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Garage Symbolism and Meaning

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A garage is a place where we park cars and store things, and in dreams it can have a number of different meanings. The type of garage, what you are doing in the garage, and whether or not there are cars in the garage can all play a role in what dreaming about a garage means.

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Common Garage Symbol Meanings:

Motivation/Drive: Dreams about driving often signify control or motivation. When the car is parked, where are you going? Nowhere. Do you feel like you are “parked” in your life, with no destination or motivation to get there?

Stability and Security: Having a garage often means a sign of stability and security, as you have a safe place to keep the car. Do you frequently choose safe options over risky ones?

Repair: To dream of a car being repaired in a garage means that something is not going as planned in your life, and that you need to rethink your goals. Alternatively, if it is a precognitive dream, it could be a warning sign to have your car checked by a mechanic.

Goal Setting: Is the garage neat and tidy or is it a cluttered mess? A neat and tidy garage suggests you are organized and have well thought out plans for projects ahead that will help you reach your goals. A messy garage may symbolize you feel disorganized, do not have clear goals, or feel overwhelmed by your current situation in life.

Garage Doors Opening/Closing: To see garage doors means opportunity. If it is opening, you are close to realizing your goals. To see it closing means the opportunity may have passed, or you are choosing not to utilize the opportunity to its fullest potential. You may also wish to explore the meaning of a gate dream symbol.

Tips for Interpreting Your Dream About a Garage:

What Type of Garage Did You Dream About?

Garages come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There are mechanics repair shops, large city parking garages, garages attached to houses – then there are two car garages, three car garages, etc. etc.

Take note of the architectural details in your dream. What is the garage made of? It is a concrete building or is it made from wood? You may also want to look up the meaning of house in dreams to understand some more details.

The type and size will give you more insight into your dream. For example, to see a multiple car garage with many open doors might signify you have many options to choose from. A large parking garage may symbolize feeling stuck in a situation or needing to take others into consideration.

What is the Condition of the Garage?

The condition of the garage will also give you some clues as to what the dream means. Seeing a neat and tidy garage or a dirty garage can have different meanings than a messy and cluttered garage.

Seeing an abandoned garage could potentially mean you are neglecting something important in your life.

What is In the Garage?

The contents of the garage can also give you some insight on what the dream might mean. Is there a vehicle in the garage? Are there boxes piled high to the ceiling? Do you see tools or equipment? All of these things can give you further information about what this dream is about.

Are you “storing” your repressed emotions? It may be a sign of needing to release old feelings and let go of the past.

What is Your Personal Experience With Garages?

If you are a mechanic, who spends all day long in a garage, then you may have a different meaning for garage than you would for someone who does not even drive a car. Everyone has different personal associations with something.

Dreams are very personal in nature, so that is something to take into consideration as well!


Do you have any additional meanings for what a garage in your dreams can mean? Share your thoughts on garage dream interpretation in the comments section below!

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  1. I had a dream of MY garage being cleared by my employer (I just quit my job) we had an odd relationship of knowing too much about each other’s lives w/o really knowing how to support each other best. In my dream I discovered she had removed shelves I had recently installed and also cleared out a bunch of my things. Then also moved in some builder grade type tools. My house flooded last year so some of this stuff seemed familiar?
    Any thoughts?

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  2. I was in my childhood home and looked in my garage. There was stuff boxed and being hauled off by some foreclosure place I think. I saw some things I wanted but had to jump to get them they were out of reach. One was a shelf with trinkets on it and another a sign that said Christmas. I had looked out of the front window and saw a dump truck hauling a trailer run all over the yard before backing the trailer up to the garage door hitting it.

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  3. I had a dream where I was in a parked convertible car with white interior and wearing white clothing. I was reclined in the driver’s seat and the car was parked at an incline. I went to help a car to either add gas or electricity. I didn’t see anyone in the other car. I woke up right after,

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  4. We have never had a garage in real life, but have always wanted one. I dreamed I discovered an abandoned garage and it was clean and empty for us to use. It was also huge! It had been built to double as a gym for playing sports. I noticed that it would hold multiple cars inside. I was very happy that we could now keep our cars parked inside. I was standing inside the garage at the point where the doors open and looking at the whole space. I never saw the outside of the garage, the garage doors, the building, what material it was made of, or anything else. This was all about the huge space on the inside.

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  5. I dreamed I was in or garage only it was giant and all of our things were in the garage. Some things I was giving away and other things I was selling. All of my friends from church were there helping.

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  6. I dreamed I couldn’t see but was driving and ran a drink through a neighbors garage door. There was some damage but not nearly as much as one would expect. I fou6the old lady who the garage belonged to but she did really seem all that interested in getting the garage fixed. Didn’t really notice the garage except that it was in relatively good shape. I was nervous about needing to file an insurance claim for the accident. Someone was with me – a friend or neighbor.

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  7. I am standing in a yard . I can see on the opposite side of a very old red car a concrete wall. Maybe part of a house or garage? Behind me another outbuilding. I think, a garage perhaps the door seems to be mostly open. And I believe it is primarily empty. A little dirty/dusty inside. There are windows. Grass is tall. But not too overgrown I believe there is an old train car. Or another type of vehicle abandoned on the the other corner of the garage. There is a mechanic or junk man disassembling the car. I recall seeing pieces coming upon easily an being tossed gently. As he tells me, ” it is all still valuable.”
    The same night I dreamed I was on a sailing thru sky. I had something in my mouth. Maybe a bottle? It was black. I started off near a flagpole. My ex husband was near. I passed his sister. Eventually I was in more of a grassy place then in the sky. Floating high.
    Same night I dreamed I was on a train. Still i was “parasailing”, some black men asked me if I wanted something big black to fill to fill your mouth? I remarked.? Muffled…. “don’t you see? I already have something black in
    filling my mouth”
    It was the black bottle from the previous dream. I see on a passenger train, that is fancy, but more bawdy, some down to earth people. A young blonde man with glasses. A girl with dark hair. They seem pleasant. I encounter several people in this dream but I cant remember conversation.
    I cannot remember more.

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