What Does It Mean To Dream About Flying?

What Does It Mean To Dream About Flying?

Flying or floating within the air breaking through the clouds and also the limits of gravity itself, could be a recent acquisition of humanity. Considering its history as a whole, the air element has only recently been dominated by man.

The first successful flight dates back to December 17, 1903, by the Wright brothers, who managed to lift their Flyer off the ground in a controlled manner.

Since then, increasingly sophisticated media and technologies have crossed the skies allowing us to explore new avenues of communication.

Dreaming of flying is one of the most widespread dreams among different people and cultures around the world. Freud included it among the so-called “typical” dreams of man. The emotions experienced during this dream are always among a particular degree of wonder because you realize that you do an unusual action, not capable by your genetic abilities.


It is important to recollect that psychoanalysis isn’t considered a tough science on par with mathematics or physics. This suggests that there’s no one-size-fits-all to comprehend it and put it into practice, even as there aren’t many and varied techniques and theories that are gradually being experimented on.

In any case, the 2 degrees of the basin are represented by their founding fathers, Freud and Jung who, not coincidentally, had two extremely alternative ways of conceiving the hermeneutical nature of this dream.

In particular, Freud interprets the dreamlike experience of flying as a latent call to one’s sexual energies and also the will to liberate them.

  • The sensation of flight, always amid a sort of contraction at the ventral level, originated for the Austrian author during our childhood, from the memory of when our parents hugged us and rocked us here and there.
  • It’s a game that causes plenty of enjoyment and fun in children and also the same feelings can echo even within the dream itself.
  • The expansion of the image of the young child would then be related to the male erection, to relinquish the dream a predominantly erotic value.
  • Freud believed that the male gender, when in dreams it doesn’t achieve a specific excitement or an erection, compensates for this through the image of flight.
  • His most promising student was of the diametrically opposite opinion:
    • the image of flying in dreams is for Jung a substitute for the iron will of the dreamer to induce and obviate all the social restrictions that life imposes on us.
    • To free himself from control.
    • Coercive that others wear and to impose their own.

Adults should ponder to these kinds of dreams after they generally want to extend their vital autonomy or after they have projects in mind and also the rush to hold them out at any cost.

Flying high would even be associated with the need to distance yourself from the daily routine and would indicate the good aspirations of the individual. Such a dream gives us a robust sense of freedom that’s probably not found in everyday reality.


To try and begin with little success, on the opposite hand, indicates the presence of strong ties, not only of an affective nature, that conditions life and decisions of the dreamer. In essence, it’s the dream of these who feel limited by others who condition their freedom by creating a coercive bond.

These people don’t necessarily hurt the lifetime of the dreamer, but simply use behaviors that tie their expectations or personal projects.


But flying isn’t always a source of positive sensations or a dreamlike state of well-being. As is commonly the case, those that dream of flying might not only feel discomfort from the activity itself that’s being emulated but also can precipitate and increase these discomfort.

It usually occurs in those that are with great responsibility on their because, perhaps, they occupy prestigious positions in society and are terrified of losing them.


But you don’t necessarily need to become a Superman to fly in your dreams, you’ll be able to also use conventionally accepted means!
Using any means of flying like

  • a helicopter,
  • an aeroplane
  • a hot air balloon,

It has a very specific meaning: it indicates the requirement to search out a technique of shaking away problems that’s quick and effective. You are trying to flee your reality and you’re doing it with the fastest medium.

They are used mainly to create long trips and, therefore, to go away from one’s residence.


Usually, for this multi-purpose dream, two Kabbalah and Grimace numbers are suggested: 13 and 45.

Grace Thorpe

My years of experience counts to almost 10 years in my field where I have been counseling clients for the last ten years in career, business, work, relationships etc etc. I use tools like Astrology, Numerology, Tarot Cards to unlock the potential and guide people to the best outcome. I have an educational background in Pharmacy, Mathematics, Computers, Chemistry, Astrophysics but I am passionate about my work in guiding people to their destiny.

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