With the proliferation of motor vehicles traveling across the face of this earth, it should come as no surprise that these gas-guzzling, smog-generating necessities cruise through our dreams from time to time. I can almost guarantee that people used to dream of their horses or chariots and before that their feet. And I dare to bet that in the future, humanity will probably dream of their aerocars and jetpacks. Our vehicles have become almost as indispensable in today’s society as electricity and domestic installations.
According to the dictionary, a vehicle is: 1) Any means in or by which anyone travels or anything is carried or carried; a means of conveyance or transport: a motor vehicle; spacecraft. 2) A medium of transmission or passage: Air is the carrier of sound. 3) A carrier from infection. 4) A medium of communication, expression, or display. 5) A means to achieve an end. In dreams, your car or vehicle can represent each of these meanings much more.
Many dream researchers, through studying thousands of dreams, have concluded that cars (vehicles) most commonly represent:
1. The vehicle or means by which you move through life’s journey. Are you stuck in a rut or is life passing you by?
2. A general warning regarding a car accident or incident, depending of course on the content of the dream. For example, if you have a dream about your car stalling, then maybe you should check your engine instead of worrying about an accident.
3. How you deal with life’s problems. For example, if you dream of a speeding car, it may indicate that you are in a hurry or that you are forcing a problem.
4. Often a vehicle represents the physical body and its condition. What condition is the vehicle in? Is everything broken, or is it shiny and new? Is he running out of gas or ready to fall apart?
5. A car (or vehicle) can also symbolize your way of thinking or ideas. Is the car old and outdated? Having trouble steering or stopping? Is that old antique (antiquated belief or idea) still sitting in your garage?
6. Very often a car (or vehicle) represents your deep (often unacknowledged) drives and ambitions… what drives you, what motivates you. Examine the rest of the dream for more clues about what’s under the hood, so to speak.
7. Today your car may represent your status or social standing. But of course you have to decide if that’s what it represents for you. Some dreamers don’t care about these issues at all, while others are very sensitive to them.
8. Finally, a car can represent your self-control, or lack thereof. Who drives the vehicle? How is the car driven, irregular, dangerous, slow? Does the vehicle slip and slide or do donuts in a parking lot?
There are a variety of different situations and images involving cars (or vehicles in general) that you can find in your dreams. To learn more about what your dream car is trying to tell you and to understand what drives your life.