To dream of a door represents access, new opportunities, and changes. It may also reflect an available option. A chance to do something different. A door can also symbolize a transition from one stage of your life to another. Consider the colors, numbers, images, and your feelings associated with the door for further meaning.
To dream of an open door represents new opportunities or options ready or waiting for you. It may also reflect a new opportunity or change that has already been initiated. Noticing yourself doing something different in your life. Your own receptiveness to new ideas or new situations.
To dream of a closed door may represent opportunities or changes that are no longer available to you. Alternatively, a closed door may reflect a the choice you need to make or initiative you need to take in order start an opportunity. The prospect for change that is up to you to decide.
To dream of seeing a door open and then close immediately after may reflect feelings about an opportunity appearing to avail itself and then close off. Negatively, it may reflect your perception of a problem starting and then disappearing on it’s own. Excessive sensitivity about a problem getting worse. Noticing a problem potentially getting worse, going away, and then never addressing it while choosing to overlook it instead.
To dream of a locked door represents opportunities, change, or access to something in your life that you feel cut off from. Feeling denied or that your progress in life is somehow blocked. Alternatively, a locked door may reflect your own unwillingness to open up to others or possible anti-social behavior. Closing yourself off from others or being unwilling to reveal things to others about yourself.
To dream of opening the wrong door represents feelings about having accidentally accessed the options or opportunities that you don’t desire. Feeling of having accidentally opened yourself up to problems you don’t want to deal with. Opening the wrong door may also reflect feelings about having accidentally initiated social contact with people you don’t like. Accidentally letting people you don’t like think you like them or need them again.
To dream of a door being slammed in your face represents feelings of being “shut out” or ignored.
To dream of people wanting you to let them in a door or who you welcome in a door represents ideas, habits, or life situations that are pressuring you to do something different. A part of you that wants to be acknowledged or a bad habit that is difficult to resist.
If criminals or people you don’t like come to a door it represents negative thinking, bad habits, or fear that is presenting itself in your life. It may also be a sign that you too close to negative influences.
Being locked outside of the door to your house represents negative influences or problems that overcome your ability to feel safe, normal, or stable. You feel you can’t be back to normal.
To dream of a door that can’t close symbolizes a change that feels irreversible.
To dream of walking out a door you can’t go back into represents feelings about situations you’ve progressed through and can’t return to. Access or opportunities you can’t revert to.
Example: A woman dreamed of trying to open a locked door. In waking life she was having trouble communicating with her daughter.
Example 2: A man dreamed of a door that was permanently unable to shut due to a warp in the door frame. In waking life he had taken an excessive amount of a particular drug and was experiencing a permanent state of hallucination.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of seeing a door open and then immediately close. In waking life she had gotten into a fight with her boyfriend and based on her behavior she felt he was close to breaking up with her. This feeling went away the next day. The opening and closing door may have reflected her feelings about her life opening the unwanted opportunity to break up and then feeling it end as the day passed.
Example 4: A man dreamed of walking out a door and then being unable to walk back into the door. In waking life he was confronting legal problems with difficult people with whom he reached a point that he could no longer speak to them rationally to solve the problem.