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
a vision of a ladder, for the people of righteousness [it is interpreted as] victory over the enemies. And for the people of corruption [it is interpreted as] debt and committing a sin. Qual: [bird] interpreted upon 4 sides: boy child, or [male] servant, halal sustenance, a usefulness, wealth.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik
Things we repeat over and over, like habits; movement towards greater awareness or insight.
Example: We walk around, go upstairs, and I notice a staircase leading to a room or rooms.
The stairs are painted in the green too, and they go up square, about eight steps in a flight, but round and round—spiral. I am scared by them, don’t want to go up, but am curious. We move in and nobody but myself has really taken any notice of the stairs. Nobody has been up. Half way up I can see there is a glass roof, the wooden frames painted green. I am terrified but have to go on. Then I wake. Next dream I got up there. It smelt very musty. Lots of draw sheets covering things. I bent to lift a sheet. It was raining. I could hear it thrashing on the glass. Then I woke (Ann H). In this example we have the spiral and the square combined in the stairs. In this way the dream manages to combine many different ideas such as climbing to the unknown, spiralling or circling something, and the squareness or down-to-eanh nature of what is being discovered. There arc things we have learnt, yet not realised consciously. Like a jigsaw puzzle, we have all the pieces, and we sense the connection, but we have never formed it into a conscious thought or verbal idea. It therefore remains as a feeling sense or hunch, but not a rational idea. Ann is spiralling towards, or circling around, such a realisation. She is frightened because it may be difficult—one may realise that all the years of marriage point to having been used as a doormat. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A symbol of movement inward, the spiral is a circular journey toward the core self or spiritual center. It is a symbol that points to the penetration of the deepest aspects of the soul and its wisdom.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
As a path spiraling upward to spiritual attainment, a spiral staircase may appear to bridge the mind with a higher intelligence. It may signify the upward path to heaven to receive the blessing of God.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Seeing a spiral staircase: this complicated structure is always forcing us to move in tight circles. You will be thrown back on your own devices. Try to get off the merry-go-round. Depth Psychology: See Stairs, Steps.... Dreamers Dictionary
The essence of individuality (note the shape of DNA molecules).
Depending on its direction of movement, this can indicate a type of ascension into higher thought patterns, or a descent into self and introspection (see Sinking). Downward spirals can indicate a strong focus on the less evolved animal nature within.
Stationary spirals can be an alternative type of stair or circle dream.
Matters of love and caring. Sacred geometricians depict the heart chakra as a spiral flame.
The cycle of death and rebirth, in a literal or figurative sense. This is why many ancient sacred dances (see Dancing) had circular patterns.
Divinatory ability: The ancient Roman augurs carried a staff called a littus which was often capped with a spiral pattern, likely acting as a focus for the seer (see Rods, Sticks, Wand).... The Language of Dreams
If you dream of ascending a staircase, then you are moving up in the world, and discovering higher and loftier aspects of yourself.
If you dream of descending a staircase, then you are either giving into negativity and depression, or you are exploring deeper aspects of yourself. Consider the feeling tone of this dream to discern the meaning for you. In general, a staircase signifies that you are taking a step-by-step approach to progress in life. See Elevator and Ladder.... Strangest Dream Explanations
When interpreting this dream, try to remember your feelings upon awakening. Going up and down the stairs could mean several different things. It could represent changes in consciousness, movement from one inner plane to another, or a change in understanding. In a more material sense, it could represent a rise or fall in economic or social status and the general efforts that are required to accomplish life’s small and large goals. Climbing may represent an achievement of your ambitions and a movement in a positive direction. Descending may symbolize your doubts or a period following hard work and achievement of a significant goal. Generally, dreaming of ascending a stairway connotes movement in a positive direction while descending is indicative of a down period or negative flow of ideas or actions. See also: Climbing... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Dream of walking up the stairs, and it’s a sign of good luck in your present endeavors. Walk down the stairs, however, and you’ll meet with bad luck and setbacks.
If you should stumble and fall upward on the stairs then you’ll have a happy marriage or relationship. Falling down stairs warns you to be more conventional in your attitude and lifestyle or risk falling into disrespect.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Taking steps towards something; going up or down in life in your own estimation. Running up: escaping from urges arising from lower down in the body; so, a movement of attention towards the abstract or mental, away from fears arising from unconscious or sexuality. Example: T go up the first flight of stairs, then the next, and there is my ex husband s Nan who is dead and whom I have never met. I don’t see her face but I know it’s her. She is a blinding white light and I run down the stairs’ (Mrs H).
The example shows how going upstairs can be an opening or widening of awareness to include areas of expenence usually avoided. In fact Mrs H takes her awareness down to more everyday levels to escape meeting the light.
Example: ‘1 climb a few flights of stairs. As I go up, the stairs stan wobbling and breaking up. At the top the last flight breaks away from the landing and I am left to cross a gaping hole with a few bits of debris to cling to. It is very frightening, but I see other people passing me on the caved in stairs and on to the landing as if nothing has happened’ (Maureen). Lack of confidence, a fear of failing or not being capable is also a common feeling in connection with stairs. Maureen sees life as full of pitfalls. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
For a person off either sex to dream of walking down stairs is an indication that he or she should be prepared for an unhappy climax to what seemed to be a ¡ove affair of great moment.... The Complete Dream Book
Vision: Climbing stairs: you are on a spiritual journey that will lift you above the common confusions of everyday life, but here, too, you will have to deal with obstacles. Walking down a flight of stairs: after much effort, relief is in sight; you are getting back on solid ground. Falling down a flight of stairs: you are either waking up from a dream or will receive painful, sobering news. See Ladder, Steps, Spiral Staircase.
Depth Psychology: Stairs are either a sign of your desire for ecstatic sex or for more influence, power, and authority. Do you want to get to the top? If your climh up the stairs is easy, you will gain new insights.... Dreamers Dictionary
If you are walking up the steps it is a sign of good luck in your present endeavors, but if you are walking downstairs expect to meet with bad luck and setbacks.
If you should stumble and fall upward on the stairs you will have a happy marriage or relationship, but if you fall down them you must be more conventional in your attitude and lifestyle so you do not fall into disrespect.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Stairs are often an indication of the steps we must take in order to achieve a goal. Climbing the stairs is indicative of the effort that we must make in order to have access to the more mystical, spiritual side of our being. More simply, it is the exertion we practise in our everyday life – the effort to be ourselves. Conversely, in order to have access to the hidden, unconscious side of ourselves, we need to ‘go downstairs’ into the unconscious.
A golden staircase is such a basic image, with so many interpretations, that particular attention needs to be paid both to other aspects of the dream, and also our spiritual state at that specific time. Largely it represents a ‘death’, but not necessarily a physical death. It is more the realization that we no longer need to function solely within the physical or material realms but can move towards a more fulfilling life. It is a way out of the mundane.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the dreamer is climbing the stairs, then he is “on his way to the top.” If the staircase is bright and cheery, the climb to the top will be easy and pleasant. But if the staircase is dark and frightening, the dreamer may have to face some unpleasant situations before he gets to where he wants to be.
If the dreamer is descending the staircase, and the staircase is a pleasant one, then he may soon complete a difficult task and be able to relax for awhile. But if the staircase is dark and gloomy, or the dreamer is falling down the stairs, then the dreamer may be in danger of being “on his way down.” Look to other symbols in the dream to judge how this can be prevented.
If someone known to the dreamer is either climbing or descending the staircase, depending on whether the dreamer is at the top or the bottom, that person is either rising or descending to meet the dreamer.
If an unknown male figure is either climbing or descending the staircase, then the dreamer’s intellect will be challenged in some way.
If it’s an unknown female figure, then emotional matters will either rise to a major turning point, or fall to a level of normalcy. Astrological parallels: Saturn, Uranus, Pluto Tarot parallel: The Wheel of Fortune... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
-To dream of climbing up a flight of stairs means the dreamer will experience a rise in social or financial status. Dreams of descending a staircase represent the dreamer’s need to work through an old issue or situation.
To dream of sitting on stairs sugg... My Dream Interpretation
Changes and transformation starting from below (the unconscious) and coming to the surface (consciousness), or vice versa.
A frequent symbol in fairy tales and movies, suggesting personal growth and wholeness.
The landings in a staircase correspond to the dreamer’s energy centers (the chakras). Are you going up the stairs or coming down? According to Freud, going up symbolizes sexual union.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Reaching a stage of advancement— social and conscious. Often, stopping in order to gain a better view. Stairs also represent an interim stage between above and below—between head and belly, emotions and intellect, heaven and earth.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams of walking upstairs signifies that you are moving up in the world, that you are elevating your consciousness and seeking a higher perspective. Dreams of upstairs also are a message to use your mind, logic, reasoning and mental process.... Strangest Dream Explanations