To see a traffic light in your dream suggests that you feel you are being held back from pursuing your goals. Your forward progress is being controlled by someone or by some outside forces. In other words, you are not in control of your own life. Alternatively, the dream represents the pressure to succeed or else be left behind. If the traffic light is green, then it indicates that you have been given a seal of approval to follow whatever path you have chosen or whatever decision you have made.
To see or use the turn signal light in your dream means that you are looking for validation or approval. If the turn signal light does not work, then it indicates that you are experiencing some hesitation about the decision you have made or the direction that you have taken.
To dream that you are in prison indicates that you are being censored in some area of your life. You feel that your creativity is being limited and that you are not allowed to express yourself.
To see someone else in prison in your dream signifies an aspect of yourself that you are unable to express freely.
To dream that you or someone is released from prison means that you need to make some major changes in your waking life. Eventually, you will overcome your obstacles
To dream of prison represents feelings of confinement or restriction. You can't do what you want or feel held back. You may feel forced to do something or to give up something. Feeling trapped in a situation you can't get out of. Feeling repressed.
Alternatively, dreaming about being in jail may reflect feelings about discipline or consequences. Feeling that you are being punished.
Dreaming of being in a prison may reflect feelings of being stuck in a relationship that isn't benefiting you anymore. Feeling that your life revolves around keeping someone else happy
Example: A woman dreamed of being locked in a prison by a man with a "rat hood." In waking life she felt trapped in an unhappy marriage that she couldn't leave because her husband had too much control over the family finances including the children's college education fund.
Example 2: A man dreamed of being in a prison cell. In waking life he was in a hospital and they wouldn't let him out.
Example 3: A man dreamed of being trapped in jail and wanting out. In waking life he was having serious doubts about going through with his wedding. He felt trapped in the relationship. He ended up cancelling the wedding and ending the relationship.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of being inside a hospital jail. In waking life she felt stuck in a failing marriage that she was trying in vain to improve.
Imprisonment in a dream means benefits, money and comfort. It also could mean the reversal of one’s condition for the worst. Becoming a prisoner in a dream also could mean making unnecessary and wasted efforts to unveil a secret. In general, prison in a dream means difficulties and humiliation. If one sees a known personality or a government administrator imprisoned or jailed, it could mean the same. If one sees himself incarcerated in a large prison in a dream, it means that he will stand before a strong person who will delegate an important responsibility to him, and from which he will gain spiritual advancement. If he is incarcerated in an unknown jail which is built from plaster in a dream, then it represents his grave. If one sees himself locked and tied-up inside a house in a dream, it means a positive advancement in his life. If in such a place one sees himself being tortured in a dream, it means that his benefits and profits will be greater. If a woman sees herself imprisoned in a dream, it means that she will marry an important person or an older person. If in one’s dream the prison is administered by a religious authority, it means that one correctly prescribes to his religion. If it is a civil prison, then it means adver- sities, sufferings and distress caused by hypocrisy and by blaming others. An unknown prison in a dream means the world. A prison in a dream also represents an ill-natured wife, a difficult cause, silence, or controlling one’s tongue, the perfidy of one’s enemy, accusations, allegations, associating with rich people, one’s grave, suspension of travels because of an illness, losing one’s drive, poverty, or unhappiness. Entering a prison in a dream also means longevity, or reuniting with one’s beloved. If one chooses to live in a sanctuary away from people in a dream, it means that he will be protected from sin. If a sick person leaves his prison cell in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness. If a prisoner sees the gates of his jail open, or if there is a hole in the wall, or a ray of light, or if the ceiling of one’s prison disappears and he can see the skies and stars above him, or if he can see them through the walls of his cell in a dream, it means that he will escape from jail. A prison in a dream also represents the safe return of a traveller, or the death of a sick person. If one sees himself imprisoned and tide-up by someone in authority in a dream, it repre- sents adversities he wishes for them to be removed. Walking out of such an imprisonment in a dream means relief from such adversities If one is travelling, it means that he is a heedless, and if he is sick, it means that his sickness is a prolonged one. It is also said that imprisonment in a dream may mean that one’s prayers are answered and that his difficulties and distress will be removed. If one sees himself incarcerated in an unknown jail of an unknown location and whose dwellers have uncommon appearance in a dream, such a prison then represents his grave. If a sick person sees himself walking out of an unknown prison, or out of a tiny house into a large open space in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness and fully enjoy his life. If one sees himself incarcerated in a prison he does not recognize in a dream, it means that he will marry a woman through whom he will prosper and have children. If one sees himself tied-up inside his own house in a dream, it means that he will profit and witness blessings that will show in his household members. If one who is experiencing difficulties in his life sees himself tied-up to a chair or to a wall in a dream, it means that his problems and fears will be dispelled. If one sees himself building a prison in a dream, it means that he will meet a righteous man, or an Imam who will guide him on the straight path. A prison in a dream also represents paralysis, arrogance, self-deception, or incarcerating troublesome people. If one sees a deceased person in jail in a dream, it means that he is in hell. If one sees himself imprisoned in a dream, it also means that he may enter a forbidden place, a house of a prostitution, or a tavern.
This is a dream of contrary. Indicates freedom and happiness.
Dreaming of a prison, is the forerunner of misfortune in every instance, if it encircles your friends, or yourself. To see any one dismissed from prison, denotes that you will finally overcome misfortune. See Jail.
To see light in your dream represents illumination, clarity, guidance, plain understanding, and insight. Light is being shed on a once cloudy situation or problem. You have found the truth to a situation or an answer to a problem. Also consider the color of the light for additional significance.
If the light is particularly bright, then it indicates that you need to move toward a higher level of awareness and feeling. Bright light dreams are sometimes common for those who are near death.
To see soft or shadowy lighting in your dreams indicates feelings and thoughts from the primal aspects and less developed parts of your subconscious.
To dream that you cannot turn on the light indicates a lack of insight and perspective on a situation.
Dreaming of a bright light coming from an object often signifies divinity and/or a higher consciousness. Consider the significance of the object and its role in your spirituality or spiritual journey.
To dream of light represents clarity, illumination, understanding issues, guidance, or insight. It may also reflect inspiration. Perhaps, "light is being shed" on a difficult or confusing situation. Alternatively, light may reflect truth or answers. Something in your life that is being "noticed" for what it really is.
Consider the color of the light for additional meaning.
To dream of turning on a light represents a choice or situation in your life that you want to notice or draw attention to. Choosing what you pay attention to or get involved in. It may also reflect what you choose to feel good about.
To dream of turning on a dull light may represent your wish to avoid looking too deeply into a problem or to try understand your own behavior. Feeling uninspired or dull.
To dream that you cannot turn on a light represents a lack of insight or inspiration.
To dream of having no light represents a lack of hope, understanding, clarity, guidance, or information. You can't figure out what is going on with a problem. Alternatively, it may reflect feelings of having no hope or that there is nothing good happening. Fear, or a negative situation preoccupies your thinking.
Bright light dreams are common for those who are near death because it reflects the dreamers total preoccupation with noticing life being close to it's end. The bright light reflects the dreamers inability to notice anything else except their impending death.
Example: A man dreamed of turning off a light. In waking life he had decided to change his mind about visiting his mother and felt guilty about it. Turning off the lights reflected his decision to not have a good time visiting his mother.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of bright lights in a hospital. In waking life she was having a difficult menstrual cycle and had to keep upbeat about it because she felt she couldn't do anything about it. The bright lights reflected her choice to be a positive as she could about getting through her problem.
Example 3: A man dreamed of having a light on while he was inside a cavern. In waking life he was doing a lot of self-reflection while alone and thinking over his problems.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of seeing a column of light disappearing. In waking life a man she realized that a man she thought she loved didn't really love her.
Light in a dream means guidance. Walking from a dark place into the light in a dream means receiving guidance, divine acceptance and protection in this world and in the hereafter, and it represents richness after poverty, honor after humiliation, repentance following sin, sight after blindness and the opposite is also true should one see himself walking from light into darkness in a dream. Light in a dream also means Islam, or submission to God Almighty. Seeing light in a dream denotes good deeds, knowledge, the Holy Qur’an, or a righteous son. In a dream, light also may mean trials and tribulations. Wearing a raiment of light in a dream means receiving knowledge, or it could represent one’s growing devotion. If one sees light beaming from his body in a dream, it means that he will be gifted with a son who will grow to be a man of great knowledge, spiritual rank, and whose prayers are accepted. Thus, whatever he ask, God Almighty will grant. Light in a dream also represents a messenger, knowledge, or it could mean accomplishing one’s needs in the light. Light in a dream also represents the sun, the moon, the daylight, sunshine, moonlight, the crescent moon, or the Arabic proper name Shams.
To dream of lights is very good. It denotes riches and honour.
If you dream of light, success will attend you. Dreaming of weird light, or if the light goes out, you will be disagreeably surprised by some undertaking resulting in nothing. To see a dim light, indicates partial success.
To see a light bulb in your dream suggests that you are ready to accept and/or face reality. It refers to your consciousness. The dream also symbolizes spiritual enlightenment, hope, new ideas and visions. You are approaching a situation from a new direction.
To see a burned out light bulb in your dream indicates that you are feeling ineffective. You feel that you are out of ideas or that you have nothing to offer.
To dream of a light bulb represents an idea. It may also reflect your awareness of whether or not an idea is working. Trying light bulbs in a lamp may reflect new ideas you are experimenting with. Giving different methods a shot and watching the results. Approaching a situation from a new direction.
To dream of a burned out light bulb represents feeling ineffective or your awareness that an idea doesn't work. Feel like you are out of ideas or have nothing to offer.
To see neon lights in your dream symbolize your aspirations and desires for recognition or fame, particularly if it is your name in neon. Also consider what is written in neon. There is an important message that your subconscious is trying to convey.
To dream that you are running a red stoplight indicates that you are doing something despite being told not to do it. You are going against the rules.
To see a strobe light in your dream represents chaos in your waking life. Your perspective is skewed and you are not seeing things clearly. Alternatively, the dream suggests that you need to take on a different perspective or viewpoint.
To dream of a light fixture represents a situation that you can choose to notice anytime you want. An option that is always available to you. Action that you can take if you want to.
To dream of a prison camp represents feelings of confinement and restriction that feels purposely unbearable. Punishment that looks for new ways to make sure you don't enjoy yourself. Feeling that restrictions are being adjusted to keep you unhappy. Feeling that restrictions being placed on you are for someone else's benefit. Accommodating the expectations of others to the point of unhappiness. Feeling restricted to work only. Trapped in a work setting.
Example: A young girl dreamed of trying to tunnel out of a prison camp and escape. In waking life they were living in a very strict home and carefully trying to get around the rules in secret.
To dream of a prison guard represents you or someone else that is concerned that a restriction holds. Feeling that repaying debts or suffering punishment is mandatory. Feeling that nobody will help you escape the consequences of your actions. It may also reflect a person or situation that is making sure you face your karma whether you like it or not.
Alternatively, a prison guard may represent acceptance of your own guilt. A part of you that knows your guilty and must do something about it. Punishing yourself or feeling that the consequences must be repaid. Restricting your own growth or happiness.
To dream that you are a prison guard represents your wish to restrict someone else or make sure they face the consequences of their actions. It may also reflect your attempt to make sure that debts are repaid or the punishment is experienced in full. Not letting someone off easy.
Example: A man dreamed of being handed a white bible by a prison guard. In waking life he was actually in prison and felt that he had to change his ways because he knew he was guilty.
In a dream, a prison guard represents repercussions that could influence the veiling or unveiling of secrets.
In a dream, it means one’s sons or daughters.
For a sailor to see a beacon-light, portends fair seas and a prosperous voyage. For persons in distress, warm attachments and unbroken, will arise among the young. To the sick, speedy recovery and continued health. Business will gain new impetus. To see it go out in time of storm or distress, indicates reverses at the time when you thought Fortune was deciding in your favor.
To dream that you are in a boot camp represents your need for discipline and rigid rules. You need to have a better focus on your goals. If you have been through boot camp, then the dream may represent the feelings you were going through at the time. Something in your current life is triggering those similar feelings. Alternatively, the dream may represent your need for a new start or fresh beginning.
To dream of boot camp represents feelings of being pressured into perfect discipline or compliance. Boot camp may also reflect a very big change in your life as you move into a new phase. A fresh start or new beginning while under intense pressure. Feeling that you have to succeed whether you like it or not. A lot of information or change in a very short period of time.
To dream that something is bright represents divinity, a higher consciousness, and spirituality. You need to show your honor toward an important an person or situation. The dream may also be a metaphor for intellect and someone who is smart. If your dream is particularly bright and vivid, then it could indicate a prophetic or epic dream.
If the brightness is blinding, then it suggests that you are not paying attention to some new insights.
To dream of something being bright represents situations, people, or problems that you can't avoid noticing. Something is drawing attention to itself dramatically. It may also reflect someone or something that is felt to be more important or special.
Dreaming of something being too bright represents total preoccupation with having to notice something. You may be in disbelief with how dramatic, important, or powerful something is. Unexpected changes may be occurring.
Brightness in dreams is common to people having powerful spiritual experiences or life changes.
To dream that you are in a cage indicates that you are experiencing inhibitions and powerlessness in some areas of your life. You are feeling restricted, confined and restrained in a current relationship or business deal. Somebody may be keeping a short leash on you, where you are lacking the freedom to act independently.
To dream that you are putting a wild animal into a cage signifies that you will succeed in overcoming your rivals and fears. It is also symbolic of your ability to control you animalistic rages and anger.
To see a bird in a cage suggests that you are feeling limited in your expression and a sudden lost of freedom. You may be experiencing frustrations and an inhibited spirituality. The dream may also imply that you are feeling like a "jail bird".
To dream of a cage represents some area of your life that is restricted, confined, or restrained. You may feel that someone is keeping a short leash on you or that you are lacking the freedom to act independently. Unable to achieve your goals. You may have repressed desires.
Alternatively, a cage may represent your inhibitions or powerlessness in some area of your life.
To dream that you are putting an animal into a cage represents restriction or restrain on some aspect of yourself based on the symbolism of that animal. See our themes section for animal symbolism.
To see a bird in a cage suggests that you are feeling limited in your expression or freedom. You may be experiencing limitations to your spirituality or creativity.
To dream that you are in a cage underwater represents feelings of being overwhelmed by uncertainty while also being restrained. Feeling that a situation is terrible while also feeling that you can't do anything to free yourself from it. If you drown in a cage it may reflect feelings of loss or failure while being completely unable to stop it in anyway whatsoever. Feeling that your "hands are tied" during one of the worst moments of your life.
Example: A man dreamed of being in a cage. In waking life he was terminally ill and desperate to die. Doctors wouldn't let him die.
In a dream, a cage represents a prison, a cradle or a house. Entering one’s head into a cage while walking in the markets in a dream means selling one’s house. A cage in a dream also signifies complications. Seeing a cage inside a courthouse in a dream means marriage.
If you see in the dream a cageful of birds, denotes that you will be the happy possessor of immense wealth and many beautiful and charming children. To see only one bird, you will contract a desirable and wealthy marriage. No bird indicates a member of the family lost, either by elopement or death. To see wild animals caged, denotes that you will triumph over your enemies and misfortunes. If you are in the cage with them, it denotes harrowing scenes from accidents while traveling.
To see or live in a concentration camp in your dream indicates that you are afraid of differences. You are having difficulties accepting others and their differences. Learn to appreciate diversity and the uniqueness in yourself and in others around you. If you actually lived in a concentration camp, then the dream may signify a situation in your waking life which is triggering similar feelings felt at the time.
To dream of a concentration camp represents a problem that you believe or fear may never end. You may be questioning whether or not you will ever move on from a problem. It may also reflect self-doubt or pessimism.
Alternatively, a concentration camp may reflect an embarrassment that you feel stuck with and see no end in sight.
To dream that your lover is in jail, signifies that this lover is deceitful and untrustworthy.
To dream that you are in jail, signifies your feelings of confinement and suffocation.
To dream that others are in jail, signifies your unsettled feeling to grant privileges to an unworthy person.
To dream that children are in jail, signifies negligence and worry.
If you dream that you are in jail it indicates that in life you will prosper. This is a dream of contrary.
To see others in jail, you will be urged to grant privileges to persons whom you believe to be unworthy To see negroes in jail, denotes worries and loss through negligence of underlings. For a young woman dreaming that her lover is in jail, she will be disappointed in his character, as he will prove a deceiver. See Gaol.