To dream that you are ascending in an elevator indicates that you will have a rapid ascent to prosperity. You could be reaching a higher plane of understanding and are viewing the world from this elevation. If you are going down in an elevator, then bad luck will fall upon you. The movement in this dream can be indicative of the natural ebb and flow of life within your subconsciousness.
To dream that the elevator is out of order, or that you are stuck in it, suggests that your feelings are getting the best of you.