Dream meaning of forest

To dream of a forest is something magical. It is a place where life makes sense and nature brings you back to your deepest beliefs and traditions. Forests are a vital part of planet earth and their importance lies in detoxifying the world and providing oxygen. Therefore, dreaming of a forest has several interpretations.

Generally, a dream of a forest happens when you are looking for peace, but unconsciously it may represent an escape from obsessions and problems. For others, it represents a great goal that has never been achieved. Regardless of the interpretation, it always relates to passions, even though they may be positive or negative.

The subconscious is the common factor in dreams with forests. Depending on the type of forest and the state you are in, it will represent one thing or another when trying to interpret the dream vision. Of course, common sense tells us that the higher the quality of the forest, green color and natural state, the greater the rewards. Whereas, the more sadness a forest represents or the more you feel lost in it, the more trouble you will have to face.

What does it mean to dream of a forest?

What does it mean to dream of forest

The meaning of dreaming of a forest is related to your subconscious. To achieve a correct interpretation, you should detail what you were doing in the forest or the shape of the forest. That is, all possible details that allow you to make a correct interpretation, especially if it becomes a frequent dream for you.

Here is a list of frequent dreams with forests, where every detail matters and feelings can determine the immediate future in your life. It should be clarified that rather than making a prediction of your dreams, it is a description of your current emotions. However, it is a dream with positive interpretation and infrequent in people who do not perform outdoor activities, which makes it a highly predictive dream.

Dreaming of green forest

If you dream of a green forest it foretells a time of spiritual renewal, fertility and even an increase in your physical and vital strength. You are someone who has had enough time for self-analysis, but it is time to face your life again and ask your destiny for something more. You have in your hands the power to achieve everything, you simply have to stretch yourself to receive it.

When you dream of green forest you accept the change in your environment, you adapt to it and plan to make the best of your new surroundings. You are not a person unaware of reality, you always work with your feet on the ground and wish to achieve your titles with your own means.

Dreams with dark forest

Contrary to the previous dream, dreaming of a dark forest warns of danger and vulnerability in any situation. You are not facing life with all your capabilities and you even show yourself vulnerable in front of situations, with the intention that someone will help you escape from these problems.

It is not a healthy behavior, if you dream of dark forest it suggests you to change your way of acting, especially when it comes to the emotional and economic stability of your family. The darker you find yourself in the forest, the bigger the problems will be, especially if you were feeling afraid and lost.

Dreaming in a forest

Dreaming in a forest is common when you have to make decisions. Your subconscious is studying all the possibilities that may lead you to make an important decision in the coming days. At these times, the path to take may be positive, but a bad choice may result in bigger problems for you.

However, when you dream in a forest you are only looking for alternatives, self-confidence and developing your own abilities. Generally, it is a positive dream that gives you energy to be calm. Therefore, doing an outdoor activity with lots of nature will help you to align your energies.

Dreams with pine forest

To dream of a pine forest portends endurance, tolerance and willpower. No matter what lies ahead or if you go through a rough patch, you will need all its capabilities to face adversity. However, not all the time is synonymous with a rough patch, perhaps a positive change is coming, a new job, a change of city or new challenges.

To dream of a forest on fire

If you dream of a forest on fire, disappointments are coming and you will lose the hopes you felt for a person or a project. The higher the temperature you felt when you saw the forest burning, the greater the disappointment will be, or it will be of someone closer to you. When you dream of a burning forest, keep calm when you wake up, always initiate a dialogue, avoid having expectations with the people around you and always think about the worst that can happen, as this will help you to prevent problems.

Dreams with lush forest

When you dream of lush forest it describes your personality. You are someone shy, who prefers solitude or exclusive company. However, in the past you were not like that, you were someone confident and with many friends, but you ended up betrayed. A time is coming where you will face the dilemma of returning to the past or continuing with your new lifestyle, but in this case, you will be the one to take that path.

Dreaming of burned forest

A dream vision of a burnt forest indicates hope or destruction, depending on your feelings at the time and your personal interpretation. For some dreamers, it means that you must start sowing again, which translates into starting the path. For other dreamers, it means that everything is over and disappointment will be the main course of the following weeks. The difference in dreaming of burnt forest depends on your abilities and how you can interpret the situation.

Dreams with enchanted forest

Have you dreamed of an enchanted forest? Then you are looking for experiences in your life that will enrich your days and take you away from routine. You are someone who wants new things, but they won’t come to you if you keep sitting in the same old place. It’s time to add excitement to your days and just like dreaming of an enchanted forest you will need new people in your life. Open yourself to new social circles, lend your free time to volunteer causes and rest in the time you wish to be alone.

Dreaming of a dry forest

If you dream of a dry forest your subconscious is warning you of the emptiness within you. Whether you need to meditate alone, clear your doubts or change your goals, this dream is a clear sign that the path you are taking is not the right one and everything can end very badly if you wake up and continue in your routine. To dream of a dry forest only describes your life, it warns that you are not happy and it is time to start working for you.

Dreams with snowy forest

When you dream of a snowy forest it describes your perfectionism. You are a total hard worker and determined to achieve your goals, which makes you demanding with yourself, but sometimes you demand things from other people that they are not going to give you. In other words, if you dream of a snowy forest it means concentrating only on your goals, without expecting others to do your job and making sure you are someone who is a total perfectionist, without going to the extreme of madness or egocentrism.


Physical Physical
You need to retreat, achieve calmness, rebuild vitality, soak up the greenness of nature. A forest fire implies that the density of a period in your life is finally clearing.
Emotional Emotional
You feel overwhelmed by potential dangers, the unknown, or the uncontrollable, especially if you are lost in a forest or traversing one.
Spiritual Spiritual
You are focusing on your subconscious, secrets, mysteries, memories, and feminine wisdom. You’re using your intuition to find answers.

Within the general symbolism of landscape, forests occupy a notable place, and are often found in myths, legends and folktales.

Forest-symbolism is complex, but it is connected at all levels with the symbolism of the female principle or of the Great Mother.
The forest is the place where vegetable life thrives and luxuriates, free from any control or cultivation. And since its foliage obscures the light of the sun, it is therefore regarded as opposed to the sun’s power and as a symbol of the earth.

In Druid mythology, the forest was given to the sun in marriage. Since the female principle is identified with the unconscious in Man, it follows that the forest is also a symbol of the unconscious. It is for this reason that Jung maintains that the sylvan terrors that figure so prominently in children’s tales symbolize the perilous aspects of the unconscious, that is, its tendency to devour or obscure the reason.

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4 Definitions
  1. Forests, as a segment of nature not brought fully under the dominion of humankind, are symbols of the unconscious. Thus, traveling into the forest indicates exploration of the unconscious realm.
    Forests also represent a comforting refuge from the demands of everyday life.

  2. The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke April 5, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    The forest symbolizes the unconscious, anxieties, instincts, and secret passions.
    If it is accompanied by a sense of peace, completeness, or exuberance, it indicates that you are self-confident and proud of your personality. But if you feel fear and anxiety, or if you get lost in the forest, it is a sign of fear, repression, and complexes.
    On the other hand, birds and animals found in the forest represent your instincts and emotions.

    Finally, if you dream of being in a dark forest and try to find the way back, it denotes that you want to take a decisive step in life.

    The plot of many fairy tales like Hansel and Gretel and Snow White takes place in the forest. Like dreams, these stories symbolize the exploration of the unconscious.

    According to an esoteric interpretation, to get lost in a forest is an omen of alterations; to hide in it, of impending disasters; to cross it, promise of inheritance; to go for a walk in the forest, joy. A felled forest, however, is a sign of wealth.

  3. The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett April 9, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    The interpretation of a forest dream depends on the action, the circumstances of the dreamer, and other features of the dream, all of which should be correlated, but as a general guide:

     If you were alone and/or frightened, you can expect to be let down by someone on whom you rely.
     If you were lost in the forest, the dream signifies gain if you are in modest circumstances but loss if you are well off.
     If the main feature of the dream was the green of the trees, the dream promises a release from worry; if it was the height of the trees, the prediction is of success but only after a time of trial.
     A forest fire forecasts happy news.
     Hiding in a forest suggests that some difficulty you are now undergoing will have an eventual benefit.

  4. Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson April 17, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Forests represent spiritual crisis, confusion, or lack of a clear life purpose.

    If you are lost in a forest in your dream, you really are wondering where you should be going in life. You are looking for direction. You may also feel morally or ethically confused and you aren’t sure how to think about something or don’t know what the right thing to do is.
    If you wander through a forest purposefully or enjoy being in a forest without being lost, you enjoy the mysteries of life and you don’t mind being a little lost. You don’t always want to know where you are going, and you may have a bit of the gypsy in your soul.
    If you encounter animals in your dream forest, these messengers might be trying to give you a sign about what direction you should head.

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