Keys Dream Meaning

Silver metal keys on a white table.

Similar Dreams: Prison, Home, Zoo, Office

Keys are an interesting symbol to dream about because they almost always have the same meaning.

They can represent either freedom or restriction in your waking life. This is why the circumstances of the dream are so important to pay attention to.

They are the secret to unlocking something. Where is the key in your dream? Did you lose it? Did you find a key that you don’t know what it belongs to? Did you see what the key unlocked? Are you still waiting to find out? These are all very important questions to consider when you dream about keys.

Dreaming About Holding Keys

If you dream about holding a set of keys then it means that you have the power to remove yourself from restrictions in your waking life.

There may be something in your life that is keeping you restricted or holding you back.

As suggested in the intro, take a look at your surroundings. What is happening in your dream? Who are you surrounded by? The situation you find yourself in which be the ‘key’ to finding out how you can free yourself from your own restrictions and boundaries.

Has this dream happened again and again? Check out the meaning of recurring dreams.

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

Dreaming About Losing Your Keys

If you dream of losing your keys, this suggests a lost knowledge of some sort.

You may have forgotten the solution to an issue that is bothering you in your waking life. Or the solution may be inside you but you have buried it under a myriad of thoughts.

This type of dream is encouraging you to do some self-exploration so that you can find the solution within.

Dreaming About a Jailer Holding A Set of Keys

You may dream you are in prison or behind a locked door and there is a jailer holding a set of keys.

This indicates that you may have given your trust to someone who doesn’t deserve it. This may also indicate that you are experiencing situations of confinement and restriction in your waking life.

Dreaming About Unlocking A Door With Keys

If you dream that you are unlocking a door with a set of keys this indicates that you are about to find an explanation or solution to an issue that has been worrying you in your waking life.

The lock is a symbol of an obstacle while you are awake. This indicates that things are about to become clear to you and the struggle you have been facing is about to come to an end.

Where the lock is in your dream also matters. If the lock is on a door, this shows there are opportunities coming your way.

If the lock is on a cupboard or a safe, this indicates that you are repressing aspects of your true nature.

Learn more about Dream Interpretation here.

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