The underworld, which contains ghosts, ghouls, demons and inferior matters, has been pictured so often as frightening that it often appears in dreams as the abyss. On a very profound level, the void or abyss is the unknowable, that part of the cosmos that is beyond our understanding. Considering the meaning of the void or abyss and exploring doubts and fears may help with interpretation of your dream.
Psychological / emotional perspective: There is a fear of losing control, of a loss of identity, or of some type of failure. More positively, it is possible to go beyond our own boundaries or present experience. Also the abyss indicates our coming to terms with opposites such as right and wrong, good and bad.
To be on the edge of the abyss suggests having to come to terms with our own fears.
Material aspects: To dream of an abyss indicates that you recognize within yourself the so-called bottomless pit or void. This is an aspect of the unknown which all of us must face at some time or another in our lives. It signifies risky action which must be taken without knowledge of what the outcome is going to be.
Often, an abyss is seen as a hurdle or something to overcome. Trying to avoid slipping into an abyss means you will overpower a current situation or problem. Tumbling into an abyss, on the other hand, can be viewed as a signal to use extreme care as trouble could arise in current business situations.
An abyss can always be considered an obstacle.
If you can manage to keep from falling into one in your dreams, though it may look like you will, you will overcome your current problem. However, falling into the abyss, is a stern warning that you should be very careful, as there may be danger present in your business dealings.
Exercise caution for there is possible danger ahead.
An abyss can also mean an invitation—to adventure, opportunity... or danger.
Precipice. This dream usually appears when we are in crisis, or when a crisis has almost been overcome, making room for its deeper meaning. Difficulties in life, critical situations, require decisions. You are looking for help.
A challenge to look deeper inside, accepting your own deeper soul.
Dreaming of an abyss or chasm represents feelings of emptiness and frustration. Something you have devoting time to is not worth the effort.
To dream of any hollow space is a sign of difficulties ahead; it is an obstacle dream.
If you escape from the Abyss, you will overcome your troubles, but if you fall therein, then be careful in your business affairs. Do not lend money, for it will not be returned to you.
1. A feeling of being lost, or with no way out of one’s life.
2. A project the dreamer is devoting time to isn’t worth it.
3. Danger coming from someone the dreamer is dealing with, such as a business contact.
4. Male fear of getting romantically involved.
Dreams of an abyss represent that you are connecting with your deeper nature, going beyond the superficial to where your inner rivers run deep and you feel your connection with the soul of the world.
If you are afraid of this abyss, then this dream is assisting you to process your fears of your power, death, overwhelm, or inadequacy.
1- To dream of an abyss indicates the dreamer recognises within themselves the so-called bottomless pit or void. This is an aspect of the unknown which all of us must face at some time or another in our lives. It is a risky action which must be taken without knowledge of what the outcome is going to be.
2- There is a fear of losing control, of a loss of identity, or of some type of failure. More positively, it is possible to go beyond our own boundaries or present experience.
Also the abyss indicates our coming to terms with oppositcs such as right or wrong, good and bad.
3- The Underworld, and inferior matters, appears in dreams as the abyss.
To dream of looking into an abyss, means that you will be confronted by threats of seizure of property, and that there will be quarrels and reproaches of a personal nature which will unfit you to meet the problems of life.
For a woman to be looking into an abyss, foretells that she will burden herself with unwelcome cares.
If she falls into the abyss her disappointment will be complete; but if she succeeds in crossing, or avoiding it, she will reinstate herself.
Take caution, you may be being warned of upcoming danger or loss in the near future. Read and reread before signing anything. Be especially attentive to any loopholes either written or verbal. Watch for any large potholes or the like when driving (or walking). Are you involved in a non-ending situation, relationship, etc.(or about to become involved in one)? You may receive an invitation or opportunity to experience adventure (possibly one with danger involved).
If the dreamer falls into one, a caution is being given not to get involved in something that will cause you misfortune. It could be of a personal nature.
If the dreamer does not fall, but explores into the abyss, it is an indication that unconscious/subconscious matters are trying to come to light to be released from the dreamer. They are seeking resolution and completion so peace may be gained in those areas. Also - This is an obstacle dream.
If you avoid the fall, you will overcome your difficulties; however, if you fall into the abyss, it is a warning that you must be extremely careful in your business dealings.
Looking into an abyss, but escaping from falling into it, is a portent of the successful solution of a difficult problem.
Impending danger, a dream of warning (Artemidorus) ; an erotic dream of warning (Freud) ; physiologists interpret this dream as a symptom of vertigo, due to apoplexy, etc.
(see Alley, Bridge, Cauldron, Chalice, Cliff, Hole, Sky, Space)
Standing at the edge of: Your own subconscious, things you’ve long buried, hidden talents, or other matters that often get overlooked.
The abyss goes on seeminglv forever into darkness, and can be very frightening, even as discovering your own true nature can be frightening until you take the first step.
Experiencing spontaneous inspiration for a new project, as if it comes out of nowhere. Alternatively, a limitation to be overcome.
Ancient meaning: Tlie primordial womb; a deep cavern of fertility and the gate of life through which we all pass.
Real or perceived dangers.
The size of the abyss indicates how “big” you believe the hazard to be. Alternatively, following a route that goes nowhere, or one that may eventually prove self-destructive.
A bridge appearing across: Personal, dramatic changes in lifestyle or beliefs that imply some risk.
For example, if you’re thinking of getting married, the risk might be vulnerability- or failure.
Unseen or unrealized potential. In Greek mythology, the black abyss gave birth to all cosmic matter. Similarly, in the Tarot, the Fool stands near the edge of a huge cliff before starting on his path toward enlightenment.
An abyss in a dream is considered an obstacle.
If you don’t fall into the abyss in your dream, you will overcome any current problems. However, if you slip into the abyss, you should be very careful in your business dealings, for there is danger waiting for you.