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Bookmark to: StumbleUpon Bookmark to: Facebook DREAM DICTIONARY : This dream dictionary is based upon hundreds of real dreams and has been meticulously researched. However, the only person who can truly identify the cause of a dream is the dreamer. Use the questions and quotes on this page to help you find out what has triggered your dream.

PARKED CARS : Cars are the way in which we travel towards our goals. The car is largely a symbol of day to day reality in our conscious world. Its about our real life projects and achievements rather than the emotional goals and feelings. A parked car will generally symbolise one of two things. You are just about to start a new project or move off in some new direction. Or you have ground to a halt because of some problem. Think about your real life and the problems in it.

Parking a car may suggest that you are trying to move towards a new and more conmfortable situation. Maybe you are wanting to let things settle down after some disruptions in relationships.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Was some project or activity at a standstill yesterday?
- Are things not happening in the way that you wish that they would right now?
- Have you just taken a pause to see which direction that you wish to head in?
- Are you about to embark on some new journey or adventure?

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "Its at a standstill right now"
- "its about to start soon"
- "things are not happening right now"
- "everything has ground to a halt!"
- "I cannot seem to get things moving in the way that I wish"
- "in which direction will he go"


SEE ALSO : Cars : Buses : Vans : Bikes in dreams : Bridges
METHODS : For a full explanation of the methods used in this dream study CLICK HERE
Below you will see a series of quotes. Each quote represents the meaning of a particular dream(these are all dreams where the meaning is understood totally). For instance one dream may have meant that the dreamer was having trouble at work. In that case the quote may simply be "There is a bad atmosphere at work". Some information is included about which dream symbols were included in the dream(within the squares brackets). Often a sample dream is included which shows you how the dream interpretation was reached.
ESSAY : What is the symbolic meaning of Car parks and parking in dreams?
If you are in a parked car you are not moving. Thats not difficult to understand. In dreams the parked car then shows one of two things. You have maybe just ground to a halt in some aspect of your life OR you are just about to embark on a new direction. Either way the dream will capture your thoughts about this change.

Being in a car park may suggest that you are about to set off in a new direction. The dream may capture some thoughts about this. E.g.

"I am about to take over as the tutor in my self defence classes. I am not sure if I can cope"[Dream Dictionary - in beach car park]

"its going to be a busy day ahead for me. Sometimes life gets very hectic"[Dream symbol - walking to my car]

"I really want to get these plans moving very quickly. Its a tough project and I want to get moving on it"[Dream Dictionary - meets brother at a car]

"when my adopted son grows up he can choose whatever path he wants. I just fear he may establish closer links to his biological mother at my expense"[Dream symbol - parking lot with lots of cars in]

The car park may equally symbolise how you life has ground to a standstill in some way. E.g.

"things may not be happening but its his fault more than mine"[Dream symbol - stood in parking lot]

"I keep trying to over come my health problems and set myself task and try to build up some stamina"[Dream Dictionary - parking lot]

"I have just had a miscarriage and its difficult to know what direction life is going to take right now"[Dream Dictionary - cannot find car]

"The project seems to have ground to a HALT. Its so frustrating"[Dream symbol - car park][the dream which this quote is based upon is featured in full at the end of this article]

The act of parking may symbolise some situation where you are trying to find a new situation and become more comfortable. E.g.

"I am having to master some new skills at work. Its very much a task which is multi-levelled. Its quite difficult and I am trying to find a way of doing this that I feel comfortable with"[Dream Dictionary - park car in multi storey car park]

"I know he does not like it but its a simple fact that I now outrank him in the organisation"[Dream Dictionary - coworkers swap parking positions]
SAMPLE DREAM : Dreams generally link to some real issue of relevance to you right now. They may capture your feelings on some health issue, work problem , relationship in difficulty , your feelings about how things are generally going, your plans for the day ahead or some simple paranoia or fear. The dreams featured in this website will try to reduce the dreams meaning to a quote which captures your current feelings on some issue. When studying your own dreams try to think what quotes could capture your own feelings on pressing issues. Think especially of the day before the dream and your thoughts about the day to come.
THE DREAM In my dream, I was walking down a road (densely wooded) and I turned around and saw there was a group of guys behind me. I started to walk faster, so did they. The wind slightly blew up my dress (it was short and casual style) and exposed the lower part of my rear. I overheard one of the men saying to the others about easy access and let's get her. When I turned around, I saw the man who said it was dark-haired, nice looking, in his twenties wearing jeans and a black leather jacket. I also noticed more men than the first time I looked. I was very afraid of being gang raped.

I don't know how I managed to get away from them, but I saw an office building and went inside. It was an Allstate Insurance office (I recently changed my insurance to them). I told the people not to let the men know I came in there and I looked for a place to hide. I told the office workers to call the police. I think I may have tried myself, also. I remember walking into different offices trying to find the best place to hide. I tried hiding under a bed, I realized they would look there and moved on. I decided they would find me, so I needed to find a better place to hide. I believe one or more of them may have come into the office looking for me. A woman from the office left with me. We ran across the parking lot into another building. We ran to the bottom floor. I saw metal railing. We got in the elevator. I wanted to go to the top floor. I pressed the button for the sixteenth floor. As the elevator door was closing, one of the men stuck his hand and body between the doors to keep them from closing. I kept pushing the "close door" button on the panel. We managed to get the doors closed. I felt relieved and felt glad that I pushed the 16th floor as they could not run up the stairs faster than the elevator. Then I woke up.

THE REALITY The dreamer was trying to sell her home. Her house had been flooded twice due to the developers next door. They said they would rectify the problem but continually lied and did nothing. They had to be forced at every possible stage. In order to sell the house the dreamer was dependent on builders sorting out the problem. The dreamer was fearful of rainfall and had been losing sleep over the issue for months.

Dreams about rape will often link to issues where you feel abused. So its often a good start to ask the person in what areas of their life they feel abused. Its usually best to concentrate on the day before. In this case there was a good example in real life. The dreamer was being messed about by builders and developers. This was making the dreamer lose sleep and she was feeling worn down by this. In such a case its worth showing how this dream could relate to her real life feelings.

In the early part of the dream the dreamer feels vulnerable and in danger of being gang raped. Being partially dressed and wearing revealing clothes may show that you are vulnerable and people can see exactly what type of person you are. But here the dream refers to the way builders spot the type of person who is "game and available".

The dream is not just about one man but instead deals with several men. Often plurals of a symbol may link to standards of behavior that seem acceptable. The dream deals with general ways of behaving. In that sense the dream is capturing the way in which the dreamer has generally been abused and lied to. Its not just a single instance its a pattern of people taking advantage of her.

The second part of the dream the dreamer starts to get away from the men. That symbolises her real life response. She was becoming accustomed to the lies and abuse of builders who would promise one thing and not fulfill their promises. She was becoming wise.

The office links to the moment when she had started to organise her thoughts and her response. She was fighting fire with fire. If men builders behave in an intimidating way towards her she will act in an equally aggressive way.

The police are called because the dreamer knows that the builders have broken their contract and broken their promises. They said that they would do something and were clearly lying.

Top floors in dreams can symbolise many things but in almost every case they link to how people are viewing you or how you are viewing yourself. In this case the top floor is symbolic of the dreamer appearing confident.

In the dream the dreamer locks them out. Here the threat from the men is not gone but she feels distanced from them. It symbolises how in real life she has learnt how to deal with them. She knows the way the builders and developers think. They take advantage of weak and vulnerable females(and any one else who was not accustomed to a builder wishing to spend as little time as possible on a job).

Symbolic Meanings
ACROSS : "a transition to a new emotional feeling - a new mood within you"
BED : "a very personal symbol - the dreamer feels that it is something within her that the builders take advantage of"
ELEVATOR : "the dreamers confidence and self belief in standing up to the builders"
HIDING : "deceiving yourself / running away from the truth"
OFFICE : "the dreamer is organizing the issue in her mind"
OVERHEAR THEM SAY ITS EASY ACCESS : "what you overhear you know to be true. The builders think she is an easy touch"
PARKING LOT : "at a standstill - a need to get things moving"
PEOPLE : "generalisations on how you should behave - in this case how to behave in the building industry to get things done"
POLICE : "the dreamer feels that they are not keeping to their contractual obligations "
RAPE : "a sense of your feelings being violated - being taken advantage of"
TOP FLOOR : "The dreamer realises she has to appear confident and strong in front of the builders"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I have been trying to sell my home for ages. It is proving impossible. There are contractors in next door and pipes have been burst and the whole area is flooded. They have said they will fix things but they lie and continually cheat. I feel so powerless. I am starting to stand up to them now though.".

See how the Symbolic Meanings above weave together to form a key insight in the DREAM MEANING

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