Dream meaning » alley

Dreaming about being in an alley implies limited options, because alleys are sometimes dead ends.

It can mean you have been sidetracked or diverted from where you want to be. You’re not on the main road.

Or perhaps you have put yourself in some sort of jeopardy, because a “dark alley” is typically a dangerous setting, day or night. On the other hand, something that’s “right up your alley” means it’s perfect for you.


Physical Physical
You are transitioning to a new phase of life, taking a nontraditional route, changing plans as you go, possibly hiding from public view. An alley is a shortcut or escape route on your path through life.


Emotional Emotional
Alleys — behind houses, narrow, and often containing refuse — represent the subconscious mind and experiences that are slightly negative or dangerous. You feel anxiety about being attacked or heading into a dead-end.


Spiritual Spiritual
Something is “right up your alley,” or perfect for you. You are looking behind the scenes of the normal view, seeing what’s revealed in the inner lives of others.
« Back to Glossary Index

Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
The Dream Encyclopedia
The Dream Encyclopedia

An alleyway may simply be one form of the symbol of the path, which indicates seeking, transformation, and the transition from one stage of life to another. Alleys have certain other connotations, however, such as that of a shortcut, a sidetrack, or a dead end.

Alleys also convey a sense of being narrow and limited, therefore requiring that they be followed closely. In contemporary society, alleyways often have sinister connotations as a location where one might be attacked. As with all dream symbols, the tone and setting of the dream determine which meaning is indicated.

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

You will have am easy road ahead if you dreamed of an alley; unless it was a dead end, in which case success will come but only after some hard work.

Dream Dictionary Unlimited » Margaret Hamilton
Dream Dictionary Unlimited » Margaret Hamilton

Low-ranking pathway.

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
Dream Dictionary
Enable registration in settings - general