Dream symbol Ruin


castle wall, rubble, remnant, decay, past, enchanted, weakness, vulnerability

Decayed walls, without a roof, yawning emptiness where once windows were installed, overgrown gardens, walls almost swallowed by ivy - in this condition you can find ruins today, some of them destroyed because of dilapidation or even in previous battles. As ruins are also seen shells or what is left of decayed buildings, on which the ravages of time gnaw.

Magnificent ruins, such as the Colosseum in Rome, or artistic remains known from ancient Greece, are visited by people from all over the world. Especially archaeologists and people interested in history are attracted by these mystical places like a magnet to get a picture of the civilizations of that time. A ruin can radiate many things and hides different cultural incidents from times long past.

All the feelings that appear to us in a dream with a ruin should be remembered in order to be able to interpret this symbol concretely.

General dream interpretation

For a clear dream interpretation of the symbol of the ruin, one should look more closely at this image. Does this crumbling walls seem to have been wantonly destroyed, or simply neglected and run down. If it is a building that belongs to oblivion, this stands as an indication to be more focused on the goal or not to lose sight of it.

In so make dream interpretations, this image is considered a positive promise when the dreaming person walks through a dilapidated ruin in the dream. Also, this ruin can illustrate the desire to travel, which is associated with a certain melancholy. There is also the possibility of missing friends that one has not seen for a long time, can find expression through a ruin in a dream.

If the dream ruin features a bombed house that was the victim of a war, this represents the dreamer's vulnerability. However, if the house looks quite newly built and appears as if it has just been destroyed, this indicates a negative sign in relation to professional and business matters.

Generally interpreted, the ruin can express illness, failure or fear of growing old. To the dreamer, the preservation of youthfulness is important and deals with the theme of the aging processorits decay or also it could be about financial losses. In minor cases, the ruin may also indicate states of fatigue that the dreamer is currently in. Nightmares with the recurring motif of the ruin, which represents a threat to the person, may also appear. Professional help could be sought for this.

Psychological dream interpretation

The dream of a ruin can be interpreted psychologically in different ways. If it involves a ruin of an old house, this represents the dreamer's concern for his own health. It seems that the body as a house for the spirit is subject to weakness at the moment, which is symbolized by the image.

However, if it is a ruined castle or a dilapidated castle, this symbolizes everything transient in life. Even the human body will not outlast eternity, so this augurs that the dreamer in question is dealing with the past as well as with death and the decay of all matter.

If there is a deliberate destruction of a building, it could be a symbol of the self-destructive aspects of one's personality. On what basis are these based? For this it is important to look at what other objects or persons appear in the dream action. In any case, the subconscious wants to point them out to him in more detail.

Spiritual dream interpretation

In the spiritual view the dream symbol of the ruin illustrates the current spiritual condition of the dreamer.


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