or wilderness Loneliness, literally being deserted; lack of emotion or satisfaction; no creativity or growth in one’s life; dry intellectualism; death; sexual barrenness. Occasionally as the symbol in the Bible of wandering in the wilderness, which depicts the human sense of having no real meaning or direction, of being a wanderer in the infinity of time and decision, it shows the difficulty of being self responsible and making decisions in the infinity of choices, and of honouring the self in such decisions.
A desert, with its desolate and arid terrain, represents difficulties, hardships, and a general lack of resources for sustaining life. In a dream, a desert may represent a lack of fertility in life, such as financial difficulties, or even in the body, indicating infertility for: he man or woman wishing to conceive a child.
Symbolic of a cursed or spiritually dry area, Jer. 51:43.
The desert can also symbolize a place of insolation for a season in someone’s life
A place in one’s life that is desolate because of spiritual drought; see “drought”
A desert can symbolize desolation and abandonment, but also a place of contemplation, quiet and divine revelation.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Desertion implies that all support has been removed or rejected so the idea of deserting a post, task or friend suggests a sense of inadequacy. Experiencing ourselves as having been deserted signifies being left to our own devices.
Material aspects: To dream of being alone in a desert signifies a lack of emotional satisfaction, loneliness or perhaps isolation. Dreaming of being in a desert with someone else may show that particular relationship is sterile, or going nowhere.
To dream that you are walking through a desert suggests bad luck and deprivation. Your good name could be under assault. Deserts are symbols of emptiness, void of hope, infertility, and a sense of being alone.
Vision: Walking in the desert: professional success will come only slowly and with much effort; withdrawing from other people will bring loneliness. Seeing a desert: you are being deprived of something, or you are going to be very lonely for a while.
Depth Psychology: Your life is lacking feelings and intuition; you use too much logic and reason.
The desert is a symbol of desolation and impotence. Your barren soul is desperately in need of water (emotions and feelings!). Do you believe that you are in a hopeless situation? Going into the desert: you will thirst— for affection maybe. Are you chasing a fantasy? Are you lonely? A desert dream wants to give you a “mental” push: think about what changes you could make to restore happiness and productivity to your life. Analyze your present situation honestly (take a close look at the rest of the symbols in the dream)—things can only get better!
To find yourself in a desert is a sign that you are searching for knowledge.
Travelling across a desert shows the inevitability of a long and tedious journey. Accompaniment of sunshine indicates successful journey.
(Waterless plain) Seeing a desert in a dream means escaping from difficulty to ease, or bidding farewell to adversities to meet with opportunities, or it could mean repenting from sin, reversing the course of one’s business from loss to profits, or it could mean recovering from an illness.
If one sees himself poor and walking into a desert land or a ruin in a dream, it means his death. Walking through a barren land in a dream means engaging in a futile business or a benign affair. Walking in a plain in a dream means reaching ease in one’s life, receiving honor or engaging in good deeds depending on how far one walks in that plain during his dream.
A desert in a dream represents joy and happiness, depending on how vast it seems and how green are its plants in one’s dream.
The desert in dreams represents the unconscious mind.
To dream of wandering through a gloomy and barren desert, suggests that losses and sad emotional times are ahead for the dreamer.
If a young woman dreams of being alone in the desert, her health and reputation is being endangered by her indiscreet behavior in real life and she should be more careful.
If you dream of finding an oasis in the desert, you are feeling smothered or not getting the kind of attention you want in a real life relationship.
To dream that you are travelling across a Desert, or a wide open space, signifies difficulties concerning some cherished plan. It is particularly bad if you encounter bad weather or other troubles.
If the sun is shining, then the final outcome will be successful.
1. Isolation, retreat.
2. A need for solitude and space, cleansing.
4. Sorrow and shame.
When the dreamer is in the desert, thirsty and worn, there is need for assistance to salvage the dreamer’s possessions. This may be purely a change of mental attitude or may mean rehabilitation.
Dreams of the desert symbolize “no-man’s land”, the draught before the rain, and the darkest hour that is before the dawn. You may be experiencing hardship, loneliness, trial and tribulations, and a loss of passion and a sense of self because you are not who you used to be and you are not yet who your are becoming. Your dream is giving you the message to not give up five minutes before the miracle, because once you make it through this dry spell, you will be greatly rewarded with the character strength and the wisdom you learn and earn.
1- To dream of being alone in a desert signifies a lack of emotional satisfaction, loneliness or perhaps isolation. Dreaming of being in a desert with someone else may show that particular relationship is sterile, or going nowhere.
2- We may need to consider a course of action very carefully if we arc to ‘survive’ in our present circumstances.
3- A desert can symbolise desolation and abandonment, but also a place of contemplation, quiet and divine revelation.
To dream of wandering through a gloomy and barren desert, denotes famine and uprisal of races and great loss of life and property.
For a young woman to find herself alone in a desert, her health and reputation is being jeopardized by her indiscretion. She should be more cautious.
At times a desert in a dream symbolizes the unconscious and represents the dreamer’s sense of separation from it. Deserts are generally barren with little vegetation or animal life.
The desert in your dreams could be bringing up issues of stagnation and periods of little growth in your life. Also, the desert could represent your loneliness and feelings of isolation. However, if you live close to the desert or love the desert, this may be a positive symbol.
For some the desert may be a place where they can commune with nature and feel a sense of peace.
Loss of friends and wealth are shown by this dream (Artemidorus) ; loneliness and isolation are plainly symbolized.
(see Camel, Oasis, Sand) Spiritual dryness.
A retreat to find and understand the sacred, as both Moses and Jesus did in the wilderness.
If you are alone or lost in the desert, a type of desertion dream.
A very dry abyss wherein one may either lose or find oneself.
An unforgiving situation over which you’ll have little control once you’ve entered into that domain.
Deserts symbolize your unconscious. Since deserts are generally barren, dreaming of one could symbolize issues of stagnation lack of growth in your life. Also, the desert could represent feelings of loneliness and isolation. If, on the other hand, you have a particular affinity for deserts, then dreaming of one may be a positive symbol for you, presaging a period of serenity and oneness for you.