(1) A symbol of ageing and deterioration, rust may mean that you are due or overdue for a rejuvenating spring-clean, the abandoning of negative attitudes or other accumulated rubbish.
(2) Something rusty may symbolize some psychic component - an instinct, a skill, a personality trait, etc. - that has ‘rusted5 through neglect and disuse.
sA Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd
Negligence, sense of ageing; seeing how transitory worldly things are.A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp
Symbolic of earthly riches, Matt. 6:19. Rust is a symbol of all things temporalChristian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe
1. Cancer or Decay;
2. Need of maintenance; James 5:3; Matt. 6:19-20.Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model | Vincent Wienand
Rust signifies old outdated attitudes. Spiritually, we may have to reconsider ideas that are harmful (corrosive) before we can progress.Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous
Psychological / emotional perspective: To dream of cleaning up rust suggests that we recognize our own negligence.
Dreaming of rust appearing as we look at an object signifies that a project has reached the end of its useful life.Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous
Material aspects: Rust represents neglect and negligence. We have not looked after the quality of our lives properly and should look to address this oversight.Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous
Anything that develops rust is usually old and no longer in use. In a dream rust may symbolize neglect, lack of care, old age, or a “rusty” skill.Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver
Vision: Seeing a rusted object: you are not active enough on the job and don’t pay enough attention to the importance of human contact; it could also mean you are a clumsy lover. Seeing rusted iron: make every effort to keep your reputation intact.
Depth Psychology: Rust symbolizes aging, but also illustrates the destructive influence of bad experiences.
The dream might also be a reference to the transitory nature of life. Or is it perhaps about a blemish on your character?Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda
(Corrosion; Oxidize; Smut) In a dream, rust or corrosion represents an ostentatious and an affectatious person who displays piety and devotion during the day and contempt during the darkness of the night. It also could represent a thief, a highway robber, or a weak, tardy and negligent person, or a person who hoards money and likes to live alone. sIslamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin
Impermanence, a sign of the times. What is rusting?Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar
To see rust in your dream, signifies neglect or depressing surroundings, characterized by false friends and a decline in good luck.My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean
Rust or neglect in your dreams is always a bad sign. Beware of loss through your own carelessness.Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous
1. Inactivity leads to breakdown, deterioration—possibly physical, maybe spiritual.
2. Neglect allows business to suffer.
3. Inevitable loss, persistent feelings of doom.New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin
Dreams of rust denote feelings and attitudes about aging. This dream may be showing you that you have been neglecting something or someone important in your life. Perhaps you are feeling that you have allowed your talents, skills and attributes to go to waist. Your dream is giving you the message to take better custodianship of your talents, gifts and important relationships.Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous
Rust represents neglect and negligence. We have not looked after the quality of our lives properly and should look to address this oversight.
To dream of cleaning up rust suggests that we recognise our own negligence.
Dreaming of rust appearing as we look at an object signifies that a project has reached the end of its useful life.
Spiritually, we may have to remove evidence of contamination before we can progress. Rust may- signify old outdated attitudes, from Sack to SyringeTen Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball
To dream of rust on articles, old pieces of tin, or iron, is significant of depression of your surroundings. Sickness, decline in fortune and false friends are filling your sphere.Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller
An omen of contrary; you will make an unex- pected profit through your careful attention to detail.The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett
Spit and polish time; there is work to be done within. Clean, shine up, those forgotten attributes and talents.The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards
Destruction of property, trouble (Gypsy).The Fabric of Dream | Katherine Taylor Craig
Disappointment in something or someone that, at first, appeared shiny and perfect.
Disuse of skills, knowledge, or talents. Check the meanings behind the item upon which the rust appears.The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco
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