Falling Dream Meaning

A person falling in a room. They are completely horizontal and are reaching up as if they lost their grip on something.

Similar Dreams: Flying, Quicksand, Ladder

This is one of the most common dreams we have and can be pretty frightening!

The element of falling on its own, however, is not the most important dream symbol. The feelings associated with your falling are the most important part of your dream.

Dreaming About Feeling Happy While Falling

Are you falling but feeling free and light and happy to be released from something? The message may simply be that you are going to overcome some challenges in your waking life with ease.

Pay attention to the details around the falling, and this fall will show you what area of your life you will be freeing yourself from very soon.

Have you had this dream more than once? Check out the meaning of recurring dreams.

Want more? Get more dream interpretations in the Astrology Answers Dream Dictionary.

Dreaming About Feeling Scared While You Fall

If the falling dream is accompanied by feelings of being afraid or scared, then you are being confronted with issues involving insecurity and a lack of control.

The details and feelings around this fall will show you what you are feeling insecure over. Are you worried about your job? Your relationship?

You may also be experiencing a lack of support in your everyday life, and go through life feeling very afraid. Your dream then is showing you this and maybe telling you to work on your support system and engage in your social circle a little bit more so that you feel a little more connected and less fearful about life’s everyday events.

Dreaming About Falling Into Water

If the fall involves water in your dream, know that your emotional center is the center of your dream.

If you fall in water, this dream suggests that your emotions will actually save you from the situation you are dreaming about, so long as you are honest about them. This dream suggests that you are feeling very overwhelmed by a situation in your everyday life. You often will be pointed to solutions in this case, such as giving in, relinquishing those fears, or finding a way out of your fall.

Dreaming About Falling Forever/Infinitely

If you dream about falling and the fall never seems to end, this indicates you have lost control in some area of your life and your subconscious is trying to alert you to this.

This type of dream can be especially frightening because you wonder if the fall will ever come to an end. This can indicate anxiety in your waking life, highlighting that the situation out of your control cannot be resolved (at least, in your mind). This type of dream is a warning and advises you to address the situation where you feel you do not have control.

Falling, no matter the different elements and feelings, are always indicating a wake-up call of some sort. Your inner self is sending you a message and urging you to pay attention to the challenges you face in your waking life and the various ways you can overcome them.

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