Dream meaning of alarm clock

To see or hear an alarm clock in your dream represents your anxieties and fixation with time. You fear that you do not have enough time to meet your deadlines or accomplish your goals.



Physical Physical
If you hear an alarm you are warning yourself to pay attention to your health, habits, inner tensions and pain, or how you act in the world.


Emotional Emotional
You are bringing an alarming situation to light. Someone is not who they seem to be or something that seems safe might not be.


Spiritual Spiritual
You are telling yourself to wake up, be aware of inner truth, a message of guidance, and to be more alert to a new period of heightened creativity.
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The Dream Encyclopedia

Clocks as symbols often reflect the dreamer’s anxiety about not being on top of things, and thus behind schedule.

A clock may also symbolize the biological clock that ticks away for people who want children, or those who feel that time is running out for them.

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

As a machine, it is linked with ideas of perpetual motion, automatism, mechanism, etc.

The clock can represent human destiny, as it is the measurement of your time. Its sound, further, reminds one of the beating of the heart, which identifies it with the emotional side of your personality. It could manifest that your life is governed by artificial routine that has created organized society. In this sense, you should live more casually and think less about time and dates.

If you see a clock that is behind, it is a sign that you have the tendency to leave issues hanging.

If it is fast, it means that you suffer stress and it would be best to relax some.

If the clock shows the exact time, it indicates that you are losing time and that the moment to decide to act has already come; although it could also be a warning to be more punctual.

If it shows that there is one minute to midnight, it denotes your desire to advance a situation that affects you.
If it is stopped, it manifests the status of your emotions.

Dreaming of various clocks with different times is synonymous with disorder and confusion. Lastly, dreaming of a chronometer evidences that you do not have your emotions under control.

The regular movement of the clock indicates that everything is going well. Losing it in dreams indicates changes in your life or the possibility of starting a new stage of growth. Listening to the ticks of the clock presages the arrival of bad news.

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

Hearing an alarm (fire, burglar, or clock) in your dream predicts an exciting and profitable time ahead.

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

This mechanism for timing your wakefulness relates to control and preparedness. Since there is often a great deal of anxiety around being on time for important events, this object in a dream may point to a desire to make absolutely sure you are ready for the things that need your attention.

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