The most common type of nightmare or bad dream is the one in which you are being chased or hunted down by something or someone. According to Jung, being chased or stalked as prey is a primal memory of your human collective unconscious and may refer to early times in the history of humankind when it was common to be chased, often to the death, by an animal.
If you are being chased in your dream it is important to think about who or what was chasing you, and then ask yourself whether there is anyone or anything in your life that reminds you of your pursuer.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of a breakdown signify that you are in the midst of major transformation, processing your way through the changes in your life, and breaking out of a pattern or identity that no longer fits you. You are discovering that what you thought was the worst thing that could ever happen is really a blessing in disguise. See Breakdown/Breakthrough Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Depending on the item that fails it will be possible to identify the problem you have in real life. So, dreaming of a broken TV may denote a strong need to escape from home. A failure of a phone, on the other hand, is a sign you need isolation.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
One of the most frequently occurring symbols of modern times. It points to the transformation into something new. Individual means of transportation, status symbol, motorized energy—it is also a sexual symbol. In a modern sense, usually a symbol for being on the go every day, and of psychological strength and mobility. As with the “Chariot” in the Tarot, it always presents a question about our road in life and how we are charting our course. As a symbol of environmental pollution, it often points to the need for inner growth.
Are you driving yourself or is somebody else driving you? What kind of an auto is it? For example, a sports car relates to virility, a utility vehicle to control. What color is the car? Are you fixing it up or Driving it?
According to Freud, in psychoanalysis a car is often the symbol for treatment. As Freud sees it, a slow car is making an ironic statement about the slowness of the analytical process.
According to Jung, it is a symbol for moving away. See Wagon.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Vision: If you are surprised by a downpour: sudden difficulties will turn up—making life miserable. Soaked by a cloudburst: you have more luck than brains in a certain matter. Watching a downpour: good luck and maybe winning a large sum of monev. See Rain. 0
Depth Psychology: A downpour announces unexpected good luck in a quandary that you could not have resolved with your head alone. That makes a cloudburst represent good luck—even if you get wet in the process.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you hear a message in a dream which you know to be important but simply cannot understand, even if it is in your own language, this is a clear symbol of frustration in waking life. A similar scenario would be if you are trying to explain something to someone but cannot make yourself understood. Both dreams speak of times in your life when, for some reason, communication is blocked, or you are misreading the emotions of someone or they are misreading you.
If you dream that you have muddled your words, this suggests a vain struggle to attract the attention of someone in your dream. The inability to say the right words when you meet them may symbolize feelings of inadequacy in real life or a deep sense of frustration that the important people in your life, or the people you respect and admire, do not appreciate or even notice you. One of the most distressing scenarios in a dream is when you try to talk or cry out but have no voice.
If you have such a dream, try to work out who is not hearing you in waking life; do you need to listen more and give your voice a rest?
Tripping up in public, forgetting your words when giving a speech, treading on someone’s toes in a dance, or spilling food and drink over a VIP can all betray a deep sense of social inadequacy, even with regard to people close to you. Perhaps your ineptitude masks an element of defiance, expressing your feelings of frustration with the stifling rules and norms of social convention.
If someone you know appears in a dream but you find yourself unable to recognize them, this suggests feelings of frustration or ambivalence towards that person in waking life. A similar sense is conveyed if you are looking on as a spy whilst a friend or lover commits a crime, or an illicit or compromising act.... The Element Encyclopedia
Example: ‘1 look down and the stairs and bannister rail are swarming alive with a black moving wave of crawling things, like some awful insects; and in the hallway is a swamp with crocodiles and other hideous things. My terror is terrible and I cry out to stop dreaming this nightmare.
The person who actually lived in this part of the house was the owner’s mother. She treated me badly but no one knew as she was artful in her abuse. She pulled me along by my hair, locked me in a cupboard, and once locked me in the orchard—four high walls and a hidden door’ (Rita). Something below us: as in Rita’s dream, where there is fear, it can depict past trauma which is not being faced (literally run away from); something we have left behind or we feel ‘above*.
Descent, going down stairs or in a lift: getting more down to eanh or practical; a return to difficulties after living in our fantasies or escapism, depression; sexual restraint; a return from meta conception (see aura). Descending into cave, cellar, hole: awareness of unconscious content, experience of womb existence. Example: Then I was climbing down a steep hill. Arriving at the foot I found rippling sparkling water. I stopped and looked around and found everything incredibly beautiful—the green fields and the pebbles in the water, the soft fresh air, then I looked up and the sky was a glorious picture, the sun so warm and the clouds fluffy and soft and pretty. I felt at peace and so happy, and thanked God with all my heart for giving us so much beauty’ (Mrs RE). Going down a hill: can mean loss of status, ageing, failure or death, but is also, as shown in the example, a positive sense of life after death. Idioms: feel down; down and out, down in the dumps; down to earth. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Dreams of feeling down, falling down, or descending a staircase or an elevator symbolize that you are getting down to the heart of the matter and discovering the truth of a situation. Alternatively, you could be giving into depression or negativity. Or this could be your dream’s way of saying that you need some down time, to rest and connect with your deeper feelings and intuition.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Down is a symbol of energy and sexual potency; Therefore, if a man is seen with it, it makes evident his insecurity in the unexpected and his fear of rejection. When a woman is seen with an excess of down, it is a sign that she is approaching a time of dispute and adversity.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
In this world that is divided into binary code, there are always two options in any polarity.
The up-down continuum relates directly to the strongest force we deal with: gravity. When anything in a dream is moving in a downward direction, you are either exploring what is below the surface or being stopped in your forward movement by something that is forcing you down. Consider how this downward direction is being presented to you and then remember to explore what wisdom is available for you in the lower depths.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you dream of moving downward, or going down a hill, this suggests that you have made a wrong decision or are headed toward the wrong direction in life. Consider how you could change yourself, or your situation, to point yourself in a more positive direction. Also see “Falling”... My Dream Interpretation
This genetic disorder is expressed as limited development both physical and mentally. Therefore, as a symbol in a dream, it may be pointing to some area of your life in which you are not expressing your full potential. Use the context of the dream to see what may need development.
If there is someone in your life with Down syndrome, the dream may be interpreted more literally.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams of downloading software or information represent that you are tapping into quantum consciousness. This dream is showing you how quickly and easily information can transmit into the database of your mind. Consider the content of what you are downloading. This dream can also reflect that which you are venting and releasing.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Always refers to your life’s journey, to the growth you have achieved. Here, particular emphasis is placed on your mobility. What kind of Vehicle are you using? How is the trip? Are you driving yourself or are you being driven? Check more closely Driving a Car, Train, Airplane, and Bicycle.
According to Freud, a symbol for intercourse.
According to analytical therapy, the analytical process itself.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Driving down a road may comment on how you are doing with steering yourself toward your goals and destination. It can represent the journey of life and how the force of your will can take you in many different directions toward eventual fulfillment. Driving cast may represent moving toward spiritual goals. Driving south may represent the direction of sexual concerns or personal and psychological transformation. Driving west may suggest moving toward your emotional issues or introspection, and moving north represents accelerating toward your vision. Speeding may comment on carelessness in the pursuit of your goals. Blocking traffic suggests that you are preventing others from expressing their personal freedom.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream of driving a motor car smoothly along peasant highways is an augury of good fortune. Driving a carriage behind a horse along a dirt road is a lucky portent if the horse behaves.... The Complete Dream Book
The need or desire to throw all the dreamer’s energy into a particular goal.
The feeling of having no choice as to how to proceed in a given situation - in short, of being “driven.” If the dreamer is not the drive, he should consider who is doing it. Astrological parallels: Aries, Capricorn Tarot parallel: The Chariot... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
Any driving dream connects to how you are moving through your life and the quality, sensations, and judgments you have about how this is going at the time of a dream in which driving is a prominent image.
If you are driving out of control in the dream, you must consider what area of your life might be beyond your ability to regulate.
If you are in the back seat and need to gain control of the car, look for ways in which you haven’t yet stepped up to the plate. You may not be able to do so yet because of circumstances beyond your control.
If your car isn’t responding to you, you may be feeling ineffectual about taking charge of some path you are traversing. Varying speeds might be reflecting movement in life that feels either too fast or too slow for your comfort.
A vehicle other than a car might point to being in foreign territory. You may not be feeling confident in your ability to work with the circumstances you have been handed. Causing an accident could be inviting you to look at the consequences of your choices. Being a victim of an accident might encourage you to look at the ways in which you have abandoned your own direction because of another person or outside force beyond your control. Driving in the rain connects emotional issues to your current route. Icy conditions indicate that emotions are being frozen over, making your way treacherous. Driving down or up a hill would illustrate the sense of effort or ease involved in your life movement.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
See Highway, Moving. Here it is important to note what kind of vehicle you’re driving and what your feelings are as you drive. Is it hectic or pleasant and relaxing? Are you moving ahead fast or did you have an accident? It is important to note if you are starting the car, parking it, passing another car, etc. All of it would be symbolic of how you are moving ahead in life. This image is often a reference to the subjective space in which you are moving.
The dream is showing how you move and present yourself to others in daily life, and what the possibilities, problems, and tasks are.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
(Demanding; Exacting; Pushing someone; Retaliation; Yielding) In a dream, a driving force signifies retaliation by something, or compliance and submission to someone together with vigilance and wonderment about what might happen next. Ifone is driven by a human being in a dream, it means that he is pushed into committing a murder or that he is hired to attack someone. Ifone is driven by a beast, a lion or a bird ofprey in a dream, it means humiliation by a superior person, or suffering from a disease.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The dreams in which you lay down in bed indicate a period of uncertainty or waiting regarding problems that you do not feel able to cope with without help.
If you are lying down outdoors, something that is causing you suffering is nothing more than a passing concern, not as serious as you originally thought.
If you are sharing your bed with a person of the same sex, in addition to the aforementioned uncertainty, this reflects a concern about what others might think of you. Conversely, if it is a person of the opposite sex, chances are the problems will be solved soon.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream about a lockdown symbolizes a situation that is giving you much anxiety in your waking life, and possibly making you feel bad physically as well. You could be feeling confined and restricted in a friendship, social or romantic relationship.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of Looking Down from a height, such as a hill or a window of a house, shows that you are ambitious and have restless desires. Be careful not to over-reach yourself in your schemes. But if you Look Upwards, then go ahead with all confidence.... Mystic Dream Book
To dream of a protractor suggests that you are going in circles in your life. You need to break out of a rut, or change your behavior so you don’t wind up in the same situation repeatedly. This dream can also mean you’re trying to figure a way out of a challenging real-life situation.... My Dream Interpretation
The down expresses sleep; rest; withdrawal; non-involvement. Idioms: feel down, down and out; do someone down, down at heel; down hearted; down with. See prone above in this entry. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Dreams of a tractor signify that you are upleveling your life, unearthing your foundation, and undergoing major transformation. Perhaps you are feeling disheveled in the midst of this life make-over or because you are digging up old memories that connect you to aspects of your past that you had forgotten about. See Breakdown/Breakthrough Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Power to work on self; determine what you want to sow and reap, because you have tremendous power to get exactly what you ask for. Time to ready the soil for planting the seeds of insight. See Bulldozer.... The Dream Books Symbols
The tractor is a staple in farming, increasing the level of productivity exponentially by dramatically increasing the workload potential in the field. Farming becomes a symbol for all creativity, and the tractor is the symbolic tool for increasing your efficacy in creating abundance. Part of what a tractor accomplishes is digging deeper into the earth, so a tractor in a dream may also symbolize the desire to become more grounded and dig deeper into your consciousness.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of traveling or camping with a trailer to an automobile is a happy augury for men but not for women, A man having this dream may reasonably expect a long period of contentment, while for a woman it predicts the opposite.... The Complete Dream Book
Dreams of a trailer signify that you are riding on the coattails of someone else’s energy, getting hitched, and/or realizing that if you hook up with the right person, you can go places. Perhaps this dream is showing you that you have been relying too heavily upon someone else, and it is time for you to take the wheel of your own life, and own it with full responsibility. See Parasite.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A trailer is a home and in this way is ultimately a symbol of your sense of self at the time of the dream.
The function of a trailer is to allow such a home to be mobile and easily moved from one place to another. This movement is symbolic of change and transformation such that the essential self as represented by the trailer is unchanged. Such an image in a dream might indicate that outside circumstances are shifting in your life and there is a desire to maintain a connection to your essential self as you allow those changes to unfold.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you dreamed of a trailer home or trailer park, you can expect a complete change of circumstances. Be confident - this dream also suggests that you have have the flexible personality to successfully adapt to the changes that are coming.... My Dream Interpretation
A community of mobile homes, a trailer park may be a literal representation of your world if you actually live in one.
If you think of each separate home as a thought or an idea, then the symbol of a trailer park is about many congruent ideas gathered together. But though there are many thoughts that are in agreement in this symbolic homestead, they also represent ideas about which you have some flexibility or willingness to easily change. What areas of your life seem permanent but ultimately are not?... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The personality has a need to balance the heights and depths of its experience, and if this does not happen a warning will usually appear in dream form. Situations in life can be experienced in dreams as the actual movement of our position.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that you or your surroundings are upside down suggests that there is some situation or problem in your waking life that you need to straighten out. It may also mean that your initial assumptions about a situation were completely opposite from what’s really going on.... My Dream Interpretation