To dream of a clock represents an awareness of “what time it is” all the time. A lingering sense of what a situation ultimately means. A strong sense of what you need to do or of what can’t be avoided. Alternatively, a clock may reflect your feelings about needing to speed up or slow down in a situation.
To dream of constantly checking a clock or watch it may reflect your anxiety about being not being prepared for something. You may have deadlines you’re concerned about.
To dream of a clock that is moving too fast may represent a feeling that there isn’t enough time to do what you really wanted in a situation. A sense of being rushed or that something is out of your hands. Time is not on your side. You may feel that you can’t stop something.
To dream of a clock moving backwards represents progress or problems that you feel are being reversed. Negatively, you may feel that you are stuck in a rut. Positively, it may reflect a moment of rejuvenation or restoration.
To dream of setting a clock may reflect the setting of an agenda. Defining “what time it is.” It may also be a sign that you are making sure things do what they are supposed to.
A stopped or broken clock often appears in the dream of terminally ill or dying patients. A reflection of feeling that time is not on your side.
Example: A man dreamed of seeing a broken clock and feeling that time had run out. In waking life he had a terminal illness and expected death.
Example 2: A man dreamed of seeing a clock stop and then seeing a window open with brilliant white light. In waking life he died shortly after the dream.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of seeing a moon that she thought was a clock. In waking life her ex-boyfriend whom she was still friends with was close to death. The moon that she thought was a clock may have reflected her feelings about “time was running out” for her friend’s life.