Dreaming of any kind of vehicles is normally an indication of our own need or desire to move forward in real life. According to different factors such as the type of vehicle ( car, bus, train, boat, airplane), this dream can have a wide range of meanings and interpretations.
One of the dream interpretations of the vehicle is trying to achieve our goals in waking life and we have always a desire for movement even if the vehicle is broken down or not working. This dream has various interpretations in different religions and cultures which are prepared in this post.
Dream Interpretation of Vehicle in Islam:
Islamic dream interpreters believe that a vehicle in dreams symbolizes care, attention, concern, attaining one’s purpose, or it could represent reaching one’s destination through striving and trying so hard. Honor and authority can be represented in the dreams of being carried by any animal, or by any type of vehicle in a dream.
Dream Interpretation of Vehicle in Zhou-gong’s Dream Dictionary:
Out of control vehicle:
In Chinese culture, if you have the dream of driving any kind of vehicles such as automobiles, bicycles, buses etc which get out of control means that you are worried and anxious about your inability to change the current life or deal with a difficult situation. When you see a vehicle being out of control in a dream and you are just a passenger, it indicates that you do not have goals in your real life and may feel confused and worried.
Dream Interpretation of Vehicle in Dream Dictionary for Dummies:
Dreaming about vehicles denotes that the dreamer is trying to examine how to focus himself/herself in and move through, different realms of consciousness. A car, bicycle, motorcycle, or train in a dream represents the dreamer’s physical body, personality, or life. Elevators and stairs represent moving between realms and if you are driving the vehicle in a dream, it indicates that you are controlling your journey and choosing your direction.
Boats or other water vehicles in a dream represent how you cross the emotional realm. Being the rider of a vehicle in dreams symbolizes that you’ve given your power to another and are not active anymore.
Vehicles like airplanes, hang gliders, rockets, or UFOs in a dream indicate how you move through the mental and spiritual realms. Being part of a group consciousness where people share a similar path and life lesson may manifest itself in the dreams of co-travelers. A stolen vehicle implies that you have lost your connection to a special reality or focus and need to put attention on recreating it.
Riding in a vehicle:
Riding in a vehicle in a dream has three possible interpretations which are: trying to find a new destination, letting someone else help you get there, and resting for a while from being responsible.
Bumping into a similar vehicle:
Bumping into a similar vehicle in a dream denotes facing with someone else’s physical presence (car, motorcycle), emotional values (boats), or opinions, ideas and beliefs (planes).
Being in a vehicle that crashes:
If you have a situation in your life that is out of control, it is completely usual to have the dream of being in a vehicle that crashes or is about to crash. This dream also implies that you simply arrive suddenly and dramatically at a new level of achievement.
The condition of the vehicle:
The condition of the vehicle in a dream is an indication of your health condition.
Using brakes to stop a vehicle:
The dream of using brakes to stop a vehicle means you should immediately stop or withdraw from a situation before there are catastrophic outcomes. It also indicates that we are going too fast, not taking care of our body’s needs or our ability to be in control.
Horses pulling vehicles:
Seeing horses pulling vehicles in a dream represents wealth with some incumbrance, and love will find obstacles.
Ride in a vehicle:
Riding in a vehicle in a dream is a bad omen forecasting threatened loss or illness.
Be thrown from a vehicle:
To be thrown from a vehicle implies hasty and unpleasant news.
A broken vehicle:
Seeing a broken vehicle in a dream is a sign of failure in important affairs.
Buy a vehicle:
When you buy a vehicle in your dream, it means that you will reinstate yourself in your former position.
Sell a vehicle:
To dream of selling a vehicle indicates an unfavorable change in affairs.
The vehicle is overturned:
If the vehicle is overturned in a dream, it implies that pleasure will suddenly turn into woe.
According to Jung, the particular type of vehicle in dreams can be related to different things such as the dreamer’s characteristic movement—whether lively or slow, regular or irregular—or the character of the dreamer’s inner life or mind, or whether his ideas are his own or borrowed, and so on. Every vehicle is an indication of the body (including the mind and thought) or, in other words, of the spirit in its existential aspect.
To lose a wheel from a vehicle:
Losing motivation or direction or to be thrown off balance are possible dream interpretations of losing a wheel from a vehicle.
Driving any sort of vehicle:
To dream of driving any sort of vehicle is a sign of our self-control and awareness of how external situations can affect us.
Traditionally, any wheeled vehicle is a symbol of us and how we handle life. Carts, carriages, and chariots tend to have a more old-fashioned resonance, while a car is more up to date and has more to do with modern thinking. All such vehicles are an indication of the physical body, so anything wrong with the vehicle may alert us to a problem.
Being alone in a vehicle:
Dreaming of being alone in a vehicle is a symbol of independence.
- Dream Dictionary For Dummies (Penney Peirce)
- Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted (Gustavus Hindman Miller)
- The A To Z Of Dream Interpretations, What Dreams Reveal About Our Lives, Loves And Deepest Fears (Pamela J.Ball)
- A Dictionary Of Symbols (J.E.Cirlot)