Dreams about stairs relate to progress and moving forward or backward in some area of your waking life. These dreams can represent feelings of fear, falling, failure, success or challenge.To dream of stairs represents slow or incremental progress in a situation. It may also reflect an increase or decrease if your confidence, awareness, or intelligence. Making progress in some way.
Negatively, stairs in a dream may reflect unpleasant feelings about the need for responsible growth or having to wait to grow up before you can do something more serious or adult, or a slow hard learning process.
Going up stairs often represents improvement, achievement, or reaching higher levels of awareness and understanding. You are making progress emotionally, spiritually, or materially. If you have problems going up stairs it may symbolize trouble being unable to make progress in your life. Going up stairs may also symbolize a struggle or challenge you must endure to reach a higher level of understanding, success, or power. Improving “one step at a time. Slow learning process.
Going down stairs often represents emotional regression, or a situation that is getting worse. For example walking into your basement may symbolize regressing into darker aspects of your unconscious thoughts. Possibly a waking life situation is becoming more stressful or unpleasant to deal with. Walking down stairs may also symbolize the easing of conditions as a challenge or struggle ends. You may be slowly dealing with challenges to reach a bigger problem.
To dream that you walk up or down the stairs of your home towards another floor symbolizes a new mindset or emotional state. Deciding to do something different. The stairs themselves in this case may not be as relevant as where it is you are going. For example, moving from your bedroom down the stairs to the kitchen may reflect your readiness to do something different about a very private issue you have been keeping to yourself.
To dreams of a very long stairs in the front of a house may reflect feelings about a lot of effort required to experience something. A lot of work, effort, or improvements required in order to achieve stability with a goal. To walk down a set of stairs signifies that you are likely to be unlucky in a love affair. It is important that you can show your feelings in order to make this love affair a success. To see others going downstairs demonstrates that you have encountered an unpleasant person in your waking life.
To sit on a set of stairs indicates that you are going to have a robbery in life which may bring you trouble and material issues in the waking life. A golden set of stairs shows spiritual growth, and that you need to move towards a more fulfilling lifestyle. If a set of stairs is featured on a beach in your dream, then this symbolizes a reminder that you need to enjoy the good things in life.
To dream that you fall on the stairs it means that you have to be careful not to be involved in a plot. To dream that you sweep or wash some stairs means that you will have better life conditions in the future. In general, dreaming about stairs is a sign of luck.
The stairs suggests spiritual elevation and activation of emotions. To dream that you enter a house on a broad stairs, or if you dream that stairs falls on you, this means you will be concerned about false friends ahead. To dream that you climb some stairs and it a step breaks suggests that your financial problems will diminish.
If in your dream you climb a set of stairs, this is a good sign, but if you go down the stairs in your dream, this omens some trouble coming your way. If you feel dizzy when you are on a set of stairs in your dream, this is always a bad sign. Stairs in your dream can omen pride, despise, and annoyance ahead.
Dreaming about sliding on a set of stairs foretells losses. Falling on stairs portends failure, the loss of a social position and of your wealth, but also illness. If you go downstairs, you might enjoy success in business. Climbing a set of stairs with lots of steps means material troubles.
Wooden stairs refer to the fact that you might make mistakes at work. Stairs made of stone mean that you have made efforts at work and at the moment you do not depend on anyone anymore. Long stairs mean tiredness and unhappiness, while large stairs predict that you will improve your situation, success, but also love ascension ahead.
If in your dream you roll down the stairs, this foretells a more difficult period ahead in regard to matters of your heart. Short stairs mean that you have to be more active at work, but also that a danger might get closer to you. Going up the stairs in your dream means poverty, but if you go up a set of stairs and they are broken, you will experience sadness and penury. However, seeing a set of stairs means luck.
The stairs are a good omen in the Eastern tradition, symbolizing rising and support. Going down the stairs is not a very good dream. To the ancient Persians, the dream of stairs was a sign of good luck. The Western Tradition considers it is better if you dream of climbing a set of stairs, as this means advancement, promotion, and gain. If in your dream you are descending the stairs, this indicates that trouble lies ahead.
Stairs in a dream can also refer to our sense of hierarchy and progress in life. If you are happily ascending stairs or a lift, this could mean you are confident in the face of graduation, promotion or some other form of success “moving up in the world”. Or it might mean that you are growing in your own self-confidence, experience and wisdom. If you feel you have been overlooked for a promotion or failed exams, you may dream of going down stairs, like you are “descending” in your social or personal stature. These dreams may also occur if we feel we are slipping in someone else’s esteem of us, if we feel people are “looking down” on us and we are losing some degree of power and confidence. But as with all dream work, only you know the entire story of your life, and it is worth remembering that “down” does not equate with “bad.” Stairs in dreams going down can also be a symbol for entering our “deeper” self, as when we start dream work and start to access our deeper subconscious. You may find all kinds of symbolic creatures or events here as you journey into your deeper self and start uncovering the secrets you subconscious has kept hidden.
To understand your dream of stairs, look at the condition of the stairs and whether you are going up or down, whether you eventually get to your destination or not and what kind of environment you are traveling through. Old or decrepit stairs in a dream may invite us to revisit an issue from our past, or something we have been putting off for a long time. Conversely, new shiny stairs may be a new issue or something you have not given much thought to yet. Also look at floor numbers; this could give you a clue to what the issue relates to. The number of the floor you can’t get to, or perhaps keep returning to, may be the age when the issue first came up for you, or else how many years or maybe even months ago the event first started. Try to “step back” from your sense of personal involvement, and describe your dream in very basic words, and then list your emotions. Where does this relate to your life? What kind of “steps” or connections do you need to take to amend your current approach? Staircase dreams can seem frustrating and confusing, but they invite us to look at what we are in control of, and how we can take steps to get to where we want to be.
Walking or running up the stairs can have several meanings. If you are rapidly running up the stairs, you might be on the fast track to your goals or you might be leaping too quickly and missing out on something important in your waking life. When you see yourself slowly climbing up the stairs, it can be an indication that you are gaining a higher self-awareness, making progress toward a goal, moving in a positive direction, or you are on your way to achieving success. It can also mean you are reaching toward a higher consciousness.
If you are having difficulty getting up a flight of stairs or are standing still on them, this can indicate that you are stuck in some area of your life or that you are struggling, either emotionally, physically, financially or spiritually. It can also symbolize that there is no easy way to move forward in your waking life to achieve success or to solve a current problem. The bottom line is, you may be subconsciously dealing with a fear of failure and not making it to the top. If you are just standing still on the stairs in your dream, you may be struggling to know which way to proceed in a situation.
Dreaming of walking down the stairs can mean that you are experiencing emotional setbacks and doubts, or a current situation you are struggling with is deteriorating. It can also indicate that you are lapsing into negative subconscious thoughts or repressing your true emotions that have not been dealt with. This type of dream may also symbolize that there is closure with certain struggles in your life and that you are finding ways to solve specific problems.
If you trip or fall while walking up or down the stairs, this may be an indication that you have a lack of self-esteem or self-confidence. If you have a fear of walking down the stairs it can mean that you do not want to face underlying emotions and fears. If the staircase collapses beneath you in your dream, this may represent your fear of success or insecurities within your career and relationships.