Your attitudes, symbolized as clothing, are often hung in the closet.
The clothing may also represent a new self-image you may want to embrace.
The closet may indicate something that you have hidden from yourself or something that was hidden from you.
A walk-in closet may invite seclusion or hiding.
Symbolic of private prayer, Matt. 6:6.
A closet may also symbolize a place where people bury things from their life that they do not wish to deal with
Hiding place for secrets
Vision: Seeing a closet: it’s time to bring order into your personal and work affairs.
An open closet is a warning: be more careful around people in your surroundings.
A closed closet: be more accommodating and friendlier toward others.
Depth Psychology: The closet represents your body and its needs. Is your closet full and organized or empty? In case of the latter, you are either in need of more “emotional sustenance,” or you need a rest so you can replenish your energies. See Furniture.
Hiding; keeping ideas buried.
(Safe) In a dream, a closet represents one’s wife, a hide-out, protection or a veil. Ifone sees his closet destroyed in a dream, it may mean the death of his wife. Acloset in a dream also represents a made, keeping secrets, confidentiality or intimacy between husband and wife, protecting the reputation of chaste women, beautiful garments or it could represent the day and the night.
If one puts something in a closet in a dream, it means that he will find it there when he needs it.
Possessions. Hiding something. According to Freud, a symbol for the woman’s body.
A closet in a dream often represents hidden aspects of the self or a feeling of being threatened.
Dreams of a closet symbolize a place where your secret life, shadow and clothes/costumes hang behind closed doors. This dream may be revealing your unintegrated aspects of self that yearn to be exposed proudly in the light of day.
If your closet is cluttered, then it’s time to take an inventory of what to keep, what to release and what to wear. See Clothes and Integration Dreams.
The closet in your dream may have emotional, psychological, or physical connotations. Closets are used to store good things that we need as well as useless stuff. Emotionally they hold memories, secrets, precious emotions and valuable thoughts. Consider all of the details in your dream and try to see the message clearly. Do you need to clean out the closet, come out of the closet, or share the things that you have stored in that closet?
(see Box, Clothes)
In children, often a reflection of their fears. What exacdy is the closet hiding?
If the door is ajar, perhaps you are thinking of coming out of the closet with some controversial aspect of your life or beliefs.
If a skeleton is in the closet, consider what you might be hiding from others, or even from yourself (see Bones).
How does the closet appear? Is it orderly or messy? This organization, or lack thereof, can be a reflection of your own thought processes, or the orderliness of your lifestyle in general.
An empty closet is warning not to go into debt.
A full closet means you’ll experience excellent business profits.
A linen closet means that good times are ahead at home.