Dreaming of mines
MINES are dark, dingy and unknown, and as such these evoke fear. At the same time, mines are also treasure troves as such a dream of mines could be interpreted as a wish-fulfilment symbol. If you see yourself digging in a mine, it could indicate that you are searching for something within yourself.
As per Indian thought, to see yourself falling in an open mine in your dream is a bad omen. It means that you may suddenly receive bad news and should mentally prepare yourself for it. Should you dream that while digging in a mine you find a treasure, it is a very lucky dream. It is an indication that you shall succeed in all your endeavours. To search for treasure in an old mine and to get lost in the caves is not a good sign. It means that your greed for materialistic things shall lead you to take wrong actions that in turn shall be the cause of your downfall.
As per western thought, to dream of being in a mine foretells failure, while to own a mine is an indication of wealth coming your way in the future. Should you see mining operations being carried out in your dreams, it is a warning to beware of enemies who might attempt to rake up your past misdeeds. Should you see yourself standing very near to such a mine then be prepared for unpleasant journeys. To dream of looking and searching for a mine is to engage in worthless pursuits.
Psychoanalytically speaking, dreaming of mines denotes the bringing of the resources of the unconscious into the light of the day. It means that we are using our hidden talents to our best. To dig a mine in search for a treasure is to attempt to learn something more about ourselves. It is a desire to uncover those aspects of our personalities which have hitherto remain hidden. We may be trying to access our unconscious in search of answers to questions which are nagging us.
A 22-year-old man would often dream of standing on a small hillock from where he could see the openings of old forsaken mines. Then he would suddenly find himself next to the opening of a mine where he would see lots of people covered in dirt from head to toe working in the mine. He would start following them, hoping to get some treasure as they dug on. He would keep walking in the dark caves. An analysis of the dream reveals that the man seems to be the kind of a person who likes to look for easy solutions to problems. Rather than being independent he looks out for ways to live off others. He is a dreamer but does not want to work hard to realise his dreams.