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When trying to decipher the significance of your dream place or surrounding, pay attention to the look and feel of the landscape. If it is a place you have never been to or seen, then ask yourself if you have been anywhere which brings about similar feelings or if it reminds you of another place and time in your life. Sometimes the places in your dream may also represent an idea or a person.


To see an abbey in your dream signifies spirituality, peace of mind and freedom from anxiety. You are in a state of contentment and satisfaction. Help for you is always around the corner. 

To see an abbey in ruins indicates feelings of hopelessness. You have a tendency to not finish what you started.  TOP


To see a busy airport in your dream signifies the desire for freedom, high ideals, ambition, and hopes. It is an indication that you are approaching a new departure in your life. Some new idea is taking off or is ready to take off. You may be experiencing a new relationship, new career path or new adventure. 

To dream of a deserted airport indicates that your travel plans will be changed or delayed.    TOP


To see an alley in you dream suggests that you have limited options. Consider the phrase "something is right up your alley" to mean that something may be perfect for you. Learn to be more open minded. Alternatively, an alley indicates that you are sidetracked from your goals due to your domestic duties and communal responsibilities. You are experiencing a dilemma in your waking life.

To dream that you are walking through an alley, represents a dead-end. You feel that you have missed out on some opportunity in life. Alternatively, the dream denotes that your reputation is in jeopardy. You feel that you are on the outside. TOP

Amusement Park

To see or be in an amusement park in your dream indicates that you need to set some time for leisure and more enjoyment in your life. Consider how everything in the park is an expression of some aspect of yourself.  Alternatively, you may be too easily distracted lately.

To dream that the amusement park is empty or abandoned, suggests that you need to open yourself to more fun and adventure.    TOP


To dream about an apartment symbolizes a financial or situational state.  To dream of a large, lavish apartment indicates a large increase to your income or an improvement to your family life.  To dream of a shabby and dark apartment, indicates misfortune and possible loss of a lover or money.      TOP


To dream that you are at an asylum suggests that you are feeling tremendous mental strain and are trying to reach out for help. You are acknowledging your need for help.    TOP


To dream that you are relaxing on a beach, signifies that the coming weeks will be calm and tranquil for you. Your stress will be alleviated and you will find peace of mind.

To dream that you are working on the beach, signifies a business project that will consume most of your time.    TOP


To see a beautiful standing building in your dream signifies your destiny for luxury and plentitude. Never lose sight of the importance of having caring and loving people around you.

To see a building in ruins, forewarns of problems in love and/or business accompanied with great loss. Your own self-image has suffered and taken some blow.

Buildings may also represent the self.    TOP


To dream that you are in a cafeteria, denotes that there may be a lot of issues "eating" you up inside.    TOP


To dream that you are at the carnival, represents falsehoods and deception. If you observe freakish sights, then it denotes that there is a lack of harmony in your domestic life.  Much sorrow will arise in what were thought to be pleasant times.

To dream that you are on a carnival ride, suggests that you are going in circles. It may also symbolize cheap thrills.

To dream that you run away with the carnival, denotes that you will be involved in or closely connected to the entertainment field.    TOP


To dream that you are in a casino, signifies the risk-taker within you. If you are a reserved or passive person, then the dream suggests that you should take a chance. If you are not, then it implies that you need to make a more informed decision instead of relying on fate.    TOP


To see a castle in your dream signifies reward, honor, recognition, and praise for your achievements. You are destined to a position of power, wealth, and prestige. Alternatively, the dream could indicate your desire to escape from life's daily problems.

To dream that you live in a castle, signifies your need for security and protection to the point where you may be isolating yourself from others.    TOP


To dream that you are in a cemetery, signifies sadness and unresolved grief.    TOP


To see the outside of the church in your dream signifies sacredness and spiritual nourishment. It is representative of your value system and the things you hold sacred. 

To see the inside of a church in your dream signifies that you may experience some minor setbacks. However, what seems to be nuisances will turn out to be a blessing in disguise.    TOP


To see a city in your dream signifies a sense of community and your social environment. To dream that you are in a deserted city or that you feel alienated from the activity of the city, then it suggests that you feel rejected  by those around you.

To see a city in ruins, denotes that you are neglecting your social relationships and allowing them to deteriorate.    TOP


To dream that you are in a classroom, indicates that you may be learning an important life lesson. Alternatively, it symbolizes personal growth. You are learning something about yourself.  

To dream that you are looking for a classroom, suggests that you need to expand your knowledge and learning.   TOP


To dream that you are standing at the edge of a cliff, indicates that you have reached an increased level of understanding, new awareness, and a fresh point of view. You have reached a critical point in your life and are afraid of losing control. Alternatively, it suggests that you are pondering a life-altering decision.

To dream that you or someone falls off a cliff, suggests that you are going through some difficult times and are afraid of what is ahead for you. You fear that you may not be up for the challenge or that you cannot meet the expectations of others. 

To dream that you are climbing to the top of a cliff, symbolizes your ambition and drive. The dream may parallel your desires to achieve success and be the at the top of your profession. It is analogous to climbing the corporate ladder.   TOP

Concentration Camp

To see or live in a concentration camp in your dream indicates that you are afraid of differences. You are having difficulties accepting others and their differences. Learn to appreciate diversity and the uniqueness in yourself and in others around you. If you actually lived in a concentration camp, the dream may signify a situation in your waking life which is triggering similar feelings felt at the time.   TOP


To dream that you are in a corner, signifies feelings of frustration and lack of control in making decisions. You may feel trapped and "cornered".    TOP


To dream that you are walking through a long corridor signifies your desperation in trying to escape a repetitive situation or behavior patters. You need to free yourself of this repetition and the corridor is seen as a passage from one phase in your life to another.    TOP


To dream that you are in court standing up for charges against you signifies your struggle with issues of fear and guilt. A situation or circumstance in your life is giving your much distress and worry. You may feel that you are being judged in some way.    TOP


To dream that you are at a crossroad signifies that you have come to a point in your life where you have several options to choose from which will take you various destinations. This dream suggests your need to make this important decision.     TOP


To dream that you are walking through a desert, signifies loss and misfortune. You may be suffering from an attack on your reputation. Deserts are also symbolic of barrenness, loneliness and feelings of isolation and hopelessness. The desert landscape may also be a metaphor for feeling deserted and left behind.   TOP


To dream that you are on the docks signifies that you are about to make an unfavorable journey.    TOP


To dream that you are in a dungeon indicates that you will overcome the obstacles in your waking life by continuing to struggle and utilizing your wisdom.   TOP


To dream of traveling to Europe signifies a long journey which will give you some financial gain.    TOP


To dream that you are living in a farm foretells that you will be fortunate in all your undertakings. It represents growth and enrichment.

To dream that you are buying a farm signifies success and profit.    TOP


To dream that you are at festival symbolizes happiness, celebration and joviality. You are in a good place in your life right now.    TOP


To see green fields in your dream symbolizes great abundance, freedom, and happiness. You may also be going through a period of personal growth. Alternatively, this dream may simply be an expression for your love of nature.`

To see freshly plowed fields in your dream signifies growth, early rise to wealth and fortunate advancements to places of honor.

To see dead or barren fields signifies lack, pessimism and your jaded prospects for the future.    TOP

Fish Market

To dream that you go to a fish market signifies pleasure and joy.

To see decayed and rotting fish at the fish market denotes distress that will come in the disguise of happiness.    TOP


To dream that you are in or walking through the forest signifies a transitional phase. Follow  your instincts. Alternatively, it indicates that you want to escape to a simpler way of life. You are feeling weighed down by the demands of your life.

To dream that you are lost in a forest signifies that you are searching through your unconscious for a better understanding of yourself.   TOP

Please see also Woods.


To see a vegetable garden in your dream symbolizes  increased prosperity will come your way through diligence and care. It also suggests of stability and inner growth.

To see a flower garden in your dream foretells of tranquility, comfort, true love and happy home in your future.

To see sparse, weed-infested garden denotes that you have neglected your spiritual needs.    TOP


To dream of the gutter signifies degradation and unhappiness to others.

To find articles of value in the gutter in your dream signifies that your claims to certain property will be called into question.    TOP


To dream that you are in a gymnasium indicates that you need to apply what you learned and incorporate what you already know into your daily life.    TOP


To see a harbor in your dream signifies shelter from a stormy relationship or chaotic situation. You may be seeking refuge until  you can recollect your thoughts and prepare for the challenges ahead.    TOP


To see heaven in your dream signifies your desires to find perfect happiness. You may be trying to escape from the difficulties you are experiencing in your life. And your dream serves as a medium in which you can restore your faith, optimism, and hopes.    TOP


To dream of hell, denotes that you may be suffering from a seemingly inescapable situation. You may have placed your decision or course of action into someone else's hand. Alternatively, you may be possessing many inner fears and repressed guilty feelings. It is time to quit punishing yourself and take it easy for awhile.    TOP


To see or dream that you are in a hospital, symbolizes your need to heal or improve your physical or mental heath. You need to get back to the flow of everyday life. Alternatively, it suggests that you are giving up control of your own body or that you are afraid of losing control of your body.  TOP


To see a hotel in your dream signifies a new state of mind or a shift in personal identity. You are undergoing some sort of transition and need to move away from your old habits and old way of thinking. You need to temporarily escape from your daily life. Alternatively, the dream may imply a loss in your personal identity.    TOP


To see  or dream that you are on an island, signifies ease, relaxation and comfort. The dream is telling you that you need a vacation and escape the stresses in your life. You want some solitude. 

To dream that you are stranded on an islandsuggests that you need to get away from the demands of your daily life. Or perhaps you are running away from a situation instead of trying to confront it.  Alternatively, you may feel cut off from society. You are in a rut and do not quite know what to do with your life.   TOP


To dream that your lover is in jail, signifies that this lover is deceitful and untrustworthy.

To dream that you are in jail, signifies your feelings of confinement  and suffocation.

To dream that others are in jail, signifies your unsettled feeling to grant privileges to an unworthy person.

To dream that children are in jail, signifies negligence and worry.    TOP


To dream that you are in a jungle, signifies aspects of yourself and your personality that may be inhibited. You may be experiencing some chaos and unpredictable circumstances in your waking life. Consider the phrase "it's a jungle out there!" 

If you are lost or trapped in a jungle, then it indicates that your negative feelings are hindering your progress, You need to come to terms with aspects of your unconscious.    TOP


To dream that you are in a laboratory, signifies that you are experimenting with  your inner feelings, beliefs, and fears. You are testing yourself or some relationship. Alternatively, you may be going through some sort of transformation.   TOP


To see a lighthouse in your dream signifies that you are seeking guidance during your times of hardships and turmoil.    TOP


To dream that you are at the mall, represents your attempts in making a favorable impression on someone. The mall is also symbolic of materialism and the need to keep up with the trends, fads, and/or the latest technology.    TOP


To see a mansion from afar in your dream signifies that you will elevate high up in the social ladder.

To dream that you are in a mansion, denotes wealthy possessions for you.    TOP


To dream that you are in a market, signifies frugality. The market may also be representative of your career and what you have to offer.

To see an barren market in your dream signifies depression and gloominess.    TOP


To see or dream that you are at a marshsuggests instability in your emotional realm. You may be feeling bogged down, insecure or unsure about the future or how to go about with achieving your goals. 

*Please see also Swamp.


To see a mausoleum in your dream signifies illness, trouble, and possibly death of some close friend.

To dream that you are in a mausoleum, denotes illness and health problems ahead for you.    TOP


To see a meadow in your dream, denotes happy reunions and bright promises for the future.    TOP


To dream that you are in a mine, signifies that you are getting to depth or core of an issue or condition. Alternatively, it suggests that something from your unconscious is coming to the surface. The dream may also be a metaphor to claim what is "mine".  TOP


To see mountains in your dream signifies many major obstacles and challenges that you have to overcome. If you are on top of the mountain, then it indicates that you have achieved and realized your goals. You have recognized your full potential. Alternatively, mountains denotes a higher realm of consciousness, knowledge, and spiritual truth.

To dream that you are climbing a mountain, signifies your determination and ambition.

To dream that you fall off a mountainsuggests that you are in a hurry to succeed without thoroughly thinking about your path to success. Or that you are being forced upward toward a direction that you do not want to go or that you are not ready to proceed. Falling off a mountain, could also mean that you have a tendency to give up or escape from demanding situations.  TOP

Movie Theater

To dream that you are in a movie theater,  indicates that you are attempting to protect yourself from your emotions and/or actions. Viewing them on a movie screen projects them onto another person and thus makes those feelings/actions distant . You may be protecting yourself from experiencing them.     TOP


To see a museum in your dream indicates that your non-traditional path to success will make you unique and stand out from the rest. Sometimes you need to take a risk. Alternatively, the museum may represent a history of yourself and your past. There are many things you can learn from your past and your family's past.  Consider what you have gained from these experiences and apply them to your current circumstances.

To dream that you are in a museum represents an opportunity for you to review and reflect on the things you value in life. Objects in the museum symbolizes memories and talents.   TOP


To dream that you are searching for an oasis symbolizes inner fears, insecurities, and overwhelming conditions.

To dream that you are resting at an oasis signifies success in business and financial matters. You may also be in need of a vacation.    TOP


To see an observatory in your dream signifies your high goals and aspirations.    TOP


To dream of attending an opera foretells of  pleasant visits by friends.    TOP


To dream of passing through a blossoming orchard signifies a happy home life, longevity, faithfulness, and loyalty.

To see a  storm-swept or barren orchard, signifies unwelcome guests or duties or lost opportunities.    TOP


To see a luxurious palace in your dream foretells of an assured rise to prominence and wealth.

To dream that you are the owner of a palace signifies that success is right within your reach.    TOP


To dream that you are at a park, represents a temporary escape from reality. It indicates renewal, meditation, and spirituality. It also suggests a readjustment period after a serious personal conflict or an ending of a passionate affair. 

To dream that you are lost in a park, indicates your struggles with your career, relationship, or other problem. You may feel alienated by society.    TOP

Parking Lot

To dream that you are in parking lot suggests that you need to slow down and take some time to relax from your daily activities.

To dream that you cannot find a parking space, indicates your inability to find your place in life. You may still be on your quest to find your talent or niche where you belong. Alternatively, it may reflect your busy life and the lack of time you have.    TOP


To dream that you are at a party, suggests that you need to get out more and enjoy yourself. If the party is bad, then it indicates that you are unsure of your social skills.    TOP

Post Office

To dream that you are in a post office signifies an important message from your unconscious or inner wisdom. It may relate to your need to reach out and communicate with others.  You may be trying to maintain your beliefs or reestablish contact with someone from your past.    TOP


To dream that you are in prison, signifies that you are being censored and not allowed to express yourself. misfortune will haunt you. 

To dream that someone else is in prison, signifies an aspect of yourself that you are unable to express freely.

To dream that you or someone is released from prison, denotes that you need to make major changes to your waking life. Eventually, you will overcome your misfortune.    TOP

*Please also see Jail.


To see yourself bogged down in a quagmire signifies your inability to meet obligations and that you are stuck in a daily non-exciting routine.

To  see others bogged down in a quagmire denotes that you will be effected by the failures of others.    TOP


To see a filled reservoir in your dream symbolizes stored up or repressed emotions. To see an empty reservoir in your dream, denotes that you have expended all your energy and emotions on others.    TOP


To dream that you are in a restaurant suggests that you are feeling overwhelmed by decisions/choices that you need to make in your life. Alternatively, it indicates that you are seeking for emotional nourishment outside of your social support system.     TOP


To dream that you are in school, signifies feelings of inadequacy and childhood insecurities that have never been resolved. It may relate to anxieties about your performance and abilities. If you are still in school and dream about school, then it will naturally serve as a backdrop to your dream world.  

Alternatively, a dream that takes place in school may be a metaphor for the lessons that you are learning from your waking life. You may be going through a "spiritual learning" experience. 

To dream that you are looking for a school suggests that you need to expand your knowledge and learning.

To dream that your childhood school is in ruins suggests that you are dwelling on some unresolved childhood issue. Alternatively, the dream represents the passage of time. You need to look toward the future instead of reliving the past.   TOP


To dream that you are walking on a sidewalk refers to your steady progress and direction in life. You may be moving on to new walks of life. If the sidewalk is cracked, then it signifies minor and temporary setbacks that are keeping you from getting to your destination. Your dream may suggest that you need to alter your course and make some changes in your life.     TOP


To dream of grocery or convenience store suggests that you are emotionally and mentally strained. Alternatively, you may be brainstorming for new ideas or looking for the various choices out there for you.    TOP


To dream that you are in the subway denotes that you are reaching your goal via unconscious methods. You may be exploring hidden aspects of yourself. Alternatively, it suggests that you are making a hasty decision.     TOP


To see a swamp in your dream symbolizes aspects of yourself that are repressed and dark.

To dream that you are walking through a swampy area, foretells that you will be find yourself in an adverse situation. Disappointments in love may also be implied from this symbol. You will suffer much displeasure from unwise conduct of those around you. On a less negative note, walking through a swamp, denotes that you will experience prosperity and pleasure, but through dangerous and intriguing means.    TOP


To dream that you are in a theater signifies that you will derive much pleasure from new companionships. Consider also how the performance parallels to situations in your waking life. Observe how the characters relate to you and how they may represent an aspect of yourself. You may be taking on a new role. Alternatively, the dream may be a metaphor that you are being too theatrical or too melodramatic. Are you being a dream queen?

To dream that you are laughing and applauding in a theater, signifies that you tend to choose pleasure and instant gratification as opposed to working on future goals.

To dream that the theater is on fire, signifies that any new projects you take on will be risky.   TOP


To dream that you are going through a tunnel, is a bad omen signaling failures in love and in business.

To see a tunnel collapse in your dream, failure and treacherous rivals.

To see a train coming towards you through a tunnel, foretells that you will switch careers.


To dream that you live underground, symbolizes loss of fortune and reputation and the desire for greater security and peace of mind. You may be pushing thoughts and issues into your subconscious mind.

To dream that you are riding in an underground railway, signifies anxiety and distress arising from a peculiar activity.


To dream that you are in a valley symbolizes fertility, abundance, or your need to be sheltered and protected. If you are entering or walking through a valley, then it is analogous to your issues of death and dying. This death may be symbolic as in an end to something in your life.  Alternatively, the dream represents life's struggles and hardships before you can achieve some spiritual enlightenment or epiphany.    TOP


To see a vineyard in your dream represents the fruits of your labor and your life experiences.    TOP

Wine Cellar

To dream that you are in a wine cellar represents all of your past experiences - both positive and negative.   TOP


To see the woods in your dream represents life, fertility, rejuvenation, and spring. Alternatively, it symbolizes the unknown and unconscious. You may be discovering your instinctual nature.

To see dried up, dying woods in your dream suggests that there is a situation in your life that has not yet been resolved. You may also be overwhelmed with a problem or issue.    TOP


To see a workshop in you dream represents the development of your skills. You are trying to understand your Self and find out who you are.    TOP


To dream that you are at a zoo symbolizes loss of freedom. Your abilities and talents are going unnoticed. You or an aspect of your life feels caged in. 

The zoo may also represent chaos and confusion as implied by the common phrase "this place is a zoo!" You may need to tidy up some situation in your life.    TOP



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