Dream meaning » traffic

To dream that you are in traffic signifies the frustrations that you are experiencing in your life. Things are not going as smoothly as you would like it to. You feel stuck at where you are in life.

To see traffic in your dream indicates the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Sometimes you feel like you are just going with the flow. Things have become too routine.

To dream that you are directing traffic implies that you have power and control over the path or destinations of others. The dream may be highlighting your anxieties about exercising that control.

Traffic Light

To see a traffic light in your dream suggests that you feel you are being held back from pursuing your goals. Your forward progress is being controlled by someone or by some outside forces. In other words, you are not in control of your own life.
Alternatively, the dream represents the pressure to succeed or else be left behind.

If the traffic light is green, then it indicates that you have been given a seal of approval to follow whatever path you have chosen or whatever decision you have made.

Traffic Cone

To see traffic cones in your dream suggest that you need to slow down. You may be experiencing some delays or setbacks toward your goals. Perhaps the dream is telling you that you need to take a different approach.

The Hidden Meanings of Your Dreams

Physical Physical
Traffic on streets, at airports, in hallways, or on sidewalks means you are crowded, overwhelmed, and confused and need time and space to yourself.
Emotional Emotional
A traffic jam means you feel blocked and frustrated at not being able to move as fast as you want. You need to develop patience and tolerance for people’s differences. You feel minimized, unimportant, and helpless.
Spiritual Spiritual
You are mindless and need to be more conscious. You’re part of a collective consciousness going the same direction, or in many directions simultaneously. You need to be in the moment, have faith that everything is in order, and that you’ll reach your destination just when you need to be there.
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The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke
The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke

A traffic jam could express that your life is not going as you would like. You feel blocked.
If you dream that you are a traffic director, it shows your desire to impose your own norms on society. On the contrary, you likely believe yourself to be in a role not meant for you, and that others isolate you. In this case, you should confront the problem.

If you dream of a big traffic jam, it means that you will resolve your problems through a lot of patience.

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

Watching traffic in a dream suggests that you are trying to solve a problem alone for which you should request help or cooperation; to drive through traffic successfully forecasts an easement of family difficulties, but a traffic jam predicts obstacles that will require long and patient effort to overcome.

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

Vehicles are so much a part of modern life that as a symbol in a dream they can represent the ways in which your outer or social experience in the world is constantly moving and results in a sense of chaos. In this way, a traffic jam is a symbol of when there is too much of this attempted movement and things get backed up. Are you attempting to do too much at once? Are there things you would like to accomplish, but other things, such as responsibilities or obligations, are getting in the way?

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

If you dream you are stuck in traffic, you are frustrated by barriers to progress. You aren’t getting somewhere as fast as you would like.

Dreams of driving through smooth, quick-moving traffic suggest you are making good progress and reaching your goals.

Dreams of a traffic accident symbolize a major delay in a project.

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