One of the most frequently occurring symbols of modern times. It points to the transformation into something new. Individual means of transportation, status symbol, motorized energy—it is also a sexual symbol. In a modern sense, usually a symbol for being on the go every day, and of psychological strength and mobility. As with the “Chariot” in the Tarot, it always presents a question about our road in life and how we are charting our course. As a symbol of environmental pollution, it often points to the need for inner growth.
Are you driving yourself or is somebody else driving you? What kind of an auto is it? For example, a sports car relates to virility, a utility vehicle to control. What color is the car? Are you fixing it up or Driving it?
According to Freud, in psychoanalysis a car is often the symbol for treatment. As Freud sees it, a slow car is making an ironic statement about the slowness of the analytical process.
According to Jung, it is a symbol for moving away. See Wagon.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Always refers to your life’s journey, to the growth you have achieved. Here, particular emphasis is placed on your mobility. What kind of Vehicle are you using? How is the trip? Are you driving yourself or are you being driven? Check more closely Driving a Car, Train, Airplane, and Bicycle.
According to Freud, a symbol for intercourse.
According to analytical therapy, the analytical process itself.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Driving down a road may comment on how you are doing with steering yourself toward your goals and destination. It can represent the journey of life and how the force of your will can take you in many different directions toward eventual fulfillment. Driving cast may represent moving toward spiritual goals. Driving south may represent the direction of sexual concerns or personal and psychological transformation. Driving west may suggest moving toward your emotional issues or introspection, and moving north represents accelerating toward your vision. Speeding may comment on carelessness in the pursuit of your goals. Blocking traffic suggests that you are preventing others from expressing their personal freedom.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream of driving a motor car smoothly along peasant highways is an augury of good fortune. Driving a carriage behind a horse along a dirt road is a lucky portent if the horse behaves.... The Complete Dream Book
The need or desire to throw all the dreamer’s energy into a particular goal.
The feeling of having no choice as to how to proceed in a given situation - in short, of being “driven.” If the dreamer is not the drive, he should consider who is doing it. Astrological parallels: Aries, Capricorn Tarot parallel: The Chariot... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
Any driving dream connects to how you are moving through your life and the quality, sensations, and judgments you have about how this is going at the time of a dream in which driving is a prominent image.
If you are driving out of control in the dream, you must consider what area of your life might be beyond your ability to regulate.
If you are in the back seat and need to gain control of the car, look for ways in which you haven’t yet stepped up to the plate. You may not be able to do so yet because of circumstances beyond your control.
If your car isn’t responding to you, you may be feeling ineffectual about taking charge of some path you are traversing. Varying speeds might be reflecting movement in life that feels either too fast or too slow for your comfort.
A vehicle other than a car might point to being in foreign territory. You may not be feeling confident in your ability to work with the circumstances you have been handed. Causing an accident could be inviting you to look at the consequences of your choices. Being a victim of an accident might encourage you to look at the ways in which you have abandoned your own direction because of another person or outside force beyond your control. Driving in the rain connects emotional issues to your current route. Icy conditions indicate that emotions are being frozen over, making your way treacherous. Driving down or up a hill would illustrate the sense of effort or ease involved in your life movement.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
See Highway, Moving. Here it is important to note what kind of vehicle you’re driving and what your feelings are as you drive. Is it hectic or pleasant and relaxing? Are you moving ahead fast or did you have an accident? It is important to note if you are starting the car, parking it, passing another car, etc. All of it would be symbolic of how you are moving ahead in life. This image is often a reference to the subjective space in which you are moving.
The dream is showing how you move and present yourself to others in daily life, and what the possibilities, problems, and tasks are.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
(Demanding; Exacting; Pushing someone; Retaliation; Yielding) In a dream, a driving force signifies retaliation by something, or compliance and submission to someone together with vigilance and wonderment about what might happen next. Ifone is driven by a human being in a dream, it means that he is pushed into committing a murder or that he is hired to attack someone. Ifone is driven by a beast, a lion or a bird ofprey in a dream, it means humiliation by a superior person, or suffering from a disease.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you dreamed of an RV, you can expect a complete change of circumstances. Be confident - this dream also suggests that you have have the flexible personality to successfully adapt to the changes that are coming.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of an RV represent that you are carrying home and a sense of belonging with you wherever you go. You are feeling stable, grounded and a sense of permanence in the midst of all the change and impermanence in your life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Vision: Sliding down a slope: expect unpleasant events; also possible defeat as a result of your own actions. Looking up a steep slope: you still have time to change your present course of action. Standing at the edge of a cliff: fear of a personal failing or future problems. See Abyss, Cliff, Precipice.... Dreamers Dictionary
Climbing a slope is a sign of the effort that the dreamer in real life is doing or should do in order to achieve a desired goal. Thanks to the context of the dream and the interpretation of the other oneiric symbols of the scene, it is possible to understand the message the unconscious is trying to convey.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A slope may indicate the direction one’s business or personal life is headed. An obtuse decline indicates a slow descent and a sharp incline suggests the dreamer needs to pay more attention to his or her responsibilities and also to the duties that others are obligated to perform on his or her behalf.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
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.”... Ariadne's Book of Dream
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.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
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.... The Dream Books Symbols
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?... The Element Encyclopedia
A vehicle in a dream sometimes represents one’s life journey.
If the dreamer is driving the vehicle, it may signify that the dreamer is in control of his or her life or exerts power over others (“is in the driver’s seat”). (See also specific modes of transportation.)... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
All vehicles symbolize a means for experience or the progress you are making in life. The use of the vehicle will give indications as to the type of experience being related in the dream message. For instance, an ambulance will indicate a need for healing in the giving and receiving of experience, whilst a police car will signify the need for discipline in life. Vehicle malfunctions are a fairly common nightmare amongst all people and all ages, whether or not the dreamers actually drive. Sometimes you might have problems with an aircraft you are flying; such a dream typically takes place when you feel that events in waking life are out of control. When your time in a car or another vehicle is delightful, this represents freedom or moving in the direction of your choice.... The Element Encyclopedia