Forest or Wood

Forest or wood dream meanings

Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

When you find yourself walking through a forest in your dream, this symbolizes that you are trying to hold onto something which has been lost.

The reason your subconscious mind moves through landscapes in your dream generally means that you are feeling unsettled and insecure. In regards to the spiritual meaning of this dream a forest often symbolizes spiritual enlightenment as your soul is entering areas that have yet to be explored. It is important to recognize that you should be working towards what you want from life.

Your dream

  • Your dream may involve wandering through a forest.
  • That you find yourself suddenly lost in a forest.
  • You are being chased in a forest.
  • That you are looking at trees in your dream.
  • That you are walking in a forest.
  • That you meet somebody you didn't know and had a conversation.
  • Entered a cave or witnessed beautiful stream in the forest.
  • Encountered an attack in the forest.
  • Found yourself entering areas of the forest that have never been explored.
  • Dreaming of a group of trees.
  • Seeing a small wood.
  • Feeling like you are in a maze.
  • Finding a house in the forest.

Life issues

  • Lately you have been feeling lost and unable to find any type of direction in regards to your career.
  • You're going through a difficult time in your life at the moment and this dream is an indication that you need to try to recognize your inner resources in order to explore what is important in your life.
  • If you are a man then you may be acting as a hero in the face of oppression - it is important to consider that this dream shows the importance of what is really important to us.
  • You will find that you are having some difficulty in regards to an event.
  • Domestic problems may have surfaced in particular quarrels with a close family relative.

Detailed dream interpretation:

Ancient dream dictionaries outline that if you are lost in the forest then this generally indicates that uncertainty is focused on your lover. If it takes a long time to walk through the forest then it shows that you are trying to embrace a problem and find a swift solution. The key to this dream is to become wiser and better at situations that you encounter. Dream theorists believe that this dream is associated with business affairs. If you are in a forest and you can see around you lots of greenery then this denotes that happiness and success in your dealings will result in the near future.

Your general feeling, while you are in the forest, is also an important characteristic of this dream interpretation. If you are cold, tired and feel unwell then it is likely you will need to or be forced to make a decision on a journey in the near future. If you are a writer then this dream foretells that you will find much appreciation from society. If you notice at the height of the trees or exceptionally tall then this is a happy symbolism and predicts success but only after a time of hard work.

If in your dream you see a burning, raging forest fire then this is a symbol of the success of great things to come in your life shortly. If you are being chased in a forest and you are trying to hide from your pursuer then this dream indicates that you have been finding it difficult to be able to communicate with somebody of importance. If the forest is in a foreign place or country that you are unaware of then this dream is an indication that your desire in life is closer to you then you imagine. It is important to be aware that you must have the patience in order to see through the desires and exciting times which lie ahead. If you see a Fountain within the forest then this indicates that you may feel some frustration in the future. If it is daylight in your dream then this promises hope over bright tomorrow. To see the sun beaming through the trees indicates that you are going to be able to resolve a long-standing problem. If you can see bluebells in your dream or blossoms then this indicates that you may have a broken friendship which is causing you problems either now or in the future.

If the forest suddenly turns into the jungle then you are being warned to stop getting yourself involved in financial pickles. If the forest is on an island then this indicates that you can expect some exciting times in the near future. To dream of seeing it is within the forest indicates that you will encounter success in love. If however, they hedge is of a prickly nature then this indicates that you are going to have a rival that you will need to take on in the future.

If your dream you encounter the sensation of being taller than the forest or extremely small then you are likely to encounter some embarrassment in the future. If we look back to ancient dream books in fairy tales we often see that the forest is associated with negativity. Specifically in the fairy tale of sleeping beauty. The result of this is that the forest, in general, is a place to hide. Lots of TV dramas and movies always highlight dangerous encounters associated with the forest such as bears, tigers or witches. If we look at the psychological elements of this dream then this generally means that you need to come to terms with your own true self. The trees may be an obstacle in your way. Have you been acting narrow-minded? It is enlightening you to have this dream as it is a sure sign you need to come to terms with your own nature in life.

These seasons are also important if you find that the forest is covered in dead leaves if it is autumn it generally signifies a relationship or something important you have come to an end. If it is windy then this generally means that you have to rely on your own internal resources. If you are a man then it is likely you're trying to hide some feelings you have inside and you have been acting quite sensitive over the past month. In spiritual terms the forest is a place of a testing ground it is always featured in meditation. The answers to our innermost desires can sometimes come through consultation with the forest. This dream provides us with the ability to sense and feel what is truly going on.

If somebody is following you in the forest or wood then it is likely that you need to be aware that something which has happened in the past is likely to have again in the future. If the person is behind this then you need to look at the way you approach situations in the past and find the strength to approach the new situations with a positive force. In conclusion, this dream is an emotional wake-up call you need to start to understand your intuition and your hidden thoughts in order to succeed in your life.

1930s Forest dream meanings

  • The forest is a symbol of meditation and this dream is telling you to slow down as you are stressed out.
  • The forest hides are true feelings and if you have encounter trees and greenery in a dream we may be holding back a secret from a loved one.
  • If animals are lurking in the forest best then this indicates that we have multiple different paths that we can take in order to improve our lives.
  • If you make a mistake in a forest and you're unable to get out because it is a maze then you are likely to lose something that is important to you.
  • If you are alone and frightened in your dream then this signifies that somebody is going to break a promise made to you.
  • Many ancient dream interpreters found the forest indicates trouble and sorrow but this is an old-fashioned interpretation.
  • If you are hiding in a forest then you are likely to encounter deal around the secret.
  • If you are lost in a forest then this indicates that you are unlikely to be able to express your feelings in the future, which will lead to the wrong path in life is chosen.
  • This dream means your soul is entering places it has never be.
  • If you are unable to find the correct direction in the forest then you have been doubting your own abilities.
  • To dream of a forest at night time (or if this is in darkness) then it is important to understand that negative situations that have surfaced over the last two months will soon have a resolution.
  • If you are roaming in a forest then this dream predicts a happy and content life. If you are a single person (in waking life) and not yet married then this dream symbolizes that you are going to meet a partner and have more than two children.
  • If you are already married then this dream is a sign that you are likely to encounter inheritance in the near future.
  • If you dream of a forest then this shows that you may feel at one with nature or will do shortly.
  • In waking life there are many times we feel lost, rejected, borate all confused.


  • Within your dream, you are able to understand your emotional self.
  • You meet somebody along the way when in the wood who was able to help you.
  • The grounds of the forest was covered in moss.
  • The forest was featured in a fairy tale.
  • You are able to meet somebody of authority within the forest who gave you advice.
  • The dream was pleasant and you were left content.
  • You are able to explore and touch areas of the forest in your dream.
  • During your dream, you felt that you were at one with nature.
  • The main feature of the forest was the beautiful greenery and the trees.
  • You encountered a forest fire.
  • The dream was so vivid that you are able to is now the greenery with in the forest.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of a forest

Confusion. Limitations. Ability. Proficiency. Realization. Understanding. Subconscious mind. Negative feelings. Fearing that you are unable to get out of the forest. Recognition that you need to take the initiative will to identify why you have had a dream in a forest. Initiatives. Practical. Follow. Enjoyment. Enchanting. Having faith in your own ability. Emotional. Ready to take on a journey. Frightening. Sensitivity.

By Florance Saul
Jun 14, 2012