Stairs are about our ambitions or where we’re heading. Climbing stairs is a metaphor of your fierce ambition and ability to face up to challenges in your life.
• More generally stairs are believed to be indicative of the bridge between different states of being. Going up suggests you’re developing higher levels of consciousness and awareness and going down suggests you’re losing that awareness or delving into the realms of your unconscious. Lifts and escalators have similar meanings.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary
To dream of a chairlift symbolizes your need to take time out to contemplate a situation before proceeding. You are pushing yourself and have the energy and ability to reach the goal. But you should think hard, and be open to accepting advice from others, instead of just rushing ahead.... My Dream Interpretation
Going up and down in the elevator may symbolize going from one state of consciousness to another. Messages from the unconscious may be accessible. Some believe that the elevator may be a symbol of a boring and mechanical sex life. On a more pragmatic note, the elevator may simply represent the “ups and downs” of life.
If you are ascending, then you may perceive your current situation as optimistic and moving upward.
If you are descending, you may be experiencing some negativity and helplessness.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Going up and down in the elevator may symbolize going from one state of consciousness to another. Messages from the unconsciousness may be accessible. Some believe that the elevator may be a symbol of a boring and mechanical sex life. On a more pragmatic note, the elevator may simply represent the “ups and downs” of life.
If you are ascending then you may perceive your current situation as optimistic and moving upward.
If you are descending you may be experiencing some negativity and helplessness.
If the elevator continues to go up and down with out letting you off, it means you have let your emotions, or your situation, get out of control and must do something to stop it.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Vision: In a woman’s dream, riding up in an elevator means social and professional advancement. Riding down in an elevator means the desire for sexual adventure. Seeing an elevator in your house: you want to get things done fast and without much effort—but that is wishful thinking.
Depth Psychology: Riding in an elevator means you are looking for help with a specific problem; or you want to reach your goals in life in a hurry without putting much effort into it (that won’t work!).... Dreamers Dictionary
An elevator dream is a rather complex dream and you should interpret it in light of all the other symbols in your dream, for one thing, if the elevator is going up your fortunes will increase, down is the opposite.
If the elevator continues to go up and down with out letting you off means you have let your emotions, or your situation, get out of control and must do something to stop it.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Dreams of moving up an elevator symbolize that you are elevating rapidly and moving up in the world. You now know where the buttons are, so you are advancing with a sense of confidence and control over the situation.
If you are moving down, then you know what to do to switch directions to elevate your position. Also, if you are moving down, this can either symbolize your interest in understanding the foundation of the situation you are in, or that you are allowing fear and negativity to take you down.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Here are the meanings for several elevator dreams: Descending or falling elevators in dreams are usually negative, suggesting anxiety about losing social status or repressed emotions.
A rising elevator also represents anxiety, but signifies that the trouble is almost over.
A dream of being stuck in an elevator symbolizes that your emotions have gotten out of control.
The same is true if you dream about an elevator that is out of order.
To dream of being in an elevator crash is a common dream, which symbolizes some basic fear in the dreamer’s life, such as fear of a moral lapse, social inadequacy, loss of status, etc.
The prophetic meaning of this dream depends on what happened.
If you dreamed of being killed in the crash, you will experience some major and lastings setbacks in your life. However, if you escaped safely or landed without being hurt, your troubles will be upsetting but only temporary.... My Dream Interpretation
The elevator signifies movement, hence a dream of ascending in an elevator may indicate a desire for advancement and material gain. Descending elevators reveal discouragement and a shrinking away from monetary matters.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
See Ladder, Stairs. Emotional changes, and the degree of those changes is expressed here. Caution, remaining aware of reality.
If the lift is moving up fast—advancement, high hopes.
If the elevator is moving down fast—to the point that it is uncomfortable—fear of letting go. See Abyss and Trapdoor.
If the elevator gets stuck, inferiority complex or strong inhibitions.
A symbol of Kundalini, vitality in Yoga. Advancement and wish for self-affirmation; or, fear of Falling, and Shooting. Being constricted, as in Siege, Amber, Village, and Trap, except not so extreme. Emotional transformation; becoming more aware without effort.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams of a 30 second elevator speech represents clarity, cohesiveness of thought and purpose. You are experiencing confidence, boldness, and power as you elevate up in the world.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Dreams of a face-lift represent that you are contemplating taking drastic measures to recapture youth. Perhaps you are unable or unwilling to face your own mortality and your own aging process because of your preoccupation with your facade and a lack of attention to your inner worth and value. Alternatively, you might be attempting to uplift your spirits and look at see things from a different perspective. See Cosmetic Surgery.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Used for moving heavy containers or boxes, a fork- lift may signify the need to shift some ideas around in order to solve a problem. It may move things in and out of a warehouse, which would signify needing to clear out what you have stored inside, such as old memories, ideas, or emotions.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Mood shifts or movement of attention, as when we move from being involved in physical sensation and shift to thinking; rise or drop in status or work; our emotional highs and lows—the lift going out through the roof could show tendency towards being manic, going underground meeting influences from the unconscious; being ‘uplifted* or feeling down’. Example: I was in a lift with a young woman. She intimated there was some difficulty about getting the lift to work. I felt this was not so and pushed the button.
The doors closed and the lift began to ascend. As it did we moved close together and kissed. But the main feeling was of being accepted and liked. This moved my feelings so much I felt a great melting feeling in my abdomen, and a lot of body sensation against her body’ (Anthony F). Here the lift shows Anthony ‘being moved’ emotionally and sexually—the lift can depict sex and the energy flowing up the trunk in love or meditation. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Psychological / emotional perspective: Going up in a lift suggests aspiration and a desire for something better. Going down may indicate difficult or depressing circumstances.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
These usually indicate how we deal with information.
For instance, a lift going down would suggest going down into the subconscious, while a lift going up would be moving towards the spiritual or cosmic concerns. In the sleep state we are thought to leave our physical bodies behind, so, descending in a lift and getting stuck suggests the potential to lose touch with spirituality, concentrating only on the mundane.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream that you are shoplifting, means that you are deprived in some way.
If you dream of shoplifting from a place you go in real life, the dream signifies your need for more recognition and positive attention in your life. This dream can also signify unrealized and unfulfilled goals.... My Dream Interpretation