ARROW

(see Weapons) Directional guidance, like a subliminal road map showing you the way to go. Watch where the arrow lands to see if you’re making or missing your mark. Power over, or empathy with, animals. In Greek mythology, Artemis carried arrows representing her dominion over the animal kingdom. Potentially a phallic symbol. The cherub carries […]

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AQUARIUM

(see Fish, Water) The clear glass of the aquarium allows you to see through into your subconscious or matters of spirit. So, what’s going on in the fish tank, and what creatures live there? A healthy carp, for example, symbolizes an optimistic outlook, whereas dark, murky waters indicate a soul in need of a good […]

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ANCHOR

An anchor dragging through water or sand represents things that weigh you down, and hold you back. An anchor holding firm in a torrential sea speaks of your personal need for security and stability. If you haven’t reinforced your foundations lately, do so. Anchors are also connected to the sea and sailing (see Boat, Water). […]

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ANIMALS

(see by specific creature or habitat, Carcass, Fur, Zoo) The primitive wildness within and a yearning to return to nature. A threatening animal reveals hidden aggression or unexpressed anger toward something or someone. Alternatively, this may mean that you personally feel threatened by someone perceived as predatory. Taming an animal: Bringing (or wishing to bring) […]

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ANSWERING MACHINE

(see Telephone) Avoiding direct communication with others. Screening or carefully recording the input you’re getting from various sources.

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ALMOND

(see Eating, Nuts) Generally symbolic of love and fertility. This association probably dates back to when almonds were a maternity charm. For example, the Greek god Attis was conceived with the aid of a magical almond. Ancient mid-Eastern: An emblem of femininity and the womb of the world due to its shape. This effectively carried […]

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ALTAR

(see Carcass, Church, Holy Ground, Monastery, Te?nple) The meeting of two worlds: religious and mundane. This is the place where traditionally the gods are honored, offerings get made, and many rituals take place. So, look beyond the altar to see what appears on it, and what occurs around it, for more insight. If a sacrifice […]

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AMETHYST

(see Crystals, Gems, Jeivelry, Stones, Purple) Maintaining control over yourself and your situation. In the Middle Ages, this stone got the reputation of keeping people from getting drunk because whole goblets were formed from it. When filled with any substance, the effect was like looking at wine. Religious authority in a specific area of belief. […]

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AMMUNITION

(see Weapons) Gathering ammunition indicates the expectation of battle, or an upcoming undertaking that requires a show of strength (see Fighting). Exhausted ammunition speaks of fruitless struggles against overwhelming odds. Taking aim at a specific problem or situation with carefully chosen “tools” that might prove harmful if they aren’t used properly.

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AIRPLANE, AIRPORT

(see Flying) Movement and transition, similar to other vehicles (see Car, Hone, Spaceship). Where the plane goes, its logo, or the other passengers on board (if any) may give you more clues here. If you’re in the plane, enroute, this can be considered a type of flying or ascent dream. Higher ideals, due to this […]

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