpretation, any ascent of a mountain, a trail, a hill, an elevation or even climbing a roof means attaining one’s goal or satisfying one’s needs.

To see oneself climbing flat on his back in a dream then means uncalled for, or unnecessary hardship.

(Also see Air; Ascent; Climbing a mountain; Flying)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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INCLINE

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MOUNTAIN ROAD

(See Ascent)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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SPRING

(Ascent; Creation; Fountainhead; Season) In a dream, a spring represents money, a child who may die young, a short lived marriage, acquiring an important job that does not last, or a fast disappearing happiness.

(Also see Fountainhead)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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STEEP INCLINE

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LADDER

Ascension or dissension on a ladder may be an unconscious reflection of your movement toward a goal. Ascending is generally a more positive symbol than descending.

The ladder is suggestive of hard work and exertion of energy.

The ladder may also be symbolic of the “way to heaven”. You can decide whether the heaven is here on earth or in the forever after! :) Missing rungs may symbolize missing elements or hardships and handicaps that you could be (or are) encountering on your ascent to better and bigger things. See also: Stairs and Climbing A means to spiritually or physically move up.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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ALTAR

Well-known holy place; a place of power, spirituality, personal growth, and development. Ideals that are held dear are addressed and should be either elevated or sacrificed.

The altar is the place of transformation and ascent.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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TOWER

also see Buildings

1- A tower in a dream usually represents a construction which we have developed in our lives. This may be an inner attitude or an outer life.

To dream of a tower with no door suggests we are out of touch with our inner selves.

A tower with no windows signifies that we arc unable to sec and appreciate either our external good points or our inner ones.

An ivory tower suggests an innocent approach.

A square tower signifies a practical approach to life, whereas a round tower is more spiritually geared.

A round tower at the end of a square building is the combination of the practical and spiritual.

2- Psychologically if we arc to live life as fully as we can, we need to understand our own tower. In dreams it may appear initially as far away and later coming closer. How we get into the tower may be important. Shallow steps would indicate that to explore our inner self may be easy. More difficult steps may indicate that we are fairly private individuals.

If the door is barred we arc not ready to explore our unconscious self.

If the door is closed we must make an effort to get in.

If inside the tower is dark, we are still afraid of our subconscious.

The dreamer, having been given these suggestions, should be able to interpret other symbolism.

The hidden room in the tower would have the same significance as in a house.

3- The tower is ambivalent in the spiritual sense, since it can be feminine in the shelter it affords and masculine because of its shape. It suggests ascent to the spiritual realms, but also descent to the practical.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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AIRPLANE, AIRPORT

(see Flying)

Movement and transition, similar to other vehicles (see Car, Hone, Spaceship). Where the plane goes, its logo, or the other passengers on board (if any) may give you more clues here.

If you’re in the plane, enroute, this can be considered a type of flying or ascent dream.

Higher ideals, due to this vehicle’s movement toward the heavens. Also the courage to achieve a goal (e.g., “reach new heights”).

A plane that sits endlessly on a runway indicates a life that has somehow become stagnant, or one that is being held back by outside influences. Check to see who, or what, resides in the control towerl

Being lost at the airport, or looking for someone there, characterizes confusion caused by getting one’s signals crossed, or through poor planning. Make sure you have your information straight, get organized, then readdress this situation.

Waiting at the airport, surrounded by strangers, and never being met by the anticipated party is a type of desertion dream.... The Language of Dreams

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BALLOON

(see Ascent, Circle)

A reason for celebration.

In a bundle: An image of childhood joys and blessings.

Being lifted away by: Detachment; a type of ascent dream. Alternatively, burdens easing or an improved perspective that makes problems seem smaller.

Inflating a balloon represents situations that have been likewise inflated by a lot of hot air and heated words.... The Language of Dreams

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CLIMBING

(see Ascent, Ladder, Mountain, Stairs) Ambitions and the desire for success.

If you dream of a very long climb, potentially the desire to retreat or escape. Alternatively, this can portend a lengthy period of hard work before you reach your goals.

To a platform: A type of ivory tower from which it is easy to fall. Alternatively, a place where you can get a better outlook.

Over a wall: Anxiousness, or the need to escape from a restrictive situation imposed by your family, society, religion, or whatever. Alternatively, overcoming an obstacle.... The Language of Dreams

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CLOUDS

(see Ascent, Fog, Rain, Snow)

Storm clouds gathering equate to similarly stormy times, especially on an emotional level.

Dark clouds reveal depression, melancholy, and sadness. Alternatively, dark clouds moving toward you may be some type of warning.

Moods and feelings. Does your cloud have a silver lining?

Obscuration of a situation. Clouds can hide the sun and moon, temporarily removing them from sight. What are your clouds concealing?

Youthful imagination. Remember finding shapes in fluffy white clouds as a child? Try it again and see what meanings those shapes have for you.

In China, an emblem of sexual union and fertility, especially gently pouring rain clouds.... The Language of Dreams

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ELEVATOR

(see Ascent, Ladder, Stairs)... The Language of Dreams

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LADDER

(see Ascent, Climbing, Mountain, Stairs)

Mystically, the ascent to a higher spiritual plane. In ancient Egypt, the ladders of Set had angels on each side that helped the Pharaohs reach heaven.

Communing with spiritual powers (note Jacob’s ladder in the Old Testament).

The quest for, or achievement of, enlightenment in Asia and China.

Going downward on: Deep introspection and internalization.

Getting dizzy on the ascent upward represents intoxicating ambitions that may lead to a hard fall.... The Language of Dreams

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MOUNTAIN

(see Ascetic, Ascent, Balcony, Climbing, Ladder, Stairs)

Achievements. Overcoming the odds and getting a second chance. Many heroic figures await their rebirth in a mountainside tomb. Merlin is one such figure.

Doing something you’ve always wanted to do just for yourself (e.g., “climbing the mountain because it was there”).

Transcending perceptions or taking a higher outlook, especially with regards to your own life (which then becomes the mountain).

Retreat. Getting some distance so that you don’t have to be directly involved.

Finding problems where none exist (e.g., making “mountains out of molehills”).

Freudian: An image of female breasts (this goes for hills too). Many earth religions describe their goddesses as possessing lush valleys, rounded hills, and tracts of land. Today there are still matriarchal mountain pilgrimage centers in Europe.

A path toward enlightenment and oneness with nature. In Burma (Mvanmar), there is a set of stairs up the side of Mt. Popa called the Stairway to Heaven. Buddhists travel here to ascend to the shrine and honor terrestrial spirits that abide throughout the earth.... The Language of Dreams

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ROPE

(see Knot, Ties, Web) A surprising escape (e.g., the “rope trick”).

Climbing a rope can be a type of ascent dream, whereas descending a rope reflects movement into the lower self—matters of a more physical or primal nature.

Walking a tightrope reflects finding yourself on a very fine edge between what’s expected of you, and what you feel you can accomplish effectively. Alternatively, this can represent balancing fact and faith, or the beliefs of others against your own conscience.

A jumping rope may symbolize the voice of your inner child. Alternatively, it can reflect a restless spirit who finds that wanderlust often leads nowhere.

Being tied up by a rope may be a type of obstacle or cage dream.... The Language of Dreams

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SKY

(see Blue, Clouds, Space)

Frequently a masculine symbol. Both Hindus and Native Americans speak of “father sky” (see Men).

An alternative, higher level of awareness. Possibly a type of flying or ascent dream.

The transcendent, limitless self.

An image that reconnects the dreamer to her / his heritage as a universal being (see Star).... The Language of Dreams

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WHITE

(see Colors)

In Eastern cultures, the color of death and mourning.

Purity, as with the cleansing white light of New Age beliefs, and the blinding light of God in the Bible.

Covering up a mistake or blemish, as is accomplished with white-out and whitewash.

Alchemical: Following white light in a dream is a step that takes the dreamer on the path of ascent toward purity.... The Language of Dreams

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TOWER

The tower has duality in the spiritual sense, since it can be feminine in the shelter it affords and masculine because of its shape. It suggests ascent to the spiritual realms, but also descent to the practical.

The inner aspects of the tower represent our inner life, whereas the outer signify the structure we present to the world. Also consult the entries for escape, rescue, shapes and trap / trapped as well as the information on tower in buildings for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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CLIMBING

A challenge in the dreamer’s life, or one coming up.

Climbing the ladder of success; attempting to reach the top.

Ascent towards higher consciousness, aiming for a higher purpose in life. Astrological parallels: Saturn, Capricorn Tarot parallel: The Fool... Dream Explanations of Astro Center

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CLIMBING

(see also Ascent, Height, Ladder, Mountain)

(1) Climbing may be a symbol of ambition or success. Does the climbing fill you with fear; or do you feel giddy when you reach the top? If so, this may symbolize a fear (unconscious) of ‘coming a cropper’. Perhaps you need to sort out an inferiority complex. On the other hand, the dream may be a warning. There is such a thing as climbing too high. ‘Pride comes before a fall.’

(2) Are you climbing (a tree, for instance) to escape from a fierce animal or to save yourself from a river in flood? This would symbolize an attempt to escape from some emotion, some inner disturbance; or from some external situation - at home or at work.

(3) Climbing a mountain may give you a panoramic view. This might mean that you desire - or need - a more detached view of yourself or your situation; that you need to get things in proportion; or that you need to lift yourself above mere material values.

(4) On the other hand, climbing a mountain may be a form of escapism, and the mountain an ivory tower where the world and your problems (external or inner) can be left behind. Needless to say, anxiety, resentment, inner conflict can never be left behind; not, at any rate, until you face them and talk things out with them. Otherwise, wherever you are, they are. (For ‘talking things out’)

(5) Climbing a wall, particularly if it has jutting-out bricks or stones that you can take hold of, may (Freud would say must) represent, for a male dreamer, sexual intercourse. The protuberances are symbols of female buttocks and breasts.

On the other hand, it may express (a need for) liberation - for example, from irrational or neurotic constraints; from a habit of selfdenigration; or from a state of morbid withdrawal from life.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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HEIGHT

(see also Ascent, Climbing, Hills, Ladder, Mountains)

(1) Height may symbolize level of achievement.

(2) The greater the height, the more panoramic the view. Are you getting your personal problem(s) in perspective; taking a more detached, less emotional view of things?

(3) The symbolism may be that of‘ascension’ or ‘resurrection’ - that is, transcending your present or former self towards a new and richer state of being.

(4) Are you afraid - in your dream - of falling? This probably represents either fear of failure; or a warning that ‘pride comes before a fall’, and that you should not strive for what is beyond your reach, because it is not appropriate to your real nature. Concentrate instead on self-discovery, so that your endeavours will be in tune with the fundamental structure of your individual psyche.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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LADDER

(see also Ascent)

(1) (Climbing) a ladder may symbolize progress: improving your status; achieving or moving towards a goal.

(2) Climbing a ladder to heaven is a recurring mythological motif. It may be seen as a symbol of achieving personal wholeness (Jung’s ‘Self).

(3) Sometimes the ladder - like Jacob’s in the Book of Genesis - is used by angels descending and ascending: a symbol of communication between the spiritual and physical aspects of the self, or between the true self and the ego.

(4) Descending a ladder to escape from an upper storey of a burning house might symbolize (a need to) escape from your emotional self.

(5) Descending a ladder into a deep pit or well might symbolize a resolve - or need - to explore your unconscious depths. Climbing a ladder to get out of the pit or well might symbolize the need to escape from something that threatens to engulf you - a mother-attachment, perhaps, or other unconscious contents.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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MOUNTAIN

(see also Ascent, Height, Sky)

(1) Climbing a mountain may symbolize cither achievement; or a task or long-term undertaking.

(2) Seeing things from a mountain top may symbolize passing vour life under rev iew’; looking at life objectiv ely, without emotional involvement.

(3) A mountain may represent mother. See also Mother, Hill(s).

(4) High mountains may have a mysterious and transcendental ‘feel’ and may therefore symbolize rising above the common pursuits of everyday life; going in search of your true self, or the meaning of life.

(5) Just possibly the dream may refer to death. (In religions that place the spirit-world in the sky, spirits of dead people were sometimes said to ascend mountain passes.) See also Dead / Death.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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PEAK

see Ascent, Mountain... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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SLOPE

see Ascent, Downhill... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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STEPS

see Ascent, Descent, Staircase, Storey... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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CLIMB

This dream indicated that you are trying to achieve a very high goal in real life or you are trying to escape something that frightens you.

It is possible that you are about to achieve the success that you have been searching for a long time. Ambition will accompany you, but you may not be very sure of yourself. You should continue being humble and modest. In the event that you are too egotistic and climb too much, you run the risk that someone will make you fall. Arrogance will not serve you well. The walls or mountains that you should overcome symbolize obstacles of real life.

If you conquer them quickly, the dream foretells victories. On the contrary, it denotes that it will be a difficult task that will require all of your efforts. That which is not achieved at first will need a gradual ascent, and quickly will produce more satisfaction. According to Freud, dreams in which you climb are a reflection of what it costs you to please your sexual desires.

Oneiric oracles say that climbing up steps and reaching the final stretch in dreams foretells success in business.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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MUD

Mud is a product of soil (i.e., the concrete and solid) mixed with water (feelings). Hence, it relates to all things biological and nascent. Therefore, mud is linked to physical or material appetites of the protagonist. So, dreaming that you wallow in mud reflects a desire to live positive romantic relationships. However, it can also symbolize the need to be more realistic and more mindful. Mud as raw material for artistic creativity suggests the ability to do projects.

If you dream of a liquid mud that gets streets, objects, or yourself dirty it means that you should review your feelings and avoid being carried away by lust.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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CLIMBING

You are looking to grow and expand in your life and are expending a great deal of effort to this end.

A climb is the effort that must be expended to reach a particular goal. All goals require effort; many can involve struggle. As you identify what struggle in your life might be represented by the climb, the feelings and images in the dream can inform how you are approaching the current challenge in your life.

A dramatic shift is akin to embarking on a journey of some kind, whether it is emotional, financial, spiritual, or dealing with a health challenge. It may show up in a dream as a climb as your psyche tries to show you that you have the resources to make it to the top, despite the fear or intensity of the effort involved. By the same token, the dream may be telling you that you may be overemphasizing the struggles in your life and that you are applying more effort than is required.

If this is the case, consider the lack of balance between effort and expectations you are currently experiencing. Your job is to define the journey and find the balance between intent and effort. This way, the ascent to your destination can be met with joy and enthusiasm.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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