Dreaming Lens: Was it snowing in your dream? Had it already snowed? Was the snow melting? What did you do with the snow? Were you outside in it or indoors and warm? How heavy was the snowfall? Did it hamper visibility or mobility?
Personal Focus: There are few sights as beautiful as a landscape covered by a blanket of fresh, undisturbed snow. While this may conjure idyllic thoughts of serene landscapes, the symbolic meaning of snow connects more with what it is covering up than with the beauty it embodies while doing so.
Snow is frozen water. Water represents emotions. Emotions that are frozen imply a disconnection from authentically experiencing them in their raw, wet form. When snowfall is particularly heavy, it can impede visibility and render you immobile or housebound. When seen through the perspective of emotional avoidance, it is easy to see that a large dose of emotional expression that is not being dealt with can seriously limit any forward movement in your life.
The joy that snow can impart is not to be discounted completely, but should be added to your interpretation only after exploring the more universal meaning described above. Consider your own experience of snow, both now and from childhood years. As an example, if you loved playing in the snow and the dream image evoked joyful feelings, your interpretation might combine the avoidant qualities of a cold-shouldered approach to an emotional stimulus with the joyful abandon that can sometimes result from putting off dealing with a sensitive issue until a later time. Since snow melts, facing the underlying issue is inevitable. The snow just postpones the confrontation and does so with beauty and the promise of temporary peace.