March 9, 2015 - Category: Dream Symbols

What does it mean to dream about riding a bus (dream interpretation bus)

Dream interpretation bus. Riding a bus belongs to the category of transportation. Means of transport in dreams symbolize how you move forward (and sometimes backwards) in your journey of life. The type of transport you use can be of great symbolic significance. When you in the dream is on a bus, it may symbolize that you live a very conformal life, in other words, you “go with the flow”, “do what other people do” etc. – but you don’t go your own way. It would be a different story if you were the bus driver! Or the driver of your own car.

We are all on a journey of life – en route to somewhere. In dreams, we often choose the mode of transportation, we would choose in real life like bus, train, ferry, car, airplane, bike etc. A bus journey can in this way be an expression of a shorter (and maybe more down-to-earth) movement/journey than for example a plane trip. Means of transport are used to take us from A to B – just like we would move from one place in our life to another; from child to adult, from having no kids to all of a sudden becoming a parent, but of course also our general development or “growth”. Dreaming about being on a bus can therefore mean several things.

When trying to understand your dreams it is important to know that your dreams are… your dreams. As such, you are the best person to figure out the true meaning of your dreams.

However, it is important to learn how to generally approach your dreams. Dream dictionaries like this one are only a supplement, and if you want to fully utilize the potential of your dreams, you should start at a different place.

My online course “Unlock your DREAMlife” gives you a great foundation for understanding (and recalling) your dreams.

A bus as a symbol of public transportation – and therefore an attempt to fit in “with the crowd”. As mentioned – if you dream that you are on a bus, it may symbolize that you live your life in an attempt to fit in. You go with the flow and would rather not stand out too much.

If this is a recurring dream, then there is a good reason to take a closer look at it. Additionally, you can dream that you are late for the bus, and that you struggle to catch it. In other words, you are struggling persistently – and unsuccessfully – in order to adapt to the demands of the world.

Such a dram can once again be an invitation to stop and ask yourself what you want in your life. A crowded bus in a dream can therefore be an image of an extreme sense of competition in the course of life (or career), you have chosen.

A bus in a dream as transport bringing you from A to B. Your bus journey can also simply be a symbol of you moving from A to B in your life. In this way, you can dream that you catch a bus going in the wrong direction – that is to say, your life is going in the wrong direction (or that parts of you want to go in one direction and others want to go in another, and you experience inner conflict).

Have you had a dream about riding a bus? Please share your experience in the comments below (unfortunately, I have decided to no longer help out via the comments below – I simply get too many requests every day – on this blogpost, and the many other blogposts).

Dream dictionaries are a very helpful tool when interpreting dreams. However, generally learning how to approach your dreams, will give you a better foundation for understanding them. My online course “Unlock your DREAMlife” teaches you how to much better utilize – recall and understand – your dreams.

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Also read: Why I no longer interpret dreams for free for a more in-depth explanation.

NB: Dreams are 100% individual. When you’re dreaming you are on a bus, it probably doesn’t mean the same is happening in your life as it is in someone else’s. It is not a certainty that the interpretations above are relevant to you. An interpretation of a dream is only correct, if you can recognize yourself in it – if you really think “Yes, that’s me!”