Dream meaning of roof

To find yourself on a roof in a dream, denotes unbounded success.

To become frightened and think you are falling, signifies that, while you may advance, you will have no firm hold on your position.

To see a roof falling in, you will be threatened with a sudden calamity.

To repair, or build a roof, you will rapidly increase your fortune.

To sleep on one, proclaims your security against enemies and false companions. Your health will be robust.

The Hidden Meanings of Your Dreams:

Physical Physical
You need protection, shelter, and material comforts.
Emotional Emotional
You feel vulnerable in the world at large and want a smaller focus to operate within. You are afraid of being exposed.
Spiritual Spiritual
There is a barrier between your daily awareness and the higher realms, which can be your ideology, philosophy, ideals, and world view. A leaky roof means new information, or spiritual awareness is becoming conscious. If the roof is caving in, you must recommit to your ideals, or you can’t live up to your own high expectations.
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A roof symbolizes a cover for that which needs protecting. It can also indicate a barrier between two states of consciousness. A leaking roof sometimes means that there is new information dripping through.

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

A roof is a sign of protection from external circumstances. On the contrary, it could also damage you in a sense: your protection prevents you from enriching yourself with new experiences. Depending on the feeling that you get (pleasant or unpleasant), the meaning of the dream can lean to one or another possibility. In the first case, the subconscious is communicating that you should open your mind to new ideas, but in the other, you will not advance enough. 

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

The action and other elements must be correlated to get an accurate interpretation of this dream, but as a general guide: a tiled roof signifies swift success; a thatched roof is a warning of danger through repeating idle gossip; to climb or stand on a roof predicts an impressive improvement in your circumstances; to see a roof on fire suggests that the things you worry about most will never happen; a dream of repairing a roof prophesies new sources of income; a shingled roof is a sign of emotional security; and a leaky roof indicates emotional and/or sexual problems.
To dream of falling off or climbing down from a roof signifies a flash in the pan temporary success, which will be pleasant while it lasts but you should try for something less spectacular next time.

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

The roof is the top of a building; in this way it connects to the mind and thoughts in the consciousness that the building represents.

If the roof is not in good shape, then elements from the outside will get in in a way that can be damaging.

If this is the case, you may feel that you are not protected from the thoughts of other people interfering with your own ideas about things.

If you are standing on the roof in a dream, you desire to get a higher vantage point by connecting to the highest level of thoughts you can have about a situation.
This higher vantage point is a powerful place to be, but it also puts you in the position of being able to fall off, so a dream about falling from a roof connects to the risk associated with having vision. If the roof is in disrepair, your thoughts are not in alignment or are out of integrity.

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

If you dream your roof is leaking, the defense mechanisms you’ve erected to guard yourself from strong feelings are caving in, and your feelings are coming through. Best to deal with them now before the whole thing collapses.

If you dream of standing on a roof and surveying a magnificent view, you have a strong sense of security and power right now, and people are looking to you for your vision and leadership.

If you dream you are fixing or building a roof, you have taken on a new responsibility in your life, and it has given you structure and a feeling of maturity.

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