In dream-lore, to pass through a door and enter a house is a decisive and symbolic action as the door represents the passage from one state of being to another. Freud and Jung agreed that the house signified the self and the body, but disagreed about the doors of a house. For Freud, doors are dream images representing the body’s orifices, whilst for Jung, doors express the dreamer’s relationship to their conscious and unconscious world. According to Jungians, a door opening outwards suggests a need to open up to others, whereas a door opening inwards suggests the need for greater reflection or a desire to explore the inner self.
In general, most dream analysts believe that entering through a door signifies new opportunities that will be presented to you. Doors and doorways represent an opportunity for either positive or negative change. You may be entering into a new stage in your life, moving from one level of consciousness to another.
If your dreaming mind portrayed you as stepping through a door, it signals your willingness to embrace change and the unknown, whilst letting someone in through the door indicates your willingness to interact with them.
If you were faced by a confusing number of doors, you may be feeling overwhelmed by choices in life and unsure which opening is right for you.
If you simply can’t find the door to escape through in your dream, then perhaps you feel unable to express yourself in waking life. To dream of locked doors signifies opportunities that are denied, unavailable to you or ones on which you have missed out. Also consider who or what you are shutting out of your life if your dream features a door; perhaps as one dream door closes, another will open…
More specifically, a front door usually symbolizes unfamiliar outside circumstances—if a doormat features in your dream as well, you may be allowing others to walk all over you in real life—while a backdoor stands for the more familiar traffic of people we already know. Unwanted changes in your life are often depicted in dreams as intruders or strangers at the door, and if you are beginning a new relationship and themes of burglary or home invasion appear in your dreams, this does not necessarily mean your partner is dangerous; the dream may be providing an early warning of undercurrents in your relationship that are not nourishing to you. In some instances, the dark stranger at the door represents an aspect of yourself that is selfcritical and self- destructive.
Another dream featuring doors is that of being locked out or being unable to enter your home because you have lost your key. This image reflects a situation in which you are being prevented from accessing your talent, drive and energy. You have been locked out from the best part of yourself but the situation can be easily corrected by remembering your key next time, or finding another way in. In most cases, the key indicates willingness to change and to experiment with alternatives. Keyholes in dreams allow you to view that which is otherwise concealed; if this image appears in your dream, ask yourself whether your privacy is being invaded in some way or whether you are prying into affairs that are no concern of yours. A rusty key may indicate talents that are being neglected. Freud viewed the key as a phallus and saw potent sexual symbolism in the trio of key, door and the door’s subsequent opening. Finally, to dream that you hear or ring a door bell foretells of unexpected news.... The Element Encyclopedia
1- When we dream that we are peering through a keyhole, we air conscious of the fact that our ability to see and understand is somehow impaired. Conventionally; the keyhole has been taken to represent the feminine, so that impairment could result from our attitude to the feminine.
2- Since a key usually requires a keyhole, to dream of one without the other indicates some kind of confusion between the inner and outer self.
3- A kcvhole symbolises the dreamer’s tentative entry into the Sublime.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A keyhole can symbolize our tentative entry into the sublime or transcendent state. Our vision is somewhat restricted and even in dreams we do not yet have confidence to remain in that state, but must accept the need to remain grounded.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: When we dream that we are peering through a keyhole, we are conscious of the fact that our ability to see and understand is somehow impaired. Conventionally, the keyhole has been taken to represent the feminine, so that impairment could result from our attitude to the feminine and to feminine qualities such as intuition.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: When a woman dreams of a keyhole without the key she will be conscious of her own vulnerability. In a man’s dream he will need to look at the sensitivities of people around him. Not being able to find the keyhole suggests he has not yet quite understood those sensitivities either in personal or work relationships.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If your dream featured a keyhole without a key in it, you are being warned against a treacherous friend; and if you dreamed of peeping through a keyhole or observing someone else looking through one, you are being cautioned against impulsive behavior which could be misinterpreted to your great chagrin.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(Sexual organs; Vagina) Lustfully looking at the vagina of one’s wife or that of another woman, or touching it in a dream means engaging in a rotten business. Seeing a naked woman without her knowledge in a dream represents common pitfalls and mistakes one makes in his life.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of Looking Down from a height, such as a hill or a window of a house, shows that you are ambitious and have restless desires. Be careful not to over-reach yourself in your schemes. But if you Look Upwards, then go ahead with all confidence.... Mystic Dream Book
For a woman to dream of a looking-glass, denotes that she is soon to be confronted with shocking deceitfulness and discrepancies, which may result in tragic scenes or separations. See Mirror. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To dream of looting down from high places, or out of windows, or being in a high garret, shows an ambitious mind, curious desires, wandering imagination, and confused thoughts.
To dream of looking in a glass, in married foiks, betokens children; in young folks, sweethearts.
For as the glass does represent their likeness, so does tove show them their like in affection.
For a youns; woman to dream that she looks in a glass and there sees her own face, esteeming it to be very handsome, shows her to have a great opinion of her own beauty. Also for one to dream that he sees himself in the water is death to the dreamer, or to some familiar friend of his.... The Complete Dream Book
To dream of looking from high places, out of windows, or in a well denotes ambition, imagination, confused desires. Looking in a mirror, to married folk betokens children; to the young, sweethearts; vanity to a maid.
To see oneself in water forecasts the dreamer’s death or that of a friend (Artemidorus). This dream can be directly traced through ancestral memory back to the legends of mythology.... The Fabric of Dream
If Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu-Alayhi-wasallam) is seen looking into the mirror it implies that he is urging his Ummah to fully repay whatever amaanah (trust) is given to it.... Islamic Dream Interpretation