Dream symbol One-way street


one-way, reversal impossible, running in one direction, flowing in the stream, conforming to the mass, one-sided, stubborn

As a driver on the road, each of us has certainly encountered the one-way street. The restriction to drive only in one direction applies on this road not only to motorists, but usually also to cyclists. Only pedestrians are exempt from this rule.

In principle, a one-way street is characterized as such that all vehicles are allowed to drive only in a given direction on the road and whoever does not comply with this commandment could, in the worst case, cause a collision with another vehicle or at least incur a fine from the police. To avoid such incidents, these roads are clearly marked and well visible to everyone. Nevertheless, there are always exceptional cases to the contrary.

The goal of a one-way street restricts driving possibilities in order to smoothly direct traffic in a certain direction. Basically, this idea is also found in the dream due to interpretation. The one-way street in the dream gives the dreamer only one way to reach the destination, what this means is explained below.

General dream interpretation

One should, before one cares about the symbol of the one-way street, the dream interpretation of the dream image "street" to mind. Road, in the general way of looking at it, stands for the dreamer's life path , which he follows in the course of his life. This path does not always run straight ahead, but can also include side paths and forks or crossroads, or even U-turns are possible.

If you dream of a one-way street, then this could mostly be related to your life path, so this dream depicts the personal life path of the dreamer. However, this dream image of the one-way street is accompanied by some restrictions which, as already signposted above, do not allow a step back and usually occur without a turn.

Therefore, this dream symbol of a one-way street indicates that you have reached a point in your life where there is no way back, turning around is practically impossible and only one direction, nose down, is allowed. Specifically for general dream interpretation, it is important to consider whether the road in the dream really represents a one-way street, designated as such, or whether, as in the case of an "unwritten law", out of habit or ignorance, all people are driven in a stream in one direction. Or could this road theoretically be traveled from both sides ?

In the second case, you may have the feeling that there is only one way and no turning back, while this does not correspond to reality and a step backward, a turning back, would be possible. Perhaps false pride prevents you from admitting a mistake and starting over, or fear of the result of the reversal. If it occurs in your dream that you are going in the wrong direction on a one-way street, it could symbolize a desire to turn around.

Positive dream symbol

If the one-way street is seen in a positive light in the person's dream, then this indicates GOAL DRIVENESSand moving forward quickly without responding to distractions.

Negative dream symbol

In the same way, the dream image could also be an indication of SINGLE-MINDedness and STRUGGLE.

Psychological dream interpretation

The dream psychoanalysis often uses the image of a one-way street to refer to UNCONSCIOUS ASPECTS of the dreamer. This dream symbol is understood as an advice coming from the inner parts, which suggest the person to take a straight path.

The dreamer is advised to separate from the past in relation to what lies behind him and not to pay attention to it anymore, as well as not to go back the way he came.

If you are moving in the opposite direction on the one-way street and you are not stopped by any road user or policeman, this could indicate that you have not yet succeeded in detaching yourself from the past. This dream image could indicate the difficulty of leaving your past behind.

In a psychological interpretation, the one-way road as a dream can also represent that you would like to leave the chosen "path" this road, therefore, and inwardly know, however, that you can deviate from this path only for good reasons and accordingly set other actions. It could be portrayed by this dream of your one-way street an INNER DIFFERENCE.

Spiritual dream interpretation

In spiritual dream interpretation, the importance of the prevailing emotions in this dream of a one-way street is specifically indicated. So pay attention to them in the sense of positive emotions in relation to your life path and thus gain SATISFACTION or quarrel with your fate and be unsatisfied regarding your development on your spiritual path.


Search for dream symbol


Reset password

Reset password

Reset password


Read with advertising

Use our offer as usual with the usual advertising and tracking.
Details can be found in the privacy policy.

Your consent can be revoked at any time in the privacy policy revocable.

...or take out a Plus subscription

  • Daily your 100% personal horoscope, probably the most accurate horoscope in Germany.
  • Your question possibility directly to star astrologer Erich Bauer
  • Use our offer free of advertising from third parties and without advertising tracking. Details can be found in the Privacy Policy (PLUS)

Already registered? Log in here

More information about the PLUS subscription can be found in the frequently asked questions (FAQ)

For use with advertising:
We and our partners collect and process personal data (such as IP addresses or cookies) to improve and finance our internet services.
The processing for this may also take place outside the EU, where there may not be a 100% comparable level of data protection, e.g. in the USA.
You can find more information about the places of processing in the Privacy Policy.

Data processing is carried out for the following purposes:

Storing and/or retrieving information on a device.
For the processing purposes shown to you, device identifiers, cookies or other information may be stored on or retrieved from your device.

Personalized ads
Ads may be personalized based on your profile. Data may be added to more accurately target ads to your interests.

Personalized content
Content can be personalized based on your profile. Data can be added to better personalize content.

Ad measurement, content measurement, audience insights, and product development
The performance of ads or informational content can be measured.
Insights about the readership that viewed the ads and content can be derived.
Data can be used to improve user experience and develop systems.
In the privacy statements you will find a detailed overview of which partners process data and for what purpose.
Your consent is required for the processing of your data.