The meaning of Lock / padlock in dream | Dream interpretation
This is the image of inner, psychic tension between openness and retreat (isolation), between risk and security.
(Also see Clock)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: The alarm clock is usually a reminder—like the Bell, Whistle, or Signal—to be awake and not “sleep through” something!... Dreamers Dictionary
(2) Going towards the left, which you would be doing if you were following an anticlockwise curve, may signify moving over from a cerebral to a more intuitive or instinctive approach to life.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
A similar interpretation is given if he sees himself as a shepherd of a flock of sheep.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- Blocks appear in dreams when we need to make a special effort to overcome an obstacle to progress.
3- A preventative measure or a warning arc the spiritual meanings of a block.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If your dream concerned a block of any hard or solid material, you can expect to need financial help soon.
See also Stone(s), Metal, etc.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
The dreamer should identify where the blockage is, such as at the throat where one cannot express or voice opinions.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
To hear one strike, you will receive unpleasant news.
The death of some friend is implied. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Hostility toward someone. ... New American Dream Dictionary
An alarm clock in a dream means exposing ills, richness of a poor person and fulfilling a promise.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
According to Freud, the clock is a symbol of menstruation, because it measures cyclical periods.
The ticking of the clock, also according to Freud, corresponds to the pulse of the clitoris during sexual excitation. Is it possible to transfer this meaning to the rhythmical impulses of a Quartz watch.7... Little Giant Encyclopedia
2- The clock hands in a dream may be indicating those numbers that are important to us (See Numbers). When an alarm clock rings we are being warned of danger.
3- The Realisation of Age and Time is signified by a clock.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A small clock indicates that you have to reach a quick decision.
To wind a clock means you have much work to do to get a reasonable return.
To hear a clock chiming is a warning that time is running out.
If possible, try to remember the time shown on a clock in your dreams (or the number of times it strikes). This could be significant—see Numbers. See also Alarm Clock.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Standing still: Impatience for some event soon to come, or feeling spiritually, emotionally, or mentally paralyzed.
Hands or mmibers moving counterclockwise: Ask yourself if you’re going against a personal taboo or taking a step backward toward obsolete habits and thought patterns.
Punching a time clock: The danger of becoming a slave to schedules and the agendas of other people.
Is the clock digital, electric, a wristwatch, wind-up, a cuckoo clock, or perhaps even a sundial? Each of these has different associations. Digital clocks show that you are living in the present. Electric clocks and wind-up versions are more antiquated, revealing a stronger focus on times past.
The cuckoo clock expresses
craftsmanship. Have you been giving enough time to your arts lately? Lastly, the sundial represents our ancient roots when humans were more intimately aware of nature. How much time do you spend outdoors just appreciating the Earth}
Look at what time the clock gives, and check the numerological significance.... The Language of Dreams
The time on the clock face may provide numeric significance.
For example, nine o’clock may mark a time of completion of a psychological process, such as the ending of a negative emotional pattern. Twelve midnight may signify the dawn of consciousness and liberation from negative karma.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If the large hand is moving quickly: you are dissatisfied with your life. Winding up a clock: you are starring a new phase in your life. Hearing a clock strike: you are faced with a life-changing decision.
The clock has stopped: a relationship or situation is coming to an end.
Depth Psychology: The clock is a symbol of your fear that your life is going by too fast. Is it time to make an important decision? You will know what is best—what your situation requires.... Dreamers Dictionary
To want to know what time it is represents a desire for lucidity and that it is time for a reality check. See Watch, Calendar and Time.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you dream of watching a clock ticking, with the hands moving steadily, this is a warning that you need to stop wasting time. Winding a clock or watch indicates that you are taking control of the situation. Hearing a clock strike indicates that the time has come for some positive action. See “Calendar”.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you dream of winding a clock, you will have happiness in a love affair.
To dream of a grandfather clock means you can improve your life by taking action, instead of just waiting and hoping things turn out okay.... My Dream Interpretation
If you just see the clock, it implies fear of losing a job or rank.
If the clod strikes, the fear of death either to self or someone close.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If you heard a clock strike, it is a suggestion that you can improve your lot by taking positive action.
To wind a clock signifies a happy love affair in the offing.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you see a clock that is behind, it is a sign that you have the tendency to leave issues hanging.
If it is fast, it means that you suffer stress and it would be best to relax some.
If the clock shows the exact time, it indicates that you are losing time and that the moment to decide to act has already come; although it could also be a warning to be more punctual.
If it shows that there is one minute to midnight, it denotes your desire to advance a situation that affects you.
If it is stopped, it manifests the status of your emotions.
Dreaming of various clocks with different times is synonymous with disorder and confusion. Lastly, dreaming of a chronometer evidences that you do not have your emotions under control. (See HANDS (of a clock) and TIME)
The regular movement of the clock indicates that everything is going well. Losing it in dreams indicates changes in your life or the possibility of starting a new stage of growth. Listening to the ticks of the clock presages the arrival of bad news.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A clock may also symbolize the biological clock that ticks away for people who want children, or those who feel that time is running out for them.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Moving clockwise means going to the right, which symbolizes consciousness; intellect; spirituality; masculinity.
CLOUD(S)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
It is symbolic of wholeness, completeness, and unity of the self.
The clock is a mandala that revolves and it may represent immortality. On the lighter side, when you are dreaming about a clock, time is an obvious issue. You may be currently experiencing anxiety in regard to a time-sensitive situation.
For example, people worry about their “biological clock” running out, or they are concerned about not being “on top of things.” In general, however, this dream may be a reminder that you need to speed up your actions and that time is an important factor. Old dream interpretations say that if you hear a clock strike, (or alarm go off), positive things will happen to you, and if you are winding a clock, you will fall in love! When interpreting this dream, try to remember the time and then attempt to understand how those numbers are meaningful to you.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Depth Psychology: A locked door is often a sign of sexual needs. It also could mean that, if handled reasonably—difficulties are manageable. See Key.... Dreamers Dictionary
2- When we dream of belonging to a group, our personal behaviour can quite often be different from that of others, and we may be alerted to this by dreaming of a flock.
3- A flock can be symbolic of our spiritual beliefs, and our faith in that what we are following is the correct path.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If the birds are fighting, this suggests disagreements about viewpoints, or differing opinions, in waking life.
If a bird is attacking you, it may represent an attack on your ideas and opinions, such as being criticized by a parent; another interpretation is it symbolizes a fear of others, or of going beyond your boundaries.... The Element Encyclopedia
A grandfather clock in your dream can also mention that you are dnven or dominated by patriarchal values, which may be constnctive and outdated.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If the lock works at your command, or efforts, you will discover that some person is working you injury.
If you are in love, you will find means to aid you in overcoming a rival; you will also make a prosperous journey.
If the lock resists your efforts, you will be derided and scorned in love and perilous voyages will bring to you no benefit.
To put a lock upon your fiance’e’s neck and arm, foretells that you are distrustful of her fidelity, but future episodes will disabuse your mind of doubt. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Fear of emotional risks.
3. Assured happiness (opened lock). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one who is suffering from depression sees himself unlocking a padlock in a dream, it means that his sorrows or sadness will be dispelled.
A lock in a dream also represents a proof, a strong point or a tool. Unlocking a padlock in a dream also means divorce. Locking a door in a dream means seeking a cosigner for a loan or a guarantor. Ifone who is seeking to get married sees a lock in his dream, it means that he will meet with a trustworthy and a caring woman.
A padlock for a traveller in a dream means safety.
A metal lock in a dream means dignity, safety, piety, deciphering a language, symbols, or acquiring knowledge. Wooden locks in a dream represent a husband, children, knowledge, wisdom, ease in one’s life, or guarding one’s promise. Locks in a dream also mean heedlessness.
A wooden lock means hypocrisy, or hesitation in one’s words and actions, or it could mean accepting a bribe.
(Also see Close; Padlock)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A combination lock may point to secret knowledge that unlocks a special door to power and understanding.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Locks in general mean that lovers will come to a happy culmination of their affair after many difficulties.
If one tries unsuccessfully to unlock a door or closet, it is a presage of an unhappy termination of an engagement.... The Complete Dream Book
A lock could also represent the need for a solution. See Drawer and Key.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If the lock is on a trunk or a door, the dreamer wishes to look beyond the lock so it is necessary to learn what the trunk door represents.
If the hunk holds papers, books, or treasures, then anything relative to such a dream would supply the link needed to make the story prophecy.
If the door represents a person, is it a man or a woman? Then, is it a stranger or someone close and familiar to the dreamer? The lock is also a symbol of the sexual organism pertaining to woman.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If your dream featured a padlock, it signifies a probable need for legal advice or legal services to sort out some family or personal matters.
See also under Key(s) and Bolts.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If you are able to open the lock and move on, the response will be positive, but if not it will be negative.
If you force the lock it means that you will try to achieve your goals using any strategy, whether lawful or not. (See DOOR and THRESHOLD)... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If you come across a lock in your dream, there is something that is being kept from you or is not yet available for you to access. For a well-rounded interpretation, consider what type of lock it is and what it is keeping you from opening.
A lock in a dream could indicate a thwarted desire to get something you want.
A lock that is broken may leave you feeling unsafe if you are on the other side of what the lock is supposed to be protecting.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
1- It is very easy to lock away the emotions, supposedly to keep them safe.
A lock appearing in a dream may alert us to the fact that we need to free up whatever we have shut away.
To force a lock would indicate that we need to work against our own inclinations to lock things away in order to be free of inhibitions.
To be mending a lock suggests that we feel our personal space been trespassed upon and we need to repair the damage.
2- To recognisc in a dream that a part of our body has become locked suggests that we are carrying extreme tension. We need to release that tension in a physical way in order to be healthy.
To realise a door is locked suggests that somewhere we thought of as sanctuary is no longer available to us. It may also be that a course of action is not right.
3- Spiritually a lock can represent that either a new freedom is being offered to us or that the way forward is barred. Our actions are not appropriate.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A lock appearing in a dream may alert us to the fact that we need to free up whatever we have shut away.
To force a lock would indicate that we need to work against our own inclinations to lock things away in order to be free of inhibitions.
To be mending a lock suggests that our personal space has been trespassed upon and we need to repair the damage.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To realize a door is locked suggests that somewhere we thought of as sanctuary is no longer available to us. It may also be that a course of action is not right.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Locks symbolize inaccessibility. Perhaps you can’t get what you want; or perhaps you have denied parts of yourself access to your conscious mind. In a healthy psyche nothing should be locked.
A canal lock may symbolize a block in the flow of psychic energy. There may be repressed materials that need to be brought up from the unconscious; some neglected function / capacity / instinct may need to be activated.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
If your unconscious highlighted a key in your dream, it could have been drawing your attention to any of these symbolic associations or reflecting your waking hopes and fears.
Keys might also represent an explanation or solution to a dilemma that has been worrying you. This is especially the case if your dream key fitted and a lock opened, as locks are symbolic of obstacles to success and self-knowledge. Where the lock was located in your dream may be significant.
If it was on a door, this is a symbol of transition or opportunity, but if it was on a cupboard, box or safe, this can represent your true nature and hidden inner qualities that are latent or repressed. If, however, the key, code or password did not match the lock in your dream, this could be a suggestion that you need to look elsewhere if you want to unlock or release the insight that will help you find a solution. According to Freud, keys are phallic symbols and the lock can signify the vagina, so if you dreamed of a key being inserted into a lock, the dream may have had an erotic significance. On the door of whose house was the lock that was being unlocked?... The Element Encyclopedia
If you were locked in, you may expect a change of location in your life.
If you were locked out, it represents some troubles of your own making.
If you dream that you are locked in but you break the lock and escape, you will overcome the obstacles that are facing you now.
If the lock in your dream is a padlock, this symbolizes the need to sort out some family or personal matters.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Long hidden or repressed emotions or problems (to see a school locker).
3. A phase of uncertainty, confusion (to be unable to open a locker). ... New American Dream Dictionary
Dreaming of a school locker also denotes hidden feelings that you should recognize in yourself, or knowledge you should learn. Also see “Locker Combination”, below.... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream of being in a locker room of the opposite sex, you must take a more subtle approach if you want to win someone’s heart.
If you are naked or semi-clothed in the locker room, you may be feeling unprepared or unfit for a situation.... My Dream Interpretation
If before, then you are preparing for some sort of challenge ahead.
If after, then you are coming down off of some measure of exertion or effort. Your own school-age associations with locker rooms should be taken into consideration with your interpretation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
If she should lose a locket, death will throw sadness into her life.
If a lover dreams that his sweetheart returns his locket, he will confront disappointing issues.
The woman he loves will worry him and conduct herself in a displeasing way toward him.
If a woman dreams that she breaks a locket, she will have a changeable and unstable husband, who will dislike constancy in any form, be it business or affection.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If she dreams of losing a locket, she will be saddened by a death in her family or by the death of her lover.
A man who dreams that his sweetheart gives back a locket with which he has presented her, will be harassed by the suspicion of the one he loves.... The Complete Dream Book
If you open the locket, you are ready for love, but if you can’t open it then you are somehow scared to open up your emotions.
If you break a locket in your dream, you will have a changeable boyfriend who is up and down in his feelings for you.
To dream that your lover places a locket around your neck, foretells that you will receive many beautiful offerings.... My Dream Interpretation
For a woman to see others with lockjaw, foretells her friends will unconsciously detract from her happiness by assigning her unpleasant tasks.
If stock have it, you will lose a friend.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Use caution to avoid harsh words with those closest.
3. A need or desire for more discretion in affairs.
4. A feeling that someone may be deceptive. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Try to remember that discretion is more admirable than momentary popularity.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
If another person has locked the dreamer out, then control is an issue to be confronted and dealt with—in the dreamer’s career or personal life.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Safeguarding something that you consider valuable or precious.
Closing away negative portions of yourself, including bad memories, habits, and characteristics.
Blockage or an obstacle. Having your creativity, emotions, or ambitions “locked out.”... The Language of Dreams
If cabinets or drawers are Locked and you cannot find the keys, it is a bad sign, and you should be very careful in money matters and avoid speculation or risk of any kind.
If later, you find the keys, you will pull through, but even then, it should be taken as a warning. See KEYS.... Mystic Dream Book
If in your dream, you have your hair loose to the wind, it indicates that you need more freedom to express your feelings. Body hair, meanwhile, symbolizes the primitive and instinctive force.
To get a haircut can show conformity. In the past, they used to cut the hair of prisoners, soldiers, and school boys. When the Beatles grew their hair long back in the sixties, they unconsciously expressed a generational revelation.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If he locks the door of his shop in a dream, it means that he brokers merchandises and businesses. Seeing a locksmith in a dream also means concealing a secrets, or it could mean marriage.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If not, it means his Dua’s will be granted.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A padlock made from wood in a dream represents deceit and hypocrisy. Lockingone’s door securely in a dream means managingand controlling one’s business in accordance with the divine laws.
If one’s door does not have a lock in a dream, it means that one has no control over which way his life goes, and that he cares little about its consequences. Attempting to lock one’s door, but to no avail in a dream means one’s failure to complete an important project. Breaking a lock and entering a house in a dream represents a conqueror or benefits that will come through such a person.
A padlock in a dream also represents a bolt, a door latch, one’s son, a handicapped wife, taking shelter away from one’s enemy, a hidden treasure, or a burial ground.
A padlock in a dream also may denotes sorcery, concealing secrets, or hindrances obstructing one’s travel plans. Putting a padlock on one’s door in a dream means prosperity after suffering from poverty, or receiving honors after being humiliated.
A padlock in a dream also could represent a bastard son, or a foundling.
(Also see Close; Lock)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2- Often when our securitv is threatened, a symbol which reinforces our need for defence mechanisms appears, and the padlock comes into this category.
3- We arc preserving our spiritual integrity.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you succeed in unlocking it, the augury is a good one.... The Complete Dream Book
If the padlock is of an ornate design, such control may be more complicated than we first thought.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If there are policemen or soldiers there, do they represent your super-ego (‘conscience’)? If so, bear in mind that our inhibitions are not always rational and do not always serve our best interests. The main thing is to enter into dialogue with those who have made the road blocks: ask them why they are blocking your way, and who put them up to it?... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
An empty safe in your dreams may mean loss if it has been broken into, or lack if it is simply empty.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
A collapsing tower: your hopes will be dashed. Hearing the clock in the tower ring: time to make an important decision.
If a woman is looking at a high tower (phallic symbol), it might be expressing her positive attitude toward male sexuality.
Dreaming of being locked up in a tower: she is troubled about male sexuality. See Clock, Pillar.... Dreamers Dictionary
A Practical Goal
The practical goal of dream interpretation, as I see it, is to find the value in each dream so you can then apply it to improve yourself and your life. A dream’s value may be profound and life changing, or as simple as the realization that eating sweets too close to bedtime can trigger nightmares. Whatever the content of a dream, you can learn from it. So as you explore your dreams, keep the following objective in mind:
Find the value in your dreams.
Quotation: Nancy Wagaman. “The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary”... Dreampedia
(Also see Blood)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If your dreaming mind zoomed in on a watch or clock, this could also be a reminder to make the most of your time and not to waste it.
If you keep checking a clock or a watch in your dream, this suggests anxiety and worry about some future event.
If you don’t feel this to be the case, your unconscious may have conjured this panic-stricken theme to urge you to prepare better for a future event or opportunity that may soon present itself in waking life. For example, have you done enough study to pass your driving theory test? Alternatively, your dream may have indicated frustration and regret at your inability in the past to make the most of an opportunity when it was presented to you.
If you dreamed that a watch or clock slowed down, this could reflect your feeling that events are moving slowly in your waking life or that time is dragging. Alternatively, the symbol of a watch may indicate your ticking heart, so if the clock stops or slows down, this may suggest either an emotional standstill or problems with your cardiovascular system. According to ancient dream-lore and superstition, when a clock stops, somebody will die but your dream will almost certainly have a different meaning. In the symbolic language of dreams, clocks and watches reflect your emotional state and a stopped clock or a clock that is broken may indicate emotional blockages or standstills, and a clock whose hands race out of control may indicate feelings run amok.
If you dreamed of a stopwatch, this highlights your sense of feeling pressured or working against the clock.
If you are a woman dreaming of ticking clocks, such a dream may indicate your biological clock. Dreams that focus on timepieces may also have been measuring the passage of your lifespan and the ticking clock could simply be a reminder that the seconds of your life are ticking away and there is still much for you to do. Watching the clock in your dreams suggests that you need to make time work for you. A clock tower combines this with a phallic form to offer an image of courage and determination. Evoking great occasions, the chimes of a clock tower may relate to a momentous personal or national event, such as a marriage or a coronation.... The Element Encyclopedia
For a young woman to dream that she is dissatisfied with wedlock, foretells her inclinations will persuade her into scandalous escapades.
For a married woman to dream of her wedding day, warns her to fortify her strength and feelings against disappointment and grief. She will also be involved in secret quarrels and jealousies.
For a woman to imagine she is pleased and securely cared for in wedlock, is a propitious dream. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
It is fortunate for a woman to dream that she is happily married to a man of wealth and good breeding.... The Complete Dream Book