The meaning of Lighthouse in dream | Dream interpretation
If you’re about to take a sea voyage, this may indicate some hesitation on your part, especially a fear of trouble at sea or a fear of drowning (see Boat, Water). Alternatively, this may portend a safe vacation.
If you have been in distress, this dream shows that hope is on the horizon, and recovery will come.
A guiding energy’, akin to an angel (see Light).
If someone is standing at the top of a lighthouse, this can be an alternative tower or balcony dream that implies that you are the one sending out a message of hope or help.
A lighthouse may appear in a dream as a beacon guiding you to safety through dense fog. Bear in mind that a beacon or lighthouse can also indicate a rocky area you should avoid, and therefore contains a warning about the direction in which you are heading. Such a dream may be urging you to rely on your own resources to avoid floundering. For Freud, the lighthouse was, of course, a phallic symbol rising above the maternal symbol of the ocean.
A lighthouse seen at night is a sign of good luck in both love and business affairs; seen in daylight it predicts a long journey, likely to be abroad; however, the condition of the water should also be taken into account for an accurate interpretation.
It announces aid, a guiding light, and the beginning of a new cycle in life. It saves you from the stormy journey through the unconscious.
It is a positive dream because it symbolizes rebirth. It may be caused by someone who has given you hope and has revealed something important to you. Because of its phallic shape, Freudianism identifies it with masculine genitalia.
To a sailor, seeing a lighthouse forecasts a peaceful sea and prosperous voyage. To an ill person, quick recovery and lasting health. Missing the lighthouse in a storm or bad conditions indicates setbacks at the time it seemed everything was finally improving.
If you see a lighthouse through a storm, difficulties and grief will assail you, but they will disperse before prosperity and happiness.
To see a lighthouse from a placid sea, denotes calm joys and congenial friends.
1- A lighthouse is a warning system, and in dreams it tends to warn us of emotional difficulties. It will depend on whether we arc aware in the dream of being 011 land or at sea.
If we are on land we arc being warned of difficulties to come, probably from our own emotions.
If we are at sea we need to be careful not to create misunderstandings for ourselves by ignoring problems.
2- A lighthouse can act as a beacon and can lead us into calmer waters. It can often have this significance in dreams whether emotionally or spiritually.
A lighthouse can also take on the symbolism of the tower (see Tourer).
3- Spiritually a lighthouse highlights the correct course of action to help us achieve our spiritual goals.
Dreams of a lighthouse represent inspiration, and that you are being reminded of who you really are and why you are here. Dreams of a lighthouse are also a warning to use the light of your awareness to circumvent challenging circumstances.
1. A guide through difﬁculties, possible dangers.
2. A need or desire for moral guidance and direction.
3. A phallic symbol.
4. Happiness, contentment—usually domestic, often professional.
The lighthouse is a strong symbol of emotion and spirituality.
A dream of finding one in a storm means you should trust your feelings in an emotional matter.
See Lamp, Lantern. Helpful for orienting oneself in difficult situations. Problems that you are not aware of are made conscious. Well-known phallic symbol.
You will be awarded a medal or given some recognition for services you have done.
Vision: Seeing a lighthouse by day: your chances for the future are getting better because you can see things more clearly. It also is a good sign of a happy homecoming.
If the lighthouse is flashing: pay attention to the advice of a friend—it might save you from a bad experience.
Depth Psychology: The lighthouse is usually a warning of impending danger. It might also be your unconscious pointing you in the right direction when you are “in the dark.” See Light.
The lighthouse is a symbol of guidance through the dark waters of the unconscious or through tumultuous emotions to a safe harbor.
A lighthouse highlights the correct course of action to help us achieve our spiritual goals. It can also take on the symbolism of the tower.
Psychological / emotional perspective: A lighthouse can act as a beacon and can lead us into calmer waters.
It is also a warning system, and in dreams it tends to warn us of emotional difficulties. It can often have this significance in dreams whether emotionally or spiritually.
Material aspects: It will depend on whether we are aware in the dream of being on land or at sea.
If we are on land we are being warned of difficulties to come, probably from our own emotions.
If we are at sea we need to be careful not to create misunderstandings for ourselves by ignoring problems and be sure to steer the right course. You might also like to consult the entries for beacon, light and tower.
One who is a guiding light to others
You are finally being guided through confusing territory, and while you may not quite know where you are going, you are at least experiencing some emotional safety.
A lighthouse is located on a shoreline and provides perspective in an otherwise concealed landscape. During a fog, the lighthouse emits both a visual and an audio clue to allow travelers to navigate through what would otherwise be dangerous territory. To get to the core of this symbol, we begin with where a lighthouse is located.
The ocean represents the deep emotional unconscious parts of the human psyche. Land is what is conscious and within our awareness.
The shoreline is where these two vastly different landscapes meet. Because they are so very different in nature, the boundary that exists between land and sea can be a strange and sometimes treacherous place. This is true of the shoreline, where the land meets the sea in the real world. In the world of symbolic meaning, these two dichotomous elements of the human condition interact with each other in a dramatic and sometimes violent way.
The lighthouse keeps you safe in this dangerous territory.
Symbolic of direction in times of trouble
Warning of danger of unconscious elements that may wreck areas of your life unless avoided. Use the light to become aware of what the danger is. See light.
(1) Sea is a symbol of the unconscious; light symbolizes consciousness. As a lighthouse helps mariners to navigate safely, so you will avoid disaster when exploring the unconscious so long as you keep consciousness awake.
(2) The symbolism of the lighthouse could be phallic (and sea may symbolize the feminine).