Dream meanings found in a dream dictionary will probably tell you that the elevator as a dream symbol applies to the ups and downs of your life. Atypical dream interpretation is that you have been considering your rises and falls in life recently. Going up and down constantly on the elevator implies that you have had many ups and downs in your life. Has anything happened recently that has caused you to re-examine some things that you’ve done in the past? Perhaps you have gone through some changes recently and are considering how your life used to be. This usually means that you are poring over your life as it once was which means that you will probably be going over the highs and lows of your life in comparison to where you are in life now.
One other meaning of dream regarding elevators is determined by what direction you are going in the elevator. If you dream that you are going up an elevator, but only go up or down in one direction, then each direction has a dream meaning that is specific to it. When you dream that you are going up in an elevator, it symbolizes great wealth and success. Perhaps you have just gotten a raise or promotion at work. Maybe you have just won an important competition that made you very happy. This could be why you are dreaming about rising in an elevator. If your elevator is going downwards, then you may be dreaming about this because something bad has just happened. Perhaps you have been demoted, or lost much of your money somehow. Maybe you have been struck by a catastrophic blow financially or romantically, and this is your way of understanding that. Going down an elevator usually symbolizes a great loss.
Elevators movements can also symbolize a change in your emotional status. Perhaps you have been experiencing a lot of ups and downs in you motions in rapid succession. As increases and decreases in your levels of success in life are usually tied to your emotions, it is not too hard to see why success and failure would be tied to happiness and sadness. If you spend the dream inside the elevator and are not able to get out, or if the elevator is out of order, it can show that you are losing control over yourself and your emotions. You are no longer able to handle your feelings. Similarly, if the elevator in your dream goes nowhere, or goes sideways instead of up or down, this can mean that you are progressing nowhere in terms of something important to you such as your job, or a relationship.