The meaning of late in dream | Dream Interpretation
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This can be averted if one is shown what made them late
An experience of being late in a dream often reflects a sense of being too late in some area of our waking lives. Alternatively, perhaps the message of the dream is “better late than never.”
To dream that you are late for something represents your fear of change and your nervousness about seizing an opportunity. You may feel unready or unworthy in your current circumstances. You may also be conflicted with decisions about your future.
To dream of being Late means that your opinions will be asked.
Dreams of being late represent a venting dream where you are releasing feelings of inadequacy. Being late in your dream also symbolizes that you are releasing your fear of getting into trouble or being punished for being unprepared and a step behind.
If you dreamed of being late, it’s your conscience telling you to refrain from making promises you can’t keep; if your dream featured others being late, it’s a warning that you need to curb your extravagance to avoid financial difficulties.
Missing opportunities; undisciplined, irresponsible. Time is of the essence; be ready.
Dreams in which you are late for a train, bus, plane, appointment, interview or date despite your best efforts to be on time often signify your anger and frustration at having missed an important opportunity in waking life.
If someone or something was responsible for making you late, try to identify who or what it was. Dreams in which you are anxiously checking your watch but still miss the bus may also be warning you that you are both mentally and physically exhausted; this is especially true if you were too tired to summon up the extra energy needed to get to where you needed to be.
If you have such a dream, ask yourself whether you feel frustrated about missing an opportunity in your life and try to identify what that opportunity was. Dreams in which you miss a bus, boat or any other travel connection may also suggest that you feel others are moving ahead of you and leaving you lagging behind. Dreams of running after a departing train are very common. According to Freud, trains are classic phallic symbols, suggesting a sexual cause behind frustration expressed in the dream. See also TIME.
You rush to catch a departing bus, train, airplane or ship but just do not get there in time. These dreams leave you engulfed in an overwhelming feeling of frustration and such dreams may reflect feelings that you are not keeping up with the pace of life. Alternatively, such a dream may be urging you to reorganize your busy schedule.