You don’t know how to proceed, you have no solutions. This can be a positive image if you see yourself turn back. Learn from old mistakes. Often the image appears in fearful situations where you are being pursued. This fear can be overcome if you understand that you need to turn around (or back out) in order to free yourself.
If such a fear-based dream image appears, experiment with different behaviors. Changing your behavior almost always leads out of the dead-end situation.
The experience of a dead-end street is, from a developmental point of view, absolutely essential.
Vision: Seeing a dark street: many difficulties lie ahead, but they can be overcome with courage. Walking on a road that stretches far into the distance: life may be tough, but patience and perseverance will get you through. Walking on a winding road: check first to see if you are on the right path.
A deserted street: you must accomplish the task ahead of you on your own. See Path, Road.
Depth Psychology: The street is a symbol of the direction, fate, and goals of your life.
The rest of the symbols will tell you if you are on the right road and if you will continue to grow. This dream symbol is important, because it makes you aware of options and possibilities.
Dreaming of a familiar street, particularly if it’s one you haven’t been to for a long time, implies feelings of nostalgia, of wanting to return to scenes from your past, perhaps to regather your resources.
If you’re not consciously aware of the reason for this, look to other symbols in the dream.
A dream of unfamiliar streets indicates that travel is ahead, either actual physical travel or exploring new fields of endeavor.
Curving streets indicate happy surprises right around the corner.
Dark streets indicate that you are uncertain of what lies ahead for you, and that you’re very insecure about the outcome of certain situations. Other symbols in the dream, however, may shed light on what you need to know.
Walking down a very long street is an admonition to be patient. You’ll attain whatever goals you’re currently working toward, but not for quite some time
To see a street in your dream, symbolizes your life’s path.
The condition of the street reflects how much control you have over the direction of your life. (If it’s rocky and uphill, you’re feeling a lack of control in your life; if the street is well-paved and easy to progress on, you are in control of your own destiny). Try to remember if there was a name on the street - analyzing the street name can offer some important significance or hints to the meaning of the dream.
To dream of alleys or side streets, suggests that you need to be less rebellious or adventurous for now, and return to more traditional ways. It may also suggest that you have been exploring (or want to explore) an alternative way of life. Curving or crooked streets foretell surprises and travel.
To dream of a very long street suggests that you will need much patience before you get what you want. Also see “Street Corner”, below.
Life’s path. What is happening on the street is normal and available to everybody. Important is the condition of the street and possibly the direction in which you are walking. Who or what are you meeting on the street? What is your destination? Intersections symbolize decisions, street signs are an aid in finding direction.
According to Freud, sexual organs. According to Jung, the collective world of awareness.
Yf: Driving a streetcar: the safety of many people is in your hands—and you are doing a great job. Jumping off a streetcar while it is moving: a sign of risky behavior. Seeing a streetcar: somebody is reminding you of a task you wish you had completed long ago.
Depth Psychology: See Train. Stretcher
Symbol: Seeing a stretcher: don’t be too sure you will succeed in a certain matter! Seeing somebody else on a stretcher: somebody in your circle is going to be ill.
If somebody is approaching you with a stretcher, an inheritance may change your life.
If you are lying on a stretcher: you feel that you are not up to the task at hand; you are helpless, but—even without doing anything—you are receiving help. Being carried on a stretcher: the chances for success are good and the road will be easy. Carrying a stretcher: in an unhappy situation you might be able to salvage something.
Depth Psychology: A stretcher is a symbol of life changes. Being carried on a stretcher means your fate will literally “carry” you; if somebody else is on the stretcher, it usually means illness or death.
Dreams of Wall Street represents your financial attitudes, issues, fears and desires. You are gambling with the fluctuation and allocation of your money, energy and resources, and perhaps you are realizing the effect that your actions have on the web of humanity. Also, Wall Street can be wordplay for feeling that your life path is pre-paved or that you are walled in to a particular way of life.