Desert Dream Meanings

Desert Dream Meaning: From 34 Different Sources

or wilderness Loneliness, literally being deserted; lack of emotion or satisfaction; no creativity or growth in one’s life; dry intellectualism; death; sexual barrenness. Occa­sionally as the symbol in the Bible of wandering in the wilder­ness, which depicts the human sense of having no real mean­ing or direction, of being a wanderer in the infinity of time and decision, it shows the difficulty of being self responsible and making decisions in the infinity of choices, and of honouring the self in such decisions.
Dream Source: A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Author: Tony Crisp

A desert, with its desolate and arid terrain, represents difficulties, hardships, and a general lack of resources for sustaining life. In a dream, a desert may represent a lack of fertility in life, such as financial difficulties, or even in the body, indicating infertility for: he man or woman wishing to conceive a child.
Dream Source: Ariadne's Book of Dream
Author: Ariadne Green

Symbolic of a cursed or spiritually dry area, Jer. 51:43.

The desert can also symbolize a place of insolation for a season in someone’s life

Dream Source: Christian Dream Symbols
Author: Tyler Wolfe

There may be an obvious lack of passion and life force in your life right now. In a desert, you have to look deeper for the signs of life that are actually there, so a dream that takes place in a desert may be calling you to do just that. Do not take the surface appearance of things at face value. Look below the surface and you will find that there is more going on than meets the eye.

A dream desert is also inviting you to irrigate and fill your life with more emotion and passion.

Dream Source: Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Author: Dr. Mıchael Lennox

1. Forsaken;

2. Hopeless;

3. Temptation;

4. Supernatural provision. Jer. 17:6; 50:12, 39; Is. 21:1; 27:10; 33:9; 40 3; Ps. 107:4-5.

Dream Source: Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model
Author: Vincent Wienand

A place in one’s life that is desolate because of spiritual drought; see “drought”
Dream Source: Dream Dictionary Unlimited
Author: Margaret Hamilton

A desert can symbolize desolation and abandonment, but also a place of contemplation, quiet and divine revelation.
Dream Source: Dream Meanings of Versatile
Author: Versatile - Anonymous

Psychological / emotional perspective: Desertion implies that all support has been removed or rejected so the idea of deserting a post, task or friend suggests a sense of inadequacy. Experiencing ourselves as having been deserted signifies being left to our own devices.
Dream Source: Dream Meanings of Versatile
Author: Versatile - Anonymous

Material aspects: To dream of being alone in a desert signifies a lack of emotional satisfaction, loneliness or perhaps isolation.

Dreaming of being in a desert with someone else may show that particular relationship is sterile, or going nowhere.

Dream Source: Dream Meanings of Versatile
Author: Versatile - Anonymous

To dream that you are walking through a desert suggests bad luck and deprivation. Your good name could be under assault. Deserts are symbols of emptiness, void of hope, infertility, and a sense of being alone.
Dream Source: Dream Symbols and Analysis
Author: DreamForth

Deserts may be fairly straightforward symbols for a sense of barrenness, poverty, lack, exhaustion, loneliness, or even death. On the other hand, as the unsettled “wilderness,” deserts often represent the unconscious, particularly the shadow self. Deserts have a wider range of meanings for someone from the desert Southwest than for someone from the East Coast.

As with all dream symbols, the atmosphere and setting of the dream indicate which meaning is appropriate. (See also Sand).

Dream Source: Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Author: James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

Vision: Walking in the desert: professional success will come only slowly and with much effort; withdrawing from other people will bring loneliness. Seeing a desert: you are being deprived of something, or you are going to be very lonely for a while.

Depth Psychology: Your life is lacking feelings and intuition; you use too much logic and reason.

The desert is a symbol of desolation and impotence. Your barren soul is desperately in need of water (emotions and feelings!). Do you believe that you are in a hopeless situation? Going into the desert: you will thirst— for affection maybe. Are you chasing a fantasy? Are you lonely? A desert dream wants to give you a “mental” push: think about what changes you could make to restore happiness and productivity to your life. Analyze your present situation honestly (take a close look at the rest of the symbols in the dream)—things can only get better!

Dream Source: Dreamers Dictionary
Author: Garuda

To find yourself in a desert is a sign that you are searching for knowledge.
Dream Source: Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Author: Raymond Buckland

Travelling across a desert shows the inevitability of a long and tedious journey. Accompaniment of sunshine indicates successful journey.
Dream Source: Indian Interpretation of Dreams
Author: Indian - Anonymous

(Waterless plain) Seeing a desert in a dream means escaping from difficulty to ease, or bidding farewell to adversities to meet with opportunities, or it could mean repenting from sin, reversing the course of one’s business from loss to profits, or it could mean recovering from an illness.

If one sees himself poor and walking into a desert land or a ruin in a dream, it means his death. Walking through a barren land in a dream means engaging in a futile business or a benign affair. Walking in a plain in a dream means reaching ease in one’s life, receiving honor or engaging in good deeds depending on how far one walks in that plain during his dream.

A desert in a dream represents joy and happiness, depending on how vast it seems and how green are its plants in one’s dream.

Dream Source: Islamic Dream Interpretation
Author: Ibn Seerin

The desert in dreams represents the unconscious mind.

To dream of wandering through a gloomy and barren desert, suggests that losses and sad emotional times are ahead for the dreamer.

If a young woman dreams of being alone in the desert, her health and reputation is being endangered by her indiscreet behavior in real life and she should be more careful.

If you dream of finding an oasis in the desert, you are feeling smothered or not getting the kind of attention you want in a real life relationship.

Dream Source: My Dream Interpretation
Author: myjellybean

To dream that you are travelling across a Desert, or a wide open space, signifies difficulties concerning some cherished plan.

It is particularly bad if you encounter bad weather or other troubles.

If the sun is shining, then the final outcome will be successful.

Dream Source: Mystic Dream Book
Author: Internet Archive - Anonymous

1. Isolation, retreat.

2. A need for solitude and space, cleans­ing.

3. Loneliness.

4. Sorrow and shame.

Dream Source: New American Dream Dictionary
Author: Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

When the dreamer is in the desert, thirsty and worn, there is need for assistance to salvage the dreamer’s possessions. This may be purely a change of mental attitude or may mean rehabilitation.
Dream Source: Psycho Dream Interpretation
Author: Ella Freeman Sharpe

Dreams of the desert symbolize “no-man’s land”, the draught before the rain, and the darkest hour that is before the dawn. You may be experiencing hardship, loneliness, trial and tribulations, and a loss of passion and a sense of self because you are not who you used to be and you are not yet who your are becoming. Your dream is giving you the message to not give up five minutes before the miracle, because once you make it through this dry spell, you will be greatly rewarded with the character strength and the wisdom you learn and earn.
Dream Source: Strangest Dream Explanations
Author: Dream Explanations - Anonymous

1- To dream of being alone in a desert signifies a lack of emotional satisfaction, loneliness or perhaps isolation.

Dreaming of being in a desert with someone else may show that particular relationship is sterile, or going nowhere.

2- We may need to consider a course of action very carefully if we arc to ‘survive’ in our present circumstances.

3- A desert can symbolise desolation and abandonment, but also a place of contemplation, quiet and divine revelation.

Dream Source: Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Author: Pamela Ball

To dream of wandering through a gloomy and barren desert, denotes famine and uprisal of races and great loss of life and property.

For a young woman to find herself alone in a desert, her health and reputation is being jeopardized by her indiscretion. She should be more cautious.

Dream Source: Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Author: Gustavus Hindman Miller

At times a desert in a dream symbolizes the unconscious and represents the dreamer’s sense of separation from it. Deserts are generally barren with little vegetation or animal life.

The desert in your dreams could be bringing up issues of stagnation and periods of little growth in your life. Also, the desert could represent your loneliness and feelings of isolation. However, if you live close to the desert or love the desert, this may be a positive symbol.

For some the desert may be a place where they can commune with nature and feel a sense of peace.

Dream Source: The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Author: Silvana Amar

It represents death, aridity, and nonexistence.

If you dream of being in the desert, without water and suffering from the heat of the sun, it means that you feel lonely, unloved, and unmotivated. Therefore, you must start giving to others in order to receive later. But if the dream involves a pleasant feeling it announces that you expect significant possibilities and creative projects. On the other hand, the desert has always been seen as a favorable place for divine revelation and meditation. This is because the desert can also be defined as “pure abstraction.” (See AIR, YELLOW and SAND)

This dream could signify a time of spiritual settling and beginning. Great historical figures, like Jesus, the Tibetan Lamas, and the Hindu Wise Men, stayed for long periods of time secluded in desert lands to get closer to their true nature. Distanced from mundane distractions, they recognized their divine interior. Your dream expresses the same sentiments

Dream Source: The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Author: Martha Clarke

In bloom, and/or in clear sunny weather, a dream featuring a desert predicts contentment and good success in your efforts; but if the weather was bad or if there was a sandstorm, you can expect some immediate difficulties due to hidden opposition, but the outcome will be better than you expect
Dream Source: The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Author: Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett

A mentally or emotionally harsh environment.

A characteristic you associate with deserts or with a particular desert (hot, dry, lifeless, empty, interesting, exotic, etc.).

Something with a desert-like characteristic (such as an empty landscape or a person with a dry sense of humor).

See also: Landscape; Hot; Dry; Dry Up; Sand; Dust; Depleted; Sparse; Scarcity; Rural; Region; Location

Dream Source: The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary
Author: Nancy Wagaman

Stagnation, no growth. Time to get on with your life.
Dream Source: The Dream Books Symbols
Author: Betty Bethards

A desert may reflect feelings of isolation, being in a place that has no interest for you or a desire to get away and have some time to yourself. Or it could be hinting at things you have deserted or left behind. Although we think of deserts as barren places, they are in fact teeming with underground life, so is your life a bit like a desert— desolate on the surface but rich underneath?
Dream Source: The Element Encyclopedia
Author: Theresa Cheung

Your waking feelings about the desert will be significant here; that which is a terrible ordeal for one person may symbolize romance and escapism for another. Likewise, a desert island may have a romantic associations for some people, whilst for others it can mean isolation, an intense desire for privacy or a cry for solitude to end in waking life. A dream of being alone in a desert may signify emotional isolation or being surrounded by a sea of emotions, and dreams of being with someone in the desert can indicate that this particular relationship is coming to an end. Such dreams can also suggest the need—if you are to survive—to consider very carefully a course of action you are about to take. Bear in mind, too, that the desert’s vast expanse and rich underground life may represent an invitation to seek out the mysteries of life beneath the surface.

Any dream that focuses on sand may have been highlighting the sands of time, which may be running out for you in certain aspects of your waking life. Quicksand, like bogs and swamps, reveals the uncertainties that can be found in even a seemingly firm reality.

If you are seeking out an oasis in your dream, it may represent the inner fears and insecurities that you may have to deal with.

When you are resting at an oasis, positive future business and monetary ventures may be around the corner, although it might simply be a sign that you are in need of a vacation.

Dream Source: The Element Encyclopedia
Author: Theresa Cheung

Loss of friends and wealth are shown by this dream (Artemidorus); loneliness and isolation are plainly symbolized.
Dream Source: The Fabric of Dream
Author: Katherine Taylor Craig

(see Camel, Oasis, Sand) Spiritual dryness.

A retreat to find and understand the sacred, as both Moses and Jesus did in the wilderness.

If you are alone or lost in the desert, a type of desertion dream.

A very dry abyss wherein one may either lose or find oneself.

An unforgiving situation over which you’ll have little control once you’ve entered into that domain.

Dream Source: The Language of Dreams
Author: Patrica Telesco

Deserts symbolize your unconscious. Since deserts are generally barren, dreaming of one could symbolize issues of stagnation lack of growth in your life. Also, the desert could represent feelings of loneliness and isolation. If, on the other hand, you have a particular affinity for deserts, then dreaming of one may be a positive symbol for you, presaging a period of serenity and oneness for you.
Dream Source: Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Author: Pagan - Anonymous

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bad weather, crossing a, in: intuition, feelings, logic and reason must work together.

sandstorm: impotence to activate your cherished plan.

being thirsty in the: a drink of energy wil push you to productivity.

island: romantic isolation in barren cheerless place.

lost in a: bring your own protection from the empty isolation.

others crossing a: friends are depriving you of companionship.

stranded in the: are being baked in horrifying seclusion.

traveling across a: with slow, painstaking effort you wil succeed.

walking in the: withdrawing from people enhances loneliness.

with others, crossing a: accord among friends, if you are resourceful.

6 dream interpretation about desert related.


A warning in order to prevent a state of desolation... desertion dream meaning


(Empty; Forlorn; Wretched) A deserted and empty place in a dream signifies poverty or lack of food or sustenance for one’s household.

An empty place in a dream also could signify distress and trouble.... deserted dream meaning

Deserted Place

You are dreaming of unmet needs and the consequences of past choices that have not served you. Human beings are social animals. We have lived in community with one another since our arrival on the planet. To find yourself in a place that is deserted and devoid of the presence of other human beings would leave you helpless in many ways.

The severity of this vulnerability would depend greatly on where you were, what resources you had access to, as well as your own fortitude and courage. Even in the best of circumstances, your very survival would be at risk; hence, the primary symbolic meaning of this symbol is connected to risk and death. While loneliness might be thought of as the underlying emotional content of such an event, it is the absence of human resources that carries the interpretable weight of this symbol. Even if you found the absence of other people comforting, this meaning still applies. You may want to consider how relying on others for getting your needs met may be the root cause of the anxiety that sparked this dream.... deserted place dream meaning

Traversing Through Wasteland, Wilderness Or The Desert

If a person sees himself traversing through wasteland, wilderness or desert in such a manner that he does not get lost it means he will remains steadfast upon the religion of Islam.

If he gets lost it means he is in doubt about Islam.... traversing through wasteland, wilderness or the desert dream meaning

Desert / Wasteland

Emotional isolation and loneliness.

The place where fear and temptation and ghosts reside.

See T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. Withdrawal and asceticism. Symbol of the peak experiences that will lead toward self-realization. But the dreamer has to get all the insights and power from himself; there are no teachers.

An illustration of the new and unknown.... desert / wasteland dream meaning

Desert Island

See island... desert island dream meaning