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Did You Dream About Going North? Here's What It Means

Did you dream about going north? This is a complex dream symbol that can have multiple possible interpretations.

Scroll down for 3 different perspectives from our dream guides on what it means to dream about going north.

Which interpretation best explains your dream?

What does going north 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 traveling North points to things like progress and moving forward in life. But the meaning can vary.

It can represent overcoming obstacles and achieving goals. The North is traditionally associated with cold and hardship, so this dream could also indicate resilience and strength in the face of adversity. If something significant happens in the North in your dream, it could symbolize a major change or transformation in your life. This could be a positive or negative change, depending on the context of the dream.

Going north can be a somewhat very deep dream object to really clarify. To know without any doubts, I would have to get an understanding of the dreamer's life 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"

In the realm of the unconscious, dreaming of traveling North may symbolize a journey towards wisdom or enlightenment, as the North is often associated with introspection and contemplation in psychoanalytic symbolism.

The dream-symbol can have many permutations however. It could also denote a desire for solitude or self-discovery, reflecting the Freudian concept of the ego's quest for identity. Alternatively, dreaming of a significant event occurring in the North could represent an impending confrontation with one's shadow, a Jungian term for the repressed aspects of the self. This dream could be a subconscious invitation to integrate these hidden elements into your conscious identity, fostering personal growth and psychological wholeness.

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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 about traveling North, in a spiritual context, signifies embarking on a divine journey towards higher wisdom and spiritual enlightenment. It symbolizes your soul's quest for truth and purity, guided by the celestial North Star. The North, often associated with divine guidance and spiritual ascension, represents your spiritual progress and evolution. If your dream involves a significant event happening in the North, it could symbolize a divine revelation or spiritual awakening. It may indicate that you are on the brink of a profound spiritual transformation, a shift in consciousness, or a significant spiritual milestone. This dream is a divine message, urging you to embrace your spiritual journey and continue your quest for spiritual growth and enlightenment.

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So whose dream explanation is best for you?

Which of the above ways of explaining going north makes the most sense for your dream?

Only you can know for sure. Remember that our dreaming mind can be a convoluted thing. Any dream concept can signify many different meanings — or be the result of multiple themes from our conscious lives.

Got a different dream analysis on dreams about going north of your own? Contribute your personal ideas to the comment area down below.

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