Archetypes

A number of archetypes come up in dreams again and again.Mother image: including grandmothers, stepmothers, mother-in-laws, midwives, wise women, goddesses, the Church, universities, towns, countries, heaven, earth, oceans, fields, gardens, springs, baptismal vessels, the womb, ovens, cooking pots, cows, rabbits. All these symbols stand for childhood memories, emotional connection to our mothers, difficulties in growing […]

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Aries

Depth Psychology: The symbol of Aries, the “horned” animal, the ram, represents masculinity and strength, but also enormous will power, courage, a certain toughness, patience—and, if the Aric*> ib a man, sexual vigor. Y’ou either have most of these qualities already or need to practice them. See Mars, Planets.

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Anvil

Symbol: The anvil is a symbol of virtue, courage, and strength.Vision: Somebody working on an anvil: you want to force an issue but with little hope of success. Seeing an anvil: friends are about to have a fight, or you will lose money gambling. Patiently working an object on the anvil: hard work and patience […]

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Apron

Vision: A man dreaming about wearing an apron: don’t get into things that are not your business. It also means stop “running after every skirt”! A woman wearing an apron: your housewifely duties are calling you—take care of them now; or your partner is making a lot of work for you.

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Animals

Symbol: Animals represent, as Archetypes, the depths of our unconscious or our instincts. Animals in dreams are always repressed symbols of our urges—a dream language of the forbidden.Bear: a symbol of vitality, power, and endurance (particularly in women’s dreams). See Bear.Fish: a fear of losing love; your partner is “slipping” through your fingers, but when […]

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Alarm

Vision: An alarm going off is a warning to act swiftly on a present project. Setting off the alarm yourself: you are restless, impatient, and nervous; or you are getting unnecessarily worked up about somebody else’s problem. Depth Psychology: See Signal, Whistle.

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Adventure

Vision: Dreaming about risky, thrilling adventures are a sign of impending dangers; or you may be unsure about a present situation (or person). Dreaming about a pleasant adventure: it is high time (or the right time) to make long-range plans for a more active life.Depth Psychology: An adventure points to your unconscious desire for more […]

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Ad

Vision: In a woman’s dream, an ad may be a warning that, in the interests of others (family, friends, or colleagues), it is high time to make a long-overdue decision; otherwise, a problem may be made public. Reading an ad means you’ll have to make a decision soon. Or vou will receive news in the […]

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Broom

Vision: Seeing a broom: in future be more careful when dealing with others—you might run into some very unpleasant people. Sweeping with a broom tells you to take care of your responsibilities—or face losses. In a woman’s dream, the broom might also be a phallic symbol.Depth Psychology: The broom could be a warning about destructive […]

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Bread

Symbol: Bread represents essential human nourishment in every culture.Vision: Seeing fresh-baked bread: a sure sign of good luck— and possibly good friends visiting. Watching others eat bread: you envy other people. If you are baking bread: your efforts will be successful. Eating stale or hard bread means great difficulties need to be overcome. Offering bread […]

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