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Opportunity or choices in life; your life direction if on train – or the direction the events in life are taking you, perhaps your direction of growth. Sometimes the train refers to the direction or events you are involved in with others, a train of events’ in fact.

Carriages: A particular compartments or facet of your life. The situation or environment you are in at the moment – perhaps with particular people.

Leaving someone behind or being left behind: Feelings about loss of spouse; or break-up of relationship; being left; change of some sort; watching someone take a direction or get involved in things that mean parting.

Lines or tracks: The rails themselves represent orthodoxy, the accepted way of going about things, moral values or a direction that is hard to change, and perhaps shared with others. Thus one can say someone has gone off the rails. A communal or generally accepted direction; habitual pathways of thought or action; rigidly fixed to certain attitudes or way of life; inflexibility.

Missing the train: feeling left out of opportunity; sense of inadequacy; held back by one’s own hesitations; hidden desire to avoid change or to make one’s individual journey; not connecting with an opportunity or events.

Railroad crossing: A need for awareness and observation in case of danger. Possible block to progress. Conflict between your personal direction — the car – and the prescribed direction of the train.

Railway station: Moving toward something new; making a choice or having a choice of directions – directions that may need decision, planning and or choice; changing scenes – i.e. from family to work environment; leaving something behind – a relationship, one’s youth; one’s ability to change; effort to get somewhere in life or experience something new; parting or meeting, saying farewell or waiting for someone; changes in a relationship or work. The station can also depict the ‘station’ you have reached, or are moving toward in life. So it might therefore be a situation you are in or trying to reach.

The train journey: The aspect of our journey through life that has connections with other people and has a predetermined end unless you change trains. It is therefore limiting your individual will, and passing through certain stages. It may show a journey into self-awareness. And because you are being pulled along by a power other than your own efforts, it can refer to ageing and death – especially where there is a feeling of ‘departing’ or ‘time of departure’; the train of thought or experiences that carry us through life. But it refers in general to your movement through life as time passes.

The journey might be one you remember making in the past, or meeting someone from a previous journey. These can both refer to influences in your present life from prior to your birth.

Ticket: See ticket

Train engine: The energy that takes us through life; libido.

 Example: I lived in a village/town at the foot of a huge mountain. I felt desperate and that I had to do something – I must climb the mountains straight away. I ran away from home, family, to straightaway start to climb the mountain. The beginning of the journey was on a train. Although it had been night and raining, now it was light and blue sky. As the train slowly climbed the mountain, I looked out on the scenery behind us. There were strange rock formations, mountain valleys, lovely vistas, so beautiful I wept openly at the beauty. Others in the carriage noticed how moved I was.

Idioms: Go off the rails; lose track of something; make tracks for; on somebody’s track. See: airport; ticket.

Useful Questions and Hints:

If I was on a train, where was I going?

Did anything important happen on the train?

Did you or did you not have a ticket?

See Being the Person or ThingJourneyJourney InwardWater Wonderland



-Dhiman 2015-07-08 18:21:31

I dreamt that me and my mother were suppose to get on the train from station but the train started from station and me and my mother running after the train to get in, but at that time i wake up
Plz say what does it mean in real life what is the interpretationinterpretation what does it mean?


-chandan 2015-08-30 20:05:58

i have seen train in my dream and when its stoped at some station i went to home to bring something and missed the train


-Shalini 2015-08-31 6:33:28

I have repeated dreams of trains and railway stations. Everytime I saw myself travelling. Sometimes I even saw the names of stations where I board the trains or where the train had left me. And strangly I have never been to those places before. Also in dreams I can clearly see the names of stations but when i wake up I forgot everything except that in today’s dream I saw a stations name and again travelling in train…can u tell me why I am having repeated dreams of trains.


-Luna 2015-09-03 16:35:56

hi, So i had a dream where i was stuck on the train tracks so when I saw the trian heading for me i lay down flat. To avoid being hit by the train. but I cant feel the wind or the tracks. Then after the train leaved I stood up and was no longer stuck. But my bottom left canine was loose and got looser with each step. Eventually falling out onto the rails.
I cant seem to put the meanings together if anyone could help me that would be awesome? This website has helped alot. But ive never had a dream like this and its scaring me a little. PLease help me figure out how they link together.


    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2015-09-07 16:05:32

    Dear Luna – I am glad that the website is helpful to you in exploring and understanding your dreams.
    The way I see your dream is that you start with becoming aware that you feel somewhat stuck in your personal growth.
    Are or were you aware of this feeling in your waking life as well?
    Then you are aware that there is no point in “fighting the train heading for you” and you decide to lie down.
    Lying down on the rails I see as you surrendering to your Self.
    From the Self – a more total awareness – arises what Jung called the ‘transforming influence’;
    “Then after the train left I stood up and I was no longer stuck.”
    Your dream suggests that you do not need to be aware of this influence – the wind – nor do you need to think about what it was that kept you stuck – the tracks – for It to be able to do Its work in your dream; “I can’t feel the wind or the tracks.”
    Our sense of wholeness, however unconscious it may be, leads us toward becoming more inclusive of our total potential. Jung taught that part of our wholeness is an awareness of being an intrinsic and unseparated part of the universe – the Self. Dreams are often an expression or a reflection of the Self. As such they are self-regulatory and can lead to what Jung called individuation.
    See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/individuation/
    The transforming, changing influence continues in you letting go of your “canine” and so making room for new ways of approaching Life.
    This part of your dream “canine was loose and got looser with each step” shows that letting go of old ways – like letting go of habits and beliefs – is a process which takes more linear time in your waking life.
    See also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/habits/
    Perhaps you feel like exploring what this change that is symbolised by “letting go of the canine” is about by using “Being the tooth” – http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson – and/or “Talking as the tooth” – http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/practical-techniques-for-understanding-your-dreams/#TalkingAs ?
    Anna :-)


-Ayasmit 2015-09-12 3:57:02

I dreamt of train i was travelling in. i got out of the train for some reason. and then i couldn’t catch the train…i was running real hard but could not catch the train.. i somehow managed to get in the last engine.. but again for some reason i got down from the train..probably to get into the boggy my parents were travelling in…but train the train left without me..i ran hard as much as i can..but failed to catch the train..what does it mean..admin please??


    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2015-09-20 15:58:30

    Dear Ayasmit – Do you feel that you have missed an opportunity lately?
    Did you read this article?
    “To miss the train: This is like missing the boat, we have missed the opportunity, lost the chance, perhaps realising an end to a relationship, or someone is departing from our life. Maybe it reflects a sense of inadequacy; held back by one’s own hesitations; hidden desire to avoid change or to make ones individual journey; not connecting with an opportunity or events.”
    You could explore if you avoid becoming (a bit more) independent from your parents by entering the dream again while awake and by becoming aware what your feelings are in the dream.
    If we take away the images and events occurring in a dream and simply look to see what feelings or emotions are evident, the dream is often more understandable than if we try to interpret the symbols. Feelings in dreams are nearly always undistorted. We therefore do not need to interpret them, simply to recognise them and see if we can recognise where they occur in waking life.
    See also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/individuation/
    And if you feel it serves a purpose to catch the train, you can always try again:
    Anna :-)


-Vishesh 2015-09-15 4:11:30

I am trying to reach home through a Metro Train. I have no awareness about the metro train which will take me to my home. So i ask others and sit in a train. But i don’t reach to my home. I am suggested by others to sit in other train from other station which are not very far away. I go through long exhausting stairs to reach to platform. It is very crowded. Trains arrive at other platform. Passengers are running to Catch train. I somehow cling to gate. But i am not sure whether I will reach home. And i suddenly wake up

Additional information- For last couple of months I am trying to know my real self and also becoming spiritually inclined.

How this Dream could be interpreted…


-George 2015-09-16 18:35:27

Hi, Dreamt that i was on the train with my Boss and his wife then i seen my son playing on the tracks next to me, my boss started screaming ,i turned around and there was my son in he middle of the track and a train ran over my son. I was in the train next to him, i jumped off the and ran to see what had happened but woke up?


    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2015-09-20 16:39:54

    Dear George – The way I see your dream is that it starts with you being on the same track with your boss and his wife.
    In the context of your dream I would see that as a communal or generally accepted direction; habitual pathways of thought or action; rigidly fixed to certain attitudes or way of life.
    What you and your boss become aware of is that this direction is killing your playful creativity; probably because of all the rules and regulations.
    Your boss could also be a symbol of the prevailing major driving force in your life, like for instance ambition.
    See also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/create-creative-creativity/
    Anna :-)


-Sigrið 2015-09-27 16:44:20

I dreamt it was my mothers birthday, and she invited everyone to a party in a ballroom in a trainstation. But before the party we all had to go on a train ride “to see something”. It was an open train, kinda like mining trains.
We started at a very nice, pretty station, and soon passed another average nice station. We continued to drive through stations, and every station was in worse condition than the one before, and the people on the stations looked like they had given up on life. When passing the last station, bodyparts were lying on the railway. Soon after, we stopped in the nice station, and everyone went to the ballroom to party.
I did not want to be on this train, but I had no choice. I was freaked out by what i saw.

Note: i am chronically ill, and lately I have become worse. Is this dream telling me that I will become much worse, before I walk out healthy, though marked for life, again?


    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2015-10-14 8:17:41

    Dear Sigrið – I can share with you what I see in your dream when I explore it; it is good to realise though that you are the creator of your dream(s) and so the one who can truly explore and (learn to) understand it (them).
    See http://dreamhawk.com/news/summing-up/
    The way I see your dream is that you are having an honest look at how you deal with life and death; with life in a body and with the fact that at some point we ALL have to accept that our body will stop functioning properly until we lie it down again; “But before the party we ALL had to go on a train ride “to see something”.
    In a way it is a journey without distance, for you arrive again at the starting point.
    The event that led to this inner journey is the celebration of death and Life and honouring your (inner) mother who passed IT on to you.
    See also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/archetype-of-the-great-mother/
    I believe we all have to learn at some point to not identify Life with our bodies and we each learn it in a different setting.
    The lessons might not always be easy, because of our inner resistance, and yet once we have experienced that we are not our bodies and that we can celebrate Life, even when our body parts stop functioning properly, then we know that the process to learn to see this “Something” is worth the effort.
    Anna :-)


-ceica 2015-09-29 17:56:46

I had 3 dreams in one sleep. (Or maybe I just remember these 3 bits in one dream).
I was on a train and needed to get off (maybe temporarily) . I put my handbag that contained important things like wallet and IDs on a platform and popped back in the train. Not sure if I was going to get off or get off to get the bag and get back on.. but the train door closed and started to move. I panicked and tried to tell people around me to help me stop the train or contact the station to get my bad and keep it in a safe place until I get there…
The other scene was me travelling on a train. It was running along a coastline, more like right by beaches, close enough to little waves touch rails and trains. Somehow I knew I was travelling along the coast of Kent, UK. (I had planned to visit Margate but had to cancel). From the window, I could see the rest of train (cars?) as the train slightly made curves. It must have been a long train. The third scene was that I (or maybe we?) invited some young athlete (? seemed like it, a young man, almost a kid) to a dinner. He was staying in a hospital or a hotel room for a long time but often gets invited like this and never declines. He accepted in a very friendly kind manner but it had me wondered how hard it must be for him to keep accepting invitations/offers like that..


-LJ 2015-10-05 22:30:52

I dreamt I was at a beautiful old looking train station and I keep looking at the times but I miss the train every time, I’m with my Ex best friend at the station and I can feel in the dream that she’s getting to me. We miss another train and someone comes up to us I can’t see there face even though I’m looking at them I can feel there evil but I don’t want to judge them? They offer us a lift in a tiny tiny car which the doors won’t open I feel it’s wrong to but carry on, Then I wake feeling nervous & scared.


    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2015-10-21 9:54:14

    Dear LJ – I reckon you have read in this article what missing a train could symbolise.
    What I advise you to do is to google “judgment versus discernment” so that you can learn to listen to your feelings/intuition in your outer life telling you that “something is wrong” without judging the person or the situation you are in.
    Once again in your outer life this would mean that you would not accept the offer to travel with them in “a tiny car with closed doors.”
    See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/intuition/
    Dreams are totally different from waking life situations though and it will be helpful to explore/understand the meaning of the person without a face.
    Such shadowy figures are your own rejected emotions or potentials; so parts of your own nature or behaviour that you usually keep hidden or do not admit to.
    See also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/the-archetype-of-the-shadow/
    I believe this faceless person reflects a part of you in which you hold yourself – your motivation – back to do the things you have chosen to do or to reach the goals you have decided to reach.
    So it explains why you keep on missing the train.
    Part of your beliefs is reflected into your dream as well; “the doors won’t open.”
    That sounds like the moment you have decided to move with little motivation, you cannot change this decision anymore, because the doors of the car will not open.
    They will if you decide for it!
    Many of our beliefs are unconscious. They were absorbed in childhood and often remain without any conscious evaluation. Dreams also tend to explore where such beliefs lead us, and what the outcome of holding them may be in certain circumstances.
    It is a wise decision not to judge this faceless part of yourself AND it is a good discernment to explore if there are other ways to move in life.
    See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/secrets-power-dreaming/
    Anna :-)


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