Did you dream of a castle? Do you wonder what it means? Keep dreaming! There are many things we associate with castles, thanks to history and works of fiction. Castles are the place where royalty live, where valuable treasures are found, but also where monsters imprison fairy-tale princesses, where power-hungry kings run amok, and where bloody scenes of murder and violence take place. tortures.

These huge buildings are full of people, with a large community of workers and inhabitants. They can also be found empty, abandoned and in ruins. Consider how the castle appeared in your dream and continue below to find out what your dream might be telling you.

What it means to dream of a castle

Power + Strength

Is there a more common symbol of power and strength than a mighty King in his castle? Dreaming of being in a castle can suggest a sense of power or personal achievement. You may have a high opinion of yourself, considering yourself the most important person in a situation or group. This can of course be positive or negative. Feeling this high self-opinion could be arrogance and ego, and you would be better off considering that even from your position of power or recognition, that everyone is valuable, and that you are not better than the next person.

This could be an invitation to humble yourself in some way. This could also be a positive symbol suggesting that you feel strong and powerful, capable of overcoming challenges, meeting and reaching your goals, or defending yourself against attack. Take this dream as an encouragement, and get out there and live your dreams! Consider, how did you feel this sense of power within your dream? Did you feel aggressive or out of control? Did you feel liberating and energizing?

Prestige + Luxury

A castle is certainly a common symbol of wealth, luxury and prestige. The King and Queen sit on their elegant, jewel-encrusted thrones, awaited by foot and hand by a bevy of servants. Their every need is catered for, and of course it is assumed that they possess great wealth that enables them to do or buy anything they may desire. If you dream of living this way, surrounded by opulence , perhaps your dream is telling you that you are destined for great things.

You may be given opportunities in your daily life that help you jump into a life of more comfort and abundance, so pay attention. You don’t want to miss your moment. This dream could also simply be telling you that you are unhappy with your position in life and want more wealth or prestige in your life. Think about what is unsatisfying in your life, and what you can do right now to change it. Remember, no matter how hopeless a situation seems, you always have the power to change things.

Isolation + Loneliness

Castles are built like fortresses, with impenetrable barriers to entry. They also contain large chambers of space. It must be very easy to feel alone inside a castle. If you are alone in your dream castle , it may be an indication that you are isolating yourself from the people in your waking life. Are you putting up barriers to keep people out? It can be very easy to push people away, feeling lonely and feeling sorry for ourselves.

This can be a wake-up call, letting you know that you can do (or stop doing) something to improve your situation. Although you are not alone, you may feel isolated within this dream. Take into consideration the emotions you experienced to better understand your dream. “Different paths sometimes lead to the same castle.” – George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Common Dream Interpretations for Castles and Fortresses

Now that we’ve gone over some possible themes in castle dreams, let’s take a look at some dream scenarios involving a castle or fortress.

Dream that you are living in a castle

As mentioned above, a dream of living in a castle could indicate that you wish to live like a King or Queen. That you feel dissatisfied with your position in life, and aspire to live a life that includes more wealth, luxury, comfort, recognition, power… Take into consideration the state of the castle, who and what else was in the castle with you, and how you you felt in the dream.

Dream that you are inside someone else’s castle

A dream of someone else’s castle could indicate that you are feeling frustrated by having to deal with someone else’s rules or expectations. Maybe someone in your waking life is controlling, or just picky, and you don’t like having to put up with it. It could also be that you just feel out of control. You are in someone else’s world and you are certainly not the person in power. What can you do right now to get your power back?

Dream that you are trapped in a castle

It is no wonder that the dream of being trapped in a castle suggests that you feel trapped in some way in your waking life. Perhaps you feel out of control regarding a health problem, trapped in an unhappy relationship or job, or hopeless in some other situation. This dream can be an invitation to think outside the box to solve any personal problems you are dealing with.

Being led out of a castle

If you leave or someone leads you out of a castle, it’s a good sign that you’re letting your guard down, leaving behind the barriers you’ve put up to isolate yourself. You may already be coming out of your shell, or you may soon be given new opportunities to challenge yourself to do so.

Dream that you are locked in a castle

As a castle represents wealth and luxury, it can also represent opportunity. If you have been locked outside a castle in your dream, you probably feel that you have missed something in your waking hours. Do you feel that you have been deceived by some fortuitous circumstance? You may have missed something, but now that you are aware of it, what can you do to overcome it?

To better understand the meaning of your dream, ask yourself these questions:

  • What do you think of castles?
  • Do you have any personal association with castles?
  • Where in the castle (or outside of it) were you in the dream?
  • Was the castle in good shape or in bad shape?
  • You were alone?
  • What other symbols appeared in the dream?
  • Do you ever feel isolated?
  • Do you feel like you are destined for greater things?

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