To dream that you are falling represents feelings of losing control. You may feel insecure or unable to “get a grip” on an issue. An area of your life may be getting out of hand. Difficulty letting go of power, control, or status. You may feel insecure or a lack support in your waking life. You may be experiencing a major struggle or overwhelming problem. A fear of losing everything, going under, or of appearing as a total failure. Feeling helpless to stop an unpleasant impending change.
Falling dreams may also be a warning signal about a need to start being more cautious about your actions in waking life. It may also reflect a situation in waking life that you feel to be a life or death crisis. A fear of losing social or financial status. Feeling “knocked off your pedestal” in life.
Alternatively, falling in a dream may be a sign that feel exhausted or that you’ve reached maximum capacity. You feel that you “can’t hold on anymore” to you goals. You may need to slow down to allow yourself to adjust. Problems reaching out to others for support. Feeling that you have no support system.
If you aren’t afraid while falling in a dream it may symbolize a lack of seriousness or importance about a situation you can no longer control. Negatively, falling without fear in a dream may reflect reflect a dangerous degree of complacency or lack of responsibility. Enjoying letting go of responsibility you don’t want. Problems speaking up about preferring to not be involved in a project
Falling may imply that you have failed to achieve a goal that you have set for yourself.
To dream that you are falling through water indicates that you are feeling a loss of control while being overwhelmed by powerful negative emotions or uncertainty. Feelings of having completely lost all support systems or coping abilities. Feeling completely on your own with no way out.
To dream of falling and never hitting the ground represents feelings of losing of control with a constant sense of impending failure. It may also reflect feelings of having become a complete failure and never being able to do anything else ever again. A fear of having no end in sight to your continuing failure.
To dream of falling and hitting the ground represents the realization of consequences or errors. An unpleasant loss of status or power. Feeling that you have learned from a mistake. You may feel the need to start over or move on to something else. Confronting the embarrassment of a loss or failure you have experienced. Feelings of “hitting rock bottom” or that a situation can’t get any worse. Feeling the full impact of your failure or mistake. It may also be a sign that you feel it’s time to deal with your losses.
To dream of falling off a high building or skyscraper represents feelings of losing control after having reached the very high level of status, power, or achievement. Fearing total failure after reaching the highest level of confidence. Falling off high buildings may also reflect feelings of falling into depression after being very upbeat. A loss of an elevated state of mind. Feeling suddenly cut off from a high degree of support.
To dream of falling down stairs may represent feelings of having lost a higher level of achievement or a total reversal of something you worked hard for.
Example: The Roman Emperor Caligula dreamed, on the night before his assassination, that he was in heaven, standing before the throne of Jupiter. The god then kicked him back to earth. The dream is intuitive about the Emperor’s feelings of losing all he as worked for after achieving the highest level of power after declaring himself as a god. A warning dream about being carelessly certain of himself and his impending loss of status.
Example 2: A young man dreamed of falling into an endless void. In waking life he had gained a reputation for being very good-looking and began to lose his hair to an incurable disease.