One of the most frequently occurring symbols of modern times. It points to the transformation into something new. Individual means of transportation, status symbol, motorized energy—it is also a sexual symbol. In a modern sense, usually a symbol for being on the go every day, and of psychological strength and mobility. As with the “Chariot” in the Tarot, it always presents a question about our road in life and how we are charting our course. As a symbol of environmental pollution, it often points to the need for inner growth.
Are you driving yourself or is somebody else driving you? What kind of an auto is it? For example, a sports car relates to virility, a utility vehicle to control. What color is the car? Are you fixing it up or Driving it?
According to Freud, in psychoanalysis a car is often the symbol for treatment. As Freud sees it, a slow car is making an ironic statement about the slowness of the analytical process.
According to Jung, it is a symbol for moving away. See Wagon.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Always refers to your life’s journey, to the growth you have achieved. Here, particular emphasis is placed on your mobility. What kind of Vehicle are you using? How is the trip? Are you driving yourself or are you being driven? Check more closely Driving a Car, Train, Airplane, and Bicycle.
According to Freud, a symbol for intercourse.
According to analytical therapy, the analytical process itself.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Driving down a road may comment on how you are doing with steering yourself toward your goals and destination. It can represent the journey of life and how the force of your will can take you in many different directions toward eventual fulfillment. Driving cast may represent moving toward spiritual goals. Driving south may represent the direction of sexual concerns or personal and psychological transformation. Driving west may suggest moving toward your emotional issues or introspection, and moving north represents accelerating toward your vision. Speeding may comment on carelessness in the pursuit of your goals. Blocking traffic suggests that you are preventing others from expressing their personal freedom.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream of driving a motor car smoothly along peasant highways is an augury of good fortune. Driving a carriage behind a horse along a dirt road is a lucky portent if the horse behaves.... The Complete Dream Book
The need or desire to throw all the dreamer’s energy into a particular goal.
The feeling of having no choice as to how to proceed in a given situation - in short, of being “driven.” If the dreamer is not the drive, he should consider who is doing it. Astrological parallels: Aries, Capricorn Tarot parallel: The Chariot... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
Any driving dream connects to how you are moving through your life and the quality, sensations, and judgments you have about how this is going at the time of a dream in which driving is a prominent image.
If you are driving out of control in the dream, you must consider what area of your life might be beyond your ability to regulate.
If you are in the back seat and need to gain control of the car, look for ways in which you haven’t yet stepped up to the plate. You may not be able to do so yet because of circumstances beyond your control.
If your car isn’t responding to you, you may be feeling ineffectual about taking charge of some path you are traversing. Varying speeds might be reflecting movement in life that feels either too fast or too slow for your comfort.
A vehicle other than a car might point to being in foreign territory. You may not be feeling confident in your ability to work with the circumstances you have been handed. Causing an accident could be inviting you to look at the consequences of your choices. Being a victim of an accident might encourage you to look at the ways in which you have abandoned your own direction because of another person or outside force beyond your control. Driving in the rain connects emotional issues to your current route. Icy conditions indicate that emotions are being frozen over, making your way treacherous. Driving down or up a hill would illustrate the sense of effort or ease involved in your life movement.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
See Highway, Moving. Here it is important to note what kind of vehicle you’re driving and what your feelings are as you drive. Is it hectic or pleasant and relaxing? Are you moving ahead fast or did you have an accident? It is important to note if you are starting the car, parking it, passing another car, etc. All of it would be symbolic of how you are moving ahead in life. This image is often a reference to the subjective space in which you are moving.
The dream is showing how you move and present yourself to others in daily life, and what the possibilities, problems, and tasks are.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
(Demanding; Exacting; Pushing someone; Retaliation; Yielding) In a dream, a driving force signifies retaliation by something, or compliance and submission to someone together with vigilance and wonderment about what might happen next. Ifone is driven by a human being in a dream, it means that he is pushed into committing a murder or that he is hired to attack someone. Ifone is driven by a beast, a lion or a bird ofprey in a dream, it means humiliation by a superior person, or suffering from a disease.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A lorry or van in a dream will have the same significance as a car, except that the drives and ambitions will be connected more with our work and how we relate on a business basis to the world in general. Being towed by a lorry or vehicle more efficient than our own suggests we need some kind of assistance with our motivation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile