An altar in a dream is a symbol of voluntary or forced sacrifice. In a dream, it can mean that you have to decide on something important that requires your immediate response.

Dream meaning altar

An altar also represents religious faith and ideals that you would like to defend. It can be a signal for you to separate your material life from your spiritual life and focus more on the latter.


The altar can also be a place of refuge where you strengthen yourself emotionally and a signal for you to strive for higher spiritual development, a positive change of heart, inner maturity, and to develop a greater sense of responsibility and respect for life. And finally, this symbol can be an expression of thanks directed towards God.

The meaning of the dream Altar in other cultures and Dreambooks:

Mystic Dreambook:

If you see an altar in your dream, it foretells a good future for you.

An altar decorated with flowers announces a baptism, wedding or other happy, joyful family event.

An altar with white lilies may foretell the death and funeral of one of your friends.

An altar with burning candles foreshadows the success of your certain intentions.

If you dream that you are kneeling in front of an altar, it foretells that you will struggle with difficulties, but you will not be left alone with this, as you will get help. It can also be a signal for you to show more humility, as it will help you solve upcoming problems.


A heavily lit altar is a symbol of comfort and success.

If you decorate an altar in your dream, it foretells good events and good fortune for you.

When you ordain something on the altar, it foretells that you should sacrifice yourself for work at the expense of family and friends. When you are in front of the altar alone, it means that career is the most important thing for you.

When you see a priest at the altar, it foretells you quarrels and bad conditions at work and at home.

If there is a wedding at the altar, it foretells the death of old people and the worry you will experience because of one of your friends.

Arabic Dreambook:

When you see an altar in your dream, it foretells a happy future for you – success, and perhaps a happy marriage.

If in a dream you are standing in front of an altar or kneeling, it foretells that you will be happy with your experience. It may also express your religious desires.

When you dream of someone kneeling in front of the altar, it means that someone needs your help.


Candles standing on the altar foretell that you will definitely succeed in your ultimate goal.

Indian Dreambook:

This symbol may be a signal for you to be careful in the near future, otherwise you may suffer losses.

If you kneel before an altar in your dream, it means that your wish will come true.

When you see people on their knees in front of the altar, it means that someone needs your help.

Dream about an altar

The altar in the dream is a symbol of an offering made in gratitude for one’s own successful life.

It reflects the desire to achieve happiness in the near future. It symbolizes the need to change existing behavior, attitudes and views.

  • see it – you will make a personal sacrifice or start to worry about your dreams of a spiritual nature; for single people it augurs – marriage; for married people – separation
  • approach the altar – you will face a very unpleasant surprise in the near future
  • see a priest at the altar – the dream heralds a quarrel and disharmony both at home and at work, it may also indicate a sense of guilt
  • covered – as a result of a shocking event in your life you will dramatically change your conduct
  • pray at the altar – your personal requests will finally be heard
  • kneel before the altar – unfulfilled dreams will remain a thorn in your side forever
  • decorate the altar – augurs a life full of joy
  • see a satanic altar – beware of evil advisors who wish you nothing good.

Altar dream dictionary

Altar – Dream Symbol Interpretation

Association: – Holiness, – victim. Question: – What do I revere? Would like I to give up something?



At the psychological level the altar is a symbol for the voluntary or enforced sacrifice of the dreaming. The act of the Opferns or Heiligens must take place in public, so that it is properly recognised. In the dream he also shows the means or the need to free himself for something what is more important than the immediate situation. As a rule an altar represents religious faith and ideals which one would like to defend. It is the board, in the communion practises and will find out togetherness. This symbol is a tip to the separation of material and spiritual sphere often, nevertheless, also. If a religious person dreams of an imperial-decorated altar, he feels him as the shelter site in which he can strengthen himself emotionally. Without religious relation altar symbols are valid as a tip to a spiritual higher development, on a (positive) change of heart, internal maturity, sense of responsibility or the reverence for the life.


An expression of thanks directed in the divine.



  • see: happy future, – happy marriage, – an enterprise will succeed in close future, – (43, 71)
  • stand before it or kneel: glad experiences in view, a confidential wish comes true to you,
  • somebody see kneeling before it: that which you see there needs your help,
  • burning candles stand on it: a sedate aim is achieved certainly,

(European ones).:

  • to easy ones see: an enterprise will succeed in close future,
  • with flowers to decorated ones see: if a baptism, wedding or happy family event promises,
  • with white lilies: Death and burial of a friend,
  • with burning candles: a certain plan will succeed,
  • kneel before it: promises serious griefs, but higher help is given, – also: Now humility would be helpful to solve an upcoming problem,
  • in magic lighting: Consolation and success,
  • decorate: happy events and luck for,
  • sacrifice even in one: one should sacrifice for his work not the family and friends, otherwise one day one stands there completely alone, – one goes to himself and considers whether the career is really the most important in the life,
  • priests in the altar see: Quarrel and bad conditions in the occupation and at home,
  • experience wedding: Friends prepare worries for you, and there die old people.


  • is careful, something will occur in the next time which could bring you damage,
  • kneel before him: your wish will come true,
  • people before it see kneeling: somebody needs your help,
  • stands by him and does not pass heartlessly.

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