To see or dream that you are inside a telephone booth refers to a message or advice that comes with a price. It may also point to your communication or relationship with someone and how it is taking a toll on you in some way.
Dreaming that the the phone booth is out of order implies that you are being shut out . You are having difficulties connecting to others or you are unable to get your thoughts across in an effective way.
To dream of a phone booth represents your interest in experiences that you don't want others knowing about. You want to do something privately.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing a man walk into a phone booth. In waking life he was considering killing someone that threatened his life. The phone booth reflected his wish to kill the person without being caught.
To see a phone number in your dream suggests that you need to make contact with someone and reach out for help.
To dream that you cannot remember or find a phone number means that you need to start being more independent and responsible.
To dream that you cannot dial a phone number correctly suggests that you are having difficulties in getting through to someone in your waking life. Consider whose phone number you are trying to dial. Perhaps he or she is not taking your advice or listening to what you have to say. The message is not getting through.
To dream that you are giving someone your telephone number means that you need to take the initiative and reach out to others. You need to make the first move.
To dream of a phone number represents what is required of you to initiate a desired experience. A resource, ability, person, or situation that you need in order to make something happen.
Example: A woman dreamed that her work number had been disconnected. In waking life she had just returned to work after having a baby and was struggling to find a purpose to believe that work was more important than being at home with her child. The disconnected phone number represented her inability to make work feel important.
Refer to the [[themes section for numbers]] for a more in-depth look at number symbolism.
To see or use a cell phone in your dream indicates that you are being receptive to new information. It also represents your mobility. Alternatively, the dream signifies lack of understanding. Perhaps you are having difficulties getting through to someone.
To dream that you lost your cell phone represents a lack of communication. You have lost touch with some aspect of your feelings or your Self. If you find a cell phone, then it symbolizes reconnection and reopened communication.
To dream that your cell phone is snapping open and close implies that you are ready to talk about something that you have been keeping inside.
To dream that your cell phone screen is cracked implies that you are not expressing yourself in a healthy or effective manner.
Dreaming that your parents are giving you or letting you have a cell phone refers to having a better line of communication with them. Perhaps the dream is telling you that you should open up to them more. If you dream about getting a cell phone for free, then it symbolizes the importance of communication. In other words, you can not put a price on it.
To see a cell phone tower in your dream symbolizes communication and your connections to others.
To dream that a cell phone tower is being built on top of your house implies that there is a lack of communication within your family which can no longer be ignored. You need to address this communication problem.
To dream that you are stealing suggests that you are feeling deprived. The locale (at home, the office, at school, etc) of where the stealing takes place is indicative of your neediness. Alternatively, stealing signifies unrealized and unfulfilled goals. You may have set your goals too high.
To dream that someone is stealing something from you indicates that you are experiencing an identity crisis or are suffering from some sort of loss in your life. Alternatively, the dream means that someone has stolen your success or has taken credit for something you did. Perhaps you feel that you have been treated unfairly.
To dream that you are stealing from someone else represents your contempt, disobedience, or disrespect for someone else. Taking advantage of someone else who has not shown you respect. Defying the rules when they have not worked in your favor. Restoring self-respect in situations where you are unrecognized or undervalued. Awareness of yourself being selfish. Wanting something you can't have or feel you don't deserve. Wanting something for nothing.
To dream of stealing and getting caught may reflect feelings about waking life situations where you have gotten into trouble or got caught doing something you know you weren't supposed to. Feelings about yourself being wild and reckless. Feeling guilty that you broke someone else's property.
To dream of being stolen from represents feelings of regret for a bad decision or that you've lost out on an opportunity. Being stolen from may also reflect feelings of being taken advantage of. Feeling someone isn't respecting you property or dignity. Feeling unrecognized or undervalued. Feeling that someone else's selfishness has gone to far. You may feel that someone has defied rules or boundaries you've made. Being stolen from might also reflect your feelings about a person that wants something from you for nothing. Feeling that you can't trust someone. Feeling that someone took you for granted or didn't respect you.
Alternatively, stealing in dreams may reflect waking life situations where stealing has occurred or where someone is accusing someone else of stealing.
Example: A woman dreamed of seeing someone stealing. In waking life she felt a researcher violated her privacy by using her life story as an example in his work.
Example 2: A young woman dreamed of having her computer stolen. In waking life her sister ruined her computer after being told to never use it.
Example 3: A man dreamed of getting caught stealing. In waking life they had ruined their friend's property by mistake and feared being labeled by their friend as irresponsible.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of having her car stolen by a couple of teenagers. In waking life she felt robbed of her self-respect due to an embarrassing breakup.
Dreaming of stealing, or of seeing others commit this act, foretells bad luck and loss of character. To be accused of stealing, denotes that you will be misunderstood in some affair, and suffer therefrom, but you will eventually find that this will bring you favor. To accuse others, denotes that you will treat some person with hasty inconsideration.
To dream that you have been burglarized indicates that you are feeling violated or that personal space has been invaded. You feel helpless in some situation or relationship. This could be due to a major change in your life. Give yourself some time to adjust to your new environment. The dream may also occur as a result of being burglarized in real life and a symptom of post traumatic stress.
To dream of being the victim of a burglary may represent your regret at having been unable to say no to something. Purposely having made a bad choice that had consequences.
It may also reflect your feeling of being powerless to control your life. You may feel that a person or situation gets to keep taking your power away.
To see or hear a telephone in your dream signifies a message from your subconscious or some sort of telepathic communication. You may be forced to confront issues which you have been avoiding. Alternatively, the telephone represents your communication and relationship with others. If there is no dial tone or the phone is left off the hook, then the dream indicates that you are shutting yourself out. You are experiencing difficulties in getting your thoughts and feelings across. To hear a dial tone in your dream means that you are receptive to new ideas and open to other's opinions.
To dream that you do not want to return a call or answer a ringing telephone indicates a lack of communication. There is a situation or relationship that you are trying to keep at a distance. To dream that the telephone is constantly ringing means that some message is not coming through properly.
To dream that you are having a telephone conversation with someone you know signifies an issue that you need to confront with that person. This issue may have to do with letting go some part of yourself. If you are put on hold, then the dream is a metaphor for being taken for granted or being unable to freely express yourself.
To dream that you dial the wrong number means that you are experiencing difficulties in relating to others. You have trouble expressing yourself and over-think things.
To dream that your telephone has been tapped indicates that aspects of your subconscious must be confronted. Alternatively, it implies that you have a fear of being exposed. There is something you are hiding.
To dream of a telephone represents psychological communication with an aspect of yourself or issues that need attention. The ability to "get through" to people, listen to an inner voice, or realize an objective at will. It may also reflect an situations that could be "called " into being if desired. Alternatively, the telephone represents your communication and relationship with others.
To dream of phoning someone represents a desire to make available, get through, or be connected to certain feelings, situations, people. An aspect of yourself that you are to "calling into being" or want attention from. Beliefs, feelings, or situations that you want available to you right now. Negatively, phoning someone may point to reliance on bad habits or negative thinking patterns.
To dream that a phone doesn't work or is broken represents an inability to initiate a situation or desired reaction. Feeling extremely frustrated or cut off from power. There is no means to go about starting something. A situation may have gone awry and you feel that you can't do anything about it. You can only think of wanting to try something. Feeling cut off from resources or abilities. It may also reflect an inability to get in touch with someone. Feeling socially cut off.
To dream of phoning someone with no answer represents frustration or failure to achieve an objective. Alternatively, you may feel unable to get through to someone or unable to get attention. People may not be listening to you or respecting your wishes.
To dream of being ignored on the phone may represent failure to listen to your inner voice or get help or attention. It may also reflect a need to speak up more in waking life situations where someone may not being listening to your concerns enough.
To dream of a phone ringing or that someone is calling you represents aspects of your personality that are "getting through" to you. Something in your life wants attention. You are more open or perceptive to insight or realizations. A situation might be becoming clearer to you. You may also be a lot more cooperative with another person or listening to someone more. Negatively, it may point to unpleasant issues that you are being forced to confront.
To dream of an unanswered phone ringing represents areas of your life that you are ignoring. Issues or situations that you don't want to deal with or refuse to see. You may need to pay closer attention to something. Refusing to listen to advice.
To dream of emergency calls or calling 911 represents an urgent need or strong desire to avoid something. Desperation to get rid of a problem.
To dream of a very large telephone represents the importance of a message you wish to convey to others or a significant influence that you may be considering opening yourself up to. You or someone else may be close to accepting a big idea or making a dramatic change.
To dream of phone being left off the hook represents shutting yourself out. Issues or problems that you want no part of or can't be bothered with.
To dream of a busy signal represents people or situations you feel forced to be patient with. Feeling frustrated having to wait.
To dream of having troubling dialing a phone in a dream represents frustrations with initiating a situation. Having problems knowing how to start something. Unsure of yourself. Feeling nervous about doing something right. Feeling nervous about asking someone for help. Not believing that what you are trying to do will work. Feeling unsure how to connect to someone or initiate a conversation.
To dream of calling the wrong person or reaching the wrong person represents waking life miscommunication. It may also reflect disappointment that something is not doing what you expected it to do.
To dream if having a bad connection on the telephone represents disrupted waking life communication or insecurity about a relationship. Bad communication skills. It may also reflect a lack of confidence in your ability to maintain a strong position or do something you are usually quite confident about.
Dreams of telephone calls from the deceased are very common when people are grieving. The dreams may reflect the person's desire to speak to the person again. It may also reflect the person's difficulty adjusting to the reality that speaking to the person is now impossible. Positively, calls from the deceased may reflect your wish to have a sign that they are safe or happy in the spiritual world.
To dream of being put on hold on the telephone may reflect feelings about
not being a priority to someone else. Feeling that you are not as important to deal with as another person or project. Feeling that someone doesn't care about you as much as someone else. Feeling stupid caring about a person or opportunity too much when they aren't respecting
you. Accepting yourself as less important. Feeling that someone isn't listening your feelings or needs.
To dream of putting others on hold on the telephone represents people or situations you are intentionally delaying or temporarily avoiding to focus on something of higher priority. Making promises with good intentions that you can't keep. Awareness of yourself not having to respect someone or listen to their feelings.
Example: A woman dreamed of calling her therapist on the telephone and always getting voicemail no matter how may times she called. In waking life he felt that he therapist wasn't listening or responsive enough during her sessions.
Example 2: A person once dreamed of making telephone calls and then being interrupted by a voice that said "This is the monitoring office, this is the monitoring office." In waking life they lived in Nazi Germany and felt that the government was starting to feel paranoia and anxiety about the government invading their privacy or that everything they did in life was be watched by others who may report them to the government. The act of making phone calls in the dream may have reflected her attempts to be involved with things she liked or speak freely to people she knew.
Dreaming of a telephone, foretells you will meet strangers who will harass and bewilder you in your affairs. For a woman Dreaming of talking over one, denotes she will have much jealous rivalry, but will overcome all evil influences. If she cannot hear well in conversing over one, she is threatened with evil gossip, and the loss of a lover.
To use a payphone in your dream represents a message or advice that comes with a price. It may also mean that your communication with others is having a toll on you in some way, either directly or indirectly.
To dream that the payphone is out of order indicates that you are being shut out. You are experiencing difficulties in getting your thoughts and feelings across. Or you are having difficulties connecting to others.
To dream of a payphone represents feelings about choosing to initiate a situation with some kind personal cost involved. Starting a situation with a progressive attitude.
Example: A man dreamed of looking at a payphone and hesitating to use it. In waking life he was hesitating to send very embarrassing apology emails to family members he had initially chastised for fighting with his father because his father became too arrogantly controlling for him to defend anymore. The payphone may have reflected his need to apologize to people by initiating an embarrassing situation for his father.
To dream that you have been robbed indicates that you are experiencing an identity crisis or are suffering from some sort of loss in your life. Alternatively, the dream means that someone has stolen your success or has taken credit for something you did. Perhaps you feel that you have been treated unfairly.
To dream that you have been robbed represents feelings of being robbed of power, happiness, or independence. Feeling that a situation is unfair or that you are being treated unfairly. Losing the ability to feel the way you want or do what you want. Feeling your happiness or enthusiasm taken from you. You feel a person or situation has ruined your hopes, spirits, or mood. Suffering a loss. Wanting something that you can't have.
To dream that you rob someone may represent situations where you are forcing people to do things that may make them unhappy or permanently lose their enthusiasm. Telling someone what to do while knowing that they don't like it. Outright stealing your success or taking credit that isn't yours. Feelings about a situation being too easy or taking advantage of others.
Example: A woman dreamed of seeing someone being robbed. In waking life she was enjoying reading a book until she met the author and had an argument with them. She felt that she couldn't enjoy the book anymore.
In a dream, a robbery means adultery or usury. If the thief is unknown in the dream, then he represents the Angel of Death. If the thief is known to the owner of the house, it means that he will benefit from his knowledge, his trade, a good word of wisdom, or from someone’s advice. If an unknown thief enters one’s house and steals his washing basin, or his blanket, or a feminine item, or a similar house item in a dream, it may mean the death of one’s wife, or of a woman in his immediate family. If a known thief robs someone of his money in a dream, it means that he slanders him. If it is an unknown old man in the dream, it means that a close friend will backbite him. A robbery in a dream also has positive connotations, except for a swaggerer who lives on betraying others. If one sees himself sneaking up to steal something in a dream, it means that thieves will burglarize his house or business. If one sees himself stealing something in a dream, it means that he will commit adultery or lie.