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

Old Dream Meaning: From 10 Different Sources


Anything old may symbolize something in the deeper, more primitive layers of the unconscious. For old men, see Wise Old Man / Woman.

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd


You are connecting to an archetypal character aspect of yourself who connects with wisdom and guidance.

The wise old man and his female counterpart, the crone, are staples in Jungian psychology, as they are the archetypes that represent human wisdom. This is a character aspect shared by every human being on the planet, and it connects us to our inner guidance and our highest thought. We can only connect to this powerful energy when we can learn from our mistakes, a trait often associated with the insight that comes with age and is usually unavailable to us in our youth. An older person whom you know from life may also represent wisdom, but an interpretation of any person must connect to the individual’s traits as you experience them in life. When the old man or the crone appears in archetypal fashion, they will not be known to you personally. They may offer insight, wisdom, or a gift. This archetypal character aspect is often the first one that most people encounter on their inner journey toward integration. This is because all human beings have access to the wisdom that comes with age, making this archetype very accessible within each of us.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox


The wise old man is a part of ourselves, which is not always consciously available to us.

An old man appearing in our dreams puts us in touch with this part of ourselves. He can also represent our feelings about time and death.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


Psychological / emotional perspective: Old people in dreams tend to suggest traditional thought or wisdom arising from experience. We may also need to consider our attitude to death. Old buildings can signify a past way of life, which we thought we had left behind. Antiques will often represent elements of our past experience, which might be worth keeping.

If something seems particularly ancient, the meaning may be ambiguous; either it has outlived its usefulness or has been imbued with special significance because of its antiquity.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


Material aspects: When we dream of old things, we are touching into the past and perhaps need to bring some kind of knowledge forward, so that we can make use of it in the present day.

Dreaming of historical figures usually means we are aware of the qualities that those people possessed. Perhaps we need to develop those qualities within ourselves.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


To dream that you are very Old signifies fame; of Old clothes, you should take courage and think more highly of yourself.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous


1. Need to discard something in one’s life.

2. Feeling one is not up to solving one’s problems.

3. Fear of becoming old.

4. Wis­dom.

5. Listen to experience.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin


See Age or Antiques.

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


See Ancient.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards


lucky numbers: 24-27-28-29-32-47

becoming: distance yourself from fame and you wil achieve it.

being: he who outlives his opponents wins.

very: wil have bad relationship with a young woman.

geezer, an: wil have to justify your innocent act to an inquiring reporter.

having dealings with, people: be prudent; are more satisfied than you al ow yourself.

man: distance yourself from the wisdom of questionable actions and their memories.

woman: forgiveness wil free the physical stamina to continue emotional involvement.



dealing with, people: business wil prosper with values you can live with.

drinking an, cocktail: wil live in a quaint, old town with solid religious citizens.

having, ideas: short-lived happiness as your opinions are overrun.

of being: keep your rendezvous with the right person.

wearing, clothes: dissension at home, with an attempt to return to an earlier happiness.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

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


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Al (older Man)

God-Mind within ... al (older man) dream meaning

Man, Older, Fat

Guardian. ... man, older, fat dream meaning

Men, Older

Strong guardian alter.... men, older dream meaning

Woman, Older, Dead

End of egotistical thinking.... woman, older, dead dream meaning