Spiritual sense

As a record of our daily lives a journal allows us to keep track of our
spiritual progress. In dreams it signifies a tool that we might need in order to
understand and monitor our own way of taking in knowledge. A journalist
symbolizes the recorder and observing part of our Higher Self which
witnesses how we maintain our spiritual integrity.

Psychological / emotional perspective

An actual journal in which we record our dreams keeps track of our
‘inner’ life – what is going on in the unconscious while we live in the real
world.When this image occurs in a dream it is time we paid more attention
to this hidden side of ourselves. The journalist in this context makes
judgements as to how much of this can be shared with others.

Common meanings

In ordinary mundane terms a journal or any type of manual keeps track
of the progress of a particular task or project. To be writing in such a book
suggests that we may need to monitor what we are doing more carefully.
A journalist or newspaper reporter in such a dream suggests that care needs
to be taken in putting across the right information and ensuring that detail
is not lost.

Gender-specific meanings

In both men’s and women’s dreams a journal suggests a private part of the
psyche and perhaps the need for privacy. The gender of the journalist will
suggest a more emotional approach if the figure is female and a more logical
approach if male.