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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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