Dream meaning » accident

To dream of an accident is a warning to avoid any mode of travel for a short period, as you are threatened with loss of life.

Accident dream could also be warning you of potential danger or loss of control if you continue a particular course of action.

To see that you have an accident in your dream may indicate that you will be held in high esteem by your environment and it is proved that you are right in an issue which you weren’t taken serious in.


To see that you hear accident news in your dream

To see that you hear accident news in your dream refers to a person who will apologise from you by regretting.

If you hear the accident news of your relatives in your dream, it symbolizes a person who waits for your attention but doesn’t make it clear to you.

Accidents in the home

Dreaming of accidents in the home means tension may be building up in your home life, although it occasionally means you have unconsciously noticed something that might cause a domestic accident.

Therefore check whatever it is that caused the accident; if you dream of falling down stairs, is the stair carpet loose?

A dream that focuses on your home may also be saying something about your personality and approach to life.

It may be that in order to progress with your life you need to make changes, and these changes may involve destroying what you have built up for some time.

Accident to loved ones

To dream that a loved one dies in an accident indicates that something in your own self is no longer functional, and is ‘dead’.

It is also symbolic of your own relationship with that person. Perhaps you need to let go of this relationship, or let go of a particular phase in that relationship and move towards the next.

To see accidents with deads

To see accidents with deads in your dream refers to conciliation which was done in the name of you without informing you by your friends.

To help people

To see that you help to people who have accident in your dream may indicate that although bad incidents you confronted, hopefulness inside you is still there and thanks to this, you will put your lost staffs back with much more than the previous one.

Accident at sea

To dream of an accident at sea suggests potential problems with those who are close to you, or some kind of disappointment in love.

If water overwhelms you, you are likely to feel overwhelmed by emotions. If this is the case, you need to assess how best to manage your feelings and put them into context.

If you are trying to save other people in a shipwreck, you need to think about what these people represent to you.

For instance, if you are trying to save a baby, perhaps that represents an element in your waking life, such as unconditional love, or wonder and excitement, that you need to develop in your waking life to help you cope with your emotional response.

Physical Physical
If the dream has intuitive “weight” (totally subjective to you), it could indicate a potential problem. You are probably sensing a mistake in the works: an energy flow or process needing revision before you go too far and get in trouble. Slow down and evaluate things.


Emotional Emotional
You are too emotional, or attached, or a situation is about to go out of control, and you’re feeling anxious about what could happen.


Spiritual Spiritual
You need to pay closer attention to something. You lack key knowledge, or are out of alignment with your purpose. Consider your deepest motives and wisdom.

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The Dream Encyclopedia
The Dream Encyclopedia

Accident dreams can represent a variety of different situations, from straightforward fears of being in an actual, physical accident (or memories of such an accident) to a sense that one is headed for a more metaphorical “crack up.” We may be so preoccupied with something that we are not paying attention, or so involved in the rat race that we need to slow down.

As extensions of ourselves, vehicles often represent the physical body, so an accident dream may indicate a health problem or anxieties about health. If the general tone of the dream is positive (even if violent), accidents may symbolize something or some part of life of which one is letting go.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke
The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke

Studies have verified that some individuals have premonitory dreams, many of them about disasters or accidents; despite this fact, our oneiric activity is often an expression of our fears and secret anxieties. Therefore, dreams that portray accidents must not necessarily be taken literally because they tend to highlight a conflict in which we are immersed. So, if you are victim of an accident maybe there is something in real life that is not going well or you are taking too much risk.
Sometimes it is necessary to review your existence and try to avoid making mistakes. When it is a car or train accident, the incident indicates that your judgments are precipitated, which may portend future arguments. But if you dream of a plane crash, the unconscious is transmitting a clear symbol of irrationality (the dreamer refuses to see reality as it is).

If you are driving at high speed, maybe the dream is telling you to take everything more calmly and to avoid rushing. When the accident victim is someone else, you must find the answer in your feelings. Perhaps, the envy or hatred you feel for that person can only find an outlet in your dreams. In the case of a home accident, the conflict is not far from the everyday environment of the person. Lastly, disasters caused by natural elements, such as fire or water (fires, floods, earthquakes), are usually related to a fact that has recently impacted us.

It is recommended to be cautious for twenty-four hours following this dream. According to some oneiric traditions, accidents in the sea represent matters of love. On land, they symbolize business problems. Witnessing an accident denotes cowardice; helping the injured, betrayal of a friend. According to gypsy tradition, this dream is a warning so the accident can be prevented.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett
The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett

The meaning of this dream varies greatly depending on the circumstances and surroundings, but as a rule it is a warning.

If you dreamed of an accident as such, you wouldr be wise to avoid unnecessary travel for a few weeks.

An accident at sea pertains to love affairs, on land, to business affairs.

If possible, you should avoid the thing that was involved in the accident (for the twenty-four hours following the dream). If you dreamed of a car crash, walk for a day but be careful crossing streets! Steer clear of planes, trains, horses, knives, sharp instruments, fires, electricity, high places, or whatever pertained to the dream accident, for at least a day; and if you can’t avoid them, take extra precautions.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox
Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox

Remember the ubiquitous phrase “There are no accidents.” An accident is an unintended and immediate course correction.

When we are involved in an accident, the path we are on is instantaneously stopped and we are forced to consider new directions. There is often a good deal of damage control that needs to be done, and often the shift we are being asked to make is not of our own making.
Remember, too, that the frustration and disappointment we often feel when an accident occurs is based on our added judgment that the accident was a bad thing or should not have happened.

An accident in your dream could be a warning that where you are headed needs to be considered differently.

Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson
Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson

Accident dreams signal anxiety and the fear that something will go wrong. They could hint at a mistake you are making or a lack of selfconfidence in your current project. If you are injured in an accident, you don’t feel safe.

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