House or home is such a common symbol in dreams. It could be your current house, a house you use to live in signifying the past and to see what part of the past when did you live in that house, a house that in the dream you live in but you don’t recognize, or something I have had throughout my life…a dream house, a house I have been in so many times throughout my life.
House or home signifies self or soul. The rooms of the house represent part of yourself. Then there are other things like hallways, furniture, bathrooms, attic etc that also play a part in seeing what is going on with you based on what the dream shows you.
When in your house it is very important to notice as much detail as you can. Colors of the wall, the floors, the state of the house and whether it is in need of repair or is damaged, whether lights are on in rooms or your turning lights on or off, which way doors open in or out.
Just being in a house and seeing what is going on with it may require a lot of translating…all those various pieces. So a short dream with a house in it could take you a while to translate just to get an understanding of just the symbols in the house.
One thing about a house symbol is that key to determining if it is about someone else is if in the dream you recognize it as someone else’s house. Then it is a dream about that other person and not you. There will be symbols that give you hints as to who this person is to you. Usually things and people within the house will clue you into the description and characteristics of the person it is referring to.
To see a house in your dream, represents your own soul and self. Specific rooms in the house indicate a specific aspect of your psyche. In general, the attic represents your intellect, the basement represents the unconscious, etc. If the house is empty, then it indicates feelings of insecurity.If the house is shifting, then it suggests that you are going through some personal changes and changing your belief system. To dream that a house has no walls, represents a lack of privacy. You feel that everyone is looking over your shoulder or up in your business. If you live with others in your walking life, but dream that you are living alone, suggests that you need to take new steps toward independence. You need to accept responsibilities and be more self-reliant. If you are locked out of the house, then it represents rejection and insecurity. You feel you are being left behind.
To dream that you are cleaning your house, signifies your need to clear out your thoughts and get rid of old ways. You are seeking self-improvement. To see a new house in your dream, indicates that you are entering into a new phase or new area in your life. You are becoming more emotionally mature. If you are locked out of the house, then it represents rejection and insecurity. You feel you are being left behind.
To dream that your house is broken into, suggests that you are feeling violated. It may refer to a particular relationship or current situation in your life. Alternatively, it indicates that some unconscious material is attempting to make itself known. There are some aspects of yourself that you have denied. To dream that a house has disappeared, indicates that you are not feeling grounded. You feel uprooted by a particular circumstance or relationship in your life.
To see an old, run-down house in your dream, represents your old beliefs, attitudes and how you used to think or feel. A situation in your current life may be bringing about those same old attitudes and feelings. Alternatively, the old house may symbolize your need to update you mode of thinking. To dream that your house is damaged, indicates your waking concerns about the condition of your house.