Crack Cracking

The word and image are used to depict so many things, as can be seen in the idioms. It can refer to a flaw in one’s thinking, a weakness in the attitudes, protections or defences we use in meeting life. This might be shown as a crack in a wall, or even in the body or face. Such cracks need to be dealt with as they can widen, as in the following description.

Example: I had felt something of a past incident arising, and had phoned my wife saying to her that I felt something strange going on and deeply needed to know when she might be coming back. She said she would let me know. So I waited for a telephone call, a letter, some indication, having pleaded with her for this support. Nothing came. No call. No letter. No support. Then the crack widened and all hell broke loose from within me. CP.

Occasionally we dream of trying to use the crack to break something up, or get through something. Then it indicates that you are finding your way to a breakthrough, to emerging from something or breaking through something such as a problem, an obstacle, or a personal difficulty. Sometimes the crack can be widened to allow you to get through, and so it is the suggestion of something beyond. A crack in the ground is similar to this, revealing what lies in your far past, a sort of unearthing of things.

Less frequently it shows a personal  condition that allows the unexpected to emerge in your life. As such it might be the irrational breaking through into consciousness.

The vagina is often shown as a crack, as in this dream.

Example: “All three of us became close physically and started to get involved sexually. The woman put my hand on her vagina. It was shaved and I could feel the crack.”

A cracked windscreen on a car could suggest either that you need to stop because you are not clearly understanding what is ahead of you, or that what usually protects you from stress is beginning to weaken.

Sometimes we look through a crack to see something or someone, and this is a form of concealment or secrecy to try to learn what someone is doing; or that you are only partially understanding a situation. Or we can hear a crack, and this might either be a signal, an awareness of something, or a sign of weakness.

Cracks appear in old things, so if this is the sort of cracks in your dream, it shows something that is either old and valuable because it carries the experience of age, and brings something to you from the long past, or it shows weakness and ageing.

Idioms: All its cracked up to be; at the crack of dawn; first crack at; fall between the cracks, living between the cracks; crack this case; crack a joke; crack of doom; crack down on; crack me up; crack shot/salesman etc; crack under the strain; paper over the cracks; crack in the ice; cracks in his defence; crackpot.

Useful Questions and Hints:

What is this crack appearing in and what does that represent? (Look it up).

Is the crack to do with weakness, age or opportunity?

Is this a sign of something breaking, and what does that refer to in me?

See – Secrets of Power DreamingEmotions and Mood in DreamsTechniques for Exploring your Dreams


-Jessica Robison 2017-12-17 14:30:59

I had a dream of small things are cracking like my phone and the TV and then other things started cracking such a big windows and whatnot I don’t know what it means

-Kerri Eldredge 2017-08-01 18:23:43

I was having a nightmare about war again. I had a vivid dream about war about a week prior to this one.

I was in South Korea with the kids (for some unknown reason). I knew they were friendly to the USA, so I felt safe there.

Then, there was a kind of “earthquake” where the ground was opening up for a long distance. As the citizens we’re trying to mend the crevasse, suddenly it seemed that one side of the crevasse was friendly and one became hostile. We were on the hostile side and they wouldn’t let us cross to the friendly side. A bunch of us were put on to busses.

We were waiting and waiting on the busses and the kids hadn’t had food or water for a long time. Then, a philanthropic organization started to hand out meals, but they were ethnic to the region and the kids wouldn’t eat them. I was begging them to eat and drink, but they wouldn’t. It was one meal for all 3 of us and I didn’t know what was in store for us.

That’s all I can remember, but I was screaming very loudly in my sleep. My husband woke me from the nightmare.


    -Tony Crisp 2017-08-03 10:37:24

    Hi – It would help you to understand your dreams, if you would read – and also which has so much information in.

    Nothing can replace your own ability to understand your dream. With a little effort you can do this by practising what is described in – or


    Kerri – Earthquakes are things that start deep within the earth/you, and change the surface you. You have obviously been through such massive changes before, when you shifted from childhood to teenage, and the enormous shift to giving birth to your children.

    Well, Life never rests, and is readying you for another change. But it seems like you are fighting the change. Both sides are you, but one you feel is hostile. So you wanted to cross to the ‘other side’.

    May also show great inner change and growth that makes you feel uncertain of your ‘ground’. Change means moving or swinging from one long established way of thinking and living to something new. Sometimes the swing from one to the other makes you feel as if you have lost the security of the old way and have not reached the new, so are left uncertain and without any clear sense of what is happening. If you understand this it helps you to feel more sure swinging in space. See

-Diene 2016-12-30 14:59:07

I dreamt I felt cold air on me and upon investigation noticed a sizeable crack along side the window frame outside. Once I realized it needed to be fixed I woke up. (?)

-Debra 2015-09-24 15:51:18

I dreamed of seeing a crack in my wall, but ad I looked closer, the crack had been covered up. The by 4 year old grandson appeared in the dream saying he wanted to go home and I woke up. What could this mean? Did something happen to him possible and got covered up?

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