Dream meaning » power

To dream that you have power indicates your growing confidence, high self-esteem and increasing skills. Alternatively, your dream of power may try to compensate for a waking situation where you felt powerless.

To dream that you do not have any power refers to a waking situation in which you felt unable to do anything.

Power Plant

To see a power plant in your dream symbolizes your potential and abilities. You can accomplish your goals or achieve success as long as you set your mind to it. Alternatively, the dream is symbolic of energy.

Power Lines

To see or become entangled in power lines represents your struggle for power and empowerment. You are experiencing an obstacle toward your career goal or in your relationship.


To dream that you have a superpower implies that you always look at the positives of even a bad situation. You have limitless energies. You are also feeling empowered and confident about your abilities. Consider the significance of your superpower and how it applies to a situation or relationship in your waking life.

If you dream that you can fly, then it means that you are on top of the situation.

If you dream that you can make things move by waving your hand, then the dream is telling you that you need to put your ideas into action. It could also indicate that things in life have come a little easy for you.

If you dream that you can read other people’s minds, then it signifies that you have clarity in some situation or problem. You are experiencing peace of mind.


Power, as a symbol, represents irradiating force, but it is only latterly that it has acquired this significance, for in totemistic and primitive times it was generally understood more in the sense of an image of the forces of nature (and of the animal world in particular) than as an expression of abstract or temporal dominion. Hence, the principal attributes of a superior power are simply magnified versions of totemic emblems or of adornments derived from them, such as necklaces of teeth and claws, hides, head-dresses, horns, and various kinds of standards exhibiting these objects.

Differentiated expressions of power give rise to the king, the priest and the military leader, each one characterized by his respective attributes. The synthesis of power is denoted by ternary symbols such as the triple crown. Certain other symbols embracing the threefold power, such as the trident, are generally reckoned to pertain to the infernal regions, but this has come about rather through the influence of traditional, mythological ideas than by true symbolic logic.

Of great interest is the complex symbolic system behind the emblems of the Egyptian pharaoh. The double crown denotes Upper and Lower Egypt, but it also expresses the ideas of the masculine and feminine principles, and of heaven and earth. Sceptres—straight (the lash) and curved (the crook)—are probably attributes of cattle-raising and of agriculture respectively; yet at the same time they denote the straight path (or the solar, diurnal, logical course) and the crooked path (the lunar, nocturnal and intuitive).

Once Christianity had become the official religion of the Roman Empire, various Christian symbols of sublimation accrue to the symbolism of power, notably the crucifix and the fleur-de-lis. The latter symbol is found in Byzantium, whence it reached Central Europe, Germany, France and the Western world by the 1st millennium A.D.

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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

This is a straightforward symbol of success in whatever concerns you most, and the greater the power was in your dream – regardless of its form – the greater will be your achievement.

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