Dream meaning of destruction

If the dream centers on some kind of radical change such as revolution, war, fighting or combat, this suggests some kind of conflict in your life.

Images of destruction can also relate to life changes that quite literally break with the past.

A house left in ruins, for example, may suggest a family broken by divorce; fallen trees may symbolize a move to a new location.

To dream about mass destruction suggests that there is some chaos occurring in your life. Things may not be going the way you want it to. Perhaps the choices you are making are self-destructive.

The traditional symbols of destruction are always ambivalent, whether we take the thirteenth mystery of the Tarot, the twelfth sign of the Zodiac (Pisces), the symbolism of water or fire, or of any form of sacrifice.

Every ending is a beginning, just as every beginning contains an end; this is the essential idea of the symbols of mystic ‘Inversion’ which Schneider has subjected to such careful study. The process of the universe is a perpetual combat . . . which will end only with the annihilation of all existence. The moral life of man, then, consists in taking part in universal destruction.’

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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

To dream of the destruction of buildings, other structures, or their environment by aggression or natural causes is a warning to curb your temper; ill-considered or impulsive reactions could be very costly just now.

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

Knock it down, blow it up, burn it to the ground. To dream of destruction symbolizes major change in your life: the end of the old, in order to start over and build something new.

To cause or engage in destruction symbolizes your personal role in revamping your life. You can make it happen.
To watch destruction symbolizes your feeling that life is changing and you have no control over it.
To be caught in the middle of destruction and to feel unsafe symbolizes your anxiety and insecurity about changes in your life. You aren’t comfortable with an impending change.

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