The elevator is one of those things we use every day and never think twice about. But the truth is that something as simple as an elevator can be a source of anxiety and confusion, especially when it comes to elevators in dreams.
But why do we dream of elevators? And which other inanimate objects do people tend to dream about? The short answer is that there’s no one answer. And it depends on who you ask!
The main reason why you dream of an elevator is usually because you’re subconsciously trying to get “up” to a higher level, or to reach a place where you feel more safe or secure.
Elevators in dreams represent your journey through life and how you perceive it. If you dream of an elevator, consider what’s going on in your life right now and how you feel about it. Is there something that’s not working out for you? Do you feel like your life is going nowhere?
Dreaming of an elevator (General meaning)
If you dream of an elevator, this dream is a sign that you are feeling overwhelmed by your responsibilities. You may be feeling trapped in a situation or relationship and want out.
On the other hand, a dream of an elevator may have a very positive meaning- it can be a symbol of your own growth.
Even though you may have many responsibilities and obligations, you are capable of taking care of them all and overcoming all challenges that are put in front of you.
You are going down a path that will lead to success, but it will take some time to get there.
Dreaming of taking an elevator
If you dream of taking an elevator, then this is a good sign for your career. It means that things are going well and you should expect more promotions and raises in the near future.
However, if you took an elevator and there were other people on the elevator with you, then this could mean that someone else will be promoted before you just because they have more experience or better “connections” than you do.
On the other hand, dreaming about taking an elevator can also mean that you are about to make a large purchase or investment. This could be anything from buying a home or a new car, to investing in stocks or bonds.
Dreaming of being stuck in an elevator
A dream of being stuck in an elevator could symbolize your fear of being caught in an awkward situation or of having to face someone who makes you feel uncomfortable.
In some cases, this dream may represent the feeling that you are unable to escape from a problem that you have in your daily life and you feel like that problem will follow you forever.
Dreaming of an empty elevator
If you see an empty elevator, this symbolizes a lack of opportunities in your life. Perhaps something has happened recently that has taken away all your hopes for a better life.
You may be feeling stuck and unable to make any improvements to your situation right now. Do not worry, this is temporary, you just need to work hard and you will succeed.
On the other hand, this dream may also be a sign that you need to spend more time with your friends and family. You may be feeling a bit lonely and isolated. It is possible that you are not spending enough time with people who care about you.
Dreaming of an elevator full of people
Dreaming of an elevator full of people is a sign that you will have a lot of new opportunities coming your way. The dream is telling you that you will have the power to move up in life and that you will end up as a winner.
If there were many people in the elevator, then this means that your friends and family members will support you no matter what happens next in your life.
On the other hand, this dream of an elevator full of people can also be interpreted as a symbol of having many people around you who are interested in you in some way. You might be a charismatic person who is capable of easily making friends and negotiate well when it comes to business life.
Dreaming of an elevator that is not moving
When you dream of an elevator that is not moving, it means that you have some fears that are having a huge impact on your life. This dream also tells you that you lack confidence to deal with those fears and overcome them.
If there are other people in the elevator with you when the elevator stopped moving, then the dream is trying to tell you that you have to be more social and talkative with other people so you don’t end up as an outcast.
You might have anxiety when it comes to communicating with other people (maybe more when talking to the opposite gender) and this dream is a sign that you need to try to overcome this problem.
Dreaming of an elevator losing control
If you dream that you are in an elevator and it loses control, it can be interpreted that you feel like there is no way for you to escape from the situation or relationship that you’re in. This dream is telling you that you are losing control over your life and need to take action before things get worse.
If your dream involves an elevator losing control while going up, then this dream could also mean that you are afraid of the future and don’t know what to do.
You may be feeling overwhelmed by all the changes happening around you, and that is causing you big amount of stress. You are very afraid of making mistakes.
Dreaming of elevator doors closing in front of you
To dream about elevator doors closing in front of you may mean that you are waiting for an opportunity that will change your life, but you are not doing anything in the meantime.
The dream is telling you that this is the right time to take a risk and make a big change because nothing will happen on it’s own..
Dreaming of opening elevator doors
You have been working hard and getting nowhere. Perhaps your job is not fulfilling or perhaps you are stuck in a bad relationship. But all this is soon going to change. To dream of opening elevator doors is a sign that you are ready to leave the past behind and start anew.
The dream where you saw elevator doors opening may also be telling you that there are big rewards waiting for you if you keep going forward and working hard. This may also be a sign that it is time for you to start something new- maybe try to look for a different job, start a business venture or meet new people.
However, it may also mean that you were being held back by something or someone, but that problem isn’t there in your life anymore and now you will be able live your life to the fullest.
Dreaming of being alone in an elevator
To dream about being alone in an elevator may mean that you are feeling very isolated and alone. You are not sure if you can trust anyone, so you keep your distance. You feel like people would hate you for the things that you did.
It could be related to being in an elevator alone because elevators are often small and cramped, which reminds you of being trapped in a small space with no one to talk to.
If you dream about being alone in an elevator and it makes you feel anxious or afraid, this feeling could come from working too much or from not having enough time for yourself because of obligations at home or work.
Dreaming of not being able to enter an elevator
The dream about being in an elevator and not being able to enter it is a common one. This dream may be interpreted as your unwillingness to take a risk, or it can also represent your desire for security.
It means that you do not want to take risks, because you are afraid of losing what you have achieved so far. You are too afraid of failure, and that keeps you from fully enjoying your life.
Dreaming of not being able to leave the elevator
If you are dreaming about not being able to leave the elevator, this means that the relationship you are currently in is not working out. You need to stop putting all your energy into something that isn’t going anywhere and start looking for something better.
If someone else were trapped in that elevator with you, then it could mean that there is a person in your life who is going through the same issues as you are, and that you need to help each other over come the problems that each of you are facing.
Dreaming of going up in the elevator
Dreaming of an elevator going up denotes that you will be highly successful in your business life. It also suggest that despite obstacles, you will be successful in reaching your life goals. It also means that you are working hard and that your hard work is slowly paying off and showing results.
However, if you felt anxious in the elevator, or if the elevator was going super fast, it might represent your fear of being punished for your selfishness, or that the gains you are currently seeing in your life are in part made through your unethical actions (in order to get ahead, you were maybe working behind someone’s back, deceiving someone, lying etc…).
Dreaming of going down in an elevator
If you dream of going down in an elevator, it means that you need to slow down a bit and take some time to relax. This dream can also represent your feelings of being stuck in a situation you don’t want to be in.
A dream about going down in an elevator can also represent your feelings about how you feel like you are being held back from moving forward with your life.
Perhaps you are ready to move on and leave the past behind, but aren’t sure how to get out of your current situation. Or perhaps there is something holding you back from reaching your goals and dreams.
Dreaming of quickly going up with the elevator
When you dream about rapidly going up with an elevator, this is a sign that you are rushing your way to success. You are in a hurry to reach your goals and dreams. If this dream is accompanied by feelings of anxiety or fear, it could mean that you are worried about the consequences of the actions you took in order to progress as fast as possible.
You also feel like that the your family members and other people of similar age as you are far ahead of you in life and you feel like people don’t respect you enough because of that. You are trying your best to catch up with them and you don’t care if you hurt someone in the process.
Dreaming of quickly going down with the elevator
If you dream of an elevator that is quickly moving down, it means that you are about to experience something negative in your life. Your position at work might be in risk, or you might experience a big financial loss.
It can also mean that your relationship with your partner is going downhill and that you need to do something to fix it before it is too late.
Dreaming of an elevator crashing to the ground
The dream of an elevator crashing to the ground suggests that you feel that what is currently going on in your life is too much for you.
You are feeling overwhelmed by the demands and obligations being placed on you and this dream is warning you that unless you take action soon, things could get even worse.
Dreaming of an elevator moving horizontally
If you dream of an elevator moving horizontally, it could mean that you’re feeling stuck in a situation and that your life is stagnating. It could also mean that something big will change in your life, but that change will be nor positive nor negative.
Dreaming of an elevator taking you in the wrong direction
A dream about an elevator taking you in the wrong direction indicates that you are feeling pressured by something or someone.
This also means that you might be moving in the wrong direction in your life and not getting anywhere with your goals. You may be feeling depressed or stressed out about not being able to move forward with your life. It may be time for some changes if you want things to get better for you.
Dreaming of installing an elevator
The dream about installing an elevator indicates your desire for change. You want to move up in the world and improve your life.
You might be feeling like it is not the right time to make a big change and but dream is trying to get your attention and tell you how important it is for you to take action now. If you don’t do anything, nothing will change.
Dreaming of repairing elevators
If you’ve ever dreamed about repairing an elevator, it could be a sign that you need to address some emotional issues that you are currently facing. It can also mean that you feel like you need more support and help from the people around you.
Dreaming about other people repairing elevators can be a sign that you rely too much on the other people. It can also mean that you are not doing a good job when working in a group- you don’t trust that the other people will do their part of the job, or you often want to put your responsibilities onto someone else.
Dreaming of cleaning elevators
To dream of cleaning an elevator is a sign that you are bored with your current lifestyle. You maybe have a big desire to find a new job or meet new people. It can also mean that you feel lonely.
If you dreamed of other people cleaning elevators, then it means that you feel like you need to get rid of something in your life. The dream could be telling you to cut ties with friends and family who are negative influences on your life.