If you’ve ever had a dream about moving into a new house, you may be thinking that this is some sort of personal prophecy.
Unfortunately (or fortunately), for the most part, your dreams do not predict your future on a point-by-point basis.
Put simply, if you were dreaming of moving into a new house, this doesn’t mean that you will actually be moving into a new residence.
Instead, your subconscious is using these symbols to get you to understand profound truths about your life, where you’ve been, where you’re going, and why you do the things you do.
In other words, something that is quite commonplace in all parts of the United States such as moving into a new home actually packs quite a bit of meaning if you bother to really dig into this dream.
The General Dream Meaning of Houses
Whenever you dream of a house, please understand that you are not dealing with the four corners of your home.
Your subconscious is using this as a symbol.
The house is a metaphor for yourself, your sense of identity, and your personal history.
Heavy duty stuff!
People think that their brain is their mind.
That’s like pointing to my laptop computer and saying that this is the Internet.
It doesn’t make any sense.
Sure, my laptop communicates with servers located all over the world, and I definitely use it to post information up to the world wide web.
But it isn’t the Internet!
The same goes for your brain.
It is a piece of hardware, but it’s the software that gives it value.
This is your mind.
Your mind is more than just the gray cells that make up your nervous system and your brain.
If it were only that easy!
Instead, your mind is composed of your mindset, your psychology, your experiences, and many other things that we could barely describe.
That’s how complicated your mind is.
And on top of your mind is the concept of Self.
Your mind is self-aware.
It labels certain things that it perceives in the world as pertaining or relating to your sense of Self, and then it labels other things as not your Self.
You have to keep this dichotomy in mind because if you want to understand the dream symbolism of houses, they go to the core of Self.
This is one place in the world where you can be truly yourself.
There’s no need to explain.
There’s no need to pretend to be somebody else.
There’s no need to blame, and there’s no need to play games.
You just belong.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a physical place in the world that you can go to for instant belonging?
A lot of people imagine their families to be that place of comfort and security, but deep down inside, that’s not true.
We have this tendency to want others to be exactly like us.
So who is exactly like us?
Ourselves, and ourselves alone.
That’s how total this sense of identity is represented by the house.
So when you dream of houses, this is not just some random everyday background information that you can safely discard.
If dream after dream involves houses, you need to pay attention because your sense of Self is going through some changes.
Or, your subconscious is trying to communicate to you something very important about your identity.
The General Meaning of Moving Into a New House
Now that we’re clear on the dream meaning of houses, what does it mean to go from one house to another?
Most American families move from a preexisting house to another unit that is also preexisting.
Relatively few Americans on a percentage basis move to a completely new home.
It does happen, but statistically speaking, most homes are previously owned.
What does it mean?
Is there a difference between moving into an old house instead of a new one?
Well, on the surface, you’re still moving into a new home.
You used to live in one.
Now, you’re going to pick up your roots, pack up all your belongings, and then move from Point A to Point B so you can be at your new home.
Home can be an apartment, it can be a flat, a townhouse, a craftsman cottage, a bungalow, or even a mansion.
It is not the architectural style or even the size of the interior space that converts some habitation into a home.
In fact, you can live in a hut and be comfortable in your new home.
It is the sense of acceptance that you have moved to a new abode.
It is setting down new roots.
It is committing to a new address.
This is not just a simple question of going through geographic space.
Instead, this signifies a shift in your mind.
It is rooted in a new geographic location.
And by doing that, you give it meaning.
Previously, you just passed by that location or you didn’t even know of it at all until you went house hunting.
But now that you have picked your new home, it takes on a completely different meaning.
When you move into a new home, you are entering a new phase of awareness.
A lot of people think that this is universally positive.
But the truth is, life goes up and down.
When you look back at your personal history, there are periods of adventure, new vistas, new people, and new information.
Everything was bright, full of promise, and filled with exciting times.
But if we are completely honest with ourselves, there are also times when things seemed bleak.
This is especially true if you’ve experienced abuse in the past.
Maybe in the hands of a lover or your parents or somebody else.
This is also true if you were in an oppressive or loveless relationship.
People can definitely identify and sympathize if they’ve gone through dead-end jobs where they don’t feel appreciated.
People who work at jobs that don’t seem to have much meaning or purpose can definitely relate.
But that’s life!
There are ups and downs, bright spots and shadowy areas, hills and valleys.
When you move to a new home, there is a sense of excitement.
But it all depends on your mindset if it’s going to be a bright tomorrow or a bright period of your life, or possibly an ordeal where you spend even more time in the shadows.
Regardless of the analogy that you used for the ups and downs of your own personal life, moving into a new home indicates a new state of mind.
Now by the word new, I’m not saying that you haven’t experienced it before.
Instead, it’s new in the sense that it’s the next stage.
But what makes it a new phase is that you allowed yourself to be in that new stage.
It’s all about your choice.
It’s all about your consciousness.
There are many people who go through different stages of their lives, but they don’t give themselves permission to change.
They keep hanging on to their old baggage.
For some people, this works well.
After all, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
So their old mindset that made them happy and successful in the past works even with this new set of circumstances and new people in new situations in their life.
But for a lot more people, using old attitudes to deal with new situations can sometimes bring friction.
In many cases, we make things harder for ourselves because we become emotionally stubborn.
We refuse to change.
We’re thinking to ourselves:
“If this has worked in the past, surely it will work today.
The facts may be different, but so what?
This has worked so well, and I’ve grown used to it.
It comes so easy to me.
Why should I change?
Can’t I get a break?”
You know the drill.
You probably have your own monolog.
But all of us go through these statements and questions.
That’s why we find ourselves in a tough position.
We don’t want to change!
So whatever “new home” we are in becomes our old home because old habits die hard.
This can lead to frustration and misunderstanding in your relationships.
Worse yet, it can lead to a less fulfilling life.
If you refuse to adapt and change and explore new horizons as far as personal maturity goes, you’re leaving a lot on the table.
What Does It Mean to Dream of a Brand-New House?
In the event that you dream of moving into a place that has been newly constructed or custom built just for you, your subconscious is trying to communicate to you that you will be entering a completely new phase in your life.
All bets are off.
Most Americans have this romantic notion of the newness of tomorrow.
We are as a culture perennially optimistic about what the future will bring.
This is one of the things that set apart American culture from others in the world.
Other cultures bend over backward to slice and dice what lies ahead to fit older patterns, customs, and traditions.
That’s their way of controlling what’s around the corner.
In the United States, people are more open-minded.
We jump at the opportunity to try new ways of doing things or to try new things.
Why do you think people made a switch to the iPod so smoothly, and from the iPod to Spotify and streaming media?
Why do you think the Internet blew up all of a sudden in the United States in terms of commercial adoption and popularity starting in the mid-1990s?
There’s a certain open-mindedness that enables our culture to not only anticipate the future but to benefit from it tremendously.
This is the kind of openness being demanded of you according to your subconscious.
You have entered a new stage in your life that you need to be open to.
So far so good, right?
Well, not quite!
Being open is one thing, being adaptable is another.
It’s one thing to entertain new ideas, but you also have to be willing to follow through because it requires making changes in your daily routine.
These new phases of your life can take many different forms.
It could be parenthood, it could be life as a divorced person, or it could also mean new educational or career opportunities.
It could also indicate issues with your health.
Whatever the case may be, you also have to be adaptable.
Being open-minded is not enough.
Being open to new experiences can only take you so far.
You have to follow through.
Oftentimes, this requires a new life path.
What Does It Mean to Dream Of Your New House Falling on You?
One of the most terrifying fears any homeowner can experience involves the actual physical state of their new home.
Realtors put on a good show.
That’s what they are paid for.
If they don’t make a sale, they don’t make any money.
So whatever property they’re showing you, you best believe they’re going to only let you see its best side.
No wonder the biggest fear of any new homeowner is that their new place is going to be a money pit.
The water boiler will actually need some work or possibly even need replacement.
The heating system in their new home might be shut or badly installed.
The flooring could have issues, and it may be so uneven that it can pose an actual hazard to people living in your home.
The list goes on and on.
The concept of the American money pit is not exactly new.
Many people have gone from being fully excited about their new digs to being completely horrified because they are throwing good money after bad.
It all began when they signed on that dotted line and the money went into escrow and then they were handed the keys to their new home.
When you dream of a brand new house, your subconscious is telling you that you have adapted to the point that you can let go of the fears that would normally get when you enter a new situation.
The rules are left for you to invent.
This is uncharted territory.
Generally speaking, you tend to have this type of dream when it comes to creative work like you’re a writer and you’re working on a new novel.
Or, you’re a business person and you are coming up with a startup that is exploring a virgin industry.
Whatever the case may be, there’s a tremendous amount of innovation in front of you, and there’s really not much in terms of previous patterns that you can fall back on.
You are pretty much making stuff up as you go along and of course, there’s a lot of learning by trial and error.
But that is what makes it all fun!
It’s confusing, sometimes bewildering, but it’s a lot of fun.
But despite all of this, there’s always that fear of failure.
And that’s when the dream of a new house falling apart comes in.
It is a very gripping image because people can relate.
Again, going back to the money pit situation, people can relate because this happens all the time.
But when it comes to dream symbology, if you see your house falling on you, it is a sign of a very exciting period of innovation when everything seems to be up in the air.
But there’s also a lot of risks.
Think of all the startups that have sprouted out all over the world, chasing after blockchain technology gold.
Blockchain of course is the technology behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Blockchain technology is not just used for cryptocurrencies.
It can actually have a wide range of other applications.
Not all those companies are going to make it.
In fact, the vast majority of those companies are probably going to go belly up.
We are talking trillions of shareholder equity up in smoke.
But that’s how creative destruction works!
That’s how industries rise and fall.
It’s as if everybody else bounces off the wall, and they’re hoping that their piece of spaghetti would stick.
That’s what is going on!
Understand how this works.
You don’t have to be terrorized.
Just be mentally and emotionally prepared for the ups and downs, and chances are, there is going to be a letdown.
But that’s part of the growth cycle.
What Does It Mean to Dream Of Your New House on Fire?
A lot of people would think that if they see this in their dreams, their new venture, their new project, or their new relationship has hit a wall and will soon fail.
That may be the case!
But pay attention to the symbology of fire here.
When your house is on fire, symbolically speaking, it indicates that a lot of what you filled your mind with, a lot of the baggage that you brought from the past, and a lot of the issues, hangups, or whatever other problems you managed to drag on this far, are at risk of going up in smoke.
Personally, I would say, “Let it burn!” because this is emotional and mental clutter.
You’re no longer a kid.
You may have imagined yourself to be some sort of victim of bullies back in the past, but you’re no longer the same frail and weak person.
You’ve grown up!
Why hang on to that mental and emotional baggage?
The same goes with your level of trust and your level of naÃ¯vetÃ©.
Maybe somebody broke your heart in the past because they fed you one lie after another.
Now is your turn to say, “So what?”
Stop hanging on to this mental baggage.
You are entering a new phase of your life, and everything seems to be up in the air.
Use it to your advantage.
When you dream of a house on fire, that’s your new conception of yourself, your identity, going through an important change filled with opportunities.
One of those opportunities is the chance to clean house.
Does this mean that you will completely forget about the past?
Of course not!
Because if you completely forget, you throw out the lesson.
What happens when you throw out the lesson?
There’s a chance that the past will repeat itself.
The past may not always repeat itself, but it definitely rhymes.
So focus on what you’ve learned, and then move on.
Leave the bitterness.
Let it go up in smoke.
Leave the resentment.
Let it burn!
Let it catch fire.
Seeing a house on fire from this perspective is a beautiful thing.
As you see the smoke go up, you can also see your past hurts as well as all the emotional and psychological energy you put into reliving all these past hurts or issues you may have had goes up in smoke.
Now you have new space.
Now you free up energy.
This is a good sign because fire cleans.
Fire cannot be intimidated, cannot be reasoned with, and that’s what makes it so awesome.
It has to be respected.
Let it do its job.
Stop trying to cage it.
You will only burn yourself.
What Does It Mean to Dream of a House Under Construction?
If you see yourself passing by a house that is under construction and you’re obviously looking to buy it, your subconscious is trying to communicate to you your sense of impatience.
You can’t wait to buy the new house because you’re afraid that by waiting for it to be completed, people would’ve already put in their offers.
I know this sounds crazy if you’re reading this from outside the United States.
But in the hot California real estate market, houses that are still under construction (and I’m talking about just sticks; these pieces of lumbers sticking out of the ground or even just outlines on a concrete slab) are being bought up.
That’s how hot the real estate market has been up until this point.
As of this writing, interest rates are going up so that’s probably going to put a damper on things.
But for the longest time, it was not unusual for a $500,000 home to be worth $750,000 by the time it is fully constructed.
And by that time, it probably had changed hands at least twice.
That’s how hot and crazy the California real estate market is.
If you see yourself passing by a house under construction or possibly even checking out the construction site, this is your sense of impatience because you know that it’s going to be up for grabs.
You know that you’re not the only one interested in that piece of real estate.
But just like with many other things in life, the more you grasp at something, the higher the chance it slips away from you.
Believe it or not, this dream imagery indicates your subconscious agonizing over wasted opportunities.
Maybe you’re the type of person who likes to wait for other people to solve your problems.
Maybe you’re the type of person who can only commit once it “feels right” or “everything has fallen into place.”
I’m telling you, if you keep putting things off until tomorrow, tomorrow will never come.
You have to be ready for opportunities when they appear.
Being impatient is an indication of personal immaturity when it comes to opportunities.
Because if the right opportunity comes along, whether it’s a new romantic partner, a new job, a new business opportunity, or a new health opportunity, you would be ready.
At the very least, you would know what to do.
But if you never give yourself permission to be ready emotionally, chances are, you’re going to lose that opportunity.
You will only have yourself to blame.
What Does It Mean to Dream Of Moving Into a Haunted House?
This is a very awesome dream image from an analytical point of view.
From a personal point of view, I would not want this dream.
You are going to be inheriting somebody’s hang-up.
Have you met somebody that seemed awesome?
They seem to have all the qualities you are looking for in a life partner.
And then once you do get into a relationship with them, it turns out that they have so much baggage.
They end up blaming you for their past.
You end up carrying the cross on which their past boyfriends, girlfriends, or whoever else nailed them on.
It’s as if you’re going to be carrying all the mistakes made by previous relationships.
Has that ever happened to you?
This is an all too common scenario.
It’s really unfair!
I mean, let’s face it.
When you go into a relationship, you’re accepting that person as they are.
And this may mean carrying on your shoulder the weight of their past relationship mistakes.
But if you refuse to carry this responsibility, there’s going to be a massive imbalance in your relationship.
Why should I pay the emotional price for what somebody else did to you?
Tell me how in the world does that make sense?
But this is the kind of game people play!
We’re talking about women who have kids from many different men, expecting you the new guy to be not only their emotional savior but also your financial guarantor.
This takes many different forms.
But at the end of the day, it’s all about being responsible for somebody’s past.
A haunted house is filled with unwanted spirits, spirits that linger.
In practical terms, this dream symbology indicates unresolved issues and a lack of closure from past relationships and trauma.
If you are getting into a relationship with somebody with these issues, consider yourself warned.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t fall in love.
I’m saying that you should fall in love with your eye wide open and be ready to take responsibility because obviously, this other person isn’t ready to do that for himself or herself.
You probably would be the biggest blessing this person would ever get because you may be emotionally skilled enough and spiritually mature enough to help them overcome their past issues.
The question is “are you willing to do that?”
Most people are not willing to do that because when they go inside their wardrobe, they don’t see a cape with a big S on it.
They’re too busy with their own problems.
I know I sound selfish, but the truth is there is only one Saviour in this universe, and that’s Jesus Christ.
Everybody else is just lost.
What Does It Mean to See Somebody Breaking and Entering Into Your New House?
Nothing can trigger a sense of violation than somebody burglarizing your home.
Even if they take very few things, just the awareness that somebody entered your interior living space feels like some sort of mental or psychic rape.
Again, going back to the symbolic meaning of a house, it stands in for you.
It is your Self â€” everything that’s special about you, everything that you’ve worked hard for, and everything that you’ve experienced all rolled up into one and then some.
And to think that somebody entered that space without your permission or your awareness is enough to upset anybody.
When you dream of these images, your subconscious is trying to get across the fact that you have to work on handling vulnerability better.
This is a tall order!
Very few people like to feel vulnerable.
Who wants to get hurt?
Who wants to be taken advantage of?
Who wants to get ripped off or betrayed?
There are few takers if any.
But the reality of the world is at some point, we have to trust.
We can’t control for all variables.
It doesn’t matter how fancy or complicated our life equations may be.
It doesn’t matter how well we think we have figured everything out.
At some point, you have to trust because you can’t know everything.
Your subconscious is telling you that you have to be able to handle being vulnerable better because the way you’ve been handling it leaves much to be desired, to say the least.
Your sense of betrayal is too strong.
Your need for vindication is bordering on the unhealthy.
Do you see how this works?
What Does It Mean to Dream of an Alarm Going Off in Your New House?
Most new houses in the United States have elaborate alarm systems.
We’re not just talking about an alarm system that isn’t turned off when there is a brownout.
I’m talking about intelligent doorbells.
When somebody goes through your porch, a camera goes on and records everything.
Even better, it uploads the footage to the Internet so even if you’re taking a vacation halfway across the world, you can see what’s going on back home.
But when it comes to dream symbology, this is the kind of thing that would make you go bonkers because an alarm is going off in your home.
There is obviously some violation of the territorial space of our residence.
What’s going on?
In practical terms, what your subconscious is trying to get across is that your sense of boundaries is going through some changes.
This usually takes place in your personal relationships, in particular among family members and also your friends.
But a lot of the time, it also happens at work.
It seems that your role is not as clearly defined as you would have hoped.
You feel that you’re being taken advantage of because the role keeps changing, and with it the expectations while the pay remains the same.
It’s up to you how to handle that.
Do you see these additional tasks as adding to your human capital?
Sure, it’s kind of a hassle because it’s different from the job description that was given to you when you were hired.
On the other hand, you’re learning new skills.
You’re also learning soft skills like time management, stress management, and better human communication.
It’s up to you how to handle this because, at the end of the day, it’s your sense of fairness that will dictate how to deal with personal space definitions.
What Does It Mean to Dream of a Beautiful Home?
From time to time, people have this dream of entering a new home and it is everything that they’ve always desired:
â€¢ a huge lawn
â€¢ amazing interior space
â€¢ more than 10,000 square feet, high ceilings
â€¢ well-lit interior spaces
â€¢ modern sleek furniture
â€¢ ample garage space
â€¢ lots of sunlight
â€¢ and amazing greenery.
And when you look outside the window, you see these endless miles of bright ocean bordered by a coastline that seemed to stretch forever.
When you have this type of dream, your subconscious is trying to communicate to you that you have an inner space where you feel you can just be yourself.
This can take many different forms.
It can be a memory.
It can be an actual physical space that you can think back to or recollect.
It can even be an emotional state.
Regardless of your own personal version of it, one thing is sure.
Just by thinking of it, it gives you a sense of serenity and with it a calm sense of power and control.
All of us need to reconnect with this sense of inner serenity because we live in a very confusing and stressful world.
There’s stress in our relationships, stress in our finances, stress in our neighborhoods â€” you name it!
And it would be great, despite all these things buzzing around you, for you to just think back and feel relaxed.
I remember when I was in-between jobs and money for rent was getting tight.
I felt that I was on my last financial leg, and my savings were drying up very quickly.
The only job that I was able to land was a telemarketing job.
You know how those go.
If you don’t make a sale, you don’t eat.
It’s that simple.
While it could be lucrative and I’ve seen other top salespeople making thousands of dollars per week, I was not one of those people.
I was just this fresh out of college young kid who wouldn’t didn’t a clue about life outside of school.
As you can well imagine, my sales volume was laughably low.
It was a stressful time, to say the least.
But one thing that I fondly remember from that time was going to this state beach near Zuma, which is close to Malibu Beach in Southern California.
This beach is called El Matador Beach.
Very few people have heard about it.
Besides, if you’re going on the Pacific Coast Highway and you happen to blink or turn your head when that El Matador’s state beach sign pulls up, you’ll miss it.
That’s how small it is.
But to this day, I am so glad that I saw that sign, got off the highway, and just hang out at the beach, lay down a towel, and just sunbathe.
And after sunbathing, I would go into the water and it’s very calm, not to mention its beautiful imagery.
You can see the sun burst into a pink hue as it sets on the horizon.
And the waves, although they are coming in strong, had a certain pattern that was more like a massage.
It was weirdly calming, and all I could see was the blue vista in front of me, a blue horizon with a pink background of the setting sun.
It’s as if the Universe was telling me all this promise of all these amazing possibilities that lie in the future just right ahead.
And there’s nothing to fear, nothing to worry about.
And to this very day, I get a sense of renewed motivation, drive, and willpower just by remembering threading water, floating at El Matador beach after sunbathing.
This is my personal inner space that I always looked back on to draw strength.
Ever since that time, I’ve been part of several start-ups and several outsourcing businesses that have taken me to different parts of the world.
I’ve gotten married.
I’m now a father.
I could go on and on.
But I always will look back to that time.
It could’ve been so easy to handle that period of my life the way my friends handled it.
They turned to the bottle or to drugs because it was very stressful!
But I will always have El Matador Beach.
What is your version of El Matador Beach?
You should have one.
It will give you the peaceful strength that you need to carry yourself forward.
Up ahead, there are going to be ups and downs, there are going to be even storms.
That’s the way life is!
But just like a wheel, don’t get too comfortable when you are at the top.
But don’t get too depressed or feel hopeless when you’re at the bottom either.
It just goes up and down, up and down, and that is the wheel of life.
What people don’t get about the wheel of life is it never stays in the same place.
You know when you hear about the wheel of fortune, you get the impression that there’s just this wheel that’s just spinning in place going up and down all around.
The wheel is moving so you’re never in the same place.
You are never the same person.
It may be the same pattern.
As I mentioned before, history may not necessarily repeat itself, but it sure rhymes.
So you see the pattern of going up and down, but you’re not in the same place.
Keep that in mind because great adventures await you.
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Dream interpretation and symbology have fascinated me ever since I read Freud’s classic, “The Interpretation of Dreams.” Ever since, I have explored Christian, Jewish, Hindu, and Buddhist as well as Jungian psychological ideas about the meaning of dreams. Thanks for joining me in my exploration of the amazing intersection between our conscious waking world and the rich expanse of our subconscious-the home of our intuition, instincts, and hidden potential.