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

A dream subject like an ascent can be a difficult one to understand. Because our dreams are abstractions of our subconscious mind, and they often represent symbolic references to our daily lives, no single explanation fits every dream about an ascent or any other symbol.

Below are three different interpretations of dreams about an ascent, seen from very different perspectives.

Which of these explanations explains your dream the best?


What does an ascent 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 ascending often hints at personal growth, achievement, and striving for higher consciousness. But the dream can be more nuanced than just that.

It suggests you're overcoming obstacles and progressing towards your goals. If you're watching someone else ascend, it may reflect your admiration for their accomplishments or your own desire to emulate their success. However, it could also indicate feelings of being left behind or overlooked. These dreams are a reflection of your inner state and aspirations.

An ascent can often be a very deep dream concept to interpret with any certainty. To really say confidently, I'd have to really dig deep into the dreamer's background and current circumstances.

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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 ascending, in the Freudian sense, can be interpreted as an expression of the ego's desire for mastery and transcendence, a yearning to rise above one's current circumstances or limitations.

Some additional thoughts on this: It is a manifestation of the pleasure principle, the instinctual seeking of pleasure and avoidance of pain. Observing another's ascent, by contrast, may symbolize the superego's function of moral judgment and comparison. It could represent feelings of inadequacy or envy, or perhaps a projection of one's own repressed ambitions. These dreams, laden with symbolic meaning, provide a window into the unconscious mind's complex interplay of desires, fears, and moral judgments.

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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 ascending signifies a spiritual awakening, a journey towards enlightenment and higher realms of consciousness. It's a divine message that you're evolving spiritually, transcending earthly limitations and ascending towards divine wisdom. Conversely, witnessing someone else's ascent could symbolize your spiritual guide or guardian angel, leading you towards your spiritual path. It could also be a kind of feelings of spiritual inadequacy, a longing to attain the spiritual heights others have reached. These dreams are spiritual mirrors, reflecting your soul's journey and spiritual aspirations.

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Whose dream analysis matches your dream?

Which of the preceding perspectives on an ascent best matches your dream?

Only you can know for certain. Keep in mind that our dreaming mind can be a complex and multifaceted thing to understand. Just about any image in a dream can symbolize a long list of things — or result from many different activities in our daily lives.

Got a better dream analysis on a dream about an ascent you can add? We'd be thrilled to hear and discuss your own ideas to the comment section down below.

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