Dream meaning of barn

Dream symbolism is based primarily on use and function, so a barn can symbolize something related to its use, storing things such as animals, food, supplies, and tools, while in dreams barns symbolize storing less-tangible things.
For example, inheritances and home equity are forms of stored wealth. Hope is a form of stored energy.

Pay attention to the condition of the barn. If it’s in good shape or full, it can symbolize feeling good about future prospects, or having plenty of personal resources.

A run-down or empty barn can show lack of preparation – or future prospects.

Another way of thinking about the symbolism of a barn is that it’s where something is out of the way, separate from the main part of your life or personality.

Back in the days when family farms were common, barns were places where young people would go to be out of sight of parents and authority figures.

They could goof off, smoke cigarettes, make out. Those associations are less common these days but can still be used to create symbolism for doing something you want to keep hidden.

A barn can symbolize a situation that lacks structure or authority, or is out of control, because when the farmer isn’t around, the animals run the barn.

It can symbolize a dirty mouth or dirty mind.

If it’s a spooky place in a dream, it can be a way of saying, “Don’t go there.” You avoid something.

What are your impressions and personal experiences with barns? Those associations can be the basis of your dream symbolism.

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

The significance of this dream depends on its details. A barn in good condition and full, or partly so, is an omen of prosperity; conversely, an empty or derelict barn is a warning against risky investment.

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

A barn is a building and in its essence is connected to some construct of your consciousness. Since a barn is found on a farm, there is an organic sensibility to its meaning.

In waking life, a barn can have many functions, but it is generally used for the storage and housing of crops and livestock, both of which are deeply associated with sustenance, nurturance, and self-care.

A barn in a dream is calling you to pay attention to grounded and down-to-earth matters, getting back to basics. The resources you need right now are natural and organic.

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