Flying in a dream is quite common and pleasant phenomenon, reflecting high aspirations, ambitions, inspiration, fantasy, and desire for freedom. The dream is a positive sign because it confirms readiness to cope with any task. You can rise above mediocrity and nothing limits you.
Each dream has also a negative meaning. In the case of flying it would be the lack of realism and detachment from reality. Day-dreaming according to Jung is an attempt to escape the responsibilities and problems of every-day life.
- Free flying, which is causing joy, is a sign of happy moments in life. This may involve, for example, new opportunities and good prospects for the future. Many people say that the dream, in which they were able to fly, allowed them to overcome the difficulties and added a lot of life energy. Sometimes in the dream there are also wings which, however, do not change too much of its meaning.
- If the dreamer is barely floating above the ground, trying unsuccessfully to soar higher, then the nightmare reflects his attempt to escape from the problems of everyday life and monotony. The dream may suggest professional burnout, routine, or spiritual crisis.
- A nightmare in which you’re flying and then you fall to the ground, symbolizes your failure, painful events in your life, ruined dreams and painful return to reality.
- According to the dream book the old Polish flying in the sky it is a good sign for the healthy. For the ill it unfortunately bodes death.
- If in a dream you see someone flying above the ground, it can express your jealousy in relation to that person.
- When in a dream flying is hampered by fog, it is a warning to take care of your matters.
- During the flight it is worth paying attention to the unfolding landscape, because it says a lot about your future. Flying over a friendly territory, where there are rivers, lakes, fields, beautiful towns and villages means good news. On the other hand, obstacles such as mountains, trees, gorges, rocks or cliffs are dangerous for the flying person.
- A balloon flight is a dream heralding a dream comes true.
- Fantasies, in which you’re flying on a magical carpet or other objects, may suggest vivid imagination, and faith in extraordinary solutions.
- If a woman dreams that she is flying from place to place, then the dream bodes her numerous insincere declarations of love, illness, and even death of a loved one.
- When a flying woman is being hunted in her dream, for example, someone is shooting at her the dream suggests that she has bitter enemies.
- When the dreamer is flying with the birds, it heralds meeting foreigners.
- Black wings in a dream herald disappointment.
The explanation of the dream about flying presented by the German philosopher Sigmund Freud is associated with sexual desire.