In common with many underground symbols, the cave represents spiritual shelter or sanctuary, initiation and rebirth. Meditating on the image of an inner cave gives insight into how we tackle life events. Passing through a cave signifies a change of state, transition and a deeper understanding of our own negative impulses. As with the catacombs, the cave represents a doorway into the unconscious. While initially the cave may be frightening, an exploration can reveal strong contact with our own inner selves. In both men?s and women?s dreams a cave will represent exploring the subconscious, but in a woman?s dream she is more likely to sense something greater than herself whereas initially a man will begin to appreciate his own intuitive senses. Consulting the entries for Catacomb and Door will enhance your understanding.