Dreaming of steps or stairways can represent your sense of how you are currently moving through life. Going up would symbolize aspirations, while going down can represent feeling the need to dig beneath your motivation to understand what is important to you. Steps in a shopping center can signify assessing your values or self worth, while steps in a public building can represent work issues. The condition of the stairs can shed light on how you feel about your current opportunities and challenges. Winding stairs can have associations with backtracking or recognizing the circular aspect of life where you look to the past to understand the future. See Houses and Buildings.