Dream meaning of backward

Dreams can create symbolism by using movement and direction that are rich with possibilities for analogies and metaphors, such as the symbolism in the expression “a step backward,” meaning “setback,” or “wrong direction.”

Backward thinking can mean regressive, as opposed to forward thinking. Working backward can mean retracing steps, often to figure out the roots of an issue or problem.

To dream that you are walking or moving backwards indicates that your current course of action may be counter-productive. Whatever you are looking for in life seems to be moving away from you. Thus, you may feel a sense of failure or belief that you are unable to achieve your goals and aspirations.

Movement backward can suggest need to protect your back.

Looking backward can mean looking back in time to spot the connection with something relevant today, especially patterns and tendencies.

On the other hand, moving backwards in your dream indicate that you need to back off or retreat from a situation that you are currently facing in your waking life.

Dreaming that you fall backwards suggests that you prevented yourself from making a bad decision or mistake. It may also mean that you are not ready to move forward and need to take a step back.

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A dream of moving backward may mean the dreamer feels he or she is losing ground in some endeavor. Retracing one’s steps may indicate that information from the past may be needed to bring about an understanding of a current situation, especially one that has gone wrong.

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

Walking backward means you aren’t making any progress. Wearing your clothes backward means you don’t feel comfortable in your current role. Are you acting like someone else in a relationship, environment, or job, and the new persona isn’t really you? Driving backward means you need to go back and look at something you thought was finished.

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