Example: 4I was standing on a clifftop overlooking the ocean. By my side was a man. He had short cropped silver hair, gleaming, and piercing blue eyes. He seemed old, but was broad, muscular and gave me the impression of having lived many lifetimes, or being very wise. He indicated the sea and I understood I should plunge into it. I did so, leaving my body behind, and became a part of the sea. At the same time it seemed I could at any time stand beside the man on the cliff again’ (Debbie). On edge; danger, decision, taking a risk; a barrier, or the unknown, depending on dream content. In the example we see the cliff presented as a wider view of life, one which includes death. It is shown as the uphill struggle in life, looking back or down from which one has wisdom. It is also the test of self trust, facing fear.
A warning that one has been forced to the edge and needs to stop and change courses
If you are scaling the cliff, this augurs a difficult climb either socially or careerwise.
If you reach the top, you’ll succeed.
Standing on the edge of a cliff indicates obstacles ahead that can only be averted by taking risks.
If you jump off the cliff, you’ll choose to take those risks - and if you land safely, all will be will. But if you fall off, you’ll feel you have no choice.
Diving off a cliff, or seeing someone else dive off a cliff, indicates welcoming a challenge.
A cliff in a dream is indicative of a major decision about to take place in the individual’s waking life. Often such decisions will require a leap of faith as they typically have a degree of risk associated with them.
The cliff edge denotes a step off into the unknown.
A cliff equally can suggest an obstacle to be scaled.
Psychological / emotional perspective: There may be a step we need to take which will psychologically put us either on edge or on the edge in such a way that we must overcome our own fears in order to proceed through our own limitations.
Material aspects: To be on the edge of a cliff in a dream indicates the dreamer is facing danger. It shows the need to make a decision as to how to deal with a situation, and possibly be open to taking a risk. We are often facing the unknown.
Vision: Standing on a cliff: a difficult task is ahead and it can only be done by being very careful. Looking at a cliff at the seashore: hidden dangers and unconscious anxieties make a decision difficult. See Mountain, Rock, Slope.
See Abyss. Fear of Falling. Falling down the precipice means either fear of difficulties and adversity or a challenge to let go (See Shot, Brook, Elevator, Trapdoor). Moving up a cliff indicates that adversity can positively affect the outcome; the situation is improving.
You want to get some perspective on your life. It may also mean that you have difficulty in advancing socially, as in Climbing, Obstacle, Exam / Test, Summit.
To dream that you are standing at the edge of a cliff means you have learned a lot lately and you have achieved a fresh point of view. You may also fear losing control in your life.
Dreams of a cliff symbolize that you are living on the edge and taking risks that may put you into a dangerous position. Perhaps it is time to make an important decision, to leap and build your wings on the way down. Consider the feeling tone. See Gamble.
1- To be on the edge of a cliff in a dream indicates the dreamer is facing danger. It shows the need to make a decision as to how to deal with a situation, and possibly be open to taking a risk. We are often facing the unknown.
2- There may be a step we need to take which will psychologically put us either on edge or on the edge in such a wav that we must overcome our own fears in order to proceed through our own limitations.
3- The cliff edge denotes a step off into the Unknown.
Standing on the edge of a cliff could be a frightening, but at the same time an exhilarating experience. Dreaming about cliffs generally indicates that the dreamer has come to a point of heightened understanding and awareness.
An increase in the level of consciousness may have occurred. Through hard work and perseverance, the dreamer may have reached a vantage or plateau of understanding.
A crucial turning point in life that requires a decision, especially one pertaining to polarities, such as “good” versus “evil” or action versus waiting.
Real or perceived danger that exists in your current situation. Are you about to dive into something without really looking first?
Falling off of: A type of falling dream in which it’s important to figure out exactly what the cliff represents.