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

Did you dream about a tower? This is a complex dream symbol that has several possible interpretations.

Read on for three different explanations from our dream guides on what it means to dream about a tower.

Which of these interpretations explains your dream the best?

What does a tower 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 being in a tower points to things like a desire for solitude or a need to retreat from society. The meaning isn't likely to be quite so simple, however.

It can also represent a feeling of superiority or arrogance.

Alternatively, seeing a tower from afar in a dream can symbolize a goal or aspiration that seems unreachable. It may also indicate feelings of insignificance or intimidation. Both of these dreams involve towers, which historically symbolize power, strength, and ambition, but the dreamer's position in relation to the tower changes the interpretation.

A tower can be a complex dream experience to to give you a single meaning for. To really say without any doubts, it would be necessary to really get to know the dreamer's life story and current 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 inhabiting a tower may be a manifestation of the Freudian concept of the ego, the rational part of the psyche that mediates between the instinctual desires of the id and the moralistic constraints of the superego.

The dream-symbol can have many permutations however. It suggests a need for self-contemplation, a retreat into the fortress of the mind. Conversely, observing a tower from a distance could be indicative of the dreamer's feelings of alienation or exclusion, a reflection of the Lacanian concept of the 'Other', the unattainable object of desire. The tower, in both instances, is a potent symbol of the phallic, representing power and dominance, yet its interpretation is contingent on the dreamer's spatial relation to it.

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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 being in a tower signifies a spiritual elevation, a quest for higher consciousness or divine connection. It's a call to introspection and self-discovery, a journey towards the divine within. Conversely, seeing a tower from afar represents spiritual goals that may seem distant or challenging. It's a reminder of the spiritual journey ahead, the path to enlightenment that may seem daunting but is achievable. The tower, in Both of these dreams, symbolizes spiritual growth and the quest for divine wisdom. The dreamer's position in relation to the tower reflects their current spiritual state and the journey they must undertake.

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

Which interpretation of a tower fits with your dream?

Only you can know for sure. It's worth noting that our subconscious mind can be a complex landscape. Just about any object or image from a dream can reflect many different things — or result from many different themes from our daily lives.

Have a slightly different interpretation for dreams about a tower that you want to share? Contribute your own interpretation to the comment area down below.

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