Dream meaning » yard

To see a neat and well-kept yard reflects your ability to maintain and organize aspects of your outside life, such as work and your social activities.

To see a messy and unkempt yard denotes that aspects of your life are out of your control.

In particular, to see your front yard represents what you choose to let other see. It is symbolic of your social personal. Consider the condition of the yard and any objects in the yard. For example, if there is a ball in the front yard, then it may mean that you want others to get to know your playful side.

Yard Sale

To hold or be at a yard sale in your dream indicates that you are recycling past experiences and finding use for your old skills and ideas. You are learning from your past and making productive use of the lessons you have learned.

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The Dream Encyclopedia
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As the place to play in and around one’s home, the yard may symbolize recreation or the carefree days of youth. As a metaphor for a unit of measure, the yard may signify a great length or quantity (yards and yards of material).

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

A house represents your sense of self, and the yard is the part of the house that bridges the gap between your personal identity and your public persona.
A yard is connected to the house itself, so that it is directly expressing part of who you are. It is outside and therefore is also related to the public part of yourself that you allow people to see.
Since people have a lot invested in how they present their yards for public scrutiny, the yard in your dream is a symbol for this very same kind of attention toward superficial details that project a desired identity that may or may not be true to what is happening on the inside.
A front yard is more public, and the back or side yard to a house relates to the same general interpretation, with the caveat that a deeper sense of privacy or an invitation is required in order for that part of your nature to be visible.

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