Depart Departed Departing

This suggests a leaving of an old way of life, or a relationship. It might also depict a search for something new, or desire for a change. Such a departing may reflect becoming more independent of parents or lover. If you find work or a relationship difficult, the departing might show you wanting to run away from responsibility or demands. See Abandoned

In some dreams this can refer to death, perhaps when we see a spouse walking away from us, or departing on a journey. This is not necessarily a prediction, but a confrontation with what we feel is likely to happen.

A breaking away from, or leaving behind, old or habitual patterns of behaviour. Leaving a situation, such as a relationship, a financial set-up or work; the struggle to become independent as in leaving home. It can also indicating you are making a change.

Example: ‘I was leaving some people, like at a junior school. Some of the children tried to detain me, with the attitude that I was defying teacher’s authority, and they restrained me with the rules they restrained themselves with. I broke free and walked off.’ Timothy.

Idioms: New departure; the departed dead; leave in the lurch; leave someone to it; left holding the baby.


Useful Questions and Hints:

What are you departing from or who?

Do you feel a loss or difficult feelings about the departure?

Have you recently experienced leaving or being left?

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