Theme of the road has a very interesting symbolism, not only in dreams, but in the whole culture. Musicians, writers and filmmakers - many of them show a road as more than a transport route. In art, it is a metaphor of properly chosen way in life, a reflection of the desires or will of change.
The diversity of meanings of the theme of road in dreams emphasizes, that it can relate to your past, present or future. Interpretations of these nocturnal fantasies depend on subjective and emotional evaluation of the dreamer of his actions and decisions taken in life.
The symbolism of road most often refers to the achievement of objectives and in this context the dream should be analyzed. It is important to recognize if you are far away from the goal. You should focus on how the road in your dream looks like:
- Following a simple and beautiful road means for the dreamer positive period in my life; achievement of objectives without much difficulty.
- A winding path is a symbol of obstacles that you encounter on the way to the goal.
- An uneven road with stones, mud or a fallen tree reflects the dreamer's frustration and inability to achieve the intended objective. In this case, the dreamer will have to try really hard to successfully follow it.
- Dead end means a lack of possibilities for a way out of some situation. It may also be an impossible to solve problem.
- A very narrow path is a signal that there is only one way to your destination.
- Parallel roads mean that the meeting which you hope for will not take place.
- The Crossing of roads is an announcement that you’ll meet someone unexpected; maybe a long unseen enemy.
- A country road foretells trip abroad or expresses the need to change the environment.
- A road in a forest symbolizes a stable relationship.
- Seeing yourself on the road is a good sign. After a period of stagnation you’ll finally go forward.
- If you ask someone for directions, then the dream is a signal that you're confused. You do not know how to achieve the intended purpose. The dream may occur, for example, in the period of doubts or emotional crisis.
- When you are driving a car then the dream means that you're doing well in life. Driving itself may, however, indicates the dreamer, how he should proceed. Driving too fast can be in a warning against some risks, while too slow - indolence. Lack of control over the steering wheel indicates the chaos and difficulty in organizing many things. The accident is a sign that your behavior will ruin you.
- When you are a passenger in the car, then the dream indicates that your life depends on others, for example the driver. This can be a father, husband or boss. You should make independent decisions, if you count on achieving happiness. Similar meaning has a dream when you are a passenger on a bus or tram.
When you see a wanderer, a person with a bundle, backpack or suitcase, the dream can be read in many different ways:
- If this person is marching from the left to the right, this is an announcement of moving house or other important changes.
- If he’s going from the right to the left or forward – you should expect a guest who will stay with you for a long time.
- If the person does not have a suitcase, it will be a short visit.
Direction sign - a guidepost
This motive in a dream as in real life, indicates the direction on the road of life.
- If you can not read it, it means that you're uncertain of your choices; lost in the reality.
- Several signposts mean that the dreamer must make an important decision; among many possibilities choose only one. These dreams often come to students who have to choose further school.
- A guidepost can also mean some false route.