The meaning of Subway in dream | Dream interpretation
Discovering deeper aspects of self.
If boarding a train, you’re getting ready for a new direction.
If changing trains, you’re changing directions.
To dream of being on or in the subway portends a series of minor setbacks and/or petty disappointments.
Don’t get discouraged; they will soon be a faded memory.
Interpretation of subways is based on your experience with this mode of transportation.
If you regularly use the subway, you may need to look at the other parts of the dream more carefully.
If the subway is not a regular part of your daily routine but is the primary dream image then you can consider it to be symbolic of the way that you navigate through your own emotions and hidden parts of self.
The subway is under the ground and represents the unconscious parts of self. All of us interact on conscious and unconscious levels. We have intuitive feelings and unspoken understanding that direct our lives as much as the obvious and fully conscious things. Consider the subway ride in your dream and try to understand what it is conveying to you about your more subtle navigation through ongoing life experiences. See also: Train
Dreams of a subway represents your ability to move in and out of your own underworld, your ability to connect with your shadow, your depths and reemerge into light. See Goddess Persephone and Integration Dreams.
Dreams about traveling on the subway are highly symbolic.
If you have this dream, you may reach a goal in real life by using the spiritual or instinctive part of your nature.
As a way to travel to one’s destination underground, a subway may symbolize the dreamer’s reaching a goal through unconscious methods.
Figurative of the wrong way; regressing
An underground world of its own, the subway system in any city can get you from one place to another without seeing the light of day. Any travel from one place to another in a dream represents a change or transformation. Since a subway ride is relatively short, the scope of the change it represents is also relatively minor.
The idea that is being represented the most by this image in a dream has to do with being just under the surface of your consciousness. Such a dream indicates that you can learn something by doing a little investigation of what is lurking below and find yourself in some new territory as a result.
A form of rapid transit that travels through underground tunnels, the subway may symbolize exploring the underworld and moving through psychological milestones to your destination of wholeness.
A subway may also indicate a preoccupation with getting to work and may reflect concerns in making a deadline.