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Did You Dream About Columns? Here's What It Means

A symbol like columns can be a complicated one to interpret. Because our dreams are like fragments of our subconscious mind, and they may include symbolic references to our daily lives, no single explanation fits every dream about columns or any other symbol.

Below are 3 interesting perspectives on a dream about columns, taken from very different perspectives.

Which of these explanations makes the most sense for you?

What does columns 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 standing between columns often signifies balance, support, and strength. The meaning of columns may be more subtle than that, however.

It could represent your personal stability or the need for a strong foundation in your life. On the other hand, dreaming about the collapse of columns might indicate feelings of insecurity or fear of instability. It could symbolize a situation in your waking life where you feel unsupported or fear that your security is being threatened. Both dreams are a call to evaluate your emotional and psychological stability.

Columns is complex dream symbol to to give you a single meaning for. To really say without any doubts, I'd need to understand the dreamer's life 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 standing between columns, in Freudian terms, could be a manifestation of the ego's struggle to mediate between the id (our primal desires) and the superego (our moral compass).

Taking that analysis a bit deeper... This dream may indicate a state of equilibrium, a balance between our instinctual urges and societal expectations. Conversely, dreaming of collapsing columns could symbolize the crumbling of one's defense mechanisms, a Freudian concept referring to unconscious strategies our ego uses to protect us from anxiety-provoking thoughts or feelings. This dream may suggest an impending psychological crisis, a fear of losing control, or a threat to one's sense of self. Both dreams invite introspection and self-analysis, a call to examine our internal conflicts and anxieties.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 standing between columns can be seen as a spiritual symbol of balance and harmony, representing your soul's alignment with the divine. It suggests a spiritual equilibrium, where you are in tune with the cosmic energies. Conversely, dreaming of collapsing columns may symbolize a spiritual awakening or transformation. The collapse can be seen as the breaking down of old beliefs or structures, making way for new spiritual insights and growth. It could also indicate a fear of losing spiritual grounding or a sense of being disconnected from the divine. Both dreams are an invitation to deepen your spiritual journey, to seek balance, and to embrace change as a part of spiritual evolution.

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Which dream interpretation matches your dream?

Which of the preceding perspectives on columns fits with your unique situation?

Only you can say for certain. Bear in mind that our subconscious mind can be a convoluted thing to understand. Just about any object or action in a dream can represent multiple things — or result from many different forces in our waking lives.

Have a unique dream interpretation for dreams about columns that you want to share? We'd be thrilled to hear and discuss your own ideas to the comments down below.

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