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Dreaming of Trains
Dreams involving trains often symbolize a journey or transition in life.
They can also represent opportunities that are either taken or missed.
Trains in dreams often symbolize the intricate network of choices, decisions, and events that form the journey of life. The parallel tracks might signify the various paths one could take or the duality of certain decisions.
Being aboard a train can represent feeling locked into a specific life path, reflecting the train’s fixed route. This could signal a desire for more flexibility or a warning against rigidity in thinking.
Missing a train in your dream might symbolize missed opportunities, regrets, or even existential FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). It could indicate a need to be more alert to life’s fleeting chances.
Conversely, boarding a train successfully could symbolize seizing an opportunity or making a decisive life change. Your emotional state during the journey—whether anxious, excited, or peaceful—can offer clues to your feelings about this change.
Different types of trains—be it a luxury express or an old, slow freight train—provide nuances about your emotional state or what you expect from the journey. High-speed trains could signify a fast-paced life, while a meandering local train may represent a wish for a simpler, unhurried existence.
Scenery matters too; a train going through a dark tunnel could signify going through a difficult period, while one speeding through beautiful landscapes could indicate a harmonious phase in life.
Your interaction with other passengers can also be insightful. Are you alone or with people? Is there a meaningful conversation or conflict? This could mirror your social interactions in waking life.