The meaning of staircase in dream | Dream Interpretation

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd

A staircase may, according to Freud, be a symbol of sexual intercourse.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green

A staircase may represent the passage or connection between the mind and the body. Or it may suggest the movement from the structures of your own thoughts to a higher consciousness.

A spiral staircase may reflect the steps to higher spiritual levels, each step mastering important spiritual pnnci- ples. It may represent achievement.

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

To ascend is positive faith and exaltation; to descend is to be humbled

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin

(See Stairway)

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

1. If the staircase is leading up and one climbs it, there is an opportunity for change.

2. If one is coming down a staircase, one feels unsuccessful.

3. Sexual activity (up or down), usually for men.

4. Ambition.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

If you dream of ascending a staircase, then you are moving up in the world, and discovering higher and loftier aspects of yourself.

If you dream of descending a staircase, then you are either giving into negativity and depression, or you are exploring deeper aspects of yourself. Consider the feeling tone of this dream to discern the meaning for you. In general, a staircase signifies that you are taking a step-by-step approach to progress in life. See Elevator and Ladder.

Staircase | Dream Interpretation

Keywords of this dream: Staircase


Ariadne's Book of Dream

As a path spiraling upward to spiritual attainment, a spiral staircase may appear to bridge the mind with a higher intelligence. It may signify the upward path to heaven to receive the blessing of God.... Ariadne's Book of Dream


Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a spiral staircase: this complicated structure is always forcing us to move in tight circles. You will be thrown back on your own devices. Try to get off the merry-go-round. Depth Psychology: See Stairs, Steps.... Dreamers Dictionary


Little Giant Encyclopedia

Changes and transformation starting from below (the unconscious) and coming to the surface (consciousness), or vice versa.

A frequent symbol in fairy tales and movies, suggesting personal growth and wholeness.

The landings in a staircase correspond to the dreamer’s energy centers (the chakras). Are you going up the stairs or coming down? According to Freud, going up symbolizes sexual union.... Little Giant Encyclopedia


The Element Encyclopedia

According to Jung, stairs are a clear symbol of psychological growth, whereas Freud attributed phallic symbolism to the image. In general, dreams stairs are thought to represent feelings in connection with achievement, failure, climbing and falling. To dream that you are walking up a flight of stairs indicates that you are achieving a higher level of understanding. You are making progress in your journey, whether it is a spiritual, emotional or material one. To dream that you are walking down a flight of stairs suggests that you are descending into your unconscious. It also refers to setbacks that you will experience in your life. To see spiral or winding stairs signify growth and / or rebirth.

If you are running up a staircase in your dream home, this suggests an attempt to escape from an unconscious urge by taking refuge in the abstract or intellectual.

If you are running up the stairs in fear, this suggests a lack of confidence, a fear of failing or not being capable in some way.

If you are running up the stairs with pleasure, then it suggests exuberance, and a possible change in your feelings and situation.

If you are going down the stairs in fear, a loss of belief in your own ability is implied.

If you trip on the stairs, this may suggest problems you have brought upon yourself by meddling in the affairs of other people

A dream often experienced by children is that of skimming down stairs; this dream feels almost like flying down the stairs, the feet just touching the edge of the stairs every so often, creating an exhilarating sense of pleasure. The reason for the dream is that it represents a task—the climbing of stairs—that once seemed daunting to a toddler, but which now has been mastered, giving rise to the sense of effortless achievement symbolized by ‘skimming’. Finally, using an escalator instead of stairs in your home, or anywhere else, may express a certain lack of emotional commitment to a person or project in waking life. A dream of walking against the direction of the escalator suggests frustration at a lack of personal progress.... The Element Encyclopedia

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