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What does it mean to see an clock in a dream?

Clock Dream Meaning: From 29 Different Sources


A clock on the wall may be a sign that it is time for something to happen.

The time on the clock face may provide numeric significance.

For example, nine o’clock may mark a time of completion of a psychological process, such as the ending of a negative emotional pattern. Twelve midnight may signify the dawn of consciousness and liberation from negative karma.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green


symbolic of waiting, an issue that is dependent upon God’s timing, 2 Pet. 3:9

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe


1. Time;

2. Harvest

3. Fullness of time; Rom. 13:11; (13) Ps. 105:17-19.

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model | Vincent Wienand


İndication that it is time for something that should not be delayed

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton


A symbol for time passing.

If you dream of watching a clock ticking, with the hands moving steadily, this is a warning that you need to stop wasting time. Winding a clock or watch indicates that you are taking control of the situation. Hearing a clock strike indicates that the time has come for some positive action. See “Calendar”.

Dream Explanations of Astro Center | Astro Center


Obviously, a clock in a dream is alerting us to a passage of time; that for some reason time is important and we must be aware of its’ presence.

Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation | Dream Meanings Anonymous


See time

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


Clocks as symbols often reflect the dreamer’s anxiety about not being on top of things, and thus behind schedule.

A clock may also symbolize the biological clock that ticks away for people who want children, or those who feel that time is running out for them.

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver


Vision: If the clock shows five minutes before noon: you are faced with an important decision—don’t hesitate.

If the large hand is moving quickly: you are dissatisfied with your life. Winding up a clock: you are starring a new phase in your life. Hearing a clock strike: you are faced with a life-changing decision.

The clock has stopped: a relationship or situation is coming to an end.

Depth Psychology: The clock is a symbol of your fear that your life is going by too fast. Is it time to make an important decision? You will know what is best—what your situation requires.

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda


Seeing a clock on a building signifies that you will receive some recognition.

A small clock indicates that you have to reach a quick decision.

To wind a clock means you have much work to do to get a reasonable return.

To hear a clock chiming is a warning that time is running out.

If possible, try to remember the time shown on a clock in your dreams (or the number of times it strikes). This could be significant—see Numbers. See also Alarm Clock.

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland


(Timepiece; Watch) A clock in a dream represents money equal to the time setting when seen in one’s dream.

An alarm clock in a dream means exposing ills, richness of a poor person and fulfilling a promise.

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin


See Mandala and Time.

According to Freud, the clock is a symbol of menstruation, because it measures cyclical periods.

The ticking of the clock, also according to Freud, corresponds to the pulse of the clitoris during sexual excitation. Is it possible to transfer this meaning to the rhythmical impulses of a Quartz watch.7

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar


To see a clock in your dream, signifies the importance of time or that time is running out. You may be feeling some anxiety of not being on top of things.

If you dream of winding a clock, you will have happiness in a love affair.

To dream of a grandfather clock means you can improve your life by taking action, instead of just waiting and hoping things turn out okay.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean


To dream that you hear a Clock strike the hours is a fortunate sign. You will enjoy a comfortable life.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous


1. Time is significant in something one is doing.

2. Hostility toward someone.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin


A clock or a watch indicates the dreamer’s fear of loss of time.

If you just see the clock, it implies fear of losing a job or rank.

If the clod strikes, the fear of death either to self or someone close.

Psycho Dream Interpretation | Ella Freeman Sharpe


Dreams of a clock represent concern about time, worry that you’ll be late, stress about the passage of time, time running out, or being behind schedule.

To want to know what time it is represents a desire for lucidity and that it is time for a reality check. See Watch, Calendar and Time.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous


1- Largely, when a clock appears in a dream we arc being alerted to the passage of time. We may need to pay more attention to our own sense of timing or duty, or may need to recognise that there is a sense of urgency in what we are doing.

2- The clock hands in a dream may be indicating those numbers that are important to us (See Numbers). When an alarm clock rings we are being warned of danger.

3- The Realisation of Age and Time is signified by a clock.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball


To dream that you see a clock, denotes danger from a foe.

To hear one strike, you will receive unpleasant news.

The death of some friend is implied.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller


Time element. Allotted time.Check conditions surrounding the clock and the appearance of the clock.It is talking to you about time, a cycle, age or duration of something. Carl Jung called all circular images a “mandala.” It is one of the most important dream symbols which represent the psychic center of personality.

It is symbolic of wholeness, completeness, and unity of the self.

The clock is a mandala that revolves and it may represent immortality. On the lighter side, when you are dreaming about a clock, time is an obvious issue. You may be currently experiencing anxiety in regard to a time-sensitive situation.

For example, people worry about their “biological clock” running out, or they are concerned about not being “on top of things.” In general, however, this dream may be a reminder that you need to speed up your actions and that time is an important factor. Old dream interpretations say that if you hear a clock strike, (or alarm go off), positive things will happen to you, and if you are winding a clock, you will fall in love! When interpreting this dream, try to remember the time and then attempt to understand how those numbers are meaningful to you.

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar


As a machine, it is linked with ideas of perpetual motion, automatism, mechanism, etc. The clock can represent human destiny, as it is the measurement of your time. Its sound, further, reminds one of the beating of the heart, which identifies it with the emotional side of your personality. It could manifest that your life is governed by artificial routine that has created organized society. In this sense, you should live more casually and think less about time and dates.

If you see a clock that is behind, it is a sign that you have the tendency to leave issues hanging.

If it is fast, it means that you suffer stress and it would be best to relax some.

If the clock shows the exact time, it indicates that you are losing time and that the moment to decide to act has already come; although it could also be a warning to be more punctual.

If it shows that there is one minute to midnight, it denotes your desire to advance a situation that affects you.

If it is stopped, it manifests the status of your emotions.

Dreaming of various clocks with different times is synonymous with disorder and confusion. Lastly, dreaming of a chronometer evidences that you do not have your emotions under control. (See HANDS (of a clock) and TIME)

The regular movement of the clock indicates that everything is going well. Losing it in dreams indicates changes in your life or the possibility of starting a new stage of growth. Listening to the ticks of the clock presages the arrival of bad news.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke


A clock dream is a good omen if you hear it strike the hour.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway


If your dream involved noticing a clock, hearing it tick or buying it, etc., it is a straightforward warning to stop wasting time.

If you heard a clock strike, it is a suggestion that you can improve your lot by taking positive action.

To wind a clock signifies a happy love affair in the offing.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett


The idea of time in general.

The passage of time.

Being late or early, short of time, or having too much time (or a fear of such).

The idea of adhering to a schedule or other regimen.

A particular time of day, or a certain event or activity you associate with it.

An oversized clock might represent feeling overwhelmed by time demands (such as schedules, restrictions, or too much to do in an allotted time frame).

See also: Alarm Clock; Time

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman


Time is of the essence; get on with your life. It all depends on timing. Note numbers on clock or what time it is. See Numbers.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards


A dream of misfortune (Gypsy); probably associated with the common superstition attached to the timepiece, its stopping at the death of a member of the family, etc.

The Fabric of Dream | Katherine Taylor Craig


(see Bells, Hourglass, Numbers, Time)

Standing still: Impatience for some event soon to come, or feeling spiritually, emotionally, or mentally paralyzed.

Hands or mmibers moving counterclockwise: Ask yourself if you’re going against a personal taboo or taking a step backward toward obsolete habits and thought patterns.

Punching a time clock: The danger of becoming a slave to schedules and the agendas of other people.

Is the clock digital, electric, a wristwatch, wind-up, a cuckoo clock, or perhaps even a sundial? Each of these has different associations. Digital clocks show that you are living in the present. Electric clocks and wind-up versions are more antiquated, revealing a stronger focus on times past.

The cuckoo clock expresses

craftsmanship. Have you been giving enough time to your arts lately? Lastly, the sundial represents our ancient roots when humans were more intimately aware of nature. How much time do you spend outdoors just appreciating the Earth}

Look at what time the clock gives, and check the numerological significance.

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco


Indicates you should stop procrastinating and take action!

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation | Pagan - Anonymous


lucky numbers: 03-04-08-13-35-48

alarm ringing in a: need more balance and discipline to your spurts of wil power.

broken, a: trouble from a backbiter.

church or city: are part of an ever-changing present, bolstered by past deeds.

grandfather: time has gone by and you are stil not finished.

large hand moving swiftly: your impatience causes your dissatisfaction with life.

loss of a: feel time is running out on you.

minutes, counting the: can no longer delay an important decision.

stopped: a situation has reached its end and wil final y bear fruit.

before noon: wil be spared from il ness if you face your decision.

stopping a: are trying to stal the process towards death.

strike the hours: your life-changing decision is marriage.

wall, buying a: plan a business enterprise with smal steady successes.

having a: plenty of time to solve a problem.

winding a: are finding difficulty in catching up with the self you feel you are.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

12 dream interpretations related to the symbols you see in your dreams.

Alarm Clock

(Timepiece) Seeing an alarm clock in a dream means exposing ills, richness of a poor person, or fulfilling a promise.

(Also see Clock)... alarm clock dream meaning

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Clock, Watch

The restrictions we place upon ourself; our sense of duty and timing; realisation of urgency or having ‘lots of time’. Ticking clock: might be the hean. Big clock: one’s life, how much time one has left. Clock watching: tension; being bored or lacking satisfaction; feelings about ageing. See time of day. ... clock, watch dream meaning

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences


(see also Anticlockwise, Left, Right / Left, Spiral)

Moving clockwise means going to the right, which symbolizes consciousness; intellect; spirituality; masculinity.

CLOUD(S)... clockwise dream meaning

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols


Regression... counter-clockwise dream meaning

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Cuckoo Clock

The cuckoo bird insinuates the timing is of no common sense... cuckoo clock dream meaning

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Grandfather Clock

A grandfather clock nckmg in the hallway may point to traditional patriarchal influences. It may reflect a passage of time. It may also suggest that you look back into your history to discover the paternal legacy and the generic influences that relate to your relationship with male authority.

A grandfather clock in your dream can also mention that you are dnven or dominated by patriarchal values, which may be constnctive and outdated.... grandfather clock dream meaning

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Hands (of A Clock)

Seeing the hands of a clock in detail or hearing the sound they make almost always produces a feeling of distress. The dreamer is obsessed with the passage of time. Perhaps you lack enough time to finish a job; or you feel guilty about having wasted precious hours on superfluous things. (See CLOCK)... hands (of a clock) dream meaning

The Big Dictionary of Dreams

Pointer, Hand Of A Clock

Depth Psychology: The hands of a clock are interesting because of the numbers at which they point. See Clock and the chapter “Numbers in Dreams.”... pointer, hand of a clock dream meaning

Dreamers Dictionary

Time Clock

See Clock.... time clock dream meaning

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams


Universal Landscape: Your relationship to the flow and pace of life.

Dreaming Lens: What type of time piece were you dreaming of? Was it working? Was the time accurate and, if not, was it fast or slow? If it was a clock, how public was it? What were your feelings around what the time was? What were your feelings around the accuracy or inaccuracy of the time?

Personal Focus: Time is a creation of the human mind as a way to systematically measure the passing of moments. Its primary purpose connects to the ability to create agreement in a diverse society. Early humans relied on the repetitive cycles of the Sun, Moon, and seasons to invent the agrarian societies that led to the birth of civilization. As civilization expanded, it became necessary to expand this concept in order to accommodate the complexity required for larger communities to function effectively.

From sundials to watches and clocks, timepieces are the tools by which the measurement of moments becomes accessible to all. They are symbolic of the effectiveness with which someone monitors the pace of their movement through their day-to-day lives. Additionally, timepieces are the screens onto which people project their emotional relationship to time, whether that is anxiety connected to feeling it is moving too fast or depression stimulated by a sense that it is moving too slowly.

Your personal relationship to time must be factored into your interpretation. Consider whether you are operating on one of the extremes: always late, always early, or compulsively prompt. Another important factor is the feelings that come up for you around time, from complacency to anxiety. The more prominent issues of time integrity factor into your waking life, the more rigorous you should be when creating your interpretation.

The type of timepiece will offer different shades of perspective in the meaning and correlates with size and proximity. A watch connects to the very personal and is reflective of you, the dreamer. A house clock expands this view to a more complex sense of self that reflects your role within the dynamic of your family and/or your most intimate associates. An institutional clock would point you toward considering time issues that relate to the specific location: A school clock connects to feelings around knowledge and learning. A workplace clock could be expressing issues about productivity, effectiveness, or remuneration. A public clock in a town or city expands this view to a more collective and social level.

A timepiece that has stopped may be expressing a wish for more available time to relieve pressures around productivity. Inaccuracy in a timepiece, fast or slow, may be pointing to a lack of awareness of time and its impact on your life. The more ominous the feelings around the timepiece in your dream, the more likely your unconscious is expressing that something is out of balance in your relationship to time, its passing, and all that comes with it.... timepieces/clocks/watches dream meaning

Dream Sight: A Dictionary and Guide for Interpreting Any Dream

Tower, Tower Clock

Symbol: A tower is an artificial axis between heaven and earth. Vision: Standing on top of a tower: a good position is within reach.

A collapsing tower: your hopes will be dashed. Hearing the clock in the tower ring: time to make an important decision.

If a woman is looking at a high tower (phallic symbol), it might be expressing her positive attitude toward male sexuality.

Dreaming of being locked up in a tower: she is troubled about male sexuality. See Clock, Pillar.... tower, tower clock dream meaning

Dreamers Dictionary

Watch / Clock

If a timepiece appeared in your dream, it is important to remember how you felt during and after the dream as it will suggest the way in which you allocate time in your life. Were the hands moving slowly or quickly? Was the timepiece telling you to speed up or slow down? The type of clock or watch is also important. Was it old-fashioned or modern? Dreams of clocks or watches can also suggest that you rely too heavily on clock time instead of enjoying and experiencing life as it happens.

If your dreaming mind zoomed in on a watch or clock, this could also be a reminder to make the most of your time and not to waste it.

If you keep checking a clock or a watch in your dream, this suggests anxiety and worry about some future event.

If you don’t feel this to be the case, your unconscious may have conjured this panic-stricken theme to urge you to prepare better for a future event or opportunity that may soon present itself in waking life. For example, have you done enough study to pass your driving theory test? Alternatively, your dream may have indicated frustration and regret at your inability in the past to make the most of an opportunity when it was presented to you.

If you dreamed that a watch or clock slowed down, this could reflect your feeling that events are moving slowly in your waking life or that time is dragging. Alternatively, the symbol of a watch may indicate your ticking heart, so if the clock stops or slows down, this may suggest either an emotional standstill or problems with your cardiovascular system. According to ancient dream-lore and superstition, when a clock stops, somebody will die but your dream will almost certainly have a different meaning. In the symbolic language of dreams, clocks and watches reflect your emotional state and a stopped clock or a clock that is broken may indicate emotional blockages or standstills, and a clock whose hands race out of control may indicate feelings run amok.

If you dreamed of a stopwatch, this highlights your sense of feeling pressured or working against the clock.

If you are a woman dreaming of ticking clocks, such a dream may indicate your biological clock. Dreams that focus on timepieces may also have been measuring the passage of your lifespan and the ticking clock could simply be a reminder that the seconds of your life are ticking away and there is still much for you to do. Watching the clock in your dreams suggests that you need to make time work for you. A clock tower combines this with a phallic form to offer an image of courage and determination. Evoking great occasions, the chimes of a clock tower may relate to a momentous personal or national event, such as a marriage or a coronation.... watch / clock dream meaning

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