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Did You Dream About a Cabinet? Here's What It Means

A subject like a cabinet can be a difficult one to get one's brain around. Because dreams are blurry reflections of our subconscious mind, and they often include specific references to our daily lives, no single explanation fits every dream about a cabinet or any other symbol.

Below are three possible interpretations of a dream about a cabinet, seen from very different perspectives.

Which meaning makes the most sense for you?

What does a cabinet mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about a cabinet often symbolizes hidden aspects of your personality or life. But as you know, a dream seldom has such a simple interpretation.

It may represent secrets you're keeping or aspects of yourself you're not ready to reveal. If the cabinet is open, it suggests you're opening up about these hidden parts. If it's closed, you may be keeping something concealed. Opening a cabinet in a dream can indicate readiness to confront these hidden aspects, while closing a cabinet might suggest you're trying to hide or suppress something. Remember, dream interpretation is subjective and depends on your personal experiences and feelings.

A cabinet can be a somewhat complex and intriguing dream image to pin down. To really say confidently, I would need to get an understanding of the dreamer's background and current life scenario.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of a cabinet, in Freudian terms, may signify the unconscious mind's repository of repressed desires and memories.

Some additional thoughts: This 'cabinet' is a symbol of the 'id', the part of the psyche that houses our primal instincts and unfulfilled wishes. If you're opening the cabinet, it suggests a process of self-discovery or confrontation with these repressed elements. Conversely, closing a cabinet may symbolize the ego's attempt to maintain control and suppress these unconscious desires. However, it's crucial to remember that dream interpretation is not an exact science, but rather a subjective exploration of the psyche's complex landscape.

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of a cabinet signifies your spiritual repository, a sacred space where you store your spiritual wisdom and experiences. If the cabinet is closed, it suggests you are yet to tap into this spiritual wealth. Opening the cabinet in a dream signifies your readiness to delve into your spiritual journey, to unlock the divine wisdom within. Conversely, closing a cabinet may symbolize a phase of introspection, a moment to assimilate the spiritual insights you've gathered. Remember, dreams are divine whispers, guiding you on your spiritual path. They are not mere figments of imagination, but profound messages from the divine realm.

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So whose dream analysis matches your dream?

Which of the preceding explanations for a cabinet makes the most sense for your unique situation?

Only you can know for certain. It's worth noting that our dreaming mind can be a complicated landscape. Each and every object or action in a dream can symbolize multiple things — or be the result of multiple forces in our conscious lives.

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