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Home Improvements

To dream of making home improvements or working on home improvement projects refers to improvements that you need to make on yourself. Consider the type of improvement made in the dream for additional analysis. If you are adding onto your home, then it suggests that you need to expand your way of thinking. You need a wider perspective on things. If you are re-roofing in your dream, then it suggests that you need to raise your goals. You need to set your sights higher.

To dream of home improvements or renovating a house represents changes to the way you normally think, or overhauling outdated ideas or behaviors. Self-improvement or improving the way you normally go about solving problems. Making changes to your usual methods of dealing with people. Making a big change so that you never concern yourself with a problem ever again. Expanding your way of thinking. It may also reflect your attempt to make big changes to yourself to feel better about yourself.

Consider the type of improvement or location of the room for additional meaning. Renovating a bathroom may represent new ways of fixing problems you are considering. Renovating a kitchen may represent new ways of preparing for future situations. Fixing up your living room may represent new or better ways of relaxing you are considering.


Invasion

To dream of an invasion represents your need to be more assertive. Stand up for yourself and let your voice be known. Don't let others tell you what to do.

To dream of an invasion represents feelings of being threatened by a takeover. Fearing a permanent loss of control or leadership. Feeling ousted or "punked off." Alternative views or ideas that may diminish you. Feeling that your turf is under threat. Feeling overwhelmed by people you don't want to be around. Feeling a lack of privacy.

Example: A young man dreamed of his home being invaded. In waking life he was that people who were brought into his home to social by his sister were violating his personal space.

In a dream, invasion means poverty, failure, facing danger and destruction, or seeking to do business overseas.


Motor Home

To dream that you live in a motor home suggests that you need to move on with regards to some aspect of your life. You are dwelling too much on a situation; it is time to move forward. Alternatively, the motor home expresses your desire to be more independent and self-sufficient.


Nursing Home

To dream of an old age nursing home represents feelings about a situation almost being over. Sensitivity about about losing time, having to settle down, or having to get realistic about getting older. Feeling that an eventual ending is inevitable, but that there is still lots of time.

Negatively, a nursing home may reflect feelings of being too old to do something anymore. Stress or frustration with having to care about someone who is too old or impotent to care for themselves anymore. Feelings about death or failure being inevitable while you try to be enjoy anything else at all.

Nursing homes in dreams are common to people who have elderly parents that they don't expect to live for much longer.

Example: A woman dreamed of trees being cut down in front of a nursing home. In waking life her father died and she felt bad about having lost the remaining time she felt she had left with his father.


Robbery

To dream that you have been robbed indicates that you are experiencing an identity crisis or are suffering from some sort of loss in your life. Alternatively, the dream means that someone has stolen your success or has taken credit for something you did. Perhaps you feel that you have been treated unfairly.

To dream that you have been robbed represents feelings of being robbed of power, happiness, or independence. Feeling that a situation is unfair or that you are being treated unfairly. Losing the ability to feel the way you want or do what you want. Feeling your happiness or enthusiasm taken from you. You feel a person or situation has ruined your hopes, spirits, or mood. Suffering a loss. Wanting something that you can't have.

To dream that you rob someone may represent situations where you are forcing people to do things that may make them unhappy or permanently lose their enthusiasm. Telling someone what to do while knowing that they don't like it. Outright stealing your success or taking credit that isn't yours. Feelings about a situation being too easy or taking advantage of others.

Example: A woman dreamed of seeing someone being robbed. In waking life she was enjoying reading a book until she met the author and had an argument with them. She felt that she couldn't enjoy the book anymore.

In a dream, a robbery means adultery or usury. If the thief is unknown in the dream, then he represents the Angel of Death. If the thief is known to the owner of the house, it means that he will benefit from his knowledge, his trade, a good word of wisdom, or from someone’s advice. If an unknown thief enters one’s house and steals his washing basin, or his blanket, or a feminine item, or a similar house item in a dream, it may mean the death of one’s wife, or of a woman in his immediate family. If a known thief robs someone of his money in a dream, it means that he slanders him. If it is an unknown old man in the dream, it means that a close friend will backbite him. A robbery in a dream also has positive connotations, except for a swaggerer who lives on betraying others. If one sees himself sneaking up to steal something in a dream, it means that thieves will burglarize his house or business. If one sees himself stealing something in a dream, it means that he will commit adultery or lie.


Senior Home

To dream that you live in a senior home (but you don't really live in one in real life) means that you are becoming too dependent on others. You need to take responsibility and control of your own life.

To see or dream that you are visiting a senior home implies that you need to reconnect with some elderly person in your waking life. Perhaps you have been neglecting that relationship.

To dream that you volunteer in a senior home suggests that you need to be more respectful or compassionate of others, particularly people who are older than you.


Trailer Home

To dream that you live in a trailer home suggests that you are feeling insignificant and undervalued. On the other hand, it may mean that you have a flexible self-image. You are able to adapt to any situation or circumstance.


Home

To see your home in your dream signifies security, basic needs, and values. You may be feeling at " home" or settled at your new job or environment. Alternatively, the dream represents your basic needs and priorities.

In particular, to see your childhood home, your hometown, or a home that you previously lived in indicates your own desires for building a family or your beliefs about home. It also reflects aspects of yourself that were prominent or developed during the time you lived in that home. You may experience some unfinished feelings that were now being triggered by a waking situation. Alternatively, the dream may symbolize your outdated thinking.

To dream that you cannot find your way home indicates that you have lost faith and belief in yourself. It may also signify a major transition in your life.

To dream of being at home represents familiarity, security, or normalcy. Being comfortable with the way things are or being used to the way things are. A chaotic situation may have come to an end.

You may be feeling at "home" or settled at a new job or situation.

To dream of home life in early boyhood indicates good health and prosperity. Good sign of progress.

Dreaming of visiting your old home, you will have good news to rejoice over. To see your old home in a dilapidated state, warns you of the sickness or death of a relative. For a young woman this is a dream of sorrow. She will lose a dear friend. To go home and find everything cheery and comfortable, denotes harmony in the present home life and satisfactory results in business. See Abode.


Old Age Home


Home Invasion


Home Coming


Coming Home


Arrival

The arrival home of a traveller in a dream signifies relief after sustaining depression and distress, or it could mean recovering from an illness, or regaining a stronghold. If one finds himself depressed and annoyed with the arrival of the traveller in the dream, then his dream may signify having to ask for something from someone, or needing others, or confronting the unavoidable.


Thief

To dream that you are a thief suggests that you are afraid of losing what you have. Perhaps you feel that you are undeserving of the things you already have. Alternatively, to dream that you are a thief indicates that you are overstepping your boundaries in some situation or relationship.

To dream that you are a witness to a theft or a victim of theft indicates that someone is wasting your time and/or stealing your energy and ideas. Perhaps you feel robbed in some way.

To dream of a thief represents an aspect of your personality that doesn't earn anything for itself. Using other people to get ahead. You or others that have a habit of taking from others. Intelligent or sophisticated deception.

Alternatively, you may feel other people have used you or stole your ideas.

To dream of a thief represents an aspect of your personality that doesn't earn anything for itself. Using other people to get ahead. You or others that have a habit of taking from others. Intelligent or sophisticated deception.

Alternatively, you may feel other people have used you or stole your ideas. Feeling that you can't enjoy what you've earned.

In a dream, a thief represents an illness, deficiency in one’s character, or a physical ailment. If the thief is a black man, it means that the illness relates to one’s black bile. If the color of his skin is red, then it relates to one’s blood. If the color of his skin is yellow, then it relates to his galls. If the color of his skin is white, then it relates to his chest and phlegm. Whatever a thief takes in the dream should be interpreted in relation to the substance of what he took. If he takes nothing from one’s house, then it denotes a passing ailment. If one catches the thief, or holds to his shirt in the dream, it means that he knows the cure. A thief in a dream also represents an assassin, the angel of death, a visitor, or someone asking for marriage. If there is a sick person in the house and a thief enters that house in a dream, it means the death of the ailing person. If a thief comes to one’s house and takes nothing from it in a dream, it means the recovery of sick person from his illness. A thief in a dream also can be interpreted to represent a cunning person, a deceiver, an adulterer, a hunter, a backbiter, someone who asks for things that do not belong to him, a lion, a snake, a Satan, eavesdropping, or one’s mind, desire and passions. If a scholar sees a thief in his dream, it means that he will learn wisdom from an anecdote. A thief in a dream also represents a liar, or the humiliation inflicted upon such a person.

Dreaming of being a thief and that you are pursued by officers, is a sign that you will meet reverses in business, and your social relations will be unpleasant. If you pursue or capture a thief, you will overcome your enemies. See Stealing.


Burglary

To dream that you have been burglarized indicates that you are feeling violated or that personal space has been invaded. You feel helpless in some situation or relationship. This could be due to a major change in your life. Give yourself some time to adjust to your new environment. The dream may also occur as a result of being burglarized in real life and a symptom of post traumatic stress.

To dream of being the victim of a burglary may represent your regret at having been unable to say no to something. Purposely having made a bad choice that had consequences.

It may also reflect your feeling of being powerless to control your life. You may feel that a person or situation gets to keep taking your power away.


Elephant

To see an elephant in your dream indicates that you need to be more patient or more understanding of others. Or perhaps there is a memory that you are holding on to for too long. You need to let go of the past. The elephant is also a symbol of power, strength, faithfulness and intellect. Alternatively, the elephant's introverted personality may be a reflection of your own personality. In particular, if you see a white elephant, then it symbolizes royalty.

To dream that you are riding an elephant, indicates that you are in control of your unconscious and aspects that you were once afraid of.

To dream that you are afraid of the elephant, suggests that there is an enormous problem that you are afraid to confront.

To dream that you are an elephant, suggests that you need to make your opinions and views known. You need to be more vocal and voice your ideas. Express yourself. Alternatively, dreaming that you are an elephant may be reflective of your conservative views. The elephant is the symbol of the United States Republican party. Perhaps you are sharing the same views as the Republican party.

In a dream, an elephant represents a respected and feared enemy who is dull-witted, who carries heavy burdens or responsibilities and who is expert in war tactics. An elephant in a dream also signifies arrogance. Riding an elephant or controlling it in a dream means establishing ties with a leader or a politician and profiteering from one’s connection. It also means living a long and a prosperous life. Riding an elephant during the nighttime in a dream means rising in rank, and should one be suited for leadership, he will receive it then engage in a war which he will lose. Riding an elephant during the daylight hours in a dream means divorce, perfidy, betrayal or deceit. Milking an elephant or taking something out of its trunk in a dream means either extortion or receiving lawful money from a powerful person. It is also said that an elephant in a dream represents a mighty king who is gracious and generous, patient and tender hearted. If an elephant hits someone with his trunk in a dream, it means receiving benefits from such a person or inheriting something from him, receiving a political appointment, or becoming wealthy through high connections. An elephant in a dream also represents righteous people, scholars and noble ones. An elephant in a dream also denotes hardships, toiling, then relief from adversities. Seeing an elephant in a dream and failing to ride on it means lack of integrity or loss of business. Seeing a dead elephant in a dream means that the ruler or a great person from that land will die, or that a noble person will be killed. Seeing an elephant in a land other than its native land in a dream means adversities. If one faces a threatening elephant in a dream, it means an illness. If one falls under the feet of an elephant in a dream, it means his death. Speaking to an elephant in a dream means receiving a precious gift from someone in authority. Running away in fear of an elephant in a dream means being persecuted by someone in authority. Riding an elephant during a war in a dream means defeat and subsequent destruction. Eating elephant’s meat in a dream means money. As for worldly people, seeing an elephant in a dream means benefits, but as for pious and religious people, it denotes adversities. Riding an elephant in a dream also may denote lies or oppression. An elephant entering a land other than its natural habitat signifies an official visit of a king or a president to another country, or it could mean invading it.

Good health, success, strength, prosperity, intelligence.

Dreaming of riding an elephant, denotes that you will possess wealth of the most solid character, and honors which you will wear with dignity. You will rule absolutely in all lines of your business affairs and your word will be law in the home. To see many elephants, denotes tremendous prosperity. One lone elephant, signifies you will live in a small but solid way. Dreaming of feeding one, denotes that you will elevate yourself in your community by your kindness to those occupying places below you.


Intruder

To see an intruder in your dream represents your feelings of guilt. Consider also what unfamiliar feelings or thoughts may be breaking into your peace of mind. Alternatively, an intruder symbolizes self-indulgent behavior or unwanted sexual attention.

To dream of an intruder represents an aspect of yourself that is not supposed to be present. A violation of personal boundaries that is creating tension. A thought, emotion, behavior, situation that is interfering with a stable or positive state mindset. It may also symbolize something you are thinking that threatens progress or the attainment of a goals. You may feel that you suddenly have to scramble to keep your privacy or security.

Unwanted changes at work or in relationships often bring dreams of intruders. Unwelcome stress in your life.

Example: A man dreamed of black man breaking into this house. In waking life he was practicing abstinence for his religious studies and couldn't resist it anymore. The intruder reflected his awareness that he was not supposed to be sexually active at that time.

Example 2: A man dreamed of an intruder entering his house. In waking life he was beginning to feel that an extramarital affair he had was beginning to encroach on his relationship with his wife. He felt that getting caught was becoming a very real dangerous possibility after never believing that it would be. He felt suddenly threatened by the possibility of being caught.

In a dream, an intruder represents a stranger, a low spirited person who is much humiliated by others because of his cast or origin. In a dream, an intruder also may represent a messenger, a lively person, or a restless one.


Houses

To dream of a house represents your mindset or perspective on a situation. Your take on the experience of current conditions. Beliefs or feelings that you are comfortable with. Your view of an experience that is familiar to you. Your opinion or beliefs about a situation that has become normal to you.

Negatively, a house may reflect a belief system or habit that you take for granted.

The type of house is symbolic for how you are thinking about a particular issue. The condition of the house reflecting your mental state as you experience something. Rich houses symbolize your perspective on issues where you are powerful and resourceful.

Poor houses represent your perspective on issues where you are powerless or emotionally weakened.

The rooms of the house are indicative of how an issue is being approached or dealt with.

To dream of a house being on fire represents feelings of powerlessness to stop some area of your life from being lost for good. It may also reflect angry destructive intentions or intentional harm that can't be stopped. Feeling stupid that you can't do anything about stopping damage to some area of your life. A situation may feel permanently out of your control in a negative way.

To dream of buying a house represents your commitment to integrating something into your life. Choosing to make something be normal for you. Alternatively, it may mean that you have worked really hard to earn something. Negatively, buying a new house may mean that you'd made a mistake that you're stuck with.

To dream of going home in a dream represents a return to familiarity or comfort. Things are becoming normal again. You may have been experiencing difficulties or doing something new.

To dream of cleaning your house represents self-improvement. You may be fine-tuning an idea you have or trying to perfect something. Unneccessary beliefs or habits are being removed or changed.

To dream of a new house represents a new perspective or mindset on a situation. A new way of thinking about something. A new situation may have become normal for you. A better way of living or seeing life. News ideas or lifestyle choices.

To dream of an old house represents a perspective or mindset that is experienced, tried, and trusted.

To dream of being locked out of your house represents rejection and insecurity. You may feel unable to feel as secure or confident as you wish. Feeling displaced beyond your control.

To dream of people moving into your home and claim that it belongs to them represents feelings of being displaced or the "owner" of your own life in some area.

To dream of returning to an old home represents a return to an old or familiar way of thinking. A perspective on life you've had before. This may occur when you return to old habits, jobs, relationships, or even go back to school. Alternatively, consider how the reputation the old home has and how it may symbolize your current mindset.

To dream of someone else's house represents your mindset through the perspective of whatever qualities stand out the most about that person. For example, if you dream of a grandparents house it may represent your mindset through the perspective of a wiser or more experienced aspect of your personality. Meaning you may be dealing with a situation that you have prior experience with. Alternatively, other people's houses can also be a symbol for issues you have with those people.

To dream of colored houses symbolizes your mind through the perspective of whatever the color represents. For example a blue house symbolizes a positive mindset, and a red house symbolizes a negative mindset. See the themes section for more on colors.

To have your house broken into or robbed symbolizes a problem, negative mindset, or bad habit that is robbing you of happiness, confidence, or integrity.

Abandoned houses symbolize mental or emotional neglect. They may also your view of problems that you gotten used to. A sign that you haven't bothered to deal with problems or that you need to focus on self-improvement.

Mansions, or homes of wealthy people symbolize your state of mind when feeling powerful, in control, or achieving goals.

House numbers, and locations also add to the symbolism that describes how you are thinking, or feeling.

To dream of a former residence symbolizes your state of mind based on your memories of that house. Consider the number of the house as well using dream numerology..

To dream of your parent's house symbolizes your state of mind being one that is dealing with their conscience (father) to decide on an issue or confront a negative situation, or using their intuition (mother) to figure out how to solve a problem or stay away from it before it begins.

To dream of seeing a house being destroyed represents some area of your life that you have become accustomed to coming to an end. A perspective on a situation being normal or stable being ruined. Example life situations that may cause this kind of dream may be the loss of a job, loss of health, permanent injuries in an accident, or major changes in family life.

To dream of a broken or damaged house may reflect feelings about your life deteriorating or your identity threatened. Something valuable in your life feels crushed or lost. A sense that a situation is becoming troubling. It may also reflect feelings about your body being damaged.

To dream of a part of your house being missing or removed represents feelings about having reduced function in some area of your life.

To dream of an old house represents feelings old ways of living that are not important anymore. An old house that is still nice looking may reflect old-fashioned values or old-fashioned ways of living. A "classic" or timeless perspective on a situation.

Alternatively, old houses that you use to live in may reflect a perspective on life or a specific situation you are experiencing based on the dominant feelings you had while living in that home.

Example: A wealthy woman regularly dreamed of being in the old impoverished home of her youth. Whenever this dream occurred she was experiencing intense frustration in waking life. The poor home reflected her perspective on a situations where she felt powerless and lack resources to deal with problems.

Example 2: An older woman dreamed of being locked out of a house. In real life she desired to be young again and felt that youth was gone forever.

Example 3: A woman dreamed of her house being badly burned and then slowly being restored. In waking life she had sustained a serious injury to her arm and was awaiting surgery in the hospital.

Example 4: A woman dreamed of being in a house that was too small. In waking life she felt that a relationship with a married man was too difficult to achieve because she was too young and not rich enough to be with him. The small house may have reflected her perspective on her situation being a lot more restricted and difficult than she wanted it to be.

To dream of a house represents your mindset or perspective on a situation. Your take on the experience of current conditions. Beliefs or feelings that you are comfortable with. Your view of an experience that is familiar to you. Your opinion or beliefs about a situation that has become normal to you.

Negatively, a house may reflect a belief system or habit that you take for granted.

The type of house is symbolic for how you are thinking about a particular issue. The condition of the house reflecting your mental state as you experience something. Rich houses symbolize your perspective on issues where you are powerful and resourceful.

Poor houses represent your perspective on issues where you are powerless or emotionally weakened.

The rooms of the house are indicative of how an issue is being approached or dealt with.

For more on houses [[see the themes section]].

To dream of a house being on fire represents feelings of powerlessness to stop some area of your life from being lost for good. It may also reflect angry destructive intentions or intentional harm that can't be stopped. Feeling stupid that you can't do anything about stopping damage to some area of your life. A situation may feel permanently out of your control in a negative way.

To dream of buying a house represents your commitment to integrating something into your life. Choosing to make something be normal for you. Alternatively, it may mean that you have worked really hard to earn something. Negatively, buying a new house may mean that you'd made a mistake that you're stuck with.

To dream of going home in a dream represents a return to familiarity or comfort. Things are becoming normal again. You may have been experiencing difficulties or doing something new.

To dream of cleaning your house represents self-improvement. You may be fine-tuning an idea you have or trying to perfect something. Unnecessary beliefs or habits are being removed or changed.

To dream of a new house represents a new perspective or mindset on a situation. A new way of thinking about something. A new situation may have become normal for you. A better way of living or seeing life. News ideas or lifestyle choices.

To dream of an old house represents a perspective or mindset that is experienced, tried, and trusted.

To dream of being locked out of your house represents rejection and insecurity. You may feel unable to feel as secure or confident as you wish. Feeling displaced beyond your control.

To dream of people moving into your home and claim that it belongs to them represents feelings of being displaced or the "owner" of your own life in some area.

To dream of returning to an old home represents a return to an old or familiar way of thinking. A perspective on life you've had before. This may occur when you return to old habits, jobs, relationships, or even go back to school. Alternatively, consider how the reputation the old home has and how it may symbolize your current mindset.

To dream of someone else's house represents your mindset through the perspective of whatever qualities stand out the most about that person. For example, if you dream of a grandparents house it may represent your mindset through the perspective of a wiser or more experienced aspect of your personality. Meaning you may be dealing with a situation that you have prior experience with. Alternatively, other people's houses can also be a symbol for issues you have with those people.

To dream of colored houses symbolizes your mind through the perspective of whatever the color represents. For example a blue house symbolizes a positive mindset, and a red house symbolizes a negative mindset. See the themes section for more on colors.

To have your house broken into or robbed symbolizes a problem, negative mindset, or bad habit that is robbing you of happiness, confidence, or integrity.

Abandoned houses symbolize mental or emotional neglect. They may also your view of problems that you gotten used to. A sign that you haven't bothered to deal with problems or that you need to focus on self-improvement.

Mansions, or homes of wealthy people symbolize your state of mind when feeling powerful, in control, or achieving goals.

House numbers, and locations also add to the symbolism that describes how you are thinking, or feeling.

To dream of a former residence symbolizes your state of mind based on your memories of that house. Consider the number of the house as well using dream numerology.

To dream of your parent's house symbolizes your state of mind being one that is dealing with their conscience (father) to decide on an issue or confront a negative situation, or using their intuition (mother) to figure out how to solve a problem or stay away from it before it begins.

To dream of seeing a house being destroyed represents some area of your life that you have become accustomed to coming to an end. A perspective on a situation being normal or stable being ruined. Example life situations that may cause this kind of dream may be the loss of a job, loss of health, permanent injuries in an accident, or major changes in family life.

To dream of a broken or damaged house may reflect feelings about your life deteriorating or your identity threatened. Something valuable in your life feels crushed or lost. A sense that a situation is becoming troubling. It may also reflect feelings about your body being damaged.

To dream of a part of your house being missing or removed represents feelings about having reduced function in some area of your life.

To dream of an old house represents feelings old ways of living that are not important anymore. An old house that is still nice looking may reflect old-fashioned values or old-fashioned ways of living. A "classic" or timeless perspective on a situation.

Alternatively, old houses that you use to live in may reflect a perspective on life or a specific situation you are experiencing based on the dominant feelings you had while living in that home.

Example: A wealthy woman regularly dreamed of being in the old impoverished home of her youth. Whenever this dream occurred she was experiencing intense frustration in waking life. The poor home reflected her perspective on a situations where she felt powerless and lack resources to deal with problems.

Example 2: An older woman dreamed of being locked out of a house. In real life she desired to be young again and felt that youth was gone forever.

Example 3: A woman dreamed of her house being badly burned and then slowly being restored. In waking life she had sustained a serious injury to her arm and was awaiting surgery in the hospital.

Example 4: A woman dreamed of being in a house that was too small. In waking life she felt that a relationship with a married man was too difficult to achieve because she was too young and not rich enough to be with him. The small house may have reflected her perspective on her situation being a lot more restricted and difficult than she wanted it to be.


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