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

When an interesting dream-concept like a doorknob is revealed in a dream, it can have several different explanations.

Below are 3 insightful explanations of dreams about this dream from our dream analysis experts.

Which interpretation best explains your dream?

What does a doorknob 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 doorknob symbolizes opportunities and access. Although, it's likely to be more complicated than that.

It's a sign that you're at the threshold of a new phase or experience in your life. If the doorknob is shiny and inviting, it suggests a positive transition. If it's rusty or broken, it may indicate fear or hesitation. A dream about turning a doorknob signifies taking action to seize an opportunity. If the door opens easily, it suggests smooth progress, but if it's stuck, it may reflect obstacles or resistance you're facing.

A doorknob can often be a complex and intriguing dream experience to offer a definitive opinion on. To really know with any kind of confidence, I would have to get to know the dreamer's past and mindset.

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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 doorknob, in Freudian terms, may be thought of as a manifestation of one's unconscious desire to unlock hidden aspects of the self.

This can be a complex dream concept. It's a symbol of introspection, a call to delve deeper into one's psyche. Turning a doorknob, by contrast, might represent the act of confronting these hidden aspects. If the action is effortless, it suggests readiness for self-discovery. However, if the doorknob resists, it may indicate internal conflict or fear of what might be revealed. Thus, the doorknob serves as a metaphorical gateway to the unconscious, and turning it signifies the courage to face one's innermost self.

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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 doorknob or turning one is a spiritual symbol of transition and personal evolution. The doorknob, a portal between spaces, represents your readiness to move from one spiritual plane to another. If the doorknob is in good condition, it suggests that you are prepared for this spiritual journey. Turning the doorknob signifies your active participation in your spiritual growth. If the door opens easily, it denotes a smooth spiritual transition, while a stuck doorknob may indicate spiritual blockages or unresolved issues. This dream is a divine nudge, urging you to embrace change and growth on your spiritual path.

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So which analysis of the dream makes the most sense for you?

Which of the above interpretations for a doorknob makes the most sense for your dream vision?

Only you can know for sure. It's worth noting that our higher mind can be a complicated place. Just about any object or action in a dream can signify multiple things — or symbolize many different realities from our waking life.

Do you have a different interpretation on dreams about a doorknob that you'd like to share? Contribute your own interpretation to the comment area at the bottom of this page.

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