Under the ground: the usually hidden side of ourself; our unconscious depths of experience—ancient strata of psychological and physiological processes in us; pans of self we have ignored or buried. Underground/subway: our journeys into what is usually unconscious in us, such as realisation of childhood traits still active in us as an adult, meeting repressed sexuality, discovery of unexpressed potential or insight See tunnel.
The subconscious or the unconscious is often perceived in dreams as a cave or place underground. We usually need to explore the unconscious before embarking on our own spiritual journey.
Psychological / emotional perspective: To be on the underground or subway usually signifies the journeys we are prepared (or forced) to take towards understanding who we are.
Material aspects: Just as alice dreamt of falling down the rabbit hole in alice in wonderland, so we all have opportunities to explore our own hidden depths through dreams. We cannot usually access the unconscious in waking life, unless we practise some form of meditation or other technique, and to dream of being underground will often allow us to come to terms with the unconscious in a very easy way.
To dream that you are living underground signifies a loss of status, wealth, and the longing for a greater piece of mind and sanctuary. You may be placing these matters and thoughts into the subliminal part of your mind.
To dream while you are riding in an underground railroad represents anguish and concern rising up from an unusual activity.
If the dreamer dreams he is in a house built underground is an omen that can mean more then one thing and must be analyzed with the entire dream in mind.
The first thing it means is a chance of loss of fortune and reputation if certain aspects of daily living are not changed.
The second is a need and desire for greater security; hence hiding from life by living ‘underground’. Another would be a withdrawing from all aspects of life that may interfere with the dreamers peace of mind, or reluctance to make decisions.
One of the most frequent symbols for the unconscious.
The task is to discover the unconscious and that which has been unconscious, and to become familiar with it.
Dreams that take place underground represent the dreamer’s need to explore feelings - possibly painful ones - that she’s been keeping hidden away. Coming back up from underground in the dream suggest that the dreamer is ready to do this.
Dreams of underground signify your awareness of your deeper feelings, creativity, and intuition. This dream can also reveal your need to take a break, hide out, and heal.
If something takes place underground, such as an ‘underground operation’ then this signifies secretive feelings and motives that you are ashamed of, or that have yet to be embraced by the light of your being. See Goddess Persephone and Subway.
To dream of being in an underground habitation, you are in danger of losing reputation and fortune.
To dream of riding on an underground railway, foretells that you will engage in some peculiar speculation which will contribute to your distress and anxiety. See Cars, etc.
(see Dirt, Cave) An alternative type of death dream, in which being underground equates to burial.
What exactly appears underground? This can be symbolic of something that you’ve covered up so completely as to hide it even from yourself.
Digging underground may symbolize your own quest to uncover subconscious signals, spiritual gifts, or positive characteristics (see Excavation, Mine, Treasure).
The womb of Earth; a place of introspection.
If you dream you’re in a house built underground, it means is a chance of loss of fortune and reputation if certain aspects of daily living are not changed. It can also indicate the need and desire for greater security; hence hiding from life by living ‘underground’. Another would be a withdrawing from all aspects of life that may interfere with your peace of mind, or reluctance to make decisions.