Houses in dreams are a symbolic representation of the dreamers sense of self. Every individual room contains a construct of different emotional functions, past memories, phyical body and unexplored parts of your unconscious. Inside encompass a blueprint or map of your emotional and phyical nature, the house is a place that safeguards the soul.
Inside the house is a metaphoric labyrinth of images and symbols that bring you closer to your true self, the core of you existence.
Keep in mind that no two house dreams can be interpreted the same way. The house is specifically molded based of the dreamers past and present experiences, feelings and emotions often unconscious.
Remember when it comes to analyzing your dreams you are the best interpreter. You hold the key to your deepest and darkest secrets, though finding the answer takes some inner digging.
What House Dreams Mean
You might notice the condition of the house relates to your current mental state of mind. You might notice some rooms are left unfinished, haunted or neglected thus symbolizing parts of your mind that need examining. Feelings of claustrophobia might relate to aspects of your life that currently stuck, or restricted in your life.
Description Of The House
- What locations of the house did you visit?
- General mood or feeling inside the house (haunted or calm)
- Was it finished or unfinished?
- Size of the rooms, items in closets
- Colors and fixtures
- Are there people or animals inside?
Your current emotions shape the design of the house and contents in the house. If you are suffering from depression, anxiety or daily stresses; the mood of the house might appear to be haunted or a uncomfortable.
On the other hand a mentally healthy state makes the house appear to be bright and calm. Bridging your outside world with your inner world helps determine your dreams motive.
Unseen, difficult to access, dusty and usually made up of used storage. Metaphorically speaking this is an area in your mind that contains forgotten memories, feelings and emotions from your past. The context in the attic are valuable and symbolic to the dreamer as they are up there for a reason. What are in the boxes, what objects do you see; how are they unique to you.
What might be hidden? If the attic is haunted hints suggests to find and fix an old issue that is not settled. You could also entertain the idea the attic connects with the crown or the seventh chakra, is located at the top of the head. A symbol of spirituality and higher consciousness; the area most forgotten but its part of the house. The condition of the attic might imply if the area is blocked or off balance.
Living Room In Dreams
An area where you relax, entertain, interact socially with people friends and siblings. The living room in your dreams brings your attention to your personal space, and you emotional and mental well being. In this area is shaped as a version of yourslef, how it looks and what is happening gives you a clue.
Bedroom Dream Meaning
The bedroom in our dreams is a very powerful symbol that relates to sexual encounters, relationships, and intimacy. The bedroom is your private area, the door is locked indicating privacy. An area that is metaphorically hidden that you don’t want to expose.
The BED can also be a symbol of what might lay dormant within, as being asleep is opposite to wake. It might also suggest the symbol of death and rebirth. The bed is an ancient dream symbol has a wide range of interpretations attached to it, primary connecting the dreamer to intimacy, relationships and security.
What happened in the room or bed? Could this be associated with memories in the past? What experiences you encountered in the past?
Basement Dream Meaning
Basements are a very symbolic yet enigmatic representation of the unconscious. As you enter the basement you leave your soul on the stairs above. This is the unknown part of the dreamer, the repressed thoughts and emotions, universal knowledge and hidden motives are below.
You have opened the door to your unconsciousness, what is found or sought out contain a key to the underworld. The main goal is to unlock the meaning behind the symbols to uncover endless possibilities that are held within. This is also an area that is below you, things that are considered lower or look down upon.
Bathroom Dream Meaning
Toilets and showers are synonymous with releasing, letting go and cleansing. The inner energy that needs renewal or negative energies that are pent up are symbols of the bathroom. In many cases we dream of clogged toilets or dirty bathrooms as an indication that these unconscious energies need to be cleansed.
Bathrooms in dreams are often connected to the ROOT chakra responsible for stability, safety, strength, and commitment and is responsible for self-preservation and feeling grounded. This is why it is located at the bottom or base of the spine.
Kitchen & Dining Room
The place we sit down with the family and eat, nourishment for the soul. The kitchen in a dream brings your attention to the creative side as well an area where transformation takes place. Similar to the kitchen the dining room focuses more on family and socialization. An area where gathers occur for big events or time of the year.
Windows & Doors
Identifying if they are open or closed brings your attention to new opportunities and personal freedom. Like the saying ‘a window of opportunity’, brings glad tidings when it is open. Locked or closed windows suggests views, perspectives and growth closed off Symbolic Nature Of Windows.
Looking out the window brings your attention to your own personal awareness within. A small or large window would reflect your sense of perception. If the windows are broken can be a reflection on ideas, views that need to be fixed or put back together.
Doors connect the dreamer to openings or closing relating to emotional, mental or outside opportunities. Closed door are symbols of set backs or being stuck in a particular situation. You will be temperately stuck in your head and without much room to move – Symbolic Nature Of Doors.
Closet, Ceiling, or Wall
The wall brings your attention to areas of your life that are protected or guarded from others. This separates you from the next person, thought and emotions divided. The ceiling focuses on your thoughts and emotions that are free or restricted.
Closet Dream Meaning
Closest in dreams are symbols of what you might be hiding “skeletons in the closet. These are feelings, memories, and urges kept locked up so nobody can see. Related to fears or anxieties being exposed. The items in the closet are clues in what to investigate.
Common House Dreams
Haunted House In depth analysis: Aspects of your life that are coming back to haunt you. These are behaviors, memories and unsettled past experiences that are not settled. As if a ghost needs to settle or see the light, it would apply in the same manner. This issues might be out of scope of your consciousness, and remains hidden or out of mind – unconscious or unknown. Recurring dreams become more vivid when the issue becomes ignored.
Cleaning House: These dreams are quite common that signify clearing your consciousness. We must remove the clutter (negative thoughts) so we can proceed to move on with our lives. These dreams are positive omens as the past problems are not going to be carried forward in the future.
Cats In House: Cats connect the dreamer to the feminine side, this can be applied to both male and females. Depending how the cat appears it can alter the meaning. The bring our attention to the creative, emotional and sexual aggression.
Unfinished House: Aspects of your mind that are left unattended. Metaphoric compartments made up of ideas, growth, progress that is not complete. These dream want you to explore these areas in your life and build them up so you will be more of a complete individual.
Buying A House: If you are not on the market for buying a new home then these are symbolic dreams. These dreams suggest a conscious change, as the past has shaped your mind. These dreams point to a new start in life, change of thinking and behaviors.
Bad Dreams About Houses
House Fire: Fires that have consumed your house are negative dreams that can suggest an array of interpretations. Fire brings your attention to something that is out of control, anger or rage that is consuming you. Was the fire set inside or did it come from the outside? Who set the fire and who was around are clue to where the issue might be stemming from. In an alchemical sense, fires have the ability to transform. Could this dream suggest a complete inner transformation as the old no longer serves you.
Childhood Home: In depth analysis: Often times you are back in your childhood home. In this place there are forgotten memories that can be either good or bad (inner child). In this house is unique to the dreamer, what is inside are clues.
House Flooding: A very common dreams that direct your attention to an overwhelming burden of emotions. These feelings have been pent up with no where to go, the flood your house (mind) needing to be drained. The color of the water and where the flooding is occurring helps bring you closer to the problem. For example if the flooding was in your bedroom it can relate to emotional sexual concerns.
House Crumbling: These dreams want you to look at your emotional state or family life. There may be complications regarding emotional areas that are crumbling or crashing down around you. Did a natural disaster cause your house to crumble?
Bugs/Infestation: Dreaming of insects infesting your house can be a symbol of unconscious negativity thoughts, patterns or behaviors that are troubling your mind. Finding out where these areas are would take time to reflect and meditate so you can eliminate from your consciousness. Depending the type of insect and where it is located it will be metaphoric for what areas are bugging you.
Big Or Small House: Depending the size it can show you restrictions or unlimited potential to grow and develop. Does size matter? In dreams it can imply a positive omen and good future outlook.
Old House: In depth analysis: Entering an old house represents an the old part of you, the past that needs to be revisited. Inside this old structure contains forgotten memories, old habits, ideas, beliefs, or attitudes.
Animals or Rodents: Often times you will notice animals or rats and mice in your house. Depending the context and how and what appears alters the meaning of the dream. Bad rodents or aggressive animals need to be investigated as each one has its own meaning. Common dreams: snakes, spiders, dogs, cats.
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Interesting. The dream is a map/blueprint of your mind. It seems that your psyche is healthy but at the moment you have rain that connects with a release of emotions, the wooded area your unconscious, the sun being growth and masculine energy. The dust tells you that there are some areas that need exploring within you. You need lamps being a symbol of awareness to navigate any further into your mind
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Hi Jane I have similar dreams to yours. I’m always in a big house, building with a lot of empty rooms with a lot of people. Sometime a person or two I know. My middle sister is often there. We or I are always running, trying to escape or get out. People are everywhere. Sometimes an unknown person or group of people are trying to hurt me, only. What does this mean?
Running and escaping is a common dream when we are not facing our fears or idiosyncrasies. Buildings are similar but relate more to things we metaphorically build in our lives; a sub construct (mind/psyche) relating to principles, relationships, beliefs (see building dreams in the search bar). House are more like our own inner architecture. What is your relationship like with your middle sister? Do you have more information about the dream and the person who is trying to hurt you? Often times these unknown people belong to us and never someone else.