Forest Dream Meanings and Interpretations


Forest Dream Symbol – The forest is a deeply primal symbol of life and abundance. It is also deep, dark, and mysterious. Depending on the flavor of your dream, the forest could be a great menace which is hiding a great secret or it can be a symbol of protection against great enemies.

The forest can also represent a bounty of wealth and fortune in the form of food and peace. Forests are the place that great men go to be alone for spiritual respite. To dream about a peaceful forest that is peaceful and full of solitude is a great omen of spiritual balance and peace.

Dreaming of walking through a forest can mean you are trying to hold on to something you no longer have access to. Do you feel insecure? This reminds you need to work towards your goals in life. Do not waste too much time on what you have already lost. But, learn the lessons.

Walking through a forest for a long time indicates your worry about a problem. Are you trying to find a quick solution? This is a message you need to better plan your life. Feeling tired and unwell as you wander in the forest you will be forced into a decision very soon. A writer having this dream predicts you have success with your writing. Many people will admire your work. Noticing the height of the trees means your hard work will be rewarded with success.

Dreaming of a raging forest fire brings news of the great things about to enter your life. Being chased in a forest, and you try to hide, is a sign of communication problems with someone. A forest in a foreign land, you do not recognize, brings news you are closer to success than you thought. You still need patience to reach your dreams.

Sun shining through the trees means you will soon solve a problem that has long been around. Seeing flowers in a forest is a sign that a broken relationship is giving your grief. This could be now or sometime soon. Dreams of being taller than the trees in a forest can mean you are likely to be publicly embarrassed. A forest can be a good place to hide from your shame. Being in a windy forest means you rely on yourself. You are an independent person.

Being followed in a forest can mean that something that occurred in the past is happening again in your current life. Remember how you dealt with the situation previously to find the answers you need today. It is a time to follow your intuition.

Forests also symbolize peace and tranquility. A great place for meditation. This type of dream reflects your stress and reminds you take time out. Seeing a lot of greenery in a forest can mean you are holding something back from the one you love. Are you keeping secrets? Is this good for your relationship in the long term?

Seeing animals in the forest is a message you should hear. This is telling you that there are many paths for you to choose from to seek success. Avoid making poor decisions. Getting lost in a forest indicates you are going to lose something precious to you. It can also reflect your inability to express yourself clearly, and this could lead to making the wrong decisions for your life. Being scared and alone in a forest warns that a promise made will be broken. Looking for the right direction indicates you have self-doubt. This will make you feel betrayed. You need to have faith in yourself.

Dreaming of wandering in a forest at night warns you need to put time into understanding the negativity in your life. You need to find solutions so you can progress your life forward. Roaming aimlessly through a beautiful forest symbolizes a long, happy, healthy life. If you are single this is a sign you will soon meet your soul mate. If you are married, this brings news of an inheritance of some sort coming into your life sometime soon.

Note* If you have had a dream related to this dream symbol or would like to add something that is related to this topic please leave comment below. Comments are a great way to interact with others who are dreaming about similar topics.


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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. I have a dream, last night, i dream of running a way from a president whom i told to stop killing his people after i finish telling him what he should do to his people, i seem to go my way and called me before a go away, he asked is there anything that i can help you with, and i told him. no, that’s all i want to tell you. and he let me go, well while on my way to where i come from, i have a feeling that the president might want to killed me and i branch away from the road a i was using and move in another direction, while i was rushing to a nearest forest, before i inter into the forest i cross a river with dark water and at the another side of the river there were dark forest with heavy trees and i see dark skinned people whom seem walked naked in the forest, on that movement i wanted to return back but the road i was using have no trace and i feared and for me the only option i have is to move on that direction, and one of them, from the dark skinned people a tall dark skinned man asked me, in your world How can you tell if someone is a good person? and i told him They are polite. …
    They are kind to everyone. …
    They are generous with their belongings. …
    They remember their manners. …
    and he asked a gain. what of you, how do you behave and i told him, i am Honest and i like Listen to Others.and i feel sad when seeing someone torturing people by taking their belonging …i just want others to be happy and i never wanted leaders and others who have authority to mistreated innocent…

    well on that that movement i wakeup. its my first dream. pls what does it mean?

  2. Lori-Ann Sardinas on

    i had a dream me and my sister were driving through an old like dead forest and it was a path that we thought would take us back to the street but on the end of the path was this portal looking white glowing thing , it would pull us in and we had to run and run , we finally got out, i told her to drop me off in a park so she can pick up my friend but that’s when the park started flooding with fog like the forest , it’s like i reset the dream to get out the situation but me and her ended up going back to that light . it was known to trap you and you can never return but nobody truly knew , it was the definition of scary. we start running again but there was no way out this time.. we keep changing directions praying we can get out but as she ran she disappeared through in the mist.. i see a lady maybe in a robe and she’s chasing me and i’m running and as i’m running i see scissors and pick them up for defense but i come up to the light , i can hear her coming and it was like i was waxthing myself run into that light than me watching myself goes into it to but hold on while my body is in it , holding on to the rim of the portal .. i can hear my voice and i hear the women chasing and coming closer .. i believe i let go and as i did i woke up. my left leg was numb and felt as if i coudlnt move it.. i woke up scared. maybe it was just a dream lol but still curious

  3. I dreamed that I was running and came up to a street but I couldn’t cross it so when I turned around I saw my two dogs running thru a forest. It was dark out and I called for them, they ran to me. When they got to me a hawk grabbed onto my new puppy and I grabbed the hawk so it couldn’t take off with her. I ended up killing the hawk to make it let go. I picked up my puppy and I could still feel her heartbeat but I could almost feel the life leaving her. When I screamed for help no one could hear me.

  4. In my dream I was walking through the forest at night.I noticed a sliver of white through the trees.When I walked closer I realized it was a woman in a long white dress.She did not notice me only walked on until she disappeared a few yards away.

  5. I almost had sex with a friend, he turned me away, and then I went outside and suddenly I was naked, I don’t remember how that happened exactly, it was dark, and while I was at my grandmas at the beginning, I was suddenly at my own house, there were trees everywhere, like A forest in Washington, dark and mossy, some people on bikes drove by my house, I hid, when they passed I turned around, a tree got up and attacked me, I ran inside and then woke up. someone try to interpret…. I’m a mess.

  6. I was with a guy I had a crush on standing, watching a horizon of a forest already consumed by fire, only the big trees remained and had new green sprouts on them…

  7. someone was attacked by a car while driving home, the car pushed them into a forest and from there he saw himself at home

  8. I’ve had some dreams recently where I am either traveling or living in the forest, and the trees are really high up. Really vivid dreams with lots of colour, some bright some dark. I am usually with a group of friends, my most recent dream we lived in a lower section of the trees and evolved into some sort of creatures and resided at the very top canopy where we couldn’t reach before.

  9. I had a dream where I saw fruit trees that have grown around the house so much that it was difficult to see the sun, so I complained to the person I saw that some of the branches of the trees needs to be cut down to allow penetration of sun light. What does it mean.

  10. I had a dream where I saw trees that have grown around the house so that seeing the sun under it was difficult to to I mentioned to the person with me that we need to cut some of the branches to that the sun light can be seen.

  11. I had a dream of company buildings turning into a jungles/ forests. Company buildings being abandoned and then suddenly root grow and vines grow.

  12. Entering a forest. When walking toward a tree, it suddenly blossomed, branches grew with new green leaves. When realized who was the person represented by the blossoming tree, the wanderer avoided and walked past it to look for another tree. The wanderer reached the dead end and saw all the other trees are dead as well as the grasses. When she looked back, she realized there is only one living tree in the forest.

  13. Raging oak forest fire and first was bears then other animals came out including a female pit bull brindle brown and grey and her pup silver. All the animals except the mom dog turned into babies as they came close to me and were looking for a safe place to be. Never had this dream before but I have had many others that are reoccurrent .. I used a long damaged garden hose with holes to put out fires close to the home in the trees and the animals huddled around me until other people came and they scattered, the pup and baby bear ran into the street that was suddenly there and I was trying to save them again . The pup when into someone’s garage with a white cat and the owners of the house showed up and smiled .. then I awoke drenched in sweat, yuck.

  14. LustrousGift Osim on

    I dream always seeing myself and family in the bushes, sometimes cooking, just discussing and other times harvesting crops. The last one I had was that; my mom was about harvesting my uncle’s crop (pineaple) she told me it isn’t her’s but I insisted she harvest it that if uncle complains, I’ll apologise. I’ve been struggling with meanings for all these dreams till now. I need help please.

  15. i had a dream me and a friend i don’t remember who he was were like exploring thru a forrest i was riding in a shopping cart and we went down a really big hill it was fun then we arrived at a spot in the forrest where the trees were covered in blood bevause people used to get slaughtered there i saw this part of the forrest from afar and my friend told me the story i thought it was very sad and then i woke up

  16. I had a dream where I was walking next to a forest. It was day and the sun was shining but inside the forest it was completely dark. You could’t see a thing. It was dark and mysterious and I was contemplating whether I wanted to enter it. I can’t remember why i wanted to enter though.

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