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

A image like a closet can be a challenging one to interpret. Because dreams are like abstractions of our subconscious mind, and they often represent specific references to our waking-life, no single explanation will ever work for everyone.

Below are three different perspectives on dreams about a closet, seen from very different viewpoints.

Which of these insights works the best for you?

What does a closet 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 closet often symbolizes hidden aspects of oneself or secrets. There are many different takes on that idea though.

It can represent feelings or thoughts you've kept tucked away and are now confronting. If you're hiding something in the closet, it may indicate guilt or fear of discovery about personal matters. Finding something in a closet, on the other hand, can symbolize uncovering a truth or aspect about yourself that you've forgotten or ignored. It's a call to self-discovery and understanding.

A closet can be a colorful and puzzling dream concept to make any kind of definitive analysis about. To really know for certain, I'd need to really dig deep into the dreamer's life and current circumstances.

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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 closet, in Freudian terms, often signifies the unconscious, a repository for repressed desires and memories.

Some additional thoughts on this: If you're secreting something away in the closet, it may suggest an attempt to suppress aspects of your psyche that evoke anxiety or shame. Conversely, discovering something in a closet could represent the process of making the unconscious conscious, unearthing latent aspects of your selfhood. This dream imagery invites introspection and self-analysis, a beckoning to confront the hidden dimensions of your inner world.

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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 about a closet or hiding or finding something in it can be a spiritual message urging you to explore your inner self. The closet, a private and hidden space, symbolizes the depths of your soul, holding secrets and truths yet to be discovered. If you're hiding something, it suggests a spiritual journey where you're learning to accept and integrate parts of yourself that you've previously denied or feared. Finding something in the closet, however, is a divine signal that you're ready to embrace forgotten or ignored aspects of your being. It's a spiritual awakening, a call to delve deeper into your soul, and embrace your true self.

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Which interpretation of the dream works the best for you?

Which of the above ways of explaining a closet applies to your dream vision?

Only you can say for sure. Bear in mind that our dreaming mind can be a complicated thing to understand. Any dream image can represent a long list of things — or be the result of multiple themes from our waking lives.

Got a better interpretation for dreams about a closet that you want to share? We'd love to hear your own interpretation to the comment area at the bottom of this page.

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