Cellar, Dream Interpretation

See basement and cellar under house and buildings.

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To dream that you are in a cellar symbolizes the area in your mind where you tend to bury your concerns and painful issues.

To dream that you are going down a cellar implies that you are prepared to confront these issues that you have been avoiding. You are ready to put the past behind you and move on with your life.

Depth Psychology: The cellar represents the place where all our memories, experiences, and our emotional garbage are stored. Dreaming about a cellar is a sign that we want to forget it, not think about any of it. However, our behavior and actions are still influenced by those energies. This “cellar” can be the source of strength as well as anguish. It is the depository of such emotions as hate, anger, fear, cravings, etc.

The dream is challenging you to “clean out your basement”—to look at issues from the past that interfere with your life. This dream symbol appears frequently and taking the advice it gives is not easy—after all “cleaning the basement” is a dirty job! See Basement, Cave, Grotto, Tomb.

If you open the door to a cellar, you will uncover a lot of unsavory gossip.

If you find yourself down in a cellar, you are mixing with undesirable company


An obstacle dream, unless there is plenty of coal in the Cellar, when it indicates good business from a distance, perhaps abroad.

1. Trying to excavate material from the unconscious mind.

2. Fear of the unknown.

If the cellar you dream of is damp, it forebodes property losses and a lack of self-confidence.

If it is a wine cellar, a business offer may be imminent.

For a girl, the wine cellar promises a betrothal with a man who likes to gamble.

See Basement and Wine Cellar.

To dream of being in a cold, damp cellar, you will be oppressed by doubts. You will lose confidence in all things and suffer gloomy forebodings from which you will fail to escape unless you control your will. It also indicates loss of property.

To see a cellar stored with wines and table stores, you will be offered a share in profits coming from a doubtful source.

If a young woman dreams of this she will have an offer of marriage from a speculator or gambler.

The condition and contents, as well as the odor, govern the significance of this dream.

A wine cellar portends marriage with a person of gambling instincts or ooe in a hazardous occupation.

A cellar well stored with foods, canned foods, fruits or vegetables, is an indication of success in business or love, or both.

A musty cellar indicates disappointment.

Being unable to get out of a cellar foretells that you will find yourself with difficulties of a serious nature.

A well-stocked cellar, whether with food, wine, or coal is a presage of contentment.

A cold or a damp cellar is a portent of bad news from a relative who lives at a distance.

If you dream of being locked in a cellar, it is a presage of illness.

To dream you are in a cellar shows that you are threatened with illness (Gypsy) ; Schemer makes this dream a sign of abdominal disturbance.

(see Cave, Underground)

Cellar | Dream Interpretation

Keywords of this dream: Cellar

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

The Language of Dreams

(see Darkness, Underground)

The subconscious or hidden nature within.

Archetypal: The womb of the earth—e.g., Earth as our mother who gave all humankind birth and nourishment. Also an emblem for a woman’s womb. In Hebrew tradition, Abraham was born in a sacred cave, as was the Persian savior Mithra.

Fears: If ?>ionsters or other terrible things lurk within the cave, this reveals unresolved phobias and apprehensions.

A retreat, sanctuary, or place of hiding. Many notable figures went to secluded areas to find themselves or the Divine. In this instance, what you seek is probably more intuitive in nature (see Desert).

Damp caves represent fertility.

An archetypal sanctuary eluding to humankind’s earliest dwelling places where communities began to form. Here the subconscious may be relating your need for a safe haven, or joining a friendly group within which you feel comfortable.... The Language of Dreams

Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

Dreaming of a cellar indicates you’re depressed.

If the cellar is full of wood or coal, you’ll soon come out of your depression. Bottles of wine in the cellar indicates you’ll be a while yet before snapping out of it.

An empty cellar means you’ll shortly feel back to your old self.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Rich.

2. “Cool.” ... New American Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a wine cellar signify that you are cultivating a secret that enriches your soul and becomes more valuable over time. You are learning patience as you recognize your reservoir of underground mysteries and magic. See Wine.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To dream of a wine-cellar, foretells superior amusements or pleasure will come in your way, to be disposed of at your bidding.... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
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