A road divided, a crossroads, is a clear message: you have to choose, to take a direction and guide your actions toward it. The unconscious is telling you that you cannot postpone making decisions any longer. This can be hard and painful but you must act soon. Formerly, criminals were hanged at the crossroads so many people could observe the dire consequences of committing a crime. In an oneiric sense, the fork represents crime, punishment, and death. However, many books about dreams also say that it alludes to an important decision to be made.