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Driving

To dream that you are driving a vehicle signifies your life's journey and your path in life. The dream is telling of how you are moving and navigating through life. If you are driving and cannot see the road ahead of you, then it indicates that you do not know where you are headed in life and what you really want to do with yourself. You are lacking direction and goals. Similarly, to dream that you are driving at night suggests that you are unsure of where you are headed in life. You are experiencing obstacles toward your goals. Perhaps you do not want to see what is ahead for you or you are afraid to confront certain issues. You may be feeling apprehensive about the future. If your view is blocked or obstructed while you are driving, then it symbolizes your lacking awareness of something in your life. You are overlooking certain aspects in your life. Alternatively, the dream indicates dangers or problems that are not yet made known to you. If you are driving on a curvy road, then it indicates that you are having difficulties in achieving your goals and accepting the changes associated with it. If you are driving in the snow, then it means that you need to be extra cautious about how your approach your goals. Metaphorically, driving a car in your dream is analogous to your sex life and sexual performance. Consider how you are driving and what kind of car you are driving and how it relates to your waking sex life. Or the dream may be a pun on your "drive" or ambition.

To dream that someone else is driving you represents your dependence on the driver. You are not in control of your life and following the goals of others instead of your own. If you are driving from the passenger side of a car, then it suggests that you are trying to gain control of the path that your life is taking. You are beginning to make your own decisions. If someone else is driving you from the passenger side, then it means that you are being misled into thinking that you are in power or that you are in full control.

To dream that you are driving a cab or bus suggests that menial tasks are providing little opportunities for advancement.

To dream that you are driving a car in reverse suggests that you are experiencing major setbacks in your goals. In particular, if you drive in reverse into a pool of water, then it means that you emotions are literally holding you back.

To dream that you are driving drunk indicates that your life is out of control. Some relationship or somebody is dominating you.

To dream that you drive off a mountain road suggests that the higher you climb in life, the harder it is to stay at the top. You feel that your advanced position is a precarious one. It takes hard work to remain at the top. You may also feel that you are not able to measure up to the expectations of others.

To dream that you are a backseat driver means that you have problems relinquishing control. You have power issues.

To dream of driving a vehicle represents full control of decision-making or the direction a situation you are experiencing is taking. Controlling or navigating the direction in life you are headed. Increased feelings of controlling outcomes or your destiny. Whoever is driving reflects the quality or aspect of yourself that is influencing your current path.

If you are driving and can't see the road ahead it's a sign that you do not know where you are headed in life or don't know what to expect in the near future.

To dream of driving and missing your turn may be a sign that you are not paying adequate attention to a situation. Awareness of yourself not having cared enough about what is going on. Oversights or frustrations about having to start over or "turn around."

To dream of driving too fast may reflect risky decisions or pushing yourself to dangerous limits. Alternatively, dreaming of being in a car that someone else is is driving too fast may reflect your anxiety about how quickly a situation is occurring without any ability to slow it down. It's a common experience for people to dream of driving too fast or driving without brakes before an illness or injury occurs.

To dream that you are driving at night, suggests that you are feel a lack of confidence or enthusiasm for the direction in life you are headed. You feel that something is not as good as it used to or has taken a turn for the worst. You may be unsure of where you are headed in life. You may be experiencing obstacles toward your goals. You may not feel good making certain decisions or you are afraid to continue on. You may be feeling apprehensive about the future.

If your view is blocked or obstructed while you are driving it reflects distractions or setbacks. If you are driving down a curvy road it represents difficulties in achieving your goals due to a lack of stability or certainty. You may even feel that your direction in life never stays the same.

To dream that you car has poor controls or missing parts represents a compromised sense of control of a current situation.

To dream of your car spinning out of control represents your feelings about your life not going as planned. A crisis, setback, or difficulty may be occurring.

To dream of driving big or bulky vehicles may reflect sensitive decision making about very important or awkward situations. It may also reflect problems with your ability to physically move around. Pregnant women, people with weight gain, or leg casts often have these types of dreams.

Example: A woman dreamed of 5 year-old girl she knew driving her car. This young girl was someone she felt was spoiled. In waking life she felt her own behavior had been very childish when dealing with a situation.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of an Italian man driving her car. In waking life she was having very strong sexual drives. The Italian man most likely reflect her assertive need to encourage feeling good with her husband.

Example 3: A young girl dreamed of having a crazy woman driving a car she was in. In waking life she had been taken to another country by her mother despite her objections and felt totally out of control of her life.

Example 4: A man dreamed of having difficulty driving his car and then slowly regaining control. In waking life he was recovering from an illness.

Example 5: A woman dreamed of driving her ex-boyfriend's car. In waking life she was having sex with him all the time to try to keep him interested in her while she got prepared to get pregnant without his knowlege.

To dream of driving a vehicle represents full control of decision-making or the direction a situation you are experiencing is taking. Controlling or navigating the direction in life you are headed. Increased feelings of controlling outcomes or your destiny. Whoever is driving reflects the quality or aspect of yourself that is influencing your current path.

If you are driving and can't see the road ahead it's a sign that you do not know where you are headed in life or don't know what to expect in the near future.

To dream of driving and missing your turn may be a sign that you are not paying adequate attention to a situation. Awareness of yourself not having cared enough about what is going on. Oversights or frustrations about having to start over or "turn around."

To dream of driving too fast may reflect risky decisions or pushing yourself to dangerous limits. Alternatively, dreaming of being in a car that someone else is is driving too fast may reflect your anxiety about how quickly a situation is occurring without any ability to slow it down. It's a common experience for people to dream of driving too fast or driving without brakes before an illness or injury occurs.

To dream that you are driving at night, suggests that you are feel a lack of confidence or enthusiasm for the direction in life you are headed. You feel that something is not as good as it used to or has taken a turn for the worst. You may be unsure of where you are headed in life. You may be experiencing obstacles toward your goals. You may not feel good making certain decisions or you are afraid to continue on. You may be feeling apprehensive about the future.

If your view is blocked or obstructed while you are driving it reflects distractions or setbacks. If you are driving down a curvy road it represents difficulties in achieving your goals due to a lack of stability or certainty. You may even feel that your direction in life never stays the same.

To dream that you car has poor controls or missing parts represents a compromised sense of control of a current situation.

To dream of your car spinning out of control represents your feelings about your life not going as planned. A crisis, setback, or difficulty may be occurring.

To dream of driving big or bulky vehicles may reflect sensitive decision making about very important or awkward situations. It may also reflect problems with your ability to physically move around. Pregnant women, people with weight gain, or leg casts often have these types of dreams.

Example: A woman dreamed of 5 year-old girl she knew driving her car. This young girl was someone she felt was spoiled. In waking life she felt her own behavior had been very childish when dealing with a situation.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of an Italian man driving her car. In waking life she was having very strong sexual drives. The Italian man most likely reflect her assertive need to encourage feeling good with her husband.

Example 3: A young girl dreamed of having a crazy woman driving a car she was in. In waking life she had been taken to another country by her mother despite her objections and felt totally out of control of her life.

Example 4: A man dreamed of having difficulty driving his car and then slowly regaining control. In waking life he was recovering from an illness.

Example 5: A woman dreamed of driving her ex-boyfriend's car. In waking life she was having sex with him all the time to try to keep him interested in her while she got prepared to get pregnant without his knowledge.

Dreaming of driving a carriage, signifies unjust criticism of your seeming extravagance. You will be compelled to do things which appear undignified. Dreaming of driving a public cab, denotes menial labor, with little chance for advancement. If it is a wagon, you will remain in poverty and unfortunate circumstances for some time. If you are driven in these conveyances by others, you will profit by superior knowledge of the world, and will always find some path through difficulties. If you are a man, you will, in affairs with women, drive your wishes to a speedy consummation. If a woman, you will hold men’s hearts at low value after succeeding in getting a hold on them. See Cab or Carriage.


Driving Test

To dream that you are taking a driving test suggests that your goals and aspirations are being put to the test. You may be questioning what you really want to do with your life. If you fail the driving test, then it indicates that you do not have the necessary tools to move toward your goals. You may be lacking confidence. If you pass the driving test, then it represents your motivation and confidence in your ability.

To dream of a driving test represents proving yourself to be talented or responsible enough to make decisions on your own. Goals or aspirations are being put to the test.

If you fail a driving test it's a sign that you don't have the necessary skills or resources to move toward your goals. You may lack confidence. If you a driving test it may reflect how capable you are how confidence you are in yourself. You are feel capable of making certain decisions or controlling the direction of your life.


Court

To dream that you are in court standing up for charges against you signifies your struggle with issues of fear and guilt. A situation or circumstance in your life is giving you much distress and worry. You feel that you are being judged in some way and need to defend yourself.

If one is investigated or probed in a court by people he does not know in a dream, it means that he has strayed into innovation and will remain account- able for his deeds.


Food Court

To dream that you are in a food court indicates that you are looking for an outlet to express your feelings.


Tennis Court

To see a tennis court in your dream implies that you need to choose a side in some challenge or argument.


Drunk Driving

To dream of drunk driving represents decision making or a direction in life where you are obsessed with certain ideas, beliefs, or situations. A sign that you may be going a bit overboard with what you are doing. It may be a good idea to slow down a bit or be a little more moderate. Negatively, you may starting to lose self-control or putting others at risk with your obsessions.


Court House


Court Room

To dream of a court room represents an issue in your life where you are concerned about fairness or being judged.

To dream of being in court facing charges against you represents issues with guilt. A situation in your life where you feel that you're being judged in some way and need to defend yourself. Alternatively, you may have been accused or feel responsible for a problem.

To dream of walking towards a court house building represents your expectation of justice or being judged.

To dream of walking out of a court house building represents feeling vindication, guilt, that you have to take responsibility for something.


Court Martial

To dream of a court-martial represents feelings of consequences for disloyalty or getting off track. Fallout, embarrassment, or feeling you will be hated if you don't keep certain ideas, values, or goals.

Example: A man dreamed of fearing being court-martialed for a murder. In waking life he was thinking about leaving a real estate business he had built with his brother.


Inquisitional Court

In a dream, the inquisitional court represents the heart of all problems, or the nerve center of worldly adversities.


Driving Away


Driving Force

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. If one 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. If one is driven by a beast, a lion or a bird of prey in a dream, it means humiliation by a superior person, or suffering from a disease.


Driving Belt

In a dream, a drivingbelt means begetting a son or going on a journey.


Trial

To dream that you are on trial indicates that you need to be more accepting of yourself and less judgmental of others. You may be too harsh on yourself or of others. Alternatively, a trial suggests that you are feeling guilty about something in your waking life.

To dream of being on trial represents feelings of guilt or responsibility. You may be being too hard on yourself. Alternatively, you may feel the need to prove yourself. Feeling judged.

To dream of putting someone else on trial may reflect your own judgmental attitude towards a person or situation. A sign that you might be too judgmental.


Verdict

To hear a verdict in your dream indicates that it is time for you to face the truth. The dream also means that you are being judged and criticized for your actions.

To dream of hearing a verdict represents judgment or criticism. It may also be a sign that you are too judgmental or critical of yourself. Alternatively, hearing a verdict may reflect a situation where you finally have to face the truth or the consequences of your actions.


Cars

Cars in dreams represent your ability to make decisions in a given situation or the extent to which you feel in control of the direction your life is taking. Operating a car reflects how influential you or some aspect of your personality is as you progress through a situation. Who or what is in control of a decision or the way your life is going. Taking control of a situation.

The type of car represents your attitudes and approaches to life situations involving decisions or controlling outcomes. The type of car may also reflect how you feel as you go about making certain decisions. People who drive your car represent aspects of yourself or projections of other people who are guiding your choices. People riding along with you in a car reflect aspects of your personality that are influencing your choices or problems that are "coming along for the ride" as work towards a goal. Pregnant woman often dream of driving big truck, buses, or difficult to maneuver cars.

Certain car models may reflect the psychological style that you or someone else is using to achieve goals or avoid what you fear. Cheap or rundown vehicles reflect vulnerability or a lack of resources. Expensive or powerful vehicles reflect effectiveness or a direction in life that is unstoppable.

People changing jobs in waking life often dream of driving in car that is not their real car.

To dream of getting a new car may represent a new approach to life as you take on a new relationship, new job, or start a new project. A fresh start or new way of going about your business.

To dream of being unable to find your car represents feelings that the rules of a situation are not working out for you. Feeling that you have not gotten what you bargained for, or that a certain kind of decision-making is not giving you the satisfaction that you thought it would. A situation that leaves you feeling embarrassed or confused. You may feel that there is no meaning to some area of your life. You may not know what you really want to do with your life or where you want to go.

To dream of your car being out of control represents feelings about life situations where you feel your goals are beyond your reach. Feeling a compromised sense of control.

To dream of a stolen car represents feelings of being stripped of your identity or ability to make effective decisions. It reflect the loss of your job, a failed relationship, or some situation where you feel your role or momentum has been compromised.

To dream of a car that won't start represents feelings of being unable to make a situation work to your advantage. Feeling unable to start making decisions because of problems, delays, or frustrations.

To dream of fixing your car represents your attempt to get back on track in your life. Trying to restore a decision-making process in your life that you were sidetracked from with problems or delays. Getting back your ability to control the direction your life is taking. Restoring your ability to progress or push ahead in some area of your life. Negatively, fixing your car may reflect feelings of being sidetracked or prevented from doing what you feel you should be doing.

Older or elderly people may dream of cars that are too damaged or worn out to repair, often reflecting the aging process making certain areas of their lives impossible to continue with.

To dream of a car that is sinking in water represents feelings of being overwhelmed by uncertainty as you attempt to take control of a situation. Decision making abilities that are being overpowered by negative emotions or problems that are too big to control.

To dream of being in the backseat of a car may represent feelings about not being in control of a situation you are experiencing. Feeling that other people are controlling the direction of your life or that decisions you've made can't be stopped.

Example: A woman dreamed of losing her car. In waking life she was unhappy with the direction of her career because it had not brought her the happiness that she had expected it would. The lost car reflected how loss and confusion that her career gave her.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of being in the backseat of a car that started moving and screaming "I'm not ready to go!" In waking life she was experiencing anxiety before a surgical operation that was about to take place.

Example 3: A woman dreamed of driving her mother's car. In waking life she felt that her attitude and decision making style in a situation she was involved in was based on her mother's influence and not her own.

Example 4: A woman dreamed of her car burning. In waking life she was experiencing serious financial problems at work with no easily way to solve them. She felt unable to conduct business properly while losing a lot of money.

Cars in dreams represent your ability to make decisions in a given situation or the extent to which you feel in control of the direction your life is taking. Operating a car reflects how influential you or some aspect of your personality is as you progress through a situation. Who or what is in control of a decision or the way your life is going. Taking control of a situation.

The type of car represents your attitudes and approaches to life situations involving decisions or controlling outcomes. The type of car may also reflect how you feel as you go about making certain decisions. People who drive your car represent aspects of yourself or projections of other people who are guiding your choices. People riding along with you in a car reflect aspects of your personality that are influencing your choices or problems that are "coming along for the ride" as work towards a goal. Pregnant woman often dream of driving big truck, buses, or difficult to maneuver cars.

Certain car models may reflect the psychological style that you or someone else is using to achieve goals or avoid what you fear. Cheap or rundown vehicles reflect vulnerability or a lack of resources. Expensive or powerful vehicles reflect effectiveness or a direction in life that is unstoppable.

People changing jobs in waking life often dream of driving in car that is not their real car.

To dream of getting a new car may represent a new approach to life as you take on a new relationship, new job, or start a new project. A fresh start or new way of going about your business.

To dream of being unable to find your car represents feelings that the rules of a situation are not working out for you. Feeling that you have not gotten what you bargained for, or that a certain kind of decision-making is not giving you the satisfaction that you thought it would. A situation that leaves you feeling embarrassed or confused. You may feel that there is no meaning to some area of your life. You may not know what you really want to do with your life or where you want to go.

To dream of your car being out of control represents feelings about life situations where you feel your goals are beyond your reach. Feeling a compromised sense of control.

To dream of a stolen car represents feelings of being stripped of your identity or ability to make effective decisions. It reflect the loss of your job, a failed relationship, or some situation where you feel your role or momentum has been compromised.

To dream of a car that won't start represents feelings of being unable to make a situation work to your advantage. Feeling unable to start making decisions because of problems, delays, or frustrations.

To dream of fixing your car represents your attempt to get back on track in your life. Trying to restore a decision-making process in your life that you were sidetracked from with problems or delays. Getting back your ability to control the direction your life is taking. Restoring your ability to progress or push ahead in some area of your life. Negatively, fixing your car may reflect feelings of being sidetracked or prevented from doing what you feel you should be doing.

Older or elderly people may dream of cars that are too damaged or worn out to repair, often reflecting the aging process making certain areas of their lives impossible to continue with.

To dream of a car that is sinking in water represents feelings of being overwhelmed by uncertainty as you attempt to take control of a situation. Decision making abilities that are being overpowered by negative emotions or problems that are too big to control.

To dream of being in the backseat of a car may represent feelings about not being in control of a situation you are experiencing. Feeling that other people are controlling the direction of your life or that decisions you've made can't be stopped.

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Example: A woman dreamed of losing her car. In waking life she was unhappy with the direction of her career because it had not brought her the happiness that she had expected it would. The lost car reflected how loss and confusion that her career gave her.

Example 2: A woman dreamed of being in the backseat of a car that started moving and screaming "I'm not ready to go!" In waking life she was experiencing anxiety before a surgical operation that was about to take place.

Example 3: A woman dreamed of driving her mother's car. In waking life she felt that her attitude and decision making style in a situation she was involved in was based on her mother's influence and not her own.

Example 4: A woman dreamed of her car burning. In waking life she was experiencing serious financial problems at work with no easily way to solve them. She felt unable to conduct business properly while losing a lot of money.

Dreaming of seeing cars, denotes journeying and changing in quick succession. To get on one shows that travel which you held in contemplation will be made under different auspices than had been calculated upon. To miss one, foretells that you will be foiled in an attempt to forward your prospects. To get off of one, denotes that you will succeed with some interesting schemes which will fill you with self congratulations. Dreaming of sleeping-cars, indicates that your struggles to amass wealth is animated by the desire of gratifying selfish and lewd principles which should be mastered and controlled. To see street-cars in your dreams, denotes that some person is actively interested in causing you malicious trouble and disquiet. To ride on a car, foretells that rivalry and jealousy will enthrall your happiness. To stand on the platform of a street-car while it is running, denotes you will attempt to carry on an affair which will be extremely dangerous, but if you ride without accident you will be successful. If the platform is up high, your danger will be more apparent, but if low, you will barely accomplish your purpose.


Judge

To see a judge in your dream denotes feelings of guilt. You are afraid of getting caught. Your dream may be helping and guiding you toward making better judgments. Alternatively, a judge indicates your insecurities and concerns of being judged or criticized for your actions. On a more direct note, your dream may indicate that waking disputes be resolved through some legal proceedings.

To see a judge in a dream represents a part of your personality that makes decisions, choose what's right and wrong, or whether to support or condemn an issue.

A judge in a dream may be symbolizing self-reproach, guilt, or time in your life where you must look at yourself critically. Deciding all that is or isn't good about you.

To stand before a judge represents your feelings of guilt, self-condemnation, or even acceptance for your actions. Negatively, it may be a sign that you are accepting of condemnation being inevitable.

Example: A man dreamed of Sigmund Freud being a judge who banged a judge's gavel on his head that registered in his left arm. When he awoke from the dream he suffered a motor seizure that caused violent constrictions in his arm. The symbolism of Sigmund Freud banging him over the head with a gavel may have been an intuitive message reflecting his awareness of his dreams having important meanings that were telling him that something was wrong with him.

Example 2: A young man dreamed of being surrounded by judges. In waking life he was trying to decide whether or not taking a certain job was a good idea because he was concerned about having free time for his art work. He ultimately decided to try to look for a job that afforded him the free time he desired.

Seeing a judge or a governor in a dream means involvement in the judicial business. If one is appointed to be a judge in a dream, it means that he will be just and righteous. If one sees himself sitting on the bench, but finds himself unable to handle people’s cases with justice, it means that he is an unjust person. If one presides over people in a dream, it means that he may be dismissed from his job. If a traveller becomes a judge in a dream, it means that he will be held up by robbers, or it could mean that God’s blessings upon him will turn into a curse. If one sees a known judge being unjust in a dream, it means that the people of that locality are inequitable and that they cheat in their weights and measures. If one sees himself standing before a judge, and if the judge treats him fairly in the dream, it means that he will find justice concerning a personal case involving himself and an adversary, or it could mean relief from depression and stress. If the judge is inequitable in the dream, it means that one will lose to his adversary. If someone sees a judge holding the scale of justice and that the scale tilts to one’s favor in the dream, it represents glad tidings of a great reward from God Almighty for one’s deeds. However, if the scale of justice tilts to the opposite direction, then it represents a warning from God Almighty for one to repent of his sins, or abandon his involvement in a sinful ventures. If one sees the judge weighing pennies or bad monies in the scale of justice, it means that one will give a false testimony which will be accepted. If one sees himself as a judge, a wise man, a scholar, or a righteous man in a dream, it means that he will attain fame, good reputation, ascetic detachment and spiritual knowledge if he qualifies for that. If one is not suitable for such blessings, then it means that he will be falsely accused of a crime, or that he may be robbed during a trip. If a judge looks cheerful in a dream, it means glad tidings. Seeing the bench of a judge in a dream means a scare or a fight. Seeing the seat of rulers, judges, speakers, scholars, or teachers in a dream means disturbance, sorrow, money, business losses, sickness, depression, or the surfacing of hidden secrets. If a sick person sees himself standing before ajudge in a dream, it means his death. However, if the case is decided to his favor in the dream, it means that he will recover from his illness. If one who is facing adversities sees himself sitting in the judges bench in a dream, it means that he will triumph. An unknown judge in a dream represents God Almighty. A known judge in a dream represents a physician.

Dreaming of coming before a judge, signifies that disputes will be settled by legal proceedings. Business or divorce cases may assume gigantic proportions. To have the case decided in your favor, denotes a successful termination to the suit | if decided against you, then you are the aggressor and you should seek to right injustice.


Steering Wheel

To see a steering wheel in your dream represents control over the direction you are taking in life.

To dream of a steering wheel represents the ability to control the direction you are headed in life. Whoever sits at the wheel represents an aspect of your personality that is guiding your decisions.

To dream of the steering wheel braking off represents feelings of being at the mercy of fate. Feeling forced to wait for a situation or end or go badly in order to be able to change your situation. A decreased ability to direct a waking life situation.

To dream of the steering wheel being on the passenger side of the car may reflect your passive control of a situation. Advice, guidance, or suggestions that are steering the direction of a situation. It may also reflect how unusual or lucky it feels to have control when you usually don't.

Holding onto a steering wheel in a dream means pursuing one’s own destiny and whatever good or bad it brings. Controlling a steering wheel in a dream means that adverse conditions will turn easy through one’s deter- mination and perseverance.


Brakes

To dream that you are applying your brakes signifies that you should slow down in your business and/or personal affairs. You have been living on the fast lane and you need to take it easy. Alternatively, the dream may be a pun on "break". Perhaps you need to take a break or perhaps you need to break off some relationship.

To dream that your brakes fail or that you can't reach the brakes forewarns that you lack stability in your life. Now is not the time to take risks. Your life is out of control and you need to make some significant changes. It may also not a bad idea to check out the brakes in your car, as you mind might have picked up subtle cues and is manifesting the problem in your dream.

To dream of using brakes represents your wish to slow down in a situation or relationship. You may not like how quickly a situation is progressing. A decision you've made may be having unforeseen consequences. It may also reflect a wish to take it easy or try something new.

To dream of your brakes not working may represent feelings about being unable to control or stop the direction a situation is going in your life. Feeling that life or certain decisions you've made are moving too quickly for your comfort level. Reduced control in waking life. A fear of getting into serious trouble if you don't stop a situation immediately.

Example: A man dreamed that his brakes weren't working. In waking life he was the CEO of a company and he began to feel that he was losing control of his company due to economic forces that pushed him to making decisions he didn't want to make and couldn't stop. He felt out of control of his company.


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