Dream meaning of cave

Dreaming of this prehistoric hiding place can represent a respite, a place of a rich inner life, hidden treasures, and your need for safety. Perhaps this dream is suggesting that you take time away from your busy life to process your feelings and plan your strategy for your next venture. Or this dream may be telling you to give other people in your life the dignity of their own space when they need it. This also represents a desire to go back to the womb.

Dreams with caves may reveal part of your personality, or show that you are afraid of something or someone. These dreams are actually more common than you might think.

Generally, the dream vision with caves shows a dark environment, for some dreamers, a place full of sadness and disappointment and for others, one full of wonders ready to be explored.

Similarly, these experiences should be interpreted as a sign, the subconscious is trying to say something, it feels trapped and wants to get out, but something prevents it, or it is trying to show its true self, but deep down it is still afraid.

Dreams with caves become more relevant if the dreamer is not going through the best moments of his life. This type of dream experience usually occurs when problems arise or are on the horizon, either at work or in the family environment.

What does it mean to dream of caves?

What does it mean to dream of caves

For many this type of dream can be somewhat disturbing, it is one of the darkest and a little creepy, you feel trapped and see no way out, or even if you see it is so far away that it is almost impossible to reach it.

Dreaming of caves can be interpreted as a person’s fear of being judged, or discovered. But if you feel very comfortable during the dream, it is only a vivid reflection that your sex life is going “swimmingly”. However, these meanings can vary a bit, as you can dream of earth caves, water caves, bats, and many more.

Dreaming of subway caves

This type of dream shows that you have many secrets, but you do not want them to be discovered. There are only things for you to know, this especially includes feelings. Even if the place is dark and a bit cold, there is no reason to feel fear. However, it is a dream that shows a certain degree of insecurity.

Dreams with caves in the sea

To dream of caves in the sea shows how dissatisfied the person feels with the act he is about to commit, a wedding will knock on his door but this will only be for interest. Although if the dreamer is not directly related to such a situation, it is very likely that a friend will experience it.

Dreaming of bats and a cave

This dream experience demonstrates the dark thoughts of the dreamer. The greater the number of bats, the greater the possibility that the person will execute them.

Dreaming of rock caves

Dreams where you see yourself trapped in a cave of rocks mean growth and stability, this on the part of the rocks, since, being inside a cave, the subconscious is indicating that the road will not be easy, but you will achieve your goal.

Dreams with caves of rocks

The dream vision with stone caves means that the dreamer’s feelings are taking a different direction. The cold will take hold of your heart and, it is very likely that you will do things that you will regret in the future.

To dream of earth caves

These dreams represent the growth of the dreamer. A complete growth, spiritually, and economically. Good things are coming to your life, new opportunities, new challenges, and although you feel very confident of achieving them, you must be careful with every step you take, because, after a big jump will come a small stumble.

Dreams with golden caves

The dream experience with caves of gold shows your nonconformity. You desire what others have, but you do nothing to achieve it. Your ambition and selfishness grow. The love you feel for money will become your only worst enemy.

Dreaming of making caves

If you dream of making caves, you are creating a new world for yourself, a not very pleasant one, full of shadows. The more caves you make, the greater your fear will be. Your subconscious is preparing for the painful times ahead.

Dreams with many caves

Dreams with many caves should be interpreted as a warning sign, the amount of negative events that are coming will considerably affect the dreamer’s way of thinking.

Dreaming of caves with water

With this type of dream vision there is no reason to worry, it only shows that you have changed. The energy that your body transmits is different, more pleasant, in fact, without a doubt, it is the energy of a successful person.

Cave Painting

To see a cave painting in your dream indicates that you are not quite ready to share your ideas. You are reluctant to share your innermost thoughts and fully express who you are.

Physical Physical
A cave symbolizes the womb, childbearing, new life, creativity, or an empty place in you that needs more energy and attentiveness.
Emotional Emotional
Crawling into a cave is being overwhelmed by a present situation. Living in a cave means you feel deprived, isolated, or need sustained privacy to regroup and renew.
Spiritual Spiritual
You are focusing on your deep inner self, the place of ancient wisdom, contemplation, rites of passage, initiation, the earth, and your feminine side. Coming out of a cave is the emergence of a new self and desire to be involved.


Broadly speaking, its meaning is probably confined to that of the general symbolism of containment, of the enclosed or the concealed. It underlies certain images such as the mediaeval cave which symbolizes the human heart as the spiritual ‘centre’.


For Jung, it stands for the security and the impregnability of the unconscious. It appears fairly often in emblematic and mythological iconography as the meeting-place for figures of deities, forebears or archetypes, becoming therefore an objective image of Hades, although still expressive of the psychological unconscious.

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The Dream Encyclopedia

Caves often represent a place to hide or seek refuge. Coming out of a cave may mean the emergence of the self. A cave may also symbolize the womb, childbearing, new life, contemplation, or creativity. 

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

It provides the basis for certain identifications, such as the medieval one: the cave referred to the human heart as the spiritual “center.” The cave, in this case, represents the unconscious, your subjective world, the experiences and knowledge accumulated over the years. All this allows you to reach maturity.

It is very common dream during adolescence. The events happening inside the cave will reveal which aspects of the Self you are working on. In other interpretations, the cave represents the womb or female sexuality. What you find in it will be those elements the unconscious wants to cultivate in your: virtues, ideas, attitudes, etc.

Many dragons and monsters from mythology lived in caves guarding a great treasure.
This symbolizes that before winning the spiritual reward, you must fight the unconscious’ fears. The cavern may also represent memories about a traumatic childhood that have been banished from conscious memory.

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

An obstacle dream. If you found your way out, you can expect eventually to overcome your difficulties; but if you failed to get out, you must prepare for an escalation of your worries for a rather long period. Dreams involving cave dwellers are an omen of marital happiness.

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

Caves represent unknown places.

To dream about going into a cave represents courage, an adventurous spirit, and the need to find out something.
If you are too afraid to enter a cave in your dream, you aren’t ready to go to that hidden place just yet.
Getting lost inside a cave symbolizes your fear that something – a relationship, a project, an obsession – could take over your life too completely and you’ll lose track of your goals. Shall we send out a search party?

The Complete Dream Book » Gillian Holloway
The Complete Dream Book » Gillian Holloway

You will be forgotten by someone you care for if you dream of entering a cave.

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