Dream symbol Compass


magnetic field, north pole, cardinal points, alignment, orientation, rescuer in distress

The compass serves as a practical aid when it comes to following an exact direction, which is related to the cardinal points. The magnetic field of the earth is used to find out the north direction. However, besides a magnetic compass, there are other examples such as solar compasses or gyroscopic compasses. A compass could also provide good orientation in dreams.

General dream interpretation

Often the symbol "compass" illustrates the savior in trouble and points the dreamer in the direction of salvation. Usually the dreamer has already set out to find the right path or decision to settle a particular matter. The compass in the dream serves as an indication that the person will also take the right turn at the crossroads of life. Also, one encounters social and helpful persons who have good influence and can give sufficiently good information.

Depending on the dream action and accompanying circumstances in the dream, the compass may also serve to indicate a career advancement for the dreamer. His career path is connected with great efforts but will be praised with praise and recognition. Another interpretation advises the person in question to trust his own intuition or perception in certain matters and to react accordingly.

However, a compass with a crooked needle announces disappointment and loss. If the dreamer loses the compass in the dream, it could convey that he has lost his orientation in life out of sight. Reading directly from a compass primarily represents an upcoming journey.

Psychological dream interpretation

In psychological dream interpretation, the compass represents a symbol of goal-oriented direction and action, and furthermore, of the self-realization of the dreaming person. The compass from its form is often seen as a circle, which is assigned to the sign of infinity and thus reflects the source of life. Another possible interpretation of this dream symbolism refers to justice.

The appearance of the compass in the dream illustrates the subconscious preoccupation of the sleeper to take the appropriate direction or to get a confirmation that one is already walking along the right path. The dreamer in question is advised to exhaust all possibilities and to take a good look at all suggested directions. Once the decision is made, it should be followed with consistency.

Even with the compass as an auxiliary tool, it is possible to lose direction or orientation.

Spiritual dream interpretation

The compass as a dream image is interpreted by spiritual dream analysis as a support. It shows the dreamer the right direction and can also show him his own barriers or limits.


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