To see a key in your dream symbolizes opportunities, control, access, knowledge, and responsibilities. In the dream, always consider the purpose of the key, the appearance of the key, the context of the key such as what is the key for, and finally the actions you are taking that relate to the key.
Depending on the type of key is lost, it can reflect the areas of your life that you may want to pay extra attention. For example, if you lose the key to your hotel room, it can suggest that you have lost control with some temporary conditions of your life. And that car keys can suggest the direction of adventures that you are heading.
Dream About Key Related Actions
Finding the Right Key
To dream that you find a key among others on a key chain indicates that you have found a solution to a problem.
Losing a Key
To dream that you lose your keys signify fears of losing control of yourself or losing your position or status in life.
Mixing Up Key
When the dream features a bunch of keys mixed up with your own, the mix up indicates unexpected changes, frustrations, and unpleasant adventures. You are confused and feel lost about your own goals, because there are many distractions and potential paths that you can take.
Giving Away Your Key
If you give your keys away in the dream, then it suggests that you have given up control or responsibility. You are passing those responsibilities to the person whom you are passing the keys to. For example, if in the dream you are giving away your house key to someone, it can suggest that you are passing the jobs that you may have within the household.
Locking a Lock with a Key
The dream suggests that you are locking away your inner feelings and emotions. There are parts of you that you wish to keep to yourself.
Unlocking a Lock with a Key
The dream suggests that you are unlocking the answer to some problem, or that you are beginning to open up parts of yourself to others.
Making Your Own Key
When the dream features you making your own key, or even trying to break open a lock without a key, it highlights your adaptability to a situation. You are making the best out of your seemingly stuck situations.
Jamming a Key into a Lock
The dream that features you trying out different locks, and even jamming the incorrect key, reflects that you may be forcing a solution on others. Perhaps you are overworking yourself and the people at work or home with forced attitudes on life. If the key does not fit into the key hole, it can reflect that perhaps the relationship in your life is not exactly compatible.
Dream About Key Related Symbols
To see a key chain full of keys in your dream indicates your ability to adapt to most any situations. You fit in with anybody and anywhere. If the keys on the key chain lead to important places like a vault, these keys represent status, authority, and power. However, a key chain without any keys suggest that you lack resources and ability to solve your life’s problems.
Key Maker or Locksmith
To see a key maker in your dream suggests that there is something that you need help to unlock or uncover. Perhaps it is time to ask help from your friends and family. You cannot do everything by yourself and you need some guidance.
To hear the sound of keys rattling in your dream indicate that you are heading in the right direction and asking all the right questions in the process. You are going through the problem solving process to make the right decision.
Dreaming about receiving a new key that has been given to you, suggest that you will be given new opportunities as well as more knowledge. You will have more control and power over the things that you take care of. It can also suggest a moment of recognition for your loyalty.
Key Tattoo or Image
To see or observe a key tattoo or picture image, instead of an actual key. Reflects your desire to solve your life’s problems. However, you have not taken any actions to reach any potential solutions.
Dream About Different Types of Keys
Lost Keys Scattered
To see keys scattered on the floor in your dream represent a lost in status. You are denied access to a place where you were previously allowed. You need to be proactive to regain your status, time to reach out and reclaim your keys.
If the key is rusty, then it symbolizes a talent or skill that you have neglected. Perhaps you have not practiced certain skills for a long time and they have rusted.
Broken Key or Bent
Dreams with broken keys that are bent or snapped in half have sexual connotations. It can represent impotence and lack of sexual drive.
Skeleton Key or Treasure Box Key
A skeleton key or treasure key refers to old emotions or memories that you have stored or locked away.
If the key is golden, then it suggests that influence, power and wealth will give you access to life’s luxurious things.
The silver key suggests a temporary boost with your spiritual knowledge and power.
Spare keys in dreams refer to your back up plans.