How to Tell the Future - Analyzing Dreams Start keeping a dream journal. Awaken yourself periodically throughout the night. Locate and assign meaning to the symbols in your dreams. Connect your dream symbols to your life and to the future. Practice lucid dreaming and question the future. "Someone who sees a future with you will want to engage in conversations - and more importantly, hang out - during the day or evening when he can show you off, not just under the covers," says Dolor. These studies indicate that, even with the doubtful results being eliminated, a person’s subconscious displays an uncanny ability to predict the future.