Dream Symbol: trailing or following

trailing or following

Something that trails behind or follows something else can represent:

  • One event that happens (or happened) after another in your life
  • The idea of being "pulled along" or supported financially, emotionally, mentally, etc.
  • The idea of following rather than leading, copying someone, tagging along, or "riding their coattails"
  • The idea of following (a leader, a trend, etc.) blindly or without thinking for yourself
  • An add-on or accessory, something that is an afterthought or not essential
  • Your issues or emotional baggage that you "carry with you" wherever you go

See also: chasing after following a path following a procedure obedience house caravan cart

Category(s): Activities Events Objects

Using this Dream Dictionary

Tips to Understand Dream Meaning

Dream symbol meanings are different for each person. It's IMPORTANT to consider:

  • Personal meaning - What the dream symbol means to you, what it reminds you of, how it makes you feel.
  • Context - How the dream symbol appears in the dream. For example, in a dream about a bee - what was the bee doing, how and where it was doing it, and how did you feel about it?
  • Look beyond the obvious - A dream is often about something other than its obvious meaning. Physical events in the dream commonly represent mental or emotional matters.

What Does Your Dream Mean?

About Dream Symbols

This dream dictionary gives suggested meanings of dream symbols. A dream symbol often means something different in different dreams. There is no standard meaning of a dream symbol or dream that is accurate for all dreams. Dream meaning is very subjective, and your dream symbol may mean something completely different from the meaning listed in this dream dictionary.


IMPORTANT: This dream dictionary gives suggested meanings of dream symbols. There is no single "standard meaning" of a dream symbol or dream. Dream meaning is very subjective, and your dream symbol may mean something completely different from the meaning listed in this dream dictionary. I am not a therapist. If you are experiencing physical or psychological problems, or if you are distressed, consult a medical professional.