Maze Dream Meaning and Interpretations


Maze Dream Symbol – Dreaming of a maze is a symbol of frustration and a lack of direction in one’s life. You may feel as if someone else is using or manipulating you (“a rat in a maze”). Alternatively, you may simply be in an overwhelming situation without a clear idea of how you got there or how to get out again. If you feel fear in connection to being in a maze, then either the situation or the people controlling the confusing situation are threatening.

Maze Dream Interpretations

Alternatively, this may be a warning against a choice you are considering making. If you do not feel fear with regards to the maze, then the situation you find yourself in is a positive one, and you are able to view your current dilemma as a challenging puzzle rather than as a threat.

If you dream about watching others in a maze, then you are in a position of authority over someone and are causing confusion in their life. Be careful about the possibility that you might be causing someone else to anguish by your choices.

Additional Maze Dream Meanings

When you dream of a maze it can represent frustration. Are you lacking direction in your waking life? Are you feeling as if others manipulate you for their own agenda? You may find yourself in a situation without understanding how you ended up there. Feeling the fear in a maze can mean there are toxic people around you who threaten you in some way. Is there someone in your life who makes you feel uneasy?

A dream of a maze can also warn you about a decision you are about to make. If you feel no fear when in the maze, this is a positive sign. But this can mean you need to stop and think longer about the decision you are about to make. This might not be the right time. You do not want to make the wrong choice for it could lead to failure.

Watching others in a maze symbolizes your authority over others in your life. This can be a warning you may need to be more mindful that the choices and decisions you make can cause hurt to others.

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 a 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 was having a horrible dream where I fell into a huge labyrinth. When I was falling it seems that it just kept going for miles and miles. I do remember there be snow everywhere. Because before hand me and my friends were all building snow forts (lol). But as soon as I fell into the labyrinth it felt like I was miles away from any of them, and like I was being watched by someone who wanted to hurt me. I remember being very nervous when moving around in there like as if I was hiding for something. Once I had gotten to the end I was running up some stairs and the sun was blinding. Then once I had gotten to the top there was no one there, no houses. Just a forest with a bunch of snow everywhere. Can anyone please tell me what the other parts of the dream mean it would mean so much. I remember waking up and just feeling horrible and some what scared.

  2. I was stuck in this maze and had to find all four of my captive friends before they were murdered and if I did then I could get my bf back and I was doing really well mapping the maze in my head but right before I got to the last one the timer went off and I just hear my friend Jessi screaming then it gets cut off. And then this voice from somewhere boomed in the air and went “You failed to do as we asked so now you’ll lose the one you hold dear.” and then my bf dropped out from the ceiling by a rope and they hung him.
    . ___.

  3. I had a dream of a maze in a building that reminded me of a fallout shelter as I ran around for a while I kept going around in a circle and there was a bench and every time I when I went around the circle there was a new person the first time there was a tall skinny man then next time there was a shorter rounder man and then the 3rd time there was a blond tall skinny women and the last time there was a short plump women and I was out of breath and they all went there is no point anymore but when they kept saying that I saw a latter that went to a slide to find myself in a mall with people and someone else me but he was tryna get money out of me but I had no money on me cuz I was trapped for so long he chained me up and said I couldn’t see my family until I buy this thing for him but then a young lady came up to me and helped me escape and that’s all I remember

  4. I have had my labyrinth dream twice now, but while the maze was the same, I don’t remember feeling so calm the first time. My labyrinth takes the form of something like a huge antique store, with a bunch of different rooms all full of stuff. At one point in the maze, however, I walk into a flower shop room. There are also some places in the labyrinth where it looks like I’m walking through the inside of an industrial building; I usually walk on metal walkways in those parts of the dream. The last room of the maze is a theater where a game show takes place. I have to go on stage and answer three questions correctly to advance to the end of the maze. I answer correctly, and go through the door, but I don’t remember what happens when I leave that room.
    I understand that dreaming of a maze generally represents indecision or frustration, but I definitely felt happier this time in my labyrinth than the first time I dreamed it. This time, I almost loved my labyrinth, as if it was a place I worked in and therefore knew my way around. Could this mean I know what decision I have to make, but that it will be a difficult one to act on?

  5. The movie is a cartoon about mazes, they are trapped by the universe, and are given 2 days to find the answer to every maze. One boy has a revelation and points to the center of the maze and says “that is the answer to every maze” and the universe realises he is right. Suddenly a higher power comes in and says “this universe was good but it has been taken over by evil. We are perfectly happy to duplicate it in the future, but the evil one must be destroyed”

  6. I had a dream of being followed by an African male, that started to circle me and started pouring out dust and told me this is going to confuse you, I staggered home, and tried to go up the stairs and the stairs just kept going on and on, then I looked over the railing and seen the way I should go.

    • I dreamt about being on a different path in the maze to my friends and no matter where I Went the path to them was blocked and I was alone trying to navigate but a dark gas swiller me up and trapped me and cuts formed on my arms as a rope hung me

  7. I remember having a dream of being stuck in a maze full of trash. Trash filled every inch of the floor and there were even mountains of trash I had to navigate. I was navigating slowly and carefully. I believe someone was navigating it with me, but they were hurt somehow? It wasn’t all normal trash. It was a mixture of normal trash and gory trash: Things rotting, things living underneath it, etc. I had the anxiety something, or someone was going to hurt me. I felt a sense of helplessness, confusion, and constant fear for my life.

    Still trying to figure out the significance or meaning.

  8. Random Girl on

    I had a dream where my mom was almost at the state of giving birth, and while I was running to get supplies I am suddenly visiting a family friends house, and my mom wasn’t pregnant anymore. We entered the house and magically I am in the middle of some maze. I knew what every single maze was about, but I was also caryying a baby in those baby carts or whatever thay are called. My mom was replaced by a red haired women who had her short hair in a ponytail, which was anime style spiky, and she was tall and skinny, and was wearing skin tight clothes. The mazes were very difficult, but most of the paths I took, I took considering the baby, even if it would be difficult.

    Here are what some of the mazes were like:

    One was a single, white, metal beam going across the ocean, and when crossing it, I had the fear of being attacked by a creature. When I was crossing it I also almost fell.

    There was one whee there were a bunch of nerds, saying they were dangerous, and saying they were joking, they were playing a video game where you roll the dice, and suddenly there was a short, smart and possibly arogant and if I remember correctly, blonde, kid in our group who was invited to play. In the dream I thought they were playing the same game, but now I realise it wasnt the same games because it didnt have dice in it. It was a weird game that suddenly had become a P.C game . The games had the characters faces, and was ‘made of gold’ you pressed different buttons and people would lose or gain money, and the system was weird and I still dont understand it but it is actually a tactical game, even if it sounds like a gambling game. When the short kid won I was suddenly off the P.C and told the group to get going, and I didnt see that short kid after that.

    There was another event where we were at the mall. This one was the most average.

    Then there was one where you had to pick a cylinder like item and spin around it, and eventually lanuch ourselves, without falling of a road which was green, the cylinder items were lamps and trees, and it was like a video game as well. Of course, I was with the baby roller thingy or whatever its called and most of the desicions I made were risky and dangerous, causing me to nearly fall into the ‘void’ or something. I was thinking of how sad and angry my mom would be if the baby died.

    Then after very challenging obstacles, we had suddenly had a team we were against, and when we entered this lanf where it was near a shore, my team mates turned into my friends and there were around 7-8 of us but also there were tiny carse, where if you put your feet in, you would shrink, and manouver the car with your feet. Me and one of my close friends were in the same car and driving tpwards the past destinations. Then suddenly I realised I had dropped something in the witches realm, the withches realm maze consisted of wooden people with no faces, wjo were stuck as the maze themselves. I was really scared of the maze, and my sister was apparently on the othrr side, crying, so I zoomef through the slightly less scsry part of the maze anf reached my sister, she was in tje bathroom crying, and suddenly without realising I was in the hiuse we were visiting. The bathrooms were like bathroom stalls and was really white. My sister was crying anf crying and I forced the door open and said, you guys left me behind, and the witches were about to get me, I was then really sad and scaref, having a quick flashback about shadows with shining eyes running after a random little girl. My sister then said that the witches told her that she would never see her brother again, even if she doesnt have a brother.

  9. I had one dream that really creeped me out. I was having a sleepover with a friend and we woke up at midnight being pulled towards a fireplace only we could still see our sleeping bodies like astral projection. We entered this really creepy maze like an old victorian house with ruined children bedrooms and decrepit dolls, ballrooms with rotting corpses, and other scary rooms. we tried to go back, but that triggered an ominous clicking noise that followed us and grew louder the farther we went, we also became more ghostly as we went on. we woke up in the dream multiple times and then returned to the maze then also i woke up for real and fell back asleep. finally we ended up in this ballroom with dancing ghosts and they tried to take me and my friend but I got away and returned and my friend was gone and then i woke up

  10. I had a interesting one. There were groups of us. Maybe 3 or 4 a group. We went through this building. It took 3 doors to get to our destination then we headed back. We went back a different way then we came. The doors had glass rectangle windows in them. As we look through it looked like outside was on the other side, but when we went through to get out and it would just be another room with a door at the end. This cycle went on probably 4 or 5 times. Before we got too lost I lead my group back to where we started and then went out the exact way we came in and we got out. Really cant figure out the meaning. It was almost like multi dimensional rooms. Im recovering now after 5 months of being very sick. Had mono last year and this year very bad intentional virus which caused a seris of stomach problems.. gerd and functional dysespia. Life has been living hell. Im getting better slowly and trying to restore my quality of life. Ive been thinking about the future alot and thinking how im going to accomplosh my goals.. i have a lot of decision making to do.

  11. I dreamt of me and a girl having to enter a large building it felt like a castle or something but it was a maze inside and we had to keep going up. Eventually we entered this room and while she stayed back I kept going eventually finding a large entrance with stairs leading down to the door. It was a beautiful room. I called out the girls name to show her. But she wouldn’t answer so I went back to the room she was in. And she was playing chess or something with a group of people. I couldn’t do anything to get her attention. And I woke up.

  12. I had an odd dream that i went to a run down Chinese sushi restaurant due to highly strong craving for sushi and there were mannequins (one that i thought was a dead guy yet didn’t deter me enough to leave), an oddly large waiting line with ropes and things as if it were Disney land leading to a blank wall, and a lot of tables to my left yet no waiters or customers. In order to get my food i had to go to the back of the store where all the waiters and customers were, but first i had to go through this maze leading there. When i began to step foot into this maze I was excited, thinking “hey what a cool way to attract customers!” but my family was highly skeptical, i convinced them to go through and at first it was fun but then this maze got questioningly long and there was an absurdly strong urge to collect these toy “littlest pet shop” dogs that were spread out over the maze and and hidden in these house themed rooms (Kitchen, Bathroom ect.) that started to pop up. These toy dogs were always bright green, red, or yellow. I remember eventually it was no longer about getting sushi but collecting these toys. I don’t know why I was collecting these or when the end of the maze was and I didn’t even care to be honest. Then i woke up and didn’t feel like going back to sleep because coincidentally someone ordered me sushi and i was anticipating eating it. if anyone could help interpret this, that’d be great lol. this was pretty random like most of my dreams.

  13. I had a dream, I got dropped off in what I thought was a school yard, but it was dark, like pitch black, and it was snowing and windy and I couldn’t see anything, I found my phone In my pocket, turned on the flashlight, and tried to navigate around the brick building, this turned into a brick maze, surrounded in darkness and snow storm, everywhere I turned there was more walls, and I couldn’t find my way out the snowstorm pursued, I couldn’t see anything, excepts the light around me from my phone, I was in a maze of brickwalls in darkness trapped in a storm, panicking I woke up still panicking and its left me shaken, to this day I remember it clearly and want some help understanding this

  14. Alicia Nelson on

    I keep having a dream my family and i are at disney. We go back to the hotel and have to walk through a bunch of like studio apartments to get to our room. Its kinda a maze but we know where we arr going. Hidden everywhere are coppedhead snakes which we are afraid of. We often have to move them to get through doors. They never bite but they are huge and we are very careful. Today was first time it tried to strike at my kitten. This time i was carrying my kitten and my dog was on a leash. Our hotel room is an rv that we then drive through a crowed street.

  15. NOLAN WEIGH on

    Saturday I dreamt of you. We were in a house but had floor beds(mattresses). Then we got up and went outside into a maze. After we got out we in a mall walking hand in hand ( IN LOVE). Then I saw someone: ‘I don’t know who’ and woke up.

    Dream is from a girl who dreamt about me(male)

  16. I just had this dream that someone (a magician I think) left me this magical map, every time I pulled on a corner the paper would change and say something or make some shape. Once I pulled on it and it turned into a map of a maze, it showed me the right way to go with arrow. I didn’t know when I’d need the map so I tried taking a picture with my phone but it wouldn’t show up on my phone.

  17. I’ve been having a reoccurring dream about a maze, it mostly looks different every time but it’s always the same thing. Im in a maze with somebody I trust and the maze is sinister some way also it’s infinite. There’s always a path you must follow to get out and things in the maze that want you off the path and stuck in the infinity of it. The person I’m with always goes crazy and ends up running off into the infinity. Quite honestly it’s terrafying. Something to add is that most of the time I don’t start in the maze I am in a regular dream and end up being pulled into it. Can this represent anything, I think it obviously represents my terror of infinity but I’d like other opinions.

    • You said u are always in the maze with somebody u trust and what the article said was if you’re in the maze with someone it can be because u feel they are toxic people or u feel someone is manipulating u,have u ever felt that way towards the person ur in the maze with?

  18. I used to have a recurring dream when I was younger about being in a maze game. Each person in the dream was split into a team (I was always red) and the first to the centre won a giant ball of gum. When walking through the maze I could hear whispering and people talking. You’d know if someone had made it to the centre because the entire board the maze was on would tip, and all the losers would fall off. The red team were rubbish, we’d always lose. The worst part about this dream was that every time I’d wake up from it and be alone in a dark room, I’d have auditory hallucinations. I could hear the whispering and my balance would always be off, and my sight would be blurry.

  19. Anuradha Katyal on

    Hi.. I dreamt that I am in a maze and m enjoying solving it. Following that there s a dark room and I want to explore but others are skeptical. Then we start climbing a ladder I get stuck at the top but as I was trying hard..someone woke me up and I couldn’t see what happened. I always get such vivid dreams.! What does this one mean..

    • sharice billett on

      Thank you for the information this is becoming a reoccurring dream almost nightly it never changes much it is happening more frequently over the past year and a half

      My ex is in them always. But vanishing from room to room. I know someone else is never far behind me I know I am being conned and played with for amusement ..the dream is becoming concerning more frantic I look for someone or something in it . I am very intune with many things and have a tendency to have dreams that warn of things to come…

  20. In my dream of this maze I find love and the when I get out of the maze he is left behind
    Any thoughts ??

  21. In my dream i am running through a house that acts sort of like a maze. I pass through many doors that open into more rooms and hallways, a lot of stairs that are slippery. Hot on my tail is a black wolf. This wolf is chasing and i get the feeling it wants to attack. It never caught me. I woke up shortly after meeting an old woman that was sweet and happy to make my acquaintance. She was wearing yellow rain gear.

    If you have any ideas you should throw them my way. It was a very interesting dream. My email address should be sufficient for now. Thank you for your time.

    • I’ve literally just woke up from a dream so similar to yours. I was running from a young chubby boy in a house that felt like a maze and i was going through all these doors, ruining up so many stairs until i opened a room that a older lady lived in. She calmed me down and told me he couldn’t get me and if he did she’d protect me.

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