Are you having dreams about cars? Are you dreaming about driving a car, or are you in the passenger seat?
Dreams about cars normally refer to where we are going in life, and how we feel about it. It will often reflect our emotional state, using cars as symbolism for our path in life.
However, not all dreams about cars are the same. How we feel in the dream, the type of car, and the pace of the driving can all shed light on our subconsciousness, allowing us to learn what our psyche is telling us.
In this article, I will look at common dreams about cars, how we can interpret them, and what they might mean for you.
How To Analyze Dreams About Cars
Before we get into the common dreams that surround this theme, I want to talk about the importance of dream interpretation, and how we need to approach our dreams about cars.
A lot of famous psychologists, such as Freud, see dreams as a way of understanding our subconscious thoughts, desires, and fears.
Our subconsciousness uses what we recognize in our day-to-day lives, such as cars, as a symbol for these subconscious thoughts and feelings. So, in order to tap into our psyche and understand our true state of mind, it is super helpful to pay attention to our dreams.
So, how can we analyze dreams about cars?
How Are You Feeling?
When we are reflecting on our dreams about cars, it is really important to consider how we are feeling in the dream.
Are you feeling scared? Do you feel as if you do not have proper control of the vehicle?
Or, perhaps you are feeling excited and free. Cars can often be interpreted as a way of escaping something. Is the car in your dream getting you away from something?
Who Is Driving?
Are you driving the car, or is it someone else? Who is in the driver’s seat can reflect your subconsciousness. If it is someone you know, then it can suggest that you feel as if this person is ‘driving’ your life.
This may be because they are controlling, but it can also be relaxing to have someone guiding you. It all depends on how you are feeling in the dream.
Perhaps nobody is driving the car, or you cannot see who is in the front seat. This suggests that you are in need of guidance, either from yourself or someone else.
What Is The Car Like?
Is the car a nice, expensive car? Or, is it broken, causing issues for the drive?
The car is typically a symbol of your psyche and your path in life, so how it is running will reflect your subconsciousness. An overly expensive car suggests that you are preoccupied with wealth and status and this might not be helping your journey.
However, a broken-down car with flat tires and smashed windows suggests that you are in need of a little TLC. You are feeling pretty broken right now, not knowing if you are heading in the right direction!
Dreams About Cars – Common Dreams and Their Interpretations
Now we know the first steps to take when we are wanting to understand our dreams about cars, we can have a look at common dreams and how we can interpret them.
Are you having any of these dreams? Can you relate to their explanations?
Dreams About Crashing Cars
If you are dreaming about car crashes, it typically is a warning from your subconsciousness that you are heading towards a collision in your life.
You are going down the wrong path, and there are obstacles in your way. Soon, you will hit something head-on, and this will cause major issues for you. You may be choosing to ignore problems in your life, not wanting to face them.
It is time for some self-reflection and meditation. But don’t worry too much – we all lose our way from time to time. The important thing now is to get back on the right path, making sure that the collision will not happen!
Dreams about crashing cars can also suggest that you have a huge fear of failure. You are doubting yourself and the journey you are on, worried that there will be a collision around every corner.
If you relate to this, it is time to work on your self-esteem. Work with affirmations and crystals to deal with anxiety and your lack of self-confidence. By getting in touch with your spiritual side, you are able to face your fears about failure and move forward in a positive and meaningful way.
Dreams About Losing Your Car
Dreams about losing your car are pretty stressful! In the dream, you have parked your car somewhere but can’t seem to remember where. You are frantically searching around for it, looking in car parks and down streets.
This is a pretty common dream for people who own cars. This is because our psyche is using our car to represent something in our subconsciousness.
Remember how I said that cars in our dreams usually represent our mind-state and general journey in life?
Well, dreams about losing your car suggest that you are worried you have lost your way. You may feel distracted from your true path in life and feel worried about your goals and ambitions.
Because our dreams reflect our subconsciousness, this worry might be hidden by distractions in your waking world. You may feel as if you are on the right path, but really, there are some things that need addressing.
It is time for some self-reflection. Do you know your true path in life, and what to do in order to progress?
If you feel properly lost, you may want to connect with your spirit guides. These are there for you to guide and help you on your journey! They know your strengths and weaknesses and know what you need to do to get on the right path.
Dreams About Cars Not Starting
If you are having dreams about cars not starting, this typically reflects exhaustion within you. You are tired and need a break, with responsibilities and work getting on top of you.
You are a hard-working individual, and a lot of people rely on you. You really like your career, and wish to be at the top of your game. Not only that, but you may also have a lot of family responsibilities. You are always there for your loved ones, helping them out when they need it.
Of course, these are wonderful things, and it’s amazing that you are so focused on your path in life! Good things are coming your way.
However, it is really important to have balance in life. Too much work can impact our well-being, and we need to have fun alongside our work!
Dreams about cars not starting suggest that your subconsciousness is worried that one day you will be just too tired to do anything! You are worn out and exhausted. It is time for some self-care and fun.
You may simply need a day of rest, pampering yourself and taking yourself away from your work and social life. I am a big fan of ‘anti-social days’ where I don’t speak to anyone or do any work. I just do exactly what I want to do! This may be yoga, swimming, reading, or watching loads of my favorite TV shows.
What would your perfect ‘anti-social day’ look like?
Dreams About Cars Racing
If you are having dreams about cars racing, it is important to recall how you are feeling in the dream, as this will let you know what your psyche is trying to tell you.
Dreams about cars racing reflect our progression in life. Having these dreams suggest that you are moving quickly towards your hopes and dreams, and this is an exciting time for you. You may have had a promotion at work, or a romantic relationship is progressing at a fast speed.
So, how are you feeling in the dream?
If you are excited during the car race, the message is simple. You are moving forward at a high speed and the future is looking bright! Keep on doing what you are doing, and soon everything will fall into place. You are doing amazing things, and deserve all the success that is coming your way.
However, if you are feeling scared in your dreams about cars racing, you may want to figure out why this is. Are things going a bit too fast for you? Are you worried that you are taking on too many responsibilities? Perhaps your whirlwind romance is actually not what you are needing right now. Or, maybe deep down you do not want that promotion!
It is really important to take everything at your own pace, whether it is careers or relationships. Listen to your intuition and always follow your heart.
Dreaming About a Bumpy Car Ride
Are you having dreams about cars where you are feeling unsafe and uncertain of the ride? Perhaps there is no seatbelt, and the car is throwing you about. There may be bumps in the road, and you are feeling unsafe in the vehicle.
This dream suggests that you are worried about your current circumstances and the obstacles that are in your path. You know where you want to be and have a lot of hopes and dreams. However, things aren’t that easy for you right now, and you are concerned that these obstacles will always be there to bring you down.
It is a sad fact of reality that sometimes life just isn’t fair. Some people’s journeys are harder than others, with more difficulties and problems in their way.
But, it is important to remember your spirit and your abilities. You have got through these challenges so far, and you are able to get through the next stage of your life. Keep your gaze firmly on the future, with your head held high.
Soon, the obstacles will be in your rearview mirror, and your journey will become less bumpy.
Dreaming About Getting Hit By a Car
Dreaming that you get hit by a car can be really scary, and it typically reflects your fear of something unexpected affecting your journey in life.
Are you a perfectionist? Do you always have a plan of action, and hate it when it gets changed? Perhaps you put a lot of value on wealth and status, with achievement and success always at the forefront of your mind.
There is nothing wrong with this. However, if you are dreaming about getting hit by a car, your psyche is telling you that you can’t plan everything and unforeseen events will happen. It is time to let loose a bit, and relax! If you are too strict with your plan, you will not be able to cope when things don’t go your way (and trust me, sometimes they really don’t!).
Dreams about Driving a Car
Dreams about driving a car will typically reflect how you are progressing in life and your attitude towards your own personal journey. It can also represent confidence and power.
In order to work out what your psyche is trying to tell you, you need to reflect on how you feel in these dreams and how well you are driving the car.
Are you feeling happy with your driving? Is it fun, and do you feel as if you are in control of the car?
This suggests that you are on the right path, with the ability to take charge of your own life, relying on your confidence and power.
However, if you are feeling a bit panicked in your dream, it is time to work on your confidence. You may not feel grown-up enough to be in the driver’s seat. But it’s okay, we all feel a bit out of our depth from time to time!
Are You Having Dreams About Cars?
Dreams about cars are super common, and will typically reflect your journey in life. Because of this, we can have so many different dreams about cars depending on where we are in our lives and where we are going!
I hope this article has helped you understand why you might be having dreams about cars, and what you need to do in order to work with your psyche.
Oh, and if you are fascinated by dreams like me, check out my article on lucid dreaming. This is an amazing spiritual tool that can help you learn so much about yourself!