For centuries the forest has been seen as a sacred magical unexplored place. According to the legends and fairy tales of different cultures it is inhabited not only by animals, but also ghosts, witches, dwarves, monsters and gods. Therefore the forest on the one hand can provide shelter and relief, and on the other bring destruction. Because it is dark and hides many secrets, it is regarded as the archetypal symbol of the unconsciousness, the unknown zone of your interior, in which you are immersing while falling into sleep.
The symbolism of a forest will vary depending on your mood, the type of the dream, people and situations, or how does the forest look like.
Detailed meaning of the dream:
- If you are in the woods and you feel comfortably, then numerous trees reflect your good physical condition and the satisfaction with life.
- A walk in the forest has a positive effect on the body and mind. Fresh healthy air and soothing silence allow you to breathe and think calmly after a hard day. For the dreamer the forest may be a suggestion to relax, find balance and calm approach to some issues. Such a vision should especially be considered by the people who walk in the woods and communing with nature turned to the shopping marathons in malls and supermarkets.
- A nightmare, in which you are lost in the forest, points to the difficult situation in your life, chaos, fear and helplessness. You probably cannot deal with the problem yourself, and all attempts end in failure.
- When in a clearing you see a person of the same sex, perhaps he/she is your guardian angel. In contrast, a person of the opposite sex is a supplement of your soul and character, reflecting your well-being, inner harmony and a sense of accomplishment.
- If in the dream you see your family members walking through the woods, you’ll perhaps part with someone close.
- A dream, in which there is nobody in the forest, portends you great popularity. For some time you will be the center of attention. In contrast, when in the forest you see other people, the dream indicates that you have to watch out for enemies.
- Unusual trees seen in a dream, for example, larger than usual, indicate too many businesses and activities done, making it difficult to achieve perfection in any of them.
- Seeing a forest may be the suggestion that it’s difficult for you to control some complex situation, and the details are beyond your abilities. If you see the forest from a distance, then it symbolizes the unknown spheres of your life, or the state of unconsciousness.
- A forest in the fog is a symbol reminding you that there are obstacles on your way to the goal.
- A forest at night may reflect a stressful situation in your life.
- The house in the woods is a sign that soon you’ll establish a lasting relationship with someone. If you cannot go inside, it means that a new friend is a mysterious intriguing character.
- When you walk through the forest and you see the forester’s lodge, then you can count on inheriting something in the near future.
- A forest, where the trees do not have leaves, can be a reference to the empty soul of the dreamer.
- The path in the woods can let you get to know yourself better. What you find at the end of the path can be an important clue.
- Sometimes in a dream you are looking for / find a treasure or other items in the forest. A dream is perceived as the discovery of hidden talents, or the acceptance of previously unappreciated aspects of your personality. Much depends on what the subject of research was. Its interpretation found in this dream book should explain a lot.
- An aggressive wild animal in the forest suggests that you have a problem with uncontrolled impulses and aggression.
- If you have been attacked in the forest by a man, animal or monster, the nightmare shows the fear of the dreamer, inability to establish relationships with other people, and the weakness of his/her character.
- Picking fruit indicates a desire for self-improvement, or to achieve some goal. Fruit found in the forest can also be associated with love temptations. In the case of such a dream it is worth to explore the full symbolism of a particular fruit, and then the meaning of the dream will be complete.
- Mushroom picking suggests that you will get a reward in return for the effort put in some task.
- Burning forest is interpreted differently by dream books. According to an old Polish dream book it means mourning. The Egyptian-Chaldean one explains this dramatic nightmare image as joy. Other common explanations of fire in the forest are a threat, cleansing or fever.
- A green beautiful forest heralds the marriage or other favorable changes in life. Dry forest in turn is the harbinger of adverse events in the near future.
- Singing in the forest suggests that you are very happy.
- If you dream that you are chopping wood, it is a sign that you’ll achieve prosperity, or you need to make a decision.
- A dense forest can be a reference to your attachment to your friends, family, or colleagues.
- A deciduous forest means prosperity, whereas coniferous one spells failure.
- A dream, where the most characteristic point is the edge of a forest, can be a reference to the end of some issue, or a relationship with another person.
- If you dream that you are selling forest, it bodes a financial loss.
- Hiding in the forest is often a reference to the guilt and remorse.
- When you see the wilderness, the dream heralds an unexpected inheritance.
- According to the Egyptian-Chaldean dream book a forest seen in a dream is a warning against thieves.