A threshold, like that between conscious self aware­ness and our total experience. Such a gate needs to open and close—open to allow selected memory, close to prevent mas­sive flooding of impressions.

The gate can also portray the passage from one period of life, or level of maturity, to an­other. Therefore, to stand before adolescence, parenthood, death, might be shown as facing a gate in a dream. Also similar to door—entrance to something different, or to some­one else’s life, as in marriage. See door under house, build­ings; example in dog under animals.

A gate can be an entry point for angels and demons, Isa. 28:6, Gen. 28:17.

If you find yourself at a gate in a dream it can also symbolize a position of council, Gen. 19:1. Closing a gate in a dream is symbolic of shutting someone or something out of a person’s life, Mal. 1:10

An open gate is a harbinger of promising opportunities in the near future.

Dreaming of a closed gate is an obstacle dream. However, the obstacles can be overcome if you work hard at it.

To judge exactly what obstacles you face, look to other symbols in the dream.

A locked gate implies obstacles that are practically impassible, unless in the dream you also find ways to go over it, under it, or around it. In the latter case, success is practically guaranteed.

The gate in dreams is a potent image of the transition between the physical and spiritual realms, not just in the sense of death, but also as we learn more about spirituality. It is used as a ‘gateway’ for communication, and as a visualization before sleep can help us to access much information. It will sometimes signify the half-aware hypnogogic and hynopompic states between sleeping and waking.

Psychological / emotional perspective: Dreaming of a gate usually signifies some kind of change, often in awareness. We are passing a threshold in our lives, perhaps trying something different or moving from one phase of life to another. Often the awareness of change is highlighted by the type of gate.

For instance, a farm gate would tend to indicate a work change, whereas a garden gate might represent pleasure.

Material aspects: In everyday life the image of passing through some kind of barrier appears often in dreams.

An ornate gate might suggest a somewhat structured change, whereas an old gate, particularly if it is broken, suggests a well-worn way of working, which may need updating.

Vision: Seeing an open gate: friends are looking forward to your visit (or vice versa)—don’t disappoint them.

A closed gate: you will receive a cold welcome.

Depth Psychology: The gate is the symbol of the boundaries and limits vou need to overcome.

To find your way blocked by a closed gate means you will be frustrated in your desires.

If the gate is open and you can pass through, then your plans will go fairly smoothly with only minor hitches.

(City gate; City. See Lane)

See Door.

A symbol of transition and a suggestion that something new is coming. See Threshold. According to Freud, if the dreamer is a neurotic person, the image has unmistakable sexual meaning (vagina).

Astrology: A Saturn symbol.

1. Entry to a new phase of one’s life.

2. New opportunity.

3. If gate can’t be opened, something is stopping the dreamer’s abil­ity to go forward.

Dreaming of a closed gate predicts impending difficulties.

A broken gate, failure to gain immediate advancement. Swinging on a gate, love of pleasure before work.

Dreams of a gate represent an opportunity for an opening in your life. Or a gate could represent a barrier that stands between one realm and another and/or what separates or protects you from a great challenge or a great blessing. Consider the feeling tone of this dream. See Boundary and Door.

Dreaming of a gate usually signifies some kind of change, often in awareness. We arc passing a threshold in our lives, perhaps trying something different or moving from one phase of life to another.

Often the awareness of changc is highlighted by the type of gate.

For instance a farm gate would tend to indicate a work change, whereas a garden gate might represent pleasure.

3- ‘I’he gate between the physical and spiritual realms has a long established existence It is used as a ‘gateway’ for communication, and can be utilised as such if the dreamer so wishes.

To dream of seeing or passing through a gate, foretells that alarming tidings will reach you soon of the absent. Business affairs will not be encouraging.

To see a closed gate, inability to overcome present difficulties is predicted.

To lock one, denotes successful enterprises and well chosen friends.

A broken one, signifies failure and discordant surroundings.

To be troubled to get through one, or open it, denotes your most engrossing labors will fail to be remunerative or satisfactory.

To swing on one, foretells you will engage in idle and dissolute pleasures.

Gates have associations similar to doors and archways with some minor variations.

For example, if the gate has a keeper, this person may symbolize your Higher Self or a guardian figure (see Angel) waiting to help you traverse this obstacle.

Gates have strong correlations with fertility and productivity, being that the womb is sometimes referred to as the gate of all life.”

The barrier between worlds, in this case the conscious and subconscious. Many mythologies speak of the gate that leads to paradise in the afterlife. Once the spirit passes this juncture, there can be no return to mortality.

General Meaning: A new season that is either spiritual or relating to business. Spiritual: • Isaiah 45:1 ...and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates will not be shut; • Business: • Proverbs 31:23 Her husband is known in the gates, where he sits among the elders of the land.

• Positive: To see a new gate in a dream or vision is a picture of a new season in your life. Depending on the kind of gate, you will have a clearer picture on the kind of season that the Lord is taking you into.

• It represents the start of something new, but also the end of something as well.

To go through a gate means to leave the old behind. (Much like the picture of a door) With a gate though, the picture speaks more of not just a single opportunity but a change in your life as a whole.

• I see gates often in the spirit and will share a bit of my own experience to help you identify what God is showing you.

• Golden Gate • I often see the gates as golden in my visions and they are a picture of a new season in my ministry.

A clear ministry road. Usually the gate or road ahead is bigger or quite different to the one before.

• Gold is a picture of the deity of God and a good picture of ministry. This speaks of a new focus and season in ministry.

The birth of a new ministry vision.

• Silver Gate • Silver is a picture of our redemption in Christ as well as a good symbol for money.

A silver gate represents a new season in your business and work place.

• Double Door Gate • I have seen this often relating to couples. How each are going through the same gate but each have their own aspect to add to the vision that God is giving them.

• Garden Gate • This speaks of a season of joy and rest. I have seen the Lord lead someone through a garden gate into a garden to tend. This speaks of a season of training but in a secure and pleasant environment.

• Desert Gate • There are times that I have seen the Lord lead someone to a gate where there is a desert or wilderness on the other side. When this happens, I know that he is leading this person into a season of ministry training.

• Jesus Himself was led to the wilderness before his ministry took off and this is valid for us still today.


Gate of the City • When the gate is from the enemy to lock us in, then it is not positive. However as in the case with Samson, he simply picked the city gate up and carried it up the hill! • In the same way if you see a gate that is locking you in, it is for you to stand in the name of the Lord Jesus and to come against it!

See also:

Door, Road.

Gate | The Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Gate

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

To see agate in a dream, signifies a slight advancement in business affairs. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Quartz. See Stone”)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

If the agate you dreamed of was polished or in jewelry form, it is a warning not to allow yourself to be drawn into disagreements between your friends. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see Ciystals, Gems, Jewelry, Stones)

Divine favor. In the 16th century the bishop of Rennes in his book, De Lapidum, a treatise on the mystical uses of gems, recommended agates for attracting divine blessings.

Protection from negativity. Agates were historically favored as amulets against the evil eye. What negatives surround you right now, from which you need to be distanced?

Moss agate in the Orient represents communication, specifically verbal eloquence.

If you’ve been worrying over your ability to get an idea across, the concern is unwarranted.

Moslems feel this stone brings improved spirits and calms bizarre behavior. So if life has been a little tumultuous lately, it should soon subside.

Among sailors, a lucky stone that ensures a safe voyage.

If you’re traveling soon, an excellent omen.... The Language of Dreams

The Complete Dream Book

An agate, either in a ring or in other pieces of jewelry, or unmounted, presages a moderate increase in income.... The Complete Dream Book

Dream Symbols and Analysis

A dream involving agate signals a slight improvement in commercial dealings.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of an agate stone represent that you are coming into balance with your emotional and mental bodies and your masculine and feminine energy. See Yin-Yang.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

See gems / jewels... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

(Black) symbolizes wealth, courage, assurance and vigour; (red) peace, spiritual love of good, health, prosperity and longevity.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Islamic Dream Interpretation

If one side of the gate leading to the garden is seen as broken, it means the observer will divorce his wife.

An Unknown Garden : It stands for Jannah. Entering and touring such a garden suggest that the observer will attain Jannah by way of making greater progress in matters of Deen.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Christian Dream Symbols

Symbolic of imprisonment, Ps. 107:16... Christian Dream Symbols

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(See Cauterize)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Chine Dream Interpretation

A front gate swings open automatically: your partner may have an extra marital affairs • A front gate is wide open: a great opportunity is wide open for you... Chine Dream Interpretation

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a gatekeeper represents your ability to discern what energy to allow in and what to keep out, what is healthy for you and what isn’t.... Strangest Dream Explanations

My Dream Interpretation

If a gatekeeper lets you pass in a dream, you will be successful in a new project or transition.

If you are not allowed through the gate, you are fed up with things the way they are.... My Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

An open gate signifies opportunities ahead.

A closed gate indicates obstacles which can be overcome if you succeeded in opening it.

A locked gate predicts insurmountable obstacles, unless you climbed over it or found a way around it, in which case your frustration will be temporary.... My Dream Interpretation

Dream Meanings of Versatile

An investigation in the spiritual sense suggests that concepts, precepts and beliefs need to be very carefully looked at.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Many people do not like to look too closely at their own emotions, but to be investigating a building, for instance, can suggest that we are trying to understand ourselves and our own reactions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When we are unsure of our own position within a work hierarchy or family structure we may dream of an investigation in order to feel comfortable.

If we are being investigated in dreams we may feel we have not fulfilled a task to our own satisfaction. Such a dream may also suggest that we are being too closely monitored for our own liking.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Trying to channel circumstances in the right direction so they will flow easily... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(Personal guard; Prison guard) If a notable or a public figure sees his keepers of the gates, or his personal guards standing-up in a dream, it means that they are performing their duty correctly.

If they are sitting in the dream, it means that they are failing their duties.

The governor’s keeper of the gate in a dream represents glad tidings. Usually he represents a notable person, or a great person who is sought for advice, whereby both great and little people depend on him for access.

The keeper of the gate in a dream also represents abeyance, or blocking one’s access. (Also see Doorman)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

New American Dream Dictionary

1. A general symbol for one’s ability to deal with life.

2. Moods and whims (note success of navigation).

3. Good news, possible joy in the offing. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(See Profligacy)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

My Dream Interpretation

To dream about a surrogate suggests that you need some stability and calmness in your life. This dream may also indicate that you are worried about being replaced in someone’s affections.... My Dream Interpretation