Example: ‘My husband was in a wheelchair, I was pushing him along a promenade. At the end of the promenade was a path which we took.
The path went along the top of a cliff.
The sea below was pretty rough, a typical autumn day at the seaside. All of a sudden the path came to an end’ (Mrs C). Mrs C had this dream at a time when she staned her own business, against her husband’s wishes, and one week before he walked out on her. Autumn here depicts her sense of something ending. Can also be: ‘the autumn of one’s life’; mellow feelings. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Time for harvesting and utilizing, a time of becoming aware about life, reaching new goals. Allow yourself peace and quiet, reflect on your circumstances. Harvest, maturity, success, and prosperity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If your dream takes place in autumn, then this represents introspection, intuition, preparation, depth of feeling, maturity, middle age, and that you are gathering things together and moving inward. This dream is giving you the permission to reap the rewards of your labor and focus on being instead of doing. See West and Middle Age.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically by recognizing the cycles of growth and decay that occur in our own lives, we learn that some of these can be brought to fruition without harm.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: We are being made conscious of the sense of something coming to an end. We recognize that the good in a situation can be ‘brought in’ and made use of, but the rest must be given up.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(1) Autumn is the transition from summer and harvest-time to winter, the season of death. It may therefore symbolize the ending of (a particular kind of) achievement; a time to stop getting and concentrate on being; maturity.
Autumn is also a time for tidying the garden and digging in manure for new growth in the following year. So in the process of personal development the message of autumn may be that the cessation of some kinds of activity is a prelude to growth in other areas of one’s life; and that accumulated ‘rubbish’ - non-productive or counter-productive habits and attitudes — must be got rid of, to make way for new growth.
(2) The occurrence of autumnal scenes in your dreams may coincide with your own ‘autumn years’, the second half of life.
If so, remember that trees bear fruits in autumn, and autumn has a beauty of its own.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
A serene season suggesting peace and melancholy. Autumn invites reflection, knowledge, inner maturation. After the splendor of summer, this season inspires some elegant decadence. Gradually, the winter is approaching, or the end of life, which is the same. Autumn given to introspection, allows you to face this inescapable end positively valuing that which you have had, without thinking about what you will soon lack. Consequently, this dream urges you to use knowledge and past experiences to solve the problems of the present. Dreams that refer to this season of falling leaves are often related to the next stage of life before old age or a fear of the arrival of that stage. These dreams usually occur to people of middle age, and although they are often melancholy, rarely are they deeply sad. They symbolize a reconciliation of age as a natural part of the cycle of nature.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The autumn season has mixed associations. On the one hand, the fall is traditionally harvest time, indicating a sense that one is finally reaping the benefits of prior efforts. On the other hand, it is associated with a winding down of energies before the barrenness of winter, as in the expression “the autumn of one’s life.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Dreams dealing with the autumn mean that a series of ups and downs may be experienced, but the transformations that are felt may be crucial to your personal growth. This time may represent a maturing of your ideas. It is also a time when one cycle ends and trees bear fruit, so it may suggest the fruition of a plan.
Autumn may also symbolize middle age. Bear in mind too that Keats’s ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’ conjures up images of poetry even in dreams.
If you dream of autumn your dreaming mind is urging you to reap what you sow and appreciate your blessings.... The Element Encyclopedia
Vision: Dreaming that fall has arrived means unpleasantness ahead. It also refers to unconscious fears about “the fall of life.” Seeing a landscape of fall colors: love for a certain person is slowly dying.
Depth Psychology: Fall is a symbol of harvest—maybe receiving rewards for your past efforts. Are you letting go of frivolities, becoming more reflective? Ambitions and urges are slowly losing importance. In men’s dreams, fall often expresses a fear of impotence. In a love relationship it is a signal that “the heat of passion” has passed.... Dreamers Dictionary