Dream Interpretation Mountain | Dream Meanings
Traditional lore says that the mountain may represent spirituality and all the lessons that await you.
It is also said to represent mental development and awareness.
The most logical interpretation is that it represents attainment of your goals.
If you are ascending a mountain, you are working hard and trying to accomplish your goals, and descending may represent letting go of issues and emotional baggage.
General Meaning: A mountain in any context speaks of a new journey and obtaining new heights. It can also be an obstacle in your way that you need to conquer.
• Dreams • Positive: If you are someone that enjoys mountain climbing, then your dream would speak of your hobbies and interests.
• However, for most people, a mountain will speak of a new goal or level for you to attain.
It is a promise of a promotion and seeing a new perspective on things.
Negative: A mountain in a negative light speaks of an obstacle that is preventing you from reaching your personal goals.
• It could be that you are struggling to complete a project or go in a certain direction.
Dreaming of a mountain in your road is a confirmation of the blockage.
• You will need wisdom to discern if this is a mountain you must tackle or one you need to walk around and avoid.
• Of course as believers, when the enemy puts a mountain in our way, we have the authority to pluck it up and cast it into the sea!
For both visions and prophetic dreams, the mountain is a very positive picture! It speaks of an opportunity for you to receive a promotion in the realm of the spirit.
• However it is not going to come without effort. Climbing a mountain is hard work and it will require a lot from you.
• It will mean leaving some things behind that you have relied on before. It will mean leaving behind everything you were and possessed, so that you can take hold of the new thing.
• In The Moses Mandate I share how the Moses Apostle is called to the mountain top many times.
It is here that He will come into that face-to-face relationship with Jesus and also get his mandate.
• A mountain in the Scriptures is often a picture of the presence of God.
It is an apt image as it comes with a price. It means leaving behind your own ideas and everything that weighs you down, to come into His presence.
• Moses had to obey some strict conditions before climbing the mountain into the Lord’s presence. However the journey was worth it, because there he experienced the glory of God! • Have you been asking the Lord to experience Him in a greater way? If so, then seeing a mountain is a call from the Lord to take the first step; to submit to going through the death and letting go of the old, so that you can take on the new.
• Just like in real life, it will be a hard climb. However just as Moses discovered, it will be well worth it when you get to experience God in a new and powerful way.
• Exodus 24:17 And the sight of the glory of the LORD [Yahweh] [was] like devouring fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel.
Negative: When praying for someone or for personal needs, I have often seen a mountain in my path.
• This is a negative picture and speaks of an obstacle that the enemy has put there.
• It is also a good picture of how you feel when you come to the Lord with a big prayer request. It seems to loom over you, making you feel small and insignificant.
• However, you can overcome it! If you see a mountain across your path and you feel that it is something that the enemy has put there, then it is something for you to remove in the name of Jesus.
• This is a call to spiritual warfare. I suggest that you get your hands on The Way to Effective Prayer by Apostle Daphne Crause for some very practical teaching on this subject.
• Mark 11:23 For assuredly I say to you, That whoever will say to this mountain, Be removed, and be cast into the sea; and will not doubt in his heart, but will believe that those things that he says will come to pass; he will have whatever he says.
• If you are facing a mountain in your life right now, take this passage, memorize and confess it until it is deep in your spirit. Then stand against that mountain and it will give way!.
(see Ascetic, Ascent, Balcony, Climbing, Ladder, Stairs)
Achievements. Overcoming the odds and getting a second chance. Many heroic figures await their rebirth in a mountainside tomb. Merlin is one such figure.
Doing something you’ve always wanted to do just for yourself (e.g., “climbing the mountain because it was there”).
Transcending perceptions or taking a higher outlook, especially with regards to your own life (which then becomes the mountain).
Retreat. Getting some distance so that you don’t have to be directly involved.
Finding problems where none exist (e.g., making “mountains out of molehills”).
Freudian: An image of female breasts (this goes for hills too). Many earth religions describe their goddesses as possessing lush valleys, rounded hills, and tracts of land. Today there are still matriarchal mountain pilgrimage centers in Europe.
A path toward enlightenment and oneness with nature. In Burma (Mvanmar), there is a set of stairs up the side of Mt. Popa called the Stairway to Heaven. Buddhists travel here to ascend to the shrine and honor terrestrial spirits that abide throughout the earth.
Mountains are where earth and heaven are said to meet, and this is why so many mountains are regarded as sacred places. They symbolize aspiration, renunciation of worldly desires and the search for higher potential. In dreams, mountains represent challenges and choices.
If you are climbing a mountain, you are challenging your own fears.
If you reach the top, you feel that you have achieved your goal. To fall down a mountain suggests carelessness in your waking life.
If you are broken into pieces by a fall, it may suggest that your heart and your head are not working together in harmony.
Major obstacles and challenges within your life are represented by mountains in dreams.
If you appear on the top of the mountain, it means that you have conquered any obstacles or that you have reached goals that you have set for yourself. The style in which you are climbing the mountain will tell you how well you are dealing with problems, and any difficulties you may encounter on the way, such as falling rocks, avalanches or cut ropes, will all possess a significance.
Mountains are also a symbol for spiritual truth.
If you are climbing a mountain in your dream, it signifies that you are a determined and ambitious person. Falling off a mountain in your dream means that you are tempted to give up on things when the going gets tough. According to Freud, the image of a mountain in a dream represents female sexuality, because their profile resembles a woman’s breast. A dreamer feeling anxious about climbing a mountain in a dream may be expressing sexual anxiety and standing on top of a mountain can indicate feelings of domination. For Jung, the view from mountain tops symbolizes an overview of your progress and looking at a peak from below indicates the vast challenge offered by the process of self-discovery. Because hills and gentle slopes lack the challenge of steep rocky or icy mountains, in dreams hills indicate that the task of self-discovery may be easier than you think. See also AMBITION AND SUCCESS.
A well-known symbol of challenges or obstacles in the dreamer’s life, mountains signify something that has to be met and understood. It can only be ascended if you use your mind and your abilities to move forward, so if you are unaware and unenlightened concerning your own capacities, the mountain will constitute a formidable obstacle to overcome.
Perspective, clarity, spiritual awareness. Seeing a mountain in the distance means enlightening experiences, opportunities, new lessons await you. Climbing up, you are going the right direction; climbing down means going the wrong way in some aspect of daily living.
Another classic obstacle dream.
The forecast depends on the outcome of the dream action and other elements which must be correlated, but the interpretation is substantially the same as climb.
See also Trees, Cedar, Colors, etc.
To reach the summit of a mountain after a long and difficult climb is a dream that presages ultimate success in writing, painting, or on the stage and screen.
High ground enables us to admire the surroundings more clearly. If, in dreams, you are climbing a mountain enthusiastically, it means that you are improving your professional, social, or spiritual situation. Reaching the summit of the mountain is a sign that you have achieved your goal.
If you dream you are at the summit of a mountain, your dream is probably telling you that you don’t have that many problems in life to worry about.
If you strive to climb a mountain, all of your businesses will be successful.
But if you gave up and did not get to the top, your plans will fail. In China, the mountain symbolizes the unshakable peace that comes after meditation.
Climbing a real mountain is not always fun but it usually challenging and rewarding. Some say that the mountain may represent spirituality while others suggest mental development and self-awareness.
The most literal interpretation of climbing a mountain is that it represents attainment of goals.
If you are ascending a mountain you may be are working hard and trying to accomplish your goals, whether they are spiritual, emotional, or material.
For a young woman to dream of crossing a mountain in company with her cousin and dead brother, who was smiling, denotes she will have a distinctive change in her life for the better, but there are warnings against allurements and deceitfulness of friends.
If she becomes exhausted and refuses to go further, she will be slightly disappointed in not gaining quite so exalted a position as was hoped for by her.
If you ascend a mountain in your dreams, and the way is pleasant and verdant, you will rise swiftly to wealth and prominence.
If the mountain is rugged, and you fail to reach the top, you may expect reverses in your life, and should strive to overcome all weakness in your nature.
To awaken when you are at a dangerous point in ascending, denotes that you will find affairs taking a flattering turn when they appear gloomy.
In dream sequences the mountain usually appears in order to svmbolise an obstacle which needs to be overcome. By daring to climb the mountain we challenge our own inadequacies and free ourselves from fear.
To reach the top is to achieve one’s goal.
To fall down the mountain indicates carelessness.
We all have difficulties to face in life. Often it is how we face those difficulties that is important.
The symbol of the mountain offers many alternatives and choices. This means we can work out. through dreams, our best course of action in everyday life.
Representing the centre of our existence in earthly terms, the mountain is an image that can be worked on over and over again.
If you dream of climbing a mountain, then you are traversing challenges in your life, surmounting a goal or challenge.
If you are at the top of the mountain, then you have achieved your goal.
If you are at the base of the mountain, you are just beginning to take on a new challenge.
Mountain dreams are a desire to achieve something, an aspiration.
If you climb the mountain, reaching the very top, your wish will be gratified.
If you encounter many hazards or carry a burden, you are suffering from countless frustrations. Meeting people on the way may help or hinder depending upon the circumstances in the dream. Snow, rain, cold, or heat all play a part in the deterrence of the goal of the dream sequence, which, in turn, are indicative of the active, daily life of the dreamer. All this is a warning to try other channels of occupation and recreation to achieve success and contentment.
1. Problems that must be surmounted.
2. Hope for the future, if one can just get over the mountains.
3. Female sexuality (breasts).
4. Fear of something that is large, such as elephants.
Another dream indicating obstacles in your path—the ultimate result depends upon the circumstance.
If you climb to the top, all will go well, though it means hard work, as unexpected difficulties will confront you.
To see mountains in your dream represents major obstacles and challenges that you will have to overcome.
To dream that you are climbing a mountain signifies your determination and ambition.
A dream of being on top of the mountain suggests you have achieved your goals. Mountains can also symbolize a higher realm of consciousness, knowledge, and spiritual truth.
See Hill. Protection and consciousness. Overview, standing above a given situation, as in Bird.
A difficult time in life’s journey is beginning. Romantic notion about nature and solitude, flight from the city and culture. Climbing a mountain is facing an important problem. Encountering obstacles or troubles on the way points to actual difficulties. What did the mountain look like?
According to Freud, the mountain is a symbol of the male sexual organ.
A mountain in a dream represents a great and a noble man who possesses a strongand a commandingvoice, who commands good administration of his affairs and an excellent leadership. It also can be interpreted as a son, a difficult and austere woman, or a businessman.
If the mountain is rounded or flat in the dream, it means difficulties or distress.
A mountain in a dream also could mean achieving one’s goal, a journey, or fulfilling a promise.
If the mountain is standing distinct from other mountains in the dream, the above meanings become stronger.
If the mountain has pasture and stores a source of water, and if it is used as a permanent guarding post, then it represents a pious ruler. However, if it stores no water, and if no pasture grows therein in the dream, it represents a tyrant and a ruler who is an atheist, for in that case, it is dead and does not glorify God Almighty, nor can people benefit from it. In a dream, a mountain that stands high is alive, but a crumbling mountain which has turned into a pile of rocks is dead. Ifa person sees himselfclimbing an erect mountain, eating from its plants and drinking from its water, and ifhe qualifies to govern, it means that he will be appointed to a governing post under the auspices of a stringent ruler, though his subjects do receive benefits from his government.
The size of benefits the governor will acquire is equal to the quantity of food and the measure of water he drinks from it in his dream. Ifthe person is a merchant or a business man, a mountain in his dream represents profits and earning a good reputation.
If climbing the mountain is easy, then there are no benefits in that climbing in the dream, for there are no benefits without hardships.
If at the end of his climbing one thanks God Almighty for what he has reached in the dream, it means that he will become a just ruler.
If he calls to prayers on the top of a mountain or performs his prayers thereat in the dream, it means that he will be appointed to govern.
If one sees himself descending a mountain in a dream, it means loss of rank, business losses, or regret.
If one is accompanied with his king and soldiers in a dream, it means that he is in the company of God Almighty and that of His angels, therefore, he shall be victorious, whereby, he can win a war, conquer an enemy, or renounces his attachment to the world.
If climbing a mountain with difficulty means distress, then descending it in a dream means relief.
If climbing means gaining a higher station, then descending in a dream means losing rank. Ifone sees himself climbing a mountain, though at a certain height he finds himself no longer able to climb or to descend in the dream, it means that he will die young.
If one sees himself falling from a mountain in a dream, it means that he will fall into sin. Ifhe falls and breaks a leg in the dream, it means that he will become despised by his superiors.
A mountain on fire in a dream represents the death of a dangerous person. Leaning against a mountain in a dream represents friendship with someone in authority. Living in the shadow of a mountain in a dream means earning one’s livelihood from such a person and living happily there. Carrying a mountain in a dream means carrying the responsibility of managing the business of a notable merchant, and such responsibilities will bear heavy on him.
If the mountain is radiant with lights, it means that one’s responsibilities will be light too.
If he sees a mountain descending from the heavens in a dream, it represents a visit of the local governor to that locality.
If one sees the mountain rising into the skies in a dream, it means that the governor of that town will be dismissed. Throwing stones from the top of a mountain in a dream means insulting others.
If the mountain is beautifully dressed in the dream, it means that one will command a greater authority. Seeing a mountain at a distance in a dream means a journey.
If one sees an earthquake hitting a mountain in a dream, it means that calamities will befall that land or country.
If an evildoer sees a mountain in his dream, it means that he will surely suffer for his sins. Swallowing a mountain in a dream means commanding and controlling ruthless and strong men. Climbing a mountain until one reaches a flat surface in a dream means serving orphans, or nursing sick people. Entering a cave inside a mountain in a dream means reaching safety.
The good or evil emanating from seeing a mountain in one’s dream depend on its fertility or bareness. Climbing a mountain and enjoying its vegetations and its sweet fresh waters in a dream means sheltering one’s chastity in the company of one’s wife, or learning a knowledge or a trade that will satisfy one’s needs. Climbing a mountain through a straight path in a dream means facing things the way they are.
If one sees mountains moving forward with him, it means a war or a major conflict between people of knowledge. Falling down from the top of a mountain into the middle of beasts, crows, vultures, snakes, mammals, mire, filth, or rats and their different kinds in a dream means abstaining from sins, or refraining from innovation if escaping from them leads one into a mosque where he can enter to pray, or a garden where he can rest in peace. Ifthe mountain crumbles, and ifit is transformed into ashes or dirt in the dream, it means that whoever is meant in that dream shall lose his devotion and waste his life.
(Also see Ascending in the skies)
a vision of a mountain is interpreted by: the king / sovereign, the victory, the leadership, encounter of comfort.
You have lofty aspirations.
If you work hard towards your goal you can achieve it and rise to an important position.
Climbing the mountain and reaching the top denotes achieving one’s goals. Descending the mountain is returning after a success or letting go of insurmountable issues. Looking at the mountain may denote evaluating a major decision.
Representing the centre of our existence in earthly terms, the mountain is an image that can be worked on over and over again. It represents the higher, more spiritual aspects of the personality.
Psychological / emotional perspective: We all have difficulties to face in life. Often it is how we face those difficulties that is important.
The symbol of the mountain offers many alternatives and choices, such as whether to choose the apparently easier route or the more difficult. This means we can work out, through dreams, our best course of action in everyday life.
Material aspects: In dream sequences the mountain usually appears in order to symbolize an obstacle that needs to be overcome. By daring to climb the mountain we challenge our own inadequacies and free ourselves from fear.
To reach the top is to achieve our goal.
To fall down the mountain indicates carelessness and that we should perhaps consider our actions more carefully.
An obstacle of great difficulty, i.E. Financial debt, sickness, etc.
You are dreaming of challenges or obstacles that you must surmount in your life, especially as they might relate to new ideas, constructs, or choices. Mountains are formed when two opposing vectors of movement in the earth’s crust push against each other and rise upward to form a new land mass. Therefore, the mountain is symbolic of the newly formed, high vantage place that rises up out of conflict and confrontation. Remember that changes on our planet’s surface first begin in the combustible core below. This relates them to the passion, aggression, and other friction-causing emotional states that occur in the lower depths of the unconscious that, in the long run, build new, higher terrain upon which you can see more of your life.
A large mountain can symbolize the prosperity and favor of God on your life, Ps. 30:6-7.
A treacherous or foreboding mountain can symbolize an obstacle or resistance. Moving a mountain can symbolize faith in God, Ps. 125:1. Mountains can also symbolize nations or life’s journey, Isa. 2:2, Jer. 51:25
Something big in one’s life; reaching a wider awareness of our life or situation; something which stands above the commonplace. Example: ‘I was on top of a mountain with my sons, but was terrified I was going to fall’ (John A). John feels alone caring for his children and fears failure. Also attainment achieved by facing the difficulties of life. See hill; last example in flying.
(see also Ascent, Height, Sky)
(1) Climbing a mountain may symbolize cither achievement; or a task or long-term undertaking.
(2) Seeing things from a mountain top may symbolize passing vour life under rev iew’; looking at life objectiv ely, without emotional involvement.
(3) A mountain may represent mother. See also Mother, Hill(s).
(4) High mountains may have a mysterious and transcendental ‘feel’ and may therefore symbolize rising above the common pursuits of everyday life; going in search of your true self, or the meaning of life.
(5) Just possibly the dream may refer to death. (In religions that place the spirit-world in the sky, spirits of dead people were sometimes said to ascend mountain passes.) See also Dead / Death.