Confusion of ideas and feelings; conflicting urges and opinions; the difficulty in finding our way through the mass of apparently irrational emotions and images arising from within. Sometimes we need to admit we are lost and need help. Occasionally the circuitous and often confusing route we take to meeting self; the unconscious.
This is symbolic of being lost or feeling trapped in life
A maze is a path of initiation into divine knowledge. It also represents the feminine, and in its twists and turns signifies – at one and the same time – confusion and innate wisdom.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, the maze may represent the variety of opinions and authoritative beliefs that we come up against in our ordinary, everyday world. We may be trying to find our own way through this mass of detail and we picture this in a dream as actually trying to find our way through a maze.
Material aspects: A maze often represents a confusion of ideas and feelings. There are conflicting urges and opinions and we often discover that, in attempting to find our way through the maze, we have learnt something about our own courage, our own ability to meet problems. Often there is the apparently irrational fear and doubt that arises from not being able to find our way in and out of the maze. This can allow us to release feelings of self-doubt and fear.
To dream that you are in a maze implies that you should face a challenge directly. It isn’t as difficult as you think. In addition, this dream may represent the various changes in direction that you experience in your life.
From a mythological point of view, the image of the maze is closely tied to the Greek hero Theseus and to Ariadne, who loves him. As legend has it, in order to slay the virgin-devouring monster in the center of the maze of Crete, Ariadne gives to Theseus a magical red thread that will help him find his way out of the maze after he has slain the monster.
The maze symbolizes the womb of the Earth Mother and the cosmic order, which each of us has to create within ourself. And that is your task! The path is like a maze; after many twists and turns you finally reach your goal, where you can fulfill your obligations and responsibilities, find your shadow, and come to terms with it. Every time you dream about a maze you are challenged to come to terms with the monster within yourself.
On the other hand, the image of the maze points to a mother complex: if you cannot let go of the feminine, you are lost in it, which means the masculine in you loses its identity. And if this masculine identity is devoured by the feminine, the feminine cannot find its own identity because it doesn’t have access to it, and you cannot find your way out of the maze.
The symbol of the maze probably goes back to observations made about how the sun or the moon is traveling across the sky. In the center of the maze resides death, where the sun and the moon are at their lowest point. After we have met death, we leave the maze in the same way as Theseus. Our modern world, the metropolitan big city, the asphalt jungle, where people are easily getting lost and feeling trapped, is often compared with the maze. What is addressed here is the idea that our lives have become so complex that it is difficult for us to find our way. See Food (stored), Thread, Dragon.
Dreaming about a maze signifies the need to face your feelings about someone or something directly.
If you dream of being in a hedge maze, you will have unexpected happiness where you were expecting disappointment.
Should you find your way out in your dream, your perplexities will be happily solved.
If you are unable to get out, beware of being dominated by insincere friends.
1. Overemphasizing the importance or complexity of a situation or emotion.
2. Frustration and/or fear of the future.
Dreams of a maze symbolize a course of initiation, and that you are testing your ability to put your problem solving abilities to the test. This dream may also be telling you that it is time to exit from a career, relationship, or habit pattern that is getting you nowhere. Consider the feeling tone.
also see Labyrinth
1- A maze often represents a confusion of ideas and feelings. There are conflicting urges and opinions and we often discover that in attempting to find our way through the maze we have learnt something about our own courage, our own ability to meet problems. Often there is the apparently irrational fear and doubt that arises from not being able to find our wav in and out of the maze.
This can allow us to release feelings of self-doubt and fear.
2- Psychologically; the maze may- represent the variety of opinions and authoritative beliefs that we come up against in our ordinary, everyday world. We may be trying to find our own way through this mass of detail and we picture it in a dream as actually trying to find our way through a maze.
3- The path to the Divine.
The way to the feminine is a strange route, and all the roads that lead there are winding, but the end result has worthy consequences.
The maze could represent your current mental outlook.
A maze is a frightening and confusing place.
If in your dream you are trapped in a maze and are having difficulty getting to the end, then you need to stop and consider your current emotional and psychological status. I don’t mean to suggest anything is terribly wrong. Simply speaking, are you often confused and unsure of which way to go? If you are facing many hard decisions this dream is a good indicator that you need to step back and look at the entire picture. Edgar Cayce said that being in a maze in a dream may be symbolic of an “emotionally disorganized” person. At times we are all emotionally disorganized and confused, but admitting this dream’s message is step in the right direction.