Dream Interpretation Air | Dream Meanings
(see Fan, Wind)
The significance of air in dreams often varies with its strength and other characteristics.
For example, a spring breeze is gentle and refreshing, whereas a wind storm may energize or blow away your foundations.
Hot air represents anger and self-importance, especially in the way one speaks (e.g., “being full of hot air”).
Cold air symbolizes real or perceived chilly feelings, to the point of being emotionless and stoic. Alternatively, this can indicate that a cooling-off period is necessary before reapproaching a problem will prove successful.
Humid air portends sadness by its damp nature, or a sense of discomfort that comes with nervousness. Alternatively, since humid air often precedes rain, it can reflect a forthcoming release of pain or period of refreshment.
Dry air reveals spiritual, emotional, or intellectual “dryness” manifested as droll words, tedious actions, or an overwhelming feeling of monotony in your life.
The world’s soul and breath that gives life to all things. In Sanskrit, the word from which we derive “atmosphere” literally means breath.
In Native American beliefs, dreams that center on the element of air are indicating mental issues that need attending.
The interpretation of this dream varies greatly according to its aspect If the air was clear and enjoyable, it indicates success; however, cloudy, foggy, or misty air suggests you should postpone any important decisions for a few days and reconsider any proposed changes.
See also Clouds, Sky, etc.
To dream that you see it clear and serene* shows you to be esteemed and beloved by all people, and that those who are your enemies and envy you shall be reconciled to you. It also denotes the discovery of lost goods, or things that have been stolen.
If the person so dreaming be at law, it shows he shall overthrow his adversary; and if he designs a voyage or journey, it shows he shall be successful therein. And, in short, all good things are denoted by a clear and serene Air. But to dream the Air is cloudy, dark, and troubled, denotes to the dreamer sadness, grief, sickness, melancholy, loss of goods, hindrance of business, and is in all things the reverse of dreaming what we have before mentioned of a clear and serene air. But for a man to dream that the air is very calm, and without winds and storms, denotes his life to be peaceable, and his maimers good, and that he shall be acceptable to all company; and that whatever business, journeys by land, or voyages by sea, he undertakes shall prosper and succeed according to his wishes. And yet there are some authors who are of opinion that a serene air betokens great pain, and that to dream the air is cloudy, shows dispatch of business.
To dream of being raised from the earth and flying in the air, shows a person shall obtain praise and honor, according to the height that he dreams he flies above the earth: if high? the more praise; if low, the less.
Out of the four elements, air and fire are considered active and masculine, while water and earth are passive and feminine. In elementary cosmogony, sometimes fire is considered the primordial source of all things, but the belief in the air as foundation is more widespread. At the oneiric level, air refers to communication, reason, logic, and, above all, imagination. Dreaming that you are being transported through air indicates that you begin to clearly see your own issues and that you are moving away from those problems. Air, in fact, helps to establish a balance between actions and emotions.
If the air is cold, you might be unfairly judging someone close who appreciates you. On the other hand, if it is humid air (or steam) it means that you are not thinking clearly so your decisions may be wrong. Breeze, moreover, is inspiring spirit and life-giving force.
Clean and clear air, since ancient times, is an omen of serene prosperity, happiness, and luck, as well as friendship and reconciliation. However, for some old books of dreams, dreaming of air means our hopes will vanish.
Clear air indicates clear thinking and happiness. Fragrant air indicates that love is in the air for you. Stale, cloudy, dirty or foul is an indication of depressed and/or negative thinking that is being harmful to those around you and the things you are trying to accomplish.
This dream denotes a withering state of things, and bodes no good to the dreamer.
To dream of breathing hot air suggests that you will be influenced to evil by oppression.
To feel cold air, denotes discrepancies in your business, and incompatibility in domestic relations.
To feel oppressed with humidity, some curse will fall on you that will prostrate and close down on your optimistical views of the future.
Dreams of air symbolize springtime, youthful innocence, and that you are discovering a fresh outlook on life. Perhaps you are embarking upon a new project that has you walking on air. Also, air is associated with the breath, which is synonymous with spirit.
If the air in your dream is pure, this means your spirit feels light and clean.
If the air is not unclean, then this indicates that you have been weighed down by negativity and its time for a breath of fresh air. See Wind and Spring.
1. If outside breathing freely, the indication is that one should express beliefs that are being privately held.
2. Being released from a conﬁning situation.
3. Desire to be free.
A dream about the open air depends entirely upon the circumstances.
If the air is clear and the sky is blue, then it indicates success. But if the air is misty or foggy, or if there are clouds about, then trouble is foretold, and you should postpone, or reconsider any proposed change.
Symbol of essence and awareness. Insight, ideas, imagination, and creative thinking, as well as a rich intellectual life. Effortlessness, but also a warning not to be a “happy-go-lucky” sort of person. Air is also a symbol of opportunities in the future. Thick, muggy, smoky, and bad air have negative meanings; fresh, morning, or spring air mean youth and well-being.
Standing in the air in a dream means being honored or acknowledged by a governor, though it will not last. Ifone has exaggerated hopes, arrogance, pride, or if he is a self-centered individual, then his floating in the air represents mere disturbed dreams. Walking in the air without ascending or descending in a dream means receiving dignity, honor and earning lawful money. Ifone does not qualify for it, then walking in the air in his dream means travels. Hanging in the air between the heavens and the earth in a dream represents a concerned heart and uncertainty about what to do! Falling in the air in a dream means despair or loss of status in wakefulness. Falling in a dream also means relief from distress, wantonness, or satisfying one’s needs. Clear, fresh and pure air in a dream represents a good time to take a trip for business or pleasure. Air in a dream also represents one’s desire and passion. Thus, disobeying one’s mind, desire and passion in a dream means entering the heavenly paradise. Following one’s desires in a dream means negligence of once religious duties. Standing up in the air and speaking loud in a dream means blessings, favors, money, honor and fame. Sitting in the air in a dream means arrogance and selfdeception regarding religious opinions. Building a house up in the air or placing a mat in the air or raising a tent in the air means death of a sick person, and what is built in this case is one’s own coffin.
If a governor sees that dream, it means his dismissal from his office or his death. Seeing that dream after a wedding or after having marital relations with one’s wife means mistrust and loss. It also means involvement in an uncouth action, lacking knowledge of the Holy Book and prophetic traditions, because what one has built lacks a foundation. Flying in the air in a dream may mean travels. Flying with wings in a dream has stronger connotations and is safer.
The wings here will represent money or power. Swimming in the air means benefits or business travels. Ifthe air looks opaque in one’s eyes, so he cannot see the skies in his dream, it means problems with one’s superior. Ifone does not have a boss, then it means that he may lose his sight.
If all the people witnessed the air opaque or red in the dream, then it means a major calamity and a trying adversity.
(Also see Ascending in the Skies; Flying)
Depth Psychology: Air is a sign that your spirit is motivating your emotional life. Are you gasping for air in your dream? Are you lacking air while running? Is someone or something stifling you? Do you have a tendency to build castles in the air? Be honest with yourself!
To dream of cold air symbolizes problems in your home life and difficulties with finances. You could be close to detaching yourself from the real world.
To dream about breathing hot air symbolizes malevolent forces surrounding you.
Spiritually, air signifies the breath of life and is the second element in the four creative elements of fire, air, water and earth, which together are part of the manifestation.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Air represents the intellect and psychologically allows us to bridge the gap between the spiritual realm and the physical. As breath, it is a necessary part of life which tends not to be thought about until there is a problem. In dreams we will become conscious of air as a breeze or a wind of some sort.
Material aspects: From a pragmatic point of view, air is a force which supports and surrounds all that we do, so in dreams to be conscious of bellows or a pump suggests that we need to use strategy and power to achieve our ends.
If the air is clear and sunny, success lies ahead.
If the air is cloudy, foggy, misty, or stormy, then you’re not in a clear frame of mind. Perhaps you should postpone making important decisions for a few days.
Pumping air into a tire or air mattress implies that your support system (family, friends, colleagues) is weak and needs to be strengthened.
Conditioning-symbolic of a luxury, modern comforts
As the breath of God, air represents that which cairies the wish of the Creator. Air may also represent the activity of the mind. Symbolizing the wind, air may indicate a change of thought or ideas, as well as changes in the direction of one’s life.