Dream meaning of altar

Altars are associated with sacrifice, especially personal sacrifice. For example, sacrificing time with family in order to get ahead at work.
Such a dream might show you sacrificing your children on an altar.

Altars are associated with beliefs. For example, dreaming about sacrificing your spouse on an altar can symbolize breaking with that person on a matter of personal belief and possibly sacrificing the relationship.

Altars are associated with religious ritual and practice. Defending an altar from attack can symbolize defending your religious faith from doubt or derogatory comments.

Extend the idea beyond religion, and an altar can symbolize spirituality, ideals, and things you hold sacred.

An altar can connect with topics related to social status and maturity, symbolism created by the association between an altar and a place where people are given public attention and special occasions happen. Rituals such as baptisms and weddings are performed at altars. At an altar, faith is strengthened, the divine is sought, and vows are offered.

Dreams can cross-reference and draw parallels with any of those subjects and use them to make comparisons.
For example, a woman who finds out that her husband is having an affair dreams about black magic being performed at an altar, symbolizing her perception that her marriage has turned dark.

Praying at an altar is associated with seeking miracles and divine intervention.

Altars are associated with the communities that worship around them and can sum up in one image everything about those communities and the dreamer’s place within them.

Be sure to read the entry for Church.

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5 Definitions
  1. The meaning of an altar depends on certain other specific contents of the dream, as well as on individual associations. Clearly, an altar has a more complex range of meanings for a priest than for someone who has never attended a religious service.

    When an altar does not relate to worship or to specific associations with one’s church, it often connotes sacrifice (e.g., letting go of something, symbolically letting go of parts of oneself ), dedication (e.g., entering into a marriage), or new beginnings (renewal).

  2. The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke April 3, 2022 at 1:06 pm

    An altar could suggest acknowledgement, adoration, or exaltation for the most religious people. Altars also predict forthcoming weddings, although if they are ruined it is a reflection of grief and loss of moral values. From a religious standpoint the altar has different meanings.

    It is a place of sacrifice, so this dream could refer to a sacrifice you need to make or something that you have sacrificed for a good cause.

    It is not always related to something material. Sometimes it is necessary to sacrifice your own ego and to express your own real feelings some more. An altar is also a symbol of a marriage between the conscious and the unconscious. The union of this opposing elements favors the creation of a unique and strong personality.

    Dreaming that you are in a church is a bad omen because it represents mistakes and signs of repentment.

    If there is a priest by the altar, it warns against disputes and domestic or professional problems. However, if you look at this church from the outside, blessing and fortune are coming soon.

  3. The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett April 8, 2022 at 11:32 am

    You will have a sudden release from pressing worries and/or good news from an unexpected source if an altar figured in your dream.

  4. Dream Dictionary Unlimited » Margaret Hamilton July 4, 2022 at 6:00 am

    Consecrated place.

  5. The Dream Encyclopedia July 4, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    To dream that you uncover or discover an altar betokens joy and gladness.

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