To dream of a chairlift symbolizes your need to take time out to contemplate a situation before proceeding. You are pushing yourself and have the energy and ability to reach the goal. But you should think hard, and be open to accepting advice from others, instead of just rushing ahead.... My Dream Interpretation
See Ladder, Stairs. Emotional changes, and the degree of those changes is expressed here. Caution, remaining aware of reality.
If the lift is moving up fast—advancement, high hopes.
If the elevator is moving down fast—to the point that it is uncomfortable—fear of letting go. See Abyss and Trapdoor.
If the elevator gets stuck, inferiority complex or strong inhibitions.
A symbol of Kundalini, vitality in Yoga. Advancement and wish for self-affirmation; or, fear of Falling, and Shooting. Being constricted, as in Siege, Amber, Village, and Trap, except not so extreme. Emotional transformation; becoming more aware without effort.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams of a face-lift represent that you are contemplating taking drastic measures to recapture youth. Perhaps you are unable or unwilling to face your own mortality and your own aging process because of your preoccupation with your facade and a lack of attention to your inner worth and value. Alternatively, you might be attempting to uplift your spirits and look at see things from a different perspective. See Cosmetic Surgery.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Any alteration to the face is akin to exerting some measure of control over the mask we show to the world. When this alteration is reflected as surgical in nature, the resulting change is manipulated and inorganic. Plastic surgery is usually chosen in an effort to appear more attractive, desirable, or acceptable than one already feels. Ask yourself how authentic you are being in your interactions with others. This dream could point to something out of balance with how you feel and what you project.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Used for moving heavy containers or boxes, a fork- lift may signify the need to shift some ideas around in order to solve a problem. It may move things in and out of a warehouse, which would signify needing to clear out what you have stored inside, such as old memories, ideas, or emotions.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Mood shifts or movement of attention, as when we move from being involved in physical sensation and shift to thinking; rise or drop in status or work; our emotional highs and lows—the lift going out through the roof could show tendency towards being manic, going underground meeting influences from the unconscious; being ‘uplifted* or feeling down’. Example: I was in a lift with a young woman. She intimated there was some difficulty about getting the lift to work. I felt this was not so and pushed the button.
The doors closed and the lift began to ascend. As it did we moved close together and kissed. But the main feeling was of being accepted and liked. This moved my feelings so much I felt a great melting feeling in my abdomen, and a lot of body sensation against her body’ (Anthony F). Here the lift shows Anthony ‘being moved’ emotionally and sexually—the lift can depict sex and the energy flowing up the trunk in love or meditation. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Psychological / emotional perspective: Going up in a lift suggests aspiration and a desire for something better. Going down may indicate difficult or depressing circumstances.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(1) The symbolism of a lift may be that of things coming up from the unconscious (in which case your unconscious obviously wants you to look at them); or of the conscious ego descending into the unconscious to take a look around.
(2) Going up in a lift may symbolize attaining a more elevated or spiritual, or simply more detached, standpoint; or becoming more imaginative; or more ‘heady5 - that is, more rationalistic but less in touch with instinct and intuition.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Being lifted in a dream may indicate that the dreamer is rising above unpleasant conditions or issues. Being lifted can also have the same connotations as ascension and height.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
These usually indicate how we deal with information.
For instance, a lift going down would suggest going down into the subconscious, while a lift going up would be moving towards the spiritual or cosmic concerns. In the sleep state we are thought to leave our physical bodies behind, so, descending in a lift and getting stuck suggests the potential to lose touch with spirituality, concentrating only on the mundane.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that you are shoplifting, means that you are deprived in some way.
If you dream of shoplifting from a place you go in real life, the dream signifies your need for more recognition and positive attention in your life. This dream can also signify unrealized and unfulfilled goals.... My Dream Interpretation
Stairs are about our ambitions or where we’re heading. Climbing stairs is a metaphor of your fierce ambition and ability to face up to challenges in your life.
• More generally stairs are believed to be indicative of the bridge between different states of being. Going up suggests you’re developing higher levels of consciousness and awareness and going down suggests you’re losing that awareness or delving into the realms of your unconscious. Lifts and escalators have similar meanings.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
You are having anxiety around being held accountable in some aspect of your life. Quizzes, tests, and exams are part of the structure of education that most people in the West first experience in childhood. This is imprinted in the brain as a permanent memory, associating the sensation of performance anxiety with images of being tested in school. In dreams, these become a metaphor for the ways in which we are tested by challenges in life. We only pass such tests if we have gained a sufficient level of knowledge from past lessons learned. When you dream of taking a test, your unconscious is letting you know that there is underlying anxiety around how prepared you feel to face your life. Examine your life for areas where you feel you are being held accountable, even if the only person holding you accountable is yourself. This is often a recurring dream for people who experience high levels of performance anxiety, a fear of failure, or frequent feelings of judgment from others. It can also indicate a hidden need to be acknowledged by those in authority in your life and to feel validated for your accomplishments. In this way, a test dream can be a compensation for feeling undervalued.
(See Exams, Pop Quiz, Quiz.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Excavation. Looking inward, understanding, and analyzing. Often appears as a dream image when living without much thought. Pay attention to what is being taken apart. What do the individual parts look like? See Puzzle.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreaming that someone favorably welcomes you means that you will receive necessary protection. But if you are not welcome, you should distrust advice you receive in the coming days.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream that you are amorous or see that others are amorous suggests that your sense of morality may be being put to the test. Your dreaming mind may, however, be encouraging you to explore and express your sexuality or creativity. To dream that you are showing your devotion to your loved ones or to your beliefs serves as a reminder that nothing good in life can be gained by deceit. To dream that you are experiencing delight suggests that life is good for you at the moment or that you wish it could be, whilst to dream that you are joyful denotes harmony amongst friends and loved ones, although—in common with many such dreams—it may also be compensatory wish-fulfillment.
To dream that you are merry or in merry company signifies a time of pleasant engagements and profitable affairs; but again, it could also be compensatory wish-fulfillment. To feel peace in your dream indicates an end or a resolution to an emotional issue or inner conflict. It also suggests that you have reached a new level of stability and calmness. Alternatively, the maddening quietness may refer to the calm before the storm. To dream that you have pride denotes that you need to stand up and fight against attacks to your integrity. You may soon be challenged. To dream that you are tipsy signifies your carefree nature and jovial disposition. To see others tipsy in your dream denotes that you need to be careful as to choice of friends, as their actions or words may reflect on your own character.