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Dream Symbol: door or entrance
A door, gate, portal, etc. can represent a passage or transition from one area of space or time to another. It can represent:
- A new beginning or a transition from one phase to another in your life
- An entrance to a different reality, such as "the other side," heaven (as in wishing you could visit a loved one who has passed on), or an imaginary place of comfort
- A dream cue to indicate passing from one setting, context, or timeframe in the dream story
A door inside a house might represent transitioning between areas of your life (work life, family, etc.), and a house's front door might represent the boundary between your personal life and your public life.
Not being able to open a door can mean you're feeling stuck, unempowered, or believe you're being held back by others (people, God, the universe, etc.) somehow in your life. Make sure you're taking responsibility for your life instead of blaming others.
A door that offers access, such as a door on a refrigerator or a safe, could represent the idea of access or permission to access something (an area, a person, certain information, money, other resources, etc.) in your real life.
Using this Dream DictionaryTips 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.