(1) A private vehicle probably represents you. Where is the vehicle going? In a straight line, or on a winding road? See also Clockwise, Anticlockwise, Right / Left, Spiral.
(2) If you are a passenger, this may mean you are not in control of your life or some aspect of it: so who is driving - what unconscious mechanism has taken over your life?
(3) A bus may symbolize yourself and passengers might represent aspects of your personality or elements of your psyche. See also Juggernaut:.
A vehicle is one of the symbols most commonly found in our dreams, since it literally takes us to new realms and dimensions.
• Dented vehicle: Going out and finding that your vehicle has been dented may come as a response to an event that “dented” your self-esteem. It could come after a personal insult that caused you to feel degraded.
A huge dent may have even damaged your reputation.
• Recreational vehicle: On the open road, this vehicle may represent an early retirement from work. It may signify a desire to travel and see the countryside. It points to a leisurely lifestyle and thus may mention “Take your time and enjoy a little scenery.”
(car, boat, buss, plane) symbols of ministry for a Christian.
For non-believers vehicles represent the ride of life or a style of living
If you dream you are riding in a vehicle and someone else is driving you will soon take a business trip at your bosses convenience, but if you are riding in a vehicle where you or a member of your family are driving, then your trip will be for pleasure or personal business.
Driving. Freedom of movement. You want to get away. You want to keep moving. You would like to arrive.
The type of vehicle indicates whether you are pursuing your own path and what progress you are making. Also, symbol for emotional independence and momentum.
To ride in a vehicle while dreaming, foretells threatened loss, or illness.
To be thrown from one, foretells hasty and unpleasant news.
To see a broken one, signals failure in important affairs.
To buy one, you will reinstate yourself in your former position.
To sell one, denotes unfavorable change in affairs.
The means by which you move forward in your life (where traveling in the vehicle represents your movement forward through time).
Other people in the vehicle can represent individuals around you in real life, or just people in the world in general.
Being in a vehicle with other people can represent a recent or imagined shared situation (for example, a dream about traveling on a bus with a bunch of playful monkeys might represent your child’s birthday party last week).
Consider also the characteristics of the vehicle (for example, an expensive car might represent abundance or pretense, a damaged vehicle might represent a feeling of vulnerability or carelessness, and a dump truck might represent clearing out your to-do list or handling a messy situation).
See also the specific type of vehicle.
See also: Driving; Traveling; Riding; Trip or Vacation; Wheel; Steering; Accelerator; Traffic; License Plate; Engine; Brakes; Fuel; Headlight; Back Seat
You; your mode of self-expression and operation. How large the vehicle determines degree to which you are actualizing potential. Whether you are driving or riding as a passenger reflects your degree of control and self-responsibility. Color, shape and direction vehicle is moving, up or down, forward or backward is important. See individual vehicles.
As well as indicating the manner in which you are progressing towards your goals or what is driving you forward in waking life, dream vehicles tell us whether we are in control of our lives or being driven by something or someone else. So if any vehicle appears in your dream, pay attention to the identity of the driver and try to make a connection to your waking life.
If you dream of a truck, much of the symbolism associated with cars also applies, but since trucks are often associated with business and work your dream may have hinted at the progress you are making in your working life.
If you dreamed of a rubbish truck, your unconscious may have been urging you to get rid of emotional pressures that are dragging you down. A dream of a taxi suggests a quick and direct means to your goal, but bear in mind that there is a price to pay for the trip. Are you prepared to pay it?
If you dream of riding in a vehicle and someone else is driving, you will soon take a business trip at your bosses convenience.
If you are riding in a vehicle where you or a member of your family are driving, then your trip will be for pleasure or personal business.