Movement on life’s path that is public or shared.
Dreaming Lens: Were you riding a bus? Were you driving one? What type of bus was it? Were you waiting for a bus? Had you missed your bus? Did the bus crash? Who else was on the bus with you? How did you feel about riding the bus?
Personal Focus: As with any mode of transportation, a bus connects with one’s path through life. When you ride a bus, you turn the reins of control over to another, take a seat and go along for the ride. Relinquishing the driver’s seat is an important point to examine, as your comfort level in the dream will help deepen your interpretation. Positive reactions to riding a bus may point to the well-being that can accompany letting go of control. A negative experience may point to resistance to such surrender.
Given that most bus rides are associated with public transportation, the symbolic meaning of your dream may connect to paths in your life that you share with others in your community. Consider who else was on your dream bus for clues to what area of your life is being illuminated.
The type of bus offers shades of meaning. A school bus may indicate regression to an earlier mentality, whereas a public transit bus could point to a need to follow a course that requires being patient with the paths of others. A private bus, such as a tour bus, may indicate levels of abundance and the need to gather large creative resources for future use. However, if the bus was used in place of a car, feelings of lack and limitation may be indicated. If you were not actually riding the bus in your dream, the meaning you give your interpretation should explore this. If this is a bus you should have been on, you might want to consider what obstacle or resistant thought is keeping you from moving more effectively on your life path.
In order to interpret the dream with a bus ride in it, the dreamer should make associations in regard to buses.
The dream has very specific meaning depending on the individual’s experiences on school buses, public transportation vehicles, special family trips, etc. At times the content of the dream may be more important than the actual setting.
If the setting is secondary, then examine the other details of the dream more closely. However, if the bus and/or the bus ride was a focal point of the dream consider the value that it holds for you. Does this dream say something about your ability to fit in and join a group effort, project, or trip? Do you function well in group settings? Are you a leader or a follower in such situations, and what is your comfort level? This dream could also reflect a part of your life (or the journey of your life) which involved many other people who seemed to be on a same path. It could be your family, friends, schoolmates or co-workers.
See also: Car
A bus signifies that part of our life journey that we are able to undertake in the company of others. More public than private, we perhaps have a common aim with the people with whom we travel. Trouble with timetables, missing the bus, arriving too early, missing a connection all indicate we are not in control of our lives and perhaps should sit down and replan how we wish to continue.
Dreaming of getting on the wrong bus, or it going the wrong way, shows that there are conflicting aims or desires that need to be considered and we should listen to our own intuition. This is usually a warning of a wrong action, and we do not need to get carried away.
To dream of not being able to pay the fare signifies we do not have enough resources to set out on a particular course of action. It may be that we have not paid enough attention to detail. You may also like to consult the individual entry for bus.
You are undergoing a slow transition in your public or social life. As with any mode of transportation, a bus connects with one’s path through life. When you ride a bus, you turn the reins of control over to another, take a seat, and go along for the ride.
The type of bus offers shades of meaning.
A school bus may indicate regression to an earlier mentality, whereas a public transit bus could point to a need to follow a course that requires being patient with the paths of others.
A private bus, such as a tour bus, may indicate levels of abundance and the need to gather creative resources for future use. However, if the bus was used in place of a car, feelings of lack and limitation may be indicated.
1. Large ministry; Acts 13:1-4;
2. Church; 1 Cor. 4:17b
3. Commercial vehicle; John 2:16;
4. Vehicle to your destiny;
5. Prophetic teaching/ministry.
• Missing the Bus
- Missing opportunity; missing ministry; not your time in God.
• School Bus
- Youth ministry/ Teaching ministry;
• Tour Bus
- Christian seeking from church to church.
• Church Bus
- Ministry in the church in transit sightseers; not doers of the word;
• Bus Queue
- Waiting for ministry.
• Bus Station
- Waiting for direction.
Because of our early experiences with school buses, as well as the widespread availability of buses as public transportation, buses can have a wide variety of individual associations. Also, buses may simply be stages for other kinds of dream scenarios (i.e., they do not necessarily have a symbolic meaning). In and of themselves, and especially in contrast to more individualized means of transportation such as automobiles, buses may represent collective action, or even going along with the crowd.
Traveling by bus indicates that you are on the road to attaining your heart’s desire.
Waiting for a bus indicates frustrations ahead - obstacles on your path to success, love, fame, enlightenment, or whatever it is that you want the most. It can also be reassuring, however, in that it means that the frustrations will be temporary.
Being in an accident while riding on a bus indicates financial troubles ahead. Look to other symbols in the dream to discern how to avoid those troubles.
To dream of a bus means you’ve been going along with the crowd and need to start acting on your own decisions.
If you missed your bus in the dream, you may feel that others are leaving you behind socially or emotionally. You are having difficulty in achieving your personal goals.
To dream that you are in a bus accident, signifies that you will find yourself in an embarrassing situation. Also see “Bus Driver” and “Bus Stop.”
Moving forward quickly on the road of life, but, in contrast to Car, it is oriented toward the community. You want to force your way to your goal alone—something that is not always a good idea. Less force and more patience would be better.
It is reminiscent of the collective, the power of many. Going on a trip, changing location. What is the condition of the bus? How is the trip proceeding? See Driving.
Vision: The bus means that determination and ambition are the forces behind a need for advancement at work, particularly in a man’s dream. Riding on a bus: being satisfied but still too hung up on old points of view. Riding in a bus that’s going in the wrong direction: you are isolating too much. Depth Psychology: See Auto, Train, Trip, Truck.
Chasing down a bus in a dream may reflect chasing after mainstream values. Riding on a bus may ask you to examine how much of your individuality you’re willing to give up in order to be one of the crowd. Taking the bus may indicate that you will not arrive at your true destination, as the bus may not take you to your door.
(Sec Airplane, Vchiclc.)
According to Jung, riding on any form of public transport suggests that you are being too conformist in your waking life.
If you have a dream of being on a bus, your dreaming mind may be urging you to become more independent. A double-decker bus symbolizes the many levels of a problem and the need to consider things from a different angle.
(see Vehicles by type, Highways, Travel)
Taking indirect routes with frequent stops to obtain your goal (see Velocity).
Choosing a course of action that you perceive as safe and fairly dependable.
Depending on an authority figure to determine the best course of action in a situation, especially scheduling.
also see Journey
1- If we dream of being in a bus we are coming to terms with the way we handle group relationships, and new directions we need to take in company with others.
2- We may be experiencing the need to be an individual, while at the same time belonging to a group with a common purpose.
3- The Greater Good.
Being in a bus accident shows the dreamer will have a period of frustration due to financial embarrassment.
To wait for a bus in you dream shows you will have a temporary set back in attaining your hearts desire, but, if you are riding on a bus, you will soon win through to capture your love.
To be travelling by bus can be interpreted in more than one way. Literally the omnibus is for all and, therefore, signifies the greater good. Also a bus suggests a spiritual journey which must be paid for in some way.
Traveling by bus indicates progress toward your heart’s desire; waiting for a bus signifies setbacks which will be very temporary.
A bus accident predicts a period of frustration due to financial embarrassment
Psychological / emotional perspective: We may be experiencing the need to act as an individual, undertaking our own ‘journey’ while at the same time belonging to a group with a common purpose.
Material aspects: Travelling on a bus suggests that we are coming to terms with the way we handle group relationships, and the new directions we need to take in company with others.
Experience, undertaking or relationship with a group of people; direction taken in company with others. Idioms: miss the bus.
This is symbolic of a large ministry for a Christian or the ride of life for a non-believer
Tremendous potential for self expression.
To engage in a joint learning experience
children missing school: time for children to leave home.
connection, too late to make your: antics of friends wil cause estrangement.
driver can’t find way: time to take over your own creative development.
enemies taking a: an accident wil occur.
going too fast: your determination wil make fantastic gains.
for curve: your finances are overextended.
jitney: wil be required to entertain a visitor with sightseeing.
many people riding the same: obstacles in your path to fortune.
missing a: fear of oversleeping while hiding from life.
of a: fol owing a direction with company.
passenger bothering driver: for success in job you must persevere.
riding in a: impersonal, relatively safe path that is under col ective control.
alone: you isolate yourself with your dated points of view.
going in the wrong direction: you refuse to agree with what others say.
with children: your ambition supports your virtuous family.
with wife or relative: sickness in the family.
on the wrong route: col ective action according to pol s.