Placing something no longer there in its right place. This dream symbol most likely evokes fear, but before making quick interpretations, carefully consider all of the details in this dream.
The coffin could symbolize a lack of energy or vitality in the dreamer. It could represent the death of one stage of life and movement into another.
(Not necessarily physical death! In fact, some cultures believe that if you see a person dead and in a coffin, he will most likely live a long and healthy life!) When dreaming about coffins, we may be contemplating the nature of the death experience and may access the state of consciousness that is attuned to the spiritual world. Most simply, and most likely, the coffin in your dreams may represent feelings of confinement and lack of freedom. See also: Burial, Death ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary