Going up and down in the elevator may symbolize going from one state of consciousness to another. Messages from the unconsciousness may be accessible. Some believe that the elevator may be a symbol of a boring and mechanical sex life. On a more pragmatic note, the elevator may simply represent the “ups and downs” of life.
If you are ascending then you may perceive your current situation as optimistic and moving upward.
If you are descending you may be experiencing some negativity and helplessness.
If the elevator continues to go up and down with out letting you off, it means you have let your emotions, or your situation, get out of control and must do something to stop it.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Vision: In a woman’s dream, riding up in an elevator means social and professional advancement. Riding down in an elevator means the desire for sexual adventure. Seeing an elevator in your house: you want to get things done fast and without much effort—but that is wishful thinking.
Depth Psychology: Riding in an elevator means you are looking for help with a specific problem; or you want to reach your goals in life in a hurry without putting much effort into it (that won’t work!).... Dreamers Dictionary
An elevator dream is a rather complex dream and you should interpret it in light of all the other symbols in your dream, for one thing, if the elevator is going up your fortunes will increase, down is the opposite.
If the elevator continues to go up and down with out letting you off means you have let your emotions, or your situation, get out of control and must do something to stop it.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Dreams of moving up an elevator symbolize that you are elevating rapidly and moving up in the world. You now know where the buttons are, so you are advancing with a sense of confidence and control over the situation.
If you are moving down, then you know what to do to switch directions to elevate your position. Also, if you are moving down, this can either symbolize your interest in understanding the foundation of the situation you are in, or that you are allowing fear and negativity to take you down.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Here are the meanings for several elevator dreams: Descending or falling elevators in dreams are usually negative, suggesting anxiety about losing social status or repressed emotions.
A rising elevator also represents anxiety, but signifies that the trouble is almost over.
A dream of being stuck in an elevator symbolizes that your emotions have gotten out of control.
The same is true if you dream about an elevator that is out of order.
To dream of being in an elevator crash is a common dream, which symbolizes some basic fear in the dreamer’s life, such as fear of a moral lapse, social inadequacy, loss of status, etc.
The prophetic meaning of this dream depends on what happened.
If you dreamed of being killed in the crash, you will experience some major and lastings setbacks in your life. However, if you escaped safely or landed without being hurt, your troubles will be upsetting but only temporary.... My Dream Interpretation
The elevator signifies movement, hence a dream of ascending in an elevator may indicate a desire for advancement and material gain. Descending elevators reveal discouragement and a shrinking away from monetary matters.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
Depending upon movement up or down, indicates whether you are going in the right direction. Moving up means going the right way, getting a higher perspective; down means going in the wrong direction. Down may also mean you are exploring deep-rooted problems, trying to understand your feelings and motivations.... The Dream Books Symbols
Elevators carry us from one floor to another at the push of a button.
The different levels to which they transport us connect to various perspectives of our awareness. We choose our destination on an elevator, aligning this symbol with the choices we make about what areas of our consciousness we are willing to investigate. What happens in the elevator of our dream may reveal how well this process is going in our daily lives.
The floors involved in a dream can hold significance. In a general way, moving upward connects with higher, more sophisticated levels of thinking, and moving downward indicates investigation of past issues and behavior patterns. Moving downward can also align with visiting hidden or shadow material. Most dreams about elevators are connected to this process not going well. To be going up when down is desired may indicate a pressing need to operate with greater insight than that with which you are currently engaged. Going down when up is anticipated may point to the need to uncover additional material hidden in the lower depths of your consciousness or your past. Being stuck on an elevator is to be midway through a process or shift. Your response to the lack of movement may reveal levels of impatience with your progress in some area of growth. An elevator out of control is similar to a falling dream, but the added components of transition and choice must be considered. While you may be falling, you have chosen to take the elevator in search of new information. Going sideways is to be confused about the direction in which a current transformational shift may be taking you.
If the elevator is out of service, you may be stuck in some area of your life. Another possibility with a broken elevator is a need to stay where you are and not try to escape your current situation by rising above it or sinking to a lower level.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Because they travel up and down in space, elevators participate in the larger meaning of height and depth. Thus, an ascending elevator in a dream can mean almost anything from rising in status to rising in awareness, whereas one descending may mean lowered status or submerging into the depths of the unconscious. In and of themselves, elevators are often regarded as threatening, because on elevators we are often forced into close quarters with strangers and because they sometimes plummet down the elevator shaft, killing the passengers.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
See Ladder, Stairs. Emotional changes, and the degree of those changes is expressed here. Caution, remaining aware of reality.
If the lift is moving up fast—advancement, high hopes.
If the elevator is moving down fast—to the point that it is uncomfortable—fear of letting go. See Abyss and Trapdoor.
If the elevator gets stuck, inferiority complex or strong inhibitions.
A symbol of Kundalini, vitality in Yoga. Advancement and wish for self-affirmation; or, fear of Falling, and Shooting. Being constricted, as in Siege, Amber, Village, and Trap, except not so extreme. Emotional transformation; becoming more aware without effort.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams of a 30 second elevator speech represents clarity, cohesiveness of thought and purpose. You are experiencing confidence, boldness, and power as you elevate up in the world.... Strangest Dream Explanations
(Clarity of speech; Fluency) To have fluency and eloquence of speech in a dream means being honored, dignified, becoming a knight or being endowed with immeasurable wealth, or it could mean extension of one’s powers and control, prosperity from one’s business, fame, or it could mean attaining excellence in one’s craft or trade. In general, eloquence of speech in a dream signifies honor and deputyship.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Vision: Speaking aloud in your dream: you are having an argument with yourself.
If someone is talking to you: you are getting on people’s nerves. Giving a speech: you are too ambitious. Listening to someone else’s speech: a warning not to let other people talk you into things. See Speaking.
Depth Psychology: Are you trying to make others understand you better? Have you decided finally to speak your mind, express your opinion? Do you feel misunderstood or ignored right now? For a person who normally is not talkative, the dream is a challenge to be more courageous and assertive.
For more outgoing people, it is a warning about being too ambitious, too talkative, and too pushy. You know which of the above applies to you!... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of giving a speech, then this reflects your public self/persona expressing what you are passionate about. You are identifying your personal message to the world or you are working out your fears of public speaking. This dream may be a message for you to prepare for success, and to bring images of yourself as confident, eloquent and prepared into your dreamtime. Also, dreams of a lecture can represent a one sided point of view, opinions, and passionate feelings about a particular topic.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Making a speech has two perspectives, because on the one hand it has a universal meaning that connects to the projecting of a single focused thought in an effort to create mental agreement.
The person making the speech is a part of your consciousness that has the main idea. Those listening represent other thought patterns that are being exposed to the singular idea. What are you trying to convince yourself of? On the other hand, since many people have strong feelings about public speaking, a dream about a speech could indicate that you are preparing to face something in a public way that frightens you.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If you were making a speech in your dream, what you are saying may have bearing on what is currently happening in your life.
If you spoke angrily or wearily, this may show how you are feeling about something or someone.
If you are nervous before your speech, there is something you need to say or some information you need to impart but feel apprehensive about doing so. Pay attention also to the way in which your speech was received.
If you were cheered and clapped, you feel confident and upbeat, but if you were booed and jeered, you feel uncertain and lacking in confidence.
If close friends or family were in the audience applauding, you are feeling supported or appreciated by them.
If you listen to a speech by someone else, were they saying anything that might be relevant to you in waking life? If the speaker was famous, this might be wish-fulfillment but also might reflect concern with an issue or feeling that they represent to you. See also Speaking entry in SOUNDS.... The Element Encyclopedia