Hitchhiking Dream Meaning

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Hitchhiking is a practice in which a person gains free transportation from strangers by standing on the side of the road and signaling for help.

Hitchhiking has come to be connected with the freedom of the open road; however, there are dangers associated with the practice for both passenger and driver. To dream of hitchhiking signifies that your freedom is won at the expense of being dependent on other people.

Detailed dream meaning

Dreaming of hitchhiking on the open road signifies that your life plan is not fully formed and you are dependent upon the intercession of others for your financial success. You may be coasting on the work of someone else without recognizing the dangers of doing so. Contrarily, dreaming of hitchhiking may indicate that you perceive indulging in risky behaviors as a form of freedom.

Dreaming that you have given a ride to a hitchhiker implies that your desire to be altruistic may blind you to the dangers of being taken advantage of. You may be taking on other people's problems and making them your own. To dream of hitting or splashing a hitchhiker signifies you resent someone who you feel has been a freeloader and has taken advantage of your generosity. Consider if there is someone in your life that has been taking advantage or that you have been allowing to treat you unfairly.

Dreaming of hitchhiking after you have had car trouble connotes being temporarily dependent upon others after a financial setback. If you are helped by others, this can be a sign that you are going to receive help in your waking life with a problem. Often when you dream of having to hitchhike, this indicates that you need help in solving a problem in your waking life but that you have to be willing to ask for it.

To dream of driving by a hitchhiker without stopping indicates that you have good boundaries and are unwilling to assume responsibility for other people's problems. Sometimes these kinds of dreams can indicate that there is someone in your life that needs your help but that you are not paying attention. When you dream of not being willing to trust others or being afraid of a hitchhiker, they can be dreams brought on by your own guilt that you didn’t reach out to someone else. While there have been examples of bad experiences hitchhiking in the media, in your dream this is more of a representation of your own willingness to help.

Having a scary dream about a hitchhiker, such as picking one up and they try to kill you, is a sign that you are too trusting of people. Your judgment is likely off and you need to be careful of where you are putting your own self in danger with people (especially in work or social situations).

This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life

  • Staying rent free with your parents.
  • Taking credit for someone's project.
  • Being conned.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of hitchhiking

Compassion. Curiosity. Freedom. Distrust. Cynicism. Charity. Indifference. Empathy. Dependence. Trust. Eagerness. Altruism. Impulsiveness. Overconfidence.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • Drive by a hitchhiker without stopping.
  • Hitchhike after car trouble.
  • Getting picked up while hitchhiking.

In this dream, you may have

  • Been picked up by a passing car or truck.
  • Given a ride to a hitchhiker.
  • Hitchhiked after your car broke down.
  • Hit a hitchhiker.
  • Been splashed with water while hitchhiking.
  • Passed by a hitchhiker without stopping
  • Needing a ride somewhere
  • Wanting to get away
  • Backpacking across the land
  • Seen someone you know hitchhiking
  • Were attacked by a hitchhiker

By Florance Saul
Oct 12, 2012