aggression

See hostility.

See anger

To dream about being aggressive represents stifled carnal desires. It also refers to some dilemma you are dealing with.

Vision + Depth Psychology: Hitting or shooting somebody expresses anger that has not been acknowledged during the day. Dreaming about being murdered or attacked: the murderer (a certain person in your life) makes impossible demands on you.

If we can’t fulfill the wishes, demands, or expectations of others, we feel guilty and our unconscious often “lets off steam” by way of aggressive attacks. See Murder, Steam.

1. One dislikes someone.

2. Way of letting go of hidden anger present in reality.



Aggression | The Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Aggression

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreams of being injured, murdered or killed occur relatively frequently, and attention needs to be paid to the specific circumstances of the dream. We are usually receiving a warning to be careful or to be aware of hidden aggression, either our own or others.

2- Such dreams may highlight anxieties to do with safety or carelessness, or fear of taking responsibility.

3- Since there is no such thing as an accident in spiritual terms, it signifies Divine intervention, or interference from an authoritative source.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Dreams of being injured, murdered or killed occur relatively frequently and seem to be a response to threat. Attention, therefore, needs to be paid to the specific circumstances of the dream. We are usually receiving a warning to be careful or to be aware of hidden aggression, either our own or others’.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

If you are accosted in your dream, then you are releasing your fear of being harmed, hurt, or overpowered.

If you dream of accosting someone, then you are exposing and/or releasing aggression and your need to control in a way that has negative consequences.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Fear of being swallowed up by tasks and work. Pay attention to your animalistic aggressions.

Folklore: A warning that an enemy is arriving.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: We can give ourselves permission to feel passion or aggression, which could be sexual or otherwise. Often the way we express emotion in dreams can give us information as to appropriate behaviour in everyday life.

If someone is angry at you in dreams in an uncharacteristic way you may have offended them without consciously being aware that this has happened.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Anger in a dream can often represent other passionate emotions. Aggression (an unprovoked attack) can be perceived as an extreme form of anger. We are struggling with the right to express that which is distressing us. We probably are unable to express emotion appropriately in waking life, but can do so in dreams. Annoyance is a mild form of anger which is a reaction to a perceived threat. It reflects our feeling that we are being denied what is ours by necessity or by right. Consult the entry for argue / arguments.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Are you angry with yourself or another person? Are you struggling with yourself? Have you been unfair to someone? If you are fighting with somebody, remember, you will only reach a peaceful conclusion if you are gentle and understanding.

If you are making others angry: an argument can be resolved but you won’t be satisfied. See Aggression.

Depth Psychology: You are cither having a conflict with someone right now or arguing with yourself. You could and should resolve the tension—and you will be ready to do so soon!... Dreamers Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Depends on your feelings for the particular animal (for typical meaning see the specific type).

A helpful animal normally represents the instinctive self. Look at your feelings and beliefs about this animal.

An animal relates to your own natural and inborn instincts. Good omens of a base nature as long as they are not being violent.

If misbehaving, it is an indication of a party where people are lacking good manners and are demonstrating poor judgment. This is all a reflection of the patterns that need to be repatterened within you. Your belief system is drawing you to these situations and people. Animals represent your primitive, physical and sexual mannerisms and expressions.

A heard: prosperity. Animal instincts (or human nature), sex, aggression. Animals may also be healing agents (e.g.An alligator to a timid person) or entities. Black Dog Animals represent the dreamer’s animal instincts (or human nature), sex, aggression, paternal or maternal instincts, social status, etc.

The choice of animal, its color and location indicate how the instinct is regarded.

For example, a black dog in the bedroom means the dreamer’s attitude to sex is dominated by fear. Animals may also be healing agents (e.g.An alligator to a timid person) or entities **Animals: “Carl Jung said that all wild animals indicate latent effects (feelings and emotions that we do not readily deal with). They are also symbolic of dangers (hurtful and negative things) being “swallowed” by the unconscious.

The interpretation of the animal in your dream depends on your relationship with it in daily life. Animals represent the qualities in our character or specific aspects of our personalities. They could symbolize our more intuitive and instinctive parts, or they could serve as messengers for the unconscious. Please look up each animal individually by name. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When animals appear in a dream they usually represent an aspect of the personality which cannot be properly understood except on an instinctive level.

Animal with a cub

This will represent motherly qualities and therefore the mother.

Baby animals

The dreamer will be dealing with the child-like side of his or her personality, or possibly children known to him.

The hurt young animal

The dreamer may perceive a difficulty in becoming mature or facing life.

Eating the animal

The dream could be about the ‘demons’ one creates which can only be overcome by assimilating them in a constructive way. Pagan belief thought that one took up certain aspects of the animal that were superior in certain respects to ordinary’ human attitudes.

Godlike, talking awe-inspir- ing or wise animals, or those with human characteristics

Animals have not vet become conscious of, or pitted themselves against, the power from which they came so the wisdom they show is innocent and simple. It is always important to pay attention to this aspect of animal life in fairy tales and dreams, since we need to be in touch with that part of ourselves.

Helpful animals

The subconscious is producing helpful images from its depths.

The figures of animals arc an easy way for the dreamer to accept that help.

Killing the animal may destroy the energy derived from the instincts. Taming or harnessing the animal shows the efforts made to control the dreamer’s instincts and, if possible, make them productive and useful.

To dream of trying to find some refuge from animals whether by building defences - or perhaps by running away - is indicative of the dreamer’s struggle with his animal instincts, and whether the action being taken is adequate. Such instincts may be threatening or damaging to aspects of the dreamer’s life.

2- When we need some sort of understanding of our own psychological urges, animals will appear which symbolise those qualities. These are:

Bear

The mother (see Family) appears in dreams in many forms, the bear being one of them.

The image may be of the possessive, devouring mother or of the all- caring mother.

If it is recognised in the dream that the bear is masculine the image may then be of an overbearing person, or possibly the father.

Bull

Usually the bull in a dream denotes the negative side of behaviour, such as dcstructivcness, fear or anger (for example a bull in a china shop). However, more positively, the bull is recognised as sexual passion or creative power.

Slaying the bull

indicates initiation into the world of the mature adult who succeeds in mastering his instincts and can also represent the sign of Taurus in the Zodiac.

Cat

To dream of cats is to link with the feline, sensuous side in human beings, usually in women. Goddesses such as Bast the Egyptian cat goddess arc usually represented as having two sides to their natures, one devious and one helpful, so the cat often denotes the capricious side of the feminine.

The elegant but also the powerful, yet overly self-sufficient aspect of woman, may also be perceived as the cat. Chameleon The dreamer is recognising either in himself or others the ability to adapt and to change according to surrounding circumstances.

Cold-blooded animals or reptiles

The unfeeling, inhuman aspect of the instincts is often portrayed by reptiles and other cold-blooded animals. They are usually recognised as being destructive and alien.

Composite animals

To dream of composite animals could indicate some confusion in sorting out what qualities are needed.

The various qualities of the different animals of which they are made up need to be assimilated and integrated. There are two potentials of development in one figure.

Half-animal, half-man

The dreamer’s animal instincts arc beginning to be recognised and humanised.

Cow

The eternal feminine, especially the mother (see Family) or mother figure (see Archetypes) is often depictcd by the cow. This is partly because it provides milk and nourishment.

Deer/Reindeer

The deer and the reindeer herd have a strict hierarchical structure.

The dreamer recognises his place in the world.

The deer symbolises pride/nobility

Deformed animals

The dreamer realises that some of his impulses are offensive, or revolting.

Dog

also see individual entry The dreamer may recognise a faithful and constant companion, a protector or more negatively, somebody the dreamer can’t shake off and who might make trouble.

A dog that the dreamer owned or knew at some period of his life There may be memories asso- ciated with that period of his life, which hold clues to present behaviour.

A huntress with dogs The dreamer is making a connection with one of the feminine archetypes, that of the Amazon (see Archetypes).

A dog guarding gates, being near a cemetery In dreams this indicates the guardian of the threshold, and creatures which must be put to sleep or tamed before there can be an initiation into the underworld Domesticated (tame) animals When we dream of domesticated animals we arc aware of those parts of ourselves with which we have come to terms. There are passions which arc being used in a controlled way although there is the suggestion that those passions were never very formidable. Elephant To see an elephant in a dream is to recognise the qualities of patience, long memory, strength and fidelitv. In the more esoteric sense it signifies radiant and glowing wisdom.

Fox

A fox in a dream tells of hypocrisy, cunning and slyness.

Frog

A period or act of transformation (a frog transforms from a tadpole and moves on to the land). There is something repugnant which is turning into something of value (i.e. a frog into a prince). Also see Snake as all reptiles have the same significance.

Goat

To dream of a goat is to recognise creative energy and masculine vitality. It may also represent the dark side of human nature, promiscuousness and sexuality.

To be riding a goat is to be trying to come to terms with the dreamer’s relationship with the dark side of his nature.

The goat may also represent the Devil or Satan. It is also the symbol for Capricorn.

Hare

The hare highlights intuition, spiritual insight and intuitive ‘leaps’. Intuition may be debased into madness by fear or ignorance. Because of its association with the moon, the hare can, in its negative aspect, signify the Priestess/Witch aspect of femininity or the Priest/Sorcerer of the masculine (see Archetypes). In its positive imagery however it is the radiant hare (often holding its baby in a cave) and thus the Mother of God.

Hedgehog

The hedgehog can represent evil and bad manners, or literallv our inability to handle a ‘prickly’ situation.

Horse

The horse in a dream represents the energy at the dreamer’s disposal.

A white horse depicts the spiritual awareness of the dreamer; a brown one the more pragmatic and down-to-earth side, while a black horse is the passionate side of the dreamer’s nature.

A pale horse is taken to indicate death, and a winged horse depicts the soul’s ability to transcend the earthly- plane.

If the horse is under strain or dying there is a severe weakening of the dynamic power that carries the dreamer forward. Ibo much pressure may be being experienced in our lives.

If the horse is being harnessed to a cart the dreamer may be concentrating too hard on thoroughly- utilitarian objectives.

In a man’s dream, a mare will denote the Anima, a woman; or the realm of the feminine (see Archetypes).

In a woman’s dream, being kicked by a horse may indicate the Animus or her relationship with a man.

A horse that can get through any door and batter down all obstacles is the collective Shadow (see Introduction) those aspects of the personality which most people attempt to suppress.

The horse as a beast of burden is often the Great Mother (See Introduction). or mother archetype (see Archetypes). In modern dreams the car has largely taken over from the horse as a symbol with many of the same associations (see Car and Journey Sections).

Hyena

The hyena is generally taken in dreams to signify impurity, instability and deviousness.

Jackal

The jackal is associated with the graveyard, and therefore with Death. As a scavenger it is also a cleanser. Esoterically, it is the servant of the transformer, guiding souls from the earth plane into the light.

Jaguar

The jaguar’s main qualities are its speed and balance. It stands for the balance of power between the dark and light forces. Kangaroo This somewhat exotic animal often stands for motherhood. and also strength. Lamb The lamb is the innocent side of man’s nature. It is said that evil cannot withstand such innocence.

Leopard

The leopard represents cruelty and aggression, and traditionally the deviousness of wrongly used power. Lion The lion stands for majesty, strength and courage. It can also represent the ego and the passions associated with it.

If the dreamer is struggling with the lion there should be a succcssful development as long as the dreamer is not overpowered, or the lion killed.

A man-eating lion shows that an aspect of the personality- has slipped out of alignment, putting both the dreamer and his surroundings at risk.

A lion lying with a lamb There is a union, or compatibility of oppositcs; instinct and spirit going hand in hand. Lizard also see Reptiles The lizard appearing in a dream represents instinctive action or ‘one-track’ thinking.

Lynx

The main quality associated with the lynx is its keen eyesight, thus in a dream it can often portray objectivity. Monkey The monkey characterises the infantile, childish and arrested side of the dreamer’s character.

The qualities of mischief, impudence and inquisi- tiveness all belong to the monkey. While these are often seen as regressive tendencies, that of lively- curiosity maintains a necessary lightness of spirit.

Mare

see Horse

Mole

The mole is often taken to represent the powers of darkness, but can often signify the blind persistence and determination which enables the dreamer to succeed. Monster/Dragon also see Dragon in D Section A fear which is beyond understanding, usually welling up from within rather than from the outside world, is often represented in dreams by monsters and dragons.

The devouring monster The dream may deal with a recognition that ultimately we arc all absorbed back into a greater whole.

If the dreamer gets the better of the monster he will have mastery over his own fear of death, and may be able to harness this forcc for his own use. Cutting out the monster’s heart or other vital organ, or lighting a fire inside it, depicts the struggle against the dark forces of the underworld.

Mouse

also see Vermin The mouse’s quality of timidity can often be addressed in the dreamer, if it is recognised that this can arise from turbulence and lack of understanding.

Otter

The otter is uniquely equipped to exist within its chosen element of water and to be able to gain subsistence from its environment, all things the dreamer may- need to develop.

Ox

The ox depicts the ability to be patient, and to make sacrifices for others.

Parts of animals

{the limbs, eyes, mouth, etc.) These have the same significance as parts of the human body (see Body).

If the four legs are particularly emphasised possibly in contrast with a three-legged animal the whole rounded personality with all four functions of the mind fully developed is being highlighted. Pig or Wild Boar The pig is taken in Western belief to indicate ignorance, stupidity, selfishness, and gluttony.

The dreamer’s better self may be beginning to recognise these unattractive qualities in himself. Without such recognition there can be no transformation or mastcry of them. Pigs and jewels There is a conflict between the lower urges and spiritual values. Perhaps there is a failure to appreciate spiritual values. Big litters of piglets can represent fruitful- ness, although sometimes without result, since the sow can depict the Destructive Mother (see Archetypes). Wild Boar The wild boar depicts the archetypal masculine principal, and therefore the negative Animus in a woman’s dream. (See Introduction).

The dreamer may be evading an issue that should be challenged and dealt with more daringly.

Prehistoric animals

A trauma from the past, or from childhood, may be causing difficulty. Rabbit Rabbits appearing in a dream can mean one of two things.

The obvious connection with fertility could be important or it could be that the trickster aspect of the personality could be coming to the fore (see Hare).

A white rabbit may show the dreamer the way to the inner spiritual world and, as such, act as a guide.

Ram

The ram is a svmbol of masculine virility and power, and by association has those qualities of the sign of Aries in the Zodiac.

Rat

also see Vermin ‘flic rat signifies the diseased and devious part of the dreamer or of his situation. It can also represent something which is repulsive in some way.

The dreamer may be experiencing disloyalty from a friend or colleague.

Reptiles

To dream of reptiles indicates that we are looking at the more frightening lower aspects of the personality. We may have no control over these, and could therefore be easily devoured by them. We are afraid of Death or the death process, but must go through a process of change in order to be reborn.

Seal

Dreaming of a seal suggests that we are at one with the clement in which we live.

Serpent

also see Snake The serpent is a universal symbol which can be male or female or it can be self-created. It can signify death or destruction or conversely life and also rejuvenation. It is the instinctive nature and is also potential energy. When the power of the instinctive nature is understood and harnessed, the dreamer comes to terms with his or her own sexuality and sensuality and is able to make use of the higher and more spiritual energies which become available. In a man’s dream a snake may appear if he has not understood the feminine or intuitive part of himself, or when he doubts his own masculinitv. In a woman’s dream the snake may manifest if she is afraid of sex, or sometimes of her own ability to seduce others. Because of its connection with the Garden of Eden, the serpent is the symbol of duplicity and trickery; and also of temptation. Sheep The sheep is renowned for its flock instinct, and it is this interpretation which is most usually accepted in dreams.

The helplessness of the sheep when off balance is also another aspect which is recognisable, as is the apparent lack of intelligence.

The god-fearing, ‘good sheep’ and also the passive and ‘sheepish’ may have relevance within the context of the dream.

To dream of sheep and wolves or of sheep and goats is to register the conflict between good and evil.

Sinister Animals Any threat from animals indicates the fears and doubts the dreamer has over his ability to cope with the stirrings of the unconscious. Snake - also see Serpent. Snake dreams occur like serpent dreams - when the dreamer is attempting to come to terms with his or her more instinctive self.

Inevitably, this has to do with the recognition and harnessing of energies which have been suppressed and thwarted. Since the most primeval urge is sexuality, the image of the snake is the most primitive one available.

A snake twined around the body or limb

This indicates some form of bondage, possibly being enslaved to the passions.

A snake, or worm, leaving a corpse by its mouth

This can sometimes represent the sexual act (the little death), but can also signify the dreamer’s control of his or her libido.

A snake in the grass This image denotes disloyalty, trickerv and evil. With its tail in its mouth This image is one of the oldest available to man and signifies completion and the union of the spiritual and physical (see Shapes, Circle). Being swallowed by a snake This shows the need and ability to return to the ultimate, and lose our sense of space and time (see Eating). Because snakes are such a low form of life, while also being in some cases poisonous, they have become associated with death, and all that man fears. Snake twined around a staff or similar (see Caduceiis) The unconscious forces that are released once the dreamer reconciles the opposing sides of himself create healing, rebirth and renewal, and this is universally represented as two snakes entwined round a central staff. It is a symbolic representation of the basic form of DXA, the ‘building blocks’ of life.

The colours of the snake may give additional insight into the meaning of the dream (see Colours). Squirrel The squirrel represents the hoarding aspcct of our personalities.

Tiger

The tiger signifies royalty, dignity and power and is both a creator and a dcstrover

Toad

To dream of toads is lo connect with whatever the dreamer may consider ugly in life, or in his behaviour. However, implicit in that ugliness is the power of transformation and growth into something beautiful.

For a toad and an eagle to appear is to note the difference between earthly and spiritual values.

Transformation of animals In dreams, the metamorphosis of the dreamer or other people into animals and vice versa shows the potential for change within any situation.

Unicorn

The unicorn is a symbol of purity and traditionally could only be owned and perceived by virgins. It is a return to, and a resurgence of, an innocence necessary in self-understanding, and it often suggests the control of the ego and selfishness.

Vermin

In dreams vermin may represent the enforced contemplation of something that is unnecessary or that has invaded one’s spacc.

Vertebrates

Animals with backbones often give an understanding of the qualities associated with that animal.

The smaller and lower orders of animal signify the unconscious, the higher orders the emotions.

Whale

The whale, because it is a mammal which lives within water, indicates the power of resurrection and rebirth man’s abilitv to come back from the dead.

Weasel

The weasel traditionally highlights the devious, more criminally oriented side of ourselves.

Werewolf

see Sinister Animals

Wild animals

Usually wild animals stand for danger, dangerous passions, or dangerous people. There is a destructive force arising from the unconscious, threatening the safety of the individual. Such a dream may be a way of understanding anxiety.

Domesticating wild animals The dreamer may- have come to terms with his or her wilder side.

Wolf

Dreaming of wolves may- indicate that we are being threatened by others, whether singly or by the pack.

The dreamer may- have cruel sadistic fantasies without taking responsibility for them.

The She-wolf The hussy; but also the carer for orphans and rejected young.

Wounded animals

The dreamer may be suffering either emotional or spiritual wounds.

Zebra

This animal has the same significance as the horse, but with the additional meaning of balancing the negative and the positive in a very dynamic way.

3- By understanding animals and their symbolism we approach life in a more simplistic and natural way.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(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) yourself under greater control, especially characteristics like a hot temper or overly intense passion (see Whip).

Native Americans believe that the spirits of animals appear in our dreams as teachers and guides. In this case, read that animal’s entry for more insight into its lessons.

Killing an animal: Consider what the creature itself symbolizes.

For example, killing a bird signals a fear that you are somehow stifling personal freedom or vision (see Carcass).

Jung felt that the central self was often represented in dreams as an animal, specifically the elephant, horse, bear, bull, fish, or snake.

Consider the creature’s positive and negative characteristics or integral qualities as they reflect upon the way you behave.

For example, are you being bull-headed or figuratively bearish?... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: Arguments with members of the opposite sex suggest that some adjustment needs to be made in the way you approach relationships. Men may need to understand their own aggression whereas women may need to be less emotional. Certainly something is out of balance.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Focus and concentration on a goal. This image is a “point of reference,” and suggests the way you have—or should have—developed. In addition, the arrow is a male sexual symbol and a symbol of aggression.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Being attacked: feeling under threat from external events or internal emotions, impulses or ideas; feeling a victim in relation to others and self; taking a defensive attitude. At­tacked by animal: one’s own aggression or sexuality. Bird at­tacking: fear of ideas or opinions, verbal attack by others. Being the attacker: positive self expression; defending oneself against something one feels threatened by; attempt to destroy some urge or feeling in oneself.

The word attack is also used in many ways, so might refer to an ‘attack’ of an illness, or ‘heart attack’. Can express the difference between feeling threatened by a work/relationship/sex problem, or feeling challenged by it in a way to stimulate creativity or research. Someone else being attacked: anger or aggression towards an­other. See fight; war. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Being attacked in a dream indicates a fear of being under threat from external events or internal emotions. Unknown impulses or ideas force the dreamer into taking a defensive attitude.

If we are being attacked by animals we are turning our own aggression and/or sexuality inwards; we have fear of our own natural urges.

2- If the dreamer is the attacker he needs to defend himself by positive self-expression he is making attempts to destroy some urge or feeling in himself or others.

3- There is a Spiritual or psychic threat.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Being attacked in a dream indicates a fear of being under threat from external events or internal emotions. Unknown impulses or ideas force us into taking a defensive attitude.

If we are being attacked by animals we are turning our own aggression and / or sexuality inwards; we have fear of our own natural urges.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ability to assert oneself, desire for control, often carried too far, bad behavior.

The image of the axe also points to chopping wood and, with its rhythmical movement, carries a sexual connotation that implies aggression.

The meaning here could be crudeness, but it may also express the joy of sexual vitality. In addition, chopping wood always is connected to chopping trees, clearing the way to create farmland.

The soil is prepared for something new, is cultivated, which is a reference to the intellect, the power to divide, as in Sword. It could also be a reference to strength and usefulness or to something that is being chopped down. Here the question is: What are you being separated from? Or what is it that you must let go of?

In a famous dream of Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon sees himself as a tree that is later chopped down and the tree stump left exposed to the weather and without protection. This depicts the King’s haughtiness and admonishes him to let go of his arrogance.

As with all tools, the axe, according to Freud, has a sexual meaning, which here is easy to see.

Folklore: Danger.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The axe may appear in dreams as a weapon as well as a tool and it usually means reckless action.

Vision: The axe is a sign of misfortune, usually a fight or a quarrel with people in your environment. You are not always the innocent bystander—particularly when you are the one using the axe. Splitting wood: a separation from your love partner is imminent. Picking up an axe: bad luck. Looking at a very sharp axe: terror and conflict.

Depth Psychology: The axe as a symbol of battle: quarrels or aggression are imminent: or you are not dealing adequately with your own Aggression or Anger. .An axe-dream is often a sign that your influence and authority is only a show and not based on the strength of your character. Working with an axe: you are successful at your job, but you have no consideration for colleagues or other people (you are the perpetrator).

If someone else is working with an axe: you are suffering because of the inconsiderate actions of another person and you need to defend yourself.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Symbol for letting go, as in Water, Brook / Stream. Playing ball represents self-expression. However, a ball, as in football and handball, also expresses aggressive penetration, forging ahead.

Here, the reference is to the masculine side of pleasure in man as well as in woman. Often an expression of the pleasure men and women derive from submission. In rare cases, this symbolizes fear of aggression.

According to analytical psychology, it is a symbol of wholeness, of concentrated psychic energy. In depth psychology it is connected to experiences with one’s own sexuality.

If you yourself are the ball (in the game), it refers to a lack of willpower, steadfastness, and purpose.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a man’s dream an iron bar might suggest an assertive nature, whereas in a woman’s dream it is more likely to signify aggression or to have sexual connotations.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Warning that danger is lurking. Aggression.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Thoughts or influences emerging from the unconscious; fear of the unconscious. Cricket or baseball bat: male sexual­ity; aggression, defensiveness. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Vampire

1- Because popular belief has it that bats are frightening, to dream of bats indicates that there are thoughts and ideas within the unconscious that may reveal themselves with frightening potential. Dreaming of a cricket bat or other such implement will give an indication of our attitude to controlled aggression, or to how we deal with external forces.

2- To dream of bats attacking us shows the need to confront fears of madness. We are not able to use implements such as cricket or baseball bats without some kind of training. ‘I’o dream of using such a bat indicates a learnt degree of competence.

3- A Hying bat can represent discernment or obscurity of a spiritual kind.

The obscurity may also suggest some idiosyncrasy within ourselves.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Because popular belief has it that bats are frightening, to dream of bats indicates that there are thoughts and ideas within the unconscious that may reveal themselves with frightening potential. Dreaming of a cricket bat or other such implement will give an indication of our attitude to controlled aggression, or to how we deal with external forces.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Animals

1- To have a bear appear alive in a dream indicates aggression, or if it is dead, the handling of one’s deeper negative instincts.

To dream of a toy bear i.e. a teddy bear shows a childlike need for security.

2- Psychologically; we have recognised the need to meet the force of our own creativity.

3- The bear symbolises spiritual strength and power, both latent for example, when a bear hibernates and also apparent.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To have a bear appear alive in a dream indicates aggression, or if it is dead, the handling of one’s deeper negative instincts.

To dream of a toy bear – i.E.

A teddy bear – shows a childlike need for security.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of being chased or attacked by a bear, it suggests that you are dealing with competition or aggression in real life. Bears in dreams can also symbolize a period of introspection and thinking.... My Dream Interpretation

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

A bear in a dream is a very rich and complicated dream symbol. In order to understand it, objective association need to be made. Bears are solitary animals and the females are solitary mothers. They hibernate in a cave and they are generally not predatory animals.

A bear is only aggressive when provoked, and as such times he is dangerous and deadly. Bears in dreams may represent a period of introspection and depression. However, this may be a part of a healing cycle, where the dreamer has retreated into himself in order to regenerate and in order to create something new and valuable in his life. Bears are highly regarded symbols in a variety of cultures and traditions, including the Native American tradition. Carl Jung said that all wild animals represent latent affects (feelings and emotions).

The interpretation of the bear in a dream may be influenced by your perception of it and by the events in the dream.

The bear may represent qualities in your character or specific aspects of your personality. Bears are usually associated with danger and aggression, but this is a very narrow view of this powerful dream symbol. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- In dreams the act of beating something or someone represents our need for ‘power over’ by our aggression and brute force.

2- To be beaten either physically or in a game indicates submission on our part to a greater force.

3- Particularly if one is taking a beating, humility, anguish and grief arc symbolised.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Aggression; the desire to suckle the breast hidden un- der aggression—this applies to women as equally as men.

The following example shows another aspect of bite: I had to get a large spider into a small dwelling. At one point it was like trying to get the spider into a narrow necked bottle, the spider was unwilling, and bit my finger. I was worried the bite might be poisonous, but it seemed all right’ (Alan P).

The large spider, small dwelling and finger refer to sexual inter­course. Alan feels fear of introducing his finger into the bottle because he might be bitten. So here the bite refers to the injection of fearful emotions, unwillingness, into his sexual impulse.

The spider often refers to the mother, and in fact Alan’s mother made him fearful of sex. So the bite is clearly to do with feeling attacked by anxieties or one’s urges. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Aggression (“sharp tongue”), chopping up. Often points to the animal side in humans. Vicious personality, social inhibition, in many ways related to the acceptance / rejection of one’s own “animalistic” side. Also, on another plane, reference to eating habits, with the ability to chew. See Eating, Teeth. Who is biting whom? Being bitten by an animal: contact with one’s own drive. See Animal, Vampire, Bite.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Being bitten in a dream may show that we are experiencing aggression from someone else, or conversely that our own aggressive instincts arc not under control.

2- To be biting someone or something such as fruit within a dream indicates that there is literally an idea or a concept which we need to get our teeth into.

3- The dreamer should be aware not only of his capacity for venom, but also his capacity to be on the receiving end of a ‘venomous’ attack.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In a dream in which we are biting a person or an object, we have returned to very basic drives of anger and aggression, and behind that is the need to protect ourselves or our personal space. Being bitten by a snake often represents some kind of initiation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Being bitten in a dream may show that we are experiencing aggression from someone else, or conversely that our own aggressive instincts in our waking lives are not under control. We are feeling threatened.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

By association with mythology and children’s fables a boar can suggest evil, or rather overbearing aggression. It also suggests abundance and vitality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Explosive situation; sudden anxiety-producing events—as when we say something occurred out of the blue, one’s own aggression; fear of death, remembered anxieties of war, social bombshells, such as being criticised in the press ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Atom Bomb. Aggression and destruction, fear of war, as in Bayonet, Siege. Frequently indicates that you are being too domineering and aggressive, or need to be more so. In psychoanalysis, a bomb explosion symbolizes orgasm.

The picture of an exploding bomb also points to an act of freeing oneself and of unloading. Addressed here is removing and shattering boundaries.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Witnessing an assassination attempt on a person of authority: you might be able to avoid (unknown) danger; or the danger has past. Seeing a bomb explode warns you not to act violently or aggressively. Throwing a bomb at somebody means hostility and aggression initiated by others or by yourself. Seeing a bomb on the ground means sudden and unfavorable events.

Depth Psychology: The bomb, more than anything else, is a symbol of impending danger where emotions are out of control or where you are gripped by fear.

If repressed Aggression is the reason, try to prevent the Explosion as quickly as you can. This dream has to be taken seriously!... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To a certain extent it depends on which type of bottle is perceived in the dream.

To see a baby’s feeding bottle would indicate the need to be successfully- nurtured and helped to grow.

A bottle of alcohol would show the need to celebrate, or to curb an excess, while a medicine bottle might symbolise the need to look at one’s own health.

A broken bottle could indicate either aggression or failure.

2- Opening a bottle could mean making available resources you have, but may have suppressed.

3- A womb symbol: the principle of containing and enclosure.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Opening a bottle could mean making available resources you have but may have suppressed.

A broken bottle could indicate either aggression or failure.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

On one hand, you may want to take it easy, look for relaxation and fun; on the other hand, bowling expresses power and agility. Last, but not least, this symbol could point to hidden aggression, if a powerful throw “bowls over” the pins.

Folklore: Disappointment.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Ability to assert yourself. Aggression.

A frequent symbol for work / profession or marital situations, but it can also point to a positive fight.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Repressed aggression, and a desire for physical closeness.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Sexual impregnation; aggression; penis; desire to hurt; pain. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of bullets is to be aware of aggression and a desire to hurt.

If the bullet is being fired at the dreamer, it may be considered to be a warning of danger. If, however, the dreamer is firing the bullet, there is an awareness of one’s vulnerability.

2- There is a need to understand what ammunition the dreamer has available in the sense of resources to be used.

3- A bullet can represent the need for, and control of, sexual impregnation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To dream of bullets is often to be aware of aggression and a desire to hurt.

If the bullet is being fired at us, it may be considered to be a warning of danger. If, however, we are firing the bullet, it shows we have become aware of our own vulnerability and, perhaps, lack of control.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

To see a bullet or bullets in your dream, indicates anger and aggression directed at you or someone else. You need to be careful about what you say and do, because your actions and words may easily be misinterpreted.

To dream of being hit by a bullet, suggests that you need to persevere and endure the difficult times in order to reach your goals. Also see “Bulletproof Vest.”... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Aggression; sadistic or masochistic sexuality, canyon See valley. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing cannons in a dream: either a lot of arguments or a deception will make life difficult for you.

A cannon being fired: you have to face a highly unpleasant situation; be careful so you can avoid an accident. Hearing the sound of cannon shots: good news. Seeing a cannon ball: getting out of a dangerous situation. See Ball.

Depth Psychology: The cannon is a symbol of male aggression and reckless sexual passions. In a woman’s dream, it means fear of sexual aggression or a sign that she lets her partner control and humiliate her. See Weapon.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Our motivating drives—sex drive, ambition, sense of failure, whatever is driving us in life; desire to get somewhere’ in life; independence; feelings about the particular car in dream.

If dreamer driving: being independent; self confi­dence; being responsible for one’s own life direction. With one other person: relationship with that person. Alone in ve­hicle: independence; making decisions alone; feeling alone. Crashing vehicle: self-desired failure, perhaps to avoid stress of responsibility and change; fear of failure; failure in relation­ship; argument—you may be on collision course with boss or panner, occasionally psychological breakdown threatened. Another driver: being passive; being influenced by the opin­ions or emotions of someone else, or one’s own secondary characteristics, i.e. anxiety or emotional pain may lead us to make many decisions and so may be the dnving force in our life, rather than what might be more satisfying. Driving care­lessly: lack of responsibility, socially or sexually, need for more awareness. Reversing: sense of not getting anywhere; feeling that one is slipping backward; reversing a decision; change of direction. Overtaking: getting ahead. Overtaken: feeling of being left behind or not competing. Car body: dreamer’s body. Car torn apart, dismantled: stress; failure to care for one’s body; self destructive attitudes. Fuel: feeling drives, motivation; whatever has ‘fuelled one’s drive’. Old car, scrapped car: sense of old age, feelings about death. Car en­gine: energy; heart; central drive. Running over someone: killing’ some part of self through misplaced drive or ambi­tion; aggression. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The emotional side of the dreamer, as well as the unconscious willpower of the dreamer. On one hand, it is a symbol of deception and cunning. It always refers to a woman, since the cat is connected to the archetypal female. On the other hand, the cat is a symbol for independence, lust, and self-will, again exclusively referring to women. It is a symbol of female sexual organs (pussy) and sexual aggression. But it is also a sign of physical agility, orgasm, and freedom.

If a man or a woman is having a cat dream, it always addresses the feminine side (anima).... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Language of Dreams

(see Animals, Lion, Tiger)

With a mouse: The power of good over evil. In ancient Egypt, the great God Ra was sometimes depicted as a cat slaying a make with similar connotations.

The ability to land on your feet, even in difficult circumstances, and remain independent.

An emblem of rebirth and new beginnings. Cats have nine lives, upon which one are you now embarking?

If seen on a sailing vessel, very good luck and health (see Boat). Cats eliminated mice from ships on long journeys, thereby decreasing disease.

Magical or mystical energy.

The cat was a sacred creature to the Greek goddess Hecate, and the Roman goddess Diana, both patronesses of witches. Additionally, it was the most commonly mentioned familiar for witches in old Grimoires, medieval books of practical magic that included spells, herbals, and folk wisdom.

An alternative symbol of feminine, lunar characteristics.

Hissing and scratching: A “catty” nature rearing its ugly head, or withheld aggression toward women.

The Cheshire Cat is an emblem of haughty or arrogant attitudes (see Laughter).... The Language of Dreams

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: In Eg>pt, the cat was the symbol of the goddess Bastet, but it also was related to the demonic.

Vision: Seeing a white cat: you feel great affection for someone. Seeing a two-colored cat: your feelings are passionate.

A black cat: always a warning of impending danger. Seeing several cats: be careful, your lover is unfaithful. Dreaming about wild cats: you will have a fight with your neighbors.

Depth Psychology: The cat is, on one hand, a symbol of female sexuality, and on the other hand the essence of deceit. In the dream of a man, the cat stands for his present love life: he has—or would like to have—an intimate relationship with a woman, but a misstep on his side or hers is also part of the picture.

A tomcat in a dream suggests male aggression, together with extreme sexual cravings and frequently changing love partners. See Animal. Seeing the claws of a cat indicates that either you have suffered emotional harm or you have injured someone else!... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: Three men with clubs were chasing me, but never actually caught me as I woke in terror. I was deter­mined to tell myself it was only a dream, and the next night as they were chasing me I remembered it was only a dream and lost all fear—stopped running—turned to face them and said This is only a dream, you can’t hurt me.” As they came closer they faded into nothing and I never saw them again’ (Account of dreams when six years old. Mr C).

The example shows how we can be pursued by fears or emotions, and can either continue to avoid them or face them. We are, in a real sense, pursued by what we have created with our thoughts, emotions, action and inaction. What we are avoiding might be sexual feelings; responsibility; expressing what we really feel in public; our fear of death; sense of failure; guilt; emo­tional pain; grief, etc. We can never escape from ourself, so such feelings may pursue us through life unless we meet them.

Chased by opposite sex: afraid of love or sex, haunted by a past relationship. By animal: one’s passions; anger, natural feelings. By Thing or shadowy creature: usually past experi­ence or trauma, a hurt from childhood. Chasing: something you are pursuing in life; something or someone you want; aggression. See follow. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are choking on an object, suggests that you may find it difficult to believe some advice, or accept what someone is telling you.

If you are choking on food, then it may be an expression of your guilt about something.

To dream that someone is choking you, means you are suppressing your feelings - you have difficulties in showing your fear, anger, or love. Alternatively, you may feel that you are being prevented or restricted from freely expressing yourself.

If you dream that you are choking a person, you have feelings of aggression towards someone. You may also be trying to prevent something from being said or revealed. Also see “Heimlich Maneuver.”... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The cleaver is always a phallic symbol and expresses aggression (conscious or unconscious).... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: I am packing for a holiday, surrounded by a lovely selection of all sorts of clothes. I am matching outfits, shoes, scarves, handbags. It gives me great pleasure. I am wearing an old navy blue dress which is too shon for me. So shon I feel panic because there will not be enough time to change. I am now on the top deck of a bus. I have one bat­tered suitcase and am wearing the same dress, trying vainly to pull it down over my knees. Suitcase bursts open and it is full of old clothes fit for a jumble sale* (Valerie H). Clothes can mean many things, depending upon dream context. In the example the clothes are feelings of pleasure and confidence, and also discomfort and lack of confidence.

In general they indicate the stance or attitudes we use to meet other people or special situations such as work or dan­ger, protection, such as might be given by our feelings of reserve, shyness, anxiety or aggressiveness in fending off sex­ual or other advances, clothes depict self respect and how we see ourselves in society—the difference between what we want and what we feel others want of us; our clothes, espe­cially when we consider their colour, can also express our emotional condition and moods. Constance Newland gives the example of dressing in violet symbolising being inviolate sexually. Overdressed , unable to get clothes off: too cautious in relationships, difficulty in changing attitudes or self image; self protectiveness; avoiding intimacy.

Naked or see-through clothes: example: ‘I am at the doc­tor’s being examined. It is always the same. I have all my clothes off and he examines me from the roots of my hair down to my toenails. I am just at the point where I am going to ask him for his diagnosis when he fades away’ (Miss L). Desire to be attractive and noticed, as in the example, where Miss L is enjoying an acceptable form of intimacy; being open about what you really feel; fear of other people seeing what you really feel, think and desire; anxiety about not being ade­quate socially, lacking ability to conform to social norm. See nude. Ragged or inappropriate clothes: feelings of inadequacy depressed feelings; rebellion against authority or society. Ar­mour, protective clothing : defences against internal anxieties, past hurts and external intimacy. Other people’s clothes: the social attitudes and responses we have adopted from others. Children’s, teenage clothes in adult’s dream: youthful or im­mature attitudes or behaviour. Undressing: revealing one’s real character; move towards intimacy. Dirty, untidy clothes: difficult or grubby feelings; one’s inner condition, such as an untidy mind, or grubby feeling values. Worn out or old clothes: attitudes ready to be left behind; old habits no longer useful; feeling worn out, old or tired. Tight clothes: being too restricted in attitude; being tight emotionally. New clothes: change in attitudes; new feeling about self. Someone else’s clothes: could be feelings from that person; their attitudes, memories. Man in woman’s clothes: unacceptability of male role, with its connection with breadwinning, aggression, being cannon fodder in war, homosexual tendency; desire for mother. Woman in male clothes: unacceptability of female role, motherhood, housewife; lesbian tendency; desire for fa­ther figure. Clothing inappropnate to dream surroundings: at­titudes or behaviour inappropriate to one’s situation. Chang­ing clothes: altering one’s mode of behaviour, role or mood. Idioms: dress to kill; dress up. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

A cougar in your dream represents wild beauty, power and raw emotion. It often refers to feminine powerand aggression.

A female you know may represent some danger to your social position or sense of well-being.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Watching a crime being committed: an appalling matter or a legal argument needs to be cleared up. ITiis dream is often a sign of unconscious brutality. See Aggression, Murder.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The dagger is a phallic symbol or one of Aggression. It is also a sign of your own weakness and hope that you will find strength and courage.

Vision: Seeing a dagger: you will soon “conquer” your rivals. Defending yourself with a dagger: suddenly you will be able to put an end to a certain matter. Being wounded by a dagger: means sad news. Seeing a dagger stuck in the ground: a warning that you are in danger. Seeing a dagger covered with blood: you have bitter enemies.

Depth Psychology: The dagger is a symbol of physical, mental, or emotional power. It can also mean impending destruction.

If the dagger is pointing at someone else: you are unconsciously aggressive.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Repressed, built-up aggression, similar to Steam. Controlled feelings and suppressed desires. Also protection and security, as in Anchor, Arch, and Buoy.

If the dam breaks, aggressive or compulsive discharge.

To be on top, being healthy.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: To be damaging an object in dreams suggests a strong sense of perhaps misplaced aggression. Other images in your dream should help to clarify the interpretation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: My son comes in and I see he is unwashed and seems preoccupied and as if he has not cared for himself for some days. I ask him what is wrong. He tells me his mother is dead. I then seem to know she has been dead for days, and my two sons have not told anyone. In fact my other son has not even accepted the fact’ (Anthony). Anthony is a divorcee. Processing the dream he realised the two sons are ways he is relating to the death of his marriage to the chil­dren’s mother.

A dead body, death of someone we know: very often, as in the example, the death of some aspect of our outer or inner life. Our drive to achieve something might die, and be shown as a death in our dreams. Lost opportunities or unexpressed potentials in ourselves are frequently shown as dead bodies. All of us unconsciously leam attitudes or survival skills from parents and others. Often these are unrecognised and may be shown as dead.

Example: ‘During my teens I was engaged to be married, when I found a more attractive panner and was in consider­able conflict. Consistently I dreamt I was at my fiance’s fu­neral until it dawned on me the dream was telling me I wanted to be free of him. When I gave him up the dreams ceased1 (Mrs D).

If the death is of someone we know: fre­quently, as in the example, desire to be free of the person, or unexpressed aggression; perhaps one’s love for that person has ‘died’. We often ‘kill’ our partners in dreams as we move towards independence. Or we may want someone ‘out of the way so we do not have to compete for attention and love.

Death of oneself: exploration of feelings about death; re­treat from the challenge of life; split between mind and body.

The experience of leaving the body is frequently an expression of this schism between the ego and life processes. Also death of old patterns of living—one’s ‘old self.

The walking dead, rigor mortis: aspects of the dreamer which are denied, per­haps through fear. Dancing with, meeting death or dark fig­ure: facing up to death.

Example: ‘I dream I have a weak heart which will be fatal.

It is the practice of doctors in such cases to administer a tablet causing one painlessly to go to sleep—die. I am completely calm and accepting of my fate. I suddenly realise I must leave notes for my parents and children. I must let them know how much I love them, must do this quickly before my time runs out’ (Mrs M). This is a frequent type of ‘death* dream. It is a way of reminding ourselves to do now what we want to, espe­cially regarding love. Although the unconscious has a very real sense of its eternal nature and continuance after physical death, the ego seldom shares this. We have an unconscious realisation that collective humanity carries the living experi­ence from the life of the dead.

The farmer roday uncon­sciously uses the collective experience of humanity in farming. What innovation he does today his children or others will learn and carry into the future. Idioms: dead and buried, dead from the neck up/down; dead to the world, play dead. See death and rebirth under archetypes. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about demons usually refers to feelings you are denying, but that have, nevertheless, taken hold of you. See Aggression, Disgust, Envy. Frequent dreams about demons are warnings: make an appointment with a psychotherapist in order to avoid future emotional conflict and/or crises. See Devil, Monsters, Mystical Creatures.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Displacement of aggression from a threaten­ing target to a less threatening one is a common human and animal practice.

If we are angry at our partner we may kick the cat or nag at the children instead of confronting the real target. Freud stated that in dreams we express what we usually censor, or would be censored socially, in terms of behaviour or sexuality, but often in a displaced way. What appears to be most important and full of emotion in the dream may, accord­ing to this statement, be really of least significance. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(The Glorious Throne of God Almighty.) Seeing the Divine Throne of God Almighty in its perfect form means blessings, glad tidings and correctness of one’s faith.

If one sees the Divine Throne missing one of its attributes in a dream, it means heedlessness and innovation. Seeing the Glorious Throne of God Almighty in a dream may entail whatever good or evil destiny one may go through. Seeing the Divine Throne in a dream also means receiving a high ranking position or assuming a noble function, if one qualifies, or it could represent one’s wife, house, vehicle, victory over his enemy, writing poems, or doing good deeds for the one who sees it in its perfect, radiant and glorious manifestation. Ifone sees the Divine Throne, and ifhe sees God Almighty sitting on it in a dream, it denotes his faith, certitude, determination and correct religious adherence.

If one sees himself sitting upon the Divine Throne and his Lord sitting under it in a dream, and ifone qualifies for governing, then it means that he will oppress the religious scholars, show arrogance and spread evil on earth.

If one does not qualify for governing, then it means that he will become a disobedient son to his parents, oppose his teacher, rebel against his superior, issue a verdict without knowledge, commit aggression against others, or if he is ajudge, he will be an unjust one. (Also see Allah; Carriers ofthe Divine Throne; Chair)... Islamic Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Easy expression of such aspects of ourself as aggression —maybe because dogs show their teeth easily—sexuality, friendship; our easy flowing natural feelings, devotion, per­haps to a lover or child.

For some people a dog was the only source of expressive love in their childhood, so may well de­pict this. Dor on lead: restrained or controlled urges.

The dog appears more often than other animals in dreams.

Example: I continue on my path, and suddenly the nettles disappear and the path is clear. Ahead the wall has curved round to face me, hut there is a gate in it, and I can see my dog waiting for me on the other side’ (Mrs MG). In the dream of this elderly woman the dog is leading the way through the experience of meeting death. Mythology has often shown the dog in this light, as an inner sense of knowing how to find transformation through death—or as the ravaging threat of death. Idioms: die like a dog; dirty dog; dog eared; dog eat dog, dog in the manger, gay dog; go to the dogs; let sleeping dogs lie; etc. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The Language of Dreams

(see Animals)

If belligerent or barking, this dream shows personal aggression and hostility.

Sleeping at your feet: Service, good friends, and gentle companions.

Good instincts. Dogs are believed to have a kind of second sight in judging people, or discerning spiritual presences (see Ghost).

Being bitten by a dog reveals quarrels between friends or family members.

Dreaming of a purebred dog, especially at a dog show, indicates a personal love of performance, possibly to the point of putting on airs.

Growling dogs warn of being surrounded by designing or unpleasant people.

A Cerberus (many-headed dog) counsels that you are trying to maintain too many loyalties, interests, or friends. When you spread yourself too thin, quality suffers.

Zoroastrian: Sagacity, vigilance, and fidelity. Consider how the dog is treated and where it’s seen for more interpretive value.

The afterlife: In Babylon, Greece, and Persia, dogs attended aspects of the great Goddess to the underworld where human souls slept, awaiting their next incarnation. This close affinity to death is why dogs are often credited with the ability to see spirits.

The ability to sniff out honesty and good character. In the Tarot, dogs sit at death’s gate to be sure the soul is properly prepared. Similarly, Egyptian mythology speaks of Anubis, the jackal-headed god, waiting in the underworld to judge newcomers with his nose. This is why the Egyptians packed their mummies in sweet spices!... The Language of Dreams

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Greece Antiphon, a Greek living in the fourth century bc. wrote the first known descriptive book of dreams. It was designed to be used for practical and profes­sional interpretations. He maintained that dreams are not cre­ated by supernatural powers but natural conditions. In the second century ad a similar book was written by Anemidorus, a Greek physician who lived in Rome. He claimed to have gathered his infonnation from ancient sources, possibly from the Egyptian dream book dating from the second millennium bc. He may have used works from the Assurbanipal library, later destroyed, which held one of the most complete collec­tions of dream literature. Anemidorus classified dreams into dreams, visions, oracles, fantasies and apparitions. He identi­fied two classes of dreams: the somnium, which forecast events; and the insomnium, which are concerned with present matters.

For the somnium dreams Anemidorus gave a dream dictionary.

For example, he said abyss meant an impending danger, a dream of warning, and to see a candle being lighted forecasts a binh, to exhibit a lighted candle augers content­ment and prosperity, a dimly burning candle shows sickness, sadness and delay. This last interpretation is taken from folk­lore of the times and, because dreams tend to use commonly used verbal images, was probably true. He maintained that a person’s name—that is their identity, and the family, national and social background from which they arose—has a bearing on what their dream means.

Plato (429-347 bc) said that even good men dream of un­controlled and violent actions, including sexual aggression. These actions are not committed by good men while awake, but criminals act them out without guilt. Democritus said that dreams are not products of an ethereal soul, but of visual impressions which influence our imagination. Aristotle (383— 322 bc) stated that dreams can predict future events. Earlier Hippocrates, the ‘father of medicine’, discovered that dreams can reveal the onset of organic illness. Such dreams, he said, can be seen as illogically representing external reality.

Hippocrates was born on the island of Kos. On the island was the famous temple dedicated to Aesculapius, the god of medicine. There were about 300 such temples in Greece alone, dedicated to healing through the use of dreams. Hip­pocrates was an Aesculapian, and learnt his form of dream interpretation from them. In such temples the patient would ritually have to cleanse themselves by washing, and abstain from sex, alcohol and even food. They would then be led into what was sometimes a subterranean room with harmless snakes in—these were the symbol of the god. In the morning the patients were asked their dream, and it was expected they would dream an answer to their illness or problem. There are many attestations to the efficacy of this technique from pa­tients. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

To see dynamite in your dream symbolizes a fast-approaching, major change in your life. You may be harboring aggression that is about to blow up.... My Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Facial expressions stand for the emotional situation of the dreamer, for the way he respects and judges himself. They are a symbol of the dreamer’s identity, willpower, and power of intuition.

A disfigured face reflects rage, aggression, fear.

A distorted face indicates internal turmoil.

An uneasy or inscrutable face expresses the search for identity. Is the face a Mask, is it made- up, or is it open and free?

Folklore: A friendly face is a good omen; unfriendly, a bad omen. Many strange faces mean that you have to move soon.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Eagle, Bird. Freedom, control, and success.

A symbol for aggression, as in Hawk. Symbol of an aggressive or passionate person.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

From our family we leam most of the positive and negative patterns of relationship and attitudes towards living, which we carry into daily events. Father’s uncertainty in deal­ing with people, or his anxiety in meeting change, may be the roots of our own difficulties in those areas.

If our mother is unable to develop a feeling contact with us, we may lack the confidence to meet our emotions.

Our maturation as a man or woman calls us in some way to meet and integrate our childhood desire, which includes sexual desire for our parent of the opposite sex, and rivalry with, mingled with dependence on, the parent of the same sex. Even a missing parent, the mother or father who died or left, is a potent figure internally.

An absence of a father’s or mother’s love or presence can be as traumatic as any power­fully injuring event. Our parents in our dreams are the image (full of power and feeling) of the formative forces and experi­ences of our identity. They are the ground, the soil, the bloody carnage, out of which our sense of self emerged. But our iden­tity cannot gain any real independence while still dominated by these internal forces of our creation. Heraclitus said we cannot swim in the same river twice; attempting to repeat or compete with the vinues of a parent is a misapprehension of the true nature of our own personality. Sec individuation.

Family group: The whole background of experience which makes up our values and views. This background is made up of thousands of different obvious and subtle things such as social status; amount of books in the home; how parents feel about themselves; how they relate to life outside the family; whether dominant roles are encouraged; what nationality par­ents are; what unconscious social attitudes surround the fam­ily (i.e. the master and servant, or dominating employer and subservient employee, roles which typified England at the turn of the century still colour many attitudes in the UK). Simply put, it is our internal ‘family’ of urges and values; the overall feeling tone of our family life—security, domination, whatever it was, the unconscious coping patterns of the fam­ily.

Parents together in dream: our general wisdom, back­ground of information and experience from which we make important decisions or gain intuitive insights. Parents also de­pict the rules and often irrational disciplinary codes we learnt as a child which still speak to us from within, and perhaps pass on to our own children without reassessment. These in­clude everything from ‘Don’t speak with your mouth full’ to the unspoken Masturbation is unholy/

Dead parent in dream: the beginning of independence from parent; repression of the emotions they engendered in us, our emotions regarding our parent’s death; feelings about death. See dead people dreams.

Example: ‘My father was giving me and another woman some medicine. Something was being forced on us. I started to hit and punch him in the genitals and, when he was facing the other way, in the backside. I seemed to be just the right height to do this and I had a very angry feeling that I wanted to hurt him as he had hurt me’ (Audrey V). Hurting, burying , killing parent: in the example Audrey’s height shows her as a child. She is releasing anger about the attitudes and situations her father forced down her throat’.

To be free of the intro­verted restraints and ready made values gathered from our parents, at some time in our growth we may kill or bury them. Although some people arc shocked by such dreams, they are healthy signs of emerging independence. Old myths of killing the chief so the tribe can have a new leader depict this pro­cess. When father or mother are dead’ in our dream, we can inherit all the power gained from whatever was positive in the relationship. Seeing parent drunk, incapable, foolish: another means of gaining independence from internalised values or stultifying drives to ‘honour’ or admire father or mother.

father

Generally positive: authority; ability in the external world; family or social conventions, how we relate to the ‘doer’ in us; physical strength and protectiveness; the will to be. Generally negative: introvened aggression; dominance by fear of other people’s authority, uncaring sexual drive; feelings of not being loved. See father under archetypes; man.

mother

Generally positive: feelings; ability in relationships; uniting spirit of family; how we relate to feelings in a relation­ship; strength to give of self and nunure; intuition. Generally negative: will based on irrational likes and dislikes; opinion generated by anxiety or jealousy; domination by emotions; lack of bonding. See Great Mother under archetypes; woman.

siblings and children

Whether brother, sister, daughter or son (see below in this entry), the most general use in our dreams is to depict an aspect of ourself. However it is almost universal to believe with great conviction that our dream is about the person in our dream.

A mother seeing a son die in her dream often goes through great anxiety because there lurks in her a sense of it being a precognitive dream. Vinually everyone at some time dreams about members of their close family dying or being killed—lots of mothers dream this, and their chil­dren live till 80. But occasionally children do die. Is the dream then precognitive, or is it coincidental?

Example: ‘I was walking along a rather dusty track carrying my younger son who would be around 10 months old and I was feeling rather tired. Suddenly I met a man who stopped to talk to me and commented I looked rather weary carrying the baby. He said, come with me and look over this wall and you will see such a sight that will gladden your hean. By standing on tiptoe I could just see over the wall and the sight I beheld took my breath away, it was so beautiful’ (Johan E). Here Johan’s son depicts the weight of responsibility she feels.

The beauty is her own resources of strength in motherhood.

Example: ‘I have just given binh to twins and they lay on the floor. We started to care for them. My mother took them to the doctor for his advice while I went to see my married sister who has two children. I met them there with the twins so that my sister could give her opinion on the babies. She had recent experience of childbirth and could tell us if the babies were good specimens’ (Miss E). Miss E has no children of her own, so she is uncertain of her own capacity to have and raise them.

The mother depicts her own mothering abilities, which seek confidence from an authority figure. Her sister is her own nearest experience of childbirth. So out of what she has leamt from observing her sister, she is assessing her own qualities.

Most often the family member depicts the qualities in our­self which we feel are part of the character of the person dreamt of. So the passionate one in the family would depict our passions; the intellectual one our own mind, the anxious one our hesitations. Use the questions in dream processing to define this. Having done this, can you observe what the dream depicts? For Miss E it would be questions regarding mother­hood.

Example: ‘My daughter told me the only positive part of my work in a helping profession was with a woman who had turned from it to religion. There followed a long and powerful interchange in which I said she had as yet no mind of her own. She was dominated by her mother’s anxiety, and the medical rationalism of her training. When she had dared to step beyond her own anxieties to integrate the lessons of her own life, then I would listen again’ (Desmond S). Desmond was divorced and struggling with his own pain and guilt about leaving his daughter while still a teenager. His daughter de­picts this conflict between his feelings and his rational self.

brother

Oneself, or the denied pan of self, meeting whatever is met in the dream; feelings of kinship; sense of rivalry, feel­ings about a brother. Woman’s dream, younger brother: out­going but vulnerable self; rivalry. Woman’s dream, older brother, authority, one’s capable outgoing self. Man’s dream, younger brother: vulnerable feelings; oneself at that age. Man’s dream, older brother: experience; authority, feelings of persecution. See boy; man. Idioms: big brother, brothers in arms; blood brother.

sister

Feeling self, or the lesser expressed pan of self; rival; feelings about a sister. Man s dream, younger sister: vulnera­ble emotions; rival for love of parents. Man’s dream, older sister: capable feeling self; feelings of persecution. Woman’s dream , younger sister: one’s experiences at that age; vulnera­ble feelings, rival for parents’ love. Woman’s dream, older sister: capable feeling self. See girl; woman. Idioms: sisters under the skin.

daughter

One’s relationship with the daughter, the daughter, or son, can represent what happens in a marnage between husband and wife.

The child is what has arisen from the bonding, however momentary, of two people. In dreams the child therefore is sometimes used to depict how the relation­ship is faring. So a sick daughter might show the feelings in the relationship being ‘ill’.

In a mother’s dream: often feelings of suppon or compan­ionship; feelings of not being alone in the area of emotional bonds; or one’s feeling area; responsibility; the ties of parent­hood; oneself at that age; one’s own urges, difficulties, hurts, which may still be operative. Also a comparison; the mother might see the daughter’s youth, opportunity, and have feelings about that. So the daughter may represent her sense of lost opportunity and youth—even envy, competition in getting the desire of a man.

In a father’s dream: one’s feeling self, the feelings or diffi­culties about the relationship with daughter; the struggles one’s own feeling self goes through to mature, how the sexual feelings are dealt with in a family—occurs especially when she starts courting; sister, parental responsibility; one’s wife when younger. Someone else’s daughter: feelings about one’s own daughter, feelings about younger women.

Example: 1 am standing outside a supermarket with heavy bags wearing my mac, though the sun is warm. My daughter and two friends are playing music and everyone stops to lis­ten. I start to wnte a song for them, but they pack up and go on a bus whilst I am still writing. I am left alone at the bus stop with my heavy burden of shopping, feeling incredibly unwanted’ (Mrs F). Such dreams of the daughter becoming independent can occur as soon as the child starts school, per­sisting until the mother finds a new attitude. See child; woman.

son

Extroverted self; desires connected with self expression; feelings connected with son; parental responsibility. Mother’s dream: one’s ambitions; potential, hopes; your marriage—see example.

Example: ‘My wife and I were walking out in the country­side. I looked around suddenly and saw my four-year-old son near a hole. He fell in and I raced back.

The hole was narrow but very deep. I could see water at the bottom but no sign of my son. I didn’t know whether I could leap down and save him or whether it was too narrow. Then somehow he was out. His heart was just beating’ (Richard H). Richard had argued with his wife in such a way he feared the stability of their marriage.

The son represents what they had created together —a child, a marriage.

The marriage survived, as his dream self-assessed it would. Death of son: a mother often kills off her son in her dreams as she sees him make moves towards independence. This can happen from the first day of school on. Example: T am on a very high bridge over an extremely wide and deep river with steep banks. My son does a double somersault over the railing, falls into the water. I think he is showing off. I am unable to save him. My son is 18 and has staned a structural engineering course at university’ (Joyce H).

The showing-off suggests Joyce feels her son is doing daring things with his life, and the relationship in its old form dies.

Father’s dream: yourself at that age; what qualities you see in your son; your own possibilities, envy of youth and oppor­tunities; nvalry. Someone else’s son: feelings about one’s own son; feelings about younger men. Dead son: see dead people dreams. Sec boy. See also man; first example in falling.

wife

Depicts how you see the relationship with your wife; your relationship with your sexuality; sexual and emotional desire and pleasure; how you relate to intimacy in body, mind and spirit; your feeling, intuitive nature; habits of relationship developed with one’s mother. Example: ‘My wife was trying to get me out of her life, and out of the house. It was as if she were attempting to push me into a feeling of tension and rejection which would make me leave’ (David P). Out of childhood experience, in which his mother repeatedly threat­ened to give him away, David was finding it difficult to com­mit himself emotionally to his wife. In the dream his wife represents these feelings, so he sees her—his anxiety and pain —pushing him to break up the marriage.

Example: I was standing with my wife at the end of the garden of the house I lived in as a child. We were looking over the fence to the rising meadow beyond. She said, “Look at that bird in the tree there.” On our right, in a small ash tree, an enormous owl perched. It was at least 4 feet high, the biggest bird I have ever seen. I recognised it in the dream as a greater hooded owl, which was not native to our country. I was so excited I ran into the house to telephone someone— zoo, police, newspapers?—to tell them about the bird. I can­not remember contacting anyone, but felt the bird was there in some way to meet me. Also it was hungry and looking at next door’s bantams. So I wondered what I could give it to eat’ (David P). This shows the positive side of David’s rela­tionship with his wife.

The garden is the boundanes which arose from his childhood. But he is growing—the garden— and looking beyond them in connection with his marnage.

The amazing bird is the deep feelings he touches because he has a mate, like any other natural creature. Out of his mating he becomes aware of drives to build a home—nest—and give himself to his mate. These are natural and are a pan of his unconscious or spiritual nature.

The bird is a hooded owl which can see in the dark—the unconscious—because David is realising things he had never seen’ before.

The bird is masked, meaning putting the ego aside, which is a necessity for touching the wider dimension of life or the unconscious.

The hunger of the bird shows an intimate detail of what David has learnt from his wife. She had been working as a waitress and bringing home pieces of chicken for him, saved from her own meal.

The spiritual side of David wants to develop this quality of selfgiving, which his wife’s love had helped him see.

Example: ‘1 have been a widower since January 1979, hav­ing married in October 1941. I continually dream I am in London where my business was. I am walking the streets with my wife and suddenly I see her ahead of me in a yellow raincoat and hat. I call her and try to catch up, but suddenly she vanishes. In spite of calling and searching I cannot find her’ (Douglas G). This is a common theme dreamt by widow­ers or widows, disappearance of spouse. Douglas has ‘lost’ his wife. His dream shows the paradox of love after death of panner. His love is still there, years after her death. He is possibly still trying to love his wife as an externally real per­son. so his feelings can make no connection.

To meet what actually remains of his wife, within himself, he would need to face his own internal grieving, emotions, and all the feelings, memories, angers and beauty which make up the living re­mains of his wife within him. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- “flic family is the first basic security image that a child has. Often, through circumstances not within that child’s control, that image becomes distorted, and dreams will either attempt to put this image right or will confirm the distortion. Thus we may dream of an argument with a family member, but the interpretation will depend on both the circumstances of the dream and our everyday relationship with that person. All future relationships are influenced by the ones we first develop within the family.

Psychologically the struggle for individuality should take place within the safety of the family unit. This, however, docs not always happen. In dreams we are able to ‘manipulate’ the images of our family members, so that we can work through our difficulties without harming anyone else (It is interesting to note that one person working on his own dreams can have a profound noticeable cffcct on the interactions and unconscious bondings between other members of his family). Almost all of the problems we encounter in life are reflected within the family, so in times of sUess we will dream of previous problems and difficulties that the family has experienced.

The Spiritual Triangle.

A group in which we feel safe.

Since relationships in the family- are so important, dreams containing family members can have extra significance. Some typical dreams are:

A man’s mother being transformed into another woman

A man’s first closc relationship with a woman is with his mother. Depending on the circumstances of the dream, such a transformation can be either positive or negative. It can be a sign of growth for him to realise, through dream, that he can let mother go. This transformation indicates some change in his perception of women (sec Airima).

A woman’s father, brother or lover turning into someone else Similarly, a woman’s first relationship with the male is usually with her father. She must learn to walk away from that relationship in order to progress onto fuller relationships. When she can handle her Animus (See Introduction), she is ready for that transformation.

A man’s brother or a woman’s sister appearing in a dream often represents the Shadow (See Introduction). Often it is easier to project the negative side of our personalities onto members of the family.

If this projection is allowed to continue, it can cause difficulty with family relationships in later life. Often the solution will present itself in dreams to enable us to come to terms with our own projections. “fhe pattern of aggressions between familv members is fairly typical, but oddly is often easier to work through in dreams than in everyday life.

Dreams about the family figure so prominently because most of the conflicts and problems in life are experienced first within that environment. It is as though a pattern is laid down which, until it is broken willingly, will continue to appear.

Confusion of family members e.g. mother’s face on father’s body suggests that we may be having problems in deciding which parent is most important to us. Family members suffering from injury or trauma or appearing to be distorted in some way may reflect the dreamer’s fear for, or about, that person.

A family member continually appearing in dreams or, conversely, not appearing when expected The relationship with that person (or the dreamer’s concept of that person) needs to be better understood. Dreaming of an incestuous relationship may indicate that the dreamer has become obsessed in some way with the other person.

The dream has occurred in order to highlight either the importance or the potential danger - of such a relationship.

Dreamer’s parents crushing the dreamer and thus forcing rebellion. This suggests that the dreamer needs to break away from learnt childhood behaviour and develop as an individual. Dreaming of a parent’s death can also have the same significance. When a parent appears in our own environment, we will have learnt to change roles within the parent/child relationship and perhaps will accept our parents as friends. Parents behaving inappropriately can indicate our need to recognise that they are only human, and not as perfcct as we had first perceived. Dreaming of rivalry with one parent When a child is first born, it moves through extreme self- involvement to an exclusive relationship, usually with mother. Onlv later docs he or she becomc aware of the need for a different relationship with a third person. Often this relationship causes the child to question his or her own validity as a person. When this question is not resolved successfully it may persist in the dream image of conflict with a parent. Dreaming of conflict between a loved one and a member of one’s family The dreamer has not fully differentiated between his needs and desire for each person. Learning how to love outside the family is a sign of maturity.

The figure of a family member intruding in dreams suggests that family loyalties can get in the way within the dreamer’s everyday life. Rivalry between siblings in dreams usually harks back to a feeling of insecurity and doubt, possibly as to whether we are loved enough within the family framework.

Individual members and then- position within the family can symbolise the various archetypes. Thus, father can represent the masculine principle and authority; whereas mother represents the nurturing, protective principle. Brother As already stated, a brother can represent both feelings of kinship and of rivalry. In a man’s dream an older brother can represent experience and authority, while a younger brother suggests vulnerability and possibly lack of maturity. In a woman’s dream, a younger brother can represent a sense of rivalry, but also of vulnerability; whether her own or her brother’s.

An older brother can signify her extrovert self.

Daughter When the relationship with a daughter is highlighted in dreams, it often represents the outcome of the relationship between husband and wife. In a woman’s dream, the relationship with the daughter usually suggests a mutually supportive one although rivalry and jealousy can arise and needs to be dealt with. Sometimes this can safely be done in dreams. In a man’s dream his daughter may represent his fears and doubts about his own ability to handle his vulnerability.

Extended family (such as cousins, aunts, uncles)

Members of the extended family usually appear in dreams either as themselves, or as typifying various parts of ourselves which arc recognisible.

Father If the relationship with father has been successful in waking life, the image of father in dreams will be a positive one. Father represents authority and the conventional forms of law and order. In a man’s life father becomes a role model, whether appropriate or not. It is often only when the individual realises that he is not being true to his own nature that dreams can point the way to a more successful life. In a woman’s life, father is the ‘pattern’ on whom she bases all later relationships. When she appreciates that she longer need use this pattern. she is often able to work out in dreams a more appropriate way to have a mature relationship.

If the relationship with father has been a difficult or negative one, there mav be some resistance to resolving the various conflicts which will have arisen. Often this can be accomplished in dreams. Grandparents Grandparents appearing in dreams can highlight our attitude to them, but also to the traditions and beliefs handed down by them. It could be said that grandparents do not know whether they have clone a good job of raising their children until their sins and daughters have children of their own.

Husband/Live in partner

Crucial within the husband/wife relationship are the wife’s feelings about her own sexuality and intimacy of body, mind and spirit. Her view of herself will have been formed by her connection with her father, and any subsequent partnering will be coloured by that attachment.

If her doubts and fears about validity are not properly expressed, they will surface in dreams about the loss, or death, of her husband. They may also be projected onto other women’s husbands.

Mother A child’s relationship with mother is pivotal in its development. Largely it is the first relationship which the child develops, and should be perceived by the child as a nurturing, caring one.

If this does not happen, fears and doubts may arise. In a man’s life this may result in continually developing dependent relationships with older women, or denying his right to a relationship completely. In a woman’s life, her relationship with her mother will colour all other relationships. She may find herself pushed into nurturing the needy male, or in forming relationships with both men and women which do not satisfv her basic needs. There arc many ways through dreams of working through relationships with mother, and much can be gained by daring to take this step. Provided one has come to terms with this relationship, much material and spiritual success can be achieved.

Sister The sister in dreams usually represents the feeling side of ourselves. VVe have the ability to make links with that side of ourselves through being able to understand our sister’s personality. In a man’s dream if she is older, the sister can represent the potential for persecution, but also of caring.

If she is younger then she can epitomise the more vulnerable side of him. In a woman’s dream if the sister is younger, she can represent rivalry.

If older she stands for capability. Son The son in dreams can signify the dreamer’s need for self- expression and for extroversion. He can also signify parental responsibility. In a mother’s dream he may represent one’s ambitions, hope and potential. In a father’s dream he can highlight unfulfilled hopes and dreams. Wife/Live in partner The wife/husband relationship is based on how the man perceives himself to be.

If he has previously formed a good, if not successful relationship with his mother, he will attempt to prove himself a good husband through his dreams. He will experience potential loss and death of his partner in the same way as he experienced the ‘loss’ of his mother.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: The family is the first basic security image that we have. Often, through circumstances not within our control, that image becomes distorted, and dreams will either attempt to put this image right or will confirm the distortion. Thus we may dream of an argument with a family member, but the interpretation will depend on both the circumstances of the dream and our everyday relationship with that person. All future relationships are influenced by the ones we first develop within the family. Since relationships in the family are so important, dreams containing family members can have extra significance. Some typical dreams are: a man’s mother being transformed into another woman a man’s first close relationship with a woman is with his mother or mother figure. This transformation indicates some change in his perception of women. Depending on the circumstances of the dream, such a transformation can be either positive or negative.

For instance he may dream of his mother turning into his boss. This suggests he may have certain expectations as to how he should be treated. It can be a sign of growth for him to realize, through dreams, that he can let mother go.

A woman’s father, brother or lover turning into someone else similarly, a woman’s first relationship with the male is usually with her father or father figure. She must learn to walk away from that relationship in order to progress onto fuller relationships. When she can handle her animus she is ready for that transformation.

A man’s brother or a woman’s sister appearing in a dream this often represents the shadow. Often it is easier to project the negative side of our personalities onto members of the family.

If this projection is allowed to continue, and not understood, it can cause difficulty with family relationships. Often the solution will present itself in dreams to enable us to come to terms with our own projections.

The pattern of aggressions between family members is fairly typical, but oddly is often easier to work through in dreams than in everyday life. Confusion of family members (e.G. Mother’s face on father’s body) this suggests that we may be having problems in deciding which parent or person is most important to us. Family members suffering from injury or trauma or appearing to be distorted in some way may reflect our fear for, or about, that person.

A family member continually appearing in dreams or, conversely, not appearing when expected shows that the relationship with that person (or our concept of them) needs to be better understood. Dreaming of an incestuous relationship may indicate that we have become obsessed in some way with the other person. We are searching for integration of their qualities within ourselves. Parents crushing us and thus forcing rebellion this suggests that we need to break away from learnt childhood behaviour and develop as an individual. Dreaming of a parent’s death can also have the same significance. When a parent appears in our own environment, we will have learnt to change roles within the parent / child relationship and perhaps will accept our parents as friends. Parents behaving inappropriately in dreams can indicate our need to recognize that they are only human, and not as perfect as we had first perceived. In tribal societies the rite of passage between childhood and adulthood is clearly marked, by initiation. Rivalry with one or both parents is highlighted in dreams when such a transformation is not properly handled and our feelings and emotions have not been given due validity. Dreaming of conflict between a loved one and a member of our family this shows we have not fully differentiated between our needs and desire for each person. Learning how to love outside the family is a sign of maturity.

The figure of a family member intruding in dreams suggests that family loyalties can get in the way within our everyday life. Rivalry between siblings in dreams usually harks back to a feeling of insecurity and doubt, possibly as to whether we are loved enough within the family framework. Dreaming of being adopted suggests that we feel out of place and in some way different to other members of the family. This dream often occurs as teenagers are growing towards maturity. Dreaming of having any family member e.G.

A brother – when we do not have one in waking life denotes our search for completion and ‘missing’ parts of our personality.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Symbolizes a problematic way you deal with aggression. Behind it is almost always the wish to deal with aggression more effectively and more constructively. Contradictory thoughts and actions.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a fight represent that you are venting out aggression, resentment, rage, and hostility toward yourself and/or others. Keep in mind that your anger and willingness to fight for what you believe in is the energy you need to make positive changes in your life. See Venting Dream and War.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To fight back is a natural defence mechanism, so when we are feeling threatened in our everyday lives, we will often dream of taking that situation one stage further and fighting it out.

To throw a punch in a dream is to recognize our own distress or aggression.

To be punched is often to have invited such aggression.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of fighting fish represents that you are afraid that if you allowed your angry feelings to surface, you would not know how to stop. You are feeling out of control with your anger. This dream may be suggesting that you seek the help of a mediator, counselor or wise friend to help you sort out your aggression. See Venting Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When the fingers are splayed, this can suggest openness and honesty; when curled towards the palm, information is being hidden.

If bunched into a fist there is aggression against us.

If the fingers on both hands are interlaced, some self-control is necessary. You might also like to consult the entry for hand in body.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Filing your finger nails: you are very bored. See File. Fingernails are breaking off: deep down you hope that a certain matter does not succeed. Cutting your finger nails: you want to cut a person down to size. Seeing two hands with extremely long fingernails: a sign of powerful, aggressive emotions (conscious or unconscious). This dream may be a warning to you to hide those sharp “claws” or you may be bothered by someone else’s sharp intellect.

If these fingernails scratch anyone, beware—you are in danger of getting seriously hurt.

Depth Psychology: The fingernail usually symbolizes the “intellectual weapon” used to defend yourself against the attacks of others. Scratching someone means working off unconscious aggression. See Cat.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Repressed aggression, or too little aggression, as in: Attack, Surf, Fire, Flames, Violence, Greed, and Wire (High-Tension). Feelings of inferiority, repression, as in Termination, Attack, Harem, Skin Rash, and Prostitute. Fear of war or aggression, but also desperate search for physical or personal closeness.

Folklore: A warning.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Christian Dream Symbols

To dream of a fist is symbolic of aggression and anger, Ex. 21:18 ... Christian Dream Symbols

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a clenched fist in front of your face: an enemy is planning to attack you.

If you are raising a fist against someone else: you want to be in the limelight, be in front.

If you were able to remove an obstacle with your fist: you have the strength to make many things possible.

Depth Psychology: The fist is a symbol of Aggression, strife, and internal tension. It is a warning of danger, conflicts, and arrogance. See Hand, Thumb.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Fire.

A positive sign of your vitality if the flame is under control; otherwise, aggression and discharge of physical urges. According to ancient Egyptian dream interpretation, great monetary gain.

According to Freud: A symbol of male genitalia (since the oven is considered the womb of the woman).... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Playing a game in our dream indicates that we are taking note of how we play the game of life.

If we are playing well we may- take it that we are coping well with circumstances in our lives.

If we are playing badly we may need to reassess our abilities and identify which skills we need to improve in order to do things better. Games and gambling can also represent not taking life seriously. They can show how we work within the competitive field and give us some kind of insight into our own sense of winning or losing.

3- Specific games such as football, baseball, rugby and cricket which arc team games represent for many the strong ability to identify with a ‘tribe’ or a group of people. Because they are mock fights they can be used as expressions of aggression against other people, in the way that wars and tribal localised fights were used previously. They indicate the way in which we gain identity and how we connect with people. In dreams, games which require the power of thought and strategy such as chess or draughts - often give some idea of how we should be taking a situation forward (see Chess). Decisions may need to be made where we have to gauge the result of our action and lake into account our opponent’s reaction.

To dream of gambling indicates that we may need to look at something in our lives that is figuratively a gamble; we may need to lake risks, but in such a way that we have calculated the risks as best we can.

3- Ritualised fighting between two opposing forces.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Spiritually, games are a form of ritualized conflict between two opposing forces. Wars and tribal localized fights were used previously by elders and priests to channel aggression. In the same way, because they are mock fights, games in dreams can be used as expressions of aggression against other people.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

Dreams of changing gender (for example, a girl dreams she is a boy) are very common. These other “selves” simply represent feelings or thoughts that come from a side of your personality that you regard as being “male” (or in a boy’s case, female). There in many characteristics that we associate with a particular gender, such as aggression being male. It is normal and natural for this to be played out in your dream as you becoming the opposite gender. It helps you to explore or act out feelings, or burn off negative thoughts, that you would otherwise repress.... My Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Aggression and inferiority complex, compensated for with heroic dreams.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Clothes

1- Often in previous times the glove had greater significance than it docs nowadays. Because it was so much part of social etiquette it represented honour, purity and evidence of good faith. Now being aware of gloves in a dream often represents some way in which we are hiding our abilities from people around us.

To take off the glove signifies respect and an act of sincerity.

To dream of boxing gloves could indicate that we are trying too hard to succeed in a situation where there is aggression.

2- Gloves represent the ability to challenge people, and the ability to hide our own awareness from other people so that we can challenge them in their beliefs and belief svstcm.

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3- Spiritually since hands may be representative of our creativity, gloves can symbolise the need to protect our creative ability. They may also be an impediment to full creative expression.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Often in previous times the glove had greater significance than it does nowadays. Because it was so much part of social etiquette it represented honour, purity and evidence of good faith. Now being aware of gloves in a dream often represents some way in which we are hiding our abilities from people around us.

To take off the glove signifies respect and an act of sincerity.

To dream of boxing gloves could indicate that we are trying too hard to succeed in a situation where there is aggression. Consulting the entries for clothes and also hands in body will give further information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

An artificially regulated and controlled space where aggression is not allowed (“People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones”). Are you isolating yourself in order to create a specific result? You may be able to do this successfully for a certain amount of time, but beware! Isolation must not turn into a “prison.” See Glass House.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Weapons

1- In dreams the gun has an obvious masculine and sexual connotation.

If a woman is firing a gun she is aware of the masculine, aggressive side of her personality.

If she is being shot at she perhaps feels threatened by overt signs of aggression or sexuality.

2- It will depend on the other circumstances in the dream how we interpret the use of a gun. We may be using it to protect those things we feel are important to us.

3- The svmbolism here reverts to a more base attribute that of overt masculinity.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The symbolism here reverts to a basic attribute – that of overt masculinity and a strong degree of aggression. Such an attribute can be a positively spiritual one in that truth is incontrovertible and has to be dealt with.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When under pressure in waking life, the gun in dreams can signify a particularly aggressive action and the result of that aggression. Obviously it can also signify both the actual sexual act and the result.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: If a woman is firing a gun she is aware of the masculine, aggressive side of her personality.

If she is being shot at she perhaps feels threatened by overt signs of aggression or sexuality.

For a man to be being shot suggests conflict which may, in fact, be territorial.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The gun in your dream could represent several different things, so please pay attention to the details and to the mood of the dream.

The gun could symbolize the male sex organ, aggression, harshness, and fear. This dream may have sexual connotations, or your unconscious mind may be telling you not to harbor your negative feelings but express them more freely before they become explosive. On the more positive side of things, the gun could simply represent your need to protect yourself either emotionally or physically or both.

If the gun in the dream is used to hurt or kill you or someone else, please consider your current difficulties, hostile feelings or serious arguments, which you may have within yourself or with others. See Also: Shooting, Blood... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Aggression; desire to hammer home one’s point; energy to break through resistances or break old patterns of behaviour. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreaming of hammers or blunt instruments highlights the more aggressive and masculine side of our nature. There may be the feeling that their is an aspect of our personality which needs to be crushed or struck for us to be able to function properly.

2- While aggression may be necessary it may be more that the judicial application of force is appropriate.

3- The hammer also has a double- sided symbolism these are justice and vengeance.

The dreamer needs to be aware which of these apply in his own spiritual domain.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a hammer represent persistence, relentlessness and that you are using force and aggression to express yourself or to get what you want. Your desire to be understood may be causing you to hammer your point home or to hammer someone else with your questions.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: In dreams the hammer will signify the judicial application of force rather than out-and-out aggression. Haephestos, a greek forge god, crafted beautiful artefacts for his fellow gods with the use of the hammer.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Repressed aggression, often due to a lack of boundaries.

A lack of self-protection and a weak immune system. Are you afraid of confrontation.7 Or are you making your points too aggressively7 It is necessary to find out what it is that you really hate.

If a “hate dream” overwhelms you, and you have it often, consider consulting a psychologist.

Folklore: A sign that relief is in sight.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of intense feelings like hate often reflects old repressed feelings like aggression or fear of confrontation. This might also refer to our desire to impose ourselves and our opinions on others. Try to pay attention to other symbols in your dream to be able to figure out the right meaning.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

My Dream Interpretation

To dream about hate, indicates repressed aggression and your fear of confrontations. On the other hand, you may be forcing your views and opinions onto others. Consider the symbolism of other elements in the dream to find out what is it that you really hate.... My Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Fear of future loss, or taking something that you are not entitled to.

A symbol of aggression, like Falcon.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Thoughts; opinions; intellect; decisions; intentions; self image. Fairly understandable from the huge number of idioms about head and face, such as lose one’s head/face’, so one might literally dream of a headless figure.

Face: self image; concerns about how others see you; ex­pression of or hiding of inner feelings and attitudes. Idioms: above one’s head; over one’s head; enter one’s head; get something into one’s head, go off one’s head, swollen or big head; head above water, head in sand, face the facts; face the music; face value; flat on one’s face; facelift; long face, poker face; blue in the face.

Ears: subtle information, rumours. Idioms: an ear for, all ears; reach one’s ears; flea in the ear, gain the ear of; ears burning; long ears; lend an ear, hear from; will not hear of, hearing things.

Eyes: how we see the world and ourself. Although eyes are not mentioned much in the collection of dreams used for data in this book, saw, see. seeing, look and looking, constitute the highest number of mentions. In a computer word count of 1,000 dreams, these words were mentioned 1,077 times. Feel, feeling, felt, came second, with 855 hits. So dreams are pre­dominantly a looking at and seeing activity, in the sense of insight and awareness.

Eyes are used in many ways in dreams. As these quotes show, eyes can represent the soul or psyche in its many moods-—dark deep eyes; desperation in its eyes; shining eyes; impersonal eyes; staring eyes; eye to eye. Example: 4I saw a young soldier with a gun, but as our eyes met we were at­tracted to each other, and he put his arm round me’ (Pauline B). As the example shows, eyes can represent the state of a relationship. Lack of eye contact: avoidance of intimacy. Closed eyes: introversion or avoidance of contact; not wanting to see. Example: I was dimly aware of a biggish black bird that came down close beside us on the step and pecked at the baby’s eye, then it flew olf.

The eye was gone completely’ (Heather C). Heather’s dream shows the eye depicting the T or identity. In fact her sense of self was damaged in infancy.

In many dreams the eyes represent our understanding, or how we ‘see’ the world, our view of things or other people; also intelligence; our attention; our boundaries of awareness. Blindness: not being aware, not wanting to see something— usually about oneself. Loss of sight in right eye : not seeing what is going on in the outside world. Loss of sight in left eye: not seeing what you are really thinking or feeling; not aware of self, motives, behaviour, no ‘in-sight’. Idioms: I see; can’t you see; you must be blind; I saw it with my own eyes; all eyes, eye opener, evil eye; sheep eyes; one in the eye; turn a blind eye.

Mouth: pleasure area; our hungers, sexual pleasure. Also, because we speak with our mouth and tongue, they can repre­sent what we say; a dream of our mouth being buttoned— button your lip—or sewed up could suggest that inwardly we regret having said cenain things and need to hold our tongue. Chewing: considering; mulling over something. Idioms: all mouth; a big mouth, nasty taste in the mouth; mouthwatering.

Nose: curiosity; intuition, as with ‘smell a rat’; penis. Idi­oms: have a nose for, nose out of joint; rub nose in it; up one’s nose.

Teeth: the ageing process as it relates to maturity. This is because we lose our first teeth as we leave childhood behind, and lose our adult teeth as we leave youthfulness behind. Also aggression; ability to ‘chew things over’. Bad tooth: a painful or rotten part of one’s feelings, life or relationships, angry or regretful words. Teeth falling out: example: ‘1 felt a tooth was loose and staned pushing it with my tongue. Then I took hold of it between thumb and forefinger and pulled it out. I felt okay about this, but then another tooth was loose, and an­other, and I pulled them out. Running to the bathroom I looked into the mirror, horrified and frightened. All my teeth were coming out. Not knowing how to deal with this I ran to my mother, showing her my mouth, empty now except for two teeth. My mother appeared not to see my lack of teeth, or notice my fear’ (Eve). Eve was 18 at the time of the dream. She explored it and found a fear of ageing and death. Also apprehension about maturing and facing independence and responsibility, loss of attractiveness. 1m Tofeeq, a Palestinian woman, told me that among the Arabs it is believed that if you dream of losing teeth it means your brother or son is in trou­ble. She had a dream in which three of her teeth fell out.

The next day she received a call from America to say her son had been shot in the head three times by a gunman.

A woman swallowing teeth: the throat and Eustachian tubes are like the uterus and Fallopian tubes, so can depict conception or fear of it. False teeth: lies told; false face; not keeping spoken promises. Idioms: show one’s teeth, get one’s teeth into; gnash one’s teeth; grit one’s teeth; teething trou­bles.

Tongue: speech, expression of what we feel; saying what is deep inside us, perhaps unknown to ourself; penis. Idioms: find one’s tongue; tongue in cheek; lose one’s tongue; sharp tongue; hold one’s tongue; forked tongue. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a hippy symbolize peace, free love, and non-violent rebellion and perhaps passive aggression. You are connecting with the aspect of yourself that would rather make love than war.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of violence denote protection, aggression, anger, and out of control feelings.

If you get a hit of intuition, then you would be wise to pay attention to the message. Also, this dream may be forecasting that you will be creating a hit song, movie or project that hits a home run, or hits the mark and becomes a great success and victory. Consider the feeling tone.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: A hit is the application of some force, so to be hit by someone in a dream or to be hitting someone suggests an aggression or emotion that we find difficult to deal with.

To be hitting an object suggests frustration and finding an interpretation for the object may be of assistance.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of hitting something or someone, this symbolizes unexpressed anger and aggression. You tend to keep your negative feelings inside, instead of expressing them in a healthy way. Also see “Fight.”... My Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Aggression. Energy shift and exchange. Desperate need for touch and an attempt at greater closeness. Immediacy and simplicity of method.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Strength, aggression; conflict.

2. Mischievous (“of the devil”).

3. A phallus.

4. Magic (unicorn). ... New American Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a horse and a rider, or riding yourself: taking the reins firmly in your hands and remaining steady will bring a project to a successful conclusion. Falling off a horse: let go of a project you had planned—it is guaranteed to crash. Seeing a horse in the pasture: you want more freedom and independence.

A horse pulling a wagon: you have to depend on another people and would love to free yourself. Many horses in a pasture: you are regaining your independence or planning on working for yourself.

A restless, bucking horse: you overcame great difficulties and will be rewarded with lasting success. Leading a horse in a halter: take time and evaluate an important decision you are about to make for your future. Then move slowly but with determination toward success. Looking at a foal: expect a very happy event to take place soon.

A white horse in a dream heightens the meaning of the positive symbols, a black horse adds to the negative symbols. See Racetrack.

Depth Psychology: The horse is a sign of intensified cravings, sexual needs, and passions rising to the surface—the more wild the horse in the dream, the stronger these energies.

A rider on the horse means your urges are governed by your intellect.

A calm horse: you have reined in and are controlling your physical urges.

A black horse means death or separation.

A white horse, most of all, has spiritual meaning, but it also stands for ambitious goals, intellectual strength, and the ability to create. Holding tighdy to the reins: you are allowing the above- mentioned energies to come to the fore.

A stallion is a sign of masculinity, potency, strength, and aggression; a mare of femininity, gendencss, and the need for harmony in life also fertility. Pegasus, the winged horse, is a symbol of your imagination and a sign that you have transformed your instincts and urges into creative energies. See .Animals.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Direct expression of that feeling. It is worthwhile considering who or what the dream suggests you feel hostile towards. In general the most powerful hostile feelings are to­wards parents, having been generated in infancy. These need to be met if one is to become an adequate sexual person in relation to an adult of the opposite sex and social authority. Unconscious hostility causes one to remain at a mystic or idealistic level of relationship with the opposite sex. causing difficulty in meeting the real individual. Meeting anger, ag­gression and hostility does not mean suppressing it or ex­pressing it socially. Many of us have become, in the words of WV. Caldwell, the author of LSD Psychotherapy, ‘hostility cripples’. As human animals, anger and aggression are natu­ral, but growing in a society which, although it practices the most terrible aggression at a national level, suppresses indi­vidual aggression, it is difficult for us to lead these urges to­wards maturity. Maturity in love is often talked about, but not maturity in hate. It helps if we can recognise whether we are repressing aggressions or hostility in our dreams.

If anger is felt but not expressed in a dream, then use the technique explained in dream processing, in which you carry the dream forward and express in imagination the emotions held back. This should begin the process of moTe expressive anger in one’s dreams, allowing the maturing of the aggression to be­gin. See Sunday school Christ under archetypes. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Reckless drives, urges, and aggression, pride of possession and unscrupulousness.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A jab, whether in the sense of a punch or an injection, may be seen as an act of aggression. From a spiritual perspective we may need to ascertain what is causing that aggression.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a jellyfish signifies unpleasant unconscious memories from the past that are now becoming evident. This may represent strong feelings of aggression in certain aspects of your waking life. Additionally, this indicates feelings of unworthiness and inadequacy. It may be due to some situations in the past where you failed to adhere to your principles and beliefs.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

My Dream Interpretation

To see a jellyfish in your dream, represents painful memories that are emerging from your unconscious. There may be hidden hostility or aggression in some aspect of your waking relationship or situation. Alternatively, this dream may indicate a lack of self-esteem.... My Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Speed of thought, fear of war, as in Helmet, Bayonet, Bomb, but more impersonal and technical. Aggression. Such dreams often appear when the airplane noise is real.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The image of a journey is a very- potent one in dream work. Anytime the idea of a journey becomes apparent, it is to do with the way that we carry on our everyday lives and how we move forward. Every step that we take towards understanding ourselves and the world we live in can be pictured in terms of a journey; and the dreams that a person has reflect that movement. In our ordinary everyday- speech we use idioms to suggest our understanding. We speak of the ups and downs of life, of being at a standstill and so on. Each moment is totally unique, and thai uniqueness is reflected in our dreams. Mostly dreams arc about the here and now and give a snapshot picture as to what is happening at this particular moment.

The images will reflect how we are feeling, what obstacles there are, possible courses of action and what our ultimate goal should or mav be.

The dream will bring in images from the past or recognisable scenes to help us interpret what is going on and move forward to meet our destiny.

Any sense of having completed a journey - arriving home, touching down and so on indicates the successful completion of our aims. Collisions represent arguments and conflicts which arc often caused by our own aggression.

A difficult journey now behind us means we have come through the difficulties and setbacks of the past.

The obstacles ahead indicates we are aware of the difficulties which may occur.

We do need to be aware that we ourselves create the problems. Our own attitude to life is perhaps responsible. Turning a corner shows we have accepted the need for a change of direction. We may have made a major decision. Avoiding an accident means we are able to control our impulses. Stopping and starting suggests there is conflict between laziness and drive. At a standstill/in a traffic jam indicates we arc being prevented, or are preventing ourselves, from moving forward. This needs handling with care, since to stop may be appropriate. Departing (departures from airports, stations, etc.) Formerly all departures were interpreted as death. Nowadays the symbolism is much more of a new- beginning. We are leaving the old life in order to undertake something new. When someone in outlives leaves us, wc may dream of departures and the grief’ that parting causes. In certain circumstances, to dream of wanting to leave but not being able to suggests that there is still further work to be done.

To be conscious of the time of departure might suggest that we are aware of a time limit within an area of our lives.

The destination, when it becomes apparent, will give some ideas about the aims and objectives we have. Our declared hopes and ideals may not correspond with those we subconsciously have our inner motivation may be totally- different to our outer behaviour and dreams will highlight this discrepancy.

The exact nature of our objective is often not known to us until after we have confronted the obstacles and challenges along the way. It is often enough just to have an aim for that particular section of the journey.

Driving The whole of the symbolism of driving in dreams is particularly obvious. It represents our basic urges, wants and needs.

If we are driving we arc in control.

If we are not happy when someone else is driving we may not trust that person and may not wish to be dependent on them. When someone else takes over, we are becoming passive.

If we are overtaking the car in front, we are achieving success, but perhaps in a competitive manner. When we are overtaken, we may feel someone else has got the better of us. Once again the way we are in everyday life is reflected in the dream. Our drives, aggressions, fears and doubts arc all reflected in our driving.

Engine This represents the sexual impulse or instinctive drives, one’s basic motivation.

Passenger It will depend if we are a passenger in a vehicle or are carrying passengers.

If the former, we may feel that we are being carried along by circumstances, and have not really thought out our own way forward.

If the latter, we may have know- ingly or inadvertently made ourselves responsible for other people. Travelling with one other passenger suggests we may be considering our relationship with that person.

Road The road in a dream suggests our own individual way forward. Just as each individual vehicle demonstrates the dreamer’s body and external way of being, so the road reflects the way of doing. Any obstacle in the road will reflect difficulties on the chosen path. Any turns in the road will suggest changes of direction. Crossroads will offer choices, while a cul-de-sac would signify a dead end.

If a particular stretch of road is highlighted il may be a period of lime, or may mean an efTort. Going uphill will suggest extra effort while going downhill will suggest lack of conlrol. Traffic accidents and offences These may all be to do with sexuality or self image; perhaps we are not being careful to ensure that our conduct is good.

A collision might suggest a conflict with someone. Road rage would signify not being in control of our emolions and so on.

2- The type of transport may- suggest how we are moving through this particular stage of our lives. Previously the horse was used as an image to depict how we dealt with life. Nowadays the car, the aeroplane and so on have been substituted.

The vehicle which appears in our dreams often conforms with the view we hold of ourselves.

For instance, we may be driving a very basic type of car or a Rolls Roycc (One dreamer described an image he had as a Rolls Rovce that thinks it’s a Mini’). Such an image may represent either our physical body or our personality.

If the dreamer is driving he perhaps feels more in control of his own destinv.

If he is a passenger he may feel others are trying to control his life.

If he is with friends he may be aware of a group goal.

If he does not know the other people he may need to explore his ability to make social relationships. Aeroplane (also see individual entry) An aeroplane suggests a swift easy journey with some attention to detail. We may be embarking on a new sexual relationship.

An airman or pilot This is a romanticised picturc of either the Animus or of the Self (see Inhvdiu tion). Bicycling This suggests youth and freedom, and perhaps the first stirrings of sexual awareness. Boats (and sea voyages) It will depend on what kind of boat is in the dream.

A small rowing boat would suggest an emotional journey but one done alone.

A yacht might suggest a similar journey clone with style, whereas a large ship would suggest creating new- horizons but in the company of others. What the boat does in the dream will have relevance as a reflection of our waking life, e.g. running aground, pulling into harbour etc. Making a long journey This suggests leaving friends and family as would running away to sea.

Disembarking The end of a project, successful or otherwise. Missing the boat We have not paid enough attention to detail in a project in our waking lives. Any narrow waterway or river suggests the birth experience. Ship A ship is usually taken as feminine because of its capricious- ness. Ferry, rowboat This holds all the symbolism of the journey across the River Styx after death. It is the giving up of selfish desires.

After this we may be ‘reborn’ into a better life, or way of life. Bus (also see individual entry) A bus journey is that part of our lives where we are conscious of the need to travel and to be with other people. We perhaps have a common aim with them. Trouble with timetables, missing the bus, arriving too early, missing a connection We arc not in control of our lives and perhaps should sit down and replan how we wish to continue our lives. Getting on the wrong bus, going the wrong way There are conflicting desires and we need to listen to our own intuition. This is usually a warning of a wrong action. Not being able to pay the fare We do not have enough resources to set out on a particular course of action. It may be that we have not paid attention to detail.

Car (carriage, cart, chariot) (also see individual entries) The car is a reflection of the dreamer and how he or she handles life. It reflects the physical body, so anything wrong with the car will alert us to a problem.

For instance if the engine is not working properly we are not able to get up enough energy to go 011. If the starting motor was not working this would suggest that we need help to start a project. It is for us to be able to translate the symbolism into our own lives. Even in everyday life it can be seen that a car is a reflection of a person’s self image and possibly sexuality. Any part of the car will have significance.

The back tyres might suggest the dreamer’s support system, the steering wheel the way we control our lives and so on.

If the brakes are not working we are not exercising proper control over our lives. Too many people in the car would suggest that we feel overloaded by responsibility. Lorry A lorry in a dream will have the same significance as a car. except that the drives and ambitions will be connected more with our work and how we relate on a business basis to the world in general.

Motorbike, motorcycle The motorbike is a symbol of masculine youth and daring. In dreams it is an image of independent behaviour, and is often a symbol for the sexual act. It can also be a symbol of freedom.

A Hell’s Angel would suggest some kind of anarchical behaviour. Trains A train will often highlight the dreamer’s attitude to social behaviour and relationships with other people. It will also clarify his attitude to himself.

A steam train would suggest that we feel ourselves to be outdated and obsolete, whereas an up-to-date electric turbo might suggest speed and efficiency. Catching the train shows we have successfully been able to have outside circumstances co-operate with us in achieving a particular goal. Missing the train We do not have the resources to enable us to succeed in an appropriate way either bccause we have forgotten something, or because we have not been sufficiently careful. We fear that we will miss an opportunity. Equally, we may feel that external circumstances are imposing an element of control over us. Often dreams of missing a train and then catching either it or a later one, suggest that we are managing our inner resources better. Dreams of missing a train alternating with those of catching one shows we are trying to sort out our motivation. Getting off the train before its destination We are afraid of succeeding at a particular project. This can also signify premature ejaculation. We do not appear to be in control. Getting off the train before it starts The dreamer has changed his mind about a situation in waking life. Railway lines and tracks will have significance as ways of getting us to our destination. Being conscious of the way the track runs ahead may give us an inkling as to what direction we arc going. Recognising the signals up ahead would have the same significance. Coming off the rails might suggest doing something inappropriate or of not being in control. Not wanting to be on the train might indicate we feel we are being unduly influenced by outside circumstances. Arriving at a station indicates we have completed a stage of our life journey. We may be ready for a new relationship with the world in general.

The carriages on a train suggest the various compartments or sections of our lives and the way we feel about them.

For example, if a carriage is untidy or dirty, we are aware that we need to ‘clean up’ an aspect of our lives.

Walk If in our dreams we are aware of having to walk, it usually suggests that we are capable of making a part of our life journey by ourselves without any help. Going for a walk We can enjoy the process of recharging our batteries and clearing our minds.

3- The image of a journey becomes more apparent as time goes on and death approaches. We become more aware of reaching our final destination.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: The images that appear in dreams will reflect how we are feeling, what obstacles there are, possible courses of action and what our ultimate goal should or may be in our everyday lives.

The dream will bring in images from the past or recognizable scenes to help us interpret what is going on and move forward to meet our destiny.

The mode of transport we use for our journey is also important. Consult the entry for transport. Some important images to do with journeys are as follows: avoiding an accident means we are able to control our impulses, whereas collisions or other such accidents represent arguments and conflicts which are often caused by our own aggression. Also consult the entry for accident.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Aggressiveness can be represented in many ways, and to dream of kicking someone often allows the expression of aggression in an acceptable way. We would not necessarily do this in waking life.

To dream of being kicked highlights a propensity to be a victim.

2- Kicking a ball around in a dream signifies our need for self- control, but also our control of external circumstances.

3- A kick can be taken symbolically as a need for spiritual motivation; it may be the kick that we need in order to continue (or maybe even begin) the spiritual journey.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a kick symbolize aggression, defense, or that you are initiating a project or relationship-as in ‘kick starting’ or ‘kicking something into gear’.

If you are the kicker, you are delivering a physical or emotional blow.

If someone in your dream kicks you, perhaps you are paying the price for getting your ‘kicks’. See Attack, Karate or Football.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Aggressiveness can be represented in many ways, and to dream of kicking someone often allows the expression of aggression in an acceptable way. There will be some anxiety in everyday life that cannot be properly expressed. Being kicked in a dream may reveal a feeling of being bullied or made to react to situations that are not to our liking.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: For many men, ball games such as football or rugby are simply a release of tension and will appear as such in dreams.

For women, any action of kicking will be more to do with her own aggression.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Penis, cutting intellectual insight, aggression, depend­ing on how used in the dream; an attempt to wound someone. Idioms; get one’s knife into someone; on a knife edge; under the knife (surgery); cut it out; cut the air with a knife. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Seeking power. Aggression and symbol for masculinity. However, the knife may also point to security and protection. Often internal suffering and passions are being addressed, pointing out innermost secrets that you want to hide. Ask how to call up the unconscious strength that could bring results. Are you able to show your wounds and acknowledge your injuries? Can you see that acknowledging your wounds and your vulnerabilities could make you more human and likable? To acknowledge pain eliminates your fear of weakness, making aggressive action to protect your boundaries unnecessary. According to psychoanalysis, in the case of women, the desire for total abandon.

Analysis and differentiation, as in the Sword in the Tarot.

According to Freud, a phallic symbol; but today it is rarely seen in that context.

Folklore: Betrayal and deception.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Weapons

1- A cutting instrument in a dream usually signifies some kind of division.

If we arc using a knife we may cither be freeing ourselves or trying to sever a relationship.

If we arc being attacked with a knife, it indicates either violent words or actions may be used against us. In a woman’s dream this is probably more to do with her own fear of penetration and violation, whereas in a man’s dream it is highlighting his own aggression.

2- It can be important in a dream about a knife to notice what type is being used.

For instance, a table knife would be interpreted very differently to a Swiss Army knife. Both arc functional, but the former would only be appropriate under certain circumstances, whereas the latter might have a more universal application.

3- A svmbol of division. Possibly a ‘jov division’ in the spiritual sense. That is, although we are on our way to achieving what we want at this time, it is not making us particularly happy, so there is confusion as to which road we should have taken.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The knife is an instrument of sacrifice and also of execution. See Court, Death. Revenge.

Vision: Looking at a large knife: an unpleasant situation is ahead—a situation to which you have contributed. Seemg a sharp knife: a difficult decision or separation. Looking at a knife and fork: expect a friendly invitation. In a woman’s dream, the knife is either a phallic symbol or represents hidden aggression. What did you do with the knife? Did someone threaten you with the knife? See Cutting, Pocketknife.

Depth Psychology: The knife is a symbol of primitive but dangerous eruptions of violence.

Are you finding yourself on the edge? Who is attacking you with “cutting words”? See Dagger, Weapon.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: It can be important in a dream about a knife to notice what type is being used.

For instance, a table knife would be interpreted very differently to a swiss army knife. Both are functional, but the former would only be appropriate under certain circumstances, whereas the latter might have a more universal application.

To dream that we are carrying a knife signifies anger, aggression and / or separation. We may be attempting to cut ties or feel that we need protection.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream the symbol of a knife is probably more to do with her own fear of penetration and violation, whereas in a man’s dream it is highlighting his own aggression.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The leopard represents cruelty and aggression and traditionally the deviousness of wrongly used power.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

(see Animals, Cat, Tiger) Your own aggression or anger, especially if the lion is hunting for prey.

The roar and clamor of a bragging individual, who announces her / his presence to all who will listen.

Rulership or authority.

The lion is known as the “king of the beasts” and is a potent solar symbol.

Hindu: The destroyer of demons, which can include bad memories, past experiences, and even addictions.

A lion was the fourth incarnation of Vishnu.

Buddhist: Defending the law, but doing so with a soft paw of compassion.

Attentiveness. In folk beliefs it is said that the lion sleeps with its eyes always open.... The Language of Dreams

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a lion: a certain friend sometimes looks dangerous. Being attacked by a lion: a warning of danger. Defeating the lion: you are eliminating an opponent. Looking at a caged lion: a powerful enemy has no way of attacking you right now, because you are protected. See Animal, Predator, Tiger.

Depth Psychology: The lion is a symbol of dignity and intensity. It has enormous energy; determination, and aggression toward others.

The dream means you might be afraid of these characteristics (in yourself as well as others) and it is a warning to better control your emotions.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are carrying a machete symbolizes anger, aggression or separation. There may be something in your life that you need to cut out and get rid of.

If someone else had the machete, the dream represents aspects of your personality that are negative or repressed.

If you dreamed of using a machete to make your way through green fields, this is an omen of great happiness to come. You are going through a period of personal growth, and you will overcome the challenges facing you.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing or hearing a machine gun: someone around you feels guilty—and rightfully so—for what he/she has done. Firing a machine gun represents repressed aggression or the sign of a bad conscience.

The dream is a way of relieving tension.

Depth Psychology: See Pistol, Rifle, Weapon.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream of being in the Mafia, you have a bad habit of using aggression to get what you want. Dreaming of being threatened or confronted by a Mafia member, suggests that a situation in your waking life is making you feel overwhelmed and stressed.... My Dream Interpretation

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The “fiery” planet is named after the Greek god Ares and Roman god Mars. He was the god of war, spring and youth. Mars was the guardian of young men and was himself highly impetuous. Mars represents energy, aggression, violence, desire and the male sexual organs. He is sometimes the symbol of life and death. In mythology, Ares was often beaten and humiliated by his enemies. He was like an ill tempered child that was unable to receive the amount of credit that he desired. Thus, seeing this planet in your dreams may be symbolic of your own frustrations that lead to aggressive thoughts and feelings. Mars is a symbol of male energy. This energy, when used in positive ways, creates permanent change and transformation.

The dream maybe encouraging you to get in touch with raw emotions and desires, to ponder upon them, and then to use them to transcend difficulties.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

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Self-affirmation, possibly also self-pun- ishment, authority, fleeing from an inferiority complex, immature masculinity, and repressed aggression. In women’s dreams, often the desire for aggressive sexuality and devotion.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Usually unconscious drives. You would like to or should go deeper and look at your secret drives and aggressions.

The activity of the mole is always connected to subversion and you should always ask yourself: What is going on deep down inside and how is it affecting me ?... Little Giant Encyclopedia

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Phallic symbol (because of stereotypical easy sexual­ ity among motorcycle gang members).

2. Proof of manhood or sexual abilities.

3. Anger.

4. Aggression.

5. Permissive female sexuality. ... New American Dream Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

A mountain lion in your dream represents wild beauty, power and raw emotion. It often refers to feminine powerand aggression.

A female you know may represent some danger to your social position or sense of well-being.... My Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

See Shot, Funeral, Corpse. Warning: A very important part of your emotions have been severed: unused talents, relationships to other people, the ability to love, and so on. These are frequent dreams during depression, and reveal repressed drives, as in Ashes and Abyss. This, however, is only one, although it is the most important, interpretation of this dream symbol. On the positive side, it is very healing that you are “murdering” something in the dream and thereby putting a radical end to it. You are standing by your aggression and thereby expressing a very important part of you. As in a detective story, murder can be stimulating as well as tragic and have a purifying effect.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about being murdered: difficulties in the near future. Murdering someone else: watch out and don’t be careless, you could be the one who gets hurt. See Aggression.

If you are hanging yourself: it is a message from your unconscious that your personality is unfolding and still “up in the air,” but this stage will soon be completed. See Hanging.

A stabbing refers to an immature, aggressive sexuality (See Dagger) and the desire for a quick resolution to conflicts or problems. Suffocating refers to situations you have not yet accepted. See .Asthma. Drowning either serves as a warning or indicates that you are about to drown under the weight of present events, responsibilities, and dangers. See Execution, Gallows, Murder. Being an eyewitness to a murder: the disagreements that people around you have are none of your business—leave them alone. Murder-dreams imply that you will live to a ripe old age. Dreaming about being murdered: are you refusing to accept the harsh reality—that a phase in your life is coming to an end? If you are participating in a murder: you are shamelessly exploiting someone’s bad luck for your own ends.

Depth Psychology: While you feel you should be ashamed of what you have done, you have pushed your guilt feelings underground and now are facing the consequences. Sometimes the dream also means that you want (or need to) end a phase in your life.

The murderer represents hidden fears coming to the fore, which weaken or threaten to destroy your personal growth. Do something about it and do it quickly. Dreaming about murdering someone: you are struggling with problems and would like nothing better than to get rid of someone (unconscious aggression). Clear the air as soon as possible! Dreams about murder mean that an insight or opportunity for advancement has been “murdered.” Usually you yourself are the murderer and are being murdered. Additional dream symbols will be highly informative.See Aggression, Anger.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Many dreams lead us to feel an intensity of emotion we may seldom if ever feel in waking life.

If the emotions felt are frightening or disgusting we call the dream a nightmare. One of the common features of a nightmare is that we are desperately trying to get away from the situation; feel stuck in a terrible condition; or on waking feel enormous relief that it was just a dream. Because of the intensity of a nightmare we remember it long after other dreams; even if we seldom ever recall other dreams, even worry about what it means.

As so many dreams have been investigated in depth, using such varied approaches as hypnosis, exploration of associa­tions and emotional content, and LSD psychotherapy, in which the person can explore usually unconscious memories, imagery and feelings, we can be certain we know what night­mares are. They arise from six main causes.

Unconscious memories of intense emotions, such as those arising in a child being left in a hospital without its mother. Example: see second example in dark.

Intense anxiety produced—but not fully released at the time—by external situations such as involvement in war scenes, sexual assault (this applies to males as well as females, as they are frequently assaulted). Example: ‘A THING is marauding around the rather bleak, dark house I am in with a small boy.

To avoid it I lock myself in a room with the boy.

The THING finds the room and tries to break the door down. I frantically try to hold it closed with my hands and one foot pressed against it, my back against a wall for leverage. It was a terrible struggle and I woke myself by screaming’ (Terry F). When Terry allowed the sense of fear to arise in him while awake, he felt as he did when a child—the boy in the dream—during the bombing of the Second World War. His sense of insecurity dating from that time had emerged when he left a secure job, and had arisen in the images of the nightmare. Un­derstanding his fears, he was able to avoid their usual paralysing influence.

Childhood fears, such as loss of parent, being lost or abandoned, fear of attack by stranger or parent, anxiety about own internal drives.

Many nightmares in adults have a similar source, namely fear connected with internal drives such as aggression, sexuality and the process of growth and change, such as encounter with adolescence, loss of sexual characteristics, old age and death. Example: see third example in doors under house, buildings.

Serious illness. Example: ‘I dream night after night that a cat is gnawing at my throat’ (male from Landscapes of the Night).

The dreamer had developing cancer of the throat. These physical illness dreams are not as common as the other classes of nightmare.

Precognition of fateful events. Example: My husband, a pilot in the RAF, had recently lost a friend in an air crash. He woke one morning very troubled—he is usually a very positive person. He told me he had dreamt his friend was flying a black jet, and wanted my husband to fly with him.

Although a simple dream, my husband could not shake off the dark feelings. Shortly afterwards his own jet went down and he was killed in the crash’ (Anon.).

Understanding the causes of nightmares enables us to deal with them.

The things we run from in the nightmare need to be met while we are awake. We can do this by sitting and imagining ourselves back in the dream and facing or meeting what we were frightened of. Terry imagined himself opening the door he was fighting to keep closed. In doing this and remaining quiet he could feel the childhood feelings arising. Once he recognised them for what they were, the terror went out of them.

A young woman told me she had experienced a recurring nightmare of a piece of cloth touching her face. She would scream and scream and wake her family. One night her brother sat with her and made her meet those feelings de­picted by the cloth. When she did so she realised it was her grandmother’s funeral shroud. She cried about the loss of her grandmother, felt her feelings about death, and was never troubled again by the nightmare.

The techniques given in dream processing will help in meeting such feelings. Even the simple act of imagining ourselves back in the nightmare and facing the frightening thing will begin the process of changing our relationship with our internal fears. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Islamic Dream Interpretation

In a dream, a notary represents violence, aggression, and a swagger.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

It is reasonable and healthy for all of us to have a dream which surprises us or shocks us occasionally. As dreams partly deal with aspects of our urges and fantasies which we do not allow in waking life, such occasional dreams are safety valves. It is healthy to be able to allow a wide range of dream experience, from the holy to the deeply sexual; from outright aggression to tender love. In fact we gain an idea of the depth and broadness of our own soul—whether or not our psyche is narrow—from the range of dreams we experience.

If obscene dreams assail and worry us again and again, however, then there is a problem in the way we are relating to ourself and the exterior world. Psychotherapeutic counselling might help. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

The Language of Dreams

Some dream researchers, especially at the turn of the century, theorized that the symbols in dreams were opposite to what they appeared. Good represented evil, joy represented sadness, a man represented a woman, and so on. This idea is worth considering if the other approaches to vour dream have yielded little or no meaning.

To see two opposite items in a dream can reflect improved balance between different facets of the psyche. Alternatively, this can represent a dichotomy that causes inner turmoil over two equally important goals or ideals.

(see Color)

An optimistic hue, denoting improved self-love, high energy, and a clear emotional state.

Bright, fiery oranges are the color of aggression. This hue needs gentle control so that angry outbursts don’t occur.

Also the color of autumn, thereby denoting a harvest of characteristics that you have sown and tended with care.... The Language of Dreams

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Are you looking for honor and fame? Your emotional strength is being displayed; or you are looking at your own potential.

If you are marching in the parade, you are displaying the dynamic of your inner strengths—with either too much or too little internal coordination. Spoiling somebody’s parade is an expression of aggression.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The male sex organ is symbolic of fertility, power, and energy. Your gender and sexual orientation play a part when interpreting this dream. Are you dealing with issues of sexual orientation, power, or aggression? Answering these questions will enable you to interpret your dream. See also: Sex... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

For a man the penis represents more than simply his sexual appetite. It depicts the whole drive of life through his glandular system which develops the body type he has, pre­disposes his body towards male sexual characteristics; brings a cenain creative explosiveness to his personality, creates urges towards fatherhood and loving his woman, with con­nected desires to supply the needs of family if he is emotion­ally healthy.

The positive aspect of the penis/masculinity is for him to demand his woman meets his maleness, his canng aggression, his sexual desire, with her own fiery energy and strength. In general, direct reference to sexual feelings, fears, or problems. As these can be quite complex several examples are given below.

Example: ‘So for the third time I held the woman and made love.

The woman’s vagina was like a (lower, I don’t mean to look at, but in physical sensation. My penis felt like it was penetrating petals of flesh and touching with great plea­sure a central receptive area I was left with the feeling of being able to make love again and again without any negative effects. It was a very positive and healthy feeling’ (John T). John is feeling confident about his sexual drive. Although a powerful drive, subtle feelings and fears have an intense influ­ence not only on the pleasure of sex, but also the response of the physical organs.

The relationship with the penis and sex act in one s dream shows what fears, hurts or attitudes are influencing the sexual flow. See castration.

In a woman’s dream, one’s relationship with, desire for, a mate; relationship with one’s own male self—ambition, work capability, aggression, intellect; depicts the relationship with, genital sexuality with, one’s panner. As with Sally in the next example, the events in the dream define the problem or rela­tionship. Example: ‘My lover Terry, myself and another woman are all on our bed.

The other woman seemed very sure of herself and kissed Terry in a very intimate way, he doing the same to her as I lay very near to both of them. Then Terry stuck his bottom in the air and staned to lick my chest and breast. I found myself licking around the penis, felt I was under some kind of pressure from both the other two to do so but didn’t feel too shattered as I did it with love for Terry, but I had a bitter taste in my mouth’ (Sally P). In talking about this dream Sally said she often struggled with what she wanted and what her panner wanted in sex. She might go along with his needs, but not find it palatable. Even if she did do it with some love, it might have a bad taste in her mouth*.

Example: T felt as if I were as one with Terry and I realised he was trying to make a journey into his mother s vagina, as his penis. Her vagina looked like a long dark tunnel and was threatening to him. I said, “You haven’t given your mother satisfaction and you say you will not.” Then he was really smashed up in body. Withdrawing into a garden with a high green hedge. I took a leaf from the hedge and began to pull it apan with my hands. Terry said, “Look what you are doing, teasing me.” I felt withdrawal wasn’t the way and staned to follow him, walking alongside the hedge. I said, “It feels like you are strangling me, so why don’t you do it and kill me?” (We have been going through a lot of sexual withdrawal, Terry saying his sexuality was his to do with as he wanted.)’ (Sally P). This second dream of Sally’s is a shrewd summing up of Terry’s sexual fears. In fact Terry suffered a great deal of anxi­ety about sex, and later uncovered the son of fear and desire to avoid giving his mother satisfaction in becoming a full blooded man shown in the dream. Our unconscious is a very capable psychologist, and while Terry in Sally’s dream repre­sents her insights regarding him—and must not be seen as a statement of fact about Terry—such insights are often enor­mously useful in dealing with relationship difficulties.

Example: ‘Was in a house with my wife. Outside the door was something which wanted to come into her—an invisible being. We were frightened and it said “Do not be afraid, I want you to put your penis in your wife and wait for me to activate you. In that way you will form a body for me.” I woke and realised the dream was moving me to parenthood. Al­ready having three children I realised this would mean an­other 20 years of responsibility. Nevertheless my wife and I made love. Two weeks later I dreamt my wife was pregnant with a son. In fact nine months later she bore a son’ (Nigel I). In this interesting dream sequence the penis is Nigel’s drive to be a father. See castrate; bed; knob; pole; reptiles; sausage; examples in flower and tunnel. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

To see a pentagram in your dream represents the connection of your spirit to the earth, air, fire, and water. These elements contribute to various aspect of your well-being.

For this reason, your dream may signify protection. However, if you dreamed of an upside-down pentagram, this is idenitied with evil. This dream signifies conflict, negativity, materialism and aggression.... My Dream Interpretation

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A symbol of aggression in a sexual context, but also, the other side of the axe—used to loosen and penetrate hard surfaces.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Masculine sexual symbol, and a symbol tor aggression always connected to power and achievement.

The dangers and the potentialities of self-determination are emphasized here. It also means: come to the point; hit your target—or better not hit it—and conclude something or begin something new.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: A closed pocketknife: you are a discreet and unassuming person.

An open pocketknife: you are seething with anger, aggression, and rage—and out for revenge, something you are not yet able to acknowledge. See Knife.... Dreamers Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Cruelty and aggression. Often, poisonous thoughts and feelings. It may represent everything that is a contradiction within the dreamer or, on rare occasions, medicine.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Strangest Dream Explanations

Dreams of a post office denote your interest and willingness to do the work involved in keeping relationships alive, staying in touch, sorting out issues, organizing and filing important information. Alternatively, this dream could denote your frustration at your job, feeling “postal,” and this dream is helping you to release your aggression. Consider the feeling tone.... Strangest Dream Explanations

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Even in everyday life, the way we hold and position our body, the inclination of chest and head, the movement of hands, are a means of com­munication.

The apparently intuitive information in some dreams, when investigated, can be traced to an unconscious insight into the language of the living body. We all have this ability to understand body language, but it seems to be some­thing which is inherited from past times before verbal lan­guage. It therefore remains a largely unconscious ability. In our dreams, however, it is a major factor in how the dream is structured.

If you cannot find a satisfying description below, imagine yourself making the movement or posture in the dream to see if you can define what the feeling quality is, or what you are saying non-verbally. It can often be of value to make the movement or take up the posture physically instead of in the imagination. By comparing the movement/posture with an­other one, it can help to clarify its quality.

Example: Marilyn was expenencing emotional pain con­nected with her impending divorce. Marilyn had dreamt of seeing a dinosaur standing in her path, devounng all who approached it. We explored it by having Marilyn find a body posture and movements which for her expressed the feeling of the dinosaur. In doing so Marilyn did not sense anger or aggression, but she did feel like a predator which always had to take to gain her own needs. This feeling immediately re­minded her of her family life as a child. She remembered when she was sent shopping as a very young child of three or four; as well as buying what she had been asked, she pur­chased some sweets for herself. When she arrived home she was treated as if she had done a terrible thing, and that was where she began to feel like a predator. It seemed to her as if her own needs were always gained at the expense of someone else.

‘With this awareness, she could now see that the dinosaur standing iti her path clearly related to her present situation. Bargaining to gain a realistic share of the house and property jointly owned by her husband and herself, felt to her as if she were gaining her needs at his expense, like a predator. That made her feel so awful, she was almost ready to allow her husband to take all, leaving her without house or money to start again. Her awareness of where the feelings arose from, and the unrealistic pan they played in her life, allowed her to relate to the situation with less pain and more wisdom’ (from Mind and Movement, Tony Crisp). ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Our own primeval urges and drives, such as fear, territorial aggression, mating rituals, survival—many of these urges have not been transformed. Many of our social rituals, such as the father giving the daughter in marriage— possibly out of the need to allay aggression between males, and break the father’s sexual bond with the daughter—arose from these basic drives. Also our babyhood or prenatal life. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Sexuality, due to human associations with its rapid breeding; softness and non-aggression, sometimes to the point of depicting a victim or foolish passivity—may thus represent unworldly idealism. Perhaps because of its tendency to be the victim of predators, is often used as a sacrifice in dreams, which suggests the hun we might experience to the soft, vul­nerable parts of our nature as we experience the pain of meet­ing reality in the maturing process. Rabbit hole: Alice down the rabbit hole illustrates this—a going within self; into the unconscious; the womb. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

My Dream Interpretation

To see a ram in your dream, signifies aggression, energy and impulsiveness. You may be pursuing a decision that should be approached with more care and consideration. It may also symbolize strong and powerful friends who will use their influence and best efforts for your benefit.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Sometimes a dream about rape is a sign that the dreamer is looking for aggressive sex. In general, however, a dream about rape means that others are ignoring your feelings and wishes—or you are ignoring theirs. See Aggression, Intercourse, Sexuality.... Dreamers Dictionary

New American Dream Dictionary

1. Energy, vigor.

2. Passion, love, romance.

3. Anger, aggression.

4. Embarrassment, even shame (blush).

5. Arguments. ... New American Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

A positive color, representing vitality (fire) and activity, love and passion. Red, however, can also be a sign of aggression, rage, and vengeance. According to alchemistic tradition, red is the color of the spirit, of gold, and of the sun. It is a warning of danger.

For the Hindus, red means vitality and expansion.

For the Mayans, red meant victory and success.

For the Chinese, red is the color of luck. In alchemy, red is the color of emotions, of Blood, and Fire.

The colors of heaven and hell are red. Red is the color of overwhelming emotional upheaval and in a dream often points to a situation that is packed with intensity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of the color red indicates raw power, elan, fervor, intense passion, aggression, authority, and bravery. It connotes deep emotions and spirituality. It also stands for anger, such as in the idiom, ‘seeing red.’ Red can also suggest danger, stigma, and compulsion, particularly in sex. Your dream is a nudge for you to rethink your actions and avoid being impulsive.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Our basic spinal and lower brain reactions, such as fight or flight, reproduction, attraction or repulsion, sex drive, need for food and reaction to pain. This includes the fundamental evolutionary ability to change and the urge to survive—very powerful and ancient processes. Our relationship with the reptile in our dreams depicts our relat- edness to such forces in us, and how we deal with the im­pulses from the ancient pan of our brain.

Modern humans face the difficulty of developing an inde­pendent identity and yet keeping a working relationship with the primitive, thus maturing/bringing the primitive into an efficiently functioning connection with the present social world.

The survival urge at base might be kill or run, but it can be transformed into the ambition which helps, say, an opera singer meet difficulties in her career. Also the very primitive has in itself the promise of the future, of new aspects of human consciousness. This is because many extraordinary human functions take place unconsciously, in the realm of the reptile/spine/lower brain/right brain/autonomic nervous sys­tem. Being unconscious they are less amenable to our waking will. They function fully only in some fight or flight, survive or die, situations.

If we begin to touch these with consciousness, as we do in dreams, new functions are added to conscious­ness. See The dream as extended perception under ESP and dreams.

frog

Unconscious life or growth processes which can lead to transformation (the frog/prince story); the growth from child­hood vulnerability—tadpole to frog—therefore the process of life in general and its wisdom. Frogspawn: sperm, ovum and reproduction.

lizard

Example: ‘My wife and I saw a large lizard on the wall near a banana. It was there to catch the flies.

The lizard turned so it was facing away from us—head up the wall. We then were able to see it had large wing-like flaps which spread from its head in an invened V. With amazement we saw on these flaps wonderful pictures, in full colour, of birds. In fleet­ing thoughts I wondered if the bird “paintings” were to attract birds, or were some form of camouflage. But I felt cenain the lizard had “painted” these wonderful pictures with its uncon­scious an’ (David T). Generally, a lizard is very much the same as a snake, except it lacks the poisonous aspect; aware­ness of unconscious or instinctive drives, functions and pro­cesses. In the above dream, the banana is both David’s plea­sure and sexuality, while the lizard is the creativity emerging from his unconscious through the attention he is giving it—he is looking at the lizard. Chameleon: either one’s desire to fade into the background, or adaptability.

snake

Example: A small snake about a foot long had dropped down my shirt neck. I could feel it on the left side of my neck Fearing it was poisonous and might bite me, I moved very slowly. At one point I put my head on the ground, hoping the snake would wish to crawl away. It did not. Then I was near an elephant I loved, and hoped it would remove the snake. It did not. Even as I slept I felt the snake was an expression of the attitude of not shanng myself with anybody except family’ (David T).

For months prior to the above dream David had experienced a great deal of neck pain. After dis­cussing the dream with his wife, and realising much of his thinking and feeling was intumed, the pain disappeared. So the snake was both poisoner’ and ‘healer’. This may be why snakes are used as a symbol of the medical profession.

The Hebrew word for the serpent in the Garden of Eden is Nahash, which can be translated as blind impulsive urges, such as our instinctive drives.

So, generally, snakes depict many different things, but usu­ally the life process.

If we think of a person’s life from con­ception to death, we see a flowing moving event, similar in many ways to the speeded up films of a seed growing into a plant, flowering and dying.

The snake depicts the force or energy behind that movement and purposiveness—the force of life which leads us both to growth and death. That energy —like electricity in a house, which can be heat, power, sound and vision—lies behind all our functions. So in some dreams the snake expresses our sexuality, in others the rising of that energy up our body to express itself as digestion—the intesti­nal snake; as the healing or poisonous energy of our emotions and thoughts.

Example: ‘I was in a huge cathedral, the mother church. I wanted to go to the toilet/gents. As I held my penis to urinate it became a snake and reached down to the urinal to drink. It was thirsty. I struggled with it, pulling it away from the un­clean liquid. Still holding it I walked to a basin and gave it pure water to drink’ (Bill A). Here the connection between snake and sexuality is obvious. But the snake is not just Bill’s penis. It is the direction his sexual urges take him he is strug­gling with. Out of his sense of love and connection with life— the cathedral—he wants to lift his drive towards something which will not leave him with a sense of uncleanness. Snake in connection with any hole: sexual relatedness.

A snake biting us: unconscious worries about our health, frustrated sexual impulse, our emotions turned against our­selves as internalised aggression, can poison us and cause very real illness, so may be shown as the biting snake. Snake biting others: biting remarks, a poisonous tongue.

A crowned or light-encircled snake: when our ‘blind impulses’ or instinctive or unconscious urges and functions are in some measure inte­grated with our conscious will and insight, this is seen as the crowned snake or even winged snake. It shows real self awareness and maturity. In coils of snake: feeling bound in the ‘blind impulses’ or habitual drives and feeling responses. Instincts and habits can be redirected, as illustrated by Hercu­les’ labours. Snake with tail in mouth: sense of the circle of life—binh, growth, reproduction, aging, death, rebirth; the eternal. Snake coiling up tree, pole, cross: the blind instinctive forces of life emerging into conscious experience—in other words the essence of human expenence with its involvement in pain, pleasure, time and eternity; the process of personal growth or evolution; healing because personal growth often moves us beyond old attitudes or situations which led to inner tension or even sickness. Snake in grass: sense or intuition of talk behind your back; danger, sneakiness. Colours: green, our internal life process directed, perhaps through satisfied feelings, love and creativity, into a healing process or one which leads to our personal growth and positive change; white, eternal aspect of our life process, or becoming con­scious of it; blue, religious feelings or coldness in relations. See colours; anxiety dreams; death and rebirth, the self under archetypes; dreams and Ancient Greece; cellar under house, buildings; hypnosis and dreams; jungle; paralysis. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Little Giant Encyclopedia

The dreamer wants to impress others through power and strength—or may be intimidated by it. Fantasies of omnipotence are a symbol for aggression. It may also be an expression of fear, as in Helmet, Bomb, Bayonet, Shot. By far the most famous sexual symbol in classical psychoanalysis. it retains that meaning to this day.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: If you are being robbed: you will have to face losses, but you are not altogether innocent in what is happening to you. Be especially careful right now. Being robbed while on a trip: don’t overdo it when exercising.

If you are the robber: you are about to get involved in a dangerous situation. Catching a robber in the act: be prepared to deal with a loss. Watching a robbery or being involved in one: hidden aggression; you are after something that is not yours. See Burglary, Thief.

Depth Psychology: The robber is part of your character, symbolizing primitive and dangerous impulses to which you should pay attention.

The dream is also a warning about losses to come— be very careful for the next couple of weeks. Sometimes the dream also warns you about a friend you trusted and who disappointed you.... Dreamers Dictionary

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The meaning of this symbol could be very much like that of chickens. However, the rooster represents male energy and possibly aggression.

If you ever observed a rooster in a hen house you would notice that they are very aggressive, demanding, and territorial. This dream may be pointing to these characteristics inside of you or others.

A rooster crowing is a traditional wake-up call on a farm while in literature it is sometimes symbolic of some type of a warning.

If the rooster in your dream is crowing, think about your current situation and if this dream is a wake-up call in regard to a situation in your life. See also: Chickens... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

If you dream of playing rugby, then you are working out your aggression in a healthy way, channeling your angst and frustration toward a particular goal. See Sport and Competition.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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Repressed aggression. According to Freud, it is a male sexual symbol, as are all weapons that penetrate the body.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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An intellectual process and separation (something is being cut off). Also it often points to the repression of aggression. According to psychoanalysis, the scissors, like all stabbing objects, are a symbol for masculine sexuality. Scissors may also be a more threatening symbol against masculinity, since they are used to cut something off—castration.

Folklore: Warning false friends.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The scorpion is a mortal enemy of people; it is a symbol of demonic, life-, and health-threatening powers.

Vision: Seeing a scorpion: you have secret enemies—try to confront them. Getting bitten by a scorpion: one of your enemies is giving you a great deal of trouble.

Depth Psychology: This animal represents biting sarcasm, cynicism, aggression, and bitterness. Either you are the perpetrator or the victim.

If you are the victim, someone or something will negatively influence your life.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Ability to achieve. Harvest, aggression, and Death.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are carrying a scythe symbolizes anger, aggression or separation. There may be something in your life that you need to cut out and get rid of.

If someone else had the scythe, the dream represents aspects of your personality that are negative or repressed.

If you dreamed of using a sycthe to make your way through green fields, this is an omen of great happiness to come. You are going through a period of personal growth, and you will overcome the challenges facing you.... My Dream Interpretation

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Vitality and aggression, brutal violence. Projections of all kinds of fears (as in the devastating film Jaws).... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a shark symbolizes a ruthless and corrupt individual who is only concerned about himself and disregards the needs of others.

The shark may also represent these same aspects of your own character. Perhaps you are experiencing a stage in your life of great distress and anguish.

The shark represents harsh emotions such as rage, aggression, and violence. These feelings may harm the mental well-being of yourself and those around you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Shooting someone or being shot yourself is a fearful and violent dream experience. It may reflect aggression, powerlessness, release of strong and dangerous emotions, and/or symbolize a conclusive event in a particular situation or relationship. See also: Guns... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Little Giant Encyclopedia

On one hand, a reference to your setting your sights on a goal. Are you meeting your goal.7 On the other hand, aggression and a hunter’s instinct. See Arrow, Pistol.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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In a sense, this image represents two different situations:

1. Out of the “starting gate” like a shot.

2. Fear of wars, as in Helmet, or more generally, fear of aggression. See Explosion, Lightning, Marksman / Hunter, Fireworks, Shooting.

In classical depth psychology, a sexual image: emission / ejaculation dream, sexual aggression. It can symbolize the aggressor as well as the victim. This aggression is not necessarily negative, because it can also express sexual freedom, reaching the goal (gratification, orgasm).

Folklore: Illness.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In a woman’s dream being shot or shot at can symbolize the sexual act and all that goes along with the idea of penetration. She might wish to explore her own feelings, particularly whether she feels targeted or victimized. In a man’s dream the same idea of victimization or aggression can be apparent, but will be much less to do with the sexual act and more to do with everyday matters and his place in the world.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Christian Dream Symbols

To push someone in a dream is symbolic of aggression and anger, Ps. 118:13 ... Christian Dream Symbols

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Emotional tension, repressed urges, and aggression.

The external and internal states are out of balance.

The boundaries to the outside world are not intact.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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The image of letting go with abandon, in a positive sense, as in Brook, Leaf, Parachute, and in part also in Flying. It might also express aggression.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

My Dream Interpretation

To dream that you are a sniper or are being attacked by one, represents hidden aggression that you need to acknowledge. You need to express your anger in a more controlled and healthy manner.... My Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Looking at soap: take better care of your reputation and appearance. Seeing soap bubbles: you are living too much in fantasy land. Washing your hands with soap: you feel very guilty and need to make amends; in another matter, however, you are being wrongfully accused of something. See Bathing, Washing.

Depth Psychology: A soap dream encourages a process of self-cleansing and freeing yourself from an old guilt. Soap bubbles mean you are entertaining too many illusions and the bubbles will burst soon.

The dream wants to warn you that there is nothing there for you to hold on to—the illusions will come to an end. Foam is a symbol of churning emotions like Aggression, Anger, or Rage.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Aggression, but also camaraderie.

If a man dreams about a soldier, it often expresses a longing for connection with other men. See Military Duty, War.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Islamic Dream Interpretation

There is fear that its reader will become subjected to some aggression although he will be one the right.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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According to Freud, phallic symbol. Aggression, being focused, and having success. Elias Howe in the middle of the last century had a very important dream about spears. He was captured by natives who pressured him to invent a sewing machine.

The tip of the spears they brandished in front of his face had holes. This dream gave him the idea for the double-stitch sewing machine.

Symbolically speaking, this dream refers to the feminine and masculine side of the dreamer, presented here by the image of the needle or the specialized spear.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Islamic Dream Interpretation

Counting specks of dust or gathering them in a dream means trials, injustice, aggression, or temptations. Specks of dust in a dream also represent one’s progeny, money, longevity, or they could represent soldiers, weak people, or God’s soldiers. Seeing a room full of dust in an unusual place, or a closed place where they usually do not gather means knowledge, or they could mean immeasurable wealth.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Billowing steam means that the goals you have set for yourself are ill defined and the dream symbolizes your insecurities and Aggression. Your work may have been all for naught and worthless.

The steam of a locomotive is a promise of great projects to come your way. Steam from a boiling pot on the stove; pay attention—family differences are about to surface.

Depth Psychology: Steam represents the amount of energy you invest in what you do; it also might be symbolic of anger you have repressed. Maybe you invested more energy in a project than was called for? The dream is a warning to release stress and tension to prevent the “pot” firom boiling over or exploding. See Fire, Water.... Dreamers Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

The inability to express yourself as freely or honestly as you might wish (see Choking).

Being unsatisfied and unfulfilled by your present situation to the point where this slowly “kills” creativity or individuality.

Being overwhelmed by restrictions imposed upon you by others, your culture, society, or religion.

If you see yourself suffocating someone else, this either expresses aggression toward that person, or something so morally or ethically offensive that you want to stifle it.... The Language of Dreams

My Dream Interpretation

If you dream that you commit suicide, this suggests that conditions in your life are so frustrating that you are no longer willing to cope with a situation or relationship in the same way as you did in the past. This dream can also mean you are having feelings of guilt and so you are turning the aggression on yourself through your dream. On a more positive note, a dream of committing suicide may suggest that you are saying good-bye to one aspect of yourself and becoming a renewed, better person.

If you see someone else commit suicide in your dream, you are feeling concerned for that person. Also consider what characteristics and qualities in that person you may be trying to “kill” and annihilate in your own self. Perhaps you hope that you are not like that person in some way and are making attempts to get rid of those traits within your own self.... My Dream Interpretation

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Appears rarely in dreams. It is a symbol of power and intellect. See Knight. Seeking power, as in Monument and aggression. Frequent symbol for intellectual work since the sword separates and, therefore, leads us to make decisions. We use the sword to fend off somebody and it is, in that sense, a sign of distancing and individualism.

According to Freud, a phallic symbol, as is Knife. In psychoanalysis, separation or fear of separation, as in Goodbye, Abortion, Corpse, Death, Divorce, and Funeral.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Defensive aggression. Water tank: the womb, espe­cially if fairly small and containing fishes or tadpoles; one’s inner feelings and processes. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a tank means difficulties arc piling up. Somebody on the job wants to “roll over you”—look for safety. Riding in a tank: you are reminded—rather cruelly—of promises or responsibilities you made some time ago—you need to fulfill them, even if it is difficult.

Depth Psychology: As a weapon, the tank is a symbol of Aggression.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream that your teeth are decayed or rotting foreshadows a threat to your health or your business relationships. Consider who you may have spoken poorly to, as this conversation may prove to be your downfall.

To dream that you are brushing your teeth is indicative of your poor self-image. You struggle with confidence and aggression. Until you resolve this, you will see little success.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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1. In the sense of ending—ending something, or longing to end a relationship or a situation.

2. In the sense of demolition (such as demolishing a house), it points to the need to be aggressive; or fear of aggression. It is usually based on feeling either destructive, disappointed, or both.

Confrontation with Death, if a house is being demolished, similar to Funeral, and Grave. Often it indicates underlying desires that are being repressed, as in Attack, Fire (Surf), and Violence.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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See Lightning. Be more assertive and don’t put up with everything. “Let it roar!” The task here is to shape your own personal world. According to the I Ching, thunder indicates excitement and, by implication, the firstborn son. According to ancient Egyptian dream interpretation bad news, anger, rage, aggressive emotions. According to Homer, Zeus, the jovial “thun- derer.”

That which destroys and cleanses. Thunder gives your aggression a voice.

Folklore: Great difficulties.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

See High Tide and Low Tide. Tiger, Tigress

Vision: In women’s dreams, this beautiful animal is always a symbol of the longing for powerful erotic sexuality, but at the same time fear (if you are fearful in the dream) of such an experience. This is similar to dreams about a lion. Dreaming about a tiger: be very careful, somebody is sneaking up, waiting for an opportunity to “pounce” on you. Being pursued by a tiger, watch out: a vengeful person is waiting to get even with you. See Animals, Lion, Predator.

Depth Psychology: The tiger is the symbol of urges that are beyond your control. This overdeveloped “animalistic drive’’ is potentially dangerous, unless you can rein it in.

The tigress is a symbol of aggressive sexuality in a woman—the tiger of male sexual drives, aggression, and sexual potency.... Dreamers Dictionary

My Dream Interpretation

Dreaming of a tiger symbolizes repressed feelings or emotions that frighten you.

The tiger represents female sexuality, aggression and seduction.

If the tiger is in a cage, then it suggests that those repressed feelings are on the verge of surfacing.

If you dream of being attacked by a tiger, you may find yourself distressed and tormented by rivals.

If you dream of escaping or killing a tiger, you will be exceedingly successful in everything you do in life. It is a sign of your good health, energy and inner strength.... My Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Unconscious or unadmitted sexual drive which could be destructive; unconscious aggression. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Little Giant Encyclopedia

Something secret, monumental. It could be torturing somebody with suspense, but it is often connected to fear of pain.

If you are torturing somebody else, it is usually aggression against your own habits, for which the Other is simply a symbol.

If you are being tortured, you are harming yourself, revealing a tendency toward masochism, which we probably all have.

On the other hand, hidden behind such a dream might be a need for more tension or excitement in your life.

An unconscious sadomasochistic attitude may be clamoring for release. Are you sure that what is called sexual lust is not part of a full range of sexual pleasure? In another sense, these dream situations might be an expression of tension due to repressed feelings of revenge. You may not be willing, except in dreams, to do to others what you feel is being done to you. Those are a few of the scenarios such dreams deal with.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Something we have built or created in our life. As such it can be an outer achievement or erection of inner atti­tudes such as defensiveness, isolation, insularity, or an at­tempt to reach the heights of awareness or recognition. Also male sexuality and drive which may not be expressed satisfac­torily, and thus be the source of aggression towards females and society. This also has the elements of insularity and de­fence. Occasionally heightened awareness, as in the light­house dream of Priestley in the entry religion and dreams.

Example: ‘The Devil was trying to force me to make love to a girl. I wanted to leap off the tower and fly away, but it was high, and I was frightened I would fall’ (Quentin C). Quentin is 15 and facing his emerging drive of love and sex.

The woman in the tower is here his idealised relationship with the opposite sex. Actual intimacy is threatening and he wants to ‘fly’ from it but feels this would be failure.

The Devil is his own life pushing to grow, but felt as threatening. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Islamic Dream Interpretation

(‘Uthman bin ‘MUm, God be pleased with him.

The third of the four righteous califs) Seeing him in a dream means celebrating knowledge, being a godly person, friendship and love for others, lowering one’s wings before God Almighty and to the believers among His creation, and he represents a trustworthy leadership. Seeing’Uthman bin ‘Mfan in a dream also could mean facing the aggression of one’s enemy and losing to them by winning martyrdom. It also means having a great luck, prosperity, kinship with noble people, or being a pious and a religious person. One who sees ‘Uthman, God be pleased with him, in a dream will become a scholar.

If one sees him doing business in a dream, it means that one is seeking worldly profits, though he likes to adorn himself with a religious garb and titles but lacks true piety.

If one sees him besieged inside his own house in a dream, it means that he will persecute and oppress a great scholar or a man of God. Seeing him alive and dealing with people in a dream means being chaste, pious, reverent and earning the jealousy of one’s own circles.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Being a vegetarian could be a sign that you arc working on transforming your cravings, instincts, or urges into more spiritual strength. This can be done if anger, aggression, and sexual desires are not suppressed but confronted and worked with when they arise.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Feeling victimised; having a passive relationship with others, or one’s own internal aggression; the aspect of self which one has injured or murdered by repression or moral condemnation. See victim under roles; murder; aggres­sion. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- In dreams we are often aware of something happening to us over which we have no control. We are the victim in the sense that we are passive or powerless within the situation. Sometimes we are aware that we are treating others incorrectly. We arc making them victims of our own internal aggression, and not handling ourselves properly in waking life.

2- When we are continually creating ‘no-win’ situations this tendency is highlighted in dreams, but may be done so somewhat dramatically.

We may find we arc victims of burglary, rape or murder, for instance. These will not be prccog- nitive dreams unless we do not properly identify our own ability to victimise ourselves.

The nature of the difficulty may reveal itself through the dream content.

3- If the dreamer is repressing his own ability to develop spiritual potential, he will appear in a dream as a victim - a victim of his own making.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In dreams we are often aware of something happening to us over which we have no control. We are the victim – in the sense that we are passive or powerless within the situation. Sometimes we are aware that we are treating others incorrectly. We are making them victims of our own internal aggression, and not handling ourselves properly in waking life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Depth Psychology: Dreaming about violence is a sign of hidden Aggression, or shows your negative feelings toward another person. Are you doing violence—in some form or other—to yourself or others? An honest evaluation is in order here and would be helpful.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Real fear of war. In addition, confrontation between different parts of the personality of the dreamer: inner conflict. This dream image points to current confrontations with your own aggressiveness. Check to see if you are too aggressive, or if you should express your aggression more directly.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a warthog is an indication of a trek into the less obvious parts of your life. Although you may be accustomed to defending yourself with physical or emotional aggression, the warthog suggests to lay down your weapons and explore the more vulnerable aspects of yourself. Be safe in the knowledge that you are able to fight if necessary.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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Aggression and egocentricity.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Shooting a water pistol at someone in a dream may indicate a need to let off steam without injuring the other person. It may represent playful aggression.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Dreaming about a sharp, pointed weapon: people around you are ready for a fight. Owning a weapon: you need others to respect you more and be a bit afraid of you.

A damaged weapon means your attempts to defend yourself are futile. See Cannon, Dagger, Pistol, Revolver, Rifle.

Depth Psychology: The dream usually indicates that an important emotional decision needs to made. Because the weapon is a symbol of aggression, and the desire is to solve problems by force, it also stands for aggressive, male sexuality.... Dreamers Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Guns, rockets, knives, spears, etc., depict our de­sire to hurt someone or, if we are being shot or hurt in the dream, how we have internalised our own aggression or past hurts or fear of being hurt; also defence against fears or being hurt.

If we shoot or stab someone or something, we need to consider what part of ourself we are turning our aggression upon.

If we kill or injure a recognisable person, we may be harbouring the desire to hurt or kill that person, even if only in reputation. All weapons can represent male sexual drive or aggressive sexuality.

The situation in which the action takes place: defines what the weapon expresses. Ineffective weap­ons: feelings of inadequacy.

A work tool used as a weapon: our skill or authority turned against ourself or someone else, as might happen if a doctor got sexual favours through his position. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To dream of weapons usually suggests our desire to hurt someone or something. We have internalised our aggression and it is marginally more acceptable to dream of wreapons and of using them against people, than actually having to deal with such circumstances in everyday life. Depending on the weapon that we use we may get a fairly good idea of what the real problem is in the waking self.

An arrow indicates being pierced by some kind of powerful emotion, of being hurt by someone else through words or actions. We need to turn our attention inwards in order to make ourselves feci better, flic gun or pistol traditionally represents male sexuality and for a woman to dream of being shot often indicates her wish for, or fear of, sexual aggression.

If we are shooting the gun ourselves we may be using our masculine abilities in quite an aggressive way; in order to defend ourselves.

A knife represents the ability to cut through debris, to ‘cut into’ whatever is bothering us and to cut out the hypocrisy that perhaps is prevailing in a situation.

The sword has more than one meaning. Because of its hilt — which is a cross shape it often represents a system of belief which is used in a powerful way. Equally it can be used to suggest spiritual strength, creating an abilitv to cut awav the unneccssary more powerfully than the knife.

The sword when sheathed is the soul or the Self in the bodv.

2- To have a weapon used against us means that we have to look at how we are party to people being aggressive around us. It maybe that we have done something to upset the other person which results in aggression, or it may be that we have put ourselves in a position of becoming the victim of circumstance.

3- Various weapons can suggest varying degrees of spiritual power.

The dreamer should use this power with relevant caution.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: To have a weapon used against us means that we have to look at how we are party to people being aggressive around us. It may be that we have done something to upset the other person, which results in aggression, or it may be that we have put ourselves in a position of becoming the victim of circumstance. Different weapons have various meanings: an arrow indicates being pierced by some kind of powerful emotion, of being hurt by someone else through words or actions. In order to make ourselves feel better we must turn our attention inwards.

The gun or pistol traditionally represents male sexuality and for a woman to dream of being shot often indicates her thoughts about sexual aggression.

If we are shooting the gun ourselves we may be using our masculine abilities in quite an aggressive way, in order to defend ourselves.

A knife represents the ability to cut through debris, to ‘cut into’ whatever is bothering us and to cut out the hypocrisy that perhaps is prevailing in a situation.

The sword has more than one meaning. Because of its hilt – which is a cross shape – it often represents a system of belief that is used in a powerful way. Equally it can be used to suggest spiritual strength, creating an ability to cut away the unnecessary more powerfully than the knife.

The sword when sheathed is the soul or the self in the body.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: To dream of weapons usually suggests our desire to hurt someone or something. We have internalized our aggression and it is marginally more acceptable to dream of weapons and of using them against people, than actually having to deal with such circumstances in everyday life. Depending on the weapon that we use we may get a fairly good idea of what the real problem is in the waking self.

To dream of squeezing the trigger of a gun, for instance, suggests that we may be at fault.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Subjugation; the power of aggression. Masochistic tendencies that are lived out. Or, you are doing damage to yourself, and the dream is pointing that out. You need to find your Self.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Seeing a whip or being whipped: your masochistic tendencies have no oudet.

A woman dreaming about a whip: she would like to subjugate herself sexually and intellectually to her partner. Wielding a whip: you have secret, aggressive tendencies that other people hate or find repulsive. Listening to the sound of a whip: you wiH go far in life.

Depth Psychology: Whippings may point to an aberrant personality that needs professional attention, particularly if the dream appears frequently.

A whip by itself is a sign of aggression, hate, contempt, as well as arrogance. Examine honestly if you are the perpetrator or the victim right now.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Cleansing and innocence, attraction, and openness. Symbol of virginity and innocence.

A desire to go through life undefiled.

The color white in a dream points to purity—the dreamer is either living a pure life or is longing for it. One is seeking cleansing, and probably is already cleansed in a certain sense, simply by having a dream about the color white. But it could also suggest exaggerated cleanliness, an addiction to washing and cleaning, etc.

On the other hand, white can also be an expression of fear, such as the white whale in Moby Dick and the great white shark. Here the reference is to a blinding white color. Ghosts, like those appearing as mice during delusional episodes (delirium tremens), are always white.

The archetype of the wise man is usually clad in white (the guru, and also the physician). White is also the fundamental symbol for the animus; it addresses the male intellect and also male aggression (when white is experienced as blinding and gleaming).

The union of Red and white is that of contradiction: it is the symbol of the mystical marriage and Tantric sexuality (white semen and red menstrual blood). Here is where innocence meets the physical body and where heaven meets hell. Red and white are the colors of alchemy as well as the colors in the coats-of-arms of England and Switzerland.

Mabinogion, the ancient Welsh epic poem, refers to the white dogs of the underworld, except they have red noses and red eyes.

According to Freud, white always points to the feminine.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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The male wolf is universally accepted as an image of Man, with reckless aggression and problems in sexual restraint. Considered a cunning, malicious predator, the concept of the wolf implies greed and hunger and, in that sense, physical urges and dissatisfaction. See Greed.

The wolf often symbolizes the shadow of male sexuality. Be glad to have had such a strong dream. You are powerful; you do not need to kill the wolf, hut you can dance with him.

In Steppenwolfy by Herman Hesse, the wolf becomes a symbol for the lonely seeker (and sufferer). Here it is not so much a reference to the meanness of the wolf, but rather the lonely search for the meaning of life.

In Christianity, the wolf is compared to the false prophet and heretic.

According to Jung, the wolf is wilder than the Lion and the Dog. Between 1910 and 1914, Sigmund Freud treated a patient who later would become famous as the “Wolfman.” As a small child this patient suffered from terrifying dreams about wolves, which was the reason why Freud gave him this name.

The earliest memories this man had about his nightmares involved six or seven White wolves that were sitting in a hazelnut tree in front of his window, and he was sure they had come to devour him. Freud here makes reference to two fairy tales: “Little Red Riding Hood” and “The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats.” In addition, Freud sees the wolf as a father substitute. As a young boy, the patient had observed his parents having intercourse from behind, and according to Freud, the patient transferred his repressed desire for sexual gratification by his father to a fear of wolves.

The female wolf symbolizes the nurturing power of nature, like Romulus and Remus, who were both nursed by a wolf. This is also the essence of the fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood,” where the wolf is not only devouring Grandmother but he is Grandmother—the great mother symbol of wild nature.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: In mens dreams, the wolf indicates difficulties in controlling his sex drive; he may he out of control. Seeing a wolf: a warning of false friends.

A wolf attacking: a well-known person will make a lot of trouble.

Depth Psychology: The wolf indicates that the dreamer is fighting his sexual urges. This animal is primarily guided by instincts, cravings, and aggression (see Predator), and the human, emotional side of you should be safe from it (see .Animals). Learn to control these instinctive urges. This is an important dream. See Aggression.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Symbols and Analysis

To dream of a wolf is a representation of pride, self-confidence, mystery, solitude, and beauty. It indicates that you are able to control yourself in many situations and are able to conform with grace and ease.

The wolf indicates your solitary nature. It may also symbolize aggression, hostility, and a reflection of a situation or force in your waking life that you are powerless against.

A white wolf represents victory and valor and indicates your ability to see the light at the end of the tunnel no matter how dire the situation.

To see yourself killing a wolf in your dreams is an indication that you have been betrayed and your secrets have been revealed.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Wolves may have positive or negative meaning and may represent good or evil in dreams. They could represent hostility, aggression, sneakiness, and ferocious appetites. In some cultures, wolves represent feminine energies and in others masculine. In the Native American culture and tradition, the wolf is a symbol of a mysterious and wonderful teacher. Wolves are considered to be powerful guides who offer wisdom and enlightenment. When interpreting your dream consider your feelings in it and the mood upon awakening.

If you were mesmerized and not afraid, then give your dream positive meaning and accept its message.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Weapon

1- Any wound or trauma in dreams will signify hurt feelings or emotions.

If we are inflicting the wounds our own aggression and mistrust are being highlighted, if the wounds are being inflicted on us we may be making ourselves into, or being, the victim.

2- The type of wound will be important in interpreting the dream.

A large ugly wound will suggest more violence, whereas a small one may indicate a more focused attack.

3- A wound svmbolises an expcricnce which may have been unpleasant - that the dreamer should take note of and learn from.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Any wound or trauma in dreams will signify hurt feelings or emotions.

If we are inflicting the wounds, our own aggression and mistrust are being highlighted, if the wounds are being inflicted on us we may be making ourselves into, or being, the victim.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- If we become conscious of yawning in a dream it can indicate boredom and tiredness. We may also be attempting to say something, but have not yet thought through what we wish to say.

2- In the animal kingdom a yawn often is a warning against aggression, and a yawn in dreams may be a way of controlling our own or other’s abusive behaviour.

3- In the physical world a yawn is a way of taking in more oxygen. In the spiritual sense it is our inner selves attempting to assimilate more knowledge.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: In the animal kingdom a yawn often is a warning against aggression, and to actually be yawning in dreams may be a way of controlling our own or other’s abusive or overly assertive behaviour.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Language of Dreams

An alternative cage dream, in which parts of your personality- are displayed to others. What faces are you showing the world? For example, are you growling at even-one like a bear, or perhaps being overly playful like a monkey}

Parts of yourself that you keep firmly under lock and key, especially the animalistic urges and instincts. Look to the animal symbols given sein for more insight.

A zookeeper reflects aggression. Something restrains you from truly being yourself. Alternatively, if you are the zookeeper, consider what or whom you’re trying to control unfairly.... The Language of Dreams

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