Being in a big city in a dream may represent feeling that you are among the masses.
A city may represent a hub of concerns ranging from success in your career to your ability to get along with others, or it may reflect the concerns you have about choosing the nght livelihood.
Symbolic of a busy and bustling life.
If the city is filled with happy people it symbolizes righteousness.
If the city is on a high hill it symbolizes blessing.
If the city is being torn down or in ruins it symbolizes wickedness, Prov. 11:10-11
(dark) symbolizes Satan’s influence over a person or an area in which they live, Ps. 74:20
(golden) symbolic of Zion the city of God, Rev. 21:2
A spiritual community to which we belong can be represented in dreams by a city, since a city was originally given status because it had a cathedral.
Psychological / emotional perspective: A city usually has a core community, and we sometimes represent the place of work or opportunity in this way.
Material aspects: Dreaming of a city, particularly one known to us, is to be trying to understand our sense of community; of belonging to groups. We will often, through dreams, give ourselves clues as to what we require in the mental and emotional environment in which we live, and a bustling city may show our need for social interaction.
A deserted city may portray our feelings of having been neglected by others.
To dream about a city suggests a feeling of closeness, community, or your surroundings.
If you dream about a deserted city, you may be experiencing a sense of loss or a spurning by those close to you.
To dream about a city in ruins indicates that you are not paying attention to your social networks and they are now beginning to fall apart.
Vision: Seeing a small city: if your expectations are not too high, the outlook for your career is promising. Seeing a large city: life will become hectic and stressful. Seeing a city with many towers: you will have your own business in the near future.
Depth Psychology: The city often represents a desire for diversion. Are you looking for more companionship, contact with other people? Has your life become boring? Is there too little stimulation from the outside?
(Knowledge; Town; Village) Entering a city in a dream means appeasement than leaving it.
A city in a dream also represents a learned person, a wise man and a scholar.
If one enters a city and finds it in ruins in his dream, it means that the learned people of that city no longer live there. It is said that seeing a city in a dream means the death of its ruler or an unjust governor from that place. Seeing a city being built in a dream signifies the growing number of its learned people and represents children who will continue the path of their fathers. Seeing a city with no governor in a dream means rising prices.
An unknown city in a dream represents the hereafter, while a known city represents the world. Seeing oneself in an unknown city in a dream is also a sign of righteousness.
The best of cities in a dream are the large ones. One’s home town in a dream represents his father, while one’s homeland in a dream represents his mother. Seeing oneself in a northern city in a dream mean increase of one’s cash flow. Seeing oneself in a southern city means increase in one’s trickery and deception. Seeing oneself in a low plateau in a dream means difficulties and trouble, while seeing oneself in a high plateau means trustworthiness and truthfulness. Seeing oneself in Egypt in a dream means longevity and a comfortable living. Seeing oneself in a farmland in a dream means pursuing innovation. Seeing oneself in a bower in a dream signifies the coming of a prosperous year. Seeing oneself in Jerusalem or at the feet of Mount Sinai in a dream also means prosperity. Seeing oneself in Bethlehem in a dream means increased religious devotion. Seeing oneself in Damascus in a dream means blessings, prosperity and wealth, or it could mean corruption.
A cold city in a dream represents adversities. Seeing oneself in a shore city in a dream means winning people’s acceptance. Standing on a sulfuric soil or a salinized soil in a dream means an illness. Seeing oneself in a large and populated city in a dream means prosperity and wealth. Entering a city in a dream also means making peace between people. Driving through an unknown section of a city in a dream means losses. Entering an old city that is rebuilt and restored in a dream means that a great and a pious person will be born in that city and he will grow to guide its people on the path of righteousness.
A city in a dream also signifies an oath, meeting with one’s beloveds, peace, tranquility and safety. Meeting with Godfearing people in a dream means attaining one’s goals and receiving glad tidings. Seeing the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah in a dream means adversities, earthquake, fear and corruption. Seeing a city in a dream also could mean repentance from sin. Aprovince in a dream represents its governor or renowned scholars. Governing a city in a dream means rising to a suitable position, getting married, recovering from an illness, repenting from sin, or receiving guidance at the hand of a learned shaikh. Seeing a deceased person walking alive in a city in a dream perhaps means that he is in paradise enjoying its blessings. Seeing a deceased person in a village in a dream means that he might be in hell laboring with its people.
A city in a dream also represents the entertainment it provides for its dwellers.
The name of a city one sees in a dream should reflect some of the meanings of one’s dream. (See Introduction).
The industry of a city also has a share in the dream interpretation. Known cities in the world in a dream represent their rulers. Entering a city one already knows in a dream means that one will not die until he enters it again, or it could mean that he will receive news from that city.
The walls of a city represent a strong ruler.
A demolished wall of a city in a dream signifies the death of its ruler or his removal from office.
If one sees a flourishing city with its urban construction, factories and farms, his dream will reflect the spiritual awareness and religious devotion of its people. (Also see Village)
See Palace, Fort. On one hand, and as far back as the Middle Ages, the city has been a well-known symbol for Mother, since cities provide protection and resources and are usually surrounded by a wall (uterus). On the other hand, it may also stand for Father and “father state.” It is a symbol of progress on the road to self-development, as well as a symbol of the emotional environment of the dreamer.
A large city represents a source of contact, a hectic lifestyle, and stress. According to Freud, a symbol of woman.
To see a city in your dream, signifies a sense of community and your social environment.
To dream that you are in a deserted city, or that you feel alienated from the activity of the city, then it means that you feel rejected by those around you.
To see a city in ruins, suggests that you are neglecting your social relationships and allowing them to deteriorate.
A large City denotes ambition, if in the distance, successfully attained should you enter it in your dream.
1. Complex dilemma that one can ﬁgure out the solution to.
2. Situation where things are moving too quickly.
Dreams of a city symbolize productivity, high energy, and perhaps that you are feeling out of touch with nature and caught up in a high-tech, low-touch world. This dream will also reflect your attitudes about community.
To dream that you are in a strange city, denotes you will have sorrowful occasion to change your abode or mode of living.
A busy city, riches; a deserted city, plague (Gypsy). Maternal symbol of woman who fosters the inhabitants as children (Jung).