An ability to traverse “darkness” of a figurative nature, but one that may not be recognized. Native Americans believe these creatures are guides because of their uncanny navigation abilities. See where the bat is taking you, and watch closely the path by which you go.
If the bat is you, or you have bat ivings, it’s likely a type of flying dream.
In Babylonia and South Africa, bats are thought to carry souls. So, this might be an Out- of-Body Experience, or a message from a departed person.
In China, an emblem of good luck and happiness.... The Language of Dreams
A compass is a navigational tool that establishes direction. In a dream, a compass may appear to tell you that you arc lost and need to be pointed in the right direction.
A broken compass may indicate that you lack direction in your life. Pbinting north, a compass signifies mov.ng toward your vision of fulfillment. Pointing south, it suggests change. Pointing cast it suggests spinrual or new beginnings. And if pointing west, a compass suggests issues regarding your emotions. (See Four directions and East, North, South, West.)... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Residents of your emotions. Take note of his appearance and personality. Some people believe that when you dream about fish you, will soon find out that you or someone you know is pregnant (water of the womb). Others believe that if you see fish in your dreams, it is a forecast for sickness and poor health. In Christianity, Christ is at times represented by the fish symbol (spirituality). These water dwelling animals may represent messages from our unconscious and indicate to us how well we navigate through our emotional waters. They could symbolize body and soul nourishment and navigation through the unknown depths of ourselves. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Magic, another world, self, reflection. It is a symbol of vanity and superficiality. You may be concerned about your image and the way you present yourself to the world. Some say that if you see a clear image, you may be getting a glimpse of your true self. Broken mirrors always seem to be a sign of bad luck, or, at least, represent some distortions. On a deeper level the mirror can be considered to be a representation of the intellect.
The intellect is an instrument of navigation and is constantly persuading us to identify ourselves. When we think about this, it makes a lot of sense. Our self-identity is very much connected to the way we look (not only superficially but also characteristically as man - woman, young - old, etc). We use this self-identity, which is greatly a production of our intellect, to navigate through life. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Interpretation of subways is based on your experience with this mode of transportation.
If you regularly use the subway, you may need to look at the other parts of the dream more carefully.
If the subway is not a regular part of your daily routine but is the primary dream image then you can consider it to be symbolic of the way that you navigate through your own emotions and hidden parts of self.
The subway is under the ground and represents the unconscious parts of self. All of us interact on conscious and unconscious levels. We have intuitive feelings and unspoken understanding that direct our lives as much as the obvious and fully conscious things. Consider the subway ride in your dream and try to understand what it is conveying to you about your more subtle navigation through ongoing life experiences. See also: Train... The Bedside Dream Dictionary