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

So you dreamed about a house? It's a colorful dream symbol that carries multiple fascinating interpretations.

Scroll down for three different perspectives from our dream guides on what it means to dream about a house.

Which of these interpretations makes the most sense for you?

What does a house 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 house often hints at the self or the dreamer's mind. The meaning isn't likely to be quite so simple, however.

Each room can represent different aspects of the dreamer's personality. If the house is in good condition, it may suggest the dreamer is feeling positive and healthy. If it's in disrepair, it could indicate feelings of chaos or confusion. Living in a house in a dream can signify a sense of stability or familiarity. It might also reflect the dreamer's current state of mind about their personal life. If the house is comfortable and welcoming, it suggests contentment. If it's uncomfortable or strange, it could indicate feelings of unease or uncertainty.

A house is a very deep and fascinating dream image to really clarify. To know without any doubts, it would be necessary to get an understanding of the dreamer's life story 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 house, in Freudian terms, points to things like the ego, the conscious self.

This can be a multi-faceted dream symbol though — Its condition may reflect our self-perception. A well-kept house could suggest a well-ordered psyche, while a dilapidated one might indicate unresolved internal conflicts. Each room, as Freud postulated, could represent different facets of our psyche. Dreaming of living in a house, by contrast, could be a manifestation of our desire for security and control, or it could symbolize our current emotional state. A comfortable house might denote inner peace, while an unsettling one could suggest psychological discomfort. Thus, these dreams could be a call to introspection, to better understand our inner world.0

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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 house or living in one is a spiritual journey into the soul's architecture. Each room symbolizes different aspects of your spiritual growth and consciousness. A well-maintained house signifies spiritual harmony and alignment, while a neglected one may indicate spiritual unrest or unresolved karma. Living in a house in your dream is a divine message about your spiritual grounding and connection with your higher self. A comfortable house suggests spiritual contentment and inner peace, while an uncomfortable one could be a spiritual wake-up call, urging you to address areas of spiritual discomfort or disconnection. These dreams are divine invitations to delve deeper into your spiritual self, to understand, heal, and grow.

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Whose dream analysis makes the most sense for you?

Which interpretation above for a house fits with your unique situation?

Only you can know for certain. Bear in mind that our higher mind can be a complicated puzzle. Any image in a dream can symbolize multiple meanings — or be the result of multiple forces in our waking life.

Got a better explanation on dreams about a house of your own? Please consider adding your own analysis to the comment area below.

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