Dream Interpretation Old | Dream Meanings
See Age or Antiques.
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.
5. Listen to experience.
To dream that you are very Old signifies fame; of Old clothes, you should take courage and think more highly of yourself.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anything old may symbolize something in the deeper, more primitive layers of the unconscious. For old men, see Wise Old Man / Woman.