You dream that you are lost, desperately trying to find your way home. No matter which direction you take, you never manage to find the right road and nobody you meet can help you. Often this dream indicates that you want a more fulfilling job or a different lifestyle but you have no idea how to proceed.
If you come to a crossroads and don’t know which way to take, it may mean that in waking life you are faced with several choices. You have to make a decision but don’t know what to base it on.
Your destination sometimes provides a clue to the meaning of the dream. Perhaps you are trying to get back to a place where you used to have happy times. This suggests that your current lifestyle is unsatisfactory. If you are looking for a place you associate with your youth the dream implies concerns about growing older.
Being lost in a place that feels dangerous reflects feelings of unease about a current situation. The dream is a warning that someone or something is posing a threat to your well-being.
Dreams about being lost have special significance if you’re middle- aged or elderly. The further you progress along your journey through life, the more essential it becomes to reassess your values and your priorities. Otherwise the more spiritual side of your nature remains unfulfilled so that, at a deeper level, you feel ‘lost’.
Questions to ask yourself - and what to do when the answer is ‘yes’
Do / feel unfulfilled?
Am I faced with several choices?
Do I tend to live in the post?
Do / long to find my ‘spiritual home’?
Depth Psychology: You have maneuvered yourself into a difficult situation because you are on the wrong track or were led astray. Find a solution—quickly!... Dreamers Dictionary
• Sometimes dreams of being lost can relate to changes in your life that you’ve not yet adjusted to or acknowledged to yourself e.g. an unwanted divorce.
• Have you lost your way? Are you lacking in purpose and direction? Facing the confusion and getting help to clarify your options should get you back on track.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
To see your reflection in a looking-glass means that you will be neglected in marriage and you will have bad luck in financial affairs.
If a woman sees her lover in a looking-glass, it is a sign that she will have grounds for a breach-of-promise suit.
A married woman seeing her husband in a mirror may look forward to anxiety through his possible dishonesty.
It is a warning against coming indiscretions if a woman sees the reflection of a man other than her husband in the looking-glass.
For a man to see the reflection of women he does not know means that he should guard against entangling alliances.... The Complete Dream Book
2. Fear of uncovering damaging secrets about others. ... New American Dream Dictionary
For up or down see under chapter on general guides for interpretation.
And for left or right see those entries.
Otherwise see under separate listings, as Landscape, Eyes, Flowers, or whatever.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To dream of looking in a glass, in married foiks, betokens children; in young folks, sweethearts.
For as the glass does represent their likeness, so does tove show them their like in affection.
For a youns; woman to dream that she looks in a glass and there sees her own face, esteeming it to be very handsome, shows her to have a great opinion of her own beauty. Also for one to dream that he sees himself in the water is death to the dreamer, or to some familiar friend of his.... The Complete Dream Book
To see oneself in water forecasts the dreamer’s death or that of a friend (Artemidorus). This dream can be directly traced through ancestral memory back to the legends of mythology.... The Fabric of Dream
To a lover, it shows that the swreetheart is not really faithful. Do not be led away by soft speeches or flattery, but find out the real motive under the surface. ... Mystic Dream Book
To suffer loss suggests that part of ourselves or our lives is now dead and we must learn to cope without it.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
It is a sign of domestic trouble if a woman dreams that she has Lost her weddin*” ring.
To dream that you have Lost your shoes, or some other important article of clothing is very unfortunate, for your troubles will be due to your own attempts at being too clever.... Mystic Dream Book
2. Difﬁculties in determining path or direction—usually in situations, often in life.
3. Reverse: good fortune is in the ofﬁng (to lose a game). ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one loses a garment or a house in a dream, it means extra expenses, repairs, or taxes he will pay for his property. Ifone is stripped of his entire wardrobe in a dream, it means that he will avoid an evil and a costly incident.
(Also see Wandering)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you find a lost article you will have some good fortune come your way.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To suffer loss suggests that part of ourselves or our lives is now dead and we must learn to cope without it.
2- To experience ourselves as being lost denotes confusion on whatever level is depicted in the dream. It may be emotionally or mentally as much as physically. We have lost the ability or the motivation to make clcar decisions.
3- The search for the lost object or the lost chord epitomises the search for enlightenment. In spiritual terms we do not know what we are looking for until we have found it.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If the theme of being lost recurs, it may point to a need to seek guidance spiritually or psychologically.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you find a lost article you will have some good fortune come your way.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If in the dream he finds his way, all should be well. But if he awakens before he finds himself, he should probably seek outside help with regard to the matter in question.
If an object is lost, or a beloved friend or pet, the dreamer needs to assess what that object or being, and the loss thereof, means to him.
For example: A dream of losing one’s wallet could mean fear of financial loss. Look to other symbols in the dream to find ways to avoid what one fears. Astrological parallels: Neptune, Pisces Tarot parallel: The Moon... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If you dream that someone else is lost, you have unresolved feelings about the person that is lost.... My Dream Interpretation
If you have this dream, ask yourself in what sense you have lost your way. Have you lost your identity, are you confused about your career goals or unable to make clear decisions? Do you feel as if you have no direction in life? Identifying the problem area and considering your options should help you get right back on track. In spiritual terms, you do not know what you are looking for until you find it and the search for lost objects represents the search for enlightenment. Some psychologists believe that dreams about being lost may also signify a new beginning as they express the anxiety of leaving behind the old and familiar.
Dreams in which you are lost in a maze or labyrinth are classic symbols of difficulty or confusion in various areas of your life. Dreams in which someone else is lost represent issues or feelings regarding that person that are unresolved; they can also indicate a lost opportunity. Consider also whether there are aspects of the person you have dreamed you have lost within your own self. Perhaps you need to recapture and re-acknowledge those aspects. To dream of losing your partner is a common dream for people in long-term relationships, showing that you are exploring their possible death. It is not a prediction, only an awareness of a situation that may or may not occur whilst you are still alive or together with them. Dreams in which you are happily wandering alone in a desert, forest or unknown land may be prompted by feelings that the source of all your problems lies outside yourself. Your dreaming mind is urging you to look within for the answers.... The Element Encyclopedia
The feeling of searching for something important and being unable to find it is challenging enough when it happens in life. In the language of symbols, it also taps into a deep fear shared by all people: the elusive search for meaning that all of us have to face from time to time in our lives. On the face of it, a dream of searching for a lost object has a primary purpose of helping us relieve stress so we can wake up the next day and face our day-to-day lives with greater psychic balance. This is the purpose of all recurring dreams of this nature.
If you have this dream on a regular basis, it may simply be a convenient way for your unconscious to process the pressures of everyday living. What it is that you are searching for should be your first consideration. Your personal associations with this object will reveal what you sense is currently elusive. When in doubt, ask yourself, “What does this thing do, or what is it for?” Keys represent your access to the various compartments of your life. Your wallet connects you to abundance and the ability to meet your needs in the world.
A more personal or specific item should be viewed through whatever meaning you assign to it.
If there is no specific thing that you are searching for or you do not know what it is that you have lost, the dream may be pointing to a free-floating sense of being inadequately prepared for some situation in your life. Where you are looking offers the next shade of meaning. Your own home connects to your personal sense of self. Any other environment should be used to guide you; where you feel that something has been lost may be telling you that a certain area of your life has left you feeling incomplete.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To see others carrying them, foretells that you will be appealed to for aid by charity.
To borrow one, you will have a misunderstanding, perhaps, with a warm friend.
To lend one, portends injury from false friends.
To lose one, denotes trouble with some one who holds your confidence.
To see one torn to pieces, or broken, foretells that you will be misrepresented and maligned.
To carry a leaky one, denotes that pain and displeasure will be felt by you towards your sweetheart or companions.
To carry a new umbrella over you in a clear shower, or sunshine, omens exquisite pleasure and prosperity.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If the umbrella is opened, you may be protecting yourself from unconscious materials.
If the umbrella is closed, then you may be prepared and be willing to deal with the unfamiliar psyche. Old dream interpretations say that the umbrella is the symbol of security.
If the umbrella is broken or turned inside out, your ultimate achievement is possible but delayed.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If the umbrella is open, you may be protecting yourself from the “stuff” in your unconscious.
If you open the umbrella in your dream, it may indicate that you are prepared and willing to discover yourself. Carrying a closed umbrella in the rain is highly unfortunate for the dreamer and his business plans. Traditionally, the umbrella is the symbol of security. However, if the umbrella is broken or turned inside out your ultimate achievement is still possible, but it will be delayed.
A leaky umbrella denotes quarrels with loved ones.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
2- As we mature we need to develop certain coping skills. In dreams these can be seen as a protective covering, hence the image of the umbrella.
3- As a sunshade conferred status and power, so does the umbrella.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
An alternative type of minor that shields the bearer from elements of a situation to which she or he prefers not to be exposed.
If the umbrella won’t open, or collapses in the wind, this represents being beset by annoyances and little troubles that increase stress levels.
A leaky umbrella symbolizes having attention distracted from little but important details that can make the difference between success and failure.
Because of its shape, this can be another type of circle or wheel dream. See if any patterns appear on the umbrella, for more interpretive value.... The Language of Dreams
Depth Psychology: Are you afraid of something? Are you afraid of your passions? Don’t deny your emotions—deal with them and you will feel much better. Are you afraid that things will only get worse and you will, like rain in some places, end up in the gutter? See Parasol.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream of carrying an open umbrella in the rain is a very fortunate sign that speaks of good luck in most endeavors.
A leaky umbrella denotes quarrels with loved ones.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
A closed umbrella signifies readiness to pay attention to one’s own emotional needs and instincts.... My Dream Interpretation
If it is raining the Umbrella represents a friend who will help solve t he difficulties.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If you dream that you lose the umbrella, the omens are good: it predicts a valuable gift from a relative. However, if you find it, you will experience a great loss in business.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If the umbrella is closed and the water freely pours upon the dreamer, it indicates that the dreamer is open to his or her feelings and emotional needs.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
2. Higher aspirations. ... New American Dream Dictionary