The cellar most often represents the subconscious and those things we may have suppressed through an inability to handle them.
A basement can also highlight the power that is available to us provided we are willing to make use of it. Often associated with self-image and self-confidence, we may not have come to terms with our own charisma and personal power and prefer to keep it hidden.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Example: ‘I know I have killed somebody and their body is walled up in the cellar.
The strange thing is I haven’t a clue who this person is. Various people visit my home and I am terrified the body will be discovered. In one of these recurring dreams the police actually investigate the disappearance of “the person’’ and go into the cellar. When I wake from these dreams I always have the most terrible guilty feeling’ (Mrs P L). Usually the things we have hidden from awareness in our unconscious.
The example shows how Mrs L has killed or repressed a pan of herself. We might kill’ ambition, love, sexual drive, and push them into our unconscious. But the basement or cellar is also the entrance to general memones, our biological unconscious’ functions, archetypal patterns of behaviour, subliminal or psychic impressions, the collective unconscious. Frequently the place we keep memories of traumatic events in our life. So a dark shape or intruder might emerge from downstairs*. Our dark deeds or guilty memories are also in the basement.
A snake in the cellar, cave: our psychobiological drive; the energy behind our growth and motivation which includes sex drive. This connects us with awareness of our evolution. Bad smell: emotions which could cause depression or illness. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Archetypal: The womb of the earth—e.g., Earth as our mother who gave all humankind birth and nourishment. Also an emblem for a woman’s womb. In Hebrew tradition, Abraham was born in a sacred cave, as was the Persian savior Mithra.
Fears: If ?>ionsters or other terrible things lurk within the cave, this reveals unresolved phobias and apprehensions.
A retreat, sanctuary, or place of hiding. Many notable figures went to secluded areas to find themselves or the Divine. In this instance, what you seek is probably more intuitive in nature (see Desert).
Damp caves represent fertility.
An archetypal sanctuary eluding to humankind’s earliest dwelling places where communities began to form. Here the subconscious may be relating your need for a safe haven, or joining a friendly group within which you feel comfortable.... The Language of Dreams
To dream of being in a cold, damp cellar, you will be oppressed by doubts. You will lose confidence in all things and suffer gloomy forebodings from which you will fail to escape unless you control your will. It also indicates loss of property.
To see a cellar stored with wines and table stores, you will be offered a share in profits coming from a doubtful source.
If a young woman dreams of this she will have an offer of marriage from a speculator or gambler. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
Depth Psychology: The cellar represents the place where all our memories, experiences, and our emotional garbage are stored. Dreaming about a cellar is a sign that we want to forget it, not think about any of it. However, our behavior and actions are still influenced by those energies. This “cellar” can be the source of strength as well as anguish. It is the depository of such emotions as hate, anger, fear, cravings, etc.
The dream is challenging you to “clean out your basement”—to look at issues from the past that interfere with your life. This dream symbol appears frequently and taking the advice it gives is not easy—after all “cleaning the basement” is a dirty job! See Basement, Cave, Grotto, Tomb.... Dreamers Dictionary
To dream that you are in a cellar symbolizes the area in your mind where you tend to bury your concerns and painful issues.
To dream that you are going down a cellar implies that you are prepared to confront these issues that you have been avoiding. You are ready to put the past behind you and move on with your life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Dreams of a wine cellar signify that you are cultivating a secret that enriches your soul and becomes more valuable over time. You are learning patience as you recognize your reservoir of underground mysteries and magic. See Wine.... Strangest Dream Explanations