AUTHORITY FIGURES

(see Angel, Icons, Professor, Priest / Priestess) Your relationship to your boss or anyone in authority, as you perceive it. The Higher Self or embodiment of your conscious self, and your interactions with same (or lack thereof). How is this individual acting? If overbearing, perhaps you or someone you know is being too “bossy.” A […]

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AXE

(see Weapons) Cutting yourself off or away from someone or something (see Knife). Fear of losing one’s job (e.g., “getting the axe”). Two-headed axe (the Labrys): Duality. A choice or situation that has two distinct edges, one of which may not be known. It can also be a symbol of feminine power. Being executed by: […]

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ASH TREES

Ancient Druids regarded ash as a tree of well-being and perspicacity, and they used it for making their magical wands. Dreaming of sitting beneath or near an ash tree can symbolize growing intuition, or perhaps a calling to follow a Druidical path spiritually. The Norse honored the ash as being the World Tree in their […]

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ASCENT

(see Airplane, Balloon, Clouds, Ladder, Mountain, Stairs, Wings) Broader perspectives and higher outlooks on any situation. If on the journey up, your head literally reaches into the clouds, put those flights of fancy in check and come back down to earth. Emotions or memories surfacing from deep within. Spiritually, the quest for enlightenment and reconnection […]

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ANGEL

(see Authority Figures, Icons) A personal guide or guardian who either safeguards you in times of need or conveys important messages, most likely of a spiritual nature. Divine blessings and protection, especially if one covers you with its wings. In Christianity, angels are servants and messengers for God, often attending and defending believers in their […]

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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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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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AIR

(see Fan, Wind) The significance of air in dreams often varies with its strength and other characteristics. For example, a spring breeze is gentle and refreshing, whereas a wind storm may energize or blow away your foundations. Hot air represents anger and self-importance, especially in the way one speaks (e.g., “being full of hot air”). […]

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ACROBATICS

(see Dancing, Jinnping, Running) Balance, initiative, and sustained energy through physically trying circumstances. Feeling as if you’re jumping through proverbial hoops to please others or meet their expectations. Walking a tightrope: A delicate situation with some implied danger, depending on your level of skill. Contortionists: Having the truth or your sense of reality somehow twisted. […]

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