Car in dream meaning | Dream interpretation
(1) A car in a dream usually represents yourself and, in particular, your effectiveness in controlling your life, attaining your goals, etc.
If you are driving the car, this may symbolize taking charge of your own life. (Remember that a dream may be either depicting patterns of behaviour that already exist or recommending to you a new pattern.) If someone else is driving, the dream may be expressing your over-dependence on others.
(2) A car may be a sexual symbol, representing the penis - especially if forceful motion is emphasized in the dream, or if the car is travelling through a tunnel. See also Crash.
Our motivating drives—sex drive, ambition, sense of failure, whatever is driving us in life; desire to get somewhere’ in life; independence; feelings about the particular car in dream.
If dreamer driving: being independent; self confidence; being responsible for one’s own life direction. With one other person: relationship with that person. Alone in vehicle: independence; making decisions alone; feeling alone. Crashing vehicle: self-desired failure, perhaps to avoid stress of responsibility and change; fear of failure; failure in relationship; argument—you may be on collision course with boss or panner, occasionally psychological breakdown threatened. Another driver: being passive; being influenced by the opinions or emotions of someone else, or one’s own secondary characteristics, i.e. anxiety or emotional pain may lead us to make many decisions and so may be the dnving force in our life, rather than what might be more satisfying. Driving carelessly: lack of responsibility, socially or sexually, need for more awareness. Reversing: sense of not getting anywhere; feeling that one is slipping backward; reversing a decision; change of direction. Overtaking: getting ahead. Overtaken: feeling of being left behind or not competing. Car body: dreamer’s body. Car torn apart, dismantled: stress; failure to care for one’s body; self destructive attitudes. Fuel: feeling drives, motivation; whatever has ‘fuelled one’s drive’. Old car, scrapped car: sense of old age, feelings about death. Car engine: energy; heart; central drive. Running over someone: killing’ some part of self through misplaced drive or ambition; aggression.
A car in a dream represents the most popular means by which we move forward in life toward our goals, desires, and desidentification. They reflect how the world may view you, or they may be an indication of how you view yourself in the world.
An automobile may also represent the physical body. Thus, car problems in your dreams may reflect difficulties you face in moving forward or breakdowns in how your body functions.
The different colors, makes, and models of cars may be seen as expressions of the qualities of your character.
(See Truck, Vehicle.)
Cars can be symbolic of a Christian ministry.
If the person is not a Christian a car symbolizes the way a person lives their life.
A car with body damage is indicative of a person who has a careless lifestyle
We move around in our lives through our cars, and your dream that involves a car is illuminating something about the journey of your life as it relates to how you are navigating your life, your choices, and your sense of creating your own destiny.
If your car is crashed or broken, you may be feeling like the circumstances in your life have stopped you from moving forward, maybe very abruptly. To have lost your car is to be feeling confused about where to go next.
The color of a car in a dream may offer some deeper meaning.
A car moving too fast or too slow for your comfort level may be indicating a desire to have more control than you actually have.
Motion, movement away from one thing and towards another.
Freedom. Astrological parallel: Sagittarius Tarot parallel: The Chariot
also see Dream Dictionary: Journey
A car represents an individual’s journey.
The destination can often be symbolic of some form of goal.
If the dreamer is steering the vehicle it is inferred the individual is in control. Should the dreamer be a passenger it may infer that he / she is too willing to give up power and allowing others to take responsibility for them in life.
The car is very often representative of our own personal space, an extension of our being. It also stands for spiritual direction and motivation.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Dream scenarios involving cars are often much to do with what we are doing to ourselves on a psychological or emotional level. Being alone in a vehicle indicates independence, while dreaming of the brakes shows our ability to be in control.
The car engine indicates the essential drives with which we have to deal.
A crashing vehicle suggests fear of failure in life, while a car on fire denotes stress of some sort, either physically or emotionally.
To be in a car which is driven carelessly, either by us or someone else, marks a lack of responsibility, while a feeling of being left behind would be shown by your car being overtaken.
To dream of reversing a car registers a feeling that we are slipping backwards into old patterns of behaviour or are having to reverse a decision.
Material aspects: To dream of being in a car usually alerts us to our own motivation, thus driving the car can indicate our need to achieve a goal, while being a passenger could indicate that we have handed over responsibility for our lives to someone else.
A boxcar on a train, a car in an amusement park ride, a lift car on a ski tram, or an elevator car may symbolize the self, and many car dreams denote self-control issues. Taking charge of one’s life would be indicated if one were “in the driver’s seat.”
Allowing one’s life to be driven by others might be indicated by a “backseat driver” or by “taking the backseat.” The dreamer may be being driven to new heights before he or she is ready. Or perhaps the dreamer is finally lifting himself or herself out of a rut.
The emotional feeling about the car determines the meaning. (See also Vehicles.)
If you dream of a railroad car, or a cable car your dreams of being rich will always be dreams, but your income should be adequate for your lifestyle. See automobile.
Manner in which you take your chosen path in life.
(Automobile; Carriage; Carrier; Coach; Lift; Litter; Transport; Vehicle; Wheels) In a dream, a car represents someone who properly manages his life, for a car is made from many well coordinated parts, and carriesmany things and transports them from one location to another.
If one sees himself riding a litter that is carried by people in a dream, it means that he will preside over people or beget a son who will be elevated in rank.
If a traveller sees a car in his dream, it means that his trip will take a slow turn and he will be delayed.
A car in a dream also signifies dignity, honor, advancement and attainment.
If one sees himselfholding to a car or running after it in a dream, it means that he will lobby someone in authority and profit from him as much as his nearness to such a car. Ifone sees himself riding on a cargo vehicle in a dream, it means suffering from distress and sorrow.
(Also see Carrier; Racing)
To dream that you are driving a car, symbolizes your ambition and your ability to navigate from one stage of your life to another. Consider how smooth or rough the car ride is - that suggests how easy or hard your path will be to your goals. Also consider whether you are driving the car or a passenger, because it represents whether you take an active or passive role in your life.
If you are a passenger, it can also mean your knowledge will earn you good fortune, especially if the car is expensive. Some more car dream meanings...
If you are in the backseat of the car, your dream indicates that you let others tell you what to do, possibly due to low self-confidence.
To dream that you are almost hit by a car, suggests that your lifestyle, beliefs or goals may be in conflict with another’s.
If the car hits you, you are in serious conflict with a rival who you should try to avoid.
If you dream of being in a car that breaks down, you won’t get as much pleasure out of something as you expect.
To dream of buying and/or driving a brand new car means that your happiness is on the rise. You are getting better at dealing with new things that life throws at you.
If you dream of a flying car, you will rise above your current troubles and achieve your goals.
To dream that your brakes failed, forewarns that you are lacking stability in your life. Things in your life are out of control. Also, be careful - any agreements or contracts that you involve yourself in at this time will prove risky.
To hear a car horn is a warning against taking risks.
A dream about a remote control car suggests you feel like the events of your life are out of your control.
To dream that your car is stolen, means that you are experiencing an identity crisis or you are suffering some sort of loss in your life. Alternatively, you may feel that someone has stolen your success or has taken credit for something you did.
To dream of a car going in reverse suggests that you are feeling stuck. You’re having trouble growing up, or moving on to the next stage of your life. You may feel like you’re repeating old habits or mistakes.
To dream of jumping out of a moving car may symbolize your fear of not being able to complete or succeed in a task. It may also represent your instinct to leave a relationship or situation that is taking you in the wrong direction.
To see or dream that you are in a convertible, refers to your glamorous attitude. You are showing off your power and influence.
To dream of a rental car is very positive. You are trying out a new way of dealing with issues in your life, instead of falling into the same old patterns. Also see “Car Crash”, “Car Wash”, “Car Mechanic”, “Chauffeur”, “Driving”, “Driving Lessons”, “Headlights”, “License Plate”, “Parking Lot”, “Road Trip” and “Window Wipers”.
3. If in the backseat, one’s life is out of control.
4. If in the front (passenger seat), one is retreating into the safety of the womb.
5. If car is parked, represents some deceased person.
6. Personal mobility (either driving too fast, not fast enough or just right).
7. An extension of self.
10. Sexual self-image.
A dream of a car represents your body and your identity.
If the car is in good shape, then this dream is a reflection of your -care.
If the car is in need of repair, then so are you.
If your car is being worked on, then this suggests that you are undergoing a transformational overhaul. Dreams of being in a car represent that you are being carried from one place of consciousness to another.
If you are driving, then this symbolizes that you feel in control.
If you are a passenger, then this dream may be telling you that you have abdicated responsibility and are in a state of passivity or surrender. Consider whether or not you like where you are being driven, how you feel about what you are being driven in, and how you are being driven.
also see Journey
1- The car is very often representative of our own personal space, an extension of our being.
To dream of being in a car usually alerts us to our own motivation, thus driving the car can indicate our need to achieve a goal, while being a passenger could indicate that we have handed over responsibility for our lives to someone else.
2- Dream scenarios involving cars are often more to do with what we are doing to ourselves on a psychological or emotional level. Being alone in a vehicle indicates independence, while dreaming of the brakes of a car shows one’s ability to be in control of a situation.
The car engine indicates the essential drives with which we have to deal.
A crashing vehicle suggests fear of failure in life, while a car on fire denotes stress of some sort, either physically or emotionally.
To be in a car which is driven carelessly, either by the dreamer or someone else, marks a lack of responsibility, while a feeling of being left behind would be shown by your car being overtaken.
To dream of reversing a car registers a feeling that one is slipping backwards or having to reverse a decision.
3- A car stands for spiritual direction and motivation.
The car in your dream may symbolize the physical self or ego development and ego function. In that, it represents the way that you travel through your life’s journey. Consider all of the details in the dream, including its emotional content (e.g. difficulty of the road, identity of the driver, direction of the incline). Recurring car dreams usually deal with life’s major themes that may include issues of control and sensibility. By carefully examining this dream, you may gain insight into important areas of life, including to how well you are navigating from one stage of your life to another, if you are assertive and take charge or are passive. Dreaming about traveling in a car is a very, very common dream theme that provides valuable information in regard to a specific part of or long-standing theme in your life’s journey. See also: Journey, Road.
(AUTO) ENGINE, OIL-The engine is to the car as the heart is to the human body.The oil is to the car as the blood is to the human body.
Driving it represents taking the initiative, giving a new direction to your life.
If someone else drives it you likely tend to let third parties lead you. The car also symbolizes the human body (like the CARRIAGE), so you can draw a parallel between the condition of both: a car in poor condition is a warning that you must take care of your health. The way of driving it is also the way you control yourself: if you do not drive it carefully or you suffer an accident the dream warns you about your mistakes. According to Freud, the car represented evolution of psychoanalysis.
Formerly, it was said that driving a vehicle in a dream predicted changes at home or in business.
If the vehicle breaks down, a friend will give you troubling news.
You can forget about great luxury, but modest comfort will surely be yours if your dream featured a railroad or cable car.
See also Automobile, Carriage, and Cart.
You in daily physical life. The larger the vehicle the more potential you are using to manifest what you want.
If going up hill, you are going the right way. Down hill is the wrong direction. Both up and down, you are not in control and your energy is scattered.
If you are not in the driver’s seat, who are you letting drive your car? Get behind the wheel and take charge of your life and its direction. Note the color of the vehicle and how many people, if any, are with you. See Number and Color.
Dream cars can symbolize the image or persona you are trying to project to others; this can be sleek and powerful, or practical and powerful. Whenever a car appears in your dream, the first thing to do is to consider your personal associations with that car.
If you do not envisage yourself owning this particular car, ask yourself why your dreaming mind selected it. What does it say about you? The answer should tell you a lot about your character, your self-image and your driving force or ambition. Dream cars can also represent yourself and your ability to control your life.
Are you a good driver in your dream? If you are, this suggests you are in control of your life.
If you drive badly, however, your unconscious may be warning you that you are making too many mistakes and heading for an emotional crash.
If a back-seat driver appears in your dream, could this represent someone who is trying to influence your life? Is someone else driving the car? Do you feel that this person is controlling your life or influencing you? Your dream may be expressing your dependence and lack of control. Pay attention to the people you are driving as this might suggest your feelings of responsibility towards them.
If you are not driving, are you happy to be driven by someone else?
If a dream car symbolizes your persona, then the steering wheel represents your conscious mind, and the engine and gas your unconscious, or your inner power and energy.
If your dream journey was smooth, this suggests stamina and energy, or to Freudians, progress in psychoanalysis. A bumpy road suggests anxieties arising from the unconscious.
If you broke down or ran out of petrol, this suggests that you are on the verge of depleting your physical, financial or emotional resources.
If you have a dream in which you are speeding or get a speeding fine, this suggests your pace of life is way too fast or that you are living life in the fast lane. Are you in danger of losing control? Your dreaming mind may be urging you to slow down—particularly if brakes feature in the dream.
If any other part of your dream car was featured, you can draw a parallel with your waking life. For example, if a tire was punctured, do you feel deflated? If the pedals were not working properly, do you need more energy to make further progress in waking life? If car wheels appear in your dream, this is a call to action. For Jung, the wheel is a potent symbol of the life force and creativity energy, whilst for Buddhists and Hindus a wheel indicates universal truth. Dreams of seatbelts suggest a sense of safety and caution, whilst whether you have your headlights switched on and off may symbolize whether your awareness is on or off. Car mirrors are clear symbols of looking at the past and seeing the effect of past events on your possible plans for the future.
If you are taking a taxi in your dream, this suggests that you are willing to take a back-seat in life and let others do the driving, rather than relying on your own efforts.
If you are driving the taxi or car, this suggests a willingness to guide others. Dreams of drunk driving or driving without a license suggest that you are not fully in control of your life. They may also reflect feelings of inadequacy, or even an unwillingness to conform to social standards.
If you are overtaken in your dream car, this suggests feelings of being left behind, whilst if you are overtaking, you may feel that you are getting ahead in life.
If you are reversing your car, you may suffer from a sense of not getting anywhere, whilst if you dream of running over someone, are you killing an aspect of yourself? If you end up finding yourself having to be towed, this suggests anxieties about the dependent or needy part of yourself. Traffic in dreams generally means the opinions and concerns of other people, but if you are stuck in a dream traffic jam, this reflects your frustrations in life.
(see Airplane, Horse, Spaceship)
If you are behind the wheel of the car, this shows self-control and the ability to steer your own fate.
If someone else is steering, and you’re in the passenger seat, consider if you allow other people to manipulate your decisions too much. Alternatively, there may be parts of yourself over which you have little mastery.
Travel, movement, and activity, as common to many vehicle emblems (see Highway).
A literal reflection of your current driving habits.
Parked: Halted momentum, or temporary waylay of plans, usually of your own making, whereas a traffic jam indicates external forces stopping your progress.
Your body’s condition: According to Edgar Cayce, each part of the car may correspond to a body part.
For example, wheels are legs, and therefore a flat tire may indicate regional circulation problems. Note that this is also true of buildings and other vehicles (windows = eyes, paint = skin, roof = hair or head, engine = heart or emotions, etc.). In this case, seeing a mechanic in your dream might be a gentle nudge to go to a doctor.
Speeding: Reacting quickly without real thought. Slow down, then decide the best avenue for approaching this situation.
Slow moving vehicles: The propensity for procrastination or delaying the inevitable.
Driving a standard in your dream shows how well you handle the constant changes that life hands you. Consider whether the gears grind or if the clutch sticks.
If so, get out some elbow grease and work on being more flexible and prepared.
Missing your ride indicates a failed attempt to forward current prospects. It may be necessary to wait a while before trying again (see Bus).
General Meaning: A representation of your ministry.
Positive: Cars are by far the most common vehicle seen in dreams. In an internal dream, you might dream of an old car you once owned, or even of a car you desire to own.
• A car from the past could represent the circumstances surrounding that time of your life. It could also refer to the old ministry functions’ that you flowed in during that time of your life.
• I remember a lady who shared once how she dreamed that she was trying to drive the car she had when she first got saved.
The car was old and broken, but she was being pressured into driving it.
• The interpretation was clear. She was being pressured to function in a ministry and spiritual capacity she had functioned in, in the past. But she had moved on since then and it was no longer appropriate. It was time for her to move on.
• Dreaming of cars is common. You might dream that you receive a fast sports or racing car.
• This means that the Lord is going to lead you into a different type of ministry that has a bigger realm of influence. It also indicates that this will be a fast move for you.
• If you dream that someone else is driving your car, depending on the character driving your car, the interpretation could vary.
• Your father or husband driving your car could mean that the Lord Jesus is in control of your ministry (depending on your relationship with your father or husband). This would have a good connotation.
• Driving the car yourself could be good. It speaks of being in control and going in the right direction.
Negative: Someone driving your car that represents the flesh, pride or the world system would have a negative connotation. This would mean that something other than the Lord is in control of your ministry and spiritual life! • Different cars in your dream could represent different ministries.
• Having your car stolen, taken over or stopped, speaks of your ministry being taken from you. This does not have a good connotation.
• Now that you have a general idea, allow the Holy Spirit to define your dream or vision for you.
See also: Vehicles.