To dream of ascending in an elevator, denotes you will swiftly rise to position and wealth, but if you descend in one your misfortunes will crush and discourage you.

If you see one go down and think you are left, you will narrowly escape disappointment in some undertaking.

To see one standing, foretells threatened danger.

Descending elevators in dreams are usually negative, suggesting repressed emotions or anxiety about losing social status.

A rising elevator also represents anxiety, but signifies that the trouble is almost over.

Dreams about being in an elevator crash are common and symbolize some basic fear in the dreamer’s life.

Going up and down in the elevator may symbolize going from one state of consciousness to another.

Messages from the unconscious may be accessible. Some believe that the elevator may be a symbol of a boring and mechanical sex life. On a more pragmatic note, the elevator may simply represent the “ups and downs” of life. If you are ascending, then you may perceive your current situation as optimistic and moving upward.

If you are descending, you may be experiencing some negativity and helplessness.

An elevator dream is a rather complex dream and you should interpret it in light of all the other symbols in your dream, for one thing, if the elevator is going up your fortunes will increase, down is the opposite. If the elevator continues to go up and down with out letting you off means you have let your emotions, or your situation, get out of control and must do something to stop it.