Biblical meaning of house in dreams
House – represents the person; their life; one’s spiritual state. (Matt. 7:24-27, II Tim.
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
The type of house is symbolic for how you are thinking about a particular issue
House, discovering a new room within – if associated with positive feelings: new area of
life or ministry God will open or desires to open if you’ll cooperate. If
associated with negative feelings: a dark part of one’s life the Lord wants to expose
House with a hole in the roof; house with torn or dilapidated shingles – indicates a lack of spiritual covering; having an area of life in which God’s protection has been
withdrawn due to sin or an upcoming wrong choice.
The condition of the house reflecting your mental state as you experience something. Rich houses symbolize your perspective on issues where you are powerful and resourceful.
Poor houses represent your perspective on issues where you are powerless or emotionally weakened.
The rooms of the house are indicative of how an issue is being approached or dealt with.
House being on fire
To dream of a house being on fire represents feelings of powerlessness to stop some area of your life from being lost for good. It may also reflect angry destructive intentions or intentional harm that can’t be stopped. Feeling stupid that you can’t do anything about stopping damage to some area of your life. A situation may feel permanently out of your control in a negative way.
Buying a house
To dream of buying a house represents your commitment to integrating something into your life. Choosing to make something be normal for you. Alternatively, it may mean that you have worked really hard to earn something. Negatively, buying a new house may mean that you’d made a mistake that you’re stuck with.
To dream of going home in a dream represents a return to familiarity or comfort. Things are becoming normal again. You may have been experiencing difficulties or doing something new.
Cleaning your house
To dream of cleaning your house represents self-improvement. You may be fine-tuning an idea you have or trying to perfect something. Unnecessary beliefs or habits are being removed or changed.
To dream of a new house represents a new perspective or mindset on a situation. A new way of thinking about something. A new situation may have become normal for you. A better way of living or seeing life. News ideas or lifestyle choices.
To dream of an old house represents a perspective or mindset that is experienced, tried, and trusted.
What Does a Dream About a House Flooding, Burning, or Being Destroyed Mean?
Dream of a House Flooding
In a dream, water most often symbolizes emotions, so a dream about a flood or tidal wave can indicate being surprised and overwhelmed by feelings. If the water engulfs your house, it can indicate immense, powerful, and unruly emotions that threaten to swallow and suffocate everything in their path. However, flooding can sometimes be a positive dream symbol if the dreamer feels invigorated, cleansed, or released by the water.
What If the House Is Floating?
If your dream home is not destroyed by the water but, instead, floats on top of it, this can mean that the dreamer is able to safely and happily ride the tide of emotion. The whole world is swallowed up but the dreamer is able to remain safe, whole, and untouched by the destructive emotions swirling around them.
Dream of a House on Fire
Since fire often symbolizes passion, desire, anger, destruction, illumination or enlightenment, purification, or transformation, to dream that your house is burning may indicate any of these things, depending on the dreamer’s feelings about the fire. If the fire feels destructive, then it may represent negative and out-of-control passions. If it feels positive or hopeful, the burning might indicate an impending personal transformation or cleansing.
House Being Destroyed by Earthquake, Demolition, Wrecking Ball, Termites, or Other Means
A dream that your house or property is being or has been ruined or lost due to damage often indicate that you feel threatened, vulnerable, or attacked. You may feel like outside forces conspire to knock, eat, smash, or whittle you down.
What Does a Dream About Someone Breaking Into My Home Mean?
If we remember that the house represents ourself, this dream might be interpreted as a straightforward indication that we feel as though someone or something were trying to break in, steal, burgle, vandalize, or lay claim to ourselves without our invitation. A forced entry is, by definition, destructive. Perhaps your body, mind, life, time, consciousness, or psyche has been encroached on by someone or something without your permission, and your boundaries have been breached against your will.
Moving Houses in Dreams
What If I Dream of Moving?
This dream might indicate a need for change in your life or a desire to start anew. It can mean the end of one situation or relationship and the beginning of another. In the dream, do you know where you’re moving or is it a mystery? Is the move positive or negative? Your answers will help you interpret what your subconsciousness is trying to tell you about how you can handle change in your life.
What If the House In My Dream Can Move?
Sometimes, you might dream of a house that can move by itself. Maybe it has legs of its own, or maybe it moves via forces of nature, like the wind (a la Dorothy’s house in The Wizard of Oz) or on a tidal wave. Like hermit crab, the world outside changes, but your existence inside your mobile home can remain the same. In this case, the dreamer’s attitude toward the house’s movement is important to consider: Is the movement fun or terrifying, frustrating or easy? This can give you insight into your feelings about change.
What Do Dreams About Many Houses Mean?
Viewing many different homes in a dream may be confusing, but the dream experience could allow further reflection on current choices, the influence of others on one’s life, and how changes have occurred over time in one’s personal experience.
Just as a house often symbolizes the inner self—and the street or road the house is on often represents one’s life path—a row of many houses may symbolize different time periods in the dreamer’s life as well as options for future change. Each of the houses might represent a different aspect of your Self, one that feels somehow separate from the other parts of your psyche. Dreaming of three houses may symbolize the dreamer’s past, present, and future.
What Do Dreams About Specific Rooms In Houses Mean?
A Dream of a Bathroom
Dreaming of a bathroom often relates to how well we are cleansing ourselves and letting go of what no longer serves us. The bathroom is often a place where we “let go” and allow ourselves to be our most authentic or vulnerable selves. So many of us dream of a rundown or abandoned bathroom, one that is not working, or one that is occupied or otherwise not leaving us room. When we do not have enough room, privacy, or opportunity to release and cleanse ourselves, we can see this as a sign that we have residual emotional build-up that needs our attention.
Being in a beautiful, well-functioning bathroom may give us the positive imagery of self-care, lightening our emotional load, and emotional or psychological cleansing. This type of dream may leave us feeling rejuvenated and prepared to face life’s stressors and obstacles.
A Dream of a Bedroom
Bedrooms in our dreams can help us understand our most intimate and private aspects of self. The bedroom may reflect those intimate thoughts, feelings, desires, and aspects of who we are that we don’t share. This type of dream may help us identify either our insecurities or authentic aspects of self we may not openly share with others.
Who is in the bedroom often brings greater meaning into our dream. Although the other people may symbolize themselves or our feelings about someone else, other people are often symbolic of an aspect of ourself we associate with this person and have not readily integrated into our own personal identity. This is often true when we dream of the opposite sex, often referred to as an anima or animus. The opposite sex often represents the traits we possess but have somehow disowned. For example, it is common for men to struggle with emotional expression due to societal/cultural norms. This may lead to a woman symbolizing their emotions in dreams. In the other hand, it is common for women to struggle with assertiveness or aggression due to societal/cultural norms and this may lead to a man symbolizing these traits.
The bedroom may also reflect a dreamer’s sexuality. Dreams located in this part of the house may reflect sexual desire and sexual identity. Sex in dreams is often less of a physical symbol as much as it is reflecting an emotional or psychological union of opposites.
A Dream of a Living Room
Although still personal in nature, the living room is the place where we interact with others and may represent the more public, shared, and collaborative parts of our lives. The living room could represent the part of ourselves we invite others to experience or allow others to see. What is in the living room is very important to note—or what is missing from the room. These details can show the dreamer what is being worked on socially and what is being revealed to others.
A Dream of a Kitchen
In many ways, the kitchen is the heart of the house. It is the place we prepare meals, store food, clean, and informally gather with friends and family. Dreams of the kitchen often reflect our heart and soul, how we are fed and what we are preparing spiritually, and what is nourishing our mind, body, and soul.
A Dream of a Dining Room
The dining room can relate to both the kitchen and the living room. It is a social area of the house. It is also a room we associate with food and nourishment. This area of the house in a dream is often associated with what we are nourishing our mind, heart, and spirit. Dreams of the dining room may show us when we are feeling disconnected (lacking guests) or deprived emotionally/psychologically/spiritually/physically or working on meaningful and deeper connections (many guests with plenty of food) with others and ourselves.