To dream of a desert represents a situation that is totally uncaring or unconcerned about your feelings or happiness. It reflects something in your life that is cold, meaningless, unenjoyable, or lack respect. Feeling empty inside or that nobody cares about you. Endless or unbearable boredom. Feelings about a situation being barren, or stark. An enduring kind of deprivation. A longing for life to be fresh and fertile again.
A desert may appear in dreams when you experience a lack of friendship, a lack of respect, realize someone doesn’t love you, or experience situations that seem empty or pointless. A common dream for people who move to a new city or country and have no friends. Feeling estranged from people or places that are familiar to you.
To dream of being lost in the desert may reflect feelings of being unable to escape situations that feel unbearable, empty, or bleak.
To dream of being lost in the desert may represent feelings about having a problem or sensitive responsibility while nobody cares about. Feeling unsupported by anyone at all while you have a new development in your life.
Example: A man dreamed of walking through the desert. In waking life he was feeling that his job had no real meaning and was starting to consider leaving it.
Example 2: A teenager dreamed of being in the desert. In waking life they were trying to study for exams, but felt that it was pointless because they didn’t believe they would pass. The desert in this case may have reflected the dreamers bleak outlook on their academic future.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of walking in the desert. In waking life she was starting to believe that her boyfriend did not love her and wasn’t enjoying the relationship anymore.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of being in the desert. In waking life her marriage was having serious problems. Her marriage felt empty and loveless.