Dreams could be pretty difficult to understand at times.
However, some of the scenes we see in our dreams often simply reflect our waking thoughts and concerns, our joys, our doubts.
Through dreams, we process information we do not manage to go through during our waking hours.
There could be more into dreams than that.
There is still no consensus amongst the greatest of minds on what do dreams really represent and where do they come from.
Even the last scientific advances cannot offer concrete answers.
Throughout our history, dreams have been considered an area one cannot be certain about, even though the practice of dream interpretation has been in use since millennia.
Dreams are undoubtedly full of symbolical meanings, whether the scenario we dream of is something mundane or something particularly odd and out of this world.
Understanding dream symbolism could offer us a deeper insight into who we are as individuals and help us realize where are we going in life.
That said, dreams have often been considered even prophetic.
Dreams definitely reveal some of our consciously or sub-consciously suppressed thoughts and desires.
While we are asleep, our brain processes the unprocessed information.
For example, you might try to suppress your thoughts about someone, but it is likely the person occurs in your dreams.
No one really knows – maybe that person also dreams about you, as well.
Some of our dreams appear to be at least based on quite common situations and circumstances – such as moving into a new place.
There is nothing particularly odd per se, when it comes to this scenario.
However, the meaning of such a dream would greatly depend on details.
Whenever you try to interpret a dream, think about the contexts – both the very context of the dream and the context of your actual daily life at the time the dream took place.
Dreams About Moving – General Info
Dreams about moving are not uncommon and could take many forms, from moving into a brand new house or apartment, moving to an exotic destination, to moving into a cheap room, moving back to your old house, moving in alone or with someone, et cetera.
Moving somewhere in your dreams often reflects an inner desire actually to move some place new, that is, to change something major in your life or it could be a sign of a major change coming your way.
Dreams about moving often have to do with concepts of freedom, change (both wanted and unwanted), independence/dependence, instability/stability and so on. It all depends on the setting of a particular dream scenario.
Dreams about packing and moving could symbolically represent a change of one’s life phases, an end of something and the beginning of a new chapter in someone’s life. What the chapter would look like, maybe the dream about moving can tell.
Dreams about moving into a new place
Dreams about moving into a new place, be it a house or an apartment, in your hometown or another town, in your home country or abroad, usually mark a change in one’s life, a beginning of a new phase in life.
It could also be a reflection of one’s concerns about actually planning to make such an act and move somewhere or make a major change in life; for example, leaving a job and starting anew or entering a new field of interest, new environment in general.
Dreams about moving to a new place are always associated with excitement, both positive and negative.
Perhaps you have lately been thinking about making certain decisions that would dramatically change your life.
Whenever there is an element of something completely new in a dream, such as new place to live, new job, new course, new experience, new community, new people, it is about making a change or about one’s attitude towards a change that already took place.
There are numerous dreams about moving somewhere new. Let us explore some of the potential scenarios and see what is the meaning behind them.
Dreams about moving to another country
Dreams about moving to another country and starting your life not only in a new house or apartment, but in a whole new country tell about either a daring spirit or a suppressed desire to make such a bold change in your life.
These dreams are associated with the idea of freedom, with the need for adventure, new experiences, change in life.
Alternatively, it could reflect one’s concerns about taking up an opportunity that would greatly impact one’s life.
The meanings of this dream could vary, depending on how was your experience and feelings in this dream.
Were you happy to move abroad, were things okay? Or it was just a horrible experience for you?
Think about these questions and you will easily find a true meaning of the dream about moving abroad.
In conclusion, these dreams always have to do with one’s sense of adventure, one’s courage, curiosity and freedom.
Such dreams often mean you would like to break up with your old life and start completely anew, in a completely new environment.
Dreams about frequently changing houses/apartments
Dreams about frequently moving into different houses or apartments reflect an inability to settle in life, realistically or figuratively speaking, for better or for worse.
On one side, it tells about one’s need to experience life as much as it is possible.
On the other side, it tells about an unfulfilled quest, ones’ inability to find a place of belonging, feeling uncomfortable in all kinds of settings and environments.
Think about your current life to find out which one of these applies to you.
This dream either reflects a free spirit, someone adventurous, curious, unready to commit, someone who feels to belong wherever they settle for a while or someone completely opposite, someone desperately seeking a place to belong.
Dreams about moving into your own new place
Dreams about moving into a new house or apartment, owned exclusively by you, bought by your own money, tells about your need to be free and independent, tells about your maturity. You want to be your own person, capable of building your own life.
The dream could be a sign that such a moment has come and it is right moment to make some concrete moves.
On the other side, it could reflect one’s suppressed desires to become independent, while in current reality it is not that possible.
However, the dream suggests it could be possible, regardless of the actual circumstances.
Dreams about moving into a new place alone gives a hint on what could be possible for you to do, if such thing would actually take place. You can organize and decorate your new home completely on your own, for example.
Such dreams always have to do with one’s ability and/or desire to start their own, independent life, in which everything would be both their joy and their responsibility.
Dreams about moving into a new place with someone
Dreams about moving in with someone are of a completely different nature, compared to the previous one.
It is especially important that it is a new place you and another person (or more of them) are moving into.
This dream tells about one’s need for companionship, it is about the strength that comes from unity and sharing, be it your romantic partner you are moving in with, your friends, your kin. It is always about coexistence and mutual support.
Alternatively, this dream actually questions your attitude towards sharing life with someone, it is like a little ’dream test’ of your relationship with another person or other people.
For example, you might love your cousin, but you cannot imagine living with them in reality – or it is difficult.
If you dream moving in with your beloved one, pay close attention to details. If the overall experience was nice, it is definitely a good sign for your relationship and vice versa.
It will definitely make you think about next steps in your relationship.
Dreams about moving into a new place with your parents
If you dream about moving into a new place with your parents, it tells about your dependence on them (or someone else) in your life, regardless of who was the initiator. Somehow, you cannot get rid of other’s control.
Whatever step you take in life, someone is always watching you, trying to organize your life. It could be someone who really wishes you good, someone who wants to support and protect you. However, they do not realize you can do things on your own.
Such a dream often reflects a similar situation in someone’s waking life.
Maybe the dreamer is not even aware of one’s trying to control them, even if the intention was benevolent.
Dreams often help us clear some things up. If you dream about moving into a new house with your parents, it tells about your inability to separate from your old life, to say so, a life in which you were not exactly your own person.
Dreams about buying a house or an apartment
Dreams about buying a new house or a new apartment are similar in meaning with dreams about moving into a new place on your own.
It tells about your readiness to start your own independent life or to make some mature, bold decisions.
It does not actually have to be buying a new house or moving somewhere else, but something else that would require of you great responsibility and a daring spirit.
It is about investing into something that would help you grow and develop.
It could be a career or educational investment, for example.
In any case, this dream is about something you are about to do for yourself, by yourself. Your effort will pay off, one way or another.
Dreams about moving into wonderful house or apartment
Dreams about moving into a beautiful new house or apartment are promising dreams and many would think of them as a good sign, especially regarding future.
Now, we are not really certain if dreams work as prophecies, but there could be something to it.
If you dream about moving into a new and beautiful home, be it alone or with another person, it is a dream about positive changes in your life.
If nothing more, it reflects the optimism in your nature and greatly encourages you.
Even if you feel a bit disappointed for it being only a dream, think about it as a good and positive sign.
This dream suggests the time is coming for you to feel comfortable, safe, stable and happy. You are about to enter calm and fair winds.
Dreams about moving into a new and nice house or apartment indicates your hard work will pay off, it is a dream that encourages you not to lose hope, even if times get pretty tough.
At the end of the day, you will pick the fruits of your work.
Although such a dream does not guarantee you will be living in a fancy villa or an exclusive apartment, it tells about a stable and cozy life.
It is a dream of a promising future for you and your loved ones.
Dreams about moving into a horrible house or apartment
Dreams about moving into a horrible place are quite disturbing, for, normally, no one would ever like to move into a disastrous, unclean, terrible place.
There are, unfortunately, various reasons for it to happen in real time.
One of the possible scenarios would be buying a new house or apartment and immediately regretting it, after seeing the place.
Now, it could happen that you will actually have to move in or you will leave, depending on the dream.
Dreams about moving into a horrible place has to do with disappointment, plans that went wrong, regret, bad moves or with the fear of the unknown, the anxiety related to uncertainty about how things in your life will unfold.
The most common type of a dream in which the dreamer moves into a terrible and ugly place is the one in which it was not what was expected it to be.
In other words, it is associated with unpleasant surprises and it has to do with some serious life decisions.
For example, you could dream such a dream right before making some important life-changing moves, if you are insecure about them.
Sub-consciously, you try to protect yourself from potential failure and damage, so things dream turns you away from your plans.
Alternatively, it could really be a warning sign, something will not play out as you expected and, instead of getting a nice, pleasant house or apartment, you end up at some ugly, unpleasant place.
It is also about the possibility of you being manipulated and tricked by someone who promises great things, but, in the end, it could turn out it was all a pretense.
Dreams about not being able move into a new place
Dreams about difficulties associated with moving into a new place, house or apartment are about some ongoing or potential obstacles you experience in your waking time, in relation with certain plans and decisions of yours.
You would like to start anew, change your life for the better, build your own future, but there is always an obstacle before you.
In dreams, you are being unable to enter your new home. There could be some practical, legal and other issues.
For example, you have bought your home, but somehow there are no keys and you literally cannot access it.
This dream is about you always being close to your goals, but troubles always turn up.
The dream suggests you have to struggle, because the goal is in your sight.
However, it will not be that easy to reach and you will still have to work on it, until the doors to your new life, figuratively speaking, open.
Dreams about moving into a countryside house
Dreams about moving far away from the city hustle, into the countryside, usually reflect one’s need to start a new life in a less busy and noisy environment, surrounded by nature and living in a slower pace.
It does not have to be about life-changing decisions alone, but such a dream definitely tells about one’s need and desire to move away from crowd, noisy and fast paced environment and, at least for some time, spend our days in a completely different environment.
Living in the countryside is not easy, but it is completely different from living in an urban environment and, many would say, it is a more natural way of living.
However, some would say the opposite and look at it as a step backwards.
The dream about moving to countryside should always be interpreted within the contexts of the dreamer’s life and their own ideas about what it means to live in the country as opposed to living in an urban setting.
Dreams about moving into a fancy downtown apartment
Dreams about moving into a new, luxurious and fancy apartment in the middle of the city is about ambition, about the dreamer’s ’big dreaming’.
It could be a positive sign, if you are working on achieving something like that.
If you have never thought about such a lifestyle, it could also be a positive sign, associated with financial gain, new opportunities and a change in perspective.