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

A subject like a wheel can be a complicated one to give a single meaning for. Because dreams are like reflections of our subconscious mind, and they often include specific references to our daily lives, no single explanation can ever match everyone's dream.

Below are three different interpretations of dreams about a wheel, taken from three different viewpoints.

Which meaning explains your dream the best?

What does a wheel 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 wheel often hints at the circle of life, continuity, and the passage of time. But the dream can be more nuanced than just that.

It can represent the cyclical nature of life, with its ups and downs, and the need to keep moving forward. If the wheel is turning smoothly, it suggests progress and positive change. If it's stuck or broken, it may indicate feelings of being trapped or stagnant. A dream about driving something with wheels, by contrast, often represents control and direction in life. If you're driving smoothly, it indicates confidence in your path and decisions. If the drive is bumpy or out of control, it may reflect feelings of uncertainty or lack of control in your waking life.

A wheel can be a somewhat colorful and puzzling dream image to really clarify. To know confidently, it would be necessary to get to know the dreamer's past and current circumstances.

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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 wheel, in Freudian terms, may signify the id, ego, and superego—the three parts of the psyche that interact to create our complex behaviors.

This can be a multi-faceted dream symbol though — The wheel's motion could represent the constant negotiation between these parts. A smooth wheel might indicate a harmonious balance, while a wobbly or broken wheel could suggest internal conflict or imbalance. Dreaming of driving something with wheels, however, could be an expression of the ego—the part of the mind that mediates between the conscious and the unconscious and is responsible for reality testing and a sense of personal identity. A smooth drive could symbolize a well-adjusted ego, while a rough or uncontrollable drive might indicate an ego under duress, struggling to maintain control amidst the demands of both the id and the superego.

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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 wheel is a spiritual symbol of the divine circle of life and karma. It signifies the eternal cycle of birth, death, and rebirth, reminding us of the interconnectedness of all beings. If the wheel is in motion, it suggests that you are actively participating in life's spiritual journey. A stationary or broken wheel may indicate a spiritual stagnation or resistance to change. Dreaming of driving something with wheels, however, symbolizes your spiritual journey and how you navigate through life's challenges. It reflects your ability to steer your life in the direction of your soul's purpose. A smooth drive suggests spiritual alignment, while a bumpy ride may indicate spiritual obstacles or lessons that need to be learned.

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So which dream interpretation matches your dream?

Which interpretation above for a wheel best matches your dream vision?

Only you can know for sure. Keep in mind that our subconscious mind can be a complex place. Just about any dream image can reflect many different things — or symbolize many different realities from our daily life.

Do you have a better analysis on dreams about a wheel of your own? Add your own interpretation in the comment section down below.

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