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

Whenever a rich and colorful dream subject like a skyscraper appears in a dream, it can have many potential interpretations.

Below are 3 possible dream interpretations of this dream from our dream analysis guides.

Which of these insights explains your dream the best?

What does a skyscraper 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 skyscraper often symbolizes high ambitions and aspirations. But the dream can be more nuanced than just that.

It's a reflection of your desire to reach new heights in your career or personal life. If the skyscraper is gleaming and tall, it indicates confidence in your abilities and potential. However, if it's crumbling or in poor condition, it suggests feelings of insecurity or fear of failure. Being inside a skyscraper, on the other hand, can represent feelings of being trapped or overwhelmed, particularly in a corporate or bureaucratic environment.

It can also symbolize a desire for protection or isolation from the outside world.

A skyscraper is often a rich and colorful dream image to to really give you a single answer for. To know with any kind of confidence, I'd need to really get to know the dreamer's background 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 skyscraper, in Freudian terms, can be seen as a phallic symbol, representing power, dominance, and ambition.

This can be a multi-faceted dream symbol though — It may reflect your ego's aspiration to ascend to lofty heights in your professional or personal life. If the edifice is in disrepair, it could denote a fear of impotence or a perceived loss of authority. Conversely, being inside a skyscraper may symbolize the unconscious mind's attempt to grapple with feelings of confinement or oppression, particularly in a rigid, hierarchical structure. It could also signify a yearning for security, a refuge from the chaos of the external world, echoing the Freudian concept of the 'Fortress of Solitude'.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 of a skyscraper can be a spiritual symbol of your connection to the divine. The towering structure represents your spiritual journey, reaching towards the heavens, aspiring for higher consciousness and enlightenment. If the skyscraper is in disarray, it may suggest a disconnect or struggle with your spiritual path. Being inside a skyscraper, however, can symbolize your inner sanctuary, a sacred space within you where you connect with your higher self. It can also represent feelings of being confined, indicating a need for spiritual liberation and transcendence. Both dreams invite you to reflect on your spiritual aspirations and inner spiritual state.

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So whose interpretation of the dream works the best for you?

Which interpretation above for a skyscraper fits with your your dream experience?

Only you can know for certain. Keep in mind that our higher mind can be a complicated thing to understand. Any object or action in a dream can symbolize a long list of meanings — or be the result of multiple forces in our waking lives.

Do you have a better analysis on a dream about a skyscraper that you want to share? We'd be thrilled to hear and discuss your personal interpretation in the comment area below.

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