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.
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. Feeling that you are not in control of your own destiny. Feeling that someone is interfering with the direction of your life.
To dream that you are driving and that other people are in the backseat may reflect feelings about being in full control of a situation. Other areas of your life that are being "carried along" as you feel in control of a situation. Negatively, it may reflect your tendency to take control over a situation and not listen to other people. Temporary taking control over serious problems that could get worse. Casual control of something that is more powerful than you are to the point of being dangerous. Not respecting something that is bigger or more important than you are.
To dream of a black car represents self-control or control over a situation that is considered excessive. Control over a situation that scares you. Fearing of being on control. Fearing others being in total control of a situation you can't control at all.
To dream of a red car represents control over a situation that is dangerous or arrogant. Knowing what you are doing is dangerous. Enjoying being arrogant. Control over a situation where you don't need to respect other people. Enjoying your life being rich or successful in a manner that is dishonest. Arrogant leadership over a situation. Knowing what you are doing is wrong while you are the boss. Enjoying being a snob that never has to listen to anyone else tell you what to do.
To dream of a light blue car represents control over a situation that is very sensitive or very well-intentioned. A high degree of concern for honesty or caring about others feelings. Control over a situation where you or others are very concerned with caring for others.
To dream of a dark blue car may reflect control over a situation in a manner that is very insensitive or brutally honest. Controlling a situation where being mean feels necessary.
For more on cars and vehicles see our cars themes section.
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.
Example 5: A woman dreamed of being in the backseat of a car. In waking life she felt that other people had interfered in her relationship and caused it to breakup.
Example 6: A young man dreamed of crashing his car into another car while he tried to turn off the highway. In waking life he got caught having sex with his friends ex-girlfriend while trying to stop the relationship.
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