When we dream of doors, this can give us a good idea of how we are currently feeling. Like most things we dream about, seeing a door in our dream tells us how we feel about our lives and how things are going.
How you interpret your dream about doors will be very specific to you because you have your own preconceived notions about doors and what they mean to you, if only subconsciously. However, there are many universal ideas about doors and their symbolism, and this is where we’ll start.
What it means to dream of a door
Here are some common interpretations and themes about what it means to see a door in your dream.
Opportunities + New Beginnings
We have probably all heard various sayings about doors. Don’t “shut the door” on one opportunity. Leave the door open for love. When one door closes, another opens. Each of them is about being open and available for something. When you dream of an open door, or walking through a door, this could be about moving towards a new opportunity in your life.
It could be about something that you are currently going through, or about something that you are waiting for, something that you long for. Whatever it is, it is likely to be a positive symbol in your dream that you are being presented with the option to move freely and that you are not blocked in your way.
Mystery + Potential
Doors can represent a mystery in our lives, both good and bad. Doors create a barrier, and the unknown is behind the closed door. Doors can protect secrets. A locked door may require a key, password, or some type of credential to gain access. Or it can be as easy as turning a knob or knocking and asking for access. Until the door opens, you don’t know what’s behind it.
In your dreams, being presented with a mysterious door may suggest excitement or fear about something on the horizon. This can also suggest that you have a choice in something and are not sure how to proceed. You will need to consider how you feel in the dream as well as what else is going on in the dream to really understand what it means to you.
Feeling trapped or stuck
A locked door blocking your way can be a sign that you feel trapped. You can be trapped inside or outside a door, and in life this can be true too. Dreams of being stuck are common and can give you insight into what is blocking you from your path in life. You may feel trapped in a situation, wanting to get out, but feel like you have no voice and no control over the situation.
Conversely, you might feel locked out of something you want. You might desperately want to be let into a club, a school, to get a particular new job, or to start a relationship with someone, but you feel trapped outside the only door that could allow you access to what you want. .
Do you just have to knock on the door and ask? Or is there some hidden key you need to look for? “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller
The types of doors you can find in your dreams
- Dreaming of an open door: An open door represents the opportunities and options that are available to us.
- Dreaming of a closed door or a locked door: A closed door represents opportunities that are closed, or that we feel are unattainable.
- To dream of a new door: it could point to new opportunities
- Dreaming of a familiar door: It can suggest moving forward on something you are already working on.
- Dreaming of a garage door : Opportunities.
- Dreaming of a trap door: Point to a mysterious stranger.
- Dreaming of a glass door : Reflect your inner emotions.
- Dreaming of a revolving door : It can be about the feeling of going around in circles, of being stuck.
- Dreaming of an attic door : It tells us about the higher self.
- Dreaming of a car door : It could represent a trip or a displacement.
Now that we’ve covered some common themes and types of doors, let’s take a look at some dream scenarios involving a door or doors.
dream of a door opening
The opening of a door suggests new opportunities and potential change. This could reflect a personal journey you’re already on, or one you’re hoping to begin. An unlocked door is a good sign.
Dream of a door closing
The closing of a door can mean that you feel that the options are inaccessible to you. It can also mean that you have to make a decision. Open the door, or walk away? A closed door doesn’t have to be bad, but it probably means you’re feeling frustrated or torn about something.
dream of a closed door
A closed door can suggest that you feel trapped or blocked by something in life. It can also represent you as a person. Aren’t you willing to let people in? Do you tend to stop people from getting close to you?
Many doors to choose from
Naturally, being presented with many doors in your dream points to having many options in your life. You may feel overwhelmed because there are so many to choose from. Or maybe you’re just glad you have so many options.
Another thing to consider is the color of the door.
Black: Mystery, isolation, depression, fear, career goals
Blue : Tranquility, Relaxation, Sadness
Green: Peace, Progress, Abundance, Hope
Red : Love, Warning, Danger, Anger
White: Acceptance, Purity, Knowledge, Mourning These are just some of the possible associations that the color of the door can signify.
To dig deeper and find more ideas related to colors .
To better understand the meaning of your dream, ask yourself these questions:
- What do you think of doors in everyday life?
- Do you have any personal association with doors?
- What kind of door was it?
- Was the door in good condition or in poor condition?
- What purpose did the door serve?
- What other symbols appeared in the dream?
- Do you have any great choices to make?
- Are you waiting for a new opportunity?