Back in dream meaning | Dream interpretation
(1) The back parts of anything - a building or a body, for example - mav symbolize those parts of your personality that are hidden from view, buried in the unconscious because they are disapproved of and rejected as inferior or disgusting, or because they are frightening, disturbing, threatening. Are these pans of you really inferior or shameful; and what is it that made you feel they were? You must learn to get in touch with vour deep emotional needs, and this means communicating with the parts of yourself that have been pushed to the ‘back’ of the mind.
(2) The human back - unless it is bent - may represent moral uprightness and physical or moral strength. A bent back is probably a sign that you are (feeling) overburdened or downcast. What is it that prevents you from holding your head high and opening yourself to life? Is it guilt-feelings, causing you to punish yourself? Is it your parents, vour boss, or someone else who won’t ‘get off vour back’ and keeps on imposing his or her choices and values on you? If a situation is getting you down, seriously consider getting yourself out of it physically.
Back of house, etc.: more pnvate; intimate; less formal; surreptitious; out of sight. Behind: repressed urges; one’s past and memories; one’s inner feelings; inferior. Idioms: at the back of, at the back of one’s mind, backroom boys; by the backstairs/door, behind one’s back; take a back seat. See front; left behind.
Strength, but particularly moral fibre.
A psychiatrist once told me that many men in a tramp s home were diagnosed CWB; it meant ‘congenitally without backbone’. Example. ‘I was looking across a hedge at a bull. I seemed to be just looking at its back’ (Andy). Andy was a teenager, uncertain of himself. In this dream he was looking at his strength.
Someone on one’s back: feeling dominated by someone else; carrying one’s parents’ wants and decisions instead of one’s own. Idioms: backbreaking; back to the wall, behind one’s back; get off my back; put somebody’s back up; rod for one’s back, pat on the back; stab in the back; turn one’s back on; scratch my back.
The back of the physical body reflects support issues.
A feeling of weakness in the lower back may indicate that you do not feel supported by others. Scars or wounds on the upper back may reflect too many burdens.
A hunched back may mean that you have been a martyr, carrying the burdens of others for too long. In general, looking at someone’s back means you are looking at his or her history.
(body part) if a person turns their back on you in a dream this symbolizes an attempt to ignore or dismiss you, Jer. 32:33
Vulnerable because of inability to perceive
Spiritually, sometimes we have to turn our back on the past and reject the known. It will be up to you to decide which elements of the past need rejecting. In certain dreams the backbone – because it is the most stable part of our structure – signifies the self. Backache in dreams, if not due to a physical cause, suggests that we are under some pressure, vis-à-vis a moral or spiritual issue.
Psychological / emotional perspective: If we dream of turning our backs we are rejecting the particular feeling being experienced in the dream. There is a possibility that we are repressing our own urges or do not want to look at our inner feelings. We are in touch with the past and with memories. Intellectually we need to consider our firmness of character and recognize what has brought us to our present condition.
Material aspects: Dreaming of seeing someone’s back suggests we should identify the more private elements in our character or those around us. We may also find that we are vulnerable to the unexpected.
If the backbone is particularly noticeable in the dream we need to consider our main support structure. You might like to consider the entries for body and stab.
Dreaming of seeing someone else’s back suggests we should identify the more private elements in our characters. We should also be aware that other people may not yet wish to share their thoughts with us. We may also find that we are vulnerable to the unexpected.
If we dream of turning our backs, we are rejecting the particular feeling being experienced in the dream. You might also like to consult the individual entry for back for further clarification.
To dream of your own back signifies your attributes, beliefs, opinions, and position in life. This could also indicate tension that is being placed upon you by someone else.
If you dream of a bare back, this represents an undisclosed truth that you are hiding from others. This is related to the phrase, ‘watch your back,’ and your dream could be indicating this very notion. Historically, dreaming of a back is an indicator that you should not loan money to anybody, especially not friends, as this could create undo pressure in your friendship.
To dream that someone turns their back to you indicates pain caused by coveting or envy.
Because of the dreaming mind’s tendency to literalize metaphors, the back can signify meanings from familiar sayings. For example, in a dream the back may mean “watch your back” (beware of treachery).
Vision: Looking at someone’s back: you will be shown “the other side of the coin.” If someone is turning his back on you: an old friendship that had turned difficult is rekindled.
The dream may also mean that some people are acting superior and clearly have a low opinion of you. Or is it the other way around?
Depth Psychology: Everything has two sides and can be judged from different perspectives. Are you afraid that something is going on “behind your back”? Are you unaware of something (maybe your own or other people’s action)? Are you hiding something—if so, what is it? The only thing you can do is turn it around and take a good look. See Front.
If you slap someone on the back in your dream it is an omen of loss of money.
To see a naked back in your dream is a warning not to lend money to anyone and if it is of the opposite sex the warning is doubled.
To see a person turn their back on you means you will be deeply hurt by jealousy or envy.
(side) : interpreted upon 10 sides: strength, companions, sovereign, Hujja, father, mother, child, deriving, kindred brother.
(Behind, Posterior, Rear side)
In a dream, the back of a human being represents what people hold for him of praises or blame, acceptance or rejection, honor or humiliation, or it could represents one’s debts. Seeing the back of a human being in a dream also means following his tracks or practices.
If a positive look manifests therein, such as a sweet fragrance or the emergence of a radiant light, or if it turns into iron in the dream, it signifies one’s gratitude regarding his own condition. In a dream, the rear side of the human being represents his outward appearance or what renders the human being acceptable, or it could represent his garment, an ostentatious person, a show of grandeur, pride about one’s social class, a show of being wealthy, the surroundings of one’s house, the outskirts of a town, the outer display of one’s religion or his school of thought.
A broken back in a dream means fear, distress and sorrow.
If one sees his rear side dark in color, black or red in a dream, it means that he may suffer from physical abuse and beating during a fight. Seeing one’s own back in a dream also could mean buying new clothing, or it could mean feeling strong because of one’s knowledge, his son, power, political connections, wealth or property. Seeing one’s back in a dream also could mean to repudiate one’s wife. Ifone’s back is seared or cauterized in a dream, it denotes stinginess, or it could mean that he fails to comply with God’s rights upon him.
If one sees his back bent in a dream, it means a misfortune. Ifone sees the back of his friend in a dream, it means that his friend will turn his back to him at times when he needs him most.
If one sees the back of his enemy in a dream, it means that he will be guarded against his threats.
If one sees the back of an old woman in a dream, it means that the world is turning its back to him. Ifshe is in her middle age in the dream, it means that he is seeking something hard to obtain.
If she is a young woman in the dream, it means that he is expecting something and must be patient to acquire it. One’s back also represents old age. Back pain in a dream means poverty, sickness, debility, imprisonment of one’s boss or the death of a brother. One’s back in a dream also represents one’s dependence on a strong person. Ifone sees himselfcarrying a heavy load on his back in a dream, it means debts, or a vicious neighbor.
A broken back in a dream means losing one’s strength and power, or it could mean one’s death.
If a sick person sees his back broken in a dream, it means that the person who is taking care of him may die shortly, or it could mean that he will suffer from poverty. Carrying burdens over one’s back in a dream means sins. Carrying a coffin or a load ofmerchandise over one’s back in a dream means carrying forgotten debts that will surface at awkward times. Carrying wood over one’s back in a dream means backbiting, slandering people and reporting lies. Carrying a heavy load over one’s back in a dream also means having many children with little money to sustain them. Seeing a hunchbacked person in a dream means prosperity, longevity or having a large family.
(Also see Backbone, Backside, Body)
If you see a person only from the back, in addition to lack of knowledge of him, it also may express opposition and distance. Rarely will you see yourself from the back, but if that should happen, it is an indication that you have become aware of your shadow.
A dream about a back is a symbol that we are searching for our own hidden energies and weak points.
According to Jung, the unconscious begins at the back; every magical influence or cruel attack comes from behind. This was the original reason that people every- where wore amulets around their neck, hanging down at their backs.
(Today they hang down at the front.)
To see a naked back in your dream, symbolizes secrets that you may have kept from others or aspects of yourself that you have kept hidden. Consider the saying, “watch your back” - this dream may be telling you to be careful, especially about confiding secrets in others.
If someone stands with their back to you during your dream, this is a warning that you should not lend money to friends, or it will cause disharmony in your relationship.
To dream of having a sore or aching back, suggests that you are suffering under the weight of your responsibilities. This dream may also relate to stress and pressure that someone else is putting on you.
If in your dream some person turns his or her Back upon you, it shows opposition and difficulty, though this may not be very serious or persistent.
If the person turns round and faces you, it is a sign that all will come well again before long.
To dream of your own Back is a favourable sign, though this is not met so often as dreams of your arms or legs or body.
2. Level of responsibility (dreaming of pain).
3. Opposition, difﬁculties (someone else’s back).
Dreams of a back represent your ability to stand up for yourself.
If your back is tall and straight, then this is a sign of confidence and -assuredness.
A hunched back is a sign of a defeatist attitude, shame or embarrassment.
If your back is against a wall, then you feel bullied. Or you may be feeling that someone is backing you up, supporting you in your life.
If you turn your back, then you are leaving an old way of being behind. See Lower Back and Upper Back.
also see Body
1- Dreaming of seeing someone’s back suggests we should identify the more private elements in our character. We may also find that we are vulnerable to the unexpected.
If we dream of turning our backs we are rejecting the particular feeling being experienced in the dream.
2- There is a possibility that we are repressing our own urges or do not want to look at our inner feelings. We are in touch with the past and with memories.
3- Spiritually; we have to turn our back on the past and reject the known. It will be up to the dreamer to dccidc which elements of the past need rejecting.
To dream of seeing a nude back, denotes loss of power. Lending advice or money is dangerous. Sickness often attends this dream.
To see a person turn and walk away from you, you may be sure envy and jealousy are working to your hurt.
To dream of your own back, bodes no good to the dreamer.
The back symbolizes physical strength and endurance. However, if it is curved it reflects weakness of character or emotional dissatisfaction. According to other interpretations, the back is where we keep our secrets or those aspects of our personality that we do not want to hear about. If, in this case, the dream gives you an unpleasant feeling, traits that may have hidden in your back contain a good dose of guilt, shame, fear or disgust.
Traditionally, it is said that evil is right behind. Therefore, to scare it off, many superstitious people throw spilled salt over their left shoulder. This dream may also point to a problematic situation that you have overcome, something that you have left behind.
To dream you see your back, betokens some unhappiness, for the back and all the binder parts signify old-age; therefore, as a man thinks his hinder pans to be, so shall he be in his age.
To dream a man’s back is broken, hurt, or disfigured, shows his enemies will get the better of him, and that he will be scoffed at by ail persons.
To dream of the backbone signifies health and joy, and domestic comfort and prosperity.
Don’t lend money to anyone if you dream of seeing a nude back.
The warning is even stronger if the back is of the opposite sex.
To slap a back hi a dream is a portent of loss of money.
In its broad interpretation this is a warning in regard to giving advice or lending money, but its meaning varies greatly according to its details.
If you dreamed of a bare back, be prepared for some reverses or loss of status.
If you dreamed of anyone turning his or her back on you, it indicates jealousy and envy among your associates which may cause you some worry, but it won’t be serious.
If they turned around and faced you again, you can be sure that the trouble will be temporary.
To dream of your own back is an unusual and happy omen indicating that whatever your problems may be they will soon evaporate.
The human back houses the spinal column, conductor of kundalini power of life force; whether back is straight, bent, weak or strong means how you are channeling the spiritual power in your everyday life. Strength of character or attitude in particular situation: spineless, broken, strong. Also, something now behind you in life; a part of self you have turned your back on. May mean backing up.
To dream of your back represents parts of yourself hidden from view, secrets that you are keeping from other people or aspects of your personality you would prefer not to think about. Your dream could be pointing to some aspect of your life that is behind you, or a situation that is over. Maybe your dream contains some other play on words: is someone getting your back up? Do you feel the need for a pat on the back? Do you need to watch your back? Is somebody on your back or trying to dominate you? Are you engaged in a backbreaking task? Is your back against the wall? Do you wish someone would get off your back?
Have you been stabbed or scratched in the back? Traditionally, seeing a back in your dream forewarns that you should not lend money to anyone. In particular, lending money to friends will cause a rift in your relationship.
If a person turns their back on you, this may suggest that you may be deeply hurt in waking life or that other people may not be ready to share their thoughts with you.