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

A subject like a parking garage can be a complicated one to interpret. Because our dreams are like sketches from our subconscious minds, and they often include symbolic references to our everyday lives, no single dream interpretation fits every dream about a parking garage or any other symbol.

Below are three different perspectives on a dream about a parking garage, taken from very different angles.

Which explanation works the best for you?


What does a parking garage 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 parking garage symbolizes feelings of being stuck or stagnant in life. But the specific meaning of a parking garage in a dream obviously depends on your present circumstances.

It may suggest you're in a transitional phase, waiting for the next step or direction. Parking a car in a garage, on the other hand, signifies completion or reaching a goal. It may also indicate a desire for security and stability, as you're putting away your 'vehicle of life' in a safe place. Both dreams reflect aspects of your journey and progress in life.

A parking garage is deep and fascinating dream symbol to pin down for sure. To know for certain, I'd want to get an understanding of the dreamer's life and current situation.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of a parking garage, a liminal space, may represent the unconscious mind's grappling with a transitional phase, a Freudian 'interstitial' period.

We can take this reasoning to another level: It's a symbol of latency, a pause before the next psychosexual stage of life. Conversely, parking a car in a garage may signify the resolution of an Oedipal conflict or the successful navigation of a life stage, akin to safely docking one's ego-vehicle. It may also denote a yearning for the safety of the pre-Oedipal phase, a retreat to the maternal garage. Both dreams, in essence, are the psyche's symbolic narratives of life's journey and the inherent challenges of individuation.

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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 parking garage can be a spiritual sign of being in a holding pattern, a pause in your spiritual journey. It's a space of contemplation, where you're encouraged to reflect on your path and prepare for the next phase of your spiritual evolution. Conversely, parking a car in a garage can symbolize the attainment of a spiritual milestone. It's a divine message that you've reached a point of inner peace and stability, having safely navigated your spiritual vehicle to a secure place. Both dreams are divine signals, guiding you through your spiritual journey, reminding you to pause, reflect, and celebrate your progress.

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So whose dream analysis matches your dream?

Which interpretation above for a parking garage makes the most sense for your unique situation?

Only you can know for certain. Bear in mind that our higher mind can be a multifaceted thing. Any dream image can signify a wide range of meanings — or symbolize many different forces in our waking lives.

Do you have a unique dream interpretation on a dream about a parking garage you can add? Contribute your personal thoughts in the comment area below.

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