Dreams about flying are one of the most common dreams people have. It’s not just because flying is a superpower we’ve always dreamed of achieving or because we love air travel. Flying has a much deeper meaning and can tell us a lot about our life or what we are going through.
In this article, you will find interpretations of the most common flying dreams explained in detail so that you understand your dream as much as possible. If you are looking for a specific dream, the table of contents below will make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for.
Without further ado, let’s dive deep into the interpretation of your dream about flying.
The Symbolism of Flying in Dreams
Flying is an incredibly symbolic activity in dreams. It symbolizes:
- letting go of something or someone
- freedom or freeing yourself from something
- the ability to see things from a higher perspective
- the potential or desire to soar high in your professional life
- gaining control over one’s life
- living in your own ‘space‘ that feels comfortable to you
Flying in a plane
A dream of flying in a plane reflects your desire for freedom or exemption from any obligations. You may feel like you’re just working or living a stereotypical life, and you long for a change or freedom.
Flying in an airplane also indicates that the changes happening in your life are going smoothly so far. For example, if you have started a new project and experienced a dream of flying in a plane, it means that everything is going according to plan. You don’t necessarily see immediate results, but you can already see progress or some signs of success. You may even see angel numbers like 1212 or 11:11 and know that this is a sign of progress.
People who are in the process of losing weight may dream of flying in a plane, which indicates what a great job they’re doing. Your life is on the right track, and you feel like nothing can stop your progress.
Flying in airplanes also symbolizes achieving goals and success in life. Airplanes transport us from point A to point B, and when you dream of flying in a plane, it indicates that you are getting closer to your dream destination (achieving your goal.)
Dreams often reflect our real desires or fears, so if you are someone who has a fear of flying, this dream is a kind of challenge to fight your fear of flying.
Flying in space
A dream about flying in space deals with your imagination or deepest dreams and desires. These are usually your dreams or goals that may seem bizarre or unrealistic to others.
When you see yourself flying in space, it suggests a kind of separation from society. Either you feel different, your goals and visions are different, or you want to achieve something in life that is unattainable to others (and that’s why they think you’re ‘different.’)
This dream is not a warning sign but a reflection of your reality. You live in your own world, in your own space, and if you’re comfortable with that. There’s no need to change anything.
If you were flying in space and saw the planet Earth exploding or crashing, it could indicate inner turmoil. You’d like to be friends with, say, normal people, but you just can’t. You don’t have the same interests as them or share the same views or philosophies. This may cause you an inner conflict and feeling that being different is something terrible because it doesn’t allow you to fit into society. Know that it’s okay to be different.
Flying without wings
Dream about flying without wings means your body is telling you to take a break from work and do something for yourself. You are not an octopus and don’t have ten hands to handle several things simultaneously! So put aside everything that isn’t important and make time for yourself.
This is not necessarily a bad or warning sign. However, if you are under constant pressure and don’t take time to rest and relax or do what you love, it can take a toll on your physical or mental health over time. Your body is trying to find a way to relax, and since you’re not letting it, it’s using the dream world and the ability to be relaxed through flying in your dreams.
If you think this is not the case for you, a dream about flying with your arms means that you have shed some heavy burdens in life and are free again, especially if you are flying over beautiful nature or water. Maybe you paid off debts or forgave someone. Whatever it is, you are freer or will be freer in the future. It’s like someone has taken the handcuffs off your hands.
I had a client who dreamed of flying without wings several times a week. Four weeks before her visit, she inherited a house from her father, which she immediately put up for sale. She was in debt, and selling the house helped her to solve all her financial problems. This dream reflected her feelings and a sense of freedom. She was free again, and it made her life a lot easier.
Flying with wings
A dream about flying with wings symbolizes a feeling of freedom and liberation and a desire to soar to new heights. It means that you feel strong and capable and that you have the desire to move forward in your career or personal life.
Wings in your dream symbolize your aspirations and the desire to soar beyond your limits. But they might also represent pure exhilaration and joy at being alive!
Dreaming about flying with wings could also signify that you have acquired something that allows you to achieve your dreams. In a dream, these are the wings that make it possible for you to fly, and in real life, they can be, for example, money, knowledge, contacts, or anything else that will make it easier for you to achieve your goals and desires.
Flying in a helicopter
Dreaming about flying in a helicopter symbolizes the feeling that you can do things that you could not do before. Much like a real helicopter that can land almost anywhere compared to a big plane, you feel safer or more confident and do things you haven’t done before, or better said, something you were afraid or shy to do before.
For example, you may have stopped taking things personally or don’t care what other people think and started wearing clothes you like. This type of dream signifies a liberation of your soul, thoughts, and being.
Flying a drone
A dream about flying a drone indicates how much control you have over your life. If you dream of a drone in a dangerous situation, such as war, storm, or fire, it could indicate that you are not as in control as you thought. On the contrary, dreaming of a drone flying in a beautiful landscape, mountains, or over water indicates your self-confidence and ability to make your own decisions.
Flying in a hot air balloon
Flying in a hot air balloon in dreams means freedom and the ability to look at things from a different perspective. It can also indicate your urge for spiritual transcendence or your desire to escape earthly difficulties. Perhaps you long for freedom from the demands or trends of today’s world, or you often think of times that were calmer and perhaps even less modern.
Flying away from enemy
Dream about flying away from the enemy means it’s time to stop taking things personally or caring what people think of you. Liberate yourself from the opinions of others.
Airplane flying low
Dreams of seeing an airplane flying low are symbols of a feeling of being watched. You might feel that “you are not alone”; that someone or something is following you or knows more about you than you think.
Furthermore, a plane flying low is also often interpreted as a sign of small thoughts or undervaluing oneself. If you have a dream, go after it, no matter how big it is.
Flying with someone
Dream about flying with someone is generally connected with feelings of security and freedom. This type of dream usually means that you are feeling close to them. You may also be feeling more secure in the relationship.
Biblical meaning of flying in dreams
The biblical meaning of flying in your dream is surrender to the Holy Spirit, freedom, and the belief that everything is happening exactly as it should. Biblically, flying represents your trust and faith in divine powers.
You are guided, and everything that is meant to happen happens. You don’t have to intervene, so you just fly because you know the universe has your back. Flying in a dream is a symbol of your unwavering faith in God and his plans.
In general, flying is a very favorable dream symbol as it represents freedom, liberty, being able to do what you love and enjoy, or seeing things from a different perspective (from a bird’s eye view.)
Ultimately, the interpretation of the whole dream depends on the context of the whole dream. For example, if you dreamed of a plane crash, it indicates the cancellation of some plans or the collapse of your dreams. On the flip side, if you are sitting in an airplane and see a screen in front of you with a map and your current location, it means that you are getting closer to your goal, that is, progress in life.
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