That side of the personality where chaos may reign, and where, unless some spiritual understanding can be attained, is seen as dark. Also darkness is full of mystery and part of the unknown, the obscurity which hides the Divine. Intellectually, we are in touch with the hidden side - the Shadow - and may need to deal with the darker suppressed aspects of ourselves. To be surrounded by darkness suggests that there is potential for failure in some scheme or a sense of being lost. To dream of being in the dark usually represents a state of confusion or being in unknown and difficult territory. It may point to a secret part of ourselves or a part that we do not yet know.