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Did You Dream About an Aircraft? Here's What It Means

So you dreamed about an aircraft? This is a curious dream topic that carries a few fascinating interpretations.

Read on for three different explanations from our dream gurus on what it means to dream about an aircraft.

Which explanation sounds right to you?

What does an aircraft 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 on an aircraft often symbolizes a journey you're undertaking in your life. But the dream can be more nuanced than just that.

It could be a personal transformation or a significant change in your circumstances. The flight's smoothness or turbulence can reflect your feelings about this journey. Seeing an aircraft in the sky, on the other hand, can represent your aspirations or goals. It might suggest that you're aiming high and have lofty ambitions. However, if the aircraft is falling or in distress, it could indicate fears of failure or setbacks. Both dreams are about your life's journey and your aspirations.

An aircraft is deep and multifaceted dream experience to pin down for sure. To know for sure, it would be necessary to really get to know the dreamer's life story and current situation.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of being aboard an aircraft, in Freudian terms, may symbolize the unconscious desire to transcend one's current reality, a manifestation of the ego's yearning for liberation from the constraints of the id and superego.

With that being said, an aircraft can be more complicated than that. The aircraft's stability or instability mirrors your emotional state regarding this psychological journey. Observing an aircraft in the sky, conversely, may represent the superego's ideal self, a lofty ambition or aspiration. If the aircraft is in peril, it could symbolize the ego's fear of failing to meet these high standards, a reflection of castration anxiety. Both dreams, therefore, are expressions of the ego's struggle for self-realization and the tension between the id, ego, and 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 being on an aircraft signifies your spiritual journey towards enlightenment or self-discovery. The flight's turbulence or calmness mirrors your inner peace or turmoil in this spiritual quest. Seeing an aircraft in the sky, however, symbolizes your spiritual aspirations and the heights you wish to reach in your spiritual growth. If the aircraft is in distress, it could represent your fears or anxieties about not achieving your spiritual goals. Both dreams, therefore, are reflections of your spiritual journey and aspirations, and the challenges you may face along the way.

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So whose dream explanation works the best for you?

Which interpretation of an aircraft fits with your unique situation?

Only you can say for sure. Remember that our dreaming mind can be a complex and multifaceted puzzle. Any dream concept can signify a wide range of meanings — or be the result of multiple forces in our conscious lives.

Do you have a slightly different interpretation on dreams about an aircraft that you want to share? Please consider adding your own ideas in the comment area at the bottom of this page.

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