The catacombs are an ancient network of tunnels that can be found in the forgotten corners of Europe. They were originally used as a burial ground for early Christians who wanted to keep their traditions alive during periods when it was outlawed by Roman law. However, there is much speculation about what they still hold today. It’s tough not to think about all those dark secrets hidden deep below our feet and wonder if we’ll ever know what they mean?
Did you dream about catacombs last night? If so, you may have been feeling some frustration with something or someone from your past. The symbolism might suggest that partly buried memories or feelings are resurfacing because somehow, the past has crept into present thoughts and actions without being noticed until now! Other meanings include loneliness or feeling lost, as catacombs may also symbolize a fear of the paranormal and what hides in darkness.
The catacomb tunnels were mostly created in the first to third centuries AD and abandoned by the fifth century AD, for many reasons, including lack of necessity due to Christians being allowed back into society, political changes such as Rome’s conversion to Christianity which caused catacomb worshipers to be persecuted again after an absence, and natural disasters that destroyed catacombs and forced their inhabitants above ground. After having been buried underground for so long, it is no wonder that catacomb dreams are often interpreted as expressing feelings about situations from past lives.
To see catacombs symbolizes dire straits or an extremely precarious situation, especially mental and emotional issues. It can also mean cautioning against some kind of personal involvement with someone who has questionable motives or a hidden agenda or identifying a difficult personality trait or character flaw.
Any writings on this cave’s walls refer to your innermost thoughts and fears that you are not paying attention to. You need to slow down and sort things out instead of ignoring what is happening in a bid to carry on as normal.
However, all is not lost should this scenario come into fruition - meaning that while dealing with new challenges, it might be an idea to consider how best to resolve them.
The meaning can also be symbolic of big changes in your life caused by actual events or situations rather than emotional upheaval. These catacombs can represent a very long time spent making the same decision again and again, even if they aren’t particularly rational.
The meaning of catacombs in dreams is deeper than that, however. Perhaps you feel like a burden to people because you are too religious - meaning that your traditional views on faith and spirituality should be forgotten if they bring harm to others.
Perhaps you have been drawn into a situation that has put those things at risk, meaning that you feared for your life’s spiritual
To dream about catacombs may also represent feelings of isolation or betrayal by loved ones who do not seem to share the same set of values as you - meaning “the few good men” are dwindling in numbers. At the same time, more corrupt and selfish individuals threaten the peace and harmony of the world and its functioning.
You are feeling trapped in a dark, cold, and isolated world. You have entangled yourself within your past with all of the mistakes you made that haunt you for eternity. Freeing oneself from these shackles can be difficult. Still, it is achievable if one has enough willpower to break free - even when they are stuck on an island away from everyone else, there will still always be someone at home waiting for them patiently and lovingly every day, awaiting their return.
You will soon spend time exploring past and family relationships. You will face many hard decisions in your life with the solution being found by looking back into what has happened before to find answers for current problems, which may be an emotional exploration of the grave chambers that are our lives.
If you dream that a catacomb cave has collapsed because of an earthquake, it is believed to be telling you about the dangers in your life. Your values and beliefs are being challenged by new events in your life or circumstances - which can either mean letting go of what’s been with you for so long or adapting to these changes, whatever they may bring.
To dream about catacombs underground suggests that you hold a conservative view of the world - meaning traditional views such as having strong family ties and being more religious were seen positively by conservatives, while liberals would seethe at the thought of catacombs because it symbolizes serious problems within these things that they hold dear to them.
To see catacombs in a pyramid could mean that you’re living too much in the past. You are immersed in your glory days and not trying to obtain new achievements or progression. This catacomb dream is teaching you that it’s time for a change! Aim big, start small, and stay put.
To see catacombs within a pyramid signifies dwelling too heavily upon one’s past successes. It is indicative of being so deeply entrenched with an old vision as opposed to pushing forth into brighter horizons of tomorrow.