dream ruins

Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

Ruins can appear in many different ways during the dream.

Ruins are broken buildings and indicate death, despair, and failing health in old gypsy dream lore. But don't worry! I have researched this dream and can say that I conclude it is a positive dream depending on the details. Ruins in dreams can indicate the death of an area in your life that need to be built up or the end of something. When you are concerned about health issues ruins can have multiple meanings, depending on if the focus in your dream is destruction or rebirth. To see ruins in your dream forewarns of break-ups or problems in relationships – especially if there is a partner or ex in the dream regarding the ruins. It could be that you have discovered old sites or alternatively clusters of ruins. This dream can be rather daunting depending upon what you see in your dream. I have broken this dream meaning down so please scroll to find your dream.

Detailed dream meaning

The overall feeling of the dream is going to be the biggest indicator of whether or not the dream is a prophetic one, one that indicates ruin in your own life, or if it is a sign of coming back after a devastating loss of some kind. Generally, positive feelings of rebirth, awe, appreciation, or cleansing in a dream is going to indicate positive changes in rebirth and growth in your waking world. After dreams like these, you may note that while you are going through a tough time in your life that you can look on the bright side and see why things are happening as they are. These dreams, when prophetic, are signs that you need to not fight against the tide that is present in your life and keep in mind that some changes happen for a reason. When the depiction of ruin in your dream is devastating, terrifying, or unjustified then this is a dream of caution that there are going to be negative changes in your life. Consider how you can help prepare for the storm that is coming. Keep in mind that you are given enough that you can handle and that the dream is meant as a warning and not as a prophetic terror inciting vision.

Dreaming of ancient ruins is a sign of understanding and wisdom within your own life. Consider meditation or practices that will help you focus on the past in your own life and areas of your life that you may be at risk of making a past mistake. The kinds of ruins that you see in your dream can indicate the areas of your life that need focus as well. Pyramids have their own meaning that you may want to explore. Greek ruins or if you find yourself dreaming of the Coliseum or these kinds of things will indicate that the area of focus in your life needs to be on areas of civility and fairness. Consider the type of ruin and what they mean to you to take a deeper understanding and meaning of your dream. Because the dream of ruins often will reflect on aging and health issues – sometimes these dreams can be simple reflections on getting older.

The word ruin comes from the Latin term “ruins” indicating remains or a lack of maintenance of buildings. The most famous ruins found in the world are in ancient Greece, Egyptian and also various parts of the Mediterranean. In your dream, the ruins can appear as entire villages, towns and also cities. In recent years, the world Heritage trust has taken on many different types of ruins. The destruction of buildings in a dream can indicate that something is likely to be confiscated in the future. The ruin is how we are feeling. Equally, we can turn to the tower card in the tarot deck and understand that something might hit us unexpectedly. There are many different types of famous ruins such as those found in Rome. The most famous one that comes to mind is the Coliseum which is in Italy, and of course not forgetting Stonehenge which is almost 6000 years old. There seems to be a lot of spiritual correlations in regards to Stonehenge and nobody understands this day how it was created. So I am now going to focus on different parts of your dream and what a dream of ruins mean.

What does it mean to see multiple ruins in dreams?

To see ruins in your dream has what I call a transparent interpretation. Everything you once believed in will turn out somewhat senseless. Ruins in dreams are often associated with how we see the world. As I like to say - without your rose-tinted glasses. However, each disappointment comes with a lesson. Seeing a building ruined in a dream can imply that we need to focus on life without any rules and limitations. We create our limits. Is it time you break your mental barriers and be free?

What does it mean to dream of ruined building?

To dream of a ruined building represents a part of you or someone else you know that is ruined. It reflects a broken spirit. Sooner or later you may realize that you need to focus on yourself in life. The great news is if you could see yourself walking through ruins in a dream you are your own master of your mind, body, and soul. And no one has the right to come into your temple, and tell you how to landscape. Your dream also predicts some sort of bad situation that will help you see the people in your life for who they really are.

What does a dream about the destruction of buildings signifies?

To dream about buildings being demolition signifies rebuilding your life from scratch. Positive changes will occur and you will adapt easily to whatever comes on your way. This dream indicates that problems will finally go away.

What’s the meaning of abandoned building in dreams?

Abandoned buildings seem somewhat scary in dreams, but intriguing to others. How do you see them reflects what’s happening in your waking life at the moment. If you’re scared of even thinking about walking into an abandoned building, it means you’re scared of making a certain important move in reality. But if you’re feeling excited walking through abandoned buildings, or you wish to explore the building in your dream indicates an adventure is coming on your way. You’re about to make a decision that will provide you an amazing experience that happens only once in a lifetime. Alternatively, your dream reveals your fear of being abandoned by the people you love. This dream can indicate that you must learn how to survive on your own once.

What do dreams of destruction represent?

To dream of destruction represents an ending to a phase in your life. No matter if you’re feeling comfortable in your life at the moment, changes will occur. Believe it or not, you will be excited to experience something new and unknown. Even if you dislike things right now you will enjoy your life.

What does it mean to dream of ancient building?

To dream of an ancient building symbolizes the actual age of your soul and wisdom. Maybe you have been thinking deeply of late and you are not certain if reincarnation exists, but you feel like you’ve been here before, and lived. Do you often experience déjà vu? Your dream also reflects your awareness, spirituality, and openness.

What’s the dream interpretation of ancient city?

Just like ancient building in dreams, seeing an ancient city stands for wisdom, openness, old soul, understanding the true meaning of life which by the way, doesn’t exist, and parts of yourself that you desperately want to change. Alternatively, to dream of an ancient city denotes your strength, flexibility, and ability to recognize an opportunity and seize it right away, without much hesitation.

What does it mean to dream of destroying things?

To destroy things in your dream doesn’t have a negative interpretation. On the contrary, it means you’re about to destroy whatever comes between you and the soon realization of your dreams. And by ‘destroy’, I do not mean walk over people to get what you want or do illegal and immoral things, but to gather the courage and fight for what you believe in.

Your dream

  • Walked through ruins.
  • Witnessed the destruction of a city.
  • Come out of hiding after nuclear destruction.
  • Witnessed the destruction of a building or city.
  • Visited ancient ruins.
  • Talked about extinct civilizations.
  • Wished for the ruin of someone specific.
  • Been worried about financial ruin.

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

Growing older and learning lessons of age and wisdom in your life. A negative change that is happening or coming. Accepting change and destruction in your life. Health issues.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of ruins

Excited. Moved. Inspired. Creative. Nice. Pretty. Awe. Creative. Sad. Scared. Lonely. Terrified. Prepared. Lost. Unsure. Worried. Concerned. Rejuvenation. Destroyed.

By Flo Saul
Oct 16, 2012