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

Road Dream Meaning: From 30 Different Sources


The twists and turns and ups and downs of the road you are travelling along in a dream probably represent a recurring pattern in your life. Do you ascend but never reach your destination? Then you should ask what is preventing you from achieving your goal: is it the right goal; or are you not being determined enough; are there internal complexes or negative attitudes that cause you to underachieve or bungle things or turn down the opportunities that life offers you? Does the road follow a clockwise course (see Clockwise)?

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd


One’s prevailing direction in or approach to life. This direction/approach can be either self created out of one’s own actions or decisions or arise out of other people’s or social influence; one’s predispositions; any direction you are taking, such as a love affair, a business, a new attitude; one’s public activities.

Example: My dream is of an eternal journey, which takes a road that turns into a circle or maze that is endless. Behind me is a large fat young man with blond hair. I can’t get along and he catches up with me, I say “We can’t go back we must struggle on.” He takes my wrist. I am trying to hide my fear of him and the pathway, when I wake up’ (JP). JP feels her life is something she must ‘struggle on’ with, but it is an endless circle of confusion in which she gets nowhere. This illustrates the road as a symbol of one’s approach to life. Perhaps it is her fear which creates this sense of life for her.

Example: ‘Janet my wife was cycling beside me. We came to the end of a short road. I said we should turn left, but Janet thought we ought to turn right. We got out into the middle of the road without turning either way’ (Arthur P). Crossroads, deciding which road to take: Arthur’s dream shows crossroads as depicting our many choices. Arthur’s choice involves his attempt to include his wife’s needs.

The size, richness, clean­liness, amount of people, situation of the road shows how you inwardly see either the direction chosen, or the choices con­fronting you. See crossroads.

Example: ‘Walking alone along a road through a small town. I was heading for a place that a group of people, in a street parallel to mine, were also heading for.

A person from the group tried to persuade me that the right way to get to the place was along the street the group was walking. I knew the street did not matter, only the general direction.

The person was quite disturbed by my independence. It made him or her feel uncertain to have their leader apparently questioned. I felt uncertain too for a moment. Then I walked on and came to an open stretch of ground’ (Tony C). Tony’s dream shows how roads can represent different sorts of social behaviour.

To choose one’s individual ‘road’ may be difficult, because others are so sure they know best. Patterns of behaviour such as needing an authority figure to follow are also here depicted as a road.

Road behind: the past; what you have already achieved or done. Road ahead: the future; aspects of self not yet expressed; new areas of endeavour. Fork in road: something to decide; parting from accustomed way or relationship. Unpaved road, track off to one side: going off the beaten track or being side­tracked. Lane: individual direction. Known road: one’s associ­ated feelings with that road. Running out into road: danger. Going wrong way up one way street: going against prevailing attitudes. Going out from house into road: how others see you; being in public view. Idioms: on the road to recovery, road hog; end of the road; take to the road, middle of the road; the high road to. See track.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp


Roads may point to the path you are on in life and may present the obstacles and challenges you face on your way to a particular goal or destination.

A narrow road thus can suggest a narrow path on which you have limited choices.

A wide road may represent a broad view of life’s opportunities.

A winding road suggests backward and forward movement, which requires a lot of steenng and concentration. Thus the road may be challenging.

Ariadne's Book of Dream | Ariadne Green


You find money or precious items in the road: you’ll have an easy path to your success • You find yourself lying on a road: you’ll be struck by misfortune

Chine Dream Interpretation | Duke Zhou


Symbolic of a person’s journey in life or a choice.

If the road is bumpy and hard it can symbolize a rough period in life.

If the road is smooth it symbolizes God’s intervention on your behalf, Lk.3:5

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe


The road in your dream is a symbol of your path or direction in life. Your individual path is a combination of past choices you have made and current circumstances and decisions you are about to make that determine the road you’re on in any given moment. Such an image in a dream is representative of your current life path. It can be a snapshot of where you are and how you feel about the present moment in your journey.

The more isolated the road, the more the dream relates to your private life and personal issues.

A public or widely traveled road will likely connect to aspects of your life that are more social in nature.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox


Type and condition determines the spiritual condition of one’s pathway, i.E. Paved, dirt, gravel, rock, etc.; Research, accordingly

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton


See journey

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


Universal Landscape: Your path or direction in life.

Dreaming Lens: Were you on a road or trying to get to a road? What type of road was it? Was it urban or rural? What was the quality of the road? Was it a side road or a main thoroughfare? Was it rocky and steep, or winding through a forest? Was it a never-ending straightaway? Did you know where you were heading? Was the road busy, dangerous, empty, or treacherous? Were you on foot or in a vehicle?

Personal Focus: Each of us is on our own path in life. It is a combination of past choices we have made and current circumstances and decisions we are about to make that determine the road we’re on in any given moment. Such an image in a dream is representative of your current life path. It can be a snapshot of where you are and how you feel about the present moment of your journey.

The Dreaming Lens will offer you the foundation for your interpretation; however, the type of road and its environment will give you deeper shades of meaning. The more isolated the road, the more the dream relates to your private life and personal issues. A public or widely traveled road will likely connect to aspects of your life that are more social in nature.

If the vehicles in your dream are traveling fast enough to inspire anxiety, you may be expressing fears of being able to match the speed of life around you. Heavy traffic that slows you down may indicate feelings of frustration with the pace of your life and the presence of obligations and responsibility. If the road is straight and smooth, you are probably moving along comfortably toward your goals; whereas if it is bumpy or treacherous, you may be complicating your journey in some way. The sophistication of your vehicle may mirror the skills you have at your disposal; from feet to sports cars (see Driving).

If you know where you are heading, the interpretation you attach to the road will inform you of your feelings about your destination and the process you are in to get there. Not knowing where you are going is not the same as having no destination. The former implies ignorance while the latter could indicate a moment of surrender. Being on the wrong side of the road going against traffic could be mirroring resistance you are meeting in your life.

Dream Sight: A Dictionary and Guide for Interpreting Any Dream | Dr. Michael Lennox


Dreams about roads often represent one’s direction or goal in life.

If the road is straight and narrow, what has been planned is being successfully carried out.

If the road is winding or bumpy, the dreamer’s plans are vague or flexible, or the dreamer is meeting with unexpected change or difficulty.

A roadblock may mean the dreamer needs to be more persistent and diligent, or double back and take another route.

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


Vision: A straight road: you are still trying to live your life as easily as possible.

If the road goes uphill: your life will reach new heights. Going downhill: don’t continue what you are doing right now; you will only lose by it.

A rocky road: there arc obstacles to overcome—but don’t give up; you will make it.

A winding, zigzagging road: you will have to make compromises, even if it is difficult. See Hike, Path, Street.

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda


A road is something you travel on to get somewhere, so a broad road with pleasing scenery and few if any bumps will represent your steady progress towards your station in life and you will see your wealth build gradually over the years.

A narrow winding road with lots of bumps and potholes show that your progress towards your goals will be fraught with hardships and setbacks unless you change certain existing conditions in your life.

Encyclopedia of Dreams | Michael and Elizabeth Thiessen


The Rom say that a wide, straight road indicates you will find things coming to you very easily, without too much effort on your part.

If the road is winding, with ups and downs, then that is how you will find life: many ups and downs and changes of fortune along the way

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland


(Avenue; Direction; Path; Trail; Way) A road in a dream represents the divine law. Seeing many roads in a dream denotes deviation from God’s path, or it could mean religious innovation. Walking on a side road, or yielding at a fork in a dream means going astray.

If a highway robber attacks someone in a dream, it means that he will suffer from the loss of a friend.

If one sees a ruler strolling through a rugged road in a dream, it means that he will establish justice and pave the way to righteousness and prosperity.

A straight road in a dream represents God’s path, or it could represent one’s true faith in God’s revelations, or in following the practice of God’s Messenger, upon whom be peace, or following the guidance of one’s teacher or shaikh. Walkingon a straight path in a dream means repenting from one’s sins and finding guidance. Seeing many roads in a dream means hesitancy, fluctuations in one’s faith, doubt, heedlessness, or apostasy.

A road in a dream also represents a craft, eternity, the past, aging, continuity, the good example, or the bad example.

A boat following the correct sea lane in a dream means salvation.

A road in a dream also represents a woman, one’s livelihood, truth, or death.

If a merchant sees himself walking on a road in a dream, it means that he will find new avenues to earn more money. Ahidden road in a dream means pride, innovation and selfdeception.

(Also see Lane; Roadless terrain; Wending one’s way)

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin


To see a road in your dream indicates your sense of direction and the pursuit of your goals.

If the road you see in your dream is winding and bumpy, you will encounter unexpected obstacles on the way to achieving your goals.

To see a smooth road bordered by green trees and flowers is lucky, symbolizing a steady progress up the social ladder.

If the road is straight and narrow, then it means that your path to success is going as planned.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean


A well-made, broad Road is a most fortunate omen, but lanes or narrow winding paths should be treated as obstacles.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous


1. Destiny.

2. Immediate destiny in pursuit of goals.

3. Good health.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin


A road lined with beautiful trees and shrubbery promises a delightful surprise.

A rough road, new enterprises.

If you are driving and lose your road, indecision that may terminate loss for the dreamer.

Psycho Dream Interpretation | Ella Freeman Sharpe


Dreams of a road symbolize your life’s path.

If you dream of the road less traveled, then you are on a very unique life path.

If you dream that you are on the road to nowhere, then your dream is giving you the message to pull over, check your map and reconnect with your inner compass.

If there is construction or detours on your road, then you are overcoming obstacles along your way.

If you dream of a road stretched out before you, then this represents your future. And if you dream of a road that stretches behind you, then this road signifies your past. This dream may be affirming that you are on the right track, and that you are aligned with your highest destiny. Consider the feeling tone and keep in mind that all paths are sacred and end up in the same place.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous


see “journey

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball


Traveling over a rough, unknown road in a dream, signifies new undertakings, which will bring little else than grief and loss of time.

If the road is bordered with trees and flowers, there will be some pleasant and unexpected fortune for you.

If friends accompany you, you will be successful in building an ideal home, with happy children and faithful wife, or husband.

To lose the road, foretells that you will make a mistake in deciding some question of trade, and suffer loss in consequence.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller


It usually symbolizes the journey that we take to achieve our goals.

The road in the dream represents a road in your life. It could be the road to your heart, spirit, or mind. Consider the kind of road that your are on and try to see how it relates to your daily realities.

If the road is straight, well-marked and lit, it may be reinforcement to you that you are moving in the right directions.

If there are many obstacles and the road is very hard, consider your options. See also: Car, Travel

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar


A road bordered with green arching trees and pleasant fields is an indication of a thoroughly happy home life with a faithful and interesting mate and several merry children.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway


A straight broad road in good condition signifies steady smooth and satisfying progress; but unpaved, bumpy, narrow, or twisting roads represent difficulties to be overcome, and the meaning of the dream will depend on the outcome of your dream action in relation to the road.

Road signs featured in a dream point to minor but pleasant changes in your living conditions.

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


A way to get from one place to another, literally or figuratively (such as a specific path or direction you take, one event leading to another, or an action leading to a result).

Your life path or journey, or a portion of it (past, present, or future).

A connection or route between two things (people, places, situations, etc.).

An experience you participated in with others.

The way you or someone else chose to go about something (as in taking “the high road” or “the road less traveled”).

Being stranded on a highway can represent feeling stuck, alone, or helpless somehow in your life.

Accidentally running off the road can represent: a feeling or fear that you’re off-track somehow in your life; neglecting responsibility for yourself or others; a need to pay more attention somewhere in your life.

Being hit or injured on a road can represent a feeling or fear of vulnerability or harm.

For more clues, consider anything that stood out about the road and events there, where you were traveling to and from, and your feelings about it.

See also: Path; Passageway; Tollway; Alley; Traffic; Driving; Traveling; Ramp; Map or Directions

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman


Your direction in life. Examine whether paved, rocky, or dirt; whether a two lane, freeway, or whatever; whether winding or straight, going up hill or down. Conditions of road suggest how you are creating your life at this moment.

If the road is going downhill you are going the wrong direction.

If going up and down, you are reacting to things in life, not making much progress, need to stabilize direction.

If at a fork in the road, you are approaching a major decision. See Crossroad.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards


In the universal language of mind, a road represents the direction of your life which can be determined by the goals and ideals you make your own.

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung


See Path.

The Fabric of Dream | Katherine Taylor Craig


A road symbolizes our goals and the path we travel to achieve them.

If the road in straight, well marked and lit, it may be an assurance you that your are moving in the right directions.

If there are many obstacles and the road is very hard, consider your options.

A broad road with pleasing scenery and few if any bumps will represent your steady progress towards your goal, and you will see your wealth build gradually over the years.

A narrow winding road with lots of bumps and potholes show that your progress towards your goals will be filled with hardships and setbacks unless you change certain existing conditions in your life.

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation | Pagan - Anonymous


lucky numbers: 03-11-14-17-25-33

avenue stretches in the distance: project wil extend for decades.

strolling down the: focus on the path you have chosen.

being lost on a: an error in a decision to not confront something directly wil cause losses.

busy, a: are faced with complex choices, which may al lead to the same fortune.

dark unlit, an: your mistaken questioning has made your goals unreachable.

detour, taking a: simplify, simplify, simplify until the course is straight.

making a: your inflexibility blocks your reaching your goal.

going downhill with others: stop the elevator and get off before it hits bottom.

sweetheart: new relationship brings new problems and a disabuse of confidence.

uphill: your noble aspirations are reachable.

gravel, driving on coarse: beware of skidding from heights of success.

others doing, work: new undertakings wil bring grief and loss of time, little else.

walking on a rough, path: wil fail to please others in your selection of friends.

highway: road is clear for racing.

lane, country: a lengthy burdensome task wil be a reward in itself.

blockaded off: personal dilemmas come from major financial difficulties.

meeting in a shady: wil be fortunate in love if you keep your actions discreet.

narrow: must accommodate others with concessions and compromises.

of a: good health through fol owing your differing opinion for treatment.

bad: new undertakings wil bring sorrow and losses.

crooked: your project is vague and al -inclusive; nothing can be accomplished.

full of obstacles: change of plans is wise.

narrow, winding: obstacles can be overcome with compromise.

paved with macadam: honest intentions wil receive their own reward.

rocky: meet your strange encounter head on.

straight: lasting but limited happiness, don’t stray from the course.

turns back on you: reroute.

wide: relationships are smoothly progressing.

rough neighborhood, in a: chosen life is straying from intended route.

sign, reading a: changing directions wil bring annoyances.

traveling on a: security is a long road to haul.

at edge of a cliff: a review of one’s finances is needed.

down a steep hill: turn around, the original grass was greener.

up: your goals are reachable with extensive travel.

turns back on you: reroute your entire itinerary.

unstable bridge, on an: double back and take another route.

wet slick, a: lack of inner balance leaves you exposed to the elements.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

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


Symbolic of not being able to move towards a goal, Lam. 3:9 ... roadblock dream meaning

Dirt Road

To dream of a dirt road suggests that you may have gotten off track from your goals. You need to focus on what you want and keep moving ahead to get it. Do not let your insecurities hold you back.... dirt road dream meaning

Cross Roads

To dream of cross roads, denotes you will be unable to hold some former favorable opportunity for reaching your desires.

If you are undecided which one to take, you are likely to let unimportant matters irritate you in a distressing manner. You will be better favored by fortune if you decide on your route. It may be after this dream you will have some important matter of business or love to decide. ... cross roads dream meaning

Road Sign

A marker for direction in life, Jer. 31:21 ... road sign dream meaning


Speed, swiftness... roadrunner dream meaning

Fork (in The Road)

If the dreamer goes to a fork in the road and sees a big oak tree this indicates that there is an important decision that must be made which will change his or her life and should be considered with much care.

If the fork in the road is just ordinary then the dreamer will have a decision to make bearing on important matters, but not necessarily a matter to change ones life.... fork (in the road) dream meaning


If you dream of seeing roadkill, an aspect of yourself is being repressed. You feel that you are not able to fully express your desires and emotions.... roadkill dream meaning

Companion Of The Road

(Friendship) If a sick person sees himself walking on the road along with a friend or travelling with him in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness. Accompanying an unknown person on the road in a dream means suffering losses. Walking in the company of a relative in a dream has a negative connotation.... companion of the road dream meaning

Friendship On The Road

(See Companion on the road; Friendship)... friendship on the road dream meaning

Hidden Road

(See Road)... hidden road dream meaning

Mountain Road

(See Ascent)... mountain road dream meaning

Roadless Terrain

(Rugged terrain) Walking a rugged terrain, then suddenly seeing oneself walking through plains in a dream means overcoming one’s difficulties. Walking through roadless terrain in a dream also means stress, adversities, toiling, stagnation of one’s business, or it could mean looking into the ample opportunities of one’s life.

A roadless terrain in a dream also means fear of wrongdoing, straying from the path of righteousness, or walking the avenues of innovation.

A roadless terrain in a dream also means dullness or stupidity, while a plain in a dream signifies intelligence and keenness.

(Also see Road)... roadless terrain dream meaning

Scattering Pearls On The Road Or In The Market Place

If a person sees himself scattering pearls on the road, in a garbage or in the market place it means he will acquire knowledge and wisdom and will teach it to unworthy people.... scattering pearls on the road or in the market place dream meaning

Taking The Road

(See Wending one’s way)... taking the road dream meaning

Turtle Walking On The Road

Seeing a turtle walking on the road or in a garbage or in a dumping place means that the inhabitants of that place have little or no regard for Islamic knowledge. They will soon be deprived of Ilm and Ulama.... turtle walking on the road dream meaning

Abandoned Road

Symbolic of following your own plans or stubbornness, Jer. 18:15 ... abandoned road dream meaning

Highways (roads)

(see Bits, Car, Path)

Highways carry you toward, or away from, someone or something. Other parts of the dream are important to meaning here, such as billboards, buildings, and people or vehicles that are traveling on the same highway.

Being lost on the highway: Needing to make a decision, but not having a clear picture of what all the options offer. Alternatively, feeling as if you have lost your faith or spiritual focus.

Stranded on a highway: A type of desertion dream. Also, a need within to reach out and ask for aid, otherwise the vehicle of your life may remain stalled.

Hitchhiking down: Wanderlust; the desire to release all responsibilities and experience some adventure. Alternatively, riding on someone else’s talents, abilities, or finances, instead of being independent.

Fork in the road: A determination that must be made fairly quickly or the opportunity may be lost. Two vehicles taking separate parts of this fork represent individuals or situations moving away from one another.... highways (roads) dream meaning

Brick Road

A brick road often has some historical value and may reflect that you have chosen a historical route or one that was built on traditional values.

(See Yellow Brick Road)... brick road dream meaning

Din Road

Traveling down a din road may reflect a difficult passage toward your goals on which you may have to face rock- slides, potholes, or mud if the weather or your mood changes.

A din road may comment that you have chosen a path that is a new frontier in that it is unpaved.... din road dream meaning

Obstacles On The Road

Obstacles on the road block or slow your progress toward your goals. Rocks may represent hard structures of negative thinking that may get in the way or make for a rough ride.... obstacles on the road dream meaning

Red Road

As the path of Native American spintuality, choosing the red road may bnng you to spiritual fulfillment through a divine connection to nature... red road dream meaning

Road Cones

Bnght orange cones marking lanes in a dream may point to roadwork on the way to your destination. They may suggest that you slow down for a while before proceeding with your plans. They may also represent waiting for someone else to complete his or her job before you proceed with yours.... road cones dream meaning

Winding Road

Seen as a metaphor for life, a winding road represents the twists and turns life may present on the journey to your desunation and to fulfillment.... winding road dream meaning

Yellow Brick Road

For Dorothy, the Yellow Brick Road delivered her to Oz and finally back to her home.

The Yellow Brick Road may appear as a modem mythical path to enlightenment.

(See Brick road.)... yellow brick road dream meaning

Pathway / Road / Street

interpreted upon 5 sides: religion, [something] wanted, good deed, good, prosperity & comfort.... pathway / road / street dream meaning

Road Or Path

The road or path in a dream suggests our own individual way forward. Just as in dreams, an individual vehicle represents the dreamer’s body and external way of being, so the road reflects the way of doing. Any obstacle in the road will reflect difficulties on the chosen path whereas turns in the road will suggest changes of direction. Crossroads will offer choices, while a cul-de-sac would signify a dead end or non-success.

If a particular stretch of road is highlighted it may be a period of time, or may mean an effort. Also consult the individual entries for crossroads, cul-de-sac and path.... road or path dream meaning

Road Rage

Road rage appearing in dreams is an aspect of suppressed anger. It signifies a complete loss of control, both of our emotions and of common sense. It will depend on whether we are the victim of such rage or the perpetrator as to the interpretation.... road rage dream meaning

Road Trip

To dream that you are taking a road trip, is symbolic of your life’s journey.

If the dream was generally positive, this suggests that you are headed in the right direction in your life. This dream can also suggest that you have a tendency to worry needlessly over situations that will work out fine in the end.

To dream that you are the person driving the car on a road trip, signifies that you are in complete control of a particular situation in your waking life.... road trip dream meaning

Road, Opposite Side Of

Crossing over to another reality; balancing.... road, opposite side of dream meaning

Road, Third On Right

Superconscious mind.... road, third on right dream meaning

Two-lane Road

Left-brain, Right-brain.... two-lane road dream meaning

Road Block

If you can identify what the block symbolizes, you will know what it is that prevents you from reaching the fulfilment you desire.

If there are policemen or soldiers there, do they represent your super-ego (‘conscience’)? If so, bear in mind that our inhibitions are not always rational and do not always serve our best interests. The main thing is to enter into dialogue with those who have made the road blocks: ask them why they are blocking your way, and who put them up to it?... road block dream meaning

Road Junction

see Crossroads... road junction dream meaning

Road (path)

1. Jesus Christ;

2. The path of life (faith);

3. What lies ahead for you;

4. The path of the righteous;

5. Peace;

6. Decision.... road (path) dream meaning

Turning Off The Road

1. Adultery. Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6... turning off the road dream meaning

Road Grader

1. Restoration;

2. Prophetic ministry; Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Gal. 6:1... road grader dream meaning

Road Work’s

1. Building a road for others;

2. Preparing

3. Going through a difficult time... road work’s dream meaning