Rails Railway Train Station
Several ideas are expressed by railways. 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.
The rails: 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.
The engine: This depicts the often tremendous energy which takes us through life.
The carriages: Represent the events or influences or things brought about, the train of experiences or events that follow in the wake of our actions; the compartments of your life. A particular compartments or facet of your life. The situation or environment you are in at the moment – perhaps with particular people.
A train or railway station: Depict your efforts or desires to get somewhere, to go on a journey, to find fresh territory, new friendships, opportunities, understanding; to travel to new experiences or parts of self. Self analysis is often symbolised as a journey. 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, ones youth; ones 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.
Someone preventing us getting to the station or train: Denotes fear or attitudes holding us back in life.
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 a sense of inadequacy; held back by ones own hesitations; hidden desire to avoid change or to make ones individual journey; not connecting with an opportunity or events.
To be run over by a train: Is to be threatened by the things we have set in motion, or by the orthodox ‘on the rails’ beliefs or attitudes of self or others. Thus the train can symbolise success or failure to get on in life.
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.
The train journey: The aspect of your journey through life which has connections with other people and has a predetermined end, limiting your individual will, and passing through certain stages; journey into self awareness; can refer to ageing and death – especially where there is a feeling of ‘departing’ or ‘time of departure’; the train of thought or experiences which carry us through life.
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. Passing through certain stages; journey into self awareness; can refer to ageing and death – especially where there is a feeling of ‘departing’ or ‘time of departure’; the train of thought or experiences which carry us through life.
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.
Idioms: Go off the rails; lose track of something; make tracks for; on somebody’s track.