See basement and cellar under house and buildings.
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)