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An error you may fall into, a difficulty you are facing, or a danger that confronts you. A big hole might suggest a descent into the unconscious, memories. A hole, especially with grass, foliage or bushes around it, can represent the female sex organs.

Any hole, tunnel or cave, not only suggest female attributes such as receptiveness, they also indicate the unknown or what is still unconscious. If the tunnel, hole or cave is dimly lit, it suggests aspects of you that are not defined, in the shadows of other more fully expressed qualities. See: Cave and Fall.

A hole can also be an escape route, so you need to define if this is true in your dream.

Difficulty or tricky situation in life; a situation you might ‘fall into’; a place to hide or feel protected in – therefore womb like feelings; an escape route or a way through from one situation into another; a way of ‘seeing through’ something; an ‘opening’ or opportunity; the vagina. Occasionally refers to death. Or sometimes used as word play meaning whole.

A hole is also something that things can go into or come out of. Food goes in our mouth for instance and comes out the other end. So poking food in a hole could link with eating. But holes can link with leaks, and sometimes dreams use a leak to suggest the way we lose energy or waste our energy resources. (Rocket dream as example.)

Going in hole: Meeting feelings, urges or fears we usually keep unconscious; confronting aspects of self buried beneath our surface awareness; memories of womb existence; death – burial.

Falling in hole: Of course it could mean you are meeting a difficulty that you didn’t keep  your eyes open to see. But some holes we fall into or find ourselves confronted by are there as a challenge to see if you are confident that nothing can hurt you in your dreams. Falling is not fatal or even harmful in dreams. We tend to take things we are rightfully scared of in everyday life and then take them into our dreams where nothing can hurt us. But of course we still fear if we do not understand that dreams are like computer games and are virtual realities. You can get killed a hundred times in dreams and yet you awake the next day none the worse – except if you are frightened, and  it is fear that can do you harm, not dreams. See dream yoga.

Holes in clothes, objects: Faults; weaknesses; illness; ‘full of holes’.

Holes in body: Sense of weakness; emptiness in ones life such as loneliness; illness; negative feelings about that part of self; see body for appropriate part.

Hole in head: Letting everyone know what you think; gossiping.

Hole in road: Difficulty ahead. Death or death of person falling down the hole.

Pothole: If you are going into it, it suggests you are exploring the precviously uknown memories or parts of your nature, gaining a deeper understanding of yourself. It could even suggest going back into a womb type awareness.

Small hole: It depends where it is and the context in which it appears. It could refer to the vagina, or a hole on your body.

Useful Questions and Hints:

Is the hole frightening or beckoning?

Where is the hole – in me or in the surroundings?

What feelings did I experience in the dream?

See Associations Working WithInner WorldMartial Art of the MindTechniques for Exploring your Dreams



-Chassity 2016-11-12 15:41:59

I have had two peculiar dreams with both the same central point I guess. I just can’t figure it out. The setting is my old house upstate. And I have a sense a happiness and comfort, but then oddly I always notice something that isn’t visible to the naked eye, as if I could see around something but not particularly through it. And I notice an odd hole in a crevice and oddly I can see straight through the hole with utter clarity from 6-9 feet away . And in both dreams my son’s biological father is hiding out living his life in some hidden room somewhere in my old house. And I instantly feel petrified for my life. ( I hate this man) seeing him would cause me severe anxiety based on our past. What could the dream mean?


    -Tony Crisp 2016-11-13 11:56:58

    Hi – I am sorry I cannot keep up with number of dreams sent at the moment. But I have described a way that you can get to the meaning of your dream. It only takes a little time to work at knowing the meaning of your dream.

    So please click on the link and find your dreams meaning – http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/getting-at-your-dreams-meaning/ or http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson

    What you are meeting is a hidden/unconscious part of you that needs to be felt and healed. It has nothing to do with your actual son’s father. Such things can haunt people for years unless the are understood. When you think about a friend or a person you meet, you are only taking in your thoughts, impressions and feelings about them. So many people do not realise that they have an inner person equally as powerful as the external person you know. You have taken in millions of bits of memory, lessons learnt, life experiences along with all the feelings or problems met by meeting or living with them, and they are what makes you the person you are. The memories and experience we gather unconsciously change us and are not lost. It is part of you and is symbolised in dreams as a person or event. Such an inner person can appear in dreams because you still carry the memories or impressions of them, and so they influenced what you hold within you.

    So use the Being the Person technique to heal the problem, or better still http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/opening-to-life/


-Pamella wiley 2016-11-30 10:16:28

Dream saw opening to an old grave and was scare that i would inhale the odour.


-Tania 2016-12-25 10:25:56

There’s a weird dream that I had last night that I will falling in a hole in my house and that I was screaming for help to my husband and we used to always help me out and there was one that all he let me go what does that mean please let me know and did a few times with the same dream that he helps me out a hole


-Joshua 2017-01-05 11:45:02

I had a dream of not myself, but someone else, but they asked me to check to see if there was a hole, and there was, and they asked me to reach up into said hole, which was apparently tender and sore, to see how far I could reach my arm til I felt something, which looked very hollow inside and that’s when I woke up.


-justjay 2017-04-28 14:39:58

Hi – I had the weirdest dream last night. I felt like my life had ended and I was falling – falling – falling through empty black space. I had a thought of needing to tell my Dad something, so it flashed to him laying down, but I was unable to talk to him. Then right back to the falling. I woke up so startled, wondering what had just happened. My thoughts during falling – were “Is this what happens when we die?”


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