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

Forest Dream Meaning: From 35 Different Sources


(1) The forest may be a sexual symbol, representing female pubic hair. (Arguably it could be male pubic hair, but there is a strong unconscious - mythological - connection between earth and Earth Mother.)

(2) The forest may, especially if it is very dark, be a symbol of the unconscious.

If there are animals in the forest, they probably represent (repressed) contents of the unconscious: instinctive drives; emotions.

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd


See tree.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp


A forest of trees can signify the peril of a dark crossing through which you may have to face your fears and the tribulations of life As nature’s preserve, the forest can represent serenity and the desire to connect with the mystenes and subtle energies of nature.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green


A forest can be symbolic of an isolated or dangerous place in life, Ps. 104:20

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe


1. Lost/darkness;

2. Not out of the woods;

3. Harvest crop;

4. Church;

5. Multitude of people;

6. Army of mighty men;

7. Hiding place for predators;

8. Place of idolatry and works. 2 Sam. 18:6-9; Isa. 32:15-20.

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model | Vincent Wienand


1. Nations of the world or church;

2. Forewarning of trial;

3. Showing a place of danger;

4. Confusion and lack of direction;

Hos. 2:12; Jer. 12:8; 21:4, 14; 26:18; Is. 10:18-19.

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model | Vincent Wienand


An overwhelming situation; industry; since paper comes from trees, it may involve an increase in paperwork

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton


As with all dreams of Earth’s bounty, a forest basically is a happy omen if the dream shows the sun shining through the trees and a clear path ahead. Even a forest fire indicates positive progress. But if the dreamer felt alone and frightened, this means that his or her own feelings could get in the way of prosperity and success.

If he or she felt lost, this implies a need to get a better grasp on one’s own financial circumstances in order to better them. Other symbols in the dream can yield more information.

Dream Explanations of Astro Center | Astro Center


The forest symbolizes the psyche and the hidden realms, the place of original experience.

The dark or enchanted forest that very often appears as an image in fairy tales and dreams is a threshold symbol.

It is the soul entering the areas it has never explored before, working with intuition and with our own ability to sense and feel what is going on around us.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


Psychological / emotional perspective: Dreaming of forests or a group of trees usually means entering the realms of the feminine.

A forest is often a place of testing and initiation.

It is always to do with coming to terms with our emotional self, of understanding the secrets of our own nature or of our own spiritual world.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


Material aspects: We may find that a dream of forests can be interpreted as being lost and unable to find direction. As conservation of the earth’s resources becomes more of an issue, the forest becomes synonymous with our care of the land.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


Gives gender - specific: Traditionally women tend to be more in touch with their own inner resources so a forest in a woman’s dream suggests her exploration of these resources. In a man’s dream, dreaming of a forest suggests an aspect of his hero’s journey through his own hidden and perhaps more frightening sensitivities. You might also like to consult the entries for trees and wood.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


To dream that you are in or walking through the forest suggests a period of change in your life. Listen to your intuition. This dream can also suggest that you desire more simplicity in your life. You may be feeling burdened by the daily grind of life.

To dream that you are lost in a forest indicates that you are reaching deep down within your own subconscious to explore your true self. **Please See Woods.

Dream Symbols and Analysis | DreamForth


Forests, as a segment of nature not brought fully under the dominion of humankind, are symbols of the unconscious. Thus, traveling into the forest indicates exploration of the unconscious realm. Forests also represent a comforting refuge from the demands of everyday life. (See also Jungle).

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


Vision: Seeing a beautiful forest: you have an unshakable faith in God and the future, and will experience prosperity and security in your old age. Seeing a forest fire: pay close attention to physical symptoms—your health is delicate. Seeing only the edge of a forest: a relationship is over.

Depth Psychology: The forest is a place where unresolved emotions and the shadow of the soul reside. Are you unable to “see the forest for the trees”? It is easy to get lost in the “forest of life”— the forest of so many experiences and so much information. See Tree.

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda


If you dream that you got lost in a big forest it is an omen of financial gain, if you are poor and lost, but you will experience loss if you are affluent.

A stroll through a beautiful green forest with tall trees show that you will have a period of hardship followed by release from worry and then success in your endeavors.

Encyclopedia of Dreams | Michael and Elizabeth Thiessen


To be in a large, beautiful forest means you will find peace and tranquility.

If you are lost in a forest, then you will have family quarrels.

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland


(Jungle; Wild plants; Woods) A forest in a dream represents loneliness and fear and it could represent a brothel, immorality and corruption.

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin


See Tree.

A frequent dream symbol of the unconscious. Walking the forbidden path in the forest might cause us to be swallowed up and swept away by drives and instincts.

The forest is a scary, potentially dangerous place where mysterious beings roam.

It is also a place of transition (in Dante’s Divine Comedy, for instance, a forest is found in front of the gates of Inferno, as well as at the end of Purgatorio and at the beginning of Paradiso). On the other hand, this symbol indicates the attempt to make contact with the unconscious. See also Hiding Place.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar


Dreams that feature forests signify exploring the unconscious mind for clues to waking problems.

A forest dream can also be your mind’s way of helping you to achieve calm after a stressful day. Also see “Rainforest.”

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean


Another variation of the obstacle dream.

The meaning will depend upon what happens, and whether you emerge from the Forest or Wood.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous


1. Place of fear, unknown dangers.

2. Time of change, explo­ration, usually of unconscious.

3. Someone loves and cares for the dreamer (thick forest).

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin


To dream that you are alone and happy in a forest is a wish to find a new home.

If you are afraid, losses and a desire to get away from them.

If the leaves are falling, bad news.

Psycho Dream Interpretation | Ella Freeman Sharpe


Dreams of a forest signify that you are discovering unexplored regions of your psyche, your hidden power, animal instincts, magic and enchantment.

Dreaming of being in the forest can also represent that you are in the thick of the details of your life and being unable to see the forest for the trees.

A forest also represents that you are moving through a rite of passage, testing your wits and resourcefulness in order for a great transformation to occur. Consider the feeling tone to discern this dreams message.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous


also see Trees and Wood

1- Dreaming of forests or a group of trees usually means entering the realms of the feminine.

A forest is often a place of testing and initiation.

It is always something to do with coming to terms with our emotional self, of understanding the secrets of our own nature or of our own spiritual world.

2- The dark or enchanted forest which very often appears as an image in fairy tales is a threshold symbol.

It is the soul entering the areas it has never explored before, and is looking at having to work with intuition and with one’s own ability to sense and feel what is going on around us. We may find that it has a lot to do with being lost (see Ijost) and unable to find direction.

3- The psyche.

The Feminine.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball


To dream that you find yourself in a dense forest, denotes loss in trade, unhappy home influences and quarrels among families.

If you are cold and feel hungry, you will be forced to make a long journey to settle some unpleasant affair.

To see a forest of stately trees in foliage, denotes prosperity and pleasures.

To literary people, this dream foretells fame and much appreciation from the public.

A young lady relates the following dream and its fulfilment: ``I was in a strange forest of what appeared to be cocoanut trees, with red and yellow berries growing on them.

The ground was covered with blasted leaves, and I could hear them crackle under my feet as I wandered about lost.

The next afternoon I received a telegram announcing the death of a dear cousin.’’

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller


The forest symbolizes the unconscious, anxieties, instincts, and secret passions.

If it is accompanied by a sense of peace, completeness, or exuberance, it indicates that you are self-confident and proud of your personality. But if you feel fear and anxiety, or if you get lost in the forest, it is a sign of fear, repression, and complexes. On the other hand, birds and animals found in the forest represent your instincts and emotions. Finally, if you dream of being in a dark forest and try to find the way back, it denotes that you want to take a decisive step in life.

The plot of many fairy tales like Hansel and Gretel and Snow White takes place in the forest. Like dreams, these stories symbolize the exploration of the unconscious. According to an esoteric interpretation, to get lost in a forest is an omen of alterations; to hide in it, of impending disasters; to cross it, promise of inheritance; to go for a walk in the forest, joy. A felled forest, however, is a sign of wealth.

FOREST - analysis of the dream

Ana dreamed: “I was on my way to the office, on the same streets as always, but the smoke of the city would not let me breathe and I could barely see the path I was walking over. I suddenly found myself surrounded by a lush forest. I knew that if I followed the trail I would reach my destination, so I decided to enjoy the scenery while walking confident and happy, at a medium pace. In the dream I could identify the different species of trees and flowers. Birds were coming to me with their joyous trills. I felt full of vitality. I woke up with a very nice feeling of peace, as if I had enjoyed a comfortable vacation.”

Ana had this dream two days before she was diagnosed with a chronic respiratory condition. Besides being prophetic—the smoke of the city would not let her breathe—Ana’s dream was warning her against a need for her body: healthy and fresh air. The confident and safe walk passage reflects the Ana’s strength and the fact that the problem would be easily solved. Months later she was granted a transfer to a mountain village with a very suitable climate for her health.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke


It is a good omen, signifying pecuniary gain and much joy of life.

To dream of many trees bearing green leaves. People who write for a living, or follow one of the other arts, will hear profitable news.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway


The interpretation of a forest dream depends on the action, the circumstances of the dreamer, and other features of the dream, all of which should be correlated, but as a general guide:

If you were alone and/ or frightened, you can expect to be let down by someone on whom you rely.

If you were lost in the forest the dream signifies gain if you are in modest circumstances but loss if you are well off.

If the main feature of the dream was the green of the trees, the dream promises a release from worry; if it was the height of the trees, the prediction is of success but only after a time of trial.

A forest fire forecasts happy news.

Hiding in a forest sug- gests that some difficulty you are now undergoing will have an eventual bene- fit.

See also Fir, Foliage, etc.

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


The unknown.

Losing your way, or feeling lost.

Losing perspective, as in “can’t see the forest for the trees.” The idea of infinity, wilderness, or the great “out there.” See also: Thicket; Jungle; Rural; Tree; Outdoors; Darkness

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman


Tremendous protection, growth, strength; entering the unconscious.

If lost in the forest, means you cannot see the forest for the trees; take charge of what is going on in your life.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards


Dreams of being lost in a forest or group of trees tend to occur during those times when we feel lost, confused or vulnerable and are trying to find certainty. The image is symbolic shorthand for whatever you might find insecure and unsettling in waking life, but such dreams suggest that you may emerge wiser and better for the experience. A forest is often a place of testing and initiation, and always concerns coming to terms with the emotional side of yourself. In fairy tales, the dark or enchanted forest is a symbol of the soul entering the unknown and therefore has much to do with the unfamiliar, the unknown and the need to find direction. A rainforest may represent a rich source of inspiration to one person, whilst to another it may suggest apprehension and fear. See also NATURE AND THE SEASONS; TREES.

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung


A dream of dire trouble and sorrow (Artemido- rus). The legends that people the forests with witches, ogres and giants account for this interpretation.

The Fabric of Dream | Katherine Taylor Craig


(see Animals by type, Field, Trees)

Obscureness (e.g., “not seeing the forest for the trees”).

Dark and filled with animals: Personal instincts and drives, reflected in the type of animals or their activities.

Freudian: An emblem of the vaginal region (more specifically, bushes).

A sacred space.

The first temples to the ancient gods and goddesses were groves of trees, often those that formed a natural protective circle in which to worship.

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco


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alone, being in a: social activities are no substitute for a relationship.

others, with: wil be cheated by friends, breaking a solemn promise.

relatives: be attentive to physical symptoms that are hereditary.

edge of the forest, the: a risky love affair is over; a comfortable refuge found.

fire: expect savage behavior from otherwise civilized people.

going around the: avoiding your shadow stil brings sad news.

lost in the, getting: project succeeds by working your way out of the dark.

of a dense: your unshakable faith wil attract supportive people.

ranger: homesickness in the throws of Mother Nature.

strolling through a: puzzling and disturbing message dredges up a past wrong.

unusually high trees, with: unresolved emotions need to be aired.

wandering around in a: so many experiences, so little time.



giving, as a remembrance: important and beneficial event coming.

having: someone’s past neglect is stil with you.

of: are beloved and remembered by many.

receiving a bouquet of: a faithful friend loves you despite your neglect.

as a gift: big gain in love if you forgive.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

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

Forest Fire

Disaster, judgment, Ps. 83:14, Jer. 21:14 ... forest fire dream meaning

Forest / Woods

They may represent your unconscious or your “mental space.” If you are lost in the woods, it may be a reflection of feelings of confusion and lack of clear direction.

The dark and threatening woods may represent the dark and unexplored areas of the psyche.

The details and experiences in your life.Is the forest dark or light?Peaceful or unwelcoming?A forest generally speaks of activities, persons and things hidden and away from public eye. ... forest / woods dream meaning

Woods / Forest

They may represent your unconscious or your “mental space”.

If you are lost in the woods it may be a reflection of feelings of confusion and lack of clear direction. See also: Tree, Jungle... woods / forest dream meaning

Forest Ranger

Symbolic of a helper ... forest ranger dream meaning

Dying Forest

Often a suggestion that the foundation of the dreamer’s life, the unconscious, is disturbed.

An exploiting worldview has taken over.

The dreamer needs to find and stop the ways he is exploiting himself—and others. See Forest.... dying forest dream meaning

Primeval Forest / Jungle

A place that is generally inaccessible, representing the unconscious and physical drives.

A symbol of strength and vitality, but also the danger of falling prey to drives and urges. It may point to more discipline, or challenges to live out physical urges more clearly. See Maze.... primeval forest / jungle dream meaning

Forest Path

Traveling by foot on a path through the forest may reveal some lions, tigers, and bears to contend with. It suggests a journey into the darkness psychologically for a time, which may really be a heroic path in the end.... forest path dream meaning

Jungle, Rain Forest

Vision: Being in a jungle: life is pretty chaotic right now—you don’t know where to go and are fighting a bitter battle.

Depth Psychology: The jungle is a symbol of confusion and uncertainty, but also of living conditions in a big city. Are you confused right now? Angry about someone’s unpredictability? Are you unsure today about what will happen tomorrow? Are you unpredictable? Has life in the big city become too much, too nerve racking, too confusing? Is it a jungle out there? Which describes your present situation?... jungle, rain forest dream meaning

Forest / Woodland

Forests are dark and mysterious. They symbolize the unknown and the unconscious. This archetype appears in many myths—characters get lost in the wood or forest, only to discover great treasure or wisdom, as well as great dangers. Dreams about woodland and forests often have a lot to do with feeling lost and being unable to find the right path or direction. See also TREES AND PLANTS.... forest / woodland dream meaning

Forest / Wood

When forests or woods appear in your dream, they are representations of life, fertility, as well as a period of rejuvenation. They are also a reference to the season of spring. Sometimes they may refer to an unknown part of your life. You may have to learn to trust your instincts.

If you are taking a walk through a forest, it may mean that any hardships that you have recently endured will lead to the success that you seek. The darkness and concentration of trees, plants, animals and other creatures in a forest make it a powerful symbol of the unconscious and its instincts. Jung saw dreams of fear of entering or simply being in a forest as indicative of the dreamer’s anxiety about what might be found within the unconscious. For Freud, dreaming of entering the forest is a symbol of the sexual act.

If you are lost within a thick forest, you may be in need of some direction in your waking life. See also PLACES.... forest / wood dream meaning