The meaning of ruins is literal: they represent destruction, the end of life. Many people experience this vision with a certain amount of melancholy. However, this destruction is mostly necessary to begin to build new and different things. If a monument or temple in a perfect state appears in your dreams, it is a sign that you will have success in your upcoming projects. If you find ancient ruins or sacred relics in dreams, it could symbolize that you have discovered the treasures that you guard inside. So, you have found the ancient subconscious wisdom that you harbor within you. (See abandonment , cold , death , and rock ) Discovering buried ruins assures comfortable and serene old age. Walking over ruins foretells financial losses.