Whether the armchair is empty or whether you are sitting in it doesn’t matter. It means that you are firmly established in your present position and no one can move you out of it without your permission.
(Seat) In a dream, a chair represents authority, rank or a woman.
An iron cast chair in a dream represents power and superiority.
If it is a wooden chair, then it means less than that beside added hypocrisy. Sitting on a chair in a dream means becoming a guardian, deputy, attorney or proxy.
If one qualifies for governing or for managing a business, then sitting on a chair in a dream means receiving such an appointment.
If a traveller sees himself sitting on a chair in a dream, it means that he will return to his homeland to be reunited with his family and to attain his goals.
For people in authority, a chair in their dream represents an appointment, a promotion, fame, marriage, children or buying an expensive property, a new vehicle or a new garment.
If one finds a chair and sits on it in a dream, it means that he will gain power or be married to a woman whose prestige and sophistication correspond to those of the chair. Ifone’s wife is pregnant, then seeing oneself sitting on a chair in a dream means that she will beget a son.
If one sees himself sitting on a chair and wearing a stately garment in a dream, it means that he will occupy the seat of knowledge, honor, reverence and that he will receive immediate benefits.
If one’s chair breaks in a dream, it may mean his death or that of his wife, or it could mean their separation, or losing one’s authority at home or at work. Achair in a dream also signifies happiness and promotion for the one who sits on it, or it could mean spiritual success or winning God’s forgiveness in the hereafter and entering the heavenly paradise.
If a pregnant woman sees herself sitting on a chair in a dream, the chair then represents her labor and her delivery day.
If she is wearing a crown in the dream, then it means that she will beget a son. Seeing the Divine Throne (Kurs’i) of God Almighty in its most perfect condition which is situated in the highest heaven and as it is without attribution of human imagination or depictions of images in a dream means acquiring knowledge, wisdom and rising in station. Achair in a dream also signifies delivering a babe, travels, a vehicle, buying a house or initiating a good practice that people will emulate and follow. As for a sick person, a chair in his dream means being on his deathbed. (Also see Saddle; Seat; Throne)
Dreams of a chair symbolize authority, the opinions that prop you up, and the ideas that uphold your position. This dream may be guiding you to relax, sit down and rest. Alternatively, this dream could be showing you that if you are resting on your laurels you could become sedentary. It may be time to stand up and be counted.
An overstuffed chair represents an overstuffed sense of importance and ego.
A hard and straight chair denotes uptight, inflexible and rigid beliefs.
Psychological / emotional perspective: From medieval times the chalice has been associated with the symbolism of the heart, containing the life-force. In the full chalice this is represented by wine – wine and blood sharing the same meaning.
Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream the chalice tends to represent her sense of self and her connection to the ultimate. In a man’s dream it is more likely to be symbolic of his quest for autonomy.
A chair can indicate that we need a period of rest and recuperation. We may need to deliberately take time out, to be open to other opportunities and openings. Cupboard / wardrobe – cupboards and wardrobes may depict those things we wish to keep hidden, but may also depict how we deal with the different roles we must play in life. Cushion – this suggests support and comfort.
Vision: Dreaming about an upholstered chair: chances for a pay increase or a promotion at work are good. Seeing a worn-out chair: troubles and worries will spoil your happiness—particularly in your personal life. Sleeping in an upholstered chair means a present illness is taking longer to heal than you were hoping.
Depth Psychology: See Furniture, Chair, Sofa. Chalice
Vision: Seeing a chalice: great sorrow ahead. Drinking from a chalice: joy and calm waters are yours right now. Breaking a chalice: bad news will spoil your fun.
Depth Psychology: The chalice symbolizes the “vessel of your soul, “ where all your emotions, hopes, and desires reside and of which you are only partly aware. It also is representative of the relationship you have with your feminine side and your mother. Often the chalice stands for the “cup of sorrow.” See Cup, Container.
To dream of a chairlift symbolizes your need to take time out to contemplate a situation before proceeding. You are pushing yourself and have the energy and ability to reach the goal. But you should think hard, and be open to accepting advice from others, instead of just rushing ahead.
If you dreamed about watching/playing the game musical chairs, it symbolizes that you are trying to “get inside” someone’s mind so you can understand their actions better. This dream can also represent the wish to be someone else, especially if you are feeling stressed.
1- Rocking in dreams can be a comforting activity; a little like a child who will rock himself to sleep. Rocking can also suggest infantile behaviour from the point of view that it puts us in touch with the natural rhythms of life.
2- Particularly when we want to be soothed we like to be rocked.
The gentle movement can allow us to be in touch with our own centre. So to be rocking someone is to be soothing them. Conversely, to be rocked is to be soothed.
3- Rocking is a symbol of transition.
To move to and fro suggests both hesitation and desire. Rocking is also a fertility symbol.
Oswald (as related in his book Sleep) observed active rocking in some children and adults during sleep. These rocking movements were very powerful, occurring at a rate of one per second during REM sleep. They occur more frequently in the blind or to people institutionalised during childhood. As rocking is a movement used by primates and humans to comfon themselves during stress or unhappi- ness, it is possible that the rocking accompanies disturbing dreams.
The dream probably evokes unhappy feelings or conditions from the past, as the person used rocking to cope with their past distress, it occurs as an habitual accompaniment of the distressing dream.
Vision: Sitting or swinging on a swing: you are too easily influenced by others, have a hard time making decisions and, generally speaking, may be fickle and sometimes downright unreliable. Looking at a swing: it is time to look at your inconsistency. Rocking on a rocking horse: you are frittering away your time; also, what you call love is really infatuation.
Depth Psychology: A swing means your moods are constantly “swinging back and forth.” In a man’s dream, it also might imply that—if married and having an affair—he can’t decide between his wife and his lover.
The dream is a warning: make a decision now and be more assertive.
On one hand, restriction, suffering and the inability to escape from problems. On the other hand, in spite of a psychological handicap, moving forward. Often such dreams are a challenge, in a sense, to learn how to walk again.
Dreams of a wheel chair represent the need for support during a challenging time. You are grappling with a real or imagined handicap, perhaps physical, emotional or spiritual. This dream is a message that there is an aspect of your life that is in need of attention, healing and nurturing.