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Vehicle Dream Meaning

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vehicle dream meaningWhether it is a car, truck, bus, boat, train or plane, vehicles most often represent the level of control you feel you have in specific areas of your waking life.

What Does it Mean to Dream of a Vehicle?

If you are the one operating the vehicle: This is a strong indicator that you feel in control.

 If someone else is operating the vehicle: This could indicate your need for a break in responsibility by allowing someone else to “take the wheel” for a while.

If you feel unsafe while you or another person is operating the vehicle:  This indicates that you feel you are lacking control in waking life.

 If the vehicle crashes: This indicates that you may feel you are on the wrong path and must start over in some area of your waking life. This could also indicate the end to something in waking life and that a new chapter in your life will begin soon.

Types of Vehicles in Our Dreams

Learning about the different types of vehicles and what they might symbolize can be very useful for us to better understand what our dreams mean.

Airplane: Moving quickly, dynamic

Boat: Trying to control your feelings and emotions. See Boat Dream Meaning for more details.

Car: Driving, being in control

Bus: Feeling powerless over others, craving connection with others

Truck: Having power or being heavily influenced

Wagon: Feelings from the past, feeling powerless

Bicycle: Working hard to achieve a result

Roller Skates: Being creative to get where you want to be in life

Other Things to Consider When Interpreting Your Dream:

Was there water in the dream? Water is often associated with feelings and emotions. See water dream meaning to learn more.

Did you have power or energy while driving? Did you dream about putting fuel in a vehicle?

Were there any road signs? Sometimes road signs can be quite literally signs for us to pay attention to in our dreams! See stop sign dream meaning for more details.

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  1. I keep having the same dream as far as driving and the brakes give its never the same car or place its the driving and im doing ok until i have to break it doesn’t work however i never crash i always maneuver to stop ,but its always a wild ride before i come to a stop.I would say this is the 3-4 times over 3years time.

  2. When I was about 12 years old we lived up in Northern California in the Mountains. We often drove about an hour on a arrow windy roads to go grocery shopping. There was some logging going on across the east from our house up on a hill… I had a dream that I, as a kid, was driving a Semi-Truck. When going around a very large torner, the truck just went straight into the siderail and I (it) drove right off the cliff!!! It was a dense forest with many pine trees. I was scared, but I opened the truck door and jumped! I jumped to a tree and started falling. Hitting the branches, and thinking to myself..”If I don’t be careful, these branches could really hurt me, break my leg, my head and my whole body…” If I don’t make it down to the ground and land, I will die! So…I made sure I sort of fell ” carefully and in slow motion. As I fell, I guided myself down and instead of getting hurt and broken, I landed on the last large tree branch and jumped from there to the ground. I landed in my feet too! I was alive! I looked up at the very tall, healthy green pine tree and all the other big trees around me… And I was so glad I didn’t get hurt and that I “saved” myself by being sooo good at manuvering long way to safety!! I was proud of myself, and walked away…
    The End

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