Basement, Dream Interpretation

See basement and cellar under house and build- ings.

The basement of a house represents a dark place where things are stored and may be hidden. Therefore, entenng the basement may mean that you are ready to face your fears, acknowledge your basic insecunties, or confront other hidden feelings.

An abased location at the lowest level of security

See buildings and house

To dream about being in a basement represents your subconscious and sense of intuition. It shows how content you are in the subconscious realm.

To dream about a cluttered basement is an indication of conflicted feelings over some issue. It could also symbolize flaws that you see in yourself.

Vision: Walking into a basement means you need a lot of patience and perseverance in the coming weeks. Living in the basement: lead a more thrifty life and curtail your spending habits—poverty is close at hand. Looking at a caved-in basement: bad luck.

Depth Psychology: The basement is a symbol of the unconscious, but also of the foundation of your life, where you keep what needs to be finished. Fear and danger lurk in these dark regions of your soul.

The other images in the dream are very important. See Cave, Grotto, House, Tomb.

Foundational programming.

See Cellar


A scary place where, according to Jung, we lose our soul or rediscover it. It is the unconscious, the dark, the impenetrable, that which we repress.

The foundation of your life.

A longing for greater security.

You are coming into contact with your unconscious.

To dream that you are in a basement, symbolizes your unconscious mind and intuition.

If the basement is clean and neat, you are happy and well-adjusted.

If the basement is dark and spooky or messy and dirty, you are unhappy with your life right now.

1. The unconscious mind.

2. Confusion (messy, in need of organization).

3. Therapeutic purge, loss of old behaviors (spring cleaning, reorganization).

Dreams of a basement symbolize your unconscious desire to embrace your shadow. Secrets, sexual obsessions and desires are hidden in the basement of your subconscious mind and it can be worthwhile and empowering to investigate and excavate the treasures buried here. See Goddess Persephone and Integration Dreams.

To dream that you are in a basement, foretells that you will see prosperous opportunities abating, and with them, pleasure will dwindle into trouble and care. See Cellar.

The house generally represents your psychological and emotional self. Each part of the house may deal with a different part of you.

The basement is built first. It is often below ground (or at least some parts of it), and is essentially the foundation of the house. Dreaming about a basement and understanding the dream, may provide you with valuable information which may lead to greater self-awareness.

A recurring dream about basements (i.e. being in a basement, cleaning a basement, furnishing a basement, etc.) should not be ignored. These dreams may be symbolic of your unconscious, instincts and intuition, and degree of awareness of a current situation or a problem.

The look of the basement may provide you with clues about your current feelings and state of contentment.

If the basement is a mess, and you see great disorder and clutter, it suggests that you may be experiencing confusion and that it is a very good time to sort things out emotionally and psychologically. At times, the activities which are going on in the basement of your dream may be based on past experiences or childhood memories. As with all dreams, their main purpose seems to be to bring the dreamer to higher consciousness so that he may deal with his current issues more effectively, rather than to dwell on the past. See also: House.

Dreaming of being in a basement indicates you feel the need to retreat to safety; you need a refuge from your stress.

Basement | Dream Interpretation

Keywords of this dream: Basement

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The cellar most often represents the subconscious and those things we may have suppressed through an inability to handle them.

A basement can also highlight the power that is available to us provided we are willing to make use of it. Often associated with self-image and self-confidence, we may not have come to terms with our own charisma and personal power and prefer to keep it hidden.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: ‘I know I have killed somebody and their body is walled up in the cellar.

The strange thing is I haven’t a clue who this person is. Various people visit my home and I am terrified the body will be discovered. In one of these recurring dreams the police actually investigate the dis­appearance of “the person’’ and go into the cellar. When I wake from these dreams I always have the most terrible guilty feeling’ (Mrs P L). Usually the things we have hidden from awareness in our unconscious.

The example shows how Mrs L has killed or repressed a pan of herself. We might kill’ ambition, love, sexual drive, and push them into our uncon­scious. But the basement or cellar is also the entrance to gen­eral memones, our biological unconscious’ functions, archetypal patterns of behaviour, subliminal or psychic im­pressions, the collective unconscious. Frequently the place we keep memories of traumatic events in our life. So a dark shape or intruder might emerge from downstairs*. Our dark deeds or guilty memories are also in the basement.

A snake in the cellar, cave: our psychobiological drive; the energy behind our growth and motivation which includes sex drive. This con­nects us with awareness of our evolution. Bad smell: emotions which could cause depression or illness. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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